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Cornish Cottage Stylish Retreat In The Old Town Of St Ives



Updated: 27-Oct-2016
Cottage in St Ives, Cornwall, England - Minutes From The Old Town, Located On A Quiet Lane Away From The Crowds

TIDDLES is booking now for Autumn breaks or even next summer ...

Tiddles is a chic, yet quirky with no straight walls! small one bedroom cottage.

Sorry no pets allowed.

Located in the old town of St Ives minutes from The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Tate Gallery the cottage offers a unique and quiet base from which to explore the artistic town of St Ives and Cornwall.

Your slippers await you at Tiddles and we are WIFI ready with a smart TV, contemporary furnishings and amenities. Perfect for relaxing after a long day exploring the fantastic St Ives beaches, picturesque harbour and the many boutique shops, galleries and eateries. TIDDLES is a gem of a location.

Set over two floors the bijou lounge leads up three steps to the separate mini kitchen. The mini kitchen has all you need for simple cooking, with an electric oven with grill, a two ring induction ceramic glass hob, fridge, electric kettle and toaster. Open plan shelving with quality crockery. Dish towels, cloths and washing up liquid all provided. All new appliances in 2015.

A welcome drink and nibbles will be waiting for you.

The cottage style staircase leads from the lounge up to a double bedroom with sea glimpses. The bed will be made up for your arrival with quality linens, the room has hanging space and storage boxes for clothes, there is a dressing table/desk, lamp and chair. Scissor vintage styled wall lights are angled for your bedtime story!

Towels are provided but not Beach towels.

Across from the bedroom up a further 4 steps is the bathroom, with bath, electric shower over, WC and washbasin. Heated towel rail.

A tiny washing line at the rear of the cottage is just enough space to hang your wetsuit! there is no actual outside space with TIDDLES COTTAGE.

One night stays incur a housekeeping fee of £25.00 but for longer stays this is not charged.

Like many cottages in St Ives Old town Tiddles Cottage does not have its own parking space, the nearest car park is Barnoon Car Park a couple of minutes away, weekly tickets are available but St Ives is a walking town and its great to leave your car behind! TIDDLES is cared for by the owners of the property who live in St Ives and care about this property, so please if you have any problems or queries please tell us and we will do everything possible to make sure you have happy stay.

Please note this is a non smoking no pets house.

A perfect couples or single retreat.

Sorry Tiddles Cottage is unsuitable for children.

There is a security deposit of £200.00 which is fully refundable if everything is left as found at Tiddles

No Pets and no smoking allowed.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Internet
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live and work in St Ives and have never wanted to live anywhere else!

Tiddles Cottage is co hosted by myself and my adult son and we really care about this tiny cottage.

Downalong is a fantastic place to live and a great base for a holiday.

We chose TIDDLES because of the location and because it is a is a small cottage that is what we wanted, a tiny piece of St Ives to turn into a little gem of a property. Small yes, but cosy and stylish being almost opposite the famous Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden and Trewyn sub tropical gardens the cottage has peace and quiet yet within a couple of minutes you are in the hub of everything St Ives has to offer. A huge benefit of staying at TIDDLES is not needing to use the car!

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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


A lovely little cottage in the heart of St Ives

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was easy to find using the instructions given by the owners and the guide to the best restaurants and places to go was invaluable. A well stocked hamper welcomed us on our arrival and the cottage had everything we needed for our mini honeymoon and some more including a smart TV for when the weather wasn't so kind! We would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a lovely cottage within a minutes walk of the centre of St Ives and all that it offers. Easily 5*

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review we are delighted you enjoyed staying at Tiddles Cottage we aim to make every Guest feel special and it's wonderful to receive your comments, thank you please return you were lovely Guests Lesley & Matt
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Lovely little cottage. Perfect location & nice little welcome hamper.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely little cottage. Perfect location & nice little welcome hamper.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect relaxation cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was clean, modern and very comfortable. Great location just a few minutes walk to the centre of St Ives

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review on Tiddles Cottage we appreciate your stay Lesley & Matt
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you, we had a fantastic stay at Tiddles, location is an excellent two-minute walk in the High Street and Beach. Car Parking very close but limited spaces available , you are the best parking your car up and not using it for the rest of your stay . We made the mistake of using the car and when we came back we were like the Seagulls waiting to find a space!

The Cottage itself is great we had a welcome goody basket waiting for us , milk in the fridge , soaps,shampoo and shower gel all provided a very very nice touch.

Would DEFINITELY stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed Tiddles Cottage and we would love to host you again you were brilliant guests thank you Lesley & Matt
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Lovely little cottage with everything you need and so central!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely clean and central cottage in a quiet lane. Tiny well thought out kitchen has everything you need including somewhere to hang wet things outside. Hamper on arrival a nice touch and very appreciated. Love the decor with good quality interiors. Communication by txt great and couldn't have been more helpful,even inviting us to check in on a earlier time.

Managed to park in a side lane some distance away where we always park when in St.Ives after having unloaded car but there was a car park nearby.Didn't use the car in the 3 days we were there as made the most of the lovely coastal walks. Sure we'll be back again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, we are delighted you enjoyed Tiddles Cottage - please return you were great Guests Lesley & Matt
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Perfect stay at Tiddles

  • 5 of 5

I would just like to say that I had a perfect stay this July in the beautiful cottage appropriately named Tiddles. Tucked away up a quiet street surrounded by the walled gardens of artist Barbara Hepworth, there is nothing that a couple (or individual like myself) could want for as 'everything' has been carefully thought out and presented.

I highly recommend Tiddles as a quiet romantic retreat and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Lesley for her care and attention and for a memorable stay.

Good luck with the future and I hope to visit you again one day x

Kind regards, Mandy x (from the Wirral)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, Tiddles Cottage means a lot to us and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay, we look forward to hosting you again you were a perfect guest. Thank you Lesley & Matt
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From the Owner

This cottage was purchased for its peaceful location yet within minutes you are in the hub of everything St Ives has to offer. We loved the cottage because it was small! thats the charm. Please don't expect straight walls and stairs, this is an OLD cottage and we have left its St Ives character.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

St Ives is famous for surfing. There are surf schools here and wet suits and boards can be rented at the beaches and surf shops in town.

The famous St Ives School of Art is located in walking distance.

Speed boat hire.

Fishing trips.

Trips to Seal Island.

Horse riding.



TIDDLES is close and in walking distance to all St Ives beaches. The harbour is minutes away. Porthmeor and Porthgwidden are close by, Porthminster is a little further and you can walk from there along the coastal path to Carbis Bay beach.


Nearest airport - Newquay 1 hour drive approx

Nearest bus station 6 minutes walk approx

Nearest train station 10 minutes walk approx

A taxi from St earth station (from the London Paddington to Penzance line) is 10-15 minutes

St Ives train station approx 5 mins in a taxi

Everything you need is close by, leave the car behind and enjoy the town


Approximate distances -

Truro 24 miles

Penzance 9 miles

Lands End 18 miles

Newquay 30 miles

The Minack Theatre 19 miles

Eden Project 50 miles

Falmouth 26 miles

Further Details:

St Ives is one of UK's most sought after holiday destinations.

Art lovers travel from all over the world to visit The Tate Gallery, Barbara Hepworth Museum and The Leach Pottery not to mention the many independent art galleries in the town.

Fabulous golden beaches.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas special
21 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High summer
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200


Balance is payable 30 days prior to your holiday.
£200.00 damage and cleaning deposit payable, refunds on departure subject to property inspection.
In the event of cancellation we strongly advise our guests to take holiday insurance as no refunds are given.

Changeover Day:
No set day.
3pm arrival and 10am departure.
Other dates in low season may be flexible.
Short breaks are available out of the peak weeks on any days that are available .
Please email for details of mini breaks.

Notes on prices:
TIDDLES is cared for by the owners.
Bookings for weekly peak weeks are on Saturdays
Short breaks are available from November until Easter excluding Christmas & New Year. Minimum stay of 2 nights, please email for details
A damage/security deposit is required of £200.00 please payable on booking. Refundable on departure subject to property inspection.
We would really appreciate you leaving Tiddles as you found it

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

St Ives is unique and once you have visited you will always want to return. This is the perfect location if you wish to walk to visit everything in St Ives. You can walk to the beaches restaurants art galleries cinema pubs and bars cafes stylish unusual shops or just enjoy the coastal paths and views

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...


  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Television


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • town


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bath with electric shower over, washbasin and toilet. Complimentary soaps.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Lovely light and airy double bedroom with hanging space and a dressing table/desk and chair. Quality linen, towels & slippers. Sea glimpses. Electric heating. Hairdryer. Ironing board and iron. Bedlinen is changed on a weekly basis for longer stays.


  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Sorry no pets allowed. Strictly non smoking in the cottage please. Sorry no children. We regret this is not suitable for wheelchair users. Outside: Tiny shared yard only suitable for hanging your wetsuit! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Quality Linen is provided and the bed will be made up for your arrival. Towels & Slippers are provided (not beach towels) Kitchen towels are provided and basic cleaning materials. We ask Guests to leave TIDDLES as they find it please. Other: This a small cottage but it is stylish and perfectly located for anyone looking to stay in the heart of St Ives. A selection of art books available for guests to read during their stay. We live and work close by in St Ives if you need anything.

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