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About Harbour Beach Cottage
This ‘practically on the beach’ holiday cottage in St Ives is perfect for families or couples at any time of the year. What to consider when planning St Ives holidays at this cottage? It is just 20 metres from St Ives Harbour beach and hence its name Harbour Beach Cottage. This delightful once traditional fisherman's cottage in St Ives used to be something quite different when fishing was far more a way of life in St Ives but now it is finished to a high standard so discerning guests feel its comfort and immediate welcome tenfold. It has three bedrooms, a family bathroom and a cloakroom with WC. The added bonus to Harbour Beach Cottage is the allocated large parking space a casual 18-minute stroll from the house (a god-send when public car parks are all full). 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.
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 the 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 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 a 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 (third) 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 on the other side.
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.
The cottage is dog-friendly and accepts one impeccably-mannered dog who understands it's not allowed to go on furniture, scratch doors or floors or go upstairs! Being so close to the beach, morning walkies are within moments of leaving the front door so could be done in PJs!
Please note, that the parking space for Harbour Beach Cottage is at St Ives Rugby Club. This is approximately an 18-minute uphill walk away from the property. The walk may feel a big uphill for those not used to hills. 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 half hour and costs around £1.50.
To re-cap, Harbour Beach Cottage does what it says on the tin, it is a St Ives holiday cottage located within metres of St Ives Harbour beach. It has three bedrooms; two double bedrooms (both with sea views) and a single bedroom (which can be made into a small twin bedroom with the use of a 3ft truckle bed). It has a family bathroom on the ground floor and an extra WC on the second floor. It has parking for one car at St Ives Rugby Club. The nearest long-stay public car park is on The Island. It is pet-friendly and will accept one very well-behaved dog.
Floor plan coming soon: Please do get in touch if you have any questions regarding the property layout or dimensions.
Paul and Jenny
Oct 28 2023
We returned to the harbour beach cottage to find it had been updated to a very high standard. The location is perfect in every way for bars, beaches and walks. We take our dogs and are made to feel welcome every time. We look to book the harbour beach for our yearly get away year on year. I have stayed in other houses in st Ives but this will always be our first choice. As for the team at Orange roofs I can't praise the team enough, the whole experience continues to excel year on year.
Oct 19 2022
We had a wunderful holiday at St.Ives. The cottage is only 25 m away from The harbour. There is all stuff needed in a lovely decorated house. I think we will rent it again.
Aug 29 2022
Great location and well equipped house. Fantastic communication with Orange Roofs especially when we asked for an airer (which the house did not have) and one arrived the following day. As we were staying two weeks was offered a change of bedding and towels half way through which was much appreciated. Obviously being a house on four levels there are a lot of stairs but the house has enough space for all. Sofa in the lounge could do with being updated. As the house came with parking this was a real bonus but it is quiet a hike back to the parking if the buses are not running.
Aug 05 2022
Harbour Beach is a town house right on the harbour front at St Ives. Couldn't be a better location, watching the tide go in and out from the sitting room is the ultimate chill. Plenty of space for surf boards and everything you need considered in the chic kitchen and living spaces. We'll certainly be back!
Jul 01 2022
The property has been finished to a really high standard, we were impressed with the quality of all the fixtures and fittings in every room., and the view of the harbour from nearly every room is something else. We were going to eat out every night but ended up staying in a couple of nights because of how comfortable the living room was and the views. The amount of light that comes into the property is also impressive, you can see its been renovated with that in mind.
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.