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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Admiral Cottage St Ives, Overlooking Harbour 3 beds and garden.

Take a look at Admiral Cottage (copy and paste link into new web page): http://youtu.be/bNuMgG_Py-M

Admiral cottage is situated in the heart of St Ives renowned for its blue flag beaches, artists community, and wonderful food. This bright pretty cottage is fully equipped for families of up to 6 people, with open plan dining and living space, attic studio, large attractive bathroom, 2 down stairs bedrooms, cloakroom, utility room plus a small garden (a rarity in central St Ives).

melanie martin
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2017

About melanie martin

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.

melanie martin purchased this house in 1991

Why melanie martin chose St Ives area

We fell in love with St Ives and decided to make a second home there for my 4 children. We arrived unpacked and they went off on their own to the shops and beach as it seemed to them to be a big playground! We love the town and community and feel a sense of safety and security. The position of the cottage was perfect for popping in and out, we could even change beaches according to which way the wind blew.

What makes this house unique

The cottage is light, relaxing and convenient for any activity.

The cottage is equipped with WiFi so great if you need to connect with the outside world and work commitments. It is perfect for family holidays, romantic weekends, girlie getaways or just for a few days of peace and quiet.

If you have any questions please send me an email or give me a call.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you so much for letting us use your cottage. We had a fabulous week. We found some excellent places to eat and I would love to return." Heather Bristol.

"St Ives is a wonderful place, especially out of season as it so relaxing. I don’t really want to go back to work." Adrian Bath

"Admiral cottage is an absolute gem- when we weren't out in the town itself I spent all my time gazing out of the lounge window! I absolutely love the Barbara Hepworth museum too!" Mark and Kate, London

"I have stayed in St Ives several times, but this is the best cottage with all that you would expect and more to make the holiday a real home from home, thank you." Kerry Wolverhampton.
Jan 2013
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautiful cottage,gorgeous views,peaceful position

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week at this beautiful ,homely cottage. Peaceful position but only minutes walking to the main amenities of St Ives.

As for the view..... Absolutely stunning! We woke every morning,amazed by it.

Plenty of lovely restaurants nearby, we liked the Seafood Cafe and can recommend the coffees at the Cafe Pasta, especially enjoyed sitting on the bench outside,looking at the harbour. Beautiful beaches,great for just a swim or for bodyboarding. Minack theatre is beautiful and worth a visit.

We will definitely return to Admirel Cottage, on our own and with family ,it's ideal for both.

Missing it already 😊

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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lovely harbour view

  • 4 of 5

We all loved Admiral Cottage. It is completely central and yet perfectly tucked away and very quiet at night. The view over rooftops to the harbour is gorgeous and means you never feel cut off from the sea. It's well and stylishly furnished. We all liked getting back there after a day on the beach and it really felt like home. The only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is the access by steep steps which is fine for most people but a bit of a challenge with a buggy. We wished we'd booked two weeks instead of one.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments, and we'd love to have you back!
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Good for a short break

  • 5 of 5

I've been to St Ives a few times. This place really shines if you've got kids or you just want to be very central. It's hidden just off the Main Street so has a bit of seclusion but really easy to get everywhere.

Property was clean and well maintained. Didn't really have much contact with the owner but they seemed nice. There is a good restaurant called the seafarer just below the steps leading to this house. I would really recommend that too.

All in all would definitely recommend. One of the best places I've stayed in St Ives.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, our location and views are why we bought it 25 years ago. It is just off Fore Street but tucked away, so is very central but a little oasis from the business of the main road and harbour. I hope you return to us soon.
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Winter Break

  • 5 of 5

We came down to St Ives for a relaxing winter break. Admiral Cottage ticked all the boxes for us - right in the middle of the town with easy access to shops and restaurants but tucked away and really quiet in February. We parked in a long-stay car park a few minutes walk up the hill, which involved a long flight of steps - it was fine on arrival, but it would have been better to pack smaller loads than one big suitcase, for the return journey.

The cold winds made us very glad of the central heating which kept the cottage cosy, and being able to watch over the sunlit harbour with a hot drink and knees against the radiator was the best way to warm up after a bracing walk! The cottage is very well equipped and comfortable, and feels light and airy.

St Ives had plenty going on even in February; we looked round many art galleries, including the Tate, and there was a big choice of restaurants. We found the perfect place to eat every night at the bottom of the steps, in Fore Street - the Seafood Cafe - and a few paces away from it the Allotment Deli provided us with fresh bread, fruit and delicious cakes. There were lots of fashion and jewelry shops, two childrenswear shops and a great little bookshop, with a Coop about 10 minutes walk for general groceries. In all, St Ives and Admiral Cottage made a great winter break for us.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Admiral Cottage. We have three young kids (8,6,4) who loved every minute. The cottage has been refurbished to a high standard, with lots of thoughtful details to make it a pleasant place to be on a rainy day. It also has excellent access to St. Ives and the Harbour. But I think what we loved the most was the beautiful views from the flat of the Harbour and the ocean. I never got tired of looking out the window. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The view of the harbour from the lounge is absolutely lovely. My family and I really enjoyed our week here, it was an excellent location for us as central in the town but also hidden from the main streets. The house is well maintained, modern and was very clean on arrival! Very impressed, thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Spring
18 Feb 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter Holidays
18 Mar 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May Bank holiday
29 Apr 2017 - 6 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 May 2017 - 20 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Flaming June
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Schools Out
16 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October half term
21 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Guy Fawkes
4 Nov 2017 - 11 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
12 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas/ New year
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
We ask for a third non refundable deposit and the rest 30 days prior to the holiday start. We also take a damage deposit returned once the house has been cleaned.

Changeover Day:
Our changeover day is Friday.
Lets run from Friday 3pm until the following Friday at 10am.

Notes on prices:
Please contact us to discuss your individual requirements.

Pets may be accommodated with prior arrangements and a small charge is made.

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has a large bathtub, modern power shower, washbasin and dual flush toilet. The bathroom is beautifully lit with a roof velux window and a circular window.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 2/6 Notes on bedrooms: There are 3 double bedrooms, 2 on the ground floor are partitioned by bi fold doors which open to show sea views of the harbour and beyond. Each bedroom has stripped pine antique furniture in keeping with the cottage style.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Our goal is to share our beautiful family bolt hole with other folk. It is a much loved holiday cottage and my children have grown up with this place becoming a large part of their lives and memories. We hope you will feel the same way and fall in love with St Ives just like us. We enjoy the beaches, walks to Zennor and Lelant, visiting the art galleries and generally chilling and enjoying the superb cafes and restaurants. We only allow pets with prior consultation. The cottage sleeps a maximum of 4 adults and 2 children. Outside: At the front of the cottage is a garden which you can enjoy. Also at the rear of the cottage is a courtyard or drying area. Our neighbours have a right of access across the gardens to get to their properties. Utility Room: The utility room is in a separate annex with a washing machine, cube freezer, hot water cylinder and boiler. There is an indoor drying area (when used the window must be left ajar). There are gull proof refuse and recycling bags for Friday's collection. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We let with all beds made up and towels provided. Gas and electric are included in the cost and we have a key safe so you can arrive whenever suits you, and start your holiday straight away. Other: The cottage was bought over 20 years ago for our family, solely on position. We have since renovated the cottage and it is now a hidden gem in the centre of St Ives. It is light has stunning views and is very calming and relaxing.

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