The Little Barn

nr St Ives, Cornwall
Price: £463-£779 per week
Sleeps: 2 + child or + cot **
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
  • Mount's Bay 5 minutes' drive
  • Access to owner's beautiful 4 acre garden
  • Wi-Fi broadband
  • Bike storage
  • Sorry no pets
  • Non-smoking

What our guests say

My Aunt inspired this trip. She had rented from these owners for 12 years and raved about the beauty of Cornwall. The Little Barn is located in gorgeous garden of which walking t....

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Availability and Booking

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The price for your stay will be £365

Price includes a special offer discount of £64 (15%) off the normal rental of £429


15% discount for all holidays ending on or before 28th October


Midway between Penzance and St Ives and close to the village of Ludgvan, 'The Little Barn' is a tastefully converted, detached, granite barn tucked away behind high gates and thick hedges with access to the owner's beautiful 4 acre garden. Set on the edge of a wild valley, in an area designated of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it enjoys glorious views over the surrounding countryside and to the sea at Mount's Bay. This part of Cornwall, which is famed for its dramatic coastline and magnificent beaches, offers a huge number of places to visit - Lands End, Cape Cornwall, Sennen Cove, St Ives, to name but a few - as well as St Michael's Mount (National Trust) and Mount's Bay, which are just 5 minutes by car.

The Little Barn provides a wonderful place to relax and unwind. The owner, who is a local artist, lives in the adjacent property and generously extends the use of the lovely sub-tropical garden she has created of terraced lawns, an orchard, woodland, a stream and several ponds. The garden contains a great variety of rare and exotic plants, which provide interest and colour throughout the different seasons (see Photo Gallery).


The Little Barn has been thoughtfully designed and fitted out to a high standard, creating a light and welcoming space. Entrance into open plan living room with exposed beams and comprising sitting and dining areas and a compact, well equipped fitted kitchen area with 2 ring hob, eye-level oven and grill. Downstairs shower room with large walk-in shower. First floor double bedroom with extensive views over the valley and beyond towards the sea. En suite bathroom/wc.

Garden area immediately in front of the barn bordered by an attractively planted 'Cornish wall'. Further secluded, lawned garden exclusively for guests' use with garden furniture and barbecue facilities. Bike storage available in Field Shelter. Complementary tours of the owner's woodland garden can be arranged.


  • Night storage heating
  • All electricity, bed linen and towels included in rent
  • **Space for visitors' own cot
  • 3ft guest bed for a child
  • Colour TV/DVD player
  • Radio/CD player
  • Microwave
  • WiFi broadband
  • Use of washing machine in separate utility room shared with The Cabin and The Tea House
  • Private entrance through double wooden gates to a gravel parking area
  • Local pub, The White Hart (good food & local ales) 1 mile
  • PO/shop 1 mile
  • All facilities in Penzance 5 miles
  • Private tours of Cornwall's gardens by arrangement with the owner
  • Non-smokers only
  • Sorry no pets


What our guests say

A real Cornish experience!

My Aunt inspired this trip. She had rented from these owners for 12 years and raved about the beauty of Cornwall. The Little Barn is located in gorgeous garden of which walking through daily is a must! The property is perfectly set close to everything and the property management were great in helping us navigate our sightseeing. The property itself is stunning and has been very well taken care of to maintain its Cornish charm! The Little Barn was very clean and well stocked. If you want the real Cornish experience.... book this place!! We will be back!

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 10 July 2017. 5 of 5 stars.

Beautiful little hideaway

The barn itself is just lovely - thick stone walls and a tiny seating area outside protected by a dry stone wall covered in flowers. It is tranquil and homely. The large gardens are amazing - lots of hidden pathways and a huge variety of plants and shrubs. The cottage is comfortable and well stocked with the essentials. Nearby local pubs and shops make self catering easy.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 06 July 2017. 4 of 5 stars.

A hidden gem!

We have just returned from a fabulous holiday at the Little Barn. It's in a gorgeous setting, very relaxing and exactly what we wanted. It's location is great for getting out and about. Very close to the station for a lovely train journey to St Ives. The gardens are beautiful and Sue made us feel very welcome. Would love to visit again.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 04 July 2017. 5 of 5 stars.
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Just Perfect!

We have stayed in the Little Barn on a few occasions. The last being June 2015. This is a very cosy little place but with everything needed for a self catering holiday. Lovely to be able to eat outside in the amazing garden. There are always plenty of birds waiting to eat any crumbs! The Little Barn is close to the A30 and there are plenty of stunning beaches within half an hour's drive. Also it is close to Penzance and supermarkets etc for those all important Cornish Pasties and Cream Teas! It is also amazing to wake up in the night and be able to see the stars thanks to velux roof windows! Sue and Les, the owners always make us feel very welcome and we leave with great sadness every time.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 02 July 2017. 5 of 5 stars.

We were very happy to find The Little Barn! We enjoyed the sunny weather and the barbecues in the garden. Thank you very much for this peaceful stay.

Mr & Mrs Seidel, Germany, June 2017.

We think the cottage and gardens are very pretty and we were very snug in The Little Barn!

Mr & Mrs Yearley, May 2017.

Perfect stay for a couple. Nice and calm place in the middle of everything

The Little Barn is a cute little house with everything you need for a vacation. There is a lot of room despite the few square metres. Clean and nicely decorated. Lots of books, games and tourist information. The owners are very kind and helpful with everything, just ask.

Guest's review (from Denmark) on TripAdvisor, 02 July 2016. 4 of 5 stars.

Great place, excellent!

Mr Passey, Switzerland, June 2012

Nice relaxing time, loved the garden.

Mr Meechan, May 2012

Cornwall was just beautiful. Enjoyed lovely scenery, friendly people and bucolic fishing villages.

Mr and Mrs Zell, USA, September 2011
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