About Us


Boturnell Farm is reputed to have been mentioned in the Doomsday Book. There certainly was a priest called Simon de Boturnell In the thirteenth century. There has been some modernisation since his time! The farm is set in 25 acres, all of which is accessible to our visitors.

The Boturnell Team

Boturnell Barns is a small family run business

Sue Jewell proprietor

Sue has owned Boturnell Barns since 1999, and is a qualified animal behaviourist. She has been involved with animal rescue for many years, hence why most of our animals and birds are either rescued or home bred. Sue does not live on site, giving the younger generation a chance to take the reins.

Teej Jewell manager

Teej is Sue’s son, and has been brought up surrounded by animals. He has a lot of experience with the rescue side and also the farming side. Fresh back from uni, Teej is look forward to runni9ng the team for the up and coming season.

Sarah Hanson god daughter

Sarah has degrees in zoological conservation and conservation biology. She is passionate about animal welfare and loves to create stimulating environments for inmates! She currently also works at The Monkey Sanctuary near Looe (http://www.wildfutures.org/) and would love you to pop in and say hi.

Lee Swanson Sarahs partner

Lee also has degrees in zoological conservation and conservation biology. He is a keen conservationist and can often be found with his camera, tracking round our woods.
If you have any questions about the animals here or we can enhance your stay in anyway, please do see us, either at the Farmhouse or out and about on the feed rounds.

The original barns have been tastefully converted to provide you with holiday accommodation, using natural materials such as old pine, local stone and slate. This adds to the wonderful atmosphere. Great care has been taken to provide accommodation that is both comfortable and full of character with decor and furnishings that are predominately antique and country. The cottages have double glazed windows, exposed beams and stained glass.We are great believers in conservation and have embarked on a long term improvement project on the property, including the planting of broadleaf woodland and hedges.

St Pinnock is a small village in the Cornish countryside. It is said to have been a refuge for rebel soldiers in the time of the Civil War. It is situated near the historic market town of Liskeard to the east and the ancient Stannary town of Lostwithiel on the river Fowey to the West. Larger towns, such as St Austell and Plymouth are not more than 30 minutes away. We are approximately 7 miles from Looe and Polperro. Near also is the famous harbour of Charlestown, with its shipwreck museum and the ships used in many period dramas including "A Respectable Trade" and "Frenchmans Creek".

stone and pine