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7 Nights See prices

  • £2000  to  £4150

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Short Breaks

  • £ Enquire
    2 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    6 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Waterside Location

About Bay Watch House

Bay Watch House is the perfect place for your family gathering or annual holiday with friends. Not only does the house have an enviable location close to the centre of St Ives and within walking distance of shops, cafes and pubs, but it also has fantastic views of Porthmeor Beach and is spacious enough to comfortably accommodate up to 13 people.

St Ives is an incredible holiday destination. Once a quaint fishing village with a busy harbour, it is now a vibrant town with lots on offer at any time of year. There are five beaches within walking distance of the house, the most popular of which is the sandy stretch at Porthmeor which is a favourite with families and surfers. Porthminster is next to the train station, sheltered by the sloping cliffs and benefitting from an excellent cafe, while the other beaches are Harbour Beach, Porthgwidden and Bamaluz beach, the latter of which is only accessible at low tide.

Artists started coming to St Ives in the 1880s, attracted by the beautiful scenery, temperate climate and long hours of daylight. As the fishing industry declined, artists took over the fishermen's workshops and lofts, swapping fishing nets for easels and clay wheels. There are now lots of galleries displaying or selling work by local artists, including the Tate St Ives, the Porthminster Gallery, and the Penwith Gallery which was founded by Barbara Hepworth. Hepworth loved St Ives so much that her family created The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden in her house after her death. Lots of galleries also run workshops so you can develop your artistic skills while on holiday.

The quality of food is another reason people love visiting St Ives. The pilchard industry that once sustained the town may be gone, but you do not have to walk far for a delicious meal of fresh fish, whether you want it wrapped in paper to eat on the beach or served on porcelain plates in a fine dining restaurant. Alternatively, the kitchen at Bay Watch House is very well equipped so stop by a local fishmonger to get their catch of the day, or book a boat trip and catch it yourself! St Ives also has a weekly farmers market every Thursday, selling a wide variety of locally produced food and drink.

St Ives is stunning, and it is easy to appreciate why people visit year after year or even relocate there, seduced by its natural beauty and friendly community. It is as much a destination where you never have to sit still, as it is one where you can spend hours in a recliner, happily watching the view. The space and central location of Bay Watch House make it easy to keep everyone happy with St Michael's Mount, The Eden Project, the outdoor Minack Theatre, Paradise Park and the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth being some favourite nearby attractions.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Prestige Holiday Cottages (Rachael) joined Independent Cottages in July 2006

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Waterside Location
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Cornwall)

Bay Watch House is an elegant Edwardian villa built from local granite a century ago and restored and refurbished to a high standard.

Accommodation Comprises:

Ground Floor:

  • Main living room is at the front of the house, with an original bay window that frames sea views. The white and blue decor has a fresh feel and a subtle nautical nod to the house's surroundings. With seating for 13 people, this is a place where everyone can relax and gather.
  • Second reception room with a daybed and a television. It is great as a quiet space where you can escape for a peaceful chat or to read, and can be used as an additional bedroom if needed.
  • Like the main reception room, the dining room is at the front of the house with original features like the bay window and fireplace. It is dominated by a long dining table which easily seats 13 guests who benefit from fantastic views of Porthmeor Beach and the headland (known locally as The Clodgy).
  • Although decorated in a way that suits the age of the property, the kitchen is a contemporary space with good quality appliances to make self-catering simple, including two ovens and a dishwasher. There is ample cutlery, crockery and cooking equipment, even if you are catering for a full house.
  • Separate utility room housing a fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
  • Downstairs bedroom with a chic nautical theme and two single beds with a chest of drawers for storage.
  • Shower room with a shower, WC and handbasin.

First Floor:

  • Third reception room is perfect for kids and teenagers with its TV, DVD player and sound system as well as comfortable seating.
  • There are two doubles and one single bedroom to sleep up to five guests on this level. All rooms have a contemporary nautical decor that suits the seaside location perfectly.
  • Family bathroom with a shower over the bath, WC and handbasin.
  • Separate shower room with a WC and handbasin.

Second Floor:

  • The master bedroom is on the top floor of the house, with windows looking out over the beach, headland and island. It has good storage and an ensuite with shower, WC and handbasin.
  • There is a twin bedroom with two single beds and storage.

Outside: There is a private courtyard with garden furniture at the rear of the house. The house has off-street parking for two cars.

Additional information: Central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels (please bring your own beach towels) are included in the price. There is a telephone (incoming calls only). Well behaved dogs are accepted at an additional charge of £50 per pet, per week or short break stay. Please note that bookings from anyone under the age of 25 years or stag or hen parties are not accepted. Short breaks available out of peak season (two night minimum).

Bay Watch House Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 4th May 2024 - Fri, 24th May 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £2,325 | 3 nights: £2,480 | 4 nights: £2,635 | 5 nights: £3,100 | 6 nights: £3,100

7 Nights

2 Nights

Sat, 25th May 2024 - Fri, 31st May 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 1st Jun 2024 - Fri, 5th Jul 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £2,513 | 3 nights: £2,680 | 4 nights: £2,848 | 5 nights: £3,350 | 6 nights: £3,350

7 Nights

2 Nights

Sat, 6th Jul 2024 - Fri, 12th Jul 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 13th Jul 2024 - Fri, 19th Jul 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 20th Jul 2024 - Fri, 26th Jul 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 27th Jul 2024 - Fri, 6th Sep 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

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Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 11+2 in 6 bedrooms (1 King, 2 doubles, 2 Twins, 1 Single + Sofa bed)
2 dogs welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - No
All female groups - No
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Prestige Holiday Cottages (Rachael)
Member Since July 2006

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Bay Watch House 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 18th May 2024