Back in 2003, Dave and Caroline (and their two Jack Russells, Russ and Bella) had a dream to convert an old tractor shed and piggery into the perfect place to escape for a holiday with your dog in Cornwall.
Dave (a true Cornishman) and Caroline (originally from Yorkshire) set to work building and by 2006 (two weeks after their wedding), welcomed their first guests to The Blue Barn and Red Barn.
With a 75% repeat visitor rate, they knew that they must be doing something right to provide the perfect doggy holiday location.
The following years saw the arrival of Dave and Caroline’s children, Jasmine and Ciaran. At the age of 7, while celebrating her birthday in a home-made straw bale pool, Jasmine turned to her Dad and asked if he could ever build her a real pool. So, the seed was sewn and like a true loving Dad, Dave promised Jasmine a pool before her 18th birthday!!!
Fast forward to 2020, and mid-lockdown, in totally unprecedented times, planning permission was granted for the addition of an indoor swimming pool and two more holiday cottages. So, while the whole country battened down the hatches and stayed at home, striving to beat the most horrible virus, it was all hands-on deck as building work started at Chynhale Barns yet again.
Early 2021, and while still in construction, the new cottages; Rose Barn and The Hideaway will be ready to welcome more guests and their dogs later this year and, while no dates are promised, Dave and Caroline are hopeful that the pool will be ready before the season is too far underway. Follow us on Facebook for regular updates……