20 Barnaloft

Luxury holiday Barnaloft apartment overlooking Porthmeor Beach in St Ives

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Beds 2
Sleep 4
Baths 2

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About 20 Barnaloft

The sea views from this luxury two-storey Barnaloft, St Ives apartment could quite simply be off the glossy Condé Nast travel magazine! The exotic sea colours, the soft, golden sand of Porthmeor beach, the breath-taking sunsets, and St Nicholas Chapel on the Island as well as the stunning headland to the West are all there to enjoy from your living room or balcony. 20 Barnaloft has been finished to a very high standard with luxury touches throughout the apartment. Suitable as a romantic retreat, two couples sharing a holiday together or a small family, whatever your reason for holidaying in St Ives, you will absolutely love the quality of this two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment and, the sheer joy of waking up to the sounds of the sea every day will leave you feeling rejuvenated.

The moment you step through the front door, that’s when you know your holiday has truly started! The draw of the sea view will take you through the kitchen to the sliding doors onto the balcony where you will take that deep, long breath you will have been yearning for. Whether the tide is in or out, the spectacle on your doorstep will keep you rooted to the spot for many a happy hour. Porthmeor Beach is quite literally below your balcony at this luxury self-catering apartment in St Ives so we can guarantee the most stupendous sea views by day and the magic of the sound of the sea by night.

There is a king-size bedroom facing the rear of the apartment and a double bedroom which has a picture window from a mezzanine level gazing down onto Porthmeor beach. The designers of this apartment have cleverly fit two Villeroy & Boch shower rooms for guests; the first is on the ground floor level and a neat, space-saving wash basin and folding doors mean an en-suite could be added to the king-size room, so no one needs to wait for a shower after a long day on the beach. Each bedroom has a wardrobe, bedside tables, Smart TV and cooling fans for those hot, summer days. While the bedrooms have sumptuous carpets to step out of bed onto, the rest of the apartment has Amtico Barrel Oak Cotton flooring with rugs (which makes it easier to hoover up the sand!).

The Nolte kitchen has AEG appliances to make your St Ives holidays as easy as possible; washer dryer, Sensecook pyrolytic oven, combination microwave oven, integrated cooker hood, induction hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer and Gessi designer tap. 20 Barnaloft also benefits from a Nespresso coffee machine, so you can soak up the wonderful ocean views over a good coffee. The Silestone quartz top finishes off the luxury touches of this kitchen and we are sure you will enjoy its space whether you are simply mixing your favourite tipples or making a romantic banquet! There is a round dining table that seats four and is best placed to enjoy the beach and sea views. There is a large Smart TV which is wall mounted with a Bose soundbar where you can Bluetooth your own music also. There are electric Rointe radiators throughout so you can have warmth at a touch of a button. The living room has a sofa and armchair plus there is an additional outdoor sofa for comfy lazing in the sun on the balcony.

This luxury Barnaloft apartment with incredible sea views is in the heart of St Ives and directly overlooks Porthmeor beach with its own private beach access. The apartment is elevated to enjoy the views, yet you almost feel like you can touch the sand. There are two flights of external stairs to reach the apartment and are accessed via a communal walkway. The management company takes huge pride in keeping the Barnaloft area immaculate and is a calm oasis amongst a busy, bustling St Ives. Porthmeor beach is accessed via a private door at Barnaloft so you can dip your toes in and out of the sea and be within moments of your apartment if you forget anything.

Parking for this apartment is at St Ives Rugby Club which is approximately a 20-minute walk away. Please note, during the peak weeks, there is a shuttle bus that runs from in front of the Tate to your parking space every 30 minutes and costs around £1.50. There is also a convenient area to pull in and load/ unload the car at the start and end of your holiday also. We appreciate it may be slightly more of a walk than a public car park but the owners kindly wish to provide a guaranteed and free parking space for their guests during their stay.

St Ives Harbour is a couple of minutes' walk away as is Fore Street which is where you will find restaurants, gift shops, galleries, ice-cream parlours, fudge shops, clothes shops, and an off-license, delis, coffee shops, bakeries and traditional Cornish pubs; something for everyone! St Ives has 5 beaches in all and so you will have a choice of which beach to visit depending on what activity you have planned. Porthmeor beach is best for surfing with St Ives Surf school ready to help hone your surfing skills for the week. Porthminster beach is best for kayaking and SUP boarding as is St Ives harbour. Porthgwidden and Bamaluz beaches are smaller and sheltered. All of them have soft, golden sand which you will just want to sink your toes into. Porthmeor, Porthminster and Porthgwidden all have beach cafes that serve delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinner so be sure to book your table well ahead of your stay!

To re-cap, 20 Barnaloft is luxury self-catering accommodation in St Ives and has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, incredible sea views, a balcony with a sofa to lounge on and an allocated parking space at St Ives Rugby Club.

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Phil and Sarah

May 30 2022

We had a fantastic week at 20 Barnaloft. It is a wonderful, clean, contemporary and light apartment, which felt surprisingly spacious given it's small footprint. The kitchen was great with a good sized fridge/freezer, full size dishwasher and washer/dryer. The bedrooms were very comfortable with good storage and the shower rooms beautifully appointed. The stand out feature though was the spectacular location, the view was incredible and the balcony's large and comfortable sofa proved pretty hard to leave! The Orange Roofs team were absolutely great to deal with and also gave us a fabulous restaurant recommendation, The Fish Shed, amazing food and eating in an outdoor booth overlooking Porthmeor beach was pretty magical too. We hope to return.


Feb 28 2022

This property has lovely view of beach and location is near to harbour everything in the property was of good quality. The beds were very comfortable and bathrooms high quality. The on suite bathroom in main bedroom needs a shelf there was no were to put toothbrushes etc. the stairs are steep to bedrooms so small children would find this difficult. Some instructions for appliances would be helpful as we are older and not tech mindful. All in all a lovely holiday shame about weather

Orange Roofs comment: Thank you for your review Robert, it is such you stayed as Storm Eunice passed over the west. The Orange Roofs App has detailed step by step guide to appliances and heating in the apartment, we do try to communicate this to all guests before they arrive yet don't want to 'over communicate' either so we are sorry you didn't contact us so we could have pointed you in the right direction. Within the App, we also mention the stair gradients, please see: Stair Gradients The stair gradient up to the second level apartments has a gradient of 25 degrees. This is not very steep at all but there are quite a few steps. Within the apartment the gradient is slightly steeper at 45 degrees, this is above the 'ideal' gradient of being between 32-37.


Oct 19 2021

if i had to mention one thing the balcony furniture is too bulky a bistro table and chairs would be so much better

Peter Emms

Oct 06 2021

This is a lovely apartment with stunning views over Porthmeor Beach. It has been tastefully refurbished and is very comfortable with all modern furnishings and appliances - highly recommended.

Lee Walkland

Sep 24 2021

We wouldn't hesitate to re-book 20 Barnaloft it was perfectly decorated & with high-end appliances, nothing but praise from us

Michelle Roe

Sep 10 2021

From the moment we opened the door and saw the view we knew we were going to LOVE this apartment! We were a family of four with two teenage daughters and the apartment was perfect for us. The location is incredible and to be on the beach in literally seconds is amazing. The view from the balcony is like no other and perfect for a glass of wine whilst watching the sunsets and sunrise. The bathrooms are compact but perfectly formed and despite their smaller size the bedrooms offer plenty of storage. The living space is ample big enough for four and offers everything you could possibly need. There is space to drive up to the apartment to unload luggage before you park your car at the rugby club a short 25 min (but very uphill) walk away. There are two flights of stairs to the apartment but it's worth it for the view! We had a fantastic break and would highly recommend this apartment…we hope to be back very soon!


Sep 08 2021

This place lived up to and exceeded all our expectations. We arrived super late and so had resigned ourselves to no dinner and were delighted to find a gorgeous welcome hamper of fresh quality local produce waiting for us. The place was spotless with all the mod cons you'd expect and more! Every detail thought of. It really was like going from home to home with more! It was pitch dark when we arrived so waking up to the gorgeous sea view a stones throw away was just breathtaking. The apartment is so pretty and calming we didn't want to leave even to explore which isn't like us! That said the central location meant that we didn't have to venture to far or for too long before we were back on our balcony enjoying the weather, fresh air and view. For beach lovers you are seconds away! This place is magical. Thank you to the owners for making it so.

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