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About Painter's Cottage
This beautiful self-catering holiday cottage in St Ives is called Painter's Cottage and it is a perfect, cosy bolthole in the centre of St Ives just moments from the cobbled lane called Fore Street lined with shops, galleries, a wonderful deli and restaurants. With two bedrooms, two shower rooms and your very own wood burner, Painter's Cottage makes for a perfect Cornish getaway for a family of four (more suited to older children) or a romantic getaway for two.
You enter Painter's Cottage from Wills Lane and you walk directly into the open-plan living room, dining area and kitchen. This thoughtfully decorated and furnished house has local pieces of artwork and pottery as well as luxury soft furnishings. It has been styled with shades of colour to match the sea that you will find only a matter of minutes from your front door. One of our favourite qualities of this cottage is the AGA wood burner which is the perfect centrepiece for the living room and is a much-loved asset in the winter months. The living room is kitted out for a wonderfully relaxing getaway, you can enjoy the free WiFi as well as an assortment of carefully selected books and DVDs for you to get lost in! Hoping to keep up with your favourite box set over the week? Fear not, Painter's Cottage has a Smart TV so you can keep up with all your binge-watching programs too!
The kitchen and dining areas offer space to cook a small meal and comfortably seat four. Located in such an ideal position in St Ives you are no more than a 5-minute stroll to some of the freshest Cornish produce in town. You'll find a wonderful deli on Fore Street and you can stock up on a whole range of Cornish goodies to take back to Painter's Cottage, fresh eggs, Cornish cheese and locally baked bread! No ingredient will go to waste in Painter's Cottage as the kitchen is fully kitted out with all the utensils you need for your self-catering holidays in St Ives and, to make life just that little bit easier, there's a built-in slimline dishwasher! You have other key integrated appliances such as an oven, hob and fridge. To help maximise the space in the kitchen, the washing machine and freezer are in a purpose-built cupboard in the small rear outside space (where there is enough room to hang a few wetsuits after rinsing them down using the outside tap).
Downstairs there is a conveniently located shower room and toilet, which is one of your two shower rooms. Then up a flight of stairs (fairly steep so not suitable for the infirm or unsteady toddlers!), you have two bedrooms. The double bedroom has a compact en-suite shower room as well as a comfortable double bed. The second bedroom can either be a king-size bed in width (it is 6'3" long) or two 2ft 6" wide single beds. Both bedrooms have Smart TVs and cupboard hanging space and in the king-size room, you also have a dressing table with a mirror. No expense has been spared on providing guests with super comfortable bedding and soft cotton sheets and towels. You will find it difficult to roll out of bed some days, but with the beach calling from just a few minutes away, you'll be out the door dreckly!
Whilst staying at Painter's Cottage you are not far from any of the beaches in St Ives but your closest is the beautiful, Blue Flag awarded Porthminster Beach. Host to the St Ives Food Festival every year, this beach is not short of white sand or sparklingly clear waters. If you have forgotten to pack your picnic for the day there are two takeaways at Porthminster as well as a shop providing all your beach essentials and public toilets.
If you're looking for a delicious bite to eat close by, we would recommend heading to Beer and Bird for a unique meal out, sure to leave you smiling. You can't book there but take the quick walk along Fore Street to find this much loved St Ives' restaurant serving cocktails, craft beers, vegan and vegetarian food, and best of all...a chilled-out St Ives atmosphere. Not only are you fortunately located near all the best eateries and beaches, but the Barbara Hepworth Museum is also no more than a minute's walk away and is a popular destination when visiting St Ives.
Painter's Cottage does not come with allocated parking, however, you are just a five-minute walk from the Train Station car park or Trenwith car park, a ten-minute walk from the cottage.
Painters Cottage will make you feel cherished and very welcome. It will also allow you to reach every corner of St Ives town easily while passing extraordinarily beautiful seascapes along the way.
Please note, due to its location and surrounded by granite walls, Painters Cottage has little to no mobile phone reception. However, if you have wifi calls enabled on your phone, you will be able to use your phone in the cottage once connected to the internet.
To re-cap, this boutique holiday cottage in St Ives is located in the heart of the town and is within moments of St Ives harbour, shops, restaurants, bars, and galleries. It has two bedrooms, two shower rooms and a delightful wood burner. Ideal for couples and small families. Please note that the stairs to the first floor are steep and so not suitable for those with difficulty climbing stairs or young children. The freezer and washing machine is housed in a utility shed just outside the back door. Please refer to the floor plan to fully appreciate this cosy little cottage in the heart of St Ives.
Nov 03 2023
This is a lovely little cottage just off Fore Street in
the heart of St Ives. The place was very clean and very well
equipped. The beds were extremely comfortable and everything worked
as it should. We loved our stay as it was so central to
As there is no parking with the property this is the main issue you need to consider when booking as the station car park is always busy and all others are up hill.
Sep 08 2023
Fabulous little cottage, perfectly placed in the centre of St Ives. The Orange Roofs team were super helpful and had even provided provisions, as well as tea and coffee for when we arrived, which was a lovely surprise. Couldn't have been better!
Aug 18 2023
Beautiful cottage in a beautiful place. Painter's Cottage was a perfect little cottage in the best location to explore the heart and beaches of St Ives. Our family of 4 was very comfortable there and we had a magical holiday! Beautifully decorated and clean with everything we needed.
May 04 2023
We stayed for a week in late April. Arrived by train, pure joy. It took about 10mins to walk to the cottage from the station. The cottage was absolutely perfect. Everything was as described. An amazing welcome pack on arrival greeted us. No detail spared there. The housekeeping team obviously take great care in their presentation of the cottage, it was spotless. The bedding and towels were to die for. Would we stay again? Absolutely. But don't tell everyone. Orange Roofs are on the ball, emails and reminders as necessary and great from initial booking through to checking out. A perfect little gem of a cottage.
Nov 06 2022
We loved our stay at Painters Cottage. Centrally located and such a cozy little place to stay. Would definitely return again.
Oct 16 2021
Location !!! Such a charming Cottage in the very heart of St Ives ! Immaculately clean and perfect for us and our 5 year old. We just spent two weeks in Painters Cottage and it was wonderful. Only steps from Fore St where all the beautiful shops are and 5 minutes to the beach. Lovely to be able to wander down town for dinner in an any of the restaurants and cafes, without taxis or parking. We lit the stove a couple of times and it was so cosy ! Hopefully we will be back again and again and we will head straight for this little gem. Thank you so much ❤️
Tim and Dee
May 15 2021
Painters Cottage is perfectly located in the centre of St Ives - everything you could possibly want and need is so close by. It was a very quiet location (apart from the sea gulls of course). Everything in the cottage was in good condition and we appreciated the smart TVs and the fact that there was two bathrooms. It was very clean and tidy. One of the things that impressed me most was the excellent communication from the Orange Roofs team before, during and after our stay, first class service that took any potential stress away. We will return to the cottage.
Aug 06 2020
The location was excellent and the lack of parking was not an issue, the ability to park outside to drop off and pick up cases was appreciated. The decor in the cottage was lovely and it was well equipped. The only minus was the lack of any outside space but the location was worth overlooking this. Orange roofs were very professional and Billie was very prompt answering any queries and I would definitely go through them next time.
Trudy, Adrian and Francesca King
Dec 28 2020
I spent Christmas week with my husband and 16 year old daughter in Painters Cottage, St Ives, this is a delightful cottage. It has the benefit of being close to all the beaches and amenities. The cottage has everything that you could want or need and is very cosy especially with the wood burner lit. Everything was beautifully clean and well presented, there were welcome gifts, fresh flowers and a Christmas tree, a proper little home from home. The beds were super comfortable, the showers lovely and spacious, also very powerful.
We cooked a Christmas dinner and had all that we required oven space and equipment that we needed. We spent most of the week walking along the various beaches and enjoying the peace and quiet back in the cottage, I would definitely recommend this cottage for a small family, if you take a car you will need to ensure that you park in one of the car parks which are close by, the railway station car park has an app on which you can book you parking. We were fortunate to have friends in Carbis Bay who looked after our car for the week.
The Orange Roofs team have been brilliant with all their help and advice throughout the booking process, keeping us updated on the COVID-19 restrictions and lots of ideas of places to go plus useful links. Thank you for all your help.
We give this property 5 Stars.
Aug 04 2020
We had a wonderful week at Painters Cottage. The cottage is in a brilliant location and only minutes from the beach/shops/restaurants. Cleanliness was an extremely high standard and the cottage has been decorated tastefully. We would stay here again.
Jan 17 2020
Jan 07 2020
Our first time for New Year in St Ives, definitely not the last time. We stayed at Painters cottage which was a 3 minute walk to the Harbour. The description of the property on Orange roofs is exactly as they say. You will not be disappointed if you stayed here, the locality is perfect. Once again, our experience dealing with Orange roofs has been faultless from start of booking until the end of our holiday. We could not recommend them enough and hope to see them picking up travel industry awards in the near future. Thankyou so much for a wonderful time and experience St Ives, see you in May
Kate and John Seaman
Dec 29 2019
Nov 06 2019
Paul Greig & Anne McAlear
Oct 20 2019
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Jayne and Stephen
May 28 2019
May 12 2019
Elaine & Malcolm Taylor
Apr 07 2019
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Nov 21 2018
Sep 20 2018
Gorgeous cottage in a perfect location to central St Ives. The cottage was very well appointed and had everything you could need for a relaxing long weekend break away. Would highly recommend!