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Kerensa, traditional Cornish holiday cottage St.Ives

Kerensa Lelant & Saltings Reach

Up To 6

3Bedrooms in Detail
2Bathrooms 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 available
  • WiFi
  • No sea views
  • Near the beach
  • No wood burner/open fire
  • Washing machine
  • No tumble dryer
  • No swimming pool/hot tub
  • Cot

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 Visit England award. 

The Property

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.

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.

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

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The following weeks are available in February 2016: No previous tariffs March 2016
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Sat 27 Feb
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Mini Breaks

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 October to May and are not available during peak times. Mini break checkins are not available on a Sunday.

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How to book and pay

How can I make a reservation?


  1. Select the property you wish to book
    1. For weekly holidays - choose Availability/Prices
    2. For 2-5 night stays - choose Short Breaks
  2. Choose the date you wish to book on the calendar
  3. 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 Worldpay.

When you submit an online reservation, we will contact you within working hours (normally same working day) to confirm the details of your stay and answer 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.

1 Privilege Payment Plan: Please note the £100 holding deposit is non-refundable

Get Inspired

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


Very welcoming feel to the property and very clean, very well resourced. A good holiday had by all!

Heather Tripp

Very Good property, comfortable stay. Convenient location.

Sadath Pragnaratne

Really enjoyed our holiday.

Adam Baker

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.

Nicola Darwell

Staying at Kerensa was a pleasure.

Sarah Crowther

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.

Matt Fowler

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.

Carol Morris

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.

Adam Selby

Very good quality.


Great location. Comfortable house, clean and well-maintained. Would recommend.

Lorraine McGregor

We had a lovely holiday at Kerensa. The property was well situated and had everything we needed. Would definitely recommend to family and friends.

Mrs Susan Fairbotham

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.

Rod Jones

Superb holiday home.

Adrian Jennings

It was a lovely property, really well located and cared for.

Zoe Power

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.

Sarah Cunningham Smith

Ideally situated to explore everywhere and had a lovely holiday. Thank you.


Living and Dining

  • 32" digital TV with Freeview
  • DVD player
  • Playstation 2 console and games
  • Comfy seating plus chaise lounge
  • Coffee table
  • Feature fireplace


  • Fully integrated kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Kettle and toaster
  • Microwave
  • Double oven/gas hob
  • Cafetiere
  • 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

Other Features

  • Baby Friendly - What's included 
  • 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
  • Wifi
  • Charcoal BBQ


  • Level access to front door
  • Level garden space
  • Internal flight of stairs

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