Aval Dor Barn, Croft Hooper

Crowlas, Cornwall





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From its humble beginnings as one of the buildings on a working farm, today Aval Dor Barn has been reimagined into a beautiful holiday cottage

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Within 5km From Beach

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Hot Tub

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Pets Accepted

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Woodburner / Open Fire

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BBQ Area

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Family Friendly

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Washing Machine

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Cot Available

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High Chair

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Stair Gates

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Hair Dryer

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Within easy reach of St. Michaels Mount and just a few miles away from the market town of Penzance it provides a wonderful base from which to explore the coastline and attractions of west Cornwall.

Elegantly furnished and thoughtfully equipped, the cottage offers two spacious upstairs bedrooms (one with a king size and one with twins) to provide sumptuous sleeping for four guests. The cottage’s private garden is secluded and enclosed with a lush appearance derived from its array of established plants; and has a picnic bench that makes for a relaxing place to enjoy a morning coffee, evening drinks or outdoor dining.

Generously proportioned and open plan in layout, the ground floor incorporates a tasteful sitting room complete with traditional cast iron log burner, a roomy L-shaped sofa, a beanbag and a Smart TV. The dining area with its handmade hardwood table, chairs and bench seat is the perfect place for sharing meals, while the kitchen, which comes fully stocked with a range of cookware, utensils and appliances, makes whipping up home cooked creations a breeze.

*This property has a maximum occupancy of 4 which includes infants

**Please be aware that although the garden is enclosed, the back fence is made from wire mesh that has been chosen to extend the views out over the fields and springtime flowers behind the property. Dogs will therefore need to be supervised when outside.
  • Things to know

    Check in time: 16:00

    Check out time: 10:00

    Security Deposit: We ask our guests for a £50 security deposit, pre-authorised against your credit card. This is in case there is any damage to the property during your stay. The money is simply reserved and then released afterwards if there is no damage. We will contact you nearer the time of your arrival to arrange this. 

    Pets: 2 pets allowed, £35 per pet per week, in line with our house rules we do ask that pets are not left alone in the property, do not use the furniture or go in the upstairs/bedroom areas, this property do not allow cats.

    Number of steps: one external step down in to the property, one internal flight of stairs

    Type of heating: Electric

    Linen & Towels: Bed linen is provided for your stay, however, if you require use of the travel cot you will need to bring your own cot linen. Each guest will be supplied with one hand towel and one bath towel for their stay. (if your holiday is longer than 10 days, please contact the Luxury Coastal team to discuss a mid-stay linen change)

    Wi-Fi: This property offers free Wi-Fi for guests, however, we cannot guarantee the speed and connectivity. Therefore, if you are planning to work during your holiday, we recommend bringing a wifi dongle.

    Wood Burner: No wood provided, please bring our own if you wish to use the log burner during your stay.

    Coffee Machine: There is no coffee machine but there is a cafetiere

    Hot Tub: Private hot tub

    Smoking: All of our properties are non-smoking and we ask that any party member who smokes, do so off the premises.

Room Information

  • Living
    Living Area
    This lovely room is open plan with the kitchen and dining area and is furnished with an L-shaped sofa, Smart LED TV, log burner, fireside tool set and giant velour beanbag
    This room accesses the private garden
    ​A fire guard for the log burner is available on request
  • Kitchen & Dining

    Open plan with the living/dining area, the kitchen is equipped with an electric fan assisted oven, hob, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, cafetiere, kettle, toaster, plates, mugs, cutlery, cooking utensils, selection of knives, glasses, tea towels, iron and board, cleaning aides including bin liners, first aid kit, clothes horse, high chair.

    Dining Area
    Open plan with the living room and kitchen, the dining area has a large hand-crafted dining table with bench seating and three chairs
  • Bedrooms
    Master Bedroom
    This spacious bedroom is upstairs and features a king size bed with high quality memory topped mattresses, a large wardrobe, bedside tables, bedside lamps, a mirror and hairdryer

    Bedroom Two
    Situated upstairs this bedroom has two single beds also with high quality memory topped mattresses, a chest of drawers, a mirror, bedside tables and lamps
  • Bathrooms
    Family Bathroom
    The bathroom is located upstairs and features a bathtub with luxury rain head shower over with a handheld shower attachment as well, a vanity unit, WC, bath and heated towel rail
  • Outside
    Spacious and enclosed, the private garden is laid to lawn and is surrounded by established shrubs and trees, with a picnic bench for outdoor dining, a fire bowl, sun-loungers and hot tub
  • Parking
    Free onsite parking

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Security Deposit
We ask our guests for a £50 security deposit, pre-authorised against your credit card. This is in case there is any damage to the property during your stay. The money is simply reserved and then released afterwards if there is no damage. We will contact you nearer the time of your arrival to arrange this. 

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Welcome to Croft Hooper

These former barns, once residing on a working farm in West Cornwall, have now been completely refurbished; transforming them from the humble rural buildings of their past into a collection of modern cottages and Shepherd’s Hut.

more about Croft Hooper, Crowlas


Honest review

The accommodation is good, offers plenty of space and is generally clean but sofa & oven needs a good clean. Log fire & hot tub are perfect after a day out exploring. Kitchen could be better equipped for self-catering, lack of basic utensils and small fridge with compartment freezer. The garden patio could do with a jet wash. The hot tub was clean but I think had a little too much chlorine in it. The sofa is ok, but could be better. The beds are really comfortable, clean & fresh. Overall we had a great time and were able to feel comfortable and relax. A few tweaks could be made.

Chris, 06 Apr 2024

Hi Chris, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review regarding your recent stay. It’s wonderful to hear that you had a great time overall. We’re delighted that you found the accommodation spacious and generally clean. However, we apologize for any oversight regarding the sofa and oven. We’ll ensure a thorough cleaning to make them sparkle for future guests. The log fire and hot tub are indeed perfect companions after a day of exploration. There’s something magical about unwinding by the fire or soaking in warm waters under the open sky. Your feedback about the kitchen is valuable. We’ll take note of the need for better-equipped utensils and consider expanding the kitchen essentials. After all, self-catering should be a breeze! A jet wash for the garden patio is on our to-do list. Freshening up the outdoor space ensures that guests can fully enjoy the surroundings. We appreciate your observation about the chlorine level in the hot tub. Striking the right balance is crucial for the safety of our guests and they are checked when filled. While the sofa is functional, we’ll explore ways to enhance its comfort. On the bright side, the beds have received your seal of approval – clean, fresh, and oh-so-comfortable! In summary, we’re thrilled that you felt comfortable and relaxed during your stay. Your feedback helps us fine-tune the experience for future guests. Best wishes, The Luxury Coastal Team

Chloe-The Luxury Coastal Team - 06 Apr 2024

Great location, poor execution

Location of the property was fantastic, easy driving distance from all of the places we wanted to visit and not far from a variety of shops. Hot tub was a nice way to relax at the end of a long day. Overall finish of the property was quite shabby, there were multiple areas where plaster had not been sanded but just painted over, the floor downstars had scratches all over it and the stair railing was really loose at the bootom. The front door had dropped making it difficult to open and close. The oven trays were dirty with burnt on food with no foil to cover them. The extractor fan in the bathroom could also use a good clean. The toilet seat in the bathroom didn't even fit the toilet, to be honest it wasn't worth having!! The back garden would have been amazing but for a few small improvements to the fencing, it is a lovely size but just not safe for a small dog! The fencing at the back has rolled up in places where our dog could have easily got through (yes he tried) and would have had full access to a main road. I don't mind supervising my dog in the garden but we had to keep him on a lead at all times because it wasn't safe.

Guest, 31 Mar 2024

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we are so glad to hear you found the location to be fantastic with easy access to all the places you wanted to visit. It is lovely to hear you enjoyed the hot tub also. Thank you for the feedback we always appreciate this and look toward what can be improved in the future. I am sorry to hear that you encountered issues during your stay should you of contacted us at the time we would of been happy to assist in rectifying anything whilst you were away. We do hope to welcome you to rebook with Luxury Coastal again in the future. Best wishes, The Luxury Coastal Team

Chloe-Luxury Coastal Team - 31 Mar 2024

Curated Egg - Good in parts!

Cottage booked for 4 adults, 1 infant and 3 dogs. Fortunately 2 adults and 1 dog were unable to attend! The cottage has beautiful rooms up stairs and a good kitchen area. The sitting room area is barely adequate for 2 people and certainly not support 4 adults. The sitting supports 2-3 people with difficulty and is tired and uncomfortable. The biggest issue is the property is not dog friendly. The courtyard has no gf area and leads straight onto the A30. Similarly the back garden chicken wire fence has holes leading on to the A30. Overall a very disappointing hire.

Andrew, 30 Sep 2023

Hi Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your stay at Aval Dor Barn. We are so sorry to hear of your disappointment, I have passed this onto the owner and they have taken this on board and will be actioning the points you have raised. We do hope to welcome you to stay with Luxury Coastal again in the future. Best Wishes, The Luxury Coastal Team

Hope - The Luxury Coastal Team - 30 Sep 2023

Aval Dor Barn

The settee was too small for 4 adults. The borrom rung on the gate on the stairs was quite hard to get past going up the stairs. The kitchen could have had more plates and other essentials, not enough to use the dishwasher. The welcome basket was lovely. The hot tub was very good. In a great location for visiting St Ives and all the surrounding areas.

Guest, 30 Jun 2023

A short stay away

A great stay in a nice little cottage, the cottage had all the required amenities and a nice little welcome hamper. Hot tub was an added luxury and nice for an evening soak. Location as a base was perfect for dotting around some of southern Cornwall's key spots, no more than 10-15minutes away from St ives and only 5 minutes from Marizion to name but a few. Plenty of parking and overall a nice break away. Only things noted for improvement would be for instructions for the hot tub, especially temperature control :D. And also a lack of wall hooks and hangers in the bathroom/around the bedrooms for hoodies jackets towels etc. especially for a home that could house 5/6 family members (1baby) Would definitely recommend a stay at this little gem

Aled, 30 May 2023

Hi Aled, thank you for your review and helpful comments which we can act upon. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and the location was perfect. Best Wishes, Luxury Coastal.

Emily - 30 May 2023

Fantastic place for a getaway

We had a brilliant time in Cornwall staying at Croft Hooper. The location is ideal, with Penzance, St Ives, Lands End and so many gorgeous places in between all no more than 30 minutes away. The cottage itself is fantastic - had everything we needed and was very comfortable and spacious. Can tell the owners really put in the effort to keep it modernised and in good repair that is always appreciated.

Edward, 11 May 2023

Hi Edward, Thank you for leaving a review on your recent stay at Aval Dor Barn. It is so great to hear you had a brilliant stay and enjoyed exploring the nearby areas! We do hope to welcome you to stay with Luxury Coastal again in the future. Best Wishes, The Luxury Coastal Team

Hope - The Luxury Coastal Team - 11 May 2023

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