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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/EVChargePoint Electric car charging
  • 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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29 Customer Review(s)

  • George

    “This was our second stay at back of beyond and was Amazing as always.”

    The owners are professional and Courteous and very helpful at all times.

    The owners are professional and Courteous and very helpful at all times. A big 5 stars……

    - George, November 2021

The property

Newly converted to an excellent standard, Back of Beyond can be found along the St Ives to Land's End coast road at Gurnard's Head (in the hamlet of Treen near Zennor), surveying the expansive seascape from high above the wild and rocky Atlantic shoreline on magnificent tall granite cliffs.

Rated Britain's most scenic stretch of coastline, this is a magical holiday destination so far removed from the demands of modern living.

The landscape here is diverse, rising up sharply from the ocean into a rugged plateau carpeted with thick gorse and bracken, indigenous plants and flowers and open pasture land.

Farm animals pepper the terrain and the mining ruins and ancient stone monuments mystified by folklore will transport you back in time.

It is a superb territory for walkers, cyclists, rock climbers, anglers and naturalists whilst artists, photographers and writers will find it a source of deep inspiration. Back of Beyond is conveniently located for the world-class beaches at Sennen, Porthcurno and St Ives and the landmark attractions of Land's End, St Michael's Mount and The Minack Theatre present opportunities to string together a very memorable holiday experience.

The accommodation is beautifully furnished and the under floor heating and a wood burner ensure that it is comfortable for winter breaks, storm watching and couples seeking a romantic retreat and the chance to be cosseted.

An exceptional feature of this former barn is the patio extending into a large garden with its panoramic views of epic beauty.

The farmhouse style kitchen/diner is equipped with an impressive midnight blue AGA and both bedrooms provide generous proportions and en-suite bathrooms, fitted with a bath and separate shower.

There is parking for two cars and an award winning pub/restaurant on the doorstep.


  • 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
  • Electric vehicle charging point
  • 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.

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!

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.
Note: Guests need to request access to the electric vehicle charging point before arrival. There will be a charge for use according to the cost of electricity used during the stay to be paid directly to the owner before departure.