Porthminster holiday cottage rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access, walking and TV

35 reviews

From the owner

  • Cottage
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min stay
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Key information

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

From the owner

Michaelmas Cottage is an ideal family house, offering stunning coastal views across St Ives bay from most rooms. Situated near Porthminster beach, just behind the Malakoff, it is only 200m from the many shops and restaurants, the harbour and numerous beaches. It has been furnished in a clean, contemporary style, with an emphasis on comfort.

It has four bedrooms (two double, one twin, one bunk) two of which have en-suite bathrooms, a family bathroom, a large living room/dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. The dining area has seating for 8. There is WiFi throughout the house and in the cellar you will find additional living space ideal for children and teenagers; equipped with 2 kids sofabeds, a large TV and lots of kids books and board games.

Importantly for central St. Ives, the cottage also has driveway parking for two cars. Outside there is an enclosed courtyard area, washing line, table and chairs. All linen and towels are provided and there is a cot, high chair, and stair gate to accommodate small children.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • Bedroom 2: King Bed
  • Bedroom 3: Bunk Bed
  • Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 2 En suites


  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available


  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Interaction with guest

Before your stay: Simply send me (Jon) an email through the Trip Advisor site and I will get straight back to you with an answer. Shortly before your stay I will send you an information pack with all the information you need for your stay. When you arrive: They keys are left in a safe place for you (instructions in the pack already mentioned) During your stay: In the pack you will be provided with my housekeepers (Geraldine) phone number. She is there to help with any issues you have. After your stay. I always wants to get feedback on your stay so that I can improve things, so please do complete the stay review and give me your feedback.




Things to know

Check in: 16:00 Check out: 10:00
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No smoking at this property

Manager restrictions

Minimum stay: 7 night

About the owner

Jon H.
Average reply time:
1 hour 44 minutes

Calendar updated:
18 May 2022

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 22 Jan 2010. Located in St Ives, it has 35 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £1500 to £2500.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 18 May 2022.
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Very Good
35 reviews
Very Good
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Brilliantly located house with everything we needed
Feb 2022

The house is just great. We have stayed in St Ives a lot because we love it, this is the 7th different house we have stayed in in the town but I think this is one of the best if not the best. Firstl… More 

Reviewed 1 Mar 2022


The Perfect Getaway Cottage
Nov 2021

Michaelmas Cottage is, in a word, excellent. Spotlessly clean, quiet and well-appointed, it was an ideal spot for a break from city life. A 3 minute walk gets you to the harbour but it's secl… More 

Reviewed 23 Nov 2021

Owner's reply:
Thank you for such a lovely review. I look forward to seeing you again soon.
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Amazing views
Aug 2021

Great spacious house, 5 mins walk from beach, comfy beds, clean, friendly responsive caretaker and two Parking-spaces, what’s not to love.

Reviewed 10 Nov 2021

Owner's reply:
Thank you so much for the lovely review. I do hope you can stay with me again soon. Jon
London, United Kingdom

Sep 2021

Amazing place in St Ives. Cottage is lovely and spacious and super clean, and of course so near to the centre of town. Jon is a wonderful host and we had a little welcome card and present to welcome u… More 

Reviewed 1 Nov 2021

Owner's reply:
Thank you for the lovely review. I will make the wifi my winter project. I hope to see you again soon. Jon

If available I would book Michaelmas Cottage again
Sep 2021

When we return to St Ives If available we would book Michaelmas Cottage again. One problem is because of the age and thickness of walls of this cottage, the Wi-Fi signal rapidly weakens the further yo… More 

Reviewed 10 Oct 2021

Owner's reply:
Thank you for your review. I will make the Wi-Fi my project for the winter and and make it good. Not sure where the kitchen mat has hone, I will get a new one. I look forward to welcoming you back. Jon
Review 1-5 of 35


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