About Barnaloft

Converted in 1962 from a former pilchard curing cellar and seine loft, Barnaloft is an award winning block of beachfront flats and studios. Each unit has a balcony overlooking the sea and there is private access to the beach. It is ideally situated in the old quarter of St Ives, a few minutes away from the shops.

We make our studio apartment available via Airbnb throughout the year.

Self catering 4-person holiday apartment
Porthmeor Beach - St. Ives - Cornwall


Sleeps 4 people. 
Balcony overlooking the sea.
Private access to the beach.
Ideally situated in the old quarter of St. Ives.
Garage parking.
Wireless broadband access point.

The studio is very comfortably decorated and furnished. It is on the top floor, all electric and has been made as convenient as possible to run as a holiday home. There is a coin operated laundry in the block, and a cleaner is employed to service the property.

This property is not really suitable for small children due to the unguarded open-tread staircase. Please ask if you are wondering about this.

From March to September inclusive we let from Friday to Friday in week blocks. Also, you are able to book two, three or more week blocks in a row if you wish.

The Airbnb calendar crosses out the non-Friday days but this does not mean they are booked. If anything is unclear, please just contact me.

Outside of those months, short and more flexible lets are available.


Airbnb Superhost!

Click here to visit the Airbnb full description, with calendar and prices.

Book Direct between March and September

Click here to book direct for stays during the holiday season.



I’ve stayed in Barnaloft three times. It’s a treasure, that once you discover you’ll never want to stay anywhere else. Positioned right on Porthmeor Beach with nothing in front, except golden sand and turquoise sea, and a balcony to enjoy it from!
— Loie | June 2019
Amazing apartment view, we loved it. To see and hear the sound of crashing waves. Doesn’t get better!
— Al | May 2019
Great holiday, fantastic location - going to sleep and waking up listening to the waves. Didn’t want to leave. Definitely will be back.
— Jonathan | May 2019
Superb location with the best view for watching the sunset - Direct access to the beach and a garage for the car - Perfect.
— Tullia | May 2019
Great flat in the best location right on the beach.
— Llinos | April 2019
If you could pick a location to put an apartment, this would be it! It is literally on the beach, you go to sleep at night with the relaxing sounds of the waves and wake up to the most glorious view. The apartment is great, perfect for our stay. Having an on site garage was brilliant, we went in the off season but I can only imagine the advantages that would bring in the height of summer. Great place!!
— CJ | February 2019
Superb flat with stunning views in a magnificent location. Can’t wait to return.
— James | December 2018
Great space, great location and amazing view! Best view we’ve ever had in this country, right on the beach! Jim was a great host going above and beyond. On the doorstep of everywhere you would want to go in St Ives.
— Helen | December 2018
Barnaloft is a perfect place to stay in St Ives. The apartment looks over the beautiful Porthmeor Beach and the town centre is an easy, very short walk away. Everything was clean and fresh and the apartment is spacious and light with comfortable furniture and beds. Jim kept us well-informed with details regarding our stay including step by step directions which were useful in navigating through the narrow streets. We loved our stay and are already planning a return visit!
— Stephanie | November 2018
A beautiful and perfect location, this place is fantastic- couldn’t wish for anything better.
— Jess | September 2018
Jim’s studio is the best location ever, right on the beach and two minutes from where it’s all happening and being on the top floor you can catch the sun on the nice wide balcony and watch it go down with a nice bottle of wine and nibbles, the artwork scattered around is real St Ives, we had a fabulous time and were sad to leave - thanks Jim
— David | August 2018
Wow! Jim’s studio flat is just stunning. The views are amazing and the location is just perfect - on the best beach and so near the harbour. Jim was also a perfect host - really easy communication. We’ll definitely be booking again!
— Nina | May 2018