Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The Cottage at 22 St Ives is situated behind the main house and is often described by guests as a 'hidden oasis'. The Terrace is renowned for having some of the best views in St Ives. The Cottage - being behind the house - doesn't have views from inside but Porthminster Beach can be seen from the courtyard and the garden.
Just a short walk from The Cottage in one direction will take you to the beach where you can have bacon butties and a cappucino for breakfast, or - if you're splashing out - lunch or dinner at the amazing Porthminster Beach Cafe which is a little further along the beach. A short walk from the cottage in the other direction and you're down by the harbour and in the bustle of the town. Further along again is the local's favourite - the small but perfectly formed Porthgwidden beach and the larger, surfing beach - Porthmeor.
St Ives is renowned for its incredible atmosphere: the art galleries (including The Tate Gallery), the cobbled streets, the quirky shops and the award winning restaurants such as The Porthminster Beach Cafe. The glorious Cornish Coastal Path passes in front of 22 The Terrace and the little branch train can be seen from the windows as it winds around the cliffs and terminates at Porthminster Beach.
Although The Cottage has a parking space a car isn't necessary as all the shops, cafes, bars and beaches of St Ives are within easy walking distance.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Porthminster beach, St Ives 200 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay 63 km, Nearest railway: St Ives 500 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The Cottage has whitewashed granite walls and is simply decorated. Upstairs is a bedroom with a view into the garden and a small bathroom with bath, shower, loo and sink. Downstairs is a kitchen which looks out into the courtyard and a sitting/dining room with a leather sofa-bed and dining tables and chairs.
As well as the television and DVD player in the sitting room there is also an ipod/iphone dock and upstairs in the bedroom there is a digital radio with ipod dock.
|Further details outdoors|
The Cottage has the most wonderful outdoor area. It has a courtyard which has been described many times as having a 'Mediterranean' feel to it and the sea can be glimpsed over the white gate. From the courtyard there are granite steps up to a private walled garden. The garden, as well as the courtyard, has a patio table and chairs, and it also has a swing bench - perfect for lazy summer afternoons and evenings.
Friday changeovers (though can be flexible in low season). Visitors can arrive any time after 4pm and must vacate by 10am.
25% deposit secures the booking with the balance due 8 weeks before the holiday.
Prices quoted for short breaks are for 2 people. If more than 2 are staying there will be a small supplement.
Short breaks available from end of October to the end of March.
Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement and visitors will be asked to sign a doggy contract. There will be a £15 charge per dog.
The West Country region
Cornwall is one of the most beautiful counties in England. It is famed for its hundreds of beaches - many of them quiet and secluded, even in August - and its mining stacks from the tin and copper mining days of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Some of my favourite places in Cornwall are Helford (especially the Shipwright Arms), Kynance Cove (brilliant cream teas - stunning beach), Cape Cornwall (wild and wonderful), the creeks around the Fal. I could go on forever but it would be a bit boring. Fantastic places to eat are of course Rick Stein's in Padstow, Ben's Cornish Kitchen in Marazion, Oliver's in Falmouth (my particular favourite) and the Porthminster Beach Cafe in St Ives (actually St Ives has loads of really good places to eat).
One of my favourite days out is to catch the little train from St Ives to Lelant (surely one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world) and walk back along the coastal path. Stunning scenery all the way. A large jug of Pimms on the beach finishes it off just nicely.
St Ives is one of the most beautiful towns in Cornwall. It has something for everyone: quirky shops, The Tate Gallery, many other art galleries, the fabulous Barbara Hepworth museum, the Leach Pottery, golf nearby, fabulous restaurants and four glorious beaches all within walking distance of 22 The Terrace.
From St Ives you can explore Cape Cornwall, Penzance, St Michael's Mount, Porthleven - there really is so much to see and explore.
The St Ives Food Festival in May and the Arts Festival in September are unmissable and the town has a buzzy atmosphere even in winter. In fact winter is the best time to be here in my opinion!
As soon as I hear the wind pick up I go storm watching. Trying to walk round the bend by the Island (between Porthgwidden and Porthmeor beach) is better than a roller coaster at Alton Towers when it's really windy. Sometimes it's actually impossible to get through the gap. I love it. One minute you're shopping, the next minute you round the bend and the waves are crashing onto the sand. There's nowhere else quite like it.
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16 Jun 2014
"Excellent location and accommodation"
Lovely cottage situated in the centre of town above the railway station. Main plus point was your own terrace and small garden area… More
13 Feb 2014
"Perfect cottage, great location, could not have been happier"
We stayed at The Cottage for three nights. The weather had been terribly stormy and wet, we could not have been happier when he arrived at The Cottage. It was cosy and warm and exactly what we had bee… More
7 Jun 2012
"Cosy, well equipped, felt like home"
I was wanting to stay somewhere that would feel safe and cosy as I was by myself, especially if the weather was bad, which it was. This was spot on. Plenty of hot water and a bath for warming up after rainy walks; Wi-Fi was the best I have ever used, (although the signal for Vodafone was poor - not the owner's responsibility!) and it was very private. Everything was clean, worked well and the garden was a real treat when the sun shone. The cottage is in easy reach of everything without being on the main pedestrian thoroughfare. It is small, and really only suits 2 although there is a sofa bed, and the bathroom is tight, but that was just fine as everything stayed warm. The owner was available on the 'phone if needed but did not interfere.
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