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Beautifully restored Cornish cottage with sea views from all rooms

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

St Ives - Peaceful location within a mile of the lively seaside town of St Ives

A beautifully restored period Cornish cottage in the hamlet of Trowan, just a stone’s throw from the popular sea side town of St Ives. Set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and surrounded by ancient farm land, tin mines and spectacular cliff top views of the sea, Trowan is an oasis of calm. Enjoy the best of both worlds with the lively town and beaches of St Ives just a mile away or opt for lazy days in the extensive sea facing garden and patio.

Ideally situated for walkers with easy access to the coast path and a variety of other public footpaths from the front door that take you into St Ives or across to the delightful village of Zennor and the perennially popular Tinners Arms.

The cottage sleeps up to four people in two double bedrooms, both with views across the meadows to the sea. Downstairs is open plan for easy living. Slate floors, a fully equipped kitchen, large dining table and a comfortable lounge area with wood burner for cosy winter nights mean that you can self cater comfortably and in style.

The hamlet is situated at the end of a farm lane and has parking for 2 cars.

More Details

Simon and Michele Hopes
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018


Saint Ives Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Modern bathroom with heated towel rail
  • Modern, spacious bathroom with electric shower and bath, heated towel rail and WC.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , King size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , King size bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 4 adults in 2 large double bedrooms Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size double bed and sea views, wardrobe, chest of drawers and under bed storage. Bedroom 2 with king size double bed and sea views, luggage platform and hangers and chest of drawers.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • 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
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Outside: A large, well tended garden that is surrounded by low retaining wall that are stocked with coastal plants. The rear garden has sea views over the meadows to the sea and has a large lawned area for relaxation. There are two sun loungers with cushions for your use. A patio area sits directly outside the rear door and has BBQ, picnic table and garden bench to make outside dining hassle free. There is a washing line for hanging wetsuits and laundry. The garden is mowed twice a month to ensure the area is well maintained. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed line and towels included. The property is cleaned for arrival and there is the option of refreshing laundry weekly for those staying for more than a week. Please bring beach towels as these are not provided. Other: Dining area has a good sized oak dining table and chairs for 4 with two folding chairs for guests supplied. Tableware for more formal occasions in the country dresser that has a stock of local information, books and reference guides.


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Beautifully restored Cornish cottage with sea views from all rooms
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Perfect combination of old & new

  • 5 of 5

This cottage has the perfect combination of old world charm but with modern style and facilities. Everything works and there is mobile signal! What a joy! The property was easy to find and although secluded was not too far from the main road. The small collection of houses and cottages is delightful and really well renovated and beautifully kept. Making this an ideal location for getting to St Ives and other places but also for getting out onto fields with the dog and down to the coastal path. The view from the cottage is superb! Parking and access for unloading luggage is excellent (poor parking facilities one of my pet hates!). Thanks to Mel for leaving the cottage warm and welcoming with the provisions. The wine and chocolate cake were very well received after a long journey. Would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone wanting to stay in this area of Cornwall.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very good and enjoyable stay.

  • 4 of 5

Property and facilities were great. Only comments to improve would be nice to have a microwave provided.

Also the lane was tricky to manage without scratching the car so not ideal bushes need an extra cut back.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for positive review. We will think about microwave but have resisted in past as we don't use them personally and felt it would take up unnecessary space despite it offering convenience.
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Beautiful cottage with superb facilities and the highest of standards

  • 5 of 5

We stayed from May 21-28 2017 and had a wonderful time in this excellent property. Simon the owner went out of his way to accommodate our requests before we arrived which was most appreciated.

The facilities at Rosewall are top class and you are left wanting for nothing with excellent internet, a fully stocked kitchen with high quality cooking utensils, high quality bed linen and towels and quality furnishings throughout.

However it's the little things like a bag of kindling and full case of DVDs and books that make a difference in Rosewall and make it feel that you are staying in a friends house (that is a friend with excellent taste!) rather than an average rental accommodation.

We rented a car and that is probably a good idea for exploring further afield (Minack, Lands End and Sennen are only 35 mins by car) however taxis into St Ives are only £6 and the walk-in/taxi back option is best for a night out if you don't have a car

All in all an excellent holiday stay, could not recommend highly enough. Superb quality and hosts

Barry and Charlotte

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Glad you enjoyed the cottage as much as we do. Come again! Simon and Michele
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Couldn't ask for more

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on Sunday the 21st of May and were greeted by a lovely welcome pack of tea, coffee, biscuits and milk etc. A small gesture but greatly appreciated especially as we didn't arrive until 10 pm on a Sunday and local shops were closed it was lovely to have a cup of tea. We had asked the owners before arriving if the bedding was feather down (I have an allergy) they told us that it was but had kindly made arrangements for the bedding to be switched to a non down kind. As this was an unusual request I wasn't sure if this could/would be done but was pleasantly surprised when we arrived and found a note letting us know which room the new bedding was in. The cottage contains everything needed including small items such as salt, pepper, clingfilm, tin foil and maps to local tourist spots etc. The house felt like a friends house rather than a holiday let as there were beautiful ornaments and locally made pottery on display. St. Ives is roughly a 15 minute walk via the main road so the cottage is conveniently located but is in a rural setting so is very peaceful. You can see that great care had be taken to ensure that guests had all that they needed and we will stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to write and great to hear you liked the cottage. Delighted to help with the duvet. Please come and stay again! Simon and Michele
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Fantastic quiet location to get away from it all but to also have access to St Ives and locality.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was ideal for our family week - 2 adults, 2 teenage daughters and small dog. The garden is beautifully laid out and ideal for the dog as it is enclosed.

The facilities are first class and very comfortable.

You do need a car but you also have access to the coastal path that allows access to Zennor in one way and to St Ives the other.

The neighbours were fantastic and very helpful with local knowledge.

We would definitely visit again.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property, that is equaled by setting and views.

  • 5 of 5

Accurate listing, clean and very well maintained. I would highly recommend this property to other site users, as well as friends and relatives.

My wife, our two year old son and I enjoyed our 7 day stay. 3 days at the beach, a day at the Eden Project, a day at a jousting display at Pendennis Castle and a trip to Lands End filled our week easily, though we wouldn't return to the Eden Project. Local restaurants were excellent, we ate at HUB, Peppers Italian, Harry's Cali Style mexican in Hayle as well as preparing several evening meals at the cottage as our two year old settled down for bed after busy days.

An excellent holiday - we've already talked about returning to St Ives and booking the same property again.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
41 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
St Ives
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Penzance Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
West Cornwall
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
St Ives Branch Line
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
St Ives
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Porthmeor Beach, St Ives
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The cottage is ideally situated for keen walkers - there are footpaths that run directly from the property and connect to the South West Coast Path. The coastal walk from the property to Zennor is a great walk that is challenging but rewarded by a visit to the Tinners Arms before an easier stroll through ancient farmland and burial paths back to Trowan.

The walk to St Ives is about 30 minutes across the fields or via the farm lane. The slightly longer walk along the coast path into town via Clodgy Point is spectacular and recommended for sunny days. Look out for seabirds, dolphins and seals before walking into town via Porthmeor Beach.

For surfers, Porthmeor beach in St Ives is the nearest beach, Hayle and Godrevy are a 20 minute drive away and the gently shelving beaches are great for children and beginners. There are a myriad of options along the coast road, including Sennen which has consistently good surf..


Nearest beaches are in St Ives - 30 minutes walk or 5 minutes by car. Porthmeor is a very popular surf beach with surf schools, beach side bars and restaurants. The smaller, child friendly beach of Porthgwiddan is next along followed by dog friendly Bamamuz (low tide only). The harbour is a hive of activity with fishing trips, excursions to Seal Island, jet boat rides and self drive boats all on offer. On land, there many lively bars, restaurants and coffee shops together with good independent shopping. Porthminster is a large, child friendly sheltered beach popular with families. Many other beaches are within a short drive.


By air : Newquay airport - 35 miles

By rail : St Erth train station - 5 hours from London Paddington

By car : 4-5 hours from London, 2.45 hours from Bristol, 4 -5 hours from Birmingham


St Ives centre - 1 mile

Beaches - 1 mile


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $347.32
Pet Fee $41.68

Full inventory and replacement prices available on request.

Car recommended to discover the local area although St Ives can be easily reached on foot and there is an extensive taxi service. Fares are between £6- £8 on average from St Ives to the cottage. A bus service that serves the local area.
The rail service from St Erth to St Ives is frequent in summer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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