Guest Comments

Here’s a selection of comments from our recent guests:

B & B Guest Comments

“Beautifully appointed b&b room. Delicious breakfast. Fabulous host. Will recommend to anyone who is visiting Cornwall!”

Steven & Heather, B&B Guest

“Best B&B we’ve ever stayed at. The room and en-suite were luxurious. Carolyn is a marvelous hostess, nothing was too much trouble for her and oh boy can she cook. The breakfasts were truly sumptuous and her homemade marmalade divine. Don’t hesitate to book it if you can get in, you’re in for a treat”

Elaine & Peter, B&B Guest

“We have stayed in many b&b’s and this one is in a league of its own. Brilliantly comfortable, hospitable and the best breakfast ever.”

Fredrik & Kristin, B&B Guest

“If only every B&B could be like yours! You have made our stay extremely special.”

Michael & Suzanne , B&B Guest

“Another wonderful stay! Nothing is too much trouble for Carolyn and we really appreciate the fabulous facilities and warm hospitality.”

Malcolm & Heather , B&B Guest

“A very comfortable and beautiful b&b. Another fabulous stay, with a wonderful welcome and unsurpassable hospitality. Downs Barn Farm is the ultimate and we always leave planning to return before too long!”

Keith & Ruth, B&B Guest

“This is our 10th year visiting Downs Barn and we continue to love every minute of our holidays here. The location is so peaceful and relaxing, the accommodation superb and Carolyn’s hospitality is second to none. The freshly baked scones, clotted cream & jam were just what we needed after our journey down. Everything about Downs Barn is just perfect and we can’t wait to return again very soon.”

Annie & Malc

“This is our 10th year visiting Downs Barn and we continue to love every minute of our holidays here. The location is so peaceful and relaxing, the accommodation superb and Carolyn’s hospitality is second to none. The freshly baked scones, clotted cream & jam were just what we needed after our journey down. Everything about Downs Barn is just perfect and we can’t wait to return again very soon.”

Terry & Julie

“This has been the best few days ever – such wonderful hospitality, fantastic room and setting. The company at breakfast was the icing on the cake. Thank you so much Carolyn for everything.”

Moira & Tim

“Our stay in Cornwall was made more special because of your wonderful hospitality and charm. Downs Barn Farm exceeded our expectations, from the tasty breakfasts to the pet therapy with Rolo & Belle. The Cornwall countryside is beautiful and the warm welcome everywhere we stopped made us feel at home.”

Robin & Jonathan, USA

“A really superb place to stay. Comfortable beds, peace & quiet, topped with wonderful breakfasts and cream tea. What more can you ask. Thanks for a lovely stay and for being such good hosts.”

Nigel & Sharon, Dorset

“As always just so relaxing and feel so spoilt when we have been here. Thank you, see you again..”

Helen & Gary, Derbyshire

Cottage Guest Comments

“Bridie’s Barn is super – incredibly spacious, very comfortable, beautifully decorated and appointed and excellently equipped. With a lovely outside area and views of the surrounding countryside with the sea in the distance, it is a really special place.”

Gary & Emma, Bridie's Barn

“Bridie’s Barn is a fantastic cottage set in a relaxing and peaceful location. The accommodation is spacious, light, spotlessly clean and has everything you need!”

Sue Hawker, Bridie's Barn

“Classy, brilliantly equipped and a sanctuary to return to at the end of a long day – Skylarks was a delight.”

Jayne & John, Skylarks

“We have stay in a lot of beautiful locations but Bridie’s Barn is by far the best, with the excellent standard of equipment and furnishings. From the moment we arrived it has been idyllic, the cottage and scenery are gorgeous. We will definitely be back.”

Andrew & Angela, Bridie's Barn

“We have had an excellent week at Bridie’s Barn. The accommodation is exceptional, lots of great little touches – Carolyn you really have put yourself in the guest’s shoes and thought of everything we may possibly need. The information on walks was perfect and we enjoyed your advice about places to visit. To have a near 180 degree view of countryside, horses and the sea from our sofa was so relaxing, we felt well away from the hustle and bustle of city living and could genuinely relax. The interior has been put together with so much loving care and attention to details it makes the stay so much more special.”

Stephen & Pamela, Bridie's Barn

“We visited Skylarks to celebrate our wedding anniversary and it has been a week of total relaxation with everything that you could possibly need at hand and what a fantastic base to explore from!”

Andrew & Rachel, Skylarks

“This was our first stay in Bridie’s Barn and definitely won’t be our last. The week has been a mixture of total relaxation time at the barn, to exploring new area and bays and seeing some stunning views. The barn is simply stunning and has everything you could possibly need! The scones on arrival were delicious too!”

Jane & Kathy, Bridie's Barn

“The week has come and gone way too fast, our stay has been absolutely fantastic. This is the best equipped accommodation we have ever stayed in, you have everything you could possibly need. If you like walking then make sure you make the most of the walks you can do from the farm. The coastal walks are stunning!”

Adam & Laura, Skylarks

“It’s the most beautiful place (the barn and the view) I have ever seen. So stylishly set up and co-ordinated. Extremely clean, warm and spacious. The bed was so, so comfortable and the bathroom a delight.”

Sue & Earl, Bridie's Barn

“How lofty and stylish manages to be so warm and cosy we’ll never know! We have loved it here and will look forward to returning. We found everything perfect. You have captured the light and colour here and made the perfect base for exploring this heavenly area!”

Helen & David, Skylarks

“This is the best holiday accommodation we have ever stayed in – it’s beautiful with great attention to detail and it lacks nothing. The pull to return here is great!”

Lynn & Ian, Bridie's Barn

“What an amazing place to relax and unwind – the barn is beautiful with incredible attention to detail and the bed is probably the best we have ever slept in!”

Greg & Rebecca, Skylarks

“Bridie’s Barn is the perfect base to explore this part of Cornwall and provides a luxurious bolt hole to return to in the evening. There is so much to do and see in this area and we enjoyed all the suggestions for places to visit and eat out. Many thanks for such a lovely week!”

Gill & Paul, Bridie's Barn

“Having visited many times before as B and B guests, we were keen to try out the new self catering cottages. Skylarks is beautifully furnished and fitted out (Carolyn and Richard have thought of everything), we were so comfortable in the extremely large bed and completely at ease in the excellent kitchen, lounge and luxurious bathroom. On returning from wonderful coastal walks or visiting local golden beaches, we folded back the bi– fold doors and enjoyed the magnificent view over fields and to the sea in two directions. This was made even more special on two nights, when from our sofa, we watched a magnificent barn owl hunting! Views from the large side window in Skylarks towards Lands End meant we were treated to some spectacular sunsets as well. After a week, we moved into the farmhouse B and B, for a few nights, to enjoy the cosy comfort, delicious breakfasts and hospitality that Carolyn is famous for. Her cream teas cannot be bettered anywhere! There are plenty of local places to explore and super restaurants to enjoy, so we will be back once again to Downs Barn Farm. Thank you for a wonderful stay.”

Malcolm & Heather

“We stayed in skylarks for a week, it certainly lived up to its description and more. Carolyn and Richard are very welcoming. This is a lovely area to explore. We were lucky enough to come during the heatwave at the end of June. Brother in law rented out the other cottage which is of the same 5 star standard.”

Irene & Bill

“How time passes when you are having fun. It has been an excellent week, made more special by such a beautiful holiday home. Highlights – Porthcurno beach, walking the coastal footpaths, riding the open top bus from Lands End to St Ives. Cream teas at Trengwainton, St Michaels Mount, mad greetings from Belle & Rolo and watching the Barn Owl from the comfort of Bridie’s Barn.”

Carol & Stuart

“This is our second visit to “Skylarks” and this time we came for two weeks and still found plenty to do. Lots of interesting places to visit, amazing walks with lots of wildlife to see and fantastic places to eat. Do try Mackerel Sky Seafood bar in Newlyn. We have made a list of the places we didn’t manage to fit in, for next time! We are so pleased that we found such a wonderful place to stay and thank Richard & Carolyn for making us so comfortable.”

Jan & Dave