Within a few minutes' walk of Hayle harbour, with its quirky shops and numerous eateries, or a slightly longer stretch to three miles of golden sands; this sumptuously furnished first floor barn apartment above the Owners' residence is oozing character in keeping with its 18th Century history. The space is split-level and has a separate dining-area leading down into a fabulous sitting-room sporting a vaulted ceiling, wood-burner and reading gallery above with distant views (please take care on the narrow, open-tread staircase). Whether you want to jump on a train to nearby St Ives, take a short drive to one of the many local beaches with your surfboard, launch from the local slipway or explore the birdlife at the nearby estuaries – it's all here.
With a constant breeze off the Atlantic the area is well-known for its surfing and windsurfing, and famous for the three mile stretch of soft golden sand, stretching in a gentle crescent from St Ives bay to Godrevy Lighthouse, with superb panoramic views of St Ives, Carbis Bay and Godrevy Lighthouse. Hayle was also the first town in Cornwall to be awarded 'Walkers are Welcome' status and is a RSPB reserve; if you are lucky in summer you may catch sight of an osprey, and during spring and autumn it is an ideal place to see migrant wading birds, gulls and terns or simply enjoy the scenery.
Kitchen with induction hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher
Step to Sitting-room with TV, DVD player and wood-burner
Bedroom 1 with double bed (5') and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (6' double or twin) beds and wash-basin
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
*A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars and parking on road
- No smoking
- Pub 250 yds
- Patio furniture
- Full gas-fired CH
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.