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Beautifully restored Cornish cottage with sea views from all rooms



Updated: 21-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

St Ives - Peaceful location within a mile of the lively seaside town of St Ives

A beautifully restored period Cornish cottage in the hamlet of Trowan, just a stone’s throw from the popular sea side town of St Ives. Set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and surrounded by ancient farm land, tin mines and spectacular cliff top views of the sea, Trowan is an oasis of calm. Enjoy the best of both worlds with the lively town and beaches of St Ives just a mile away or opt for lazy days in the extensive sea facing garden and patio.

Ideally situated for walkers with easy access to the coast path and a variety of other public footpaths from the front door that take you into St Ives or across to the delightful village of Zennor and the perennially popular Tinners Arms.

The cottage sleeps up to four people in two double bedrooms, both with views across the meadows to the sea. Downstairs is open plan for easy living. Slate floors, a fully equipped kitchen, large dining table and a comfortable lounge area with wood burner for cosy winter nights mean that you can self cater comfortably and in style.

The hamlet is situated at the end of a farm lane and has parking for 2 cars.

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Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Simon and Michele Hopes
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2017

8 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)


Fantastic quiet location to get away from it all but to also have access to St Ives and locality.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was ideal for our family week - 2 adults, 2 teenage daughters and small dog. The garden is beautifully laid out and ideal for the dog as it is enclosed.

The facilities are first class and very comfortable.

You do need a car but you also have access to the coastal path that allows access to Zennor in one way and to St Ives the other.

The neighbours were fantastic and very helpful with local knowledge.

We would definitely visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property, that is equaled by setting and views.

  • 5 of 5

Accurate listing, clean and very well maintained. I would highly recommend this property to other site users, as well as friends and relatives.

My wife, our two year old son and I enjoyed our 7 day stay. 3 days at the beach, a day at the Eden Project, a day at a jousting display at Pendennis Castle and a trip to Lands End filled our week easily, though we wouldn't return to the Eden Project. Local restaurants were excellent, we ate at HUB, Peppers Italian, Harry's Cali Style mexican in Hayle as well as preparing several evening meals at the cottage as our two year old settled down for bed after busy days.

An excellent holiday - we've already talked about returning to St Ives and booking the same property again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautifully restored Victorian cottage in the quaint hamlet of Trowan. Great to escape from the bustle of St Ives. A little gem.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Charming cottage close to St Ives

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is really charming, in a little hamlet about a mile out of St Ives right on the Coastal path towards Zennor.

The living, dining & kitchen opens out to a very nice garden & looks out to the sea. The beds are comfortable and the linen crisp & fresh. I loved being so close to St Ives but able to have the lovely peace of feeling like you were in the country.

It was warm and cosy and we enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wow! Rosewall cottage was just perfect for us!

Booking the cottage for a week was a bit of an extravagance/stretch for us but so worth it - beautiful interior and a stunning location. Great base for exploring the coast. Tried to think of some construction criticism but can't - no negative points whatsoever. Didn't want to leave!

Hopefully be able to return in future years.

Michelle & Mark

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Great, thanks

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely cottage in a beautiful location, and we had a really great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 41 Miles Nearest Barpub : St Ives at 1.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : Penzance Ferry Terminal at 8 Miles Nearest Golf : West Cornwall at 4.5 Miles Nearest Train : St Ives Branch Line at 2.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : St Ives at 1.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Porthmeor Beach, St Ives at 1.5 Miles Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The cottage is ideally situated for keen walkers - there are footpaths that run directly from the property and connect to the South West Coast Path. The coastal walk from the property to Zennor is a great walk that is challenging but rewarded by a visit to the Tinners Arms before an easier stroll through ancient farmland and burial paths back to Trowan.

The walk to St Ives is about 30 minutes across the fields or via the farm lane. The slightly longer walk along the coast path into town via Clodgy Point is spectacular and recommended for sunny days. Look out for seabirds, dolphins and seals before walking into town via Porthmeor Beach.

For surfers, Porthmeor beach in St Ives is the nearest beach, Hayle and Godrevy are a 20 minute drive away and the gently shelving beaches are great for children and beginners. There are a myriad of options along the coast road, including Sennen which has consistently good surf..


Nearest beaches are in St Ives - 30 minutes walk or 5 minutes by car. Porthmeor is a very popular surf beach with surf schools, beach side bars and restaurants. The smaller, child friendly beach of Porthgwiddan is next along followed by dog friendly Bamamuz (low tide only). The harbour is a hive of activity with fishing trips, excursions to Seal Island, jet boat rides and self drive boats all on offer. On land, there many lively bars, restaurants and coffee shops together with good independent shopping. Porthminster is a large, child friendly sheltered beach popular with families. Many other beaches are within a short drive.


By air : Newquay airport - 35 miles

By rail : St Erth train station - 5 hours from London Paddington

By car : 4-5 hours from London, 2.45 hours from Bristol, 4 -5 hours from Birmingham


St Ives centre - 1 mile

Beaches - 1 mile

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
21 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
5 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Shoulder Season
2 Jun 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Shoulder
16 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Sep 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2
6 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas and New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Full inventory and replacement prices available on request.

Car recommended to discover the local area although St Ives can be easily reached on foot and there is an extensive taxi service. Fares are between £6- £8 on average from St Ives to the cottage. A bus service that serves the local area.
The rail service from St Erth to St Ives is frequent in summer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 21-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • town
  • waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Modern bathroom with heated towel rail
  • Modern, spacious bathroom with electric shower and bath, heated towel rail and WC.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, King size bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, King size bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 4 adults in 2 large double bedrooms Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size double bed and sea views, wardrobe, chest of drawers and under bed storage. Bedroom 2 with king size double bed and sea views, luggage platform and hangers and chest of drawers.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome


  • Outside: A large, well tended garden that is surrounded by low retaining wall that are stocked with coastal plants. The rear garden has sea views over the meadows to the sea and has a large lawned area for relaxation. There are two sun loungers with cushions for your use. A patio area sits directly outside the rear door and has BBQ, picnic table and garden bench to make outside dining hassle free. There is a washing line for hanging wetsuits and laundry. The garden is mowed twice a month to ensure the area is well maintained. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed line and towels included. The property is cleaned for arrival and there is the option of refreshing laundry weekly for those staying for more than a week. Please bring beach towels as these are not provided. Other: Dining area has a good sized oak dining table and chairs for 4 with two folding chairs for guests supplied. Tableware for more formal occasions in the country dresser that has a stock of local information, books and reference guides.

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