Bolotho Barns, Skylarks

Truro, Cornwall

A peaceful, luxurious Cornwall cottage - perfect for two, with orchards to wander and the North and South coasts close. Surf, bike, swim...


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2


Follow the track to find a historic farmyard and two converted barns, surrounded by an orchard and paddock from which there are endless views. All is fresh and gleaming with a roll top bath, gorgeous natural soaps and posh coffee pods – best enjoyed on your private patio.There’s plenty of outside space for bikes, surf boards and wet suits, and a cosy wood-burner inside stocked with logs to recover next to. Start the day in a luxurious bathroom, while away a morning at Loe beach, or enjoy a round of golf on the lovely Killiow course just next door.Generous Frances leaves Cornish goodies for your arrival, homemade cakes or scones, fresh flowers, even the Sunday papers. She can also arrange spa treatments to come to you. 

Cosy sitting room with log burner at Bolotho Barns, Skylarks in Cornwall

We think you'll love

  • The little luxurious touches
  • Unwinding and relaxing
  • Strolling through the orchard and paddock on your doorstep
Modern kitchen with appliances

Home truths

  • There is another holiday barn on site
  • You need to drive to pubs or for shopping


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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


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


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

& pricing

Special offer: 4 nights reduced from £395 to £349 from 25th February; 3 nights from 1st March reduced from £340 to £299

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £71
Weekly price
from £495
Short breaks from £325 for 3 nights, Autumn to Spring.
1 Barn for 2
From £711 bed1 bedroom


Skylarks was one of the best self-catering cottages we have stayed in and there have been a few. Frances made us feel very welcome and was very helpful throughout our stay. The most important boxes were ticked, the bed is comfortable and the shower excellent. There were so many thoughtful touches included such as a cream tea + cake and basic foodstuffs including bread, butter, eggs and milk. We were delighted that our dog was included in the welcome and had a toy box with treats, a towel, a blanket and feeding bowls. There were also walks from the door for early morning and late at night.

Carol, Marlborough

We absolutely loved Skylarks and the surrounding area. It's a great base to discover so much of what Cornwall has to offer. The cottage itself is immaculate, well equipped and cosy and easily big enough for 2 people to live there comfortably. We really appreciated the home made scones when we arrived as well as the bread, butter, eggs, cream and jam Frances left for us. Having the Sunday papers delivered by Frances is a treat as are the fresh flowers. Would wholly recommend the cottage for a lovely break.

Di, Harpenden

We have just returned from this delightful barn (Skylarks), Frances was there to greet us when we arrived and had been busy baking scones and cakes. We have had a wonderful time and wanted for nothing, plenty to see as Truro is on your doorstep. The barn is well equipped,clean and very cosy a real home from home, there is so much to see and do with wonderful beaches within easy reach.

Clare, Bridgend

We had a fabulous week at Skylarks, furnished to a very high standard and superbly situated for both south and north cornwall. Would highly recommend.


Much more spacious than photos suggest; very comfortably and well furnished/equipped. superb location with especially quick and easy acces to many locations on the Fal estuary. Frances is a charming hostess who made us feel very welcome = especially with the selection of goodies on arrival. The never ending supply of logs for the woodburning stove made our 4 nights stay very relaxing. We will certainly return and tell all our friends .


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The neighbourhood

Skylarks is in a rural setting near to the hamlet of Killiow and the village of Kea, three miles from Truro. Three lovely village pubs and an excellent grocery store are a five-minute drive. Loe Beach is ten minutes in the car and offers sailing and kayaking lessons, as well as a friendly cafe. The wide sandy beach of Porthtowan is a 15-minute drive, Trelissick Gardens five, and there’s a golf course right next to the barns.

Local points of interest from Frances Grant

  • Basket of local goodies and homemade cakes or scones on arrival.
  • Cots, highchairs, baby baths, baby toys, babysitting and baby-friendly information available.Dog blanket, towel, feeding mat and bowls, treats and toys provided.
  • Just 15 minutes drive to North and South Cornish coasts.
  • 3 village pubs and Trelissick Gardens a few minutes away.
  • Spa treatments, Cornish groceries and yoga available in your cottage.
  • Great cycling and walking routes all around.


Frances Grant

Frances and Steve Grant converted the local stone and slate tiled barns from 19th-century stables and farm buildings in 2010. They were fascinated by the history of Bolotho Farm which is part of the Killiow estate and dates back to the 6th century, and loved the tranquil spot – and the local deer that wander the estate. Passionate about the area they are big advocates of Cornish produce and keen to give you tips on good pubs, restaurants and stuff to do.