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Stunning panoramic sea views, spacious & stylish, 2 mins to beach

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful Victorian house, contemporary with original art

St.Ives and The Organic Panda

The Organic Panda, surrounded by mature Cornish palms is an end of terrace 3 storey elegant Victorian house with panoramic views of St. Ives Bay and Godrevy Lighthouse. It is only 2 minutes walk to the award winning Porthminster Beach, and 5 minutes to the centre of St. Ives.

Spacious and light, with chunky reclaimed timber furniture and a vibrant in-house exhibition of original art. The perfect place to relax and unwind, suitable for family gatherings, wedding parties and special occasions. There is free wi-fi throughout the house. Welcome pack provided, please let us know your special requirements. There is also parking for two medium sized cars.

The open plan living and dining area has a comfy sofa, giant beanbag, 40” TV and Xbox 360 Kinect, 10 seater rustic dining table, original sanded floors and large bay windows.

The very large fully equipped unique kitchen with additional seating, has a 6 ring gas cooker, granite work surfaces, slate tiled floor, and a stable door leading to the garden.

The well designed, contemporary and stylish bedrooms comprise of 3 doubles and 2 twins (4 with en-suites). Our 6th bedroom, known as the Den, is accessed through a secret bookcase ‘hatch’, a loft conversion with Calibre balcony windows and double bed suitable for children or romantic hide-away.

The bedrooms have carpeted or sanded floors, organic bamboo bedding, duck down or hypoallergenic duvets (upon request) and digital t.v./dvd. The en-suites and bathroom all have organic bamboo towels and complimentary toiletries.

Plants abound at The Organic Panda with a grassed area to the front of the property, fabulous Cornish plants and a charming secluded rear garden with seating area and barbeque - a perfect suntrap.

The Organic Panda is committed to good environmental practice and holds a gold award from Green Tourism.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About The Owner

Build a New Life in the Country on Channel 5 (2005) followed our adventures converting a derelict hotel into a contemporary b&b, now being offered as a holiday home. Peter is a photographer and history student and Andrea an artist and theatre designer.

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose St Ives area

The Organic Panda has been sympathetically restored and our choice of furniture and interior décor hand - picked with love. The Organic Panda hosts a vibrant in-house exhibition by Andrea and her family, many of the works are for sale, some of which are in national and international collections. The curtains in the living room, designed by Dorothy Carr were featured in a recent exhibition at the V & A. Our commitment to good design and sustainable practice has informed and shaped many of our decisions. We hope you enjoy our choices.

What makes this house unique

It was love at first sight, the stunning location, surrounding garden, amazing views particularly from the master bedroom and the attic bedroom. The azure blue water, golden sands and dazing light. wow!


Saint Ives House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Room 1 very large double - toilet , shower
    Room 2 - large double - toilet , shower
    Room 3 - Twin - toilet , shower , large walk-in shower
    Room 4 - Attic Double - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , tub , bathroom on 1st floor
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Room 1 - Very Large Double En-Suite with panoramic sea-views - 1 queen
    Room 2 - Large Double En-Suite with sea-views - 1 queen
    Room 3 - Cosy Twin En-Suite garden views - 2 twin/ single , with en-suite
    Room 4 - Attic Double en-suite with sea-views - 1 queen
    Room 5 - Attic Twin with sea views - 2 twin/ single
    Room 6 - Den - loft conversion access through hatch - 1 double , 'secret' room with Velux balcony
  • Please note: use of the Den, (which is the loft conversion with balcony Calibre windows) accessed by the 'secret entrance', should be assessed by the responsible adult as to the suitability of use by children and other guests.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Stunning panoramic sea views, spacious & stylish, 2 mins to beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
charente-maritime, france

Lovely property in a perfect position

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely week in the 'Organic Panda'. The house is very well apportioned and is equipped with everything you need to make your holiday comfortable. The bedrooms are all lovely and spacious (the girls especially loved 'the den' - perfect) and the views from them are spectacular. Being only a few minutes walk from the town, the house is in a fab position and the two parking spaces are a god send too. This is a fab property and is especially good for larger parties. A big thumbs up from us... 5 out of 5.....

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: lovely guests, easy communication and very respectful of the house hope to see again sometime
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Beautiful large family house in the heart of St Ives

  • 5 of 5

From the very beginning the 'Orangic Panda's' went out of their way to accommodate our needs. We had a lovely welcome to the house, with a generous hamper full of goodies and a real Christmas tree that added to the festive feel.

This house is extremely well equipped, with everything we needed and much more! The house is in a prime location in the heart of st Ives. We've been coming to St Ives for many years and the Orangic Panda is by far the best house we have stayed in, absolutely ideal for large families - without a doubt we'll be back.

Thank you to both 'Orangic Panda's' for letting us stay in your wonderful house, Christmas was magical and we even managed to fit in our wedding!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house was comfortable, homely and incredibly well located

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house - we had 5 children in our party of 12 (there's plenty of room!) and the house was really geared to them - a particularly nice touch was the sandcastle mould and the amazing, large leather bean bag in the living room. This was permanently occupied by most of them throughout the week. Lots to do in St Ives and the surrounding countryside, but it was always nice to come back to the house at the end of the day. We would strongly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic house!

  • 5 of 5

The Organic Panda is a wonderful house and we had a great week there. The accommodation was perfect for our family - 4 en suite bedrooms out of 6 really helped. It was beautifully clean when we arrived, and there was a loaded hamper of food awaiting us, tea, coffee, milk and butter in the fridge, a bottle of bubbly and flowers on the table. Nothing was too much trouble for Wendy (and her husband) who look/s after the house. She is a treasure! Location is excellent - about a 10 minute, downhill, walk into the town and, ditto, to the beach (2 mins - hmm!). I would only single out 2 things to comment on. We hadn't realised that there was no loo on the ground floor. For an able bodied family this shouldn't be a problem but for my elderly mother it was a bit of an inconvenience! Could one be squeezed in under the stairs? The other thing, which I feel needs resolving, is that all the sash windows in the lounge and dining area were painted up so we couldn't open them to get any fresh air. It didn't affect us unduly the week we were there, as the weather was cool, but a week later, when the temperature shot up, it would have been unbearable. With my mother there we spent a lot of time in the house. If a top and a bottom sash could be opened 6" in each room, it would make all the difference. Everywhere else in the house, the windows opened adequately. All the bedrooms are bright and airy and the 2 main front bedrooms on the 1st floor and the double on the 2nd floor have stunning views of the sea. The kitchen is extremely well equipped and there is lots of beach stuff to borrow. Contact with the owner was instant, on every occasion, and he was extremely helpful. It's a really lovely house and I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for your kind review, we will be looking at the windows over the winter period to see what we can do, a toilet downstairs isn't possible for a variety of structural reasons. Oh and it's a Cornish 2 minutes :)
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
too many to name
Nearest Train
100 Metres
St Ives
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
too many to name
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: not necessary

Discover the bright and shining southwest tip of Cornwall, with the ancient town of St Ives nestling amongst rich, magnificent coastal scenery; surrounding you with the clearest air, the cleanest beaches and scented, sub-tropical gardens.

Squeezed into this idyllic seaside retreat is an abundance of good restaurants, galleries and five golden beaches, all on The Organic Panda's doorstep.


Rates & Availability

Saint Ives House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 3 2017 - Jul 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
new year
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
half term
Feb 10 2018 - Feb 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
Feb 17 2018 - Mar 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Apr 7 2018 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2018 - Jun 1 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 2 2018 - Jul 13 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jul 14 2018 - Sep 1 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $646.81

1. Bookings made more than six weeks in advance require a deposit of one third of the full hire charge. The balance & deposit against breakages/losses (£500 see below) is payable six weeks before occupation.
2. Bookings made six weeks or less before occupation require payment of the full hire charge plus the deposit against breakages/losses (£500 see be

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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