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Centrally located and spacious, with a private garden and secure parking

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,539 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful And Comfortable House Benefiting From Private Garden And Parking

Porth House is a beautiful and comfortable holiday home for groups of up to seven and equally suited to smaller groups and couples who want just that little bit more space. A double fronted period property, which has been completely refurbished but retaining many original features, including stained glass windows and original shutters. It offers sea views, a private south facing courtyard garden, a large open plan kitchen, 4 bedrooms and secure garage parking. Located between a five to ten minute walk from the house to either the Tate Gallery, Barbara Hepworth museum, award winning Porthmeor and Porthminster beaches, surf school, the Harbour or St Ives’ many restaurants, shops and galleries.

This is a beautiful bright town house equally ideal for couples or groups. With so many original features and carefully chosen art it really is a lovely house to spend time in. It is perfect to use as a base to explore St Ives due to its central location so you won't need to use your car. However parking can be difficult in St Ives in peak holiday season, and if you do want to explore the surrounding area its very useful that we have parking on site. This secure garage has direct access into the kitchen and a useful after beach shower for surfers (or even swimmers).

The large open plan kitchen has been designed with sociable holidays in mind with a breakfast bar with barstools and a table overlooking the garden seating up to 8. It has an adjoining seating area with beautiful afternoon light. Off the kitchen is a useful utility room with a loo and plenty of storage for beach and surf equipment.

There is a large living room with TV/DVD for those who want to escape somewhere quieter, with plenty of books and games. This room over looks the garden.

There are 4 beautifully appointed and comfortable bedrooms. All have plenty of storage and thoughtful lighting.

Bedroom 1: kingsize bed and ensuite shower room.

Bedroom 2: Kingsize bed

Bedroom 3: 2x single beds

Bedroom 1x single bed.

All the beds have comfortable mattresses with high quality bedding.

The family bathroom has a large bath and rain head shower, sink, loo and a supply of fluffy towels.

Unusually for St Ives we also have a secure and private paved garden which is south facing and a real sun trap. It has mature trees and its own 'beach hut' which children particularly enjoy.

We have excellent wifi connection.

Bookings are on a Friday to Friday basis with some flexibility out of peak season. Please use the enquiry button to contact Alison if you want to discuss your holiday in more detail. Arrival time is from 4pm onwards. Departure before 10am.

More Details

Alison Still
Member since: 2013
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:
April 13, 2018

About Alison Still

I'm a designer so the combination of beautiful beaches and the arts heritage of St Ives makes this an inspiring place to be. We have been holidaying in St Ives for many years and had some fantastic times with our children and friends, plus of course this has given us first hand experience of what we need from a house to have a good time!

Alison Still purchased this house in 2012

Why Alison Still chose St Ives

I was sold on this house before I got through the front door because of the lovely garden. It's so unusual in St Ives to have one but this is private and south facing! The house has a wealth of original features including stained glass windows and wooden shutters, then theres the location to the centre of town and Porthmeor beach AND a garage, I don't think there is a more perfect house.

What makes this house unique

This is a spacious house, particularly benefiting from the open plan kitchen to gather in. Its close proximity to town, beaches, shops, galleries and restaurants means its ideal for everyone to do things together or separately. And of course having the car on hand means you can explore the surrounding area without worrying about losing that Barnoon car parking space!

Guestbook comments from the owner

'A wonderful house, so beautifully thought through. Highlights include the sunset on Porthmeor beach, kids playing 'til dark....Think we'll definitely be back'

From the Guest Book

August 2013

'A delightful stay - wonderful weather, beautiful house.'

From the Guest Book

August 2013
Jul 2013
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St Ives House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1539 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • The main bathroom has bath with over head 'rain' shower, sink and wc. Finished in traditional panelling. The ensuite to bedroom 1 has a large shower, sink and wc. 1x fluffy bath towel per guest supplied plus 1x hand towel per sink (x4). The twin room has a very useful sink and vanity area which is hidden away in its own cupboard. There is a further wc in the utility room on ground level and an outside shower in the garage for after beach showering.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 7 + infant (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All have original painted floorboards with plenty of storage and thoughtful lighting. The beds all have high quality mattresses and bedding, ensuring the best possible sleep. Bedroom 1: King size bed, wardrobes, chest of drawers, bedside lights and tables, full length mirror. Ensuite shower room. Large picture window over looking the garden, with town views to the sea. Bedroom 2: King size bed, wardrobes, bedside lights and tables, large picture window and window seat over looking garden, with town views to the sea. Bedroom 3: 2x single beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside lights. Cupboarded sink. Storage for travel cot. Bedroom 4: 1x single bed, chest of drawers, hanging space, bedside light. Large picture window over looking garden, with town views to the sea.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes on accommodation: St Ives is perfect for a car free holiday and parking is limited in the town during peak holiday times. We have garage parking for one car and the nearest public car park is Barnoon, which is a 3 minute walk away. Outside: It is unusual for St Ives' houses to have any outside space, but we have a large secure, paved garden to the front of the house with mature trees and shrubs. It has the extra bonus of being south facing and sunny all day long. There is also a 'beach hut' for extra storage. Utility Room: Along with a washing machine, a loo and sink, its got the all important storage for beach, surf and walking things. This is a warm room contained within the house with plenty of space for drying. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included (excluding beach towels). The linen is changed and property cleaned weekly. Other: The garage is for 1 parallel parked car. Bowling Green Terrace is narrow and the garage has some restriction and measures: L:6m D:2.8m H:1.9m. The largest car we have fitted in is a Rav 4 L:4570 D:1845 H:1660


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Centrally located and spacious, with a private garden and secure parking
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Lovely spacious house

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated and large house.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious and tasteful

  • 5 of 5

I've stopped here last 2 years, four adults 3 kids. There's plenty of room, the kitchen diner has an end space that was perfect for dropping off all our beach gear each day. All the rooms are fairly large. The garage takes a little practise to get in but we parked my wife's Range Rover evoque without problems. I've stopped in many places in st ives but think I've found my preferred spot. Yes the hill up is steep, but I'll take that sacrifice.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and practical

  • 5 of 5

Everything works from decor to location to washing machine...a real pleasure to stay there

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property close to town

  • 5 of 5

The house was spacious well equipped and spotlessly clean - we could have quite happily moved in!

The beaches, pubs and restaurants are all within walking distance, we only wish we could have stayed longer to explore it all - definitely book in advance for the popular restaurants to avoid disappointment.

The garage was an added bonus - as others have said it is tight and requires reverse parallel parking but we got our SUV in no problem. The garden is perfectly formed and ideal for relaxing in on a sunny St Ives day.

Great customer service from Alison, who answered all of our questions promptly. We couldn't recommend this property more - we will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful holiday home, centrally located.

  • 5 of 5

This was a one week visit in September, with quite reasonable weather for the time of the year, which is very often the case in our experience.

Porth House turned out to be one of the finest properties we have stayed at in the St Ives area, in more than 25 years of regular visits, and we would find it difficult to find fault. The house is decorated and maintained to a high standard, and all necessary equipment is supplied, including toys and other items suitable for our 16 month old grandson. A very spacious property with a small suntrap front garden. The parking might be considered a problem, necessitating reverse parallel parking into the 6 metre garage from a narrow back road. However, with strategically placed watchers, I managed this manoeuvre about 8 times with a 4.5 metre long car, and no mishaps. We would not hesitate to return to this property at some time in the future, having enjoyed our stay immensely.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautifully decorated house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated house in a great location with some thoughtful additions which helped to make our holiday even more enjoyable. An easy walk to the fantastic Porthmeor beach and to the centre of St Ives. The shower in the garage was great to clean off the sand following a day at the beach and there is plenty of space for storing all the gear. The courtyard garden is lovely and perfect for a morning coffee or evening drink. I would definitely stay in Porth House again and recommend to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Car: not necessary

Porth House is ideally Iocated for everything St Ives has to offer and you can easily spend a week here without using a car. There are several beaches, all within a six to ten minute walk from the house and each offering a different beach experience. Porthmeor beach is closest to the house and is a 6 minute walk away. This award winning beach is a huge stretch of sand with two excellent cafes supplying fabulous breakfasts and an excellent spot to watch the sun go down. You can also find the surf school here. The Tate gallery can also be found here, over looking Porthmeor. We are also within a 5 minutes walk of the Barbara Hepworth museum, several art galleries, many restaurants, the Harbour and Fore Street which is the main shopping street, Porthminster beach is 10 minutes walk away. This has calm seas and the lovely Porthminster restaurant.

Please contact Alison should you want to discuss your holiday requirements in more detail.

Arrival is from 4pm.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Payment for the house is made via BACs transfer details for which are supplied after booking is confirmed.

Price includes:
Hotel quality linen and towels (please bring your own beach towels)
Garage parking for one car next to the house for the duration of your stay
A welcome pack
Excellent Wifi

Changeover Day:
Friday. Check in 4pm and check out 10.00am

Notes on prices:
These prices are for 7 nights on a Friday to Friday basis.

Porth House is mostly booked on a weekly basis but 3 night breaks are available during February, March, November and December 2015 for a 10% discount of full weekly price for 3+ people and 15% discount for couples.

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.