About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 17, 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 St 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.
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Great stay in St. Ives
We had a wonderful time in St Ives over the Easter Holiday. The cottage was lovely and well supplied with everything we needed. It was very convenient that the Digey Food Shop is located just around the corner for the morning coffee runs. Everything we wanted to do was within a ten minute walk.
It was easy to take our dog out for a walk to the Island where there is plenty of grass and other dogs. The dog beach was also very close so she was able to go run on the beach and into the surf.
We were lucky to be able to get parking at the Island car park after waiting for about 10 minutes, but I can see where it would be a challenge during the summer.
Thank you Glenn for choosing Salmons Leap. You and the family are always welcome back.
Best cottage we stayed in
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.
As always, Salmon's Leap never lets us down.
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.
Thank you for your wonderful words. You will always have a warm welcome at Salmon's Leap. X
Open the door on the lovely blue house and enjoy
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 .
Thank you guys, you are most welcome to return, love to have you back :)
Exacly what I hoped for.
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.
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.
Beautiful holiday home
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 !
Thank you for your kind words. You are welcome back anytime. Look forward to it.
Coast/Beach: 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. Travel: 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
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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.