Bolotho Barns, Skylarks

Truro, Cornwall
+44 (0)1872 275743

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

Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

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 then while away a morning at Loe beach.

Generous Frances leaves a bottle of award-winning Cornish wine and Cornish chocolates for your arrival. She can also arrange spa treatments to come to you. 

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We think you'll love

  • The little luxurious touches
  • Unwinding and relaxing
  • Strolling through the orchard and paddock on your doorstep
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You should know

  • 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
  • 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


  • 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: Due to a cancellation from a European guest, we have unexpected availability 3rd to 13th May - get in touch asap! We guarantee a full refund if affected by government Coronavirus restrictions

Booking information

Check in
From 5pm
Check out
By 9am
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 perfect – quiet, clean and everything we needed. Great place to stay and would love to return soon!

Sarah, Hemel Hempstead

Beautiful barn in the countryside tastefully decorated. Lovely welcome with Cornish food for us. Very thoughtful touches - flowers from the garden, soap in the bathroom and robes in the bedroom. Highly recommend this peaceful hideaway yet close to Truro, The Eden Project and other attractions in the area.

Marjorie, Horsham

What a wonderful place to spend a couple of days in - actually more than that, so we’ll definitely return for a longer stay. Bolotho Barns has been the perfect base to discover Cornwall’s beauty. It’s a quiet and peaceful hideaway, perfectly designed and built, and equipped with everything a guest may possibly wish for. Frances and Steve have been a very lovely hosts and made us feel more than welcome.

Peter, Ratingen, Germany

Another wonderful stay. Host thoughtful as always, leaving fresh bread, cakes, biscuits, bitter, eggs and milk! Beautifully kept and we admire the peaceful setting, and how Bolotho fits in with the surrounding countryside. Great base for exploring Cornwall.....Looking forward to organising time off from work to visit again.

Lindsay and John, Bristol

‘We had a wonderful stay in Skylarks, very spacious and everything we could have asked for! Thank you for providing us things for our little dog, it was greatly appreciated. We’ve had a lovely relaxing stay here, as well as it being a fantastic point to visit many attractions from. We will certainly be returning again!

Kathryn and Josh, Chatham

What a wonderful week. Absolutely fell in love with Skylarks, from the comfort and décor to the surrounding scenery. Frances is a fantastic host and very thoughtful. Providing the basic groceries and sweet treats was very appreciated. The location is a perfect starting point for the main attractions, and there are lots. Kinda feel sad having to leave but we will be back’

Annie and Steve, Bloxwich

I loved the peace and quiet of Bolotho Barns set at the end of a long lane surrounded by fields. Bramblings and Skylarks are a haven to relax and unwind in, and perfect for couples. Frances really spoils her guests with a fabulous welcome and lots of little touches that make for a very special stay. Easy to get to either the North or South coasts in around 15 minutes, its central location is a real bonus.

Valerie, Sawday's inspector

Lovely welcoming stay. Fabulous creature comforts provided. Best location for walks and beaches. Dog friendly. Love the treats left for us on arrival. This has been our third visit – we will be back!

Malcolm and Lisa, Eynsham

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 is five.

Local points of interest from Frances Grant

  • Welcome bottle of Cornish wine and chocolates.
  • 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 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.