Gorgeous 19th century sea-view cottage, lovingly refurbished
Tradition meets contemporary comforts at Vitamyn Sea. Just moments from St Ives’s stunning harbour, you’re situated a five to ten-minute walk from the gorgeous Porthmeor beach with Porthminster beach closer still. Guests are certainly well placed At Vitamyn Sea for a Cornish adventure.
After undergoing a stylish yet sympathetic renovation in 2020, this welcoming townhouse has four bedrooms, sleeping eight. Guests can expect high-end splendour with Vitamyn Sea’s tasteful furnishings and contemporary seaside-inspired decor, which creates the perfect Cornish holiday setting. Split over four floors, this property is flooded with St Ives’ gorgeous natural light.
On the first floor, you’ll find the dining area with a large table, comfortably seating eight. The contemporary Scandi-style kitchen is finished to a high standard and fully equipped for all your cooking desires. Complete with an integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer, oven, microwave and induction hob. Coffee lovers will also appreciate the Nespresso coffee machine. On this floor, there’s also a kids’ bedroom, with bunk beds.
Down on the ground floor is another bedroom with a zip and link bed, which can be in a twin or king-size set up. There are generous built-in wardrobes and a wall-mounted TV. Opposite the bedroom is a shower room with a large walk-in shower, wash basin and WC. On this level, you can also access a quaint courtyard area which has some built-in benches and a table, a wonderful space to relax. The courtyard also benefits from a hanging rail for wetsuits and an outside shower – the perfect post-beach wash-off spot. Practicality hasn’t been overlooked at Vitamyn Sea as there’s also a utility area complete with a washing machine, tumble dryer and drying cupboard for all of your holidaying needs.
Moving upstairs from the kitchen and dining room will take you to a further two double bedrooms and a family bathroom with a shower over the bath. One of the double bedrooms features wall-to-wall built-in wardrobes and a dressing table, and both boast wall-mounted TVs. The double bedroom to the rear also boasts a sea view over St Ives’s pretty roofs.
The top floor has a truly spoiling landscape view overlooking St Ives charming harbour, out to the Atlantic Ocean. There are two sizeable plush sofas to sink into and a large Smart TV and sound system to enjoy if you ever tire of the exceptional outlook. There’s also a desk and chair for an office with a view, plus a relaxing reading chair with stunning views out to the lighthouse.
The Stennack public car park is less than a two-minute walk away from Vitamyn Sea, or alternatively, guests can use the property’s free allocated parking situated at St Ives Rugby Club (read here for more on St Ives Parking). A charming yet contemporary townhouse just 300 metres from the beach, Vitamyn Sea is a fabulous choice for your Cornish holiday.
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For beach lovers, there are plenty to choose from… Porthmeor Beach, Porthgwidden Beach, Godrevy, 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!
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.
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).
Our editor’s blog on St Ives shares her favourite ways to spend your time in the jewel in Cornwall’s crown. Read more, here.
Vitamyn Sea is available weekly from a Saturday.
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15% discount for 14 night stays (excludes mid stay clean)
Booking fee: There is a non-refundable booking fee of £28 per booking
Damage deposit: A refundable damage deposit of £200 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.
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Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms
Stunning sea views
A few minutes’ walk to the town and harbour
Traditional St Ives cottage, beautifully renovated in 2020
Offsite parking space
5 smartTVs throughout (2 large screen)
Contemporary fully-equipped kitchen
Large dining table, seating 8
Charming courtyard with seating and shower area
Desk/work area for those needing to work – full Wi-Fi throughout property
Laundry with washer dryer
Excellent Cornish Cottage in the centre of St Ives, but not on main street. Fully modernised and equipped to a very high standard. Close to all the amenities. Bonus a car parking space at the Rugby Club.
Just had a great weeks holiday in this stunning cottage, spotlessly clean and very impressed with how well equipped the kitchen is. Tastefully furnished to a very high standard and an amazing view from the lounge picture window.
A fantastic stay at Vitamyn Sea, a perfectly located house a few minutes walk from the beach. An immaculate property with unmatched sea views from the lounge and bedroom. The house has all the amenities you need making it a real home from home and allowing you to relax straight away.
A stunning, modern, clean and comfortable house all round. The location was outstanding. A very short (2 minute) walk to the Town Centre. There were many shops within a few minutes walk to do a full food and general shop to stock up for our stay. There were also many bakeries and local cafes for us to enjoy in the morning which were all excellent. With the location being so central, there was access to all of the wonderful restaurants and bars that St Ives has to offer.
Will definitely be back!
Having just spent 5 days in Vitamyn Sea St Ives, I thoroughly recommend this outstanding accommodation. Very roomy for 8 guests, really well equipped and beautifully clean and tidy on arrival. The large comfortable kitchen area is superb for family gathering and the upstairs lounge with an incredible view is just wonderful. All seating, sofas and beds are really comfy. Once the car was parked, we didn’t need it again during our stay as the location of the house is perfect for walking into the town or losing time walking the South coast paths.
Fantastic house in a brilliant location. It is only a 2-minute walk to the town centre, an abundance of eating places and the coast path. It was great not needing a car. The house was extremely comfortable, had everything we needed and was immaculately clean. Our favourite part was relaxing in the lounge and taking in the incredible views
Tastefully renovated and really well equipped house. Lots of space for meal times in the lovely kitchen. Great to relax in the top floor lounge whilst taking in the stunning view of the bay. Most importantly, the house is just a five minute walk from lots of great eateries, bars, gift shops and places to stock up on local food and drink
Fantastic location with spectacular views and spacious accommodation
I have just returned from a short break at this beautiful property. Such a fantastic location only minutes away from everything St Ives has to offer. A wonderful holiday home, modern, clean and well maintained. The large kitchen diner is perfect and well equipped, the bedrooms lovely and comfy and the bathrooms spotless. The view from the spacious lounge is fabulous!