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Leo's Cottage, St Ives, Cornwall

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Sea view to Godrevy lighthouse, from master bedroom. The South West Coastal path goes past the door.
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25 reviews
Sea view to Godrevy lighthouse, from master bedroom. The South West Coastal path goes past the door.
Very well-equipped kitchen and breakfast room (table extends, seats 10)
Living room. Draw the curtain, pull out the sprung sofa bed and there's another bedroom
The beach below! 24/7 access for dogs.
Cosy up inside and watch the Atlantic storms from the living room. Better than YouTube.
West facing end of the living room. Redecorated, BTHomeHub5 wifi.
Dawn over the Atlantic. Bedroom redecorated May 014.
Watch surfers, seals and possibly dolphins... all before getting out of bed!
Double room, overlooks Teetotal Street: just as quaint as it sounds.
Back of the cottage, from St Eia Street, shows the tiny cobbled courtyard.
Stairs from the breakfast room lead up to a family bathroom and living room.
Watch boats and people come and go from the cafes and pubs lining the harbour.
St Ives' beaches and waters are among the cleanest in Europe.
Barbeque on Bamaluz beach (watch out for pirates).
World class art includes Barbara Hepworth's studio and sculpture garden.
Porthmeor beach, home to the Surf School, the Tate gallery, and a wonderful cafe.
Back home, floors are wood or stone, rugs are all washable.
Small but perfectly formed single bedroom, gets afternoon sun. Underbed storage, chest of drawers.
View of St Eia Street from the double and single rooms.
Once upon a time pilchards were poured into the kitchen through this window for salting and storing
Buy a tray of line-caught mackerel round the corner, £2.
The Sloop. Turn left up Fish Street to reach the cottage (see Directions).
Drop off your luggage, park around the corner at The Island (see Directions).
The Harbour Beach is a few metres around the corner from the cottage.
Leo's - the white cottage in the middle of the picture.
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Overview
Cottage -
3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 7
St Ives, Cornwall, England
Leo's Cottage has arguably the best sea views in town, and is in the heart of Downalong, the old fishing quarter - a maze of narrow, cobbled streets, artists studios and cafes.

A quiet No Through Road and sea wall are all that separate the house from Bamaluz beach - a small cove with year round, unrestricted access for dog walkers and a golden, sandy beach at low tide.

Parking is within easy reach at the Island and Smeaton's Pier long stay car parks. These get very busy in peak season (July and August).

Built around 1840, the house is a traditional fisherman's cottage, but with superfast broadband/WiFi, comfy mattresses, vintage furniture, Egyptian cotton bed linen and other home comforts. Walls are painted in shades of chalky white and grey to reflect St Ives wonderful light, which bounces around the house from the eas...
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Listing #HL163967
About the Owner
Sanjay T
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:80%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is amazing, just around the corner from the happening bustle of St Ives main sea front on a quiet little road directly overlooking Bamaluz Beach and out to sea, 1 minute is all it takes to step from bubbly beach life to relaxing...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

The location was amazing. The cottage was lovely. We had an excellent time. We will definitely be back.

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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Great location and smashing views and a comfortable cottage with character upstairs. It was let down by the kitchen not being cleaned, it needs a a refit, tiles coming up on the floor, rising damp on the walls and in the cupboards, lots of chipped...More

3  Thank David H
Management response:Responded 9 April 2017

Sorry you thought so David - we were loathe to rip out the kitchen as it has so much character compared to the new and shiny versions but it should of course have been clean. It's unusual to hear that as we have an excellent...More

Amenities
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
- High quality mattresses - Hypo allergenic duvets- Feather and down or hypo allergenic pillows - Good central heating- Floors are wooden or tiled - Hairdryer- Walk in shower (ensuite) - Combi boiler - Heated towel rails- Combined shower / bath (family bathroom) - Shaver socketsKitchen equipment includes - Landline telephone for incoming and emergency calls- iPod / iPad / iPhone docking speaker - Radio - Cookery books - Rick Stein, Mary Berry's cakes, Jamie Oliver...- Wine glasses (red, white, fizz, port)- Microwave, can also be used as a normal oven - Lots of roasting, baking and serving dishes- Food processor - teapots, cafetiere- Melamine cups for picnics- Oyster shucking block and knife - Barbecue tools The breakfast room comfortably seats eight around the (extendable) table, with... more
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Bathrooms
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
Bedrooms
    1 Full
    1 Twin
    1 Sofa
    1 Queen
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Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 3 nights
R 3 516
£200
R 24 611
£1 400
14 Jul 2018 -
24 Aug 2018
July 14th - Aug 25th 2018
7 nights --
R 32 856
£1 869
25 Aug 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
Aug 25th - Sept 1st 2018
7 nights --
R 31 203
£1 775
1 Sep 2018 -
7 Sep 2018
Sept 1- 7 2018
4 nights
R 3 428
£195
R 23 011
£1 309
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Fees
  • Damage Deposit: R 7 032 / stay - Deposit
  • Additional guests > 5 : R 1 758 / stay - Fee
  • Cleaning fee: R 1 758 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Please note that the prices are indicative only and are subject to vary dependent on seasonal variation. Please check with the owner for an accurate rate
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About the neighbourhood
St Ives fame as an artists' colony is well documented. The reason painters and sculptors have flocked to this little town is partly the light: being surrounded on three sides by sea, the light is like nowhere else on mainland Britain.

The other element is the scale and nature of the town, which as sculptor Barbara Hepworth put it, means it is possible to live a simple life. You can walk everywhere, buy everything you need, and entertain yourself within a ten-minute radius. It's bliss. There are some pretty good clothes and jewellery shops.

- Voted BEST SEASIDE RESORT in the UK by US British Heritage Magazine
- Member of the exclusive BEAUTIFUL BAYS IN THE WORLD Club.

Downlong, the old fishing quarter, is a maze of slate-roofed granite cottages and artists' studios surroun...
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Getting around
For trips exploring the sights around Cornwall, a car is useful. It's by no means necessary in St Ives, particularly in Downalong, where cafes, shops and beaches are within a few minutes walk.

Several taxi companies serve the town and there are local bus services between St Ives and Penzance, and along the coast road to Zennor and Penlee.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Newquay: 44.0 km
Railway: St Ives: 0.5 km
Ferry: Plymouth: 95.0 km
Trains - http://www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk to St Erth mainline (15 mins) or St Ives (local - 10 mins) stations
Fly from other European and UK cities to Newquay (40 mins) or Exeter (3 hours by train, 2 driving) airports

Taxis
St Ives taxi - 01736 799200 Simon knows the cottage well - tell other taxi companies to head for St Ives Museum.

Road
- Head for Redruth, then Hayle, where St Ives is well signposted. There's a 'park and ride' facility or several car parks in town within striking distance of the cottage.
- Nearest are The Island and Smeaton's Pier car parks, both of which have pay by phone or by coin options. In July 2013, a five-day pass for The Island (and certain other Penwith car parks) cost £35.
- Arriving from the hill down into St Ives, head for the harb...
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Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.0 km.
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