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Barn Conversion, Stithians, Cornwall

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Barn in Stithians, Nr. Falmouth, Cornwall, England - Granite Barn Conversion, Peaceful Rural Setting, 15 Mins Walk From Lake And 15 Mins Drive To Beach.

Brand new to the market in 2015, The Dairy is a charming grade 2 listed barn conversion adjoining the farmhouse and was recently converted (by the current owners) from two barns, which were previously a milking parlour and piggery. It has a bright lounge/diner with a vaulted ceiling, cosy wood burner and French doors opening out onto the courtyard and garden; two double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a modern fully equipped kitchen. It is contemporary in style and has been decorated with local artwork. The Dairy has its own drive with parking for two cars and we welcome well behaved dogs.

Set in a tranquil location, The Dairy overlooks the courtyard and garden with patio table and chairs and a barbecue. The garden is terraced over three lawned levels and great for garden games. It has a tree swing and a sunken trampoline. The Dairy was once part of the Tretheague Estate with it’s Grade II* listed Georgian Manor house built in 1744 by architect Thomas Edwards. All the old farm buildings are now restored and complete this lovely little hamlet: Tretheague Barton, The Farmhouse, The Cottage, The Dairy, The Piggery, The Granary and The Smithy. The Dairy lies on the edge of Stithians village and is perfectly situated for exploring both the North and South coasts of Cornwall. Truro, Helford Passage, Helston, Redruth and Camborne Mining Heritage, Newquay, St Ives, Padstow, the Lizard, Lands End, Penzance, Mousehole are all within touching distance.

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Jane Williams
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2017

About Jane Williams

Jane And Gwyn would love to welcome you to the Dairy. We have been living in Cornwall since 2002 and absolutely love the life we have. We have two children Bethany and Benjamin 16 and 14 respectively. We moved to Stithians in 2007 and converted the barn initially as ancillary accommodation for relatives and now have recently updated it for holiday letting. We are happy to help in anyway we can to make your holiday as pleasant and enjoyable as possible.

Jane Williams purchased this barn in 2007

Why Jane Williams chose Cornwall

We moved down to Cornwall in 2002 and bought a holiday park which we successfully ran for 6 years but with our children growing up fast we wanted to have a bit more quality time with them and so sold the park and moved to Stithians. We were attracted to it because it is off the beaten track in a nice little hamlet of five or six renovated barns but still close to the village . Stithians is a great location as it is equidistant from the bustling harbour town of Falmouth with its quaint cobbled streets and plethora of bars and restaurants and the city of Truro with its cathedral, shops, and further choice of restaurants. Also being in the middle of the county its great for the choice of north or south coasts , just get up, look at the sky and choose the best coast for the weather

Guestbook comments from the owner

You have a beautiful place here and we have enjoyed our first family holiday here. Every finishing touch you have made has been noticed we have had everything we needed. Fantastic Location , Fantastic place. Thank You
Aug 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Stithians, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • barn
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Shower room 1 - shower enclosure
  • Bathroom 1: Roll-top bath, shower cubicle, toilet, sink and vanity unit Bathroom 2: Walk in shower enclosure, toilet, sink and vanity unit.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 : Zip and Link Super kingsize bed or twin beds Bedroom 2 : Double bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Notes on accommodation: Jane and Gwyn live in the adjoining farmhouse with their children, Bethany and Benjamin and their dog, Jessie. If you require any assistance or extras, they are happy to help. Being dog owners themselves they appreciate a dog is a member of the family and therefore welcome at The Dairy. However, dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms and should be kept off the furniture at all times. They should also not be left unaccompanied in the barn at any time. There are six acres of fields adjoining the garden where you are free to exercise your dog. Outside: The large South facing garden is shared with the owners family. There are three tiers to the lawn, a tree swing and sunken trampoline in the garden. The courtyard, accessed from the French doors in the living room, has a patio table and chairs and a barbecue is provided . Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bathroom towels and bed linen included. Please bring your own beach towels. A Cot is provided, however, we ask that you bring your own Cot linen. Other: DVD player and selection of films, books, traditional family board games, blue tooth wireless speaker.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(30 traveller reviews)

Barn Conversion, Stithians, Cornwall
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews

Outstanding Cornish barn conversion

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many cottages/barn conversions in Cornwall but this has to be the BEST!

We took my Mum and Dad who never know where they're staying, its always a surprise this place almost reduced my Mum to tears.It has been converted to a very high standard, everything has been thought off to make your stay perfect, the grocery hamper was excellent, fresh flowers in every room. The owners Jane and Gwyn are friendly and always happy to help if needed.

If in the area again we would have absolutely no hesitation in booking again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review . We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back if ever you and your family choose to come this way again . Best wishes Jane and Gwyn
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Real home from home 😊

  • 5 of 5

Jane and Gwyn were welcoming, thoughtful (complimentary shopping pack and cream tea was lovely! ) and full of tips for nice places to visit. The Dairy was absolutely beautiful and idylicaly located.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful stay in a beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage acted as a wonderful base for us to explore South Cornwall. The reception we received from Jane and Gwyn was marvelous and their hospitality from start to finish was excellent. There was a hamper full of food, a cream tea, fresh flowers throughout the cottage and the place was spotlessly clean. The facilities provided were the best that we have encountered in any of the numerous properties that we have rented in the UK. We wanted a quiet place for our daughters to revise in for their forthcoming exams and yet somewhere where we could get out and about to the many beaches, towns and attractions in the area. This property provided everything that we needed.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Dairy and setting

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place to stay, accommodation, the welcome hamper, well equipped kitchen, Sky, nothing was missing. Ideal location for everything.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments , and if you ever fancy staying again we would look forward to welcoming you. Kind regards Jane and Gwyn
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Reading, Berkshire, UK

Excellent accommodation in a great location

  • 5 of 5

A lovely place, cosy and homely. Cream tea in arrival was a nice touch. Location means you can be anywhere in Cornwall without long drives. Can recommend this to anyone and we will be back

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and well equipped cottage we had a lovely week here.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gyllyngvase Beach is only 8 miles from The Dairy and is one of the most popular beaches in Falmouth, a Blue Flag status beach, with its wide arc of golden sand and inviting sea. Great amenities, with award winning cafe, yet still only a 10 minute walk away from Falmouth town centre. Falmouth’s Swanpool Beach has superb watersports facilities on the sheltered south-west coast. Gwithian towans, Perranporth (dog friendly), Praa sands, Portreath are all great beaches and less than 15 miles distance.


A car is recommended to enjoy the best Cornwall has to offer.

Nearest airport: Newquay is a 40 minute drive

Mainline train station: Truro 9 miles (serving London & Penzance)

Nearest ferry: Plymouth 67 miles.


Stithians village is half a mile away with a Church, a village shop and a Pub. Stithians lake offers sailing, windsurfing, Kayaking, canoeing, archery and climbing activities. Also walking, bird watching, fishing and cycle hire.Cornwall's cathedral city, Truro is 9 miles away. The most famous of Cornish holiday towns - St Ives - a maze of tiny cobbled streets to wander through is only 20 miles away.

Further Details:

Signature attractions in Cornwall:

Falmouth Maritime Museum: 8 miles

Tate Gallery St Ives: 21 miles

The Eden Project: 30 miles

Pendennis Castle: 9 miles

Fistral Beach, Newquay: 22 miles

The Minnack Theatre: 32 miles

Mousehole: 27 miles

The Lizard: 19 miles

Crealy Great Adventure Park: 32 miles

FlowRider: 30 miles

Padstow: 36 miles

Supermarket's at Falmouth: Sainsbury's, Asda, Aldi and Lidl; Redruth has Tesco's.

Falmouth, Truro, Helston, St Ives, Penzance offer a wide range of shops, cinemas, leisure, Theatre, bars and restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday barn in Stithians, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 2
22 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
Rate 3
20 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
Rate 4
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 5
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
Rate 6
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 7
8 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 8
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 9
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
mid season
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$172.98

Booking Notes:
For more information or to book please e mail or phone supplying your name, address, telephone number, proposed date of arrival, how many weeks you wish to stay, whether you require super-king or twin beds in the master bedroom. Please advise if you require a cot.

Dogs are welcome. Please advise if you are bringing a dog with you (at an additional cost of £25 per week).

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are usually Saturdays. We can be flexible outside of peak season. Mini and weekend breaks are also available outside of peak season. Arrival time 3.00pm and departure time 10.00am

Notes on prices:
All prices include electricity, central heating, a basket of logs for the wood burner, linen and towels although visitors are requested to bring their own beach towels.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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