Wheal Owles Barn
Barn | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Wheal Owles Barn is actually the old blacksmiths forge (shop) of the renowned Wheal Owles tin mine. This historical granite building has been completely renovated to make a tasteful and comfortable holiday home situated in the heart of one of the most famous mining areas in ‘Great Britain’. It is situated on a hilltop with superb panoramic, Atlantic, views towards the Scilly Isles. The accommodation is attached to the old mine’s Count House just a few metres from the derelict but impressive engine house.
Wheal Owles mine was closed down after the mining disaster of January 10th 1893 when the mine Captain Richard Boynes miscalculated his plans and blasted through from the seaward Cargodna lode into the long flooded Wheal Drea mine. Twenty Cornishmen bodies remain below ground as a permanent memorial to this time. The Barn is on the South West Coastal Path and The Tinner’s Way walk, which is ideal for guests who want to explore the breathtaking rugged coastline of this World Heritage site.
The property consists of a front door entrance to a small hall. A ground floor double bedroom, with en-suite shower, W.C. and basin, has a 4’ 6” bed plus wardrobe and bedside cabinets. The hall leads to a spacious lounge/dining room and a fully fitted and well-equipped slate floored kitchen area, with solid birch units, electric fan oven/hob, integral fridge, freezer and dishwasher plus a work top microwave. The main pine floored lounge is comfortably furnished with leather sofas and armchairs and a large dining table and chairs. There is a flat screen television with Sky Freesat, Blue Ray DVD player and a radio CD system with iPod adaptors. The utility area with a washer/dryer leads to a shower room with W.C. and basin. The garage houses the playroom with a pool/snooker table and table football. From the lounge there are stairs to the pine floored landing with its sofa and Velux window. The master bedroom has a 5’ double bed with armchairs, wardrobe, bedroom furniture and superb Atlantic views from its roof windows. The twin room has similar furnishing and an equally stunning panoramic vista. The main bathroom also has a shower plus W.C., basin and roof window.
Granite steps lead to a large rear garden and meadow with garden furniture, rotary washing line and some play equipment. The Barn’s front garden has a table chairs and a bench. There is parking for two cars in front of the garage doors with extra parking close at hand.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Sennen Cove 10 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay Airport 87 km, Nearest railway: Penzance 14 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
The West Country region
West Cornwall offers the visitor spectacular scenery, a rugged coastline as well as beautiful sandy beaches. It is the ideal location for guests who enjoy walking, biking, bird watching or just relaxing. Families can take advantage of the many beaches and tourist attractions. Visit quaint fishing villages, including Mousehole, or take in a performance at the Minnack open air theatre near Porthcurno.
The area has always been home to artists and throughout the region there are numerous galleries. St Ives has a branch of the Tate London as well as the magnificent Barbara Hepworth Museum and Gardens. Most towns and villages have galleries exhibiting the work by local Artists.
It is easy to access the numerous attractions the region offers as the A30 runs the length of Cornwall ending at Land's End. All tourist attractions are well sign posted.
The weather across the area can vary from one coast to the other, on a beautiful sunny day the visitor might think they are on holiday in the Mediterranean.
A picturesque town in West Cornwall St Just provides the guest with all the amenities necessary to enhance their stay. It has various attractions throughout the year like The Lafrowda Festival.This annual event at the end of July culminates in Lafrowda Day when there are processions through the town, stalls, live music and other entertainments. In early November St Just Feast, an ancient Christian festival, provides the visitor with an opportunity to join the local community in their celebrations.
Guests who are interested in the mining history of Cornwall are ideally placed to explore mine workings along the breathtaking coastline of this World Heritage site or visit the award winning Geevor Tin Mining Museum.
From St Just you can easily access Lands End and St Ives or why not take an open top bus along the picturesque coast road between these famous landmarks.
Whether you explore the area on foot, on a bike or in your car you will not be disappointed as this magical part of Cornwall will draw you back time and time again.
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10 Aug 2014
"Fantastic accommodation and location"
Clive and chris could not have been anymore helpful and pleasant. Nothing seemed too much trouble. The accommodation was faultless! Thank you chris for the homemade scones. Thank you to Clive for l… More
28 Jul 2014
"Excellent accommodation, excellent hosts, excellent location."
On arrival it was good to be greeted by Chris and shown around. The Cornish goodies and homemade scones were a great treat after a long journey. The accommodation is spotlessly clean and very comfor… More
15 Aug 2013
"We left our hearts in Cornwall!"
This was a truly amazing holiday, greeted by the owner's friendly faces, great accommodations and brilliant natural surroundings! We loved the cottage, very nice bedrooms & bathrooms, suited us … More
23 Jul 2013
"Fantastic family holiday"
Excellent property within easy reach of local sites and beaches, well furnished with everything you could possibly need for an extended family holiday with a toddler.Chris and Clive were excellent hos… More
14 May 2013
"A well appointed, clean comfortable property in a stunning location with friendly and helpful owners close at hand"
We have now visited Wheal Owles Barn 5 times and always had a wonderful holiday. The property is spacious and comfortable and always in tip-top condition. It is tastefully decorated and roomy. All th… More
24 Apr 2013
"The charm of Botallack"
There's good clotted cream available in West Cornwall, but none quite as good as the clotted cream sitting in the fridge on arrival at Wheal Owles barn. The accompanying homemade jam and large number of freshly baked scones are rather fine too. Indeed, these creations are a lovely example of the personal touch that owners Chris & Clive apply to stays at the Barn.
The location is charming too, with a very unusual multi-perspective view of the sea, not to mention the rugged mines and St. Just. The local pub, the Queen's Arms, serves a good variety of ales, and the local golf course, Cape Cornwall, a good variety of sand traps (frequently visited).
As for the accommodation, the barn is well designed and the spacious kitchen/sitting room, the perfect setting to relax after a day outside - we were a party of 6 and were very comfortable. I can only recommend a stay at Wheal Owles, and sampling the clotted cream.
8 Apr 2013
We spent a week here, two couples, one with a six year old daughter.First, the location. It is reasonably secluded, at the end of a lane on the edge of the Botallack village. The coast path can be eas… More
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