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Sanctuary Cottage

(Ref. 1109682)

St Ives, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect cottage!"

    The cottage is beautiful; decorated to a very high standard and very comfy and cosy. I went in March and the cottage was lovely and warm because the central heating is excellent. I had a fire using the log burner each night for extra cosiness. Parking space is provided with the property. Everything I needed was there; all china, pots and utensils in the kitchen and there was a Cream Tea and stuff to make tea/coffee with, which was very welcoming. The cottage was perfect for exploring St Ives and the surrounding areas. I went to Penzance, Land's End, Porthcurno, Padstow and Mousehole. I loved the cottage and will book it again if I return to Cornwall. A perfect holiday stay! (Note for the owners: a clothes horse to dry washing would fit in the cupboard under the stairs, for when it's too wet to dry clothes outside.)

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Mar 2024

  • "Absolutely perfect cottage."

    Comfortable and cosy. Everything we needed there. Location was really close to St Ives. Parking which others have mentioned is a little tricky but we have a large and new to me car so that didn’t help. That said I would have stayed there for a month if I could. Will definitely return! Thanks

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Feb 2024

  • "The only issue is the location i am a fit person aged 71 but you cannot walk the paths stated in the cottage information brochure even talking to the locals they said the same the local pub up the road is virtully impossible to get to especially in the dark winter nights and the path opposte the cottage is the same and i think the owners should try and cut the hedge and make the steps outside the back a bit easier to climb over the cottage itself was lovely and cannot fault it but would not return in the winter months."

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Sanctuary Cottage."

    The cottage was very cosy and everything was spotless. The scones on arrival were a nice touch and the welcome pack was very informative, as it explained the route to walk into St Ives (and lots of other useful tips).

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Sep 2023

  • "An absolute gem!"

    !! We came completely stressed and left feeling serene and recuperated. There is something quite special about this cottage. The place was clean, cozy and had the little touches like scones, cream, jam, tea coffee a pint of milk etc that made it above and beyond. The only downside was the parking, coming backward up the drive on a double blind spot was an issue and there was no way to walk into town as no path either side and we really didn't fancy walking on the road into traffic. Apart from this it was amazing. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely cottage, but definitely return and recommend it."

    Had every you need, would like to say would be helpful that you put more about what is provided, for example iron/ ironing board/ washing up items/ hairdryer, has I didn’t know these where provided I took these things with me ( except ironing board)

    Reviewed by Denise4.7May 2023

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  • One king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory/dining room
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine
  • Smart TV with Netflix access, WiF
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 car on a shared driveway
  • Rear garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.3 miles, beach 1.4 miles
  • Note: The driveway leads out onto a road which can get busy in the high summer months, please take care when leaving the property, owners recommend reversing into the parking space
  • Note: Check-in from 1pm, check-out by 9am

The property

Tucked away on the outskirts of St. Ives, Cornwall, is this wonderfully presented former miners’ cottage, Sanctuary Cottage.

Enjoying a fantastic location just a short drive away from a wealth of beautiful beaches, and a contemporary interior with all a couple could need for a relaxing getaway, Sanctuary Cottage is your perfect choice for a memorable escape to Cornwall.

The property benefits from an off-road parking space on a shared driveway, as well as its own private garden with furniture, ideal for when you want to dine alfresco over your favourite tipple.

Step inside, where you will find a fully-equipped kitchen, where you can rustle up your finest dishes, ready to enjoy at the table over a celebratory bottle of fizz in the light and airy conservatory/dining area.

After dinner, retreat to the sitting room, where you will find plush seating, including a sofa bed, along with a Smart TV and a crackling woodburning stove for those chiller evenings.

Follow the stairs up to the first floor, where you can wash away the day in the sleek bathroom, complete with bath and overhead shower, before catching your slumber in the beautifully decorated king-size bedroom.

Explore the bustling town, where you can sample local ales at The Mine Brewing, treat your loved one to a meal at Halestown Inn, Beer & Bird, The Firehouse and The Seafood Café, create your own souvenir at The Leach Pottery, tour the Tate and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Studio, take a leisurely stroll around the harbour, or spend a day on the golden sands at one of the many beaches.

For a memorable daytrip, why not embark on a fishing charter or a sea safari?

Next stop is Penzance, where you will find the attractions of the Penlee House Gallery & Museum, the Jubilee Pool, a lively promenade, and a ferry offering trips out to the beautiful Isles of Scilly.

Continue onto Marazion, where you can visit the renowned St Michael’s Mount, or venture further afield to visit the popular Minnack Theatre in Porthcurno, the Poldark famous Botallack near Boscean and the Geevor Tin Mine Museum in Pendeen.

All this and more awaits at Sanctuary Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Penzance 6 miles.

One of Cornwall's prettiest harbour towns, St Ives offers narrow streets, tight-packed cottages nestling around the quayside, the Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth museum, fabulous beaches, superb shops, a thriving community of artists, great pubs and restaurants and much more. With its semi Bohemian lifestyle and romantic air, it's easy to see why this is the county's premier holiday resort. The surrounding area has much for the visitor to see and do with abundant wildlife, fabulous coastal walks, top quality surfing and the Celtic mysteries of the Land's End Peninsula are all within easy reach. A superb destination!

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas