Water Mill Barn

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This delightful retreat is a laid-back home stay in the heart of Cornwall with open-plan living - perfect for a family getaway or couples' wanting a spacious bolt-hole.

At a Glance

From £772 for a long weekend or mid week break.
Family friendly Farmstays Off the beaten track Al Fresco eating Baby on Board Rolling gardens Travel cot and highchair Dog friendly Wood Burner Parking Country Houses Super King Bed
This lovely cottage is perfect for those wanting to hide away from it all but are close enough to explore both the lovely north Cornish coast around Padstow, Rock and Polzeath, and the more sheltered south coast around Fowey and Charlestown. A lovingly converted barn, it boasts gorgeous oak wooden flooring throughout the ground floor and three spacious bedrooms (two en suite) upstairs.

Masses of windows, complete with plantation shutters, overlook a fish-filled pond and create flood lit space making it a lovely spot to curl up on the copious sofas with a good book or just gaze out of the window. The huge wood burning soap stone stove means you'll be toasty warm during winter months, whilst a huge ship's beam runs the full length of the barn, said to have originally been salvaged from a wrecked Spanish galleon. There's a 42 inch television for film nights plus a Sonos sound system to play your favourite tunes. Additionally, there's a small office between the dining and sitting area for those who need to catch up on work or emails.


The generously-sized kitchen has everything you need to create culinary masterpieces for you and your clan, including an electric three-oven range cooker with induction hob, Nespresso coffee machine and American style fridge-freezer with ice maker (for those necessary cocktails). There's plenty of workspace with an island whilst stable doors lead to the utility room where you can find a washing machine and tumble dryer.

There's a large dining table just in front of the kitchen with a large dresser housing all of the crockery and glassware - perfect for long, lazy lunches and decadent dinners.


Take the stairs to the first floor and you'll find three super-spacious bedrooms - two bedrooms with king size beds and one with a zip and link bed which can either be made up as twin beds or as a superking size double - let us know your preference when booking. Festooned with luxury linens, cushions and throws, you'll be guaranteed a good nights' sleep. Two of the bedrooms are en suite and have shower rooms and all bedrooms have a television plus high, vaulted ceilings and under floor heating meaning you'll be snug in winter.


You're spoilt for choice when it comes to bathing -the two en suites have showers (perfect for a wake-me-up in the morning) whilst the family bathroom has a gorgeous free-standing roll top bath and shower. Downstairs in the Utility there's also a walk-in shower and loo. All bathrooms have under floor heating and come compete with heated towel rails to ensure towels are warm and fluffy.

Outside space

Take a step outside and you'll find a pretty patio complete with gas-fired barbeque, tables, chairs and parasol - everything you would need for a spot of alfresco dining! Additionally, there's a small grassed terrace and over 40 acres of fields - with mown paths - for you to explore. Just perfect. Please take care with children as there are ponds in the grounds.


Two dogs are very welcome at Water Mill Barn. We charge £30 per dog per week or short day.


Water Mill Barn has WiFi so if you need to keep in touch with the outside world you can.


There is a large car parking area immediately beside the cottage.

In the Area

Head to the nearest pub, the Victoria Inn, for a good selection of St Austell beers and a spot of good pub grub. Within twenty minutes you'll find a host of places to eat, from Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant in Padstow to fabulous tea rooms - there's plenty of information left at Water Mill Barn for you to help you find your perfect spot.

Make your way to the north coast for miles of rugged coastline and sandy beaches - perfect for surf lovers or families wanting a sun-filled day on the beach. Explore the Camel Estuary for water sports and its famous trail which you can walk or take your bike on. Port Isaac is a gorgeous little town (famed for the television series Doc Martin) and great for exploring the narrow streets filled with galleries and shops.

Travel to the south coast and you'll find idyllic, secluded coves with protected beaches - ideal for families. There are plenty of quaint fishing villages to exploe such as Charlestown (made famous in the recent series of Poldark, masquerading as Truro) and the oh-so-pretty seaside town of Fowey.


'Bill and Eddy were excellent hosts and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Water Mill Barn, or returning for another visit' - August 2018

'Thank you so much for a wonderful break at Watermill Barn. We hope to be back again soon and visit again after baby number two arrived. Watermill Barn is absolutely stunning and we couldn't have wished for a better week away as a family' - April 2018

'Thank you for a lovely stay in Watermill Barn, it has been really good. Everything we needed was here - we look forward to returning' - March 2018

'It was fabulous and we loved it so much' - December 2017

'Wonderful property and owners very friendly and helpful' - October 2017

'A really lovely place to stay - luxurious comfort!' - September 2017

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Weekly rates:
  • 1 Jan - 7 Feb £1029
  • 7 Feb - 21 Feb £1284
  • 21 Feb - 28 Mar £1029
  • 28 Mar - 25 Apr £1588
  • 25 Apr - 16 May £1284
  • 16 May - 20 Jun £1588
  • 20 Jun - 11 Jul £1927
  • 11 Jul - 22 Aug £2142
  • 22 Aug - 19 Sep £1927
  • 19 Sep - 17 Oct £1029
  • 17 Oct - 24 Oct £1284
  • 24 Oct - 12 Dec £1029
  • 12 Dec - 19 Dec £3213
  • 19 Dec - 31 Dec £2142
Short breaks:
  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.
  • A 13 deposit & £30 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £30 per pet per week or short break
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