Lower Marsh Farm – Kingfisher Barn

Self Catering

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Suitable For

  • Couples
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Groups
  • Dog Friendly

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Awarding winning accommodation – Silver 2023 / 2024 Cornwall Tourism Awards Self Catering Property of the Year (and in 2017 / 2018). Plus multiple other sustainability and wildlife related awards.

Set in a rural location in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with its own nature reserve, river frontage, and great facilities, Lower March Farm is stunning, peaceful, and run sustainably for wildlife.

Aisling J said “We had a great time at Lower Marsh Farm, perfect for families with ducks, chickens, peacocks and a fabulous play room for rainy days!”  October ’23

Kingfisher Barn is named after the Kingfishers found on the private Salt Marsh Nature Reserve here at Lower Marsh Farm. Kingfisher Barn is an attractive traditional stone converted barn that provides superior 4 bedroom accommodation for up to 8 people staying at Lower Marsh Farm.  Set over two floors, the top floor boasts a spacious open plan lofty beamed ceiling living area (approximately 5m x 10m) with plenty of comfortable sofas, dining area, and a modern kitchen.

– Cosy up in front of the log burner.

– Relax in your private hot tub.

– Play a game of Tennis.

– Relaxing walks to private river frontage where you can go wild swimming (tide dependent), enjoy a sundowner drink or just watch the numerous birds and river wildlife.

– Explore over 40 acres of grounds including Salt Marsh Nature Reserve, woodland & orchard.

– Private, securely fenced garden with BBQ and outside dining.

– Time out to wind down with books, board games and DVDs in the cottage for you to enjoy.

– Games Room with table tennis.

– Play areas, woodland den & space for children to roam.

– Lots of walks from your door (maps are provided).

– EV charger available.

Children and babies are very welcome and we can provide a variety of the necessities associated with small people (cots, highchairs and more).

– Plenty of off street parking and storage areas for bikes and surf boards.

Steph P said “Lovely barn & beautiful surroundings. Ideal location.” September ’23

** Should any members of your party have accessibility requirements, we have additional ground floor accommodation available so please do contact us to discuss.**


If you are rather looking forward to some peace and quiet, then this tranquil rural spot fits the bill.

Dog friendly!

Katharine H said “It was a lovely place to stay , very clean and cosy with lots to do on the farm for children” July ’23

You are welcome to bring your dog/s (at an extra charge of £20 per dog per stay). Your large garden is fenced and there are plenty of walks straight from your front door (and a hose pipe for washing them down if needed!). We provide a dog hamper with essentials like towels and a blanket (if required, a dog bed is available). Please be aware however, that we have resident chickens, ducks, geese, dogs and cows. Therefore, dogs do need to be well behaved and kept under control at all times. A pet sitting service is available by prior arrangement in the village. We welcome Registered Guide and Hearing Dogs, at no extra cost.

Bookable Experiences 

Want some pampering during your stay? We have a number of bookable extras such as a delicious Cornish Afternoon Tea for your arrival, home-cooked meals ready for you on your first evening or for a special event during your stay, daily housekeeping. We can even help you celebrate a special event and arrange cakes etc.

Other bookable experiences and treats including:

  • private wild food foraging workshops,
  • massage treatments,
  • stand-up paddle boarding,
  • private yoga or Pilates class.

Whole Venue Booking is available, sleeping up to 20 people, for multi-generational holidays, retreats and more (this is not a wedding or party venue)!

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The farm is managed in an eco-friendly manner, and you can find out more about this on our website and we are happy to discuss how this works during your visit too. You can also have great quality, sustainably grown food delivered by local providers – and we also grow many of our own vegetables too. A dairy located in the next village can provide milk and dairy products.



  • Sleeps up to 8 persons in 3 double bedrooms with king-size double beds (or can be configured as twin singles). One bedroom with a bunk bed. Plus space for up to 2 cots.
  • Luxury Egyptian Cotton bed linen and fluffy cotton towels.
  • Ample off-street parking (for up to 3 cars by prior arrangement)
  • Modern fitted kitchen which includes a good-sized fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Cosy log burner
  • Wi-Fi, DVD / Blu-Ray Player and a large flat-screen Satellite Television.
  • Hot tub, al fresco dining with BBQ in private garden.
  • Storage available for bikes, surf boards etc.
  • Tennis Court
  • Private river frontage and shingle beach - great for wild swimming, paddling, relaxing, having a BBQ
  • Wild swimming
  • Games room with table tennis, small library (for adults and children), board games


  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
  • Cornwall Tourism Awards – won Silver in 2023 / 2024 Self Catering Property of the Year category finalist
  • Cornwall Tourism Awards – Commended in the Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award 2019 category
  • Highly Commended in Cornwall Sustainability Awards Best Contribution to Environmental Growth through Land Management 2018
  • Cornwall Tourism Awards – won Silver in 2017 / 2018 Self Catering Property of the Year category & Highly Commended in the Wildlife Friendly Tourism Business Award category

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