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Beautifully Converted Barns And Split-level Cottage Overlooking The Idyllic Fow - The Old Granary

Bedrooms 4
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



The Old Granary

The Old Granary is a beautiful stone built barn and was once used for thrashing and storing corn. This sympathetically converted barn with granite steps and beautiful oak flooring and stairway is the perfect place for a family reunion, or just a get together with friends. The large open plan living area upstairs with its rustic charm and comfy sofas also offers magnificent river and country views over the Fowey estuary. The superb equipped oak kitchen has an oil fired rayburn and an electric cooker. All the bedrooms are en-suite and stylish. Outside you can sit and relax with a glass of wine on the decked walkway or sit on the patio to enjoy your evening barbeque.

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About the property


If you're looking for a holiday location that offers something a little different, then look no further than the idyllic setting of Penquite Farm. It's the perfect place to stay for a relaxing enjoyable holiday. Our indoor heated swimming pool and hot tub plus Hands on animal feeding is always very popular and there is a games room and trampoline. There is so much to do around the area with lots of different river activities, kayaking, fishing, sailing, river trips, local beaches and coastal paths to walk. Bedrooms are ensuite and cots available. You'll love it ! Local Pub & restaurant in the village.

Ruth Varco
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Ruth Varco

My husband (John) and I have lived and farmed here all our lives. We, of course, have help from our wonderful and beautiful springer spaniel called Tom. He loves people and is very good with children.

We are very fortunate to live in such a wonderful location overlooking the Fowey River and in a peaceful riverside village with a local pub within walking distance. We do try and sample the ale at least once a week! We are also very fortunate to live beside a beautiful 13th Century Church (some visitors think we actually own the Church) but of course we don't !

We love our way of life and our idyllic location and we'd love your Company - so come and join us for a wonderful week away from it all and relax and enjoy a home-made Cornish Cream tea on your arrival.

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Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made at any time. A provisional booking is held for 7 days and a deposit of 25% is required. The final payment is required 28 days before the holiday. Confirmation of your booking will be sent to you when the deposit has been received.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are Friday in Coaches Rest and Saturday in Church Meadow and The Old Granary.
Out of season Oct to April/May (excluding Christmas, New Year and half term) changeover can be any day of the week. Please ring for details.


Accommodation and facilities for The Old Granary in Fowey, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , bidet
    Shower room 1 - shower enclosure
    Shower room 2 - shower enclosure
    Shower room 3 - shower enclosure
  • all bathrooms are ensuite
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 single bed , 1 cot
    Bedroom 4 - 3 single bed
  • all bedrooms are en-suite
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: We are always on hand to help with anything that might be needed, you might like some local information or even just a friendly chat. Outside: All the accommodation have large fenced gardens to play, gas barbecues and garden furniture on the patio area. There is a games room with table tennis, pool and a football game. There is also a trampoline and swing/slide frame outside. The main attraction is, of course, the animals at feeding time. The animals are fed everyday at 9am in the morning and it is certainly a very popular time with children who love to feed, stroke and pet the animals. The eggs are collected which can then be taken in for breakfast - Can't get any fresher than that !!


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The Old Granary
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

A holiday home that has everything and more

  • 5 of 5

I spent a lovely week in August in the Old Granary at Penquite Farm with my husband our two sons, their wives and three granddaughters aged seven, six and four. In Candice K review, who had a holiday in Feb 2016 at the Old Granary has written everything we enjoyed at the Old Granary, we had the luck to be able to enjoy the very large garden and the girls had fun in the play area. It is true it is the best 'holiday cottage' we also have ever stayed in and plans to add a pool, that would be the icing on the cake. We had tears from the girls as we left but we will be back. Many thanks Ruth and John.

  • Review Submitted: 12/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and delighted that you all enjoyed your holiday in The Old Granary. The girls loved the animal feeding and spent a lot of time jumping on the trampoline. Look forward to seeing you all again. Ruth
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Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family party of two adults and five children have recently returned from a five night stay in the Old Granary at Penquite Farm and it was absolutely brilliant. The farm is in a beautiful location with the river Fowey in the valley below and the lovely ancient church across the driveway. The owner Ruth was a wonderful, kind and generous host- we were welcomed to the Granary with a lovely vase of flowers, homemade cream tea as well as delicious local bacon and sausages (to add to the fresh eggs that the children collected every day). Ruth came to say hello and talked us through everything as well as inviting the children to join in with feeding the animals each morning - she even offered us some spare wellies! My daughter enjoyed helping so much I think she would like to stay there forever! The living area was huge and tremendously comfortable and gave us the chance to enjoy some much appreciated family time. The children absolutely loved the reclining sofas! The dining area and kitchen were really well equipped and it was great to have a table large enough for us all to sit round for meals and board games. All of the bedrooms were comfortable, immaculate and each had their own spotless bathroom which was fantastic. The garden was lovely- we didn't use it much because of the weather but I can imagine it being lots of fun! The games room was wonderful for the teenagers and we really appreciated the opportunity to have a go at ringing the church bell (thank you Ruth!). It really is the best 'holiday cottage' we've ever stayed in and we'll be saving for a return visit, especially now that we hear there are plans to add a swimming pool!

  • Review Submitted: 21/02/2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
St Austell or Bodmin
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Par or Lostwithiel
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Polkerris or Readymoney Cove

Special interest holidays:

Pet Animal feeding every morning at 9 am to feed, stroke and enjoy the hands on experience of feeding the animals. Collecting the eggs for breakfast.

Come and meet all the friendly farm animals, rabbit, guinea pigs, horses, goats, kune-kune pigs, alpacas, pet lambs and the chicken.


There are numerous beaches closeby approx. 3 to 4 miles.


Airport - Newquay 15 miles

Ferry - Plymouth 20 miles

Train - Par 3 miles Lostwithiel 4 miles

Beach - Readymoney or Polkerris 3 to 5 miles

Motorway - Exeter 50 miles

Pub/Bar - Fishermans Arms 0.5 miles

Golf - St Austell or Bodmin 6 miles

Restaurant Golant 0.5 miles


The beautiful Port of Fowey is 3 miles away and the Historic town of Lostwithiel is also 3 to 4 miles from Golant.

The village of Tywardreath is only 2 miles away.

Further Details:

Don't forget, a home delivery service is available and is very useful when arriving for your holiday. I am always on hand to put things in the fridge or freezer if the goods are delivered before you arrive.


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