St Ives, Cornwall
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Steps from the sea in get-away-from-it-all scenery – half an hour’s walk from St Ives’ arty heart. Sleeps 4 with pull-out beds for 2 more


6 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

The surf crashes against the rocks, seabirds wheel overhead and cattle low in the fields – you’re a mile along the cliff path from all the bustle of town. Escape down a lane off the St Ives to Zennor road and find this granite cottage in a small hamlet looking out to sea, backed by some of West Cornwall’s highest hills.

Calming, French-accented interiors feel elegant but the kids will be in their element – the old smuggling tunnel encased in glass under the kitchen floor will fire little imaginations, and a slide and swings wait in the garden. It’s all about getting outdoors and running wild here, with walks aplenty from the doorstep.

Head along to glorious Porthminster beach, gallery hop in St Ives and dip into its buzzing restaurant scene, or if the weather is foul just hunker down around the cottage’s wood-burner and enjoy the views.

Baragwainaith - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Being in the middle of nowhere close to a vibrant town
  • Staring at the sea and the stars from the main bedroom’s balcony
  • All the books, games and toys for children
Baragwainaith - Gallery

You should know

  • You’ll need a car to go shopping
  • There are steps down to the house
  • There are two extra pull-out beds for children


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 6pm
Check out
By 9am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights. 4 nights on weekdays. 4 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £170
Weekly price
from £950
Damage deposit
1 Cottage for 4
From £1706 beds2 bedrooms


Beautiful cottage in an amazing, peaceful location just outside of St Ives. Stunning views from the garden, and great walks on your doorstep. Had everything our 2 year old needed, including a swing in the garden. Natalia very helpful and prompt with all replies, we’ll be back!

Phil, Bristol

Fabulous location outside St Ives, but minutes from it (although the claim of a 35 minute walk was rather optimistic for an average walker!). Cottage very tastefully furnished and has everything that could be needed, including for a toddler. Natalia was really prompt with responding to questions. Great stay and will return.

Tim, Nottingham

Fabulous stay in this beautiful cottage lovely views and short walk to St Ives. Perfect for families and host was so welcoming. Highly recommend.

Chris, England

The cottage is wonderful - full of character, a lot of thought into the furnishings and the location couldn’t have been better. Sea views and just a 30 minute walk into St Ives through fields. Natalia was brilliant in answering any queries and very prompt. 5 stars and highly recommend.


A heavenly spot, an immaculately comfortable, gorgeous home. We had a wonderful holiday here and will eagerly book again.

Sarah, Bath

We had the most wonderfult time in Baragwainaith! The cottage is just as beautiful as in the pictures, in fact even more so. All rooms are comfortable and stylish, the kitchen is great and the sea views are amazing. We fully enjoyed being in the middle of the fields, just behind the coast path, and very close to St. Ives. We cannot wait to come back!

Esther, Prague

A well presented, clean, characterful, treasure of a place to top off a St Ives vacation. Full of style, and just big enough for a family of 4, or 5 at a squeeze. Situated just outside town in a tiny hamlet, providing welcomed solitude and peacefulness at the end of the day. Beautifully finished with style and personal touch, complete with all required amenities- even the travel plugs were welcome. Superbly clean on arrival.

Keith, Texas, United States

This family home is simply great, cosy and comfortable and provides all the amenities we needed. Located a few minutes outside of St.Ives it is a good base to explore all the spots in the south-west of Cornwall. We were sad to leave and do hope to come back one day.


This is a lovely homely and beautifully kitted-out home from home. Great location just outside St Ives and in a wonderfully quiet spot. We loved the sea view from the master bedroom. The sunsets were amazing from here. Our son loved the books, large selection of games and toys in the house. A great touch for children. We were sad to leave and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Natalia's home to families looking for a stylish home from home.


We booked the holidays impromptu because we needed a break as a family, and Baragwainaith turned out to be the perfect place for us. The cottage is perfectly equipped with everything one needs for holiday comfort, from squishy sofas to audio equipment and a dishwasher. Most importantly, everything was exactly as described and pictured on the Sawdays website, only the original is more lovely than photos can ever be. The views from the garden and the windows are truly stunning. We took our teenage children who had a good time on the St.Ives beach.


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The neighbourhood

It’s tempting to stay super local and soak up the beauty on your doorstep here, but you’ll want to walk the mile to St Ives and its famous galleries, with the Tate, Barbara Hepworth’s studio, and countless smaller places to discover. Find your favourite from the selection of family-friendly beaches locally – Porthminster, Porthmeor and Porthgwidden – catering for everyone from surfers to the bucket-and-spade brigade. Or walk the coastal path in the other direction towards wilder Zennor, where you can refuel with good food and drink at the Tinner’s Arms or the famous Gurnard’s Head.

Local points of interest from Natalia Byng

  • A few minutes drive or a stunning 25 minute walk and you will be at some of the best beaches in Europe. Porthminster Beach is great for families with a lovely wide sandy beach and a seasonal lifeguard. Watch out for seagulls trying to grab your ice cream
  • Porthmeor Beach is famous for its waves and is a great haunt for surfers and surf schools. The Harbour offers lovely boat trips and a small beach. Porthgwidden beach is smaller, sheltered and good for families.
  • Explore St Ives with its many galleries including the world famous Tate and Barbara Hepworth and many restaurants and shops. Visit one of the many spectacular National Trust properties within an hour or so by car, bus or train, or zip to Land's End.
  • Cross over to Marazion to marvel at St Michael’s Mount and walk the Giant’s causeway. Catch a play at the stunning Minack Theatre. Pop to the Eden Project.
  • Walk along the coastal path from right outside the back gate and head for Zennor. Have a lovely meal at The Tinner's Arms, and visit the church which houses a bench depicting the Mermaid of Zennor. Eat a Moomaid ice cream and grab a Cornish cream tea.
  • Take the spectacular coastal train ride from Lelant to St Ives. It’s definitely one not to miss. Get your kids on a pottery class at Leach Pottery.Get your culinary taste buds going with a trip to Gunnards Head (Zennor) or the Hasletown Inn (5 mins away)


Natalia Byng

Natalia, her partner and children live in London, so you’ll be left alone at Baragwainaith. They initially drove 300 miles overnight with two small children in tow to view the cottage - their retreat from the city - and weren’t disappointed when they arrived. Natalia understands what makes a great family holiday and enjoys adding the special touches that make the house feel like home for other families, too.