Cornwall LivingIssue #75

A tranquil escape

Experience the peace and quiet of a country retreat at Goonwinnow Farm.

Run by husband and wife team Nikki and Mark Darby, Goonwinnow Farm offers families and groups of friends the chance to stay together in a beautiful setting. Sleeping up to 26 people, Goonwinnow is ideal for large family gatherings as well as for couples and small groups. The four self-contained cottages can be booked in any combination; the two smaller ones being particularly cosy in the cooler months with their woodburning stoves.

We’re very lucky to be based in such a beautiful and tranquil location…”

We hear what inspired the couple to set up their stunning holiday cottages in this beautiful area of Cornwall. First and foremost, being so centrally located and just a mile off the A30, it’s ideally located for getting pretty much anywhere. Nikki tells us: “We’re very lucky to be based in such a beautiful and tranquil location, when it comes to the wealth of beaches around us, my personal favourite is Holywell Bay for its massive sand dunes, surf lessons galore and cliff top walks.” With attractions such as the Camel Trail and the Lost Gardens of Heligan close by too, you won’t fail to be entertained. The local pub, the Plume of Feathers, is just a gentle walk away and for the avid foodies out there, Padstow is only a 30-minute drive and has a smorgasbord of highly acclaimed eateries.

The cottages themselves have open plan living, luxurious hot tubs outside and cosy bedrooms. Nikki explains: “The peace and quiet, fantastic views and beautiful sunsets are just a few of the wonderful reasons to stay with us.” Plus, for the kids there’s plenty of space and fields in which to roam. When discussing space in more detail, Nikki tells us: “We’ve just recently taken a booking for the whole farm next spring for a 60th birthday celebration. The central courtyard is perfect for outdoor parties and the clock house works equally well decked out with tables, chairs and twinkly lights!” The farm can adapt to all your needs, so what are you waiting for? Book your luxury escape now and experience the tranquillity of Goonwinnow Farm.


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Goonwinnow also has a children’s play area, a games room with table tennis and well-stocked cottages with all the amenities of home, including washing machines. Plus, your four legged friends are more than welcome in all the cottages, so you don’t have to leave any family members behind!

"We’re very lucky to be based in such a beautiful and tranquil location..."