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Mermaid House

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car not necessary
  • Nearest beach 1km


Mermaid House is a very spacious and modern three bedroomed maisonette on two levels. It has two double bedrooms and one twin/double and comfortably accommodates six adults. Two cots are available, if needed - and two highchairs! Parking for up to 3 vehicles.

The fully fitted kitchen has all mod cons and includes a breakfast bar. The large lounge has a dining area and plenty of space to play some of the many board games available.

Patio doors open from the lounge and kitchen onto the private garden (exclusive use for Apt 1) where views stretch down to Godrevy Lighthouse – a perfect setting for barbecues and al fresco living.

The large family bathroom includes both bath and shower, as does the en-suite. There is also a separate cloakroom.

Its warm décor and relaxing ambience make Mermaid House the ideal home-from-home holiday haven. With its library of books, selection of DVDs and games, TVs in the kitchen and two double bedrooms and a Smart TV in the lounge - and with the addition of Wifi for 2015 - there will never be a dull moment!

Mermaid House is perfectly situated for those seeking comfortable accommodation and close proximity to the bustle of nearby towns. To quote one of our guests "Can I just say that Mermaid House is absolutely stunning. It has surpassed all our expectations."

Muswell the seagull welcomes children to Mermaid House! Children from 4-11 have their own Welcome Folder and Welcome Pack and are encouraged to explore the area, learn some history and have fun with the help of Muswell!

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Porthmeor 1 km
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay 55 km, Nearest railway: St Ives 2 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 DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details

Complimentary refreshments provided on arrival and Muswell the Seagull Welcome Packs for children from 4 - 11

The West Country region

St Ives - The jewel in the West Cornwall crown... loved for its superb beaches, narrow streets and flower-filled courtyards, its glittering sea and clear air and for its friendly hospitable people.

The beaches of St Ives are its crowning glories. Magnificent Porthmeor Beach on the town's western edge is famous for powerful surf, yet is ideal for non-surfers of all ages. The more sheltered Porthminster Beach on the town's eastern edge has perfect conditions for family groups.

Fishing no longer dominates the quays, but boats still fill the harbour and Smeaton's Pier is still the preserve of the town's fishing community. Fish are landed, nets mended and the spirit of Old St Ives is still tangible. The town's colourful heritage is distilled not only in its physical character but in great artistic traditions dating back to the 19th century when accomplished painters revelled in the clear accurate light, luminous colours and the vivid imagery of place and people - an artistic legacy exhibited in the splendid Tate Gallery above Porthmeor.

Add to all this a range of excellent restaurants and cafes which cater for all tastes, traditional pubs, entertainment for all ages, a modern cinema and a lively, friendly atmosphere and St. Ives becomes even more of a holiday delight.

The September Festival brings a feast of music, literature, theatre and art. Breton markets line the harbour in the Summer and the Square Sail Fleet are often present. Throughout the season enjoy floral displays that have won more National and Regional wins and placings in Britain in Bloom than anywhere else in the UK.

A marvellously scenic branch railway line follows the coast here on its way between Penzance and St Ives.

St Ives

Mermaid House is perfectly situated for those seeking comfortable accommodation and close proximity to the bustle of nearby towns.

St Ives is a Mecca for artists and restaurant lovers. Nearby Penzance offers the convenience of a larger town and the city of Truro with its historic cathedral, top restaurants, bars and shops is just 25 minutes away.

The surrounding area offers an abundance of activities, including scenic walks, beautiful fishing spots, woodlands, an ancient church, surf-beaches, a selection of local pubs and a Golf Course.

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Review 1-10 of 17

30 Jun 2014


"Outstanding cant wait to go back"

Everything about our vist to the Mermaid House was first class from our initial contact with the owners to the day we left. The property is a gorgeous well appointed house. Throughout there is information posted on how to operate appliances, where to shop, where to visit and other nice to know tid bits. We visited with four adults and the separation of the bedrooms gave a a sense of our own space if we needed it. The house is clearly loved and well looked after. The surrounding countryside is stunning to say the least. We really enjoyed exploring the area on foot but older or mobilty challanged visistors would benefit from a vehicle. Parking is ample and is not an issue. We would highly reccommend the Mermaid House and have already started making plans to return next year for an even longer visit.

Wonderful to welcome Canadian guests! Bless you for your wonderful review. We appreciate you mentioning about the configuration of the bedrooms as it is two defined sections in the one property - and hard to explain. Our manager was thrilled with the spotless condition you left Mermaid in and we thank you for looking after her! We can't wait for you to return if your plans allow! Kind regards Denise

1 Jun 2014


"Absolutely wonderful house and owners!"

This was our second stay at the mermaid house and it certainly won't be our last. I have been coming to st Ives for many years and this house is ideal and has plenty of parking which is hard to c… More

Thank you so much for your review. Our "returning guests" are so special to us and it means a lot that you have enjoyed Mermaid again - enough to return! Thank you again.

30 May 2014



From start to finish this holiday was great!Denise, the owner of the property was so organised and helpful, I really think she went out of her way to make our holiday as special as possible.The proper… More

Thank you so much for reviewing Mermaid for us. It was such a pleasure to have you stay, and your appreciation over the months of the booking process was really kind - made me feel it's all worthwhile! We feel you were particularly respectful of Mermaid - and that means a lot. Thanks for staying with us and we hope we can welcome you back in the future! Warm regards Denise

27 Apr 2014


"A home away from home!"

Mermaid House was a perfect home base for us during our stay in Cornwall. We knew we'd be driving in and out of St.Ives daily to explore greater Cornwall so Mermaid House was in the ideal location for us, not to mention it had great parking spaces available. It is a bit of a hike down to the beach at St.Ives, but we didn't mind the exercise and if need be just a short taxi ride, It was great to have two bedrooms and a bathroom downstairs (basement) and a bedroom with ensuite upstairs so that my Mum could be up and getting ready without disturbing us sleepy heads downstairs. The kitchen was fully equipped for us to cook even a leg of lamb and all the trimmings for our Sunday dinner. The living and dining area was very comfortable and the entire house clean and decorated in a very tasteful fashion. The kids have already been asking to return to Mermaid House!

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We were delighted you opted to stay at Mermaid and enjoyed your stay - Muswell the Seagull was thrilled too; he loves having children stay!!! You managed to see so much in your time - we were very impressed. Take care. Kind regards Denise

12 Aug 2013


"Lovely apartment!"

A lovely apartment. Very high standard of cleanliness. Denise had covered every question in the information pack and the house had everything you needed for a relaxing week away. Excellent service provided by Denise.
A bit of a walk back up from St Ives - but good for walking off the food!

12 Aug 2013


"A great family holiday base in St Ives"

This was a fantastic base for our annual trip to Cornwall. We love St Ives and have been doing this for nearly 20 years. We pick a different cottage each year but have already re-booked Mermaid for two weeks next summer. The 3 bedrooms and ample other space, including garden and space for 3 cars to park, were ideal for us with our two grown up offspring and their partners. The quality of the accomodation is excellent and it was great to get all bedding and towels provided. welcome gifts are also a nice touch. The house is a bit of a walk to the beach but it is within walking distance. its easy downhill and an inexpensive taxi trip up hill if you're feeling lazy. St Ives is spectacular of course. If you haven't already visited you've been missing out and the weather this year (never guaranteed of course!) was as hot as the Med. The owners are friendly and helpful and clearly care about the experience you have.

1 Aug 2013


"Our Favourite!"

This was our third stay at Mermaid & most definitely won't be our last, it feels more like home every time we go. Okay, so maybe it's a little further out of St Ives than would be completely ideal, but it has ample parking, a garden and you can still (just about) see the sea! We always find it is the little touches which make Mermaid so special - the inclusion of welcome packs for the children is just lovely - and Denise is always so thoughtful - the house is very child friendly. This year we were asked to be honest about any faults we felt needed mentioning, so we have duly racked our brains and the best we could come up with is that the big plates in the kitchen don't fit in the dishwasher, otherwise we have to say (for us at least) it is perfect. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Mermaid, of all the places we have stayed in St Ives (& there have been many over the years) it is without doubt the best.

1 Aug 2013


"Wonderful, beautiful house in great location."

First time to St Ives with our three children aged 2,12 and 15. Great time had by all! We loved Mermaid house, it was like home from home with everything we could have needed. It was light and airy, a great safe space for toddler to play and room for teenagers to escape downstairs! We took bikes, plenty of space to store in the garage, took about 3 minutes to cycle down into St Ives, great not to have to worry about parking, then took about 15 minutes and a lot of leg power to cycle back up the hill again!
Denise was very helpful and we would certainly like to return to Mermaid House for another holiday very soon.

26 Jul 2013


"Wonderful family property"

We stayed at Mermaid House for a week in June and will definitely be going back! There were 6 adults (70, 69, 40, 37, 36 & 32yrs old) and a 20mth old. The property was perfect for our family. The r… More

11 Jun 2013


"Already booked for next year!!!"

I have recently spent a week in this fantastic house with my friends and family. I have been coming to st Ives for many many years and can honestly say this is the best accommodation I have stayed in.… More

Review 1-10 of 17

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