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“Perfection at Porthmeor Beach”

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

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Lagarde
Paris
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Perfection at Porthmeor Beach”
Reviewed January 21, 2014 for a stay in October 2013

Anchor Cottage was the perfect fit for our family. The location, seconds away from the most incredible white-sand beach, is unbeatable. Anchor itself, a picturesque fisherman's cottage, is just as good. We especially liked having a sizeable, sit-down kitchen, with plenty of cooking space and a good table. Great for family meals or just hanging out.

There is a very comfy living room. Shelves stacked with books you actually want to read, and board games for rainy days. Upstairs, the bedrooms are cosy and pretty. We always felt we had enough space, and there are lots of thoughtful - but not pretentious - touches (such as children's' storybooks set in Cornwall, Cornish Monopoly and so forth). Everything feels homely and relaxing.

Lastly, a huge plus for us was having Norway Stores a few steps away. This friendly, old-fashioned grocery shop is open long hours, and we relied on it for most meals (when we didn't eat out). No need to go anywhere else, which kept life easy. Perfect Wi-Fi too, which was handy.

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Liked best: The location and the cottage itself
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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charlie w
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful stay in St Ives”
Reviewed January 3, 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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I would definitely recommend Anchor Cottage for your stay in St Ives. I can sum up my stay simply by saying that the cottage didn't feel like a holiday let, it felt like our home - we found it very difficult to leave at the end of our stay!
The place was in perfect condition when we arrived and there was even a mini Christmas tree with decorations for us to enjoy over Christmas.
Sally was extremely quick at responding to any of our questions we had and was very accommodating.
Also, the location was perfect - a very short walk to the beach, harbour and all of the shops.

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Liked best: The holiday let felt like a home and was very hard to leave at the end of the stay!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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tarps_28
London, United Kingdom
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“Lovely place and great location”
Reviewed July 23, 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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Stayed here in May and the location was great. Can walk to the beaches and the town centre and has a convenience store right outside which was great for buying reasonably priced wine!! St Ives in itself is one of my favorite places to stay in England!

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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