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Fisherman's Cottage In Heart Of St Ives Just Moments From 3 Sandy Beaches



Updated: 05-Sep-2016
Cottage in St Ives, Cornwall, England - Quiet Cottage, Suitable For A Couple Or A Famly, Close To The Harbour And Tate St Ives

Anchor Cottage, built round 1790, is part of a quiet terrace along a small cobbled cul-de-sac in the ancient down along part of St Ives. Once upon a time, or so the story goes, the cellar was storage space for pilchards in the days when the cottage backed directly onto Porthmeor Beach. Downstairs the living room and kitchen are larger than average and can comfortably absorb five people. Upstairs there is a double bedroom and a smaller room with two full-sized bunk beds. There is also a secret space under the eaves, known as The Cabin, perfect for a child of any age. It has a single bed which has, from time to time, been known to sleep a fully grown adult. There is a small, cosy bathroom. The cottage is moments on foot from three magnificent beaches - Porthmeor, Harbour and Porthgwidden, each facing in a different direction. Porthminster Beach, with its celebrated cafe, is about eight minutes walk away - even less when the tide is at its lowest.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Washing machine

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1 holidaymaker review


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  • 5 of 5

Although our stay was in February, when we walked in to such a warm and friendly welcome, Anchor Cottage immediately felt like a cosy home from home. We discovered books and DVDs to entertain us and plentiful information about St Ives and the surrounding area. It is in a brilliant location for all the things one looks for in St Ives, including wonderful beaches within minutes of the cottage, as well as, of course, the Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Garden. (And the most delicious Cornish pasties we have ever tasted!)

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

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The cottage is within a few minutes walk of three beautiful sandy beaches. The nearest, which is called Porthmeor Beach (2 minutes walk away), is a world-famous surfing beach. Another, which is called Harbour Beach, is 3 minutes walk away. This is safe and sheltered and ideal for children of all ages with brightly coloured fishing boats, a jetty and a lifeboat station. There are beautiful cliff walks along the coastal path to Zennor one way and through the sand dunes to Hayle the other.


There is no parking at the cottage but you are able to park outside in order to unload. There are several public car parks within easy reach but these get extremely busy in the high season. However, there is no need for a car in St Ives, as everything is within walking distance. The easiest way to get to St Ives is by train. The station is a 15 minutes walk away with excellent connections to main line sevices to London, the North and the Midlands. Newquay Airport is about 50 minutes drive away.


Truro 25.4 miles (45 minutes)

Penzance 8.7 miles (23 minutes)

Land's End 14 miles (30 minutes)

The Eden Project 44 miles (60 minutes)

The Minack Theatre 18.5 miles (43 minutes)

Mousehole 12.1 miles (32 minutes)

Further Details:

The Norway Stores, (excellent corner shop just opposite cottage)

The Digey Food Room, (closed Sunday)

The Allotment Deli

The Cornish Deli

The Farmers' Market - every Thursday (9.30am to 2pm)

Porthminster Beach Cafe

Porthmeor Beach Cafe

Alba Restaurant

Saltwater Restaurant

Tate St Ives Te

St Ives School of Painting T

St Ives Surf School


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year
31 Dec 2016 - 28 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
One third of total rental fee due on booking. The balance to be paid 2 months before the first day of the rental period. Payment by Bacs, please. £100 refundable deposit against breakages.

Changeover Day:
Please arrive after 15.00 and leave at end of rental period by 10.30

Notes on prices:
Special Christmas Offer: December 21st to December 28th £480
Special New Year Offer: December 28th to January 4th £645

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Updated: 05-Sep-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Dining Area


  • Television


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with bath, basin, wc


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with full-sized bunk beds, Bedroom 3 with single bed


  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Anchor Cottage is a comfortable family home, well-loved by its owners and holiday makers alike. The rooms, the furnishings and the decor reflect this and give the property a special feel. It is perfect for a family with two or three children. Outside: Although there is no garden as such, the cottage opens onto a charming cobbled mews where there is a delightful south-facing seating area. There is a bench and pots of rosemary and succulents. Utility Room: n/a Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included and are changed at the end of the stay. Cleaning is weekly.

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