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

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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.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Barbara Schofield
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 7, 2016
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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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Beautiful spacious Cornish House, sea-views, beaches, walking - from £95 night
average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews

A delightful, comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location and lovely property. We enjoyed every moment.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: 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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Superb cottage with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

Really excellent cottage just outside the hustle and bustle of St Ives with superb views towards Zennor on one side and the St Ives on the other. Very well appointed with lovely lounge, dining area and kitchen and great bedrooms. Perfect location for family stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this very positive - and accurate I believe! - review of your stay at Haulfre. We get a real buzz that families have great holidays at Trowan. Please do come again...!
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Memorable family holiday

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time and Trowan Farm was all that we hoped it would be. We were able to experience a variety of enjoyable walks as a family, knowing we would come back to an excellent cottage meeting all our needs. The weather was mixed, but there is plenty of options nearby whatever the weather. We had a slight problem with the boiler, but this did not detract from our enjoying the break, especially as the owner responded so quickly once we made her aware of the problem. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending the cottage to others.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for that review. So pleased you had an enjoyable and memorable stay at Haulfre, Trowan Farm. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Haulfre is the place to be!

  • 5 of 5

Haulfre in Trowan is the perfect place to explore the south-western part of Cornwall. With busy St. Ives just around the corner, Trowan offers unique tranqillity, spectacular sea views, especially in the evenings when you can see the sun set, a spacious garden and fantastic surroundings. We’ve loved that spacious and carefully restored cottage with its tastefully selected interiors. Haulfre is very well-equipped and its owner Barbara knows all your wishes by heart. St. Ives is very busy in August but nevertheless a fascinating place for surfers, art lovers and those who like getting involved in both, the history and the art scene of Penwith Peninsula. St. Ives School of Painting is absolutely worth trying. Seafood is superb nearly all around. A place you always want to come back to and stay forever! Thank you so much, Barbara!

Johannes, Heike, Jan from Germany

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Johannes, Heike and Jan, We're so pleased you had a lovely holiday in Haulfre, Trowan Farm. You certainly explored the area far and wide and I know you loved having the house and Trowan as a peaceful and beautiful base to return to. I understand you already are thinking of booking again for next year -- you're very welcome!
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Stunning Holiday Cottage

  • 5 of 5

In June we stayed at Haulfre, Trowan Farm and the accommodation is actually really good, very comfortable, reassuringly clean and easily accommodated our party of five adults. With lots of open plan space to move around, a lovely contemporary feel, coupled with some fine views made it a great ‘home from home’ place to stay for our holiday. In a quiet location but St Ives was easily accessible via a quick drive or an enjoyable 30 minute coastal walk.

There are plenty of interesting walks in the area either directly from the house or a short drive away, with ample amounts of in-house instructions of where to go etc. We also soon found a selection of friendly local pubs selling very good food. We were in no way disappointed in our choice and will definitely be staying there again, hopefully very soon. The only complaint I have is that the week went too quickly!

Thanks for allowing us to stay at the cottage and we have no reservations on recommending this place to others (which we already have). Back soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Steve and Annette, So pleased you liked the house and surroundings so much and hoping to welcome you back in not too long...Best wishes!
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Short Break in St Ives

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at Haulfre , the house is lovely, really well equipped, extremely clean and well maintained and very comfortable and homely. The location is fantastic with amazing views. We had some glorious weather and some pretty terrible weather too! but it wasn't a problem to be in the house as it was so nice! We have recommended it to several friends and will definitely be booking another stay next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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.


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.

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.


Rates & Availability

Saint Ives House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Autumn half term
Oct 21 2016 - Oct 28 2016
5 night minimum stay
Low season 2016
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 21 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Year
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
Early season 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early season 2017 II
Mar 5 2017 - Apr 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Easter 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
6 night minimum stay
Apr 22 2017 - May 12 2017
5 night minimum stay
MAY 2017
May 13 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late May - June 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
June - early July 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Jul 14 2017
6 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early September
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
September/ October 2017
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
Autumn half term
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Nov 5 2017 - Dec 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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.

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Saint Ives House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, wash hand basin and toilet. Bathroom with bath, wash hand basin and toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback 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
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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.

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