Gwern Barn


2 Bedrooms

1 Bathrooms

Close to the Beach

Garden / Patio

Pets Welcome





Per Week

Charming barn conversion close to Marazion

Situated a mere 200 metres from Marazion Beach, Gwern Barn is set back in a quiet, rural location. Boasting thick curved stone walls, this property is thought to date back over 400 years. Now a charming barn conversion, Gwern Barn sleeps four across two bedrooms and has been sympathetically renovated to create a cosy yet light holiday home, which has retained its original layout and character.

Gwern Barn is accessed via a private driveway, which has ample space for parking. With solid oak flooring throughout, guests will appreciate the high open ceilings and contemporary styling. The country-style kitchen is well equipped with everything you could need, and for the ultimate traditional touch it features a charming Belfast sink alongside an electric oven, separate gas hob, integrated dishwasher, freestanding fridge freezer and a Nespresso coffee machine. There’s also an extending wooden dining table which comfortable seats four.

Through to the light-filled living area there’s a plush sofa, and two stylish armchairs ¬making it the perfect space for guests to relax after a day at the beach. For the ultimate downtime there’s a large 52” wall-mounted Smart TV and Bluetooth soundbar to be enjoyed, too. The first bedroom is situated on the ground floor; a spacious room with king-sized bed, it’s complete with freestanding wardrobe and a cosy armchair. The modern bathroom featuring a large standalone shower, WC and heated towel rail is also on this floor.

The second bedroom which large skylight allows the Cornish sunshine to flood through, is situated in a mezzanine area above the lounge. Boasting a zip ‘n’ link which can be used as a twin set up or as a super king.

Gwern Barn is a charming property for four people. Guests also benefit from a private courtyard space complete with bespoke wooden benches and BBQ. You’re well situated to enjoy all Marazion has to offer including the gateway to the tidal island of St Michael’s Mount. Head to the harbour to enjoy its restaurants and shops, or follow the path of the ancient pilgrims by walking the stone and cobbled path across Mount’s Bay to reach the island, or at high tide that is a ferry that will take you out and bring you back.




  • Well-equipped country-style kitchen, featuring Belfast sink, electric oven, separate gas hob, integrated dishwasher, freestanding fridge freezer and a Nespresso coffee machine. There’s also a kettle, toaster and LED floor lights.
  • Wooden dining table which comfortable seats four.
  • In the living room there’s a three-seater sofa and two armchairs, plus a 52” wall-mounted Smart TV and Bluetooth.
  • Bedroom one is a king size. There’s a freestanding wardrobe, armchair, mirror and dressing table (including hairdryer).
  • The bathroom features a large standalone shower, sink, WC and heated towel rail.



  • Bedroom two is on a mezzanine area above the lounge and bathroom. Accessed via stairs from the lounge it has a zip n link bed, which can be set up as a twin or super king and there is a hanging rail. This room has glass walls on one side looking down to the TV area of the lounge.



  • Private courtyard with BBQ and garden seating (plus scatter cushions).
  • There’s plenty of private parking.

High-quality bed linen and towels are provided at all of Cornish Secrets properties.

Marazion is situated on the south coast of Cornwall and is the gateway to the tidal island of St Michael’s Mount.  Follow the path of the ancient pilgrims by walking the stone and cobbled path across Mount’s Bay to reach the island, or at high tide that is a ferry that will take you out and bring you back.

There are lots of water based activities for the energetic including windsurfing, kitesurfing, jet skiing and sailing.  On Chapel Rock and Marazion harbour, there are numerous rock pools to explore and above the beach there is a large park for the little ones to enjoy.

The South West coast path offers up outstanding views in this part of Cornwall.  Sherpa expeditions provide guided and self guided walks (and cycling routes) and the beautiful St Michael’s Way is an ancient path that starts at St Ives, slightly further north and finishes on St Michael’s Mount.

The shopper in you will love the individuality of the local traders, there are no chains here.  Specialising in their own unique goods they include The Rigging where you can pad out your existing wardrobe, Summerhouse Gallery to add to your art collection, Silver Origins for jewellery pieces, Boylan Ceramics and Pisky Cove for a range of specialist assorted gifts.

After all that shopping you will be in need of some refreshment!  Marazion offers up a large range of tempting places to eat.  The Godolphin Arms boasts outstanding views over Marazion beach and The Copper Spoon is known for its seasonal vegetarian platters.  The Rosario Tea Rooms specialise in mouth watering crab sandwiches and cream teas, while The Mount Haven Restaurant take pride in the outstanding local produce they use.

There is so much to do here, but if you wish to venture a little further afield then Prussia Cove and Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens are well worth a visit. Also, the artist town of St Ives is a relatively short drive north, where you can visit the Tate St Ives, indulge in a spot more shopping and admire the pretty backstreets.  Lucky visitors might also catch a glimpse of the harbour seals.

Gwern Barn is available weekly from a Saturday.

Other arrival dates and short breaks are also available out of peak times.

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Booking fee:  There is a non-refundable booking fee of £35 per booking

Damage deposit:  A refundable damage deposit of £200 is payable.  This will be held until the end of the occupancy and will be returned to the guest within 2 weeks of departure, subject to deductions for any damage to property caused during the occupancy.

Dog stays: £35 per dog per week

NB. All bookings are subject to our Terms and Conditions.

At a Glance

Sleeps four in two bedrooms

Large master bedroom with king size bed

Charming traditional barn conversion

200m from Marazion beach

Less than a 10 minute walk to Marazion

Period property dating back over 400 years

A light-filled property with oak flooring without

Ample private parking

Pet-friendly property

Private courtyard with seating and BBQ

Option to combine with larger property Gwern Cottage

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