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St Eia Cottage

Holiday Cottage in St Ives

Sleeps 6 - Bedrooms 3 - From £529

Beach within walking distance
Shops within walking distance
Pub within walking distance
Dog Friendly
WiFi
Open fire / woodburner
Cot available
Highchair available
Fishing available
Discount for a couple
Friday change over
A stunning grade II 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.

Property Details

Located right in the heart of St Ives in Downalong, St Eia Cottage is a stunning grade II 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 its 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.

Accommodation
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. There is a shower room with WC. 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.

Miscellaneous
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

Property Location


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.

Property Reviews

4.3 out of 5

Cleanliness: 4
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 4
Condition: 4
Location: 5
Value For Money: 4

Great location and comfortable accommodation

The cottage is in a short walk to both the town and the beach and is a very comfortable place to stay

From the Owner:

4.5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 4
Comfort: 4
Condition: 4
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Excellent St Ives cottage

Great, cool, historic St Ives old cottage in perfect position for everything you want to do. We will book again

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Great house , great location

The house was right next to the town centre , very close to beaches . Great for the holiday with the dog !!

From the Owner:

4.2 out of 5

Cleanliness: 4
Service and Staff: 4
Comfort: 4
Condition: 4
Location: 5
Value For Money: 4

Great location and comfortable accommodation

A great location and a comfortable accommodation ideal for a larger family every thing that you need for a relaxing holiday

From the Owner:

4.8 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 4

St Eia Cottage

The cottage was really homely and very comfortable to stay in. Good location to stay in to walk the dogs.

From the Owner:

4.7 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 4
Value For Money: 4

A delightful cottage

We stayed for a long weekend in 1 St Eia and it was exactly what we needed. We were out of season so Parking was available nearby. The cottage is beautiful presented with exactly wat we needed, plus all the extra touches which made it special. It was great being able to take our dog and the outside tap was great for removing sand.

From the Owner:

4.3 out of 5

Cleanliness: 4
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 4
Condition: 4
Location: 5
Value For Money: 4

Lovely Cottage in the Heart of St Ives

I stayed at St Eia in late September 18. It was a last minute booking so received a discount. The cottage was a home from home with everything you could need to make your holiday perfect. The rooms were tastefully furnished by the owner with lovely artwork throughout. The location was prime, right in the heart with easy access to a number of beautiful beaches and wonderful eateries. Would definitely stay again. For me to make if 5* would be to have bath sheets instead of bath towels and maybe a king size duvet on the double bed. Just little finishes that would make this property standout from the rest!

From the Owner:

4.5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 4
Location: 5
Value For Money: 3

A lovely cottage!

We wanted a family holiday home to suit our varied ages of our 4 children, the oldest being in their twenties and the younger in their teens. ItA?s in a great spot being within downalong for everything you could ever need, beaches, shops, restaurants and coastal walks for our dog. A home from home feel that all could enjoy. Lovely and clean with a fully equipped kitchen and very comfortable. The children could come and go as they pleased so mum and dad also got a bit of free time! The only complaint was from our oldest girl, she would have liked a full length mirror to see her outfits before her evenings out lol! Would definitely go again, we all had a great time.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Lovely stay

We had a wonderful week at St Eia cottage in June. The cottage was exceptionally clean, comfortable and very attractively furnished. The beds were very comfortable which we are always grateful for! We were a party of 5 + a dog. There wasnA?t a great deal of storage place but we managed well enough. We were able to leave the car in the Island Car Park for the week and didnA?t see the need to leave the town as the weather was perfect and we were close to all the beautiful beaches, the town and walking for our dog who also enjoyed the stay. There is a dog friendly beach nearby. I would imagine that it might be tricky relying on getting a nearby parking spot when it gets busy but there are other places. We saw dolphins and a seal from the island headland nearby. There are plenty of good eating places and we enjoyed the Tate and other galleries. The owner and agents have put great care into making the Cottage a very welcoming place over and above what we have experienced on similar holidays in the past. We loved staying there and would definitely recommend it.

From the Owner:

3.3 out of 5

Cleanliness: 3
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 3
Condition: 3
Location: 5
Value For Money: 1

Ok stay

We loved the location of the cottage but the cottage wasn't to our taste. It has everything you could possibly need for a perfect stay. Being tall I found it difficult to navigate the narrow stairs, which made it almost impossible carrying bags upstairs. When we came to use the iron it was burnt so we had to go out and buy a new one as we couldn't spend out holiday with creased clothes. I'm sure this cottage is perfect for others but just wasn't for us and we found it to be overpriced.

From the Owner:
We're very glad to hear you loved the wonderful location of the cottage and that you felt it has everything needed for a perfect stay. We are disappointed with some of the marks given - most of our guests comment very positively on the charm of the cottage, a listed building which has been very carefully modernised to retain its character. We're very sorry you had a problem with the iron - our lovely housekeepers at Helping Hands are always available to rectify any housekeeping issues that might arise. Their telephone number is in the Welcome Information and we always encourage guests to contact them if necessary.

5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Peaceful stay in cosy cottage

We loved our stay in St Eia Cottage. It is very warm and comfortable. Everything is provided for your stay including wood for the wood-burner (which we ended up not using as the heating was so efficient), ample towels, blankets for beds and consumables in the kitchen (washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, cloths etc). The first floor lounge has an open aspect and we enjoyed watching dvds there on some evenings - plenty provided to borrow so we ended up watching those instead of the ones we brought. Lots of books to read too. The position of the cottage is excellent for the harbour/town and Porthmeor Beach. It is also tucked away, so very quiet. There are some excellent cafes within a very short walk. We had no trouble parking in The Island Car Park which was a 2 minute walk away although, as we left on Good Friday, there was a big queue of cars waiting for a space, so I think it would be more difficult in high season. We took our small dog with us and that was great as we were still able to take him on the beach, our stay being before the annual ban started. Lots of walks around St Ives and beyond on the coastal path too. All in all a lovely week and we would love to come back to stay in St Eia Cottage again.

From the Owner:

4.7 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 4
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 4

pre christmas break

St Eia cottage is a wonderfully appointed and cosy cottage near to everything SW Cornwall and the lovely town of St Ives has to offer. Fantastic for a winter break.

From the Owner:

4 out of 5

Cleanliness: 4
Service and Staff: 4
Comfort: 4
Condition: 4
Location: 4
Value For Money: 4

A great place to stay in St Ives.

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.

From the Owner:

4 out of 5

Cleanliness: 4
Service and Staff: 4
Comfort: 4
Condition: 4
Location: 5
Value For Money: 3

quirky fishermans cottage in great location

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

From the Owner:

4.3 out of 5

Cleanliness: 4
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 4
Condition: 4
Location: 5
Value For Money: 4

Great dog friendly cottage

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.

From the Owner:

4.8 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 4

Perfect Holiday Accommodation!

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!

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

A lovely cottage, spacious and clean and in an excellent location

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..

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

A lovely cottage in a great location

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.

From the Owner:

4.7 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 4
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 4

Fantastic well located cottage

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!

From the Owner:

4.8 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 4
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Delightful cottage, perfect location

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.

From the Owner:

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