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Absolute Beach Property hot tub wifi St Ives Bay artist home off season pool use

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights


About the property

4 bedroom beach house, sleeps 8, in stunning location. Hot tub Free Parking

The Beach Bungalow is a perfect haven for those looking to escape the hectic pace of everyday life. A place where you can wake up in a king size bed and look straight onto St. Ives Bay and Godrevy lighthouse. Watch the ebb and flow of the tide, whilst having your morning tea or coffee. Alternatively enjoy a relaxing hot soak on the terrace overlooking the bay in the private hot tub whether morning, noon or night! If you wish to be active you can step out of the door and walk on the dunes or beach comb in St. Ives Bay. There is a private garden and patio with the private hot tub where you can eat outside whilst watching the sunset over the bay. There is a pool at the location that maybe available should the neighbouring property not be occupied. Alternatively, there is a TV , Blu ray DVD player and wifi. Lelant, the birthplace of Rosamunde Pilcher, is conveniently located near to St. Ives, but remains a peaceful and relaxed village even in the height of summer. The Eden Project is within easy distance to visit for the day, as are many of Cornwall's tourist destinations. A great location, especially of interest to golfers, walkers, painters, ornithologists, kayakers, windsurfers and anglers.

Modern fully equipped kitchen including cooker, hob, fridge, microwave and dishwasher, toaster and kettle. Well stocked with cookware and tableware. Solid beech wood work surfaces, ceramic sink. Open plan living area with ample sofa seating. Free view TV and DVD player. Large selection of films and documentaries available. Bookshelves with large selection of books and games. Dining area with table and seating for six, with chairs positioned by patio windows with sea views

Fresh towels, bathrobes and bedlinen are provided.

The property is thoroughly cleaned after each guest vacates. For stays of more than one week, all sheets and towels will be changed and the accommodation will be vacuumed.

Guests are able to park for free on the nearby quay 150m along the beach from the house.

The house has a modern wood burning stove as well as modern electric radiators.s. High chairs and travel cot are available on request. The Beach Bungalow is suitable for children.

The Beach Bungalow is a truly stunning location for painters to experience the special 'light' of St.Ives Bay. The location inspired John Miller to paint world famous seascape and images of the views.

May to Aug is a good time for Anglers to fish for bass from the Beach. Kayakers and gig rowers are seen daily on the estuary. Hayle Towans on the opposite side of the estuary is a popular surfing, kite-surfing and wind surfing beach. The Hayle estuary is the most southerly estuary in the UK and the last stopping spot on mainland UK for migrating birds. It is therefore a RSPB reserve. Walkers can step out the door and walk the Hayle to St Ives section of the South West Coastal Route.

The famous local author Rosamunde Pilcher has recently described the walk to the house as her favourite walk:

"My favourite walk is at Lelant, down the road past the church onto the golf course. You see the bay and the colours, and it's never the same - it's just perfect."

More Details

Nicola Brookes
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

P.S Love the Golf Course

P.P.S What a Beach!!
Oct 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Lelant in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • bungalow (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , kingsize
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , kingsize
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , triple bunk
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , eaves bedroom
  • Eaves bedroom makes a great kids den and can sleep up to 4 kids.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • Terrace
  • 9 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The property is a 250 meter walk. It is not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies.


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Absolute Beach Property hot tub wifi St Ives Bay artist home off season pool use
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 45 reviews

perfect location, lovely house, fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Great place! Everything was exactly as advertised. The house is well equipped, lovely and warm and a wood burner to crank it up! Right on the beach so when the tide was out walked we over the sands to St.Ives. The weather was wet and windy so never used the outside but it looked great with everything you would want. Sat watching the storms - wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location, nice area...

  • 5 of 5

Great! Very nice bungalow in a very nice area. We went there with 4 adults and 4 children. Good to start sightseeing tours around Cornwall. Our children (6,7,10,10) loved the place, spending all day at the beach catching crabs. Amazing view - you only have to sit on the terrace. The house was well equipped and tidy, perfect for 8 people. Good to know: there are a lot of dogs at the beach

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely stay in a comfortable, cosy house

  • 4 of 5

My family of 5 including two teenagers and our West Highland Terrier stayed here over the New Year period with another family of 4. The house was perfectly spacious enough with enough room to allow for changing sleeping arrangements for the children and was perfectly well equipped to cater for all of us and store enough food to last. There was a good washing machine and plenty of space to dry clothes and the conservatory was warm and a useful place to dry boots, coats etc. When we arrived, the house was spotlessly clean and all of us found the beds to be very comfortable. In order to reach the house you need to park a short walk away which is down a sandy path across a golf course. Although this can be a little tricky at the end if you have luggage or in the dark, it really wasn't a problem with everyone helping out. The views of the estuary and the beach from the house are lovely, especially on a cold, cloudy morning, drinking a cup of tea and the beach is literally a few steps down from the house which was perfect for a long morning walk. I would definitely recommend this property to a friend and would absolutely love to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location, beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for somewhere to stay for two families: 2 mums, 2 dads, 1 grandmother, 3 teenagers, 1 toddler and 1 spaniel near the beach and the Beach Bungalow was perfect. It is so difficult to tell from photos on a website what a place is like but we found the property even better than the photos show. It really feels like your own home - Nicola has done a fantastic job decorating the house and it is in the most beautiful location.

We came down for our wedding which was mid-week and Nicola was extremely helpful beforehand recommending places for the reception and even her hairdresser who was brilliant. We also celebrated grandmother's birthday, dad's 50th and the only complaint was that it was too short.

If your ideal holiday is to be with family and friends in a really attractive, comfortable house practically on the beach (which is beautiful and clean) and you enjoy walking and relaxing then this is the place for you. We will definitely come back! Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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far west recreation

  • 5 of 5

As we arrived in the dark we were dependent on a description for the last some hundred yards by telephone-a little adventure we enjoyed but a precise description in advance would be nice.

The beach Bungalow is a very well equiped nice holiday-home even in autumn.

As we were lucky with the weather we spend some beautyfull hours at the beach which is right beneath the terrace and invites to walks along the coast.

A lovely time is the sunrise in the ocean-view conservatory with a cup of tea or coffee.

We enjoyed a beautyfull week in a lovely house at a wonderfull spot.

Despite the long way we had we are thinking about a second time there.

We were five persons including two teenagers.

Visiting Trebah gardens, lands end and the impressive waves at the rocks at pendeen lighthouse, of course St.Yves and other places around time flew rapidly.

Nicola the owner is allways busy but very kind and helpfull which suited our needs to a hundred percent.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thumbs down - Terribly disappointing

  • 1 of 5

An unpleasant experience for the very high price we paid. Price seems based on assumption of sleeping 10 - we were 4. The house is not worth the money in our opinion which is based on our 2 previous rentals in historic St. Ives.

-Walk from the car to bungalow is 300 meters long and used by many people who don't clean up after their dogs. Path is pitch black at night. Make sure to googlemap it.

- Property is cute at first glance and on website pics, but needs a fresh coat of paint. Heavy wear and tear. Owner's pictures are over-exposed making things look white which are not - ex: kitchen is actually yellow/cream not white.

- The bathrooms have moisture/humidity stains

- The house has an odd odor in the bedrooms. Previous guest (according to the cleaning lady) had tried to cover that odor up with 2 air fresheners. Upon arrival the house smelled like synthetic perfumes which was very unpleasant. Also intensely perfumed fabric softener on the sheets. One can only assume to help cover up the mildewy humid smell in the back bedrooms. Once the air freshener scent started to fade and the owner had provided us with sheets that didn't smell as much like synthetic perfumes, we started to smell the baseline mildew smell. If you open the windows in the bedrooms you get lots of gnats, spiders and even mosquitoes. No insect screens.

- When we arrived we found the previous guests hairs on the floor and in our beds - The mattresses seem to be the lowest end IKEA mattresses available and are in terrible shape. On lower bunk bed one you can feel every spring. The upper mattress has a body impression in it. The linens and pillows are also all of mediocre quality and not professionally laundered.

- The non-stick pans were scratched up beyond the point of safety. The few stainless steel ones had dried up chunks of food on them. - The kitchen counter is tiny and cluttered.

- The 4th bedroom is actually a small open sleep loft above the living room. During our stay the washing machine was kept there as well as the rack to dry clothing.This open loft area is above the living room and is essentially a landing after some steep steps with no door. Not appropriate for kids, or for anyone wishing privacy, and inconvenient if you are planning on using living room, or plan to watch TV, while others sleep up there.

- The actual beach was disappointing. Google Porthkidney Sands and you will find that this beach is listed as unsuitable for swimming due to dangerous currents.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please read all other reviews for a more accurate review. We clearly describe the location and the walk to the house on our website. It is in the country and not a city, thus no street lights. Most nights the stars are sufficient to guide you in.   It is not truly isolated as the beach is not private and the public do use it. However even in the height of summer guests still find time to have the location and beach to themselves as it is not as crowded  as St Ives Town beaches. The beach is not dangerous. Like other Cornish beaches a lifeguard is present during the season and it is not unsafe to swim at more than other cornish beach. My under7s swam  nearly every day when we lived at the house full time.  The beach is one of Cornwalls cleanest beaches in the highest category of the MCS survey for water quality.  The house is far from having heavy wear and tear.  The other guests after this stay compliment the presentation.  There are 4 bedrooms. This guest did not go into the  eaves bedroom. It is not where she describes. The washing machine is not in it. It has 2x singles and a sofa bed.  10 guests have stayed on 5 occasions.   The stairs are not steep, my kids grew up using the stairs. The house is a hit for young families as they love the ease of being directly on the beach. No subsequent guest has suggested a smell other than that of the sea. This guest asked for a refund after staying for the full week and not advising of this list of complaints.  The mattresses are not cheap. The king sizes are very good quality mattresses from top bed retailer.  The next guest  remarked how comfy they were. The bunk bed mattresses have been replaced. The bed linen is 100% white cotton.   Pots and pans were new this season. Due to a bit of scratching we have been replacing with stainless steel. The cupboards are checked between guests. We provide lots of equipment (10 pots/pans),  most guests thank us. If there is a problem the housekeeper is on hand to help.  We were called out twice by this guest, once when they couldn't turn the tap on. The the tap did work, they had not turned it on and called to stop us coming. Our housekeeper changed the linen due to the guest not liking the smell of lenor. No prior or subsequent guest has either mentioned or complained about the linen.  This guest lives in the US where insect screens are commonplace. No other guest has had any insect issue.   Compared to our other reviews this is most odd and unusual.
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Badger Inn Pub
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Metres
West Cornwall Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
On Porth Kidney Beach

The famous local author Rosamunde Pilcher has recently described the walk to the house as her favourite walk:

"My favourite walk is at Lelant, down the road past the church onto the golf course. You see the bay and the colours, and it's never the same - it's just perfect."

St Ives Bay has superb beaches with glittering clear sea and clear air. The Beach House is situated on one of St Ives Bay's beaches. Great for surfing, windsurfing, sea kayaking and fishing.

The area has great artistic traditions dating back to the 1800s when accomplished painters revelled in the clear accurate light and luminous colours. An artistic legacy exhibited in the Tate Gallery. The Beach House, the former studio of John Miller, who captured the beauty of the location in his Beach paintings.

Add to all this a range of excellent restaurants and cafés, traditional pubs and St. Ives becomes even more of a holiday delight.

The Eden Project and other world famous Cornish gardens such as Heligan and Glendurgan are all in driving distance.

The proeprty is situated next to the West Cornwall Golf Course and on the South West Coastal Walking Route and the Hayle Estaury Bird Reserve.

Lelant was the birth place and childhood home of Rosamunde Pilcher author of the Shell Seeke

Golf: Meters from the scenic 18 hole West Cornwall Golf Course.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Lelant, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
18 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
3 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Autumn Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
5 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New year
21 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Spring
4 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £50 per night, per additional guest
29 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Additional Guest Fee £50 per person per night
Pet Fee £75
Damage Deposit £750

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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