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**IMPORTANT NEWS - FOR 2024 BOOKINGS, PENHALLOW WILL OFFER PARKING WITHIN A SHORT WALK OF THE COTTAGE**
Penhallow provides luxury self-catering holidays 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, and a 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 straight away. Not only does the property host a beautiful interior, perfect for a family stay or cosy couple getaway, but it is also in an idyllic location. Tucked away from the hustle and 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 which can be reached in a matter of seconds! You won't feel short of 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, which is perfect for snuggling up on in front of Penhallow's wood burner or simply chilling out 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 and enjoy the beautiful glimpse of St Ives Harbour reminding you how close you are to the bustling centre of St Ives.
The door to the ground floor room is in the kitchen. It is a flight of stairs down 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 a 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 mornings you just don't want to
leave the 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 a free-standing
Outside the front door is a private little courtyard where guests are welcome to sit and bask in the sun or place their wet clothes to dry. It's a handy little area for storing beach essentials too such as bodyboards, buckets and spades.
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 shops are located a very short walk away too. Your closest beach is the St Ives Harbour beach, less than a minute's 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 histories on a rainy one!
Caffe Pasta is your closest restaurant to Penhallow and it is often on the top of people's 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. The coffee here is created with love; there is no stopwatch 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.
To re-cap, Penhallow is a luxury holiday cottage in St Ives and it sleeps six in three bedrooms and has two bathrooms. It has a private small courtyard and is within moments of St Ives Harbour and town centre. Porthmeor beach is just a 5-minute stroll from the cottage.
Sep 23 2023
Communication was excellent and they even let us know the cottage was available early which was a lovely touch. Comfortable, stylish, clean and cosy. A great way to explore the area especially as we didnt have a car but there was so much to do and explore. The cottage is situated right in the heart of the town …perfect! Would definitely stay there again! Thank you.
Sep 02 2023
We had the most wonderful week staying in Penhallow. The cottage exceeded our expectations and was immaculate. The cottage is in the heart of St Ives but as it's tucked back from the harbour, it was very quiet. We can not wait to revisit.
Jul 22 2023
Fab property in a brilliant location. Close to all of the town beaches, as well as restaurants/bars for food & shops etc. Really well equipped & best of all the master bedroom being in the cellar was so quiet!! No seagulls waking us up. We'll definitely be back.
Jul 29 2023
Another fantastic stay with a property from the ever
reliable and impressive Orange Roofs. Penhallow is our 4th stay
with Orange Roofs and our 3rd in the same square on Mount Zion. The
location being right on the harbour is incredible and perfect for a
young family for easy access to the beach, ice cream shop and the
Sloop Inn for a well earned pint of Korev to end the
The house itself is to a very high standard and finished brilliantly in a cosy, modern and clean style. The downstairs master bedroom was particularly welcoming instead of being up high where in St Ives you can be woken up early by the morning chorus of the resident gulls. Being on the ground floor (you enter the property on the 1st floor), this meant we had the best sleep we've had in St Ives.
The private garden at the front of the property (which is actually the back of the neighbouring properties and therefore very well secluded) was incredibly handy for all our beach equipment too.
The only downer was that Mount Zion Coffee was closed due to getting a new roof meaning I couldn't wake to my morning Ava'Banana but it just means we'll have to return again next year. ;)
Jul 15 2023
Penhallow is in an ideal position being in the centre of St Ives but in a quiet pathway/alley with little or no passers-by which makes it very peaceful. The cottage has been beautifully renovated and is extremely comfortable and well fitted out with all that you would need for a superb stay. The little terrace was great for an evening drink or barbeque. We had a week but wish it had been more. My wife and I came with our son and 2 year old grandson. We were so close to the Harbour, Porthgwidden and Porthmeor beaches as well as the shops, restaurants and cafes it was easy to leave the car and walk everywhere. We will most certainly be back with our daughter, son in law and 2 grandchildren who are 7 and 5 years old. The three bedrooms and two bathrooms make an ideal cottage for a stay with family or friends. I could not recommend this more!
Jun 22 2023
Brilliant. Penhallow was in the perfect spot for us, literally 30 seconds from the beach (grandkids with us). It was bright, clean, and well fitted out with everything we'd need. Lovely rooms, and very comfortable beds! And it was quiet, despite being so close to the beach area. When we go back to St Ives, it'll no doubt be the first place we look to for our stay.
Feb 15 2023
Absolutely stunning property located close to all the amenities, we couldn't fault it at all and Orange Roofs were brilliant, everything was as described with no issues, we would definitely go to this property again.
Jan 04 2023
We have just returned from a week in Penhallow, through Orange Roofs, the house was beautiful and was in a perfect location. They had supplied everything we could possible need to make our stay perfect. Orange Roofs were amazing as usual, form the messages we received on arrival, right through to our departure date. We have been coming to St Ives for years now, and this was one of the nicest houses so far, we would highly recommend it,.
Dec 27 2022
beautiful property, superbly considered. the rooms are well proportioned and all amenities are extraordinarily well appointed…NOTHING is 'just for renters', rather every appliance and piece of kit is what you would choose for yourself..be it the oven, cooktop, dishwasher, tapware or even the carving knives… such generosity of spirit. we adored penhallow and being part of the warm open st ives community.
Jul 25 2022
Perfect comfort with excellent service. Penhallow was perfect very comfortable beautifully decorated and very well equipped. It's in the perfect spot, everything is in spitting distance while also feeling like you can escape easily to the quiet.
Nov 25 2022
Penhallow is the quintessential Cornish cottage with a little bit of glam thrown in. It's been the perfect warm and cosy retreat for us in some pretty stormy weather! So much care and attention has been lavished on this little retreat and I'm certain it won't disappoint! Great stay in a great place. One big thank you!
Jul 03 2022
Beautifully furnished cottage ensuring a comfortable ,relaxing holiday. We loved everything about our stay at Penhallow. The cottage was beautifully furnished to provide the maximum comfort for our stay. My daughters loved the basement bedroom and very much regarded it as their 'girl cave'. It is in an ideal position for the harbour, shops and restaurants and the proximity of different beaches. I would have no hesitation recommending Penhallow to other holiday makers. We can't wait to book again!
Apr 08 2022
We stayed at Penhallow in St Ives last week, what a lovely cosy , luxurious, clean , cottage it was. just off the harbour tucked away, a few minutes walk to so many restaurants and pubs. We were delighted we found Orange Roofs to book our stay, very friendly and helpfully staff which we have passed your contact details over to our friends.
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
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.
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!
Jun 01 2021
Very well positioned in the harbour area. Stylishly comfortable and spotlessly clean.
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!