What our Guests Say
We are always happy to share comments left by visitors to Gospenheale Barn. It’s great to hear that guests have enjoyed their stay and found our property to be even better than expected. Several of these reviews have been left on our Airbnb and Trip Advisor pages and copied to our website hence the author sometimes comes up as David Pett or admin. and the date reflects when we were updating the page. Please share your experience of your stay. Thank you.
Bridget and David could not have been more welcoming, making the place feel like a home immediately. We had 3 little children in tow who fell in love with Bob the Border Collie and all the toys Bridget and David had left in the barn for them. We were given gumboots (even had kids sizes on offer!) for outdoor exploration and were offered a tour of their surrounding lands.
The barn is a short drive to Launceston and the location worked nicely for us to take day trips to busier Cornish tourist areas such as Padstow, Port Isaac and Boscastle.
The barn was meticulously clean and everything had been thought about to ensure our stay was as comfortable as possible. Highly recommend Gospenheale Barn and my family and I will be back on our next visit to England!
We absolutely loved out stay that we are returning this June with our now nearly 4 year old who is just as excited as us to go!
You will not be disappointed staying here-It truly is a special place to holiday.
Best Wishes, Caroline.
The epitome of 'getting away from it all'.
Despite being conveniently tucked away off of the A30 Gospenheale Barn is very well located for exploring both locally and regionally. The barn itself has wonderful views and just the right balance of privacy for relaxation as well a sense of security from the very friendly surrounding community.
Given our unfortunately late arrival we were very surprised and grateful for the amount of items that Bridget and David had provided in the accommodation from bread, scones, juice and milk to games, Netflix and postcards it really was all there.
That also highlights the nature of the hosts who it is clear have paid great attention to the needs of guests in order to ensure that this is a truly hospitable and comfortable environment where one can really relax. We enjoyed a wonderful walk around the farm on our last day courtesy of David and I sincerely say that as a city dweller this is the epitome of 'getting away from it all'.
Stayed: April 2018
Ultimate Cornish Get-Away
Gospenheale Barn is ideally situated as a jumping off point to explore Cornwall.
Conveniently but not intrusively(!) situated close to the A30, it was easy day tripping from here, and we explored far and wide!
I am lucky enough to have travelled extensively on business and developed somewhat of a critical eye for rooms, bathrooms, living areas and so on. Therefore, its easy for me to confidently say that Gospenheale provides an extremely high level of accommodation and facilities. Comfy beds, well equipped kitchen, nice little touches... it has it all.
The owners are also very friendly, welcoming and happy to help enhance your stay in any way.
Finally, Bob the Dog was always on hand for a play if needed. 😉
Stunning converted barn in a beautiful setting
We had a lovely week staying at the barn. The location is ideal for North/mid Cornwall. The facilities are top-quality throughout. The owners, David and Bridget, are very helpful and recommended local places to eat, visit and shop. Highly recommend and we hope to visit again another time.
7 Aug 2018
A beautifully converted barn, lovingly furnished by David and Bridget. The owners have given us wonderful tips for sightseeing and for dinner. We also got a tour of their estate. The location is ideal for exploring Cornwall. It is fast on the A30, which leads almost to Land's End. Furthermore, one is speedy in Tintagel. Also to Clovelly to get well, as well as to Dart Moor and Bodmin Moor. The Edenproject is only 45 minutes away. We enjoyed our stay there and would book the accommodation again anytime to explore Cornwall again.
The barn itself is spotlessly clean, well-organised and has everything you need for a self-catering holiday - we could have packed much lighter! It is clear that a lot of thought has gone into the accommodation which is tastefully furnished, just the right mix of traditional and modern with lovely touches such as fresh flowers and delicious homemade scones on arrival.
We were made to feel very comfortable, with David and Bridget checking all was ok but without being imposing. They were extremely helpful in accommodating our 8 month old, even moving furniture before we arrived and providing a big box of age appropriate toys, which was very much appreciated by all!
We were lucky to be able to extend our stay by a few days and would definitely return for another holiday here at any time of the year. Thank you!
It is a perfect place to relax and enjoy all of the comforts that the Barn has to offer.
Located in beautiful countryside with far reaching views to Dartmoor and within easy reach of the beaches and places of interest of both north and south Cornwall.
David and Bridget are perfect hosts, and welcomed us with a super Cornish cream tea
which included Bridget's delicious home made scones.
The Barn is beautiful conversion with a warm and homely feel. We are really looking forward to our stay in September.
We thank you for your hospitality and friendship. The stay was especially poignant as it was Mum's last Christmas and therefore was full of very treasured memories.
We are booking again next year but for 2 weeks and alone to truly have a much needed break.
Selten, eigentlich nur einmal, hatten wir ein Feriendomizil was uns annährend so gut gefallen hat wie Gospenheale Barn.
Die Beschreibung auf der Webseite hält absolut was sie verspricht. Es ist ein hervorragendes, qualitativ hochwertig, geschmackvoll ausgestattetes Cottage. Die liebevollen Details machen es zu einem gemütlichen Heim, aus dem man gar nicht mehr fortgehen möchte.
An Sauberkeit ist das Cottage nicht zu übertreffen. Im Schlaf- und Badezimmer war der Steinfußboden mit Fußbodenheizung sehr angenehm und hygienisch. Der Holzboden verleiht dem Wohn- und Küchenbereich eine behagliche Atmosphäre.
Die schönen Badezimmer sind relativ groß. Durch die Mischbatterien und Duschen mit hohem Wasserdruck konnte unser kontinentales Vorurteil gegen britische Badezimmereinrichtungen ganz und gar nicht bestätigen. 😉
Die große, sehr gut ausgestattete Küche bietet wirklich alles, was man sich beim Kochen wünscht. Mehr als ausreichende Anzahl an Kochtöpfen, sehr viel Geschirr und Besteck, Gläsern, Messern, Schere, Handmixer, Waage, Frischhalte-dosen, sogar ein Gefrierschrank (doch eher selten in einer Ferienwohnung) ist vorhanden.
Das Cottage ist hervorragend geeignet für 5 Personen und bietet auch für Familien mit Kindern viel Platz. Viele Spiele und Spielsachen sind vorhanden (u.a. große Kisten mit Duplo Lego und K-nex, Kinder-Traktor, Bobbycar und Swingball). An dieser Stelle möchten wir unbedingt Bob, den Hund, erwähnen. Unsere Kinder haben ihn sofort ins Herz geschlossen. Jetzt möchten die beiden auch gerne einen Hund haben, mit dem man so gut Spielen kann und der Frisbees aus der Luft fängt.
Die Lage ist optimal um den Norden Cornwalls zu erkunden und dank der vielen Wander- und Fahrradkarten, den Wander- und Radtourenbeschreibungen und allgemeinen Tipps für die Umgebung findet man für jeden Tag ein neues Ausflugsziel.
Last but not least, wollen wir Bridget und David ein großes Lob aussprechen.
Ihr habt mit der Ausbau des alten Stalls ein erstklassiges Cottage geschaffen. Durch die herzliche Begrüßung und die bereitgestellten lokalen Aufmerksamkeiten fühlten wir uns nach der langen Anfahrt sofort freundschaftlich willkommen. Die vielen Gespräche mit Euch und Davids Eltern haben uns viel Freude gemacht.
Es war ein wunderschöner Urlaub in Gospenheale und wir kommen bestimmt wieder.
The building itself is beautifully done. Photos don't really do it justice.David and Bridget our hosts have been very thorough in providing their guests with everything you could possibly want or need, and always very helpful.Would love to go back one day.
H actually got to drive a dodgem car at Dingles Heritage Funfair, just over the border at Lifton and drove a battery operated car at Lappa Valley Railway as well as getting to ride on three railways. Both children enjoyed their ride on the Launceston steam train and a day at the beach in Bude. Another special day was spent at the Seal Sanctuary at Gweek.
The best part of the day, however, was coming "home" to the barn each afternoon, playing with Bob, having a chat with your parents over the wall - just like at home - and then enjoying the comforts of the fantastic facilities within our "home from home". We were made to feel so welcome, with Bridget's wonderful scones and other goodies. It was a truly splendid week and we were so lucky with the weather too. Congratulations on retaining your four star rating! Its well deserved!