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
Luxury cottage that sleeps 2 guests + cot
If you are a couple that likes a lot of space, this is the one for you. “Little Owl” is Owl Barn, but without the use of the two downstairs bedrooms (don’t worry… nobody else is using those bedrooms either!), but full use of the rest of the barn, and the massive hot tub. That way, you have all the space you want, and Owl’s fantastic views, but without paying the full price of Owl Barn (please note that “Little Owl” is for 2-person occupancy only, and is only available at specified times of the year… if you want to book for more than two, or during peak periods, please book Owl Barn itself).
On the entry level, you have the bright, airy master bedroom suite, with superking bed, en-suite shower room, and direct access onto the deck through a French window. There is plenty of space for a cot if required.
The Barn has a large light fully equipped kitchen and dining area (also on the entry level), with a light galleried sitting room above with two 4-seater sofas, an armchair and several giant sized beanbags. It also has a large oak toy box with toys and games. The sitting room is linked by an internal bridge to a smaller galleried study area which has the stereo (DAB radio, CD player and iPod dock). The kitchen is fully equipped, with a huge 2m Siemens fridge-freezer, ceramic hob, Bosch appliances (oven, microwave and dishwasher), a washer-dryer, and an extensive range of pans, utensils and crockery. Everything you need, including cookery books!
Outside, the barn has a south-facing deck area with a Weber barbecue, table and chairs, and a private lawn area at the back, as well as shared landscaped gardens at the front. It has a huge 8-seater private hot tub situated on the back lawn, set on a decked area. It has a gazebo covering it, so you get great views down the valley, but your hair doesn’t get wet if it’s raining!).
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Little Owl is a great holiday cottage in Cornwall for couples who like space.
What people say
The two cottages were exactly what we were looking for. Very clean, comfortable, and in a lovely location. We were well catered for, and so was our dog! When required, we received information for eating out, walks etc, and there is a full info book in the cottage. We used a local cordon bleu chef, for a meal in our cottage for a special occasion , who came recommended, which was lovely. We will definitely return in the future.
Your cottage was above and beyond our expectations, finished and fitted to an excellent standard that really helped us to enjoy our summer break regardless of the unpredictable weather. However, the thing that impressed us most was your flexibility, friendliness and welcoming attitude. We had a number of awkward requests, such as arriving early, asking for an additional cot on the day of arrival and requirement for 6 days rather than 7, but nothing seemed to be too much trouble for you. The icing on cake was when you discovered Will (our one year old) loved trains and arrived at the door with a huge train set which kept him happy all week. These little touches and your helpfulness really made our holiday – thank you so much. We will most definitely be recommending your cottages to our friends and hope to stay with you again in the future.
Quiet, great for kids, nice accommodation ,good family pub walking distance away, use of china fleet club pool, kids loved it.Hope we can return in the near future.
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!
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.