Trevarno Barn

Tregathenan, near Helston, Cornwall

4 people Allows Pets Family Friendly Pet Friendly (Enclosed Garden) Near a beach Fishing onsite/nearby Log Burner/Open Fire WiFi Golf Course Nearby Walking BBQ Off Street parking
Sleeps: 4
7 nights
£0 - £0
Available from a minimum of 2 nights


  • 4 Guests
  • Two bedrooms – one double and one twin
  • Both bedrooms are en suite
  • One shower room, one bathroom
  • Suitable for a baby (cot, highchair and stairgate available on request)
  • Children are welcome
  • The barn welcomes up to two well-behaved dogs
  • Private garden
  • Barbecue and garden furniture
  • Welcome hamper, linen and toiletries
  • Ample parking


  • A beautiful barn renovation, with charming features and elegantly furnished throughout, designed with your comfort and relaxation in mind, beautifully done with great attention to detail.
  • Built of natural Cornish stone with original features such as exposed stone walls, high pitched ceilings with exposed rafters, flagstone floors, inglenook fireplaces and oak doors and windows.
  • Modern facilities include a flat screen TV, DVD player, iPod dock, CD/radio and WiFi.
  • Sumptuous ground floor bedrooms, both of which are en suite.
  • Established private Cornish gardens, one facing west for evening sun, and one facing south east for sunny breakfasts with outdoor furniture and a barbecue, perfect for alfresco dining.
  • A complimentary welcome homemade fish pie will be ready to pop in the AGA on your arrival.
  • Chef services and dinner delivery services are available.
  • Bike, boot and dog washing facilities.
  • This charming cottage for one or two couples or a family makes an ideal base for a memorable holiday or short break at any time of year with a minimum stay of 3 nights.
  • The accommodation provides the ideal setting for Autumn and Winter breaks, a New Year gathering or Christmas morning with central heating, an AGA, a log burning stove and very comfortable beds.
  • Beautiful long views over the rolling farmland adjacent to the sea
  • Walk a different stretch of the coastal path each day with field walks from the garden gate, and other activities nearby include golf, and water sports.
  • Take a nostalgic ride on the restored Helston Railway which will stop for you at the bottom of the garden.
  • Secluded sandy beaches, coves, gentle sailing waters and magical coastal walks along the south coast are just a short drive away.
  • St Ives, Penzance, Truro and The Helford River are all within a 20-minute drive
  • There are several local pubs a short drive away that serve excellent food. The nearest is the Crown Inn (6 minutes’ drive).

Property layout

  • Ground floor:
    Kitchen/dining room: The farmhouse style kitchen with a flagstone floor contains an AGA in a large inglenook and a dining table.
    Master bedroom with 4’6” bed, roll top bath, exposed stone walls and rafters. En suite wc.
    Twin bedroom containing two 3′ single beds, exposed stone walls and rafters. En suite shower room with wc.
  • First floor:
    Elegant cosy sitting room with log burning stove, exposed stone walls and rafters. There is also a flat panel TV.


  • Oil central heating, log burning stove
  • AGA with 2 plates, combination microwave oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • Digital flat screen TV, DVD, CD/radio/cassette, iPod dock
  • WiFi internet access*, PAYG mobile phone
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Outdoor furniture and barbecue
  • Ample parking

Welcome to Trevarno Barn, our peaceful slice of paradise with plenty of room for four plus pooch! Our enchanting Cornish stone property has been sensitively converted with an ‘upside down’ layout to take advantage of its amazing garden and gorgeous surroundings. The detached barn, set in 20 acres, lies a quarter of a mile down its own drive edged with beautiful wild flowers.

Standing within a private and established Cornish garden with beautiful long views over the rolling farmland, this is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Beautifully decorated and furnished to a very high standard, the barn is full of character and charm with many original features including exposed beams, exposed stone walls and inglenook fireplaces.

With great attention to detail, the property is perfectly equipped with an AGA, inviting log burner and elegantly furnished with antiques to create a quirky and homely environment. Extra finishing touches make all the difference…candles, fresh flowers, dressing gowns, superb Brownies and a homemade Fish Pie on arrival!

A romantic retreat or cosy family base, the ground floor boasts two superb en suite bedrooms with very comfortable beds and an excellent kitchen dining room with slate floors.

The surrounding garden with outdoor furniture and a barbecue provides ample room for dogs to run and play. Perfect for alfresco dining – a private west facing Cornish garden provides sun into the evening and a south east facing garden is a wonderful spot for sunny breakfasts. And when the weather gets chillier, retreat inside to the cosy first floor sitting room with log burning stove.

Set in stunning Cornish countryside and perfectly positioned to take advantage of the stunning Cornish coast.

Nearby Porthleven has arguably the most impressive harbour in Cornwall, much of the daily catch being sold in the the award winning Quayside fishmongers, excellent cafes and restaurants, including the new Rick Stein’s. Activities from the harbour include local boat trips, fishing trips and kayaking.

Trevarno Barn is ideally located for visiting all the great Cornish Gardens – Heligan, Trebah, Eden, Glendurgan and Trelissick. There are many delightful, unique and dog-friendly beaches hidden along the stretch of coast from Porthleven, including Loe Bar, Rinsey and Poldu Cove and the barn is also centrally placed to access all the very best surfing, sailing, and diving and golfing destinations that Cornwall has to offer.

It is well placed to walk a different stretch of the coastal path each day with field walks from the garden gate. For lovely woodland and coastal walks, head for the Penrose Estate, the start of a seven-mile circular trail that takes in Loe Pool, Cornwall’s biggest freshwater lake separated from the sea by a long sandbar and home to an incredible array of waterfowl.

Or take a nostalgic ride on the restored Helston Railway which will stop for you at the bottom of the garden – at Trevarno Halt!

St Ives, Penzance, Truro and The Helford River are all within a 30 minute drive.

With all the attractions of Helston, the Lizard Peninsula and the dramatic Cornish coastal walks, Trevarno Barn makes for a unique holiday destination.


With so much to see, it’s hard to do the area justice! You can click here to read our blog post ’12 great reasons to book a Lizard Peninsula holiday’ which spreads the word about this unique region.


There are many delightful, unique and dog-friendly beaches to visit. Some of the beaches have a seasonal dog ban in place between Easter Sunday and September 30th (SB), the others are dog-friendly all year (DF).

The closest beaches are:

Porthleven Beach (SB), Porthleven (4.4 miles).

Loe Bar Beach (DF), Porthleven (4.7 miles).

Rinsey Beach (SB) (6 miles).

Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach (SB), Gunwalloe (7 miles). Visit St Winwaloe Church located right on the beach, dating from the 13th century and also, due to its location, known as the Church of Storms. Scenes from ‘Poldark’ of the terrible shipwreck at night were filmed on the beach.

Praa Sands Beach (SB) (7.5 miles).

Dollar Cove (DF), Gunwalloe (8.3 miles).

Poldhu Cove Beach (SB), Mullion (10 miles). Visit The Marconi Centre and discover the fascinating historical advances made in transatlantic radio communication.

Kenneggy Sands Beach (DF) (8 miles).

Prussia Cove Beach (DF) (9 miles).

Pisky Cove Beach (DF) (9 miles).

Perranuthnoe Beach (SB) (9.5 miles).

Marazion Beach (SB), Marazion (10 miles).


Stithians Lake Country Park & Watersports (7.2 miles).

Tehidy Country Park (10 miles).


Godolphin House & Estate, The National Trust, Godolphin Cross, Helston (4.8 miles).

Trebah Garden, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth (10 miles) (dog-friendly).

Glendurgan Garden, The National Trust, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth (11.5 miles).

Trelissick Gardens, The National Trust, Feock, Truro (16.8 miles).

Trewidden Garden, Buryas Bridge, Penzance (16.5 miles).

Trengwainton Garden, The National Trust, Madron, Penzance (16 miles).

Tresco Abbey Garden, Tresco, Isles of Scilly (boat trips to the Isles of Scilly from Penzance)

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Gulval, Penzance (12.7 miles).

Trereife House & Gardens, Newlyn, Penzance (15.7 miles).

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan (30 miles) (dog-friendly).

The Eden Project (35.5 miles) Eden is a fun and family friendly day out with themed events according to the seasons – it’s good to check their events calendar when planning your visit.


HELSTON (2.7 miles) is a pleasant busy market town famous for its Flora Day Festival and the many stories and legends about the “Furry Dance” are told in the fascinating Helston Folk Museum. The Blue Anchor is an historical pub in the centre of Helston dating back to the 15th century. Explore the Penrose Estate (National Trust) and take a ride on the Helston Railway.

PORTHLEVEN (4.4 miles) is one of south west Cornwall’s hidden, coastal gems. The iconic clock tower sits on the harbour entrance and the pubs, shops, cafés and restaurants, including the new Rick Stein’s, cluster around the historic inner harbour, where there is plenty of boating and marine activity.

GWEEK (6 miles), on the north bank of the Helford river, is a pretty village and home of the Cornish Seal Sanctuary. It has a very good Pub, The Black Swan.

MARAZION (10 miles), is home to the iconic castle, St Michael’s Mount. Mounts Bay and Marazion Marsh are home to hundreds of species of wildlife.

MULLION (10 miles) is the largest village on the Lizard. A great spot for fishing with a number of boats for hire that can take you out for a few hours or an entire day. Walk along the thick harbour walls dramatically surrounded by tall stacks of black volcanic rock.

HELFORD (12.5 miles) is a pretty village nestled around the creek. A foot ferry takes passengers to the delightful gardens of Trebah and Glendurgan. Hire a motor or sailing boat and explore the still meandering creeks and inlets of the Helfords waters. There are beautiful walks up river to Frenchman’s Creek.

FALMOUTH (13.5 miles). Attractions include Pendennis Castle (English Heritage), the multi award winning National Maritime Museum Cornwall and the award winning Falmouth Art Gallery (free entry). Ferries criss-cross the water connecting Falmouth with the charming harbour town of St Mawes and the city of Truro.

PENZANCE (14.5 miles) has many shops, pubs and restaurants as well as cinema, bowling and laser quest. there is easy access to the beautiful Isles of Scilly by ferry. Have a wander around Morrab Gardens near the seafront. Art galleries include Penlee House Gallery & Museum and The Exchange Gallery.

ST IVES (14.5 miles) has a thriving art scene – the cobbled streets are filled with quirky shops, galleries and lots of fabulous restaurants. Attractions include the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden and Tate St Ives.

NEWLYN fishing village (15.4 miles).

TRURO (17.7 miles). Cornwall’s one and only city, with Truro Cathedral taking centre stage.

MOUSEHOLE (18.5 miles) is a tiny peaceful fishing village with a picturesque harbour.


Poldark Tin Mine & Gardens, Wendron, Helston (2.6 miles).

King Edward Mine Museum, Troon, Camborne (6.5 miles).

East Pool Mine, The National Trust, Pool, Redruth (9.5 miles).

Cornwall Gold – Tolgus Tin Mill, New Portreath Road, Redruth (11.5 miles).

Geevor Tin Mine Museum, Pendeen (22 miles). Geevor tin mine is one of the largest preserved mine sites in the country and a Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.



Check out our blog on Poldark filming locations, all easy day trips from Trevarno Barn. The closest, just 7 miles away, is Church Cove, Gunwalloe, next to Dollar Cove. Other locations include: St Breward and Charlestown to the east; Porthcothan, St Agnes Head and Wheal Coates to the north; and Botallack, Levant and Porthgwarra to the west. All the coves and beaches are quite as beautiful as they look on screen, but all are deceptive, changing from sunny, peaceful places to dreadful deathtraps for ships on a lee shore when gales howl.

Flambards, Culdrose Manor, Helston (4 miles). A large selection of rides and indoor attractions and exhibitions to suit everyone.

Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Gweek, Helston (6.2 miles).

Lizard Lighthouse (14.5 miles) at the tip of the Lizard Peninsula).

Goonhilly Earth Station, Goonhilly Downs, Helston (10 miles). Please check the web site before your visit as the Visitor Centre may still be closed for refurbishment.

Chysauster Ancient Village Iron Age settlement – English Heritage, New Mill, Penzance (15 miles).

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, Porthcurno, near Penzance (23.3 miles).

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno (23.7 miles). Cornwall’s world famous open-air theatre, carved into the granite cliff and set in glorious gardens overlooking the spectacular panorama of Porthcurno Bay.



The South West Coast Path promises invigorating walks, with a selection of easy and moderate walks around Tregathenan.

The Penrose Estate is the start of a seven-mile circular trail that takes in Loe Pool, the largest inland stretch of water in Cornwall.


Hire a Classic Morgan Car, Perranwell Garage, Perranwell Station (12 miles) and explore Cornwall in style.


Orca Sea Safaris, Falmouth (13.5 miles) offer wildlife watching and coastal safaris from Falmouth in some of the UK’s most stunning waters.


Stithians Lake Country Park & Watersports (7.2 miles) offer a range of water-based activities including stand up paddle boarding, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, roller balls and multi-activity days.

Gwithian Academy of Surfing, Gwithian (10 miles). Learn the basics of surfing or fine tune your technique with a surfing lesson at one of Cornwall’s longest running and most highly regarded surf schools.

Helford Boat Hire, St Anthony (13 miles). Sailing Dinghy, Kayak and Motor Boat Hire on the Helford River and Gillan Creek.

Kennack Diving, Kennack Sands, Helston (14 miles).

Loe Beach Watersports Centre, Loe Beach, Feock, Truro (16.6 miles). Kayak hire and lessons, paddleboarding (SUP), boat hire (motor), sailing dinghy hire and lessons


Newton Equestrian, Newton near Mullion (10.5 miles) caters for all levels of riding experience from novice to the more advanced. Visit for an exhilarating beach ride!


Archery at Trelissick Gardens, Feock, Truro (16.8 miles).


The nearest golf clubs are:

Helston Golf Club, Helton (1.6 miles).
Praa Sands Golf & Country Club, Praa Sands (6.5 miles).
Mullion Golf Club, Cury (9 miles).
Tehidy Park Golf Club, Tehidy Copse, Camborne (10 miles).



The St Ives Feast – Hurling the Silver Ball, St Ives (14.5 miles).


5 St Piran’s Day, Penzance (14.5 miles).
Falmouth Spring Festival, Falmouth (13.5 miles).
The Truro Festival, Truro (17.5 miles).


Falmouth Spring Festival, Falmouth (13.5 miles).
The Truro Festival, Truro (22.5 miles).
Trereife Easter Food and Craft Fair, Trereife House, Penzance (15.5 miles).
Porthleven Food and Music Festival, Porthleven (4.5 miles).
Trevithick Day, Camborne (7.5 miles).


St Ives May Day, St Ives (14.5 miles).
Helston Flora Day, Helston (2.5 miles).
St Ives Literature Festival, St Ives (14.5 miles).
Fal River Festival, Variety of venues around the Fal River, Falmouth, Truro, Roseland.


Fal River Festival, Variety of venues around the Fal River, Falmouth, Truro, Roseland.
Penzance Literary Festival, Penzance (14.5 miles).
Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival, Falmouth (13.5 miles).
Golowan Festival, Penzance (14.5 miles). The two main events are Mazey Day and Quay Day.
Murdoch Day, Redruth (9.6 miles).


St Buryan Rally, St Buryan.
Marazion Carnival, Marazion (10 miles).


St Keverne Ox Roast (14.5 miles). Usually taking place on the first Wednesday of August, the whole of the village celebrates with brass bands, entertainment, stalls, refreshments and of course an ox roast. The first slice of beef goes to the highest bidder.
Falmouth Week, Falmouth (13.5 miles).
Helford Passage Regatta, Helford (12.5 miles).
Newlyn Fish Festival, Newlyn (15.4 miles).


St Ives September Festival, St Ives (14.5 miles).


Falmouth Oyster Festival, Falmouth (13.5 miles).


Truro City of Lights, Truro (17.7 miles).


Montol Festival, Penzance (14.5 miles).
Tom Bawcock’s Eve, Mousehole (18.5 miles).

Visitors’ Notes

Things you need to know about Trevarno Barn if you’re thinking of booking a holiday there:

  • Smoking is not allowed inside any of our properties
  • Up to two well-behaved dogs welcome. Please do not allow on the furniture or in the bedrooms
  • Minimum stay 7 nights Friday to Friday during Summer Mid and Summer High seasons
  • Minimum stay 3 nights for all other periods, except at Christmas & New Year which is 4 nights

*Internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor the agent will be held responsible.

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