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Porth House. Centrally located and spacious, with a private garden and parking

People7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Beautiful And Comfortable House Benefiting From Private Garden And Parking

Porth House is a beautiful and comfortable holiday home for groups of up to seven and equally suited to smaller groups and couples who want just that little bit more space. A double fronted period property, which has been completely refurbished but retaining many original features, including stained glass windows and original shutters. It offers sea views, a private south facing courtyard garden, a large open plan kitchen, 4 bedrooms and secure garage parking. Located between a five to ten minute walk from the house to either the Tate Gallery, Barbara Hepworth museum, award winning Porthmeor and Porthminster beaches, surf school, the Harbour or St Ives’ many restaurants, shops and galleries.

This is a beautiful bright town house equally ideal for couples or groups. With so many original features and carefully chosen art it really is a lovely house to spend time in. It is perfect to use as a base to explore St Ives due to its central location so you won't need to use your car. However parking can be difficult in St Ives in peak holiday season, and if you do want to explore the surrounding area its very useful that we have parking on site. This secure garage has direct access into the kitchen and a useful after beach shower for surfers (or even swimmers).

The large open plan kitchen has been designed with sociable holidays in mind with a breakfast bar with barstools and a table overlooking the garden seating up to 8. It has an adjoining seating area with beautiful afternoon light. Off the kitchen is a useful utility room with a loo and plenty of storage for beach and surf equipment.

There is a large living room with TV/DVD for those who want to escape somewhere quieter, with plenty of books and games. This room over looks the garden.

There are 4 beautifully appointed and comfortable bedrooms. All have plenty of storage and thoughtful lighting.

Bedroom 1: kingsize bed and ensuite shower room.

Bedroom 2: Kingsize bed

Bedroom 3: 2x single beds

Bedroom 1x single bed.

All the beds have comfortable mattresses with high quality bedding.

The family bathroom has a large bath and rain head shower, sink, loo and a supply of fluffy towels.

Unusually for St Ives we also have a secure and private paved garden which is south facing and a real sun trap. It has mature trees and its own 'beach hut' which children particularly enjoy.

We have excellent wifi connection.

Bookings are on a Friday to Friday basis with some flexibility out of peak season. Please use the enquiry button to contact Alison if you want to discuss your holiday in more detail. Arrival time is from 4pm onwards. Departure before 10am.

More Details

Owner
Alison Still
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 July, 2017

About Alison Still

I'm a designer so the combination of beautiful beaches and the arts heritage of St Ives makes this an inspiring place to be. We have been holidaying in St Ives for many years and had some fantastic times with our children and friends, plus of course this has given us first hand experience of what we need from a house to have a good time!

Alison Still purchased this house in 2012

Why Alison Still chose St Ives area

I was sold on this house before I got through the front door because of the lovely garden. It's so unusual in St Ives to have one but this is private and south facing! The house has a wealth of original features including stained glass windows and wooden shutters, then theres the location to the centre of town and Porthmeor beach AND a garage, I don't think there is a more perfect house.

What makes this house unique

This is a spacious house, particularly benefiting from the open plan kitchen to gather in. Its close proximity to town, beaches, shops, galleries and restaurants means its ideal for everyone to do things together or separately. And of course having the car on hand means you can explore the surrounding area without worrying about losing that Barnoon car parking space!

Guestbook comments from the owner

'A wonderful house, so beautifully thought through. Highlights include the sunset on Porthmeor beach, kids playing 'til dark....Think we'll definitely be back'

From the Guest Book

August 2013



'A delightful stay - wonderful weather, beautiful house.'

From the Guest Book

August 2013
Jul 2013
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The main bathroom has bath with over head 'rain' shower, sink and wc. Finished in traditional panelling. The ensuite to bedroom 1 has a large shower, sink and wc. 1x fluffy bath towel per guest supplied plus 1x hand towel per sink (x4). The twin room has a very useful sink and vanity area which is hidden away in its own cupboard. There is a further wc in the utility room on ground level and an outside shower in the garage for after beach showering.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 7 + infant (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All have original painted floorboards with plenty of storage and thoughtful lighting. The beds all have high quality mattresses and bedding, ensuring the best possible sleep. Bedroom 1: King size bed, wardrobes, chest of drawers, bedside lights and tables, full length mirror. Ensuite shower room. Large picture window over looking the garden, with town views to the sea. Bedroom 2: King size bed, wardrobes, bedside lights and tables, large picture window and window seat over looking garden, with town views to the sea. Bedroom 3: 2x single beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside lights. Cupboarded sink. Storage for travel cot. Bedroom 4: 1x single bed, chest of drawers, hanging space, bedside light. Large picture window over looking garden, with town views to the sea.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: St Ives is perfect for a car free holiday and parking is limited in the town during peak holiday times. We have garage parking for one car and the nearest public car park is Barnoon, which is a 3 minute walk away. Outside: It is unusual for St Ives' houses to have any outside space, but we have a large secure, paved garden to the front of the house with mature trees and shrubs. It has the extra bonus of being south facing and sunny all day long. There is also a 'beach hut' for extra storage. Utility Room: Along with a washing machine, a loo and sink, its got the all important storage for beach, surf and walking things. This is a warm room contained within the house with plenty of space for drying. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included (excluding beach towels). The linen is changed and property cleaned weekly. Other: The garage is for 1 parallel parked car. Bowling Green Terrace is narrow and the garage has some restriction and measures: L:6m D:2.8m H:1.9m. The largest car we have fitted in is a Rav 4 L:4570 D:1845 H:1660

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

Porth House. Centrally located and spacious, with a private garden and parking
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
South Shields
5

Beautiful property close to town

  • 5 of 5

The house was spacious well equipped and spotlessly clean - we could have quite happily moved in!

The beaches, pubs and restaurants are all within walking distance, we only wish we could have stayed longer to explore it all - definitely book in advance for the popular restaurants to avoid disappointment.

The garage was an added bonus - as others have said it is tight and requires reverse parallel parking but we got our SUV in no problem. The garden is perfectly formed and ideal for relaxing in on a sunny St Ives day.

Great customer service from Alison, who answered all of our questions promptly. We couldn't recommend this property more - we will definitely be returning!

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful holiday home, centrally located.

  • 5 of 5

This was a one week visit in September, with quite reasonable weather for the time of the year, which is very often the case in our experience.

Porth House turned out to be one of the finest properties we have stayed at in the St Ives area, in more than 25 years of regular visits, and we would find it difficult to find fault. The house is decorated and maintained to a high standard, and all necessary equipment is supplied, including toys and other items suitable for our 16 month old grandson. A very spacious property with a small suntrap front garden. The parking might be considered a problem, necessitating reverse parallel parking into the 6 metre garage from a narrow back road. However, with strategically placed watchers, I managed this manoeuvre about 8 times with a 4.5 metre long car, and no mishaps. We would not hesitate to return to this property at some time in the future, having enjoyed our stay immensely.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautifully decorated house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated house in a great location with some thoughtful additions which helped to make our holiday even more enjoyable. An easy walk to the fantastic Porthmeor beach and to the centre of St Ives. The shower in the garage was great to clean off the sand following a day at the beach and there is plenty of space for storing all the gear. The courtyard garden is lovely and perfect for a morning coffee or evening drink. I would definitely stay in Porth House again and recommend to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Review of Porth House - Amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday staying here, what a great house! We were 4 adults and 3 children and the house was spacious enough for all of us, great little garden and gorgeous furnishings. Allison the host was kind enough to book us a table at the Porthminster Café and was very easy to deal with. Would highly recommend as a place to stay (although you need great parking skills to park the car!)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous property in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed in numerous properties around Cornwall this is by far one of the best. From initial contact with the owner she was always helpful and maintained great contact upto the day of arrival. The property was immaculately clean provided such an amazing amount of space for our family to enjoy a wonderful holiday and the outside space was brilliant for two young children to enjoy. The only down side was the parking, the garage has certain limitations and we were unable to get our car into it. However the long stay carpark is a very very short walk away.

We enjoyed as much of St Ives as we could in a week and wouldn't hesitate to return to this house in the future, just in a smaller car!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay. The house is perfectly located close to town and Porthmeor beach with the added bonus of parking.

Inside the house is beautifully decorated, spacious, clean, extremely comfortable and has everything you need. You honestly can't fault it. It's so lovely we've already booked in for another week in the summer!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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Location

Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Porthmeor
Car: not necessary

Porth House is ideally Iocated for everything St Ives has to offer and you can easily spend a week here without using a car. There are several beaches, all within a six to ten minute walk from the house and each offering a different beach experience. Porthmeor beach is closest to the house and is a 6 minute walk away. This award winning beach is a huge stretch of sand with two excellent cafes supplying fabulous breakfasts and an excellent spot to watch the sun go down. You can also find the surf school here. The Tate gallery can also be found here, over looking Porthmeor. We are also within a 5 minutes walk of the Barbara Hepworth museum, several art galleries, many restaurants, the Harbour and Fore Street which is the main shopping street, Porthminster beach is 10 minutes walk away. This has calm seas and the lovely Porthminster restaurant.

Please contact Alison should you want to discuss your holiday requirements in more detail.

Arrival is from 4pm.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house 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
 
rate 46
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£2,300
for 7 nights
£2,300
 
 
Rate 48
1 Sep 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
Rate 49
15 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Rate 52
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
Rate 53
27 Oct 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£660
for 3 nights
From
£220
£750
 
 
Rate 54
15 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Thursday
6 night minimum stay
£1,110
for 6 nights
From
£185
 
 
Rate 54
9 Feb 2018 - 22 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Rate 56
23 Feb 2018 - 15 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£690
for 3 nights
From
£230
£700
 
 
Rate 57
16 Mar 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Rate 58
23 Mar 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
Rate 58
30 Mar 2018 - 12 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Rate 60
13 Apr 2018 - 10 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
Rate 61
11 May 2018 - 17 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
Rate 62
18 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
Rate 63
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,650
for 7 nights
£1,650
 
 
Rate 64
1 Jun 2018 - 7 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Rate 65
8 Jun 2018 - 14 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
Rate 66
15 Jun 2018 - 21 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Rate 67
22 Jun 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,580
for 7 nights
£1,580
 
 
Rate 68
6 Jul 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,700
for 7 nights
£1,700
 
 
Rate 69
13 Jul 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
Rate 70
20 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£2,400
for 7 nights
£2,400
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Payment for the house is made via BACs transfer details for which are supplied after booking is confirmed.

Price includes:
Hotel quality linen and towels (please bring your own beach towels)
Garage parking for one car next to the house for the duration of your stay
A welcome pack
Excellent Wifi


Changeover Day:
Friday. Check in 4pm and check out 10.00am

Notes on prices:
These prices are for 7 nights on a Friday to Friday basis.

Porth House is mostly booked on a weekly basis but 3 night breaks are available during February, March, November and December 2015 for a 10% discount of full weekly price for 3+ people and 15% discount for couples.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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