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Gurnard's Cottage

St Ives, Cornwall (Ref. 959588)

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Ground floor Bathroom, bath with shower over basin and WC
  • Ground floor kitchen
  • Utility area
  • Sitting room with dining area and wood burner
  • Sun room.
  • Electric heating with wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, Dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bedlinen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Enclosed rear gravelled courtyard with furniture and front gravelled area with seating
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome at £25 each per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub within 0.2 miles
  • Beach 10 mins walk.

The property

Seaward facing with stunning views across Gurnard's Head towards the Atlantic coastline, this characterful granite cottage nestles in the working farm hamlet of Treen, three quarters of a mile from Zennor and within six miles of sublime St Ives.

The ground floor entrance leads into a modern kitchen, through to the quaint sitting room with ceiling beams and exposed granite walls as well as a superb fireplace with wood burner.

A second door then leads into the sunroom, opening into the gravelled courtyard patio, the perfect spot for a nightcap.

On the first floor you will find the pretty main bedroom is comfy and cosy with exposed stone wall and also the single room perfect for a child or adult.

There is an open garden at the front which has a bench and also a tap for muddy paws or sandy toes.

The Cornwall Coast Path is paces away and the Tinners Way one mile south.

Ten minutes walk away, accessed by scrambling across rocks, lies sheltered, sandy Treen Cove, with its towering ruined copper mine.

The end one of four old cottages within a small cluster of properties, Gurnard's Cottage has romantic charm, with its tranquil situation also attracting serious walkers, artists, photographers and writers.

Neighbouring dairy cows idle by twice daily, and a renowned pub restaurant is a short stroll up the lane.

Zennor is a tiny village snuggled in a craggy valley of moorland nooks and rocky hills, scattered with footpaths and antiquities including Zennor Quoit and nearby Chysauster Settlement.

It is home to a rural museum, working water mill, ancient pub and church with its own legendary mermaid.

Cornwall's historic mining landscape lies nearby, including the spectacular Crown Mines at Botallack.

A tranquil cottage in an outstanding location, perfect for couples or a small family.

Reviews & Ratings

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33 Customer Review(s)

  • “Pretty, cosy cottage in picturesque location.”

    If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and experience tranquility and nature then this is the cottage for you. It was everything we were hoping for and more. ...

    If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and experience tranquility and nature then this is the cottage for you. It was everything we were hoping for and more. Seeing the neighbouring cows every day and snuggling up by the toasty fire were definitely the highlights, as well as having beautiful views and coastal walks on the doorstep. Cottage was very clean and had everything you'd need for a comfortable, home from home stay... Even cake tins and scales which we used to bake a Victoria sponge. Hosts were lovely and welcoming. Nothing negative to say.

    - Miss Richardson, May 2021

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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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Note: Stairs are steeper and narrower than average.