Gurnard's Cottage

St Ives, Cornwall (Ref. 959588)

  • Rating

  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Seaward facing with stunning views across Gurnard's Head towards the Atlantic coastline, this characterful granite cottage nestles in the working farm hamlet of Treen, ¾ mile from Zennor and within six miles of sublime St Ives. The Cornwall Coast Path is paces away and the Tinners Way one mile south. Ten minutes walk away, accessed by scrambling across rocks, lies sheltered, sandy Treen Cove, with its towering ruined copper mine. The end one of four old cottages within a small cluster of properties, Gurnard's Cottage has romantic charm, with its tranquil situation also attracting serious walkers, artists, photographers and writers. Neighbouring dairy cows idle by twice daily, and a renowned pub restaurant is a short stroll up the lane. Zennor is a tiny village snuggled in a craggy valley of moorland nooks and rocky hills, scattered with footpaths and antiquities including Zennor Quoit and nearby Chysauster Settlement. It is home to a rural museum, working water mill, ancient pub and church with its own legendary mermaid. Cornwall's historic mining landscape lies nearby, including the spectacular Crown Mines at Botallack. Gurnard's Cottage marries traditional style with homely comfort.

Through the stable door is a smart kitchen with bespoke cabinets, Delabole slate flooring and a butler sink. Three shallow steps lead into the roomy, comfortable sitting/dining room, with ceiling beams, exposed granite walls and a superb fireplace with wood burner. A door leads into the sunroom, opening into the gravelled courtyard patio - a tranquil spot for alfresco dining. The pretty main bedroom is comfy and cosy with exposed stone wall. The open garden at the front has a convenient bench for a sun-downer drink and a tap for muddy paws or sandy toes.

This wonderful area, adored by the St Ives painters, was famously frequented by writers D. H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf. It later features in the novels of Rosamund Pilcher. There are super beaches at Gwithian, Praa Sands and Sennen and a breathtakingly scenic coastal drive to the famed St Ives. Here, discover swimming and surfing beaches, the picturesque harbour and arc of restaurants, galleries and traditional inns peppering the charismatic streets.

Accommodation

Over two floors. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single. Bathroom, bath with shower over basin and WC. Ground floor kitchen. Utility area. Sitting room with dining area and wood burner. Sun room.

Amenities

Electric heating with wood burning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi. Power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent. Bedlinen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and stairgate on request. Off road parking for one car. Enclosed rear gravelled courtyard with furniture and front gravelled area with seating. Two well-behaved dogs welcome at £25 each per week. Sorry, no smoking. Pub within 0.2 miles. Beach 10 mins walk.

About the location

ST IVES

Penzance 6 miles.

One of Cornwall's prettiest harbour towns, St Ives offers narrow streets, tight-packed cottages nestling around the quayside, the Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth museum, fabulous beaches, superb shops, a thriving community of artists, great pubs and restaurants and much more. With its semi Bohemian lifestyle and romantic air, it's easy to see why this is the county's premier holiday resort. The surrounding area has much for the visitor to see and do with abundant wildlife, fabulous coastal walks, top quality surfing and the Celtic mysteries of the Land's End Peninsula are all within easy reach. A superb destination!