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Penvith Barns

St Martin, Looe PL13 1NZ England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 06/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#8 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Looe
Travellers' Choice
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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Caz W wrote a review 19 Jun
2 contributions
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
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Date of stay: June 2021
BPerry wrote a review 18 Jun
Portsmouth, United Kingdom1 contribution
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.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
frankChorleyLancs wrote a review 14 Jun
chorley lancs55 contributions112 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Response from andrew nicholson, Owner at Penvith Barns
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for very your informative and illustrative feedback. We are obviously disappointed with your comments and hoped that your stay had been an enjoyable one. Clearly not, even after offering the laundry service Hope you feel better with such a detailed commentary and Im sure it will be very illustrative for any future guests. We are also obviously very sorry that the missing eggs and milk bottle had such a detrimental impact on your stay.
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kajapolomska wrote a review 13 Jun
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom10 contributions2 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Jollybadg3r wrote a review 7 Jun
3 contributions1 helpful vote
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 😁
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from andrew nicholson, Owner at Penvith Barns
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you so much, such kind words Loved looking after you guys
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Frequently Asked Questions about Penvith Barns
Which popular attractions are close to Penvith Barns?
Nearby attractions include Looe Island (2.7 miles), Looe to Polperro walk (2.0 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, Island View Cafe, and Smugglers Cott.
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), Duloe Stone Circle (3.8 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.