Exquisite architecture, fabulous eco-credentials and sweeping views of countryside and coastline - that's what to expect at Sheepfold and Sheepshed, a pair of eco-barns in glorious North Cornwall.
  • Sleeps: 8 (+4)
  • Bedrooms: 3 (+2)
  • Bathrooms: 2 (+1)
  • Minimum stay: 1 week

Sheepfold and Sheepshed are two architect-designed holiday homes set on a quiet country lane among rolling farmland, offering distant views of the rugged coastline of Bedruthan Steps. Every detail – both inside and out – has been carefully chosen to complement the magnificent surrounding landscape, blending outstanding modern design with respect for this stunning area. From superior insulation and heating supplied by renewable energy sources, to the carefully sourced timber that clads each building, these beautiful homes make for a truly memorable holiday with minimal environmental impact.

Sheepfold sleeps eight people, perfect for a large family or two families holidaying together. Two dogs are also welcome, so the family pooch can join in too! The majority of the accommodation spreads across one floor, and has been expertly designed to make the very best use of space and light. Sunshine floods through floor-to-ceiling glass windows, while inspired interior design creates a contemporary, yet homely, feel.

Throughout Sheepfold, you’ll find a mixture of rustic and industrial furniture, as well as quirky upcycled pieces, from hairpin-leg tables to the attractive dining table with seating for eight. Warm rugs, cosy throws and plush cushions add texture and colour in the bedrooms and living area, while original touches (such as the hand-turned door handles) bring additional artistry to this beautiful home.

Snuggle up on the large, L-shaped sofa in front of the flat-screen TV, while the wood burner crackles away on colder evenings. You’ll find all you need to cook up local Cornish ingredients in the well-equipped kitchen area, ready to be enjoyed in the dining area or on the outdoor patio, which also has sea views.

Two of Sheepfold’s three bedrooms are found on the ground floor. Parents will love the spacious double room with its luxurious en-suite bathroom, while the bunk room is a dream come true for children – thanks to its two sets of bunk beds and climbing wall! The family bathroom is also found down here, while a flight of beautiful wooden stairs takes you up to a truly tranquil double room at the top of the house.

If Sheepfold isn’t quite large enough for your group, adjoining Sheepshed accommodates a further four guests in equally beautiful surroundings, all the while affording considerable privacy for each household.

Sheepshed boasts the same degree of gorgeous simplicity, from the beautifully appointed bedrooms to the stylish living areas. In this single-storey home, you’ll find an open-plan lounge, kitchen and dining area for six, as well as a relaxing double bedroom, a peaceful twin room, and a stunning bathroom with shower.

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At a glance

  • A pair of architect-designed eco-barns near Bedruthan Steps, Cornwall, sleeping 12 in total
  • Sheepfold sleeps 8 (2 double rooms; 1 bunk room with 4 bunks – and a climbing wall!); two dogs welcome for an extra fee
  • Hire with Sheepshed to accommodate 4 additional guests (1 double room; 1 twin room)
  • Private gardens and patios in each, with outdoor seating and Weber BBQs
  • Ideally placed for nearby beaches and coastal paths
  • 7 miles from Padstow; 9 miles from Newquay


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Large Groups
  • Seaside Breaks


Sheepfold sleeps up to 8, double ensuite bedroom, double bedroom, bunk room for 4 guests, bedding & towels provided, family bathroom, fully-equipped kitchen, induction hob, electric oven, microwave, blender, toaster, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dining area, solar power, underfloor heating, lounge, Smart TV, DVD player, Blu-Ray & HD recorder, books, toys, free WiFi, outdoor patio, BBQ, parking for 2 cars.

Sheepshed sleeps up to 4, double bedroom, twin bedroom, bedding & towels provided, family bathroom, fully-equipped kitchen, induction hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dining table for 6 guests, solar power, underfloor heating, lounge, TV, DVD player, books, toys, free WiFi, outdoor deck, BBQ, parking for 1 car.

Local activities

Beaches, coastal footpaths, Golf, horse riding, cycling, surfing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, bird watching, castles, gardens, Eden Project.

Accommodation Options

Engollan, Cornwall

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High ceilings and wooden floors create an airy yet cosy feel, while your eyes are constantly drawn to extraordinary light fittings, interesting artwork and exquisite craftsmanship throughout. Sheepshed even has its own garden where you can make the most of the afternoon sun and, whilst not directly over the sea, you can watch glorious sunsets.

Whether you’re staying in both homes or Sheepfold alone, you’re perfectly placed for discovering some of the most famous – and lesser-known – treasures of Cornwall’s north coast. The closest beach is Porth Mear, where children can while away the afternoon investigating rock pools! Families will love the sandy expanse of Mawgan Porth Beach, while a visit to the hidden beauty of Porthcothan is a must. There’s much to explore inland too, including nearby Engollan, home to the St Eval Candle Company and its outlet shop.

Deciding the best thing about Sheepfold and Sheepshed is no easy feat. Maybe it’s the incredible location, or the inspirational architecture. Perhaps it’s the outstanding eco-friendliness of each, or the fact that larger groups can soak up this beautiful area of Cornwall together. The only way to truly choose? Experience it for yourself!

Things to note

Travel cot and highchair can be requested at time of booking. Up to 2 well-behaved dogs are permitted in Sheepfold, 1 in Sheepshed, charge may apply, check-in anytime from 3.30pm, Refundable, deposit scheme applies.

Where you'll be staying

St. Eval, Cornwall

What the guests of Sheepfold and Sheepshed say

“A great stay. Sheepfold is great, perfect and warm for blustery November days.”
Dan, Catherine, Emmeline and Olive – November 2016

“Gorgeous accommodation, super-stylish, super-cosy. Amazing location.”
Dom, Bec, Jacob and Esme – October 2016

“We’ve had a fantastic holiday and have loved stopping in Sheepfold. We’ve taken many of the suggestions of previous guests and enjoyed every minute of it. Thank you for a great holiday!”
Andy, Kathy, Alex and Amy – October 2016

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