Goongillings Farm

Constantine, Cornwall
+44 (0)1326 340630

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

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

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
  • 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

Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 5 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.


Nightly price
from £65
Weekly price
from £320
1 House for 8
From £794 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From £654 beds2 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From £653 beds2 bedrooms
1 Barn for 6
From £807 beds4 bedrooms



Ben's cottage suited us well as our base for a family wedding at the Potager. Plenty of space for 2 (2 more beds available), very well and thoughtfully equipped. The location is superb, with access to lovely walks, and the tempting Tregilly Wartha pub just 10 minutes walk away enticed us to eat there 3 times!

Cathy, Cumbria

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