|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
No4 Skidden Gardens is a charming Georgian town house built of Cornish granite with lots of character and outside space (a rarity in St Ives!) Recently refurbished it offers light and airy accommodation on three floors. Extremely convenient for the beach and exploring the town and harbour there are 4 spacious double bedrooms, ( one with a large balcony overlooking harbour with fabulous sea views) a large family bathroom, large open plan lounge / dining room, fitted kitchen. WC. Private courtyard from kitchen to rear with outside hot/ cold shower. Lovely south facing garden to the front. WIFI. There are steps down to the front door but rear access to courtyard is on the level making it suitable for the less able. Please read more info in our owners profile.
Happily married with four wonderful children
Live in Shropshire but my heart is in St Ives Cornwall
Spent most summers of my life in St Ives and would rather be there than anywhere
Love ; My Family, St Ives, Paris, property, nature, antique dolls, art and life
And always try to live life to the full
Claire Vitale purchased this house in 2011
I have spent most summers of my life in St Ives and since a child always dreamt of buying a house there. This dream came true in 2011 and I'm never happier than when I'm there.
4 Skidden Gardens is our precious family holiday home. A light and spacious Georgian town house built of Cornish granite located right in the centre of St Ives and only 100 metres from the sea!
We have so many happy memories of our holidays in this wonderful old house in its great location and one day hope to live in it permanently, but until then we would like to share it with you .
St Ives is magical . The light and atmosphere is so special ..like nowhere else , with it's five beautiful white sandy beaches and the sea a stunning azure blue and so clear ..
It is truly unique !
We love the fact that the house is so convenient for everything...in the very heart of St Ives yet located in a quiet row just 100metres from the sea!!
It benefits from having its own lovely south facing garden to the front ( a rarity in St Ives so near to the sea) and an attractive courtyard to the rear with an outside hot/cold shower for use when returning from a good day at the beach. It also has a fabulous balcony with wonderful harbour and sea views.
Westcotts Quay is just 100 metres from our doorstep and the famous Porthminster beach is just around the corner and on the very special days, when the tide reveals even more of St Ives' beautiful white sands, You can walk from here to Smeatons Pier over the harbour beach and to Porthminster without leaving the beach (please see photos)
We have had a wonderful holiday in this very clean and lovely decorated house, there are 4 really comfortable double beds and very good size bedrooms, there is plenty of room for all the family to stay, 8 of us had no problems with only one bathroom as the shower was so easy to use and having a second toilet was a great help , the outside shower was a big bonus when the family came off the beach in their wetsuits , Claire is such a helpful person nothing is to much trouble and she is always available to get hold of by phone, we would recommend this house , and hopefully if the family want to come to St Ives again we would definitely stay here again, Thanks Claire for letting me stay in your house for the week we requested much appreciated Ken and Julie (Gloucestershire)
Firstly, contact with the owner was good. We had several occasions when we needed help and a response was immediate. Also, the accomadation had been vacated early the previous week so we received a message from Claire to say we could take the accomadation as soon as we arrived, this was very thoughtful since we had travelled down from Yorkshire overnight.
On arrival the accomadation was clean and well presented. The property is very traditional and full of charm. Parking for offloading isn't easy but this is to be expected for StIves, the town was never designed to cope with the traffic that comes to visit. Having said that the trade off is a very central location, so hopefully you park up & forget the car for the week. We parked up at the leisure centre car park for the week which cost approx £45 for the week.
The cottage is well equipped & beds are comfortable. My only comment is the bedrooms require thicker curtains, the quality of light in StIves is truely stunning but I didn't appreciate been woken up by it quite so early in the morning.
We had a wonderful holiday, StIves is beautiful and the cottage is just the icing on the cake
Thank you Claire
Brilliant location, well laid out accommodation, clean and fresh. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can not recommend it highly enough. Thank you
We (3 adults and 3 teenagers) very much enjoyed our stay at 4 Skidden gardens. The property was beautiful - immaculate when we arrived with lots of lovely touches and art work. We particularly liked the outside spaces, the layout of rooms worked very well for us and the whole house and particularly the beds were very comfortable. The location was wonderful everything within an easy walk, quiet and
stunning views. We felt very well looked after and would definitely stay again. Leslie Holmes
Greatly situated, well equipped,comfortable and convenient for everything.We had a wonderful time staying at this property,we know St Ives very well and have stayed at a great number of different locations over the years .We will definitely use the property again.
We have recently returned from a wonderful week away, staying in the very lovely 4 Skidden Gardens. 2 x families, 4 adults and 4 children.the property was the perfect size for our party of 8, with the added bonus of us adults being able to enjoy the two beautifully decorated bedrooms on the top floor, and the balcony with sea views.
Our booking was made easy and enjoyable ( Thank you Claire!) and when we arrived, the property was spotlessly clean and welcoming, light and airy and in a great location.
Unloading the cars needs to be swift, so as not to disrupt traffic flow, but as long as you plan for plenty of hands to grab bags and get the cars moved as quickly as possible, it's manageable.
The Outdoor shower was handy when returning from the beach with sandy children!
We adore St Ives, and go every year if we can, and this is a real gem of a house to stay in, great location, and we 're glad we've found it.
Hoping to return again. Many thanks :) x
Only 100 metres from the sea and Westcotts Quay beach and a three minute walk to the famous Porthminster beach
All five wonderful Beaches in St Ives are only a stroll away!
Both Train and bus stations are less than 5 minutes away
Right in the centre of St Ives town
Everything is on your doorstep
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Oct 22 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Booking by email to ourselves
25% deposit on booking, balance to be paid two months before holiday date
By bank transfer or cheque
Preferred changeover day ; Saturday
But can be flexible . Please enquire
Departure by 11am
Arrival not before 3pm
Notes on prices:
A fully refundable damage deposit of £100 is required