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Turnstones Rural St Ives

£398 - £1036 per week
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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.

Entrance

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 double bed, en suite shower room with basin, WC.

Bathroom

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.

 
 

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.

October 2020

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.

October 2020

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Local events

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. 

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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.

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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.

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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! Choose from a 6 minute flight from £35 to a 30 minute flight from £96 and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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.

3 days ago

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.

9 days ago

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.

10 days ago

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.

1 month ago

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 too...it 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

Aug 2020

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!

Aug 2020

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.

Jul 2020

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!

Jul 2020

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.

Feb 2020

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

Dec 2019

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.

Oct 2019

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.

Oct 2019