Ruan Major holiday cottage accommodation with beach/lake nearby, internet access, walking and fireplace

28 reviews

From the owner

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly

From the owner

Set on an organic farm in the peaceful hamlet of Ruan Major on the Lizard peninsula,on the doorstep of stunning beaches,picturesque villages and coastline of The Lizard and beyond, Barn Cottage offers light, spacious detached accommodation for six/seven people with outdoor seating areas, lawns, garden and woods.

Guests are welcome to explore the farm (Soil Association registered) with its rare breeds, free range chickens, vegetable garden and acres of broad leaf woodland planted with 3000 English trees. Run according to conservation and ecological principles, the farm is a participant in the RSPB Farmers' Alliance and a dedicated sanctuary and conservation area for rare birds and other wildlife. *subject to COVID restrictions

Barn Cottage has two entrances with large granite steps and off-road parking for two vehicles. It offers spacious accommodation for 4 season usage. Perfect for family holidays or as centre for walking, surfing and exploring.

The detached property features large larch and oak timbers and steel tensioned roof structures, an open-plan well equipped kitchen and separate dining room area (8m x 4m) with all new appliances (ceramic hob, cooker, hood, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge freezer). The lounge area has 2 large sofas, armchairs and large futon and a wood burning stove. There is an additional wood burning stove in the kitchen area.

There are separate feature pine staircases leading to each of the upstairs bedrooms – one twin, one double. Each bedroom has bedside tables with lamps, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Downstairs is a twin bedroom with its own hallway entrance and shower room. WI-Fi , T V, books, games, bodyboards, outside washing lines and hosepipes etc for wetsuits.

Furniture throughout is of very high quality with solid wood items including handcrafted oak tables and mahogany chests. The main bathroom features a handmade stained glass window. Heating is provided by three radiators and two wood burning stoves with complimentary basket of wood. Extra wood is available for purchase, as are organic eggs and vegetables.

The owners are artists and goldsmiths. Guests may visit their workshops by arrangement and free of charge. Tuition classes are available by prior arrangement. Half day courses in organic vegetable growing are also available to guests as are yoga classes (either single classes or a series as part of a health retreat feature during your holiday.)

*Subject to COVID restrictions

Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a lead near to the animals. A field for sole use of exercising dogs off the lead is available. They can run off the lead in the woods right next to the cottage.

Please note, check in is at 5pm, departure by 9am.

Further details

Children free to play with supervision. Woods right next to the cottage where children can feel free to play and build dens etc. There are streams at edge of farm and a pond so children would need to be supervised to ensure their safety.Well behaved dogs welcome at a cost of £25 per week per dog (not left unattended please).

Further details indoors

Cot and High Chair Available .The futon in the lounge will sleep an extra two if needed - a small charge is made for more than 6 guests.

Further details outdoors

Private patio area with outside dining table and chairs and private BBQ area. As guests exclusive use of all of the farm, walking in woodlands, picnic in fields, using lawn areas and garden. Children free to play with supervision. There are streams at edge of farm and a pond so children would need to be supervised to ensure their safety.We would also be open to kids camping out if you had more to accommodate! We would make a small charge for extra guests.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
  • Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room


  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available


  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided

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Interaction with guest

We live onsite in the farmhouse and would be here to welcome you and be of assistance during your stay should you need it. Otherwise we leave you alone to make yourself at home and enjoy the privacy of your detached property in a safe ecology where you can relax. We don't have any other guests so you can enjoy the peace and quiet even in peak season.




Cancellation policy

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100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

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No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

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Things to know

Check in: 17:00 Check out: 09:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: £350.00

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No smoking at this property

House rules

Check in is at 5pm, departure by 9am.

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About the owner

Peter & Sandra N.
Average reply time:
1 hour 49 minutes

Calendar updated:
22 May 2022

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, German
This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 7. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 10 Apr 2012. Located in Cadgwith, it has 28 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £745 to £2376.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 22 May 2022.
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Very Good
28 reviews
Very Good
Twickenham, null, United Kingdom

Large cottage in an ideal area for walks
Sep 2021

The cottage is a very good size and had everything needed for a comfortable holiday. The position is ideal for exploring The Lizard Peninsula as there are numerous beaches/bays a short drive or about … More 

Reviewed 17 Oct 2021

Claire H

Gorgeous cottage and warm welcome
Apr 2021

What a wonderful find Barn Cottage was for my family and I. Spacious and contemporary yet cosy, and in the most stunning location. We walked along the coastal path to nearby Kynance Cove and on to L… More 

Reviewed 21 Apr 2021

Owner's reply:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. You were such considerate guests and we hope to welcome you again.
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Not as welcoming as we hoped!
Oct 2020

We stayed at Barn cottage for October half term. We chose this accommodation as we had 3 boys and 4 dogs with us. We were disappointed to be told when we arrived that there was really nowhere that we … More 

Reviewed 18 Nov 2020

Owner's reply:
Hello. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We were surprised at your comments as at no time during your stay did you tell us of any issues and there are places for dogs to run off lead nearby which we would have been happy to tell you about. It is a little more difficult when you have four dogs who are not used to other animals or the countryside. And yes, sadly we did have to ask your boys to stop kicking their ball against the door of the wooden farm office building and shouting as it was quite disturbing for the people working inside. This is not something we have ever had to do before as our one or two staff enjoy having a friendly morning hello with the guests, and the office is only manned part time. Again, there are many places all around us (we are surrounded by sandy beaches) but perhaps a quiet organic farm was not the ideal choice for you if that was what you wanted from your holiday. Had you asked us if there was anywhere appropriate for football before you booked, we would gladly have explained this and could have directed to the recreation ground just a mile away. The woodburner in the lounge was repaired in early 2021 - unfortunately this was later than planned due to the engineer postponing because of covid and beyond our control. We did explain this and apologise and provided you with extra radiators. Our guests are never an imposition - we enjoy having guests here and love reading all the positive reviews about their wonderful holidays. We are so glad you enjoyed our cottage other than your couple of issues mentioned above. It's such a shame you didn't raise them with us before as we can't help with them when you are home.
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Lizard Sanctuary
Sep 2020

We stayed in the lovely Barn Cottage in the Lizard for a weeks holiday which is in very easy reach of so many fantastic locations on the Lizard. Stunning coastline and beautiful scenery. Check out Ro… More 

Reviewed 22 Sep 2020

Sally S

Warm cosy cottage in beautiful quiet and interesting location
Feb 2020

The cottage is beautifully clean and a wonderful refuge from the raging of storm Dennis which was blowing wildly outside the lovely thick walls a day or two while my husband and I were there. It was s… More 

Reviewed 23 Feb 2020

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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