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Chenhalls Barn


Falmouth, Cornwall

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Just outside Mawnan Smith, Chenhalls Barn enjoys outstanding views over Falmouth Bay from its first-floor living room. Originally part of nearby Chenhalls Farm, this splendid historic barn has been sensitively converted into comfortable holiday accommodation.

The barn has its own garden, and a nearby path leads down to a lovely beach and to the coast path for walks towards Falmouth or the Helford River.

The shops and pub at Mawnan Smith are close by, whilst Falmouth and the National Trust gardens of Glendurgan and Trelissick are also within easy reach.

If you would like to go on holiday and explore this part of the country you can find out more about our other West Cornwall holiday cottages here.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Three bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed with en-suite bathroom, 1 double with 6' king-size bed which can be made a twin on request, 1 single), bathroom with shower over bath.
First floor
Hall, large sitting/dining room with open fire, kitchen, cloakroom with lavatory.
Visitor notes

Heating: Night storage heating and convector heating included.

Parking: The parking area is at the rear of the cottage.

Accessibility: There is a steep stone stairway with metal banisters leading from the parking area to the upper entrance door.

Garden: The barn has its own garden, and a nearby path leads down to a lovely beach and to the coast path for walks towards Falmouth or the Helford River.

Telephone: Limited reception for mobile telephones.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage

Offers: Free entry to Trelissick, Glendurgan Garden and Trerice on production of booking details.

Catering: Homemade meals can be ready on your arrival at an extra charge.

Logs - Supply of seasoned beech and ash logs from a local National Trust plantation available: £5 for one night, £10 for two, £15 for three or £20 for an unlimited supply for the duration of your stay.

Barbeque – provided on request, National Trust charcoal may be purchased at £5 per bag.

Local Suppliers: Canoe Cornwall offer good value and good quality. They provide archery, bushcraft and canoeing sessions on Fal and Helford.

Cottage details
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Dogs allowed
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • DVD
  • Fridge-freezer
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


Things to see and do nearby

A magnolia blooming at Trengwainton Garden, Cornwall © Stephen Robson

Cornwall may be steeped in Celtic history yet it also offers the uncomplicated joy of a day spent by the sea. From the picture-box charms of the villages and towns of St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to the raw natural beauty of the coast, one trip to this part of the world is often just the start of many more. Remember to pack some good walking boots and you will be set for life!

Cottage location
Current cottage
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place to visit
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  • East and west coasts of the Lizard Peninsula
  • Helford
  • St Anthony
  • Helford Passage
  • Helston Folk Museum
  • Boating
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • walking
  • water sports
  • horse riding.
National Trust places to visit
Glendurgan Garden
Glendurgan Garden Superb subtropical garden, with special interest for families
Trelissick Garden
Trelissick Garden Tranquil varied garden in fabulous position, with a superb collection of tender and exotic plants
Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool
Penrose Wooded country around Cornwall's largest natural lake and dramatic coastal scenery
East Pool Mine
East Pool Mine Impressive Cornish beam engines and industrial heritage discovery centre
The Lizard and Kynance Cove
Lizard Point and Kynance Cove Dramatic and historic stretch of Cornish coast
Godolphin Ancient and atmospheric house and garden set within an historic estate


Comments from past visitors

  • Mrs Alison Griffin
    • July 2016
    • UK
    Excellent location

    The free Wifi, dishwasher and washer/dryer all made our stay enjoyable. Also the levels of space and two bathrooms. Location was excellent.

  • Jane Steer
    • March 2016
    • Bideford
    Made enjoyable...

    Fabulous location and once again a well-presented, clean, well-equipped cottage. This type of accommodation suits the needs of my friend and me perfectly. We only stay in National Trust cottages and have another booked for this year and one in spring 2017. Please thank your staff for their hard work in providing us with such perfect holiday accommodation.

  • Anonymous
    • December 2015
    • Unknown
    Fabulous weekend!

    Lovely barn! Great views and good location. Property is well equipped and we had a fabulous weekend!

  • Linda Davies
    • October 2015
    • Cardiff
    Made enjoyable.....

    Different cottage this time ( we usually stay at New Lodge but were relocated because of the fire), but excellent level of welcome & cleanliness - your caretakers are fantastic. Loved the upside down arrangement with the sitting rm and kitchen on the top floor. We enjoyed staying in a slightly different area but were really grateful that you were able to find us another cottage in our favourite part of Cornwall. Thanks

  • Anonymous
    • September 2015
    • Unknown
    Enjoyable holiday

    I would like to express my thanks to the National Trust Team for enabling my father and I to have such an enjoyable holiday. Chenhalls Barn is a delightful cottage with stunning panoramic views over the sea. The quality of the interior was very good and we felt comfortable. We really appreciated the little touches that Becca, our caretaker, put in place. The flowers, welcome card and milk were greatly appreciated.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.


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