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Kittiwake Cottage, St Ives

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 8 reviews

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Kittiwake is a much loved charming property, fully refurbished for 2014, reflecting the character of a cornish cottage, close to the centre of St Ives. It has stunning uninterrupted views over the harbour yet is tucked away away from the hustle and bustle of the main streets. Each floor has the iconic panoramic views over St Ives bay, the harbour and the island. More spacious than the typical St Ives cottage it is light and airy and has been recently decorated to a high standard. The cottage is perfect for couples, families and groups as it comfortably sleeps 6 and is fully equipped as a holiday home.

We have a kiddie pack too which we can have available for your stay: travelcot, high chair, night lightsand a toddler step and nonslip bath mat.

You enter the property through the gate which leads up through the garden, with sea views, to the front door. Through the stable door is the hallway and off this is the comfortable lounge with fireplace, comfy leather sofas and a bay window with views out across St Ives. A seperate dining room leads to a secluded patio garden at the rear - perfect for morning coffee and the papers. Adjacent is the kitchen which has all the things you need for a great holiday and even a porthole window! The cottage has wooden floors throughout and a tiled floor in the kitchen.

Upstairs on the first floor is a comfortable family bathroom featuring a restored cast iron roll top bath. A cosy king room which has an ensuite bathroom featuring a victorian style shower. Please note that the access to the shower is restricted to 14" so may not be suitable for those with a larger girth. The comfortable master bedroom at the front has delightful views over the bay, harbour and the island. This room can be set up as a twin or a superking bedroom.

Nestled away on the top floor in the eaves, is this cottage secret hideaway for adults and children alike. A third bedroom tucked away with twin beds. To reach, climb up through a small door way and a winding staircase with rope bannister to views across the harbour that will take your breath away. Wake up and watch the comings and goings or simply relax with your feet up on the window seat and enjoy the view whatever the weather.

The house is tucked away up above the main streets and can been seen as the 'blue' house from almost anywhere on the harbour beach. One of just two cottages located on their own it is just minutes to the galleries, shops and award winning restaurants of St Ives. The nearest beach is the large sandy beach of Porthminster and the harbour beaches - just a short 5 min stroll. Porthmeor for surfing and Porthhwidden another 5 mins further on. The cottage is ideal for families, art lovers who want to browse the Galleries and the Tate, and walkers who are looking for a base to explore the coastal paths. The nearest parking is also just 5 mins away. Even in the hustle and bustle of August the cottage is a quiet retreat.

Prices can be negotiable so dont hestitate to contact us anytime.

The cottage is equipped with WiFi, Books, games, DVDs and beach toys so there is something for everyone.

Other information

LCD TVs in all rooms. Fully equipped kitchen with a new oven and gas hob, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and SMEG fridge freezer. Dining room to seat 6. Main bathroom features 100 year old restored cast iron roll top bath, WC , sink and airing cupboard.

Living rooms features two 2- seater leather sofas and an armchair in the bay window, 32" LCD TV, DVD player, selection DVDs and Victorian fireplace.

Wi-Fi, all linens and towels provided. Gas central heating throughout. All Gas/electricity/water included in the price.

Friday to Friday bookings in peak season. Short breaks available - please enquire.

Travelling a long way for your holiday? Stop off on the way down/back at one of our other properties in Bath and break up your journey! (type no 568372 into holiday lettings search bar)

Well behaved dogs permitted on the ground floor only (by prior arrangement)

Check in time 3.00pm / checkout 10.00am

Photo Credit: Mark Bolton Photography

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Porthminster Beach 200 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay 40 km, Nearest railway: St Ives 300 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden

The Cornwall region

Cornwall has some of the best holiday destinations in the Uk at anytime of the year and St Ives is the jewel in the crown. Voted the UKs best seaside resort year after year.

Cornwall enjoys England's mildest climate. Spring arrives early & Summer lingers. With so much to see & do It is super place to enjoy a holiday regardless of the time of year.

As well as Cornwall being England's surfing capital, there is loads to explore in this beautiful region by car or bike and there are plenty of walks to be enjoyed too. The Eden Project in St Austell is a great day out and is a must see.

St Ives

St Ives allure is that it has literally something for everyone. If you want golden sandy beaches - there is not one, but four of the most beautiful beaches in the UK. Porthmeor for surfing and sunbathing, the harbour for boats and busy, Porthminster - safe family and golden and Porthgwidden - a little secret treasure of a beach .If you're an art lover there are over 40 galleries to see, including the Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum.

For food spolit for choice, whether it's Vegetarian, Indian, Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Pizzas and Pasta or the most popular choice has to be the Mediterranean style of cuisine providing the freshest of local seafood. Make sure you have breakfast at the Portminster Beach Cafe run by Nathan Outlaw - simply stunning.

Full of fantastic shops St Ives has it all.

Not forgetting the miles of rugged costal paths, scenic railway lines, working fishing boats and maze of cobbled street winding through this jewel of Cornwall.

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2 Jan 2015



we had a great week in October at kittiwake cottage.left the car in nearby carpark and didn't use all week..great. Took our dogs and came in October because all the beaches become dog friendly on… More

24 Sep 2014


"Kittiwake and St. Ives offer that perfect end of summer break!"

Upon arrival at Kittiwake you are made to feel most welcome and in a home from home environment. Lots of very thoughtful little touches. The layout and size is is perfect. The kitchen has all the es… More

8 Sep 2014



Fantastic cottage, lovely decor, excellent views, plenty of room for 6 people, catered well for young ones, hope to be back in future,,,,… More

21 Aug 2014


"Fantastic base for our family holiday!"

Brilliant holiday home for myself and my growing family. Plenty of room for 5 adults, a 2 year old and a 3 month old. Incredibly well equipped, including children's plates and cutlery, toddler st… More

18 Aug 2014



My wife and I stayed here at Easter back in April with our 3 and 10 year old boys. It really was a fabulous break in every way. The cottage has been refurbished and decorated with great taste th… More

29 Jul 2014


"A charming cottage full of character with stunning seaviews"

We stayed at Kittiwake Cottage in St Ives earlier this month with our family and had a superb time. The cottage itself is less than 5 minutes stroll from both the town and the main beach, has a lovely feel to it and huge views from the Lookout Bedroom across the harbour and the sea. We all enjoyed a relaxed break in charming surroundings, the place has been done to a great standard and it gave us a splendid base for our stay - we'll definitely be using it again in the future.

25 Jul 2014


"Highly recommended"

This delightful cottage embraces you with a warm welcome the moment you open the door. Its character is highlighted by the thoughtful and tasteful interior decoration throughout. All of the rooms in… More

14 Jul 2014


"Superb cottage, superb views and extremely comfortable - a true home from home."

Kittiwake cottage is very well maintained throughout, the rooms are lovingly decorated and well laid out, with modern facilities mixed amongst old fashioned comfort. The back courtyard is a little sma… More

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Calendar last updated:26 Jan 2015

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