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About Harbour Beach Cottage
Harbour Beach Cottage; it does exactly what it says on the tin. It is literally a few feet away from St Ives Harbour beach and it’s a delightful, traditional fisherman's cottage in St Ives that would have been used as something quite different when fishing was far more a way of life in St Ives. The added bonus to Harbour Beach Cottage is an allocated large parking space a casual 17-minute stroll from the house. There is a bus service during peak weeks that regularly collects and drops off in front of The Tate Gallery which is just a few minutes' walk from the house.
Harbour Beach Cottage has splendid sea and harbour views from the living room and two double bedrooms so whether rain or shine, it's a perfect place to people watch either tucked up warm and dry or join in with beach fun when the sun shines. Being set back on Mount Zion facing the harbour, you really do get the best of both worlds; within minutes of the bustling, cobbled Wharf front and Fore Street yet not over-looked or in the path of curious strollers. You can be at your nearest pub, The Sloop Inn, in the same time it takes to pull a pint or be spoilt for choice for restaurants, delis, ice-cream parlours, clothes stores, artist galleries and walks taking in the riches of St Ives; you really are in the heart of it all.
With two St Ives beaches being listed in the UK Top Ten,
there is no doubt at all why it is such a gorgeous place to come
and visit. You are just a pebble's throw from the harbour beach, a
few minutes' walk from Porthmeor beach and a five minute stroll
from Porthminster beach, so why not discover for yourself why they
result high in beach league tables.
Furnished for comfort and to instil a sense of complete ease and relaxation as soon as you walk in through the front door, this cottage is loved by its owners where plentiful family fun is had and they want nothing more than for you to feel a real sense of home from home as soon as you arrive for your holiday. Enjoy its convivial feel of the first floor open plan living and dining area (the table doubles up as a fabulous place to do jigsaws or scope out budding artists!) where you have beautiful views over the harbour sand and bobbing boats over to the Lifeboat station and Church beyond. The kitchen, on the ground floor, is meant to be used for home-cooking and dining in with a gas hob, electric oven, and dishwasher as well as keeping on top of the laundry (if needs be) with a washing machine and separate tumble dryer. The bathroom, also on the ground floor, is modern and warm with a p-shaped bath with screen, shower over, WC and wash basin. On the second floor is the single bedroom (which also has a truckle single pull-out bed to convert into a small twin room), double bedroom with the sea views and a separate WC and wash basin. Then, on the top floor is the WOW second double bedroom with far-reaching sea views over the harbour on one side and over the Island and of the Chapel to the other side.
Please note, the parking space for Harbour Beach Cottage is at St Ives Rugby Club. This is approximately a 17 minute walk away from the property (uphill). We appreciate it may be slightly more of a walk than a public car park but the owners kindly wish to provide a guaranteed and free parking space for their guests during their stay. During the school holiday weeks, there is a shuttle bus that runs from in front of the Tate to your parking space every 10 minutes and costs around £1.50.
Please note for repeat guests to Harbour Beach Cottage, for 2022 onwards it is no longer dog-friendly.
Paul, Jenny, Dean & Donna
Nov 21 2021
We are frequent visitors to St Ives often coming multiple times a year, it was our first time using Orange Roofs and I can honestly say the whole experience was fantastic. Sam kept us updated all through the booking process, check in and check out. The app they use is a real game changer everything you need to know in one app. Our original choice was fully booked, however Sam recommended Harbour Beach Cottage and it was a great place to stay,the accommodation was ideally located and kept in really good condition, it had everything we needed and we will definitely look to rebook. We highly recommend Orange Roofs and we will use them as our preferred choice for next years visits.
Jun 01 2021
Great location overlooking the harbour - perfect
Oct 04 2020
Having holidayed in St Ives for 20 years and comparing all the accommodation we have ever stayed in, Harbour Beach has to be up there with the best. The views of the harbour are great and it was excellent to sit (especially on a stormy day) watching the waves roll in. As well as the views, the location is brilliant. Caffe pasta is literally on the doorstep along with all the great eateries and restaurants that St Ives has to offer. The only issue that we found with the property are the stairs because we have a little sausage dog who has back issues and needed to be picked up over 3 flights of stairs. Also, the parking space is quite a walk uphill to the rugby club but we managed most days and the times where we weren't feeling too energetic got a taxi. Overall though, despite the stairs and parking we wouldn't hesitate to book the same cottage again. Orange Roofs were great and the app is fantastic making all the necessary information readily available at all times. Thank you for a lovely week away, just what 2020 needed.