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Admiral : Boutique Garden Cottage with Stunning Sea Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Admiral Cottage St Ives, Overlooking Harbour 3 beds and garden.

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Admiral cottage is situated in the heart of St Ives renowned for its blue flag beaches, artists community, and wonderful food. This bright pretty cottage is fully equipped for families of up to 6 people, with open plan dining and living space, attic studio, large attractive bathroom, 2 down stairs bedrooms, cloakroom, utility room plus a small garden (a rarity in central St Ives).

melanie martin
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About melanie martin

We are a family of 4 who happen to adore St Ives: its beaches, the surfing, the galleries and art and the stimulation of being out in the fresh air, and spending time in any one of the wonderful choice of special beaches.

melanie martin purchased this house in 1991

Why melanie martin chose St Ives area

We fell in love with St Ives and hope you will as well. Admiral Cottage was named after a school for training future 'Admirals' hence its on Academy Terrace. Teh academy was established to learn about all things nautical. The cottage is in the centre of a terrace of 5 cottages and has a lovely view of the harbour and beyond. We bought because of the position, as it says 'location location location' and have enjoyed every stay ever since. Its so restorative that we want you to share our experience.

What makes this house unique

The cottage is light, relaxing and convenient for any activity.

The cottage is equipped with WiFi so great if you need to connect with the outside world and work commitments. It is perfect for any type of holiday, romantic weekends, girlie getaways or just for a few days of peace and quiet.

If you have any questions please send me an email or give me a call.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you so much for letting us use your cottage. We had a fabulous week. We found some excellent places to eat and I would love to return." Heather Bristol.

"St Ives is a wonderful place, especially out of season as it so relaxing. I don’t really want to go back to work." Adrian Bath

"Admiral cottage is an absolute gem- when we weren't out in the town itself I spent all my time gazing out of the lounge window! I absolutely love the Barbara Hepworth museum too!" Mark and Kate, London

"I have stayed in St Ives several times, but this is the best cottage with all that you would expect and more to make the holiday a real home from home, thank you." Kerry Wolverhampton.
Jan 2013
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Saint Ives House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • The bathroom has a large bathtub, modern power shower, washbasin and dual flush toilet. The bathroom is beautifully lit with a roof velux window and a circular window.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 2/6 Notes on bedrooms: There are 3 double bedrooms, 2 on the ground floor are partitioned by bi fold doors which open to show sea views of the harbour and beyond. Each bedroom has stripped pine antique furniture in keeping with the cottage style.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
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
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Our goal is to share our beautiful family bolt hole with other folk. It is a much loved holiday cottage and my children have grown up with this place becoming a large part of their lives and memories. We hope you will feel the same way and fall in love with St Ives just like us. We enjoy the beaches, walks to Zennor and Lelant, visiting the art galleries and generally chilling and enjoying the superb cafes and restaurants. We only allow pets with prior consultation. The cottage sleeps a maximum of 4 adults and 2 children. Outside: At the front of the cottage is a garden which you can enjoy. Also at the rear of the cottage is a courtyard or drying area. Our neighbours have a right of access across the gardens to get to their properties. Utility Room: The utility room is in a separate annex with a washing machine, cube freezer, hot water cylinder and boiler. There is an indoor drying area (when used the window must be left ajar). There are gull proof refuse and recycling bags for Friday's collection. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We let with all beds made up and towels provided. Gas and electric are included in the cost and we have a key safe so you can arrive whenever suits you, and start your holiday straight away. Other: The cottage was bought over 20 years ago for our family, solely on position. We have since renovated the cottage and it is now a hidden gem in the centre of St Ives. It is light has stunning views and is very calming and relaxing.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Admiral : Boutique Garden Cottage with Stunning Sea Views
average rating of 4.888889 based on 10 reviews

A beautiful cottage in an idyllic location

  • 5 of 5

In the centre of St Ives with truly wonderful views of the harbour, Admiral Cottage is a fabulous holiday let. Every detail has been thought of and owner Melanie provided us with a great information folder, all the utensils and equipment you would have at home and even the means to make a very welcome cuppa on arrival. I could have spent days looking at the view from the 1st and 2nd floor windows and tiny garden at the front was a little haven of tranquility. Seconds from wonderful shops and restaurants. I wish it was mine.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great holiday home with beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

Modern, comfortable home with everything you need. Great view over the bay and out to sea, which is a short walk away. Shop less than 5 mins walk, St Ives not far. Would recommend highly!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a review for Birdsong, not Admiral, my mistake ( owner). I know you did also visit into the cottage which is in the centre of St Ives and made the same comment about stunning views and a great location. We bought the cottage over 26 years ago and Birdsong followed 10 years later when our family grew in size. Melanie
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Beautiful cottage,gorgeous views,peaceful position

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week at this beautiful ,homely cottage. Peaceful position but only minutes walking to the main amenities of St Ives.

As for the view..... Absolutely stunning! We woke every morning,amazed by it.

Plenty of lovely restaurants nearby, we liked the Seafood Cafe and can recommend the coffees at the Cafe Pasta, especially enjoyed sitting on the bench outside,looking at the harbour. Beautiful beaches,great for just a swim or for bodyboarding. Minack theatre is beautiful and worth a visit.

We will definitely return to Admirel Cottage, on our own and with family ,it's ideal for both.

Missing it already 😊

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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lovely harbour view

  • 4 of 5

We all loved Admiral Cottage. It is completely central and yet perfectly tucked away and very quiet at night. The view over rooftops to the harbour is gorgeous and means you never feel cut off from the sea. It's well and stylishly furnished. We all liked getting back there after a day on the beach and it really felt like home. The only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is the access by steep steps which is fine for most people but a bit of a challenge with a buggy. We wished we'd booked two weeks instead of one.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments, and we'd love to have you back!
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Good for a short break

  • 5 of 5

I've been to St Ives a few times. This place really shines if you've got kids or you just want to be very central. It's hidden just off the Main Street so has a bit of seclusion but really easy to get everywhere.

Property was clean and well maintained. Didn't really have much contact with the owner but they seemed nice. There is a good restaurant called the seafarer just below the steps leading to this house. I would really recommend that too.

All in all would definitely recommend. One of the best places I've stayed in St Ives.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, our location and views are why we bought it 25 years ago. It is just off Fore Street but tucked away, so is very central but a little oasis from the business of the main road and harbour. I hope you return to us soon.
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Winter Break

  • 5 of 5

We came down to St Ives for a relaxing winter break. Admiral Cottage ticked all the boxes for us - right in the middle of the town with easy access to shops and restaurants but tucked away and really quiet in February. We parked in a long-stay car park a few minutes walk up the hill, which involved a long flight of steps - it was fine on arrival, but it would have been better to pack smaller loads than one big suitcase, for the return journey.

The cold winds made us very glad of the central heating which kept the cottage cosy, and being able to watch over the sunlit harbour with a hot drink and knees against the radiator was the best way to warm up after a bracing walk! The cottage is very well equipped and comfortable, and feels light and airy.

St Ives had plenty going on even in February; we looked round many art galleries, including the Tate, and there was a big choice of restaurants. We found the perfect place to eat every night at the bottom of the steps, in Fore Street - the Seafood Cafe - and a few paces away from it the Allotment Deli provided us with fresh bread, fruit and delicious cakes. There were lots of fashion and jewelry shops, two childrenswear shops and a great little bookshop, with a Coop about 10 minutes walk for general groceries. In all, St Ives and Admiral Cottage made a great winter break for us.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
0.2 Kilometres
St Ives
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.01 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

St Ives is famous for its quality of light which produced a world class art movement. Its blue flag beaches, Porthmeor renowned for surfing, Porthminster renowned for swimming, the harbour for fishing and sunbathing, Porthgwidden for young families. The wonderful cafe culture and excellent food, and the whole ambiance of this quaint pretty Cornish town.


In less than 1 minute you can walk from the cottage to the sea side.


Newquay airport is 40 minutes drive from St Ives.

There are several good train routes to Penzance or St Erth the latter being 10 minutes drive from the town the former being 10 minutes.

A30 road links with the M5 at Exeter.


We are at the centre, in the heart of St Ives, so all you need to have a restful, relaxing holiday is at hand.

Parking is nearby in public car parks, Barnoon is the nearest long stay, there are also short stay car parks nearby. Or you may be able to find on street parking, ask me for other options.

Further Details:

As the cottage is central in St Ives, it is only a short walk to the shops, cafes or supermarket.

The cottage sleeps a maximum of 6, 2 - 4 adults and children.

The cottage may not be suitable for certain folk, as the approach is up steps.

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Rates & Availability

Saint Ives House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 14 2017 - Jul 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
October half term
Oct 21 2017 - Nov 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Guy Fawkes
Nov 4 2017 - Nov 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 12 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/ New year
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
Feb 10 2018 - Feb 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
Feb 24 2018 - Mar 22 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mar 23 2018 - Apr 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 15 2018 - May 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
May day
May 5 2018 - May 11 2018
3 night minimum stay
May 12 2018 - May 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
May 26 2018 - Jun 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
Flaming June
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
School's Out
Jul 14 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
September Festival
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $258.72

Booking Notes:
We ask for a third non refundable deposit and the rest 30 days prior to the holiday start. We also take a damage deposit returned once the house has been cleaned.

Changeover Day:
Our changeover day is Friday.
Lets run from Friday 3pm until the following Friday at 10am.

Notes on prices:
Please contact us to discuss your individual requirements.

Pets may be accommodated with prior arrangements and a small charge is made.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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