About the property
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- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 10, 2018
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 St Ives
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.
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Warm country cottage
In the face of gales and torrential rain this warm and well equipped cottage was a perfect bolthole against the weather. The half mile single track driveway could have been a challenge for my Masserati but the little cluster of dwellings that comprises the hamlet of Trowan were largely unoccupied and a gallant van driver reversed for me on the one occasion I met anyone head on! Parking is away from the cottage but access is easy across a shared stony path. We were very grateful on arrival for the thoughtful provision of fresh milk, a bottle of wine and vases of daffodils in the kitchen not to mention dry logs for the wood burning stove. Beds were firm so less enjoyed by my slightly older friend who came with me but views to the sea were a joy from each bedroom. Coastal walking was limited as conditions were so wet but proximity to St Ives gave me a chance to get some planned research done on a local artist, enjoy Tate St Ives and a walking tour and it was just warm enough to eat lunch a couple of times at the Porthmeor Beach Cafe. We really enjoyed supper at the Gurnards Head and lunch at the Tinners Arms in Zennor and the Porthminster Beach Cafe was an excellent destination for us two mums on Mothers Day! There is much to love about this area and this cottage out of season and I hope to return with my husband and some of our adult kids to explore the coastal walks in the future.
I’m so pleased you had an enjoyable stay, Julia, even though the weather was less than brilliant some of the time. So happy that you found Haulfre a warm and comfortable base for your research.
We love Trowan our of season and it can be amazing - we’ve enjoyed having champagne on the patio at Christmas!
It’s great that you visited Tate St Ives and the restaurants and pubs in St Ives and Zennor. They are part of the local charm, and also really interesting and inviting out of season.
Do come back in spring or summer. I think you and your family would love the walks along this amazing coastline.
Beautiful farmhouse, a real home away from home
Beautiful farmhouse in picturesque location, ideally placed for exploring Cornwall. Despite rainy & even stormy weather we had a wonderful holiday. Many thanks!
So pleased you had a great time - and enjoyed the house as a comfortable base in beautiful surroundings.
You were lovely guests - please do come again!
Beautiful cottage in an idyllic setting! Very well equipped for relaxing. We would highly recommend for a holiday....
A very lovely touch from the owners to leave a bottle of wine and flowers as a welcome gift.
We will certainly be returning ASAP!
Thanks Amy! I’m so pleased you had a good time at half term. And that the cottage lived up to expectations.
You were great guests! Please do return in spring or summer.
Best wishes, Barbara
A really great house on the coast. We went at New Year, when St Ives is a fun place to be. It takes about 40 minutes to walk in and the path was pretty muddy - but it has been a very wet year. There are also lots of taxis, so getting in and out wasn't ever difficult. The house itself is gorgeous. Very well equipped and spacious. Owner very helpful at all times.
Thanks for the nice review! So pleased you had a great time - even though the weather was mixed. St I’ve and Haulfre house are a couple of cosy bases in the stormy weather!
Do return in Spring for the first flowers...
A great house in a lovely location
A really lovely house in a great location. This is a great spot, a short stroll from St Ives and close to one of the best bits of the coastpath. The house itself is very smart - spacious rooms, good furniture and a really good woodburner. The owner Barbara was realy helpful in supplying us with lots of local information, hints, tips and guides to walks in the area. We had a lovely relaxing time and would certainly love to come back again.
Very good to hear! A winter break can be the very best time in Trowan and St Ives - a lovely festive atmosphere in the town and evenings with the log fire in beautiful Trowan.
Pleased you enjoyed the comforts of the house and your winter break. Do come back in Spring!
Perfect for a comfortable stay in pretty surroundings near St. Ives
The house is attractive, well organised and comfortable in a quiet location (no-one else in the farm development in October). Fabulous walking from the front door. Great views from the nearby cliffs. So handy for St. Ives.
Thanks for that lovely review. I’m very pleased you had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday - and great walks from the front door! Please do come again.
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.
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.
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.
St Ives 2 miles by road. Three quarters of a mile by footpath. Penzance 8 miles. Truro 12 miles.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.