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'Morwennol', Charming, Homely Georgian Cottage On Quiet Terrace With Sea Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

2 Bedrooms, Secluded Sunny Garden; Close Walk To Harbour, Beach

Built in 1804, the terrace housed the families of workers on surrounding Porthmeor farms for many years. Now sympathetically restored to its former character with wood panelled staircase and period furniture, the cottage is light and airy with well appointed kitchen and bathroom, with underfloor heating.

The large double bedroom overlooks the garden and sea to Godrevy beaches and has plenty of storage space. The smaller craftsman-built 'cabin' bedroom is perfect for 2 children or 2 adults but be aware that one bed is shorter than standard (5'9') but the bunk bed, reached by a short ladder, is the full 6'3'.

Situated just off the Stennack, it is easily accessible to the heart of St Ives with its shops, restaurants and local beaches.

A paved terrace and barbecue make the south-facing garden ideal for outdoor eating, with pleasing aspect of herb and flower beds.

Rental includes gas, electricity,shower and bath, dishwasher, washing machine,good quality mattresses, organic bedlinen and towels, wireless broadband and television/DVD.

STOP PRESS! See February 2016 '25 Beautiful Homes' magazine for article about this cottage -page 51!

More Details

Gilly Wyatt Smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2017

About Gilly Wyatt Smith

Local gallery owner with keen interest in conservation

Gilly Wyatt Smith purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Gilly Wyatt Smith chose St Ives area

Attracted to the many original features and delightful setting on this pedestrian terrace.

What makes this cottage unique

Its open sunny aspect on quiet friendly terrace, and cosy interior and garden.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

'Morwennol', Charming, Homely Georgian Cottage On Quiet Terrace With Sea Views
average rating of 4.909091 based on 33 reviews

Well thought out family cottage in great location

  • 5 of 5

Pretty, cosy, well equipped and well thought out cottage. Essentials like tea and dishwasher tabs in situ. Flowers and eggs a homely, welcoming touch from the owner. We were initially concerned that it might feel a bit small with our two boisterous boys aged 5 and 3 but the open plan layout downstairs and bench seating by the table was perfect. Upstairs the cabin bunk room with 'den' space delighted our sons and the main bedroom and bathroom were great too. Although charming and in keeping with the style of the cottage, we did not make use of the desk or dresser and wondered if two small sofas might make more comfortable use of the space? Nice to have a bit of outdoor space, set back from the road and the nieghbours were kindly tolerant of our boys rushing up and down the causeway. Location is perfect with a young family, local co-op 5 mins walk away and beaches and town centre with lovely shops only 10mins. Up the hill there was a handy play park and rec area barely 2 mins walk. Most of the local cafes, restaurants and pubs catered well for children (the famous Sloop Inn does not offer a kids menu). Our family favourite spot was Porthmeor beach with a mixture of sand and rockpools, deck chair and windbreak hire from the surf school and fantastic tapas from the beach resturant. Also excellent cafe downstairs with outdoor seating and takeaway options. The beach kept our kids happy every day with the options of the museum, Tate, swimming pool and penny arcade for rainy days. We only moved our car once all week to visit nearby Paradise Park bird sanctuary, great for families. All in all a great cottage in a wonderful spot, relaxing despite a busy half term holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed Morwennol and all the joys that St Ives has to offer! Many thanks for taking the trouble to write such a comprehensive review - much appreciated. Gilly
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Very lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Morvennol is a wunderful place to stay. The Cottage is very well equipped, clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated - there were even fresh flowers in the vase.

Gilly was very helpful during the booking process. Gilly welcomed us with fresh eggs form her own hens - very delicious.

The cottage is also very suitable if you are traveling without a car - the way to the train and bus station is not far. I would recommend this property to friends and relatives - and I hope I will return one day to Morwennol.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely homely cottage, well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely relaxing stay in st Ives. Great location overlooking sea and nice walk down into the buzz of st Ives or up hill to the Leach pottery. Perfectly equipped house with personal touches of decor and paintings to enjoy. After a day out relaxed with a Pimms watching Wimbledon on the discreetly placed tv.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful traditional cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this lovely cottage which is very well placed for St Ives. The cottage has been very tastefully and sympathetically renovated by its owner who has made good use of the space. It is decorated with lovely colour schemes and art work and has a friendly, homely vibe. From upstairs there are nice views over towards Carbis bay and the centre of St Ives is on your doorstep. There is a lovely terrace area and garden to sit in and the cottage forms part of a small row of charming cottages with lovely gardens. By the end of the week we were totally relaxed and did not want to leave - we will be back again in the future. We could happily have stayed there.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A fine cottage for a great holiday in St. Ives

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is located nearby the center of St. Ives. The house has al the facilities you need. It is well maintained, it has a nice garden to sit in and have a bbq (witch is in the house). Shops are also nearby and it takes only 10 minutes of walking to the beaches of St. Ives. St. Ives offers a lot of restaurant, bars and beautiful gallery's. If you like walking than yo are on tye good spot. Beautiful walking routes on the coast.

We certainly would recommend this property to friends and relatives.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your appreciative review, Benno and Agathe. I'm glad you feel happy to recommend Morwennol to your friends. Wee would love to see you again! Good wishes, Gilly
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Very lovely fully equipped cottage

  • 5 of 5

During our journey through Cornwall, Morwennol Cottage was the highlight of accommodations. Our family of four stayed there for three nights. Although the weather was not too nice we enjoyed the cottage so much!It´s cosy living room, we prepared dinner in the fully equipped kitchen and liked just to be there. It is only a 5 minute walk to the wonderful and lively city centre and harbour of St. Ives. Don´t miss to visit Gillys wonderful gallery close to St.Ives!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres

Picturesque seaside town with attractive harbour and boat trips. Famous for its artists and galleries, including the Tate and Barbara Hepworth Sculpture studio.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A deposit of £200 confirms your booking. Full payment is required 30 days before your arrival.
Payment preferred in stirling by bank transfer, please contact the owner if you need to pay in another form.
Rental rates include bed linen and towels
Arrival and departure times are 3pm and 10 am respectively.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint Ives in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Underfloor heating and heated towel rail.
  • Wooden panelling on the back wall, and wainscot to the side makes this bathroom cosy, whilst the beautiful blue glazed tiles and slate floor make it very practical and easy to keep smart.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Comfortable double bed, room for a travel cot, sea view
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , One panelled box bed 5'9', One bunk 6'3'
  • Both bedrooms are well appointed with plenty of storage and luxurious pocket sprung mattresses. Bedside lights for all, and shelves with holiday reading that you are welcome to borrow!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The cottage is the home of a gallery owner and attractive original paintings and prints grace the walls in each room. The antique and craftsman made furnishings have been very carefully chosen to be in keeping with the age and character of the cottage.

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