Hidden Gem St Ives Town & Beaches

Up To 4
2Bedrooms in Detail
1Bathrooms in Detail

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Gem Rating Ratings explained
4 Diamonds

Facilities What do these mean?

  • Children welcome
  • Dogs 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
  • Cot

Perfectly named, this stylish cottage renovation really is a Hidden Gem tucked away in the heart of central St Ives, just a stone's throw from the harbour front. This wonderful cottage offers 2 boutique bedrooms, a large contemporary family bathroom, a welcoming living space and stunning fitted kitchen and dining area. In addition to the spacious accommodation, Hidden Gem includes a generous secure garden with split level sun terrace to capture the harbour and sea views. Dogs are welcome to stay.

The Property

Hidden away amidst the traditional fisherman's cottages of central St Ives, arrive to the quiet mews location of Hidden Gem.  Once inside, this recently modernised home oozes considered style and thoughtful layout for your luxury holiday beside-the-sea. Arrive to the ground floor living space with solid oak wooden flooring and a cool colour palette of fresh whites, greys and tan leather furniture. This spacious room is the hub to the cottage as guests gather as a group to rest and unwind be it cosy nights by the fireside or sunnier mornings with the daily paper. Steps lead up into the kitchen and dining space, a fully fitted kitchen offers all you need to get creative with local ingredients whilst the bespoke wooden built in seating offers a versatile dining area for celebrations or afternoon tea perhaps. A central staircase leads to the first floor and an indulgent king bedded room furnished to perfection with statement driftwood headboard and reclaimed vintage bedside lamps. A further 2 steps lead to the 2nd bedroom, a double bed with a high bunk style single above (please note this is suitable for children only and is accessed via a step ladder). The family bathroom is set to impress with large walk in wet room style rain shower and cool contemporary tiling and fixtures. Every cushion, cup and chair have been thoughtfully chosen to complement the fresh new interiors of Hidden Gem. 

Cornish Gems are delighted to welcome Hidden Gem to the St Ives portfolio - aptly named, this really is a hidden gem created with luxury in mind

From the kitchen stable door, step out onto the generous secure outside garden. An outside shower and traditional cast iron bath is a fun feature and perfect place for children and dogs to de-sand and de-salt after a day on the coast. A small bistro table welcomes al fresco dining in the summer months, a private setting to enjoy a secret suntrap. Within the terraced garden, wooden steps lead up to a bespoke raised wooden terrace purpose built to capture the sea views of St Ives Bay, the cobbles of Lambeth Walk and beyond to the harbour and beaches. This beautiful secret garden is an oasis within the bustle of the town. Wander from your holiday door to the harbour in moments and watch the world go by from the busy fishing boats, surfers in the bay and beach goers. A tempting collection of art galleries, potteries and curio shops are well worth browsing alongside boutique clothing shops. If eating out is on the agenda then indulge in the local cuisine be it fine dining, traditional pub grub or the finest of seafood fresh off the boat. The West of Cornwall has so much to offer as you head towards Land's End taking in the high cliff seascapes from the coast road and visiting the picture perfect coves of Sennen and Mousehole. From surfing to sailing, swimming to walking, immerse yourself in the adventure of the coast and St Ives before retiring to your Hidden Gem.

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.


Very helpful prior to booking the holiday and also when on holiday Lovely welcome goodies, nice little touch - especially the tea and biscuits, really liked them. All the import information was there, the property was lovely and clean Booked it for same time next year.

Paul Cartlidge

Absolutely fantastic property 5*****

Alison Selby

Just to our taste and how you would expect a St Ives back street property to be. Wonderful!

Susan Jansson

Small but with bundles of character and nicely appointed interior and equipment Like the Cornish themed products, the Cornish Tea & Filter Coffee are particularly good

Chris Theobald

Always feel well looked after by the Cornish Gems team, and feel confident that the property booked will match the description. This time would say the photos didn't do it enough justice, just lovely! Appreciate the 'how're you doing' phone call after we arrived, and the good customer service when I asked about paying in instalments. Bottle of Prosecco went down awfully well on New Year's Eve! Cornish Gems - always a pleasure! Thank you guys!

Tracy Salsbury

This place really is a hidden gem, it's so central you are basically in the middle of everything.

James Ponsford

Lovely cottage Really cosy very quiet with the most comfortable double bed looking to book next year already only been back 3 days

Carol Smith

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hidden Gem. The welcome pack of local food and tea provided was a nice touch. The facilities were excellent and there was even an outdoor shower/bath to wash dogs/wetsuits etc. It only took a minute to walk to the seafront and 2 minutes to walk into town. The decor and cleanliness was second to none and I would highly recommend this lovely cottage to friends and family.

Sally Aylward

Thank you for a truly fabulous holiday experience. Attention to detail was fantastic. Everything about the cottage was beautifully thought out and delivered.It was very hard to leave St Ives...

Rachel Harper

We loved the cottage and would certainly recommend to friends.

Lauren Chandler

Living and Dining

  • A light and spacious living room
  • Two seater fabric sofa
  • Two seater tan leather sofa
  • Leather armchair
  • Coffee table
  • Sideboard
  • Traditional wood burner
  • Smart TV with DVD
  • Built in wooden dining area with seating for up to 4 guests
  • Bose bluetooth sound system


  • A stylish country style fully fitted kitchen
  • Double electric oven
  • 4 electric hobs
  • Large fridge and freezer with 3 drawers
  • Slimline dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Gusto coffee machine with small selection of coffee pods
  • Utilities include: washer/dryer, iron with ironing board

Bedrooms3: 1 King, 1 Double, 1 Other

  • Choose from 2 beautiful boutique bedrooms
  • Bedroom One: A king size bed with 2 x bedside tables and lamps, dressing table with chair, chest of drawers, built in wardrobe
  • Bedroom Two: A double bed (built in beneath a bunk bed) with bedside table and small wardrobe
  • Children are welcome to use the single bunk (above the double) which allows for a twin option configuration (one up one down) However, please note that the single bunk is not suitable for adults.

Bathrooms1: 1 Standard

  • A large contemporary family bathroom
  • Walk in wet room with rain shower
  • Heated towel rail
  • Wash hand basin
  • WC

Other Features

  • Luxury linens and towels provided
  • Wifi
  • Well behaved dogs are welcome, house rules apply and a small pet supplement
  • Outside wetsuit wash area and outside bath for children and dogs!
  • Outside shower
  • Outside bistro table with 4 chairs
  • 2 white recliners
  • Travel cot - please note the travel cot will only fit in bedroom one
  • Highchair
  • Fixed stair gate at the bottom of the stairs
  • Lockable surf and beach kit store
  • Secure garden
  • Rear access through the garden to the sea wall and beach


  • From Skidden Hill there is a cobled courtyard to cross.
  • Small step down to the garden, 1 step up to the decked area and 5 steps up to the raised sun terrace.
  • The property is split level.
  • There is one main flight of stairs and additional smaller steps internally tot he kitchen, bathroom and bedroom two.

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