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Watergate Bay Luxury Self-catering Home, The Wool Shed, Cornwall
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With an off-the-beaten track feel within a pretty north Cornwall hamlet, The Wool Shed is a hand-crafted luxury self catering home near Watergate Bay and Mawgan Porth. Exuding rusticity, scorched wooden floors, knotty textures and a palette of greys combine to convert what was originally a wool drying store into a modern-day abode for families and style aficionados.

Rustic self-catering barn Mawgan Porth, North Cornwall


Nestled in a rural Cornish hamlet, just ten minutes from the beaches of Watergate bay and Mawgan Porth, The Wool Shed oozes authentic rough-lux charm. There’s an industrial flavour to the interiors, where wood, concrete and steel sit alongside authentic agricultural finds. As perfect a cosy winter abode as a summertime retreat; a central woodburner, sheepskins and rustic linens combine with Antipodean-inspired living, with a wall of sliding glass barn doors embracing the indoor-outdoor vibe.The Wool Shed is as perfect a base for exploring the North Cornish coast as it is for a getting-away-from-it-all self-catering escape with a focus on rest and relaxation. 

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

With patio doors that lead directly onto the deck, there’s a garden-room feel to the light-filled twin bedroom, where wrought-iron beds, crumpled linens, reclaimed furniture and vintage artwork combine. In the adjacent wet room – where there’s a monsoon rain shower big enough for two – there’s a pared-back minimalist feel. Upstairs, the master bedroom exudes stay-in-bed appeal; with a private deck providing the ideal spot for a morning coffee. You’re assured of an indulgent soak in the master en suite; complete with double-ended bath, vintage wagon wheel, twin sinks and farmyard-inspired accessories.


Encircled by a hedge of red robin and completely private, a living wall and vintage trugs combine in the tranquil garden space. Clever lighting creates an after-dark ambience perfect for summer’s eve gatherings, whether you’re enjoying a couple’s retreat or holidaying as a family. With country walks from your doorstep – there’s a beautiful woodland to explore just a couple of miles from the barn - whether you want the little ones to run free Swallows and Amazons style, make the most of the tranquillity amidst style-led surrounds, or discover dog-friendly beaches and eateries close by, The Wool Shed is an inspiring space for a creative break.

For Relaxation

Ensconced in the Cornish countryside, the setting of The Wool Shed is truly idyllic. Tranquil living combines with an authentic lived-in-and-loved feel that the carefully-collated interior finds afford, making this luxury rustic barn a unique choice for an alternative escape. Those inspired by the vintage finds may want to set about collating pieces for your own barn-inspired abode; there are a number of reclamation yards within a short distance of The Wool Shed to explore;


There is off-road parking for two cars. The kitchen is well equipped with electric range cooker, dishwasher, microwave, and combined washing machine and dryer, fridge and freezer. There is a log burner at the cottage. Wellies are supplied for guests use. The enclosed garden is a safe haven for dogs.


  • SleepsUp to 4 guests
  • Alternative Group OptionUp to 2 guests
  • Your Home Stay Includes linen, logs for the fire Digital Property GuideDiscover what else you can look forward to...
  • BedroomsDoubles: One king-size bedroomTwins: One twin bedroom
  • BathroomsLarge wet room with rain shower on the ground floor, plus first floor en suite bathroom
  • FamilyChildren: Yes, very welcomeCots: One cot is availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
  • BBQA charcoal BBQ is provided
  • HousekeepingAdditional housekeeping is available on prior request at an additional cost
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are very welcome.
    Each pet is charged at £60.00 per week or part thereof
  • Mod ConsSmart TV, Netflix,Sonos multi-room speakers, Roberts radio, Nespresso machineInternet & Communications:Wi-Fi internetMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Arrival day is Monday or FridayArrival Time: Arrival is at 4pmDeparture Time: Departure is at 10am
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Style: The scorched floors, steel accents and concrete features exude an industrial flavour at this rustic barn. Chunky knits, textured linens and sheepskin rugs sit alongside agricultural finds and vintage artwork.

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Our Take

Property Owner Sarah says

As our family farm barn and somewhere I´d idle away many a happy childhood day, for me it was integral to create an interior that reflected the history of the barn while retaining a home-from-home feel. I wanted the ambience of The Wool Shed to encourage around-the-fire catch-ups and lazy lie-ins.

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Unique Extras

Added extras to enhance your self-catering holiday... from fresh picnics to afternoon teas, seasonal wine selections to tried and tested caterers and more

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The well-equipped open-plan kitchen, complete with range-style cooker is the perfect space to create inspired dishes. There's delicious fresh local produce to be discovered at Trevilly Farm Shop, which is just a short drive from The Wool Shed. Or for those looking for a real foodie experience, we can arrange anything from wild food escapes to fish filleting masterclasses at the property.

In-House Cuisine

If you'd rather spend your luxury self-catering break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for you (on prior request and subject to an additional cost). 

Eating Out

Tucked down a country lane at Mawgan Porth, Retorrick Mill might be unassuming on approach, but the rustic decor exudes an authentic cabin-feel while the food truly embraces local, seasonal produce, from hand-crafted pizzas to seafood. A little further afield, The Hidden Hut - tucked along the coast path near Portscatho and St Mawes is worth a visit, especially on their Feast Nights, which run from March to September. The setting, ambiance and delicious dishes combine for a truly unique evening. For a traditional, rustic pub with great food, head to the St Kew Inn. 

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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline only. They are intended to give a fair description, but should not be relied upon as being a statement of fact. The photographs appearing on this website show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time when the photographs were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed in the photographs. If there are any points of particular importance that need clarifying before you confirm your booking please do not hesitate to ask.

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