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Victorian house with terraced front garden and stunning views over St Ives Bay

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House in St Ives, Cornwall, England - 4 Bellair Terrace, 4 Bed Victorian House with sea views, WiFi and Aga

Welcome To 4 Bellair Terrace. 4 Bellair Terrace is a South facing Victorian house with a pretty terraced front garden on three levels with a stunning view over the harbour and St Ives bay. It is located in a traffic free area away the hustle and bustle of the town, just above the Barbara Hepworth Museum. The town’s shops, bars and restaurants as well as four beautiful beaches are only a couple of minutes walk away.

The house sleeps 8 and is arranged over 3 floors.

The open plan kitchen/dining/sitting area has French doors opening out onto the terraced garden overlooking the bay. There are sea views from 2 of the bedrooms. We have unlimited WiFi and an Aga cooker so the house is always warm and welcoming.

We have an Aga cooker which is switched on all year round and we have chosen not to have a traditional cooker or microwave. Don’t worry if you haven’t used an Aga before, there is a cookery book in the kitchen which explains how it works. No need to switch it on or turn it up or down. Just lift the lids to use the hobs – the left hand side is hotter than the right. The top oven is for roasting and the bottom oven for simmering.

The lounge area has two sofas, an open fire, TV and DVD player plus stereo with iPod connectivity. French doors open onto the terrace. There is a parasol for the terrace and a low level granite table for floor seated informal dining.

Outside of the back door is a pretty little backyard. It’s a useful place to store surfboards and other beach equipment. There is also an outside shower which is really useful when the kids come off the beach covered in sand.

The first and second floor double bedrooms have stunning views over the bay. floor bedroom has views over the bay.

More Details

Helen Willett
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
July 4, 2017

About Helen Willett

We both worked in London and wanted a bolt hole by the sea for us and our twin daughters. For 10 years we spent all our family holidays in the house. In fact, we loved it so much that we moved to Cornwall and no longer need 4 Bellair Terrace for ourselves.

Helen Willett purchased this house in 2004

Why Helen Willett chose St Ives area

We love this house because relatively few holiday cottages in St Ives have a good sized garden with sea views.

What makes this house unique

St Ives is obviously great in the summer months but we particularly love it out of season.

The St Ives festival usually takes place in the middle two weeks of September. Artists open their studios, everyone in town holds arts events and there is lots of live music in the pubs and bars.

The weather in October is often good and the sea will be very warm - good for surfing.

December in St Ives is very busy. There are lots of unusual shops selling quirky and often hand made products - Christmas shopping is very atmospheric.

On New Years Eve everyone puts on fancy dress and heads into town to celebrate.


Saint Ives House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Ground floor shower room and WC. Outside shower for washing wetsuits and beach kit. First floor bathroom with bath and shower over and large airing cupboard.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Double bedroom (four foot 6 inch bed). Bedroom 2: Double bedroom (four foot 6 inch bed) Bedroom 3: Twin 2ft 6in beds suitable for children or small adults Bedroom 4: Double bedroom (four foot 6 inch bed)
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes on accommodation: St Ives is a wonderful place for children. There are beaches to suit all ages and all the traditional seaside entertainment that you could wish for. However, in places there are steep slopes and steps. Properties with the best views are usually high up and Bellair Terrace is no exception. Whether you access the property from the front or back there are steps to negotiate and you may need help if you have a child in a buggy. We managed for years with twins in a double buggy but you need to be prepared for hard work. There are a number of local companies who will hire high chairs and cots. Outside: Outside of the back door is a pretty little backyard. It’s a useful place to store surfboards and other beach equipment. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and bath towels are included. You will need to bring your own beach towels. Other: Television, DVD player, unlimited high speed broadband, CD player and tuner. Lots of traditional board games and puzzles.


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Special interest holidays:

Venton Vean

A great boutique B&B in Penzance run by our friends Philippa and David

Ocean Water Sports

Watersports from the beach at Carbis Bay. Try the Hawaiian outrigger.

St Ives Surf School

The surf school on Porthmeor Beach

Speed sail UK

Our friend Graham's beach based water sports company

Marine Discovery

Marine Safari trips from Penzance Harbour

Tremenheere Riding Stables

Hacking over the moors and beach rides at Marazion

Explore in Cornwall

High quality guided walks away from the crowds


There is no private parking at the house. The nearest public car park is 5 minutes walk away at Barnoon, just above the Tate gallery.

Further Details:

There are 4 beaches within easy walking distance from the house.


It’s less than a 5 minute walk. This is the surfing beach. It’s the one you see in all the photo’s of St Ives and is over looked by the Tate. There is a nice café/restaurant over looking the beach, together with a beach side kiosk which does surprisingly good food. There are toilets and a beach shop. You can hire surf boards/wet suits etc. There is also a surf school, which is very good. At the far end of the beach is the West Beach Bakery which does great pizzas.


It’s about 7 or 8 minutes walk. It’s a tiny beach in a cove at the tip of the “island”. It’s sheltered and has a safety rope across the entrance to the cove to stop children drifting out to sea! It’s popular with families with small children. It has a very good café/restaurant and also a beach side kiosk.

Town beach;

It’s about 7 or 8 minutes walk. It is very sheltered and good for kids. All the amenities of the harbour and Fore Street are to hand. There are toilets each end of the beach.


It’s a 10-12 minute walk. The beach itself is more gently sloping and sheltered than Porthmeor. It’s good for swimming. The café/restaurant is very good and often gets written about in the press. It gets very busy so booking in advance is nearly always necessary. There are toilets and a couple of beach side cafes.


Rates & Availability

Saint Ives House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 14 (17)
Jul 21 2017 - Sep 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 15(17)
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 16 (17)
Sep 22 2017 - Sep 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
rate 17 (17)
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 18 (17)
Oct 27 2017 - Nov 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 19 (17)
Nov 3 2017 - Dec 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
R1 18
Jan 5 2018 - Feb 8 2018
4 night minimum stay
R 2 18
Feb 9 2018 - Feb 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
R3 18
Feb 16 2018 - Mar 22 2018
4 night minimum stay
R4 18
Mar 23 2018 - Mar 29 2018
4 night minimum stay
R4 18
Mar 30 2018 - Apr 5 2018
4 night minimum stay
R5 18
Apr 6 2018 - Apr 19 2018
4 night minimum stay
R6 18
Apr 20 2018 - May 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
R7 18
May 4 2018 - May 17 2018
7 night minimum stay
R8 18
May 18 2018 - May 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
R9 18
May 25 2018 - Jun 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
R10 18
Jun 29 2018 - Jul 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
R11 18
Jul 6 2018 - Jul 19 2018
7 night minimum stay
R12 18
Jul 20 2018 - Aug 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
R14 18
Sep 7 2018 - Sep 20 2018
7 night minimum stay
R15 18
Sep 21 2018 - Sep 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
R16 18
Sep 28 2018 - Oct 18 2018
7 night minimum stay
R17 18
Oct 19 2018 - Oct 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
R18 18
Oct 26 2018 - Dec 13 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
In order for the house to be cleaned we ask that you vacate the house by 10am. New arrivals will be able to gain access no later than 3pm, earlier most days.

We ask for a 50% deposit and the balance 6 weeks before your stay.

Changeover Day:
During the main summer months and school holidays bookings are from Friday to Friday. Shorter bookings are often available during quieter times and we are happy to discuss flexible arrangements over Christmas, New Year and Easter holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.