A stunning grade 2 listed 4 storey house right in the heart of beautiful St Ives. A 1 minute walk to the harbour and a 2 minute walk to the amazing Porthmeor Beach. Dog friendly, a roaring woodburning fire and beautifully presented bedrooms, this is holiday home you will want to come back to time and time again.
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Located right in the heart of St Ives in Downalong, St Eia Cottage is a stunning grade 2 listed 4 storey house just a 1 minute walk to the harbour and a 2 minute walk to the amazing Porthmeor Beach and Porthgwidden beach. Dog friendly, a roaring woodburning fire and beautifully presented bedrooms, this is holiday home you will want to come back to time and time again. Explore winding, narrow streets filled with beautiful shops, historic buildings and world class galleries, including The Tate Gallery and The Barbara Hepworth Museum. With so much to do in the town and incredible beaches on your doorstep, St Eia Cottage is an unmissable opportunity for anyone looking for a holiday cottage in St Ives.
Retaining all of the rustic charm of a ‘proper’ Cornish cottage with it’s exposed beams, stripped wooden flooring, traditional wood-burner, column radiators and exposed granite throughout, it is a quintessential cottage that combines mod cons with character and comfort. As an historic building, the property does have quite narrow staircases, but this adds to its charm. There is a really cosy "snug" room on the ground floor to the rear of the kitchen with the roaring wood-burner and a super comfy sitting room on the first floor with a lovely large sofa to relax. The double and twin bedrooms are on the second floor and there is a further twin room in the converted loft space, but do please bear in mind that this is accessed by a staircase off the twin room, so it is ideal for children but perhaps not so private for adults.
Ground Floor: Entrance through into the welcoming kitchen which is fully equipped and includes a double Belfast sink, stripped wooden flooring, dining table to seat 8. Through to the "snug" living room with 2 comfortable sofas and the roaring woodburner to keep you really toasty warm in winter. There is a widescreen TV too. A staircase then leads up.
First Floor: There is a entrance door from the rear where the ground level is higher and up a few steps to a small hallway with a brilliant collection of DVDs to keep you entertained. Off this hall is the main family bathroom which is really spacious and includes a large walk in modern shower and a large roll top freestanding bath. There is the main living room with large sash windows and a big comfortable sofa and widescreen TV. A staircase then leads up.
Second Floor: The master double bedroom has a 4'6" bed and there is a twin room and both are utterly charming and beautifully presented. A further small staircase leads from the twin room to the third floor, something to consider with the makeup of your group.
Third Floor: The loft space is beautifully converted but does have a low ceiling. A dormer window and skylight make this room very atmospheric and it is a perfect place to hide the children!
Facilities & Services
Heating is via gas central heating throughout and the wood-burning stove on the ground floor. A basket of logs is provided on arrival, thereafter logs are available locally. The kitchen has a range of equipment. There is an electric oven and 5 ring gas hob, a microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge / freezer, dishwasher and washer / dryer. The sitting room and snug room both have flat-screen digital TVs, one with a DVD player. There is an iron & ironing board. There is also a hair dryer for guest use.
Electricity, heating, bed linen & towels are all included but you will need to provide your own beach towels. Up to 2 well behaved dogs will be permitted at a small additional cost of £25 per dog / per week. There is public car parking nearby, although it can be very busy in summer and alternative parking is a bit further away, however you are able to unload outside the cottage. Strictly no smoking is allowed. There is a cot and highchair available. Superfast WiFi is available at the property.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Friday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£200 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Low occupancy discounts for a couple using only one bedroom are available out of the peak season
St Ives, once a busy fishing village, now relies on tourism as its main industry. Turner came and painted a landscape in 1811 and art has played a part in St Ives’ history ever since. More recently Barbara Hepworth and the Tate Gallery have put St Ives on the modern map. The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is an amazing place to visit, and well worth it even if you're not a budding artist. Trewyn Studios where she lived and worked from 1939 until her tragic death in 1975 has been turned into a fantastic museum, depicting many of her favourite sculptures in the sub tropical garden, is now managed by the Tate. The Tate Gallery St Ives was built in 1993 on the former gas works site displaying various paintings, sculptures and ceramics.
Skidden House at the bottom of Skidden Hill is the oldest working hotel in the town as well as the first hostelry where Guinness was sold in the UK in circa 1760. St Ives and St Columb Major near Newquay are the only two locations left in Cornwall where 'Hurling the Silver Ball' takes place, once one of Cornwall’s most ancient and intriguing customs. St Ives and Carbis Bay have recently been presented with a Silver Gilt as part of the Britain in Bloom campaign, they also boast some amazing north coast beaches.
Guest from Barnstaple stayed for 7 nights.
great position in St Ives within easy walking distance to most places tiny beach at end of next to museum which was v handy for taking dog first thing in morning two sitting areas proved v useful nice pieces of art on wall all well equipped esp kitchen beach cage at porthgwidden ( just along road ) good for both dinner and breakfast
Guest from Lutterworth stayed for 7 nights.
This is the third time we have stayed at St Eia Cottage. The grandchildren love it, they have a lounge to themselves with Netflix on the TV. All areas of St Ives are easily accessible from the cottage especially the Pier for seal watching. The cottage is well maintained and clean, although this time some maintenance on the shower equipment was required. We will definitely come again.
Guest from Bristol stayed for 7 nights.
This is a lovely traditional cottage close to the harbour. It is well furnished for a comfortable stay. It was lovely to come in after a blowy walk on the beach to light the log burner and snuggle down. I would recommend this cottage and would like to have a return visit. Only issue might be the steep narrow stairs for the less able.
Guest from Birmingham stayed for 7 nights.
St Eia cottage is a wonderful place to spend your holiday! The location is absolutely perfect. St Ives can get very busy so it's nice to be so close to everything (2 min walk to nearest beach) but down a side street which is so lovely and peaceful you wouldn't know there was a bustling harbour so close. You can get a feel from the pictures so I won't go in to detail about the decor but it's the small things that the owner has done here which really makes this special. The finishing touches and the soft furnishings are of really high quality. The beds are super comfy, the kitchen is fabulously well equipped, the bathrooms are beautiful. We were a party of 4 adults, 2 children (9 & 12) and 2 dogs. All of us felt instantly at home and the children (getting a difficult age to please) were absolutely enthralled with the place. So many nooks and crannies! It was great to have the 2 sitting rooms too - the kids commandeered the one one the upper floor so were very content watching dvds and playing board games. During the week we experienced everything that the Cornish summer could throw at us - we were very grateful to have somewhere so lovely to be when the weather wasn't at it's kindest. If you are contemplating a stay in St Ives I could not recommend St Eia highly enough. We felt it a privilege to stay there and would definitely stay again. We would all like to thank the owners for providing the lovely cream tea on arrival, complete with tea and coffee, fresh milk and sugar. Just what was needed after a very long journey!
Guest from Winchester stayed for 7 nights.
We have rented many houses in St Ives and this one is one of the best - 1 minute walk to the all year round dog beach, close to the shops and beaches. Ideal for families as lots of living space so you can all relax on the cosy sofas after a busy day with kids.. Very comfortable beds and lovely bathrooms. Will return..
Guest from London stayed for 7 nights.
We had a very enjoyable week in this charming cottage, just a few minutes walk from the harbor and beaches of St Ives. We would recommend it to anyone wishing to visit the area.
Guest from Hampton stayed for 7 nights.
St Eia is a beautiful cottage in a fantastic location. It is very well maintained with a lovely character throughout. We could walk to lovely beaches and restaurants in 2 minutes! The cottage was spotless on arrival and had everything we needed for a fab comfortable holiday. We will return!
Guest from London stayed for 3 nights.
From the moment we entered the cottage and found the daffodils on the table, together with the cream tea, we felt at home. It is cosy, comfortable, perfectly located and charming. It is decorated and equipped to a high standard and the delightful artwork, knick-knacks and ornaments give it a personal touch. Very importantly, it was warm on chilly spring days. It might be a tight squeeze for six adults, but would be fine for a family or fewer adults. The stairs are steep and it's quite a climb to the third floor! Overall, we loved the place.
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