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Beautiful spacious Cornish House, sea-views, beaches, walking - from £95 night

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

House in St Ives, Cornwall, England - In peaceful meadowns and walking distance to St Ives With its 5 Beaches, cafes and galleries

Beautiful renovated, traditional, granite Cornish house in a tiny peaceful hamlet surrounded by meadows with views out to sea. 25 minutes walk or 5 minutes drive to the picturesque fishing village of St Ives with its artistic community. Car free environment. Wonderful walks in all directions. One well behaved dog welcome. Furnished to a high specification with a wood burning stove, hand built well equipped kitchen. Patio and sun loungers outside in a perfectly private garden. The far west of Cornwall is an ancient landscape with burial sites and Iron Age forts. Visitors enjoy the closeness to nature, the only sound is bird song and in the distance the sea. Cornwall's many attractions are within easy reach including the Eden Centre, Land's End and the Minack outdoor Theatre. There are several highly rated seafood restaurants, olde worlde pubs, ancient churches and a traditional of Cornish folk music in the area. The house offers DVDs, books, CDs and total peace and quiet. Wi-fi enabled.


Owner
Barbara Schofield
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2017

About Barbara Schofield

My family love Cornwall in the far west of England -- a region noted for its wonderful beaches, dramatic cliff top walks and picturesque fishing villages. We have spent many happy holidays here. We acquired our property, Haulfre in Trowan Farm, after an exhaustive search and believe St Ives and the surrounding area is the very finest and most beautiful part of a very outstanding area. We are journalists and academics leading busy lives so we appreciate this haven of peace and beauty. We love it in all seasons.

We have made the house more than the usual 'holiday house' - there are paintings, books, CDs and DVDs available for guests and try to create a special atmosphere of home from home.

Barbara Schofield purchased this house in 2006

Why Barbara Schofield chose Cornwall

St Ives is a picturesque fishing village in the far west of Cornwall, famous for its perfect beaches and artistic community. The St Ives school of painters were inspired by the natural beauty of the area and the quality of the light. St Ives has many fine restaurants and small boutiques and cafes and is home to the famous Tate St Ives with its contemporary art collections. There are five very lovely beaches one particularly good for surfing - all with beautiful fine sand. From our house you can walk to St Ives across fields and over cliff tops in about 25 minutes. This is an entirely car free route with spectacular views. Alternatively it takes 5 minutes to drive there. Further west is Lands End and a spectacular landscape of cliff views and hamlets with interesting churches.

What makes this house unique

This is an architect designed, detached, very private property with a pretty garden and lawns. It is surrounded by fields and looks out to sea. The sunsets are astonishing and the night sky full of stars. The house is furnished to a high standard with a large well equipped hand built kitchen. A wood burning stove adds a cosy feel to the dining room, and there is full central heating for visits out of season. The master bedroom is en suite and there is an additional bathroom. There is ample room to relax both inside the house on the patio. One well behaved dog is welcome. The hamlet of Trowan is car free, making it entirely safe for children. Haulfre offers a perfect holiday haven in five star comfort -- with easy access to the beaches, villages and landscape of western Cornwall.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are back from a lovely week which completely lived up to our expectations. We caught some mild autumn weather and blue skies while we were there and we are all full of delicious seafood. We just chilled out and did walks and beaches with the children. The children lay on the patio and looked up at the stars one windy night.

Just wanted to thank you and wish you well.

Katy Bundred and family, Bristol, UK



Just wanted to say what a wonderful time we had at your lovely house. It just doesn't feel like a holiday house, you have thought about everything. It is such a lovely bright space and we really enjoyed being able to go for a walk without having to get into the car. The beaches in St Ives are just amazing. Easter was just perfect for us and we were so lucky with the weather.

The Westhead family; Grainne, Charlie and three children, Hay-on-Wye, UK
Aug 2010
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint Ives in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, wash hand basin and toilet. Bathroom with bath, wash hand basin and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with queen size double bed, en-suite shower room and toilet. Bedroom 2 with platform double bed, not suitable for elderly or children under 8. Bedroom 3 with double bed. Folding single. Plentiful wardrobe and drawer space in all bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • bay
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: This is perfect for a family with grandparents, parents and two children, or any family combination.There is ample space for guests to spread out and do as they please, there is a music centre with CDs in the dining area and digital TV with DVDs in the lounge, so people can unwind however they please. There is also a keyboard in the dining area. French doors lead out onto the patio and this adds to the sense of light and space. The kitchen is better equipped than many 'first' homes and is a lovely place to create meals for family gatherings. For holidays and breaks out of season, Haulfre has high quality central heating with the added advantage of a wood burning stove for cosy autumn and winter breaks. Guests always comment on how well furnished and well equipped the house is -- 'You have thought of everything', 'More like a lovely home you have loaned to us than a holiday let'. Outside: Large sunny garden surrounded by Cornish hedges and lawns. Well maintained lawns and flower beds surrounding the house. Sun loungers, outdoor table and chairs for dining alfresco. All the views are across fields to either Rosewall Hill or to the sea. There is no sound or sight of cars or other vehicles! A completely private and peaceful place to read, write, paint, sleep, sunbathe! The wildlife is extraordinary in this part of Cornwall. We regularly see buzzards, a barn owl, swifts, swallows and wagtails in the garden and the bio-diversity reflects the fact that this is an 'area of outstanding natural beauty'. The nearby coastlne must be among the most spectacular and unspoilt in the world. The fields next to the garden are ours and local friendly horses are regularly grazing them. This is also wonderful for children and adults alike. Utility Room: Store room has outdoor equipment for the lawned area. A starter basket of logs (at least) is provided for the wood burning stove. We can offer a travel cot, baby bath and high chair at no extra cost. Fireguard and stair gate are provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen included. Property is cleaned weekly. Extra linen can be provided on request. Tea towels provided. Other: Store room has cot and baby bath. Travel cot can be provided. Logs for the woodburning stove can normally be found in this store room.

Reviews

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Beautiful spacious Cornish House, sea-views, beaches, walking - from £95 night
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House was charming, comfortable and practical.

  • 5 of 5

House met our expectations and more, would definitely consider coming back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this review. I'm so pleased you had a good time despite the weather not being great in your first week. It sounds like you did some great visits and activities during your stay. Please do come back another time! Best wishes, Barbara
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Fab house in great location, perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a better location, it was great for the dog, great walks into st Ives and zennor. Perfect surroundings. The house itself is lovely with everything we could have asked for.

Would recommend this to everyone for the great house and great location.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very pleased you had a lovely time! Please do come again - it's great in all seasons..Best wishes.
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Comfortable surroundings in a fabulous location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a super relaxing time despite the best attempts of Storm Doris to challenge our plans. The property has everything you need to ensure you have a cosy time whether you stay in or venture out.

The location is exceptional with fabulous sea and open countryside views. We managed to walk most days without needing the car which is such a bonus. The coastline is so dramatic and exhilarating and St Ives so picturesque.

Barbara (the owner) is incredibly helpful and goes out of her way to ensure you have a great stay. The property itself offers both space and cosiness and has pretty much everything you will need during your stay.

Very happy with both the locations and the property. We hope to come back some day to explore further.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased Storm Doris didn't spoil things for you! I know you did some good walks and visits - please come back and explore further afield. There's so much to see and do in the area. Best wishes and thanks for the great and useful comments for future holidaymakers..B
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5

Cosy and characterful with a modern twist

  • 5 of 5

Property was perfect - 4 of us with dog. The location fabulous - a 10 minute walk to the coastal path, short drive to St Ives. We stayed over February half term, the sun shone every day, we did a challenging 4 hour coastal walk to Zennor from the cottage where we ate the best chips ever at Tinbers Arms! Our dog was so exhausted after our days out that she was very happy to sleep in the kitchen! The beaches were wonderful and we all went in the sea (without wetsuits). The cottage was a lovely place to return to after a long day out - we lit the fire in the evenings and really relaxed. Would definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you had a lovely time during the February half term! St Ives is great out of season. And we're delighted you enjoyed Haulfre as a cosy and relaxing base. Please do return any time! Barbara
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Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful house. The pictures and description don't really do it justice. It is very spacious, fully equipped and set in a beautiful location with views of the rolling countryside and sea and within a short distance to St Ives itself. We had the pleasure of meeting the owners Barbara and her husband (I'm terrible with names) and they are the nicest people and very accommodating. I would highly recommend this place and would love to come back for another visit maybe in Summer!.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so good to meet you too, Alison, and your family! I'm pleased our paths crossed. Also delighted you loved the house and surroundings - and that you could stay on for two extra nights. We look forward to seeing you again, hope the rest of your stay in the UK was relaxing and enjoyable. And wish you all the very best for 2017!
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A delightful, comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location and lovely property. We enjoyed every moment.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay and appreciated Haulfre and Trowan! Thanks for that (unsolicited) review and hope to see you again soon... Barbara
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Location

Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

St Ives was the centre of an important artistic movement -- the St Ives School -- which in the early to mid 20th century included many internationally recognised and innovatory painters, sculpters and potters. It is possible to enrol on an art and painting course in St Ives.

We do not provide these as part of your holiday but the St Ives Tourist Information Centre can help you to find the right course for you and to enrol.

Coast/Beach:

There are 5 beautiful beaches in St Ives, all within 25 minutes walk or 5 minutes drive.

Porthmeor Beach for surfing. Porthminster Beach for swimming with life guards. Porthgwidden perfect for children, small and safe. The Harbour Beach a favourite for children, close to cafes. Carbis Bay beautiful with views to 'Virginia Woolf's lighthouse'. Also surfing beaches Gwithian near Hayle and beaches on the south coast, Praa Sands, Prussia Cove etc. A half hour drive to Sennen Cove and beach.

Travel:

Train to St Erth from London Paddington.

Drive from London and all points north and midlands.

Airport at Newquay International (need car hire).

Use of car recommended.

Distances:

St Ives 2 miles by road. Three quarters of a mile by footpath. Penzance 8 miles. Truro 12 miles.

Further Details:

Nearby small Co-operative supermarket. Large supermarket on the edge of St Ives (Tesco) will deliver, order on internet. Many small delicatessens and shops in St Ives, good bakeries, fish merchants, local produce a speciality.

Tate St Ives Gallery is open all year showing contemporary art exhibitions. There are many other private art galleries in the town, showcasing mostly Cornish artists. Penzance and Newlyn also have good art galleries with the emphasis on local artists and they are of a very high standard. There are many lovely cafes and restaurants in St Ives.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saint Ives, West Country

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,470
for 7 nights
From
£210
 
 
Early September
9 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£625
for 5 nights
From
£125
£875
 
 
September/ October 2017
23 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£500
for 4 nights
From
£125
£875
 
 
Autumn half term
21 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£675
for 5 nights
From
£135
£875
 
 
Autumn 2017
29 Oct 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£420
for 4 nights
From
£105
£665
 
 
Christmas and New Year
19 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£800
for 5 nights
From
£160
 
 
Early season 2018
8 Jan 2018 - 17 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£380
for 4 nights
From
£95
 
 
Late March 2018
18 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£625
for 5 nights
From
£125
 
 
Easter 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
6 night minimum stay
£810
for 6 nights
From
£135
 
 
Spring 2018
7 Apr 2018 - 28 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£540
for 4 nights
From
£135
 
 
Spring Bank Holiday 2018
29 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
6 night minimum stay
£840
for 6 nights
From
£140
 
 
Late May bank holiday week
26 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£980
for 7 nights
From
£140
 
 
June 2018
3 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
6 night minimum stay
£900
for 6 nights
From
£150
£1,050
 
 
Late June 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
6 night minimum stay
£960
for 6 nights
From
£160
£1,120
 
 
July 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
6 night minimum stay
£1,020
for 6 nights
From
£170
£1,190
 
 
High summer season 2018
15 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,475
for 7 nights
£1,475
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£380
for 4 nights
From
£95
£565
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Email Barbara to confirm availability. Deposit of half the rental payable with the reminder one month before the holiday.

Changeover Day:
We prefer Saturday but Friday or Sunday are sometimes possible especially out of season.

Notes on prices:
In high season -- July and August -- we charge £1470 per week. Mid season is between £630 and £1200 depending on the date. Out of season we can offer a minimum of four nights stay and very good rates - from £565 per week or £95 per night for short stays.
Please enquire by email or phone re possible dates and good deals for late availability. Please enquire about short breaks and long weekends. It's always worth making an enquiry. The Owners Direct availability calendar is kept up to date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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