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The Old Salthouse, Barnaloft


Excellent 5/5 Score from 12 reviews

The apartment

Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

The Old Salthouse is a ground floor studio apartment that underwent complete refurbishment into a contemporary living space.

Located within the iconic 'Barnaloft' complex located in the heart of the old fishermans quarters of St Ives known as 'Downalong'. The studio apartment is on ground level with a private parking space (which is a luxury in St Ives) right next to the front door. The Barnaloft / Piazza apartment and studio complex was initially converted in 1962 from a pilchard curing cellar and seine loft and provides private access to the beautiful Porthmeor beach where you can watch the sunset with a chilled glass of wine.

Ideal for a romantic getaway for a couple wanting the peace and tranquility found only in St Ives or alternatively friends who would like to share the St Ives experience of the Tate and Barbara Hepworth Museum and the wonderful culinary delights found in the area.

Size Sleeps up to 2, Studio
Nearest beach Porthmeor 20 m
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 20 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay 45 km, Nearest railway: St Ives 500 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The open plan living area is fully tiled, with gas central heating and comprises a double bed, wardrobes, a large double leather sofa bed and 32" plasma wall mounted TV with 36 channels and a DVD player.

The kitchen is fully fitted with a breakfast bar, electric hob, oven, extractor, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. All cutlery, crockery and utensils are provided. The large leather sofa bed is ideal for 2 children to sleep on with all bed linen provided.

The bathroom comprises fully tiled shower room with heated towel rail, wash basin and lavatory.

There is also an outdoor cupboard with ironing board, extra seating an airing rack and deck chairs.

Further details

All bedding is included along with bath towels. Please note that beach towels are not included. Can be provided if required.

The West Country region

For those who enjoy the "sub-tropical" experience, Cornwall has much to offer. In the local area you can enjoy the splendors of Trebah Gardens, Glendurgan and Trellisick.

During the winter, Cornwall takes on a different beauty and clear sunny days can be followed by storm watching, with the wind and waves lashing the coastline.

St Ives

Downalong is a picturesque conservation area with a maze of granite and slate houses and cottages, narrow winding streets and alleyways, all leading to either the lovely beaches or the working harbour. Porthmeor beach is a haven for surfers with golden sand and crystal water or Porthgwidden is a smaller bathing beach where seals and dolphins are seen regularly.

The Tate Gallery is a 5 minute walk from the apartment and so to is the Barbara Hepworth Museum.

Cornwall is known as the English Riviera, lying in the Gulf Stream with warm waters and palm trees growing all year round.

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13 Sep 2014


"A little gem in St Ives, only 50 yds from Porthmeor beach, with a parking space !"

What a fantastic week we had here. Our hosts were really pleasant to deal with throughout and we couldn't fault it. Perfect location being so close to the beach yet only a 3 minute walk from the … More

5 Sep 2014


"Great location, just off the beach"

Great place to stay, studio is spacious, clean and well equipped. Parking and free wi-fi are added bonuses. Seconds away from Porthmeor beach.… More

26 Aug 2014



The Old Salthouse was a lovely ,comfortable and well equipped studio apartment. The location is fabulous for town and beach. Shirley the owner made us extremely welcome and was extremely accommodating… More

8 Jan 2014


"Fantastic Beachside position with private parking right outside!!"

Pleasantly surprised by the size of the apartment, clean and well equipped. Added bonus of having own parking space right outside the property, car hardly moved all week. Also loved the fact that we h… More

Thank you for the lovely review. The weather was exceptionally bad during your stay and I do apologise I couldn't personally be there during this time but I am glad you had such a nice stay and I would be very happy to welcome you back at any time in the future! Kind Regards Shirley

3 Oct 2013


"What a little gem"

We found this little gem a few years ago and have returned many times since. It is in a perfect location, well-appointed and has the added bonus of a car parking place outside the door - literally. Th… More

10 Sep 2013


"A Delightful Stay in a Wonderful Position."

What a fantastic time. My partner and I were greeted by the most lovely lady who owned the The Old Salthouse. She couldn't do enough for us, or havebeen more friendly and informative on where … More

4 Jul 2013


"Magnificent, great apartment, everything to hand and a (much coveted) parking space!"

Thanks to Shirley & Tim for an excellent two weeks in St Ives. The apartment was outstanding, very clean and to have your own parking space was an added bonus. The Car rarely moved as everywhere is wi… More

26 Apr 2013


"Fantastic, amazing situation, cozy and convenient to visit all areas of St Ives."

We had a wonderful stay at The old Salthouse from 6th-13th April 2013. Shelley and Tim were on hand for everything we needed and were the perfect hosts! Their apartment is quiet and beautifully furnished, situated in the most fantastic position, literally a stones throw from Porthmeor Beach! With the addition of our own private parking space literally outside the apartment we were so spoilt and cannot reccommend this apartment more highly!"

18 Mar 2013


"Wonderful place to stay, highly recommended."

We stayed 1 - 3 March 2013. The apartment was very nicely decorated and furnished to a high standard. We took our Labrador cross (Bella) with us and had a wonderful time. Just across the court yard to the beach. So peaceful and relaxing. We will definitely be staying again in the future.

25 Feb 2013


"Our once a year little piece of St Ives heaven. Just perfect."

My husband, 16 year old son and I have been coming to The Old Salthouse for 1 week every year for the last 7 years which has to be a recommendation in itself. The apartment is kept spotless and very w… More

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Calendar last updated:12 Oct 2014

Based in United Kingdom

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