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Gillan Cottage
Porthminster, St Ives

£399 - £930 per week

A modern and stylish property set in an exclusive area of St Ives, the accommodation is beautifully decorated in a contemporary manner. A feature is the light and airy first floor sitting room with its high vaulted ceiling. The leisure centre, beaches and town centre are all within walking distance and a regular mini bus service to and from the town passes the adjacent road junction. Having parking, Gillan Cottage is the ideal property for those wishing to explore West Cornwall by car.


ground floor entrance to a large hallway area with desk and door to:


king size bed, en suite wet room with shower, basin, WC. Stairs from hallway up to:

Kitchen/sitting/dining room

open plan layout, ceramic hob, oven and grill, fridge/freezer, dining table and four chairs, two seater sofa bed, leather chair and stool, TV/DVD.

Additional information

on site parking for one car, central heating, washing machine, short breaks available.


Apartment was exactly as described and in a ideal location, close enough to St Ives but without the hustle and bustle of being in the town. Easy walk to the pick up for the bus ride down to St Ives town centre. On Site parking a benefit. Owner lived on site and allowed us to have a holiday without any intrusions

June 2022

An enjoyable holiday in comfortable accomodation.

September 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

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 2022

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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. 

6th February 2023

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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.

13th - 15th May 2021

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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.

10th - 24th September 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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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.

Apartment was exactly as described and in a ideal location, close enough to St Ives but without the hustle and bustle of being in the town. Easy walk to the pick up for the bus ride down to St Ives town centre. On Site parking a benefit. Owner lived on site and allowed us to have a holiday without any intrusions

An enjoyable holiday in comfortable accomodation.

Very much enjoyed our stay at Gillan Cottage, it was airy, comfortable and spacious. Off road parking was a definite plus point.

A lovely clean cottage very sheltered but long walk to the beach and town. Very secluded.

We loved our 2weeks here, Property exactly as advertised. Gillan is Spotlessly clean, unbelievable location and so homely. Parking space huge and shared with the owner. We loved it, and the ease of walking into Town was fab or jumping in the car on a dull day to explore.

Our family of 3 loved it, and would highly recommend to a small family or couple.

So sad to come home!

Very comfortable stay in a clean and spacious accommodation.

Up a steep hill so not for the less abled but quiet , apart from the seagulls nice and quiet.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your comments. We are glad to hear that you liked Gillan Cottage. Being in such a fantastic location, sitting above the town to make the most of a much quieter setting than being right in the town centre, does involve an uphill walk back to the property after a day at one of the stunning beaches of St Ives. The walk may not be suitable for everyone, but we are glad that you agree is worth it! For those that are not so keen on the walk, some prefer the shorter and less challenging stroll to the leisure centre where there is a bus service that runs most of the year down into the town, or others opt for one of the local taxi firms. Tanya, Customer Services

This is the second time we have stayed at Gillan cottage and have booked again for next year , a good location within walking distance of the pubs/restaurants in st ives . Much easier key collection and drop of with the key safe now at the property, spotless as ever with cutlery sparkling , nice touch now with the bottle of wine and the milk in the fridge on arrival also crisps and biscuits, Car parking on the shared drive with the owner which is a massive positive within St ives,

We stayed at Gillan Cottage St Ives in late June. The cottage is tucked away at the top of a steep hill, which is testing if you’re not very fit! But, the area is very pleasant and residential. No crowds- no noise! It was exactly as advertised - very charming, spacious, well equipped and comfortable. It has the bonus of onsite parking. It is only a short walk away from the Park n Ride at the Leisure centre complex, which takes you down to or back up from the town for £1. However, one drawback is the lack of outdoor space or veranda/ balcony to sit out in the evening. Overall, a pleasant stay.

Excellent stay at Gillan Cottage, the property had everything we needed including a good sized parking spot and is ideal for a family of 3 or a couple.

Gillan Cottage was perfectly located in St Ives and had everything we needed for a week. The cottage was so clean and we had plenty of space for the 2 of us. Will definitely look to return I'm the future

Lovely cottage with lots of space for three of us staying comfortably. Not far from St Ives centre and beaches. Enjoyed our stay

Thoroughly enjoyed our week stay at this lovely little cottage. It was very clean and comfortable. Would definitely recommend and hope to return again someday.

Would definitely recommend a stay at Gillan cottage, it was in a lovely peaceful area in a nice area with a parking space. It was very clean and there is everything you could need in the kitchen and you get a few things to start you off like washing up liquid and toilet roll. It’s well placed close to train and bus stations, beaches and centre. Would definitely go again!

We had a lovely stay in Gillan Cottage. It was absolutely spotless clean and really well equipped. The apartment is joined to the owner who just left us to it, so if you’re quiet like us this was great. The apartment is situated at the top of St Ives so if you do have difficulty walking this may pose a problem, but if you are a keen walker, there’s absolutely no need to use your car, we had some lovely walks to Lelant and Knills monument just to name a few. We found the best restaurant to be the Queens Hotel, the food and service was amazing, especially the Sunday roast. We had an amazing week despite having two days of thick mist and would definitely visit again

Enjoyable stay at Gillan cottage Lovely and clean and well equipped . Would advise guests to take extra towels It is situated on a hill so may be difficult for some people. We enjoyed the challenge of going up and down finding the shortest route . Would recommend good value .

Very clean, comfortable, quiet and well furnished accommodation.

Website and booking process easy to use / follow. Aspect Holidays staff were very friendly and helpful when I had to speak with them. Everything was done / sent as promised. Cottage description was spot on and the cottage itself was immaculate. Would definitely use this company again and would return to the cottage if we ever come back to St Ives. Thank you.

Good location with free parking, nice and quiet but easy to access the centre of St Ives. Large open plan living area with lots of space to eat or just watch tv, very happy with Gillan Cottage.

This is a spacious, clean, well equipped property but it is a good trek into the town and to the beaches. There however buses that run to the leisure centre close by that you can catch. Although the property has lots of windows natural daylight is blocked by trees. Being a bit out of the way it is lovely and peaceful and has the advantage of parking if you want to explore Cornwall.

A great place to stop, a short walk into St Ives. Well presented and clean. Will stop there again when on our next holiday in Cornwall

Bit further out of town but a nice walk or there is a regular bus service a few minutes away and worth it to have its own car parking space.

Delightful accommodation ideal for two and a great base for exploring this part of Cornwall

Lovely Cottage and very spacious. Ideal for a family as the bathroom is in the downstairs bedroom. A 10 minute walk to the town/ beach / shops but quite a steep walk back (ideal to work off your cream tea !), bu that is the same of most places in St Ives.

The owner lives next door and is very pleasant. We really enjoyed our stay and will be back to stay here again.

Really clean and comfortable property. Great location for being able to walk into St. Ives without being actually in the town where it is busy.

Charming cottage, very clean, comfortable and spacious. The visitor book tells the story, people keep going back and we will too. Couldn't think of anything negative to say. Its an excellent property.

A really peaceful, spacious and comfortable open plan holiday property.

Nice and spacious open plan living/dining area, easy to find and the advantage of free parking.

We had a very enjoyable holiday in St Ives The location and the quality of the flat contributed to our enjoyment. The flat also benefits from excellent WiFi and onsite parking.

Gillan cottage is a very spacious, clean n well equiped holiday home. Location is good but the walk too and from town is very steep. There is a bus route through out the day.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your comments. We are glad to hear that you liked Gillan Cottage. Sitting above the town, away from the hustle and bustle, but close enough to walk in; it does involve an uphill walk back to the property after a day at one of the stunning beaches of St Ives. The walk may not be suitable for everyone, but for those that are not so keen on the walk, there is a bus service that runs most of the year, from the leisure centre that is a short stroll from the property. Tanya, Customer Services.

Good location, easy to find and free car parking. Regular and inexpensive bus service into town only 5 minutes walk away if you don't fancy the walk up and down the hill.

Booking and payment process was straightforward. Pick up of keys couldn't have been simpler and quicker. Very friendly staff. Property exactly as described. Very well equipped and comfortable. It was great to have a parking space.

Pleasant location and apartment with fantastic view.

Beautiful cottage and perfect location to walk into st Ives. This was our first family holiday and we couldn't have enjoyed it more. Cottage was beautiful and clean with amazing sea views.

Spacious and bright, off road parking, not far from town centre.

We had a delightful stay in a well situated, spacious, one-bedroom cottage. Great value. Easily accessible by road with parking. Highly recommended for couples staying in St. Ives.

A wonderful New Years stay at Gillan Cottage! Perfectly located at the top of the town, with great views out to sea.

Lovely cottage and location but not for those who don't like hills.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are delighted to hear that you liked the property and where it is located. It is a bit of a steep walk up to the property from the town and beaches, though we like to think, (and it sounds like you agree) worth it when you get there! Tanya, Customer Services