Welcome to Brocks Barn. Tastefully decorated and beautifully appointed, this peaceful barn conversion offers comfortable and stylish accommodation for up to three people.
Ideally located in a peaceful courtyard close to the owner's home is this delightful barn conversion, set in the tiny hamlet of Sweetshouse. At just seven miles from Bodmin, this wonderful property is also conveniently placed for the charming town of Fowey. The cottage itself has been constructed from local stone and tastefully decorated. Featuring a light and airy open-plan living space, the property offers magnificent views over the rolling pastures to the moors of Bodmin beyond. The cottage is well placed for all local amenities and activities and makes an exciting place to stay, no matter what time of year you choose to visit.
Located in the Fowey river valley is the charming peaceful town of Lostwithiel. Set amidst woods and fields, this peaceful settlement is renowned as a centre for the antiques trade and there are several shops and dealers in the town itself as well as a fine collection of country pubs, restaurants and a thriving farmer's market. Nearby is the National Trust property, Lanhydrock House, in addition to the world famous Eden Project, shipwreck museum and tall ships harbour at Charlestown. The local coastline also makes a fabulous place for a day out, offering long sandy beaches as well as dramatic cliffs and dunes. Centrally placed for a wonderful holiday in Cornwall, the little village of Lostwithiel will leave visitors enchanted by the charms of this mythical region.
Cornwall's visitors are constantly tempted back to the beautiful coastline, tiny fishing villages, hidden coves and the world-class surfing. Whatever the reason, Cornwall has long cemented its place as one of Britain's premier holiday destinations.
Reviews of Brocks Barn
"Our 19 year old daughter joined my husband and I for a lovely week at Brocks Barn. The cottage is a beautiful barn conversion with a fabulous skylight in the high ceiling in the lounge room which not only bathes the room in fabulous light but also keeps the room lovely and cozy. Michelle met us and showed us how everything worked. The cottage is very well equipped and there was not a mark on any of the paint work. Everything looked brand new. Michelle provided us with a lovely welcome basket and there were mini bottles of toiletries in the bathroom. The second bedroom was perfect for our daughter. The location was superb as it was an easy drive to just about anywhere in Cornwall. In fact, we traveled as far afield as Land's End. The approach to the cottage down a narrow country lane meant that there was no traffic noise - only the occasional car from a neighbouring property and a few people on horseback."
Reviewed by Kay C on 20/07/2016
"Our first stay in a Sykes Cottage and we were not disappointed. We'll be staying in cottages wherever possible now instead of going to hotels. Our host was very welcoming. Brocks Barn was in beautiful surroundings with several popular destinations nearby. "
Reviewed by Mr Doherty on 29/03/2016
"we've just had a week at Brocks Barn and I have to say we had a wonderful time, the barn is excellent and we highly recommend it, everything you need is in the barn. we highly recommend Brocks Barn and the owners are an absolute delight and nothing is too much trouble. wonderful place and wonderful owners and cats and chickens :)"
Reviewed by Iain T on 09/10/2015
"Brocks Barn is in an excellent location for any journey within Cornwall, as it is so central. The Barn was well equipped and it was very peaceful at all times. The owner was the perfect on-site hostess, available but never obtrusive."
Reviewed by Mr Bartram on 13/09/2015
"A nice friendly greeting from the owners and it was a nice, relaxing place for a holiday away from it all. "
Reviewed by Mr Marsh on 04/07/2015
"A lovely quiet location, with wondrous wildlife and birds. All facilities were top notch."
Reviewed by Mrs Woolsey on 10/03/2015
"An excellent property to stay in, nice and warm for winter. Each time we saw the owner she asked us if everything was ok. The views were lovely and we enjoyed the birds feeding outside and the wildlife, pheasants, squirrels and chickens. Centrally placed for a less commercialised Cornwall. We will definitely visit again."
Reviewed by Mrs Hardiman on 29/11/2014
"This was a lovely property and the hosts were very helpful. I would certainly recommend this property to others. It's in a great location. "
Reviewed by Ms Chandler on 19/11/2014
"Brocks barn was lovely it was as good as pictured on your site and we had an enjoyable break. I would highly recommend it to anybody."
Reviewed by Mrs Golley on 08/11/2014
"The owner was very welcoming, very friendly and informative. The cottage was well positioned for visiting a lot of appealing places. Altogether a very good holiday, certainly inspired to return."
Reviewed by Mr Osborne on 03/10/2014
"The location of the property was central and a perfect base to explore Cornwall. It was also very peaceful with great views and plenty of wildlife. The barn has been beautifully converted into a perfect holiday home and was very well equipped, clean and comfortable. We would definitely recommend Brocks Barn."
Reviewed by Mr Harrison on 19/08/2014
"I beautiful retreat in the most peaceful countryside. The barn is centrally located for all destinations within Cornwall."
Reviewed by A TripAdvisor Member on 07/08/2014
"Loved the cottage, ideal property great conversion. Welcoming owner and chickens!"
Reviewed by Miss Simmons on 03/08/2014
"This cottage is in a quiet location and is comfortable, clean and spacious enough for 3 people. The family are very welcoming and very helpful with things for you to see and do. Would definitely recommend this cottage to family and friends."
Reviewed by Mrs Cook on 01/08/2014
"We enjoyed our week at Brocks Barn. No complaints at all. Everything was clean and we were very comfortable. Just as we expected. Would recommend to friends. "
Reviewed by Mr Wadsworth on 18/07/2014
"We wanted a quiet location to relax and unwind, and Brocks Barn proved to be exactly what we wanted. The cottage is comfortable, spotlessly clean, and the welcome from the owners lovely. The wildlife, especially the birds were amazing, and we would come again just to see them. The welcome hamper when we arrived was very impressive, we especially appreciated the local produce in it, and the owners were on hand to happily advise on local attractions. This is the best cottage we have ever rented, and we certainly plan to return as soon as possible!"
Reviewed by Mr Lewis on 21/06/2014
"Felt like home, very friendly hosts."
Reviewed by Dr Kapetanios on 26/04/2014
"Lovely house. Absolutely clean and perfect condition. Owners very warm and very nice people. Good location. We are more than happy. 100% recommended. "
Reviewed by Mrs Steimbergh on 30/12/2013
"Lovely location. The owners very friendly and helpful. Everything was perfect."
Reviewed by Mrs Cound on 14/10/2013
"Myself, my mother and my 8 year old daughter stayed in the lovely Brocks Barn this summer. Perfectly located for all the day trips we wanted to do, including Eden (twice). A very well presented two bedroom barn, all on one level, so perfect for my mother. The lovely welcome pack of milk, bread and some goodies was perfect after a 6 hour drive down to Cornwall. Sitting watching the beautiful birds on the feeder was a real highlight. Such a stunning setting, so quiet and relaxing. The owners was so helpful and friendly, I would highly recommend this lovely barn for a trip to Cornwall."
Reviewed by Sarah B on 26/09/2013
"Lovely welcome, cottage easy to live in, nice kitchen with good fridge and a separate utility room and washing machine. Great location to explore Cornwall. On colder days the electric fire was great. Loved watching the birds on the feeders outside the cottage."
Reviewed by Mrs Russell-Clark on 15/09/2013
"An absolutely perfect home for holidays. Good place for visiting Cornwall."
Reviewed by Mr Melcher on 12/09/2013
"Wow, well what can I say about Brocks Barn? I don't think there are enough nice words to describe everything about our stay at Brocks Barn. We arrived early and were greeted by Michelle who showed us around the cottage. Not only were we shown around but Michelle also discussed various ideas of things to do while in town which was great considering we had a 5 year old to keep entertained. The cottage was stunning inside and out. There was not a mark or a speck of dust anywhere and this is a credit to Michelle's hard work and commitment. Being only a 2 minute drive from the lovely little town of Lostwithiel was perfect, plenty of restaurants and things to do. But this was also a great central location for Bodmin, the Eden Project, Restormal Castle and many more. The welcome hamper left by Michelle for us (and all guests I assume) was great as well. Was just a shame my partner is 7 months pregnant so we couldn't enjoy the wine. Brocks Barn will always hold great memories for me as it was where I proposed to my girlfriend while watching a meteor shower!!! I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone and everyone. You really could not find a better cottage, owner or location. Thank you Michelle and family for letting us stay :)"
Reviewed by Mattlogan87 on 19/08/2013
"The cottage was charming, exceptionally clean and well equipped. Very pleasant landlady provided lovely welcome hamper."
Reviewed by Mr Thomson on 07/08/2013
"A lovely barn conversion very comfortable and cosy, every need was taken care of. Would highly recommend this delightful holiday cottage."
Reviewed by Mrs Bohn on 02/08/2013
"The location of the property was quiet with countryside and wild life abounding, but still within easy access of many attractions. The owners were most welcoming, without being intrusive and their gift of a substantial welcome pack made for a lovely beginning to the holiday. The owners had obviously thought of all the possible details and needs of occupiers and the conversion had been carried out to a very high standard."
Reviewed by Mr Snowdon on 09/07/2013
"The barn was perfect for our little family. It was VERY clean and well presented. The location was excellent and allowed us to travel to all the places we wanted to visit. "
Reviewed by Mrs Proctor on 17/06/2013
"Loved the cottage. Owner was a lovely person to deal with, much thought went into our arrival and stay! Thanks for a great week!"
Reviewed by Miss Wallage on 19/11/2012
"It was in a lovely position, watching the birds was great, the owners kindly replenished bird food daily which was needed and much appreciated. Lovely quiet spot. Ideal holiday location. Lovely people too."
Reviewed by Mrs Escot on 02/11/2012
"Brocks Barn is a real 'gem' and in an ideal location for exploring Cornwall and Devon. The accommodation is all you could wish for and the thoughtful touches provided by the owners were much appreciated."
Reviewed by Mrs Howard on 07/10/2012
"We were greeted by the lovely owner Michelle who showed us round the property and made us feel at home. A lovely touch was the welcome basket filled with goodies such as Cornish biscuits, fresh baked bread, local eggs, bottle of wine etc. A very good start to the holiday! The cottage was lovely inside - very light and airy. Lovely bathroom with a good shower and bedroom with a very comfy bed. The location is amazing down a very narrow country lane (in fact I did wonder if we were driving down a private driveway at one stage!) The cottage overlooks open countryside and has the added advantage of a well stocked bird feeder right in front of the patio window - very entertaining whilst eating your breakfast or having a G&T; in the evening. We really loved this cottage and the location (good for visiting all the sights) and are hoping to return next year."
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer on 13/09/2012
"It was good accommodation. Many hours were spent watching the birds on the feeding station. The owner was so welcoming and left lots of provisions and toiletries."
Reviewed by Miss Sealy on 12/09/2012
"Comfortable, relaxing holiday, in a beautiful setting within easy reach of a variety of locations and activities."
Reviewed by Mr Albrighton on 27/08/2012
"It was peaceful but within reach of lots of amenities."
Reviewed by Dr Smithson on 12/08/2012
"Lovely little cottage with friendly owners. They provided us with a great little hideaway."
Reviewed by Miss Knipe on 30/07/2012
"A beautiful clean cottage with lovely hosts! Quiet and lots of lovely birds, squirrels and pheasants to see. "
Reviewed by Mr Prinz on 30/07/2012
"This property is ideal for a quiet break, near most attractions. The accommodation is very good, comfortable and clean. We highly recommend it."
Reviewed by Mr Santos on 30/07/2012
"Very handy for a number of towns and the coast, but it was in the country so was nice and quiet."
Reviewed by Mr Phillips on 26/07/2012
"We had a very lovely welcome and the house is so beautiful - it was great!"
Reviewed by Mr Stepniak on 24/07/2012
"I was made to feel welcome and my privacy was respected. The cottage was very comfortable, compact and yet plenty of space. It was a good location for exploring the area as I had not been there before."
Reviewed by Mrs Gurney on 23/06/2012
"Had a lovely week at the cottage. Home from home. Very quite and relaxing. The owners where really nice. And it was in a good location. Will be going back again"
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer on 13/04/2012
"Peace and quite, and the view from the cottage was lovely. An ideal cottage for seeing local places of interest. The welcome pack was an added bonus and a very warm welcome. We will book again!"
Reviewed by Mr Rogers on 12/02/2012
"Very friendly owners, lovely quiet position. The conversion of the barn had been well planned, with plenty of room in the shower etc. Lack of low level hooks for shorter people otherwise ideal for us. Never a dull moment watching the birds visiting the well stocked feeders - siskins, goldfinches etc and the tame pheasant !"
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer on 09/12/2011
"Brocks Barn was one of the best cottages we have stayed in. It was central to so many attractions. Another superb Sykes cottage!"
Reviewed by Mr Owen on 19/10/2011
"A well designed conversion in a good position for visiting all parts of Cornwall with excellent hosts. The location was very quiet and the birds were interesting and entertaining to watch. The large bed was very comfortable and the bedding was just right for the hot weather."
Reviewed by Mrs Moreland on 03/10/2011
"The warm welcome we received from the owners and family. The fact that they were there if needed but felt like you were alone. Overall a great place."
Reviewed by Mrs Robinson on 29/08/2011
"Brocks Barn is an ideal location for visiting all areas of Cornwall. It was peaceful and a good variety of wild birds could be seen feeding just outside the french doors."
Reviewed by Mrs Atack on 27/07/2011
"The accommodation was perfect, everything you could want was there. The owner was very helpful and really nice. We enjoyed looking at all the wild life and the lovely cats. We were also very lucky with the weather, which made our stay perfect. "
Reviewed by Mrs Beard on 17/07/2011
"Superb welcome pack and very friendly welcome. Light, airy, spacious accommodation with lovely view and ideally situated for visits within a 30 mile radius."
Reviewed by Mrs Pidgeon on 27/06/2011
"The cottage was a perfect getaway, where you felt at home. It was beautiful, clean and well maintained. The owners were very welcoming and helpful and wanted to ensure you had everything to make your stay comfortable. "
Reviewed by Miss Craney on 28/11/2010
"Surprised by the excellent standard and comfort of the property and the friendliness of the owner. Made very welcome."
Reviewed by Ms Spence on 18/11/2010
"We has a fantasic time ,and loved to some back each day ,to sit and watch the birds feed,to hang your washing our and be kissed by the cows in the next field,was awesome,A lovely family who were ,like having friends to stay with"
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer on 05/11/2010
"Beautiful cottage - very high standard of decor and furnishings. Lovely location for North and South coast of Cornwall. "
Reviewed by Mr Wyeth on 19/10/2010
"We loved the situation of Brocks Barn. We were met and made very welcome by the owner. Brocks Barn is very central for places to visit - the birds were incredible. Just a lovely atmosphere. "
Reviewed by Mr Floyd on 20/09/2010
"Excellent accomodation. Very clean & comfortable. Very welcome food hamper & smellies. Very friendly & helpful family."
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer on 14/09/2010
"Extremely comfortable for two as the second bedroom could be used for storing clothes etc - no hanging facility in main bedroom. The owner was very helpful, the cottage very clean and the location was ideal for us as it was central to the area we wished to explore. The birdlife attracted to the garden was a bonus, all in all an experience we would wish to repeat."
Reviewed by ALMWP on 14/07/2010
"The owner kindly provided a lovely 'welcome pack' of groceries. We also appreciated being "entertained" by the birds on the bird feeders! The location was very convenient for key sites. "
Reviewed by Mr & Mrs Roberts on 08/07/2010
"We spent the best holiday we ever had!!! The barn was very cosy. The owner of the house was very friendly, very obliging. We are spending a lot of time in telling about the great holiday. And we will kept it in nice memerys. We would recommend the house in every time. And we wish we could come to Cornwall one time again... We wish you all merry christmas and a happy new year!!!"
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer on 21/12/2009
"Following narrow roads behind high hedges we found a hidden jewel - the Brok's Barn. This cosy cottage has enchanted us from the first moment on. The warm welcoming made us feel like home soon. The cottage is situated perfectly to discover Kernow near and far as well as the vicinal Southwest of England. We are grateful for our time spending here and the hospitality we received."
Reviewed by Mike, Karin + Vicky on 19/12/2009
"The cottage was close to Lostwithiel and Fowey, which were major bonus points. It was lovely and quiet set in the countryside.The owners were polite and made you feel very welcome and comfortable. Thoughtfully they gave us a welcome pack, with everything we could need. A great stay and we would recommend it highly."
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer on 02/12/2009
"Extremely helpful and co-operative landlady. "
Reviewed by Mrs Workman on 31/10/2009
"The countryside setting, wildlife, domestic and farm animals. The privacy. The close location to the coast. The warm welcome and the welcome groceries."
Reviewed by Miss Bourke on 29/09/2009
"Beautifully presented barn with excellent facilities, a perfect base for our holiday with easy access to all major Cornish attractions and beyond. Lovely welcome pack on arrival and very helpful owners. Would definitely go back."
Reviewed by Mrs Anderson on 22/09/2009
"People in Cornwall were always friendly and helpful, especially our property owner who gave us a very warm welcome. Landscape and sights were beautiful and gorgeous. "
Reviewed by Mr Appel on 20/09/2009
"This was an outstanding property in a beautiful area. The property is decorated and equipped to a very high standard. The owner was very hospitable and helpful. It was easy to reach the tourist attractions of north Cornwall."
Reviewed by Mrs Amos on 23/08/2009
"The friendliness of the owners of the property. The location was excellent. We were in a good location to access areas of attraction and villages. "
Reviewed by Mr Rivett on 10/08/2009
"Owners are very kind people. They provided us with essential food on our arrival plus wine..."
Reviewed by Mrs Paycha on 13/07/2009
"The area, the barn, the owner, the landscape, the beaches and nice English people!"
Reviewed by Mrs Hirschbiel on 30/06/2009
"The Owners of Brocks Barn made us feel very welcome on arrival. Their welcome pack was also a very nice addition. The nearby wildlife was also a big plus."
Reviewed by Mr Plunkett on 19/05/2009
"The bird feeding station outside the lounge and bedroom window attracted many varieties and gives great pleasure."
Reviewed by Mrs Hopkins on 09/05/2009
"We went with a view to playing golf and managed to play 5 times. Lostwithiel & Lanhydrock golf courses were within 10 minutes drive whilst there were 3 courses in and around St Austell all within 30 minutes drive. The weather was excellent which made the holiday. The accommodation really was 5 Star. The cottage is situated in a quiet lane with fantastic views over the Cornwall countryside."
Reviewed by Mr Dymond on 08/04/2009
"The property was of an excellent standard and everything you could possibly need is provided. Location was ideal, situated in a quiet spot with lovely views across the fields, but also within easy reach of lots of the main attractions in this area. All in all an excellent place to spend a few days, highly recommended. "
Reviewed by Mr Davis on 12/03/2009
"Loved it, great location and immaculate cottage."
Reviewed by Dr Whatling on 23/02/2009
"This cottage is breathtaking! We received a very warm welcome and a package with some nice goodies. We definitely recommend this place if you are looking for some peace and quiet in one of the most beautiful areas in Britain. "
Reviewed by Mr Pruss on 26/01/2009
"The whole weekend break was fantastic because of the atmosphere, location and first class accommodation. There was not one thing which we didn't like...... except that we didn't like going home after the short weekend break!"
Reviewed by Ms Caunter on 15/01/2009
"We thought the Barn was stylishly converted and well located in a lovely part of Cornwall."
Reviewed by Mr Lord on 04/11/2008
"Very warm welcome and all round possibly the best place stayed in so far - couldn't really fault it at all. Very quietly located but within easy distance of all the places we wished to visit - Eden Project etc. Very highly recommended."
Reviewed by Mr Chandler on 27/10/2008
"Perfectly-formed barn conversion.We all had a wonderful time and would be happy to recommend to friends and family."
Reviewed by Mr Nelson on 29/07/2008
"The Barn was of an excellent quality.The location was an excellent base in which to tour the area with magnificent views from the lounge.We could not have wished for a better cottage."
Reviewed by Mr Metcalfe on 22/07/2008
"Excellent accomodation and location. Excellent welcome from the owners and a lovely gesture of a welcome tray. Would most definitely recommend and return to the cottage."
Reviewed by Miss Levin on 20/07/2008
"We enjoyed our holiday at Brock Barns very much. This is the ideal accommodation to make differtent trips to explore Cornwall. Brock Barns is a very nice and quiet cottage based in wonderful nature. "
Reviewed by Ms Fluegel on 27/06/2008
"We had a great place to stay, lovely weather and lots of brilliant leisure/sight seeing activities to do. The cottage was in a great location with good local amenities. I have used Sykes cottages before and would have no hesitation to use them again as they provide a high standard of accommodation."
Reviewed by Mrs Parker on 23/05/2008
"Lots of thoughtful touches on arrival from the friendly hosts."
Reviewed by Mr Flack on 07/11/2007