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The Old Salthouse, Barnaloft

28 reviews
Back of Smearton's Pier on lovely October day
From Pier view across bay to Porthminster beach cafe in October sunshine
The Tate St Ives
Starlings on the Pier
The infamous Ice Cream snatcher on Smearton's Pier
Sunset from Clodgy Point 15 minutes walk from apartment
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Studio , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
St Ives, Cornwall, England
The Old Salthouse is a ground floor studio apartment that underwent complete refurbishment into a contemporary living space.

Located within the iconic 'Barnaloft' complex located in the heart of the old fishermans quarters of St Ives known as 'Downalong'. The studio apartment is on ground level with a private parking space (which is a luxury in St Ives) right next to the front door. The Barnaloft / Piazza apartment and studio complex was initially converted in 1962 from a pilchard curing cellar and seine loft and provides private access to the beautiful Porthmeor beach where you can watch the sunset with a chilled glass of wine.

Ideal for a romantic getaway for a couple wanting the peace and tranquility found only in St Ives or alternatively friends who would like to share the St Ives experience of the Tate and Barbara...
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About the Owner, Shirley W
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 22 days ago
Listed since : Apr 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 28 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL224276
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 for a stay in March 2018

This is an amazing little hidden gem. The studio style layout works really well. It was warm and inviting and so was Tim the gentleman who showed us around. The bed was so comfy with high quality bedding and good pillows. Bathroom/shower was good the shower hot and powerful with a warming towel rail which held good quality towels and...

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Thank you for your time and leaving such a lovely review. I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay in the Old Salthouse and look forward to seeing you both again.


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deborah b
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 for a stay in March 2018

location was great.beach on the door step.Tim the gentleman that gave us the key was lovely couldn't have been more helpful,the tin opener wasn't working ,i went round he replaced it straight away.The little corner shop was great ,well stocked.Shirley the owner rang us on the morning to see if we were on our way,thought that was a lovely touch.Chuffed...

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Thank you for your lovely review and I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay.


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Reviewed 14 March 2018 for a stay in February 2018

If you really want excellent holiday accommodation in St Ives then no 23 is for you. You’ll be met by Tim at the corner house B&B who will give you your key, plus all the information you need. Accommodation is perfectly situated not far from the sea front. You will have a private parking space next to the front door,...

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Thank you for your lovely review. We were delighted to read your comments and hope to see you both again in the near future.


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  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The open plan living area is fully tiled, with gas central heating and comprises a double bed, wardrobes, a large double leather sofa bed and 32' plasma wall mounted TV with 36 channels and a DVD player.

The kitchen is fully fitted with a breakfast bar, electric hob, oven, extractor, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. All cutlery, crockery and utensils are provided. The large leather sofa bed is ideal for 2 children to sleep on at an extra cost to cover linen.

The bathroom comprises fully tiled shower room with heated towel rail, wash basin and lavatory.

There is also an outdoor cupboard with ironing board, extra seating an airing rack and deck chairs.
House rules
    Ask about kids
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Full
    1 Sofa
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R 1 187
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29 Apr 2018 -
26 May 2018
May 2018
2 nights
R 1 187
R 8 312
27 May 2018 -
2 Jun 2018
May Bank Holiday 2018
7 nights
R 1 272
R 8 906
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30 Jun 2018
June 2018
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R 10 178
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About the neighbourhood
Downalong is a picturesque conservation area with a maze of granite and slate houses and cottages, narrow winding streets and alleyways, all leading to either the lovely beaches or the working harbour. Porthmeor beach is a haven for surfers with golden sand and crystal water or Porthgwidden is a smaller bathing beach where seals and dolphins are seen regularly.

The Tate Gallery is a 5 minute walk from the apartment and so to is the Barbara Hepworth Museum.

Cornwall is known as the English Riviera, lying in the Gulf Stream with warm waters and palm trees growing all year round.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Newquay: 45.0 km
Railway: St Ives: 0.5 km
Ferry: Plymouth: 100.0 km
Leave the A30 at the sign posts for St Ives. Follow the directions towards the Town Centre or Wharf/Harbour. The key can be collected from Cornerways Guest House in Island Square.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.0 km.
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