Luxury properties across the UK
Encompassing Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, the South West is one of the most popular cottage holiday destinations in the UK. Boasting some of the most unspoilt countryside and coastline in the UK, it is easy to see why booking holiday cottages in the South West is so popular. Read More
The North West England region is home to the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria and Lancashire, each with their own unique qualities that draw in international visitors. The region is steeped in history as well as popular tourist attractions making it a popular destination to visit all year round. Read More
Highlands of Scotland
Borders & The Lothians
Perthshire, Fife & Tayside
Skye & The Hebrides
Grampian & Speyside
The UK is blessed with some of the most beautiful and diverse National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty anywhere in the world. For us, these stretch from Isles of Scilly holiday cottages in the south to the very tip of Scotland. The largest of these is the Lake District but there are well over 50 in total. Read More
Avallen Barn is a beautiful award-winning contemporary barn conversion situated equally between du Maurier’s Frenchman’s Creek and the tiny village of Helford in an ancient Cornish farmstead.
This luxury retreat is just perfect for a large family or two smaller families. The property sleeps eight in comfort and has a spacious living area with well equipped kitchen, large dining table and lots of comfy seating for everyone. Guests love the extensive large garden exclusively for your party and the nearby beaches are an added bonus. The property is dog friendly and Up to two well behaved dogs welcome.
Avallen is the largest of a small group of adjoining barns at Kestle Barton.
Avallen Barn is one of the luxury properties from the Forever Cornwall Portfolio. Forever Cornwall specialise in unique coastal self-catering holiday homes that guests fall in love with. We represent gorgeous hand-picked cottages, beach houses and barn conversions, beautifully equipped and presented for the perfect break in Cornwall.
The setting of Kestle Barton is enchanting. After passing through picturesque hamlets, and along typically winding and wooded Cornish lanes you will arrive at the farmstead. Turning in through the gate, you will pass the discreet art gallery (more about that later) and come to a halt in the old farm yard — there are spaces for four cars in front of your barn. Avallen forms one ‘wing’ of the rambling barns (there are two other smaller barn here that also have seasonal guests). You can access the large rear garden around the side of Avallen, or through the property. The garden itself is laid to lawn, and you will find chunky garden dining furniture and a barbecue for al-fresco cooking and dining. Beyond your private space is a small kitchen-garden managed by the adjoining art gallery, and beyond that (over a small stile) is the art gallery’s own garden which is both beautiful and imaginative, and often contains sculptures. You can also access the meadows and orchard from here, which you can roam freely (both are shared by other guest and gallery visitors).
Passing through the original two-inch-thick barn door, and past the hallway with its contemporary staircase (and handy storage), you will step into the heart of Avallen — a very large open-plan living, dining and kitchen space, flooded with light and opening onto the large garden through French doors. Here, the enthusiastic cook can indulge culinary passion, taking advantage of the thoughtfully equipped kitchen with its array of appliances and utensils (most of which are cleverly hidden which gives the space a clean and uncluttered look), while beyond the welcoming pine dining table, those less-inclined to chop and simmer can wallow in yards of sofa, enjoying the wood-burner, indulging in the games console, or…. simply enjoying the solitude. On the lime-rendered walls you will find striking contemporary paintings, and all fixtures and fittings are of the highest standard. Beyond the living area you will find bedroom one. This is the glamour bedroom, with sofa and writing desk, hotel-style zip-and-link super-king sized bed and its to-die-for en-suite bathroom — with walk-in shower and cavernous double-ended bath.
You will find two more bedrooms on the ground floor — another double with delightful views into the secluded garden, again with luxurious zip-and-link beds, and a cosy twin room. Also on the ground floor is the light and bright family bathroom.
First Floor Description
On the first floor a hang-out space invites play and interaction, with sofas, a football table, books and games. Beyond that is bedroom two — more like a mini-apartment than a bedroom, this loft-style space comes with the same generous king-sized zip-and-link beds as found elsewhere, but also boasts its own wood-burner, juliette balcony, designer sofa and TV.
All rooms at Avallen have individually controlled underfloor heating, fueled by carbon-neutral wood-chips, grown in local woodlands.
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