Gillyflower Cottage

St Ives, Cornwall (Ref. 959618)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “Loved my stay”

    - Mrs Barnett, November 2021

The property

Just over 1 mile from the beautiful beaches and harbour at iconic St Ives, this delightful cottage is cocooned in a leafy nook, perfectly placed to explore some of Cornwall's most desirable destinations.

Nestled in glorious lush countryside, Gillyflower Cottage sits aside a gaggle of pretty dwellings at the end of a tranquil private country lane, surrounded by trees and greenery.

Picturesque St Ives can be reached within 10 minutes by car or an enjoyable 30 minute stroll, or less via the footpath.

There are excellent eateries, traditional inns and coffee houses on the waterfront overlooking the boats in the harbour and its beach.

Porthmeor Beach, with golden sands, is the second largest of St Ives four beaches with surf school, seasonal lifeguard patrol and cafe/bar.

The more sheltered beach of Porthgwidden lies the other side of the headland known as The Island.

The twisting cobbled alleys and lanes of St Ives are home to an abundance of galleries, gift shops and boutiques.

Just a short walk from the heart of the town is the train station, where one of the most spectacular coastal journeys with breathtaking views along the north Cornish coast to Penzance can be enjoyed.

Ramblers and dogs will delight in exploring the south west coastal path to Hayle and round to Godrevy Lighthouse and beyond, or spend an afternoon at the West Cornwall Golf Club, just three miles away.

Legendary Land's End, lively Penzance and mystical St Michael's Mount are all easily reached hot-spots.

Enchanting Gillyflower Cottage is the ideal romantic escape or family bolthole, with toasty wood burner and squashy sofas for guaranteed comfort.

The dinky enclosed garden at the rear is a great spot for a barbecue, and has storage for beach gear after a day's fun in the sand and surf.


  • Over two floors
  • 2 bedrooms: 1 x king-size double
  • 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with wood burner and dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Sun room/entrance.
  • Electric central heating and wood burner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed garden with decking, patio and lawn, garden furniture and BBQ
  • Lockable storage
  • Two well behaved pets welcome at £25 each per week.Sorry, no smoking.Note: Sorry Dogs to be no bigger than a Labrador
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Beach 1.5 miles.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

About the location


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!

Note: There are some stone steps in the garden which lead up to the lawn area, they are staggered but have a handrail and there is a slight drop so children to be supervised in this area.

Note: Sorry Dogs to be no bigger than a Labrador.
NOTE: Good Housekeeping Bond of £100