Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday barn in St Ives - Holding House
3-bedroom barn conversion.
As part of a courtyard of traditional granite farm buildings, The Holding House has been converted to provide 3 bedroom comfortable self-catering accommodation near St. Ives, with large living spaces, an enclosed garden and rural views.
3 Bedrooms - One king size (convertible to twin beds), one double, one single. 2 cots available.
2 Bathrooms – one with electric shower, one with bath and shower overhead
Fitted kitchen, washing machine and dryer, dishwasher, microwave, nightstore heating, woodburning stove, TV/DVD, BBQ, sunny enclosed garden
Rental rates include linen, bath towels, electricity and 1 basket of logs. Please bring your own beach towels and cot linen if required.
Sorry no smoking.
The Holding House at Trencrom is located at the start of the startling granite landscape of Penwith. At this point, Cornwall is just six miles wide, between the north and south coasts, so opportunities for exploring abound. The hamlet of Trencrom is made up of miner’s cottages and a working farm and is very much set in a living landscape. St Ives, Hayle and Penzance are all minutes away by car. Surrounded by farmland but just 1.5 miles from the north coast, the whole area is stunning to explore on foot, by car or on horseback.
A few minutes walk from The Holding House brings you to the top of National Trust owned Trencrom Hill, an Iron Age fortress hill top, with stunning 360º views to St Michaels Mount on the south coast and Godrevy lighthouse on the north coast. This is a fabulous place to watch the sunset and can link in with circular walks of varying distances.
St Ives (3 miles): beautiful harbour, sandy beaches (surfing and sheltered), and cobbled streets. A very wide range of restaurants and pubs, shops and art galleries, including the Tate. The town has a cinema, craft & farmers markets, a museum, a theatre, one nightclub and a leisure centre, with indoor swimming pool.
Hayle (5 miles): miles of golden beaches and an ideal surfing spot, the renowned Hayle Estuary RSPB nature reserve and Paradise Park conservation zoo.
Penzance (6 miles): south coast bustling town with plenty of shops and a promenade. Marazion and St Michael’s Mount are 2 miles east along the coast and the pretty fishing village of Mousehole is just 2 miles west. Penzance has connections to the Isles of Scilly with day trips available by sea on the Scillonian III, and by helicopter.
The Eden Project is just 1 hr 15 mins drive, Newquay approx. 1 hour and Falmouth Maritime Museum is 45 mins.
Gardens – the National Trust has several gardens and manages a lot of land in the area, plus there are many independent gardens within easy reach, such as Trebah on the Helford River.
Horse riding – the Old Mill Riding stables is at the bottom of the hill.
Golf – West Cornwall Golf Club is 10 minutes drive from Ros Marin.
Walking – coastal footpaths and the moors of Penwith to explore.
Cycling – very hilly but lots to explore for experienced cyclists.
Surfing – easy access to many excellent surfing spots such as Porthmeor Beach (St Ives), Gwithian and Sennen Cove. Fistral, Watergate Bay and the other beaches around Newquay are all reached within 1 hours drive.
Other watersports such as sailing, windsurfing and canoeing are available on the south coast, and boat trips can be taken from St Ives.
Eating out – St Ives in particular has a wonderful array of restaurants and pubs, for all budgets, and many more can be found in Hayle and Penzance. There are also many beachside cafes and country pubs in the area.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm