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Little Goonreeve Farm holiday cottages welcome you to indulge in as little or as much tranquil country life as you wish. Our two peaceful cottages are located to the west of the village of Mylor Bridge, situated within our small-holding.

Quote greentraveller when you book and you will receive a taster pack of meat (from our herd) or a cake cooked for them for their arrival.

Rooms: 6 rooms over two cottages - sleeps 10.
Price:

The Granite Barn (sleeps 6) £1170- £450. weekends available out of season. The Old Farm Cottage (sleeps 4) £842- £322. Weekends also available.

Meals: Pork and beef available from our own herds. Local resturant 1 mile.
Open: Year round including Christmas.
Address: Little Goonreeve Farm, Near Mylor Bridge, St Gluvias, Cornwall, TR10 9AY
 
reviewed by greentraveller

Why we've chosen Little Goonreeve Farm:

Little Goonreeve Farm, a traditional small farm, which has hardly changed since the 1950’s has two cottages available for you to stay in.

The Granite Barn is a beautiful farm building which has been converted to the highest standards. The Barn sleeps up to six in three separate bedrooms. The living area is upstairs to take advantage of the double height space and views. The large space has a seperate dining area and a fully equiped chef's kitchen. Ideal for entertaining. The master bedroom has a king size bed and an ensuite bathroom. The second and third bedrooms have either king size double beds or 2 single beds each. The luxurious family bathroom gives a welcome sanctuary. There is a private garden and open access to 20 acres of beautiful farmland.

The Old Farm Cottage sleeps 3 to 4 in two separate bedrooms. There is a master bedroom with a king size bed and travel cot (if required). The second bedroom has a large bunk bed and views onto the garden and surrounding farmland. The living/dining area is a generous double height space with a modern kitchen and French windows leading onto a decked area outside for al fresco dining. There is a small garden and open access to the farmland.

We have a diverse range of livestock which provide meat for our guests. It's an ideal environment to rediscover the providence of familar food. We supply pork, beef and eggs to our guests and the local community. (Our horses are definitely off the menu!) With our on site meat sales it is an ideal environment to teach children the cycle of food production and we are always on hand to show interested guests around. The younger family members can enjoy egg collecting and getting to know the miniture horses.

Little Goonreeve Farm is on the Mylor peninsular between Falmouth and Truro in an area of rich farming country with rolling green grazing pasture. We are well placed to enjoy all the amazing attractions which Cornwall has to offer. We are close to the Carrick Roads, one of the most beautiful sailing areas in the world where there is an integrated network of ferries, buses and trains which allows car free travelling.

Eco credentials:

How do you reduce your draw on energy:
Our cottages are converted redundant farm buildings using local materials and local contractors.
We have solar water heaters on both properties. Extremely well insulated buildings and new a rated appliances. We supply meat (Pork and beef) from our own herds to our holidaymakers.

How you minimise the amount of waste you send to landfill:
Guests put all recycling into one bin and we sort it as we are on site. Kitchen vegetable waste is composted on site and used in our vegetable garden. Bulk dispensers are used for cleaning fluids.

How you reduce your consumption of water:
We have our own well which we use for livestock water. Water is collected in a 1000 litre container to supply pressure to drinking troughs. We deal with all our waste water and discharge it in a compliant system. All cleaning products are environmentally friendly.

How much of the food your serve is sourced locally (where possible):
We are a registered food supplier and sell pork and beef from our own herds. The beef is grass fed and reared outdoors in a non intensive way. The pork is bred on site from our own sow and kept outdoors.

Do you actively encourage guests to arrive on foot, by bike and by public transport?:
We have a lot of foreign visitors who arrive in various ways.We usually get involved in  detailed travel advice involving arriving by public transport. We are a partner in the Fal river transport system which allows people to purchase an 'Mussel card' (Like an oyster card) and use it on local ferries, buses and trains.
We are in a rural location and the sensible use of a hire car is encouraged.

Additional information:
We are very interested in the providence of food. Our livestock is treated well but we do not shy away from the fact that they are being bred for eating (apart from the horses!). With our on site meat sales it is an ideal environment to teach children the cycle of food production and we are always on hand to show interested guests around. The younger family members can enjoy egg collecting and getting to know the miniture horses.

 

Chloe SticklandChloe Stickland

Reviewed by Chloe Stickland

"A mixture of Swallows and Amazons and Cold Comfort Farm, Little Goonreeve is full of organic mucky charm, James and Fleur are both accomplished farmers and welcoming hosts, inviting their guests to experience a slice of their busy but peaceful farm life, absorbing as little or as much as you like. Sublimely situated in a rural setting not far from the sea."

>> Read Chloe's full review of Little Goonreeve

Top Eco Features at Little Goonreeve Farm:

 
  • Both cottages are converted redundant farm buildings using local materials and local contractors

  • Solar water heaters on both properties

  • Extremely well insulated buildings

  • We supply meat (Pork and beef) from our own herds to our holidaymakers

  • Recycle & reuse everything possible, composting all organic waste

  • Rely on our own well which we use for livestock water

  • All waste water discharged in a compliant system

  • Partner in the Fal river transport system which allows people to purchase a 'Mussel card' (Like an oyster card) and use it on local ferries, buses and trains.

 

Location

Little Goonreeve Farm, Cornwall, England
Nearest train station: Truro Station

Directions from station:
Best to go to Truro Station and take a taxi. We are happy to pick up guests from the station. Bikes can be hired locally.

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.

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