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Mike and Patsy Giles wrote on July 26, 2017:
We have just booked into the Barn for a late summer holiday, after already spending a week there in April of this year 2017.
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.
Admin Reply by: David Pett
Thanks Mike that's great
thstudio wrote on June 5, 2017:
We spent a memorable week over Easter at Gospenheale Barn. A warm welcome from the Petts and Bob, the dog. The Barn has been developed to provide modern and well-equipped accommodation and there was ample space for three adults, a teenager trying to revise and her active younger sister. We enjoyed our walks around the farm and along the local footpaths. With the North Cornwall beaches less than an hour away, Gospenheale is always on our shortlist for a West Country break.
thstudio wrote on June 5, 2017:
We spent a wonderful Christmas week at Gospenheale Barn, having returned for a Christmas holiday from Singapore to be with my Mum and our daughter. It was wonderfully cosy and warm, the character of the barn lent itself to our Christmas decorations and it was really homely. We were able to invite friends in for meals and drinks or go out for easy walks around the fields and even went to the nativity play at the local Methodist chapel on Christmas Eve, with true Cornish hospitality afterwards. Boxing day found us on the North coast at Boscastle in brilliant sunshine.

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.
thstudio wrote on June 5, 2017:
What a lovely place to spend a weeks holiday!! The barn has been beautifully converted and the accommodation is superb. Plenty of space and lots of thoughtful touches really make this place stand out. The home made cookies and fresh flowers when we arrived were much appreciated. We had fun with Bob the dog and enjoyed our chats with Bridget, David and their parents Mr & Mrs Pett next door. We had so many great places to visit on our doorstep that it was difficult to choose where to go each day. The barn is only a 5 minute drive from Launceston so its easy to stock up on food and petrol during your stay. We shall definitely put this barn high up on our list of places to stay when we return to the West Country in the future.
thstudio wrote on June 5, 2017:
We had a wonderful week, 16h May 2010, the weather was very kind to us only 1 slightly wet day. This was our second stay at Gospenheale Barn and it was just as memorable as the first 2 years previously. The barn is of a very high standard and extremely well equipped. The touch this year of supplying freshly baked scones upon our arrival were welcome after such a long drive. David and family are so thoughtful and friendly that you feel like old friends not guests. You are in a very central location to be able to visit Devon or Cornwall. The tranquillity of the surrounding area is just wonderful helping you to relax and unwind, especially as this holiday was also honeymoon for our daughter who married the Saturday, and we arrived the Sunday.
We are booking again next year but for 2 weeks and alone to truly have a much needed break.
thstudio wrote on June 5, 2017:
Wonderful relaxing break. Very nice family accommodation with entertainment for young children. Lots for families to do within a short drive. Highly recommended
thstudio wrote on June 5, 2017:
Gospenheale Barn ist ein Traum von Ferienhaus.
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.
thstudio wrote on June 5, 2017:
We have been to Cornwall many times over the years and can honestly say we were 'wowed' by the presentation cleanliness and facilities that Gospenheale offered-the best we have ever seen! A fantastic location for touring Cornwall/Devon-close to the A30, but not too close! David and Bridget were fabulous hosts and the whole experience from booking to final farewell was pleasant and painless, even going as far as buying a standard sized cot for a little son - he appreciated it!! Lovely touches such as fresh cut flowers and home-made scones made this a very special visit. Oh and how could I forget Bob the Dog -what a superstar!-Thank you
thstudio wrote on June 5, 2017:
My husband and I recently stayed at Gospenheale Barn and were delighted with the conversion.

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.
thstudio wrote on June 5, 2017:
We thoroughly enjoyed staying at your barn. You seemed to have thought of everything to satisfy the needs of three generations of our family. H (age 4) said before they departed "I would like to stay here forever" and apparently all the way home kept saying how much she missed her friend, Bob the dog. For my husband and myself, it is an area that we just love coming back to as we so enjoy the peace and tranquillity, with plenty of things to see and do. This time, with my daughter and her young family, we visited different, more child friendly attractions.

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!
FC wrote on June 1, 2017:
Thanks for a lovely get-away- from-it-all break, delightful barn and local advice. Look forward to coming again soon!
Admin Reply by: David Pett
Thank you, we will look forward to your next visit
Jamie and Trish wrote on June 5, 2016:
Gospenheale Barn is a beautiful, immaculate, brilliantly equipped holiday let. David & Bridget are so warm, friendly & helpful, and go out of their way to help in any way they can. Pipers Pool is a fantastic location from which to explore the rest of Cornwall, being only half an hour from the north Cornwall coast, and 45 minutes from the south.
We stayed here with our 4 children under 7- there are outdoor games, lego, dvd's, baby equipment- everything you could need, and all immaculate. The garden is so safe, meaning you can let the kids run around & not worry about where they are.
Fantastic in every way x
Jamie wrote on June 5, 2016:
After almost 30 years of experiencing self catering at it's best (and worst), we can thoroughly recommend Gospenheale for the warmth of the welcome, the quality of the Barn and the conversion, the surroundings and most of all, for Bob the Border Collie!
The welcome was evident the moment we arrived, everything we needed to know was explained to us, and the information packs were excellent. The Cornish Cream tea was extremely welcome after an 8 hour drive and served to put us all in the right frame of mind for the rest of our holiday.

David and Bridget were the perfect hosts, and encouraged us to make the most of the Barn whilst we were there.

Every eventuality seemed to be catered for, from barbecue, swingball and "outside games" for those wanting to spend more time outdoors, to board games, DVD's and books for those who wanted to spend more time inside.

We particularly noticed the tremendous efforts they have made to ensure that the environmental impact of the barn is reduced as far as possible - with extensive recycling facilities being made available.
So much care and attention has been taken to ensure that anyone who stays here will have a lasting memory of their time in Cornwall, that it would be impossible not to return and experience it all again!

Thank you David and Bridget for a memorable holiday - we will return!