Garden / Patio
Woodburner / Open Fire
Charming country cottage near St Ives
Enjoy the magic of St Ives in this charming Cornish getaway, a two-storey country cottage with extensive views towards the glistening sea and the nearby town of St Ives, known for its art and perfect light.
The sunshine floods this individually designed accommodation. Bijou, bright and airy, with its own enclosed garden, this wonderfully welcoming cottage, perfectly situated in the clifftop hamlet of Trowan is but a 30-40 minute walk from St Ives along the scenic coastal path. That will get your step count up in the most spectacular way, with unmissable views of the ocean as you walk. Alternatively, St Ives is mere minutes away by car.
Stylish and cosy with excellent views, you have the vibrance of St Ives not far from your door but the peace and tranquility needed for incredibly romantic sunsets – and star-studded evenings when skies are clear. Privately set within a hamlet, it is a beautifully peaceful place to enjoy the sunshine during the daytime, too.
Inside, the bespoke kitchen and dining area are perfect for 4 people, but can accommodate up to 6, with granite surfaces, slate floors and even a smugglers’ hide, while the large lounge has a woodburning stove, smart TV and big sofas to sink into. Double doors lead to the enclosed garden from where you can hear the sea.
The master bedroom, which floods with light, has a triple aspect with a comfortable king size bed, ensuite shower room and character vaulted ceiling. Across the hall lies a twin room, also with a vaulted ceiling, which has additional pull-out trundle beds, and skylight windows best designed to watch the stars. With toys and a desk for play or work, why not relax in the rocking chair over a bedtime story?
The main bathroom has a bath to lie back in and relax, and an over shower.
The walk to St Ives may well be a holiday highlight as you breathe in the fresh sea air in this heavenly spot. The hamlet of Trowan is at least 700 years old, so teems with history. It was once an abandoned and derelict farm before being brought back to life as a modern hamlet, which is now a wonderful mix of residential and holiday accommodation.
The views are amazing. From the clifftop, you can see as far as Godrevy Lighthouse and right round the bay, in this incredible place to stay.
St Ives is located in western Cornwall. There is plenty to do in St Ives and it is a fantastic location if you plan on exploring a little further afield too.
One of St Ives most well-known attractions is the Tate St Ives, which is one of only four Tate galleries in the UK and is a haven for lovers of modern art. Artists praise St Ives for its beautiful light and it has inspired many pieces.
The cobbled streets of St Ives are home to many shops, galleries and cafes and most businesses are small independents or artisans. Check out Cornwall Soapbox for handmade soaps and aromatherapy products made in Cornwall!
When visiting St Ives, there are many bars, restaurants and cafes to choose from. Porthminster Kitchen regularly receives great reviews and has a strong focus on fresh local food or head to Blas Burgerworks for a tasty handcrafted burger using ingredients sourced from the area.
For beach lovers, there are plenty to choose from… St Ives Harbour Beach, Porthgwidden Beach, Porthkidney Beach or Carbis Bay to name but a few. Families and couples will enjoy relaxing on the sand or playing in the water. St Ives Surf School offers sessions for surfing, kayaking, paddleboarding and coasteering. All great fun! If you prefer to stay a little drier though, St Ives Boat Trips run sea-life safaris to see the local dolphins and seals!
St Ives sits at the bottom of the A30, so if you are looking to explore more of the Cornwall coast, then this is a great base and you can book ferries for day trips to the Scilly Isles from Penzance (only a 20 minute drive away).
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Cliff top sea views
5 minutes from St Ives by car, 30-40 minutes on foot
Spacious lounge with woodburning fire
Fully-equipped kitchen with traditional features
Tranquil location with enclosed garden
Free parking on premises