Higher Grenna Farm Locality
The Farm Location
Cornish Barn Holidays at Higher Grenna Farm, are situated in a secluded country setting between the City of Truro and the harbour town of Falmouth, close to the sailing waters of Carrick Roads and Mylor Harbour. The heart of the village of Perranwell is just a few minutes away, within easy walking distance of the farm and offers a well stocked shop with post office and The Royal Oak public house. Both Truro and Falmouth are within a 15 minute drive of the farm or leave the car behind and let the rails take the strain as the Truro to Falmouth branchline at Perranwell Station - a scenic route linking both destinations.
The Snug is just south of the farm in a little lane between the local brach line railway station and the village of Devoran.
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The Farm Wildlife
We are very proud of the fact that we have a breeding colony of bats and visitors to the Home Barn can see them popping out at night and if you are an early riser they can bee seen coming home again in the morning.
There are owl boxes in trees around the farm but it seems that we have built them to the specification of the local squirrels that seem to prefer them better. There are a few buzzards that live locally and they spend a lot of time in the fields and hedgerows around the Granary Barn, and have not been worried or disturbed by the conversion. There is also an army of house sparrows who live in the eaves of the main farmhouse, and sometimes have huge arguments over territory! Other species to spot are swallows, long tailed tits, wagtails, sparrowhawks, woodpeckers and many more.
From the bathroom window of the Granary you may see a badger trotting across the field at dusk, sometimes stopping to root up a worm with its nose. And last but not least, we have friendly chicken and ducks in the orchard!
Locally, the village of Devoran with its quiet tidal creek, is the perfect place to start to discover the amazing bird watching that is to be found in Cornwall - the sounds of the curlews settling down in the evening are never to be forgotten.