Hardy's Cottage St Ives Town & Beaches

Up To 4
2Bedrooms in Detail
1Bathrooms in Detail

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Gem Rating Ratings explained
5 Diamonds

Facilities What do these mean?

  • Children welcome
  • Dogs not permitted
  • No disabled access
  • Parking not available
  • WiFi
  • No sea views
  • Near the beach
  • Wood burner/open fire
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • No swimming pool/hot tub
  • No cot

Hardy's Cottage has been recently rennovated and transformed for your luxury coastal holiday.  This once traditional fishermans cottage flawlessly combines the charm of its original features with a fresh coastal style and relaxed ambience.  Two beautiful bedrooms offer spacious accommodation for up to 4 guests making this unique cottage the perfect base for families and friends in the heart of St Ives historic Downalong area. 

The Property

Hardy's Cottage has been interior designed, thoughtfully furnished and luxuriously kitted out ensuring its guests a relaxing and memorable stay.  From the cool blues and muted shades of the living space to the fresh whites and creams of the bedrooms, the wonderful locally inspired artwork to the indulgent linens and soft fabrics; the attention to detail is unsurpassed.  Traditional granite steps lead up to the front door leading you into the living room, this light and relaxing space is perfect for a quiet afternoon or cosy fireside supper in the cooler months.  From the living room a separate kitchen/dining area is large enough to have up to six guests to socialise, the large country kitchen table can be dressed up for dinner, lazy holiday breakfasts or even post-walk tea with cake perhaps?  The kitchen is fully fitted including all the mod cons to make your stay comfortable, the budding chefs in the party will enjoy the plethora of fresh ingredients including fresh-from-the-boat fish and seafood.  The bedrooms and family bathroom are set over the first floor, choose from an indulgent king bedded room to the front of the cottage or spacious twin room to the rear each adorned with the finest luxury linens.  The contemporary style bathroom has a deep bath and shower for that end of day pamper. 

Hardy's Cottage was perfect for us and in a superb location by The Island. We would definitely visit this property again.

Hardy's Cottage is set in a quiet mews with the historic Downalong area, whilst it does not have any outside space the hubbub of St Ives is moments away.  Choose to stroll down to the harbour front and enjoy the comings and goings of the local fishing boats or head to any of the golden sand beaches all within walking distance.  A collection of artisan cafes and coffee shops are scattered throughout the quieter Downalong area, guests will enjoy the luxury of the holiday base where popping out for a coffee or peaceful stroll becomes and easy option.  Whether you are new to St Ives or it is home-from-home, the addition of Hardy's Cottage allows you to immerse yourself in this very special coastal town and explore the independent galleries, boutique shops and quintessential Cornish vibe.  Further afield the breathtaking west of Cornwall awaits as you follow the winding coast road down towards Sennen and the legendary Land's End.

As perfect for families as for couples and friends, Hardy's Cottage assures its guests of a stylish coastal holiday year after year.

Hardy's Cottage can be rented with Hardy's Studio on the lower level to create accommodation for up to 6 guests.

Choose Your Dates The standard changeover day is Friday

December 2017


AvailableBookedDefault weekly checkin day is Friday

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.


I would absolutely recommend Cornish gems, other family member were also staying in their properties and all were fantastic. Great locations, beautifully decorated, excellent facilities, exactly as the brochure/website detailed. The customer services was excellent, constantly communicating with us before our visit, the day after we arrived to check everything was OK and when we left. We had a wonderful stay in St Ives and wouldn't hesitate to book again with Cornish Gems.

Keely Stone

We do love it, and will return for a 3rd visit!

Rachel Stewart

Hardy's cottage is exceptional. Great location and very comfortable. We were particularly impressed by the tasteful furnishings.

Sandra McDonald

The cottage was excellent, just what we wanted. Very comfortable and well-equipped, and superb location only 2 mins from the 2 best beaches.

Charles Hardy

We like Hardy Cottage cosy, comfortable and very central.

Kathleen Eccles

Gorgeous cottage, great company, thank you.


Beautiful cottage with everything you could possibly wish for.

Elizabeth Bishop

Excellent cottage, everything was organised very well to run nice and smoothly. Recommend Hardy's Cottage in St Ives for location to beaches, shops, harbour and restaurants - all few minutes away.

Neil Watts

Hardy's Cottage was fabulous. Great location and very stylish. We had a wonderful stay and would not hesitate to recommend the property.

Lesley Hawksworth

We thought the level of service was excellent. Would definitely book through Cornish Gems again

Ceri Hill

Great property thanks for a fab holiday.

Martin Brennan

We had a lovely week at Hardy's Cottage.

Lisa Borg

Hardy's Cottage provided everything we could have wished for a family Christmas. It was in excellent decorative order, cosy with a wood burner, a well-equipped kitchen and great location.

Carolyn Moore

We had a really lovely holiday at this property. Really quiet, everything we needed and great location.

Rachel Andrew

Hardy's Cottage was perfect. We stayed during November and outside it was chilly and stormy but the cottage was so cosy and beautifully finished that we thoroughly relaxed and the weather really didn't matter. It's also in a great location near to everything. We would definitely book the cottage again. The welcome pack on arrival was much appreciated!

Lisa Butler

Hardy's Cottage was perfect for us and in a superb location by The Island. We would definitely visit this property again.

Andy Howley

3rd time with Cornish Gems. Properties have always been very comfortable & in good order. Many thanks.

Anthony Capener

Living and Dining

  • A wonderful light and relaxing living space
  • 2 seater comfortable sofa
  • 2 relaxing armchairs
  • Traditional log burner
  • Flatscreen TV and DVD
  • iPod docking station and radio
  • Deep window seat
  • Coffee tables
  • The dining space is within the kitchen and offers a large country kitchen table with built in seating and additional chairs for up to 6 to dine


  • A fully fitted built in country style kitchen
  • Double electric oven
  • 4 halogen hob burners
  • 4 slice toaster and kettle
  • Fridge with freezer compartment
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Utilities include: washer/dryer, iron and ironing board

Bedrooms2: 1 King, 1 Twin

  • Two beautiful bedrooms set on the first floor
  • Master bedroom: a sunny king bedded room with built in window seat, built in wardrobe, 2 x bed side tables and lamps, beautiful French country side unit and draw storage
  • Bedroom one: a cool twin bedded room with bedside table and lamp, hanging hooks with hangers, chest of drawers

Bathrooms1: 1 Standard

  • A contemporary family bathroom with deep bath and over-the-bath shower, wash hand basin, heated towel rail, toilet

Other Features

  • Wifi
  • Located in the heart of the Downalong area
  • A short walk to the golden sand beaches of St Ives
  • Luxury linen and towels provided
  • This property does not have a cot or highchair but you are welcome to bring your own
  • A lockable wetsuit and body board store (shared with Hardy's Studio)


  • Approx 8 steps up to front door
  • No outside space
  • One internal flight of cottage style stairs

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