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THE LOFT Modernised fisherman's cottage in old St Ives, Cornwall

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

The Loft cottage in St Ives - Beautifully modernised cottage just steps away from the beach & harbour. Sleeps 4 In 2 Bedrooms.

The Loft is a 2 bedroom cottage refurbished to a very high standard, sleeping 4 people in one double/one twin bedrooms.

Situated in the old fishing quarter and conservation area of Downalong, the very heart of old St Ives full of twisting turning narrow streets scattered with many art galleries, great restaurants and fascinating architecture, completely enclosed by the harbour and surrounding sandy beaches.

The perfect location for surfing or lounging on the beach (Porthmeor beach is just 1 minute on foot), visiting galleries (the Tate is less than 2 minutes away) or for exploring St Ives (harbour, shops, restaurants, pubs all just steps away).

The upstairs living area has light and spacious kitchen/dining/living space and benefits from a small patio just off the kitchen, catching the sun for the best part of the day. For those colder evenings the gas log burning stove makes things nice and cosy!

2019 bookings are weekly Friday to Friday during peak periods.

At other times bookings are for 3 a night weekend Friday-Monday / 4 night mid-week Monday-Friday.

For alternative dates please send a booking enquiry.

More Details

Property Manager
Alan
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018

About Alan

We have loved St Ives ever since holidaying here many years ago. After living in Birmingham and then London, we eventually managed to fulfil our dream and make the move to Cornwall. We now live in St Ives, and absolutely love it! Alan and Sharon

Why Alan chose St Ives

St Ives is a special town and Downalong is at its very heart.

The houses have history, the streets are narrow and higgledy-piggledy and absolutely full of character.

Added to that the fact that you are almost completely surrounded by sea, the harbour and beautiful beaches makes this area especially unique.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is located right in the heart of Downalong but benefits from being off the beaten track - through an old granite archway and into a quiet courtyard.

The perfect location for a relaxing holiday.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"We loved The Loft, particularly the large loft space at the top of the cottage which was a real surprise."

"What a great location. We have been coming to St Ives for many years but have never found a cottage so ideally situated- close to absolutely everything yet so quietly tucked away in Hicks Court. Fantastic!"

"So perfectly located that we didn't need the car. It stayed in the car park all week!"
Jan 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in St Ives in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor bathroom with walk-in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Two bedrooms; one double and one twin room - both with wall mounted flat screen TV/DVD.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Please note that the cottage is not suitable for pre-school age children. It is ok to offload your car at the end of The Digey, approx 20 yards away from the cottage itself. St Ives has many public car parks from which you can buy a weekly parking ticket.

Reviews

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THE LOFT Modernised fisherman's cottage in old St Ives, Cornwall
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 39 reviews
5

Perfect location, lovely cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We were beaming when we first got inside the Loft, it really is a lovely space for a holiday.

The location is fantastic, no more than 20 metres from Porthmeor beach and perhaps 50 metres to the harbour - it really couldn't be better.

There are two great bedrooms downstairs (and great beds too) together with a excellent shower. Upstairs is a big open plan space with a little terrace off of the kitchen. It's incredibly well equipped, everything feeling fresh and modern, and just a light open space to live in for a holiday.

In the busy narrow streets of St Ives it's a miracle that somewhere can both be so well situated and so quiet.

We'll be back to St Ives and The Loft will be our first choice.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, what a great review John, thank you very much. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and even managed a little sunshine during your stay. Hopefully we will see you back at The Loft one day soon! Alan
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5

beautiful cottage in the heart of St Ives

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very well equipped and maintained and very centrally situated so convenient for shops, restaurants, beaches and art galleries. The outside space although tiny is a real bonus ( though watch out for seagulls keen to swoop on your food).

Although St Ives is busy it is very easy to get away from the crowds and we had some lovely walks along the coast and up to the old tin mines nearby.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Loft Fiona, and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Hope to see you again soon! Alan
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5

Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

The Loft is in a great location with easy access to shops, pubs, restaurants and beaches. The property was well equipped to a high standard and felt like home from home. Our stay coincided with the coldest week of the winter, so the heating was very welcome with the added bonus of the log burner. Due to the snow we were unable to travel back when scheduled, Alan responded promptly to our email and kindly agreed we could stay an extra night.

Overall, we would definitely recommend The Loft and we hope to return in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mike for writing such a lovely review of your recent stay at The Loft. Yes, you certainly chose your week well (or not so well, depending how you look at it!) - St Ives' first snow in 9 years. Therefore our town isn't too well prepared for such situations, but I hope you agree that the snow scenes more than made up for that! Hopefully see you in St Ives again some time soon. Alan
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5

Beautiful little place. Well equipped, very clean and cosy. Perfect for a break in St Ives

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place to stay. Well looked after. Felt very relaxed and at home.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jane for writing a review of your stay. We are so pleased that you enjoyed The Loft, and hopefully we will see you back in St Ives again soon. Alan
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5

A Charming Cottage

  • 5 of 5

It is a little tricky to choose a vacation cottage, but in addition, we live in Los Angeles and did not know the area at all. So it was a "shot in the dark" decision. Fortunately for us, it was a very happy decision. The cottage is conveniently located for shopping, food, restaurants, walking to the beaches. Simply step out the door and within a few steps is the town. Plus, it is charming and cozy inside with everything necessary for a home away from home. The decorated Christmas tree was a lovely touch to give the cottage a homey feel. We loved the fireplace as it was very welcoming after a day out in the chilly weather. I wouldn't change a thing. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the convenience of The Loft and its proximity to all that St Ives has to offer. Here's hoping that we see you in St Ives again soon! Alan
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5

Very cosy

  • 5 of 5

Great property, clean and in very good condition and with everything you need.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Russell for writing a review of your stay at The Loft. Hopefully see you in St Ives for another Christmas stay one day! Alan
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Newquay
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
St Ives
Nearest Ferry
85 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Tregenna Castle
Nearest Train
500 Metres
St Ives
Nearest Motorway
105 Miles
M5
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
St Ives
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Porthmeor, St Ives
Car: not necessary

Travel:

St Ives is approximately 45 minutes drive from Newquay Airport.

Taxi from St Erth train station (on the London Paddington to Penzance main line) is approx 10 minutes.

St Ives train station is approx 15 minutes walk / 3 minutes taxi.

Further Details:

St Ives, often described as Cornwall's 'Jewel in the Crown' is one of the UK's most sought after holiday destinations.

With its temperate climate and with not one but five golden sandy beaches, clear Atlantic waters and fabulous coastal scenery, it can't fail to impress. Its narrow cobbled streets, fashionable shops, restaurants, bars and cafés all make St Ives a must visit destination.

For art lovers St Ives is host to the Tate Gallery, the Barbara Hepworth museum and the Leach Pottery as well as to over 25 commercial art galleries.

For those who wish to explore further, St Ives is well positioned with the north and south coast only a twenty minute drive apart. It is very easy to explore the very different scenery of Cornwall, coastal and inland, without having to travel very far.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in St Ives, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Schoo hols
3 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 5 nights
From
£280
£1,500
 
 
September (1)
31 Aug 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£920
for 4 nights
From
£230
£1,200
 
 
Mid-September
7 Sep 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£760
for 4 nights
From
£190
£900
 
 
End September
21 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£640
for 4 nights
From
£160
£700
 
 
Start October
28 Sep 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
£600
 
 
Mid October
5 Oct 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£500
 
 
October half-term
19 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£680
for 4 nights
From
£170
£800
 
 
November/December
26 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£450
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£800
for 5 nights
From
£160
£800
 
 
New Year 2018-19
28 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£950
for 5 nights
From
£190
£1,000
 
 
Jan / Feb
4 Jan 2019 - 14 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
£550
 
 
Feb half-term
15 Feb 2019 - 21 Feb 2019
4 night minimum stay
£680
for 4 nights
From
£170
£700
 
 
Feb / March
22 Feb 2019 - 4 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
£600
 
 
Easter school hols
5 Apr 2019 - 25 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
May
26 Apr 2019 - 23 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£510
for 3 nights
From
£170
£750
 
 
May bank hol
24 May 2019 - 30 May 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 
 
Early June
31 May 2019 - 13 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
£660
for 3 nights
From
£220
£950
 
 
End June
14 Jun 2019 - 27 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
£780
for 3 nights
From
£260
£1,100
 
 
July
28 Jun 2019 - 18 Jul 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
Summer school hols
19 Jul 2019 - 29 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,550
for 7 nights
£1,550
 
 
Early September
30 Aug 2019 - 5 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
£870
for 3 nights
From
£290
£1,250
 
 
Mid-September
6 Sep 2019 - 19 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
£660
for 3 nights
From
£220
£950
 
 
End Sept / early Oct
20 Sep 2019 - 3 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
£510
for 3 nights
From
£170
£750
 
 
Early October
4 Oct 2019 - 17 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£650
 
 
October half-term
18 Oct 2019 - 24 Oct 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
November / December
25 Oct 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
£550
 
 
Christmas 2019
20 Dec 2019 - 26 Dec 2019
5 night minimum stay
£900
for 5 nights
From
£180
£900
 
 
New year 2019/20
27 Dec 2019 - 2 Jan 2020
5 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 5 nights
From
£230
£1,150
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Payments can be made by credit or debit card over the phone.

One third of the overall cost is payable to secure the booking, the remaining balance is then due 2 months before the holiday start date.

For bookings that commence in less than 2 months the full balance is payable up front.

Bookings are generally on a Friday to Friday basis, although short breaks are available.

Changeover Day:
Changeover is usually Friday.
However, flexible shorter breaks are available out of season.

Notes on prices:
Bookings Friday to Friday.
Short breaks available out of season.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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