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Cornish Pearl. St Ives. Spacious three bedroom cottage 400 yards to the beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 10 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cornish Pearl is found in the heart of St Ives town where a short walk leads you onto Fore Street with all of its shops, cafes, Cornish pubs, restaurants and galleries and St Ives harbour and beach, where it is a delight to be anytime of the year, particularly so if you're joined by your four-legged friend! Thoughtfully furnished with your comfort and warmth in mind, Cornish Pearl is ideal for a family of six or a couple wanting a welcoming spacious home for a break away.

The town house is based over three floors with the sitting room, dining area, kitchen and utility area being on the ground floor, two bedrooms, the family bathroom and separate WC and washbasin on the second floor and the wonderfully light loft room is on the third floor. About 50 feet behind Cornish Pearl is a very conveniently located privately owned pay and display car park.

Accommodation consists of Sitting/ Dining Room with L-shaped sofa, tub armchair, foot stool, TV/DVD, gas fire, table with four chairs and bench, iPod dock, Wi-Fi, DVD's and games

Kitchen with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/ freezer, coffee maker and more. Door leads to

Utility Room with washing machine, area to hang wet suits etc. and back door to small storage area at rear

Bedroom 1 with king size bed and sea glimpses

Bedroom 2 - Twin beds

Family bathroom with corner bath and shower, WC, wash basin

Separate WC and small wash basin

Bedroom 3 has a king size bed, dual aspect sea views from dormer windows and french doors leading to a balcony with sea views

Additional information

gas central heating, travel cot and high chair Wi-Fi, one dog welcome, short breaks available, welcome pack included in the price (one for the dog also).

More Details

David and Helen Hurst
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2018

About David and Helen Hurst

David and Helen have had the property since summer of 2014 after searching for the ideal family home for others to share. A photographer and teacher who have spent summer holidays in the town since childhood, they are well aware of the stunning beauty of St Ives and surrounding areas.

David and Helen Hurst purchased this house in 2014

Why David and Helen Hurst chose Saint Ives

Ideal location in the heart of St Ives. Cornish Pearl is approximately 5 minutes walk to all beaches in St Ives. Local to the shops, pubs, cinema and leisure centre. Parking close by

What makes this house unique

Has wonderful attic bedroom where you can enjoy sea views whilst sitting on private balcony

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Cornish Pearl in St Ives. The house was comfortable, very clean, nicely decorated and had everything we could possibly want. It was in walking distance to the beaches, shops and center of town. I will recommend this property to my friends who visit St Ives.
Oct 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint Ives in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 10 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 has a balcony with sea views
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Veranda
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Cornish Pearl. St Ives. Spacious three bedroom cottage 400 yards to the beach
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 20 reviews

This is a very well equipped and spacious property

  • 5 of 5

Communication was easy and the house had everything we needed and more. It is truly a home from home. It's an easy walk into the centre of town. There's an (expensive) car park immediately behind the property and a more reasonable one a few minutes' walk away up a hill and flight of steps opposite. We were three adults but the house could easily cope with more.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a lovely review Stuart. Glad you, your mother and Turkish friend enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to Cornish Pearl in the future. David and Helen.
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This is a lovely house well located and superbly equipped

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous house. Everything you need for an enjoyable holiday. Couldn’t fault it

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely lovely place, well appointed for access to the town and harbour and the Painting School. Had everything we could need - well stocked in terms of tea bags, coffee, sugar etc and all the utensils, crockery, pots washing machine etc you could need. Heating was well timed and regulated too - the temperature was perfect. Nice soft bedding and towels as well.

A few things:-

- My sister said the front door was quite hard to lock or unlock from the inside (can't remember which).

- Could have done with better instructions re how to work the telly and DVD player.

- The fact that the TV is fixed means you can't angle it round very much

- Would have been nice to have some specific recommendations on restaurants in the folder

- Beds comfy but squeaky!

- We both thought that the front lounge needed a venetian blind as people look in and you don't want to draw the curtains during the day. I would also say the same for the front bedroom.

- the dishwasher door is catching on the board below and needs seeing to - but other than that it worked perfectly well

- we thought it would have been a nice gesture to have put half a pint of milk in the fridge so you can have an instant cuppa after a long journey - but just a suggestion!

All in all a lovely place and would definitely stay there again!

Thank you

AM Flynn

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Am Many thanks for your lovely review and thanks for constructive feedback Apologies for no milk as there should have been! Will check with our housekeeper on that one. Blinds are being fitted this week as they should have been fitted first thing in the New Year, so should you wish to return then this will be sorted TV is a new one so will definitely have a look at that for you and the squeaky bed is hoping to be resolved also Glad the heating was perfect as in the winter months we like our guests to be warm and toasty and it can sometimes be a struggle working it just right ! Thanks again and hope you achieved some great results with your painting experience - David and Helen
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Cornish pearl

  • 5 of 5

the house was perfect for a winter stay, and exactly right for us whilst we attended the school of painting.The house a was clean and really well equiped and most importantly very warm, spacious and lit. A couple of negatives.. the grill and oven hadnt been cleaned which was odd as all else spotless. the soapdish in the shower was broken leaving a jagged edge. Also it would be good to have some shelves in the bathroom and towel rails over the radiator perhaps.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your response Kathy and very much appreciated.. We are very glad that the house was to your liking and certainly warm enough. We can only apologise for the negatives but will certainly address these with our housekeeper. A little unsure about the towel rail situation in the bathroom however as there is a heated towel rail in the bathroom Kind regards David and Helen
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Brilliant location and great house!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the Cornish Pearl for a few days whilst my sister was working down in St Ives, myself and Mum had a little trip down to explore the area. Stayed Jan 2018 for 3 nights.

On arrival the house is easily accessible and all went smoothly with the details that were provided to enter the property.

The house sits on a main road into St Ives as literally you are a stones throw away from the start of the little shops and just a couple of minutes walk to the beach.

The car park is expensive at the back of the house so do use the one at the top of the hill where the owners say to park.

The house is beautifully decorated- and the owners sure do love Laura Ashley! The hall leads off to the lounge and dining area which boats a seaside feel with its decor. The kitchen has everything you could wish for and more- plenty of opportunity to cook whilst you were away. Great space through the kitchen to kick off those sandy shoes and wet swim outfits.

The house boats some lovely bedrooms- 2 doubles and 1 twin room. The bathroom is great- shower and bath depending on your needs and a separate toilet helps if you have a full house.

The loft double room- ideal for people under 5ft 8! I am 5ft5 and nearly had some near misses on the beams!!

Beds all comfy and the rooms all had a very homely feel to them and a high standard of decor.

The location of the house- well you have a Co-op as you turn left and down the hill a little to stock up on some bits and bobs and then pubs, shops, cafe, and all things St Ives literally less than a minute away. The train station is this side of the bay so you haven't got far to go to that.

The Cornish Peal is somewhere I would certainly stay again- the cliché- Home from Home has to be used as it simply is- you can't ask for a better well stocked kitchen and the house does really feel like you can relax and unwind in after a days outing. Obviously we went completely out of season so can't comment on how the road and area would be like in peak season- but to be honest- St Ives will always be busy in peak times so it would no doubt be a case of getting stuck into life down there in summer- but as for the house its in the perfect location and wouldn't change where I stayed.

Overall a fantastic house and certainly recommend staying here for your stay in St Ives.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments Lois - you made me quite emotional about the house as we really do want our guests to feel at home and yes much to my husbands dismay I do love Laura Ashley, but if people are paying their hard earned money then we want to invest in making them feel we have put in the effort.. We would be delighted for you to stay again should you wish to and thank you once again for lovely comments :)
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What a great find for a Christmas break!

  • 5 of 5

There is nothing that is missing in this delightful house! The only negative thing to say is that the parking is awkward if you need to use your vehicle more than once a day . however what an absolutely fully equipped home from home this is .it was inviting from the moment we entered.

The shops are plentiful as are there cafes,bars, pubs and shops for everyone. The beach is a short walk away that we took our two cockerpoos pups to.The owners are very attentive to needs ( we had a 21st birthday to sort for Christmas Day.)

Well done I certainly want to return .

FIVE STARS to the owners and THANK YOU

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely comments Ian and we are delighted that your stay was a home from home experience. We would be happy for you to return and Happy New Year to you and your family
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Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
The Kettle and Wink
Nearest Golf
1.7 Kilometres
Tregenna Castle
Nearest Train
650 Metres
St Ives Station
Nearest Restaurant
180 Metres
The Mex
Car: not necessary

Tate St Ives

Barbara Hepworth's home and garden

Seals, basking sharks and dolphins spotted in the bay

Scenic train journey along the coast

Fore Street Shops and restaurants


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saint Ives, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Winter
17 Feb 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
24 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
14 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Spring
5 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
7 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
22 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September Festival
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late Autumn
22 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October Half Term
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Winter
27 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Christmas
15 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas and New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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