Saffron Cottage

St Ives, Cornwall





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Tucked away in the heart of St Ives just metres from its pretty harbour and seafront, Saffron Cottage is a hidden gem

7 nights from £1018 Book Now

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Within 250m From The Beach

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Pets Accepted

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Enclosed Garden

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Children Welcome

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Near Coast Path

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Family Friendly

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Washing Machine

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Cot Available

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High Chair

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One of just a few properties in the town’s 15th Century Academy Place, the cottage nestles in blissful obscurity behind Fore Street’s boutiques, bakeries and cafes. There are no street-facing windows or clues to its existence other than an inconspicuous set of steps running between two shops, so for guests who love the idea of being away from it all yet close to the beach and the town's terrific restaurants, it’s simply perfect.

Once inside, you’ll feel immediately welcomed into a cosy space awash with period features and comfortable furnishings. Low beamed ceilings and exposed dry-stone walls in the living area nod to the building’s age and heritage, while the two upper floor bedrooms create bright and airy sanctuaries for relaxation and sleep. The kitchen is amply equipped for cooking and baking, with an outside laundry room offering guests all the convenience of home. The small courtyard garden to the back of the cottage means those with pups in tow have a secure space for all members of the family to soak up the sunshine or stretch their legs.

One of Cornwall’s most popular beauty spots, the pretty port of St Ives boasts views over an aquamarine bay, along with four main sandy beaches including Porthmeor, Porthmister, Porthgwidden and Harbour Beach. Carbis Bay lies a scenic walk away, and within easy driving distance too are Porthkidney Sands, Hayle, Upton Towans and Gwithian. Of course, St Ives is well-known for its long-standing and vibrant art scene, with galleries like The Tate showcasing some of the best of Cornish creativity. The town also has a terrific selection of foodie spots, so if you fancy eating out you'll have award-winning beachside cafes, seafood restaurants and bistros to choose from.

To access the cottage guests will need to climb 13 steps which may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Things to know

    Check in time: 16:00
    Check out time: 10:00
    Security Deposit: We ask our guests for a £150 good housekeeping bond, which is pre-authorised against your card. This is in case there is any damage to the property during your stay. The money is simply reserved (held as a pending transaction) and then released afterwards if there is no damage or additional cleaning. This will be held on the card on file 7 days prior to your arrival.
    Pets: 1 pet allowed, £25 per pet per week, in line with our house rules we do ask that pets are not left alone in the property, do not use the furniture or go in the upstairs/bedroom areas
    Number of steps: 13 external access steps, 1 internal flight of stairs
    Type of heating: Central Heating
    Linen & Towels: Bed linen is provided for your stay, however, if you require use of the travel cot you will need to bring your own cot linen. Each guest will be supplied with one hand towel and one bath towel for their stay. (if your holiday is longer than 10 days, please contact the Luxury Coastal team to discuss a mid-stay linen change)
    Wi-Fi: This property offers free Wi-Fi for guests, however, we cannot guarantee the speed and connectivity. Therefore, if you are planning to work during your holiday, we recommend bringing a wifi dongle.
    Smoking: All of our properties are non-smoking and we ask that any party member who smokes, do so off the premises.
    Additional Extras: There is a cot and a high chair available upon request, as these are not stored at the property, please add them to your booking if required.

Room Information

  • Living
    Please note that guests are asked to take care when opening the cottage’s sash windows

    Living Room
    The lounge is located on the ground floor of the cottage with access to the courtyard. It features two sofas, a Smart TV (with Freeview), DVD player, and a decorative cast iron fireplace
    This room also has a large store cupboard which houses the boiler, a vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board
  • Kitchen & Dining
    The spacious kitchen is equipped with an oven and grill, induction hob, fridge / freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle and toaster. A selection of cutlery, crockery and cookware is also provided

    A small laundry room is located in the garden and contains a washing machine, storage drawers and laundry baskets.

    The dining area can be found within the kitchen and features a wooden table with seating for four
  • Bedrooms
    Bedroom One
    The larger of the two, this upper floor bedroom contains a zip and link super king size bed that can be split into twins on request. The room offers plenty of storage in a big free-standing wardrobe with drawers, a bedside pedestal and chest of drawers. Other furniture includes a dressing table with mirror and a chair.

    Please note that the door to the walk in cupboard is locked and is not for use as it is an equipment store
    The bottom sash window is fixed for safety

    Bedroom Two
    The second bedroom is also on the upper floor and has a double bed, free-standing wardrobe, a chair, and pedestal with lamp
    Please note that the bottom sash is fixed closed for safety
  • Bathrooms
    Family Bathroom
    The shower room with WC is situated on the upper floor and has a walk-in cubicle with rain head attachment, heated towel rail, hand basin, electric mirror and cabinet
  • Outside
    The small private courtyard garden to the back of the cottage is fully enclosed, and furnished with a bistro table, chairs and a garden bench. A handy outside tap is ideal for rinsing off sandy wetsuits, dogs and beach gear.
  • Parking
    This property does not have parking. There are however several car parks in the town which are close to the property but please note that parking near the sea front will be limited especially during the busier seasons.

    The Island Car Park 0.1 mile (3 minutes walk)
    Smeatons Pier Car Park 0.1 mile (3 minutes walk)
    Barnoon 0.3 miles (8 minutes walk)

    For information and tariffs for these and other car parks in St Ives please click here

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Good Housekeeping Bond
We ask our guests for a £150 security deposit, pre-authorised against your credit card. This is in case there is any damage to the property during your stay. The money is simply reserved and then released afterwards if there is no damage. We will contact you nearer the time of your arrival to arrange this. 

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Welcome to St Ives

There’s something special about holidays in St Ives and we just can’t quite put our fingers on it. It could be the beautiful light that’s attracted artists to the resort for generations, the cobbled streets and coastal views…or that feeling of being a world away from the hustle and bustle. Whatever it is, St Ives has a charm that’s unlike any other, and we’d recommend it at any time of year.

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Better than we could possibly have expected for this town centre location. Ideally positioned for all shops, restaurants and beaches.

Richard, 24 Jul 2023

Hi Richard, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are so pleased to hear you had a great stay and loved St Ives as much as we do. We hope to welcome you back in the future, Best Wishes - Luxury Coastal

Dan - The Luxury Coastal team - 24 Jul 2023

Saffron Cottage Exceeded Our Expectations

The property is ideally located right in the heart of St Ives. The property is beautiful and was spotlessly clean. Everything was provided and it exceeded our expectations. It has a small courtyard, where at certain times of the day we could catch the sun and enjoy a drink. The beds were very comfortable and the bathroom and shower was ideal.We hope to be returning again very soon, we loved it.

Clive, 03 Jul 2023

Hi Clive, thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear that Saffron Cottage exceeded expectations. We hope to welcome you back one day. Best Wishes, Luxury Coastal

Fionnuala- Luxury Coastal - 03 Jul 2023

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