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About Rose Cottage
Rose Cottage is a traditional Cornish cottage located in the very heart of St Ives. A huge asset to this property is that you are just a few moments from everything the town has to offer; great surf, kayak or paddle boarding adventures, people watching while enjoying a Cornish cream tea, coastal shopping followed by delicious options for wining and dining or simply looking for that retreat away from a busy life elsewhere.
Rose Cottage is just a mere 25 metres from Fore Street, a hub of
shops, galleries and independent stores. But, despite being in a
very central location, this cottage is nestled on Rose Lane, which
isn't well trodden, so you truly get the best of both worlds, a
central location with a feeling of privacy. Rose Cottage is spread
across four floors and although it has kept hold of its cosy,
Cornish cottage, feel it has been thoughtfully designed and
furnished to comfortably welcome a family of four.
There are two entrances for Rose Cottage, the first being your front door from Rose Lane and the second being just off an alley way on Fore Street. As you enter the front door, you are welcomed by a couple of internal steps that lead you to the first-floor living room. Soft and comfortable sofas invite you to come in, kick your shoes off and flake out! Nicely decorated to warmly invite you to feel at home, there is a Smart TV and Blu Ray DVD player and a great selection of books and games too. The next entrance, from the alleyway in Fore Street is best for after a long day at one of the many beaches that are right on your doorstep. Just next to this entrance is a shower (with hot water feed too!) which is brilliant for washing off the sand and sea salt before going into the cottage. There is also a handy, small washing line area for hanging wetsuits.
The lower entrance takes you into the very well-equipped kitchen. You'll find all you need for your self-catered stay, including a dining table that can comfortably seat up to 6 guests. There is also a set of integrated appliances including a dishwasher and washer dryer, as well as fridge-freezer, hob, oven, microwave and toaster (all you need to cook up a storm) All plates, pots, pans and cutlery are there ready and waiting for you too and for a little added luxury, Rose Cottage has a coffee machine too!
The master bedroom and family bathroom are on the second floor. The master bedroom gives you a true sense of the authentic Cornish cottage with its stripped original floorboards. This room has a king size bed, clothes storage with both a wardrobe and chest of draws and for those mornings you want to lounge around, there is a TV with Blu Ray DVD player. The large family bathroom has a slipper bath, large shower with rainfall shower head, WC and wash basin. Finally, on the top floor, there are twin beds and rooftop views over to the harbour. It has hanging hooks for clothes as well as a TV with Blu Ray DVD player.
A huge benefit to booking Rose Cottage is having an allocated parking space available to you on Beach Road (a 5-8-minute walk away from the cottage) where you are free to visit the rest of amazing Cornwall without the worry of finding parking again in St Ives! Please note, the parking space is suitable for most cars but if you have a particularly long car, please check with us if it will fit before booking.
The closest café and restaurant to Rose Cottage is Source Kitchen, formerly The Digey Food Rooms. This is a fairly new but much-loved addition to St Ives. They are open for delicious breakfasts, lunch and dinner as well as coffees, cakes and Cornish cream teas! They also have their very own deli with carefully selected Cornish produce, so be sure to pop in for your Cornish fix!
As mentioned, Rose Cottage is ideally located very close to the beaches as well as the centre of the town. It is a very short walk to the blue flag Porthmeor Beach, renowned for its great surf, fantastic beach side restaurant and takeaways. If that wasn't enough, within a few minutes walk from Rose Cottage, you will find Porthmeor Beach and Porthgwidden which are both white sand beaches with turquoise blue sea (there great spots for snorkelling safely too!). There are also plenty of facilities for the family including toilets, a takeaway and another beautiful beachside restaurant.
A final small tip, to help you when you are in St Ives, if you need to pronounce The Digey correctly..it's 'die-gee' rather than 'diggy' which we quite often hear!
Feb 05 2022
We stayed at Rose Cottage for Christmas which was lovely. We arrived mid afternoon and so it was dark but the cottage was warm and welcoming with lamps on and even a little Christmas tree and other decorations dotted around. The cottage is tastefully decorated throughout with a very well stocked kitchen enabling us to cook easily though obviously there are loads of really great places to eat and drink in St Ives too. The welcoming tea, coffee, milk and bubbles were also a lovely touch. The cottage always felt comfortable, if there were any drawbacks at all they were few - that noise carries a great deal from the neighbours (just a hazard of old terraced cottages) and some might find the stairs a bit narrow and steep - we say characterful! The arrangement for the parking space took a little time to sort. We had, as requested, given our rough time of arrival, which we met, but there was then nobody around to show us where the space was and we had to disturb someone in the address given for the owner who then had to phone him for details!
Oct 31 2021
Rose Cottage was the perfect accommodation for our family break. Plenty of room for two adults & two children, kitchen was very well equipped, comfortable lounge and bathroom was beautiful- bath tub was such a treat and the views from the upstairs was an added bonus! Rose Cottage is ideally situated in the centre of the town, just a few steps into the main street or onto the harbour front. Rose Cottage exceeded all of our expectations, it was immaculately presented and had everything that we needed for a comfortable family holiday in this special little town.
May 05 2021
We stayed at Rose Cottage which is located in the centre of St. Ives. The cottage is absolutely beautiful. We booked direct with Orange Roofs and so glad we did as they were so helpful, friendly and professional from start to finish. The Orange Roofs App was superb and contained every bit of information needed. St.Ives is such a beautiful place to holiday. Thank you Orange Roofs, looking forward to booking with you again in the near future.
Apr 28 2021
Rose Cottage is a beautiful destination, extremely well equipped, to the highest of standards. the beds are very comfortable and the views from the twin room are directly to the sea. It is worth bearing in mind that the staircase down to the kitchen is very steep and narrow and might cause a challenge to the less mobile. Location wise you wont beat Rose Cottage with its location centrally placed between St Ives beach & Porthmeor beach and with excellent range of shops restaurants and galleries nearby
Sep 21 2020
Orange Roofs make booking a holiday in St Ives so easy - they provide you with lots of local information and can arrange food deliveries and give advice on local amenities and attractions to make your holiday a great experience. I found the app very helpful and Orange Roofs are in regular contact before and during your stay to make sure all is good Rose cottage was a beautifully appointed cottage with everything you could ever need for your stay in St Ives. It is situated in a quiet spot just 2 minutes from Porthmeor Beach the Harbour and the main shopping . Highly recommended.
Aug 25 2020
Delightful cottage set over four storeys in the centre of town. Kitchen very well equipped and with handy back door leading down onto Fore Street. It was obvious that the owners have renovated this cottage with care and thought and it's position is fantastic. Everything worked as it should, and Orange Roofs communication was excellent from start to finish. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend. The only thing to watch for would be the steep stairs between floors, which may not suit those with mobility issues.
Trudie and Martin
Mar 03 2020
We stayed at Rose Cottage in late February and loved it! It's a real home from home with all mod cons and yet successfully retains the feel of a cottage. The rooms are beautifully appointed and have been tastefully decorated with a seaside theme and the kitchen wants for nothing. The location of the cottage is perfect, access to the towns many bars, coffee shops and restaurants is never more than a few minutes walk, and not forgetting the beautiful beaches and the harbour. We had a wonderful time and would definitely recommend Rose Cottage. A big thankyou to Andrew and Kirsten for letting us share their beautiful holiday home.
Nov 24 2019
We just spent a lovely week at the perfectly located Rose Cottage. There are short walks to the beaches at Porthmeor, Porthgwidden and the harbour etc. as well all parts of the old town of St. Ives. The cottage is beautifully decorated and appointed throughout its three levels. The kitchen in particular has all the amenities you'd expect. Thoroughly recommended.