Know before you go
This area may have travel restrictions related to COVID-19.
2 Bedrooms, Breathtaking views. Minutes from St Ives & fabulous beaches
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 5
Minimum age of primary renter:
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Cleaned with disinfectant
Michael & Julie Payne
Don't pay for your booking outside our website or app.
About Michael & Julie Payne
The Payne family - Julie, Michael, James and Jennifer plus a friendly Daschund named Goldie and a Fox Terrier named Jakey. Professional people, Julie owns a Medical Recruitment agency and Michael is the Secretary for the Association of Medical Insurers & Intermediaries. A very active family who enjoy beach life & associated activities plus are very keen Geocachers. The family have set a series of superb Geocaches in the area called “Sammy's Cornish Capers”, full of swaps, aimed specifically for children to enjoy. Look up Geocaching on the web if you haven't heard of it, its great fresh air fun and it's FREE!
Michael & Julie Payne purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Michael & Julie Payne chose Ludgvan
Gastronomic delight! The far west of Cornwall is home to some of the finest restaurants in the UK and Penzance is reputed to be a Gastronomic haven for foodies to flock to and enjoy the finest fresh fish, shellfish and produce in the land. The Old Schoolhouse holds a heartfelt, sentimental significance to the owner. It was the owner's childhood dream to live in such a property with panoramic views and no neighbours peering into the garden watching what you're doing!! Having visited West Cornwall, specifically St Ives, twice a year every year as a child, after losing both her parents unexpectedly, Julie took the tragedy and turned it into a positive. Not wanting to be right in the heart of St Ives with all the push and shove in high season, The Old Schoolhouse is comfortably on the outskirts and on the bus route right outside the house to pop in & out without the hassle of traffic & parking. Perfect location with a spectacular beach just at the end of the road in either direction - what's not to love?! Hufflepuff Lodge, named so by her little girl Jennifer, enables visitors to come and enjoy the absolutely stunning big sky views all around and marvel at the landscape as it changes from countryside views to the left and costal views to the right. It combines the best of both worlds yet is on a 'proper' road not up a hair raising narrow lane, with very easy access to several big supermarkets, a huge M&S, Boots and NEXT within striking distance plus all the quirky independently owned boutiques, galleries and artisan food sellers of St Ives and Penzance. Dominoes & various other takeaways, deliver too - the kids are happy!!
What makes this Cottage unique
The views and highly convenient location are exceptional. Hufflepuff Lodge at the brow of the hill in Whitecross, just on the outskirts of St Ives and the views across open countryside, awash with yellow in the Spring with flowering daffodils, are breathtaking. Look to the right and you're looking at the Sea and the top of St Michael's mount, fantastic lit up at night. Behind the property are gorgeous country walks and a footpath route that takes you across to the back of St Ives. There is a high point a short walk behind us called Trencrom Hill, from where, on a clear day, you can actually see all 3 coastlines! The views are truly magnificent and the convenience of location second to none. The beach is literally just at the bottom of the road in either direction, turn left from Hufflepuff Lodge and within minutes you're in Hayle or St Ives, turn right and you're on Marazion beach (owner's favourite) where its great fun to take a disposable BBQ down in the evenings and have a BBQ watching the sunset with a glass of something nice in your hand...