Goongillings Farm

Constantine, Cornwall

Wood-burners, watersports and wildlife at 4 cosy farm conversions a half mile from their own quay. Wild swimming and sunny barbecues await


4 places


Sleeping from 4 – 8


The farm, with half a mile of estuary foreshore and its own private quay, has been in Charles’s family for yonks. Now it is home to 67 species of bird and a herd of organic cattle. Here, in deepest, wildest, most beautiful Cornwall, are four outbuildings set around the ragged edges of the original farmyard. Bens, the ex-herdsman’s cottage, is lifted by a light, airy Scandinavian feel. Outside: a private patio and walled-garden area. The Barn, a single-storey, 70ft-long space is lovely, functional and super comfy with homely bedrooms and a sleeping gallery up in the roof that kids (eights and over) love. You get a cosy wood-burner, a breakfast bar, and French windows opening to the farmyard and sunny garden. The Farmhouse, built 1810, sleeps eight and has a charming country house style; ideal for families/big groups. And the Flower House, where daffodils were bunched for market. Wander downhill to Scotts Quay – dinghies, canoes and windsurfers are provided – or take off for a spot of wild swimming on the farm’s wildlife-rich lake. The delightful Pughs continue to uphold the National Trust covenant that prevents the spoiling of this charmed landscape for ever.


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


  • 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

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Short breaks available in low season.


Nightly price
from £36
Weekly price
from £250
1 House for 8
From £794 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From £362 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From £362 bedrooms
1 Barn for 6
From £543 bedrooms


Just spent the most perfect week at the Barn, Goongillings - lazy, sunny breakfasts amongst flowers, woodland and ancient settlement strolls, walking uphill to earn our sumptuous breakfast at the fabulously nearby Potager cafe, boating on the creek at dusk, barbecues on the patio, walking through the fields to world class theatre at the Tolmen Centre, local cider and mead wine cosied up in our homely, comely accommodation, friendly help and advice from our genial host Charles. We will definitely be back & this time will book a meal at the Tolmen cafe - the menu looked amazing.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Charles & Barbara Pugh

  • Just down the road - literally a stroll away - is the well known country pub the Trengilly Wartha Inn. Famous for its food, beer, wines, and friendly atmosphere - and so easy to get to from Goongillings
  • A wildlife haven on your doorstep. Goongillings has been fully Organic for many years now, and there is a profusion of wildlife of every sort. As visitors you can wander freely over the 150 acres of beautiful riverside farmland, woods and foreshore
  • The nearby village of Constantine has several good small shops, church, galleries and a local pub - as well as a surprising range of facilities all within easy walking distance
  • The Tolmen Centre in Constantine - which we help run - is a thriving Arts and Community Centre with a good programme of theatre, music, films, a well known cafe, and a craft gallery. See more on village website
  • We have a good range of things to do on and around th e farm - some scruffy old dinghies at our private quay, a wildlife pond where you can swim, tennis court, even a derelict boat in the garden for kids to play in
  • Goongillings is perfectly situated for all Cornwalls best places to see and visit - dozens of beaches, walks, attractions - even supermarkets! - are only a short drive away