Boutique Beach House
House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Boutique Beach House, is a beautiful Grade 2 listed Georgian family house with stunning views over award winning Porthminster beach and the bay beyond, and has a lovely outdoor heated swimming pool (mid June - mid September). Ideally located for both the beach (5 mins walk) and the centre of beautiful St Ives, with all it's shops and restaurants (5 mins walk).
It is a luxurious 5 bedroom house designed to make your holiday really special. With a heated swimming pool and range of indoor and outdoor entertainment for kids of all ages, the house is ideal for all the family. We can advise you on all the many things there are to do in and around St Ives. Please see the link to our website for further information.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Porthminster beach 300 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Trampoline|
The West Country region
For day trips around beautiful cornwall you are spoilt for choice. From the Eden Project to the brilliant, award winning National Maritime Museum (and a sneaky trip to Rick Stein's fish and chips opposite). Or Lands End for a cheesy photo with the signpost pointing to America, or the enchanting St Michael's Mount is only 10 minutes drive away. If you're here for a bit longer you could even do a day trip to the amazing Scilly Isles (the planes leave from nearby - a real adveture!) and there are many more which we can help you with.
St Ives is famous around the world for it's amazing beauty and special light, hence the number of artists and writers that have always been drawn here. Not only that but St Ives benefits from the warmth of the gulf stream giving it a mild sub tropical climate. It won best 'seaside holiday destination' in 2012 for 3rd year running, and indeed came 6th in best beach locations in Europe last year! Porthminster Beach (just in front of the house) has just come 3rd in best uk beaches in the Travellers Choice Awards.
For the holiday maker it has the best of all worlds - surrounded by 3 beautiful blue flag beaches, but also a lively thriving town, with loads going on for all ages - whatever the weather! Whilst still retaining the charm of a working fishing village with boats bobbing in the harbour and windy cobbled streets, it also offers independent shops, cafes, artists studios, and many fine restaurants; even a lovely local cinema!
Go on a boat trip to seal island, visit Tate St Ives, the Leach Pottery or Barbara Hepworth Museum, go for a surf or a paddle board, walk along the coast path and get the beautiful branch line back, go crabbing and maybe see the seals and dolphins that regularly visit, or simply lounge on the golden sand and build sand castles!
Even out of season St Ives is buzzing. The St Ives Food Festival takes place on the beach just in front of the house with loads of local produce and cookery demos etc. The 'St Ives September Festival' now attracts visitors from around the world and New Year is famous for the amazing fancy dress and fireworks on the beach.
If activities are your thing there are surf lessons or kayaking and paddle boarding on the beach, or for something more hardcore there are plenty of adrenalin sports organised by our friend Jules at 'JB adventures' from kite surfing to mountain biking. There is also the beautiful South West Coast Path which passes 50 metres from the front door.
Boutique Beach House is ideally placed for all these things and once here you can easily walk anywhere in St Ives. We will give you a book full of our recommendations and insider tips on everything from restaurants and beaches to things to do come rain or shine. We can advise you on the most suitable restaurants - maybe an award winning burger with the kids at Blas, or an adult night out at the 3 time winner of the Michelin 'Bib Gourmand Award', or dinner on the beach in one or our 3 award winning beach cafes. We can also help you with babysitters and shopping etc
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18 Jun 2014
"the most perfect week in the most perfect house"
I stayed at the beach house with my husband, three children, my parents and my parents in law. From the moment we arrived everything was utterly perfect. The house is vast and beautiful. The swimming pool, (we paid a little extra to have heated) was fabulous. The location was to die for....
I couldn't recommend this house enough - a perfect holiday that will never be forgotten.
Thanks for taking the time to review the beach house. We're so glad you had a good time.
I just wanted to clarify for future guests that the pool is heated to pleasant 28, but we can make it a few degrees hotter for a small price if, like me, you're a bit more sensitive! Thanks again.
all the best
Jo and Matt
6 Jun 2014
All I can I say is Wow!!. This house is amazing ,everything you could wish for. We stayed there for my parents Ruby Wedding Anniversary, 6 adults and 4 children, it had everything we needed plus lots … More
27 May 2014
"Wow wow wow"
Just stayed here for 1 week and what a fabulous place this is. 6 adults and 3 kids in our party and plenty of room for every1. Jo and Matt were very good hosts while being attentive yet leaving you pr… More
Thanks for your lovely review. So glad you had a good holiday.
I think the extra gate for the garden is a really good idea and i will certainly do that.
all the best
jo and matt
26 Apr 2014
"Perfect place to kick back relax with everything within perfect distance from the front door"
Great stay over the eater weekend. The weather was hit and miss so we actually spent a fair amount of time in the house which was lovely. Living room gorgeous for relaxing by the fire. When it was nice we say in the patio player a bit of table tennis bbq's with wine and enjoyed the sea views. The standalone bath was a pleasant treat and beach just a stone throws away has as clear blue water as some off the coast of France!
All in all a great stay
23 Mar 2014
"Perfect For A Family Break"
10 of us spent a long weekend at Boutique Beach House and found it perfect for our needs. We have stayed at a number of large properties in St Ives in previous years and while they have all been good this was undoubtedly the best. The property is conveniently located for beach and town and has the space to comfortably cope with 10 adults (or even 10 adults and a couple of babies in cots). The kitchen area is large with the full range of appliances and there are 2 other rooms in which to chill out, watching TV or playing games. The garden is also huge with a children,s play house and a decent sized swimming pool (we knew this wouldn't be open during our visit). What really makes this place is the attention to detail shown by the owners. Little things like providing a plastic plate, bowl and cup to go with the high chair. Without being intrusive Jo remained in touch throughout our stay checking that things were ok and, of course, provided a cream tea for our arrival. It doesn't come cheap hiring houses of this size but what we got for our money was good value and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this house for larger groups.
7 Mar 2014
"Beautiful, relaxing, perfect"
We stayed in the Boutique Beach House for 4 nights at the beginning of March for my birthday. As soon as we arrived I knew I had made a great choice, the house is stunning, all the rooms are bright an… More
10 Oct 2013
We have a 2yr old girl and I wanted to take her to Cornwall for the first time - it was unforgettable.
The house is just gorgeous. We really felt at home. Everything was perfect.
Jo and Matt are very thoughtful - the welcome pack was to die for. The guest book has instructions for everything and plenty of tips of where to go and what to do.
The beds were super comfy. If you are sleeping in the master bedroom which faces the main road, take ear plugs. I live somewhere so quiet I am no longer used to road noise!
My little one totally loved the kids' bedroom (as the whole house) and the toys available in the Garden. We had BBQs for lunch and dinner everyday and really enjoyed the pool.
In fact I cooked at home at lot and I found the kitchen excellent - well equipped with utensils and everything of good quality.
There is a tesco nearby but I ordered shopping so be delivered the day we arrived. The joys of being a modern woman :)
Because our daughter still sleeps for 2hrs in the day, we would put her to bed and take the baby monitor to the pool which still worked fine.
She also goes to bed quite early in the evening so we would put her to bed and enjoy some wine and snuggle up to a movie in the TV room.
Although they have a small dvd library, it's worth taking your own. We also took our own portable ipod player to take up to the pool and garden.
The location couldn't be any better! You only have to cross the road to go to the beach - again very handy if you have small children.
We used to walk to town for an ice cream and a little wonder every afternoon. St Ives has to be the most gorgeous place I have ever visited. I fell in love with it.
We also managed to fit a few car journeys and ventured into Lands end and visited a few beaches in the vicinity.
Thank you so much Jo for the beautiful welcome pack, for Maria's present and for providing such a gorgeous home so lucky people like us can enjoy memories we will treasure forever.
I wish you every bit of success for you and your family.
13 Aug 2013
"Beautiful holiday rental in a prime location"
The house is beautiful and set in a perfect location with a beach in in front of the house and the town within a two minute walk.The house was fully equipped and the owners provided additional items f… More
27 Jul 2013
We stayed at the Boutique Beach House 12th-19th July 2013. The house was brilliant; beautifully decorated with lovely views over looking the sea. It was better than we expected! The location of the pr… More
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