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Bay Hill Cottage
Porthminster, St Ives

£776 - £2042 per week

Bay Hill Cottage is a wonderfully light and welcoming three storey home with fantastic views across St Ives harbour over to Godrevy Lighthouse from the kitchen, sitting room and master bedroom - not forgetting you will have the best views ever from a staircase window! With one parking space directly in front of the cottage, you can simply arrive, unpack and hit the beach without a worry in the world!

Being only a very short walk down to Porthminster beach, you are within easy access of St Ives town with all of its shops, restaurants, galleries and one of the best surfing beaches of West Cornwall.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2


Bedroom 3



several steps lead up from the parking to the front door of the cottage into:

Kitchen/dining area

gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, table with seating for six, boot/coat storage area, seating area with two armchairs, sea views, stairs leading to first floor sitting room and bedroom 1.

Downstairs cloakroom

basin, WC.

Bedroom 1

twin beds.

Sitting room

large sofa, two recliner armchairs, Smart TV/DVD, stunning sea views, stairs to second floor bedrooms.

Bedroom 2

double bed.

Family bathroom

bath with shower over, basin and WC.

Bedroom 3

king size bed, dressing table, upholstered accent chair, superb sea views.

Additional information

gas central heating, the stairwell is narrow and has limited headroom, parking space located outside the front of the property suitable for a small/medium sized car. Please note; the hill to the beach is steep and may not be suitable for elderly or people with limited mobility, WiFi, short breaks available.


Our second visit to this lovely comfortable cottage. Beautiful views from the lounge and main bedroom. Furnished to a very high standard and very clean, light and airy.

May 2023

Excellent holiday in an excellent property with a view to die for . Will definitely be back

August 2022

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Holidays in Porthminster

The gateway to St Ives, Porthminster offers breathtaking scenery and a plethora of activities for all the family to enjoy. Ideally located for a seaside holiday, this picturesque bay boasts a stunning beach with soft golden sands, perfect for year-round relaxation. Experience awe-inspiring sunsets, delicious dining at the renowned Porthminster Beach Café, along with a range of exciting watersports. 

Many of our holiday cottages in Porthminster boast magnificent sea views and are mere moments from the soft sands and turquoise waters of the beach. Whilst the vibrant heart of St Ives harbourside is just a short walk away. Porthminster is perfectly placed for an unforgettable family holiday by the sea. Read more about holidays in St Ives here.

Top tip

Indulge in lunch with a view at Porthminster Beach Cafe.

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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.

Our second visit to this lovely comfortable cottage. Beautiful views from the lounge and main bedroom. Furnished to a very high standard and very clean, light and airy.

Excellent holiday in an excellent property with a view to die for . Will definitely be back

Enjoyable holiday at Bay Tree Cottage - fantastic views of the harbour and island area all helped by very good weather.

Our family of 4 had a brilliant holiday at Bay Hill Cottage. The view over St Ives from the living room, master bedroom and kitchen is totally stunning. We sat looking out from the living room in the swivel chairs for hours.

Porthminster beach is a 5 minute walk and the rest of St Ives not far at all. We loved being able to walk into town and got used to the steep hill returning home.

The cottage has everything we needed and more. Spotlessly clean and comfortable.

This is our second stay at the property. The views are phenomenal. The Cottage is very clean and well equipped. It’s in a lovely location with its own parking spot which is a bonus for St Ives.

We enjoyed a wonderful week at Bay Hill Cottage. The situation is tremendous with stunning views of the bay, harbour and town. The cottage is well appointed, comfortable and very clean, beds are very comfortable & cosy. Although there were six of us the cottage felt spacious. We certainly hope to return.

Wow amazing views and a beautiful property, very cosy, clean and comfortable. We made good use of the well equipped kitchen and facilities and enjoyed cooking four evening meals whilst staying at Bay Hill. Situated in a great location 10 mins walk to town or 2mins walk to Porthminster Beach but it’s at the top of a steep hill so don’t recommend to anyone with mobility issues. We would highly recommend this property and hope to return again.

Lovely house with amazing views. Exceptionally comfortable and excellent location.

Beautiful cottage and location. Fantastic amenities and very clean. Really homely. Outstanding views over porthminster bay, we are missing it already!!

What a wonderful find Bay Hill Cottage was we have been coming to St Ives for many years and have stayed in so many properties but this one is special it has some of the best views you will ever get from every window, just sitting looking out to them every day was fabulous, Bay Hill Cottage had everything we needed and is so lovely inside it is very tastefully done, it was the perfect place to spend our 35th Wedding Anniversary, we will definitely be back we’ve loved it there so much and had a fantastic week enjoying all it had to offer and being so close to the beach was an added bonus.

Lovely, comfortable and cosy accommodation with amazing views, a wonderful place to relax after days out on the beach and exploring. Only a short walk to the beach and town, great location with the bonus of a parking space. Very well equipped with plenty of storage, we would definitely recommend staying here ??

Fantastic cottage, fantastic location, would highly recommend we will definitely be back!

We have just had an enjoyable week staying in this lovely cottage. We had a great week. Lovely views of Porthminster bay, especially from main bedroom: this was a pleasure to wake up to each morning!

Absolutely amazing views from the front relaxing to sit and watch the ever changing sea. The accommodation excellent perfect for a family. Lovely big tiled entrance to an amazing kitchen easy to take off sandy shoes and coats before venturing to the living room. Parking space great. Short stroll to Porthminster beach. We had a very relaxing week definitely recharged our batteries.

A well situated Cottage with excellent views over St Ives beaches and bay. It was well equipped, clean, warm and cosy. Lots to do within a very short distance. We will definitely book again.

The house was amazing and exactly the same as in the pictures online. The views were truly breathtaking. Sea views from all three floors. The house was furnished beautifully. The owners had supplied towels, tea towels, dishwasher tablets, washing tablets, wipes, kitchen roll and some toilet roll. I would recommend this property without a doubt. There was a second toilet which we didn’t know about which was good as there were 5 of us staying. There was a washIng machine and dishwasher too. Eating out was difficult due to restrictions. You did have to book in places beforehand.

Love St Ives, cottage cosy with the most beautiful views across St Ives and close to the beach and shops. Hope to come back again.

Fantastic views from the property. Plenty of room for a family. Great Location for porthminster beach. Easy walk into St ives. Plenty of things to do when out and about. Would highly recommend this property.

A wonderful cottage in a fantastic location. Fantastic views and only a few minutes walk from the beach.

We stayed at Bay Hill cottage in St Ives The cottage was clean and had everything that you would need to make your stay special And the view was totally breathtakingly what more can anyone say only we will be back and would definitely recommend staying here .

Lovely cottage with stunning views. A wonderful week in St Ives.

Amazing views and location! just as pictured on website.

Lovely cottage, great sea view from living room, kitchen and bedroom. Very comfortable and spacious plenty of room for six adults.Favourite cottage so far in St Ives , we will be back.

A lovely, bright, comfortable cottage with stunning views down to the harbour.

Very good value for out of season stay for our family of 6.

Great view

Ideal location, only a 10 minute walk into town, stunning views over St Ives bay, parking right outside the property, couldn't have asked for more!

After more than 20 years of visiting St Ives, this was the best view we've ever had. The house is very comfortable, homely and spacious, with a well equipped kitchen and a dining room with a view too. Would certainly return to this property in the future.

We had a very relaxing holiday,the cottage is in an excelent location with fantastic views over the whole of Porthminster. Our friends were totally blown away with St Ives and the cottage, Fantastic holiday,Look forward to next year.

Great little cottage wouldn't hesitate to return

Excellent views of the surrounding area, ideal layout & flooring to ensure sand & beach mess are minimised to one area close to the entrance rather than carrying through the whole house - important with small children!

What a wonderful time we've had. Very relaxing. Fabulous views from 3 rooms made the stay spectacular!