The cottage is minutes walk to 5 beaches and the harbour

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Fridge, microwave, oven, hob
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, WiFi
TV, fireplace, books

Overview of The cottage is minutes walk to 5 beaches and the harbour

Entire home

The cottage is minutes walk to 5 beaches and the harbour

4.5/5 Wonderful

Entire home

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill
St. Ives, England

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPorthmeor Beach7 min walk
  • Popular LocationSt Ives Harbour9 min walk
  • Popular LocationPorthminster Beach10 min walk
  • AirportNewquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall)57 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
Bedroom 1
    2 queen beds
    1 child bed
    1 single bed
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
    2 single beds
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The cottage is minutes walk to 5 beaches and the harbour

Family-friendly cottage in St Ives
This unique, pet-friendly, 2 bed holiday cottage in St Ives, Cornwall is a quirky fisherman's cottage, full of character with beamed ceilings, wooden floors, sash windows and a stable door.
It is on a quite pretty terrace just minutes walk to beaches,restaurants,pubs,shops.

The cottage can accommodate up to 4 guests and comprises:
• 2 bedrooms:
• 1 Double room, with vanity mirror, hairdryer, iron, clothes rail and a cot (if required). From this room you can look out across a pretty garden, with its abundance of flowers, and catch a glimpse of the sea;
• 1 Twin room, with 2 single beds (one smaller than the average sized single bed) and clothes rail.
• 1 bathroom, with shower – towels are provided;
• Lounge area (with board games) and a log burner – perfect for those winter evenings.
• Modern kitchen with electric oven, microwave, smoothie maker, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher and tumble dryer;
• Three-tiered, south facing garden, with BBQ area and an outside tap – please use this tap to wash your wetsuits outside;
• Small dogs are very welcome, at an additional cost of £40 per dog. Please note that dogs are not allowed on furniture or on beds please.

The cottage is set on a pretty terrace with another 10 cottages, which are all unique and different. All of the cottages have gardens, which is unusual for St Ives! Despite the number of cottages, the terrace is very quiet and all of the cottages’ residents are lovely and friendly.

The cottage’s three-tiered, south-facing garden, is a perfect place for you to relax and enjoy your morning coffee over breakfast or an evening wine, whilst cooking food on the BBQ.

The cottage is suitable for single people, couples or families.

There are 5 beaches in St Ives, one of which is dog-friendly all year round!

Both the beach and the cobbled streets of St Ives, which have lovely shops, restaurants and pubs, are only a 5 minute walk from the cottage.

Feel at Home
St Ives has fast become one of the UK's foremost holiday destinations and offers 3 award-winning sandy beaches. In fact, the bay was voted the third best bay in the world by the Daily Mail!
The town offers a maze of cobbled streets that host a vast array of high quality restaurants, galleries and shops.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include baths or showers and hairdryers. Cots/infant beds are also available. Housekeeping is provided on request.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Lisa Rutter

Property amenities


  • Near the beach
  • Beach sunloungers


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car not required

Family friendly

  • Cot/infant bed available
  • High chair


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices
  • Blender
  • Toaster


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly
  • 2 per room (up to 20 lbs/9 kg)
  • Welcoming cats and dogs only


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • Near a hospital
  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Cycling nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 4


  • Beach access
  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fitness centre access
  • Horse riding
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Swimming

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Welcoming dogs and cats only
2 per room (up to 20 lbs/9 kg)
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are available

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Parties and events (including family gatherings, birthday parties and weddings) are allowed on site. Maximum attendees: 8
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is not required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Unique Seaside Character Cottage Within Heart St Ives Cornwall
Unique Seaside Character Within Heart St Ives Cornwall St. Ives
Unique Seaside Character Within Heart St Ives Cornwall
Unique Seaside Character Cottage Within Heart St Ives Cornwall
Unique Seaside Character Within Heart St Ives Cornwall St. Ives
Unique Seaside Character Cottage Within Heart St Ives Cornwall
Unique Seaside Character Within Heart St Ives Cornwall
The Cottage is Minutes Walk to 5 Beaches the Harbour
The Cottage is on a Hidden Terrace With a 3 Tiered Garden

About this area

St Ives

Located in St Ives, this cottage is near the beach. St. Michael's Mount and Porthmeor Beach reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include St Ives Museum and Paradise Park and JungleBarn. Consider Acorn Theatre for a night out or Jubilee Pool if you're travelling with kids. Discover the area's water adventures with surfing/boogie boarding and fishing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with horse riding and cycling.

What's nearby

  • St. Ives Theatre - 3 min walk
  • Porthmeor Beach - 7 min walk
  • Barbara Hepworth Museum - 7 min walk
  • St Ives Harbour - 9 min walk
  • Porthminster Beach - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • St Ives Station - 12 min walk
  • Newquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall) - 57 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 23 out of 44 reviews
5 - Excellent 52%
Rating 4 - Good. 18 out of 44 reviews
4 - Good 41%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 44 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 44 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 44 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

3/5 Okay

Last minute booking.
We would not have chosen this property but our original cottage was cancelled the day before due to boiler failure. This property was chosen as it accepted a dog. But there were some major problems that we informed the manager about. The kettle was split on the bottom and leaked water. The main tap in the kitchen would come off and splash water everywhere if we turned 2 taps on. The main bedroom had a king sized bed and so no room to get in and out. Lack of draw space. The shower leaked on to the room below every time it was used but no water came out on to the bathroom floor. The smaller bedroom had 2 beds but no room between the beds and sockets and switches were sited just above the pillow on one bed. We think it is overpriced but we were grateful for the stay so do NOT want this review to be public. Just for your information and hopefully manager can sort out some of the problems. She was helpful and responded quite quickly but these items above need addressing and soon. We have pictures
Stayed 7 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

The cottage was lovely and had everything we needed. Bonus was we could take our dog and had a nice
Bonus was we could take our dog and had a nice garden
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Charming cottage
Cosy and charming cottage with lovely aspect over St Ives. Very well kitted out kitchen. Lovely garden for sitting out with a glass of wine amongst the vines!
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Lovely bijou cottage within walking distance of st Ives main beaches
Lovely stay in very cute bijou cottage within easy reach of town and beaches of St Ives Fantastic restaurants and bars all nearby
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful Cottage
My two young daughters and I spent a fabulous week in this pretty little cottage. I made use of the parking on offer; I was a bit of trek up the hill and pricey but worth it given the parking stress in the area, not sure what I would have done without it! The cottage itself was very pretty with lots of lovely ornaments and pretty touches around the place. Basic provisions including, bread, milk, butter, tea, coffee were even provided. The tiered garden was lovely for relaxing with a book and drink at the end of the day. Communication with Lisa was excellent before and during the stay. Would definitely recommend this place and Lisa as a host.
Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2021

4/5 Good

Great location, cosy cottage
We are a family of 4 with a dog and had a great holiday in this cottage. The location is very central, close to all beaches and shops. It was clean and the owner was very helpful and attentive. The cottage is typical of St Ives in that it is small with low doorways and four adult-sized people is probably too many as storage space is limited, but for anyone else it’s a good base.
Stayed 14 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful little cottage
We had a gorgeous stay in st Ives despite the rain. Lisa called a couple of times before the trip to make sure everything was taken care of. We parked at a neighbours house which was about a 10 minute walk from the cottage. Once the car was parked we barely used it as all the attractions in st Ives were within walking distance. The parking was £12 per day which was a bit pricey. The cottage is so lovely but it is small. It was just right for me and my husband but you’d be a bit squished with more people. The double bed was really comfortable and we used the second bedroom to hang our clothes and store our bags. The bathroom was very lovely though the shower cubicle is small. My husband completely filled it so couldn’t turn around or bend down. I would also mention the stairs are quite steep which was no problem for us but could be tricky for someone with mobility issues or small children. The whole cottage is light and airy. The kitchen well equipped and Lisa left us some essentials for when we arrived which was a nice touch. The sofa in the living room was very comfortable and the garden was stunning (if only we’d had better weather). The neighbours are super friendly often stopping for a chat when they passed by. We mainly explored st Ives and it was an easy walk into town. We explored the shops, restaurants and bars. During the Covid pandemic it was essential to book well in advance. I booked restaurants a month before our trip. The Porthgwyyden cafe was fantastic and we also enjoyed drinks at The Upper Deck ( perfect for an afternoon people watching). We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Thank you Lisa for being attentive. I would thoroughly recommend this property.
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Lovely cottage
Lovely cottage close to all the amenities that St Ives has to offer. Just a 5 minute walk to the shops and 15 mins to the beaches. Property is clean with a small garden where we BBQ’d one night. It’s a small cottage which was fine for four of us but probably too small for 4 adults. Lisa the owner very communicative and helpful. Would definitely recommend for a lovely St Ives break!
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Pretty cottage
We spent a week in this delightful cosy cottage with it’s pretty garden. Very close to the centre of St Ives with its wide range of restaurants, cafes, beaches and shops. Sadly lots of restaurants closed at short notice due to Covid outbreak but still had an excellent week.

5/5 Excellent

Lovely place to stay
This is a lovely really quaint property in a good location near to the town. Good facilities and nice quirky items adorn the rooms which we liked. Owner was excellent with communication and a follow up call was nice to how thing when and anything we could suggest to improve. Well reccomended.
Stayed 4 nights in May 2021