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.



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
Jim’s flat was bright and airy with beautiful views onto Porthmeor Beach, quiet yet centrally located, everything (restaurants, museums, shops) within a 5 min walking radius, and Jim responded straight away when we needed help... Definitely one of the best flats (and hosts) in St Ives!
— Janice | March 2018
Airbnb gold! A truly wonderful studio apartment right in the centre of St Ives. Barnaloft is stylish, clean and very well equipped with a stunning uninterrupted view of the sea from your chair in the lounge area. Whilst it’s a stone’s throw from the harbour and a short amble to the Tate the area is very quiet - just perfect for a relaxing break away. With parking in St Ives at such a premium the use of a garage is a huge bonus. Jim was the perfect host - clear and regular communication with some excellent ideas on making the most of our time away.
— Jude | February 2018
This seaview apartment is divine! It’s right on the beach so you have uninterrupted views of the beach, ocean and horizon. And yet right in the centre of St Ives too, thus easy getting everywhere on foot, with your car parked away in the garage. It’s PERFECTION! The apartment is a bijou residence, simply styled with some lovely art. As designers, we found the place very calming and inspiring. We will be back! Highly recommend.
— Amber | January 2018
Gorgeous views from this loft apartment, with lots of local art work on the walls. Right on the beach and minutes walk away from everyting in town. Jim made the check in super easy. We had no problems so never needed to contact anyone. Even has a garage to park you car in. A real rarity in St. Ives! We would return again and highly recommend this place!
— Harry | January 2018