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.
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.
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.
Choose Your Dates The standard changeover day is Friday
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
Where to eat, things to do and places to visit local to The Old Bakehouse
Things to doPlaces to visitPlaces to eat
Pop into Norway Stores for local groceries
Book at table at The Mermaid Restaurant on Fish Street, just a stones throw away
Explore St Ives Bay aboard Dolly P - booking available by The Lifeboat Station
Take a day trip over to Falmouth and visit the National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Book a painting course with St Ives School of Painting
Take a guided tour around the Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth Museums
Sample some local ice cream on the Harbour front - mind the seagulls though!
Enjoy some retail therepy with a number of bijous shops and galleries for those special trinkets and souviniers
Pick up the South West Coastal Path and head for Zennor, stopping for lunch at The Tinners Arms
Join one of the evening walks and discover St Ives in a different light - for times and available walks, see boards located on Lambeth Walk
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.
We've stayed at The Old Bakehouse several times and love it. Feels just like home.
Lovely location and nice master bedroom, the mattress is very comfy!
We really loved staying at this cosy but spacious cottage. My husband, myself and the dog settled straight away. Great location too.
An excellent property supported by friendly and professional staff. Thank you!
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!
We had an excellent holiday and the cottage was perfect for us.
A fantastic experience and I would be pleased to book The Old Bakehouse and with Cornish Gems again - thank you.
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.
Loved the cottage and would definitely book it/and with you again!!!!
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.
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.
The property was very clean and pleasant. The location was superb.
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.
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.
The Old Bakehouse was perfectly located for all facilities of St Ives and in an excellent position for dog walking. Very comfortable.
Had a lovely time in a beautiful location, thank you Cornish Gems!
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.
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!
Very well equipped.
Living and Dining
2 x 2 seater sofas
Large floor lamp
TV with Freeview
Bookcase with a selection of books
Bose iPod dock
Large rectangular dining table with 4 chairs
Electric oven and electric hob
Kettle and toaster
Fridge with freezer compartment
Utilities include washing machine, iron and ironing board
Bedrooms2: 1 Double, 1 Other
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)
Bathrooms1: 1 Standard
Family bathroom with walk in power shower with glass side and door, wash hand basin, mirror, heated towel rail and toilet
Close to Harbour, Porthgwidden and Porthmeor beaches
Complimentary welcome pack provided on arrival
All utilities, linen, towels and guest soaps included
Dogs are 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