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Avoca Cottage


Very Good 4/5 Score from 13 reviews

Situated above Porthmeor Beach and the Tate Gallery with views of the Island

Bungalow | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

For the 2015 season, we will celebrate 12 highly successful years of letting with an extensive refurbishment of the property to include a new upstairs lounge with a full length double Velux balcony.

There will also be added a cosy summer sleep-out for the children - creating more sleeping room inside for the busy summer months. The current lounge pictured will become a dedicated dining room and new pictures of the upstairs lounge will be added around Xmas time - the new balcony pics already uploaded.

The cottage is situated on a small private drive just above the town and close to the Tate Modern. It has sea views across St Ives Bay and Godrevy lighthouse, as well as the north end of Porthmeor Beach.

It is only a short walk to the town and beaches. It is warm, comfortable and cosy, with 2 double rooms (one with an en suite) and another room with bunk beds and a cot/z-bed option. With a large garden and ample parking, Avoca is the perfect place to come back to after a day out in St Ives or the surrounding area. Digital TV, DVD player, WiFi and a host of other appliances for your comfort.

St Ives itself is a premium destination and a stunning Cornish town with several beautiful beaches and surroundings, so there is always shelter which ever way the wind may blow!

St Ives houses the Tate Modern, full of beautiful art - and the Barbara Hepworth museum as well. There is also a wealth of local galleries in the maze of streets by the quayside. Not forgetting the famous St Ives pottery - with showrooms and workshop. There also are plenty of local sports with a great indoor pool within walking distance for rainy days. There are local horse riding schools and we are very close to the famous coastal path.

Linen and towels available at an extra cost of £15/room/week. Wifi (via a 3G dongle) for £10/week - normal data usage applies.

NOTE: no cats or dogs allowed.

Size Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Porthmeor 500 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay 60 km, Nearest railway: St Ives/St Erth 1.3 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 8
Other High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

3 double bedrooms - two doubles (one with en-suite) and another with bunk beds, a z-bed and a cot. A sofa bed is also available.

Wireless broadband available at additional cost of £10/week. (Reasonable use rates apply). Bedding £15/room/week.

Further details outdoors

At a push, parking for 3 cars but please don't block access to the garages beyond.

Further details

All bills are included except WiFi which is by special by arrangement.

The West Country region

Cornwall is a stunning place with dramatic scenery, stunning coastline and lots of sunshine. Perfect for sports and such as climbing and surfing, and for those of you who like the cultural side of things, Cornwall is steeped in history, myth and legend - its people and heritage - who used to have their own autonomous region and language and King! They are friendly and welcoming these days!

Cornwall is lucky enough to have some of the best scenery in the country - the most beautiful coastline with sandy beaches, dotted with fishing villages. It boasts some of the best restaurants in the country - if eating out isn't your thing, why not try a Cornish pasty? There is a wealth of sports to do - in and out of the water from climbing to surfing. Come and see for yourself the best region of the whole of England!

St Ives

St Ives is a stunning place, with beautiful beaches and surroundings. It houses the Tate Modern, come and see some beautiful art - and the Barbara Hepworth museum as well. There is a wealth of local galleries showing some beautiful stuff in the maze of streets by the quayside. Not forgetting the famous St Ives pottery - with showrooms and workshops. There also are plenty of sports to do with the leisure centre just a short walk away for rainy days.

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11 Nov 2014


"A little gem at the top of the hill"

I had read several fantastic reviews of this property and booked ,a little uncertain, because the price was so low! ( you don't get something for nothing!) I then read a very poor review that mad… More

the upstairs lounge will be commissioned very soon so the stairs will lead to a spectacular view.
Point taken about the ensuite, i think i will reverse the bi-fold door to improve access to the shower.

10 Nov 2014


"Relaxed, quiet, central, private, comfortable place to stay"

Just what we needed: we could lie in bed and see flocks of starlings, sea and lots of sky, cook something in the kitchen without missing out on the fun in the sitting room (as they are part of the same room), or walk down to town in five minutes, watch surfers, head out on a long walk or go to the pub or a restaurant. Especially liked that there was no traffic noise in this cottage, lots of space, a comfy bath, loads of hot water and a good sized garden to walk out into. Great place for kids: it feels you could relax with children here as it's not too precious, or twee and isn't at all frilly. Just easy and well thought out.

28 Jul 2014


"Great location, beautiful big garden and bungalow with all you need for a good holiday."

We really found our holiday a relaxing experience. The bungalow was well equipped which made our stay a lot easier with 4 children. Plenty of garden space to relax in. And a nice distance from the … More

29 Jun 2014


"Lovely bungalow in lovely St Ives"

Bungalow lovely for us, a couple and my elderly father.Lots of space and the bungalow had everything you needed.St Ives really lovely.Lots of hills, so a bit difficult for those not so good on their f… More

27 Jun 2014


"Ideal holiday cottage"

Well laid out, convenient and well-appointed single-storey cottage which felt quite spacious, although there were only two of us in a place for six ! Pretty good value.
Also had lovely garden and views.
Although a good walk from the centre of St Ives, it's well worth it for the convenience of having car parking, for loading/unloading and being free to come and go by car as you please. Maybe it's not such a bad thing to walk off the gorgeous pasties,ice-creams & scones freely available in the charmingly unspoiled village.
We would certainly consider staying here again.

24 Jun 2014


"Home from Home"

Cozy cottage, quiet, a place we made our home for an extended time over winter. Avoca offers a welcome respite from a day of walking or other activities, gives a distant view of Godrevy Lighthouse, on a clear night shows the stars and in the daytime gives a front seat panorama of the ever-changing sky. The en suite bedroom is perfect for guests. Avoca served us well for our "home from home" stay in St Ives.

8 Jun 2014


"Delightfully well thought out cottage with sea views."

.Avoca cottage was very well equipped and extremely well thought out. Very cosy and efficient heating, Lots of hot water and a well equipped kitchen. It has a washer, dryer and dishwasher. An enclosed… More

31 Jan 2014


"Last minute luxury"

A last minute trip to Cornwall or a few days and we chose avoca cottage. It had everything we needed to make or time there very pleasurable. Fantastic location, easy to find, ample parking. Seemed to … More

Thanks for that, we have made major improvements this year and will continue to enhace the property overv the coming months when time allows.

8 Oct 2013


"A great family holiday home"

Avoca cottage is a little cottage with a big heart. As a couple we rattled around in it but it is clear that it has enough space and equipment to make a great family holiday home. It is well equipped … More

2 Oct 2013


"We loved Cornwall!!"

We had a fantastic week at Avoca cottage. The cottage was in a quiet residential location but not far from the town centre. We are a family of 5 with three young children and we also went with Grandparents too and I would say that as the cottage is a bungalow it was suitable for both the old and the young. The cottage was clean and well equipped. Walking back to the cottage from the town there is a steep hill to consider, but there is always the bus. The kids loved the back garden too and this was big enough for them to play in after days out. Overall we loved Cornwall and have taken away some lovely memories.

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