If you are looking for somewhere to spend a week or two on Holiday, reviews and feedback from previous guests are always a good read.

Below is the Porthcothan Barn Guestbook for you to have look through BEFORE you decide on where to stay.

Not every guest leaves an entry but those that do are here to see.

Some guests leave their review in other places such as Facebook or Google so I copy them from everywhere, add them to this page and mark the source as below –

facebook logoFacebook Review.

Google logoGoogle Review.

DiwebsiteReview via website form.

emailEmailed Review.

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Note – It’s possible that “anyone” could make an entry in this guestbook so I check everyone entered to make sure only real guests (and not spammers) complete the form 🙂

The Entries –


DiwebsiteThe Barn is a beautiful place very peaceful and you can see and hear the sea when sitting in the garden. We will be back

– Sharon B., September 2019

DiwebsiteOur third visit… it’s just like going home. It’s a beautiful location just to sit and be… so close to a gorgeous beach. Paul, as always, was fantastic and everything ran so smoothly. I would highly recommend it… except it may get over booked and I may miss out (teasing).

– Warren, Camberley, July 2019

WebsiteWe had a brilliant holiday at the Barn. It worked well for us with 3 small children as it was only a short walk to the beach. The view from the garden was fantastic and we enjoyed many meals outside. The house was well equipped and had everything we needed. While there, we went to Watergate Bay and had a lovely meal at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen. We also all enjoyed some excellent fish and chips in Padstow at Rick Stein’s and used the farm shop near Padstow for some lovely bread. We will definitely be back.

– Sophie, Oxon. July 2019

WebsiteThe barn is in such a beautiful location and offers a very spacious and comfortable accommodation. The beds were a little bit too comfy as it was hard to get the teenagers up. We were lucky to have sunshine every day and the garden area was lovely to sit in, particularly with those sea views and stunning sunsets.
We researched the area before we booked to try and get somewhere that was near to the beach and the coastal path which allowed us to leave the car. It was lovely to be only a few minutes away. We would definitely come back again and we are happy to recommend to our friends and family.

– Trena, Chester. July 2019

WebsiteWe had a wonderful stay at the Barn, it’s a great place that’s very homely and comfortable. And the location is superb!
We will definitely be coming back again.

– Ben and Steph., Herts. July 2019

WebsiteA perfect place for our holidays, the barn is a comfortable relaxing holiday home from home for us all to chill out. We enjoyed long walks along the cliffs and hours running on the beach and swimming in the sea. The local pasties from the beach shop are highly recommended.
A great time was had by all including our owners Steve& Matun.
Can’t wait to come back.

– Gordon Setters Meg, Holly, & Jack Russel Jak., June 2019

WebsiteMy family and I just experienced the most life giving seven days we believe we have ever experienced at The Barn at Porthcothan Bay. The land was as beautiful as the cinematography depicts it in the television series Poldark, and The Barn gave us a wonderful view of it all and with easy access.

The Barn itself was spacious and comfortable. The beds and soft linens pulled us in and felt luxurious, which made us want to lie in them all day, but breakfast on the gorgeous back porch lured us happily out of bed every morning. We played games in the family room in the evenings, and put together a puzzle of Padstow on the dining table.

I used the French press kettle at The Barn to make some of the best coffee I have tasted. The Barn seems to take you into the spirit of Cornwall itself. There is a wonderful little tea cafe and pub close by, and from the doorstep we were on the beach in less than 10 min.

I loved walking along the cliff ridge and seeing the sun set over the blue water, and we loved watching the tide come in and out of the coves. My family and I have traveled all over Europe and England, and we have all agreed that as soon as possible, we want to come back to The Barn at Porthcothan Bay and bring our friends with us. If you are looking for a life giving escape, The Barn is simply transformative.

– Dr. Ross C., USA, June 2019

WebsiteWe had a fabulous week in May at the Barn. Plenty of space and it was very comfortable. We loved the view from the outdoor terrace and ate outside most of the time. We were two families with 5 children in total and it really didn’t feel like we were on top of each other. The weather was good most of the time so we were lucky but it is only a short drive to Padstow or Newquay if it is wet.
Porthcothan is a gorgeous beach with so much room and so unspoilt. Berryfields across the valley does the most amazing cream tea and milkshakes if you get peckish.
We will definitely be coming back again!

– Sam, Devon. May 2019

DiwebsiteThe four of us and our dog had a great time and the location made it excellent for the boys surfing at Mawgan Porth and exploring the coastal paths. The Barn is wonderfully laid out with all the comforts we could possibly need. The views are stunning and the quiet location made for a very relaxing stay.

– Claire G., Cranfield, October 2018

Debs dogs in the water, Porthcothan BayEmail

We had a lovely week at the cottage – it is perfectly situated and very comfortable.

The field next to the barn was great for the dogs to run in and the bay was a brilliant playground for them.

I’d highly recommend the shop (Porthcothan Bay Stores) on the way to the beach. Stocked with all the necessities and they do great cakes, coffee and ice cream.

– Deborah S., Leamington Spa, September 2018

WebsiteWe’ve had a great holiday … You have an amazing place here in Cornwall and after having stayed in many places in Porthcothan, your’s is the best.

– Michelle & Mark B., Tadcaster, June 2018

WebsiteI thought The Barn was a fantastic place to stay. It balances a homely feel with high standards. The views and proximity to the beach were fabulous and we all had an amazing time. The sad thing was that we only had two nights – oh well we will have to book for longer next time.

– Warren G., Surrey, June 2017

WebsiteThe Barn is a brilliant place to stay – so comfy, right by the beach and perfect for families. Couldn’t be better!

– Anna P., London, May 2017

DiwebsiteAmazing place – really beautifully decorated and appointed. Right by the beach and stunning views! Can’t recommend highly enough.

– Grant B., Wadhurst, February 2017

DiwebsiteFantastic trip. Great facilities and an amazing spot.

– Jonathan W., Perth, Australia, May 2016

WebsiteThe Barn was the perfect accommodation in a great location for a family holiday in Cornwall. Looking forward to returning.

– Mark D., Chellaston, May 2016

facebook logoExcellent for oldies too, very comfortable, lovely walks, beautiful coastline – much looking forward to next visit.

– Caroline C., London, September 2015

WebsiteLoved the Barn and the beach. Great location, great property and lovely field for the children to run around and fly kites in.

– Tony L., Whitwick, July 2015

facebook logoBrilliant in every aspect. Wonderful place for a family holiday any time of the year. 2 mins from the beach with views over the sea and sand. Can’t wait to go back!

– James L., Reigate, March 2015

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