My mum and I have just come home from a 4 day break in Looe, staying self catering at Penvith Barns (Swallow Cottage). We absolutely loved the cottage. It is pretty and characterful, clean and tidy, and kitted out with everything we needed for our stay, including a bbq in a south facing private courtyard with garden furniture. The cottage is in an excellent location, quiet and tranquil and very close to Looe. The owner Andrew is extremely friendly and accommodating. He was really helpful to us with information about the area and guided us as to which was the best restaurants to try and beaches to visit etc.. We would definitely recommend staying here, and are planning to return to Penvith again next summer. Caroline
We had a lovely stay in The Piggery room, it was more than enough space for both of us and our mastiff Shrodi and had its own entrance which we could park outside of. Andrew and Teresa are great hosts and very attentive. We had lovely breakfasts every day and could even bring our dog with us into the VIP (very important pets) room which was a huge bonus! Andrew took us to feed the chickens and sheep one morning which was a big highlight of our trip. We would recommend to all.
We stayed at swallow cottage which is next to penvith barns and owned by the same people. This property is not suitable for four adults. It is also not suitable for the elderly or anyone with mobility problems. You have to leave your car at the bottom of the drive then walk up a very steep slope or walk around the garden area which again is quite steep and slippy when wet. Our party consisted of a 91 year old lady and myself 76 with heart disease. The downstairs bedroom is only suitable for two young children.There was no drawer space and a very tiny hanging rail.Totally unsuitable. None of this is mentioned in the description. The upstairs bedroom is ideal although the bathroom is very small and the shower smaller still. Halfway through the week we washed the towels as they had not been replaced and as is the way the weather changed and we could not hang them out to dry.So we rang the owner to ask if he had a dryer which we could use .it only needed about fifteen minutes of drying time.He stated he wasn't a laundry service and he had a B&B to run..So we said fine we will hang them around the property to dry.Eventually he came and collected the towels stating he didnt expect us to wash them.Who on earth goes a whole week using the same towel without washing them.He said he would get them back to us by midday the next day to which we replied and what are we supposed to dry ourselves with in the morning.They were returned at 8pm the same night. A few days before we were due to arrive I rang the owner to advise him of our eta.There was also mention of a welcome pack in the description of the property so I asked him about this.I was told they only supply milk and eggs.Thats fine I said as long as we know what to bring down.When we arrived at the property it was the smallest bottle of milk I have ever seen,but there were no eggs as stated. We found the owner to be rude and offensive and would not recommend this property.…
Everything about our stay at The Piggery was amazing! We loved the room, loved breakfast, and loved the animals! The host were super nice and very informative: because of them we have explored many spots that were gorgeous and unspoiled. Would definitely recommend for people all ages.
We stayed in the Piggery for 4 nights and it was lovely. Comfy bed & lovely shower. Breakfast was great everyday - different special on offer, the spanish tomatoes were very good! Local produce, really well cooked. Hosts were friendly and very helpful with advice, loved the opportunity to feed the on site critters - chickens, sheep & goats. The new pygmys were super cute too. Amazing location with great walks from the door. Planning on return visit in the yurts with rest of the family, thanks again for a great holiday 😁