|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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.
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
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.
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!
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$624|
FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS SENT UPON ENQUIRY
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