A chic retreat made just for two, Skylarks has a really spacious open plan layout and with gorgeous open beams and oak lintels. It is a detached barn conversion with many original features and has a lovely bright and airy living area with the sun streaming through skylights and a particularly large separate bedroom. The luxurious bathroom has a roll top bath and walk-in shower. Organic Trevarno toiletries, made locally, are provided. The private patio, equipped with sun-loungers, barbecue and dining area, has steps directly leading to the orchard and meadow beyond. Dogs are very welcome at Skylarks, and we provide a warm welcome for your four-legged friends, with dog bowls, blankets, toys and cornish welcome treats. We can also cater for babies with cots, high chairs, toys and baby baths available.
Skylarks is one of just two charming and stylish cottages for couples at Bolotho Barns, so there is both seclusion and great attention to detail. The two beautifully appointed converted stone barns are arranged around a courtyard, tucked away down a farm drive. The peaceful rural location is just a few minutes from the enchanting creeks of the south Cornish coast, a short drive from the surfing beaches of the north coast and several lovely village pubs are nearby.
Skylarks also comes with the comforts of a boutique hotel and a contemporary country style. It has a king-size sleigh bed with crisp linen, roll top bath, walk-in shower, oak floors, cosy woodburner and Nespresso coffee machine. Luxury soft furnishings and styling add to the relaxing and indulgent atmosphere. There is a welcome bottle of award-winning Camel Valley wine and local Kernow chocolates too.
An apple and cherry orchard and our two acre paddock lie just beyond the courtyard, framing a glorious view of rolling fields and woods. Guests are free to walk around our land and you may come across an occasional shy deer as well as the many wild birds who make their home here.
Bolotho Barns are located in a rural setting near to the hamlet of Killiow and just a ten minute drive from the attractive county capital of Truro with its historic streets, markets, cathedral and cultural attractions. Guests will love the rolling landscape of fields, woodlands and streams of this special place.For cyclists and walkers, the Bissoe trail is just a mile away, which gives access to the picturesque and historic Coast to Coast path (Devoran to Portreath).
Bolotho Barns is an amazingly tranquil spot for a relaxing hideaway holiday, but also the ideal base for exploring Cornwall more widely. For interesting days out, you can visit places to the north like the Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan or historic Tintagel, and to the west the delights of St Ives or St Michael's Mount, all within an hour's drive. In Falmouth, just twenty minutes away, there is Pendennis castle, the National Maritime museum and amazing art galleries to discover. Or follow a literary trail with the Cornwall of Rosamunde Pilcher from Lamorna to Padstow, or Daphne Du Maurier's Cornwall in Fowey and the Helford River. All within easy reach of Bolotho. The National Trust's Trelissick Gardens is five minutes away and there are three lovely village pubs which serve excellent food nearby. Advice and recommendations can be given on a variety of local activities and restaurants.
Bolotho Barns are particularly well located for a range of water sports on both coasts, bike trails with bike hire and beautiful walks. We have a covered area available, with a bike rack and electric hookup, for cyclists/e-bikes.
Holiday bliss - whether you are enjoying a glass of wine on the patio or snuggling up by the woodburner. How peaceful to wake up to just the sound of the birds singing. As you arrive in the courtyard you will begin to relax!