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1 Higher Ayr Cottage Barnoon/Carthew, St Ives

£456 - £1256

Only a short stroll down to the harbour in one of Cornwall's most sought after seaside towns Higher Ayr cottage is quietly situated in the upper part of St Ives with the benefit of parking right outside. Full of character and stylishly modernised, it's a great base for your holiday and the private enclosed garden is perfect for al fresco dining after days on the beach. This lovely traditional granite cottage offers sea views across to Godrevy lighthouse and the with all the mod cons and a woodburner in the cosy sitting room, this makes a great escape at any time of year.

Kitchen/dining room

fridge/freezer, dishwasher, electric oven, gas hob, table with seating for six, doors to garden.

Sitting room

sofa, two armchairs, bean bag, TV/DVD, basic SKY package, woodburner, Hi-Fi, window seat.


WC, basin, washing machine.


table with seating for five, chimenea, sea views.

Bedroom 1

double bed, sea views.

Bedroom 2

twin beds, sea views.

Bedroom 3

single bed, with ladder leading to this - please refer to photos.


bath with shower over, WC, basin.

Additional information

gas central heating, property located close to the road, WiFi, short breaks available.


Lovely week spent in this cottage. It was easy to find and access. Within walking distance of the town centre meant we could leave the car to explore. The welcome package was a perfect mix of practicality & indulgence. The house was perfectly equipped to make meals and plenty of space to unpack and unwind after a day of sightseeing. My most favourite thing was the view and waking up to the sound of the seagulls. A wonderful holiday made more special by this lovely accommodation.

Mrs Sonecha

A beautiful, warm and cosy house within easy walking distance of the town with parking. The house is well equipped and included a generous welcome pack. The woodburner made for cosy evenings in. The Tate is only 5 or so minutes walk down the hill at Porthmeor Beach which has a lovely beach cafe well worth a visit, both day or night for good food and tapas. The main town is a few minutes further and full of interesting shops, cafes and restaurants. There are beautiful sandy beaches all around St Ives, walking distance all. The Barbara Hepworth Museum and sculpture garden was really fascinating as was the Minack Theatre near Lands End and the beautiful Porthcurno beach which Poldark fans will recognise as Nampara beach. A great place to stay for a family of four with two older teens and enough room for all. We would definitely recommend and hope to return.

Mrs Mynard
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Parking in Barnoon

Properties in Barnoon/Carthew are fantastic for those bringing a car to St Ives. Three quarters of our properties here come with private parking and there is opportunity to use the Barnoon car park. Apartments such as those in the Carthew Court development are located in residential areas and have superb, elevated views.

Self catering in Barnoon

Although you are still well located between Porthmeor and the town, self catering in Barnoon/Carthew allows you a lot more room to relax, with amenities such as WiFi and luxuries like sea views. Walk down the hill in one direction and you can visit the Tate and Porthmeor beach, or head right and you'll find yourself in the centre of town.

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Local events

St Ives Feast Day

Held on the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 AD, Feast Day offers visitors to witness - and even join in with - some centuries-old traditions. A morning precesison led by the Mayor to bless the Well of St Eia. Following this, the Mayor will 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into a crowd of children who assemble on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. In the afternoon the Mayor then throw pennies from the balcony of the Guildhall for children to collect.

5th February 2018

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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.

12th - 13th May 2018

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St Ives Lifeboat Day

A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the Search & Rescue helicopters from RNAS Culdrose!

TBC August 2018 

St Ives September Festival

Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.

8th - 22nd September 2018

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New Year's Eve in St Ives

Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea. 

 Sunday 31st December 2018

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