Swallows Barn

26 February 2015

Welcome to Swallows' Barn

Swallows’ Barn, Treverbyn near St Neot, Liskeard, South East Cornwall PL14 6NW

Swallow's Barn is a 1865 Cornish granite and slate stable and cart house carefully converted by an architect to provide a twin and two double bedrooms, an open plan contemporary living space, a large kitchen/diner and two WC/wet rooms. There is gas fired central heating throughout and a Danish woodburning stove.

Swallows Barn is set in an acre of meadow and gardens, tucked into the wooded valley of the River Fowey. A quite rural idyll with woodland views and walks along the river and up onto the southern slopes  of Bodmin Moor.

Swallows' Barn provides a quiet and cosy rural retreat with lots to do locally and central base to explore the beautiful landscapes, beaches and villages of Cornwall and Devon. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.

Bookings can be made by contacting Hedy 
(H)   020 7249 5039 
(M)  07904 810081
(E)   hedy.parry-davies@hotmail.com

Inside Swallows Barn

The main living area has leather sofas, a coffee table, a dining table with 6 chairs, digital TV, WiFi, rugs and original work by local artists on the walls.  There is also a magnificent and fully restored Bechstein boudoir-grand piano.

The gallery has far reaching views and a sofa bed for unexpected guests.

One of the two ground floor double bedrooms (the other has en suite)

The upstairs twin bedroom

The kitchen/diner has stainless steel units, wooden work surfaces and a slate floor. There is a double electric grill/oven and gas hob, washing machine, dishwasher and good quality cooking equipment.

One of the two 'wet' rooms with shower, WC and wash hand basin

A walk in the garden

Swallow's Barn is set in about an acre of herb and flower gardens and wildflower meadow. There is a trampoline, table tennis table, a swing, bar-b-que and seating areas.

Swallows Barn in mid-summer seen from the rear garden

The circular lawn is surrounded by a stone circle, wild flower meadow and mature trees

Apple blossom in the spring

The courtyard herb garden

May bluebells

A dramatic storm up on Bodmin moor

Part of the garden in summer

Far reaching views from Swallows Barn across the wooded Fowey river valley

Swallows Barn on winter's day

Beautiful snowdrops herald the arrival of spring

A walk by the river

From the garden gate at Swallows Barn there is a public footpath across the fields and down to a woodland walk along the river

Kingfisher Pool - otters and wild deer can be seen if you walk quietly enough through the woods

Treverbyn Weir Pool holding salmon and sea trout when they are migrating up to the moor to spawn

 A fine 6 lb sea trout caught at Treverbyn on a fly at night. .

Round and about the local area

Swallows Barn is one mile from the village of St Neot. The village has a mediaeval church with legendary stained glass windows, a post office and shop, a tea room, Carnglaze slate caverns’ concert venue, an old coaching inn and a community clubhouse and hall. It is a vibrant village with ancient festivals , a strong community spirit, numerous local societies, and was voted The Best Village in England in 2005.

Swallows’ Barn is three miles from the village of St Cleer which has a Holy Well, two pubs, a blacksmiths forge and pottery and a farm shop devoted to local and organic produce.

The nearest town is Liskeard (5 miles). It is a market town with the usual facilities including supermarkets, trains to the seaside resort of Looe (30 minutes) and trains to London (4 hours), Plymouth, Penzance and St Ives. Looe has a family beach, numerous restaurants, shops, a working fishing port and the National Shark Angling Club of Great Britain. From Looe it is a short drive to the picturesque harbour village of Polperro and the beaches at Talland Bay and Seaton.

Near Treverbyn at Siblyback Lake (3 miles) there is walking, windsurfing, sailing, canoeing, fly fishing for rainbow and brown trout, an adventure playgound and a cafe. There are huge expanses of walking and fly-fishing for wild brown trout at Colliford Lake and salmon and sea trout river fishing on the river Fowey ( 10 minutes walk ) and local rivers.

There are also public woodland and moorland footpaths with access to prehistoric settlements and monuments – the Hurlers. Cheeswring and St Doniarts Stone are also nearby. Local moorland horse riding is also available.

Treverbyn weir on the Fowey - a noted pool for salmon and sea trout

Swallows' Barn is between 25 and 45 minutes drive to various north and south Cornish harbours and beaches. Also within easy reach is the Eden Project and numerous National Trust and private country houses and gardens.

A walk down the lanes at Treverbyn can get crowded during rush hour

The New Year's Day hunt gathers at Jamaica Inn, Bolventor on Bodmin Moor