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 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.
We don’t have our own parking space. The nearest car park is about a 5 minute walk away. It’s Barnoon Car Park which is above the Tate gallery on Porthmeor Beach. Access to our house is down two alleyways on foot so you might want to bear that in mind when packing. The terrace behind Bellair Terrace is Bowling Green. It is possible to drive into Bowling Green in a small car to drop off bags a bit closer to our house. We don’t advise that you try this in a large car as it is very tight and granite walls are unforgiving.
Cornwall Council has some useful information on parking. You can pay for most Cornwall Council car parks using the “JustPark”app which avoids the need to have large amounts of change.