www.gardencottagestives.co.uk Cottage address: 1 Mount Pleasant, St.Ives, Cornwall TR26 1JW
The cottage has been stylishly renovated with a light and airy open plan feel with many sky lights and different levels giving it a distinctive and original feel. The many hand made features include the unusual woodburner and fireplace, hand-made tiled worktops and natural rose coloured slate floor in the kitchen, wooden shutters on the bedroom windows and hand-crafted woodwork throughout.
There is a pretty slate-roofed shed in the garden for storing beach gear, surfboards etc. Some beach items, an outdoor table, chairs, a hammock and BBQ are provided.
The Cottage contains a washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, TV, DVD with CD player and radio, a selection of DVD’s and books, and a hairdryer. There is also a travel cot and a baby bath if requested. Tea, coffee, milk, biscuits, rest flowers and details of where to park will be at the Cottage when you arrive.
Gas and electricity are included in the rental.
Duvets and pillows are provided for all beds, however guests are required to bring their own bed linen and towels. There is the option to book Bed linen if requested on the booking form though at £12 per person.
Bookings are from Friday to Friday (except in winter) in order to avoid the long traffic queues coming into Cornwall on a Saturday.
The cottage can be occupied from 3pm on day of arrival and must be vacated by 10am on day of departure.
We do not allow pets or smoking within the property.
There is no parking directly at the cottage as with most accommodation in the heart of St. Ives, but you can pull directly up to the door to unload. Barnoon carpark is a couple of minutes walk away and residential free parking at the top of the road and beyond where available.
Weekly tickets are available and valid for all of the long stay car parks in St.Ives and the whole of Penwith peninsular from Cornwall Council website at approx. £35 per week.
We had a really lovely week in this exquisite little gem of a cottage. We loved the super garden with views of the sea. Very cosy and well equipped ... we really appreciated all the art, the decor, and the simplicity of the cottage, a lot of thought has gone into it all. Many thanks for the biscuits, milk and flowers - also slept extremely well in the very comfortable double bed, with super light duvet. Many thanks for a lovely holiday, the cottage is a delight to come back to.
May 2013 - Alison and Peter Taylor (Sheffield)
Another lovely holiday in our second home (at least it feels like it as we have stayed once or twice a year for seven years)! Really love your cottage and St.Ives - I can't think of a better place to spend my birthday - lots of love and thanks, til next time.
November 2012 - Charlotte, Tim, Ola & Russ (Exeter)
What a fantastic place! It's been a wet & windy weekend but we have really enjoyed relaxing, eating & drinking in this wonderful cottage. This is a fantastic find & we would love to come back again!
November 2012 - Sam, Simon, Ben & Charlie (Exmouth, Devon)
Had a wonderful stay - the weather has been fantastic - sunny and sitting on the beach in November, Lovely garden too!
October 2012 - Jaqui and Holly (Devon)
Wonderful stay, thank you so much! The cottage is a delight, only sorry we weren't here longer.
September 2012 - Adrian, Ruth, Poppy & Eidy (Leeds)
Writing this the day we go home and reflecting on a fortnight holiday that has flown by. This is the fourth year on the trot we have been to St.Ives, but our first at Garden Cottage ... but not our last. We've loved every minute here. The garden has been fantastic - a little oasis for us to play in, have breakfast in & BBQ in. Thanks again Rachael, it's been a fab break in a wonderful place!
August 2012 - Russell, Carla & John (Bristol) and Tracy (Toronto)
We're here for the fith year running and when we arrive we feel right at home straight away! As always we enjoyed staying in this gorgeous cottage with it's beautiful garden and views towards the harbour, and we love St.Ives so much we feel very little need to go further afield ... see you next time!
July 2012 - India, Ben, Rob & Vicki Miller (Birmingham)
We've had a brilliant week in your lovely cottage (and your pictures are also fantastic Rachael)! ...The location here is perfect. Wish we didn't have to go home! Thanks so much.
June 2012 - The Jones family (Staffordshire)
We love this cottage and couldn't think of a better place to stay in St.Ives. This is a great place to leave the car behind as there are many walks that can be taken from the back door. Many thanks.
May 2012 - Joanne & Scott (Lancashire)
What a beautiful palce this is! The cottage is absolutely wonderful. There are no words to describe how beautiful it actually is. Every little detail is perfect! This was our first trip to St.Ives and is the start of many more. We will definitely be returning to the cottage and will recommend it to everyone! So close to everything but so peaceful! The cottage made it a holiday we won't forget.
May 2012 - Matthew and Jesssica (Lancashire)
When we arrived at the cottage we just could not believe how beautiful it is. Such an amazing place. It has everything you need & more for a lovely break in St.Ives. We've enjoyed meals in the conservatory and cups of tea in the lovely garden. It is truly picturesque. Thank you for providing such a beautiful place! Would love to come and stay again.
April 2012 - Maurice & Christine (Staffordshire)
What a delightful cottage! I just love the "Shabby Chic" touches, and the well equipped kitchen was much appreciated. it has been a most relaxing holiday, very quiet very pretty garden too. We have thoroughly enjoyed being here, we go home restored.
April 2012 - Lyn & Alice (Sheffield)
A beautiful cottage in an excellent location - so close to the hustle and bustle of St. Ives but perfectly peaceful. The garden is superb.
October 2011 – Jane and Jon (Swindon), Jose (Bristol)
Thank you for a wonderful relaxing stay in your lovely cottage – we loved all your paintings Rachael and thought the cottage was beautifully presented. We’ve enjoyed the lovely sea views and think St. Ives is a special place. We can’t wait to visit again!
August 2011 – Tony, Kirsten, Amalie and Louis
What a little gem of a cottage! First time to St. Ives, but won’t be our last. From the vase of flowers (from the beautiful garden?) To the very clean and well-appointed home, Rachael and Christian have made us feel very welcome.
August 2011 – Russel, Carla and John (Bristol) and Tracy (Toronto)
Fourth year running visiting this wonderful cottage, and already booked for next year!
June 2011 – Noel and Chrissie Bennett
I stumbled across your website quite by accident Rachael but I’m so glad I did. We have had a wonderful fortnight staying in Garden Cottage – thank you so much for all your help too Christian. Your cottage and garden are lovely and we have been very much at home here. We came stressed but we will be going home refreshed and inspired!! We have been so fortunate to have enjoyed two weeks of mostly fabulous summer weather. We hope to return and will definitely recommend Garden Cottage to friends. Thank you.
April 2011 – Stefanie and Igor
A lovely cottage which has been decorated with an eye to detail, in fact the best holiday cottage that we have ever been to in England. We had the most relaxing time and enjoyed a full week of sunshine. It was our last holiday in the UK in a long time because we are relocating back to Germany this summer after six years in London, so we appreciate this stay even more. Much love and many thanks.
April 2011 – Liz, Chris and Josh Hand
Rachael and family, we have had a lovely time and have appreciated your cottage in every possible way. Thank you!
March 2011 – Alex and Tricia Moss
We had a fantastic time in this lovely house. Made to feel extremely welcome, so many thanks for all the goodies! Love St.Ives, and this is the perfect place to explore from.
December 2010 – Kate and Phil
We have had the most wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage and feel very sad to be leaving St.Ives. We hope to return in the summer and if we are lucky stay in this cottage again. Happy New Year!
November 2010 – Louise and Richard.
Thank you for creating such an amazing, interesting and curly, wavey space, a very magical place, to put a smile upon the face. We came here to step out of the world and focus on our recent engagement. I can report there is no finer place to be in love, because so much love has gone into creating this wonderful cottage. Hope to return again soon.
October 2010 – Olivia, Paul, Benji and Annabelle
Third year running and Garden Cottage doesn’t lose it’s charm! As ever we have felt happy, relaxed, at home….. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful cottage. Thanks again Rachael, Christian and the girls. Hope to see you again next year!
October 2010 – Tasha, Johnny and Eve.
We’ve all had a fantastic time in your beautiful, artist’s cottage – such care and attention to every single detail, (every day I’ve spotted something new!!). Was great to see you in your studio – and find out you’re an ‘Old Brightonian’. Hope to return very soon.
October 2010 – Barbara and Ben
We’ve had brilliant weather, great food, good walks, hardly straying outside St Ives all week. Probably because this cottage is so nice and light, also well placed just away from all the (other) tourists. Thanks so much and keep up the good work with your art Rachael. We like your prints very much. x
September 2010 – Sharon, Mark, Milo, Eunice and Peter.
Thank you Rachael for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage, what a magical place, thanks for the flowers, milk and biccies – a lovely welcome. We will definitely be back! xxx
August 2010 – Russell, Carla and John.(Bristol) and Tracy (Toronto)
Another two weeks in this gorgeous cottage for the third year in a row! John enjoyed the beach workshop run by the Tate. See you next year!
July 2010 – Kate, Gunner, Samuel and Benjamin.
Charming house, perfect location, great holiday!
July 2010 - Liz, Garry, Felix and Eugene Mayle (Lincolnshire).
Return visit to this lovely cottage. Weather has been good so we have really enjoyed the views sitting reading and eating on the deck at the end of the garden – a magical place. Thanks again to Rachael and Christian for a delightful cottage – we don’t want to go home! See you again next year!!
June 2010 – Wendy and Adam
This is our second visit and it is every bit as perfect as we remember – even the weather. Thank you.
June 2010 – Barbara, Lisa and Callum
A perfect cottage in such a lovely setting. The garden with that gorgeous view, sorry we can’t take it home with us. Enjoyed every minute. I did a sketch, garden, shed and trees etc as hoping to turn it into a painting…..nice memories! We had a lovely week, thank you so much.
Thank you Rachael and Christian for creating such a perfect holiday cottage. We have loved everything about it especially the garden, art work, view and location. The accommodation really suited our current family needs and our two year old adored playing on the lawn and looking at the “pool” which he later discovered was in fact an ocean. Thank you the cookies, tea sugar milk etc, very much appreciated on arrival.
April 2010 – Joe, Anika and Kaspar.
Thank you Rachael for a wonderful time in your sweet cottage. Perfect location for discovering St Ives and good for the thighs! See you again we hope…
January 2010 – Max and Gary.
A birthday like no other! Wall to wall sunshine and warm in mid January. Thank you for a delightful stay – hope to appreciate it in some summer sunshine too!
December 2010 – Amanda Joy
We have had the most fantastic time, the house is so lovely. This was our first time at New Year and we totally enjoyed it. Thank you.
November 2009 – Nesta, Ralph and Becca. (Teddington)
Dear Rachael. What a find! The cottage is great, the location is superb. I can feel that this may become an annual visit in November!
October 2009 – Paul, Olivia, Benji and Annabelle.
Once again, we have loved being here – feels like coming back to a second home! We have loved being on the beaches (and kids in the water!), saying “Hi” to the seals, seeing the life boat launch, playing in the garden. Thanks for your welcome and for letting us stay in your lovely home.
October 2009 – Alison and Peter (Sheffield)
Thank you for another lovely 2 weeks in this gorgeous homely cottage, and thank you for your continuing efforts to make this such a lovely place to stay.
September 2009 – Gavin and Valentina (Edinburgh)
A perfectly formed holiday cottage. Perfect position, location and ‘feel’.
August 2009 – Liz and Garry Mayle
Without a doubt, this is the best holiday cottage we have stayed in!
July 2009 – Dominic, Liz, Louis and Annabel
Had another fantastic holiday here with the children. The cottage lived up to expectations and beyond. Lovely and clean, perfect setting and very cosy.
June 2009 – Chris and Dave Wood
Perfect house in a perfect location, we will be back next year.
June 2009 – Nick, Karen and Nancy
Lovely house, so quirky and unique, gorgeously decorated – a bonus is the location. Thoroughly enjoyed everything, Thanks.
May 2009 – Philip, Ian, Dirk and Betty
We all had a wonderful time in this glorious cottage. We enjoyed the quiet serenity and relaxed style of the place – obviously all carefully considered by the owners. We enjoyed the hospitality, good food and wonderful setting of St. Ives – all good reasons to come back in the future. With grateful thanks from us all.
February 2009 – Sally, Andy and Evan Hunt
I liked everything about this holiday house!
October 2008 – Greg and Julie
We love the cottage. It’s perfect in every sense. Beautiful colour scheme and décor. The shutters in the bedrooms are fab – absolutely love the wardrobe door.The bridge style staircase is a really interesting unique touch and the garden is charming and a real bonus. We will be back!
September 2008 – Isabel and Vibeke
What a lovely time in this wonderful cottage. So nice to sit on the deck looking over the sea. St. Ives is fabulous. We’ve stayed in other places but this is certainaly the nicest.
August 2008 – Tracy (Toronto, Canada)
A fabulous 2 weeks, the cottage is beautiful – I particularly like all the art and the natural light coming into all of the rooms. This is my first visit to St. Ives and I love it, thank you for an ideal place to stay and experience England’s coast.
June 2008 – Louise, Paul and Meredith Grace
A delightful fortnight. Slow mornings enjoying the gorgeous garden when the sun shone, and cosy afternoons enjoying the cottage when stormy.
May 2008 – Dan and Sally, (Harrogate)
A fantastic stay – we were thrilled with your cottage and it’s special garden. A warning though - once you lay in that hammock there is no getting out … sleep comes within 5 minutes! Thanks for all the little touches when we arrived like the flowers and milk in the fridge.
April 2008 – Lynn Crombie
I loved the colour scheme of the cottage, the harmonious shades and effects, your art work, the custom made wood work, the flooring, the ducks feet on the fire, the garden and deck, impressed with everything really. It was good to meet you, I hope to return.
March 2008 – Lara, James and Saffron Andrew
Really loved the cottage and our first visit to St. Ives, totally in love! The house is perfectly situated, the views are great and the garden is charming. The simple chic style of the cottage is lovely, we are coming back very soon! It’s so wonderful to be able to walk to four beautiful beaches, thanks for a lovely stay.
December 2007 – Deb Van Koutrik and Mike Lillyman (Exeter)
Amazing to be in the same street as Barbara Hepworth. Merciful absence of bric a brac here and lovely simple décor / furnishings! Could sit in the garden in December!
September 2007 – Ros and Mairi (Edinburgh)
We have had a lovely week in busy St. Ives, but the cottage has been a peaceful haven. Love all the unique fixtures and fittings, the art work, and of course the cat in the garden. Would love to come back again
August 2007 – James, Helen, Lydia and Cara Baynham
Thank you for creating such a wonderfully peaceful holiday home – we enjoyed your beautiful garden too! The cottage is excellently situated to reach all St.ives has to offer. Everything about our week has been utterly perfect – the cottage, the weather, the surroundings … thank you again Rachael.
July 2007 – Olivia Billman, Manchester (age 7)
Thank you for letting us stay at Garden Cottage, I am very sad to leave. I had a wonderful time. I wish I could be an artist and have a studio in St. Ives. I loved the light in my bedroom and bathroom. The living room made me cosy and relaxed. The garden was beautiful, and I loved your paintings a lot.
July 2007 – Judi, Chris, Rachel and Ruth Whitehead
Fabulous week. Cottage is lovely – beautifully designed, decorated and with an exquisite garden too. Thanks Rachael.
June 2007 – Phil and Mary
A really wonderful week in your beautiful Garden Cottage. So peaceful and tranquil, yet only a couple of minutes from enchanting St. Ives harbour. Enjoyed your artwork and were completely unsurprised to see it displayed in one of the galleries. Thanks for creating such a haven!
May 2007- Angela & Mark Harris-Kirkwood.
What a fabulous cottage for our honeymoon – we will be back! We have had a super week just lazing, relaxing and recharging our batteries. We will remember it with fond memories!