Water's Edge 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 not permitted
  • No disabled access
  • Parking available
  • WiFi
  • Sea views
  • Near the beach
  • No wood burner/open fire
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • No swimming pool/hot tub
  • Cot

Check in to Water's Edge and experience harbour side living from your front row location! This beautiful Cornish cottage has been flawlessly renovated and interior designed to present first class holiday living in the heart of St Ives. The cottage is set over 3 floors with 2 boutique bedrooms, a wonderful sunny living space and open plan kitchen and dining area all set to the sea front backdrop of golden sand beaches, blue seas and characterful fishing boats. 

The Property

Aptly named, Water's Edge is quite literally a stone's throw from St Ives beach with harbour front access on The Wharf. Step inside the welcoming open plan dining space and kitchen area with large window flooding the room with natural light, the window seat offers a tempting spot to sit and watch the world go by. The fully fitted kitchen has been thoughtfully considered to help create the perfect holiday menus with the latest gadgets and most stylish of crockery and cutlery to ensure you dine in style. Climb the stairs to the first floor and soak up the harbour views from the living room, from low tide to high tide, capture the maritime comings and goings on the ebb and flow. Hunker down by the fire in the cooler months after a blustery walk or simply enjoy a lazy morning and long overdue catch up. The family bathroom completes the first floor with a cool contemporary style. Climb to the second floor and enjoy the lofty living from the luxury of the master bedroom, if a room-with-a-view is on your holiday tick list then Water's Edge is hard to beat! Bedroom two is no less considered with stylish reclaimed wooden headboard and whitewashed exposed beams. Each bedroom has been dressed to impress with the finest linens, chic soft furnishings and inspired artwork. Water's Edge flawlessly marries a fashionable scaled back Scandinavian style with the original quirks and features of this traditional harbour front cottage. 

We were very privileged to have been the first guests to stay at this stunning property which truly reflects the ethos of Cornish Gems. What a treat watching the ebb and flow of harbour life from each floor. The bed was one of the most comfortable that we've slept in and the location was surprisingly quiet at night, ensuring a good night's sleep.

With the golden sands of St Ives harbour, Porthmeor and Porthminster beaches on your doorstep, there really is no better location to experience the community spirit and culture of St Ives, one of Cornwall's most beautiful harbour towns. Wander from your holiday door and pick up the daily loaf and fresh coffee, step out for a beachside lunch or take in the evening atmosphere as visitors enjoy the many bars and artisan cafes along the front. Water's Edge offers the perfect base from which to explore St Ives, discover the heritage of the fishing trade, the popular art scene or simply enjoy the plethora of local shops. Try your hand at some of the local water sports including surfing, kayaking and paddle boarding or hop aboard a local fishing trip and bring home the fish supper. The West of Cornwall offers some of the most beautiful seascapes along the South West Coast Path which can be accessed from the cottage. Take day trip heading towards Land's End and experience the wild scenery of Sennen, Zennor and Porthcurno.

Water's Edge offers a superb base in all seasons and comes highly recommended for guests who enjoy the luxury of a central location.

Choose Your Dates The standard changeover day is Friday

December 2017


AvailableBookedDefault weekly checkin day is Friday

November 2017


January 2018

The following weeks are available in December 2017:
Fri 15 December - Fri 22 December
£1199.00 £1079.10
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Fri 22 December - Fri 29 December
£1199.00 £959.20
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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.


We were very privileged to have been the first guests to stay at this stunning property which truly reflects the ethos of Cornish Gems. What a treat watching the ebb and flow of harbour life from each floor. The bed was one of the most comfortable that we've slept in and the location was surprisingly quiet at night, ensuring a good night's sleep.


lovely & clean, everything done lovely, as always Cornish Gems never disappoints.

Jean Deakin

If you are tired of the huge twenty story beach hotels, this could be the the place for you. It is an older style property but was clean and way up to date. The place is as close to St Ives harbour, porthmeor beach and the Tate as you could ever find, the first second and third floors all have a great views of the harbour and great sunrise viewing. Many thanks we will be happy to use Cornish Gems again

Terry Snow

Property is in a fantastic position with amazing views. All amenities in St Ives easily accessible. Interior of property was very stylish.

Marie Mallon

Living and Dining

  • Located on the first floor with stunning harbour views
  • Three seater sofa
  • Armchair
  • Electric effect fire
  • Smart TV with Freeview
  • DVD player
  • Wooden dining table located on the ground floor with 4 dining chairs


  • A modern fully fitted kitchen on the ground floor
  • Electric single oven
  • Electric hobs
  • Under the counter fridge
  • Small freezer compartment
  • Microwave
  • Slimline dishwasher
  • Nespresso machine for pods (remember to bring your favourite blend!)
  • Utilities include: Washing machine with integrated washing machine, iron with ironing board, clothes airer

Bedrooms2: 1 King, 1 Zip N Lock

  • Choose from two beautiful bedrooms located on the third floor
  • Master bedroom: A king bedded room with two bedside tables and lamps, clothes storage and hanging space, window seat, Smart TV, harbour views
  • Bedroom two: A zip/lock super king bedded room (this can be arranged as a double or a twin) with bedside table, bedside lamps, Smart TV, built in hanging space 

Bathrooms1: 1 Standard (plus 1 W/C)

  • Family bathroom located on the first floor
  • Deep Bath
  • Separate walk in shower
  • Wash hand basin
  • WC
  • There is an addtional WC and wash hand basin located on the third floor 

Other Features

  • Luxury linens and towels provided
  • Wi Fi
  • Pet free
  • Travel Cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • Whilst there is not parking directly at the property, a car parking permit is provided for the nearest car park located approx 3 minute walk away


  • One very small step from the road into the cottage
  • Water's Edge is set over 3 levels
  • 2 internal flights of cottage style stairs

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