Why The Barn, Ashton?

  • Location: A coastal retreat, close to Porthleven, a vibrant harbour village with abundant restaurants, pubs, shops, and markets. The sandy beaches of Rinsey Cove and Praa Sands are nearby.
  • Accessibility: Conveniently situated halfway between Penzance and Helston, providing easy access to St Ives, Lands’ End, Falmouth, and the Lizard Peninsula, all within a 30-minute drive.  When you return there is safe, off road parking for several cars.
  • Spacious: Single-level property with ample space for the whole family to spread out. Large open-plan sitting and dining area perfect for family gatherings. Good WIFI available for staying connected.
  • Large Garden: Ideal for children, with a flat, secure, mostly lawned area for them to play while you pack the picnic bags.
  • Dog Friendly: Perfect for furry friends, with plentiful walks, a dog-friendly beach close-by, and easy access to the coastal path. Secure garden allows you to relax without worry.
  • Convenience: Well-equipped kitchen and charcoal BBQ for home cooking. There is a pub within walking distance, and Porthleven, is just a 5-minute drive away, offering delicious food options to dine in or take away.

Your Ideal Coastal Retreat

Beach days aplenty! Imagine starting your mornings with a leisurely breakfast in the garden before heading to nearby Praa Sands. This mile-long stretch of family-friendly sand offers easy parking and convenient amenities. Explore rock pools, ride the waves, or simply soak up the sun with a picnic packed full of Cornish goodies.

When you’re ready for adventure, set out to explore the Lizard Peninsula. Discover tranquil estuaries, rugged coastlines, and family-friendly attractions like the Seal Sanctuary and Flambards theme park. In the evening, experience the charm of Porthleven. Enjoy a drink at The Ship, savour a delicious meal at Kota Kai, or grab a mouthwatering pizza from Nauti (be sure to treat yourself to a Roskilly’s ice cream while you’re there!). And don’t forget to join in the thrill of harbour jumping at high tide – don a wetsuit and follow the locals’ lead for an unforgettable experience! If this is your idea of a perfect Cornish holiday, then The Barn, Ashton is your ideal coastal retreat!


The Barn is found in Ashton village, set back, well off the main road in a peaceful location but within easy reach of Porthleven, Helston, the gateway to the Lizard peninsula and Penzance, an historic harbour town and gateway to the rugged Lands’ End peninsula.  There are footpaths accessible from the house for a morning stroll with your dog, sandy beaches within a mile and all the major attractions within a 30-40 minute drive.  The Barn is a great base for exploring the whole of West Cornwall.

The Barn lies within easy access of Rinsey, a stunning headland with a gorgeous, dog friendly beach. From Rinsey you can pick up the wonderful south-west coastal path. Head east to Porthleven and onwards to the Lizard or west to the mile-long sandy beach at Praa Sands and on via Prussia Cove to Marazion and St Michael’s Mount.

The property is set within a large wooden fence making the garden secure for pets and young children. Ample parking for several cars.  There is a large, flat garden mainly laid to lawn, with a terraced patio at the front of the house. There is also a gravel patio area to one side of the house. Behind the house is a large agricultural building, utilised for daffodil pickers in the winter months and occasionally vegetable pickers Spring/Summer.

Access to the property is through a door at the rear, leading straight in to a large open plan living and dining area.  Useful hooks for coats and storage for outdoor equipment can be found by the front door.  To the left of the hallway is a separate utility room with sink, washing machine and drying rack.

The bright kitchen is a good size and well equipped; with large fridge / freezer, single electric Neff oven, ceramic hob, Neff dishwasher, microwave and plenty of space for storage.  The living area is a large room with full height vaulted ceiling; dining table and chairs for six people, comfortable leather sofa and three further armchairs, there is also a wood burner for use on colder nights and large smart TV.  There are double French doors opening out onto the patio and lawned garden.

The bedrooms are found to the back of the property, with a large family bathroom with full sized bath, separate shower enclosure, basin and WC.  There is a bright double bedroom with double bed, bedside tables, set of drawers, TV and door leading outside. A twin room with two single beds and hooks for storage.  At the end of the house is the master bedroom with wooden framed double bed, bedside tables, cupboard, chest of drawers and a TV.  There is a small ensuite with shower enclosure, basin and WC.  There is a patio door from the master bedroom leading to a further gravelled patio area which gets the morning sun so perfect for a leisurely breakfast.

The garden wraps around three sides of the property with the lawned area facing south at the front; mostly laid to lawn with pretty dry stone walls, large wooden fence and pretty garden tubs.  There is a picnic style garden table and two further outdoor chairs, a BBQ and tub at the back of the property for washing out sandy wetsuits.

Your Reviews

“The house is private and super quiet yet you are minutes to supermarkets and lovely pubs and Porthleven. Very spacious yet cosy, stunning garden where you can appreciate the milky way in the still of the night!” Eleni – August 2023

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Good Wifi, Smart TV’s, Bed Linen, Towels and Beach Towels provided. Price includes: electricity, central heating, full clean before and after your stay.  Fully equipped kitchen, with fridge and freezer, microwave oven, washing machine.  Two bathrooms (one ensuite), three bedrooms, sleeping Max 6 people.  Non-Smoking. Dog Friendly (max 3 dogs unless by prior arrangement). Pub within walking distance, Shops in Porthleven a 5 minute drive. Fully secure garden.  Arrival / Departure: Friday, but off-season we can flexible, short breaks of 5 nights also permitted. Plenty of Parking.

The Barn, Fire Risk Assessment


6 Jan - 29 MarCLOSED28 Jun - 5 Jul£1,300.00
29 Mar - 19 Apr£1,000.005 Jul - 12 Jul£1,400.00
19 Apr - 26 Apr£950.0012 Jul - 30 Aug£1,550.00
26 Apr - 24 May£1,000.0030 Aug - 13 Sep£1,300.00
24 May - 31 May£1,200.0013 Sep - 27 Sep£1,100.00
31 May - 7 Jun£1,050.0027 Sep - 18 Oct£1,000.00
7 Jun - 14 Jun£1,085.0018 Oct - 1 Nov£1,150.00
14 Jun - 21 Jun£1,200.001 Nov - 20 DecCLOSED
21 Jun - 28 Jun£1,250.0020 Dec - 4 Jan£1,200.00


Ashton, Helston TR13 9SR, UK

Short Breaks / Special Offers

Short breaks are available at certain times of year.  Please contact me for more details.  Click HERE to see if there are any special offers running.


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