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Back Of Beyond

St Ives, Cornwall (Ref. 959345)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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21 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Stacey

    “Beautiful cottage in gorgeous surroundings, everything we hoped for.”

    The owner was friendly but not intrusive 10 out of 10 from us.

    The owner was friendly but not intrusive 10 out of 10 from us.

    - Mrs Stacey, September 2020

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The property

Located on the road between St Ives and Land’s End in beautiful rugged west Cornwall, this former barn offers the most fabulous panoramic sea vista from its cliff top location.

Remote and wild, a stay here is a true escape from everyday life; a haven for ramblers, rock climbers and artists – or indeed anyone seeking peaceful seclusion, reflection and relaxation.

Beautifully adapted to a welcoming and comfortable holiday home, Back of Beyond offers an excellent standard of accommodation.

With underfloor heating and a wood burning stove, it’s not just for summer; in fact it makes a wonderfully cosy sanctuary from where to watch the winter storms whip up the Atlantic.

The spacious lounge is equipped with a selection of books and games, and the homely kitchen diner comes complete with a warming AGA.

Two luxuriously restful bedrooms – both en-suite - promise deep sleep after a long day out in the sea air.

Outside, a sunny patio boasts 180 degree views of the ocean, extending out to a large lawned garden bordered by Cornish hedges and farm gates.

The land surrounding Back of Beyond is quite stunning; mysterious, windswept moorland peppered with gorse, engine house ruins and ancient stone circles and quoits.

It would be easy to spend a week cosied up in this little refuge, but if you choose to venture further, there is much to see and do in the local area.

For a truly unique experience, don't miss the open-air Minack Theatre, carved into the cliff face by local landowner Rowena Cade in the early 1930s.

Captivating St Michael’s Mount is just a short drive away, and Land’s End with its iconic signpost is also within easy reach.

Lovers of good food and drink should also be sure to visit the Gurnard’s Head gastro-pub, just a short stroll from the barn.


  • Mostly on one level
  • Two steps up to two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with step up to en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen diner
  • Sitting room.
  • Underfloor heating
  • AGA (with operating instructions), combination microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio with outdoor furniture and lawned garden beyond
  • Up to two well-behaved pets welcome at £25 each per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 2 mins walk
  • Note:This property can only accept Friday-Friday bookings over Xmas and New year period, please contact office for prices.

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About the location


Penzance 6 miles.

One of Cornwall's prettiest harbour towns, St Ives offers narrow streets, tight-packed cottages nestling around the quayside, the Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth museum, fabulous beaches, superb shops, a thriving community of artists, great pubs and restaurants and much more. With its semi Bohemian lifestyle and romantic air, it's easy to see why this is the county's premier holiday resort. The surrounding area has much for the visitor to see and do with abundant wildlife, fabulous coastal walks, top quality surfing and the Celtic mysteries of the Land's End Peninsula are all within easy reach. A superb destination!

Region Information

Note: This property can only accept Friday-Friday bookings over Xmas and New year period, please contact office for prices.
Note: Although property mostly on one level internally there are two steps up to bedroom and one step up to twin room en suite.

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