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Rural St Ives

£429 - £1114 per week

This once derelict barn has been lovingly converted by the owners, making you feel relaxed and at home as soon as you park up outside your front door. Two bedrooms provide a peaceful night's sleep to either a family or two couples and you can have your first coffee of the day sat outside by the apple tree or leaning out of the stable door overlooking the everlasting views of meadows and stunning blue sea. Turnstones really is a haven, even better knowing that you can be right down amongst the hustle and bustle of the shops, bars, boutiques and restaurants of St Ives within a 25 minute walk through the fields. You may even see a Turnstone or two!

Perfect for any time of year, you can either enjoy views of the sparkling sea and bright blue skies, or storm watch as the waves crash against Godrevy Lighthouse. For avid walkers you are a stone's throw from the coastal path - turning right will take you down into St Ives and left will take you towards Zennor and the popular Tinners Arms for a well deserved tipple. You'll be booking your return holiday here before you've even packed to go home.


one step from the driveway, leading straight into:

Kitchen/dining room

fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, electric hob and oven, table with four chairs, stairs to first floor, doors leading to:

Bedroom 1

king size bed, en suite shower room with basin, WC.


bath, basin, WC.

Bedroom 2

zip and link (super king or twin) beds, sea glimpse, patio doors leading to patio.

Sitting room

located on the first floor, two sofas, Smart TV, Bluetooth speaker, woodburner, sea views, stable door and 12 steps leading down to:

Outside area

mostly lawn surrounding the barn, patio with table and four chairs, bench, sea views.

Additional information

electric heating throughout, please note the road leading to Turnstones is via an uneven, narrow track so extra care must be taken and is not best suited for low slung sports cars, No children under 5, WiFi, short breaks available.


Our second stay at Turnstones. Absolutely perfect property and location for us as it provides a wonderful contrast to and ‘haven’ from the busy centre of St Ives and we really enjoy the (stiff!) walk to and from town via the coast path in good weather or street route in not so good weather (still a little field path walking though). We didn’t use the car once during the whole stay. Lovely property if you want a balance of rural and town. Turnstones itself is wonderfully presented and equipped. No negative points whatsoever.

October 2021

Excellent cottage. Very comfortable and spotlessly clean. Very well equipped with absolutely everything you need. Great location and outside area. Lesley and Neil very friendly and helpful. We have stayed in a lot of cottages and this is top of the list. Would definitely recommend it.

July 2021

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Local events

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.

11th - 25th September 2021

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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.

17th - 19th September 2021

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St Ives Shanty Shout Weekend

Featuring more than 20 sea shanty groups and with sailor and pirate themed fancy dress, this year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal. It'll take place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.

19th - 20th November 2021

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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. 

31st December 2021

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St Ives Feast Day

Feast Day offers visitors the chance to witness, and even join in with, a centuries-old tradition. The Mayor 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into the crowd on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. 

TBC February 2022

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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Book your flight online and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

July and August 2022

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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 HM Coastguard helicpoters!

TBC Summer 2022

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What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

Our second stay at Turnstones. Absolutely perfect property and location for us as it provides a wonderful contrast to and ‘haven’ from the busy centre of St Ives and we really enjoy the (stiff!) walk to and from town via the coast path in good weather or street route in not so good weather (still a little field path walking though). We didn’t use the car once during the whole stay. Lovely property if you want a balance of rural and town. Turnstones itself is wonderfully presented and equipped. No negative points whatsoever.

Excellent cottage. Very comfortable and spotlessly clean. Very well equipped with absolutely everything you need. Great location and outside area. Lesley and Neil very friendly and helpful. We have stayed in a lot of cottages and this is top of the list. Would definitely recommend it.

A haven of peace and tranquillity in the perfect position. Beautifully decorated and equipped with everything you need. Would return at the drop of a hat!

The property was decorated and furnished to a high standard, the owners who live next door were lovely people who left us alone, but were on hand if required. The location is excellent for walking the south west coastal path , a lovely walk in st ives if you want the beaches and shops, but the tranquility of the countryside in the morning to sit out and have breakfast in the sun .. highly recommended.. will definitely be rebooking

Turnstones was a true home from home it has everything you could possibly need and the best of both worlds being walking distance into St Ives but surrounded by coastal views and fields. The property catered for everyones needs it was clean and homely and the log burner was a welcome addition after some wet and windy walks along the coast. The decor in the barn is modern but cosy and it was immaculately clean with every facility you could possibly need. We will definitely go back.

We loved the location of Turnstones. You get the best of both worlds, the tranquility of the countryside while watching the local herd of cows surrounding the garden but within walking distance of St. Ives hustle and bustle! The conversion has been tastefully done and everything well thought out meaning a very homely and comfortable stay. We enjoyed our week so much that we have rebooked for next year.

We chose Turnstones in part because of the standard of accommodation offered and also because we wanted to be outside of St Ives town itself this year for the first time in decades. Turnstones lived up to and exceeded all expectations. The walk into/from St Ives will not be for everyone as it is either 30 minutes or so along the coastal path or a short stretch over a field then through housing areas for 20 minutes-ish, both are uphill on the way back. For us though this was not a problem, even in poor weather especially knowing we would have such wonderful accommodation at the end. The track to the house is very narrow and a little rutted, but we had no problem in a standard estate car and we fortunately met no one else the couple of times we did drive from the house. Overall, a wonderful choice if you want the convenience of St Ives and the seclusion of being on open countryside.

The property location is amazing, with access to the coast just outside the front door and has been renovated to a very high standard. It was spotlessly clean on arrival. Our week in Cornwall coincided with the arrival of storm Alex and which made for interesting walking conditions, but great in the knowledge we had a lovely place to retreat to and we made good use of the woodburner, whilst attempting to complete our first ever 1,000 piece jigsaw! We should have originally stayed in June this year but still had a fab time in October, it was so nice to see the Sea directly from the barn, when the weather obliged.

It was a shame the weather made it impossible to spend time in the lovely gardens.

The owners are very friendly too.

From the minute we arrived at Turnstones, to our departure, we had smiles on our faces. This property is exceptional and is a credit to the owners. The quality of the renovation of this property is exceptional. The location is perfect, close to the SW coastal path, and close enough to walk into St Ives, yet far enough out to escape the crowds. The perfect holiday property, and the perfect location, where you can either relax in a great rural setting, or enjoy busy St Ives.

We returned from our holiday at Turnstones two days ago & I can honestly say that everything about this converted barn was absolutely perfect! On arrival, we were extremely pleased to find that the cottage was beautiful & cleaned to a very high standard.The kitchen was well equipped with everything you need for cooking meals & even included extras such as a cafetière.It was really handy to have a dishwasher & washing machine too.There was also a washing line in the garden & an airer to hang our washing on indoors which we needed after getting covered in sea foam when we went to watch the waves at Porthleven during storm Francis!! The barn has been converted & decorated to a very high standard & everything is colour coordinated with pretty blues & turquoise to fit in with the coastal theme. The location of the barn is perfect is surrounded by fields so it is extremely tranquil & quiet.The view from the back windows is beautiful with the Atlantic Ocean & St Ives in the distance. It is only a 20 minute walk across the fields in St Ives where there are the most wonderful beaches (the harbour beach is our favourite),lots of amazing restaurants (we love The Sloop Inn) & great little shops full of lovely gifts & keepsakes to take home.The walk back to Turnstones takes a little longer as there are a few steep hills! We spent a few days in St Ives but we also travelled to a few other great places such as Marazion, Mousehole, Lands End & Porthcurno which are not far away. The owners of Turnstones are very friendly & live in the farmhouse next door.Whenever we saw them, they would always ask how our day had been & were really lovely...Neil even hosed down my little car after it got completely covered in sea foam when I parked it by the harbour at Porthleven during the storm!! We loved this place so much that we popped down to Aspects in St Ives to make an advanced booking for August 2022 before we left on Friday! Thank you so much Aspects for a perfect holiday!

The Youngs family x

We had a wonderful holiday and loved our stay at Turnstones, it's a gem! A very well thought out property with everything you need.

From the moment you arrive you're welcomed by a lovely clean cottage.

The location is peaceful with lovely walks nearby and beautiful views.

You won't be disappointed if you book to stay here. We can't wait to return!

Lovely break following lockdown. We really enjoyed our stay in this well appointed barn. Owners next door if any problems but otherwise very private. Garden is beautiful with views of the sea. Well positioned for walking the coast path or into St Ives. We have a normal family saloon and had no problem with the drive. Hope to return.

Don't miss the chance to book a holiday at Turnstones! We were the first guests to stay at this lovely cottage following the re-opening of holiday homes in England on 4th July 2020, and had an absolutely fantastic stay. Turnstones is by far the nicest holiday cottage we have ever stayed in and was so lovely and inviting, from the sympathetically-restored building itself to the homely decor and special touches. The property was also immaculately clean and well-presented; despite the current Covid-19 pandemic, we felt very safe during our stay as it was clear how much care had been taken to deep clean and safeguard the property. There are two good-sized bedrooms with comfortable beds (the singles were brought together for us to make a very comfortable double) and two well presented bathrooms. We spent most of our time in the kitchen and dining area, cooking and talking long into the evening with a glass of wine. Upstairs, there is a lovely sitting room with great views of St. Ives on one side and the local bovine heard on the other. Unfortunately the weather was not quite good enough for us to make use of the outdoor patio area, but the gardens surrounding Turnstones are lovely and well cared for. From your front door you can jump on the coastal trail to Zennor (stop off in the pub garden of the Tinners Arms for refreshment and some cheesy chips) or walk into St. Ives. We found plenty to do within an hour's drive (the location can't be beat). Finally, the owners, who live close by, were incredibly friendly and welcoming, and made sure our stay was as comfortable as could be. We would highly recommend Turnstones to family and friends; and to you, too!

We had a fantastic holiday despite both Storms Clara and Dennis!!. The barn conversion is beautifully completed and so for once it was a pleasure to stay in!! Well located for those that like the countryside but an easy walk into ST Ives through the countryside or through the town. We’ll definitely back, hopefully for some sunshine.

Wonderful Choice....Turnstones is fabulous .. you can be isolated or walk the short distance into St Ives to be among lots of people theatre.... Shops ...seaside Fabulous break ...fabulous choice of well looked after property..cleanliness ..warmth .. comfort... beautiful views...lovely look forward to returning... Thankyou for Christmas tree as well so pretty and Christmas treats ... appreciated Many Thanks Jackie ..Nick ..Nick West Sussex

The converted barn has been decorated to a high standards and is ideal for couples or a small family. The garden surrounding the property is stunning and lots of room to take advantage on sunny days with access ideal access to the garden via the 1st floor. Shower room off master bedroom and family bathroom with a bath. Well equipped clean kitchen. The owners are approachable and friendly. The lane as you approach the property is very narrow and can be muddy and wet after rain. Able to walk to the town in 30 minutes. Would book again.

Turnstones is a cosy place which is tastefully furnished. The owners have done a great job in converting a barn into this lovely holiday home. It's an awesome place at a quiet and peaceful spot of the Penwith Peninsula. The owners living next door are very friendly and helpful.

We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely come back again.