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Stunning views, gorgeous cottages, great beach, ideal holiday location Gwenver. - Tregiffian Barn

Bedrooms 3
Space 100 m²
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights



Tregiffian Barn

A high class restored barn conversion completed in 2015 to create an amazing base for family holidays and romantic getaways.

The beach is a short walk - and what a beach!

The views are tremendous - uninterrupted out to the Scilly Islands on the horizon.

And the cottage offers space and comfort that guests come back to, offer several times a year.

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About the property

Gwenver Beach, Tregiffian Barn

Myn Tea was rebuilt in 2006 to provide an amazing self catering holiday home for a couple on a romantic break, or a fab family holiday for up to four lucky people.

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The living space is upstairs. It's a fabulous 38 foot long room that leads out to the balcony that makes the most of those wonderful views of the coast and out to the Scilly Isles straight ahead, and down towards the Brisons on the side.

Tregiffian Barn was rebuilt in 2015 and offers even more space, good gardens and stunning views out to sea, and across the surrounding countryside.

Both have comfortable bedrooms with great beds. Tregiffian Barn includes an ensuite shower room off the master bedroom.

We know that cooking on holiday is one of the joys that is often foregone when we're working, so the kitchens are well equipped with everything you need to cook up a storm.

Beach holiday? Surfing holiday? Twitchers? Walkers? Cyclists? Or just looking for a place to read, kick back and relax. Myn Tea or Tregiffian Barn will be hard to beat.

The nearby Sennen Surfing Centre is renowned for its excellent tuition for budding wave riders of all ages.

If you're looking for the beach then the lovely Gwenver is just down the lane, when the tide is out the beach adjoins Sennen, both being great places for surf, and both with life guards in the holiday season.

Nanjizel is a longer walk, and Porthcurno, rated as one of the world's best beaches by the Sunday Times and Conde Nast, is just a short drive.

The rugged cliffs offer challenging walking on both the north and south coasts, with Lands End being within reach for most people, and a welcome drink can be had there.

Mousehole, Penzance and St Ives all have great galleries, restaurants, and their own charm. Penzance also has the famous Jubilee Pool lido, and the Cornish Pirates rugby club.

Cape Cornwall's golf course is right on the edge and only 5 miles away.

The UNESCO World Heritage Mining Sites of Levant and Geevor are a short drive anyway. At Geevor you can even go underground as part of the tour there.

Chysauster and Carn Euny are both ancient settlements with clear remains and only a little imagination required to recreate bronze age village life there in your mind.

Both cottages are hugely popular and many guests book their next stay as soon as they arrive - get in early to secure your holiday using our website

More Details

Kelvin Collins
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
4 April, 2017

About Kelvin Collins

Kelvin was born up the road and when he first brought Amanda home to the far west she fell in love with the area.

In 2015 they moved to St Just, taking on an old wreck and working to create a comfortable home as well as head quarters for The Cornish Way.

Their aim is to provide holidays that fill you with joy - and the small selection of cottages they offer are sure to deliver.

Kelvin Collins purchased this barn in 1999

Why Kelvin Collins chose South West Cornwall

When we came to view Myn Tea it was a perfect evening, the sun setting across the sea and the Scillies clearly visible in the distance. We fell in love and broke the bank, but we have never regretted it.

Despite living in many great cities we have always hankered to come back to the far west, and in 2015 finally made the move to concentrate on offering great holiday locations for our lovely lucky guests.

What makes this barn unique

Myn Tea and Tregiffian Barn have all the benefits of fantastic sea views and proximity to the beach, without having to put up with crowds of people. It's a pleasant walk, or short drive down to Sennen, but many people like to just chill out here and kick back for a week of joy, whatever the season or weather.

Often guests book longer stays to truly engage with their surroundings, or indeed work on projects. We have had writers, film makers, and IT developers all take longer winter stays, often working on their projects, while also learning or enjoying to surf.

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Accommodation and facilities for Tregiffian Barn in Sennen, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , With washing machine stored away in the cupboard.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Ensuite to the main bedroom with walk in shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 single bed , Large single bed and room for a put me up.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
  • Master bedroom with ensuite shower room and sliding door out to the patio area of the garden. Great for the morning sun, but you may just want to laze your day away. Second bedroom is a beautiful simple room with an over sized single bed and room for a put me up for a sixth person. Third bedroom is a sweet twin room with two single beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The far west is glorious for just kicking back, or getting stuck into a range of outdoor activities.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

Tregiffian Barn
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

First class Coastal Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Tregiffian is the most heavenly coastal hideaway in a very special corner of Cornwall. A perfect location for that great mix in life; rugged coastal walk to Sennen for breakfast, shopping in St Ives, discovering the local Cornish artists and good pub food .

The barn has been converted to the highest standard and is in immaculate condition. Everything works beautifully, probably the best shower I have ever had ! Lovely open plan design but snug and cosy in the evenings. Stunning views over the sea. I would highly recommend and can't wait to go again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic! Thank you. Living here and loving it is one thing, having great guests who are blown away by the place makes it even better. We're delighted you enjoyed the cottage and I'm sure Jane and Mark will be pleased to read your kind words. I hope we'll be able to welcome you back soon. Best wishes. Kelvin.
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A piece of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully restored granite barn with views to die for make Tregiffian the perfect Cornwall bolthole at any time of the year. It is light, modern and spacious, impeccably presented and has every facility you could wish for in a holiday home.

Set in a very quiet location and with views over Gwenver beach this is a walkers paradise. Access for exploring the region is easy and the area boasts a wealth of interesting villages, fine eateries and superb scenery. Can't wait to go back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hurrah! Thank you for your lovely words - it's a spectacular place no matter what the weather does, and a good storm can be really exciting. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay and I'm sure Jane and Mark will be pleased to read your review. I hope we can welcome you back soon. Best wishes. Kelvin.
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  • 5 of 5

Had a very relaxing girlie break at the lovely Tregiffian Barn, perfect location within walking distance to the beautiful beach. The barn itself has been lovingly restored providing an immaculate place to stay, everything has been thought of down to a fully kitted out kitchen if you decided to stay in and cook. Three lovely sized bedrooms and great bathrooms. The living space is very roomy, plenty of space for a family to chill out, we will definitely be going back.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hurrah! Jane and Mark have done a great job, and nature has had a hand in providing a fabulous location. Thanks for taking the time to write the review and I hope we can welcome you back sometime. Best wishes. Kelvin.
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Perfect costal hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely time staying here. All the home comforts you could need, really nice and clean decor, made for a really relaxing stay. Perfectly placed, meant we could step out of the front door onto a beautiful coastal path to the beach and picturesque town of Sennen. Top notch fish and chip shop too. What more could you want. Will definitely be going back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank your your kind review. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay and the area that we love so much. I hope we can welcome you back soon. Best wishes. Kelvin.
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A Lovely Get away

  • 5 of 5

Spent a long weekend with girlfriends (all 50 something) at Tregiffian Barn. My second visit and my favourite place to stay in Cornwall. Short walking distance to a lovely beach, down some fairly steep steps, good for surfing & general beaching. Also within walking distance, either across the beach or via quiet country lanes, of Sennen Cove which has a friendly pub, an upscale restaurant & a couple of other cafés, had a great crab sandwich overlooking the beach at Little Bo Café. Also, some interesting local art galleries to mooch around. A great area for walking, the coastal path can be accessed straight from the barn. The barn's layout is reversed with the open plan living area upstairs with great views from the big picture window. Three comfortable bedrooms, 2 bathrooms downstairs and a lovely garden area where you could BBQ or sunbathe. A lot of thought has gone into the layout and furnishing of the barn, it's comfortable, bright and airy with a gorgeous, relaxed feel. Great for a weekend get away with friends or perfect for a family holiday in beautiful Cornwall.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a cracking review. Thank you. Bring on the 50s! I'll share it with the owners as I'm sure they'll be delighted. I hope we can welcome you back before long. Best wishes. Kelvin.
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Superb spot with lovely views

  • 5 of 5

A lovely stay in stylish accommodation within walking distance of the beach and some fantastic walks

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. I hope we can welcome you back before too long. Best wishes. Kelvin.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Newquay (or Lands End if you have your own plane)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cape Cornwall
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
100 Miles
Exeter (no motorways in Cornwall)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Beach, Sennen
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: recommended

Myn Tea is on the edge of Tregiffian, a small hamlet at the end of a mile long lane.

The uninterrupted view looks out across a couple of fields towards the Scilly Isles, and is perfect for enjoying some of the amazing sunsets we get over the sea.

The walk to the beach takes about ten minutes back down the lane, and Sennen with its pubs, cafes and restaurant is just a little further on.

The cliff path starts pretty much from the door step.

West Cornwall is a stunning region offering huge variety including beautiful beaches, rugged cliffs, secret coves and wild moor land. It's steeped in history, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and UNESCO World Heritage Site in recognition of the mining heritage.

It's attractive for the art colonies of St Ives, Newlyn, Penzance and Lamorna. Surfers flock to the havens of Gwenver and Sennen. Cyclists come for the challenge of the hills and the beauty of the roads. Twitchers come to spot our unusual feathered visitors. And the rest of us love the romance and ideal family holiday location.


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