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Beautiful Detached Studio Cottage In Lelant Nr St Ives With Own Garden & Parking



Updated: 30-Nov-2016
Contemporary Open Plan Studio, Sleeps 2, Close To The Water & Coast Path


Autumn or Winter mini breaks (2 nights min) available now !

Careless Whisper is a stunning detached stone studio dating back 100 years, now newly converted to a very high standard providing a wonderfully stylish, warm, contemporary retreat for couples

Set within its own private garden just yards from the waters edge and the SW coast path at Lelant, the scenic St Ives branch line runs close by making this an ideal base for exploring the Cornish coast and St Ives town with its narrow cobbled streets, galleries, restaurants and cafes less than 4 miles away. If you love the outdoors, walking, swimming and surfing this is the place for you

The perfect place to relax and unwind, this small but perfectly formed studio has an open plan living space with fully fitted kitchen and breakfast bar. Furnished with quality linens, fluffy towels and sumptuous bedding adorning a Hypnos mattress for a dreamy night's sleep. The vaulted ceiling and skylights give an airy feel with patio doors opening out onto the glorious suntrap garden where you will find a table and chairs for alfresco dining in this great location.

Off the main living area, there is a separate wet room with shower (please note: due to the sloping ceiling there are areas of the wet room which have restricted head room)


Conveniently situated with a whole host of activities within 10 minutes walk: Beautiful Porthkidney beach; the Badger Inn pub; the SW coast path; West Cornwall Golf Course; the Hayle estuary & the RSPB Nature Reserve (a haven for bird watchers) making a car non essential for your holiday

Sorry we cannot accommodate pets or children (no matter how small!)

No smoking, and regrettably no barbecues permitted anywhere on site

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

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Having moved to Cornwall 11 years ago with my husband Brian, we still feel unbelievably lucky to be living in such an amazing county. Everyday brings somewhere new to explore with ever changing seas and scenery, we enjoy the simple things in life - a walk on the beach, a glass of wine & watching another perfect sunset

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

Careless Whisper is gorgeous. Modern and well equipped with added touches. We really enjoyed our weekend away here. Pam was on the end of the phone if we needed anything but the induction book was so detailed, we had all the information we needed for a great weekend! There is a train station a short walk from the studio if you want to catch the train to St Ives, which travels around the coast line so has a great view. The location is lovely, in a quiet area away from main roads and crowds. The studio itself is amazing, we couldn't have asked for anything more, well equipped kitchen, soft towels, crisp bedsheets and all new and modern. We hope to return again soon for either a summer or winter break, it's perfect for both!
Mar 2016
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15 Reviews

based on 15 holidaymaker reviews


A very special place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I had the most perfect week at Careless Whisper in September, whilst on an art course in St Ives. Definitely surpassed expectations and I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. I found the studio simply delightful with every need catered for and every aspect beautifully finished to a very high standard. Arriving after a long journey to fresh croissants and coffee (or tea), milk in the fridge, small bottles of red or white wine on the side made me feel at home immediately! Thank you Pam and Brian.

Being able to walk 30 seconds to Lelant train station in the mornings and flag down the train to St Ives was absolutely brilliant. Late afternoon, it was a very pleasant 10 minute walk back from Lelant Saltings. I was just in time to sit outside on the lovely private terrace and enjoy the last few rays of sunshine with a glass of vino!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Careful Whisper twice now.

First the bad news; this studio is small. Yep, that's the only bad news.

Now the good news; it is well equipped, clean and tidy, containing all that a couple could need. The bed is very comfortable. Despite being tucked away under the eaves, the shower is big enough for almost everyone. The gravel garden doubles as a driveway allowing the car to be unloaded straight into the studio. The setting is surrounded by lovely trees and is pretty quiet. There is a large and quiet beach at Porthkidney backed by sand dunes and, in season, patrolled by lifeguards, which is only a pleasant walk away. Although there are no shops in Lelant, the pub is a few yards up the road and shops are available in Carbis Bay, St.Ives and Hayle, all close.

The St.Ives bay branch line, although short possibly the most beautiful in the land, is just down the hill.

Thank you Pam and Brian for your welcome pack, which we enjoyed.


  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A truly wonderful stay in a small studio apartment

  • 5 of 5

A very clean and immaculate well maintained studio apartment. Everything is provided. The welcome pack was an added bonus. Comes highly recommended and would defiantly stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Manchester, United Kingdom

Fantastic location and beautiful place perfect for a romantic getaway for 2!

  • 5 of 5

A stones throw from the beach. Careless whisper had everything we needed. We were provided with a welcome pack of milk cookies flapjack and coffee tea and sugar and even some home grown beans! The place was ideally located 2 mins from lelant train station and 1p minute walk to the beautiful porthkidney Sands. We enjoyed beautiful long walks along the coast visiting st ives penzance and local areas. Beaches are beautiful. This is a perfect place for a romantic relaxed holiday can't wait to come back!

Pam was fabulous host providing us with much help and advise when planning our trip.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful Top of the Range Studio

  • 5 of 5

This property is well equipped to a very high standard. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay enjoyable. There is a handy bus or train service into St Ives. Porth Kidney Beach about 15 mins walk away. Parking in the small court-yard is ample for a medium sized car.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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East Yorkshire

A little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, a beautiful retreat. Myself and my husband stayed here for a week and we wish it could of been longer. The accommodation is excellent and the owners attention to detail is second to none. 11/10 for everything!!!!!

A home from home, central for everything, just a short walk to the nearby beach of Porth Kidney which is beautiful. Train station at the end of the road what more can you ask for.

We will certainly be back and will recommend to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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From the Owner

We searched high & low to find the perfect place and found Careless Whisper, set in an idyllic location within sight of the turquoise estuary waters. With its suntrap garden, the studio is flooded with light and the sound of the birds from the surrounding woodland. We love being in such a peaceful place yet only a few minutes train ride from St Ives on the beautiful scenic railway.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 58 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : The Badger Inn at 200 Metres Nearest Ferry : Plymouth (Channel Port) at 118 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Lelant at 600 Metres Nearest Train : Lelant at 100 Metres Nearest Motorway : A30 at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Scarlet Wines at 600 Metres Nearest Beach : Porthkidney (Estuary only 100 metres) at 600 Metres Car: not necessary


The coastal path and Hayle Estuary RSPB Nature Reserve 100 metres from the property. Porthkidney beach 10 minutes walk. Carbis Bay & St Ives beaches within 10 minutes drive or approx 60 minute walk along the coastal path.

Every New Year's Eve there's a wonderful fancy dress parade along the harbour front at St Ives, through the tiny winding back streets and back around the harbour. It's one long continuous pageant of locals and visitors who turn out in huge numbers to enjoy the atmosphere. There's a full range of ages and costumes, from small children dressed as fairies and supermen, to older people in fantastic outfits such as Henry VIII, Elizabeth First and the Doge of Venice. Locals claim that this parade is now 3rd in size after London and Edinburgh. The atmosphere is friendly, relaxed and trouble-free, with a low-key police presence to keep an eye on things. St Ives has a no drinking policy in the streets, which makes the whole town feel safe.


45 minutes from Newquay airport

5 minutes from St Erth train station

Car not essential


St Ives 3 miles, Carbis Bay 1.5 miles

St Michael's Mount 7 miles

Penzance 7 miles


Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas and New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early Spring
1 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Booking is subject to availability and our terms and conditions at the time of booking
Careless Whisper will be available for your arrival after 3pm
Departure 10.00 am on your final day
Lost keys will incur a £20 replacement charge
Excessive refuse removal £20 charge
Cleaning: Guests are respectfully asked to leave the property in a clean, tidy condition. A cleaning fee of £50 may be deducted from the Damage Deposit should the studio be left in an unsatisfactory state and requiring more than a standard clean.
Sorry no pets / No barbeques permitted

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Could this be one of George Clarke's amazing spaces? Small but perfectly formed, Careless Whisper has been thoughtfully designed and is equipped with everything you need for your holiday. The studio is completely detached with its own private, enclosed Mediterranean style garden and parking. So cute and cuddly, you won't want to leave..

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...


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

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village


  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Separate en-suite wet room with electric shower, wash basin, wc & heated towel rail. Tiled floor


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 Notes on bedrooms: Open plan living / sleeping area with double bed, Hypnos pocket sprung mattress & quality bedding & bed linen. Small wardrobe/drawers & under bed storage. Wooden floors throughout.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Check in from 3pm - Check out by 10 am The cottage has an open plan living space with separate shower room - please note that the shower room has part restricted head room due to the sloping ceiling. No smoking, no barbecues at the property Sorry no pets Outside: Private, Mediterranean style garden, fully enclosed with table & chairs for alfresco dining. The cottage is surrounded by mature trees with glimpses of the estuary below. A secure, dry storage is provided for beach equipment, golf clubs etc and waterproof box for wellies & walking boots. Off road parking on drive for small/medium vehicle if required or on road outside property. Cleaning / Towels / Linen All linen, bath & hand towels, bedding, tea towels & beach towels are provided. The property is cleaned once a week on change over. For those wishing to stay for two weeks fresh linen is provided on the Saturday.

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