About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Sleeps 5, in three large bedrooms, steps away from shops beach and harbour.
A classic turn of the 20th century old former fisherman's cottage, with sea views, situated in the conservation 'Downalong' area of St Ives, on a pedestrian only quaint cobbled street, just off the most photographed street in this gem of a Cornish town. The cottage is tucked away, just off Bunkers Hill, in a quiet lane behind the main area for shops/restaurants and harbour front, therefore no steep hills to climb, common in St Ives! The location is just perfect, just back from the main street, so you can pop out for that bottle of wine, the paper, or that cake for tea! The cottage has been totally refurbished over the years and offers accommodation over 4 floors, walking into the large lounge/diner with two fireplaces and a beamed ceiling, steps down to the large kitchen/breakfast room with beamed ceiling and toilet off, and outside covered courtyard with drying area, steps up from the dining room to two large bedrooms again with beams, one double, and one set up as a large single that has sea views, bathroom with shower, up to a large attic room with twin beds and far reaching views over St Ives Bay. A quirky, quaint but modern cottage, typical St Ives.
The cottage is provided with hotel quality linen and towels
Free WiFi unlimited infinity broadband.
Please see you tube link at the foot of the web site page for a link to a virtual tour of the cottage
As with most of the cottages/houses in the lower central part of the town, there is no parking, however, there is a long stay (weekly) car park behind Porthgwidden beach on 'the island' and I would say, anywhere that has parking will generally be at the top of the town, and a steep climb, or on the outer reaches, so it's a bit of a trade off. Personally, I would much rather be down in the harbour area with all the restaurants and beaches minutes away! The car park is also a few minutes walk away.
The cottage is larger than average for St Ives, and could accommodate more people but I have chosen to keep numbers to a sensible level so everyone has their own space, however, it is suitable for couples, up to the larger family, as it has a warm and cosy feel despite the extra space.
Lower ground floor. Kitchen/breakfast room with open beamed ceiling, quarry tiled floor, Bosch electric fan oven and grill, electric hob, microwave, flat screen LCD TV with Free view and integral DVD player, fridge, new Bosch water saving dishwasher and washing machine, table and chairs currently set up for four, for childrens meals or snacks, a sturdy wooden baby high chair, separate WC and back door to covered courtyard area for hanging washing and storing boards etc, wheelie bin and back alley leading down to Fore Street, and all the best shops and restaurants, perfect!
GROUND FLOOR: Main entrance from pedestrian only quaint cobbled lane in to small porch area, steps up to large lounge/dining room with open beamed ceiling and leather 3 seater sofa and 2 tub chairs, plus a leather relaxer chair. Real flame/coal enclosed gas fire, 32' Panasonic flat screen LCD TV with Freeview, DVD, LG bluetooth music system with DAB radio, CD player, small library of books, second cast iron Victorian fireplace in dining room (not in use), second dining table for 5 people.
FIRST FLOOR AND ATTIC ROOM: Main bedroom with cast iron and brass double bed and beamed ceiling, Main bathroom with cast iron bath and shower over, a large single bedroom with pretty cast iron bed, tongue and groove colour washed and beamed ceiling and halogen spots and sea views over roof tops across the bay, steep stairs to a large attic bedroom with white washed ceilings and halogen spots and two cream metal single beds, wide ranging views across St Ives bay and beyond.
All of the above rooms are tastefully decorated and have original art work hanging on the walls.
Mrs Debbie Elliott
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 17, 2018
About Mrs Debbie Elliott
I have had a love affair with St Ives ever since my children were young, now they are grown up with children of their own! I live in Hampshire but Cornwall is my second home. We have 3 whippet dogs who love nothing better than to run and explore as soon as they get down to Cornwall. I grew up with a father in the RAF, so we were always on the move, so a home is very important, whether it be here in Hampshire, or in St Ives.
Mrs Debbie Elliott purchased this Cottage in 1997
Why Mrs Debbie Elliott chose St Ives
St Ives holds a special place in our family. So when camping up on the top of the hill when the children were in their teens, house hunting was a must! Finding the cottage was like coming home, it had such a wonderful feel. Over the years the cottage has been refurbished, and loved. I hope you have the same sense of place on entering!
What makes this Cottage unique
The most convenient, safe, traffic free location, in a quiet spot away from the main shopping street but just a few steps away, so you can pop out for the morning paper, a cake for tea, an urgent pint of milk, and to the pubs and restaurants in the blink of an eye! The harbour is so close, and the famous surfing beach of Porthmeor, and the Tate gallery are a short 5 minute stroll away.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Stunning and homely!
Have just spent New Year week at salmon's Leap with my partner and 11 year old daughter and all I can say is wow! The cottage is beautiful and the attention to detail is amazing. Location is perfect: you are right in the heart of St Ives but tucked away so are not disturbed by noise ( even on New Years Eve).
Your every need is catered for at Salmon's Leap, it is modern yet doesn't lose the feel of being a tradional Fisherman's cottage. It is incredibly well equipped and very warm and cosy. We have already booked for next New Year!! (Sadly, our summer week is already booked up so we will be slumming it elsewhere!). Many thanks to Debbie for a wonderful week and to Helen for ensuring the cottage was spotless and giving us a warm welcome.
A great central location
We had a fantastic family holiday in this lovely house, which is less than a minute's walk from the harbour. It was clean, modern and spacious, and we thoroughly recommend it 😊
Thank you for your kind words. I look forward to welcoming you back again in the very near future. 😀
A period cottage great for families
This our third visit to Salmons Leap in St Ives and as ever we were extremely pleased with the property and our holiday was a delighted. I was there with my daughter and her three young children and the house is perfect for our family holiday. The harbour is just a few minutes walk from Salmons Leap with the surfing beach just a few more minutes walk away.
The property was impeccably clean with really good level of furnishing and services including wifi. I have highly recommended Salmons Leap to many of my friends and we hope to return to this cottage of character again in the coming years.
Looking forward to welcoming you back again next year. Thank you once again.
Cosy, spacious, great location .....
Lovely clean cottage in a superb location to reach all that St Ives offers .... Great beaches, shops and restaurants.
Cosy for a winter stay and nice and bright with large windows for a summer break. I would recommend but be careful if you pay for a 7 day ticket at the Island Car Park as I could not get parked there a few times. But it was Christmas week ......
Thank you, you are welcome back anytime.
Home away from Home
Within 5 minutes of arriving at Salmons Leap we felt completely at home. The cottage was comfy, well maintained and spotlessly clean. It is more spacious than you realise and very well equipped in every way. Having visited St Ives many times in recent years, we really did find Salmons Leap cottage to be the best we have stayed in.The location is perfect and we are already thinking about returning next year.
Thank you for your kind review, and you will always have a warm welcome at Salmons Leap
Lovely cottage in an amazing place!
A lovely cottage, well decorated, clean and tidy. Ideal for a family of 5 people. Amazing location - right in the centre of the old harbour in St Ives. All facilities provided for, a well equipped and looked after holiday home - would definitely consider returning again!
Thank you, and I look forward to welcoming you back very soon.
Located right in the conservation 'Downalong' harbour area of St Ives that was once the traditional fisherman's and artists quarter of the town. Ideally placed for a romantic getaway or a family holiday and is an excellent base for exploring the wondrous Cornish coastline. Try out the fabulous gourmet or family restaurants, wander around the lovely shops and galleries, walk the coastal path or just while away the hours on the five beaches close by. The Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth studio and gardens and St Ives Museum are a short walk away. Seal watching and fishing by boat from the harbour. St Michaels Mount, Newquay, The Eden Project, Minack Theatre and Lands End within easy reach, or leave the car at home and enjoy the scenic journey by rail! An area of outstanding natural beauty, with a special quality of light. St Ives has been voted one of the seven most beautiful bays in the world, best beach resort by the Guardian in 2007. In 2011 in 6th place, best beach resort in Europe. One week is just not enough!
Other Activities: Painting, Galleries, Museum, gourmet food, relaxing!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Well behaved dogs welcome and are charged currently at £25 per dog per week, No chewing puppies though! PLEASE NOTE: THAT ONLY 5 ADULTS/CHILDREN ARE ALLOWED DURING ANY ONE LETTING PERIOD. Christmas/New Year periods are flexible on dates