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Holiday Home In Central St Ives, Cornwall, England

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi


About the property

House in St Ives, Cornwall, England - Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms). Close To All Beaches, Shops, Restaurants And Galleries

Three storey terraced cottage ideally situated in the centre of St Ives. Within easy walking distance of four sandy beaches; very close to shops, restaurants, cinema and The Tate Gallery. Comfortably sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms on the first floor. On the ground floor there is a living room, kitchen/diner and bathroom with thermostatic shower over the bath. There is a large playroom in the basement with books and games. Small rear courtyard. Storage for surfboards, bikes etc. Free wifi. Bed linen, gas and electricity included. The kitchen diner sits 6 people around a pine table - great for family meals. Click on the 'Display More Photos' button below to see pictures of the kitchen and bedrooms.

Jon Rolfe
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
3 August, 2017

About Jon Rolfe

We currently live and work in Bristol but would love to live full-time in Cornwall one day. Until then, we hope you enjoy our house in St Ives as much as we do.

Jon Rolfe purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Jon Rolfe chose St Ives area

We chose a house in St Ives because it has many of the things that we love: a choice of beaches, each with their own characteristics and all within a short walk of each other, a wide range of places to eat including some outstanding restaurants and good art galleries.

From our house you can walk to any of 4 sandy beaches in under 10 minutes (we provide routes that avoid the hills!) ranging from calm and family-friendly to a great surfing beach.

What makes this cottage unique

Our basement playroom helps to keep the family entertained during bad weather. Complete with books, toys and games, it's also a good place to send the kids when you want a little time to yourself.

The vibrant centre of St Ives is right on the doorstep.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A very homely house, just perfect for a family. The playroom was a hit with all of us, giving the kids space to themselves. We loved being able to walk to all the different beaches. We happily recommend this holiday home to you, at any time of year. Vic and Amanda (Easter 2012).
Jun 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint Ives in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • 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
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom is on the ground floor and has a thermostatic shower over the bath and constant hot water.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds, very slightly shorter than regular beds.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with standard double bed (4'6"). Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with bunk beds (very slightly shorter than standard singles; ideal for kids).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Outside: Outside is a small yard, ideal for hanging wetsuits. There is also a storage/utility room with space for surfboards. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, towels, gas and electricity are included. The house is cleaned weekly. If you would like travel cot or high chair we can provide these for a small fee. Other: Large playroom in the basement with board games and books. We also have a vintage 1964 pinball table in good condition that is free to play (as it is so old we can't guarantee that it will definitely be working at all times!) This room has a low ceiling.


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Holiday Home In Central St Ives, Cornwall, England
average rating of 4.6 based on 6 reviews

The property was lovely, had everything we could have needed in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

A group of us visited St Ives and stayed at this property over a mini-surf break. It was awesome, we had a lot of laughs in the games basement downstairs, and it was a perfect location to access most of the things we wanted to do in St Ives. The surf was reliably rubbish, but that's to be expected.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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very pleasant stay!

  • 4 of 5

We had a very pleasant stay at the cottage, it is very nice, clean and I would recommend it to everyone.

Looking forward to go again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our excellent adventure to St Ives

  • 5 of 5

We returned to St Ives after honeymooning there nearly 40 years ago and it was great to be back. The cottage is comfortable, roomy and spotless which is a must for us. It is also only a short walk down into the centre of St Ives. We are not night owls so it was good to be able to sit on an evening and watch a DVD from the good selection provided. We ate at several restaurants and our favourite by far was the Tex Mex opposite the bus stop. But make sure you book a table first as it is very popular. Lovely stay in a lovely environment.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious house in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

10 minute walk to the Harbor, beach, restaurants, launderette and rail station. Beautifully set out within the house. WiFi, games room was a bonus. Clean and tidy on arrival, it was the perfect base for our family of 5. Would HIGHLY recommend to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage which we found to be comfortable with everything we needed. Loved its location which was within easy walking distance to all the beaches and St Ives main centre. The games room was a huge hit with the children and kept them entertained. Would definitely book again in the future and Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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There are four beaches all within an easy 5-10 minute walk. Each has its own character: Porthmeor beach has a surf school and surf equipment hire. Porthgwidden beach is cosy and good for swimming. Porthminster is the most sheltered and is good for swimming. The harbour has an amusement arcade and great ice creams. St Ives has a wonderful selection of great beach cafés. We change into our wetsuits in the house and walk to Porthmeor beach for body boarding. We have seen seals and dolphins here!


Easy walk to St Ives railway station. Serving Plymouth, Exeter, Taunton, Bristol, Bath and London Paddington. Newquay airport approx 30 mins by car. Plymouth Channel Port 74 miles.


Penzance 8 miles. Lands End 18 miles, Porthcurno and Minack Theatre 18 miles. Padstow 33 miles. Eden project 34 miles.

Further Details:

Unlike many parts of St Ives you can stop right outside of the house to unload. Parking is a 5 minute walk away in one of the large town car parks offering 1, 3 or 7 day tickets and the shuttle bus stop for the main car park is just round the corner from the house (2 mins). We can not accommodate pets.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint Ives, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sep (1)
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sep (2)
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sep (3)
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Oct (1)
30 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Oct (2)
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £100
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
No smoking. No pets. Please contact us for full details of booking procedure or if you have any questions.

Changeover Day:
Saturday. Arrival time 15:00. Departure time 10:00.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds and include bed linen, gas, electricity and wi-fi broadband. Our housekeepers will make the beds ready for you prior to your arrival. A damage deposit of £100 (£200 for overseas guests) is required for all bookings. We are happy to take bookings for short breaks at some times of year - check the minimum stay column in the pricing table above. A 4 night break is 75% of the price for one week. A 3 night break is 65% of the price for one week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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