from £68 / night help Price for guests, Nights

Figgy Cottage – Home 164700 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Figgy Cottage (formerly known as 'The Cottage') at 22 St Ives is situated behind the main house and is often described by guests as a 'hidden oasis'. The Terrace is renowned for having some of the best views in St Ives. Figgy Cottage - being behind the house - doesn't have views from inside but Porthminster Beach can be seen from the courtyard and the garden.

Just a short walk from the cottage in one direction will take you to the beach where you can have bacon butties and a cappucino for breakfast, or - if you're splashing out - lunch or dinner at the amazing Porthminster Beach Cafe which is a little further along the beach. A short walk from the cottage in the other direction and you're down by the harbour and in the bustle of the town. Further along again is the local's favourite - the small but perfectly formed Porthgwidden beach and the larger, surfing beach - Porthmeor.

St Ives is renowned for its incredible atmosphere: the

Figgy Cottage (formerly known as 'The Cottage') at 22 St Ives is situated behind the main house and is often described by guests as a 'hidden oasis'. The Terrace is renowned for having some of the best views in St Ives. Figgy Cottage - being behind the house - doesn't have views from inside but Porthminster Beach can be seen from the courtyard and the garden.

Just a short walk from the cottage in one direction will take you to the beach where you can have bacon butties and a cappucino for breakfast, or - if you're splashing out - lunch or dinner at the amazing Porthminster Beach Cafe which is a little further along the beach. A short walk from the cottage in the other direction and you're down by the harbour and in the bustle of the town. Further along again is the local's favourite - the small but perfectly formed Porthgwidden beach and the larger, surfing beach - Porthmeor.

St Ives is renowned for its incredible atmosphere: the art galleries (including The Tate Gallery), the cobbled streets, the quirky shops and the award winning restaurants such as The Porthminster Beach Cafe. The glorious Cornish Coastal Path passes in front of 22 The Terrace and the little branch train can be seen from the windows as it winds around the cliffs and terminates at Porthminster Beach.

Figgy Cottage has a parking space although a car isn't necessary as all the shops, cafes, bars and beaches of St Ives are within easy walking distance.

Figgy Cottage was recommended in The Sunday Times Travel magazine (March 2015) as a great place to stay in St Ives.

Location description from owner

The England region

Cornwall is one of the most beautiful counties in England. It is famed for its hundreds of beaches - many of them quiet and secluded, even in August - and its mining stacks from the tin and copper mining days of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Some of my favourite places in Cornwall are Helford (especially the Shipwright Arms), Kynance Cove (brilliant cream teas - stunning beach), Cape Cornwall (wild and wonderful), the creeks around the Fal. I could go on forever but it would be a bit boring. Fantastic places to eat are of course Rick Stein's in Padstow, Ben's Cornish Kitchen in Marazion, Oliver's in Falmouth (my particular favourite) and the Porthminster Beach Cafe in St Ives (actually St Ives has loads of really good places to eat).

One of my favourite days out is to catch the little train from St Ives to Lelant (surely one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world) and walk back along the coastal path. Stunning scenery all the way. A large jug of Pimms on the beach finishes it off just nicely.

St Ives

St Ives is one of the most beautiful towns in Cornwall. It has something for everyone: quirky shops, The Tate Gallery, many other art galleries, the fabulous Barbara Hepworth museum, the Leach Pottery, golf nearby, fabulous restaurants and four glorious beaches all within walking distance of 22 The Terrace.

From St Ives you can explore Cape Cornwall, Penzance, St Michael's Mount, Porthleven - there really is so much to see and explore.

The St Ives Food Festival in May and the Arts Festival in September are unmissable and the town has a buzzy atmosphere even in winter. In fact winter is the best time to be here in my opinion!

As soon as I hear the wind pick up I go storm watching. Trying to walk round the bend by the Island (between Porthgwidden and Porthmeor beach) is better than a roller coaster at Alton Towers when it's really windy. Sometimes it's actually impossible to get through the gap. I love it. One minute you're shopping, the next minute you round the bend and the waves are crashing onto the sand. There's nowhere else quite like it.

More Less

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

More Less

Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
View Policy

About the owner

Caitlin T
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
24 Mar 2017
Years listed:
5
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 10 May 2011. Located in Cornwall, it has 7 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £425 to £1140.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 Mar 2017.

Map

Map and how to get there

Map

Guest reviews

Very Good – based on 7 reviews Very Good
7 reviews

Write a review

Excellent
6
Very Good
0
Average
1
Poor
0
Terrible
0
Write a review

“Just OK”

Reviewed 19 Sep 2016

Stayed 5 days in August, had booked for a week, St Ives and Cornwall more so is stunning, shame I cannot say the same for the cottage. First impression is nice but the longer you are in it you see the faults, the kitchen drawers that don't open because the handle on another drawer prevent it from, the very poor lighting in the kitchen and lack of lighting in the courtyard, the smell of damp inside and drains outside make the question of door open or closed a conundrum. On a plus point it was clean. The parking is a bonus if you are driving a "Smart" car as the space is very tight, not helped by the selfish driver in The Terrace, scraped the bottom of my bumper every time as very steep slope on/off drive.

Owner's reply: Hello Teresa I'm so glad you enjoyed St Ives. I have to confess to being a bit puzzled about the comments about the lack of lighting! No one has ever mentioned this before. However when I was at the cottage today I noticed that two bulbs in the kitchen and the courtyard had gone. Now this is something my lovely housekeeper is normally on top of but she's not infallible. There are plenty of spare bulbs under the kitchen sink and there is a prominent note in the welcome folder asking guests to contact the housekeeper should any bulbs need changing. Point taken about the kitchen drawer (there is only one that doesn't open as well as it might) - this is being changed in the autumn. Cornish granite cottages will always have an element of damp because of the mild, moist climate but Figgy Cottage has been fully booked all year round for the past 17 years and many people return year after year so it can't be that bad! There was certainly no hint of smelly drains when I was there today. Again - this is something you could have contacted either me or the housekeeper about at the time and then we could have seen it (or smelt it) for ourselves and done something about it if necessary. It is somewhat difficult to deal with all these niggles you seem to have had if you don't tell us about them at the time.

“Cosy, well equipped, felt like home”

Reviewed 7 Jun 2012

I was wanting to stay somewhere that would feel safe and cosy as I was by myself, especially if the weather was bad, which it was. This was spot on. Plenty of hot water and a bath for warming up after rainy walks; Wi-Fi was the best I have ever used, (although the signal for Vodafone was poor - not the owner's responsibility!) and it was very private. Everything was clean, worked well and the garden was a real treat when the sun shone. The cottage is in easy reach of everything without being on the main pedestrian thoroughfare. It is small, and really only suits 2 although there is a sofa bed, and the bathroom is tight, but that was just fine as everything stayed warm. The owner was available on the 'phone if needed but did not interfere.

Review 1-7 of 7

Build your perfect trip, with Holiday Lettings & TripAdvisor

Book with confidence

Pay online to be covered by Payment Protection

Real opinions, real reviews

Genuine guest feedback from 100,000+ reviews

Safe, simple, secure

When you pay online with PayPal or by credit/debit card

Quick response times

Know where you're staying within 24 hours

Also consider

Europe Holidays

420634 properties

United Kingdom Holidays

53742 properties

England Holidays

38805 properties

Cornwall Holidays

4785 properties

Cornwall

4,785 properties

Devon

3,548 properties

East Anglia

2,307 properties

Cumbria

1,985 properties

Dorset

1,248 properties

Cotswolds

1,068 properties

East Sussex

1,066 properties

Hampshire

627 properties

Derbyshire

492 properties

Herefordshire

284 properties

Durham

271 properties

Gloucestershire

238 properties

Cambridgeshire

237 properties

Essex

237 properties

Cheshire

226 properties

Hertfordshire

100 properties

Bristol

82 properties

Bedfordshire

68 properties

Buckinghamshire

65 properties

Rutland

53 properties

Start a new search

This advert is created and maintained by the advertiser; we can only publish adverts in good faith as we don't own, manage or inspect any of the properties. We advise you to familiarise yourself with our terms of use.