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Detached Home with Stunning Views of St Ives Bay, available NEW YEAR'S EVE

Overview

Property

Updated: 08-Nov-2016
Birdsong, St Ives/ Carbis Bay, 4 bed house, games room and gardens.

Birdsong is an open plan, reverse level home. There is parking for 2 cars, 1 on the drive and 1 on the road. Through the front door is an entrance porch with cloakroom and coat hanging space. This opens onto an L shaped lounge with panoramic views of the coast. The kitchen is part of the lounge with bespoke units, Smeg appliance, dishwasher, coffee maker and all that you need for a perfect holiday.The lounge and kitchen face onto a huge balcony perfect for al fresco dining. Downstairs is another lounge kitted out as a games room. There are 4 double bedrooms, nursery, family bathroom and utility room leading off this lounge. The lower lounge leads to another patio and onto the garden. Two of the bedrooms have en-suites, (showers are large enough for disabled access) with shower, wc and basin, the bathroom has the addition of a bath. Utility room has washing machine, tumble drier, indoor and outdoor drying area. The garden is landscaped with open terracing with a greenhouse.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are a married couple with 4 children. We purchased the cottage 26 years ago as a place to holiday with our children. My husband is an architect so we have slowly renovated the cottage. We have enjoyed many happy family holidays here are still visiting looking forward to our weeks in St Ives. We hope you will stay in the town and enjoy the sights, smells and sounds of this wonderful place.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautiful views, excellent position, this is the life to aspire to. We lived the dream for a week not long enough. Whitfords (Skipton)



Thanks! This is a lovely house with really spacious and comfortable rooms. We had an amazing week which included a wonderful sight of dolphins from the balcony. Landys ( Middlesex)



We all had a fab time with 2 young families the house was ideal-spacious, superb views, access to the beach, we'll definitely be back. Jones (Cardiff)



We really liked St Ives before we discovered Birdsong. Now we really really like St Ives. A Very hard place to leave so we will be back in September. Thomas (Good Friday, Cheshire).



We love this house, its heaven! The garden is gorgeous, the outlook outstanding, the weather wonderful I could go on but I'll spare you any more.

Bryan ( London)



We had a very special week at Birdsong which has given us everything we wanted- peaceful house, spectacular views and wonderful beaches within walking distance. Jeffrys
Mar 2012
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9 Reviews

5
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

5

A wonderful family Easter week

  • 5 of 5

we had a fabulous family week at Birdsong. The pool table was in regular use and the location and wider facilities were greatly enjoyed. More than lived up to our expectations thank you!

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A great family holiday home

  • 5 of 5

This was our second holiday at Birdsong. We had a very good week’s holiday in May 2015 with our son daughter, her husband and two young grandchildren.

The property was exactly as described and booking, payment, etc was straightforward. We found the house clean and well maintained.

The layout of the house is excellent for a large group with all of the facilities you need for cooking, etc and the views are superb. Everyone enjoyed the pool, table tennis and table football.

We love the location of the house with close proximity to St Ives, the restaurants, bars and the beaches.

Negatives are few but most of us all felt that the bed mattresses and pillows were in need of replacement as they did not give very good support.

Fortunately the weather was kind and we were able to go to the Porthminster beach most days. I can recommend the bacon baps from the cafe on the beach.

We decided to go out to one of the better restaurants for dinner but didn’t reserve a table as it was early in the season. All of the restaurants were fully booked so we ate at the Curry Garden where we had an excellent but not cheap meal. In future I would definitely reserve a table in advance whatever time of the year.

I would certainly recommend Birdsong.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Birdsong, St Ives

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed at Birdsong for a long weekend break. We left London looking for some rest and relaxation. Birdsong was perfect. It is a large detached house with breathtaking views. Even though it was February we lay in the Cornish sunshine drinking coffee, ate at the multitude of fantastic restaurants in St. Ives and went for long hikes over beaches and around headlands. On Sunday morning we woke up to a stunning sunrise that we could watch without even needing to get out of bed. It was the perfect mini break, I could never get bored of that view. Will bring our friends and family with us next time. Thank you for letting us share your family home.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sheffield
5

Good Find

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in lots of houses in the St Ives area and this is really a truly delightful find.

The house was beautifully made up when we arrived, there were little extras like tea and biscuits ready (always useful after a long drive). It has off street parking which is again an unusual and welcome thing in St Ives.

the house is breathtaking. You wake up every morning surrounded by these huge pine trees with a view down to the sea. It doesn't get any better.

The short walks down to the beaches are lovely and there are amenities really close. The owner was easy to deal with and I would recommend this house. I think it is probably ideal for larger families although as a couple it would still be nice, you would just have lots of space.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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London
5

Wonderful Views

  • 5 of 5

First visit to cornwall in a long time! The views at Birdsong are lovely even in the winter time. We really enjoyed our week and went on many long walks. The house itself is modern, clean and had everything we needed. This is a lovely house and I would highly recommend it to anyone with a larger family who needs the space!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Superb!

  • 5 of 5

I really can't say enough about this property, the photographs really don't do it justice. The location is great, about a 5 minute drive from the centre of St Ives. When you arrive at the property you are astounded at the view, it really is beautiful. My husband and I stayed for a week with our two golden retrievers and we spent many lazy hours on the balcony and in the garden enjoying the view with a glass of wine.

The internet TV in the lounge is great with the fantastic surround sound system, perfect for lazy days and nights in.

Although we didn’t use most of the stuff the house is well equipped with a pool table and plenty of games etc for kids. We did make use of the well equipped utility room to get our washing and drying done before we moved onto the next part of our holiday.

The bedrooms are beautiful with the two main bedrooms having en-suites, large walk in wardrobes, TV’s as well as gorgeous views, very relaxing.

The well equipped kitchen was perfect for rustling up a meal, or if you fancied something a bit different, the Chippy down the road does fab fish and chips and we highly recommend the Rum and Crab shack in town for great cocktails and seafood and the Loft for good food and wine. Both welcomed our dogs which was a godsend.

The house is right by a large tesco making it ideal to get your supplies and only a few minutes walk from the bus stop taking you into town if you didn't fancy the battle with parking in St Ives.

The communication from Melanie was great, very easy to book and obtain the return on our deposit.

We plan to come back next summer with some friends.

Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

St Michael's Mount
Tate St Ives
Porthminster Beach Cafe
Barbara Hepworth Museum
Mount Zion Coffee
Porthgwidden Beach Cafe
Porthmeor Cafe

From the Owner

Birdsong was purchased over a 2year span. We thought it was in a WOW position and did all that we could to secure it, even though it was way out of budget. We wanted freehold, somewhere with potential, full of light and stunning views. We found it in Birdsong. It is close to beaches, the town, supermarket, and with a great garden. The boys love the sport and the girls love the terraces for sunbathing. We all love eating al fresco, even picking mussels off the rocks to eat and strawberries from the garden. We walk into St Ives to surf or drive a short distance to Godrey and then have to stop off at Becks for fish and chips on route home.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : NEWQUAY at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : THE CORNISHMAN at 0.1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : TREGENNA at 0.2 Kilometres Nearest Train : CARBIS BAY/ ST IVES at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : MAIN ROAD at 0.1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : THE CORNISHMAN at 0.1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : CARBIS BAY/ PORTHEMEOR ST IVES at 1 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

Birdsong is a super base to stay in if you want to explore Cornwall. St Ives has its own festival in September, a huge street party at New Year, a fish festival in Newlyn in August and many more events through out the year.

We provide lots of sports equipment so there is no excuse to not get fit or improve your snooker whilst staying with us.

The coastal path is our garden boundary and you can follwo the path to numerous wonderful beaches.

Coast/Beach:

Birdsong is a short walk (10 minutes) to Carbis Bay beach in one direction and Porthminster Beach St Ives in the other. If you love to surf, it is a short drive to Godrey and the Towans, which face Birdsong across the bay.

Travel:

Birdsong is a 15 minute walk from Carbis Bay train station or St Ives. The train line from both London and the South west are frequent. Newquay Airport is a 30 minute drive away. For drivers follow the A30 throughout Cornwall To Hayle and St Ives, we are off the main road into St Ives.

Distances:

We are a 10 minute walk into St Ives with its stunning beaches, restaurants, cafes, art galleries and shops. We recommend you walk everywhere, there are also very good local buses to get you up any hills!

Further Details:

We are close to a large supermarket, or you can shop online, or travel to Hayle and use the 3 major supermarkets the town has. Self catering gives you the flexibility to spend on what you choose.

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Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
winter
12 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
£639
for 5 nights
£895
 
 
NEW YEAR
30 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,355
for 7 nights
£2,355
 
 
2017
7 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
Valentines
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 
 
Winter
18 Feb 2017 - 16 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£995
for 7 nights
£995
 
 
Spring
17 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 
 
March end
31 Mar 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,455
for 7 nights
£1,455
 
 
Easter Weekend
14 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,895
for 7 nights
£1,895
 
 
Spring
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,795
for 7 nights
£1,795
 
 
May Bank holiday
28 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,695
for 7 nights
£1,695
 
 
May sunshine
6 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,995
for 7 nights
£1,995
 
 
May Half Term
26 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,765
for 7 nights
£2,765
 
 
Summer
3 Jun 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,055
for 7 nights
£2,055
 
 
July
30 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,795
for 7 nights
£2,795
 
 
School's Out
14 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,310
for 7 nights
£3,310
 
 
September Fun and Festival
2 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,310
for 7 nights
£2,310
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,895
for 7 nights
£1,895
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We ask for a third of the rental price as a deposit to secure any booking. The remaining sum is to be paid before the holiday, and then we are able to give out the key safe code for that week.


Changeover Day:
Our usual changeover day is Friday. Lets run from 5pm Friday to the following Friday at 10am.

Notes on prices:
Please ask for future bookings and personal holiday requirements.
AVAILABLE MAY 31st- JUNE 12th, HUGELY DISCOUNTED

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Facilities

From the Owner

There are very few houses this size in St Ives, available all year, to let. There are even fewer with parking, and fewer still with seaviews from every room. A local electrician commented he had never been in a rental with so much to do!!!! Come and check it out for yourself!

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Television ...

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 266 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • The large family bathroom has a fitted power shower, large bath with an original 1960's 'dolphin tap', wc and washbasin. This bathroom has the same bespoke units that were used in the kitchen. The en suites each have a unique circular window.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Cot, NURSERY
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 to 8 Notes on bedrooms: The 2 master bedrooms have en suites, an oak double bed, LCD TV's, fitted mirror wardrobes, rug, chest of drawers, table , chair and bedside tables. The two other bedrooms have 2 single beds each, chest of drawers and wardrobe, chair and rugs.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Birdsong was bought after we outgrew Admiral Cottage In St Ives. It has only had 3 owners, since it was built in 1963, all of which were reluctant to sell. We bought on position, we walked in and were blown away by the view. We have enjoyed many happy times in this relaxing house, there is something special about the space and quality of light and we would like you to share it. Click on our website in order to see the most amazing video of Birdsong and its location....www.stivesbayholiday.co.uk We also have a twitter page which we often update with our own personal photographs....www.twitter.com/birdsongstives NO smoking is allowed in the house. Pets are allowed by prior arrangement and an extra cleaning fee is applicable. Outside: The garden is open and terraced with a greenhouse. This means that children must be supervised at all times. There are steps between the levels and the 2 balcony areas. Utility Room: We have 2 utility rooms, 1 is used for washing and has a sink, washing machine, tumble dryer and laundry equipment. The other is a garden room with equipment, sports gear, tools and toys: available to use with caution. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The rental costs include all linen and utilities. Our housekeeper lives near by and is available for babysitting if needed. Other: The house is let throughout the year and has full gas central heating. It is suitable for anyone: romantic couples or large family groups, it is near a supermarket and parking is easy. The house sleeps a maximum of 8, 4 - 6 adults and 2- 4 children.

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