The Cornish Place

  • Location: Countryside
    Stithians for a few shops and a pub: 2 miles (6 mins by car)
    Gilly beach for swimming: 9 miles (20 mins by car)
    Portreath Beach for surfing: 9 miles (20 mins by car)
  • Cornwall Airport Newquay (NQY): 26 miles (45 mins by car)
    Bristol Airport (BRS): 164 miles (3hs by car)
    Airport transfer available on request
    Car recommended
    Free parking
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An introduction to The Cornish Place

How would you describe The Cornish Place in a nutshell?

The Cornish Place is a luxury holiday escape with a focus on sustainability. We’ve tried to create a place that allows people to relax and spend time together while celebrating the best of Cornwall.

What is the story behind The Cornish Place, what was your inspiration to create it?

We have been married for over 30 years and lived in London for most of our working lives. With our children, we always loved coming to Cornwall on holidays and it was that one place where everyone in our family was happy. There are nine years between our eldest and youngest, so finding something that everyone could do was sometimes hard in other destinations.

So we decided to buy a small holiday house here and always said that one day, we would create something to share with others. From our own experience travelling with kids, we felt we understood what made the perfect escape. A few years ago, we reached an age where we thought that if we kept putting it off, we’d never do it. So as soon as there was a break in the kids’ schooling, we decided to start!

But it took us a while to find the property that suited our needs and would work for holidaymakers too. The land we eventually found was 26 acres and surrounded by fields, so it’s very quiet with amazing rural views.

My background is in media and digital platforms while my wife has worked as an actuary, a teacher and a wedding cake maker. So we didn’t have any experience running something like this. We opened in the summer of 2020, right in the middle of the pandemic.

How would you describe the atmosphere and interior design of The Cornish Place?

The Barn and Stables were originally old granite farm buildings designed for animals, rather than humans. So it was a challenge refurbishing them and we were a bit ignorant at first about what was involved. But we found a very good builder to do the restorations and extensions that worked with the existing structures, as well as a garden designer to redesign the courtyard.

In November 2021, following the success of the first two cottages, we added a brand new building, the Dairy Shed, which, unlike the other buildings, has no steps and is suitable for wheelchairs or those with limited mobility. Despite being a new build, it was designed in a similar style to the other buildings to fit in with the farm’s aesthetic.

Our theme was “rustic luxury”, with stone walls and corrugated iron roofs but beautiful interiors, great facilities and high-quality fixtures and fittings. We didn’t approach it with a grand design idea or work with an interior designer, it was just what we liked.

In terms of atmosphere, our online reviews reveal some common themes: how relaxing the property is, like a little oasis. The views are beautiful — it’s very green with just a few Cornish mine chimneys in the distance. In the summertime, it gets quite busy on the beaches and people love coming back to the Cornish Place because it’s so calm.

That being said, it’s also quite communal, thanks to the courtyard and piggery where we serve cake each day. So you can socialise with other guests or enjoy your own space, with each building having its own garden. It’s also a place where parents can have a lazy morning while the kids run around in the fields as the property is very safe.

To you personally, what is so special about The Cornish Place?

I love the peace and quiet, and the views and sunsets are just amazing! There’s beauty all around you but it’s still very easy to get everywhere. The foodie hub of Falmouth is nearby and you can be at the beach or on the coast path in 15 or 20 minutes.

I think it’s also special because we live here and people know that we are available to answer any questions they might have or organise communal pizza nights. We want to offer experiences that add value and make people’s holidays more enjoyable.

Barn kitchen
Barn living room
Barn bathtub
Barn master bedroom
Barn hot tub
The Stables and courtyard
The Stables hot tub
Stables living area
Stables bedroom
Piggery and courtyard
Piggery
Shed courtyard
Shed kitchen
Shed bedroom
Dairy kitchen
Dairy dining area
Dairy living area
Dairy bedroom
Dairy bunk room
Dairy bathroom
Dairy bathroom
Dairy outside bath tub
Countryside

The Cornish Place rooms & rates

At the entrance is the carpark and guests get a wheelbarrow to take their bags to the cottages — kids always love this and it is often the highlight of their holiday! Near the entrance is a small gym that doubles as a woodshed where people can grab wood for their fireplaces, hot tubs and fire pits. There’s also a box here with free beach equipment — buckets, spades and crabbing lines — so people don’t have to bring their own.

A walkway leads to the Stables and the Barn, both of which overlook the courtyard, together with the Piggery where we have tables and chairs, a complimentary ice cream fridge and big windows overlooking the fields. The Dairy Shed is to the right of the courtyard and has a walkway that leads to a playfield with a football pitch and rugby posts. Behind that is the dog-walking field. We are very dog-friendly.

The Stables is L-shaped and has a front garden that faces the wildflower meadow. There are two bedrooms at one end and one bedroom at the other, with a kitchen and dining space in the middle. Being an old stable, it’s not as spacious as the other two cottages, but in the wintertime, it feels very cosy.

The Barn is much more rustic, with vaulted ceilings and beams, and has a garden that overlooks the fields where the sunsets. In addition to its large master bedroom with a bathtub, there is an open-plan living and dining space, plus a smaller bedroom off to one side that can be configured as a twin or a double.

The Dairy Shed has a vaulted ceiling in the main living and dining area and at one end of the building is the master bedroom. It has a bathtub and a large window overlooking the fields. There’s also a bunk room with a double bed at the base that is suitable for either kids or adults. This part is called The Dairy.

At the other end of the Dairy Shed is the Shed, a one-bedroom space that can be separated for couples wanting a private rental. It has its own kitchen, sofa and bathroom, plus an outdoor bath.

Outside of the main school holidays, the three-bedroomed Dairy Shed can be rented as a two-bedroomed cottage (The Dairy) or as a one-bedroomed cottage (The Shed).

  • The Stables for 6 people / 69 m²
    544.5 / night

    Unavailable

    • 2 Twin bedrooms
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Bathroom
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Kitchen
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace

    Your luxury space to unwind and relax whilst you stay in Cornwall. A cosy conversion from the original stone stables with wood-burning stove awaits you. Double aspect to private garden and communal courtyard!

    Converted from the existing Victorian stone stables and facing through the morning light onto the wildflower meadow, this 3 bedroomed cottage is perfect for family and friends to share.

    Master bedroom:
    Kingsize bed with ensuite shower room with rainfall shower

    Second bedroom:
    With twin beds that can be ziplinked for a superking

    Third bedroom:
    With twin beds that can be ziplinked for a superking

    The two bedrooms share a family bathroom with shower.

    Kitchen & Living area:
    Open plan kitchen/living area with woodburning stove. Kitchen with induction hob, single oven and grill, microwave, Dualit toaster, Nespresso coffee machine, cafetiere, boiling water tap, dishwasher, washer dryer

    Outdoor:
    Enclosed garden with barbecue and wood-fired hot tub, east facing for breakfast in the morning light

    Included:
    Underfloor heating throughout
    Woodburning stove
    Luxury welcome hamper of Cornish produce
    Bath and beach towels provided
    Egyptian cotton bedlinen, anti-allergy feather duvets
    Wifi, Bluetooth speakers, smart TV
    Ice creams and cake, board games and books in the Piggery
    Secure dog walking field
    Addition of highchair and cot if required
    Waffle bathrobes for adults
    Unlimited firewood (reasonable use), toilet roll, washing up liquid, dishwasher tabs, shower-gel, hand-wash, laundry detergent

  • The Dairy Shed for 6 people / 83 m²
    544.5 / night

    Unavailable

    • 1 Twin bedroom
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bunk room
    • 2 Shower rooms (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Kitchen
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace

    Your luxury space to unwind and relax whilst you stay in Cornwall. A large open plan kitchen/living area with vaulted ceiling and wood-burning stove awaits you. Even an outdoor bath for stargazing!

    Built from scratch in 2022 to blend in with our existing farm conversions, The Dairy Shed is the most spacious and contemporary of our cottages with beautiful countryside and sunset views. Outside of the main school holidays, the three-bedroomed Dairy Shed can be rented as a two-bedroomed cottage (The Dairy) or as a one bedroomed cottage (The Shed).

    Master bedroom:
    Superking four poster bed with ensuite shower room with rainfall shower

    Second bedroom:
    With twin beds that can be ziplinked for a superking and freestanding stone bath

    Third bedroom:
    Third bedroom with bunk beds suitable for adults (bottom bunk is a small double, top is a full single)

    The Dairy Shed has a shower room plus a bath in one bedroom, plus an ensuite shower room and outdoor bath in the main bedroom

    Kitchen & Living area:
    Large open plan kitchen/living area with vaulted ceiling and woodburning stove. Kitchen with induction hob, single oven and grill, microwave, Dualit toaster, Nespresso coffee machine, cafetiere, boiling water tap, dishwasher, washer dryer

    Outdoor:
    Outdoor bath for stargazing. Enclosed garden with large deck, barbecue and wood-fired hot tub, countryside and sunset views.

    Included:
    Underfloor heating throughout
    Woodburning stove
    Luxury welcome hamper of Cornish produce
    Bath and beach towels provided
    Egyptian cotton bedlinen, anti-allergy feather duvets
    Wifi, Bluetooth speakers, smart TV
    Ice creams and cake, board games and books in the Piggery
    Secure dog walking field
    Addition of highchair and cot if required
    Waffle bathrobes for adults
    Unlimited firewood (reasonable use), toilet roll, washing up liquid, dishwasher tabs, shower-gel, hand-wash, laundry detergent

  • The Barn for 4 people / 62 m²
    454.3 / night

    Unavailable

    • 1 Twin bedroom
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Shower room
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Kitchen
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)
    • Terrace

    Your luxury space to unwind and relax whilst you stay in Cornwall. A rustic conversion from the original stone barn with wood-burning stove awaits you. Stunning original beams and vaulted ceiling as well as sunset facing garden!

    Converted from the Victorian stone barn and facing west for stunning sunsets, this 2 bedroomed cottage is a perfect rustic hideaway.

    Master bedroom:
    Kingsize bed with roll top cast iron bathroom and door onto garden.

    Second bedroom:
    With twin beds that can be zip linked for a super king.

    The Barn has a shower room plus a bath in the main bedroom

    Kitchen & Living area:
    Open plan kitchen/living area with wood-burning stove. Kitchen with induction hob, single oven and grill, microwave, Dualit toaster, Coffee machine, cafetiere, boiling water tap, dishwasher

    Outdoor:
    Enclosed garden with barbecue and wood-fired hot tub, west facing to watch the sunset. Shed with washing machine and dryer.

    Included:
    Underfloor heating throughout
    Woodburning stove
    Luxury welcome hamper of Cornish produce
    Bath and beach towels provided
    Egyptian cotton bedlinen, anti-allergy feather duvets
    Wifi, Bluetooth speakers, smart TV
    Ice creams and cake, board games and books in the Piggery
    Secure dog walking field
    Addition of highchair and cot if required
    Waffle bathrobes for adults
    Unlimited firewood (reasonable use), toilet roll, washing up liquid, dishwasher tabs, shower-gel, hand-wash, laundry detergent

  • The Dairy for 4 people / 63 m²
    454.3 / night

    Unavailable

    • 1 Twin bedroom
    • 1 Bunk room
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Shower room
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Kitchen
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)
    • Terrace

    Your luxury space to unwind and relax whilst you stay in Cornwall. A large open-plan kitchen/living area with a vaulted ceiling and wood-burning stove awaits you. Cute bunkroom for adults or children alike.

    This cottage is the spacious 2 bedroomed end of The Dairy Shed when it is separated from the 1-bedroomed Shed. Outside of the main school holidays, the three-bedroomed Dairy Shed can be rented as a two-bedroomed cottage (The Dairy) or as a one bedroomed cottage (The Shed).

    Master bedroom:
    Twin beds that can be zip linked into a super king. Freestanding stone bath and sunset views.

    Second bedroom:
    Bunkroom with full-size single on top of a small double. Suitable for adults or children over 6.

    Kitchen & Living area:
    Large open plan kitchen/living area with vaulted ceiling and woodburning stove. Kitchen with induction hob, single oven and grill, microwave, Dualit toaster, Nespresso coffee machine, cafetiere, boiling water tap, dishwasher, washer dryer

    The Diary has a shower room plus a bath in one bedroom.

    Outdoor:
    Enclosed garden with large deck, barbecue and wood-fired hot tub, countryside and sunset views!

    Included:
    Underfloor heating throughout
    Woodburning stove
    Luxury welcome hamper of Cornish produce
    Bath and beach towels provided
    Egyptian cotton bedlinen, anti-allergy feather duvets
    Wifi, Bluetooth speakers, smart TV
    Ice creams and cake, board games and books in the Piggery
    Secure dog walking field
    Addition of highchair and cot if required
    Waffle bathrobes for adults
    Unlimited firewood (reasonable use), toilet roll, washing up liquid, dishwasher tabs, shower-gel, hand-wash, laundry liquid

  • The Shed for 2 people / 28 m²
    242 / night

    Unavailable

    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Kitchen
    • Terrace

    Your luxury space to unwind and relax whilst you stay in Cornwall. A cute bolthole for two with outdoor bath.

    This cottage is the one bedroomed end of the Dairy Shed, shut off with a double door and having its own beautiful kitchen. Outside of the main school holidays, the three-bedroomed Dairy Shed can be rented as a two-bedroomed cottage (The Dairy) or as a one bedroomed cottage (The Shed).

    Master bedroom:
    Contemporary four-poster super-king bed. Sofa and smart TV. Ensuite bathroom with rainfall shower

    Kitchen:
    Kitchen with induction hob, single oven and grill, microwave, Dualit toaster, coffee machine, cafetiere, boiling water tap, dishwasher

    The Shed has an ensuite shower room and outdoor bath.

    Outdoor:
    Enclosed garden with deck, barbecue, fire pit and outdoor cast iron bath.

    Included:
    Underfloor heating throughout
    Luxury welcome hamper of Cornish produce
    Bath and beach towels provided
    Egyptian cotton bedlinen, anti-allergy feather duvets
    Wifi, Bluetooth speakers, smart TV
    Ice creams and cake, board games and books in the Piggery
    Secure dog walking field
    Waffle bathrobes
    Unlimited firewood (reasonable use), toilet roll, washing up liquid, dishwasher tabs, shower-gel, hand-wash, laundry liquid

Included in the rates
Rates include a welcome hamper of Cornish produce, cakes and ice creams, board games and books in the Piggery and firewood.
Optional extras
Availanle on request: Spa treatments, Yoga classes, Private chef, Baby & Dog sitting (all subject to availability).
Extra charges
There is an extra cleaning fee of £50 per stay if you bring your dog. EV Charging:-3 or 4 day stay £40 EV Charging: 7 day stay £60
Children & Extra beds
This is a wonderful place for kids. We have a play field with football goal, rugby and netball posts and associated balls. There is also a ping pong table in the Courtyard with bats and balls in the Piggery. There is plenty of room for kids to let off steam in a car-free environment. We can provide high chairs and wooden cots (with a bottom sheet only).
Minimum stay
3 - 7 nights (check calendar for dates)
Check in time
after 16:00
Check out time
before 11:00

Facilities & services

  • Terrace
  • Children welcome
  • WiFi
  • Bar
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Babysitting on request
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • Courtyard
  • Whirlpool/Plunge pool
  • Central heating
  • BBQ area
  • Iron & Board
  • Gym
  • Pets welcome
  • Hair dryer

There’s a small gym onsite and all of the cottages have wood-fired hot tubs that we light so they are warm when guests arrive. All of the wood is provided for fireplaces and fire pits and there’s an EV charging point in the carpark, although it’s an extra charge for this.

We try to include as much as we can so that guests have all of their core travel needs catered for on arrival. All of the kitchens are fully stocked with organic dishwashing liquid and the bathrooms have toiletries and bath salts from local suppliers. Bath towels and beach towels are provided, as are dry bags to take to the beach and portable barbecues.

A goodie bag filled with bread, milk, crisps, cheese, butter and treats is provided on arrival and it comes in a nice tote that guests can keep. We’ve tried to champion local producers and reduce packaging and waste wherever possible.

All of the cottages have a barbecue with charcoal and firelighters, plus there’s a pizza oven that guests can hire (additional charge). We are also starting to provide ready meals made by a local Cornish chef, which are a popular option for the first night when guests arrive.

While we stop short of insisting that guests must bring a dog, we really do love dogs staying here! All of our cottages are dog friendly.

Things to do in Cornwall & Gwennap

  • Art / Culture
  • Wildlife / Animals
  • Massages / Treatments
  • Yoga classes
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Horseback riding
  • Scuba diving
  • Sailing / Kayaking
  • Boat trips
  • Fishing

After booking, we provide guests with a very detailed welcome guide filled with things to see and do in the area. We are in the wild part of Cornwall, around 25 minutes’ drive from the Helford River and Frenchman’s Creek where there are brilliant kayaking trips. We’re also just 10 minutes from Stithians Lake, which is known for its water sports and sailing courses. There are also some climbing centres near us, including Via Ferrata Cornwall where you can go zip lining and rock climbing, as well as a quad biking centre.

There are lots of National Trust gardens and houses around us and a few castles dotted throughout the area. Several film adaptations of Rosamunde Pilcher books have also been filmed nearby, which may be of interest to guests. In 40 minutes you can be at the Tate art gallery in St. Ives or exploring the Lizard Peninsula, which feels like another world with its narrow lanes and beautiful countryside.

The location of The Cornish Place

The Cornish Place is on the skinny bit of Cornwall and just seven miles from both coastlines. At the beaches to the north, you can surf, while those to the south are usually calmer for paddle boarding and sailing.

This part of Cornwall is old mining country and filled with history — it was once the richest square mile in Europe because of the tin and copper mines. The countryside is quite unspoiled because of the mine shafts and there are still chimney stacks visible. There’s a lot to do near us but you do need a car to get around.

We’re around 15 minutes from Falmouth, which is quite cosmopolitan because of its university, deep harbour and yacht-building industry, while Truro, the capital of Cornwall, is around 20 minutes away. Within walking distance are several local pubs and in five or 10 minutes’ drive, you’ll find shops and supermarkets, as well as a fantastic deli that does cheeses, meats and salads.

When is the best time to visit Cornwall?

May to October is the best time to visit. Because Cornwall is quite rural and has lots of wildflower meadows, spring is amazing. Summertime (July and August) is busy and warm for being at the beach. September is a lovely time in the post-school holiday period and the water is at its warmest. Because Cornwall is one of the mildest parts of the UK and stays relatively warm year-round, October is still a great time to visit, and there are various festivals throughout the year celebrating the region’s cultural heritage.

We are open from February to December (Cornwall is pretty much closed in January). But we like to say that there’s no bad weather, just bad clothing. When the weather isn’t ideal, we recommend that people put on wet weather clothing and go out exploring. The hot tubs are also great when it’s cold outside!