The area of St Mabyn that Rocksea Barn borders is steeped in history. St Mabyn or Sen Mabon (Cornish translation) is situated approx 3 miles east of the town of Wadebridge on the North Coast of Cornwall. The parish is named after Saint Mabyn or Mabena.
The village has a grade 1 listed church believed to be around 15th century and many small manor houses in the parish, including Tregarden, Tredethy, Helligan and Colquite all built around the 16th and 17th centuries
Not far from Rocksea Barn, the earliest signs of habitation are at the iron Age Hill Fort of Kelly Rounds, or Castle Killibury. Research shows a date of occupation between 400 and 100BC*
Rocksea Barn once part of a working Cornish farm, was renovated from its humble beginnings as a farm barn, used to store grain and livestock. The large window half way up the stairs was used as an entrance to the hay and grain store and the lower floor used for livestock. As you can see Rocksea Barn has taken a complete transformation to become the property it is now.
Gradually over the years all the buildings around the farm have been renovated and in 2005, Rocksea Barn was converted into a high class, self catering accommodation. In 2011, Rocksea Barn is pleased to announce the opening of its Games room, an excellent addition for wet weather days.
Although no longer a working farmyard, the surrounding fields are still used to this day to grow crops, such as Barley, Wheat and Oats.
* Cornovia: ancient sites of Cornwall & Scilly. Cornwall Books, 1985; revised 1997 & 2000, ISBN 1-871060-31-1 by Craig Weatherhill