Benallack Barn

Truro, Cornwall

Two spruce spaces for couples in peaceful Cornish countryside; it’s an easy drive to gardens, both coastlines and good eateries


2 places


Each sleep 2


It’s easy to reach the best of all things Cornish from this quiet spot sandwiched between the north and south coasts. You’re five minutes from the gardens at Trewithen; Eden and Heligan aren’t much further. You’ll find a good pub, Hawkins Arms, in Probus (3 miles), wild surfing beaches to the north, gentler paddling ones to the south.Vicky and her family live in the main house with their Labrador; you stay in one of the converted farm buildings – bright, fresh spaces made cosy by underfloor heating and wood-burners topped up with unlimited logs. Stick on your favourite tunes and settle in with a good book.Each cottage has lovely views and its own little courtyard. Wander the owners’ gorgeous garden; you’ll find a lake bustling with wildfowl and a wooden summerhouse. Have a barbecue here and watch the sun go down on balmy evenings.

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We think you'll love

  • Gentle, country walks straight from your door
  • Soaking up the gorgeous gardens
  • Easy access to Cornwall’s highlights
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You should know

  • There are other guests onsite
  • You’ll need a car for beaches and shopping


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 3 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

All-natural handmade Cornish dog treats, towels, bowls, bags, a throw, a baby gate across the stairs and a hose right outside the door. Various crates available on request and beds available.

Dogs £20 per dog. Max. 2.

Completely secure garden and access to four-acre grounds; footpath on the doorstep leading to open countryside; many all-year dog-friendly beaches nearby.


Nightly price
from £80
Weekly price
from £560
2-night stay, from £200.
1 Cottage for 2
From £801 bed1 bedroom
1 Cottage for 2
From £901 bed1 bedroom


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The neighbourhood

Within a small radius there are myriad farmers’ markets and farm shops to forage for local produce, St Austell (7 miles) is the nearest ‘big’ place for larger shops and supermarkets - its port is the charming harbour of Charlestown. A couple of miles past St Austell is the Eden Project. For coastal hiking you can be on the Roseland Peninsula in 20 minutes and Heligan and its Lost Gardens are 6 miles from your door.

Local points of interest from Vicky Goldby

  • The Roseland Peninsula is right on your doorstep, with its beautiful stretches of coast path to be walked. Stroll through the little harbour town of St Mawes or have an al fresco lunch at the Hidden Hut overlooking Porthcurnick Beach.
  • Discover some stunning gardens, right on the doorstep, Trewithen, Cearhays Castle, Tregothnan, Heligan and there's plenty more!
  • Choose from a huge range of great places to eat within easy reach. Enjoy a tapas plate at the Beach Hut in Watergate Bay while watching the kite surfers at play. Or tuck into daily specials at the Plume of Feathers, our gastro-pub at Mitchell.
  • North, south, east or west, you'll be able to explore the whole county from here without driving all day. Reach a beach on either coast in 20 minutes.
  • Hire some bikes in Wadebridge to cycle the Camel Trail to Padstow. Then pick up some fish and chips from Rick Stein's and eat them overlooking the harbour.
  • After a busy day out exploring, relax in our four acres of gardens. Watch the ducks and moorhens from the summerhouse verandah overlooking the lake or enjoy a picnic or barbecue for supper.


Vicky Goldby

Vicky, who used to work in hospitality and has a passion for gardening, and her family live in the main house with their friendly Labrador. Vicky can arrange flowers, chocolates and champagne for your arrival, pop your shopping in the cottage and is on-hand should you need anything during your stay. The family generously shares their magical garden with you.