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Stunning newly renovated townhouse in central St Ives w/garden & gated parking

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxurious, spacious accommodation over 3 floors close to beach, superb views

Hillside is a beautifully renovated and generously proportioned Victorian townhouse that comfortably sleeps 6 (8 using the sofa bed), located in the very heart of St.Ives. Internally, high ceilings adorn the property which has 3 bedrooms, all of which feature fully lined blackout curtains, with the addition of stylish sustainably sourced teak shutters in Bedrooms One and Two.

The house also boasts 4 bathrooms, 3 of which are en-suite to the 3 double bedrooms and all feature high quality fittings by Italian designers Porcelanosa. As well as 2 separate living areas on the ground and first floor and a stunning large & newly designed private rear garden with sun terrace (a real rarity in St. Ives), there is also a private balcony to the bedroom at the top of the property affording wonderful views to the harbour, the Island and Atlantic Ocean.

Conveniently, Hillside also comes with its own private parking space in a gated private car park directly opposite the house.

A double entrance leads to a bright and airy hallway featuring polished marble monochrome tiles. Bedroom One, immediately off the hallway, is a beautifully tranquil and spacious room comprising a double bed, large bay window with floor to ceiling double-glazed sash windows and shutters. This leads to an large ensuite bathroom complete with glass-fronted shower.

The adjacent Bedroom Two faces the rear of the house with views over the St. Ives rooftops, provides flexible sleeping accommodation and comprises a double bed, which can be separated to form two single beds if required. This bedroom also has its own ensuite bathroom with a large bath and accompanying shower.

Continuing along the hallway is another bathroom, with a glass-framed rainforest shower. Beyond lies the Garden Room - a gorgeous and peaceful living space affording views over the rear garden and the harbour beyond making it an ideal place to watch TV, read a good book or simply admire the view. A sofa bed enables this room to be utilised as a fourth bedroom if required taking the total number of potential guests to 8.

Upstairs leads to a landing and onto the main living area - the entire floor is open plan with a dining and living space that benefits from dual aspect windows which let the light flow in, but framed by floor to ceiling shutters to afford privacy as needed. The state-of-the- art open plan kitchen-diner seats 8 comfortably and features Siemens appliances throughout, as well as touches such as Dualit kettle and toaster, a wine fridge and Nespresso maker..

The living area features comfy seating and an ultra HDTV with surround sound and Apple TV. Technology at Hillside also includes WiFi and a Sonos wireless sound-system throughout the property.

Back on the landing, which also houses a w/c, a door opens to reveal a spiral staircase that leads up to the top floor and one of the house's best assets - Bedroom Three, in the eaves, with a double bed and en suite bathroom. Externally, a glass balcony can be accessed from the bedroom's glass double doors to afford a spectacular panoramic view of St. Ives harbour, the Island and the ocean beyond.

To the rear is the large enclosed designed garden - a rarity in St Ives - accessed via a spiral staircase, featuring two decked areas with comfortable seating and dining areas - one nearest the house and then another at the end of the garden under the pergola with lights, allowing you to enjoy the long summer evenings in the privacy of your own outdoor living space. There is ample room to enjoy dining al fresco, with table, chairs and parasol and a Weber grillmaster BBQ, complete with firebowl.

More Details

Mark & Sophie
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018

About Mark & Sophie

Mark's love affair with St Ives began as a child thanks to family connections to Cornwall and he's been going back there ever since. He took Sophie there on holiday after they got married in 2015, and she loved it so much that they ended up leaving with the keys to Hillside in their pocket! Until they move to St Ives full time, they are happy to share their dream home with couples, families and groups of friends through Owners Direct. Please do get in touch if you have any questions at all. More photos on Instagram: hillsidestives

Mark & Sophie purchased this house in 2016

Why Mark & Sophie chose St Ives

We fell in love with Hillside the moment the door opened and we saw the fantastic long hallway with polished marble monochrome flooring. We spent ages looking for 'the one' and this is definitely it.

There's something special about Victorian houses and this one really is a unique proposition in central St. Ives. It feels like a home from home and our guests thus far seem to agree. Come and experience it for yourself.

We love the feeling of light and space that Hillside affords - much like the town itself. Throughout the house feels sophisticated, contemporary and very comfortable. On every floor you'll find interesting features and places to relax.

The large garden at Hillside is also a rarity in the town, with 2 decked areas ideal for sunbathing and enjoying a BBQ. The garden was completely transformed by local designers in early 2017 to give it a real a 'wow' factor!

We love our iconic St Ives street, Skidden Hill and no wonder we get people stopping outside and taking photos! From its elevated position overlooking Godrevy Lighthouse to the middle distance, Hillside is tucked in next to St. Ia church. You'll find everything you need under a minute's walk away - from a post office to pasties. A short walk in the other direction brings you to the gorgeous Westcott Quay from where you can take a level stroll to the stunning Porthminster Beach.

Mark’s top St Ives tip: Visit The Tate and the Hepworth Museum. Don't be afraid to explore galleries - there's something to suit all tastes and budgets. We can recommend where to buy great local art - we know the best galleries and the people that run them too!

Sophie’s top St Ives tip: December is one of my favourite months in St Ives – there's so much going on! Christmas markets, ghost walks, festive restaurant menus, the Lantern Parade and so much more. It tends to be dry and crisp too, making it perfect for coastal walks followed by a cosy pub lunch and ending the evening with a Hillside bath.

What makes this house unique

They say: "One of our favourite rooms is the Garden Room - a ground floor living room and an ideal place for adults or children to enjoy a movie, to read or simply to enjoy the views out towards the harbour beyond. The Garden Room also has a sofa bed which can, if necessary, be converted to make the Garden Room another bedroom (with a bathroom directly next door) and bring the total number of guests to 8".

They also say: "We love the top floor of the house and the bedroom in the eaves. Accessed by a spiral staircase, there's also an ensuite bathroom. Outside is one of Hillside's best assets - a stunning glass balcony which affords views over the town, harbour and the ocean beyond. A wonderful place for morning coffee or a sundowner!".

Sophie says: "I put stock in the ratio of bedrooms to bathrooms and Hillside has 4 bathrooms and a w/c. All 3 bedrooms have their own high quality ensuite bathrooms with Italian Porcelanosa baths and showers and 3 have underfloor heating".

Mark says: "The parking space in a gated car park right across the street from Hillside makes getting in and out of town very easy - unfortunately, parking in St.Ives during summer can be a bit of a lottery, so to have our own space so close to the house removes that worry. After a long drive it's really great to know that you've got a space when you arrive, not on the other side of town, but dead opposite where you'll stay - it really is that easy".


St Ives House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Good to know - Hillside is very suitable for children but please ensure they take care on spiral stairs and keep them away from the top floor balcony
  • We do not accept large same sex groups of adults e.g. stag and hen parties
  • We reserve the right to decline any instant booking if we do not receive details of who is staying (ie no. of adults, children, friends etc)
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , underfloor heating
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , underfloor heating
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , underfloor heating
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , en suite bathroom with shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , en suite bathroom with bath and shower over bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , en suite bathroom with bath
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Stunning newly renovated townhouse in central St Ives w/garden & gated parking
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Fantastic location, beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

St ives is beautiful!! We’ve have had a lovely holiday and this property is perfect, in a great location from the town and beaches! All within a very short walk! We would definitely recommend staying here! Restaurant’s/ food was fantastic, be sure to book some before your arrival!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property complete with everything needed for a perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

Only disadvantage was not enough hanging space for clothes. Apart from that it was perfect

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review Phillipa and for staying at Hillside. Glad you enjoyed it and it was a pleasure to have you and your family as our guests. On the issue of hanging space we haven’t had any comments before on that but we do appreciate the feedback. As well as the existing built in closets snd storage for folded clothes in the bedrooms we are going to add a new walk-in wardrobe in Bedroom 3 later this year. This would add additional hanging capacity and maximise the space in that area, given how popular this room is with our guests with the outside balcony affording great views across the harbour and ocean. We’d be delighted to have you stay with us anytime and we thank you for taking the time for giving us such a positive review.
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So much more wondeful than we had expected!!!

  • 5 of 5

Hillside is a dream of a holiday home. Newly renovated to a high end however the charm of the era it was built in is still intact. The entrance door and marble floor were stunning and a great welcome after a long drive. My favorite thing by far was the views from all of the windows - especially being able to view the old church on the hill from the garden room. My young daughter squealed with delight when she saw the spiral staircase that led to the top bed room - delightful. Mark and Sophie were so helpful and very quick to get back to our enquiry from the minute we booked. All our needs were fully met.

We were welcomed with a lovely bottle of red and scones and cream and a beautiful arrangement of flowers. A most memorable stay and will not forget Hillside - we were very reluctant to leave.

The location was fab - a slight hill to stroll down to all of the great cafes and ocean.

Mark and Sophie have put love into this home and provided a very comprehensive, detailed guide to all or the stay requirements. Home was very clean, everything we needed was provided. Stunning !!!

I give this property and 5 star - brilliant - loved it!!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Gina, very touched by your kind remarks - you were such a lovely guest and we loved having you stay with us. We appreciate that you came a very long way to stay in St Ives and we were really keen to make sure that you and your family enjoyed it; glad it worked out and that you loved the house. Agree - the views from different aspects of the house are great at different times of day, different seasons. We are so just glad you liked being there. It goes without saying we'd love to have you back! Thanks for being such a great guest. All the best, Mark & Sophie x
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What a wonderful property in a great location with everything you need to have a wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

I did a lot of research on the internet to find the perfect holiday let for my mum and I and I was not disappointed. The house was really well appointed with all the mod cons. The decor was lovely and modern and very tastefully put together. The bedrooms were lovely to sleep

In with comfy beds and lovely soft bedding the ensuites were beautifully fitted out with underfloor heating a nice touch. The landscaped garden was really appreciated as there is not a lot of out door space in st Ives so to have a lovely space was great. We couldn't get enough Of the amazing view from the attic room balcony on the roof which looked out across the town below and you could see the sea front just. It's is a perfect location just a few minutes walk to the sea front and main shops. We had a brilliant time and would recommend to anyone considering a holiday in st Ives. Hope to come back again soon

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kerrie, Thank you so much for your extremely lovely words - we are thrilled you had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed staying at Hillside! Thanks again for choosing us for your special holiday, and we are very much looking forward to welcoming you and your family back on your next trip to St Ives! All the best, Sophie & Mark
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Fabulous house. Spotlessly clean, really well equipped and great location

  • 5 of 5

The house is in a great position in the town. It is well equipped and very comfortable - be aware that the spiral staircase to the garden is quite tight and could be rather challenging for some (A basket on a rope would be helpful for supplies if eating outside 😊) Otherwise we really couldn't fault it, we would definitely look at booking again

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jacquie, Thank you so much for the review, we're really glad that you all enjoyed the house. Interesting suggestion for the garden - it would certainly add even more fun to BBQs! We'll look into it! Look forward to welcoming you back to Hillside next year. All the best, Mark & Sophie
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Gorgeous Hillside ~ Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Sitting a top Skidden hill, a stones throw from Porthminster beach and the Harbour, this heavenly home is a perfect retreat from busy town centre and offers comfort for both beach and rain days. The owners offered good tips on the area and we could not have enjoyed it more. We will be going back.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ingrid, we're so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your holiday at Hillside! Thanks for the kind words about the house, and we would be delighted to welcome you back on your next trip to St Ives. Enjoy the rest of the summer! Best wishes, Mark & Sophie
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
60 Metres
The Pedn Olva (try the roof terrace!)
Nearest Train
75 Metres
St Ives
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
The Black Rock
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Car: not necessary

As the property has its own parking facility, having a car means you can access all that the county has to offer - contact us for specific requests and we can recommend what to do!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $639.96

100% of the total rental cost is required at the time of booking for stays booked less than 60 days before commencement of the rental commencement date

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.