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A unique and beautifully designed artist’s cottage full of original and interesting features, with an idyllic, sunny and secluded raised garden. It is situated in a quiet lane close to the Barbara Hepworth and Trewyn gardens, and is only two minutes stroll from the main cobbled streets, restaurants, harbour and sandy beaches.
It has two good sized bedrooms (one with a double bed and one with two singles), and comfortably accommodates four people. Both bedrooms look out over the garden and sea beyond. The cottage has been stylishly renovated with a light and airy open plan feel with plenty of sky lights and different levels giving it a distinctive and original feel. The many features include the unique hand made wood burner and fireplace, ceramic and marble worktops and natural rose coloured slate floor in the kitchen, wooden shutters on the bedroom sash windows and hand-crafted woodwork throughout.
The sunny conservatory / dining room is surrounded by the beautiful raised garden and curved deck full of subtropical plants, flowers and fruit trees. The sunny south facing garden looks down over the harbour. The curved raised deck has a tree growing through it and is a magical place to lie in the hammock under the tree canopy, to have breakfast on a sunny morning, looking out to the sea, or to enjoy alfresco dining at the garden table surrounded by Jasmine, Passion flowers and sub tropical plants.
Garden Cottage is described by so many of our guests as a gem of a cottage and once they have stayed, most of our guests return year after year. It is perfectly situated only a short stroll to the restaurants and beaches and yet the lane is very quiet and peaceful with stunning sea views. The elevated secluded garden is a rare feature to have in St Ives and is tended weekly by the owner who is an artist (and keen gardener)! The owner lives in St Ives and her and her husband lovingly look after it themselves and so guests are assured that it will always be beautifully cared for, cleaned and presented with fresh flowers, milk, biscuits, tea and coffee, and many other essentials and homely touches,
This site was taken over by Expedia a couple of years ago and is now not direct at all as it’s name still suggests. It charges guests an extra fee called a service fee of up to 10% (they are vague about the percentage which varies, and don’t tell the owners they charge this) even though we pay £300 a year to advertise. They also charge you for every credit card transaction and then add vat on top. They then charge the owners a further 3% ontop of the fee they already paid to advertise and don’t pay us until after you arrive even if you booked a year ago. As a result the prices here will be considerably higher than on most of the owners’ own sites. If you would like to deal with me direct as this site was originally designed for, please look up garden cottage stives co uk (put it all together and add in the dots) where you can book, call me for a chat, and not pay any exorbitant fees. Thank you, Rachael