With its picturesque streets, thriving art scene and award-winning coastline, St. Ives radiates classic seaside charm. There's no better place to take it all in than this stylish home, only a ten-minute walk from the harbour – light, bright and impeccably decorated, this is anything but a twee beach cottage. The furniture is chic and comfy, ornate gold mirrors add a touch of vintage elegance and the neutral colour scheme is utterly soothing. We love the tasteful nods to the area's history, like the original porthole window and maritime-themed artwork, as well as the underfloor heating. Every room boasts stunning views of the bay, including the sumptuous master suite on the top floor. Spend your days roaming the local art galleries, browsing the independent shops in town and relaxing on the sandy beaches. For dinner, pick up some local seafood – it's the best in the UK – and rustle up a feast in the bespoke kitchen, or head to one of the harbourside restaurants if you're not up for cooking. Finish off the evening with drinks in the terraced garden, watching the sunset and feeling completely at ease.
Home truths: *Private parking isn’t available, but there is a public car park nearby
*One small, well-behaved dog is allowed to join you for an additional fee of £21 per week
*The layout is a little unconventional – two bedrooms and a bathroom are on the ground floor, the living area/kitchen is on the first floor and the master suite is on the second floor
*Mobile phone reception can be a bit patchy
*You’ll need to bring your own cot and highchair if you’re travelling with a baby
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