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Trewartha, Cosy Cornish Cottage a few steps from St Ives beaches and harbour

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Trewartha Cottage in St Ives, Cornwall, England - Sleeps 4 people, ideal location just steps from the town centre and beaches

Trewartha is perfect for a family holiday or a break away for couples, and well behaved dogs are welcome to stay too so they can also enjoy the fantastic walks on the beaches and the coastal paths (and being with you of course!). Most of the attractions in St.Ives such as the harbour, Tate Gallery and the beaches are just a few minutes walk. The kitchen is well equipped for your comfort, although there are so many wonderful restaurants, cafes and pubs in St.Ives you probably won't want to cook. The cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 double (with king size bed) and 1 twin, each with its own washbasin.

Sarah Bennett
Member since: 2014
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 22, 2018

About Sarah Bennett

I used to visit my grandmother in St Ives when I was young, and now I have my own house here! I am married with 4 children and we all love spending time in St.Ives

Sarah Bennett purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Sarah Bennett chose St Ives

St Ives is a magical place and so beautiful. I'm not very keen on the seagulls trying to steal my ice-creams but on sunny days I do love to sit on the rocks near the cottage watching out for the porpoises, dolphins and seals that sometimes pass by.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I stayed here with some gal pals for a relaxing holiday last summer and I'm hoping to stay at this great, traditional cottage again this year. The location is just perfect and the cottage is roomy enough for four and lovely and bright and airy. I was a bit concerned about previous guests having pets because I can be a bit allergic - however, the cottage was clean and smelled fresh and not at all 'doggy'!! St Ives is a wonderful, magical place - and there's little can beat a quiet drink outside The Sloop before dining at one of the many very local restaurants (I particularly like the Mermaid and Blas Burger).
Jan 2014
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St Ives Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom has a bath with shower over, washbasin, wc and heated towel rail. The bathroom is downstairs in the property
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4 (double and twin) Notes on bedrooms: Main bedroom has a 5' king size bed with sprung & memory foam mattress. The second bedroom has 2 single beds. Both rooms have their own washbasin and mirror.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Notes on accommodation: Although we welcome dogs, out of courtesy to other guests, please ensure that you bring their own bedding to sleep on and that they are not allowed on the sofas or beds. The property is heated with electric radiators Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen for the beds is provided, together with a tea towel and bath mat. You will need to bring your own towels, although I can arrange for towel hire if you prefer. Please ask me for details.


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Trewartha, Cosy Cornish Cottage a few steps from St Ives beaches and harbour
average rating of 4.64 based on 26 reviews

A fantastic property right in the heart of St ives

  • 5 of 5

A lovely property very clean and just in the right place for exploring st ives and Cornwall, we were greeted by a lovely hamper left by the owner .

The property has everything you want including washing machine which was helpful in washing dog towels and blankets which got dirty in the wet weather.

The house is nice and warm and cosy and has loads of hot water for a bath or shower

All I can say it was lovely and highly reccomended

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Holiday happy

  • 5 of 5

Cosy but modern everything you could want ,a wonderful location walking distance to all shops beaches pubs and cafes .We wanted for nothing 😎

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nicely set up old fisherman's cottage near the middle of St. Ives - very clean

  • 5 of 5

Visiting Cornwall in December is a great time to go. No crowds.... But be ready for a bit of wind and rain. And sunshine too. You'll get it all! Lots of places still open in December to eat and shop. The locals say that parking is a bit of an issue at peak times. But that's the only down side. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

We found the cottage to be very convenient for both the town and dog walking on the island. It was well equipped and clean and serviceable.

We were less happy with the size and comfort of the double bed. We have never slept on 4ft 6in beds and as my husband is rather large such a small bed is most uncomfortable for us, especially one that was only a mattress on a solid bed frame, not a sprung base. Knowing this we were pleased that a choice of beds was available and I was quite happy to move to one of the single beds however there was no bedding for these two beds which we thought was rather strange. Next time we visit St ives we will look for a property that can assure us of a larger, more comfortable king size or bigger bed with a bathroom on the same floor.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and your positive comments. I am disappointed that you did not mention you wanted to use one of the other beds until now, as there is always spare clean bed linen in the cupboard in case a guest requires it for any reason, so that would have been very easy to resolve at the start of your holiday if you had just told me. We only make up the beds for the number of guests staying as it reduces washing, which helps the environment, but it also means I know fresh linen is put on the beds for each guest on the day of their arrival. I do appreciate your feedback though about standard double beds. I know many cottages in St.Ives don't have enough room for a king size bed but Trewartha has very spacious bedrooms, so I will definitely look into changing the bed to help ensure my guests have a great stay. Best regards Sarah
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fantastic property In an ideal location to explore beautiful st ives

  • 5 of 5

The cottage exceeded all are expectations in every way. The cottage itself had everything we needed especially the very comfy was a 4 minute walk to 4 of st Ives 5 beaches with 5th portMinster being a twenty minute walk were you can catch the train on a short trip to Penzance. St Ives has everything you need without having to venture far from lively bars restaurants to winding streets full of quaint shops and bakeries selling the most delicious cakes and pasties. The views around st Ives are breathtaking especially the beaches and the surfing is must even for beginners. It was our 1st time to st Ives and we are already planning our return. Thank-you sarah

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review - I look forward to welcoming you again soon.
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Absolutely beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful definitely will be booking it again

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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There are several beautiful sandy beaches within walking distance of the house. The nearest ones are less than a minute's walk. At Porthwidden and the Harbour beach you can sometimes see seals and dolphins close to the shore. Porthmeor Beach is famous for its excellent surfing and is about 3 minutes walk from the house. Bamaluz Beach is also just round the corner and is the only St Ives beach that allows dogs all year round


It is not essential to have a car in St Ives as there is so much to do locally. There is also an excellent train service running from the top of town, just 15 minutes walk from the cottage, and regular coach trips to a variety of landmarks in the surrounding area. If you bring a car there is parking just 100 yards away in the Island Car Park. The nearest airport is Newquay, which is about 50 minutes drive from St.Ives


Although there are numerous things to see and do in St Ives itself, there are also many attractions within an hour's drive of the cottage. These include the Eden Project, St.Michael's Mount, the Minack Theatre (built into the cliffs), Lands End, Paradise Park (always a favourite of mine!) and The Seal Sanctuary.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $140
Pet Fee $14

Booking Notes:
Payment can be made by bank transfer.

30% of the overall cost is required to secure the booking, the remaining balance is then due 6 weeks prior to start date of holiday.

For bookings that commence in less than six weeks the full balance is payable up front.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is on a Saturday. You can check in any time after 3pm. On the day of departure check out is by 10am. We do offer short breaks out of season, and changeover details for these are flexible. Please ask

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.