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Converted barn with sea view near St Ives

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


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Well equipped barn conversion, sleeps 4/6, two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

'The Milking Parlour' was converted in 2008. It is just 2 miles from the popular harbour town of St Ives, but peacefully located high near the dramatic north Cornwall coast and ideal for exploring the rugged cliffs and country of this beautiful area. The property has slate floors throughout, with underfloor heating powered by geothermal energy from our own boreholes. Also, solar panels make the most of the sunlight to make this a very energy efficient property.

The property has two bedrooms, (one with double bed, en suite wet room and mini kitchen; the second with twin beds,) family bathroom, kitchen/ diner, and large living room with wood burning stove, and a 'hideaway' double bed.

Outside to one side of the property is an enclosed courtyard area, while on the other side there is a garden and large raised patio area with a panoramic view down to the sea - the ideal place to enjoy a barbecue and watch the sun set.

Bookings: Your bookings will be held for 2 weeks provisionally, and confirmed when deposit/ payment is received.

A deposit of £100 (or full amount if less) is required to confirm booking, and the balance to be paid4 weeks before your holiday. If booking 4 weeks or less before holiday date, the full amount is required immediately.

Arrival and Departure: The property will be ready from 3pm on the day of arrival, please leave by 10 am when you depart. Please leave everything clean and tidy. If you don't we may have to charge for extra cleaning.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Sarah O'Hora
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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based on 19 traveler reviews

Converted barn with sea view near St Ives
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews

Extremely comfortable and well maintained cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay in the Milking Parlour which we found to be very comfortable, well maintained and very peaceful. Everything appeared to be catered for however we did encounter one problem. On our second night we had a tremendous thunderstorm and torrential rain. When we arrived back at the cottage around 9pm there was no electricity and therefore, as the water pump is driven by electricity, no water. This was explained to us in the information provided. However we could not find any candles or torch in the cottage resulting in us only having our phones to provide some small light. Maybe this needs to addressed in the future.

Overall a very relaxing, peaceful stay one which we will certainly consider returning to in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very valid comments - we have added two LED lanterns suitable to use indoors or outside, and two emergency lights which come on if there is a power cut, and can also be removed from the charger and used as torches. Also we have supplied bottled water for drinking. Hopefully this is a rare occurrence - the first power cut to affect guests in 8 years!
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Nice and relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the stay in the barn. It has been recently refurbished and it offers plenty of space and comfort for a family. The property is clean and well-maintained. Being situated in a very quiet and picturesque area, it offers best starting points for wonderfull tours in the countryside. We would certainly recommend this property to people who like a relaxing holiday.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and beautiful. Nice and peaceful

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gemütliche Unterkunft

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten eine schöne Zeit in "Milking Parlour". Unser Lieblingsort war die Küche, von wo aus man einen schönen Blick Richtung St. Ives hatte. Aber auch die anderen Zimmer waren komfortabel. In Küche und Schlafzimmer finden sich einige moderne IKEA-Objekte, die gut mit der rustikalen Bauweise harmonieren. Besonders positiv fanden wir, daß Bettwäsche und Handtücher von sehr guter Qualität waren und es einen großen Vorrat an Warmwasser gibt. Das Doppelbett ist ausreichend, aber es ist nur ca. 140cm breit und recht weich. Die Küchenausstattung ist ebenfalls gut. Das Wohnzimmer haben wir kaum benutzt. Über Radio/TV-Empfang kann ich nichts berichten - haben wir ebenfalls nichr benutzt. WLAN funktionierte einwandfrei, das Mobilfunknetz war jedoch nur sehr schwach. Die Lage ist sehr ruhig, allerdings haben auch wir häufiger die Geräusche der Heizung wahrgenommen Etwas störender fanden wir (vor allem in den ersten Tagen) hingegen einen "chemischen Geruch", den wir beim Betreten des Hauses wahrgenommen haben. Wir vermuten, daß dieser aus dem Spülbecken in der Küche kommt und mit dem aufbereiteten Frischwasser zusammenhängt. Nach ein paar Tagen (und mehrfachem Lüften) ließ die Intensität des Geruchs etwas nach, aber vor allem beim erneuten Betreten des Hauses war er wahrnehmbar. Die nähere Umgebung haben wir uns nicht angesehen. St. Ives ist mit dem Auto in ca. 10 Minuten erreichbar. Dort gibt es auch einen Supermarkt (Tesco). Etwas weiter nördlich gibt es zudem einen Lidl bzw. Aldi (Camborne). Insgesamt empfanden wir den Aufenthalt in Milking Parlour sehr komfortabel und kommen gerne irgendwann wieder.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely stay

  • 4 of 5

We had such a lovely stay here, really helped by the glorious weather. The location is brilliant, less than 10 minutes drive into St Ives and you can see the sea from the cottage. Lounge and kitchen were both brilliant, absolutely everything provided you could need. Only downside was the bathrooms were beginning to look a bit worn, maybe after a busy summer. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments - we will definitely be decorating and refurbishing the property over the winter and will pay particular attention to the bathrooms.
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excellent accommodation beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

Lovely property well equipped and clean good location

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: necessary

The property is just outside St Ives - famous for art galleries such as The Tate and and the Hepworth Museum. With quaint narrow streets, shops, harbour, restaurants and sandy beaches the town is a beautiful vibrant destination. Alternatively, explore the rugged and wild Cornish coast; look out for the varied bird life; watch for marine life - seals, dolphins and basking sharks are frequent visitors to these coastal waters. There are boat trips and watersports in the area, or horse riding, golf, karting, and many other tourist attractions.

Just 5 miles away is the south coast with the pretty villages of Marazion, St Michael's Mount, (which can only be reached by boat, or on foot at low tide), Mousehole, and the busy town of Penzance.


Rates & Availability

Towednack Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 2 2016 - Nov 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season
May 27 2017 - Jul 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Season
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 7 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $92

A cleaning charge of £40 is payable for stays of up to 4 nights. There is no cleaning charge for stays of 5 or more nights.

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Towednack Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Family bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    En suite wet room - toilet , shower
  • Family bathroom has heated floor and towel rail, shower over bath with curved glass shower screen, handbasin, and toilet. Electric shaver point. En suite wet room has heated floor and towel rail, toilet and handbasin. This is a wet room with no shower tray so completely level access to shower area with slate floor. Electric Shaver point.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double room - 1 double , with ensuite wet room
    Twin room - 2 twin/ single
  • Hideaway bed in the living room is a double with full size luxury mattress, which is simply folded away with all the bedding during the day. The counterbalance mechanism ensures that this is as easy as closing a book - no effort is required and it can be done with one finger.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The whole property has underfloor heating throughout, powered by a ground source heat pump, and is cosy, especially for your feet! The water supply is pure and natural from our own borehole. The spacious living room has comfortable seating for 6 people. Broadband access is unlimited, and a telephone is available. TV is digital with all the available freeview channels. There are video and DVD players. For winter stays a basket of fuel is included for the wood burning stove. Our new kitchen has cream cupboards and solid oak worktops and is fully equipped with ceramic 4 ring hob; double electric fan oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and much more.

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