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

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet

Overview

About the property

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!

More Details

Owner
Alan
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 November, 2017

About Alan

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

Why Alan chose Saint Ives

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

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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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Newquay
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
St Ives
Nearest Ferry
85 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Tregenna Castle
Nearest Train
500 Metres
St Ives
Nearest Motorway
105 Miles
M5
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
St Ives
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Porthmeor, St Ives
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.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
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
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor bathroom with walk-in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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
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.

Reviews

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THE LOFT Modernised fisherman's cottage in old St Ives, Cornwall
average rating of 4.96875 based on 33 reviews
5

One of the nicest places in St. Ives !

  • 5 of 5

The owner of this property (Alan) is the best ! He has a beautiful apartment in the most convenient part of St. Ives. We stayed two weeks. We could walk to train and bus stations (we didn’t rent a car at all-came via train from London), all the shops, many great restaurants, all the beaches, etc.

The apartment had everything we could possibly need. We cooked some and ate out some, loved the wonderful gas fireplace which was so relaxing to sit in front of after full days of sightseeing, and found the beds to be comfortable and the shower just as you’d wish-large with plenty of hot water. We traveled lightly with just small bags & used the washing machine to clean the few items of clothing we brought.

I emailed Alan several times while we were there with questions about placing local calls,

how to get to St. Isaac (“Doc Martin” area) on public transportation, etc. Amazingly he relied to every email within minutes and was extremely helpful to us ! We never met him, but his being available via email was comforting and ironed out any little kinks we ran into.

I would most definitely rent Alan’s great Loft again when I return to Cornwall.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ann for taking the time such a great review of your stay at The Loft. We're so very happy that you enjoyed St Ives and it was a pleasure to be able to assist you with a few little queries. I hope to meet you the next time you stay in St Ives! Alan
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5

A beautifully presented, clean and cosy property in a fantastic location.

  • 5 of 5

The Loft is a beautiful, cosy cottage in a perfect location for the shops and beaches of St Ives. We were impressed with the cleanliness of the property - it had everything we needed. Alan the owner was very friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Liz for leaving such a great review of your stay at The Loft. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and we would love to see you again one day! Alan
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5

It's a lovely cottage with excellent attention to detail and best of all is the location

  • 5 of 5

The whole experience was great, to be able to just pop a wetsuit on and nip over the road enables you to get the best out of St Ives whatever the weather. St Ives was a lot busier than I remember so I would recommend booking restaurants before you visit.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kyle for taking the time for leaving a review of your stay at the Loft. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and sounds like you made the most of the location next to Porthmeor beach! Hopefully we will see you in St Ives again soon. Alan & Sharon
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5

Lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I would definately recommend The Loft as a place to stay- the location was great. A 2 minute walk to the beach, and 1 minute walk to the lovely shops and restaurants/ cafes

of St Ives. The cottage is really comfortable. It has been beautifully renovated and has a lovely clean modern feel to it- and it was roomy enough for our family of 2 adults and 2 teenage children. We would love to return for another holiday based at The Loft. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Susie for taking the time to write a review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at The Loft and of course we would love to welcome you back again soon. Alan
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

From the start of our stay the host Alan and his wife made us feel welcome with a bottle of wine and welcome card & gift, a lovely touch, the Loft is a gem, i would really like to live there as its so well designed and beautifully kept, and right in the heart of St Ives, St Ives itself is amazing with its narrow cobbled streets lovely shops and restaurants and great harbour,Another great place is the Sloop Inn, sit outside have a glass or two of Rattlers and watch the world go by.. We will be booking again and thank you again for such a beautiful place to stay Steve & Dawn

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steve & Dawn Thank you so much for writing a review of your stay at The Loft. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and probably got to enjoy the interior of The Loft more than you'd planned during a couple of rainy days last week! Thanks too for leaving the cottage so lovely and clean and tidy on your departure, it's much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Alan & Sharon
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Immaculate!

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully presented-lovely property in lovely location. Had everything we needed and spotlessly clean. Very comfortable and cosy to return to after long coastal walks with good selection of restaurants just a stroll away.

Will definitely recommend to friends and family!

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jeremy for writing such a great review of your stay at The Loft. I'm very pleased that you appreciated the cleanliness - I will pass on your comments to our cleaner Sue who will appreciate a bit of positive feedback! Hopefully see you in St Ives again soon. Alan
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint Ives, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
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
5 night minimum stay
£750
for 5 nights
From
£150
£750
 
 
New Year
28 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£800
for 4 nights
From
£200
£900
 
 
January
5 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£450
 
 
Feb half-term
9 Feb 2018 - 22 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
£560
for 4 nights
From
£140
£600
 
 
March
23 Feb 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£450
 
 
End March
23 Mar 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£560
for 4 nights
From
£140
£650
 
 
Easter week
30 Mar 2018 - 5 Apr 2018
6 night minimum stay
£960
for 6 nights
From
£160
£900
 
 
Easter school hols
6 Apr 2018 - 12 Apr 2018
6 night minimum stay
£900
for 6 nights
From
£150
£800
 
 
End April
13 Apr 2018 - 3 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
£600
 
 
May
4 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
£700
 
 
Spring bank-hol
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
6 night minimum stay
£1,380
for 6 nights
From
£230
£1,300
 
 
Early June
1 Jun 2018 - 14 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
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£200
£900
 
 
Late June
15 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£880
for 4 nights
From
£220
£1,000
 
 
July
29 Jun 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
6 night minimum stay
£1,380
for 6 nights
From
£230
£1,200
 
 
Summer school hols
20 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
6 night minimum stay
£1,620
for 6 nights
From
£270
£1,500
 
 
September (1)
31 Aug 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£920
for 4 nights
From
£230
£1,200
 
 
Mid-September
7 Sep 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£760
for 4 nights
From
£190
£900
 
 
End September
21 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£640
for 4 nights
From
£160
£700
 
 
Start October
28 Sep 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
£600
 
 
Mid October
5 Oct 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£500
 
 
October half-term
19 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£680
for 4 nights
From
£170
£800
 
 
November/December
26 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£450
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£800
for 5 nights
From
£160
£800
 
 
New Year 2018-19
28 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£950
for 5 nights
From
£190
£1,000
 

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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