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St Ives View

(Ref. 959596)

Porthtowan, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • beautiful (5)

20 Customer Reviews

  • "St Ives view is a wonderful property and we are so pleased we have already booked it again for next year ."

    The house is perfectly placed and is well equipped for everything you need The views are simply stunning However the only thing which is stopping us booking this property every year for our week in Cornwall is the beds ( we noticed this has been mentioned a few times ) the mattresses are so soft and low they sink below the bed frame when trying to get out and make them very uncomfortable and I think it would be a really nice touch to have higher quality pillows and sheets etc the property isn’t cheap to rent so I wasn’t expecting cheap linen That is THE ONLY thing that in our opinion needs addressing Saying that we had the most wonderful time and are already looking forward to next year

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Oct 2023

  • "Only issue was no bin liners"

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful home, excellent location."

    .. No bbq facilities is the only thing I can think of as maybe lacking

    Reviewed by Roman5.0Jun 2023

  • "Stunning property - presented beautifully, spotlessly clean and my husband who has stayed in some amazing places and hotels all over the world said it was the best view he had ever seen."

    Thanks you. Two very small points - I know it’s personal preference but we felt both the beds downstairs were very uncomfortable and also there was a lot of wood louse on the stairs and downstairs- our kids were delighted and loved picking them up to “re home then in the garden” and they didn’t bother us - again probably on of those thing living by the sea but wanted to highlight it. My sister was getting married in Porthleven which is why we came to stay but we will definitely be back. Blissful week and perfect spot. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Katie4.7May 2023

  • "We had a great holiday."

    Excellent location and what a view!

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic location, great house, lots of room."

    The fridge does not work well, the icebox has too much ice around so the door can hardly be closed. The vacuum cleaner does not work well. Apart from those things the rest was fantastic.

    Reviewed by Boris4.1Aug 2022

  • "The house was lovely however could not check in until 6pm even though when we booked it said 4pm."

    The main toilet couldnt be used as was blocked and the en suite shower kept flooding so all 8 of us had to share one bathroom/toilet. There were only two chairs on the balcony and one was broken so couldnt be used. Other than that lovely house with beautiful views!

    Reviewed by Amy3.4Aug 2021

  • "We had a glorious week staying at St Ives View, it is a fantastic property in a beautiful location."

    The open plan living space was fantastic to relax in with the extended family and the views of the sunset were stunning. A couple of minor points that I feel are worth noting are that the toilet on the left as you enter the property seems to be slightly blocked and does not flush properly. Also most of us were in a agreement that the mattresses were far too soft in the bedrooms. I would say those are minor points that did not deduct much from a fantastic holiday at a property I would recommend to others. Thank you :)

    Reviewed by Matthew4.4Jul 2021

  • "We thought the property was fantastic and the fittings were really high quality."

    It has amazing views.

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.4Apr 2021

  • "Perfect holiday."

    Kept very informed about how potential changes to C19 guidelines would effect the booking

    Reviewed by Karyn5.0Oct 2020

  • "Amazing place to stay."

    The view, the sunsets a truly wonderful place. A walk to the beach is only for the fittest! Very steep, very rugged but well worth the decent! Beach lovely, fish and chips from the takeaway a must. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2020

  • "Fantastic house with more than we expected."

    Couldnt be happier with the entire holiday!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Nov 2019

  • "Amazing house with everything we needed for fir a family of 8."

    We did have an issue with a broken boiler but only mentioning because although it wasn’t fixed we were looked after and kept informed.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2019

  • "The hedge at the back would be better lower so when sat in the sun room you could see the beach."

    Small things like liquid soap in bathrooms and oven gloves would of been helpful, also more seating on the balcony, only 3 seats and one of those was broken. But still a lovely house and would not hesitate to book again

    Reviewed by Bob5.0Aug 2019

  • "This cottage is absolutely perfect!"

    We stayed for a week at Easter (two families with small children) and the house was great. The views in the evening were fantastic and only a short walk to the beach which was fine for the kids. Few good shops and restaurants within walking distance too...great place to stay in Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Apr 2019

  • "Fantastic time in porthowan and the house was the star."


    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2018

  • "Great place cottage was amazing it is a steep walk from the town back to the ..."

    Great place cottage was amazing it is a steep walk from the town back to the holiday home so unsuitable if you take a lot with you to the beach but would recommend to anyone what a view

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jul 2018

  • "Don’t want to say anything negative about the holiday, but the two single beds in the bedroom upstairs were quite low and more children’s beds, the couple that stayed in there are in their 70s and did struggle."

    The garden also could do with some loving attention. Apart from that , st ives view is a beautiful home and we will definitely be back and recommend to friends. Thank you

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Jun 2018

  • "The house was spectacular and was even better than I imagined."

    It was spotlessly clean and was equipped with everything you could need. It was very spacious and all rooms were a great size, sharing with 7 people didn't feel like you were living on top of each other or were short on space. The icing on the cake was the view! WOW!! We were lucky enough to get the most fabulous sun set one evening, drinking prosecco watching the sun set over the water was just fabulous.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2018

  • "Beautiful house in a stunning location."

    There was everything we needed in the house and we had such a wonderful holiday because of it. The only structured feedback we would give is change or tighten up the toilet seats (they all seemed to be loose!) and just write a few more instructions re where the store key was for recycling. But truly- we did absolutely love it.

    Reviewed by Kiri4.8Feb 2018

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  • Over 3 levels
  • 4 bedrooms: 1 x lower ground floor king-size double with en-suite bathroom, bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • 1 x lower ground floor king-size double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Sun room leading from bedrooms
  • Mid floor 1 x single and bunk bed
  • Cloak room, WC and basin
  • Kitchen
  • Utility room
  • Upper floor 1 x twin (low beds)
  • Sitting sroom
  • Dining area
  • Central heating, electric wood burner style fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washer/tumble dryer and fridge/freezer
  • TV, WiFi, iPod dock
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Garden is a mix of lawn and decking with steps and over several levels (children need to be supervised)
  • Sorry no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Beach 15 min walk
  • Note: Sleep up to 8 adults
  • Note: Sorry, stag, hen or similar parties will not be accepted

The property

A cool and contemporary beachside residence, its hillside position perched just a stroll down to the soft golden sands of Porthtowan, on Cornwall's Atlantic west coast.

St Ives view is the epitome of coastal living and perfect for sharing a memorable seaside holiday with family and friends.

A split level detached house, step into this light and airy interior and you will be greeted with unforgettable views of the Atlantic Ocean.

The entrance hall leads into a split level kitchen diner, with steps leading up to a crisp and contemporary living space on the upper level, with doors to a balcony.

There are four uncluttered pristine bedrooms on slightly different levels with two bathrooms, one being en-suite to the master bedrooms on the lower ground floor.

The sun room runs the width of the lower ground floor and is the perfect spot to curl up and watch the waves as they roll into the beach.

Two sun terraces overlook the beach below, no better spot to enjoy alfresco meals or evening barbecues.

From the garden, you can tootle down your own pathway giving you direct access to the beach and enjoy an evening stroll on the shoreline.

A hot outside shower awaits returning surfers and swimmers after a day catching waves.

The village amenities are all close by where you will find all you need including a small supermarket, deli, surf shop and a handful of good pubs and restaurants.

Stroll along the beach at low tide and you will find the quieter beach of Chapel Porth and as the tide ebbs back in, head back via the coastal path and marvel at the magnificent scenery.

For a holiday of fun, sea, sand and surf, St Ives View is just the ticket and ideal for sharing with family and friends.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


St Agnes 4 miles; Portreath 4 miles; Truro 9 miles.

Porthtowan is a small village resting on west Cornwall’s beautiful coastline, renowned for its Blue Flag beach, which at low tide exposes almost a mile and a half of fine, golden sands. Fringed by impressive granite cliffs, the beach is a popular surfing venue and is lifeguarded during the summer, making it ideal for families. Porthtowan is part of the St Agnes designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and there are some wonderful walks to be found, offering vivid scenery along the South West Coast Path, whether you choose to head east to St Agnes or west to Portreath. The towns of St Ives and Penzance, with their art galleries, restaurants and quaint harbours, are half an hour’s drive away, whilst Flambards Theme Park, The Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek, and the Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station are just a few of the other diverse attractions scattered around this picturesque region. A great base for a varied family break.

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Note: Sorry, stag, hen or similar parties will not be accepted.
Note: Please be advised this property has a good housekeeping bond of £250