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Stunning panoramic sea views, spacious & stylish, 2 mins to beach

Overview

Property

Updated: 01-Nov-2016
Beautiful Victorian house, contemporary with original art

St.Ives and The Organic Panda

The Organic Panda, surrounded by mature Cornish palms is an end of terrace 3 storey elegant Victorian house with panoramic views of St. Ives Bay and Godrevy Lighthouse. It is only 2 minutes walk to the award winning Porthminster Beach, and 5 minutes to the centre of St. Ives.

Spacious and light, with chunky reclaimed timber furniture and a vibrant in-house exhibition of original art. The perfect place to relax and unwind, suitable for family gatherings, wedding parties and special occasions. There is free wi-fi throughout the house. Welcome pack provided, please let us know your special requirements. There is also parking for two medium sized cars.

The open plan living and dining area has a comfy sofa, giant beanbag, 40” TV and Xbox 360 Kinect, 10 seater rustic dining table, original sanded floors and large bay windows.

The very large fully equipped unique kitchen with additional seating, has a 6 ring gas cooker, granite work surfaces, slate tiled floor, and a stable door leading to the garden.

The well designed, contemporary and stylish bedrooms comprise of 3 doubles and 2 twins (4 with en-suites). Our 6th bedroom, known as the Den, is accessed through a secret bookcase ‘hatch’, a loft conversion with Calibre balcony windows and double bed suitable for children or romantic hide-away.

The bedrooms have carpeted or sanded floors, organic bamboo bedding, duck down or hypoallergenic duvets (upon request) and digital t.v./dvd. The en-suites and bathroom all have organic bamboo towels and complimentary toiletries.

Plants abound at The Organic Panda with a grassed area to the front of the property, fabulous Cornish plants and a charming secluded rear garden with seating area and barbeque - a perfect suntrap.

The Organic Panda is committed to good environmental practice and holds a gold award from Green Tourism.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Build a New Life in the Country on Channel 5 (2005) followed our adventures converting a derelict hotel into a contemporary b&b, now being offered as a holiday home. Peter is a photographer and history student and Andrea an artist and theatre designer.

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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews

5

The house was comfortable, homely and incredibly well located

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house - we had 5 children in our party of 12 (there's plenty of room!) and the house was really geared to them - a particularly nice touch was the sandcastle mould and the amazing, large leather bean bag in the living room. This was permanently occupied by most of them throughout the week. Lots to do in St Ives and the surrounding countryside, but it was always nice to come back to the house at the end of the day. We would strongly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic house!

  • 5 of 5

The Organic Panda is a wonderful house and we had a great week there. The accommodation was perfect for our family - 4 en suite bedrooms out of 6 really helped. It was beautifully clean when we arrived, and there was a loaded hamper of food awaiting us, tea, coffee, milk and butter in the fridge, a bottle of bubbly and flowers on the table. Nothing was too much trouble for Wendy (and her husband) who look/s after the house. She is a treasure! Location is excellent - about a 10 minute, downhill, walk into the town and, ditto, to the beach (2 mins - hmm!). I would only single out 2 things to comment on. We hadn't realised that there was no loo on the ground floor. For an able bodied family this shouldn't be a problem but for my elderly mother it was a bit of an inconvenience! Could one be squeezed in under the stairs? The other thing, which I feel needs resolving, is that all the sash windows in the lounge and dining area were painted up so we couldn't open them to get any fresh air. It didn't affect us unduly the week we were there, as the weather was cool, but a week later, when the temperature shot up, it would have been unbearable. With my mother there we spent a lot of time in the house. If a top and a bottom sash could be opened 6" in each room, it would make all the difference. Everywhere else in the house, the windows opened adequately. All the bedrooms are bright and airy and the 2 main front bedrooms on the 1st floor and the double on the 2nd floor have stunning views of the sea. The kitchen is extremely well equipped and there is lots of beach stuff to borrow. Contact with the owner was instant, on every occasion, and he was extremely helpful. It's a really lovely house and I highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for your kind review, we will be looking at the windows over the winter period to see what we can do, a toilet downstairs isn't possible for a variety of structural reasons. Oh and it's a Cornish 2 minutes :)
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Location

From the Owner

The Organic Panda has been sympathetically restored and our choice of furniture and interior décor hand - picked with love. The Organic Panda hosts a vibrant in-house exhibition by Andrea and her family, many of the works are for sale, some of which are in national and international collections. The curtains in the living room, designed by Dorothy Carr were featured in a recent exhibition at the V & A. Our commitment to good design and sustainable practice has informed and shaped many of our decisions. We hope you enjoy our choices.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : too many to name at 200 Metres Nearest Train : St Ives at 100 Metres Nearest Motorway : A30 at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : too many to name at 200 Metres Nearest Beach : Porthminster at 100 Metres Car: not necessary

Discover the bright and shining southwest tip of Cornwall, with the ancient town of St Ives nestling amongst rich, magnificent coastal scenery; surrounding you with the clearest air, the cleanest beaches and scented, sub-tropical gardens.

Squeezed into this idyllic seaside retreat is an abundance of good restaurants, galleries and five golden beaches, all on The Organic Panda's doorstep.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
low
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£175
From
£200
Thu,Fri,Sat
£750
 
 
high
21 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
high
28 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay
£2,750
for 7 nights
£2,750
 
 
low
4 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£175
From
£200
Fri,Sat,Sun
£750
 
 
mid
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
low
18 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
From
£225
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,100
 
 
Easter
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
mid
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£900
for 3 nights
From
£300
£1,750
 
 
Whitsun
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 
 
mid
3 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
high
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,200
for 7 nights
£3,200
 
 
mid
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 4 nights
From
£350
From
£400
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,000
 
 
mid
23 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£825
for 3 nights
From
£275
£1,600
 
 
mid
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS SENT UPON ENQUIRY
1. Bookings made more than six weeks in advance require a deposit of one third of the full hire charge. The balance & deposit against breakages/losses (£500 see below) is payable six weeks before occupation.
2. Bookings made six weeks or less before occupation require payment of the full hire charge plus the deposit against breakages/losses (£500 see be

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

It was love at first sight, the stunning location, surrounding garden, amazing views particularly from the master bedroom and the attic bedroom. The azure blue water, golden sands and dazing light. wow!

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Games

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2000 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Room 1 very large double - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Room 2 - large double - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Room 3 - Twin - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, large walk-in shower
  • Room 4 - Attic Double - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom - Toilet, Bath (no shower), bathroom on 1st floor

Bedrooms

  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Room 1 - Very Large Double En-Suite with panoramic sea-views - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Room 2 - Large Double En-Suite with sea-views - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Room 3 - Cosy Twin En-Suite garden views - 2 Single Bed, with en-suite
  • Room 4 - Attic Double en-suite with sea-views - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Room 5 - Attic Twin with sea views - 2 Single Bed
  • Room 6 - Den - loft conversion access through hatch - 1 Double Bed, 'secret' room with Velux balcony
  • Please note: use of the Den, (which is the loft conversion with balcony Calibre windows) accessed by the 'secret entrance', should be assessed by the responsible adult as to the suitability of use by children and other guests.

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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