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Bedrooms 5
Space 4,337 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Porthminster House in St Ives, Cornwall, England - Porthminster House Is Superbly Positioned On A Hillside Commanding Panoramic Views Over St Ives Bay

Porthminster house is a detached modern house, its five bedroom interior is exceptionally well appointed and uniquely spacious. Furnished to a high degree of comfort it is an excellent setting,with the added bonus of a large heated indoor swimming pool(children must be supervised) is unsurpassed. A stone fireplace forms a homely feature in the generously proportioned lounge, but your gaze will continually be drawn through the picture window and patio doors to the magnificent views of godrevy lighthouse and beyond that spread out before you from the terrace. Coastal and country walks are within walking distance as is the golf course at Treggenna castle hotel. Porthminster beach is five minutes walk away with its famous restaurant and cafes.

Property Manager
Simon & Carole Copperwait
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Just had to say what a fantastic time we had at Porthminster House in St Ives, we have travelled the world and never returned to anywhere before, so this was a first for us to return for a second time, and all we can say is we will be returning again.
Jul 2014
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St Ives House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4337 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with WC, basin and shower enclosure. Main bathroom with wc, whirlpool bath,and separate shower enclosure Walk in shower in pool room and separate wc. Shower in Twin room.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom en-suite1. with Extra large double bed. Bedroom 2. with double bed. Bedroom 3. with twin beds and shower. Bedroom 4. with twin beds. Bedroom 5. with large bunk beds. We also have a double sofa bed in the lounge for anyone who cannot climb stairs.
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Heated indoor pool 10.5m x 5.5m this is in the basement of the house and is private. We have garden furniture on the terrace patio and the balcony. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Linen and tea towels provided. Towels provided.Please bring your own beach towels. Property cleaned and linen changed once a week at changeover. If booking is for more than a week cleaning and linen can be arranged at an extra cost. Other: Kitchen/Breakfast room, table seating 8-10 people, with breakfast bar seating for 2 people.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Spacious and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 4 adults, 2 teenagers and 2 smaller children enjoyed a great week in St Ives. The house is large and well equipped. The weather was generally fine but the indoor pool was great, especially when the rain fell. There is plenty of room throughout. The main balcony affords a fine view of the bay and we did manage to eat on it a couple of times.

The house is located above the resort. If you don't fancy the climb back, a taxi from the square was £4 or the bus to the main town car park is £1 and runs frequently.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Keith,Carole and I are pleased you had a good week, thanks for the kind review.
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Perfect Place in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a great week at Porthminster House in St Ives. House is fantastic with stunning views from living room and master bedroom. Breakfast on the balcony overlooking St Ives Bay is a treat and not to be missed. Indoor pool is larger than it looks and couldn't get the teenagers out of it.. swim in the morning ...swim in the evening .....with a terrace at the side for hot days. Superb.

House is really smart and well looked after with the comfiest sofa set ever..hard not to fall asleep every time you sit. Lots of leaflets around the house with places to go and things to do and lots of local artwork on the walls. Owners are really friendly and left us a cream tea to begin our week with homemade scones which was a nice touch.

Had a great time exploring all the different hidden passages down to St Ives and the beach and didn't get a taxi back once. If anyone struggles with steps a taxi back from the town or beach is less than a fiver but only takes 5 minutes to walk down. Loads of spare parking at the house which is a bonus in St Ives especially in August.

Cant fault anything and we had a great time and look forward to returning in the future. Thanks

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Summer dream

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location minutes to the stunning Porthminster beach, a particular favourite of mine. I stayed here with my family for a week. I woke up every morning to a swim in the heated pool before breakfast on the balcony with panoramic views, such a treat! Highly recommended, well worth the stay!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
25 Metres
Chy An Albany Hotel
Nearest Ferry
77 Miles
Nearest Golf
200 Metres
Tregenna Castle Hotel
Nearest Train
250 Metres
St Ives
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
Chy An Albany Hotel
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Car: recommended


Porthminster beach is 5 minutes walk. All the other St Ives beaches are 10 minutes walk.

The coastal path is 5 minutes walk away.


Newquay airport is 45 minutes drive away.

St Ives train station with its scenic coastal connection to St Erth (London Paddington 5 hours) is 5 minutes walk.

St Ives bus station 5 minutes.

Plymouth ferry (connections to France and Spain) 1hr30m.


St Ives town centre is 5 minutes walk away,with its Harbour and Art Galleries(including the Tate Gallery).

Penzance is 15 minute drive away, with its ferry connections to the Scilly Isles.

The Eden Project is 45 minutes drive away.

Further Details:

The famous Porhminster Beach Cafe is 5 minutes away as are around 50 other Restaurants in St Ives,along with banks,supermarkets,post office, cinema, etc.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $422.42

Booking Notes:
For bookings made within 6 weeks of your start date, please pay full amount, plus damage deposit of £300. For a booking made more than 6 weeks before your holiday start date please provide a deposit of one third of the rental cost. The balance, plus damage deposit is then due 6 weeks prior to holiday start date.

Changeover Day:

Manager'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.