If you are looking for the perfect luxury St Ives holiday home situated near Downalong, with a roof terrace and amazing sea views, then Good Times is the holiday property for you. This stunning four bedroom self catering villa at Barn-a-Woon has been beautifully renovated and is centrally, yet peacefully located, with the harbour, town centre, Fore Street and beaches close by.
Entering the Property
Accessing Good Times is most conveniently via the rear door which brings you into the first floor hallway where useful under stair storage can be found. Alternatively, the front door can be accessed via steps to the side of Barn-a-Woon or via the gardens steps which lead up from Virgin Street.
The spacious open plan living area is located on the first floor and boasts spectacular dual aspect views over Downalong and across the harbour via the large bay window and two further window seats. Solid wooden flooring is laid throughout and two oversized designer sofas seating eight are perfectly positioned for taking in the views. Alternatively, why not enjoy the entertainment package which includes a 42” Smart LED television with Freeview, Blu-ray player with a selection of films, Nintendo Wii with a selection of games, CD player with DAB radio and complimentary Wi-Fi.
The living area has been thoughtfully designed with respect to the original Victorian character of the building whilst creating a bright and open plan area. The modern and mid-century design furniture has created a relaxing contemporary feel in keeping with its Cornish seaside location.
A large solid wooden table seating up to eight guests can be found within the open plan living area and is perfectly positioned between the lounge and kitchen so those who are cooking don’t need to feel excluded.
Enjoy social meals in with all of the family, or alternatively, St Ives has a fantastic selection of restaurants to indulge in, all within a hop, skip and a jump of Good Times. The Porthmeor Beach Café is only a three minute walk away and offers fabulous tapas dishes whilst watching the sun go down.
The contemporary u-shaped kitchen with dual aspect windows is located on the first floor, towards the rear of the open plan living area. Ample storage can be found within the shaker style units and plentiful preparation space is available on the wooden work top. A stylish Belfast sink takes centre stage and integral appliances include a Bosch double oven, microwave, five ring gas hob with extractor above and dishwasher. Equipped to a high standard to make sure you can entertain your friends and family, with a wide selection of crockery and utensils. A Gaggia espresso maker, kettle and toaster are also provided.
The laundry facilities are housed in the en-suite at the back of the house on the ground floor, with a separate washer and dryer.
Bedroom One with En-suite
Located on the second floor to the front of the house, the spectacular master bedroom penthouse suite is incredibly spacious and offers one of the best panoramic views in St Ives. Step up into heaven with its king size bed with matching bedside tables and reading lamps, 32” Smart LED Freeview television through the Sky box, under floor heating, large separate dressing room with ample storage and full length mirror, lounge seating, en-suite bathroom and magnificent private roof terrace.
Bedroom Two with En-suite
Located on the ground floor, bedrooms two and three are fully carpeted and are accessed via the staircase down from the open plan living area. Bedroom two is situated to the front of Good Times and enjoys harbour views from the bay window. A king size metal bed with matching bedside tables, reading lamps, built-in wardrobe, 32″ LED Freeview Smart television and hairdryer are all provided.
Bedroom Three with En-suite
Situated to the rear of the ground floor, bedroom three is spacious and has double French doors which lead out onto a secluded patio area, perfect for enjoying a quite read in the afternoon sun. Twin beds with one bed side table, reading lamp, wardrobe, hairdryer and DAB radio are provided.
Stairs lead up to the second floor where bedroom four is located. A single bed with guest trundle bed underneath is provided, sleeping either one adult comfortably or two children. This bright room gains the afternoon sun and has a window which looks to the rear of the house and a further Velux window allows additional light to flood the room. A beside table, reading lamp and chest of drawers are all provided.
Luxury White Company cotton bed linen is provided in both bedrooms with a selection of high quality towels for each guest.
The superb en-suite to the master bedroom is very spacious and is tiled throughout with contemporary ceramics. You will find his and hers sinks, a large walk in rainfall shower, freestanding bath, under floor heating and a heated towel rail for keeping your towels nice and toasty. A vanity table with mirror and hairdryer is positioned in the dormer window, providing an abundance of natural light.
Bedroom two also provides an en-suite bathroom with a white suite which comprises of bath with shower overhead, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.
The en-suite to bedroom three used to be the old fish shed and has now been converted into a stylish bathroom. You can still see lots of little quirks, including the old fish shoot. The white suite comprises of a bath with shower overhead, WC and wash basin. A built-in cupboard is home to a washing machine and separate tumble dryer.
An additional shower room can be found off the first floor hallway. A shower cubicle, WC and wash basin are provided.
A selection of high quality towels comprising of bath sheet and hand towel are provided per person. Complimentary White Company toiletries are also provided.
Staying in Cornwall is all about the outdoors and whilst very centrally located in the heart of St Ives, Good Times offers no less than 4 separate outdoor areas.
The front garden is located on the ground floor in front of bedroom two and offers the perfect place to sit and enjoy alfresco meals. This garden is fully decked. A Weber barbecue is provided along with outdoor seating. Views from this raised deck stretch across Downalong, the harbour and the bay.
The piece de resistance is the roof terrace, accessed through fully glazed double French doors from the master penthouse suite. The 180 degree jaw dropping panoramic views across Porthmeor beach, the harbour, bay and the Island make for the perfect backdrop for a summery breakfast.
Two small patios are located to the rear of the property, ideal for enjoying a quiet cuppa with a good holiday novel.
The first patio is south facing and forms part of the rear entrance. A set of steps then lead down to the second patio which can also be accessed via bedroom three’s double French doors.
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.
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"We had a lovely holiday thanks. The terrible weather forecasted never really materialised and we were out and about most of the time, quite often in glorious sunshine!
The apartment was superb, it was big, very well appointed, very clean and the views over the bay from the living room were stunning. We had seen the photos on your website before arriving but we were quite overwhelmed as we were shown around.
We can’t fault the apartment and the owners should be very proud. The conversion of the building has been well thought out and executed to a very high standard. We stayed next door in Past and Present last year so only have one apartment left to go in that building .
The top floor bedroom was jaw dropping with the balcony overlooking the bay, the huge en-suite and walk in wardrobe. However the two bedrooms on the ground floor were equally lovely in their own right. Although the white theme ran throughout the apartment each room was a statement in its own right, decorated beautifully with individual pieces of furniture, local artwork and soft furnishings."
"We had a really lovely holiday in Good Times St ives.This was our second stay in Good Times and we found it to be exceptionally clean, well maintained and equipped with everything and more that you could need for a holiday. The housekeeper Lesley was really friendly and welcoming. We have nothing negative at all to say about the property. It is perfect!!!!!"
David and Noreen Simpson
“We loved the house and the standard of the contents, cleanliness and little touches was great. The quality of the beds and bedding was wonderful, as was the location of the house.”
“We had a lovely holiday and found the house perfect. The photos do not do the views justice so we were extra impressed when we arrived. I also found the housekeeper very welcoming and approachable. We could not fault the quality of the accommodation, we all loved our rooms and the quality toiletries, bedding and towels provided. My husband appreciated sky TV and sports provided! We would love to return some day and would happily book with you again as the standards were so high.”
“The house was very well situated for everything in St Ives, with fantastic views. We were very happy with Good Times, which was up to your usual high standards. The house was clean and well kept, and was well equipped. Abby was helpful and friendly and met us on arrival to show us to the house. We look forward to visiting next year.”
"We couldn't fault anything, Good Times was fantastic, good location and great views."
B. & I. Lewin
"Good Times is an absolutely fantastic house. We were lucky enough with the weather to be able to sit on the roof terrace most evenings and the views are fabulous."
J. & S. Lynn
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