A lovely base to explore St Ives and West Cornwall
A popular choice within the Cornish Gems portfolio, Kerensa is a chic and stylish newly built home created in the style of a traditional Cornish granite cottage. Whether family beach days or friends looking to explore Cornwall's hot spots, this enviably located holiday home offers the perfect base with luxury in mind. Kerensa has received the 5 star Quality in Tourism grading award. Wifi will be available from early March 2014.
A great sense of space and relaxation ooze from every room, the sunny open plan living space is smartly presented with stylish furniture with ample seating for up to six guests to relax and catch up. The cosy effect fire makes Kerensa as suited to a winter stay as a summer. Superb attention to detail ensures a real homely feel, every cushion, cup and curtain has been handpicked by the owner to complement the relaxed style of your holiday home. Three lovely bedrooms offer a peaceful haven in which to retire.
A ship shape patio with seating enough for six to dine comfortably, if time out from the collection of fine restaurants in nearby St Ives is needed then enjoy a home cooked meal al fresco. Dogs are welcome to join in the holiday vibe, the terrace offering a safe haven for them. This fabulous property is adjacent to the Hayle Estuary a well renowned RSPB nature reserve and offers great accessibility to the plethora of golden sandy beaches and attractions that West Cornwall has to offer. The frequent branch line train is only 5 minutes walk away and arrives in St Ives in 8 minutes, offering some breathtaking coastal views along the way.
Choose Your Dates The standard changeover day is Saturday
Mini Breaks run for 2, 3, 4 or 5 nights. To book a minibreak please click on an available date in the calendar. On the reservation form you will be able to choose how many nights you wish to stay for. Please note mini breaks (2-5 nights) are available from 1st October to 30th April and are not available during peak times.
Pay 1/3rd deposit to secure your holiday (33.3%) now and pay the balance 4 weeks before your holiday; or
Last minute bookings:
Payment in full required for all holidays booked within 28 days of arrival
We currently take payments over the phone
When you submit an online reservation we will call you back within the hour to confirm and take payment
All online bookings made out of office hours will receive a call back the next working morning
How can I pay
We accept debit cards (no charge), credit cards (2.5% surcharge) and international bank transfers. We do not accept American Express or cheques
Where to eat, things to do and places to visit local to Kerensa
Things to doPlaces to visitPlaces to eat
Take a stroll down to The Watermill and sample a great selection of locally brewed ales
Head to The Badger Inn for Sunday Carvery
Leave the car at home and hop on the branch line for a day in St Ives
Pop across to Scarlet Wines and pick up some picnic goodies before heading to the dunes on Porthkidney Sands
Pack up the golf clubs and head to West Cornwall Golf Club for a day on the green, just a few moments drive away
Take a lazy afternoon stroll across the beautiful Saltings
Head to Gwithian and Godrevy for an early morning surf
Stop off in Hayle for a Philps 'proper' Cornish pasty
Treat yourself to a "Mr B's" ice cream
Fancy a swim? Head to Hayle's outdoor swimming pool located on King George V Memorial Walk
Visit Paradise Park in Hayle for a stunning collection of birds and experience feeding nectar the Rainbow Lorikeets
Book a day's trekking with Old Mill Riding Stables
We had a wonderful week at Kerensa. It was perfectly positioned to reach St Ives by train and to explore West Cornwall by car. The house was modern and immaculate.
Staying at Kerensa was a pleasure.
This is the second time we have booked with Cornish Gems and again we found the property to a very high standard, also the WIFI was excellent, the welcome gift was very much appreciated and was delicious - the location of properties on Saltings Reach are in a ideal position for visiting St Ives and the lovely countryside & coast nearby.
An excellent stay as always.
Very nice property to stay at, well equipped and very clean. Location was also very good to have as our base. Would definitely rebook with Cornish Gems again whenever I visit Cornwall.
We enjoyed our week immensely and the tea/coffee in the Cornish Gems Coffee Lounge in St. Ives was very good (friendly welcome too).
Excellent Property, great location and a very comfortable stay. In respect of Cornish Gems as a business I felt well informed, customer service was great. Thank you.
Very good quality.
Great location. Comfortable house, clean and well-maintained. Would recommend.
We had a lovely holiday at Kerensa. The property was well situated and had everything we needed. Would definitely recommend to family and friends.
We found the property to be really well equipped and finished to a good standard; great location, and the telephone support from your office was absolutely superb. Thank you very much.
Superb holiday home.
It was a lovely property, really well located and cared for.
Our stay at Kerensa was delightful. The house was furnished to a very good standard; simple and contemporary. The kitchen/diner was particularly impressive. The house is superbly located next to the train station and with a wonderful pub close by. A perfect place for a large family to stay.
Ideally situated to explore everywhere and had a lovely holiday. Thank you.
Living and Dining
32" digital TV with Freeview
Playstation 2 console and games
Comfy seating plus chaise lounge
Fully integrated kitchen
Kettle and toaster
Double oven/gas hob
Separate utility with washing machine and space for drying clothes/hanging wetsuits
Bedrooms3: 2 King, 1 Twin
There are three bedrooms – 2 king size and 1 twin room
Bathrooms2: 1 En-Suite, 1 Standard (plus 1 W/C)
Bathrooms complete with heated towel rails, power showers, shaver sockets
5 star Quality in Tourism grading
Rear patio area complete with garden furniture
Cot and highchair
All utilities, linen, towels and guest soaps included
Complimentary welcome pack provided on arrival
Dogs are welcome at Kerensa. Small pet supplement and house rules will apply