Barretts Zawn

Barretts Zawn Rock / Polzeath / Port Isaac

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 4
  • Dogs 2
  • Parking
  • Sea views
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A characterful family home with panoramic views of the Cornish coast

Perched high atop the dramatic cliffs of the North Cornwall coastline, Barretts Zawn offers a quintessential Cornish ambiance and unrivalled location.  Once a forgotten working mill, the house has been transformed to create a luxury holiday home-from-home where up to 10 guests can relax and re-energise.  The house is set over 2 floors with the reverse style living accommodation ensuring the ever changing vistas are perfectly captured through the large window frames. This thoughtful yet stylish home is centrally located to enjoy some of Cornwall’s finest coastal harbour towns including Padstow and Port Isaac, the most beautiful of golden sand beaches including Polzeath and Trebarwith Strand and of course the very best in Cornish hospitality. Barretts Zawn welcomes up to 2 dogs.  


At a Glance

Property highlights
  • Established gardens
  • 5 luxury bedrooms
  • Close to sandy beaches
  • Private setting
  • 4 with superking zip/link beds
  • 1 with twin beds

2 main bathrooms and 2 en-suites

  • Cot Provided: Yes
Wifi available
  • Yes
What to expect from Cornish Gems
Terms and conditions of hire

Step Inside

Set just off the beaten track; follow the lane down to where the land meets the sea.  Barretts Zawn is a striking slate hung house set over 2 floors.  Original slate slab steps lead up to the farmhouse door welcoming you into the beautiful open plan living/kitchen and dining space. This lofty room with exposed beams showcases the jaw dropping views perfectly through the large panoramic windows leading the eye away up the coast and out to the Atlantic rollers.  The kitchen is at the gable end of the room and offers a creative environment to prepare some of Cornwall’s finest ingredients from the freshest of seafood from the quay at Port Isaac to the artisan bakers of nearby farmshops.  The large kitchen table can be dressed up for celebrations or is a relaxed space for children to play or a lazy breakfast, the corner banquet seating allows seating for up to 10 easily.  The living room is where friends and family come together, ample comfortable seating and welcoming ambiance.  The bedrooms are located on the ground floor; choose from 5 spacious rooms each with their own unique style and luxury twist.  The master bedroom is worthy of any boutique hotel with indulgent super king bed and in-the-room deep oval bath set under the window. Each of the other stylish bedrooms have wonderful sea views and offer a luxury haven at the end of the day, sink under the finest linens and bed ware. The bathrooms are contemporary in style ensuring a welcome pamper after a salty and sandy day on the coast.  Throughout the house the style and design evokes the cool coastal vibe of Barretts Zawn, cleverly blending the original features of the house with more modern order including fast fibre broadband.

From your Holiday Door

The house sits within an established garden and is beautifully maintained.  Colourful hydrangea and fushia flank the steps to the front door whilst the evergreen hedge offers shelter from the sea breezes.  A large lush green level lawn is on the lower level and can be accessed from the ground or first floor.  Large slate slabs create a beautiful sitting area with chunky wooden dining table and garden benches.  Soak up the sunshine and capture the views from your sun lounger or pour yourself a favourite cocktail as the sun sets in the bay.  If you can bear to leave the haven of your holiday home then head out to explore some of Cornwall’s most breath taking scenery.  Hit the coastal paths and stretch out towards Trebarwith Strand, try your hand at surfing the Atlantic waves at nearby Polzeath, cycle the Camel Trail along the estuary to Padstow or head to the south coast for quieter sailing waters and picture perfect coves.  If you are an avid Doc Martin viewer then you might recognise the sights of Port Isaac.

Barretts Zawn offers a versatile home whatever the season and whatever the occasion.  A private home to escape the hubbub of city life and relaxing family home created with Cornish comfort in mind.


  • Choose from 5 beautiful bedrooms each found on the ground floor
  • Master bedroom: A unique circular room with zip and lock super king bed, built in wardrobe, 2 x bedside tables with lamps, day bed, chest of drawers, armchair, flatscreen TV with surround sound
  • Bedroom One: Super king bed (this is a zip & lock bed), day bed, chest of drawers, built in wardrobe, 2 x bedside tables and lamps
  • Bedroom Two: Super king bed (this is a zip & lock bed) with chest of drawers, 2 x bedside tables with lamps and hanging hooks
  • Bedroom Three: Twin bedded room with chest of drawers, 2 x bedside tables with lamps and hanging hooks
  • Bedroom Four: Super king bed (this is a zip & lock bed) 2 x bedside tables with lamps, chest of drawers and built in wardrobe


  • All of the bathrooms are located on the ground floor
  • The master bedroom has a beautiful in-the-bedroom deep oval bath with hand held shower and his and hers double wash hand basin and heated towel rail.  This room has a separate private toilet.
  • Family bathroom with bath, separate large rain shower, wash hand basin, heated towel rail and toilet
  • Bedroom Four has an en-suite rain shower, wash hand basin, heated towel rail and toilet
  • A further wet room with large rain shower, toilet and wash hand basin


  • A lovely country kitchen with ample space for a party of 10
  • 3 oven electric AGA with 2 hot plates
  • 2 electric hob burners
  • Microwave with grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Larder style fridge/freezer with 3 drawers
  • 4 slice toaster and kettle
  • Cafetiere and Delonghi filter coffee machine
  • Utilities include: washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board

Living and Dining

  • A large wooden kitchen table with banquet seating and 4 chairs
  • Outside wooden table and garden benches
  • 6 seater comfortable corner sofa
  • 3 seater sofa
  • Large footstool
  • Armchair
  • Large wooden coffee table
  • Modern free standing wood burner
  • Built in corner seating with cushions
  • Deep window seat 
  • Large flatscreen TV with DVD
  • CD Player and iPod docking station
  • Log burner

Other Features

  • There is a fixed wooden stair gate at the top of the stairs
  • Up to 2 dogs are welcome at Barretts Zawn.  A pet supplement and house rules will apply
  • Wooden highchair
  • Travel cot
  • Central heating
  • Excellent WiFi
  • Luxury linens and towels provided
  • Weber charcoal BBQ
  • Kadai Fire Pit
  • Off road parking for up to 4 cars
  • The access to Barretts Zawn is via a country track with grassed middle path, this is made up road but uneven in places
  • A selection of books and games for all ages
  • Port Issac is approx 5 minutes away by car
  • The nearest beach is Port Gaverne 2 miles away
  • The nearest country pub is The Cornish Arms in Port Isaac, 1.5 miles away or within Port Gaverne, The Port Gaverne Inn
  • There is a gated entrance to Barretts Zawn


  • From parking area there are 5 steps to front door
  • Gently sloping to the side of the house leading to lower patio area
  • Reverse level living
  • Internal staircase leading to ground floor

Home Truths

  • The property changeovers and maintenance are managed by the property owner.
  • Cornish Gems and the property owner provide a choice of Welcome Gift for our guests. For more details on the options available please click here.
  • The mobile phone signal strength is average depending on the network however, the Wifi is excellent via fibre.

 The house is so comfortable and every detail has been thought of, cooks will definitely enjoy the kitchen. This was our eighteenth year in Cornwall and it has never before been so pleasurable. We were warm and cosy and able to totally relax. A great place for the soul.

All testimonials >

Surely this must be one of the best houses in Cornwall - stunning views, perfect sunsets and total peace and quiet. The sun shone from dawn until dusk every day. We even had an engagement which was the icing on the cake! Thank you for a memorable week.

Lisa Nicole

'We absolutely loved our stay and we all came home having had a brilliantly relaxing time. The woodburner is absolutely wonderful. Vastly better than the one I have at home and love that huge expanse of glass.

Margie Hoffnung

We had an excellent stay at Barretts Zawn recently and wanted to thank you for your very warm welcome.

Christina Waw

It was very good. Stunning views, lots of all you need lots of, e.g. mugs, glasses, plates, bowls. The bedrooms were fabulous. It was a great holiday. We had a lovely time.

Jeremy Brown

Extremely comfortable. Love that there are 4 bathrooms; now fast broadband and good mobile signal. Aga too which is terrific

Margie Hoffnung

Beautiful location and beautiful views. The property was lovely and spacious and catered well for our needs.

Liz Howe

Fabulous location with lovely sea views. Close enough to Port Isaac and yet far enough for a peaceful get-away.

Lady Rothermere

A lovely holiday home in a stunning location.

Catherine Small

We are a group of friends who have been holidaying together at New Year for about 40 years. Barrett's Zawn has to be one of our top five places that we have stayed. The property, the location and the area were perfect for us. Away from it all and fantastic scenery and walking country, just a stones throw from the sea. Would highly recommend.

Steve Addison

Beautiful location. Well-equipped house.

Harriet Wright

Amazing location and views.

Marc Altmann

A wonderful property in a superb location. Comfortable and well maintained. We had three generations there and all were well catered for

Hilary Stevenson

Lovely property in a fabulous location!


The bed and pillows were extremely comfortable. Linen was high quality. Bathrooms were practical and high standard.

Luisa Penaherrera

The property was stunning and customer service excellent.

Laura Bijelic

Great property.

David Reed

Really loved Barretts Zawn.

Margie Hoffnung

We had a great time in this splendid property - many thanks you you all.

James Macmanus

We had great stay, the property was amazing and service from Cornish Gems was great.

Natalie Pell

We had a very happy holiday and thought the property was beautiful.


We loved the location of the property and the views were spectacular. The property provided what was promised.

Dan Lentaigne