Benallack Barn

Truro, Cornwall
+44 (0)1726 884477
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£80 - £140
per night
£560 - £980
per week

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


2 places


Each sleep 2

Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£80 - £140 per night

£560 - £980 per week

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


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


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


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



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


Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Other details
Minimum stay: 2 nights, from £200. 3 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

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 £40 per dog.

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


Our second stay in the excellent Bullpen at Benallack Farm and we anticipate returning early next year.

Ian, Christchurch

Outstanding Cornish idyll - Beautiful Location...wonderful friendly hosts.

Neil, Souldern

Our stay in the Dairy was a delight. We felt genuinely welcome, but able to be private, and left rested and restored. The garden was a particular highlight and we appreciated the encouragement to use it. Benallack is perfectly situated to explore Cornwall and such a comfortable place to return to at the end of the day, or just to relax and unwind with a book if the weather takes a turn. And our dog was also made very welcome, and thoroughly enjoyed his stay.

Kate, Woodstock

Absolutely fabulous stay. Couldn't fault the accomodation and hosts were lovely. Will definitely be going back.

Lorraine, Nottingham

Fantastic rental in stunning countryside. Very well equipped barn conversion on 2 floors with lovely decor and a wood burner. Great place from which to explore the Roseland Peninsula. Vicky the host left me a birthday card and cinnamon buns. We plan to return.

Piers, Bordon

Gorgeous location, lots to do and a perfect base to supervise teenagers at Boardmasters!

laura, York

Our second visit to this lovely ‘cottage’. Couldn’t wish for a more comfortable stay. The bed is soo comfortable, and everything is there to make it a home from home. Stunning gardens to enjoy too and blissfully quiet

Marion, Chedzoy

We had a wonderful stay at Benallack Barn. The Bullpen is beautifully decorated, the gardens are splendid! We enjoyed every minute.

Anne, Hamburg

The Dairy is such a lovely, comfortable property from which to explore the area - warm and cosy, well-equipped and lots of special touches. Communication with Vicky was excellent, nothing was too much trouble and any small issues instantly addressed. I would recommend The Dairy to anyone looking for somewhere 'away from it all'.

Anne, Chester

Vicky has succeeded in creating a very private hideaway for her guests, while being available whenever needed. The barn is an exceptional conversion, tastefully furnished. The bathroom is stunning, the bed is dreamlike. The gardens you need to see to believe. We felt at home immediately and enjoyed every moment.

Ian, Amsterdam

We had the most wonderful and peaceful stay at The Bull Pen. Vicky was a great host and we felt completely relaxed in the gorgeous surroundings. The barn was presented to a high standard with lots of thoughtful extras such as the fresh pastries from the local bakery. The gardens were beautiful and offered the perfect place to unwind with a glass of fizz! Would highly recommend!

Beth, Crickhowell

The attention to detail and high standards throughout sets Benallack apart and mean we shall certainly return. We highly recommend staying. The accommodation is the right blend of luxury and comfort set in beautiful and peaceful countryside. Relaxing with a glass of wine in the evening watching the log fire with the only sounds coming from birdsong makes for a special stay. Our only disappointment was we couldn't stay longer!

Steve, Northampton

Outstanding stay at Benallack. What a gorgeous spot this is! Truly, this is the loveliest Sawdays-recommended place that we have ever stayed at, and we only wish we could have stayed longer. Incredible attention to detail + comfort, and lovely eco-friendly products and efforts abound. Perfectly situated close to the Eden Project, and easy access to anywhere else in Cornwall. Thank you for a very special and memorable visit.

Sylvia, Canada

We loved our stay in the Bullpen. The cottage is attractively furnished, extremely comfortable and well equipped and is in a perfect location for exploring both the North and south coast of Cornwall. We were made very welcome by Vicky and were well looked after during our stay.

Victoria, Longcot, Faringdon

A wonderful 5 night stay in the Bullpen. Excellently equipped accommodation with some lovely thoughtful touches, fresh flowers from the garden and a welcome treat from the local bakery. A rural idyll, and ideally located in Cornwall to explore both north and south coastlines as well as beautiful grounds and gardens to relax in. We gratefully made use use of the fresh home grown produce available from the garden - a unique feature of this holiday accommodation. An extensive e-welcome pack was provided regarding places to visit and also local amenities. Would highly recommend.

Susan, Fleet

For us, Benallack Barn was perfect! Ideal peaceful and central location, very comfortable, spacious and well maintained with everything you could possibly need and more. The gardens are a huge bonus and Vicky was the perfect hostess - unobtrusive but immediately and efficiently on hand if needed. We have no hesitation in recommending this special place to other guests.

Helen, Prestwood

Delightful cottage. Superb garden. Wonderful location. Highly recommended .

Alison, Penzance

Fantastic little place. Beautiful accommodation, everything thought of and provided. Lovely setting really good location for both coasts in Cornwall. Would have no hesitation in recommending. Check out the visitors book for recommendations, excellent tips, especially the reminder to take the time to look up at the night sky!

Natalie, Dorking

We were made to feel very welcome. High standard accommodation which was well equipped. Beautiful garden to explore and enjoyed eating the vegetables. The cottage is well positioned to visit the whole of Cornwall.

Martin, Croydon

This was our second stay in The Dairy at Benallack and is probably the best place we have ever stayed in. The attention to detail is unrivalled in our opinion, the soft furnishings, towels and toiletries etc are all of the best quality. It is a real home from home and you feel comfortable from the minute you walk in the door. It is a real credit to Vicky and her family and we would highly recommend.

Christine, Derby

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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.


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.