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PILCHARD COTTAGE. Stylishly renovated cottage steps from St Ives harbour & beach

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Beautiful 3 bedroom cottage in Downalong St Ives with garage parking. Sleeps 6.

Pilchard Cottage is a former fishermans cottage refurbished to a very high standard, sleeping six people in three double bedrooms.

Garage parking is just paces away from the cottage, a real rarity to property in this location.

Situated in the old fishing quarter and conservation area of Downalong, the very heart of old St Ives full of twisting turning narrow streets scattered with many art galleries, great restaurants and fascinating architecture, completely enclosed by the harbour and surrounding sandy beaches.

The perfect location for surfing or lounging on the beach (the Harbour beach is just paces away), visiting galleries (the Tate is a 5 minute walk) or for exploring St Ives (shops, restaurants, pubs and several beaches all just a short stroll away).

The cottage is arranged over three floors and benefits from a small patio that catches the morning sun. For those cooler evenings the central heating and real flame fire make things nice and cosy!

More Details

Owner
Alan
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
4 January, 2018

About Alan

We have loved St Ives ever since holidaying here many years ago. After living/working in Birmingham and London we eventually managed to fulfil our dream and make the move to Cornwall. We now live in St Ives, and absolutely love it!

Alan and Sharon

Why Alan chose Saint Ives

St Ives is a special town and Downalong is at its very heart.

The houses have history, the streets are narrow and higgledy-piggledy and absolutely full of character.

Added to that the fact that you are almost completely surrounded by sea, the harbour and beautiful beaches makes this area especially unique.

What makes this cottage unique

Pilchard Cottage is located right in the heart of Downalong and everything that St Ives has to offer is just a short stroll away.

Garage parking, plenty of internal space and a small patio makes this the perfect property for a relaxing holiday.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint Ives in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

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PILCHARD COTTAGE. Stylishly renovated cottage steps from St Ives harbour & beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had searched for the right place to stay in St Ives for a while and settled on Pilchard cottage as it looked of a high standard and had a great location for the beach and shops. We were so happy when we arrived to see how beautiful it was in the flesh. The images don't do it justice and the location was so perfect for the beach, shops and restaurants. We were able to pop back after the beach for refreshments or a shower and back out again to have lunch. Alan and Sharon have thought of everything, the smallest of details making our stay like a home from home. We are already planning a return.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Julie for writing such a fantastic review of your stay. Very happy that you enjoyed Pilchard Cottage and all that St Ives has to offer very close to the cottage, and of course we would love to welcome you back some day soon! Alan
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5

Every comfort has been thought of!

  • 5 of 5

We could not fault Pilchard Cottage, it is so bright, clean and everything is to an extremely high standard. The space has been utilised so well providing all modern equipment, crisp linen, plenty of storage, it has been beautifully thought out. Location excellent too. Outside space is under cover so great for leaving your sandy boots outside. Treats await upon arrival, thank you!!!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sue for writing such a lovely review of your stay at Pilchard Cottage. We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay at Pilchard Cottage and enjoyed St Ives during a quiet period following the new year celebrations. We look forward to welcoming you back to St Ives in the future. Alan
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved pilchard cottage, excellent location, really clean, comfy beds, very modern and had everything we needed! it really was perfect and we couldn't fault it at all

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Scott for writing a review of your stay at Pilchard Cottage. Really pleased that you enjoyed your and hopefully we will see you again one day. Alan
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5

Gorgeous unit and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This lovely apartment is perfect in every way. My sister booked this vacation get away for our Cornwall vacation. She was unable to go on the trip but I did not want to miss the adventure. I felt a little like Goldilocks during the week as there was so much space. I had a morning family room for reading and another evening family for the same thing! The pictures are right on. Everything is as it appears! The garage parking was an added bonus for me as I had rented a car for the week. I felt like a local in every way as my host had left a very specific list of dining choices and sightseeing options. Throughou the week I visited every suggested site and dined at all but one restaurant. My host also left wine and cookies along with milk in the fridge. I co taced the hist about something and had a reply in short order. I can not find one single negative to this apartment. There were stairs, but steps are very normal in this area. I plan to bring my family back to this lovely slice of heaven.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jane for writing such a lovely review of your stay at Pilchard Cottage. Great to hear that you enjoyed the restaurant recommendations, there are now so many great places to eat in St Ives. Hopefully we will see you and your family back in St Ives again soon. Alan
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5

Lovely place in central location with parking

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time. Perfect spot, very nicely decorated, comfortable, central.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing a review of your stay in St Ives. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed everything that is Pilchard Cottage! Hopefully see you again soon. Alan
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5

What a wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Booking was so easy, we booked the day before for a last minute, short break. Pilchard Cottage was everything that the owners described and so much more, from the excellent quality of the fittings & equipment, to all of the little unexpected extras included. Welcome gifts were a nice touch even milk In the fridge. The property was spotlessly cleaned. I would recommend it to all of the family who often want to stay in the centre of St Ives. Parking is a stones throw away & so conveniently located. We have been visiting the town for over 45yrs & this is the best appointed propriety we have ever stayed at. The only minus is the amount of steps, if you are not so good on your legs. We will certainly be booking again as we loved it so much, can't wait!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thank you so much for such a great review. We are very happy that Pilchard Cottage exceeded your expectations, and our cleaner Sue will be very happy that you noticed her level of cleanliness! :-) We are always honest about the stairs being a bit steep for children, the elderly or infirm, so are more than happy that you mentioned this in your review. We very much look forward to welcoming you back to Pilchard Cottage in the future. Alan & Sharon
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Newquay
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
St Ives
Nearest Ferry
85 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Tregenna Castle
Nearest Train
500 Metres
St Ives
Nearest Motorway
105 Miles
M5
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
St Ives
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Harbour, St Ives
Car: not necessary

Travel:

St Ives is approximately 45 minutes drive from Newquay Airport.

Taxi from St Erth train station (on the London Paddington to Penzance main line) is approx 10 minutes. Local taxi company Ace Cars 01736 797799.

St Ives train station is approx 15 minutes walk / 3 minutes taxi.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint Ives, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
January
4 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£450
 
 
Feb half-term
9 Feb 2018 - 22 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
£620
for 4 nights
From
£155
£700
 
 
March
23 Feb 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£500
 
 
Easter hols week 1
23 Mar 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£660
for 4 nights
From
£165
£750
 
 
Easter week
30 Mar 2018 - 5 Apr 2018
6 night minimum stay
£1,260
for 6 nights
From
£210
£1,100
 
 
Easter hols (after)
6 Apr 2018 - 12 Apr 2018
6 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 6 nights
From
£200
£1,000
 
 
April
13 Apr 2018 - 3 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
£600
 
 
May
4 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£510
for 3 nights
From
£170
£750
 
 
Spring bank-hol
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
6 night minimum stay
£1,740
for 6 nights
From
£290
£1,600
 
 
Early June
1 Jun 2018 - 14 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£660
for 3 nights
From
£220
£1,000
 
 
Late June
15 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 4 nights
From
£250
£1,200
 
 
July
29 Jun 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
6 night minimum stay
£1,680
for 6 nights
From
£280
£1,500
 
 
Mid-July one-off
13 Jul 2018 - 17 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£880
for 4 nights
From
£220
 
 
Mid-July one-off 2
24 Jul 2018 - 26 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£810
for 3 nights
From
£270
 
 
Summer school hols
27 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
6 night minimum stay
£1,980
for 6 nights
From
£330
£1,800
 
 
September (1)
31 Aug 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,120
for 4 nights
From
£280
£1,400
 
 
Mid September
7 Sep 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£960
for 4 nights
From
£240
£1,100
 
 
Late September
21 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£720
for 4 nights
From
£180
£800
 
 
October (1)
28 Sep 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
£700
 
 
Mid October
5 Oct 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
£600
 
 
October half-term
19 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£760
for 4 nights
From
£190
£950
 
 
November/December
26 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£500
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 5 nights
From
£200
£1,000
 
 
New year
28 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 5 nights
From
£240
£1,300
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Bookings are mostly weekly Friday to Friday, particularly during peak periods.
Shorter breaks available October to April.
Payments to be made by credit or debit card over the phone.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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