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Boundys House

St Ives, Cornwall (Ref. 976568)


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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Although the cottage was in a good location the road it was on was extremely busy."

    People parked vans outside the windows each day and night therefore could not open the blinds as there was no privacy. The vans being parked there also made it difficult to see when driving off the driveway onto the busy main road. Not very clean, used cotton wool pad in the wardrobe. Cobwebs through out the cottage (I appreciate that it is an old building but a quick check would of rectified this) Kitchen window would not open. Dishwasher had been left on and we walked into suds all over the kitchen floor so we had to mop the floor before we could bring anything in from the car. It's a pretty, quirky cottage that just needs tweaking and better detail to cleaning. I wouldn't stay there again due to the lack of privacy and the the busy road that's not to say that I wouldn't recommend it as it does have a lovely garden at the rear and the location is good.

    Reviewed by CarolApr 2022

  • "Cottage was gorgeous, garden beautiful and our dog loved it."

    Location brilliant and local restaurants were lively. Upstairs windows didn't open and it got very hot and be very aware of the busy road outside the cottage with younger children and dogs.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback which we have discussed with the owner. Repairs to the windows are scheduled over the winter, due to the property being a listed building the windows are bespoke and crafted workmen have been difficult to source during covid. The listing mentions that the property is situated on the main road and of course care is needed with younger children and dogs. We are really pleased to hear you enjoyed Boundys House. Property Owner

    Reviewed by VivienneJun 2021

  • "Advertised as separate WC in bathroom but it did not exist ."

    Windows at the back did not open and the back bedroom was airless because of this . Hot tap over bath wobbles . Electric shower light flashes even after we changed the bulb . Rusty ill fitting front gates that one of our party cut herself on . The garden was really lovely and we were able to make good use of it and very safe for the dogs .

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback We do have a window on order to be handmade in line with the building regulations. Full size fans are provided in all the bedrooms. Electrician aware of flashing shower light, and has indicated it is not a hazard. Pleased you enjoyed the garden. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PhilJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage a real home from home."

    Very comfortable beds ,nice hot shower. Well equipped kitchen and nice dining room and comfortable lounge. Lovely large garden all enclosed and gated. Lelant is very accessible on public transport to St Ives 15 min bus journey 2 min walk to bus stop or train station. Nice restaurant walking distance called The Old Forge excellent food very popular. Parking for 2 cars but very busy road and cars tend to be going faster than 30 limit when your trying to reverse. Despite this we did feel lucky to be staying in the cottage in such a very popular area after the easing of the lockdown and did very much enjoy our holiday .

    Reviewed by SallyMay 2021

  • "Good location with 4 eating venues within walking distance, easy public transport into St Ives (cheaper than parking) Beautiful cottage and garden."

    We would go back.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2020

  • "Fabulous cottage."

    So quirky just up our street. Immaculate clean. Road noise was noticable from the front bedrooms but I would say it is a listed building so is hard to replace windows The garden was great for the dogs and us. Loved the cottage feel with great beams etc. Host extremely helpful. loved loved loved the kitchen. Fantastic beaches all a short drive away. Highly RECOMMENDED

    Reviewed by LisaSep 2020

  • "The cottage is in a great location, near St."

    Ives, St. Michael's Mount, Penzance, Sennen and Lands End. Lower Lelant has some lovely pubs and restaurants with some beautiful properties around them and some great coastal walks. The cottage itself was clean and it was like home from home, everything was available, particularly when it came to cooking. The garden was a great size for the dog also. Definitely recommend the cottage and the area... Thank you :-)

    Reviewed by JoanSep 2020

  • "Nice property Lovely enclosed garden"

    Reviewed by DebbieAug 2020

  • "Excellent house in general."

    Very safe and brilliant garden. The only drawback was that the upstairs window in bedroom and bathroom did not open. Spacious and well equipped. Single toilet facility at times awkward for the amount of people staying. I really enjoyed my stay at the house.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "The cottage just needs double or triple glazing in both front bedrooms has traffic wakes you up very early."

    Also neighbours need to stop parking in front of the lounge window. if both things were sorted we would stop again

    Reviewed by TonyJul 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect for our needs."

    The secure garden was fantastic for our puppy. Pub within walking distance was supherb and dog friendly with an outstanding menu and foods to suit every taste. We will be back next year as there was so much an offer we only go half way things on our list.

    Reviewed by jenniferJun 2019

  • "Boundys House was wonderful even though on a very busy main road."

    It had masses of space downstairs and a lovely garden. Beds were very comfortable. What was missing was inability to open windows (apart from the front bedroom which I occupied, and the toilet) as they seem to have been painted over. I always have to sleep with the window open so I could achieve that but the bathroom and other two bedrooms had sealed windows. The kitchen was very well equipped and there was plenty of crockery and cutlery and everything essential for cooking. We arrived by train so were using public transport to get around and it was so easy for us with the bus stops just yards from the house. We did find it a bit strange that only one toilet roll was supplied for 3 of us for 1 week! Clearly not anywhere near enough. I had requested ahead of our visit for a hairdryer and was told that it would be taken out of the locked area for me, and indeed it was there on arrival.

    Reviewed by PrueMay 2019

  • "We had a fantastic holiday the cottage was amazing very comfortable, all you needed to bring was your yourself and clothes."

    The garden was ideal for the dogs safe and secure. We will definitely be back next year.

    Reviewed by TinaMay 2019

  • "We found the cottage so cosy and comfortable and just as we required."

    The children loved their room and our room was very spacious, clean and comfortable. My daughter felt the same with her room. We loved the welcome tray, and the dog especially loved his biscuit and blanket, and the large garden. The cleanliness was exemplary and we tried to leave it as clean as we found it. All the home comforts were met and we look forward to returning next year.

    Reviewed by AngelaOct 2018

  • "Very nice cottage , will book again but a little more attention to cleaning required i."

    E. cobwebs in windows and doorways and windows very dirty could not see through them when sun shining this was my only complaint though so in all very good and had a great time regards paul thornewell

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2018

  • "The house was very well equipped, with everything you would need."

    Brilliant position near St Ives and very importantly near the railway station, which we made a lot of use of. Also the 2 parking spaces were invaluable. The shower was brilliant !! A nice lot of room with different rooms to choose from. Bedrooms nice and big with ample space. However i feel it would be prudent to add to the listing that the head height in some of the house goes down to about 5' 6 inches and at its max 6 foot ish, therefore anybody taller than that, i.e. myself at 6' 3, would find themselves ducking when moving around the house and a feeling of being a little hemmed in. Secondly the decor could do with updating and there is evidence of water staining quite extensively in the dining room ceiling. The garden could have done with a tidy up. Having said that we enjoyed our holiday in Cornwall but probably wouldn't return to that particular property.

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2018

  • "We all had a wonderful time and would definitely recommend Boundy's House, but be careful of small height doors and the beam going up the stairs."

    I was fine being a shorty lol. A lovely property with everything you would possibly need to hand. Regards Linda Stubbs

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2018

  • "Not being able to leave the dog alone was a problem."

    Because of the heatwave he couldn’t be left in the car either . Didn’t like cars being parked outside the lounge window and blocking the light.

    Reviewed by RodJun 2018

  • "Cottage very clean, spacious and well provisioned."

    Ideal location for bus and train. Some negative points: 1. Info says parking for three cars - this is very optimistic; only one car fits inside gates, another behind, but that’s it. It would need to be three very, very small cars! Parking outside cottage tends to be used by other drivers. 2. Only one toilet in very small room with a cistern that takes a very long time to refil - would be very frustrating with six people staying. 3. Cottage is right on busy and noisy road and other people tend to park their cars outside windows, blocking light. Despite above however, we enjoyed our stay and would consider booking again.

    Reviewed by DerekJun 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Kitchen with slate floor and ornamental fireplace
  • Sitting room one with large inglenook and open fire, sitting room two double-aspect comfy sofas and chaise longue
  • Dining room
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over basin
  • Separate WC and basin.
  • Central heating with open fire
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Note: this cottage has quirky features due to its age and so there are low beams in the living room and some doorways may be a little shorter than average, the stairs are also a little steeper than average and have ropes to hold on to rather than banisters.

The property

Boundy's House is a beautifully restored, Grade II listed cottage 3 miles from popular St Ives.

Inside, this place is full of character with beams and a roaring open fire in the cosy sitting room inglenook.

There's a large, double-aspect lounge, with sofas and a chaise longue, so you'll never want for somewhere to sit and relax.

On the first floor are three bedrooms, two doubles, one with a king-size bed and a twin.

Outside is a large and lovely enclosed garden with a neat lawn, a small pond and a table and chairs.

Boundy's House is in a popular area of west Cornwall and from here it's easy to catch the coastal train to St Ives.

Spend the day browsing the many interesting shops and galleries or on sunning yourself on one of the many excellent beaches.

Further afield you can stroll along the prom and take in views of Mount's Bay in Penzance, take in a show at the fabulous Minack cliff-top theatre in Porthcurno, or visit Land's End for breathtaking scenery and family fun.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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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Region Information

Note: this cottage has quirky features due to its age and so there are low beams in the living room and some doorways may be a little shorter than average, the stairs is also a little steeper than average and have ropes to hold on to rather than banisters.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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