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Fishing Cottage Ideally Located In The Heart Of St Ives, Cornwall

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

Mulberry Loft, St Ives, Cornwall, England - Ideally located and moments from the Beaches, Harbour, Shops, Restaurants, Galleries

Mulberry loft is situated on the top floor of this historic grade II listed fishing cottage. Accessed up some stone steps leading to the loft. Mulberry loft has been completely refurbished to provide modern comfort whilst retaining many original features. Full gas central heating with on demand hot water, high quality bedlinen and towels are all included. We include a highchair and cot at the loft at no additional charge. Parking is literally five minutes away at Island Car Park and guests usually drop off luggage outside and park up often for the rest of the holiday as there is so much close by!

Jenny Hannam
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Jenny Hannam

Having spent many wonderful family holiday's in St Ives, we finally decided to buy a holiday home about three years ago. After renting several times in St Ives, we knew we wanted a home which was clean with home comforts including a lovely warm shower and a location that wasn't too far from the beaches and activity, but set back a little to be quiet and finding Mulberry Loft is a dream come true for us and just perfect! Each year we update a little more which includes a luxury bathroom, lots of work outside and skylights and this year we're treating the wooden floors, decorating throughout and updating the living room. We've spent a lot of time in Cornwall and have been lucky enough to have worked at the Cornish University supporting Falmouth and Exeter who share a campus in Penryn. We've also been involved with traditional Cornish Gig rowing which isn't for the faint hearted. I also enjoy the art scene which is very varied to suit all tastes and a treat is attending the local St Ives historic art club. We can't forget to mention the surfing and for us to be honest it is a bit of body boarding in fair weather, so when the surf is right we go down to the beach and watch the experts!

Jenny Hannam purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Jenny Hannam chose St Ives

St Ives is perfect with the wonderful as there is so much to do. Feeling arty, then I can go to the local drop in art studios, galleries, the Tate. The light has pulled artists to the area for years. Then there are so many places to walk and our favourite is to walk to Lelant railway station via Carbis bay beaches and catch the train back! With a harbour, three beaches within a stones through, we can spend a lazy day relaxing or having a go at body surfing, or just admiring the many surfers on the beach! The shops are varied and then where do we start with the restaurants! We simply love St Ives x

What makes this cottage unique

The property is in the heart of the historic fishing quarter and grade II listed. The location is central enough, but set back from the busy restaurants and galleries. With so much to do in St Ives, many park up the car for the week not venturing further afield. With a train station and local bus service, getting around Cornwall is reasonably easy. However for those wanting to venture further the famous Eden Project and some wonderful gardens.

Guestbook comments from the owner

2013 - This is our 4th stay in St Ives and each time is just as lovely as the last. Mulberry Loft is one of the nicest places weve stayed, it's clean, quiet and loctation is good. It's sad that our stay is coming to an end but we will be back.

2013 - We were delighted from the moment we arrived and absolutely LOVED our time here. Our daughters felt at home here from the start and we all relaxed and had a brilliant time - it exceeded our expectations in every way. We will be back! Thank you for making this such a comfortable and welcoming place to stay and for all the 'extras' (welcome pack, lovely bedlinen etc.). That made it so special.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful home, it is perfectly located and a very homely, bright and airy space to live in. Its our first time in St Ives and we have fallen in love. We hope to be back at Mulberry Loft very soon!
Feb 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in St Ives in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Larger than average bathroom, with bath and overhead therapy shower, wc and sink with waterfall taps
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, master with large double wardrobe, tv, double bed, Bedroom 2 a good size with a large double wardrobe with twin beds and Bedroom 3 with 1 bed with option to convert to twin beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: We provide free wifi and you'll have access to a travel cot and highchair if needed at no extra charge. Outside: Although we don't have outside space, we are literally 2 minute walk to the closest beach or harbour. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is prepared for you with beds made with quality bedlinen and fluffy towels. Other: Changeover day is Saturday Booking can be done online, 20% deposit and balance is due 6 weeks prior to the holiday


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Fishing Cottage Ideally Located In The Heart Of St Ives, Cornwall
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Comfortable and convenient

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly placed, it was easy for us to walk to the beaches, into the centre of town for shopping, and to the bus and train station. Everything we needed was in the house and we loved the sofas, they were massively comfy to sit and relax after surfing and exploring all day. Would definitely recommend. Thank you very much for a great week.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Real Home from Home.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week in the Mulberry Loft.St Ives is a very busy place in the summer,but we were able to do

all we planned because the cottage is in an ideal location.Every day we spent time on the beach it was only a five minute walk to the nearest one.Plus plenty of shops for browsing in or the odd treat.When we got hungry there were

plenty of lovely places to snack or have a special meal.But we did have most of our meals at the cottage as the kitchen is well equipped with everything you need to prepare n cook everything from a snack to a full dinner.Also a lovely

big table to sit around and chat about our day.We loved it.

Only one negative about St Ives is the parking,but if you know St Ives you will already be aware of it!!

We couldn't get into the nearest car park even though we arrived quite early in the morning,but being in St Ives

is well worth it,being in the Mulberry Loft made things so much easier...we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely property, ideally located.

  • 5 of 5

Mulberry Loft is perfectly situated in the heart of St Ives and a short walk from all amenities, it is very clean and modern with a few seaside touches. Ideal for couples or families.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to write this review. Jenny & Alex
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Amazing..... Superb..... Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Another excellent stay at Mulberry Loft, so pleased to see it continuing to get the 5 star recognition it so thoroughly deserves.

It is an Immaculately clean, well cared for property, a stones throw away from everything too, which makes it the absolute perfect holiday home!

Light and airy, fresh rooms, comfy beds, lovely comfy living room, amazing power shower.

Everything is just brilliant!!

Stay number 4 already in the planning!!

My 7 year old daughter asked, "Can we pay to stay in Mulberry Loft for 10 years" *If only* 😊

Thankyou to Jenny & Alex too for sharing Mulberry Loft and for the hassle free booking system.

See you again soon Mulberry Loft.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such a lovely response, we are really very touched that people enjoy Mulberry Loft as much as we do. Thank you
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  • 5 of 5

Our second superb visit to Mulberry Loft, with our third already booked. Couldn't imagine staying anywhere else in St Ives after staying in this little gem. Mulberry Loft is just stunning and in a perfect location.

Spotlessly clean, very well presented, Spacious, light and airy accommodation. Excited for stay number 3.

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and we are delighted to have you stay again. Jenny
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Delightful cosy holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Our whole famly love Mulberry Loft. The listing is accurate in every respect and we particularly love the bathroom! The property is clean, well-maintained and with thoughtful touches that give a real seaside feel. It is close to lovely beaches, wonderful places to eat and to the bustle of this unique town but in this delightful holiday home you can be away from the crowd in moments. We would be happy to recommend it to friends and will be returning in 2016 for our third year there.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a lovely review. We love Mulberry Loft and St Ives and we want our guests to have a great time too.
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Tate St Ives
Due to reopen May 2016. Ideal for Art lovers and fantastic views over the surf beach too.
Barbara Hepworth Museum
Porthminster Beach Cafe
Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Newquay Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Various bars cafes and restaurants
Nearest Ferry
450 Metres
Nearest Train
750 Metres
Nearest Motorway
100 Miles
M5 Exeter
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Various cafe's and restaurants
Nearest Beach
300 Metres


A 5 minute walk to Porthmeor Beach is our Blue Flag Atlantic family & surfing beach with surf school, fine golden sand, good sunbathing by day and spectacular sunsets and cafe.

Also a 5 min walk is Porthgwidden, a delightful small sandy cove and sun-trap with safe bathing [but keep inside line of buoys] with wonderful cafe.

2 minutes walk to the Harbour a tidal, sandy harbour and working port.

15 minutes walk to Porthminster beach boasting almost half a mile of golden sands.


As we are in the central historic Downalong fishing quarter the car parking is literally 5 minute walk away. Guests usually drop off luggage and park up. Follow A30 from Exeter by car towards Cornwall and St Ives. There are good train links from London through to Exeter and St Ives. Airports are Newquay and Exeter.


We are in St Ives and a 5 minutes walk to the Tate

Further Details:

For artists the famous Porthmeor Studios backing onto the beach have many courses throughout the year, including drop in sessions. St Ives has a wonderful mix of galleries and the Tate.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A 20% deposit will be required upon booking. The remainder of the balance is due approximately 6 weeks before your holiday. A refundable damage deposit of £100 is added.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday in high season and school holidays. We offer greater flexibility at other times of the year such as short breaks and long weekends. Please contact us with your requirements.

Important note: ALL bookings are subject to Mulberry Loft terms and conditions available on our website or by request.

Any further information please contact me and I will respond as soon as I can. Kindest regards, Jenny

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.