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Porth Barn


Roseland , Cornwall

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This handsome barn was converted to holiday accommodation when it was no longer needed by the farm. Traditionally built in stone and slate, it now makes a large and comfortable holiday cottage ideally situated to discover the Roseland peninsula. Just opposite is the traditional Porth Farm House and down a narrow track nearby is Penhaligon's, a cosy retreat for two.

The delights of Towan Beach are just five minutes walk from the cottage and a perfect place to relax. Children will love exploring the rock pools at nearby Porthcurnick beach at low tide. If it’s an old fashioned beach holiday that you are after then Porth is the spot.

The combination of cliffs, creeks, estuaries, headlands, woods and beaches linked by many miles of footpath, gives a fantastic variety of walking routes. Pick your route to suit your mood, as well as the weather! For a slower pace sit back and enjoy the spectacular views from nearby St Anthony Head.

Close by is the village of Portscatho; during the 18th and 19th Centuries it was an ideal base for the pilchard fleets, it’s still a fishing port today but on a much smaller scale. Here you find several shops, restaurants and pubs along with art galleries.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Hall, sitting room with open fire, dining room, large kitchen/diner, cloakroom with lavatory.
First floor
Three bedrooms (1 double with 6' bed which can also be a twin on request, 2 twins), bathroom, shower room.
Visitor notes

Heating: Night storage heating and convector heating included.

Parking: There is parking for two cars in the driveway.

Garden: There is a large grassy garden with a picnic table and a brick built charcoal barbeque.

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

Logs/Charcoal: Environmentally friendly briquettes can be purchased in advance or whilst at the cottages for use on the fire.

Telephones: There is no mobile telephone signal at this holiday cottage. The nearest pay phone is in Gerrans village 2 miles away.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
Cottage ref
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach 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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National Trust
place to visit
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  • Fishing
  • walking
  • water sports.
National Trust places to visit
Trelissick Garden
Trelissick Garden Tranquil varied garden in fabulous position, with a superb collection of tender and exotic plants
Glendurgan Garden
Glendurgan Garden Superb subtropical garden, with special interest for families
East Pool Mine
East Pool Mine Impressive Cornish beam engines and industrial heritage discovery centre
Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool
Penrose Wooded country around Cornwall's largest natural lake and dramatic coastal scenery
Trerice Elizabethan manor house with fine interiors and delightful garden
The Lizard and Kynance Cove
Lizard Point and Kynance Cove Dramatic and historic stretch of Cornish coast


Comments from past visitors

  • Clare Ovens
    • July 2016
    • Surrey

    My holiday was enjoyable purely due to the location and tranquility. Each year the area becomes slightly more developed commercially and so eventually we will not want to come. Last year wi-fi arrived along with the tea van and the coasteering office overlooking the garden and next year the garden will be overlooked by a tenanted cottage.

  • John Lloyd
    • April 2016
    • Cardiff
    Splendid location

    The location was splendid, and the custodians had done a grand job in preparing the property.

  • Suzanne Eelbeck
    • August 2015
    • Bristol
    Comfortable property

    Lovely location, Spacious, Comfortable property, Minutes away from the beach.

  • Mrs Deborah Banks
    • July 2015
    • Surrey
    Just wonderful!

    Porth Barn is special because of its beautiful surroundings. The proximity of the beach and the peaceful, natural and undeveloped land all around. Just wonderful. We loved Porth Barn and had a really wonderful holiday. The only criticism would be about the bathrooms. The pressure on the shower was not good and the tops of the taps kept falling off. The kitchen was brilliant though. And Trudy and her husband were really friendly and helpful.

  • Susan Mistry
    • February 2015
    • Surrey
    Lived up to expectations

    We met the NT lady as we were leaving, she was very pleasant and helpful. We left a few comments on a feed back form in the house about very small points that might need addressing. We always find the visitors book a mine of useful information about local features including seals! We were delighted to find that Porth Barn and Porth Farmhouse booked together for a family break lived up to our expectations. This is the third year running that we have booked 2 cottages together in Cornwall always in a new location and each time a truly unforgettable holiday. Towan Beach was magical even after we'd all been playing rugby on it and the seals at Killigillan head were unbelievable, and will certainly join the folklore surrounding our family beach holidays in February!

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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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