Located 200 yards from bustling Fore Street and five minutes walk from all of St Ives’ beaches, our quiet home sits adjacent to Barbara Hepworth’s Gardens (now owned and run by the Tate, St. Ives).
Built in 1842 by a local mine owner it would have orginally housed two tin miner’s families(!) and backed on to “Windmill field”. Our family have lived here since the 1940’s, caring and sensitively restorating it along the way. It is the perfect place to enjoy St Ives beautiful beaches, visit the galleries and tread in the footsteps of artists such as James McNeill Whistler and Walter Sickert. Visit Talland House that inspired a young Virgina Woolf to base trilogy Jacob’s Room, To the Lighthouse and The Waves, before heading up town to the world famous Bernard Leach Pottery. And we’ve not even come to the food yet … the UK’s finest Fish and Chip is here in St Ives .. but it’s not on the seafront – that secret is on the Cottage Blog along with other local insider knowledge.
- Sleeps Four
- Two Bedrooms
- One Bathroom
- Fully Equiped Kitchen
- Washing machine and Tumble Drier
- Saturday to Saturday Bookings
- Hotel Quality Linen and Towels Provided
- Quiet Central Location
- Parking Space
- Secure Garage for Bicycles, Motorbikes, Kayaks etc by arrangement.
The cottage retains many of its original features including original period floor tiles, ceiling freezes and bakelite fittings. The pitch-pine floors are the same wood that would have been used to build the local fishing boats.This has been sanded and whitewashed thoughout to create a timeless and homely feel. The Downstairs is open-plan creating a comfortable family living and dining area, perfect for relaxing after a hard day on the beach! The smart TV is connected to the super fast broadband for all your streaming needs, along with a DAB radio and bluetooth speaker.
The galley kitchen has everything you’ll need to prepare delicious meals with the local produce, from fresh Cornish coffee, to fish caught by the St Ives Fishing Co-operative, or maybe just to warm those Pengenna pasties you picked up on the way back from the harbour.
The kitchen looks onto a small sheltered courtyard perfect for storing surfboards and rinsing wetsuits. A laundry snug houses a washing machine and tumble drier, with an original cottage pulley-style washing line for wetsuit drying and airing those beach towels.
Upstairs our newly fitted bathroom has a power shower with neverending hot water (no more last-in-line cold showers for Mum) and a heated towel rail. Bag the main bedroom and you’ll enjoy the kingsize bed with luxury British handmade Millbrook Esquire 10,000 Pocket Mattress, for the perfect nights sleep. The room also benefits from its own washbasin, make-up mirror and bluetooth speaker. The second room has two single beds and built-in clothes storage.
Dotted throughout the cottage you’ll also find original artworks by Hollie Woodward , Austin Orwin , Paul Wright and our own Jonathan. All are available for purchase, please contact the artists directly via their social media accounts.
The cottage also benefits from a parking space and garage for the secure storage of bicycles, motorbikes, kayaks, surfboards, paddle boards, boats etc. Garage storage incurs an additional fee on request and stored items remain the reponsibility of the owner at all times.
The house is strictly no smoking.
We welcome well behaved dogs (one per visit) for an additional housekeeping fee of £35.
Children and Babies.
Sorry, we don’t provide high chairs or cots, but if you want to bring your own, then baby is most welcome.
We regret that due to the location and original design of the cottage it is not suitable for those with a physical disability.