Mermaid House, St Ives

ID: S484067

  • Bedrooms 3
  • ・ Sleeps 6
  • ・ Pets Yes

About this property

This lovely cottage lies tucked away in the heart of St Ives, just 5 minutes-walk from the harbour, and makes a fantastic base from which to explore the town’s charming streets, restaurants, art galleries and beaches. Recently refurbished, the cottage is laid out over three floors with open plan living / cooking / dining on the ground level and three bedrooms above. Light and airy, the lounge features a bay window and whitewashed floors with a large navy blue L-shaped sofa and 50’s inspired contemporary chairs for relaxing on. When you’re not out exploring, you’ll be able to kick back in front of the television; or gather around the dining table in the kitchen for a bite to eat or to discuss the day’s plans together.

St Ives is best known for its picturesque harbour, and iconic Tate St Ives art gallery which sits right on Porthmeor beach. Close to the cottage are the Trewyn Sub Tropical Gardens and The Barbara Hepworth studio and garden, both terrific places for days out with the family, as well as the many wonderful beaches in the area. Mermaid’s House offers the ideal layout for families with young children but is also suited to groups of friends and couples. Two bedrooms lie on the first floor of the property, with the gorgeous master bedroom taking up the whole of the top floor. There are two bathrooms as well which means guests will have all the space they need to be comfortable during their stay, and a quaint courtyard garden creates a delightful place to catch a few of the sun’s rays over a morning coffee.

If you’d like to surf while on holiday, Porthmeor which is favoured by the locals is the best place for it. St Ives Surf School are based here and offer wetsuit and board hire as well as a variety of surf lessons. The nearby Porthminster Beach is a good all-rounder for the whole family and there’s also a wonderful beach café there where you’ll be able to enjoy a cold drink and watch the waves roll in.

Living Room

Featuring a lovely bay window to the front, this room is open plan with the kitchen / diner and has a large L-shaped sofa as well as an armchair, bookshelf and side tables

Flat screen smart TV and music system


Open Plan with the living room the kitchen features a range of appliances, cookware, crockery and utensils and has a window overlooking the courtyard. Appliances include a fridge / freezer, induction hob and an electric oven and grill. Microwave, toaster, kettle and dishwasher

*A washing machine, iron and ironing board can be found in the separate utility off the kitchen


Incorporated within the kitchen the dining area features a table with 6 chairs

Bedroom One

Located on the first floor, this room features a bay window with a small worktable as well as a double bed with a side table and freestanding wardrobe

Bedroom Two

Situated on the first floor, this room is furnished with two single beds that can be zipped and linked together, a side table and reading light as well as chest of drawers

Master bedroom

Situated on the top floor this room is bright and light-filled thanks to a large overhead dormer window from which there is a super sea glimpse over the roof tops towards the Gwithian coastline. The room has storage cupboards under the eaves and is furnished with a super king size bed, side tables with lamps, a standing oval mirror and freestanding wardrobe

Bathroom One

The downstairs shower room is off the kitchen and includes a tiled shower enclosure which has a glass screen, hand basin with cupboards under, WC and heated towel radiator

Bathroom Two

The family bathroom is located on the first floor and features a bath with shower over and a glass screen, hand basin, WC and heated towel radiator


A pretty courtyard garden to the back of the cottage has a bistro table and chairs. It is accessed from the utility room and from the gate on the pedestrian only pathway at the rear of the terrace. There is an outside cold tap


This property does not have designated parking however St Ives Rugby Football Club provides plenty of space and may be a good option. You can find out more by clicking here

You can drive right up to the front door to unload with option of the nearest car park (Stennack car park) 10 steps away at £16 per day

Weekly permits can be bought (for cars only) through Pay By Mobile app, which permit parking in Station, Barnoon Long Stay, Island, Park Avenue and Penwith. Permit details and up to date costs can be found through the local council website here

Nearby points of interest

  • Anima-Mundi (Formerly Millennium)
  • Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden
  • Porthminster Beach Café
  • Count House Café
  • Geevor Tin Mine
  • Jackson Foundation
  • Porthcurno Telegraph Museum
  • Minack Theatre
  • Gwynver Beach
  • Porthchapel Beach

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