One of five beautifully converted barns which, along with The Farmhouse, now form the peaceful farm hamlet of Trenarlett, Ben's Barn is a very spacious luxury cottage for two; romantic, cosy and comfortable but also eco-friendly, top quality and with great attention to detail. Tucked away down a quiet lane on the side of the Camel Valley, enjoy the wonderful surroundings in this truly relaxing hideaway. Sit in your own sunny enclosed private garden with the morning papers and later maybe a glass of wine whilst the barbecue gets going! Opportunities for walking and cycling are endless, not least with the Camel Trail at the bottom of the lane. Bodmin Moor, numerous beaches, the Coast path and unlimited places of interest for days out are all close by. Though totally detached and independent from each other, any of the cottages can be booked together for larger parties and the Farmhouse operates as a Bed and Breakfast, handy for extending your stay maybe, or for any friends/family who may wish to join you for a few days. The surrounding three villages each have a well stocked shop, post office and thriving pub, between them serving a wide variety of food and ales and a warm welcome, even in winter with their real fires! Away from it all yet with loads to see and do all around you, Ben's Barn is the perfect base and is well equipped with everything you need for a truly relaxing holiday. See also information on Barney's Cottage, Dickins Cottage, Hetty's and The Snug. Check out additional services available via the owners.
Kitchen/Diner: Fridge, freezer, electric cooker with double oven and ceramic hob, dishwasher, microwave, slow-cooker.
Lounge: Smart TV, DVD player, woodburner.
Bathroom: Freestanding bath, walk in thermostatic shower, w.c., basin, washer/dryer.
Bedroom: Superking bed (6' - may be unlinked to twin 3' - please order in advance) wardrobe, dressing table, bedside units, french doors to bridge leading to garden.
GARDEN & PARKING: Feature cobbled approach and parking area to front (please take care as uneven and may be slippery when wet). Good sized private enclosed garden to rear with lawn and seating area, garden furniture, barbecue. Parking for 2 cars. Please note that access to the garden for dogs is out of the front door and through the side gate.
Changeover Day: Saturday - arrival - 4:00pm - departure - 9:30am.
Pets Welcome: £20 per pet per week Information about bringing your pet. Please note that dogs are not permitted upstairs at all or on lounge furniture - a stairgate is available on request if helpful
Power and Heat: Electricity and oil included in rent; oil fired hot water/underfloor heating, 2 heated towel rails bathroom, woodburning stove lounge.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels provided (please bring your own beach towels). Please order unlinked beds in advance.
Baby Equipment: Travel cot available on request; other equipment may be hired - see hire page.
Shop: 1.5 mls Pub: 1.5 mls
NOTES: No smoking. WiFi provided. Important information about internet usage. Call box 1.5 mls, mobile reception varies. Information about mobile phone coverage.
- Saturday Changeover day
- 1 Bedroom
- 1 Bathroom
- Sleeps 2
- 3 Pets allowed
- WiFi Available
- Bed Linen Included
- 1.7 miles to a pub
- Countryside Views
- Towels Included
- Travel cot
- 1.7 miles to a restaurant
- 9 miles to a beach
- Fire or Stove
- Washing Machine
- Tumble dryer
If ever there was a place to fully appreciate the stark beauty of the Cornish landscape, Bodmin Moor has to be it. With endless sweeping vistas in every direction, tumbled outcrops of granite, and inviting paths and tracks to explore, this area of Cornwall is a walker's paradise. The famous Jamaica Inn is sited here, with all its literary and historical associations. With plenty of sheep and moorland ponies wandering freely (be sure to keep your dog under control!) you can almost imagine you have been transported back to those bygone days. More recently, of course, the moor was used extensively for filming on the new adaptation of Poldark. When the dashing Mr Poldark gallops across your screen, you may well be seeing the scenery of the moor in the background. A large part of the moor has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. This region also has its fair share of Arthurian legends, another facet which lends a mysterious air to the landscape, and an extra depth to Cornwall's rich and varied history, and of course who can forget the rumours of the Beast of Bodmin Moor? The many other attractions, including the National Trust's Lanhydrock House, the verdant and flourishing Tamar Valley, historic sites such as castles, the Bodmin and Wenford Railway, and plenty of evidence of Cornwall's mining legacy, make this area a must-see.
We have stayed here before and in the 4 year interim the very high standard of this property had not declined one jot. Nothing was amiss and the standard is excellent - as a seasoned cottage hire couple, Ben's Barn, in our experience, is way above the 'norm'. We would recommend to anyone with a high level of confidence.Mr ALAN HUDSON - 29th October 2018
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Ben's Barn. Very homely with everything provided and plenty of space for two. The bathroom was huge with a luxurious bath, and the big bed very comfortable. The dog loved the garden and running in the secure paddock. It is well positioned for exploring north Cornwall and the owners were very helpful and friendly. We will be returning!Mrs W - 20th October 2018
The property was perfect - very spacious, comfortable and homely.Mrs Rosemary Henry - 1st October 2018
Tranquil setting, everything you could need is provided. First class service, a property that we have returned to many times. We feel like it is our second home.Mr Anthony Caulton - 28th May 2018
Beautiful property can not fault.Miss Samantha Ford - 23rd April 2018
Ben's barn is in the most glorious peaceful location. The property is outstanding and it is so good to find a place with such high standards which also allows dogs. We will definitely be returning! Outstanding holiday accommodation, would recommend most highly.Mrs Helen Bettelley - 16th April 2018
Excellent accommodation, have been a few times and will return in the future, thank you! Miss Samantha Ford - 26th March 2018
Fabulous property, really comfortable and well equipped, very relaxing week. Second time we've stayed and will return in the future. Mr Robert Haynes - 12th March 2018
The cottage was just lovely and the owners are so nice and make you feel so welcome. Mrs T Thatcher - 1st January 2018
One of the best cottages we have stayed in. Mr Roger Ketteringham - 13th November 2017
This was my third visit to Ben's Barn and, as always, it was perfect. The property is spotless, well equipped and so perfect for a relaxing holiday. The owners always make me feel welcome and are very friendly, without being intrusive. It is very dog friendly and the dogs are made as welcome as the people. My two dogs love it and the close proximity to the Camel Trail make it perfect for walks. Another great holiday. Can't wait to return.Mrs D St Paul - 30th October 2017
Very good service from Cornish horizons. The cottage was perfect and situated in a lovely part of Cornwall. The owners were very helpful. We had a wonderful holiday and would highly recommend the cottage and so would our two dogs!Mrs Carol Forster - 23rd October 2017
Excellent holiday cottage in a lovely quiet location.Mr A Caldwell - 9th October 2017
A wonderful welcome and a well equipped property which had everything we needed for a great holiday. Mrs S Hopewell - 26th August 2017
We loved the location of Ben's Barn. The farm was so quiet, we had everything we needed in the cottage, plenty of space for the baby and the dog and the owners were so nice! Really helpful about the cottage and the area. Doesn't take long to get to the beach and there are so many to visit! We will definitely be going back, the dog loved it! Mrs Sarah Jacques - 7th August 2017
It is a fantastic property of the highest standards, can't praise it enough.Mrs suzanne harris - 7th July 2017
The best accommodation we have had the pleasure to stay in during our 25 years of visiting Cornwall. The highest quality of service from start to finishMr Anthony Caulton - 30th May 2017
Ben's Barn is an outstanding holiday property in a beautiful peaceful situation. Don't miss visiting the Snail Pace cafÃ© just round the corner along the Camel trail!Mrs Helen Bettelley - 24th April 2017
Very good property. Lovely people looking after them too.Mr John Dunstall - 10th April 2017
This stay was our second at Bens Barn and we will no doubt return in the future. This must be one of the best holiday lets in Cornwall.Mr Andy Wilkins - 18th October 2016
Ben's Barn is an excellent holiday cottage. Every facility you require is provided, easily accessible and is of real quality.Mr Anthony Caulton - 20th September 2016
The barn was very well equipped, even down to a slow cooker and garlic crusher. It was well maintained and superbly clean. Had a very relaxing happy stay with worn out dogs!Mrs C Skorecki - 11th April 2016
Lovely relaxing holiday in a beautiful cottage in a great location.Mrs M E King - 29th March 2016
Could not fault this property and location, would not hesitate to recommend to family and friends. 10/10.Mrs W - 20th July 2015
Shall I tell you a secret? Do you promise not to tell? Ben's Barn is a truly fantastic cottage in such a peaceful setting. The hosts are so friendly and welcoming. We just didn't want to leave. Can't wait to return in September!!Mr C - 12th May 2015
In 20 years of visiting the Padstow area we were overjoyed to find Ben's Barn. Luxurious fixtures and fittings, fantastically friendly hosts in a peaceful and tranquil setting. Top, top quality at an extremely affordable price. We will certainly be returning to Ben's Barn in 2015. Counting the days already.Mr C - 25th September 2014
Access Statement for Ben's Barn
The property details provide you with details of on which floor the rooms will be found, if any bedrooms have en suite bathrooms, what width the beds are, etc. The following should be read in conjunction with the property details.
The information provided in this statement is intended to be as comprehensive as possible so that prospective occupants may make an informed decision as to the viability of this property for their purposes. However, since the information provided is sometimes the authors opinion and such matters as measurements cannot be relied on to be accurate to within 3 centimeters note that this access statement is for guidance only. Any information in this statement which is crucial for the purposes of your stay should be checked before proceeding with booking. There is no substitute for a personal conversation after all.
•We are part of an agency and bookings / enquiries can be made via email, fax or phone
•We can provide information in large print [or Braille] on request
Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
Approach: Country lane followed by made up farm track, suitable for normal cars
Parking area /drive: Compressed gravel drive changing to old cobbles into cobbled parking and turning area - uneven and may be slippery when wet
Allocated space: Yes, on cobbles immediately outside cottage
Distance from entrance door: 2 meters
Approach to entrance door: Cobbles then single granite step to front door
Inside the property
Main Entrance & Reception
Entrance door: Large stable door (900mm wide) with one step at the entrance
Threshold/steps: There is a mobility threshold only to the actual door
Entrance into entrance area open to kitchen/diner on left with door off to right into lounge
Worktops, hob and sink all standard height of c. 900mm
Oven: Under worktop, double oven/grill
Oven doors: Side opening bottom oven, top oven/grill is pull down
Sink taps: Easy Levers
Free space between units: Spacious
Lighting: Spot lights on ceiling and under cupboard lights above worktops
Fridge: Under worktop: Capacity 4.6 litres
Freezer: Under worktop: Capacity 3.6 litres
The Dining room is open plan with the kitchen
Table legs: On each corner of 1100 x 850 wooden table, 4" square legs
Chairs / bench: Moveable, 4 farmhouse style wooden chairs, Chair with arms available on request.
Free space between walls / furniture: There is reasonable space around all furniture and it can be moved around to suit if guests so wish
The Lounge Is off the main entrance area via half glazed door
Upholstered seating: 2 comfy 2-seater sofas with proper back cushions
Seat heights: Standard height furniture.
A rise and recline chair may be available on request with prior notice.
Free space between furniture: Spacious room
TV with remote control (rc) Incorporating teletext, freeeview and radio channels DVD/CD player with r/c
Stairs off Lounge 3 winders then straight flight with rail to small landing with 2'9" doors to
Bed height floor to top of mattress c 65cm or 26" - this is a high quality 6' superking size zip and link bed
Duvets and pillows: Quality synthetic (anti allergy)
Aerial point for additional TV if you bring one
Free space between furniture: Spacious
Can bed(s) be easily moved? If necessary, they split, are not that heavy and are on gliders
Bath Oversize 1800 x 800 free-standing double ended type, No hand rails
Sink: Is in a cabinet so no leg room underneath, but sturdy to hold on to.
Shower: Low level (50mm) 1200 x 900 shower tray, 3 sides glass, door at front, A sturdy shower chair is available on request with prior notice
Shower controls accessibility
Chest height - accessible from seated position, adjustable head height.
Basin and bath taps:Lever tap to sink, lever controls for shower & bath taps, barrel to turn to open/close waste on bath.
Free space in bathroom: Spacious
Toilet transfer space: Not easy from sides but possible
Grounds and Gardens
Garden/Lawn: Good sized lawned area of private rear garden accessed over bridge from bedroom or can be accessed from downstairs by slope instead but this is grass and may be tough going for a wheelchair, especially if wet. Front is a cobbled area with pots etc, chippings to side
Patios and paths: Paths and patio area are all either cobbles or chippings (gravel) Private chippings patio in rear garden with garden furniture
Exit to Garden: Via front door and up slope/steps or upstairs out of rear french doors.
Easy accessibility of garden: Not easy for anyone who cannot do stairs or is in a wheelchair,but possible with assistance.
Mobile telephone reception in some parts of Cornwall is very patchy and may depend on your service provider. Please telephone them before you leave to find out likely coverage for the area, though reception at Trenarlett is generally fairly good.
Services to visitors with hearing impairment: None specifically
Services to visitors with visual impairment
Large print information available on request
Agency Contact details:
Cornish Horizons, The Cottage, 19 New Street, Padstow, Cornwall PL28 8EA
Telephone: 01841 533 331
Fax: 01841 533933
We welcome your feedback to help us continuously improve. If you have any comments on this access statement please contact the Property Manager at Cornish Horizons.
Created: February 2014
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