Access to Meadow Barn is via a country leading to the outskirts of Porthleven. You will immediately feel relaxed as you arrive in the farm yard, with the neighbouring farm house to the right and the converted barns to the left.
Four large bedrooms comfortably sleep 6 guests in a super-king, double and two single rooms which are all are a good size. A cot is also available. The king bedroom has an ensuite and there is also a large family bathroom. The layout makes it perfect for multigenerational groups where grandparents may want to stay in the room with the ensuite which is beyond the kitchen, while the younger generations share the other ‘wing’ with the larger bathroom.
The living area is a large, bright, elongated space facing the garden. The living room with wood burner occupies one side of the room, the country dining table in the middle and the large kitchen to the other side . Along with the lovely wood beam vaulted ceiling, there is plenty of space for everyone. Beyond the kitchen is a good size utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and iron. You are free to enjoy the well stocked library of games, DVDs, books and maps and the very popular football table!
The large, open kitchen has a breakfast bar and stools and is big enough to make a family feast for those who love to cook. There is lots of cupboard space and everything you need.
French doors open to the large patio and garden – a lovely space to relax in with the garden furniture and BBQ for true alfresco dining. There is a fire pit in the middle of garden, wonderful for sitting around at night, roasting marshmellows and watching for shooting stars. This is what families memories are made of! After a day exploring beaches and sights, more energetic visitors can continue their fun and games with a friendly game of croquet on the large lawn.
Guests also enjoy a separate games room which is equipped with a table tennis table, climbing wall and rowing machine. Inside the games room you will also find plenty of spare buckets, spades and beach balls. For outdoor types there’s a hose pipe outside to wash down your boards and wetsuits. You can hang them safely on Meadow Barn’s back fence to dry. There is also bike storage.
There are two shallow steps inside Meadow Barn, as well as a shallow step into the property. It is otherwise on one level and the outside patio is also accessible for wheelchair users. If you are considering coming with a wheelchair please call us and have a chat. We are happy to send dimensions so that you can be sure the property suits your needs. In the past we have had wheelchair users holiday very successfully at Meadow Barn.
Meadow Barn is just a few minutes away from Porthleven with its sandy beach and close to the beautiful beaches on both the north and south coast. Porthleven has a number of local pubs and award winning restaurants and cafes to choose from. It is close to many of the popular attractions of Cornwall such as St Michael’s Mount, The Minack Theatre and the Tate St Ives. You may prefer to stay local and be tempted into strolling the local countryside walks right outside the door.
There is no wifi in this property because of its rural location. There is good 4G signal and we would advise you buy extra data bundles if you think you will need it or download before you arrive.
The owners, Jane and Antony, live in the old farmhouse next door. If they are around they like to greet guests of arrival and are on hand to suggest special places to visit on your holiday that you won’t find in the guidebooks. They both love walking the coast path, kayaking in the dozens of sandy and rocky beaches and enjoying their Cornish life! Their adventurous springer/lab is called Bilbo and is very friendly. He is not allowed in Meadow Barn but may like to ‘visit’ if he smells a BBQ!
Please be aware that the garden is not fully secured for dogs off of leads. The owners friendly farm dog may occasionally wander so we kindly ask you to be responsible for your pet at all times.
Meadow Barn accepts dogs.
No Wifi. Good 4G coverage.
Bed linen and towels / Hairdryer / Linen and towel refresh for two-week breaks /
Cots and highchairs are available on request.
We loved our stay here. Walking to the village was very do-able if you don't mind the hill back! And we were very central for surrounding villages. Loved the scones and cream as a welcome treat, and Jane it was so lovely to meet you and your hubby. We could not have asked for a more helpful host. Enjoyed the peaceful garden, great showers, warm interior, ample kitchen and even laundry.
We visited in February half term and had a fantastic time playing table tennis and watching well chosen selections of films in front of the log burner. A very comfortable house. When the sun came out we enjoyed taking walks and eating ice cream in Porthleven, which has lovely restaurants, a beach and great surf. Jane and Antony are very friendly and offer great suggestions for things to do locally. An awesome place to have a holiday! We look forward to staying again.
We had a great week, the barn is in a beautiful setting and extremely well equipped and easily accommodated our two families. The furnishings are to a hight standard, the kitchen well equipped, with everything thought of. The Barn has plenty of outside space for the children to play and a lovely patio area inclusive of a fire pit which our husbands enjoyed, as did the children toasting marshmallows. The play barn entertained both little and big kids (adults!) as did the table football in the lounge. The Barn is in a lovely location with easy access to some beautiful beaches, Perranuthnoe in particular.
We returned for our second week at Meadow Barn in May. Its a wonderful cottage, loads of space, clean with good facilities. The kids love the football table and outdoor play barn, plus Bilbo the dog. Lots of outdoor space and the owners make you feel really welcome. There is loads to do in the area, even after two weeks we still have more places to go.
We stayed for a week in July with friends and had a great time. The barn is huge. We loved the light and airy open living space, the rest of the rooms are a good size and I particularly appreciated the super king size bed. Really well equipped as well, the BBQ and outside table was well used, a good choice of DVDs and books and the table football is a nice touch. The garden is really great for kids and feels private and peaceful, the owners helpful and friendly. Really well situated in a beautiful area with the charm of Porthleven and the facilities of Helston a short drive away. Perfect base for our holiday.