Beautiful Ground floor cottage apartment, sleeps 3; traffic free lane a few paces from Sea front, Beaches, Shops & Tate
About Judith Hodgkinson
Hi, I'm Judith and I live just outside St Ives I was born near Lancaster. I enjoy the landscapes and life of West Cornwall as well as travelling widely. I have grown up sons and have worked for charities in London, as well as in community learning. . The Cobbles scores highly with guests. It's a beautiful peaceful, simple space, a perfect location too and guests go home refreshed. I can offer flexible start dates and short or long stays, especially in quieter months. It's good to know I'm welcoming people from all sorts of backgrounds and lifestyles and with different interests ,from the UK and around the world, to create their own very special holiday, and to experience Cornwall. I feel lucky to be here and I hope they do too. I think most people who visit St Ives find that it makes their heart sing, one way or another.
Judith Hodgkinson purchased this Apartment in 2013
Why Judith Hodgkinson chose Saint Ives
For the last 9 years I've lived close to St Ives. The Cobbles gives guests a lovely place to stay at the seaside and their own patio. The location always surprises people; like me they love the fact that everything is on the doorstep; sea and sands, shops, cafes, galleries - and yet it is so magically quiet all year round because the lane is lined only with fishermen's cottages, - no shops and traffic free. The Cobbles has its own exclusive parking space available a few minutes walk away for an additional charge which is only a little more than the normal car park charges and takes the stress out of bringing the car. There are steps up and down to the parking space so one driver needs to be averagely mobile.
What makes this Apartment unique
The changing seasons and atmosphere: being so close to the sea is incredibly exciting when the tide is high. I love being out of the front door and on the beach or the coast path in a minute. St Ives is buzzing with people having a great time - today everyone was out sunbathing or sitting at street cafes - it always feels like a happy place. You can just nip back if you forget something or want a break, then off you go again. I particularly enjoy exploring the art galleries. St Ives is rich in art and the Cobbles has some beautiful work on the walls. Shopping is different and exciting here - stress free and surprising. I go to the Tate Gallery of course to the changing exhibitions; and the cafe has brilliant views. I often walk along the stunning coast east or west or ride out further to explore because this is a beautiful part of the world, within easy reach of famous public gardens, museums, pre-historic sites, climbing and walking. There is St Ives School of Painting a few steps away with short courses and guests seem to love it. I've known a few guests produce paintings while staying here. But it's also a delight to sit out on the little patio at the Cobbles or curl up on the sofa with a book and the radio and just enjoy the peace.
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Stayed for 3 nights while attending anniversary celebration at Tate. Very convenient as 5minutes walk away. Parking space provided was just a little further and a real plus. Well equipped and very clean apartment.
We enjoyed our stay in St Ives very much. The apartment met are expectations. The patio is small. The sun is on it early in the morning. The weather was cool so we did not use it. The location is very good!!
Lovely property in a street that leads straight down to the harbour
After a long day travelling I fell in love with this absolutely gorgeous property from the minute I arrived. It was slightly larger than I had expected from the photos and met our every need. We had lovely weather and managed to have breakfast on the little terrace every morning, which for around about an hour at the start of each day caught the sun perfectly, becoming our own little sun trap.
The positive feel of the property was further enhanced by the inclusion of artwork, much of it by local artists which gave an added incentive when visiting the many local galleries.
All in all a great stay and we can't wait to return
Delighted to hear how much you enjoyed staying in the Cobbles and especially happy that it exceeded your expectations. Look forward to your return soon.
Cobbles st ives
From arriving to this beautiful cottage.fresh flowers ,milk and biscuits.the cobbles was very clean tastefully decorated.we were very comfortable here .it was quiet ,and in the centre of st ives.my 6ft 3 husband loved the shower hight too.the bed was comfortable a lovely space to be if you just want to relax .Loved it and will definatly be back .Judith was very helpful on booking and any queries with quick response ❤
Great location, well laid out cosy cottage
The Cobbles is located in a quaint passageway a stone's throw from the harbour. Location is fabulous. Car parking in St Ives is a nightmare but we secured a (charge payable) permit for a car park located at the top of the town. The walk down is lovely, however, the walk back up is very steep. The two roomed fisherman's cottage is lovely, the perfect space for a couple. Great power in the shower. Some tea, coffee, sugar, milk and a local box of biscuits were provided and a nice touch. We had children in the house upstairs which were quite lively at times, however, didn't cause us any problems at bedtime. We had the odd bit of trouble with the lock but found that if you pushed in the key hard then turned it, it locked ok. No telephone signal in the cottage (I'm on O2) but if you go outside, no problems. WiFi available too. Wouldn't hesitate booking again if I was staying in St Ives.
A lovely place in a great location.
The Cobbles is clean, in a fantastic location, has everything you need, is tastefully decorated and is the kind of place we will want to return to.
Only a minute or two on foot to sweeping Porthmeor, the Harbour and Porthgwidden beaches. There are five beautiful clean sandy beaches in St Ives! Surfing is popular at Porthmeor and surf schools available locally. Boats for hire.The Hayle Estuary is bird paradise. It is lovely to walk east along the coast path to reach it or to head west to Zennor and clamber down to hidden coves. South coast delights, eg Marazion/Newlyn/Mousehole can be accessed easily by car/bus/taxi, approx 8 -12 miles.
Newquay airport 40 miles; Exeter airport 100 miles.Trains from London Paddington change at St Erth for direct line to St Ives; frequent connections. Property easy walking distance (10 mins) of train station, bus station;taxis available. Car use not essential for a great holiday in and around St Ives but it's an extra bonus to be able to explore more isolated places in West Penwith. Some free street parking; usual parking is in one of 8 Council car parks, a fixed parking space available with the Cobbles for an extra charge in a long stay car park. Ask the owner.
West Cornwall is a feast for anyone who enjoys wild landscapes. You can try cliff walking, climbing, find prehistoric settlement sites, stunning art and rich art history, enjoy seal/dolphin spotting, festivals, messing about in boats, surfing as well as good fresh food, traditional inns, and relaxing in the beautiful landscape. St Ives is on the north coast; nowhere is far away: from Sennen walk west to Lands End; or to Godrevy (NT)via Hayle to the east. Truro city/Penzance easily accessible.
You can buy almost anything in St Ives. There are many fascinating independent shops for food, clothes and crafts. There is the local Norway foodstore two minutes walk away and a small Co-op store in the town centre. You will have no problem finding a bank. It is bursting with art galleries and artists studios and you'll be amazed at the variety of tempting places to eat. There is also a cinema, jazz club, folk nights, theatre and a good little museum. You can take boat trips from the Quayside and go fishing if you wish. Popular places to visit nearby are Marazion, Penzance 7 miles, (see the Penlee Museum), Mousehole and Newlyn, Zennor (see the Church and the Tinners Arms) and the harbour of Porthleven on the Lizard (call into Breage church on the way to see the medieval wall paintings), and further on Falmouth maritime museum is an interesting excursion. I recommend a small new book about walks in the area 'Walking in Penwith' by David Chapman. There are also beautiful gardens close by - see Tremenheere, and Trengwainton, and Trebah further afield. You could visit the famous Eden Project on your way in or out of Cornwall. Closer to home: try the unmissable Cream Teas at Rosemergy near Bosigran on the north coast road. In among the narrow cobbled streets is St Ives school of painting where you can do some art yourself on one of their short courses. There are many good restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs open throughout the year both in St Ives and in the wider area. For a treat try the Mermaid in St Ives for example or the Taj Mahal in Penzance. The famous St Ives Festival of music and the arts runs from mid September annually for two weeks and makes this a wonderful time to visit. The amazing Tate St Ives gallery has major exhibitions throughout the year as do many other excellent galleries in the town, giving it a unique character and excitement. People love to be in St Ives for famously memorable New Year celebrations as well.