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THE LOFT Modernised fisherman's cottage in old St Ives, Cornwall

Overview

Property

Updated: 28-Nov-2016
The Loft cottage in St Ives - Beautifully modernised cottage just steps away from the beach & harbour. Sleeps 4 In 2 Bedrooms.

The Loft is a 2 bedroom cottage refurbished to a very high standard, sleeping 4 people in one double/one twin bedrooms.

Situated in the old fishing quarter and conservation area of Downalong, the very heart of old St Ives full of twisting turning narrow streets scattered with many art galleries, great restaurants and fascinating architecture, completely enclosed by the harbour and surrounding sandy beaches.

The perfect location for surfing or lounging on the beach (Porthmeor beach is just 1 minute on foot), visiting galleries (the Tate is less than 2 minutes away) or for exploring St Ives (harbour, shops, restaurants, pubs all just steps away).

The upstairs living area has light and spacious kitchen/dining/living space and benefits from a small patio just off the kitchen, catching the sun for the best part of the day. For those colder evenings the gas log burning stove makes things nice and cosy!

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We have loved St Ives ever since holidaying here many years ago. After living/working in Birmingham and then London, we eventually managed to fulfil our dream and make the move to Cornwall. We now live in St Ives, and absolutely love it! Alan and Sharon

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"We loved The Loft, particularly the large loft space at the top of the cottage which was a real surprise."

"What a great location. We have been coming to St Ives for many years but have never found a cottage so ideally situated- close to absolutely everything yet so quietly tucked away in Hicks Court. Fantastic!"

"So perfectly located that we didn't need the car. It stayed in the car park all week!"
Jan 2013
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23 Reviews

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based on 23 holidaymaker reviews

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Lovely break

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in St Ives, we've been regularly but normally stay in Hotels. We much preferred this as a 'home from home'. Lovely little cottage right in the heart of St Ives. Highly recommend it thank you

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Loft and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Hopefully see you again soon. Alan
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5

Very beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

None of us have every stayed in such a lovely house. It had a cosy and homely feel with an added touch of luxury. We put the fire on most evenings which was perfect for the stormy evenings. The beds are very comfortable and it is in a perfect central location. Would recommend this holiday home to anybody...we wish we didn't have to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and because of the wet and windy weather even managed to enjoy the cosy fire! Hopefully see you all again soon. Alan & Sharon
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5

Just Awesome ! Perfectly placed Cozy but spacious

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfectly placed in the centre of town. Feels a little cozy downstairs in the bedrooms and bathroom, but upstairs is just awesome. Lots of daylight flooding in, can shut the blinds and with the magical log effect gas burner, I had the best of both worlds. It was really clean and provided everything you needed in a self catering capacity. Have been to previous cottages and there were no tea towels or no bin bags. or half a toilet roll. This place has everything twice over. It really was the best cottage I have stayed at. And the price was really really great, Thank you Alan and Sharon for getting me in at short notice :) We even had a pack of brill ginger bread Cornish biscuits and a big bottle of Cornish cider :) I would not hesitate in recommending this cottage to other couples with or without a couple of kids. Beds are hard are absolutely brilliant fro my back. Wife slept on one of the single duvets as she is half the weight of me and likes a soft bed. Lovely instructions and 4 minute walk to car park where we left the car for 3 days. Very clean, great layout. Just dont tell anyone else, I want to get booked in again soon :)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, what a fantastic review, thank you! We always like to hear feedback whether negative or positive, but of course this type of response is our favourite! We love it that you embraced St Ives and the cottage, enjoying the cosy fire when you return to the cottage late in the day. Thanks again for taking the time to write such a lovely review, and hopefully we will see you again soon. Alan & Sharon
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5

Close to Everything!!!

  • 5 of 5

The perfect little place for a couple/small family. Don't even bother hiring a car, It's literally walking distance to everything in St. Ives. We loved how close it was to St Ives bakery and the Bumbles Tea Room for brekky. And the beach is a stones throw away. The place itself had every comfort we needed. Would love to come and stay again! Thanks Alan and Sharon!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kate We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Loft and enjoyed its location right in the middle of old St Ives. Thanks for your review and hopefully we will see you again soon. Alan & Sharon
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5

Sooner than later...

  • 5 of 5

It was great to be back again so soon! Our stay was fabulous, as it had been in April, and thanks to Alan and Sharon, it is easy to feel welcome and at home right from the start. A great big thank you also to Sue, who took care of us so well, too. We look forward to being back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Astrid So lovely of you to write (another) review of your stay at The Loft, thank you very much. I have passed on your message to Sue and she said thanks very much for the gifts, it was very much appreciated. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Best regards Alan & Sharon
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The Loft perfect location immaculately presented

  • 5 of 5

The Loft is set in the perfect location - 2mins to everything you need. The property is immaculate and very well maintained. All towels and bedding (supplied) to a nice standard, and all items in kitchen clean and in excellent condition. Porthmeor Beach is a stone throw, St Ives village is a short walk along the quaint little cobbled streets. Restaurants, bars & ice cream everywhere! Corner shop with everything you need, but Co-Op store in village if you need more. It was our first time in St Ives with 2 kids (10,13) and we were blessed with amazing sunshine all week! We had been advised to book our restaurants weeks before we went so definitely recommend this if you stay in high season as its very busy. We will definitely be back to stay in St Ives and at The Loft😀

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review of your stay. We are so happy that you enjoyed The Loft and the lovely Downalong area of St Ives. Obviously it was a bonus that you had some lovely sunny weather during your stay, and of course should you return in future we will try and sort more of the same!! Alan
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Location

From the Owner

St Ives is a special town and Downalong is at its very heart. The houses have history, the streets are narrow and higgledy-piggledy and absolutely full of character. Added to that the fact that you are almost completely surrounded by sea, the harbour and beautiful beaches makes this area especially unique.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 40 Miles Nearest Barpub : St Ives at 100 Metres Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 85 Miles Nearest Golf : Tregenna Castle at 2 Miles Nearest Train : St Ives at 500 Metres Nearest Motorway : M5 at 105 Miles Nearest Restaurant : St Ives at 50 Metres Nearest Beach : Porthmeor, St Ives at 30 Metres Car: not necessary

Travel:

St Ives is approximately 45 minutes drive from Newquay Airport.

Taxi from St Erth train station (on the London Paddington to Penzance main line) is approx 10 minutes.

St Ives train station is approx 15 minutes walk / 3 minutes taxi.

Further Details:

St Ives, often described as Cornwall's 'Jewel in the Crown' is one of the UK's most sought after holiday destinations.

With its temperate climate and with not one but five golden sandy beaches, clear Atlantic waters and fabulous coastal scenery, it can't fail to impress. Its narrow cobbled streets, fashionable shops, restaurants, bars and cafés all make St Ives a must visit destination.

For art lovers St Ives is host to the Tate Gallery, the Barbara Hepworth museum and the Leach Pottery as well as to over 25 commercial art galleries.

For those who wish to explore further, St Ives is well positioned with the north and south coast only a twenty minute drive apart. It is very easy to explore the very different scenery of Cornwall, coastal and inland, without having to travel very far.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
November & December
4 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£250
for 2 nights
From
£125
£400
 
 
Christmas 2016
21 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£680
for 4 nights
From
£170
£750
 
 
New Year
28 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
January/February
4 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£400
 
 
February half-term
10 Feb 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£600
 
 
March
24 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
£425
 
 
Easter hols
31 Mar 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£560
for 4 nights
From
£140
£650
 
 
Easter
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£700
for 4 nights
From
£175
£850
 
 
End April
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
£500
 
 
May bank-holiday
28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£600
 
 
May (2)
5 May 2017 - 11 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
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£150
£650
 
 
May (3)
12 May 2017 - 18 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£175
£700
 
 
May (4)
19 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£175
£750
 
 
Spring bank-holiday
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
June (1)
2 Jun 2017 - 8 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£720
for 4 nights
From
£180
£800
 
 
June (2)
9 Jun 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£680
for 4 nights
From
£170
£850
 
 
June (3)
16 Jun 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£800
for 4 nights
From
£200
£900
 
 
June (4)
23 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£880
for 4 nights
From
£220
£1,000
 
 
July (1)
30 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 4 nights
From
£250
£1,100
 
 
July (2)
7 Jul 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,080
for 4 nights
From
£270
£1,200
 
 
July (3)
14 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,160
for 4 nights
From
£290
£1,300
 
 
Summer school holidays
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 7 nights
£1,450
 
 
September (1)
1 Sep 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 4 nights
From
£250
£1,100
 
 
September (2)
8 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£800
for 4 nights
From
£200
£900
 
 
September (3)
15 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£720
for 4 nights
From
£180
£800
 
 
September (4)
22 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£640
for 4 nights
From
£160
£700
 
 
October (1)
29 Sep 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
£600
 
 
October (2)
6 Oct 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£500
 
 
October half-term
13 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£720
for 4 nights
From
£180
£800
 
 
End October
27 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
£450
 
 
November & December
3 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£400
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£680
for 4 nights
From
£170
£750
 
 
New Year
28 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£800
for 4 nights
From
£200
£900
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Payments can be made by credit or debit card over the phone.

One third of the overall cost is payable to secure the booking, the remaining balance is then due 2 months before the holiday start date.

For bookings that commence in less than 2 months the full balance is payable up front.

Bookings are generally on a Friday to Friday basis, although short breaks are available.

Changeover Day:
Changeover is usually Friday.
However, flexible shorter breaks are available out of season.

Notes on prices:
Bookings Friday to Friday.
Short breaks available out of season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The cottage is located right in the heart of Downalong but benefits from being off the beaten track - through an old granite archway and into a quiet courtyard. The perfect location for a relaxing holiday.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town

Attractions

  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor bathroom with walk-in shower.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Two bedrooms; one double and one twin room - both with wall mounted flat screen TV/DVD.

Outside

  • Terrace ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Please note that the cottage is not suitable for pre-school age children. It is ok to offload your car at the end of The Digey, approx 20 yards away from the cottage itself. St Ives has many public car parks from which you can buy a weekly parking ticket.

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