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Bay Watch House

House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 13

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Bay watch house is situated in the heart of St Ives overlooking the famous surfing beach of Porthmeor. The old town and the harbour are just a short walk away. All the main reception rooms and the master bedrooms have sea views of Porthmeor beach taking in the island and the headland called “The Clodgy”.

Ideal for families seeking a relaxing holiday with a secure enclosed courtyard at the back with furniture provided for alfresco dining.

There is also off-street parking for 2 cars.

In summary, the accommodation comprises a lounge, dining room, kitchen, a further reception room with TV and a large sofa bed, 3 double bedrooms (1 en-suite), 2 twin bedrooms, 1 single bedroom, 1 bathroom and 2 shower rooms.

Size Sleeps up to 13, 6 bedrooms
Nearest beach Porthmeor
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 2 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (5), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 13, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The ground floor contains:

A spacious dining room decorated in New England style with a large bay window and sea views, feature fireplace (decorative use only) and seating for 13. A further reception room with feature fireplace, TV, 2 armoires and a day bed that can be used as additional TV room or bedroom. A comprehensive fitted kitchen with butler sink, 2 pyrolytic ovens, hob, dishwasher and microwave. A small utility area with fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. A twin bedroom with nautical decoration. A shower room with a basin and WC.

The first floor contains:

A large lounge with a feature fireplace which has been furnished in New England style with 2 large settees, 2 armchairs, a window seat, TV, DVD and music system. 2 double bedrooms with nautical themes. 1 single bedroom. 1 bathroom with bath (with shower), basin and high level WC. 1 shower room with large shower, basin and WC.

The second floor has:

The master bedroom with spectacular sea view and en-suite shower room. A twin bedroom with a beach style theme.

Further details

There is parking for 2 cars at the front and a courtyard with garden furniture at the back.

The property is available throughout the year. Contact Rachael through PRESTIGE HOLIDAY COTTAGES.

Prices include VAT, Electricity, Central Heating, Bed Linen and House Towels.

Short breaks are normally accepted from the beginning of October until the end of March, they are not accepted during school holidays, unless there is availability closer to the time.

Well behaved dogs are more than welcome, however, we do charge an extra £25 per pet, per week/short break .

Telephone - incoming calls only. BT Broadband is now available for guests use.

The West Country region

St Ives is probably the most well known of all of the Cornish towns, easy to reach by road, rail or by air.

Lose yourself in a maze of narrow cobbled streets and alleyways bursting with galleries, craft shops, artists studios and cafes.

Beaches with fine golden sand and the clear blue ocean where surfing, sunbathing or a leisurely walk along the coastal path will be popular with everyone.

There are wonderful views from the exhilarating cliff top walks, good surf at Porthmeor Beach and for the more cultural - An artists paradise with many galleries, the most famous (of course) being The Tate gallery.

St Ives

The Tate Gallery.

New Millennium Gallery.

The Sloop Craft Market.

Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

St Ives School of Painting.

St Ives Ceramics.

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Review 1-4 of 4

28 Jul 2014


"Expensive... but one of very few large houses available in St Ives town"

I needed to rent a large house to accommodate 14 members of my family including five children and this house was the only one available in St Ives. It was an ideal base for us all with great views ove… More

21 Oct 2012



The house was out of this world being from a larger family it is quite often difficult to find some where that can accomodate us all. Our parents used to love St Ives and we often came here as a family, now our parents are both gone coming down to St Ives brings back all the childhood memories and we know that our parents are not far from us.
The house is fantastic every room is spotless and well decorated it not to far from any of the shops and parking for our large minibus was only a short distance away, and the views across the coastline are breathtaking, it wasn't just a letting as soon as we arrived and opened the door it had the feeling of being at home. We are already booking our next trip home.

31 Aug 2011


"Great Place to Stay"

My wife and I recently stayed at Bay Watch House and can't recommend this property enough. All the rooms are well appointed and its location is ideal for the beach and the town a like. The set up of the house is ideal and the views from the lounge would keep you occupied for hours alone. I would have no hesitation in recommending it to friends and family. Fair to say already considering re-booking for 2012 and we have only been back at home for 5 days.

Thank you. We look forward to your return.

8 Aug 2011


"Spacious and comfortable house in a stunning location overlooking Porthmeor beach."

This is our second year in St Ives, last year we were a party of 7 and stayed in an OK house. This year we were a party of 12 (6 adults and 6 children) and therefore needed more space. Goodness me did we find a good house. Bay Watch House is located on top of the hill overlooking Porthmeor beach, with easy access to the Tate, all of the beaches and the shops and amenities of St Ives. The house doesn't look that spacious from outside, but is like Doctor Who's tardis: there is loads of space in the 6 bedrooms, dining room and 1st floor lounge. The latter affords an incredible sweeping view of Porthmeor, including stunning sunsets.

The house is clean and very well furnished, and the kitchen is very well supplied with pots, pans & utensils: something which is often overlooked in holiday houses.

We absolutely loved it and would definitely recommend the property for large family groups, or two families sharing.

We are pleased you had an enjoyable holiday, thank you for your comments.

Review 1-4 of 4

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