Harbour Beach Cottage

If you're looking to rent a fab family home that's close to the harbour and has with sea views, look no further.

At a glance

Beds 3
Sleep 6
Baths 1
Dog Friendly
Wifi

About Harbour Beach Cottage

Harbour Beach Cottage; it does exactly what it says on the tin. It is literally a few feet away from St Ives Harbour beach and it’s a delightful, typical cottage that would have been used as something quite different when fishing was far more a way of life in St Ives. Harbour Beach Cottage has splendid sea and harbour views from the living room and two double bedrooms so whether rain or shine, it's a perfect place to people watch either tucked up warm and dry or join in with beach fun when the sun shines. Being set back on Mount Zion facing the harbour, you really do get the best of both worlds; within minutes of the bustling, cobbled Wharf front and Fore Street yet not over-looked or in the path of curious strollers. You can be at your nearest pub, The Sloop Inn, in the same time it takes to pull a pint or be spoilt for choice for restaurants, delis, ice-cream parlours, clothes stores, artist galleries and walks taking in the riches of St Ives; you really are in the heart of it all.

With two St Ives beaches being listed in the UK Top Ten, there is no doubt at all why it is such a gorgeous place to come and visit. You are just a few minutes' walk from Porthmeor beach and a five minute stroll from Porthminster beach, so why not discover for yourself why they result high in beach league tables.

Furnished for comfort and to instil a sense of complete ease and relaxation as soon as you walk in through the front door, this cottage is loved by its owners where plentiful family fun is had and they want nothing more than for you to feel a real sense of home from home as soon as you arrive for your holiday. Enjoy its convivial feel of the first floor open plan living and dining area (the table doubles up as a fabulous place to do jigsaws or scope out budding artists!) where you have beautiful views over the harbour sand and bobbing boats over to the Lifeboat station and Church beyond. The kitchen, on the ground floor, is meant to be used for home-cooking and dining in with a gas hob, electric oven, and dishwasher as well as keeping on top of the laundry (if needs be) with a washing machine and separate tumble dryer. The bathroom, also on the ground floor, is modern and warm with a p-shaped bath with screen, shower over, WC and wash basin. On the second floor is the single bedroom (which also has a truckle single pull-out bed to convert into a small twin room), double bedroom with the sea views and a separate WC and wash basin. Then, on the top floor is the WOW second double bedroom with far-reaching sea views over the harbour on one side and over the Island and of the Chapel to the other side.

Remember, if your family pet means the world to you and the notion of leaving them behind fills you with sadness, then they are very welcome to come and stay at Harbour Beach Cottage too!

Harbour Beach Cottage

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From : £540

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Reviews

Emma Ashwin

Nov 12 2018

We’ve just returned from a fantastic week staying at Harbour Beach Cottage. The house is in the best spot possible for access to the town and the views are amazing. We had a rainy week but being able to sit and watch the harbour goings on was lovely. The house has everything you could ask for and plenty of space. Thanks for having us!

Gareth Williams

Aug 26 2018

Couldn't ask for a nicer location right on the sea front but set back a little. The cottage was a little tired though and we were frustrated with poor kitchen equipment, broken lock on front door, leaking shower head and few other items. Such a great place let down a little but lack of attention to this kind of detail.

Stephanie

May 10 2018

Harbour Beach Cottage is the perfect place to stay in St Yves. It looks exactly like the pictures. We really had a great time over there, we highly recommand it.

Eleanor

Jun 18 2016

My partner, myself and our dog visit st ives every year and we like to stay in a different place each time. This year we were searching Around and found A place through orange roofs. Unfortunately it was already booked but within 24 hours orange roofs had given us plenty of options for places they thought we'd like. We chose harbour beach cottage and we couldn't have been happier- in fact we want to book exactly the same place next year! The house was spotlessly clean with a real contemporary but homely feel. We were surprised that such a large house managed to feel so quaint and cosy at the same time. We even arrived to a lovely gift from them! Both of us (and the dog) would highly recommend both orange roofs and harbour beach; we couldn't have asked for a better location. It was within a couple of minutes walk to 3 beaches, but when we wanted to have a relax in the evening the house was peaceful and private. 5/5 for both accommodation and orange roofs- we couldn't have been more pleased!

Deb Lamb

Mar 26 2017

Another great week in st Ives thanks to Sam arranging harbour view cottage . The cottage is cosy and quaint , has everything you need plus beautiful views of the harbour . Will return again . Highly recommended Sam at orange roofs . Thank you

Gill Dursley

Jun 18 2017

Lovely big cottage cosy and beautifully clean. Fantastic location. We had a fantastic holiday .we also found the emails you sent prior to our arrival were really useful. Thank you.

Alice Vaughan

Aug 05 2017

Just driving home (sadly) from a very special week arc Harbour Cottage. We chose it for its amazing location (harbour view, 1 min from takeaway coffee/ ice cream/ restaurants, 5 mins walk from Porthmeor beach ) , view and the homely look (from the photos) and we weren't disappointed. Finding a holiday, and accommodation, that suits the needs of our teenage boys and 11 yr old daughter isn't always easy but we feel we have now found the perfect solution. The teenagers could lie in while the adults enjoyed a morning cuppa with our books on the harbourside within sight for the 11 yr old having a lazy start with some tv. We could set up base on Portmeor beach (hiring wind breaks, in addition to the one kindly left in the porch of the property, to make a cosy windproof shelter ) and everyone could come and go as they pleased - only 5 mins to pop back for that forgotten book. Shopping, bars, surf, sand, restaurants- there was always something to keep everyone happy. As my husband and eldest son are both over 6 ft 4" they found the main entrance into the kitchen a bit of a challenge, but we then used the outdoor steps to the first floor and door that goes through the porch to the lounge- perfect to keep all the beach gear in having washed feet off at the very handy tap outside the kitchen door. We all loved the view from the lounge and the large coffee table was perfect for board games on the one wet day we had. The wifi got the thumbs up from the teens but we liked that their bedrooms didn't have TVs so that we had family evenings watching a film - pausing it to pop out for the most delicious ice cream for supper. The hot water supply kept up with 5 people returning from the beach and wanting showers. At the great advice from the emails from Orange Roofs we parked our car at the leisure centre after dropping our bags off, and didn't use it all week (we paid by App for a week's parking). Everything we needed was within an easy walking distance. By day 2 the children were already asking to return again-as my eldest heads off to uni I can see this becoming an annual tradition to regroup as a family for many years to come.
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