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Bay Hill Cottage
Porthminster, St Ives

£568 - £1669 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.


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

double 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. 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.


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.

October 2021

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.

July 2021

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Holidays in Porthminster

We have many apartments overlooking the bay, many of which have parking. However, with the branch line train and bus stations just a couple of minutes’ walk away, Porthminster could be the ideal location for your self-catering holiday, whatever mode of transport you choose to arrive by.

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Local events

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.

11th - 25th September 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.

17th - 19th September 2021

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St Ives Shanty Shout Weekend

Featuring more than 20 sea shanty groups and with sailor and pirate themed fancy dress, this year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal. It'll take place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.

19th - 20th November 2021

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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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St Ives Feast Day

Feast Day offers visitors the chance to witness, and even join in with, a centuries-old tradition. The Mayor 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into the crowd on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. 

TBC February 2022

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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! Book your flight online and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

July and August 2022

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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!

TBC Summer 2022

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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.

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!