Chy an Carrack, Cornish for House on the Rock, is a beautiful 5-star Gold rated 4-bedroom house that sits in a spectacular coastal setting, with panoramic sea views extending across St Ives Bay including St Ives harbour and beaches and to Godrevy Lighthouse.
Its just 5 minutes walk down the hill to the nearest sandy beach – St Ives's award winning Porthminster Beach. St Ives town centre and fishing harbour are just a short walk from the beach. A stunning seaside haven for a fantastic holiday.
Make the most of the mild coastal climate with coast walks, glorious gardens and the cobbled streets of St Ives to explore, all right on your doorstep.
Please note the usual changeover day is Friday for week bookings and Fri/Sat or Mon/Tues for short breaks - minimum 3 nights, short breaks not available school holidays.
Originally built in 1905 for local shipping magnate Sir Edward Hain as a farmhouse for his estate, it has a distinctive and elegant arts and crafts style that sets it apart from traditional Cornish granite buildings.
Sitting right on the South West coastal path, just a few minutes walk brings you to the family friendly golden sands of one of St Ives' best beaches – Porthminster (there are 4 others to try!), and one of the town's best seafood restaurants that sits right beside the waves.
Dust the sand from your feet and head into the town for its lovely cobbled streets, shops, fishing harbour, and immerse yourself in the artistic heritage and sights such as the numerous art galleries, the Tate and the Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden.
The house is as beautiful inside as its setting outside, with a soft seaside palette and furnishings and fittings from top quality local and British designers and makers. There are 4 superbly appointed upstairs bedrooms (1 master king sized double with en suite, 1 king sized double, 1 twin/double, 1 single with en suite and garden terrace, plus a family bathroom), that feature sumptuous mattresses, fresh white cotton linen and are guaranteed to relax and refresh you on your holiday. Three of the bedrooms have stunning sea views and the twin/double room has gorgeous garden views. There is a further snug/cinema room that can also be used as a bedroom with a bespoke daybed.
With a choice of reception rooms – you can relax in the luxurious living room or watch the boats go by from the comfortable conservatory - both have panoramic sea views. Cooking and dining is a pleasure in the generous and well-appointed kitchen/dining room. Plus the snug/cinema room is a cosy space to watch a movie or sport with BT Infinity broadband, BT Sports and Netflix provided.
Outside you can enjoy the sub-tropical terraced garden just soaking up the sun and the seaside ambience, or tuck into a tasty supper on the dining patio. Clamber to the top of the garden to get the best views over St Ives Bay.
From the minute you arrive, this lovely holiday property is sure to delight you.