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Holiday Flat In Central St Ives Cornwall, With Lovely Sea View Across Gardens

Overview

Property

Updated: 03-Dec-2016
Apartment in St Ives, Cornwall, England - Comfortable, Characterful Flat In An Ideal Position, Close To Beaches, Shops And Restaurants

Our Barnoon flat is on the ground floor of a Victorian house which fronts onto a pedestrian path. There are gardens opposite the houses and really lovely views of the picturesque harbour and St Ives Bay. The flat is very comfortable, colourful and welcoming - you will feel at home here. And the position couldn't really be better - in one direction you are quickly in town, or at the Wharf and harbour beach. The other way takes you down to Porthmeor surf beach and the famous Tate Gallery. It's steep coming back up - hence the fabulous views, so it's not suitable for anyone with mobility problems. This is a one bedroom flat and we are not trying to pack people in - but we've recently added a sofa bed so that two adults who don't share a bed can stay there, or a couple can take a single child. It is (honestly) 5 minutes or less down to the harbour, beaches, shops and restaurants, yet Barnoon Terrace is traffic free, with not a car to be seen. With central heating, wifi, and a washer dryer, this flat is the perfect comfortable and convenient base for a holiday in this fabulous little town.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hello! We are Mary and Henry Brown, the owners.

We live in London and have a wonderful team of people in St Ives who help us to take care of Barnoon and Seabirds House. Henry looks after any issues with the building, and I manage the bookings. I really enjoy the contact with our guests - many regulars feel like friends even when all the contact has been by email.

Apart from St Ives and family, our main interest is sailing - in a dinghy on the Thames and a bigger boat on the sea.

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Speaks English, French

6 Reviews

3.8
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

4

A comfortable flat in a superb position

  • 4 of 5

We had a most enjoyable week in St Ives, staying in Barnoon flat 1. The flat had everything we needed and was a very good base for exploring St Ives and other places in the area. We hadn't stayed in St Ives before and thought it was delightful but very crowded, especially during the day. We enjoyed a boat trip to seal island, walks to Carbis Bay and in Zennor, Barbara Hepworth's studio and garden, one bracing swim and several excellent dinners, especially at Alba, The Black Rock and the Seafood Cafe. Further afield, we visited RSPB Hayle Estuary (by train), the Minack theatre, Penzance and the tin mine at Levant which was fascinating. The only downside to St Ives is the difficulty parking: in the whole week we only managed once to find a space in the Barnoon carpark, having to use the big one in Trenwith the rest of the time. The walk up and down the steep hills was a good work-out but pretty miserable if it was raining.

We were out and about most of the time but might have felt a little cramped if we had been confined to the flat by the weather. The bed is very comfortable, the sofa less so. The flat was clean and tidy and the TV, washing machine etc all worked well and there was enough storage space for our stuff. The best thing about the flat is undoubtedly the view over St Ives bay which is stunning. It changes with the hour and the weather but is always beautiful. I would recommend the flat to any couple who don't mind walking up and down steep hills.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for that - so glad you had a good time. The sofa is a sofa bed that we put in because we quite often have 2 friends who don't want to share a bed or pay for a larger flat. Not quite so good as a sofa though ... I'll stay on the lookout for something better.
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4

Lovely flat with stunning view

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely, relaxing week in St Ives. The location of the flat is excellent - very peaceful, but only moments from the shops, harbour and beaches. The view from the bay window is really stunning, and the flat is very nicely furnished, with a well-equipped kitchen. We were also pleased to have a very good washing machine, and a bath with an extremely powerful shower! St Ives itself and the surrounding coastline were beautiful, and we definitely hope to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great views, spacious flat but needs some TLC

  • 3 of 5

Being perched up on Barnoon the flat has great views from the front window across St Ives. The flat was spacious and clean but the furnishings and furniture are all in need of some upgrading and replacing; for example the bedroom curtains were stained and the chest of drawers was very rickety. The kitchen had an eclectic mix of odd crockery and the plastic shelf in the fridge door kept falling off, but as St Ives has so many great places to eat out we hardly used the kitchen. Having holidayed in St Ives for the past 15 years I am aware of the varying standards of rental properties available and although this one is more at the budget end of the market it could do with some TLC to make it a really worth the money and to make the most of it's U.S.P - the views of lovely St Ives.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Christmas in St Ives

  • 4 of 5

We've just spent Christmas week in the flat and it's been a joy. Fantastic views over the bays and ocean and wonderful to just sit in the window and look over St Ives. The flat is great, comfortable and exactly as described. I think a bit more cutlery and crockery wouldn't go amiss, but all in all its a lovely flat to stay in and extremely good value for money. The Tate and Hepworth museums are moments away and it really is very close to the main shopping street, but quiet and removed at the same time. Pretty arrival instructions were great and we'd happily come again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely holiday

  • 4 of 5

A homely apartment with stunning views from the front window. The front room was lovely, while the rest of the rooms were cosy yet modern. Nice area to eat outside and the location of the apartment was very convenient for beaches or just walking into town. A couple of problems with the plumbing but these were quickly addressed and fixed.

All in all a great holiday, and we would definitely consider coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Barnoon Terrace

  • 4 of 5

I stayed for four nights in this property and found it to be an excellent place for a short break. Being on my own, it was an ideal size for one person - homely but spacious enough and you don't feel you're paying for space you're not using.

Location is excellent (if you don't mind hills!), away from the hustle and bustle of St Ives town, with stunning views. Weather was not quite good enough to sit outside but if it were you could happily do that with a glass of wine and just gaze at the sea.

The flat is well-equipped (though no dishwasher) and very clean. Everything works and it is quiet with very little noise from people in the other flats.

Pre-holiday info about travel directions, restaurants and key access etc was excellent.

So, all-in-all, pretty damn good!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We bought our Barnoon Flat in 1998 - we fell in love with the view. And Barnoon Terrace, being pedestrian only, is wonderfully quiet. You look out over gardens and rooftops to the wide sweep of St Ives Bay and the lovely harbour. Not a car in sight. We let the flat to other holidaymakers as well as using it ourselves from the start. Then we saw another property just up the hill which was in a very sorry state and managed to buy that and have the inside completely rebuilt making 5 more lovely flats. It's called Seabirds House - see E13912.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

It's less than 5 minutes from our flat to the Porthmeor and Harbour beaches. Porthmeor is wide and faces west, so that there are often good waves rolling in from the Atlantic. There's a surf school, surf board and wetsuit hire, and a good cafe and it's overlooked by The Tate Gallery.

2 minutes round the headland is the smaller Porthgwidden Beach.

In the other direction is the picturesque harbour with its clean golden sand at low tide.

It's 6 minutes to the wide expanse of Porthminster beach.

Travel:

St Ives can be reached quite easily by train. Many main line trains from London to Penzance stop at St Erth from where there is a charming little branch line to St Ives with a frequent service. Seabirds is 15 minutes walk from the station or there are plenty of local taxis.

There is a small airport at Newquay, 30 miles away.

From west of London, including Heathrow Airport, it is a 5-6 hour drive to St Ives.

Distances:

Lands End 16 miles

Penzance 8 miles

Marazion and St Michael's Mount 9 miles

Minack cliff top open air theatre 14 miles

Falmouth (Maritime Museum) 24 miles

Eden Project 38 miles

Padstow 42 miles

Newquay (airport) 28 miles

Further Details:

Restaurants: St Ives has many very good restaurants - mostly open all year. We send some recommendations with your booking information.

We have 5 other flats at Seabirds House, just 20 metres from our Barnoon flat> so if the dates you want are booked, ask us, check out our own website or look for our other advertisement on Owners Direct

Shopping: The town also has all the small shops and banks you will need, including 2 small Co-op supermarkets. There is a Tesco on the outskirts of town, and Tesco also does home delivery to Seabirds.

Places of interest: Tate Gallery St Ives, Barbara Hepworth's House and Sculpture Garden, Bernard Leach Pottery, St Ives Museum

A local company, Oates Travel, does coach trips to other places of interest in Cornwall including the Eden Project.

Activities: Learn to surf on Porthmeor Beach at the St Ives Surf School.

Improve your painting and drawing skills at the St Ives School of Painting.

Fabulous cliff top walks - around the "Island" which takes around 45 minutes, or all the way to Zennor 2.5 hours if fit and fast, 4 hours to stop and gaze ...

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£162
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£320
 
 
odd days before xmas
17 Dec 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
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£138
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Pre Christmas 2016
22 Dec 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
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24 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
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£288
 
 
post Xmas
27 Dec 2016 - 28 Dec 2016
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pre NY event
29 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
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£38
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New Year event
31 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£364
 
 
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2 Jan 2017 - 4 Jan 2017
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£57
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5 Jan 2017 - 6 Jan 2017
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£90
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7 Jan 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
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4 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
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£335
 
 
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1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
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£264
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£415
 
 
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22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£189
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£390
 
 
5
29 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
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£192
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£400
 
 
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6 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
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£204
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£425
 
 
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20 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
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£228
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8
27 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£515
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£515
 
 
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10 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£249
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17 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£264
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£570
 
 
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24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£282
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1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
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£294
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£635
 
 
13
8 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£309
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£670
 
 
14
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£685
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£685
 
 
15
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£570
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£570
 
 
16
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£201
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£420
 
 
17
30 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£177
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18
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£189
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£390
 
 
19
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£159
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£325
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Short breaks are often possible at quieter times or at the last moment. Our short break pricing formula is weekly rate divided by 7, multiplied by the number of nights, plus £25.
The minimum is 3 nights.

Changeover day for weekly bookings is Saturday, with arrival at any time after 3pm, and departure before 10am.

The flats are no smoking, and sorry, no pets.

To make a booking please email or phone me and I will send you a booking form. We ask for £50 per week deposit, and the balance one month before your holiday. On our own website there's also an online booking system.

Bedlinen is provided, towels can be hired. It is £10 for a batch of towels for 2 people (2 hand, bath and teatowels). Other quantities on request.

The garage is £50 per week. The garage door is only 7ft wide so check your car before booking. Once inside, there's more space so you will be able to open the doors!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Floor Area

  • 46 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, The shower is very effective, with a glass shower screen.
  • The bathroom has a bath with over bath shower. Run from the gas-fired combi boiler, the shower is very powerful. Glass shower panel, WC, handbasin. Towels are not provided but we can hire these for you through our cleaning agency.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: There is one bedroom with a double bed. It's not a very large room but we have often had guests with a baby who've put a camping cot in the bedroom. Bedlinen is provided. In the sitting room is a sofa bed - we got this because we have often had two friends or family members who are not a couple but want to share a small flat. the sofa bed is a small double - really meant for one person. Guests using the sofa bed will pay an extra £15, largely to cover its bedlinen.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Parking: I can give you detailed information about all the parking issues and opportunities - just ask me. We have a garage nearby which can be rented by anyone staying in one of our flats. The nearest car park, 100 metres away, is Barnoon Upper Car Park. Tickets are available online in advance from Cornwall Council, and can be used in other car parks throughout Cornwall. The car parks in central St Ives are very busy in the main summer months. Outside: 7 Barnoon Terrace has an attractive communal front garden with some benches and seats. One couple with a toddler told me how they enjoyed sitting out there in the evening with a glass of wine and the baby alarm. Towels / Linen: Bedlinen is provided. For using the sofa bed there is a £15 charge, which also covers bedlinen for the sofa bed . Towels are not included but a batch of 2 hand bath and tea towels can be hired for £10.

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