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Beautiful Converted Barn Overlooking St Ives

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Barn in St Ives, Cornwall, England - Peaceful Location With Parking. 10 Minute Walk To Town And Beaches

Stylishly restored with vaulted ceilings to maximise the stunning St Ives light, Little Barn at Bahavella perfectly typifies the expression 'good things come in small packages.' This gorgeous attached property retains the cosiness of an authentic Cornish cottage and has been restored using reclaimed materials from the original barn, including beautiful granite stones, handmade reclaimed window sills and original delabole stale tiles in the bathroom. The frontage of the cottage nestles in the corner of a gravelled courtyard full of fauna and flora enclosed by a dry stone wall boundary littered with succulents. The barns stand peacefully in a quiet lane just above St Ives town centre which is just 10 minutes walk away. The Little Barn has a large bedroom with king-size bed and can easily accommodate 2 adults and infant/child. The living area and kitchen area has sea views across the meadow reminding you how truly close you are to the beautiful and renowned beaches of the area. To the rear of the property is a small meadow, wooden summer house and seating for our guests to enjoy the beautiful sunsets and ocean views.

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More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
7 May, 2018


Claire and Lawrence live just across the courtyard in the main barn with their daughter and 2 year old cockapoo Monty. "We love living in Cornwall and bringing up our daughter in such a beautiful and peaceful place and have enjoyed designing, renovating and building our own home from a dairy barn and piggery overlooking St Ives Bay as well as our more recent project in Mousehole." Claire looks after both of their cottages in St Ives and Mousehole herself whilst Lawrence works as a Lawyer (when he is not lovingly tending their garden and outside areas)!

CLAIRE FORD purchased this barn in 2005

Why CLAIRE FORD chose St Ives

Back in 2004 when we first met we fell in love with the idea of building our own home from scratch. This delapidated barn came onto the market just 6 months later and we thought it would be snapped up before even viewing, By some good fortune it went to sealed bids after appearing on 'A Place By The Sea' and we won! We put our heart and soul into restoring Bahavella and along with our baby daughter Isla finally moved in at the end of 2007.

What makes this barn unique

We hope that you enjoy Little Barn and our amazing haven in St Ives as much as we do! There aren't many places in St Ives that can boast about living in the countryside surrounded by horses and bats and swallows and tawny owls whilst just 10 minutes from some of the most stunning coastal walks and beautiful beaches in St Ives. And of course there is the added attraction of secure parking just outside your door!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We have spent the week here on our honeymoon and what a wonderful week we've had! We love the Little Barn, it's so comfortable and cosy. We would love to stay here at the Little Barn again." Kym & David

"We had a lovely holiday here with our 8 month old baby. The cottage is cosy and the views are stunning" Rachel & Mark

"We have had a lovely time here and I am so glad I found Little Barn on the internet! The barn is warm and cosy as well as very pretty and nicely done out and we have felt very welcome throughout our stay. Sappho and Nathan, Oxford

"Lovely week spent at Little Barn. Everything very relaxing and well thought of. Would definitely recommend the accommodation to friends and family and would not hesitate to visit again. Darren & Tina Shropshire

"Well what can we say, everything was beautiful!! Little Barn, weather, St Ives, countryside, skies, sea, beaches etc etc" Chris & Sheila Striling Scotland

"Merveilleux! La Little Barn est parfaite pour quelques jours en paradis! Thank you so much Claire & Lawrence for your warm welcome." Sarah & Fiona, London and Geneva Switzerland

"A wonderful short winter break at the Little Barn. The Little Barn is so cosy and welcoming - thank you Claire, Lawrence for a wonderful welcome and for all the little extras (we love the flowers!) Helen and Ron , Oxford

"Honeymoon in Cornwall? YES! What a coastline; beaches, sunshine (and sunburn), ice-cream, bat and ball, to-die-for seafood and the quiet and views from the barn. A wonderful welcome to St Ives we only wish we had longer. This week will live long in our memory. Fantastic, cosy little barn" Gerard and Katy EIRE

"We have had a wonderful week here in St Ives, and thoroughly enjoyed the unexpected Indian Summer! Claire, Lawrence and little Isla have made us feel so welcome here at Little Barn, which is beautiful and has all the home comforts and luxury touches we could have hoped for. Thank you so much!" Ian & Donna Castleford, W.Yorkshire

"We have had a wonderful stay at The Little Barn. It was like being home from home. Absolutely loved the decor of the barn, the perfect place to stay. Will be recommending this place to stay to friends and family and think we may return next year. Rebecca & Garry, Cambridgeshire

"Beautiful place with all the home comforts & facilities we could ask for - especially with a 3 month old baby. Sea view from the living room and deck - amazing! Claire & Lawrence - have have been very helpful and friendly which is much appreciated." Mark, Claire & Jensen, Stevenage Herts.

"Fantastic location, fantastic renovation of Little Barn. Really enjoyed our stay and would visit again! Thank you Claire for the loan of the baby things..A home from home! See you again." Cath, Steve & Poppy,
Mar 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in St Ives in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • resort
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Slate floor bathroom with exposed timbers and underfloor heating. Bath with shower, wc and washbasin.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with large king sized bed. Vaulted ceiling with roof light. Double aspect windows and underfloor heating. Cot available on request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Notes on accommodation: The cottage has a large bedroom with king-size bed, double aspect windows and roof light, one large sitting/kitchen area with dining table and sofa-bed, a good-sized hallway for storing those buckets and spades or artisan purchases, and a bathroom with contemporary bath and shower fittings. From the comfortable seating in the living area the sea-views across the meadow remind you how truly close you are to the beautiful and renowned beaches of St Ives. There is parking for one car and an additional studio space for budding artists, which includes access to an outside garden area with countryside and sea views. Outside: The property has a garden area with outside seating. Barbecue available. Views from garden across St Ives and the bay. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are included(except beach towels). Other: Access to studio to store your beach equipment etc


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All of St Ives beaches are within 10-15 minutes walk. There is the beautiful and calm Porthminster beach with world renowned beach cafe, Porthmeor beach with its wild Atlantic surf, Porthwidden beach, small and sheltered, and the Harbour beach surrounded by great eateries and frequented by seals.


Newquay Airport - an hours drive away.


Penzance - 8 miles

Truro - 28 miles

Zennor - 5 miles

Lands End - 16 miles

Further Details:

Little Barn is 10 minutes walk from the centre of St Ives with the Tate gallery, and a great range of shops and restaurants.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in St Ives, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
30 Mar 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
29 Jun 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
28 Sep 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Terms & Conditions
A 25% deposit is payable at the time of booking.
The balance of your booking is due 60 days before your arrival date.
No pets are allowed anywhere in the holiday accommodation.No smoking is allowed anywhere in the holiday accommodation.
The number of persons occupying the holiday accommodation shall not exceed the numbers of the party stated on the booking form which is 2 adults and 1 infant (babe in arms) unless agreed separately with Owner.
The holidaymaker shall not sublet the holiday accommodation or any part thereof during their period of stay.
The holidaymaker is liable for the total hire charge unless written notice of the intention to cancel the booking is received 60 days before the commencement of the holiday. It is recommended guests take out their own travel insurance to cover cancellations.
Arrangements will be made by the owner for the handover of house keys to The holidaymaker at the beginning of The Period of Hire and the collection of the keys on the departure date.
The holidaymaker shall leave the holiday accommodation in a clean and tidy condition at the end of the holiday let.
Any faults or breakages must be reported as soon as possible to the management.
The owner and their representatives retain the right to enter the holiday accommodation at any time.

Failure to comply with these terms and conditions will make you liable to lose your booking or your right to stay in the property without refund. email or phone. Payment by direct transfer or cheque.

Changeover Day:
Fridays. Short breaks may be available outside of peak season
Please contact owner.

Alternatively Google little barn st Ives co uk and book online through the owners website

Changeover Day:
Fridays- to avoid the busy weekend traffic.
Out of high season short breaks may be available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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