Beautiful Victorian townhouse
Hillside is a beautifully renovated and generously proportioned Victorian townhouse that comfortably sleeps 6 (8 using the sofa bed), located in the very heart of St.Ives.
Internally, the property boasts high ceilings, with a total of 3 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms, 3 of which are en-suite to 3 double bedrooms. As well as 2 living areas and a rare large decked garden with rear sun terrace, there is also a stunning balcony to the bedroom at the top of the property affording wonderful views to the harbour, the island and Porthmeor. The house enjoys a superb central location and is just a few minutes’ walk from the popular Porthminster Beach and picturesque harbour. Hillside also enjoys its own private parking space in a secure, gated car park right across the road – a real luxury in St Ives!
Through the double entrance, a light and airy hallway welcomes you to your home for the week. Polished marble monochrome tiles set the scene, leading the eye all the way to the garden room which is a comfortable snug for evenings curled up on the sofa, or a hideout for children in front of the HDTV, whilst the adults enjoy time together elsewhere in the house or garden.
Next to the garden room is a family bathroom with stand-up glass-framed shower which is a perfect place to hose off after a day on the sand or in the sea.
Also on the ground floor are two beautiful double bedrooms. Bedroom One is a large double bedroom with a large bay window and ensuite shower room. Double bedroom Two offers a garden view with extended views over the St. Ives rooftops and is a serene place to slumber after a day on the beach.
Up the stairs and the balustrade will lead you to the main living area – the whole floor is an open plan kitchen, which resembles a loft-style apartment, with dining and living space that benefits from dual aspect windows which let the light flow in. Looking out to the garden you will see the famous St Ives rooftops, with views directly towards the artist Ben Nicholson’s studio at Trezion, the bustling harbour and island beyond.
There is plenty of room to cook for your family and friends in the open-plan kitchen which features state of the art Siemens, brand new electric hob, oven, microwave, and dishwasher. The dining area seats 6-8 comfortably and after a home cooked meal (or local fish & chips), everyone can retire to the lounge area to spend some quality time together over a family movie on the flatscreen HDTV or a classic board game.
Back on the landing, a door opens to reveal one of Hillside’s best assets – a secret spiral staircase, which leads up to one of our favourite rooms. A cosy double bedroom tucked up in the eaves has the special features of a private balcony with glass frontage offering a very special St Ives view – a wonderful place to enjoy a morning coffee as the sun comes up, or glass of wine in the evening as it sets over the harbour. As with the other bedrooms, there is an en-suite bathroom with heated towel rail. A fantastic and private place to enjoy a candlelit bubble bath in peace!
Garden – The large enclosed garden, which is unusual for a central St Ives property, features two decked areas, nearest the house and then another at the end of the garden, allowing you to enjoy the long summer evenings in the privacy of your own space. There is ample room to enjoy a BBQ dinner, and settle in under the stars at the end of another perfect Cornish day.
Grand entrance hall with bedrooms off:
Bedroom one – a beautiful double room with large bay window and designer en-suite shower room with rainforest shower, wash basin, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom two – another beautiful bedroom with designer en-suite, equipped with bath, wash basin, toilet and heated towel rail. This bedroom has a zip & link option so you can choose to have this room set up as a double or twin.
Family bathroom – with shower, toilet, wash basin and washer/dryer facilities.
Garden Room – a comfortable TV snug, with sofa bed – and views over the garden and roof tops with door leading to spiral staircase down to a large enclosed garden.
Please beware of the spiral staircase especially with young children.
The first floor features a modern, double aspect, open plan living space – comprising kitchen, lounge and dining areas.
Fully equipped modern kitchen area including state of the art Siemens oven, electric hob, dish washer, fridge freezer, wine fridge, microwave and Nespresso coffee machine.
Light contemporary dining area – seating 8
Lounge area with lovely St Ives roof top views – with Ultra HD TV & WiFi; Sonos sound system throughout.
At the end of the hall is a cloakroom with toilet and wash basin.
Spiral staircase leading to Bedroom three – a lovely double bedroom at the top of the house with ensuite bathroom and balcony.
The spiral staircase from the Garden Room leads down to a beautifully designed garden with two stunning decked areas – both equipped with seating and tables. There is a Webermaster charcoal BBQ, tools & fire bowl for the perfect alfresco dining.
All linen and towels provided
Private and secure parking available for 1 car
Wi Fi available
Central heating throughout
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.
Hillside is available weekly from a Saturday. Please click on the arrival date in bold from the calendars below to make your online booking...
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Booking fee: There is a non-refundable booking fee of £28 per booking
Damage deposit: A refundable damage deposit of £500 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 6 in 3 ensuite bedrooms
Sofa bed for extra 2
Short walk to the sea and town
Fabulous patio areas
Sea views from top floor
Loved the views from the top bedroom, made use of the barbecue and fairy lights in the garden even though it was the end of October. The house was beautifully decorated, spacious and very comfortable. Very handy for local shops, walks and beaches. Highly recommended!
Perfect location, central to St Ives centre and Porthminster beach, allowing easy access. This is a well thought out accommodation with enough space and rooms for a larger family / group to feel like they have their own space in the same house.
It has a bright airy feel inside and an amazing outdoor space. The facilities are high spec and and clean. This property also has secure parking - a luxury in St Ives. This was our second visit to Hillside, and hopefully not our last!