Cornwall Living 2018

Boundless style

We take a tour of three fabulous barn conversions, designed and styled by Iroka.

Tucked away amidst an idyllic woodland setting is perhaps the last place I expect to come across innovative interior design, yet here we are with three classic barn exteriors hiding exceptional style within. Indeed, it is for this reason that I like to keep my ear to the ground when Iroka have undertaken the design of a property, as there is something about the meticulous execution of interior design that is eternally satisfying to see.

This particular design brief was to transform the three 19th-century barns, which stood as empty shells, into three stunning self-contained holiday retreats by focussing strongly on the internal remodelling and architectural and spacial design aspects. This was achieved with aplomb, each barn providing its own individual style, standing as a haven of relaxing elegance, perfect for a sleek woodland retreat.

Through careful planning and the creation of bespoke joinery items designed by Iroka and built by a team of highly skilled craftsmen, the barns were brought to life with spacious, open-plan living throughout. In Mill Barn, a feature wall has been created to include a modern wood burner as the focal point with surrounding wood storage, which while practical also creates a striking display. Indeed, the overall look and feel gives subtle connotations to the surrounding abundance of nature, creating a soft and warm, Nordic-styled haven.

Callywith Barn features a memorable vaulted ceiling, showcasing the characterful beams above and giving a light and bright feel while the appropriately named The Snug barn boasts a contemporary yet intimate atmosphere that is perfect for a romantic getaway. Indeed, every barn highlights this fantastic blend of a classic cottage backdrop with a smart and effortlessly stylish design.

The Porto wood-lined kitchen, which can be found in each barn, boasts a strong yet minimalist design with Unistone worktops to add the finishing touch to these fantastic kitchens. Made with 90 percent natural quartz, they add a beautiful and lasting addition and create a brilliant contrast to the lovely slate floors.   

Surrounded by nature and featuring simple yet effective style within, these barns provide a true escape from everyday life and act as a superb showcase of the talents the team at Iroka have to offer.


15 Hayle, Industrial Park, Hayle TR27 5JR
01736 757333

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