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About Painter's Cottage
Painter's Cottage is a perfect, cosy and quintessential St Ives holiday cottage just moments from the cobbled lane called Fore Street lined with shops, galleries, a deli and restaurants. With two bedrooms, two bathrooms and your very own wood burner, Painter's Cottage makes for a perfect Cornish getaway for a family of four or a romantic getaway for two.
You enter Painter's Cottage from the very quiet Wills Lane and
you walk directly into the open plan living room, dining area and
kitchen. This thoughtfully decorated and furnished house has
touches of Laura Ashley throughout and 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 that is the perfect centre
piece to 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
The kitchen and dining area are just off the leaving room and they offer plenty of space to cook and comfortably enjoy a meal for 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 The Allotment 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 stay and, to make life just that little bit easier, there's a built-in 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 wet suits after rinsing them down using the outside tap).
Downstairs there is a conveniently located shower room and toilet, which is one of your two bathrooms. Then up a flight of stairs you have your two bedrooms. The double bedroom has the en-suite shower room as well as a large and comfortable double bed. The second bedroom can either be a king size bed or two small single beds (ideally for children). Both bedrooms have Smart TVs and cupboard hanging space and in the king size room you also have a dressing table with 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, we'll sure 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 crisp 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 here but take the quick walk along Fore Street to find this much loved St Ives' much loved 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, the Barbara Hepworth Museum is no more than a short walk away and is a popular destination when visiting St Ives.
Painter's Cottage does not come with any allocated parking, however, you are just a five-minute walk from the Train Station Car Park where you can purchase a weekly ticket through the Cornwall Council or, you can simply leave the car at home as all you need is on your doorstep!
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.
Oct 16 2021
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!