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Downs Barn Farm is located in the West Penwith area of Cornwall, just off the south coast road between Penzance and Land’s End. Close by are the picturesque villages of Mousehole and Lamorna. Visit the art galleries in Penzance and Newlyn, or take a walk along the South West Coastal Path. There are glorious sandy beaches at Sennen Cove and Porthcurno, or visit one of the small coves for peace and seclusion.

There are many beautiful and fascinating places to visit, both locally and further afield.

Merry Maidens

This late Stone/early Bronze Age (2500-1500BC) stone circle is renowned for both its beauty and the stories connected to it. The Merry Maidens is one of the few 'true' stone circles in Cornwall, being perfectly circular; it comprises of nineteen stones.  There are several standing stones in the nearby area, including two very large uprights known as the Pipers. All just a few minutes’ walk from the farm.

St Loy

St Loy is perhaps best known for its wooded valley leading down to the coast. This is a beautiful walk any time of year, but is possibly at its best when bluebells carpet the floor in early Spring. It is at the bottom of this woodland walk that you will find the cove. It is a fairly wide bay between Boscawen and Merthen Points. There is nothing in the way of sand at the cove, the foreshore consists of fairly uniformly sized rounded rocks and boulders. This doesn't detract from the beauty of the spot and guarantees it is never busy.  


Tender and exotic trees and shrubs flourish in this sheltered and virtually frost-free garden. There are unique walled gardens with sloping beds stream and pond gardens, and a terrace with fine views across Mount’s Bay to the Lizard.

Lost Gardens of Heligan

In 1990, after 75 years of neglect, the Lost Gardens were re–discovered and thereafter restored on a shoestring budget by a small band of enthusiasts. The estate has been brought back to life to thrill a new generation.

Eden Project

The Eden Project is popular a visitor attraction in Cornwall, nestling like a lost world in a reclaimed china clay pit, 5 kilometres from the town of St Austell.  The Eden Project with its artificial biodomes, is a dramatic global garden the size of thirty football pitches, with plants that are collected from all around the world.