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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
St Ives, Cornwall, England

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Fantasy Holiday Cottage”
Reviewed September 24, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

Exceptionally well furnished, homely with great appliances. This accommodation was top class. We loved the nooks and crannies and idiosyncracies. Well stocked, clean and very useful extras like a bottle of wine on arrival, loads of TVs and washer/dryer. Lots of space for St Ives, large farmhouse kitchen downstairs, 3 well appointed bedrooms, lots of living space.

The location is perfect, a short stroll gets you to the harbour, porthmeor beach or porthgwidden beach within minutes, with a great little corner shop (newspapers, bread, milk, wine) close by as well.

Although there is no on-site parking (parking space is very rare in this bit of St Ives) there are long stay car parks nearby and the owner provides you with a parking space a short walk away. We travelled by plane from Manchester, UK so this was not an issue for us anyway.

This holiday was very challenging for us as my partner is currently using a wheelchair. This cottage is nineteenth century so not very accessible but the owner could not have been more helpful in making our stay as comfortable as possible, arranging with previous guests so that specialist equipment could be delivered and sending back lost property very quickly.

It made our stay in St Ives very special.

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Gosforth Cumbria
Reviewed July 12, 2011 for a stay in June 2011
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Wolverhampton
Reviewed May 11, 2011 for a stay in April 2011
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Reviewed April 13, 2011 for a stay in April 2011
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Bristol
Reviewed March 30, 2011 for a stay in March 2011
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Biff74
Suffolk, UK
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“What a gem in the heart of St Ives!”
Reviewed October 1, 2010 for a stay in September 2010
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We had the pleasure of being some of the first guests to stay at 1 Island Square after its recent renovation...and what a treat! The Cottage itself is located in the heart of the town, just a short stroll away from the hustle and bustle of the harbour. There is space outside the property to unload your luggage and a public car park just seconds away. We paid £33 for a weekly ticket which allows you to come and go as you please and to use any of the other council run car parks in the town. The property itslef is a traditional fisherman’s cottage that has been updated to a very high standard while maintaining the original look and feel. You enter the cottage into a spacious reception area with the lounge off to your right and stairs directly in front. The lounge was very comfortable and cosy and tastefully decorated. There is a flat screen TV, DVD player and stereo as well as board games and an interesting selection of books to choose from. There is also WiFi connection - Very important to most people these days! Down stairs is where the fisherman would have originally kept their nets. Now it's a very well equipped Kitchen and dining room with all the Mod cons. Great Cooker, dishwasher, microwave and fridge freezer as well as good quality crockery and cutlery. There is a family size dining table as well as an area with wicker furniture and another flat screen TV.and radio. The second floor has three good size bedrooms and a neat bathroom. Each room has a white colour scheme and some nice decorative touches. All rooms have a wardrobe and chest of draws providing ample storage for your clothes. The Bathroom is small and neat with the space being very well utilised. All bath towels and bed linen is supplied on site. The cottage is in a great location with everything just a short walk away. The town itself is delightful and is full of fantastic places to eat and drink - Olive’s cafe across from the cottage is a must for cream teas and cakes! We would recommend the beaches at Porthmear and porthminster which are just a short walk away and especially the Porthminster cafe for that special lunch or dinner. Overall, the accommodation was everything and more that we could have expected. It's spacious but cosy and you feel at home straight away. We would thoroughly recommend 1 Island Square and hope to return sometime very soon!

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Reviewed September 30, 2010 for a stay in July 2010
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