Compass House St Ives Town & Beaches

Up To 6
3Bedrooms in Detail
1Bathrooms in Detail

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Gem Rating Ratings explained
4 Diamonds

Facilities What do these mean?

  • Children welcome
  • Dogs not permitted
  • No disabled access
  • Parking available
  • WiFi
  • Sea views
  • Near the beach
  • No wood burner/open fire
  • Washing machine
  • No tumble dryer
  • No swimming pool/hot tub
  • Cot

Cornish Gems are thrilled to offer Compass House for luxury holidays in St Ives.  This stunning detached Edwardian villa has been totally renovated and refurbished throughout to create a superior beachfront holiday home directly overlooking Porthminster beach.  Compass House can accommodate up to 6 guests and boasts a beautifully landscaped, terraced front garden as well as a spacious sun deck for you to soak up the spectacular views across the bay.  A parking permit is provided with the property.

The Property

Once inside Compass House there is a wonderful aura of light and space combined with a nostalgic Edwardian feel as many of the original features have been cleverly recreated and combined with a modern touch of magic.  The beautiful living space at Compass House includes a sunny sitting room complete with Edwardian style wooden paneling.  The former Edwardian veranda is now enclosed to create an incredible dining area with modern, circular dining table and chairs perfectly placed in the window to showcase the views.  The ship shape modern style kitchen includes all modern appliances and equipment you'd expect in a home of this standard.  Sumptuous sleeping accommodation offers three double rooms with luxury beds not least the 'tower' bedroom with enormous double aspect windows showcasing one of the best views in St Ives - awake to the azure blue seas from your pillow!  With a subtle fusion of salvaged finds, antique and more modern furniture, this really is first class coastal chic.

The house was amazing, great location and very well equipped.  We all had a great holiday.  Thank you.

The views from Compass House really are unrivalled.  Its slightly elevated beachfront position offers relaxing views across Porthminster beach framing the picture-perfect view of St Ives.  Far reaching views lead you across to Godrevy Lighthouse, Gwithian and right up the north coast.  The location is second to none, steps lead up from the beach (near the Porthminster Beach Cafe) to the beautifully landscaped terraced front garden and path leading to the former Edwardian veranda.  To the rear, the back door leads from the kitchen to the elevated sun deck and outdoor dining area with table, chairs and sun loungers - a lovely area to enjoy a holiday cocktail or two.  The views from the deck are equally as wonderful - glimpse over to the Porthminster Beach Cafe's vegetable and herb garden and you may even see one of the chefs selecting their fresh daily harvest - this much acclaimed beachfront eatery really is worth a reservation.  With two beach cafes, beach shop, a 'pitch and putt' course and ice cream parlour, your Cornish beach holiday starts here.  The beautiful and buzzy St Ives town is a few minutes walk away with its cosmopolitan restaurants, boutique shops, pubs, bars and art galleries (including The Tate and Barbara Hepworth).  With the St Ives branch line station within walking distance from Compass House, it is a perfect choice for those city travellers that wish to travel by train.

Choose Your Dates The standard changeover day is Saturday

December 2017


AvailableBookedDefault weekly checkin day is Saturday

November 2017


January 2018

There are no available weeks in December 2017

How to book and pay

How can I make a reservation?


  1. Select the property you wish to book
  2. Choose Availability/Prices
  3. Choose the date you wish to book on the calendar
  4. Register/complete/submit the online reservation and pay the monies due


Call: 01872 241241 (press option 1)

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am to 6pm

Saturday: 10am to 6pm


Advance bookings:

  1. Pay 1/3rd deposit to secure your holiday (33.3%) now and pay the balance 4 weeks before your holiday

Last minute bookings:

  1. Payment in full required for all holidays booked within 28 days of arrival

You can pay securely online or over the phone via Sagepay.

Cautionary Deposit:

  1. A cautionary deposit of £250.00 is required prior to your check in. The day before your arrival we will pre authorise your balance payment card for this amount. Should you wish to use an alternative card then please ensure you have this card readily available when making your balance payment. (Please note you can use a credit card for this without incurring any charges).

When you submit an online reservation, you will receive an automated reservation confirmation. Please contact the reservations team with any questions you may have.

How can I pay

We accept debit cards (no charge), credit cards (2.5% surcharge) and international bank transfers.
We do not accept cheque payments.

Online Payments

You can pay for the balance of your holiday and holiday extras by logging into your Cornish Gems account.


Spectacular gardens

Thomas Korent

Thanks for the house we had a great time there.


Compass House is an amazing property with an amazing location and beautiful views.

Liz Kashyap

The house is lovely and in a marvelous situation.

Jo Grist

Compass House is in a wonderful location

Alistair Hilditch-Brown

Our stay was extremely enjoyable. The setting and cottage are perfect for a family getaway close to a lovely beach.

Gary Marson

The house and its position were marvellous.


This is an amazing property in a perfect location.

Mrs Sandra McDonald

We love staying at Compass House and it is really in an unbeatable location.

Edward Stevenson

Amazing house and location.

Nigel Tunnicliff

Brilliant customer service and a fantastic property.

Mary Bawn

The house was amazing, great location and very well equipped. We all had a great holiday. Thank you.

Sarah Martin

The property was lovely and in an unrivaled location.

Anne Markland

Cornish Gems were a brilliant company to deal with, and we had a wonderful stay. Thank you.


Living and Dining

  • Sitting room complete with Edwardian wooden panelling throughout
  • Cotton drill sofas
  • Tub chairs
  • Feature fireplace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Blue Ray DVD player
  • The former Edwardian veranda is enclosed to create an incredible dining area with modern, circular dining table and chairs and windows showcasing the wonderful views across Porthminster beach to St Ives
  • Elevated sun deck and outdoor dining area.  Table and chairs for full occupancy


  • Modern kitchen fitted with high gloss white units
  • Well equipped for up to 6 guests
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Kettle and toaster
  • Cafetiere
  • Electric oven with extractor hood and gas hob
  • Utility cupboard with washing machine

Bedrooms3: 3 Double

  • The master bedroom (Ground floor) offers a large bay window with sea views, 4ft 6" double bed, bedside tables and reading lamps, built in wardrobe and dressing table along with a mix of antique and modern furniture
  • The 'tower' bedroom (ist floor) offers a 4ft 6" double bed, antique writing or drawing table, bedside lighting along with enormous double aspect windows showcasing those simply wonderful views.  Wake up and see the beach and St Ives from your pillow!
  • Bedroom 3 (ground floor) offers a 4ft 6" double bed, glimpses of the beach along with built in storage and bedside lighting
  • All 3 bedrooms have luxury Savoir beds

Bathrooms1: 1 Standard (plus 1 W/C)

  • Quintessential main bathroom complete with white metro tiles, quality sanitary ware and Lefroy Brooks nickel plated fittings.
  • Bath and power shower over
  • Wash hand basin
  • Toilet
  • Mirror
  • Shaver socket
  • Separate WC

Other Features

  • Located literally 'on the beach' directly overlooking Porthminster beach and the well renowned award winning restaurant - Porthminster Beach Cafe
  • Wifi
  • Hairdryer
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • All utilities, linen, towels and guest soaps included
  • Complimentary welcome gift provided on arrival
  • L'Occitane Verbena luxury toiletries provided
  • A pre-paid parking Rover ticket for one vehicle is provided when you book Compass House, which can be used in any of the local council long stay car parks in St Ives (one of which is just 2-3 minutes walk away - The Station car park).  You will need to give your registration number to the team when you pay the balance so that it can be purchased for you).  Please note a parking space is not allocated but it is a fairly large car park and there are 5 other long stay car parks in St Ives available if required.


  • Approx 20 steps to front door from unloading area
  • Steps leading to wooden decking area
  • One internal flight of stairs

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