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17th Century Cottage In St Ives, Cornwall. Sleeps 2 With Parking!



Updated: 22-Oct-2016
House in St. Ives, Cornwall, England - Central But Quiet Romantic Town Centre Boutique Cottage,2 Minutes Level Stroll From Harbour &Beaches

A beautiful town centre 17th century stone cottage tucked away in a quiet cobbled street. Lovingly restored and completely refurbished in 2013 to an exceptionally high standard - the cottage has all the comforts of a bijoux boutique hotel with the freedom to do as you please! Cornish Cottage is a 2 minute level stroll to St Ives harbour, restaurants, cafes, galleries, shops and beaches. Steeped in history and full of original charm and character with wonky walls, a wood burning stove with cornish granite fire surround, granite coins, window seats and exposed beams. Parking space for one car. Underfloor heating and gas central heating. Delicious Cornish Cream Tea or surprise welcome pack awaits guests on arrival! We regret the cottage is not suitable for children. Sorry - no pets allowed.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I live in St Ives with my husband, and our two children aged 11 and 14. It is the most wonderful place in the world to live, love and holiday!

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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks once again for a truly wonderful stay at Cornish Cottage. Counting the days until next year...! - Cath and Mark

A cosy cottage in a fantastic location.

We could not have asked for more! - Sally and Nick

Lovey, historic & cosy cottage. Equipped for all one's needs. We have had a fabulous week. - Joan and Graham

Its been a wonderful holiday with with a lovely cottage to relax in after coastal walks - Brian and Fee
Feb 2012
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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


The cottage was gorgeous - really cosy and furnished beautifully!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely long weekend - the cottage was perfectly located so we could leave the car parked up and just potter round town all weekend. The galleries are so lovely, and all the beaches have different things to offer. Our favourite drink spot was the Rum and Crab Shack! Then a short walk back to the cottage for supper and a cosy evening and a good night's sleep in the very comfy bed! The perfect weekend, thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage but very noisy

  • 3 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for just under a week. It's a beautiful little cottage, well decorated and fully equipped with everything you could ever need.

The location is central to St Ives which is also a bonus. However at the back of the cottage is a pub and early every morning they have a delivery of kegs. The 'clung' of metal at 7am everyday was unbearable. The cottage only has single glazing so every time someone walks by you can hear exactly what they are saying, day or night, and as it on one of the tourist roads this is quite frequent. We were also disturbed by the frequent use of the wheelie bins to the side of the cottage, which again created so much noise during the day through into the night.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy cottage in quiet but central location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was exactly as described, in fact exceeded our expectations. Immaculately cleaned with a very comfortable bed and a good supply of logs to keep the fire roaring adding to the wonderful atmosphere. The shops and restaurants were just seconds away which meant that we really enjoyed eating out or taking back a Cornish pasty or a delicious fish and chip supper. Parking is important to us and meant we did not move the car throughout our stay as there is so much to do in St Ives. The welcome cream tea was a lovely surprise so thank you Ylenia and Mike for all the little touches that make this cottage a real home from home. Christine and Anthony King

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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excellently and fashionably presented with great use of limited space

  • 5 of 5

Would gladly recommend this property for a short stay for two. Very convenient location to the hub of St. Ives whilst also staying out of the beaten path. Great decor and use of space with a real sense of comfort and tranquility.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for leaving a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Do hope you can come back soon!
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Small but beautiful accomadation in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful accommodation

We loved relaxing in the cottage and exploring St Ives.

Quiet location just off the main street, so ideal to go out for food and drink! We didn't use the car for three days which was lovely.

Highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you had a relaxing and enjoyable stay at the cottage! We do hope you manage another visit to St Ives soon. Thank you very much for taking the time to submit a review!
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Stunning cottage, perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Chic and stylish with a welcoming ambience, the cottage is immaculately presented and maintained with luxurious, contemporary furniture and fittings. Although the harbour, shops and restaurants are literally only minutes away, the cottage is in a quiet location and having a parking space nearby is a real bonus. Owner was extremely accomodating and friendly. Cannot find fault at all. We've stayed in a number of St Ives hotels and cottages and this is definitely the best! Will certainly be booking again.

Carl and Val Studholme

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carl and Val Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a great review for your stay the Cornish Cottage. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you in St Ives again soon! Best wishes and many thanks again, Ylenia and Paul
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From the Owner

Before Cornish Cottage came on the market it was always one of those properties that intrigued me. It was the type of place that every time you walked passed you wished you could take a peek inside. When it came on the market we couldn't wait to view it and we both fell in love with it instantly. It had so much character and was every bit the romantic quintessential cottage. Steeped in history it is reputed to be the smallest and oldest house in St Ives! We renovated and decorated the cottage in a contemporary style - careful to retain all its character features including a working open fireplace.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : at 150 Metres Nearest Golf : Tregenna Castle at 1 Kilometres Nearest Train : St Ives Train Station at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : The Black Rock at 30 Metres Nearest Beach : Harbour at 200 Metres Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:


St Ives School of Painting less than one mile away.

Perfect base for coastal walks.



2 minutes walk to the beach.


Nearest airport - Newquay - 50 minute drive.

Nearest train station - 8 minutes walk.

Nearest bus station - 5 minutes walk.


Penzance 8 miles. Truro 23 miles. St Michael's Mount 8 miles. Land's End 18 miles. Newquay 30 miles. Falmouth 28 miles. St Austell, home of the Eden Project approx 40 miles.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22nd October - 4th November
22 Oct 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
November 5th - December 21st
5 Nov 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas Week
23 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
New Year
30 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
9 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A non refundable deposit of 50% secures the booking.
balance is payable 4 weeks prior to your holiday.
in the event of cancellation we strongly advise our guest to take holiday insurance as no refunds are given.
£150 damage and cleaning deposit payable on collection of the key. Refundable on departure subject to property inspection.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover in peak times, other dates in low season may be flexible. 3pm arrival and 10am departure.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks may be available out of season.
£160 per night at weekends and £130 per night week days - minimum stay of three nights.
Please enquire by email.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 22-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The cottage is a unique property in the very heart of St Ives. It is just two minutes level stroll to the harbour, shops and beaches and one minute to the Barbara Hepworth sculpture garden and Trewyn sub tropical gardens. It has the huge advantage of the use of a parking space for our guests. If you have ever been to St Ives before you will know that this is a huge bonus!

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • town


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Beautiful ensuite bathroom with wc, basin, full sized bath with rain forest shower. Heated towel rail. Natural limestone tiles, window seat. Gorgeous complimentary triple milled French soaps and slippers.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Light and airy one bedroom with super comfy double bed, ensuite bathroom, centrally heated, luxurious white Egyptian cotton 800 thread count bedding, overstuffed feather padded window seat overlooking quaint cobbled street.


  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Bed linen included. Unfortunately not suitable for babies and children. Tariff includes electricity and central heating. October - April a starter pack of fuel for the wood burning stove is provided. There after logs available on request at cost of £6 per bag. Sorry no pets. Strictly non smoking. Check in 3pm on day of arrival and check out by 10am on day of departure. Outside: There is a small outside area for guests use. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Luxurious white Egyptian cotton 800 thread count bed linen and fluffy white bath towels included in the hire. Bed linen is changed on a weekly basis. Other: There is a small library of classic novels and Cornish tales for our guests to read during their stay. We live and work just around the corner from the cottage so we're always on hand if you need us....

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