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Brocks Barn Coastal Cottage in Lostwithiel, Cornwall

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sleeps 3
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Brocks Barn Coastal Cottage description

Holiday home
Ideally located in a peaceful courtyard close to the owner's home is this delightful barn conversion, set in the tiny hamlet of Sweetshouse. At just seven miles from Bodmin, this wonderful property is also conveniently placed for the charming town of Fowey. The cottage itself has been constructed from local stone and tastefully decorated. Featuring a light and airy open-plan living space, the property offers magnificent views over the rolling pastures to the moors of Bodmin beyond. The cottage is well placed for all local amenities and activities and makes an exciting place to stay, no matter what time of year you choose to visit.

Located in the Fowey river valley is the charming peaceful town of Lostwithiel. Set amidst woods and fields, this peaceful settlement is renowned as a centre for the antiques trade and there are several shops and dealers in the town itself as well as a fine collection of country pubs, restaurants and a thriving farmer's market. Nearby is the National Trust property, Lanhydrock House, in addition to the world famous Eden Project, shipwreck museum and tall ships harbour at Charlestown. The local coastline also makes a fabulous place for a day out, offering long sandy beaches as well as dramatic cliffs and dunes. Centrally placed for a wonderful holiday in Cornwall, the little village of Lostwithiel will leave visitors enchanted by the charms of this mythical region.

Cornwall's visitors are constantly tempted back to the beautiful coastline, tiny fishing villages, hidden coves and the world-class surfing. Whatever the reason, Cornwall has long cemented its place as one of Britain's premier holiday destinations.

Electric heating with cast iron log burner-style electric stove in sitting area. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, CD player. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Off road parking for 2 cars. Enclosed patio area with garden furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1.5 miles. Note: Welcome pack of groceries provided.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Rural location

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Mr Doherty
March 2016
Our first stay in a Sykes Cottage and we were not disappointed. We'll be staying in cottages wherever possible now instead of going to hotels. Our host was very welcoming. Brocks Barn was in beautiful surroundings with several popular destinations nearby.
Mrs Woolsey
March 2015
A lovely quiet location, with wondrous wildlife and birds. All facilities were top notch.
Mr Marsh
July 2015
A nice friendly greeting from the owners and it was a nice, relaxing place for a holiday away from it all.
Mr Bartram
September 2015
Brocks Barn is in an excellent location for any journey within Cornwall, as it is so central. The Barn was well equipped and it was very peaceful at all times. The owner was the perfect on-site hostess, available but never obtrusive.
Ms Chandler
November 2014
This was a lovely property and the hosts were very helpful. I would certainly recommend this property to others. It's in a great location.
Mr Harrison
August 2014
The location of the property was central and a perfect base to explore Cornwall. It was also very peaceful with great views and plenty of wildlife. The barn has been beautifully converted into a perfect holiday home and was very well equipped, clean and comfortable. We would definitely recommend Brocks Barn.
Mr Osborne
October 2014
The owner was very welcoming, very friendly and informative. The cottage was well positioned for visiting a lot of appealing places. Altogether a very good holiday, certainly inspired to return.
Mrs Hardiman
November 2014
An excellent property to stay in, nice and warm for winter. Each time we saw the owner she asked us if everything was ok. The views were lovely and we enjoyed the birds feeding outside and the wildlife, pheasants, squirrels and chickens. Centrally placed for a less commercialised Cornwall. We will definitely visit again.
Mrs Golley
November 2014
Brocks barn was lovely it was as good as pictured on your site and we had an enjoyable break. I would highly recommend it to anybody.
Mrs Cook
August 2014
This cottage is in a quiet location and is comfortable, clean and spacious enough for 3 people. The family are very welcoming and very helpful with things for you to see and do. Would definitely recommend this cottage to family and friends.
Miss Simmons
August 2014
Loved the cottage, ideal property great conversion. Welcoming owner and chickens!
Mr Wadsworth
July 2014
We enjoyed our week at Brocks Barn. No complaints at all. Everything was clean and we were very comfortable. Just as we expected. Would recommend to friends.
Mr Lewis
June 2014
We wanted a quiet location to relax and unwind, and Brocks Barn proved to be exactly what we wanted. The cottage is comfortable, spotlessly clean, and the welcome from the owners lovely. The wildlife, especially the birds were amazing, and we would come again just to see them. The welcome hamper when we arrived was very impressive, we especially appreciated the local produce in it, and the owners were on hand to happily advise on local attractions. This is the best cottage we have ever rented, and we certainly plan to return as soon as possible!
Mrs Cound
October 2013
Lovely location. The owners very friendly and helpful. Everything was perfect.
Mrs Steimbergh
December 2013
Lovely house. Absolutely clean and perfect condition. Owners very warm and very nice people. Good location. We are more than happy. 100% recommended.
Dr Kapetanios
April 2014
Felt like home, very friendly hosts.
Mrs Russell-Clark
September 2013
Lovely welcome, cottage easy to live in, nice kitchen with good fridge and a separate utility room and washing machine. Great location to explore Cornwall. On colder days the electric fire was great. Loved watching the birds on the feeders outside the cottage.
Mr Thomson
August 2013
The cottage was charming, exceptionally clean and well equipped. Very pleasant landlady provided lovely welcome hamper.
Mr Melcher
September 2013
An absolutely perfect home for holidays. Good place for visiting Cornwall.
Mr Snowdon
July 2013
The location of the property was quiet with countryside and wild life abounding, but still within easy access of many attractions. The owners were most welcoming, without being intrusive and their gift of a substantial welcome pack made for a lovely beginning to the holiday. The owners had obviously thought of all the possible details and needs of occupiers and the conversion had been carried out to a very high standard.
Mrs Bohn
August 2013
A lovely barn conversion very comfortable and cosy, every need was taken care of. Would highly recommend this delightful holiday cottage.
Mrs Proctor
June 2013
The barn was perfect for our little family. It was VERY clean and well presented. The location was excellent and allowed us to travel to all the places we wanted to visit.
Miss Wallage
November 2012
Loved the cottage. Owner was a lovely person to deal with, much thought went into our arrival and stay! Thanks for a great week!
Mrs Howard
October 2012
Brocks Barn is a real 'gem' and in an ideal location for exploring Cornwall and Devon. The accommodation is all you could wish for and the thoughtful touches provided by the owners were much appreciated.
Mrs Escot
November 2012
It was in a lovely position, watching the birds was great, the owners kindly replenished bird food daily which was needed and much appreciated. Lovely quiet spot. Ideal holiday location. Lovely people too.
Miss Sealy
September 2012
It was good accommodation. Many hours were spent watching the birds on the feeding station. The owner was so welcoming and left lots of provisions and toiletries.
Miss Knipe
July 2012
Lovely little cottage with friendly owners. They provided us with a great little hideaway.
Dr Smithson
August 2012
It was peaceful but within reach of lots of amenities.
Mr Albrighton
August 2012
Comfortable, relaxing holiday, in a beautiful setting within easy reach of a variety of locations and activities.
Mr Prinz
July 2012
A beautiful clean cottage with lovely hosts! Quiet and lots of lovely birds, squirrels and pheasants to see.
Mr Santos
July 2012
This property is ideal for a quiet break, near most attractions. The accommodation is very good, comfortable and clean. We highly recommend it.
Mr Phillips
July 2012
Very handy for a number of towns and the coast, but it was in the country so was nice and quiet.
Mr Stepniak
July 2012
We had a very lovely welcome and the house is so beautiful - it was great!
Mrs Gurney
June 2012
I was made to feel welcome and my privacy was respected. The cottage was very comfortable, compact and yet plenty of space. It was a good location for exploring the area as I had not been there before.
Mr Owen
October 2011
Brocks Barn was one of the best cottages we have stayed in. It was central to so many attractions. Another superb Sykes cottage!
Mr Rogers
February 2012
Peace and quite, and the view from the cottage was lovely. An ideal cottage for seeing local places of interest. The welcome pack was an added bonus and a very warm welcome. We will book again!
Mrs Robinson
August 2011
The warm welcome we received from the owners and family. The fact that they were there if needed but felt like you were alone. Overall a great place.
Mrs Moreland
October 2011
A well designed conversion in a good position for visiting all parts of Cornwall with excellent hosts. The location was very quiet and the birds were interesting and entertaining to watch. The large bed was very comfortable and the bedding was just right for the hot weather.
Mrs Pidgeon
June 2011
Superb welcome pack and very friendly welcome. Light, airy, spacious accommodation with lovely view and ideally situated for visits within a 30 mile radius.
Miss Craney
November 2010
The cottage was a perfect getaway, where you felt at home. It was beautiful, clean and well maintained. The owners were very welcoming and helpful and wanted to ensure you had everything to make your stay comfortable.
Mrs Atack
July 2011
Brocks Barn is an ideal location for visiting all areas of Cornwall. It was peaceful and a good variety of wild birds could be seen feeding just outside the french doors.
Mrs Beard
July 2011
The accommodation was perfect, everything you could want was there. The owner was very helpful and really nice. We enjoyed looking at all the wild life and the lovely cats. We were also very lucky with the weather, which made our stay perfect.
Ms Spence
November 2010
Surprised by the excellent standard and comfort of the property and the friendliness of the owner. Made very welcome.
Mr Floyd
September 2010
We loved the situation of Brocks Barn. We were met and made very welcome by the owner. Brocks Barn is very central for places to visit - the birds were incredible. Just a lovely atmosphere.
Mr Wyeth
October 2010
Beautiful cottage - very high standard of decor and furnishings. Lovely location for North and South coast of Cornwall.
Miss Bourke
September 2009
The countryside setting, wildlife, domestic and farm animals. The privacy. The close location to the coast. The warm welcome and the welcome groceries.
Mrs Workman
October 2009
Extremely helpful and co-operative landlady.
Mr Mrs Roberts
July 2010
The owner kindly provided a lovely 'welcome pack' of groceries. We also appreciated being entertained by the birds on the bird feeders! The location was very convenient for key sites.
Mr Appel
September 2009
People in Cornwall were always friendly and helpful, especially our property owner who gave us a very warm welcome. Landscape and sights were beautiful and gorgeous.
Mrs Anderson
September 2009
Beautifully presented barn with excellent facilities, a perfect base for our holiday with easy access to all major Cornish attractions and beyond. Lovely welcome pack on arrival and very helpful owners. Would definitely go back.
Mrs Amos
August 2009
This was an outstanding property in a beautiful area. The property is decorated and equipped to a very high standard. The owner was very hospitable and helpful. It was easy to reach the tourist attractions of north Cornwall.
Mrs Paycha
July 2009
Owners are very kind people. They provided us with essential food on our arrival plus wine...
Mr Rivett
August 2009
The friendliness of the owners of the property. The location was excellent. We were in a good location to access areas of attraction and villages.
Mrs Hirschbiel
June 2009
The area, the barn, the owner, the landscape, the beaches and nice English people!
Mr Plunkett
May 2009
The Owners of Brocks Barn made us feel very welcome on arrival. Their welcome pack was also a very nice addition. The nearby wildlife was also a big plus.
Mr Dymond
April 2009
We went with a view to playing golf and managed to play 5 times. Lostwithiel Lanhydrock golf courses were within 10 minutes drive whilst there were 3 courses in and around St Austell all within 30 minutes drive. The weather was excellent which made the holiday. The accommodation really was 5 Star. The cottage is situated in a quiet lane with fantastic views over the Cornwall countryside.
Mr Davis
March 2009
The property was of an excellent standard and everything you could possibly need is provided. Location was ideal, situated in a quiet spot with lovely views across the fields, but also within easy reach of lots of the main attractions in this area. All in all an excellent place to spend a few days, highly recommended.
Mrs Hopkins
May 2009
The bird feeding station outside the lounge and bedroom window attracted many varieties and gives great pleasure.
Dr Whatling
February 2009
Loved it, great location and immaculate cottage.
Mr Chandler
October 2008
Very warm welcome and all round possibly the best place stayed in so far - couldn't really fault it at all. Very quietly located but within easy distance of all the places we wished to visit - Eden Project etc. Very highly recommended.
Mr Lord
November 2008
We thought the Barn was stylishly converted and well located in a lovely part of Cornwall.
Ms Caunter
January 2009
The whole weekend break was fantastic because of the atmosphere, location and first class accommodation. There was not one thing which we didn't like...... except that we didn't like going home after the short weekend break!
Mr Pruss
January 2009
This cottage is breathtaking! We received a very warm welcome and a package with some nice goodies. We definitely recommend this place if you are looking for some peace and quiet in one of the most beautiful areas in Britain.
Mr Metcalfe
July 2008
The Barn was of an excellent quality.The location was an excellent base in which to tour the area with magnificent views from the lounge.We could not have wished for a better cottage.
Mr Nelson
July 2008
Perfectly-formed barn conversion.We all had a wonderful time and would be happy to recommend to friends and family.
Miss Levin
July 2008
Excellent accomodation and location. Excellent welcome from the owners and a lovely gesture of a welcome tray. Would most definitely recommend and return to the cottage.
Ms Fluegel
June 2008
We enjoyed our holiday at Brock Barns very much. This is the ideal accommodation to make differtent trips to explore Cornwall. Brock Barns is a very nice and quiet cottage based in wonderful nature.
Mr Flack
November 2007
Lots of thoughtful touches on arrival from the friendly hosts.
Mrs Parker
May 2008
We had a great place to stay, lovely weather and lots of brilliant leisure/sight seeing activities to do. The cottage was in a great location with good local amenities. I have used Sykes cottages before and would have no hesitation to use them again as they provide a high standard of accommodation.
August 2014
I beautiful retreat in the most peaceful countryside. The barn is centrally located for all destinations within Cornwall.
Iain T
October 2015
we've just had a week at Brocks Barn and I have to say we had a wonderful time, the barn is excellent and we highly recommend it, everything you need is in the barn. we highly recommend Brocks Barn and the owners are an absolute delight and nothing is too much trouble. wonderful place and wonderful owners and cats and chickens :)
Kay C
July 2016
Our 19 year old daughter joined my husband and I for a lovely week at Brocks Barn. The cottage is a beautiful barn conversion with a fabulous skylight in the high ceiling in the lounge room which not only bathes the room in fabulous light but also keeps the room lovely and cozy. Michelle met us and showed us how everything worked. The cottage is very well equipped and there was not a mark on any of the paint work. Everything looked brand new. Michelle provided us with a lovely welcome basket and there were mini bottles of toiletries in the bathroom. The second bedroom was perfect for our daughter. The location was superb as it was an easy drive to just about anywhere in Cornwall. In fact, we traveled as far afield as Land's End. The approach to the cottage down a narrow country lane meant that there was no traffic noise - only the occasional car from a neighbouring property and a few people on horseback.
Sarah B
September 2013
Myself, my mother and my 8 year old daughter stayed in the lovely Brocks Barn this summer. Perfectly located for all the day trips we wanted to do, including Eden (twice). A very well presented two bedroom barn, all on one level, so perfect for my mother. The lovely welcome pack of milk, bread and some goodies was perfect after a 6 hour drive down to Cornwall. Sitting watching the beautiful birds on the feeder was a real highlight. Such a stunning setting, so quiet and relaxing. The owners was so helpful and friendly, I would highly recommend this lovely barn for a trip to Cornwall.
August 2013
Wow, well what can I say about Brocks Barn? I don't think there are enough nice words to describe everything about our stay at Brocks Barn. We arrived early and were greeted by Michelle who showed us around the cottage. Not only were we shown around but Michelle also discussed various ideas of things to do while in town which was great considering we had a 5 year old to keep entertained. The cottage was stunning inside and out. There was not a mark or a speck of dust anywhere and this is a credit to Michelle's hard work and commitment. Being only a 2 minute drive from the lovely little town of Lostwithiel was perfect, plenty of restaurants and things to do. But this was also a great central location for Bodmin, the Eden Project, Restormal Castle and many more. The welcome hamper left by Michelle for us (and all guests I assume) was great as well. Was just a shame my partner is 7 months pregnant so we couldn't enjoy the wine. Brocks Barn will always hold great memories for me as it was where I proposed to my girlfriend while watching a meteor shower!!! I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone and everyone. You really could not find a better cottage, owner or location. Thank you Michelle and family for letting us stay :)
December 2011
Very friendly owners, lovely quiet position. The conversion of the barn had been well planned, with plenty of room in the shower etc. Lack of low level hooks for shorter people otherwise ideal for us. Never a dull moment watching the birds visiting the well stocked feeders - siskins, goldfinches etc and the tame pheasant !
April 2012
Had a lovely week at the cottage. Home from home. Very quite and relaxing. The owners where really nice. And it was in a good location. Will be going back again
September 2012
We were greeted by the lovely owner Michelle who showed us round the property and made us feel at home. A lovely touch was the welcome basket filled with goodies such as Cornish biscuits, fresh baked bread, local eggs, bottle of wine etc. A very good start to the holiday! The cottage was lovely inside - very light and airy. Lovely bathroom with a good shower and bedroom with a very comfy bed. The location is amazing down a very narrow country lane (in fact I did wonder if we were driving down a private driveway at one stage!) The cottage overlooks open countryside and has the added advantage of a well stocked bird feeder right in front of the patio window - very entertaining whilst eating your breakfast or having a G&T; in the evening. We really loved this cottage and the location (good for visiting all the sights) and are hoping to return next year.
September 2010
Excellent accomodation. Very clean & comfortable. Very welcome food hamper & smellies. Very friendly & helpful family.
November 2010
We has a fantasic time ,and loved to some back each day ,to sit and watch the birds feed,to hang your washing our and be kissed by the cows in the next field,was awesome,A lovely family who were ,like having friends to stay with
July 2010
Extremely comfortable for two as the second bedroom could be used for storing clothes etc - no hanging facility in main bedroom. The owner was very helpful, the cottage very clean and the location was ideal for us as it was central to the area we wished to explore. The birdlife attracted to the garden was a bonus, all in all an experience we would wish to repeat.
December 2009
We spent the best holiday we ever had!!! The barn was very cosy. The owner of the house was very friendly, very obliging. We are spending a lot of time in telling about the great holiday. And we will kept it in nice memerys. We would recommend the house in every time. And we wish we could come to Cornwall one time again... We wish you all merry christmas and a happy new year!!!
December 2009
The cottage was close to Lostwithiel and Fowey, which were major bonus points. It was lovely and quiet set in the countryside.The owners were polite and made you feel very welcome and comfortable. Thoughtfully they gave us a welcome pack, with everything we could need. A great stay and we would recommend it highly.
Mike, Karin + Vicky
December 2009
Following narrow roads behind high hedges we found a hidden jewel - the Brok's Barn. This cosy cottage has enchanted us from the first moment on. The warm welcoming made us feel like home soon. The cottage is situated perfectly to discover Kernow near and far as well as the vicinal Southwest of England. We are grateful for our time spending here and the hospitality we received.
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