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Tinhay is a most wonderful self-catering house in St Ives with sea views and is perfect for families or friends sharing. It’s also a cosy retreat for a couple wanting relaxation and romance; it’s a light and spacious home with cosy home comforts which offer warmth, welcome and beautiful touches of luxury. This holiday home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms plus a downstairs shower room so can accommodate six very easily. There is a small garden to the front of the house which has an outdoor dining set and stunning sea views. If you want to share your St Ives holidays with your beloved four-legged friend, we are delighted to say that Tinhay is also dog-friendly. The nearest public car park is just a few moments’ walk from the house so If you are looking for a holiday cottage which is within a short walking distance to St Ives beaches, shops, restaurants and places to visit then we can highly recommend staying at Tinhay, it definitely ticks that box too!
The house has three floors with the shower room, kitchen, dining area and living room all on the ground floor. On the first floor, there is the family bathroom with luxury bathtub, double bedroom and king size bedroom with gorgeous sea views. On the top floor there is the super king bedroom (which can also be split into two single beds), en-suite shower room and wonderful sea views stretching as far as Porthminster beach. The light kitchen is beautifully done a with white marble kitchen counter, Belfast sink, integrated oven and hob, dishwasher and Lavazza A Modo Mio coffee machine. There is additional countertop space, Belfast sink and cupboards full of pots and pans in the downstairs shower room (which does not have a WC for clarity) perfect for surfers and swimmers to clean off their wetsuits and hang them to dry inside the house. It's also brilliant for washing off salt and sand from happy beach dogs being straight off the back door. The kitchen has the added benefit of an additional walk in larder space with microwave and washer/ dryer so heaps of room for a family shop and cooking up feasts for a week!
The dining area is just off the kitchen, one step up into the living room where there is a dining table that easily seats a group of six so excellent for family dining or fun with games provided by the owner such as Monopoly and Uno. The living room has a large L-shaped super comfortable sofa with a generous helping of full and squishy cushions and cosy throws to curl up and read a book from Tinhay's small library. The Smart TV means you can log into your Amazon Prime or Netflix accounts meaning holidays to St Ives needn't interfere with a series you're glued to! If you prefer to sit, read, and listen to music you are welcome to ask Alexa to play your favourite playlist. The doors lead from the living room out onto the garden where warm, summer evenings can be enjoyed looking out to sea. The king size bedroom on the first floor has captivating sea views and a lovely coastal feel to the room encouraging restful sleep and relaxation. There is a Smart TV in this bedroom and Alexa too so watch what you want, when you want to save family squabbles! The double bedroom is a cosy and restful room with the window facing to the rear of the house onto Bowling Green Lane. The family bathroom is a light and airy room with a luxury bathtub with handheld shower head as well as WC and wash basin.
There is a generous landing area with built in wardrobes and a carpeted staircase leads you up to the master bedroom with an incredibly comfortable super king size bed to sink into and the convenience of an en-suite shower room with a double sized walk-in shower, WC and wash basin. There is also a Smart TV and Alexa for your entertainment in this gorgeous bedroom. If you are looking for a self-catering house in St Ives with sea views to die for, you will love Tinhay! The views from the master bedroom will keep you mesmerised for hours.
The nearest beach to Tinhay is Porthmeor beach and is a great hit with surfers. It is a sandy beach with public loos and a beach café on the West side (between Easter and October) as well as Porthmeor beach café which is open all year round. Stop here to watch the stupendous sunsets, they are truly magical. To reach Porthmeor beach from Tinhay on foot, there is a footpath with some steps that leads down to the beach directly and so you reach the soft sand in less than 3 minutes! It's that close you can pad down in flip flops with a beach bag and good book or surfboard under your arms and enjoy the beach life on your doorstep.
The same footpath arrives at the beautiful vestibule of The Tate St Ives, an award-winning museum of modern and contemporary art on the edge of Porthmeor beach. The Tate exhibits all year round and their rooftop café offers stupendous local food, drink and breath-taking sea views.
All other St Ives beaches are a very short walk away as is St Ives harbour and the quaint cobblestoned lane of Fore Street which is lined with independent shops, galleries, bakeries and delis as well as a choice of restaurants and Cornish pubs and some well-known shop brands like Musto and SuperDry. The walk from Tinhay to all the attractions of St Ives takes literally a few minutes strolling so you have the perfect combination of a peaceful holiday home location but can be within the hubbub of St Ives within moments.