The Eider House Lelant & Saltings Reach

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5Bedrooms in Detail
3Bathrooms 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
  • Tumble dryer
  • No swimming pool/hot tub
  • No cot

This grand modern detached holiday home has been well equipped throughout to create a splendid coastal retreat.  Situated adjacent to the picturesque Hayle Estuary, an RSPB nature reserve, this home offers great accessibility to some of the finest golden beaches and sights in the heart of West Cornwall.  With five pretty bedrooms, The Eider House is perfect for families or large groups.  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.

The Property

Thoughtful design and fresh, inspired decor await.  A spacious hallway and open plan dining room complete with polished white dining table and 10 rattan chairs offers a stylish space to enjoy a home cooked supper or family breakfast.  The open plan dining room leads into the contemporary kitchen, fully kitted out keeping even the most discerning chefs happy.  A smaller cafe style table is great for children to dine early or enjoy some quiet creative time.  The sitting room is wonderfully comfortable and is decked out in soft mossy greens, whites and more striking blacks, this vibrant room is a lovely space to relax or socialise.  The central staircase leads you to a tempting collection of bedrooms.  Each bedroom has a unique feel from the characterful artwork to the vibrant soft furnishings.  Sink under quality linens and enjoy a restful night in this peaceful home.  The top floor Velux windows offer a glimpse of the tidal waters of the neighbouring RSPB nature reserve.

The accommodation was perfect, ideally located and beautifully presented.

French doors lead from the sitting room and kitchen and spill out onto the secure, fenced patio garden - a versatile space to dine, children to play or dogs to come and go and enjoy the Cornish sunshine from morning till late.  The Eider House is located just one mile from Porthkidney, a picturesque beach adjoining the Hayle Estuary which is dog friendly all year round.  Breathtaking views can be enjoyed from this beach to St Ives Bay right across to Godrevy Lighthouse and beyond.  There is a lovely walk from the property along the Saltings which leads you to the beach and the West Cornwall Golf Course.  The charming branch line train is only 5 minutes walk away and arrives in St Ives in 8 minutes following the breathtaking coastline.  St Ives offers a cosmopolitan approach to coastal living with uber-smart cafes, delicious restaurants and boutique shops.  Whether an afternoon to wile away the hours by the fire or enjoying the sun trap patio for lazy mornings, The Eider House is a wonderful, modern coastal retreat to enjoy your holiday in Cornwall.

Choose Your Dates The standard changeover day is Saturday

December 2017


AvailableBookedDefault weekly checkin day is Saturday

November 2017


January 2018

The following weeks are available in December 2017:
Thu 21 December - Thu 28 December
£1305.00 £1044.00
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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.


Good location and fabulous house for a large family holiday. We enjoyed walking to the station and getting the coastal train into St Ives on most days.

Fiona Russell

Another fine stay. Have recommended, will continue to recommend and hope to see you again next year, Thanks

Adam Selby

A modern house that was 4 star and was comfortable.

Steve Clayton

We were pleased with the location and the proximity to the station was really good as we used the train to get to/from St Ives. Parking was good. Really good for the dogs as we were able to walk to Porthkidney beach The house had lots of books and plenty of cutlery crockery etc and the welcome gift was a nice touch - everyone felt very comfortable in the house and it was just the right size for the extended family. Also everyone we came in contact with were very friendly and helpful which is why we would be happy to recommend you to others.

Kate Clayforth-Carr

The accommodation was perfect, ideally located and beautifully presented.

Jennifer Whitehead

I was very impressed with the sheer helpfulness of the team, who efficiently and with kindness, enabled us to move into The Eider House on a Monday morning, after spending the weekend in a most unsatisfactory house which we had booked with a different company. I will definitely use Cornish Gems again. Thank you.

Andrea Davies

The house was great for an extended family holiday - well equipped and furnished. Service from Cornish Gems was excellent when we needed help sorting out the internet. Great property, brilliant position.


The house was lovely, very clean and everything we needed for our holiday.

Sue Taylor

Very good house. Ideally located, clean and comfortable.

Craig Johnson

We had a great time in The Eider House over New Year. The location, house, facilities and advice given by Cornish Gems was excellent. We are already planning our summer break and next New Years Eve.

Lucy Moore

Living and Dining

  • Lounge seating for full occupancy decked out in soft mossy greens, whites and more striking blacks
  • Large TV with Freeview
  • DVD player
  • Bose iPod dock
  • Spacious dining hall with polished white dining table and 10 rattan chairs, sideboard and feature wall
  • A smaller cafe style table (in the kitchen) is great for children to dine early or enjoy some quiet creative time


  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Kettle, toaster and microwave
  • Cafetiere
  • Separate adjoining utility with washer/dryer, storage, iron and ironing board

Bedrooms5: 1 King, 1 Double, 3 Twin


  • Master bedroom: 5ft king size bed, built-in double wardrobes, bedside tables/lamps chest of drawers, mirror, TV with Freeview and en-suite shower room
  • Bedroom 2: 4ft 6 double bed, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers, mirror and bedsode tables/lamps
  • Bedroom 3: 2 x 3ft single beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers, mirror and bedside table with lamps


  • Bedroom 4: 2 x 2ft 6" single childres beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers, mirror and bedside table with lamp
  • Bedroom 5: (Velux window with estuary views): 2 x 3ft single beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers, mirror and bedside table with lamp

Bathrooms3: 1 En-Suite, 2 Standard (plus 1 W/C)

  • Main bathroom: Stylish, fully tiled main bathroom with bath, power shower over, wash hand basin, toilet, heated towel rail and shaver socket
  • Master en-suite: Shower room offering large power shower, wash hand basin, toilet, heated towel rail and shaver socket
  • Bathroom three: Stylish, fully tiled second floor shower room with power shower, wash hand basin, toilet, heated towel rail and shaver socket

Other Features

  • Allocated parking for 1 car with further on road parking near by on first come basis
  • Adjacent to the Hayle Esturary and RSPB nature reserve
  • Wifi
  • Hairdryer
  • All utilities, linen, towels and guest soaps included
  • Complimentary welcome gift provided on arrival
  • Dogs are welcome at The Eider House.  Small pet supplement and house rules will apply


  • Level access to front door
  • Level garden terrace
  • There are 2 internal flights of stairs with handrails

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