Relax and enjoy the views from the comfort of your lounge
Settle down after a long day of exploring
Elegant property with many original features
Peaceful and rural location
A real romantic retreat
Delightful dinner for two
Great sized and well-equipped kitchen
Kitchen area with door to balcony and countryside views
Stunning detail in the king-size bedroom
Futon in spacious living area available on request
Beautiful bathroom with robes provided
Relax on the balcony
View towards the front of the property
1 / 13  Relax and enjoy the views from the comfort of your lounge
2 / 13  Settle down after a long day of exploring
3 / 13  Elegant property with many original features
4 / 13  Peaceful and rural location
5 / 13  A real romantic retreat
6 / 13  Delightful dinner for two
7 / 13  Great sized and well-equipped kitchen
8 / 13  Kitchen area with door to balcony and countryside views
9 / 13  Stunning detail in the king-size bedroom
10 / 13  Futon in spacious living area available on request
11 / 13  Beautiful bathroom with robes provided
12 / 13  Relax on the balcony
13 / 13  View towards the front of the property

The Old Cow Barn

Boscastle (8mls SE), Cornwall
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Idyllic country retreat perfect for romantic getaways
  • Charming interior with cosy cottage feel
  • Quality boutique styled property
  • Peaceful rural location with beautiful walks on the doorstep
  • The property can sleep 2 + 2 with sofa bed
  • Easy access to all Cornwall’s attractions
Property code: 49662

Welcome to this chic and stylish rural retreat. Located in the rolling Cornish countryside with easy access to all major routes to explore Cornwall's fine scenery and attractions.

When it comes to countryside-chic, you can't quite beat a beautiful barn conversion. Perched on the edge of Bodmin Moor, this peaceful nest mixes style and comfort to provide you with an idyllic romantic retreat. Although beautifully rural, much of the South West is easily accessible from here, giving you endless options for fun in this stunning and diverse corner of the UK.

Charming and inviting, the boutique-styled interior speaks to modernism while retaining rustic character. Exposed stone walls and local slate window sills inject a splash of the countryside, that contrasts against a soft, neutral colour palette. High apex ceilings open up the generous living and dining rooms, where there's plenty of space to spread out and relax. Enjoy views of rolling hills from a warm haven or rustle up a BBQ in the outdoor seating area.

With so much of Cornwall to explore, the fact that you'll be a short drive from the A30 is a great advantage. Tintagel castle and Boscastle are within 12 miles, and nature lovers can fill their boots at The Hidden Valley and the famous Eden Project, around 30 miles away. If you don't fancy a ride in the car, beautiful walks await on the doorstep across the rugged landscape of Bodmin Moor. Thrill seekers should be sure to visit The Adrenaline Quarry or venture up to Bude to have a go at surfing during summer months, both within 20 miles.

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

  • 1 super-king-size bedroom
  • 1 double sofa bed in the lounge available on request
  • 1 Shower room
  • Kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Ample parking
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Regret no smoking
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Beach 10 miles, restaurant 4 miles and pub 2.5 miles
  • Arrival 3pm
  • Sleeps 2+2

This property is personally managed by Amie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Richard 8th February 2020

Quiet relaxing comfortable ideal to get away from the hustle and bustle of life. Perfect location. Wonderful views. Owners very welcoming and knowledgable. Would definitely visit again. Short drive to all attractions. Ideal for a couple or small family. Furnished and decorated to a high standard we all enjoyed our stay including the two dogs.

Reviewed by Margaret 21st December 2019

Can not fault anything. Very clean. Nice light rooms, plenty of space, even with our 3 dogs. Cheese, milk, biscuits, crackers left for us, also tea, coffee & sugar left for us. Bed spotless and comfortable. Nice small enclosed garden for dogs. Even had a Christmas tree with lights and decorations, very nice and most welcome.

Reviewed by Sally 2nd November 2019

Well appointed cottage in a secluded location but with easy access to North Cornwall moors, beaches etc. Ideal for couples who are looking for a quiet holiday location and for those with canine friends.

Reviewed by Merica 16th October 2019

It was a lovely cottage that met all our needs. Completely dog friendly with a little secure front garden. More than enough room for 2 people and 3 large dogs.

Reviewed by Roy 21st September 2019

If you are after total peace this is the place for you.

Reviewed by Jane 14th September 2019

Cottage was beautiful and very spacious. So quiet, the only sound being birdsong. Beautiful dog friendly beaches within 20 mins. A trip to Boscastle Harbour is a must! Hosts were friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this property.

Reviewed by Irena 7th September 2019

If you are looking for peace and tranquility , this is the place to come. Clean, comfortable and well equipped accommodation in beautiful surroundings. Larger towns for shopping and sightseeing within easy reach.

Reviewed by Geoff 22nd June 2019

A charming bungalow cottage nestled in a beautiful valley. Accommodation is very comfortable with a modern kitchen.

Reviewed by Kirsten 9th April 2019

This property is simply lovely. It is very well appointed and a true gem, perfect for couples wanting to get away from it all. Set in a very small hamlet, a short walk away from some beautiful countryside, it is a perfect base for exploring all areas of Cornwall. It had all modern amenities, but with the quaintness of a cottage feel, which suited uRead mores really well. Rachel and Matt were very accommodating, super friendly, available should they be needed, but not in the least bit interfering. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 23rd March 2019

A great south facing location overlooking a valley along a secluded roadway. Really good location if looking to get away from the crowds. Helpfully owners.

Reviewed by Brian 16th February 2019

Hidden gem with surprises across the valley and in the nearest pub,take time to walk locally.

Reviewed by Lucy 2nd February 2019

This is a lovely property, with friendly and helpful owners. The furniture and facilities are fabulous, with a huge comfy bed and pillows!! I would love to go back there again!!!

Reviewed by John 21st December 2018

Found the property very clean and comfy, everything there to just settle in and relax and start to enjoy hols. Nice and private and lovely rural location for dog walking etc.Would certainly go back again .

Reviewed by Lorraine 1st October 2018

Great mini break, comfy king size bed,lovely shower, kitchen well equipped, nice touch plenty of tea coffee and sugar supplied also on arrival milk biscuits cheese etc ... good location, no noise so peaceful and quiet, very relaxing. A car is a definate must to get out abou,t places of interest just a short drive, away. Nothing was too much troubleRead more for the hosts as and when called upon. Hide

Reviewed by Valerie 21st September 2018

This is a clean spacious barn/cottage with a lovely kitchen. The bed is king sized and comfortable. A large lounge leading to a dining room. A wet room and bathroom. Lovely views and a balcony with seating outside . Ideal spot for a dog. Friendly helpful owners.

Reviewed by Linda 7th September 2018

We loved our cottage with beautiful views across the valley, its very well equipped and our host made us very welcome. The local pub- the rising sun at Altarnun served delightful meals.

Reviewed by Barrie 24th August 2018

The cottage was lovely nice big shower the whole place was clean and modern good size kitchen. The couple looking after the cottage could not do enough for you they were great. Made a great holiday better.

Reviewed by Deborah 17th August 2018

Perfect for a complete getaway or as a base for touring around Cornwall. The cottage is in an isolated area so a car is essential.

Reviewed by Suzanne 3rd August 2018

great cottage in a beautifully peaceful location. The hosts were absolutely lovely and very welcoming but not at all intrusive. Such a wonderfully refreshing change to find a cottage that hasn't got lists of rules and regulations plastered everywhere - it was very laid back and relaxing. Great walks in the nature reserve across the lane was a huge Read morebonus as we had our dogs with us. Hide

Reviewed by Bob 13th July 2018

Very charming and quiet location and a lovely well presented cottage for two people. Definitely need a car to get out to places and for shopping but ideally situated for all of the coastal attractions.

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Relax and enjoy the views from the comfort of your lounge
Settle down after a long day of exploring
Elegant property with many original features
Peaceful and rural location
A real romantic retreat
Delightful dinner for two
Great sized and well-equipped kitchen
Kitchen area with door to balcony and countryside views
Stunning detail in the king-size bedroom
Futon in spacious living area available on request
Beautiful bathroom with robes provided
Show 1 moreRelax on the balcony


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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