Barn-a-Woon, Cornish for “House on the Hill”, is a Victorian villa, originally built in 1892 as two semi-detached fisherman’s dwellings, and has been completely restored in 2013.
Barn-a-Woon is a collection of 3 self-contained holiday properties, all with harbour views: a two bedroom apartment on the ground floor sleeping 4 people, a luxurious one bedroom apartment on the first floor and a semi-detached house sleeping up to 8 with a roof terrace affording unique 180 degree views over St Ives and the bay. Usually rented independently, the two separate units could also be rented together, for those special celebrations with family and friends sleeping up to 6 people. View all of our St Ives Apartments or read on for further details.
St Ives nestles amongst rich, magnificent coastal scenery; surrounding you with the clearest air, the cleanest beaches and scented sub-tropical gardens. With the influence of the Gulf Stream, this part of the UK enjoys its own unique microclimate. You can enjoy year-round St Ives holidays with plenty to see and do for everyone.
The beaches of St Ives and Carbis Bay provide fine golden sand with a clear blue sea, you will never tire of the ever-changing colours.
There is so much to St Ives, it has a working harbour where you can watch the local fisherman bring in their catch and then enjoy that fresh produce at one of the many local restaurants. St Ives has won the ‘Britain in Bloom’ competition many times, there is a blaze of colour all around the town: houses smothered in baskets of blooms, parks and public areas a rich spectrum of radiant colours.
Take a leisurely walk along the coastal footpath, perhaps to Carbis Bay and further to Lelant with the opportunity to return by train along one of the most scenic railways in the UK. Soak up the sounds and images of this mythical and rugged land. St Ives is renowned for its art, there are workshops, studios and galleries everywhere. So much to discover. St Ives – the jewel in the crown of Cornwall.
St Ives holidays offer world-class attractions from galleries to foodie gems at your fingertips. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly, dog-friendly or baby-friendly property in Cornwall, all of our self-catering accommodation is decked out to the highest standards with all mod cons. Some of our properties also come with complimentary access to the St Ives Harbour Hotel Spa, a further treat to enjoy on your St Ives holidays.
From its laid-back beach life and sublime scenery to cultural attractions and adrenalin activities, St Ives offers something for all ages and levels of adventure. Dip your toes in the cerulean water or take the plunge and try all sorts of water sports from surfing to wild swimming. The ocean environment is teeming with wildlife, so never know what you might encounter, from seals and dolphins to starfish and seabirds.