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Popular quirky cottage 50 Meters From Beach for up to 6 people..

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

3 Bdrm. Cottage in Heart of St Ives by Tate Gallery and Porthmeor beach with Parking.

Star Gazy is in a quiet pedestrian walkway.Having entered the cottage there are 6 stairs taking you into the dining room, everything then is on one level. Star Gazy was originally built around 200 years ago as a store for fish, and was converted onto a comfortable 3 bedroom home about 100 years ago. Star Gazy retains several of its original features including stripped floorboards in the dinning room and bedrooms, and beams and exposed granite in the dining room. It is light and airy and overlooks the gardens in the meadow. Care has been taken in choosing furniture and equipment to make the cottage as quirky and comfortable as possible. A welcome pack containing tea, coffee and biscuits will be waiting for you, and our housekeeper makes every effort to leave a few items in the cottage for your use, washing up liquid, salt, pepper, hand soap etc. All linen and towels are professionally laundered and included in the price. Local grocers etc are a 2 minute walk away. Supermarkets are on the edge of town.


Owner
Sandra Fenn
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2017

About Sandra Fenn

Star Gazy is a family owned cottage, loved by three generations. Various members enjoy art, sports, and gardens and spend as much time in St. Ives as our busy working lives allow.

Sandra Fenn purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Sandra Fenn chose St Ives area

Our family spent several wonderful holidays in St Ives and in 2002 we made the decision to buy a holiday home of our own. St Ives cafes, beaches and walks are open all year round and we carefully chose Star Gazy for its excellent, quiet, location in the heart of old St. Ives in Down-a-Long, close to the beach and restaurants as our much loved family holiday home.

What makes this cottage unique

Star Gazy is in a quiet pedestrian lane away from passing traffic yet only 50 meters away from the fantastic beach of Porthmeor, where you can enjoy breakfast in the cafe overlooking the beach. 2 minutes walk along the cobbled Digey takes you to the Harbour, shops, and range of cafes and restaurants.

Star Gazy is an old granite cottage with three bedrooms for up to six people and a baby, but is much enjoyed by couples also as a quite retreat.

Full central Heating, unlimited hot water, professionally laundered linen, gas, electricity, and WiFi are all included in the price. Star Gazy has its own parking space for an average sized family car 5 mins walk away, a bonus in busy St Ives.

Off season we offer bargain rates to guests who appreciate the benefits of the quieter months of the year. 3 to 7 night breaks are available between end October and Easter.

Guestbook comments from the owner

" Fantasic cottage, fantastic location, best we have stayed in yet, will be back next year"



"Our 8th year in this wonderful cottage, cannot wait to come again"



" Christmas was bliss here, completly unwound, just the three of us, bracing walks, and returning to a lovely warm cottage. Thank you for the decorations and the wine!"
Jul 2014
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom has a handbasin, and a bath with shower over. Constant hot water. Heated towel rail.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a Victorian double bed in white wrought iron and a washbasin. Bedroom 2 has twin antique pine beds and bedroom three has full sized bunk beds. All have new comfortable mattresses. A large travel cot is provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Cleaning / Towels / Linen Towels and are linen included, (except beach towels) and cot bedding. Star Gazy is cleaned on change over, and the linen is changed at that time. Extra linen is provided for guests staying longer than one week. Other: Dinning room with extendible dinning table, 4 dinning chairs plus two from bedrooms. Dresser with crockery and glasses.

Reviews

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Popular quirky cottage 50 Meters From Beach for up to 6 people..
average rating of 4.857143 based on 15 reviews
5

Wonderful stay. Highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was really cosy and had everything you could need to make your stay comfortable. The location was great and access to a parking space was a bonus. Loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that more of our guests have enjoyed St. Gazy. Lovely to hear.
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Great quirky cottage with everything you need. A very short sot to enjoy the beach and St Ives

  • 4 of 5

Nice location and everything is provided in the cottage to get you started. Close to everything but still very peaceful location. Nice to walk along Porthmeor Beach before breakfast!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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First Class and perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed the trip, the location of the house to the beach.

The accommodation was very clean and tidy and met our needs. The Shower was perfect as well.

I loved St Ives and will definitely look to stay again for a week Sandra

Thanks again

Neil

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased to know that our guests are happy and comfortable and love out cottage as much as we do. Thank you for taking the trouble to write this review.
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5

Best location facilities and value .

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant location, clean, well equipped, pretty and BIG bonus. Parking!! Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A brilliantly located cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family of four (2 adults/2 teenagers) have just returned from a brilliant stay in Star Gazy Cottage. The cottage is perfectly located to enjoy the Surf School which is metres away. The outdoor tap proved very useful to wash off those wetsuits!

The owners provide everything you need for a comfortable stay in St Ives. There are some great reviews of the local eateries on the board in the kitchen which helps to choose from the wide choice of restaurants.

Great communication with the owners and the bottle of wine, along with milk, tea and coffee were well received!

Thank you for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Star Gazy is in a brilliant location, and we do try to provide a bits and bobs to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Great to hear when our guests have enjoyed their holidays.
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great property so near the beach

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to Star Gazy and just as good as before. Porthmeor Beach is less than a minute away and the harbour and the rest of the town are all within five minutes walk.

Star Gazy is well equipped with everything you need for a good holiday by the sea.

also so many things you can do in the area that we didn't need to use the car for the first week we were there. walks to Zennor (nice pub for lunch) and walk either to or from Lelant with the other half of the journey by train.

Plenty of good places to visit within an hours drive,

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to hear that our guests enjoy Star Gazy and so pleased to welcome some guests back year after year. As Richard has pointed out, there are so many attractions in the area outside the town that one never runs out of things to do.
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Location

Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Many
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
St. Ives
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Many
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Porthmeor
Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

50 meters from the fantastic Porthmeor Beach and 5 minutes walk away from the Harbour, Porthminster and Porthgwidden beaches.

Surfing schools, fishing trips, seal watching trips all run from the Harbour

Travel:

10 minutes walk from St Ives Railway Station. Use of car is not necessary in St. Ives. There is a local coach company and/or public transport to most of the surrounding towns and attractions.

Distances:

Star Gazy is in the heart of the old fishing quarter of St. Ives. 5 minutes walk into the High Street shops. 1 minute from Tate St. Ives and other galleries. St. Ives, Penwith and Cornwall are rich in places of interest to suit all tastes

Further Details:

Excellent choice of cafes and restaurants catering for all tastes and pockets.. In addition there are many seafront pubs serving food.

Many local shops include groceries, gifts, clothing and art.

Restaurants, Cafes, Shops and Banks are all within easy walking distance.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint Ives, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
16 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£590
for 7 nights
£590
 
 
Autumn
23 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£480
for 7 nights
£480
 
 
Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Autumn
7 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£470
for 7 nights
£470
 
 
Winter
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£340
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
£620
 
 
New Year
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£840
for 3 nights
From
£280
£770
 
 
Winter
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£355
 
 
Winter
10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£415
for 7 nights
£415
 
 
spring
24 Feb 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£355
 
 
Easter
31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
spring
14 Apr 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£460
for 7 nights
£460
 
 
spring
21 Apr 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£460
for 7 nights
£460
 
 
spring
28 Apr 2018 - 5 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£530
for 7 nights
£530
 
 
May
19 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£640
for 7 nights
£640
 
 
June
2 Jun 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£423
for 4 nights
£740
 
 
June
9 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£543
for 5 nights
£760
 
 
Summer
16 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£820
for 7 nights
£820
 
 
Summer
23 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Summer
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
July
7 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£890
for 7 nights
£890
 
 
July
14 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£995
for 7 nights
£995
 
 
Summer
28 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,345
for 7 nights
£1,345
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£340
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Booking to be made by e.mail or phone. The cottage will be held for 4 days pending receipt of returnable damage deposit of £100.00 by cheque or bank transfer. Full Balance due minimum of 28 days prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Between Easter and October change over day is Saturday. Between November and Easter short breaks may be taken at any time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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