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Porthia, Beautiful Cottage


Excellent 5/5 Score from 2 reviews

Light and airy sitting Room

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Porthia is a stunning and spacious self-catering cottage close to the harbour, the Tate gallery and Porthmeor beach in the charming, cobbled Downalong area of St Ives. Its large, vaulted rooms are airy and spacious. Full of character as well as designer features, it can comfortably sleep between 4 and 6, but would also suit a couple looking for space. Its bright and spacious rooms are tastefully decorated. The 30ft sitting room has a feature exposed granite wall and open chimney-breast, high ceilings, original artwork and a window seat with views down to the harbour.

There is a beautiful chandelier, two comfy double sofa beds and bookcases filled with novels, CDs and DVDs. The designer kitchen has a 6 hob range cooker and there is a dinner table with seating for six. There is a modern, luxury bathroom with a shower and a patio for sitting out on in the evenings which is also a great children's play area. Parking is just 2 minutes away.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Porthmeor 100 m
Will consider House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay 45 km, Nearest railway: St Ives 400 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, High chair
Further details indoors

Porthia has a spacious 30 ft sitting room with a full height balcony style window and a window seat looking down to the harbour. With comfy sofas, antiques and local artwork, it is the perfect place to relax. There is a flat screen TV, DVD player, Freeview and DVD player. Plus a huge library of books, DVDs and CDS. It is a home from home.

There are two bedrooms and two sofa beds in the sitting room. One kingsize (lovely views over the St Ives rooftops) with TV/video, wardrobe, chest of drawers and ensuite toilet. One twin room with comfy mattresses and large wardrobe. Plus: two double sofabeds in the sitting room.

The main bathroom is newly refurbished and has a large luxury bath with a shower. There is also an en-suite toilet off the king size bedroom.

The designer kitchen has a 6 hob range cooker, a dish-washer, washer-dryer, fridge-freezer, microwave and double Belfast sink. There is a dinner table with seating for six and a view onto the patio. Equipment includes a juicer.

In the large, light sitting room there is a flat screen TV (with freeview box), a video/DVD player and a CD player.

There are lots of books, DVDs and CDs and original St Ives artwork on the walls.

Bed linen is included. Bath towels are a small extra charge or you can bring your own. Tea towel provided.

There is plenty of space for children - including a secure patio area. Pets may be accepted by prior arrangement.

There is a hair dryer and plenty of blankets, pillows and duvets at the property. There is a high chair and a stair safety gate.

The property is accessed via a private path, so is tucked away down a lovely windy street in Downalong.

Further details outdoors

There is an enclosed patio which is great to sit out on in the evenings or a good place for children to play.

The West Country region

Seeped in history it is a beautiful county on the west of Britain.

It has some of the most beautiful beaches in the country and is a traditional holiday destination for British and European families.

Cornwall is a fantastic please to visit.

St Ives

Nearby is the St Ives School of Painting, the Tate, the Leach Pottery and several horse riding stables. There is also a surf school on Porthmeor Beach.

Porthmeor surfing beach is a 2 minute walk. The Harbour beach is also a 3 minute walk. The pretty, sheltered Porthgwidden Beach with a lovely cafe overlooking the sea is a 4 minute walk. The large Porthminster Beach is a 7 minute walk.

The nearest local grocery store, Norway Stores, is 2 minutes away. The main street with lots of clothes and gift shops is 3 minutes away.

There are lots of lovely restaurants including the Porthminster Cafe and Porthgwidden Cafe both overlooking the beach and the Saltwater Cafe on Fish Street.

There is a new spa that does luxury pedicures, manicures, massages, facials, all using organic products, at the end of Fish Street a three minute walk way. It is called Sail Loft Ocean Spa .

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6 Feb 2014


"Location, location, location..."

This tastefully appointed cottage really is located in the perfect spot from which to enjoy the best bits of St Ives. So much comfort and space so close to the beautiful beaches, restaurants and bars.… More

17 Oct 2012


"Lovely cottage, with huge light open living area. Great base for a holiday."

We stayed for a week in Porthia. Location could not have been better. Literally 2 mins walk down to the harbour/shops and beaches. Perfect for a couple who want some space. There is a second twin be… More

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