Beach Haven, St Ives
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House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
With fabulous sea views over Porthmeor Beach and The Island this stylish property is just a 10 minute walk down to the beach and centre of St Ives. Stroll down Porthmeor Hill for the perfect coffee in Porthmeor beach Cafe or wander along the cobbled streets to soak up the atmosphere of this beautiful town.
Entered through the private sunny courtyard where you can enjoy alfresco eating you will find a contemporary property that has been finished to an excellent standard.
On the ground floor is a modern open plan living area with comfy sofas to relax on and floor to ceiling windows to take in the sea view across Porthmeor beach towards the Island, St Ives Bay and the coast beyond. Or curl up on the sofa, pull the curtains and enjoy a movie on the wall mounted flat screen TV.
A well equipped and attractive kitchen with limestone floors and cream units is the perfect place to cook with the clever design meaning that even when cooking up a gourmet feast you have a sea view!
Upstairs the Master bedroom boasts a king size bed positioned so you wake to stunning views of the sea, beach, Island and Godrevy Lighthouse. The twin bedroom is light and airy and has two single beds, both rooms have TV and DVD player.
The luxury bathroom lined in limestone and with a fabulous double walk in shower, free standing bath and under floor heating is perfect for soaking away the stresses of life.
To the front of the property is a lawned garden and patio on which to enjoy the stunning ocean sunsets.
St Ives has a fabulous array of excellent award winning restaurants, numerous cafes serving great coffee. Famous for its artists The Tate St Ives is well worth a visit as are the numerous private art galleries - a haven for all artists, the light in St Ives is very special making it a perfect choice for all artists. The 5 beautiful beaches are safe and clean with Porthmeor being a great surf beach, it has a surf school as well as hire facilities, cafe and restaurant between Easter and October. Porthminster Beach is delightful and has the famous Porthminster Beach Cafe serving delicious locally sourced and lovely created food - a must for all foodies!
The harbour town beach is perfect for watching the world go by and the boats bobbing about in the water at high tide, not to mention the common seals that visit the harbour. Porthgwidden Beach is smaller, has a great restaurant serving breakfast on the deck is a great pastime and if you are lucky you may see one of the pods of dolphins that regularly visit St Ives Bay. Bamaluz Beach is a small rocky cove with sand at low tide. From the harbour you can take a boat trip around the coast to spot the local grey and common seals or why not hire a small motor boat and have some fun in St Ives Bay. Horse riding and go-carting are all easily accessible from St Ives.
If you can drag yourself away from St Ives you will find some lovely places to visit, during the summer The Minnack outdoor theatre which clings to the clifftop at Porthcurno is a great experience, the shows are popular and go ahead no matter what the weather and only 30-40 mins drive. Falmouth is a bustling town with Rick Steins fish restaurant as well as some great shops, boat trips and water sports. Penzance is the gateway to the Isles of Scilly where day trips on the ferry leave, the town has an eclectic mix of galleries and shops. Marazion boasts the majestic St Michael's Mount which you can walk to at low tide of catch the little ferry.
As for gardens, Cornwall has an abundance of wonderful gardens open to the public, Trebah is a favorite with a riot of colour and interest throughout the year, Glendurgan has a maze, of course The Eden Project is a must on your to do list - so many more gardens, too many to mention in this small space! St Ives is in a great location and never more than 30-40 mins from the south coast, Helford river, the far west of Cornwall with Sennen Cove or further north such as Padstow, Newquay, Fowey so a perfect place to stay.
The south west coast path is a 2 minute walk from the house so we are a perfect choice for those walkers wanting to explore the glorious rugged coast.
Linen, bath and hand towels, bath mat and t-towels are provided and included in the rental price.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Porthmeor Beach 300 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay Airport 56 km, Nearest railway: St Ives 1 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, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
The West Country region
St Ives is set in the beautiful county of Cornwall (Kernow in Cornish), it is a stunning county with dramatic coast line, tree lined creeks to explore by boat and over 600 miles of coastline to discover you won't be disappointed.
So relax on the white sandy beaches, enjoy fabulous fresh seafood, so come and discover why Cornwall is the most popular holiday destination in England.
St Ives is a fantastic holiday destination and offers something for everyone with 4 main beaches, Porthmeor being the surf beach, the harbour beach is perfect for sunbathing or watching the world go by, Porthgwidden a small quite beach and Porthminster beach with its famous beach cafe restaurant.
With The Millennium Gallery, The Tate St Ives or one of the many wonderful art galleries to visit this famous town is an artists delight. Why not book some lessons at the Porthmeor Studios where regular painting classes take place.
For those who enjoy walking Beach Haven sits almost on the south west coast path, explore the dramatic and breathtaking coastline.
In May the St Ives Food and Drink festival takes place and is well worth visiting. In September the St Ives Festival takes place with music and art taking centre stage. Christmas and New Year are really special times and the town comes alive with the famous fancy dress street party on New Years Eve.
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3 Aug 2014
"Perfect in every way"
We arrived on a very sunny day in July and were all very pleased with this house in St Ives. It is only 5 Minutes walk to one of the best beaches in cornwall where my husband and son of 12 years had surfing lessons twice and loved it. The town with a good range of shops and classy restaurants is about 10-15 minutes walk, there is also a great little amusement arcade to call in on the way home. Beach Haven itself has fantastic views over the bay, it is clean and comfortable and provides every thing we could have possibly asked for during our stay. There is retricted parking, but this wasn't a problem for us at all, we always found a space.
We didn't want to leave and my son said it was one of the best holidays he has ever been on, although I think the weather helped!
Thank you for reviewing Beach Haven, we are delighted you had a great holiday at our home, we want all our guests to have a great time so it is really nice to read such a lovely review.
16 Jun 2014
"Lovely house in a great location"
We were very happy with our stay at Beach Haven. The property was very well equipped for our toddler, with stairgate, highchair and travel cot (much appreciated as we travelled by train and couldn't carry our own). We were also very happy to find the scones, jam, clotted cream, tea and milk waiting for us after our very long journey!
The house itself was very clean, comfy and modern, with everything we needed for our stay. Perfect for a small family.
The view from the living room is fantastic and the property is only a short walk from the nearest (and in our opinion, best) beach - Porthmeor.
We hope to stay here again one day!
Thank you for a lovely review, we are so pleased you had a good holiday and enjoyed staying at Beach Haven, it is always good to know that our guests have had a lovely time and hope to return as it means we are succeeding in providing high quality accommodation in a great setting.
25 Apr 2014
Very cosy. Clean, and a superb view from the sitting room. Good location, close to town- a very nice 10- 15mins walk.… More
Thank you for your review, we are delighted that Beach Haven met your expectations and that you enjoyed the view, we agree it is a lovely view and St Ives is a very special place.
5 Aug 2013
"A comfortable, clean and contemporary property with stunning views."
I stayed here at the end of June with my fiance and our little girl who is 17 months old and what a fantastic time we had. Beach Haven is beautifully presented accommodation. Clean and comfortable with a stunning view of the old chapel that sits on a hill overlooking St Ives. Walking up to the church is a must.
To be able to relax in the front room and look out at the waves lapping Porthmeor Beach was a real pleasure and the view stays with you long after you've left.
I highly recommend staying here as it's only a five minute walk from the nearest beach and in a great location. The owner, Rachel is friendly and very helpful.
There are board games and DVDs supplied and the wi-fi worked a treat too.
As it's open plan downstairs, our little girl loved the freedom of being to toddle around the place.
All in all this a perfect place to stay to soak up the beauty of St Ives. We were gutted to leave and can't wait to go back.
Thank you for reviewing Beach Haven, we do our best to provide a lovely place for our guests to stay and we are really delighted that you had a lovely holiday. It is really important to us that Beach Haven is presented to a high standard of cleanliness for each guest so it is good to hear that you found that to be the case. We hope you are able to return again one day.
21 Jul 2013
"Hidden little gem!"
We booked Beach Haven last minute this July 2013. Wow, what a little gem this turned out to be. It is located at the top of the steep hill from Porthmeor Beach, with stunning views from the lounge of … More
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