A bijou modern barn conversion for two, The Honey Bell sits at the end of a sweeping tree-lined pathway just up-river from the desirable harbour town of Fowey in Cornwall within three acres of private grounds. The informality of the verdant setting twinned with the luxurious interiors creates one seriously seductive self-catering modern retreat.
Small but perfectly formed, The Honey Bell was originally a stable to the local manor and carriage house at Golant and nestles on the west banks of the river Fowey in Cornwall. The barn's fascinating history includes a visit by Giuseppe Garibaldi in 1864, the revolutionary whose army helped unify Italy into a single nation. A great deal of thought, love and creativity has been poured into the transformation of this luxury self-catering retreat to ensure that it retains its romantic, historical legacy and rustic charm whilst also providing contemporary home comforts.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
This sweet honeymooners barn is perfectly outfitted for two. Carefully handpicked items present a modern country chic theme that is particularly well represented in the intimate settings of the bedroom and bathroom, where exposed beams and reclaimed wooden floors are juxtaposed with mid-century furnishings. The bathroom has a bath with overhead shower and sits next door to the master bedroom, perfect for tumbling straight into bed after a candlelit soak.
Couples will love to get lost amidst the chaos of the wildflower meadow, roaming through the woodland to find the old bee fields and large summerhouse perched at the top of the garden. Hidden within three acres of grounds, outdoor lovers will be in their element at The Honey Bell. From the pretty courtyard (set with picnic table and sun loungers for lazy summer days) to the Moroccan-style barbecue area complete with fire pit, there's beauty and entertainment around every turn.
Described by Lonely Planet as ‘Padstow’s south-coast sister’, Fowey has a cooler, lesser-known vibe when compared to the UK’s favourite yachtie hangout. Summers here are all about the little golden beaches, but rainy days are best spent moseying around the town's pastel-coloured cottages, chic boutiques and posh portside pubs, just fifteen minutes drive away. From the crumbling castles to the enchanting gardens and sweet fishing villages nearby, it's easy to forget your worries whilst discovering the delights of Cornwall's sought-after south-eastern corner.
The barn is equipped with everything you need for a romantic break including a fridge freezer, electric oven with induction hob and a washer-dryer. The country lane is bucolic and bumpy. There is parking for up to two cars in the private courtyard. Whilst The Honey Bell is adjacent to a large barn, this will remain unoccupied during your stay.
- SleepsUp to 2 guests
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- Personally VisitedYes
- BedroomsDoubles: One double bedroom with king-size bed (first floor)
- BathroomsOne bathroom with overhead shower (first floor)
- FamilyChildren: Babes-in-arms are welcomeCots: One cot is availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
- BBQThere is a coal barbecue and fire pit
- FacilitiesGarden house
- PetsOne large or two small dogs are welcome
- Mod ConsTV, DVD player, Nespresso machineInternet & Communications:Wi-Fi internetMobile Signal: Check reception maps
- Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
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AROUND THE PROPERTY
Style: The Honey Bell creamy walls and luxury linens offer a dreamy ´cloud nine´ vibe, whilst the exposed brick wall and metro tiles in the kitchen give the rustic barn conversion a cool, industrial twist.
Property Consultant Catherine says
The owners designed the barn to exude the comfortable, casual feel of rural farm living, with a big sprinkling of luxury. The traditional stone barn exterior even further emphasises the luxurious nature of the white-focused interiors and modern furnishings.
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FOOD AND DRINK
The kitchen-cum-living room occupies the entire ground floor and exudes a country chic vibe. Being open plan, couples can while the evenings away cooking and chatting over a bottle of wine. Summertime suppers are best enjoyed in the al fresco dining area to the front of the barn, there's nothing more romantic than dining under a twinkly sky.
If you’d rather spend your self-catering break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for you and your party (on prior request and subject to an additional cost).
Foodies will be spoilt for choice with the maritime town of Fowey just around fifteen minutes drive away. There is fine dining in boutique-style restaurants and more relaxed bistros, cosy pubs and quirky seaside tearooms aplenty. The closest restaurant is a 15-20 minute walk up the hill and Sam's On The Beach is also worth a trip.
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