Testimonials


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Winter family from Southend

Skiber Spar is a perfect place to stay and the whole family loved it.  Jean and Dave have thought of everything to make the stay as comfortable as possible.  Plenty to do - horse riding on Bodmin Moor, Eden Project, Tintagel Castle and the Witchcraft Museum in beautiful Boscastle.

The converted barn - Skiber Spar - was a genuinely lovely place to stay. Lots of space, lots of amenities (tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher) and well furnished but also located in a beautiful rural spot with several acres for the kids to play in. We enjoyed having lots of wildlife - including rabbits, sheep, cows and ferrets - on our doorstep too. I could bore for England about just how good my family's week in Cornwall was but instead I shall just say that I'd happily recommend this accommodation to anyone.

Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children and  romantic getaway  Rating: 5*


Shelly and Dave from Berkshire

Skiber Spar, or Quartz Barn if you translate the name from the Cornish, is an ideal home from home. From the outside it displays its coat of stone and quartz you expect from a barn, but when you enter you find a really open, spacious and modern place to stay. It's really well equipped with everything you need - and all kitchen utensils are new and shiny. A large open plan living area is on the top floor and roomy enough for two couples or a family of four. The owners are lovely and if you arrive at the right time of the year, you may be offered homemade jam, or veg from their small holding. If you like fresh eggs, the house along the lane has fresh duck and chicken eggs each morning, just open up the box you'll see from the road and deposit the asking price in a little can.  From here you can plan any number of trips. It's only an hours drive to Eden and gardens of Heligan and the coast is just 20 minutes away. It's simply lovely and I can't wait to come back.

Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children and  romantic getaway Rating: 5*


Layzell family from Essex

Have come to Cornwall as usual at this time of year to visit my sister and her family.  First time at Skiber Spar - won't be the last.  Had a lovely relaxing break.  Jean and Dave are lovely and have created a beautiful place to stay, everything you could want.  Many thanks we'll definitely be back! x


Karen and John from Essex

My husband and I first stayed at Skiber Spar for a week in Easter 2011 and have been back since then for a few long weekends off season in the winter. Jean and David are excellent hosts and the welcome pack is definitely very welcome after a long drive across country!

The location is very convenient for Camelford, Wadebridge, Port Isaac, Padstow, Bude and Tintagel and it is a pleasure coming back at the end of the day to Skiber Spar to the peace and quiet.

The facilities are top notch and a real home from home. We made full use of the self-catering facilities and even hosted a casual dinner party for four of our relatives who live nearby.

If you are thinking of an off season weekend break then Skiber Spar actually works out better value for money than staying at a local B&B or hotel like the Travelodge in Wadebridge or the Premier Inn in Bodmin. The weekly rates are good value for money too.

We will be back to stay again in the not too distant future.


Green family from Sussex

So impressed with Skiber Spar we'd like to move in.  Thank you, its been a perfect holiday and we have all loved the barn.  We are very sorry to be leaving!


Patsy and Brian from London

Was a perfect place to stay, thank you.

For me, one of the best holidays I've had for some years, helped by a glorious 2 weeks of sunshine and lovely hosts plus first class accommodation.


Elms family and friend from Middlesborough

A lovely week which went by all too quickly.  Managed to avoid the rain as we went to the cinema in Truro but apart from that, lovely warm days!  It felt good to be back


J Coke from Cincinnati

Thank you for the chance to stay in this beautiful home.  I have had a true 'small town' English experience!


Smith family from Essex

Second visit for us to Skiber Spar.  Lovely home from home in a fantastic location.  We will definitely be back!  Thank you.


Wild family from Wales

Had a lovely stay in a beautiful location.  Thank you very much xxx


Hartley family from Cambridgeshire

Lovely home and beautifully decorated.  Many thanks for the welcome pack and flowers.  Place made a great springboard for our visits.


Evans family from Gloucestershire

We've had a lovely week - great place.  Thank you so much


Robertson family from Scotland

Have had an enjoyable week visiting a lot of interesting places.  Accommodation was first class!


Athawes family from Berkshire

Thank you for providing us with the best self-catering accommodation we have experienced.  We've had a very relaxed and happy holiday.


Cassidy family from Manchester

Excellent accommodation, lovely location.  Had a great holiday and daughter loved the bunnies.  Thank you.


Dugan family and friends from Canada and France

Thank you for providing this well equipped home away from home.  A lovely spot in an interesting area.

Vue agreeable maison, vue tres belle region. Vu sejour vraiment tres reussi.


Dale family from Dorset

First class accommodation, very relaxing - we'll be back!


Ross family from Leicestershire

We have had a lovely stay in a superb house, it couldn't have been nicer!  Wonderful!