View towards the property
Compact open-plan living area
Dining area
Lounge area
Kitchen area
Double bedroom with stairs to living area
Double bedroom
Compact en-suite shower room
View towards the property and garden
Verrandah and garden area
View towards the property
View of Fowey 6 miles away
The Eden Project 1 mile from the property
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Sylvan Barn

Fowey (6mls NW), Cornwall
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Cosy barn conversion set in a peaceful and secluded location in the heart of Cornwall
  • Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with stunning woodland and waterside walks from the door
  • Perfect for nature-lovers, walkers and cyclists with many popular cycling routes nearby
Property code: SYBAR

This cottage is in the world heritage site of the Luxulyan Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty with its unique network of waterside walks.

Just 1 mile away from the famous Eden Project, this charming cottage is in the ideal spot to enjoy exploring Cornwall. Set in the Luxulyan Valley, both a World Heritage Site and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there's plenty of waterside and woodland walks around you. Sylvan Barn is a stunning property, built in natural stone, and is unusually furnished in an upside-down style.

This quaint cottage has everything you could need for a peaceful retreat to the Cornish countryside. The open-plan living area is bright and airy with high apex ceilings and exposed beams, making it the perfect place to relax after a day exploring the surrounding area. Have breakfast while taking in the view of the 7 acres that the property is set in through the large window at the dining table. Uniquely, you'll head down the spiral staircase to the cosy bedroom and snuggle in for a peaceful night's sleep.

Sylvan Barn is situated in a great place to enjoy everything that Cornwall has to offer. Located near to St Austell Bay, top visitor attractions like the Eden Project, Charlestown, with its tall ships and maritime museums, and the Lost Gardens of Heligan are all within 10 miles. Cyclists and walkers will love the Clay Trails that criss-cross the St Austell area. Head to Fowey if you want to visit a thriving and authentic Cornish town.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 en-suite shower room and WC
  • Sleeps 2
  • Veranda and enclosed garden with woodland walk beyond
  • Parking available for 1 car
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi available
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Regret no washing machine
  • Art & craft workshops on site throughout the year
  • Secure storage for bikes is available underneath the property
  • Beach 3 miles, shop 1 mile and pub 1.5 miles
  • Due to the compact reverse layout of the property it may not be suitable for clients with additional needs

This property is personally managed by Amie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Stephen 7th October 2019

Quirky little cottage, next door to another (not shown in pics), situated on owners 7 acres which extends up slopes of valley. On which are several camping/glamping lodges & camping areas with various woodland trails & onsight activities. Well situated for visiting many attractions & only few hundred metres from Luxullyan viaduct. Cottage on a veryRead more narrow lane, so care needed, especially if walking at night (30 mins to pub). An nice, quiet & quirky bolt-hole. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 6th July 2019

Fantastic location, peace and quiet in this topsy turvy cottage that works really well. An outstanding base for local walking and for exploring more of Cornwall. Can not rate this cottage highly enough. It is just wonderful!

Reviewed by Andrew 9th June 2019

It is adequate for the stay, not for those with mobility problems, very helpful owners willing to give info. Great location for wildlife and bird spotters. Lots of food locations in the area.

Reviewed by Garry 3rd September 2018

The cottage is located perfectly for the Eden project, which was out main reason for choosing it, but the location is wonderful, with lovely places to go in walking distance. The hosts are lovely and extremely helpful. The cottage itself is beautiful and very relaxing. A great spot for local walks and visits to Par, Fowey, St Austell, and further aRead morefield like Newquay. We would, and probably will visit again. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 1st July 2018

The cottage is situated in a lovely valley and very quiet and peaceful. It is ideal location for dog walking. Only a few miles away from local shops, pubs and beaches! We had a wonderful time here and will be coming back soon!

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View towards the property
Compact open-plan living area
Dining area
Lounge area
Kitchen area
Double bedroom with stairs to living area
Double bedroom
Compact en-suite shower room
View towards the property and garden
Verrandah and garden area
View towards the property
Show 1 moreView of Fowey 6 miles away


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

North Cornwall

Embark on clifftop wanderings along the South West Coast Path to discover ancient myths and legends; King Arthur at Tintagel Castle, or the giant at the Bedruthan Steps. Surfers flock here to ride the famous swell that carved the dramatic coastline, and Bude and Newquay are havens for the sport. From sandy bays and beaches to the seafood delights of Padstow or thrills of Camel Creek Adventure Park, North Cornwall is brimming with things to do; trails to trek, cream teas to gobble, and adventure to be had.

West Cornwall

Let the history, romance and raw beauty of West Cornwall whisk you through time, into rocky coves and along sweeping sands to Land’s End where the UK slips into the Atlantic. Discover an oasis of flora owed to the rare geology of the Lizard peninsula. You can kayak around Godrevy Island, wander the galleries of St Ives, catch a performance at the open-air Minack Theatre, and still make it to Marazion for dinner: St Michael’s Mount makes the ultimate backdrop.

South Cornwall

Tucked away from the swell of the Atlantic pretty fishing harbours sleep, and lush carpets of greenery roll up to craggy cliffs. Discover the fishing and smuggling history in Kingsand and Cawsand, or walk the South West Coast Path from Fowey to the tiny tidal beach at Readymoney Cove. Sample local ales in St Austell before visiting Charlestown’s tall ships, the enchantments of the Eden Project, or The Lost Gardens of Heligan. From vibrant towns to secret beaches and exhilarating days out, the south has it all.

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