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Garth Cottage
Higher St Ives

£465 - £1282 per week
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This lovingly furnished two bedroom retreat is set in a rural location yet only a five minute drive into town, making it an ideal base for exploring St Ives. You can park the car, grab your towel and stroll to Porthminster beach in just 20 minutes. There are also really good bus links nearby. Garth Cottage is cosy, comfortable and private making it perfect for a romantic getaway, but it's also a great retreat for families who can make the most of the lovely garden and large balcony with sea glimpses.

Garth Cottage has the best of both worlds; a restful and peaceful location yet if you fancy whetting your whistle at a traditional pub you are actually just a short stroll from The Cornish Arms and, for your home provisions, Tescos is either a 15 minute walk away or a few minutes' drive. This particular Tescos must have the best views in the country with a Costa Coffee boasting views of Godrevy lighthouse! For larger groups there is a sleeps two property next door to Garth Cottage, if you are interested in booking this property too please search for "Garth Annexe".

Entrance

hallway with doors leading to:

Kitchen

fridge, freezer, oven, hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer, seating for six people.stairs to the first floor.

Bathroom

bath, rainforest shower, WC, basin.

Sitting room

L-shaped sofa, TV, BT YouView, Sonos Play wireless speaker, large bi-fold doors leading to patio and garden.

Bedroom 1

double bed, TV, doors leading to large balcony, doors to WC and basin.

Bedroom 2

cabin style bed with top double bed integrated into the wall and single bed below, doors leading to large balcony.

Outside areas

large balcony with rattan sofa set, patio with rattan dining set, garden.

Additional information

parking for two medium sized cars, enclosed garden for dogs, gas central heating, high chair and stairgate provided, WiFi, one dog welcome, short breaks available.

 
 

Lovely cottage in a great location to walk to St Ives and the beaches. Well equipped with everything we needed. Our dog loved the enclosed garden. Would definitely recommend and will stay again next time we go to Cornwall.

October 2020

We had a great week at Garth Cottage. Found the setting quiet but easy access to St Ives. Very comfortable and fully equipped. The cottage didn’t feel like a holiday let. Everything we could wish for.

September 2020

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2020

1 Jan - 8 Feb465
15 February490
22 Feb - 21 Mar465
28 March519
4 Apr - 11 Apr704
18 Apr - 25 Apr519
2 May647
9 May - 16 May690
23 May997
30 May833
6 June866
13 Jun - 20 Jun900
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4 July1058
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18 July1192
25 Jul - 22 Aug1282
29 August900
5 September831
12 September748
19 September564
26 Sep - 10 Oct558
17 October570
24 October643
31 Oct - 12 Dec465
19 December780
26 Dec - 31 Dec994

2021

1 Jan - 6 Feb474
13 February500
20 Feb - 20 Mar474
27 March530
3 Apr - 10 Apr718
17 April474
24 April530
1 May660
8 May - 22 May704
29 May1017
5 June850
12 June884
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3 July1080
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17 July1216
24 Jul - 21 Aug1308
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11 September763
18 September575
25 Sep - 9 Oct570
16 October581
23 October656
30 Oct - 11 Dec474
18 December796
25 Dec - 31 Dec1014
 

Things to do near Higher St Ives

The Leech Pottery is located on Higher Stennack and within easy reach from all our St Ives properties.

Explore the surrounding area, with many walks, including a walk through Steeple Woods. 

View all of our Higher St Ives Cottages >

 

Local events

St Ives Feast Day

Held on the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 AD, Feast Day offers visitors to witness - and even join in with - some centuries-old traditions. A morning precesison led by the Mayor to bless the Well of St Eia. Following this, the Mayor will 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into a crowd of children who assemble on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. In the afternoon the Mayor then throw pennies from the balcony of the Guildhall for children to collect.

TBC 2021

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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.

TBC

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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Choose from a 6 minute flight from £35 to a 30 minute flight from £96 and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

Dates TBC August 2021

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St Ives Lifeboat Day

A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the HM Coastguard helicpoters!

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St Ives September Festival

Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.

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New Year's Eve in St Ives

Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea. 

31st December 2021

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What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

Lovely cottage in a great location to walk to St Ives and the beaches. Well equipped with everything we needed. Our dog loved the enclosed garden. Would definitely recommend and will stay again next time we go to Cornwall.

We had a great week at Garth Cottage. Found the setting quiet but easy access to St Ives. Very comfortable and fully equipped. The cottage didn’t feel like a holiday let. Everything we could wish for.

A rather under-stated property, this hidden gem was a perfect base for a wonderfully relaxed week away. It suited us really well to be located away from the hustle and crowds of St Ives, but still be able to walk down if we fancied it. Lovely footpaths through the nature reserve on our doorstep, and we thoroughly exploring the many wonderful beaches and coastline away from the town. The cottage itself was equipped to a high standard, we had everything we needed for a great break. It was a luxury to have our Cornish Food Box delivery waiting for us when we arrived too. Thank you Aspects

Fantastic cottage situated in a great location ideal for dog owners. The cottage drools with a feel of relaxation providing comfort in a rural surrounding feeling safe and secure. I have stayed in both Garth Cottage and Garth Annex of which I would recommend both depending on family size. Garth Cottage in particular has an added advantage of an upper sun deck and garden. Rather a steep 40 mins walk when returning on foot from St Ives but is pleasant never the less.

Garth Cottage was a beautifully presented, light and very clean property. The upstairs balcony is a great feature, somewhere to relax with a coffee and read the paper. It has a secure garden and is close to a lovely dog walking area on the hillside and there are some great dog friendly beaches close by. St Ives is a 20 minute walk away which suited us as we could leave the car parked at the property. There is a large Tesco a short distance away, and a pleasant dog-friendly pub serving food a short walk away. We would definitely return.

After staying the previous week in another St Ives property, with fabulous views over the harbour in St Ives, Garth Cottage was just as lovely, but in a different way. It was within a short walk of beautiful woodland and Knill Steeple. The lane that Garth Cottage is situated on is really quiet and peaceful and just lovely to walk along. It was good that we could leave the car parked outside the cottage. We could walk into any part of St Ives with ease, though the return walk certainly had the effect of upping my fitness levels!!! ( Uphill of course!) There are regular buses from the Malakoff and of course taxis - both would be a good option for those people who don’t want to exert themselves too much. I would definitely stay in Garth Cottage again.

This is our second time staying at Garth cottage, the property was clean comfortable with everything you could possibly need for your stay here, the property is just out of St Ives town but within walking distance to town, beaches and restaurants etc . It’s an added bonus having parking and a lovely secluded & secure garden for both the dogs and ourselves, with a lovely big table and plenty of chairs for dining alfresco. We will definitely return

A floor plan would be a great bonus

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your suggestion. This is something that we have looked into and whilst it isn't possible for us to display currently, is something that we like the idea of, and will continue to investigate. In the meantime, our very experienced staff are always happy to talk through the layout of properties before you decide where you want to stay, so that you know that it will work well for all of your party. Tanya, Customer Services

Beautifully decorated cottage, perfect size for our family of 5. Great location in a peaceful setting. Very well equipped.

Fabulous cottage. Location is perfect for a peaceful and private time. The decoration and specification of the actual cottage is a very high standard and everything you may need is catered for. Excellent and the best dog friendly cottage we have stayed in.

A well maintained, simply decorated, clean property; spacious, relatively peaceful location - probably preferable that holiday makers are willing to do some up hill walking

Loved the cottage and the surrounding area, location was spot on for beach or rural. Nice to have the option of a BBQ, perhaps health and safety is an issue !

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are so pleased that you loved the cottage, the surrouding area and closeness to the beach. BBQ'a are not a standard item in a property, though some owners do provide them, it is the individual choice of the owner. If this is a facilitiy you would like in a property please do not hesitate to contact us before your next booking and we can see if this is provided in your chosen property. Thanks again, Lucy, Customer Services

Lovely cottage and location. Had a great holiday here!

Aspect Holidays are a great company to deal with,they were helpful before, during and after our trip away and it was the same for every employee of Aspect holidays that we dealt with. I would very much recommend Aspect Holidays to others and will definately be using them again. Thank you so much for making our holiday so enjoyable. Garth cottage was a superb property to stay at, it was only a short walk to st Ives harbour and had the benefits of parking next to the property and also a generous garden to use. The property itself also was way above our expectations, it was very clean and also presented to a very high standard. When we return to st Ives we will most definately be looking at returning to Garth cottage. Thank you for contributing to such an incredible week, both company and property were superb!!

The cottage was perfect from the location to everything supplied, this is why we came back this year it was a real find. We are going to be a little quicker in re booking in future as Christmas 2017 has already been taken. The owners have thought of everything to make our stay special. Thank you

Garth cottage is in a lovely area easy access to st ives and Carbis bay the property is superb

Great location and ideal for dog owners, with miles of footpaths immediately accessible from the property and a relatively easy walk, off the main road, into St Ives. Dog-friendy all year round, Porth Kidney Sands is only a short drive away for sea and sand. If you want restful relaxation away from it all, this is the place to be.

We have booked it again for next year and looking forward to returning. First time I have stayed in a property that had all we needed, it gave value for money and made the holiday easy. Very tastefully done and the sofa was great. Perfect location to walk to either St Ives or Carbis Bay, with dog walks near by. So many little touches including board games for the kids.

Excellent location, clean and very well equipped, couldnt have wished for more, helped make our holiday perfect.

Garth is an excellent and high spec place to stay but is let down by a shared heating system. If this was to be addressed I would be rating it as first class but at this time I would not book again do to this issue.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thanks for your feedback. There is a shared system there, but temperature can be controlled by individual radiators, with all instructions available in the property. There had been a problem with 1 of the radiators affecting the system at this time, but this has since been resolved, and further feedback is being closely monitored on this. Thank you again for getting in touch. Tanya, Customer Services.

Beautiful , well equiped and clean cottage . Quiet location , easy access to St Ives and Hayle with some lovely walks on your doorstep

Fantastic, well equipped cottage in quiet location with wonderful views which was a joy to return to after a busy day out and about. We all agreed that the settee was possibly the most comfortable settee ever! The uninterrupted WiFi was an added bonus and kept the teenagers happy. For once we've found a self catering cottage that ticks all of our boxes.

Lovely place to stay xxx

A very well presented lovely cottage