The Calf House

The Calf House Mawgan Porth

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1
  • Dogs 2
  • Parking
  • Hot tub
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A beautiful barn made-for-two perfectly positioned to enjoy explore north Cornwall

With a beautiful new interior look for 2020, The Calf House sets the scene for a magical Cornish holiday. This converted hideaway-for-two is the perfect base from which to explore the nearby coastline of north Cornwall and enjoy some well earned restful time out. A fusion of the original calf house charm and more modern order makes this adorable holiday home a perfect base, whatever the season. The Calf House also benefits from being near to Newquay Cornwall Airport so is ideal for a city escape. Enjoy the luxury of the location as you travel to Padstow, Wadebridge and Newquay in under 20 minutes and visit the beaches of Mawgan Porth, Watergate Bay, Harlyn Bay and so many more. 


At a Glance

Property highlights
  • Perfect for weekends
  • Bubbling hot tub
  • Explore north Cornwall
  • Attractive garden
  • 1 with a kingsize bed

1 en-suite

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

Step Inside

With a nod to the original calf house this impressive barn conversion oozes rustic charm with features from the salvaged beaten wood shutters and vintage milk bottles to the agricultural trusses and exposed granite plinths. Amidst the country chic nuances the striking modern influence brings this stylish bolthole bang up to date.  The living, dining and kitchen space is open plan with high ceiling and exposed beams, a lovely inviting space full of natural light.  A contemporary kitchen offers all the mod cons to help you get creative with some of Cornwall's finest homegrown produce. At the gable end of this large space is a cosy living area where couples can unwind after a day on th coast.  A few steps up leads to the generous king bedded room with rustic shutters and original high ceiling beams, this indulgent boutique bedroom offers the perfect haven to ensure a restful nights sleep, awake to the morning sunshine.  No less generous the chic barn style bathroom continues the luxury twist.

From your Holiday Door

From your holiday door the large landscaped courtyard is to the front of The Calf House offering ample space to enjoy the Cornish fresh air.  A raised patio area with outside table makes al fresco dining a tempting option from lazy breakfasts to sunset sundowners. Enjoy the bubbling hot tub. The barn is set in a rural location offering easy access to the north coast. The wonderful beaches of Watergate Bay, Mawgan Porth and right up the coast to Harlyn Bay and Treyarnon Bay are all within a short 15-20 minute drive, the bustle of Padstow harbour is lovely for an evening stroll with fish and chips in hand or enjoy a slap up meal at one of Rick Stein or Paul Ainsworths eateries.  Day trips to St Ives, Falmouth or Fowey are again an easy option, enjoy the contrast of coastline from north to south. If action and adventure is on the agenda then join the local surf school and master the waves, enjoy a cookery course with Rick Stein, take a fishing trip out from Padstow or simply pack up a picnic and set out along some of the most stunning coastal paths in the country.


  • A spacious king bedded room with 2 x bedside table and lamps, wardrobe with large drawer, armchair, free standing full length mirror, dressing table, hairdryer. 


  • Very generous open plan en-suite bathroom with deep stand alone bath, separate rain shower, wash hand basin, heated towel rail and WC


  • Smart contemporary fully fitted kitchen
  • Electric double oven with 4 electric hob burners
  • Mircowave
  • Kettle and toaster
  • Fridge with freezer compartment
  • Dishwasher
  • Utilities include a washer/dryer and iron/ironing board. 

Living and Dining

  • Beautiful open plan lofty space with exposed beams and packed full of character
  • Large three seater sofa
  • Wooden coffee table
  • Flatscreen TV with Firestick to access Smart TV channels
  • Bluetooth speaker for smart phones
  • Wooden dining table and chairs
  • Outside dining table and chairs 

Other Features

  • Luxury 2 seater Amore bubbling hot tub in the garden 
  • Under floor heating
  • Parking for up to 3 cars
  • Travel cot and highchair provided
  • All utilities, linen, towels and guest soaps included
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome.  Small pet supplement and house rules will apply
  • The Calf House gates can be closed to create a safe and enclosed garden


  • 2 shallow steps into the barn
  • Secure garden with gravel drive. 3 steps to seating terrace
  • One small internal step to the bedroom

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.

Wonderful property would recommend to anyone who wants a relaxing base that is dog friendly but that is still luxurious - bathroom is gorgeous!

All testimonials >

We have just returned from a super week staying at The Calf House near Mawgan Porth. The property itself is just lovely, very secure garden, spotlessly clean on arrival, very nicely furnished and equipped - it genuinely ticked every box for us. This is the first time we have booked through Cornish Gems and it is fair to say that our expectations (which were already high!) were significantly exceeded!!! Overall a brilliant week and so glad we chose this beautiful property as our base for a dog friendly week in North Cornwall - we will be back!

Roger Tivey

Beautiful, luxurious stay.Even more pleasantly surprised by the outstanding makeover.

Farzana Hakim

Stylish, warm, cosy. In a very private secure garden. Amazing bathroom. All mod cons provided.

Linda Parkinson

The Calf was lovely and secluded. A wonderfully converted barn, very spacious for 2 people and a fabulous bathroom. Good location for North Cornwall.

Louise Riches

Really impressed with the Cornish Gems information and customer service. The texts sent were great and liked the personal touch of the phone call to check everything was OK the morning after arrival.

Maria Money

We enjoyed our stay very much in the beautiful cottage The Calf House. It is beautiful furnished and the garden is very private.

Jill And Rom Van Oers

This is a beautiful cottage in a very peaceful location. It was perfect for a romantic week away together.

Catherine Dodson

Overall the property was very good and enclosed garden suited us perfectly for visiting with dogs and the little extras were a lovely touch. We would certainly consider The Calf House again for a short break.

Fiona Heritage

A beautiful property within beautiful grounds.

R Bakewell

Excellent overall.

Julie Barber

We really enjoyed staying at The Calf House and we are considering booking it again for our holiday next year. Very good for our small dog, very secure and safe, excellent location for most of the popular areas of Cornwall.

Gary McWilliam

We had a lovely holiday. The Calf House is beautifully presented and is in a quiet location (fantastic to get away from crowds). We have already recommended this property and given details to friends who saw pictures of our stay on facebook. Thank you.

Anna Palm

A fantastic stay in a beautiful location. We couldn't fault the facilities or the service......... Will definitely be back in a Cornish Gem's property very soon

Ross Crawford

Very impressed with the standard of the property and the little extras they provided.

Helen Lloyd

We had an absolute fabulous time at the The Calf House. The property was very nicely equipped and fitted out. It really was a gem of a place to stay. The location was also very handy to reach all parts of Cornwall. I would highly recommend this property. Many thanks!

Marion Daehms

We enjoyed our stay in a beautiful property.

Tracy Dallow

We have stayed in the Calf House for 3 weeks!! Fantastic place to stay! Felt so at home! spacious, and luxurious! From here, we have explored Cornwall!

Esther De Vries

Another lovely Gems property.

Debbie Essex

We had a fantastic weekend. We have previously stayed in The Roost and will definitely be returning to the barns next time we visit Cornwall.


Great location. Very quiet and private. Delicious welcome hamper plus milk and water in fridge. Appreciated courtesy calls from Cornish Gems.

Helen Thyer

Beautifully presented property. Great service from Cornish gems. Definitely will be booking again! Thanks again for a great week.

Jessie Belmonte

Want to go back again!

Ella Chivers

We loved the house and would book again.

Rachel White

The Calf House has been beautifully renovated, you can live in your very own 'grand design' for a week.

Daniel Pepper

Welcome pack and service was much appreciated and we loved the converted barn. Brilliant (and I mean that).

Andrea Biddulph

Had a very good time, and the property was great.

Mike Nevell

Thank you so much Cornish Gems for a wonderful holiday ... We could not fault The Calf House and will consider this property again when travelling to Cornwall.

Nicola Catling

The Calf House is beautiful and has been decorated to the highest standards. The outside space was amazing and would recommend any of the barns to my friends.

Hayley Wootten