|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
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.
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
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.
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.
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
What a wonderful house. The pictures and description don't really do it justice. It is very spacious, fully equipped and set in a beautiful location with views of the rolling countryside and sea and within a short distance to St Ives itself. We had the pleasure of meeting the owners Barbara and her husband (I'm terrible with names) and they are the nicest people and very accommodating. I would highly recommend this place and would love to come back for another visit maybe in Summer!.
Beautiful location and lovely property. We enjoyed every moment.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Email Barbara to confirm availability. Deposit of half the rental payable with the reminder one month before the holiday.
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.