The Old Bakehouse St Ives Town & Beaches

  • Sleeps 3
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1
  • Allows Dogs
  • 34
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The Old Bakehouse is a spacious two bedroom stone cottage located in the heart of St Ives Downalong area, very close to Porthmeor beach.  Its perfect location ensures you are completely immersed in Cornish life from lazy cafe coffees to evening walks along the harbour with dog in tow.  Keenly priced this is a much sought-after bolthole in all seasons.

At a Glance

Property highlights
  • Close to 5 beaches
  • Close to amenities
  • Central St Ives
  • Open plan style
  • 1 with a double bed
  • Single

Main bathroom

  • Children Welcome: Yes
  • Cot Provided: Yes
Wifi available
  • Yes
What to expect from Cornish Gems
Terms and conditions of hire

Step Inside

The Old Bakehouse has been sensitively transformed to cleverly combine original features with modern day living.  On entering the property, the entrance hall leads to a lounge area with cosy seating in which to unwind and a bookcase with a wide selection of books to keep you entertained.  The kitchen/dining area is well equipped for holiday indulgence, so why not make the most of the best Cornish produce during your stay.  The luxury of two bedrooms makes this home a perfect choice for young families or couples alike.  The double bedroom with wooden clad feature wall is wonderfully spacious with a comfortable double bed and the finest of linens.

From your Holiday Door

Enjoy beach life as your alternative garden, the closest beaches of Porthgwidden, Porthmeor and The Harbour are all less than 5 minutes walk from the cottage and offer some of the most beautiful settings in St Ives.  For those unfamiliar with this unrivalled spot, discover for yourself the narrow lanes, hidden away cafes and stylish galleries.  If dining is on the agenda then leave the cook books at home and make a reservation at the Porthminster Beach Cafe for the very best in beachside dining.  Further afield the dramatic cliffs and rugged coastline of West Cornwall make for a perfect scenic drive with a picnic packed.


  • Master bedroom:  The spacious master bedroom offers a 4ft 6 double bed, bedside tables/lamps, double fitted wardrobe, cupboard with shelves, chest of drawers, mirror, window seat and a comfy arm chair
  • Bedroom two:  A small single room with a 1 single bed, bedside cabinet/lamp and a window seat.  The wardrobe for this room is located on the landing just outside the bedroom
  • Both bedroom windows offer a combination of Venetian blinds and either curtains (master) or a Roman blind (single room)


  • Family bathroom with walk in power shower with glass side and door, wash hand basin, mirror, heated towel rail and toilet


  • Electric oven and electric hob
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle and toaster
  • Microwave
  • Cafetiere
  • Fridge with freezer compartment
  • Utilities include washing machine, iron and ironing board

Living and Dining

  • 2 x 2 seater sofas
  • Coffee table
  • Large floor lamp
  • Window seat
  • TV with Freeview
  • DVD player
  • Bookcase with a selection of books
  • Large rectangular dining table with 4 chairs

Other Features

  • Wifi
  • Complimentary welcome pack provided on arrival
  • All utilities, linen, towels and guest soaps included
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • One dog is welcome at The Old Bakehouse.  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, just a couple of minutes walk from the property


  • Level access to front door
  • No outside space
  • One step down into the kitchen, one internal flight of cottage style stairs

Home Truths

This is a Cornish Gems serviced property. The property changeovers, welcome gift and maintenance are managed in-house by the Cornish Gems team.

A lovely cottage with a homely feel. Really well located and it had all the facilities and utensils you could want. We had a great time and will be looking to return next year.

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Perfect for relaxing break.

John Russell

Excellent, very clean and well presented.

Raymond Scott

The property was lovely.

Julie Jackson

Superb property, in very good location.

John Russell

Cosy cottage, fantastic location, can't wait to return.

Michelle Tod

We have stayed at The Old Bakehouse several times and always feel at home. We were very impressed this time with the redecoration, upgrades and kitchen and bathroom welcome packs.

Kay Hinde

Had a lovely stay in the old bakehouse great place to take a dog, handy for some great beaches and the lovely St Ives town.

Gerald Madden

We found The old Bakehouse very clean tidy with every thing that you needed and would recommend it.

Derek Stone

The property was very well presented and comfortable. Like a home from home

Hilary Warlow

The Old Bakehouse is a really nice property in a great location.

Lesley Crawford

We've stayed at this property several times and it really feels like a home away from home. The people at the Cornish Gems office are always really helpful and the people who came to clean the property were lovely.

Kay Hinde

Thank you. We had a lovely time. X

Alison Smith

It was a lovely well equipped and comfortable cottage - couldn't fault it!

Jennie Tovey

We were very pleased with Cornish Gems and would like to say a big thank you to everyone, a lovely cottage and the facilities were great - the bed linen and towels superb. Once again thank you, we will return.

Mary Walker

We've stayed at The Old Bakehouse several times and love it. Feels just like home.

Kay Hinde

Lovely location and nice master bedroom, the mattress is very comfy!

Dina Druzhenets

We really loved staying at this cosy but spacious cottage. My husband, myself and the dog settled straight away. Great location too.

Fiona Iles

An excellent property supported by friendly and professional staff. Thank you!

Andrew Tod

All in all, it was superb. If we come back to St. Ives again, which we have done in the past, we will certainly contact you. To all the staff - well done you!

Ruth Mitchell-Davidson

We had an excellent holiday and the cottage was perfect for us.

Brenda Craig

A fantastic experience and I would be pleased to book The Old Bakehouse and with Cornish Gems again - thank you.

Charlotte Weatherall

We have used several agencies to rent property in St Ives but I have to say that the experience of using Cornish Gems was excellent. Our first choice for any future bookings.

Simon Monks

Loved the cottage and would definitely book it/and with you again!!!!

Sue Bird

This was our second stay at The Old Bakehouse. We love St Ives at this time of year and it's so nice to be able to stay in such a lovely cottage with our dog.

Kay Hinde

We found the communication of Cornish Gems excellent from booking, through to arrival and also then a follow up phone call to make sure all was well. The Old Bakehouse was a very nice property in a great location for the town and harbour. All in all, a great week. Thanks.

Andy Howley

The property was very clean and pleasant. The location was superb.

Nikki Crooks

The Old Bakehouse in St Ives far surpassed my expectations. We had a lovely holiday. We will be back next year without a doubt. Thank you


The property was very nice and in an excellent location.

Ian Waters

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Old Bakehouse. The property was warm, comfortable and well equipped with plenty of room and a nice homely feel. It was so good to find a property of this standard in the centre of St Ives which welcomes dogs. We would definitely book with Cornish Gems again.

Mrs Kay Hinde

The Old Bakehouse was perfectly located for all facilities of St Ives and in an excellent position for dog walking. Very comfortable.

Janw Poole

Had a lovely time in a beautiful location, thank you Cornish Gems!

Vanessa Frake

We found the property to be a good standard, great location. Kitchen & bathroom modern & great shower. Will aim to book again in 2012. Many thanks.

Craig Livingstone

The Old Bakehouse was perfect for our needs. Really close to the beach to check waves for surfing, close to town but far enough away not to be affected by any late evening noise. The key safe is a fantastic idea and I think all cottages should have one. No having to co-ordinate getting in and out and no chance of losing the key on the beach/in the sea either!

Catherine Alexander

Very well equipped.