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St Ives: peaceful woodland cottage close to the sea

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Saint Ives - An Dyji

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom stone-built cottage

An Dyji is located in 100 acres of woodland within the St Ives Holiday Village.

The cottage is tiled throughout with underfloor heating and double glazing, making it the ideal retreat all year round. We have one double bedroom, one twin room (with 3ft beds), and an open-plan living space which comprises a comfortable sitting area, dining area and well-equipped cook's kitchen. There is a combination TV/DVD player, and we offer complimentary WiFi so you can stay in touch (if you want to!).

Our fully-tiled wet room has a WC, basin and vanity unit, mirrored cabinet and heated towel rail.

We provide all linen, towels and kitchen towels, but we do ask that you bring your own pool/beach towels.

The cottage faces south and gets the sun all day. Outside a paved patio area with seating and picnic bench provides the ideal spot for a cool drink and al fresco eating, and watching the wildlife. If you fancy something a little more energetic, managed woodland walks give you the opportunity to get close to nature, while staying within the grounds.

An Dyji has a dedicated parking space for one car, or if you prefer to explore without worrying about parking, regular bus services run to St Ives and Penzance from the village.

During the season (between the end of March and the middle of October) you have full use of the holiday village facilities, including an indoor pool with flume, which offers separate swimming sessions for adults and children, plus water-based activities. There is also a clubhouse, incorporating a bar and family restaurant, a beer garden and a small convenience shop.

We bought An Dyji at the beginning of 2014 and have completely renovated and refurbished it to a high specification. Our aim is to provide you with a comfortable, well-designed and professionally-presented cottage. All you have to do is enjoy your holiday in your Cornish home from home.

We look forward to welcoming you to An Dyji*!

*The Small Cottage in Cornish

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  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Liz Carr
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German
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Calendar last updated:
27 October, 2016
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About Liz Carr

We have been coming to St Ives for about 15 years enjoying the pure light and gorgeous colours much celebrated by the artists from Alfred Wallis onwards. We love Cornwall: it's a county of contrasts, and you really feel its ancient roots and industrial heritage as you travel around. We also enjoy good food and wine and the restaurants around St Ives offer a choice, freshness and variety which easily match anything available in maybe more well-known Cornish establishments.

Liz Carr purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Liz Carr chose Cornwall

We loved the house as soon as we saw it and knew it would be the perfect holiday retreat all year round. We wanted a place where we could get away from it all and use as a base for writing and photography. We also wanted a place we could share with guests. After major renovation and refurbishment, An Dyji is ready for visitors!

What makes this cottage unique

The location of An Dyji is lovely: right in the heart of a woodland and yet so close to the sea. You can watch birds, squirrels and rabbits right outside the front door, and enjoy sunshine all day long. It's the sort of place where you'll find yourself unwinding without even realising it. We did...


based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

St Ives: peaceful woodland cottage close to the sea
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Absolutely Lovely

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful cottage in idyllic surroundings, with a very relaxed atmosphere.

The cottage was very clean with great amenities and a bonus of underfloor heating.

Perfect location, close to nearby attractions. Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the world

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful! Clean, modern and airy and ideally located fro travelling around the gorgeous Carbis Bay Area.

There is a frequent open top bus that stops nearby which will take you into St Ives if you don't want to take a car( my advice is that parking is a nightmare in town ), it cost £13 for a family of four return and then run till about 11.30pm so it's ideal if you want to spend the day on the beaches.

Carbis bay is lovely but bad prepared for a very hilly climb back to the car park! Hayle is close by with Asda and Tesco and other amenities.

We had a fabulous stay and got to see the seals in the harbour which was a highlight and we also became masters at crabbing too. We will definitely be returning and the owners are excellent providing aeverything else you need to know!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. So pleased you enjoyed your holiday in our cottage, and that you've fallen for the area too! Look forward to welcoming you as guests again soon! Liz and David
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Lovely holiday cottage, well above expectations

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is decorated to a high standard and very well equipped

The location is nice and quite but only a few minutes to the on-site club house, pool and shop (local Mace)

There is a bus service into St Ives but we didn't use it

Nearby is the town of Hayle with Asda, coffee shops, pizza place and other interesting local shops.

St Ives is a 10 minute drive and easy to get to.

We used the leisure centre at St Ives for swimming which is very good.

I would recommend this cottage which is ideal for a family (good washing machine and other items needed for a holiday).

Extremely helpful owners who help with any questions.

We have rebooked for next year and will no doubt be booking for many years to come, two very happy children.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your terrific review! We're very pleased you all had a good time and thst you're coming back next year. See you then!
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clean, modern and lovely location. perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful holiday ad really enjoyed our stay in the cottage. Kiddy friendly and very stylish. Has perfect weather too :)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're pleased you all had such a good holiday. Hope to welcome you back again soon!
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Lovely stay at An Dyji

  • 5 of 5

Such a cozy cottage only a short drive away from the beaches and St. Ives city centre, An Dyji was perfect for our family. It was clean, convenient, and most of all, warm on a very cold summer week! Thank you Liz and An Dyji for everything. We would definitely recommend An Dyji to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're delighted that you all enjoyed your stay at An Dyji and thanks also for your recommendation!
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Stylish, bright and airy in woodland setting.

  • 4 of 5

We've just returned from a wonderful Easter break at this property (short drive from St Ives) which is a privately owned and set within the woodland grounds of a holiday camp. The property itself is very welcoming and although not huge, is bright, airy and stylishly decorated. It contains everything you need for a self catering break and proved perfect for our family of 4. It's setting is lovely, and our two young boys particularly loved squirrel spotting amongst the trees in front of the cottage whilst eating their breakfast every morning. Apart from the swimming pool (which was well used) we did not use the other camp facilities but there is a shop and club house for evening entertainment etc. All in all we were very happy with our stay and thought it was great value for money.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review of An Dyji. We're really pleased you all enjoyed your stay and hope you'll think of coming again.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Watermill
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Carbis Bay
Car: not necessary

An Dyji is the perfect base for exploring the secret streets and beautiful beaches of St Ives, and for travelling further afield to discover all that Cornwall has to offer. From ancient standing stone monuments to contemporary art, it's all within easy reach of the cottage. You can surf at Porthmeor Beach, swim at secluded Porthgwidden (you might even see our local seal), enjoy all the local visitor attractions, explore Tintagel or the Lizard and walk for miles in breathtaking scenery. And at the end of the day, head back to An Dyji - your Cornish home from home.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint Ives, St Ives area

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3 night minimum stay
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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

When your dates are reserved, we will email you an invoice detailing the payment schedule. Your dates are secured once the 50 per cent deposit is paid. The balance is due one month before your holiday starts.

If you have to cancel your booking, we will refund 25 per cent of your deposit up until one month before the scheduled stay.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint Ives in West Country

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is a wet room with WC, basin and vanity unit, heated towel rail and mirrored cabinet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Both bedrooms have bedside lights and individual shelves. There is a wardrobe in each room and all beds have two drawers to provide handy extra storage. The Roman blinds are backed by black-out material to aid restful sleep.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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