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Victorian house with terraced front garden and stunning views over St Ives Bay

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

House in St Ives, Cornwall, England - 4 Bellair Terrace, 4 Bed Victorian House with sea views, WiFi and Aga

4 Bellair Terrace is a South facing Victorian house with a pretty terraced front garden on three levels with a stunning view over the harbour and St Ives bay. It is located in a traffic free area away the hustle and bustle of the town, just above the Barbara Hepworth Museum. The town’s shops, bars and restaurants as well as four beautiful beaches are only a couple of minutes walk away.

The open plan kitchen/dining/sitting area has French doors opening out onto the terraced garden overlooking the bay. There are sea views from 2 of the bedrooms. We have unlimited WiFi and an Aga cooker so the house is always warm and welcoming.

We have an Aga cooker which is switched on all year round and we have chosen not to have a traditional cooker or microwave. Don’t worry if you haven’t used an Aga before, there is a cookery book in the kitchen which explains how it works. No need to switch it on or turn it up or down. Just lift the lids to use the hobs – the left hand side is hotter than the right. The top oven is for roasting and the bottom oven for simmering.

The lounge area has two sofas, an open fire, TV and DVD player plus stereo with iPod connectivity. French doors open onto the terrace. There is a parasol for the terrace and a low level granite table for floor seated informal dining.

Outside of the back door is a pretty little backyard. It’s a useful place to store surfboards and other beach equipment. There is also an outside shower which is really useful when the kids come off the beach covered in sand.

The first and second floor double bedrooms have stunning views over the bay. floor bedroom has views over the bay.

We don’t have our own parking space. The nearest car park is about a 5 minute walk away. It’s Barnoon Car Park which is above the Tate gallery on Porthmeor Beach. Access to our house is down two alleyways on foot so you might want to bear that in mind when packing. The terrace behind Bellair Terrace is Bowling Green. It is possible to drive into Bowling Green in a small car to drop off bags a bit closer to our house. We don’t advise that you try this in a large car as it is very tight and granite walls are unforgiving.

Cornwall Council has some useful information on parking. You can pay for most Cornwall Council car parks using the “JustPark”app which avoids the need to have large amounts of change.

More Details

Helen Willett
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About Helen Willett

We both worked in London and wanted a bolt hole by the sea for us and our twin daughters. For 10 years we spent all our family holidays in the house. In fact, we loved it so much that we moved to Cornwall and no longer need 4 Bellair Terrace for ourselves.

Helen Willett purchased this house in 2004

Why Helen Willett chose St Ives

We love this house because relatively few holiday cottages in St Ives have a good sized garden with sea views.

What makes this house unique

St Ives is obviously great in the summer months but we particularly love it out of season.

The St Ives festival usually takes place in the middle two weeks of September. Artists open their studios, everyone in town holds arts events and there is lots of live music in the pubs and bars.

The weather in October is often good and the sea will be very warm - good for surfing.

December in St Ives is very busy. There are lots of unusual shops selling quirky and often hand made products - Christmas shopping is very atmospheric.

On New Years Eve everyone puts on fancy dress and heads into town to celebrate.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town
  • village
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor shower room and WC. Outside shower for washing wetsuits and beach kit. First floor bathroom with bath and shower over and large airing cupboard.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Twin 2ft 6in beds suitable for children or small adults
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • 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
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Children: St Ives is a wonderful place for children. There are beaches to suit all ages and all the traditional seaside entertainment that you could wish for. However, in places there are steep slopes and steps. Properties with the best views are usually high up and Bellair Terrace is no exception. Whether you access the property from the front or back there are steps to negotiate and you may need help if you have a child in a buggy. We managed for years with twins in a double buggy but you need to be prepared for hard work. There are a number of local companies who will hire high chairs and cots. Outside: Outside of the back door is a pretty little backyard. It’s a useful place to store surfboards and other beach equipment. Other: Television, DVD player, unlimited high speed broadband, CD player and tuner. Lots of traditional board games and puzzles.


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Victorian house with terraced front garden and stunning views over St Ives Bay
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

Prefect location, stunning views

  • 4 of 5

Central location, but out the way enough to feel private. Amazing views across the harbour, with lovely outdoor seating area.

Decor very tasteful, comfortable beds and lovely airy and spacious feel. The open fire made wet day cosy.

Really gorgeous feel about this property.

Very good communication from the owners and lovely touch with “help yourself cupboard” made it very welcoming.

Two small issues: WiFi connection could be better and downstairs shower disappointing as we couldn’t use it because water pressure was poor.

Overall very happy with our stay and would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

Venton Vean

A great boutique B&B in Penzance run by our friends Philippa and David

Ocean Water Sports

Watersports from the beach at Carbis Bay. Try the Hawaiian outrigger.

St Ives Surf School

The surf school on Porthmeor Beach

Speed sail UK

Our friend Graham's beach based water sports company

Marine Discovery

Marine Safari trips from Penzance Harbour

Tremenheere Riding Stables

Hacking over the moors and beach rides at Marazion

Explore in Cornwall

High quality guided walks away from the crowds


There is no private parking at the house. The nearest public car park is 5 minutes walk away at Barnoon, just above the Tate gallery.

Further Details:

There are 4 beaches within easy walking distance from the house.


It’s less than a 5 minute walk. This is the surfing beach. It’s the one you see in all the photo’s of St Ives and is over looked by the Tate. There is a nice café/restaurant over looking the beach, together with a beach side kiosk which does surprisingly good food. There are toilets and a beach shop. You can hire surf boards/wet suits etc. There is also a surf school, which is very good. At the far end of the beach is the West Beach Bakery which does great pizzas.


It’s about 7 or 8 minutes walk. It’s a tiny beach in a cove at the tip of the “island”. It’s sheltered and has a safety rope across the entrance to the cove to stop children drifting out to sea! It’s popular with families with small children. It has a very good café/restaurant and also a beach side kiosk.

Town beach;

It’s about 7 or 8 minutes walk. It is very sheltered and good for kids. All the amenities of the harbour and Fore Street are to hand. There are toilets each end of the beach.


It’s a 10-12 minute walk. The beach itself is more gently sloping and sheltered than Porthmeor. It’s good for swimming. The café/restaurant is very good and often gets written about in the press. It gets very busy so booking in advance is nearly always necessary. There are toilets and a couple of beach side cafes.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in St Ives, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
R6 18
20 Apr 2018 - 3 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
R7 18
4 May 2018 - 17 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
R8 18
18 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
R9 18
25 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
R10 18
29 Jun 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
R11 18
6 Jul 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
R12 18
20 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
31 Aug 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
R14 18
7 Sep 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
R15 18
21 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
R16 18
28 Sep 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
R17 18
19 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
R18 18
26 Oct 2018 - 13 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
In order for the house to be cleaned we ask that you vacate the house by 10am. New arrivals will be able to gain access no later than 3pm, earlier most days.

We ask for a 50% deposit and the balance 6 weeks before your stay.

Changeover Day:
During the main summer months and school holidays bookings are from Friday to Friday. Shorter bookings are often available during quieter times and we are happy to discuss flexible arrangements over Christmas, New Year and Easter holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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