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Foxglove

Barn Conversion in Wendron, near Helston, Cornwall

Sleeps 2
WiFi
Open fire / woodburner
Parking available
Friday change over
 
Foxglove is a romantic studio style barn conversion set on a working 25 acre small holding sheep farm. This lovely conversion is fantastically situated at the gateway to the Lizard peninsula with easy access to both coasts and numerous holiday attractions.
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Set in the rolling countryside equidistant between Camborne, Falmouth and Helston this is a fantastic central position from which to discover Cornwall, glorious sandy beaches on the North and South Coast with numerous famous surfing breaks are close by. The stunning coastal path and almost all of Cornwall's fantastic tourist attractions are within easy reach. The vibrant port of Falmouth is a 15 minute drive with its plethora of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.

Opened in 2011, this single storey barn boasts a contemporary studio style with spacious living area and corner sofa, wood burner, light oak table and seating within the well-equipped kitchen area. The cottage features an extravagant walk in shower, wash basin and WC in the en-suite. Beautiful curtains, bedding, throws and a gorgeous antique french double bed create a romantic setting. A charming seated patio area with parasol and BBQ is perfect to soak up the sunshine.

Accommodation
Ground floor: Enters into open plan lounge / kitchen / dining room with a wood burner, fully fitted kitchen area, partitioned bedroom area with a stunning 4'6" French style sleigh bed, also door leading to en-suite shower room and WC
Exterior: There is a small sunny patio with parasol, furniture and a barbecue.

Facilities & Services
Heating is via radiators and oil central heating. The kitchen is fully fitted with a range of units. There is an electric oven and hob, a microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge / freezer. There is a separate washing machine and tumble drier in the laundry room. The lounge area has a digital TV & DVD player, CD & Radio. There is free WiFi at the property. There is an iron and ironing board.

Miscellaneous
Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are all included. Regrettably no smoking is allowed. STRICTLY NO BABIES OR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN ARE ALLOWED AT THIS PROPERTY. There is off road parking in the courtyard for a car. Foxglove has a wood burner and an initial basket of wood is included. Any extra logs can be purchased from the farm, the log store is in the laundry room. There are also fresh free range eggs for sale and an additional freezer in case you need the extra space, please contact the owner for details.

General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Friday.
Short breaks are available as last minute bookings or during the off season.
£100 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
This is a wonderful property for a couple, cosy yet spacious, you are welcome to wander over the 25 acres of farmland!
Foxglove is located just 10 minutes drive from the famous Poldark Mine at Wendron!

Nearby, Helston was originally a thriving port, however as the river silted up over the years, this ceased to be. Where the river joins the sea, is now Cornwall's largest freshwater lake. The market town has a mixture of Georgian & Victorian architecture. On Coinagehall Street is the Blue Anchor, originally a rest house for monks, which became a tavern in the 15th century. This is possibly the oldest brewery in the country selling the strong local brew, Spingo.

Porthleven is approximate 3.5 miles southwest of Helston. This charming fishing harbour also has world class surf break.

A little further along the coast, towards Penzance is Praa Sands, which has a mile of sandy beach. Helston is the gateway to the Lizard Peninsula and to the Helford River, which has some beautiful villages, namely St Anthony in Meneage & Helford Village. North Helford covers the area from Maenporth to Helston and includes places such as Mawnan Smith, Helford Passage, Constantine & Gweek. The area has many delights such as Trebah and Glendurgan Gardens, The Seal Sanctuary at Gweek, Flambards, Poldark Mine, Goonhilly Earth and Satellite Station and The Ferry Boat Inn. With easy access to Falmouth, attractions such as The National Maritime Museum Falmouth, Rick Steins Fish and Chips on Discovery Quay, Pendennis Castle and even St Mawes Castle via a 20 minute foot ferry, are all within reach.

Daphne du Maurier wrote her only romantic novel Frenchmans Creek about the River Helford, and who can blame her, the views really are beautiful. Glendurgan Gardens run by the National Trust hold a 176 year old laurel maze and the 'Giants Stride' swing most popular with children. St Anthony-in-Meneage holds a lovely little church primarily of medieval architecture. Maenporth beach tucked away on the westerly edge of Falmouth Bay boast spectacular views, well worth a visit.

Redruth and Camborne, to the north, are at the centre of Cornwall's traditional industrial heritage. To celebrate this, a new free visitor attraction called "Heartlands Cornwall" has been recently completed just off the A30 in Pool (between Redruth and Camborne). This is the UK's first cultural playground and includes a huge adventure playground made out of timber, including the custom-made "giants trap" which lives up to the legend of Bolster, a local giant, who fell head over heels for a St Agnes maid. Art studios and galleries regularly display pieces by local and national artists. There are wild botanical gardens, world heritage site exhibitions, a visitor centre and regular markets with local produce.
Verified Up Front Reviews

5

out of 5

Recommended
Cleanliness 5
Service and Staff 5
Comfort 5
Condition 5
Location 5
Value For Money 5
Review Date: 2017-09-11
Carole from Chesterfield stayed at Foxglove for 7 nights in September
Foxglove is a comfortable, cosy retreat in an excellent location for visiting many places in south Cornwall. It was so quiet and peaceful we slept so well and left feeling totally refreshed. The homemade scones and fresh flowers were very much appreciated. We loved the fresh eggs that were for sale, you can't beat a farm fresh egg ( or two ) for breakfast. We had a wonderful week.
4.8

out of 5

Recommended
Cleanliness 5
Service and Staff 5
Comfort 5
Condition 5
Location 4
Value For Money 5
Review Date: 2017-08-31
Maureen from London stayed at Foxglove for 7 nights in August
Foxglove - "Lovely luxury clean cottage, helpful owner, lovely scone tea to greet us, an owl at night, romantic tree lined entrance, added to the deep Cornish rural appeal. We recommend. Maureen and Danny".
4.8

out of 5

Recommended
Cleanliness 5
Service and Staff 5
Comfort 5
Condition 5
Location 5
Value For Money 4
Review Date: 2017-08-13
Colin from Bendigo stayed at Foxglove for 7 nights in August
Great base for visiting Cornwall. It was a short drive to south, east and west on Cornwall. Very quiet and comfortable.
5

out of 5

Recommended
Cleanliness 5
Service and Staff 5
Comfort 5
Condition 5
Location 5
Value For Money 5
Review Date: 2017-01-03
Adam from Oswestry stayed at Foxglove for 7 nights in December
We had a lovely break at Foxglove. With family just down the road at Stithians Lake, it was the perfect escape over the Christmas holidays; especially with the log burner to keep us nice and cosy over the cold nights. The barn was obviously lovingly converted into one of a number of holiday cottages and a photo album shows the progress of the conversion, which adds for a very personalised touch. On arrival, we were met by the owner who showed us unobtrusively to the cottage where a cream tea and bottle of local Rattler cider awaited us! Furthermore, as it was Christmas we had also been left a lovely Christmas card and bottle of Prosecco to boot!! They had even put up a Christmas tree and holly wreath for the festive season, which my fiancee had been extremely worried about, so it set the holiday off to the perfect start. The cottage was excellently maintained and kept very clean and tidy. The oven worked perfectly, which was great news as ultimately I had been asked to cook the turkey (and beef)! The log burner was a great touch (and was the defining characteristic when it came to selecting where to spend our Christmas) and there was additional baskets of wood and kindling available at a reasonable price. You could also buy local ales, eggs and pasties from the laundry using a lovely little honesty cow, as well as borrow books and DVDs during your stay. Every need had been catered for - a powerful torch had been provided for an evening stroll and there was even a pint of milk in the fridge on arrival! There was a handbook providing lots of information on the local area and recommendations from the owners as to where to eat. The Countryman Inn at Piece is a lovely olde world pub with a pool table and does food (although we didn't eat there due to a busy itinerary), but our only criticism was that the recommendation in the handbook to walk to it was obviously meant for the daytime. There was a lot more road walking than was described and even with the conveniently provided torch, the busy road was quite treacherous. We would definitely recommend driving to the pub at night time! That aside, the farm is conveniently located for a number of local walks and is a short drive from spectacular spots like Kynance cove on the Lizard. We particularly recommend walking around Stithians Lake and stopping for a pint and/or some food at the Golden Lion on the waterside. There are also plenty of great restaurants to go to in Falmouth, Helston and Truro. All in all, we would not hesitate to recommend Foxglove to anyone and will definitely be coming back in future!
5

out of 5

Recommended
Cleanliness 5
Service and Staff 5
Comfort 5
Condition 5
Location 5
Value For Money 5
Review Date: 2016-09-30
Andrew from Reading stayed at Foxglove for 5 nights in September
We choose this cottage last minute based on the reviews on the website. We were not disappointed as soon as we arrived we entered the cottage to the delights of a homemade scones and the ingredients for cream tea, supplied by Jane delicious! The cottage itself was lovely with everything we need for our stay. There was good information provided on the locations nearby and the situation of the cottage makes all the local attractions accessible. We would absolutely recommend this cottage as a first class, great place to stay and we will be returning...... Superb!
4.8

out of 5

Recommended
Cleanliness 5
Service and Staff 5
Comfort 5
Condition 5
Location 4
Value For Money 5
Review Date: 2016-09-19
Carol Ann from Kent stayed at Foxglove for 7 nights in September
The cottage was excellent - very clean and welcoming with fresh cut flowers and a cream tea waiting for us. We would definitely recommend it to others.
5

out of 5

Recommended
Cleanliness 5
Service and Staff 5
Comfort 5
Condition 5
Location 5
Value For Money 5
Review Date: 2016-09-15
John from Narangba stayed at Foxglove for 3 nights in September
Travelling around the UK, we like to get out into the quieter areas and Foxglove suited us to a tee. Booking was smooth. On arrival we were greeted warmly by Jane. On entering the cottage we were pleasantly surprised with a tray of scones, jam and clotted cream. Very delicious and a lovely touch. The cottage was outfitted with everything that you could need as a traveller. There was information about things to do locally. It was ideally situated for us to do all that we had planned. A most enjoyable stay. Thoroughly recommended if you want a pampered time away.
4.5

out of 5

Recommended
Cleanliness 5
Service and Staff 5
Comfort 4
Condition 5
Location 4
Value For Money 4
Review Date: 2016-06-19
Sheila from Cheltenham stayed at Foxglove for 7 nights in June
We arrived to a very warm welcome from the owner. Although they live on site, they did not bother us, but were there if we needed them. The cottage was immaculate and tastefully decorated. The furniture and fittings were good quality and it was very clean. Although quite small, it felt spacious and was perfect for a couple. The kitchen cupboards were well kitted out and we had everything we needed. There were some nice extra touches like a clotted cream tea and flowers on arrival, a laundry room that also had fresh eggs and frozen pasties for sale and lots of maps and guide books of the area to borrow. We had some wet weather but it never felt cold or damp, even though we didn't use the central heating or light the wood burner. The big TV was perfect for watching the European football finals and the free wifi was useful. We loved the remoteness and peace, but found it to be a good base to get to the north or south coast easily. We wouldn't hesitate to book it again.
5

out of 5

Recommended
Cleanliness 5
Service and Staff 5
Comfort 5
Condition 5
Location 5
Value For Money 5
Review Date: 2016-03-30
Guest from London stayed at Foxglove for 3 nights in March
We spent 3 nights at the cottage but wish we could have stayed longer. Foxglove at Higher carthew farms is one of the best we have ever stayed in. Jeremy and Jane have truly created a tanquil spot, where everything is provided for. the cream tea at arrival is definitely a bonus. we look forward to staying at the Foxglove again.
4.7

out of 5

Recommended
Cleanliness 5
Service and Staff 5
Comfort 5
Condition 5
Location 4
Value For Money 4
Review Date: 2016-02-21
Marion from Hexham stayed at Foxglove for 7 nights in February
We had a lovely week staying at Foxglove. Well run and managed accommodation that was really well set out. A bonus cream tea on arrival was much appreciated :) Would definitely recommend as a good place to stay with easy access to local attractions.
4.7

out of 5

Recommended
Cleanliness 5
Service and Staff 5
Comfort 5
Condition 5
Location 4
Value For Money 4
Review Date: 2015-09-20
Jan from Bakewell stayed at Foxglove for 7 nights in September
We were greeted with a cream tea, flowers and a bottle of Cornish Cider.The property was clean , comfortable and in excellent condition. The owners have done a wonderful job of converting a barn to accommodation. We could get to all the villages and coves that we wanted to visit within half an hour.
4.7

out of 5

Recommended
Cleanliness 5
Service and Staff 5
Comfort 3
Condition 5
Location 5
Value For Money 5
Review Date: 2015-07-18
Guest from Bournemouth stayed at Foxglove for 5 nights in July
Great location for day trips, yet a very secluded and quiet position. The cottage is very nicely decorated and well fitted out with everything you should require. The owners ensure that you are catered for in every respect.
4.8

out of 5

Recommended
Cleanliness 5
Service and Staff 5
Comfort 5
Condition 5
Location 5
Value For Money 4
Review Date: 2015-07-13
Guest from Woking stayed at Foxglove for 6 nights in July
Quiet location, but handy for visiting most of Cornwall. Cottage had everything we expected and more. Nice clean and comfortable property. Owners very friendly and helpful. One of the best we have stayed in. All mod cons including access to laundry room.
5

out of 5

Recommended
Cleanliness 5
Service and Staff 5
Comfort 5
Condition 5
Location 5
Value For Money 5
Review Date: 2015-07-05
Guest from Solihull stayed at Foxglove for 7 nights in June
Booked this two-person small barn conversion at the last minute, and it was just perfect. No complaints at all, even the weather was faultless all week.
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Customer testimonials

Wonderful comfy cottage, very well stocked, every need catered for. Thanks for a lovely week.
Elizabeth and Robin, Sep 2014
Excellent cottage and good base for exploring Cornwall.
Rachel & David, Sep 2014
We had a great holiday. The cottage is lovely and there is so much to enjoy in the area. Thank you.
Alan & Anne, Aug 2014
Very peaceful cottage in beautiful surroundings, thank you for a lovely stay.
Tina and Shaun, Jul 2014
Once again, a lovely holiday with Jane and Jeremy, looking forward to the next one.
Bill and Rose, Jun 2014

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