Porthia, Beautiful Cottage
About the home
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, 100m|
|Will consider:||House swaps|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|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 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (2), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 7|
|Other:||Linen provided, please check with the advertiser regarding towels|
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 / Cornwall 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.
The St Ives area
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 .
How to get there
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It is five and a half hours drive from London or 45 minutes drive from Newquay airport. Or it is a lovely 5 to 6 hour train journey from London Paddington. The cottage is located a 15 minute walk from the station.
Activities near St Ives
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
17 Oct 2012
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... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|June||1 Jun 13||8 Jun 13||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|8 Jun 13||15 Jun 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|June||15 Jun 13||22 Jun 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|School Holidays||24 Aug 13||31 Aug 13||£ 1400||-||-||1 Week|
|September||31 Aug 13||7 Sep 13||£ 1000||-||-||1 Week|
|7 Sep 13||14 Sep 13||£ 900||-||-||1 Week|
|14 Sep 13||21 Sep 13||£ 750||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Prices start from £350 a week.
Please call for out of season mini-break or longer let prices. I can do last minute deals if you are booking at short notice and there is still a vacancy.
Best to book ahead in school holidays as the property books up fast.
To secure booking I require a 50 per cent deposit on booking and the balance 6 weeks prior to arrival, unless it is a last minute booking.Enquire now
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