We have just returned from the most heavenly romantic break at Lower Barn in St Ewe, Cornwall. We only live 40 minutes away but felt like we were in a different world.
We were met by Janie who is the most friendly person ever; she puts you at ease immediately. Then (best bit!) we were shown our room...The Hideaway - this is pure romance; big bed, HUGE bath, chocolates on the pillow, fresh flowers, a fridge in the room and a selection of DVDs to choose from! The Hideaway was in the middle of the garden on its own which was total seclusion.
One of the main things that attracted us to Lower Barn (now this really IS the best bit!) was the outdoor hot tub although words cannot express how fabulous this was! When we got there I asked Janie what time they shut it down for the night. They don't shut it down at all and we were lying in there at midnight on Valentines- pure bliss!
Waking up to the best full English breakfast was incredible and a nice touch to have all of us sat around together; Lower Barn can only accomodate around 8 people so it was lovely and intimate. The only food we found in the area that bettered our breakfast was the dinner that Janie and Mike served, We only ate one night at the B&B and wish we had ate there for more. We had baked cheese souffle, duck for main and a rich chocolate dessert that was incredible! The whole atmosphere was wonderful with fairy lights and an open fire plus hot water bottles on the seats! We spent Valentines dining with 2 other couples we met there who were really friendly - this actually made our Valentines better! (except for the strange Richard man who spent all his time raving about the hot tub!...only joking Rich if you are reading this!) :)
The very best bit (and I'm going to stop saying this now!) was the amazing facial that Janie gave me using hot and cold stones and products that smelled fantastic! Janie and Mike are so welcoming and within 24 hours you feel like you are a part of the family. And as for their dog Jazz...I tried to sneak her into our car to take her home!!!
As someone working in hotels myself...I can honestly say hand on heart that I have never stayed anywhere this fantastic. If you need to escape and spend some much needed time with your loved one...Lower Barn is the ideal place! So many people we met had been before and were returning because of the ambience and we can most certainly be added to that list!
The food, the decor, the treatments, the location, the magical hot tub but most of all....the hosts.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in a romantic and rural hidden corner of Cornwall, Lower Barns is a boutique hideaway unlike any other. The perfect escape from the world outside, Lower Barns promises a magical retreat for you. Enjoy fresh breakfast, countryside walks, watch movies from large comfortable beds and indulge in a therapeutic massage or facial. As day turns into night, sample sumptuous dinners by the open fire in the intimacy of The Shack, followed by gazing at shooting stars while soaking in the open air hot tub.Ours is a place unlike any other. For an elopement wedding, hen party with exclusive use, honeymoon heaven, rekindling the romance or simply a sanctuary away from the world outside. Turn up, switch off, kick back and enjoy a boutique escape in Cornwall at Lower Barns, an indulgent idyllic retreat....... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lower Barns Boutique B&B Cornwall/Saint Ewe