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6 cottages on working farms in Cornwall

By Emma Southcombe

Cornwall has so much to offer in terms of beaches, coastline, great food and attractions. But one of the best ways to really experience the Cornish way of life is to stay on a working farm. Here are six cottages – including some gorgeous barn conversions – where you can stay in comfort while getting close to the ways of the countryside.

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1. Stylish barn conversion near Padstow

Finished to the highest standard, Merryweather (above) sleeps four and makes a wonderful family getaway. Just three miles from Padstow, it has an open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner and two bedrooms. With vaulted ceilings and exposed beams, the traditional barn style has been retained during the renovation. Outside there is an enclosed garden and patio to the front and a garden to the rear with BBQ.

 

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2. Barn conversion deep in the countryside

Skiber Long (above) can be found in the rolling Cornish countryside, down an unmade farm track. Although it has a rural location there are a number of beautiful beaches within a short drive as well as the Eden Project near Carlyon Bay and The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth. With two bedrooms, the cottage sleeps four and has an open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner.

 

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3. Farmhouse with games room, hot tub, play area

Sleeping 12 people, Old Farmhouse Week Orchard (above) is perfect for families getting together for celebrations. Children will enjoy watching free-roaming chickens, horses, cows and sheep in the surrounding fields. The property has five bedrooms in the main house and a separate annexe with one bedroom with access to the garden. Outside there is a well-maintained garden with patio, garden furniture and BBQ.

 

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4. Luxury barn conversions on organic farm

Waterloo Farm Saffron Cottage (above) is one of six cottages on site offering accommodation for four people or up to 33 across all six properties. Set in 200 acres of farmland, there are a number of leisure facilities available for guests to try their hands at, including clay-pigeon shooting and fly or coarse fishing. The cottage has two bedrooms and a spacious open-plan living area with large doors to the outdoor furnished patio.

 

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5. Romantic getaway in West Cornwall

Deep in Cornish mining country, and offering a perfect romantic getaway, Poldark Ross (above) is named after the popular TV series which was filmed nearby. The cottage has one bedroom with a four-poster bed and a luxury ensuite bathroom with roll-top bath. Outside is a large garden area with seating and BBQ and guests are welcome to roam the farm, which is home to rare-breed sheep and 7.5 acres of natural habitat.

 

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6. Spacious barn conversion on arable farm

Tucked away in the countryside, but close to the popular towns of Helston and Falmouth, Higher Trenower Foxgloves, sleeps up to six people in three bedrooms. Situated on a 100-acre cattle and arable farm, there are a number of beautiful walks nearby as well as some of Cornwall’s best beaches. The property has a well-equipped kitchen/diner, lounge and outside a private patio with seating and enclosed garden, which is shared between the three barn conversions on the farm.

All photos courtesy of holidaycottages.co.uk.

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