About the home
Puffin Cottage is a pretty Cornish cottage that offers a modern twist on the traditional St Ives fisherman's cottage. Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, yet just ten minutes from the bustling seaside town of St Ives by car or train, the cottage is perfect for a luxury family summer break or as a couple's retreat. A couple of minutes walk away is the newly opened Scarlet wine merchant, cafe and deli, great for a coffee and croissant for breakfast or picking up a bottle of wine to go with dinner. There are also excellent English pubs within walking distance, serving traditional food with pretty beer gardens. If you are a keen birdwatcher, the cottage is situated on the edge of the Hayle estuary, famous for the wide variety of birds that can be spotted on its shores.
The cottage is furnished to a high standard. Downstairs there is a well-equipped kitchen with dining area and leading off a spacious lounge is a conservatory with another dining area opening out onto a patio, perfect for barbecues and summer dining. Upstairs there are two comfortable bedrooms and a family bathroom. PuffinCottage has wi-fi internet access, meaning you need never be out of touch. A welcome pack containing Cornish teas, locally-produced organic soaps and fresh local flowers is provided on your arrival to get your holiday off to a great start.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Porthkidney, 500m|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 100m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
Further details indoors:
• Lounge: 2 large leather sofas, coal-effect gas fire, large flat screen digital TV with Freeview and DVD player French doors open up into a light and airy conservatory with 2 cane chairs and an extending dining table with 4 chairs
• Fully integrated kitchen with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, double oven/gas hob, washing machine
• Master bedroom: 5ft bed, fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers and mirror
• Bedroom 2: Twin room with 2 3ft single beds, fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers and mirror
• Main bathroom upstairs complete with bath, power shower, sink WC, heated towel rail, shaver socket Separate ground floor WC
Further details outdoors:
Rear patio leading off conservatory with outdoor garden furniture and gate providing access to allocated parking space.
Unfortunately no pets or smoking allowed at the property.
The West Country / Cornwall region
Cornwall is a magical mix of golden beaches and rocky coves, towering cliffs and lonely moorland, and friendly towns and villages. West Cornwall is a magnificent peninsula with 36 miles of spectacular coastline which runs from St Ives in the north to Penzance in the south. The breathtaking coastline is blessed with rugged cliffs, golden sands, crystal clear blue waters and is dotted with old tin mines. The stunning scenery can be enjoyed by the many walks along the south west coastal path.
The St Ives / Lelant area
St Ives is one of the most popular Cornish holiday towns, loved down the generations for its great beaches and warm welcome. It is particularly popular with artists for its unique natural light and and is famous for the Tate Gallery which houses Barbara Hepworth sculptures. St Ives has plenty of independent shops and art galleries down its winding cobblestone streets and the use of local produce is favoured in its many fine restaurants and cafes. Lelant is a pretty village that borders the Hayle estuary and is well connected to St Ives by railway. The Lelant Saltings station is the official Park and Ride stop for visitors to St Ives and is only 5 minutes walk from Puffin Cottage. The frequent train arrives in St Ives in 8 minutes, with some breathtaking coastal views along the short train journey. A 'Day Ranger' ticket costs from £2.00 per person and can be used all day long. Further afield, but still within easy reach, are the The Eden Project, St. Michael's Mount, Land's End and the Minack Theatre (built into the cliffs at Porthcurno), amongst many other attractions in the area.
How to get there
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The M5 (south bound) leads to the West Country.
From Exeter take the A30 across Bodmin Moor. The road is mainly dual carriageway.
At the roundabout take the second exit signposted A3074 St. Ives. Puffin Cottage is less than 5 minutes drive from the roundabout.
There is a good service from most major cities.
For Puffin Cottage disembark at St Erth Station, which is a mainline station just before Penzance. Puffin Cottage is less than 5 minutes drive from St Erth station. Alternatively a connection can be taken from St Erth to Lelant Saltings station, which is only a short walk from Puffin Cottage.
National Rail Enquiries 08457 484950
Flights operate daily between Newquay airport and a number of destinations around the UK.
The Newquay airport website provides more information about facilities, parking, car hire and how to get there.
Activities near St Ives
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
11 Jun 2012
We had a lovely stay here. It was great that the kitchen was well equipped especially with the little but important things like washing up liquid, tea towels, dishwasher tablets and bin liners. It was very clean & homely too.
Yes Puffin Cottage is ideally located for hopping on the train to St. Ives. You can leave the car safely at Puffin Cottage.
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|Prices for group size 4|
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|18 Jan 13||25 Jan 13||£ 368||-||-||4 Nights|
|25 Jan 13||1 Feb 13||£ 368||-||-||4 Nights|
|1 Feb 13||8 Feb 13||£ 368||-||-||4 Nights|
|8 Feb 13||15 Feb 13||£ 368||-||-||3 Nights|
|15 Feb 13||22 Feb 13||£ 525||-||-||1 Week|
|22 Feb 13||1 Mar 13||£ 473||-||-||4 Nights|
|1 Mar 13||8 Mar 13||£ 473||-||-||4 Nights|
|8 Mar 13||15 Mar 13||£ 473||-||-||4 Nights|
|15 Mar 13||22 Mar 13||£ 473||-||-||4 Nights|
|22 Mar 13||29 Mar 13||£ 525||-||-||5 Nights|
|29 Mar 13||5 Apr 13||£ 709||-||-||1 Week|
|5 Apr 13||12 Apr 13||£ 709||-||-||1 Week|
|12 Apr 13||19 Apr 13||£ 578||-||-||4 Nights|
|19 Apr 13||26 Apr 13||£ 578||-||-||4 Nights|
|26 Apr 13||3 May 13||£ 578||-||-||4 Nights|
|3 May 13||10 May 13||£ 578||-||-||4 Nights|
|10 May 13||17 May 13||£ 578||-||-||4 Nights|
|17 May 13||24 May 13||£ 578||-||-||4 Nights|
|24 May 13||31 May 13||£ 840||-||-||1 Week|
|31 May 13||7 Jun 13||£ 735||-||-||1 Week|
|7 Jun 13||14 Jun 13||£ 735||-||-||4 Nights|
|14 Jun 13||21 Jun 13||£ 735||-||-||4 Nights|
|21 Jun 13||28 Jun 13||£ 735||-||-||4 Nights|
|28 Jun 13||5 Jul 13||£ 735||-||-||4 Nights|
|5 Jul 13||12 Jul 13||£ 840||-||-||5 Nights|
|12 Jul 13||19 Jul 13||£ 840||-||-||5 Nights|
|19 Jul 13||26 Jul 13||£ 998||-||-||1 Week|
|26 Jul 13||2 Aug 13||£ 998||-||-||1 Week|
|2 Aug 13||9 Aug 13||£ 998||-||-||1 Week|
|9 Aug 13||16 Aug 13||£ 998||-||-||1 Week|
|16 Aug 13||23 Aug 13||£ 998||-||-||1 Week|
|23 Aug 13||30 Aug 13||£ 998||-||-||1 Week|
|30 Aug 13||6 Sep 13||£ 840||-||-||5 Nights|
|6 Sep 13||13 Sep 13||£ 709||-||-||4 Nights|
|13 Sep 13||20 Sep 13||£ 630||-||-||4 Nights|
|20 Sep 13||27 Sep 13||£ 630||-||-||4 Nights|
|27 Sep 13||4 Oct 13||£ 578||-||-||4 Nights|
|4 Oct 13||11 Oct 13||£ 578||-||-||4 Nights|
|11 Oct 13||18 Oct 13||£ 578||-||-||4 Nights|
|18 Oct 13||25 Oct 13||£ 683||-||-||1 Week|
|25 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 683||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Nov 13||8 Nov 13||£ 399||-||-||4 Nights|
|8 Nov 13||15 Nov 13||£ 399||-||-||4 Nights|
|15 Nov 13||22 Nov 13||£ 399||-||-||4 Nights|
|22 Nov 13||29 Nov 13||£ 399||-||-||4 Nights|
|29 Nov 13||6 Dec 13||£ 399||-||-||4 Nights|
|6 Dec 13||13 Dec 13||£ 399||-||-||4 Nights|
|13 Dec 13||20 Dec 13||£ 399||-||-||4 Nights|
|20 Dec 13||27 Dec 13||£ 683||-||-||5 Nights|
|27 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||£ 788||-||-||5 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
10% discount off original rate if booking before 17th June 2013.
Additional 5% discount off original rate if 2 consecutive weeks booked.
25% non-refundable deposit required with booking if more than 28 days prior to the holiday start date.
Balance of payment due on or by the date which is 28 days prior to the holiday start date. A damage deposit of £200 will be held and returned in full within 14 days of departure, provided no loss or damage has incurred and the property is left in a clean and tidy condition.
All payments to be made online via PayPal.
More than 28 days prior to holiday start date – 25% deposit not refunded
28 days or less prior to holiday start date – no refundBook
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