After staying in many holiday cottages over the years Gospenheale barn is up there with the best of them. We as a whole family have loved every minute. From Bob the dog, the beautiful birds, flocks of sheep in he nearby field and Bridget and David (the owners of the barn).
We couldn't have asked for anymore. Everything we could have wanted and more! From arriving on the Friday afternoon to a warm welcome from Bridget, David and Bob the dog. We were shown around the barn and within half an hour we realised that the barn was well equipped with everything to make our stay perfect,
On arrival we had freshly made scones from Bridget with cream and jam, also a bottle of milk, which was welcomed after a long journey needing a cup of coffee.
Throughout the week we had visits from both Bridget and David making sure our stay was going ok and to also give us guidance on places to visit.
We took their advice on visiting Crackington Haven, which was beautiful. If you have time visit for the sunset as I'm sure it would be beautiful. This barn is perfect for visiting different areas and St Ives was the longest journey, which took 1 hour roughly. We visited the following places also. Fowey (our favourite), St Austell, St Ives, Mevagissey, Crackington Haven, Charlestown, Looe, Padstow and many more. We would suggest that if you want to visit most of these to go early as they were very busy as we leaving to go to our next stop.
Once again we could not fault this barn and the owners. Fabulous! Only wish we lived a little closer to visit regularly.
Despite being conveniently tucked away off of the A30 Gospenheale Barn is very well located for exploring both locally and regionally. The barn itself has wonderful views and just the right balance of privacy for relaxation as well a sense of security from the very friendly surrounding community.
Given our unfortunately late arrival we were very surprised and grateful for the amount of items that Bridget and David had provided in the accommodation from bread, scones, juice and milk to games, Netflix and postcards it really was all there.
That also highlights the nature of the hosts who it is clear have paid great attention to the needs of guests in order to ensure that this is a truly hospitable and comfortable environment where one can really relax. We enjoyed a wonderful walk around the farm on our last day courtesy of David and I sincerely say that as a city dweller this is the epitome of 'getting away from it all'.
Gospenheale Barn is ideally situated as a jumping off point to explore Cornwall.
Conveniently but not intrusively(!) situated close to the A30, it was easy day tripping from here, and we explored far and wide!
I am lucky enough to have travelled extensively on business and developed somewhat of a critical eye for rooms, bathrooms, living areas and so on. Therefore, its easy for me to confidently say that Gospenheale provides an extremely high level of accommodation and facilities. Comfy beds, well equipped kitchen, nice little touches... it has it all.
The owners are also very friendly, welcoming and happy to help enhance your stay in any way.
Finally, Bob the Dog was always on hand for a play if needed. ;)
We had a lovely week staying at the barn. The location is ideal for North/mid Cornwall. The facilities are top-quality throughout. The owners, David and Bridget, are very helpful and recommended local places to eat, visit and shop. Highly recommend and we hope to visit again another time.
David and Bridget are the most amazing hosts and Bob the dog great entertainment. Absolutely everything is catered for in this lovely barn conversion and the cream tea a definite hit.
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