Locations don't get better than this. Harbour Beach Cottage, as the name suggests, is situated on the harbour front in St Ives enjoying stunning views of the busy harbour and bay from every front facing window. Pack up the car, with dog in tow and immerse yourself in this central cottage-by-the-sea.
The owners have carefully created a homely retreat and base from which to enjoy your holiday in the jewel of the Cornish crown that is St Ives. Painted with fresh white walls each room is punctuated with a fusion of confident colours from the stripe and spot prints of the sitting room to the striking black and green tiling of the kitchen. This versatile holiday home ensures ample space in which to sit back and relax or for a group of people to come together for a old fashioned catch up. Each bedroom has been individually styled in cool blues and linen whites creating a restful haven.
Outside the kitchen is a pretty vintage love seat painted in a soft Cornish blue so you can enjoy the views and fresh air with your morning coffee, afternoon ice cream, or that post dinner digestif. With its central St Ives location you are well placed to explore the cobbled streets and harbour front with the bustle of fishing boats bringing in their catch. A tempting collection of cafes, restaurants and shops are just moments away - walk from holiday home door to a morning latte and cake in no time. Harbour Beach Cottage suits couples and families seeking a prime harbour front location with all the delights of this picturesque coastal town.
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
The balance on your holiday and holiday extras can be paid online by logging into your Cornish Gems account.
Where to eat, things to do and places to visit local to Harbour Beach Cottage
Things to doPlaces to visitPlaces to eat
Grab your clubs and head for West Cornwall Golf Course for a day on the green
Purchase a Cornish kite and fly with the seagulls down on 'The Island'
Book a table for dinner at the award winning Porthminster Beach Cafe
Take the little ones in the family to The Wonderful Bear Factory on Fore Street to build their own teddy bear
Enjoy a sundowner on The Sun Deck at The Sloop Inn
Hop in the car and explore the biomes at the famous Eden Project - if you're feeling brave enough, try out their zip-wire for a bird's eye view of the biomes!
Book tickets for a Kids R Us show at St Ives Theatre
Pick up a picnic lunch from the Coffee Lounge on Tregenna Hill and head for the dunes at Porthkidney Sands
Book a surfing lesson on Porthmeor beach
Visit the Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth Museums
Perched up a slope called Mount Zion, and not so far from Teetotal Street (I jest not) which had everything that you could possibly want, including a view of the harbour.
Fantastic holiday home very cosy and well presented will definitely book again. 5 star. Cornish Gems were excellent to book with and always friendly and polite.
The location of the property is excellent.
Great property and location.
I cannot praise Cornish Gems enough, everything was excellent - courtesy calls, ect! The staff at Cornish Gems (and I did speak to a few of them) were always very polite and nothing was to much trouble. We had a fabulous time, thank you Cornish Gems.
We had a great holiday, loved Harbour Beach, thank you to the owners and thank you to Cornish Gems staff who were delightful. Really appreciated that you took the time to phone and check all ok, etc.
Excellent location and a great base for St. Ives and Cornwall. Kitchen well equipped and bedrooms very comfortable. We had a great time and would stay again and recommend to friends and family.
Perfect property for winter break, would be even better in summer.
A tasteful, well restored property with good quality fittings and fixtures. Location was perfect. Will book again!
Living and Dining
Flatscreen HD TV with built-in Freeview
Dining table with 6 chairs
Electric oven and gas hob
Kettle and toaster
Utilities include washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board
Bedrooms4: 2 Double, 2 Other
Master bedroom: 4ft bed 6" iron bed, hanging space and chest of drawers, bedside cabinets with lamps, front and rear facing UPVC sash windows. The front window showcases a fabulous view across St. Ives Bay to Porthminster beach. The rear window offers a rooftop glimpse of St. Nicholas' Chapel on The Island adjacent to the popular beach, Porthmeor
Bedroom 2: (sea views) offers a double bed, chest of drawers, hanging hooks and bedside tables with lamps.
Bedroom 3: offers a single 3ft bed plus a single sofa bed and storage
Bathrooms1: 1 Standard (plus 1 W/C)
Ground floor bathroom: bath and power shower over, wash hand basin and toilet
There is a separate WC on the second floor with toilet and wash hand basin
Incredible views from most of the front facing windows
Small library of books
Door from dining area to rear cobbled street providing convenient, quick access to Porthmeor and Porthgwidden beaches
Cot, booster seat and baby bath
All utilities, linen, towels and guest soaps included
Complimentary welcome gift provided on arrival
Dogs are welcome at Harbour Beach Cottage. Small pet supplement and house rules will apply
There is no parking available with this property however, you are able to purchase a "Rover" parking permit (requires at least 10 days notice) which will entitle you to stay in any of the council run long stay car parks throughout Cornwall. Weekly tickets are also available to purchase from the car park itself, if the 10 day notice period has passed. Please note that purchasing your ticket in this way will only entitle you to use the car park it was purchased from. Please also be aware that neither of these tickets will guarantee you a space. Ask a member of the team for further details. Your nearest car park is The Island car park, just a few minutes walk from the property