Samphire Barn is a delightful first floor character apartment above the Owners' home.
The spacious sitting-room with vaulted ceiling and galleried sitting-area with a view from the balcony across to the estuary.
Samphire Barn's garden, perfect for some al fresco dining after a day on the beach.
The lovely double bedroom with 5' double bed and lots of storage.
Looking through to the sitting-room from the split-level dining-room.
The spacious L-shaped kitchen is fully equipped for the keenest cook.
The cosy wood-burner will keep your toes toasty on those cooler evenings.
The narrow wooden staircase leads up to the galleried sitting-area.
Comfy seating to relax in after a day on the beach or walking the coast paths; time to try the local brews perhaps?
The fireplace is a real feature of this superb sitting-room.
Bedroom 2 can be a 6' double bed or two 3' singles on request.
The view from the reading gallery, let the performance begin!
Spend some time on the chaise longue with a good book.
The stylish bathroom has a deep claw-foot bath and rainfall shower head, so shower or soak, it's going to be good.
Step out from the living-room onto the balcony.
A sunny spot to sit with a glass or two as the sun goes down.
Open the door onto the balcony to sit a while before heading into town for dinner.
There are beautiul touches throughout the apartment.
Looking from the bedroom across to the bathroom opposite.
The super bathroom with the cutest sink and a gorgeous roll-top bath.
Both bedrooms have wash-basins which are both stylish and convenient.
The owners have thought of everything, even crafting a bespoke railing at the top of the stairs.
Bedroom two also has it's own wash-basin so there's no need to queue for the bathroom when you want to clean your teeth.
The Owners live on the ground floor and there is access to a neighbour's property at the rear of the building.
This beautiful beach at Gwithian stretches for miles and is worth a visit any time of the year.
Surfs up, time to squeeze into that wet suit!
The views from Gwithian Towans across to St Ives in the distance.
Looking across towards Godrevy Lighthouse.

Samphire Barn


Hayle / Sleeps 4 + cot*

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7 Nights from  £387

September 2018

Loved our stay in beautiful cosy cottage. Much bigger than it looks on the photos. Lovely returning to wood burner and chaise longue on chilly evenings! Lots of quirky details. Good location for walking the Hayle estuary and beaches, 30 min walk to Lelant Saltings for train to St Ives. Good location for exploring by car too. We look forward to returning. Thank you.

July 2018

A realy great place to enjoy.

May 2018

Samphire Barn is beautifully furnished and really comfortable. The design of the refurbishment was so well thought out, with so many little quirky details round every corner. Well equipped, there's everything you needed and more. The location is great. Well placed for getting around the area. We had a wonderful holiday. Thank you!

May 2018

This was our second visit to Samphire Barn as we stayed there last year with our friends from Canada. It was such a pleasure to find the accommodation as superb as a year ago, just as no-one had stayed there since. It is so beautifully furnished and well appointed and absolutely spotless. There has been so much thought put into it by the lovely owners, Caroline and Lee and one wants for nothing as there is so much provided, plus the lovely welcome consisting of fresh flowers, a lovely bottle of wine and tea and coffee set out on a tray with some delightful biscuits! We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Samphire Barn to our friends and we hope to return next year. Thank you,

October 2017

Thank you for our welcome treats. Samphire Barn is beautifully appointed. The interior is very clean, comfortable and thoughtfully and tastefully furnished and equipped. The weather all week has been perfect, mild, sunny and with very little rain. All in all a wonderful holiday. Thank you both!!

October 2017

Samphire Barn was total perfection. The location is great as it’s close to the town, beaches, Bus service and train station. But once you’re inside, it’s a sanctuary of peace and quiet. The accommodation is carefully and thoughtfully decorated and we thought the furniture and some of the quirky additions were great. The hosts have a real eye for interior design. The bedrooms were comfortable and the bath was heavenly! We really can’t recommend it enough for people looking for a Cornish holiday location - and we’re only a 20 minute drive away. Even though it was just down the road from us, it really felt like a holiday.

October 2017

Lee and Caroline were friendly and helpful. The cottage was very comfortable and in a great location to access other areas of Cornwall.

September 2017

A bright and very comfortable accomodation appointed with all you need. We like it very much!

September 2017

We very much enjoyed our short stay and the Owners were very welcoming and helpful,nothing was too much trouble. The cottage is extremely comfortable and well equipped.

July 2017

We have a very warm welcome with the owners and they were very, very friendly and helpful. The barn was perfectly equiped. Especially the kitchen was great. There is an induction cooker, washing machine with dryer, dishwasher, vaccum cleaner, hairdryer and some socket Adapter for german plugs. And even the dishwasher and washing machine tabs are there. The barn is decorated wonderful and the furnishing is great. We spent a great Holiday there.

January 2017

About as good as anything we have stayed in before. Owners were extremely helpful.

October 2016

This was an excellent property. Spotlessly clean and very warm and comfortable. The owners made us feel very welcome and we immediately felt at home.It is very handy for the town and all amenities.

August 2016

Great accomodation with lovely, friendly Owners in a great location.

August 2016

Quirky & characterful accommodation, which was ideal for our stay. High standard of decoration throughout with all mod cons, including Wi-Fi - for virtual surfing after the actual kind! Within an easy walk of Hayle town, and well placed for getting around the area. Owners very friendly & welcoming.

July 2016

Excellent stay for 2 weeks in this lovely barn conversion. Decor and furnishings outstanding. This is the second property belonging to our hosts we have stayed in, both cottage and barn highly recommended. Caroline and Lee the Owners are so welcoming and nothing is too much trouble.

July 2016

Very nice, comfortable and cosy cottage. Friendly and helpful owners. We enjoyed our holiday at this place and will come back.

July 2016

Absolutely perfect cottage!! Had everything you needed and moer!!!

Lots of local information!!!

Great owners!!!

Can't fault it will be back!!!

May 2016

The Barn really exceeded our expectations. Lee and Caroline were so warm, friendly and welcoming and it was a pleasure to get to know them both. The accommodation was so clean and comfortable and there were such delightful personnel touches around the whole barn that it really did feel like a home from home.

April 2016

We have just had our second week at Samphire Barn. The location is ideal, the apartment is wonderfully furnished, with everything you would require for a fantastic holiday . The owners are on hand if needed, but never intrusive. We enjoyed a wonderful week, and are looking through the diary to see if we can squeeze in another visit this year.

February 2016

We loved the place we stayed, it was clean, comfortable and the owners were very hospitable and helpful - but non-intrusive. Location was good.

We have made a couple of small suggests to the owners for improvements.

Hayle was a nice place to stay

December 2015

''you will not be disappointed if you book this cottage''

October 2015

Gorgeous accommodation. The owners are very welcoming and even provided milk, Cornish buns and wine ! Thank you

October 2015

Samphire barn is perfectly situated for easy exploration of the area. The train station is only a stones throw away, and we found travelling around by train very convenient if you require a car free day. A wonderful holiday escape.

September 2015

Samphire Barn is a gem. Spacious, comfortable and well equipped, with such nice touches.

August 2015

Great new facilities and tastefully decorated and great for exploring cornwall in walking distance to ASDA, good restaurants and a bakery!

August 2015

A great find - we would love to return!

August 2015

A fabulous place to stay. Furnishings and beds very comfortable for relaxation after a day out. Accommodation is very clean and has every creature comfort and more you ever need.

Lots of literature provided for planning days out and close to the village where there's a great selection of places to eat as well as a large supermarket for everyday essentials.

Train station is only a street away but you won't be disturbed by trains, we never heard one, even though they ran regularly.

Lovely beaches just a short drive away.

Lee and Caroline made us feel very welcome and stressed if we needed anything, which we didn't, just to ask.

Would definitely stay here again.

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