Close to the Beach
Woodburner / Open Fire
Garden / Patio
Luxury detached barn conversion
Staying at Chygwin’s Barn is all about soaking up the peaceful tranquil setting with a touch of luxury. Perfect for a romantic retreat or a family of four, this barn conversion has been lovingly renovated to become a light and airy holiday home with luxurious interior design.
Step inside through the hand-built porch where you can sit down to take off your walking boots in comfort before being bowled over by the vaulted living space with its wood-burning stove (pasty warmer included!), stunning artwork and bright light feel.
Wake up to fresh coffee from your Nespresso machine, then prepare breakfast and take it outside to eat al fresco while you listen to birdsong and look out over the Cornish countryside at your beautiful outside dining area. If you are visiting over winter though, you may prefer to stay indoors, in the downstairs dining area with the wood-burning stove roaring away nearby.
When you feel like kicking back, the hand-built staircase will lead you up to the mezzanine sitting area, which dramatically overlooks the downstairs living area. With an armchair and comfy sofa, you can relax with a movie to take advantage of your Smart TV and soundbar or if you are feeling competitive then pull out the X-Box for a night of gaming.
Getting ready to go to sleep has never felt so good as slipping into your own slipper bath! Go all-in with the bubbles and candles to really make this special, then sink into your pocket-sprung Relyon mattress and White Company luxury bed linens for the ultimate comfortable night’s sleep, with nothing but the sound of the occasional owl passing by.
You won’t want to leave Chygwin’s Barn!
The beach at Praa Sands is easy to access, great for families and has a huge expanse of golden sands that children will love building their sandcastles in. There are a few beaches to choose from along this stretch of coastline though and to the east, Marazion Beach comes with spectacular views of St Michael’s Mount across the bay. Dog lovers will be pleased to know that Prussia Cove to the south of Praa Sands welcomes dogs all year around.
Spending time in the water is all part of a Cornish holiday. Whether you book a surf lesson or opt for the more unusual activity of horse swimming on the beach, this stretch of coastline is a little bit magical. Of course, a view from the coastal path will delight walkers and cyclists might like to head slightly inland to take on the 12km Bodmin Beast Cycle Trail.
One of the most famous of Cornish landmarks is only a short drive away from Praa Sands. St Michael’s Mount is a sacred and impressive island with its own castle. At low tide you can walk across the beach on the causeway and discover the island for yourself. There is still a small community of around thirty people living here and using the harbour. Tours of the garden and castle are available and you can even stay for a bite to eat in the cafes. Don’t worry if the tide comes in, you can always catch the ferry back to the mainland.
Eating out is all part of your holiday and Sandbar at Praa Sands serves up classic beachside lite bites and drinks. A couple of miles along the coast, Porthleven has lots of great places to choose from and is known for its wonderful food. It hosts its own food festival in spring each year and Rick Stein has a place here too, serving seasonal seafood. The Harbour Inn has a cosy and comfortable feel and serves traditional pub classics, whilst also catering well for vegetarians and vegans.
You might also like to spend a day shopping in St Ives and visiting the harbour seals or visit the seals at the Gweek Seal Sanctuary, take in a play at The Minnack Theatre, get to know the historic Godolphin Estate or even hop on a helicopter or ferry to take a day trip to the Isles of Scilly.
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Short breaks are offered at Chygwins Barn from a minimum of 3 days (please contact the owner for short break enquiries).
Mezzanine sitting room
White Company bed linens
Everhot range cooker