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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
St Ives, Cornwall, England

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Lisa S
Bath, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic, relaxing and like a boutique hotels with other guests!”
Reviewed July 1, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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What an amazing place it is chic, modern but cosy and comfortable. White company bedding and bathroom products.
A great place for a romantic getaway. It is only 30 seconds from the beach and you can hear the sea from the cottage. Plenty to do in St ives with many great places to eat and drink.
Will stay again.

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elithommo
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fantastic little property only a stones throw from everything you could need.”
Reviewed June 30, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

This property is an old, one up, one down-type fishermans cottage, located literally twenty seconds walk from Porthmeor beach. However, the interior is not quite what you would expect. It has been recently refurbished and, though small, the inside is amazing.

Downstairs, you enter into the living room, complete with huge telly and large sofa. At the back there is the tiny but well finished dowstairs loo and in the middle is the little kitchen, located under the stairs. There is pretty much everything you need in the kitchen, including induction hob and Nespresso coffee machine, which was a great, luxurious touch.

Up the narrow staircase is the bedroom with a massive superking bed, which was one of the comfiest I have ever slept in. To the back of the bedroom, there is a large, rainwater shower with separate hand held shower head (the shower is separated from the main room by a large wardrobe), a sink and storage area. You really do have everything you need for your stay (although if I had to suggest one possible addition, it could be an electric fan as it does get very warm up there if the weather has been hot).

Nice, fluffy towels are provided, as are toiletries, a hairdryer and iron/ironing board.The property is finished to a very high standard, with high end fittings and lots of decorative touches and there are mirrors on practically all available walls which does make the place look much bigger than it actually is. You can hear the sea at night if the tide is in and the window is open...the seagulls are a bit shouty at this time of year as they still have their young with them but what else can you expect at the seaside?

We had a fabulous stay here. Yes, there are cheaper properties to rent in St Ives but this was completely worth the little extra. The private parking space in a secure garage was worth the extra alone, as all the town centre car parks seemed to be chock full for the entire time we were there. You are seconds walk from the beach and five minutes walk to the town centre and harbour areas. There is also a little shop two minutes walk away which has everything you will need for the odd breakfast and lunch you make when you are not out enjoying the fabulous food that St Ives has to offer.

Francesca at Beachspoke made the booking very easy and straightforward and all the communication we received from her/them was excellent - I cannot thank them enough. We would definitely stay here again and can heartily recommend a visit.

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Liked best: Location.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Susie C
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Monsoon Shadow has a unique charm like no other and I can’t wait to book in my next holiday there!”
Reviewed January 10, 2014 for a stay in December 2013

What a perfect start to 2014! We stayed in Moon shadow for New Year’s Eve and couldn’t have asked for anywhere better to spend it! Wowed by the amazing artwork as you work in the door, Moon shadow is modern, yet cosy and the height of luxury... and as the description says, it feels more like a boutique hotel than a cottage.
The bedroom is beautiful with a bed big enough to sleep 5 and I would give it ten out of ten for the comfort factor, you can also hear the therapeutic sounds of the sea if you open the window, which is only a stone throw away.
The sitting room is cosy with all the modern essentials, including a large tv and a comfortable sofa.
I would recommend Moon shadow to anyone who is looking for a break which offers relaxation and pure luxury.

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Liked best: The unique interior
Liked least: No complaints
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Hamish G
London, United Kingdom
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“A really spoiling New Year Getaway..!”
Reviewed January 10, 2014 for a stay in December 2013

Moon Shadow is such a great place to stay and we loved everything about it. It is located really close to the centre of St Ives but not too close so it is quiet which is what we wanted as we were there for the New Year party but wanted to relax for a few days afterwards. It has a really clever design where the use of space is very good. The best surprise is the bedroom, the pictures don't do it justice... a huge and ridiculously comfy bed which I will now be buying.
This is a perfect place for a romantic stay. Thank you Beach Spoke! I will be returning.

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Liked best: The Interior Design
Liked least: Views
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
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