"the perfect couple’s retreat from where to leave the hectic world behind."
AT A GLANCE
FROM £220.00 FOR A WEEKEND SHORT BREAK.
*Beautifully refurbished barn conversion
* sleeps 2
*Close to coast path and a local pub
* Flexible changeover days
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WHERE IT IS
A lovely barn conversion set in the heart of the far west of Cornwall surrounded by breathtaking coastline and only ten minutes from the stunning surfing beach at Sennen. This is an area of raw beauty. Unpretentious it’s Cornwall at its authentic best and feels lost in time and a place to escape. Whether coming to walk, surf or just unwind Stonechat is the perfect couple’s retreat from where to leave the hectic world behind.
Named after the bird often seen locally in winter, Stonechat is semi-detached with the main farmhouse and set in a courtyard of converted farm buildings. There is private parking opposite and it has been beautifully finished offering a spacious living area with vaulted ceilings, it’s filled with light. With a lovely wood burner to curl up in front of it makes a cosy winter retreat too. The private French doors lead into the sitting room and next to it is a gate into a private patio garden perfect for sitting out in and enjoying a glass of wine on the long summer evenings. The bedroom has a modern ensuite shower room and king-sized bed where you’re sure to get a good night’s rest after days out exploring this magical area.
Truthwall is a small hamlet set less than a mile from St Just off the stunning coastal road which leads to St Ives. A short walk away and you can be on the South West Coast path and in the other direction the wild moors of Carnyorth Common are just behind Poets Corner. If feeling energetic try exploring the stunning Tinner’s way running along the coast from Cape Cornwall all the way to St Ives. It’s an ancient route from the Bronze age and where the tin and copper ore were transported along the way from St Just to Hayle. After a day’s activities enjoy a drink and let someone else do the cooking. Less than five minutes’ walk away is a great locals pub, The Queens Arms.
St Just, less than a mile away is your nearest town which is in walking distance or a few minutes’ drive away. It’s is a friendly, quirky place that feels like stepping back in time with a good selection of local shops, a deli, a butcher, four pubs and a small supermarket for your everyday needs.
The far west is on the edge, things are different here. We're surrounded on three sides by the sea, and it has a strong influence on our lives. For beaches we are spoilt and Sennen Cove with its glorious surfing beach is only ten minutes away as is Portheras, a hidden, and stunning locals cove past Pendeen travelling east.
Travelling around the far west, the impossibly quaint village of Mousehole and working harbour of Newlyn are 15 minutes’ drive away. Marazion with the famous St Michaels Mount, St Ives, Penzance and Porthcurno with the famous Minack theatre built into the cliffs are all well worth visiting and also an easy drive away.
The French front doors off a little path lead into the large open plan main Living Space. There’s a comfy two-seater sofa and armchair, a dining table with four chairs and a flat screen TV. The wood burner heats up a treat and in season we will leave you enough logs to get you going for a night or two.
It’s a lovely open plan Kitchen, well equipped and modern with an electric oven and hob, a microwave and under counter fridge. The dining area has a small farmhouse table and four chairs.
The Bedroom is accessed from the back of the living space and has a king size double bed and built in wardrobes.
The Shower room is ensuite to the bedroom and has a shower enclosure, WC, basin.
The gravelled private patio is accessed from a gate off the path to the front door and has a rattan table and two chairs.
Useful to know....
Heating: There are modern wall mounted radiators which get Stonechat warmed up quickly via an oil-fired boiler which also heats the hot water. The lovely wood burner works a treat and will soon get you toasty on cooler evenings.
Laundry: There is no washing machine but if staying for an extended break there are several laundrettes in Penzance 15 minutes away.
Parking: There is private parking right opposite Stonechat the other side of the courtyard.
Wi-fi. There is free unlimited WiFi at Stonechat.
Accessibility: Stonechat has ground floor living space with a step up into it.
Pets: The far west really is a dog's paradise. As well as all the moorland and coastal paths surrounding Stonechat there are great beaches close by at Gwenver next to Sennen and at Potheras past Pendeen both which are dog friendly all year. One or two well behaved dogs are welcome at £25 each per stay. Please make sure they stay off the furniture and that you rub down muddy feet before they come in.
Short breaks: Short breaks are available all year flexible changeover days for a minimum of 3 nights. Don’t worry if you need to book dates that don’t quite fit, just call or email and we will always do our best to make it work.