Porthole Cottage

St Ives

2 Bedrooms

1.5 Bathrooms

Close to the Beach

Sea Views

Woodburner / Open Fire






Per Week

Fisherman's cottage just steps away from St Ives Harbour

Porthole Cottage is situated in a great and central location within St Ives, perfect for both a family holiday or a couple’s retreat. An authentic Downalong fisherman’s cottage nestled in the tiny, cobbled and traffic free Baileys Lane. Just steps away from St Ives Harbour and all of the amenities that St Ives town has to offer. The owners of Porthole Cottage have created a stylish and uplifting renovation, which makes this cottage an absolute joy to stay in.

Porthole Cottage can not be missed on Baileys Lane, with its statement baby blue doors and porthole window. Through the ground floor stable door you enter the recently renovated fitted kitchen with on trend navy cabinets, ceramic hob with two electric ovens and grill. Dishwasher, SMEG fridge with small freezer box, microwave, Krups coffee machine and washer dryer. A wall mounted Smart TV and cottage table to seat five people with a mixture of booth style seating and church chairs. The cloakroom WC adjoins the kitchen diner area.

Up the stairs to the first floor of Porthole Cottage you reach the living area with large south facing windows. Corner shaped sofa and Werkstadt slipper chair. Charnwood logburner on a slate hearth and a wall mounted Smart TV. Double window seat facing east, bluetooth speaker and a door to a small atrium leading down the steps to Baileys Lane. The two bedrooms and bathroom are located on the second floor.

A king sized bedroom with an occasional chair, large built in wardrobe and wall mounted TV. A double bedroom with east facing window with sea views over the harbour and St Ives Bay. A single bunk style bed over the top of a double bed with ladder to access single bed under the bed. Occasional chair, wall shelf with clothes hanging facility and a wall mounted TV with DVD player. Family bathroom with WC, wash basin and bath with thermostatic power shower over.

Thoughtfully renovated to a high standard, Porthole Cottage has a surprisingly spacious and light interior that is both stylish and homely making it the perfect place for a cosy winter weekend getaway for two or a week long family holiday in the summer. Porthole Cottage is close in proximity to all of the local shops, bars, restaurants and beaches. You will feel truly immersed in the hustle and bustle of all that St Ives Harbour has to offer.


Ground floor

  • Stable door through to stylish kitchen which boasts a ceramic hob with two electric ovens and grill
  • Dishwasher, SMEG fridge/ freezer, microwave, Krups coffee machine and washer dryer
  • Cottage table seating five with a mixture of booth style seating and church chairs
  • Wall-mounted smart TV
  • A cloakroom WC which adjoins the kitchen diner area

First floor

  • Large south-facing living area complete with corner-shaped sofa and Werkstadt slipper chair
  • Charming Charnwood log burner, large wall-mounted smart TV and bluetooth speaker
  • Double window seat facing east, the perfect reading spot

Second floor

  • Master bedroom with king sized bed, an occasional chair, large built in wardrobe and wall-mounted TV
  • East-facing double bedroom with sea views. There’s a single bunk style bed over the top of the double bed with ladder access, alongside an occasional chair and wall-mounted TV
  • Family bathroom with WC, wash basin and bath with thermostatic power shower

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).

Porthole Cottage is available weekly from a Friday.

Other arrival dates and short breaks are also available out of peak times.

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At a Glance

Sleeps 5

One main family bathroom and additional cloak room WC

Authentic Downalong fisherman’s cottage

Charnwood log burner

Sea views

Central St Ives location on a cobbled and traffic-free Baileys Lane

Close to local shops, bars, restaurants and beaches

Stylish and uplifting interior

Small atrium

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