Benallack Barn

Truro, Cornwall
Self-catering
+44 (0)1726 884477


Two spruce spaces for couples in peaceful Cornish countryside; it’s an easy drive to gardens, both coastlines and good eateries

Place

2 places

Sleeps

Each sleep 2

Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

It’s easy to reach the best of all things Cornish from this quiet spot sandwiched between the north and south coasts. You’re five minutes from the gardens at Trewithen; Eden and Heligan aren’t much further. You’ll find a good pub, Hawkins Arms, in Probus (3 miles), wild surfing beaches to the north, gentler paddling ones to the south.

Vicky and her family live in the main house with their Labrador; you stay in one of the converted farm buildings – bright, fresh spaces made cosy by underfloor heating and wood-burners topped up with unlimited logs. Stick on your favourite tunes and settle in with a good book.

Each cottage has lovely views and its own little courtyard. Wander the owners’ gorgeous garden; you’ll find a lake bustling with wildfowl and a wooden summerhouse. Have a barbecue here and watch the sun go down on balmy evenings.

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We think you'll love

  • Gentle, country walks straight from your door
  • Soaking up the gorgeous gardens
  • Easy access to Cornwall’s highlights
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You should know

  • There are other guests onsite
  • You’ll need a car for beaches and shopping

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 3 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dogs

All-natural handmade Cornish dog treats, towels, bowls, bags, a throw, a baby gate across the stairs and a hose right outside the door. Various crates available on request and beds available.

Dogs £20 per dog. Max. 2.

Completely secure garden and access to four-acre grounds; footpath on the doorstep leading to open countryside; many all-year dog-friendly beaches nearby.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £80
Weekly price
from £560
Surcharges
2-night stay, from £200.
1 Cottage for 2
From £801 bed1 bedroom
1 Cottage for 2
From £901 bed1 bedroom

Accommodation

Reviews

What a lovely place to stay, so well thought out in everything provided for our comfort. The cinnamon buns were lovely, such a lovely comfy bed, I was reluctant to get out of it!! The log burner was well used. We were really impressed in the kitchen even providing a full weeks worth of dishwasher tablets. I’m sure we will be back to enjoy The Dairy again, fabulous, thank you both.

Pam and colin, Macclesfield

Thank you Vicky and Darran for a wonderful stay in The Dairy. Beautifully appointed - felt very at home, great location for seeing the sights of Cornwall. We were lucky enough to have gorgeous weather which was an added bonus, really enjoyed the veggies.

Linda and paul, Banstead

....regrettably we have come to the end of our 6 day stay in this idyllic eco-friendly cottage... Your attention to detail is apparent throughout the cottage .... We seriously contemplated extending our stay once we have moved in. Benallack Barn .. is fantastic steeped in Cornish history. We were were so taken by the formal parkland garden, vegetable garden and summerhouse at the lake, and enjoyed their peace and tranquillity - a haven to return to after a day out. We look forward to a return visit in the not to distant future.

Anthony and audrey, Cape town

Beautiful, peaceful location. Lovely home of great character in an ideal setting with exceptional gardens. Very high level of presentation, comfort, facility, furniture, fittings and accommodation. Charming, helpful hosts; bright, polite and happy children. Soft, sweet, pretty dog that loves a tickle. Could not ask for better or more, very sorry to leave. Hopeful to return.

Jim and ann, London

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Location

The neighbourhood

Within a small radius there are myriad farmers’ markets and farm shops to forage for local produce, St Austell (7 miles) is the nearest ‘big’ place for larger shops and supermarkets - its port is the charming harbour of Charlestown. A couple of miles past St Austell is the Eden Project. For coastal hiking you can be on the Roseland Peninsula in 20 minutes and Heligan and its Lost Gardens are 6 miles from your door.

Local points of interest from Vicky Goldby

  • The Roseland Peninsula is right on your doorstep, with its beautiful stretches of coast path to be walked. Stroll through the little harbour town of St Mawes or have an al fresco lunch at the Hidden Hut overlooking Porthcurnick Beach.
  • Discover some stunning gardens, right on the doorstep, Trewithen, Cearhays Castle, Tregothnan, Heligan and there's plenty more!
  • Choose from a huge range of great places to eat within easy reach. Enjoy a tapas plate at the Beach Hut in Watergate Bay while watching the kite surfers at play. Or tuck into daily specials at the Plume of Feathers, our gastro-pub at Mitchell.
  • North, south, east or west, you'll be able to explore the whole county from here without driving all day. Reach a beach on either coast in 20 minutes.
  • Hire some bikes in Wadebridge to cycle the Camel Trail to Padstow. Then pick up some fish and chips from Rick Stein's and eat them overlooking the harbour.
  • After a busy day out exploring, relax in our four acres of gardens. Watch the ducks and moorhens from the summerhouse verandah overlooking the lake or enjoy a picnic or barbecue for supper.

Introducing

Vicky Goldby

Vicky, who used to work in hospitality and has a passion for gardening, and her family live in the main house with their friendly Labrador. Vicky can arrange flowers, chocolates and champagne for your arrival, pop your shopping in the cottage and is on-hand should you need anything during your stay. The family generously shares their magical garden with you.