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Amazing location and views - close to the beach, spacious home with parking

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Saint Ives House Rental Photos and Description

Spacious House in St. Ives, Cornwall - Peaceful Location, Parking For 3 Cars, 2 Mins Walk To Beach

"We watched dolphins from the lounge!" - Guests from 2015.

St Ives is the perfect place for family holidays. Sleeping 7, Velnoweth is a wonderfully presented and spacious home with amazing panoramic sea views, just a few minutes walk from Porthmeor beach. With reverse level accommodation, each room at the front of the house has excellent sea views with the most enviable saved for the sitting room floor to ceiling panoramic view across to Godrevy Lighthouse. Take in the beauty of Mans Head, Porthmeor beach and The Island from the comfort of your sofa yet be within a stone throw of the surf, magnificent coastal paths and the cobbled streets of St. Ives offering an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and pubs. Free WiFi, towels provided, travel cot and high chair, parking for 3 cars.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Joanne Brigly
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german
Calendar last updated:
November 7, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our second family holiday at Velnoweth! A lovely family home with great facilities and amazing views! Hopefully we'll be back!
May 2015
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4.7/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Amazing location and views - close to the beach, spacious home with parking
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 8 reviews

Wonderful family holiday home, best location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in St Ives for a number of years for family holidays and this home is without a doubt one of the best we have experienced.

We are a family of five and stayed in the first week of June 2016 - with my mum and her partner and our two and a half year old son. Firstly, the area is superb and not one we have been in before. The walk down to the surfer beach is so quick through the side footpath, down hill on the way and a bit of a climb coming home! The house is in a wonderfully quiet residential area and the peace and quiet was fantastic. The road is mainly occupied by local residents and they were all so friendly. There is a great little corner shop located five minute walk away too so great for the morning papers and fresh bread for picnics.

We loved the upside down aspect to the house, with bedrooms and kitchen on the ground floor - plenty of space. One of the two front bedrooms (doubles) has great views of the sea. The bedrooms were spacious, comfortable with lots of hanging and drawer space.

I'm not sure we have ever stayed in a holiday home that has such a well equipped kitchen! It really felt like a home from home - with so much light pouring in. The dining room doors were brilliant for opening up the garden for an outside in effect - letting the breeze in while we all ate.

We loved the garden area, complete with outside shower. We did of course keep an eye on our toddler because there are some steps up to the main garden. A huge bonus for us was the washing machine (with a great quick wash) and the washing line - our clothes line dried in just hours in the St Ives air! Another reason we felt at home - and you can imagine the feeling of driving home as a family with so little washing!

If you are looking for the perfect sitting room to relax in on holiday then this house is the one - the view is simply stunning and the photos don't do it justice - the view of the sea and the beach is fantastic! The sofas are very comfortable and there are effectively two sitting areas, one near the TV and then one in the bay window overlooking the sea. We loved our morning coffee up in the window sitting area and then watching the sun set. It was so peaceful. There is a great toilet and shower room on the upper floor and a single bedroom.

Lastly, you couldn't hope for a more friendly home owner, Jo went out of her way to make us feel welcome and give us a holiday to treasure. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The perfect place for a happy family holiday

  • 4 of 5

Every summer, we rent a house that's big and comfortable enough for my wife and I and our two grown-up girls (who live in London) and their partners (if available) and our son (who is still with us) and his girlfriend to stay as and when they can. Usually, not everyone can make it all week, but it needs to be big just in case. Two bathrooms, a washing machine and home comforts are a must. so is a good kitchen/dining area, as this is often the social hub.

We have been to some great places over the years and Velnoweth is right up there among the very best. For us, it was perfect. It is roomy, sleeps seven comfortably, has a beautiful and very well-equipped kitchen, and a floor-to-ceiling triangular window that lets in the unique St Ives light and give you great views over Porthmeor beach and the sea. It's perfect for social, family meals with a big, well-lit dining area next to the kitchen and siding doors that open out onto a patio that's also a sun-trap for much of the day. There's a good BBQ too, so it's perfect - rain or shine. For us, the sun shone almost the whole week, so we ate outdoors or with the windows wide open. The bedrooms and beds are comfortable and the housekeeper left us plenty of towels. There's a good washing machine and clothes dry fast in Cornwall, so you can afford to travel light. It was spotlessly clean and with two showers/bathrooms/toilets, there was no scrambling around in the mornings. The WiFI access is fine, - you just need to reboot the router now and then, which is no bother really. You are on holiday after all. You can plug your iPhone into speakers in all rooms and play CDs in the dining/kitchen area.

The location is great. It's away from the crowds, yet five minutes from a brilliant surfing beach; you MUST go body boarding at least once. Another must is the coastal path down to Zennor and Treen, The Tinner's Arms at Zennor and the church are worth the walk. If you want a slightly easier but very beautiful walk, drive to one of these places and walk between them. Local taxis are reliable and affordable and if you have two cars, you can ferry yourselves.

There is space for at least three cars outside but the London-based members of our party made it by train easily enough.

We had a truly memorable holiday at Velnoweth and will always remember it with genuine affection. At the end of the day, having quality time with your family and happy memories that will be with you always is what it is all about.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant home from home

  • 5 of 5

We had a brilliant week here at Velnoweth. Beautiful, well equipped, well maintained, clean and fresh. Amazing views from huge upstairs lounge. Beds were very comfortable. Quiet location within a few minutes walk of the beach at Porthmeor and the centre of the town. 15 minute quick wash on washing machine was a real boon. Plenty of games , videos, books etc for wet days. A real family home from home. Thanks Jo and family.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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The house has amazing views over the famous Porthmeor Beach, which is a very short walk away. All of St Ives' beaches are within walking distance.


Private car parking for 3 cars is provided at the house, which is great asset in St Ives.


The centre of St Ives is a 5 minute walk. The house overlooks the Tate Gallery, which is a 5 minute walk away.


Rates & Availability

Saint Ives House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 20 , 2016
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 29 2016
4 night minimum stay
New Year 2016
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Jan
Jan 6 2017 - Jan 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Jan bargain
Jan 21 2017 - Jan 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Feb
Jan 28 2017 - Feb 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Half Term
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 March
Feb 26 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Easter and early May
Apr 8 2017 - May 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 May short breaks
May 7 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 June short breaks
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 June - late
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 July start
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
20% deposit. Balance due at 8 weeks of start date.

Changeover Day:
Flexible outside of summer months, to accommodate long weekends. For example you could arrive late on Thursday or enjoy a lazy Monday before departure. Peak weeks are Saturday changeover.

Notes on prices:
Pricing varies and is flexible to accommodate smaller groups or couples, and for long weekends, etc. Please contact us to discuss how we can help with your requirements.

20% deposit. Balance due at 8 weeks of start date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Saint Ives House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Bathroom: ground floor; bath with shower over, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail. Shower room: first floor; shower, WC, wash handbasin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: sea views, king bed, ground floor, iPod dock, hair dryer, travel cot. Bedroom: 2: sea views, grnd floor, double, iPod dock, hairdryer. Bedroom 3: grnd floor; single Alice bed plus single rollaway bed. Bedroom 4: single, 1st floor, iPod dock.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Notes on accommodation: Free WiFi, towels provided, travel cot and high chair, parking for 3 cars. Outside: Patio with garden dining furniture to seat 8, small grassed area, gravelled terrace with sun loungers, separate gravelled area with bistro table and 2 chairs, outside cold shower and wetsuit hanging space, barbecue and firepit, stocked log store, rotary clothes line. Utility Room: Bosch washing machine, hanging space. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, linen, tea towels included. Cleaning at the end of your stay is included. Other: Dining room: accessed via one step up from kitchen, dining table with 8 chairs, 42inch Sony flatscreen TV, Sony stereo with DAB radio, iPod dock, MP3 connection and CD player, high chair, trifold doors opening onto patio and garden.

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