A lovingly restored luxury cottage right in the heart of St Ives' oldest quarter, Penhallow is a hidden gem.

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Beds 3
Sleep 6
Baths 2

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About Penhallow

Penhallow is a luxury holiday cottage in St Ives and there's no doubt about that! It has added subtle and modern luxury touches to an already beautiful traditional fishing cottage. No area has been left unthought of, maximising space and comfort. With all new furniture, a brand-new kitchen, renovated basement room with a new addition of an en-suite shower room, we guarantee you will ease into the coastal comfort of this wonderful St Ives cottage immediately!

Not only does the property host a beautiful interior, perfect for a family stay or cosy couple getaway, it is in an idyllic location. Tucked away from the hustle bustle of the harbour at the back of Mount Zion, one of the oldest parts of St Ives. The front door is accessed by a passageway meaning there is very little footfall past Penhallow. However, this enjoyable sense of privacy does not mean you're far from all your St Ives necessities.

You won't feel short for space at Penhallow as  it  is spread across three floors, however due to it being a traditional fishing cottage you still get the cosy comfort of a home from home.  As you enter the property through the front door  on the first floor you are welcomed  by the newly designed open plan living room and kitchen.  Both areas are stylishly decorated to reflect the cottage and its beautiful seaside surroundings.  In the living room there is a comfy sofa accompanied by a large plush armchair, either are perfect for snuggling up on around  Penhallow's wood burner or simply chilling out on after a day at the beach.  If it's a rainy evening and you're looking for some at home entertainment, there is a Smart T.V in Penhallow's living room, so you can sit and enjoy some family favourites!   

When you walk through the living room you come to  the  fully equipped kitchen. The  marble countertops provide the perfect base for whipping up a delicious feast.  You'll find all the utensils and amenities you may need for home cooking  including  the basics such as a   fridge-freezer, oven and grill with a  built-in  microwave, dishwasher, kettle and toaster - the lot!  The washer/dryer is also located in the kitchen.  If you find yourself in need of a sit down  in between the meal prep, you'll find a perfect spot next to the window. Take a look out of here end enjoy the beautiful glimpse of St Ives Harbour. 

The  door to the ground floor room is in the kitchen. It is then a flight of stairs to the large  basement room with a comfortable  king-sized bed and  en-suite shower  room.  The interior of this room and  en-suite  has been  beautifully  hand finished. One of our favourite features that you'll find in this shower room is the porthole  mirror. This is porthole that has been taken from a ship and upcycled into a beautiful bathroom accessory!
The twin bedroom and the second king sized bedroom are on the second floor, one flight of stairs up from the lounge. The newly refurbished king size room offers  a light and comfortable space with storage and a TV for those morning you just don't want to leave bed (not sure that really happens in St Ives!).  The twin bedroom  shares the same St Ives theme as the rest of the house and it has  not been overlooked in the refurbishment with new beds, furniture and finishing touches! Penhallow's family bathroom is also located on this  floor with both a shower and free-standing bath.   

The location of this cottage is almost unbeatable.  You are situated on one of the oldest parts of St Ives; Mount Zion, meaning you're  a matter of moments from the sea and sand as well as the harbour front just being on your doorstep. Fancy a bit of shopping?  Fore Street, where a large majority of St Ives'  fantastic  independent  stores are located a very short walk away too.  Your closest beach is the St Ives harbour beach, less than a minutes' walk from the front door, perfect for sunbathing on a hot summer's day or strolling along to take in all of the St Ives fishing history on a rainy one! 

Caffe Pasta is your closest restaurant to Penhallow and it is often on the top of peoples lists when visiting St Ives. Open for lunch, dinner, cakes and coffees it is great having it on your doorstep and it offers a perfect spot for a family meal or a romantic dinner for two.   What is also on your doorstep, is the Mount Zion Coffee Hut. Coffee here is created with love; there is no stop watch on how fast it can be prepared and so you are positively encouraged to stop, take a moment, and savour the anticipation of your morning coffee while looking at St Ives harbour across to the RNLI Lifeboat Station on West Pier.

Penhallow does not come with allocated parking. Your closest car park is The Island Car Park (approximately a 5-minute walk away). This is a Cornwall Council Car Park where you are able to use Just Park to pay. This car park can get very busy so another alternative is using the Rugby Club Car Park. Although further away, there is a shuttle bus taking visitors  to and from the car park into the centre of St Ives. You are able to load and unload your car from The Wharf which is just 25m from your front door.


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Susan Englefield

Nov 10 2021

I have just spent 9 days at Penhallow. Honestly this property certainly has the Wow Factor I always travel alone and I was blown away by the comfort it is refurbished to the highest standard Underfloor heating ,central heating Wood burner wide tv screens in most rooms Didn't want to leave A Huge thank you to the owner of this property And a starter Hamper to get you on your way Thanku so much Will definitely be back Regards Susan

Julie Powell.

Sep 19 2021

Had the best holiday staying in the lovely penhallow cottage in st Ives, this holiday cottage has everything you need it is fully equipped in the kitchen with a lovely comfortable lounge area and three very comfortable bedrooms and being right on the harbour what more can you want.


Aug 01 2021

Lovely house, really well kept and nicely decorated. Steps there a bit awkward checking in and out but not a massive issue. Parking on the harbour is interesting but actually I always founds a space. St ivies itself it just absolutely packed, the main streets full of people almost all the time. Perhaps a sign of the times but it wasn't relaxing to be there at all. When you get on the beach it's great, lovely beaches close by. Highlights were the Tate and also a beach further out for surfing lessons NT Gwithian it was a bit more relaxing. Minak theatre worth booking to look around and the beach nearby too again, more relaxed, and absolutely stunning. We managed to eat out twice and would recommend Porthminster kitchen and the Searooms very highly. Even though it's so busy the people of at Ives were very welcoming. The house is great but I'd skip st Ives for a while.

Andrew Brockway

Jul 25 2021

Discreetly tucked away yet right in the heart of St Ives Harbour, we found Penhallow to be the perfect base for our week long stay. Easily accommodated a family of 5, all mod cons and very tastefully furnished and decorated - we had a fantastic trip. Highly recommend!

Pete Hutchinson

Jun 01 2021

Very well positioned in the harbour area. Stylishly comfortable and spotlessly clean.

Andy D

Jul 31 2020

We stayed at Penhallow for the 2nd week of our Cornwall holiday. The house has a fantastic location, literally a stone's throw from the harbour. Comfort-wise, the house is perfect. We knew that there was going to be some renovation done before we arrived but we didn't realise they would be doing the entire house so it was a lovely surprise! It's a 3 story house that has been renovated and refurnished from top to bottom. New kitchen, new bathroom, new carpets, new furniture and newly decorated. The standard is very high and the furnishings, fixtures and fittings are lovely. The owner has clearly put a lot of effort in and obviously has a keen eye for detail. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need, all brand new of course! There are 3 TVs, excellent wi-fi and if Alexa is your thing, then there's two of those as well. All in we had a great time and very much enjoyed staying at Penhallow.


Jul 30 2020

We loved this cottage. We had 4 teenage girls with my husband and I. There was plenty of room. The bedroom on the lower floor has its own on suite which was like a second master. The two other bedrooms on the top floor were lovely as well. The mattresses were very comfortable. The kitchen had plenty of room with seating for 6. It was also fully stocked with kitchenware and glasses. What we loved most about the cottage was the location. We were 50 yards from the beach yet not on the beaten path. We had our own patio to enjoy as well. We will definitely be back!


Oct 01 2018

A clean and cosy well appointed home in a wonderful position close to the harbour in St Ives. We did think that the small garden was attached to the house and although not a problem for us if we had have had a dog it may have been. If we came to St Ives again we would definitely book this house again.


Sep 10 2018

We have just returned from a fabulous holiday in St Ives .Orange Roofs are so well organised and their communication is excellent. The accommodation sleeps 6 comfortably and the basement was just right for my daughter and husband as they had their own front door and toilet .The kitchen was well equipped and was the hub for family meals . We were 2 minutes away from all St Ives had to offer. The beds were very comfy and the bathroom gorgeous. We hope to.go back to St Ives next year and would not hesitate to use Orange Roofs again .

Mark Delaney

Jun 30 2018

Penhallow is a wonderfully modernized three bed-roomed house right by the harbour in St Ives. The house had everything we needed - a fully equipped modern kitchen - very comfortable lounge with wood burner and smart TV. Perfectly adequate Internet access. It has a nice spacious modern bathroom with bath and separate shower. The 3 bedrooms are of good size - two of them having flat screen TVs. The basement bedroom has its own toilet and would be a great room for a couple of teenagers. This was our first visit to St Ives and it took my wife and I about 15 minutes to fall in love with it. There are so many wonderful sandy beaches within walking distance and the coastal walks on our doorstep were stunning in both directions. When we did take the car out, The Lizard, Lands End, St Michael's Mount and Mousehole were all within a short drive. The town itself is charming with quaint little streets housing lots of lovely shops and restaurants (to meet all budgets). If dog friendly restaurants are needed then I recommend The Loft, Scoff Troff Cafe and Hub. If the weather could be guaranteed I think we would holiday here every year. Have been back two days and we all miss St Ives and cannot wait to go back there.

Sharon Jeens

May 20 2018

We arrived on a cold, windy, wet afternoon and the heating was on, therefore we warmed up nicely. The gift pack was also most welcome. Good coffee, a decent bottle of red and some ridiculously lush scones with cream and jam. The accommodation suited us ideally being laid out as it is. The basement bedroom is private enough for an older/younger member of the family who wanted a little privacy. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed and was a very sociable space as we did have several visitors over the weekend. Would highly recommend

Si Richards

May 11 2018

Fantastic holiday in St Ives, lovely cottage very close to all amenities and Orange Roofs as a company were fantastic. If you fancy a break in St Ives which is amazing I can not think of a better place to stay.

Grant Powell

Apr 11 2016

We enjoyed a fabulous week at Penhallow. The cottage is superbly located within the heart of St Ives and within a few minutes walk of all of the beaches and amenities that the town has to offer. The cottage itself retains all of the charm of a fishermans cottage with steep stairs and an abundance of character, but has been sympathetically modernised and generously equipped to a very high specification. The cottage looks enticing in the photographs but genuinely must be seen in the flesh to be truly appreciated - it’s bigger than you would imagine and an extremely comfortable place to stay. I truly can’t imagine a more convenient and better place in which to base your break.

Amy Maslen

May 24 2016

We come and spent the week at Pen-hallow for our honeymoon and had the most wonderful week the cottage is beyond beautiful it is so homely and comfortable. We were welcomed with a lovely little welcome pack "lovely little surprise after our trip down" the cottage is in a perfect location to everything you could need and want. It was clean and perfectly presented. We will definitely be returning in the near future for another family holiday. Beautiful cottage in a beautiful place. Couldn't ask for anything better.

Pam McVitie

May 31 2016

It's a lovely, clean, comfortable place to stay. It's close enough to the beaches, shops and harbour to be super-convenient, yet nicely tucked away in a little private corner of Downalong so it's still feels peaceful and relaxing. And the welcome pack with the coffee, wine, tea, milk and biscuits was such a personal and welcoming touch. We're very glad we discovered Orange Roofs!

Gillings Family

Feb 18 2017

A fab location, was exactly as the pictures show you. A lovely touch was the welcome gift of scones, cream, jam and wine. Orange Roofs communication was excellent and Sam called straight back to help sort a minor issue. Very quiet location despite being so close to the harbour front. restaurants and pubs minutes away, as are the beaches and galleries. A lovely stay in a great cottage, thank you.
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