- Riverside / Waterfront
- Village / Rural
- Hot Tub
- Tennis Court
- Baby Equipment
- Internet Access
- Log Fire
- Beach nearby
- Beach within walking distance
- Courses Available
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Cook available
- Other rental properties on site
- Pet Friendly
A four bedroom barn conversion in the beautiful Tamar Valley on the border of Cornwall and Devon, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The converted barn, with a private hot tub just for you, is on the outskirts of the village of Landulph and set in grounds which includes a Nature Reserve, woodland, orchard, tennis court and a private shingle tidal river beach. A heavenly holiday spot!
Kingfisher Barn is on a former Duchy of Cornwall renowned daffodil farm on the outskirts of the pretty village of Landulph. In the 15th century, the farm was where pilgrims gathered before setting sail for Compostela in Spain so its history dates back a long way! It has its own Salt Marsh Nature Reserve which borders Lake Kingsmill on the River Tamar. The nature reserve is rare salt marsh habitat with a wide array of flora and fauna. Here at the farm you’ll have over 40 acres to explore, and you are within easy reach of beaches, gardens and activities for all the family. Winner of Silver in the Cornwall Tourism Awards Self Catering Property of the Year ’17/‘18 category and awarded Commended in the Cornwall Tourism Awards Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award 2019 category, you will be staying in one of the best locations in Cornwall.
You will not be short of things to do during your stay here, either on or off the farm! There are lots of fantastic beaches to explore - the south coast beaches are nearer and include Seaton & Downderry (great facilities), Portwrinkle (great for rockpooling) and Whitsand Bay (3 miles of sandy beach), all of which are a 30 minute drive. There are lots of walks you can do from your doorstep, along the beach, to the pub and across the fields. Family friendly places to visit include Becky Falls, Tintagel, The Eden Project and the National Marine Aquarium. There are a couple of National Trust properties within a few miles of the farm - Lydford Gorge and its waterfall is not to be missed! Local activities on offer include fishing, sailing, kayaking, coasteering, golf, and clay pigeon shooting. Nearby pubs include The Weary Friar, a lovely traditional inn with traditional pub food, and the Who’d Have Thought It Inn has breathtaking views over the Tamar from their conservatory. The renowned Rod and Line Pub has the pub atmosphere of old with good food and an excellent reputation as a music venue.
Lower Marsh Farm is situated on the outskirts of the small village of Landulph, right on the shores of the River Tamar that runs down the border of Devon and Cornwall. It’s easy to reach with excellent road and rail connections. Detailed driving directions provided on booking. Fast trains from London Paddington to Plymouth take less than 3 hours and then you can take a taxi from Plymouth, or take a slower train which stops at Saltash (which is closer to the barn).
Nearest Train Station:
Saltash / Plymouth
Lots of pubs nearby
Private shingle river beach on the property / sea beaches 30 minutes drive
Hatt, Saltash or Callington
The barn sleeps up to eight people in four bedrooms - two doubles and two twins. The bedrooms, a bathroom and a second WC are on the ground floor. The first floor has a large open plan beamed kitchen / living room with oak flooring, and a dining area. The fitted kitchen is well equipped and includes a dishwasher and washing machine. The living area has a log burner. The barn comes complete with a 49″ wall-mounted satellite television, Blu-Ray/DVD player and 5.1 surround sound and you can even connect your iPod / iPhone wirelessly to the sound system. There are books and DVDs, and wifi throughout. Luxury Egyptian Cotton bed linen, white fluffy cotton towels, complimentary toiletries and heating (via efficient storage heaters) included.
Outside there’s a private garden area with your own hot tub, a table and chairs for al-fresco dining, a tree perfect for the children to climb on and a small herb garden. Within the grounds you can head up into the private woods for walking and den building, or go into the orchard to lounge in a hammock, picnic with the family, or practice your basketball shooting skills! Also on site is a private floodlit tennis court - some racquets and balls available. The farm has its own private tidal shingle river beach - at low tide you can explore the river frontage on circular walk around the farm’s Nature Reserve spotting the Highland Cows that conservation graze this rewilded land. There is ample off-street parking.
There is a wonderful selection of farm shops in the vicinity, selling local produce. Saltash Local Food Market is on the first Friday each month or there is the Callington Country Market every Wednesday morning. Tavistock Farmers’ Market is well worth a visit too. The closest supermarket is a large Waitrose near Saltash which is less than 15 minutes away. A few minutes further away is a Tesco in Callington. If you would like a home-cooked meal ready for you on arrival or a special event during your stay (or just a Birthday Cake), please contact us for options and pricing. You can book a selection of memorable private experiences for during your stay including Stand-Up Paddleboarding from the farm’s quay, a Wild Food Foraging workshop around the farm, a wine tasting evening in the barn, massage treatments, afternoon tea and meals.
Conditions of Rental
The barn is non smoking. If you are travelling with babies / toddlers, we have a variety of baby equipment - please just ask. Storage available for bikes, surf boards etc. Friday or Saturday changeover day depending on time of year. The owners are Cornwall Wildlife Trust Members which gives guests access to their wildlife education sessions for children which include mini-beast safaris, rock pooling events and bird box making. £50 cleaning fee is added to each booking, up to 2 dogs can stay with each dog being charged at an additional £20.