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Spacious Georgian Town House 100m from the sea! Sea Views,Garden,Balcony,WIFI

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House in St Ives, Cornwall, England - Convenient Yet Peaceful Location, in the centre of St Ives town. No steep hills to climb!!

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.


Owner
Claire Vitale
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
Calendar last updated:
March 2, 2017

About Claire Vitale

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

Why Claire Vitale chose St Ives area

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 !

What makes this house 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)

Amenities

Saint Ives House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • family bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    outdoor hot/cold shower - outdoor shower
  • Large,light,family bathroom , white suite. Bath with shower over , WC, bidet, basin, radiator, large window , glass shelving, two mirrors Separate cloakroom with WC, basin, mirror, window
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All four lovely bedrooms are spacious and light. they all have ornate double cast iron beds , wardrobes and chest of drawers, radiators and large windows. No 4 has a wonderful balcony overlooking the harbour and bay with wonderful views
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: 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 taken on such a day ! ) the bus station is just a minutes walk away and the the train station just 3-4 minutes walk.take in the spectacular views on the famous coast path from Porthminster beach Outside: Lovely landscaped south facing garden to the front planted with cornish palms and architectural plants patio area under pergola by front door with table and chairs rear private courtyard with pots architectural plants and glass artwork on walls outside hot/ cold shower out side tap/ belfast sink . Table and chairs retractable clothes line / pegs Rear access porthole door and Covered area for hanging wet costumes to dry Lovely balcony with wonderful sea views with table and tie chairs, palm Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: White towels and 100% cotton linen are supplied and cleaned after each departure Property is cleaned throughout after each departure Other: Painted white throughout with original Jo Downs artwork and numerous mirrors NB..4 Skidden gardens is a period character cottage with Cornish granite walls which characteristically have natural staining due to the granite absorbing salts from the sea air

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Spacious Georgian Town House 100m from the sea! Sea Views,Garden,Balcony,WIFI
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
5

Superb

  • 5 of 5

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)

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Very central, clean & full of charm

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

fantastic in every way

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant location, well laid out accommodation, clean and fresh. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can not recommend it highly enough. Thank you

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous house in great location

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

excellent

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Superb holiday letting in wonderful St Ives

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Map

Coast/Beach:

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!

Travel:

Both Train and bus stations are less than 5 minutes away

Distances:

Right in the centre of St Ives town

Further Details:

Everything is on your doorstep

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Rates & Availability

Saint Ives House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
22-04-17 - 26-05-17
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,726
 
 
27-05-17 - 02-06-17
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,917
 
 
03--06-17 - 30-06-17
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,853
 
 
01-07-17 - 21-07-17
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,109
 
 
22-07-17 - 01-09-17
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,493
 
 
02-09-17 - 29-09-17
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,853
 
 
30-09-17 - 20-10-17
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,521
 
 
21-10-17 - 27-10-17
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,853
 
 
28-10-17 - 15-12-17
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,265
 
 
16-12-17 - 02-01-18
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,493
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,853
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking by email to ourselves
25% deposit on booking, balance to be paid two months before holiday date
By bank transfer or cheque

Changeover Day:
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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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