Located just metres from the beautiful Camel Trail, this former threshing barn, now converted to stylish holiday accommodation, provides the ideal base to relax and enjoy the county of Cornwall. It lies in a rural setting with the Camel River running past the barn, and has use of private riverside area, with an enclosed garden, at your discretion. This stretch of the river is a ‘Site of Special Scientific Interest’ and therefore is mostly left as natural as possible to promote and encourage wildlife. If you are lucky, you may see otters, deer, stoats, bats, salmon, sea trout and a variety of birds including rarer kingfishers, nuthatch, owls and buzzards.
Travelling west from the barn will first bring you to Wadebridge, a delightful market town with all you need, including bike hire, a cinema, supermarkets and many local craft and gift shops. While on route to Wadebridge, the Camel Trail passes the Camel Valley Vineyard, a family run business that produces award winning wines. Continuing along the trail from Wadebridge, the views open up across the amazing Camel Estuary until you reach the coastal town of Padstow with its working harbour, narrow streets and Rick Stein’s seafood restaurant.
The ancient town of Bodmin has many attractions including the Bodmin and Welford Steam Railway, which leaves the old town station and chugs down the valley to the mainline branch, what a way to tour the county. The ancient Bodmin Jail is also well worth visiting for a little bit of ghoulish history. The surrounding Bodmin Moor offers a great escape from the norm where you can find Jamaica Inn, immortalised in Daphne Du Maurier’s book of the same name. The stunning National Trust property of Lanhydrock House is close by and has many activities throughout the year. You may wish to explore coastal Cornwall, and Chapel Barn is equidistant from both the dramatic north coast and the sub tropical south coast, both with very different scenery. The beaches of the north and the villages of Port Isaac, home to the TV series ’Doc Martin’, and Polzeath have many attractions including many world class golf courses, great local pubs and celebrity chefs including Nathan Outlaw and Rick Stein. The surfing town of Newquay, Watergate Bay and the sea faring and literary town of Fowey, all offer superb and different days while enjoying your stay in Chapel Barn. The popular Eden Project lies just 10 miles away. Beach 10 miles. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 300 yards.