OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Gorgeous artist's cottage with secluded garden and sea views from all rooms.

Overview

Property

Updated: 15-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Beautiful cottage with a secluded raised garden, two bedrooms with sea views & central but quiet location close to beach

Please note that the prices here are between 15-20% higher than on my own site simply because that's the fee they add on here. They add a "service fee", a booking fee, VAT and also a charge every time you pay by card and it's not made very clear. To avoid all of these extra charges and be able to book and communicate directly with me, please click on the facilities tab at the top and find the link for Garden Cottage at the bottom of that page just above 'notes' to take you to the direct booking calendar or go to gardencottage co uk. The prices there are the cheapest of all the sites I advertise on as that one charges no commissions and is simply run the way this one used to before it was taken over by Expedia recently. Thank you.

A unique and beautifully designed artist’s cottage full of original and interesting features, with an idyllic, sunny and secluded raised garden. It is situated in a quiet lane close to the Barbara Hepworth and Trewyn gardens, and is only two minutes stroll from the main cobbled streets, restaurants, harbour and sandy beaches.

It has two good sized bedrooms (one with a double bed and one with two singles), and comfortably accommodates four people. Both bedrooms look out over the garden and sea beyond. The cottage has been stylishly renovated with a light and airy open plan feel with plenty of sky lights and different levels giving it a distinctive and original feel. The many features include the unique hand made wood burner and fireplace, ceramic and marble worktops and natural rose coloured slate floor in the kitchen, wooden shutters on the bedroom sash windows and hand-crafted woodwork throughout.

The sunny conservatory / dining room is surrounded by the beautiful raised garden and curved deck full of subtropical plants, flowers and fruit trees. The sunny south facing garden looks down over the harbour. The curved raised deck has a tree growing through it and is a magical place to lie in the hammock under the tree canopy, to have breakfast on a sunny morning, looking out to the sea, or to enjoy alfresco dining at the garden table surrounded by Jasmine, Passion flowers and sub tropical plants.

Garden Cottage is described by so many of our guests as a gem of a cottage and once they have stayed, most of our guests return year after year. It is perfectly situated only a short stroll to the restaurants and beaches and yet the lane is very quiet and peaceful with stunning sea views. The elevated secluded garden is a rare feature to have in St Ives and is tended weekly by the owner who is an artist (and keen gardener)! The owner lives in St Ives and her and her husband lovingly look after it themselves and so guests are assured that it will always be beautifully cared for, cleaned and presented with fresh flowers, milk, biscuits, tea and coffee, and many other essentials and homely touches,

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Rachael Kantaris
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2017

About Rachael Kantaris

Rachael and Christian live in St Ives with their three young daughters. Rachael is a printmaker and painter who runs the Porthmeor Print Workshop where she makes colour etchings and teaches. When she is not there she is around the corner working in her painting studio. Christian is a carpenter, musician and property renovator. He does the maintainance on many of the holiday properties in town, and having designed, renovated and hand crafted every inch of their own property, they lovingly look after Garden Cottage themselves.

Rachael Kantaris purchased this cottage in 1998

What makes this cottage unique

Garden Cottage is described by so many of our guests as a gem of a cottage, and once they have stayed, most of our guests return. It is perfectly situated only a short stroll to the restaurants and beaches and yet the lane is very quiet and peaceful with stunning sea views. The garden is a rare feature to have in St Ives and it catches the sun all day long being south facing. The owner lives in St Ives and her and her husband lovingly look after it themselves and so guests are assured that it will always be beautifully cared for, cleaned and presented with fresh flowers, milk, biscuits, tea and coffee. The garden is tended every week and contains many sub tropical plants mixed in with cottage garden flowers. There is a hammock for your use and a curved raised deck with trees growing through it. The perfect place to lie under the trees or sit out dining alfresco, looking down over the harbour, or to have a barbecue which is provided in the pretty slate roofed shed.

5 Reviews

5/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

5

Lovely cottage - a true home from home!

  • 5 of 5

We love this cosy cottage - it is located in a great spot, just a short walk up from the Barbara Hepworth Museum, close to shops and excellent restaurants, but nice and quiet at the same time.

We stayed in the double room and our daughter and her gandma had the twin room, which was perfect for us.

The cottage has a wonderful garden and decked area, excellent for outside breakfasts with lots of sunshine and a lovely view.

The kitchen is well equipped, we found everything we needed. Rachael and Christian looked after us very well - very friendly and helpful, they are doing an excellent job maintaining the house and put a lot of creativity into it.

We especially loved the stylish interior with original etchings and paintings and the conservatory, which is another great feature.

We will be back and would recommend this property to a friend anytime!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Fantastic location and lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Family of four, stayed at the cottage over easter holidays. Was perfect for us; in town but without having to navigate the tiny lanes of Downalong, short walks to harbour, Porthmeor/Tate and the coast path out to Zennor and a lovely garden to sit out in. View from bedroom over to Godrevy lighthouse perfectly framed. Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK
5

A real Cornish gem

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay - the cottage is well located close to shops and the beaches. It has lots of character whilst having everything you need for a relaxing break (for families with young children). It was great to meet its friendly owner too. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Fantastic Holiday Cottage

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful Cottage with stunning sea and harbour views from inside and in the beautifully tendered garden. Stepping inside a wonderful ambiance radiates inside you. Very tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean with home from home comforts catered for. Breakfast in the large sunny conservatory is a lovely way to start the day. Rachel and Christian were helpful, friendly and displayed excellent communication at all times. Would highly recommend to anyone Will certainly be back to experience Garden Cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review! That's exactly how we hope guests will feel at the cottage, so glad you felt so at home. You are very welcome back and I hope to meet you both next time (maybe in my studio), Rachael
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Delightful cottage in desirable location

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely off-season long weekend. Cottage is beautifully decorated and well-equipped with everything you could need, not only for a weekend but for a week+ holiday as well. It is unusually spacious for a small cottage and the garden with views are a real bonus. Car access is do-able, parking is where you can find it, as with much of St Ives so no complaints there either. Rachael is a lovely host and we would happily come back again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, it was lovely to meet you both, you would be welcome again anytime.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
1-5 of 5

Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Lots in Fore Street at the bottom of the lane at 50 Metres Nearest Golf : Lelant at 3 Miles Nearest Train : St Ives at 200 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Lots in Fore Street at the bottom of the lane at 50 Metres Nearest Beach : Harbour Beach and Porthmeor Beach at 100 Metres Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

Harbour beach 5 minute walk, Porthmeor beach 5 minute walk, Porthminster beach 15 minutes walk, Porthgwidden beach 10 minutes walk

Travel:

Approximately 5 hours drive from London. Newquay airport is the closest and is about a 40 minute drive away.

Further Details:

Many varied art courses available in the historic St.Ives School of Painting, The Newlyn School of Art, or The Tate Gallery St.Ives. There is a wonderful open acces printmaking workshop above The Penwith Gallery where you can come to use the facilities and etching presses for £2 per hour. Surf lessons are available on Porthmeor Beach, or Stand up Paddle Boarding and boat hire on the Harbour. Beautiful costal walks in every direction.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late June
23 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,095
for 7 nights
£1,095
 
 
July 2017
30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,220
for 7 nights
£1,220
 
 
Summer 2017
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,365
for 7 nights
£1,365
 
 
Early September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£960
for 7 nights
£960
 
 
Mid September 2017
8 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£840
for 7 nights
£840
 
 
Late Summer 2017
15 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£760
for 7 nights
£760
 
 
Late Summer
22 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£740
for 7 nights
£740
 
 
Early October
29 Sep 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£690
for 7 nights
£690
 
 
October 2017
6 Oct 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Mid October
13 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£635
for 7 nights
£635
 
 
Autumn half term 2017
20 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£670
for 7 nights
£670
 
 
Late Autumn 2017
3 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£190
for 2 nights
From
£95
From
£110
Fri,Sat,Sun
£495
 
 
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£890
for 7 nights
£890
 
 
New Year 2017/18
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£890
for 7 nights
£890
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£190
for 2 nights
From
£95
From
£105
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£695
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Please book via the online booking calendar on www.gardencottagestives.co.uk (or via link below) where you can also check availability and prices on the 247 booking calendar. Prices are around 20% cheaper than on this site due to the new booking fees they add on here.
If you prefer to book here and are happy to pay the extra commission, that's fine too, it's just so you have the option.

Bed linen can be hired at £12 per person, just let me know at some point if you would like the beds making up and I can either deduct it from your deposit when I return it or just pay it when you are down at some point.

Changeover Day:
Friday changeover but flexible in winter months and for short breaks. Arrival times are 3pm and departure 10am but again we are always flexible where we can be..

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Avg/night
Enquire Now
Updated: 15-Jun-2017
12
Available
12
Unavailable

Facilities

From the Owner

Garden Cottage is described by so many of our guests as a gem of a cottage, and once they have stayed, most of our guests return. It is perfectly situated only a short stroll to the restaurants and beaches and yet the lane is very quiet and peaceful with stunning sea views. The garden is a rare feature to have in St Ives and it catches the sun all day long being south facing. The owner lives in St Ives and her and her husband lovingly look after it themselves and so guests are assured that it will always be beautifully cared for, cleaned and presented with fresh flowers, milk, biscuits, tea and coffee. The garden is tended every week and contains many sub tropical plants mixed in with cottage garden flowers. There is a hammock for your use and a curved raised deck with trees growing through it. The perfect place to lie under the trees or sit out dining alfresco, looking down over the harbour, or to have a barbecue which is provided in the pretty slate roofed shed.

Property Type

  • cottage

Dining

  • Dining Area

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea

Attractions

  • bay
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Architect designed, high vaulted ceilings with three skylight windows, double ended bath, mosaic tiles, a separate utility room and a pretty door to the garden.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with a double bed and two wooden sash windows, one looking over the garden and harbour and the other towards Godrevey lighthouse and the coast beyond. Bedroom 2 with two single beds and pretty sash window looking over the garden and harbour. Two velux skylights with blackout blinds. Wooden shutters in both bedrooms.

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Short breaks available between November and April from £195. To book directly or just to view our online booking calendar with up to date prices and availability for all lengths of stay please go to gardencottagestives.co.uk Please also feel free to contact me at any time should you have any questions. We have a Friday changeover to avoid the long traffic delays on a Saturday coming into Cornwall but are completely flexible in the winter months. Outside: Garden has a pretty slate roofed shed containing a bbq, coals and all equipment, beach gear, buckets and spades and a hammock. Outdoor table and chairs for four and a wooden bench. Curved deck with a tree growing through it for Al fresco dining. Private and sunny with stunning views and beautiful plants and flowers, tropical shrubs and fruit trees. Utility Room: Utility room with a washing machine and drying racks. Bed linen can be hired directly for £12 per person (just let me know), or brought with you if preferred. Towels not provided but I can help to arrange hire. Duvets and pillows provided, choice of either goose and duck down or hollow fibre anti allergy filling. Please use the link below to view and book on owners site which is approx 20% cheaper due to the large booking fees added on this site.