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Penvith Barns

St Martin, Looe PL13 1NZ England
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We would like to invite you to spend some time with us here at Penvith Barns- a very special Bed and Breakfast in sunny CornwallWe can promise you a warm welcome, luxury holiday accommodation where you can come and go just as you please, relaxed and tranquil surroundings with views over our superb countryside, close proximity to some of Cornwall’s best beaches and plenty to do, whatever your taste.All our rooms have been decorated and furnished to the highest standards whilst maintaining a relaxed country feel. Every room is en-suite, and from the Cornish cookies on the welcome tray, to the silent fridge, everything is aimed at giving you the best holiday experience we can. All our rooms have the following:-- Your own entrance; either direct from outside or via the guests entrance.- Plenty of off-road parking.- TV with DVD. We have an extensive and varied DVD library which you are free to dip in to if you fancy a night in, cannot sleep, or just have an hour or so to kill.- Fridge, which includes a pint of fresh milk.- Tea and Coffee making facilities (including fresh ground coffee & cafetiere, hot chocolate, etc)- Hair Dryer- Fluffy Hand and Bath towels with luxury toiletries- Use of the guest kitchen, including microwave oven.- Books, guides and leaflets on local attractions and events.- Finally, and importantly, the room is yours while you are here. Feel free to come and go as you please. There is no curfew or "stay away during the day" policy here.The Looe Area is a gastronomic delight with excellent restaurants to finish off your day and send you to bed looking forward to more lovely adventures tomorrow!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Books, DVDs, music for children
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Highchairs available
Non-smoking hotel
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James H wrote a review Sept 2021
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Stayed at Pevith Barns for 3 nights in late Sept 2021. Andrew and Teresa were marvelous hosts, quick with tips to the local sites and directions on the best way to get to said locations. The rooms are incredibly cozy, and the breakfasts very well done. Different specials every day. You'd be hard pressed to find a nice place to stay. JH-PK
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Captain C. Hebbard wrote a review Sept 2021
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This beautifully managed bijoux hotel, although small, will not disappoint. Andrew and Theresa are highly experienced hosts and the standards are exceptionally high. This period barn conversion has been completed to a very high standard with the room that we stayed in tastefully decorated and very much in keeping with the age of the property. The selection for breakfast in the morning was extensive and freshly locally sourced, prepared to perfection . The location for a break in Cornwall is ideal being well located making everywhere within reach. Having spent forty years traveling the world in my career I am unable to find fault with Penvith Barns. Very Highly recommended for a quiet getaway. Captain C. Hebbard.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: If possible as for the Dairy.
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Janet wrote a review Sept 2021
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom3 contributions
Just arrived back from a totally enjoyable 5 day break at Penvith Barns. This is a stunning place surrounded by beautiful countryside yet within 2 miles of Looe. We stayed in the Dairy Room which was so spacious and airy, it had everything we needed. Breakfast was plentiful and with lots of options, enough to set you up for the day! Andrew and Teresa the hosts are the perfect hosts, they are so knowledgeable of the local area and nothing is too much trouble for them. I would definitely recommend this lovely B&B for a trip to Looe😊
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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durhamgirl wrote a review Sept 2021
West Cornforth, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
What can I say, everything about this B& B was just perfect!! We spent 5 nights in The Dairy room, which was large and airy. Everything you need is in the room , fridge tea and coffee facilities, nice toiletries, comfy beds etc. Andrew and Theresa who run it couldn't have been more helpful, they gave advice on where to visit how to get there and much more. Breakfast was a treat, full Cornish breakfast or a daily special which was served with a smile by Theresa and cooked by Andrew every morning. All in all an exceptional place to stay and we really hope to return (even though we live 400 miles away !)
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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TONYDIVER1 wrote a review Sept 2021
Suffolk, United Kingdom209 contributions124 helpful votes
A rather nostalgic trip for us as we first visited many years ago just after Penvith first opened. Theresa and Andrew run Penvith with the same enthusiasm and care as did Alison and Peter, the rooms are spotlessly clean and comfortable with all the little extras you need. Andrew cooks a great breakfast with very local produce and is very happy to prepare practically anything you would like in any combination. The breakfasts are excellent quality and the sausages are some of the best you could taste anywhere. Penvith is a great base to explore Cornwall and you would be hard pressed to find better quality/value nearby. Great standards and a very friendly approach with excellent local knowledge. It truly was like stepping back for us and lovely to see Penvith being loved and cared for once again. Thank you Theresa and Andrew for a fantastic stay and making us feel so very welcome, I’m sure we will be back.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Elliott D wrote a review Aug 2021
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We stayed in the Hen House B&B to use as a base for Looe and Polperro. Andrew and Teresa run a gorgeous farm/B&B/Yurt property which feels out of the way but is just 10mins or so into Looe. The venue is over 400 years old and has history as a working mill and also with smugglers so is a really interesting place if you read up on their updates on the property and its developments. Breakfast is a simple process and was exceptionally good, covering all bases. They are also flexible on their menu checklist and are happy to do what they can as long as they have the ingredients. I had a special which was similar to a shakshuka, and made a great alternative to the usual fried breakfast setup (which I had another morning, with eggs from their own hens and locally sourced produce). The room could get a little cold in the late evenings but there was no secret about this, and not only was there a radiator in the bathroom but also an additional oil radiator and together could easily cover any bitter temp drops. The venue also has pygmy goats which you will want to smuggle out in your luggage when you leave, as well as hens and 3 sheep, and the owners are happy for you to interact and feed them if you wish. Weather permitting you have access to a rear open area with seating and views of the rear field and the vast farming lands infront, so if you want to feel out of the way but not too far from civilisation then this would be the place. Overall we had a great stay based on location to Looe, the property was beautiful and Andrew and Teresa are lovely, hospitable and kind people who make you feel welcome and comfortable from the start. If we ever went into the catering and accommodation business this is the type of property we would like to run. We would stay again, and if more than 2 of us next time we would look at the Yurt option as they look very accommodating. Parking could be fun if you own 4x4s or pickups (like us!), but this is completely out of the owners control due to planning permission. Just something to consider before you roll up with your Chris Eubank 6 wheeler.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Bradley P wrote a review Jul 2021
Essex9 contributions1 helpful vote
Just spent two nights at Penvith Barns and what a pleasure it was, extremely welcoming owners, very knowledgeable about the local area and we took the advice.. The breakfast was superb, sausages and hog roast were awesome. The room we stayed in was lovley, very clean and perfect for us and our two cockers... Andrew and Theresa were the perfect hosts and made us feel very welcome...if we come back to Looe this is where we will be staying.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ollie wrote a review Jul 2021
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Neither of us could fault Penvith Barns. Andrew and Teresa were absolutely exemplary hosts, and what we particularly enjoyed was their authenticity and honesty around the local area. It really contributed to a great overall break away. The room was spot on, nice and cool, clean and simple - everything we wanted. The breakfast was again perfect - the slow roasted sausages were exquisite and the hogs pudding was perfectly done. Cannot fault it - would 100% recommend to anyone in the area, and we’d definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kelly D wrote a review Jul 2021
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Loved our stay at Penvith Barns! Andrew and Teresa made us feel so welcome and had excellent local knowledge. Great location with fab views and good access to Looe, Millendreath, Polperro and Seaton. Cooked breakfast was fabulous and our room 'The Dairy' was lovely and cool despite the boiling weather! Our 11 year old loved feeding the animals and insisted we return next year, which we will! :) Highly recommended and great value for money.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Bhakt wrote a review Jul 2021
Leicester, United Kingdom12 contributions3 helpful votes
Partner's birthday celebrations, wanted to go somewhere in the country where there is plenty of beach food and chill time. PENVITH BARN ACCOMMODATED IT ALL! Not just a guest house but tourist guide too The couple Andrew and Teresa, nicest people ever so genuine and so welcoming. CORNWALL/ LOOE wouldn't have been the same experience without the knowledge and hospitality of the awesome couple. The accomodation is barny but so cute, facilities are great. Breakfast was super everyday! All in all hospitality was superb and I am from the same field and can be picky! But Andrew and Teresa left nothing for me too pick! Highly recommend it u want a quiet getaway. Thank you again!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Penvith Barns
Which popular attractions are close to Penvith Barns?
Nearby attractions include Looe to Polperro walk (2.0 miles), Looe Island (2.7 miles), and East Looe Beach (2.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Penvith Barns?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Penvith Barns?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Penvith Barns?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Penvith Barns?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Penvith Barns?
Conveniently located restaurants include Daisy's Cafe Looe, Fifty, and The Halfway House Pub & Kitchen.
Are pets allowed at Penvith Barns?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Penvith Barns?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Guildhall Museum & Gaol (2.1 miles), Looe Harbour Heritage Centre & Coffee Shop (2.2 miles), and Talland Church (4.0 miles).
Is Penvith Barns accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.