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 up to 6 + cot
Luxury holiday cottage, Cornwall – Owl Barn (5* with Gold Award rated by VisitEngland) is accessed at the front garden level and has three double bedrooms, all with ensuite bath or shower room. The master bedroom on the entry level has a superking-size bed, bedside tables and chest of drawers, and a built in wardrobe. It has French windows leading onto the deck area, and has an ensuite shower room. There is plenty of space for a cot if required.
The second bedroom, which is downstairs, has a kingsize sleigh bed, with matching chest of drawers, bedside tables and a built-in wardrobe. It also has an ensuite shower room, with large shower area. There is plenty of room for a cot if required. The third bedroom in the cottage (also downstairs) has ziplock beds which can be a superking 6′ double, or twin beds; and an ensuite bathroom with corner bath.
Owl Barn has a large light fully equipped kitchen and dining area, with a bright and airy galleried sitting room above with two 4-seater sofas, two armchairs and three 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 Bosch dishwasher, huge Siemens fridge-freezer, ceramic hob, Bosch oven and microwave, washer-dryer and an extensive range of pans, utensils and crockery. Everything you need, including cookery books!
Outside, Owl has a south-facing deck area with a Weber barbecue, table and chairs, and a warm water dog shower. It has a fenced secure private lawn area at the back, ideal for dogs to remain in the garden with you. 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. The hot tub covers are lockable, so cannot be accessed accidentally by children. The cottage has shared landscaped gardens at the front, shared with Tree Barn, a sleeps-4 cottage next door that can be booked with Owl Barn as a virtual sleeps-10 cottage – The Roost.
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Owl Barn is a great holiday cottage in Cornwall for a large family or group.
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.