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Charming Countryside Cornish Cottage
This charming home nestling in the Cornish countryside is the perfect place for families and friends to unwind and explore one of the most beautiful parts of the county. Set among rolling fields and woodland, Heather Cottage is just three miles from the vibrant town of St Ives, with its renowned art galleries, beaches and restaurants. Inside, it’s a designer’s dream, with modern touches subtly complementing the building’s ancient heritage.
Our favourite room has to be the kitchen with its long wooden dining table, stunning fireplace lintel and electric Aga (there’s an electric modern cooker too, don’t worry!) – there is no better place for fine wine, food and conversation to flow into the early hours. Once you finally make it upstairs, there are four bedrooms, including the master suite with a super king-sized bed, ensuite shower room and views out over the well-kept grounds.
There’s only one drawback to Heather Cottage – you will probably never want to leave!
St Ives offers superb sandy beaches, ideal for swimming and surfing, while for those wishing to explore further afield, there is a coastal path in both directions and many beautiful coves, headlands and landmarks (Cape Cornwall, Lands End, Sennen Cove, St Michael’s Mount) within easy driving distance.
Golf within 30 mins drive
Family swimming and body boarding beaches
Porthmeor – this is the largest beach in St Ives and is a favourite for families and surfers thanks to the soft golden sands and Atlantic swells. Lifeguards are present during peak season; dogs are not permitted between Easter & October.
Porthminster – family friendly beach and can be reached by a small walk from St Ives Town. Lifeguards are present during the summer months and dogs are not permitted between Easter & October.
Godrevy – located at the northern end of Hayle’s three-mile beach, Godrevy receives the full Atlantic swell resulting in good surf conditions. Lifeguards are present during the summer months and dogs are not allowed on the beach during peak months.
Carbis Bay – located on the outskirts of St Ives, Carbis Bay Beach can easily be mistaken for an idyllic Caribbean spot because of its white sands and beautiful turquoise calm waters. Lifeguards are not present on this beach and dogs are not permitted between Easter & October.
Sennen – located 2 miles from Lands End, Sennen Cove is a great surfing spot and stretches over a mile long. Lifeguards patrol during peak season and dog are not permitted between Easter & October.
Porthcurno – stunning soft white sands and clear blue green ocean waters this is a hit with all families. Located at the bottom of the famous Minack Theatre this beach is sheltered and perfect for paddling. Lifeguards are present during summer months and dogs are not permitted between Easter & October.
Porthmeor, Porthgwidden, Porthminster, Harbour, Carbis Bay
Top 5 surfing spots in the area:
Porthmeor, Gwithian, Godrevy, Sennen Cove, Portreath
For tide times and surfing conditions please visit www magicseaweed.com
Coastal walking, bird watching, wild flower walks, foraging, fishing, dolphin and basking shark trips from St Ives and Penzance
Restaurants:– award winning restaurants in St Ives
Tate St Ives
Barbara Hepworth Gallery and Garden
Bernard Leach Pottery
St Ives School of Painting
Newlyn School of Art
Boat and fishing trips
St Ives Surf School
Family Days out
An excellent location for the kids and family whatever the weather containing an excellent play area and animal park to explore.
A fabulous children’s adventure park packed with rides, activities and indoor play areas.
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Short breaks are offered at Heather Cottage from a minimum of 4 days (please contact the owner for short break enquiries).
Booking fee: There is a non-refundable booking fee of £28 per booking
Damage deposit: A refundable damage deposit of £300 is payable. This will be held until the end of the occupancy and will be returned to the guest within 2 weeks of departure, subject to deductions for any damage to property caused during the occupancy.
NB. All bookings are subject to our Terms and Conditions.
Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms
Perfect for large families or groups
Secluded countryside location
Only 10 minutes drive from St Ives
Ample garden area