I cannot praise this place enough. The tranquillity, location, scenery were all amazing. I had high hopes after following Kernock Cottages for a while on Facebook, and to say we were not disappointed is an understatement. The cottage was perfect. The hosts were amazing. The welcome package for us and our dog was thoroughly appreciated. Perfect location to go out exploring Cornwall as well. We will definitely be back, to be honest we didn’t want to leave! I have already recommended this place to 3 other people! May 2022
Set in its own orchard garden on the edge of our 22-acre estate, Heather Barn is a spacious (1000 sq ft) award-winning single-storey accessible holiday cottage of the highest standard. The cottage is all on one level, so is perfect for the less mobile guest, for wheelchair users, and for toddlers.
The style is modern – comfortable grey leather sofas and hardwood furniture. The solid oak kitchen is superbly equipped with coffee machine, microwave, ceramic hob, fan oven, fridge freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, quality pans, crockery and cutlery, and everything you need to cook up a storm! Like all our cottages, this accessible holiday cottage also has a strong sustainability bias, with underfloor heating (powered by our central biomass boiler), bamboo flooring and low energy lighting throughout.
Both bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. Bedroom 1 has a level-entry wetroom and stylish chrome and stainless steel grab rails and fittings. This bedroom has a wall-mounted smart-TV. Bedroom 2 has a shower bath. In both bedrooms, the beds have pocket sprung ziplink mattresses and can either be arranged as a superking double or as twin beds. The wardrobes in both bedrooms have a pull-down hanging rail which swings down to stand on the floor, making it easier to hang up and choose your clothes.
Internal doorways are all 840mm wide and there is space in all rooms for turning circles of 1200-1500mm. The large (480 sq ft) open plan sitting/dining/kitchen area is double height, with exposed beams, quadruple doors and a part-glass roof, creating a really light and airy space with great views over the orchard garden.
Outside, the level entry south-west facing terrace has great views over the orchard garden to the hills beyond. There is exterior lighting, a Weber gas barbecue, outdoor chairs and table, and a large private lawn area, as well as plenty of parking. The hot tub (pictured below) sits on a deck outside the cottage, and is covered with a gazebo (so you won’t get wet from above!). The hot tub covers are lockable, so cannot be accessed accidentally by children. The cottage is very dog-friendly – the area behind the hot tub is fully enclosed with a picket fence and two gates, so there is a secure area for dogs (but without spoiling the view from the hot tub). We also have a bigger secure dog-walking area (“Central Bark”), with an access gate just the other side of the hedge from Heather Barn, which has mown paths, benches, a loop through the woods, poo bins, and some lovely sculptures for onsite walks. Central Bark also leads on to a further large fenced field and valley, which are excellent rabbit-chasing territory!
We are very proud to have won the Gold Award in the Cornwall Tourism Awards for Access & Inclusivity in 2015, and the Silver in 2016/17, as well as the Gold in 2016/17 for Best Dog-friendly Business in Cornwall.
Please see our Accessibility page for more information on equipment we have onsite for your use during your stay, and equipment that can be hired in advance, ready for you in your cottage. It also gives details of accessible tourist attractions and equipment available for hire. There are Access notes on all the visitor attractions under our Information tab, to make planning days out easier. For baby equipment please see the Families page. We also give our guests membership of the China Fleet Country Club during their stay. The Club facilities are fully accessible, and have a water wheelchair and ramp.
Enjoy the sunset from your private hot tub. Read Independent Reviews
Heather Barn is a great accessible holiday cottage in Cornwall for wheelchair users, families with toddlers or less mobile guests.
What people say
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Heather Barn. Such a lovely welcome, and the cottage was lovely. Gifts for the dogs and a stocked fridge were lovely touches. So peaceful, and nice to have a large area for the dogs. Hot tub was an extra treat. We will be back!
Heather Barn – September 2022
We rented all five cottages as guests of my daughter’s wedding. All of us were astounded at the high quality of the furnishings, the cleanliness and the very unexpected welcome pack! after an amazing wedding nearby we were so pleased to be able to come ‘home’ to warm and comfy beds and only the bleeting of lambs to wake us up next morning!
Excellent disability facilities,well equipped throughout all the living rooms kitchen etc. Wonderful quiet location situated in lovely grounds. The complimentary morning breakfast basket was a nice touch.
Heather Barn is beautifully done out and provides excellent access for guests with limited mobility. The location is also beautiful and close to many tourist attractions including accessible walking and cycle tracks. Very much enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back.
We stayed in Heather Barn for our summer holiday and had a fabulous time. We loved the garden best of all because it is huge and private but the cottage itself is also lovely, very clean, modern and finished to a very high standard. We had fantastic weather and some great days out as Cornwall is beautiful and there are lots of things to do and places to visit. Our best day was a family canoe trip courtesy of the Tamar Trails Centre which was really good fun. We also enjoyed the outdoor water park at Paignton and body boarding at the beautiful beaches of Holywell Bay near Newquay and Widemouth Bay at Bude.