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Stunning Cottage In The Heart Of St Ives, The Best Location, Sea Views, WiFi.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

House in St Ives, Cornwall, England - Quiet and quaint Location, Just off Most photograhed street. Beaches and harbour meters away

The cottage is a classic and sympathetic conversion of a former fisherman's cottage. Warm and inviting with beamed ceilings and fireplaces. It is set over 4 floors, so is spacious, and there is room for everyone to find their own space. The cottage is located on a quiet pedestrian only cobbled street, just off Bunkers Hill, one of the most photographed streets in the town, away from the main shopping areas but close enough to nip out for something like, a bottle of wine, or a cake for tea! The harbour front is a two minute walk and the 5 amazing beaches are all very close by, as are the Tate Gallery, shops, Barbara Hepworth Museum, award winning restaurants and the coastal path. Well behaved older dogs are allowed, a maximum of 2 at an extra charge. The cottage has central heating and sealed unit heritage sash windows, so perfect for winter lets. There are sea views from two of the bedrooms. St Ives has a special quality of light that has been attracting artists for decades, it has a Mediterranean feel and has won many accolades for its scenic beauty, and has been named as one of the seven most beautiful bays in the world. One week is not enough!

Hotel quality linen and towels provided.

BT Infinity WiFi installed.

Please take a look at all the photos, and click on through to the video tour of the cottage.

More Details

Deborah Elliott
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Deborah Elliott

I live in Hampshire, with husband and 2 whippet dogs.

Deborah Elliott purchased this house in 1997

Why Deborah Elliott chose Saint Ives

I first fell in love with St Ives when my children were very small, now they are all grown up with their own families. I brought the young teenage children down on a camping trip, and ended up viewing properties while they were off amusing themselves on the beaches. I was shown Salmons Leap and new I had to have it, even though it was a bit 'tired'! Over the years i have refurbished it and lavished much love and attention on it, making it a home for us, and hopefully, a home from home for visitors. I have had families returning year on year, and some younger children have even grown up spending their summer vacation at the cottage!

It has the best location right in the centre of town, close to everything, and is safe for children being on a traffic free cobbled street... and those views!

What makes this house unique

The cottage is right in the heart of the town but set back slightly, on a quieter cobbled street, in the conservation area, so you don't get the noise, only the convenience of being so close to the shops, harbour, beaches and restaurants, no steep hills to climb, common in St Ives, so you can nip out for that early morning breakfast, the paper, or a cake for tea. The only danger you may face is being photographed on one of the prettiest streets in St Ives!

Older children are safe doing their own thing, and the younger ones can even join in the toddler groups and children's activities in the Methodist Chapel opposite, now used as a Sunday school and hall.

Salmons Leap has been a popular holiday retreat since 1997 for both us and visitors.


Saint Ives House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet , off the kitchen
  • The main bathroom, which has been refurbished to a clean, contemporary style in 2014, has a compact cast iron bath with shower over, basin and WC.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , large single bedroom with views
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , large attic room with views
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The double room has an attractive cast iron bedstead and an expensive pocket sprung mattress for extreme comfort, loads of storage. The large single bedroom, which also has a lot of storage, has a pretty cast iron bed and sea views, and the attic room has a quirky New England feel, 2 single beds and views out over the bay and beyond.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Outside: There is a covered courtyard at the rear for hanging washing, storing boards etc, and the bin is located here. There is an alley leading down to Fore Street, the main shopping street of St Ives. This is most suited for those with push chairs, who can pop quickly down to the main street. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / end of stay cleaning The house is cleaned at every changeover by my housekeeper, and all quality cotton linen and towels are put in place.


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Stunning Cottage In The Heart Of St Ives, The Best Location, Sea Views, WiFi.
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Best cottage we stayed in

  • 4 of 5

Unfortunately we had 2 weeks of rain (never had this before), but we could get our relaxation in the cottage. Very nice and clean, welcoming and very well equipped. We will be back. Thank you very much Debbie for all the help and assistance.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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As always, Salmon's Leap never lets us down.

  • 5 of 5

Set in the heart of the bustling fishing town of St Ives, we could not be in a better location for mooching and exploring. Salmon's Leap is a little haven of peace and tranquility with all of the excellent facilities you need to have a very comfortable stay indeed. Tucked away just behind the main shopping street, Fore Street, the cottage is very clean, well appointed and tastefully furnished. It never ceases to amaze me that, having visited on a number of occasions in recent years, the cottage is always immaculately decorated and maintained to a very high standard. We are always looked after and treated well with help on hand and close by should we need it.The restaurants and local pubs provide a great range of atmospheres, character and pricing, the food is always good and the retail therapy, excellent! There is plenty of scope for visiting places of interest, historical and otherwise and this year The Eden Project was on our must do list and was well worth the visit. I would never hesitate to recommend Salmon's Leap to anyone. A very welcome retreat from the hamster wheel of life. Wish we could stay there more often.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful words. You will always have a warm welcome at Salmon's Leap. X
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Open the door on the lovely blue house and enjoy

  • 5 of 5

Salmons leap is a lovely house on a quiet cobbled street . It has everything you need and more . The views from upstairs are beautiful . Beds and bedding like staying in a hotel . The back entrance into Fore st was a big p!us , surfboards and wetsuits safe without having to leave in house . Jasper the dog loved it too . Deborah the owner is great at corresponding , we love st Ives and can't wait to go back .

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you guys, you are most welcome to return, love to have you back :)
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Exacly what I hoped for.

  • 5 of 5

Obviously cared for, well set out holiday cottage in an ideal location. Lovely and clean with very comfortable beds. Debbie was a pleasure to deal with and I look forward to going back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And it was an absolute pleasure to have you stay. You are most welcome to return anytime. Look forward to hearing from you very soon.
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Beautiful holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We are just home from staying in this very central holiday home in the heart of St Ives. Close to the harbour, High Street and all the local beaches. The home itself is a spacious 4 storey house and fitted out with everything you need for a comfortable stay ! The owner is very helpful and offers advice about parking and tips on the house. We had a lovely stay and hope to return one day !

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. You are welcome back anytime. Look forward to it.
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  • 5 of 5

Salmons Leap was a pleasure to stay in. The cottage is utterly charming and had everything catered for. Very convenient to beaches and shops but down a nice quiet street. Parking is a common problem but we booked in to St Ives secure car park which is a 5 minute taxi ride away. We recommend the Alba and Rahjoot restaurants. We would definitely book again and recommend this cottage. Please be warned tho the seagulls do not sleep at night and are extremely noisy so keep your windows shut!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. You are welcome to return any time. I look forward to hearing from you. Yes, the seagulls are very noisy in St Ives!!
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Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Too many to list
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
St Ives
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Too many to list
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Harbour, Porthminster, Porthmeor and Portgwidden
Car: not necessary


The beaches and harbour are all minutes away, as is access to the coastal path.

Restaurants are on your doorstep, too many to mention but all good, including The Alba by the Lifeboat Station, truly wonderful.


Newquay is the nearest regional airport. there is a train station in St Ives, and is one of the best ways to arrive, the last leg of the journey from St Erth to st Ives is very scenic. A car is not essential.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $276.97

Booking Notes:
5 max adults/children only per booking.
Dogs are charged at £25 per dog per week extra. Please arrange your own travel/cancellation insurance.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday, with arrival after 3pm, and departure by 10am to allow for the changeover.
Xmas and New Year dates are reasonably flexible, so please contact for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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