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Bay Watch House

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Bay Watch House is situated in the heart of St Ives with parking for two cars and overlooking the famous surfing beach of Porthmeor.

The old town and the harbour are just a short walk away. The house was built in Edwardian times using local granite and slate and has recently been totally refurbished to a very high standard with many of the original features remaining.

All the main reception rooms and the master bedrooms have sea views of Porthmeor Beach taking in the Island, and the headland called “The Clodgy”.

The ground floor contains:
* A spacious dining room decorated in New England style with a large bay window and sea views, feature fireplace (decorative use only) and seating for 13.
* A further reception room with feature fireplace, TV, 2 armoires and a day bed that can be used as additional TV room or bedroom.
* A comprehensive fitted kitchen with butler sink, 2 pyrolytic ovens, hob, dishwasher and microwave.
* A small utility area with fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
* A twin bedroom with nautical decoration.
* A shower room with a basin and w.c.

The first floor contains:
* A large lounge with a feature fireplace which has been furnished in New England style with 2 large settees, 2 armchairs, a window seat, TV, dvd and music system.
* 2 double bedrooms with nautical themes
* 1 single bedroom
* 1 bathroom with bath (with shower), basin and high level w.c
* 1 shower room with large shower, basin and w.c

The second floor has:
* The master bedroom with spectacular sea view and en-suite shower room
* A twin bedroom with a beach style theme.

Outside there is off-street parking for 2 cars and a secure enclosed courtyard at the back with furniture provided for alfresco dining.

Whilst we accept well behaved dogs for an additional cost of £30 per pet, per week or per short break stay, please contact us to check if you wish to take more than one dog.

Please note that we are unable to accept bookings from anyone under the age of 25 years or stag or hen parties.


St Ives, the most famous of Cornish holiday towns, loved for generations, is easy to reach by road or by air and easy by train. Fine golden sand, crystal clear water, warmed all year round by the Gulf Stream. Awake to the gulls' cry, dress quickly and jog down the cool granite streets for a solitary early morning walk along the beach, cool sand and warm water caress your soles, tickle your toes.

Life is cradled around the harbour where boats still land good catches of fresh fish for the local restaurants to nourish you with. Brought ashore on the ancient granite quays, the catch is of the highest quality for some of Britain's finest restaurants. A maze of tiny cobbled streets to wander through, lined by fishermen's cottages. In the summer there's a blaze of colour all around the town with houses smothered in baskets of blooms, parks and public areas a rich spectrum of radiant colours. The mild climate and almost frost-free winters makes it possible to grow plants and shrubs normally native to semi-tropical countries hundreds of miles further south.


The Eden Project, St Michaels Mount nr Penzance, The Minack Theatre at Porthcurno,  Lands End, The National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, Paradise Park in Hayle and lovely Coastal Walks.


Sleeps: 11

Sleeps: 11 + 2


Property type: House

Nearest Airport: Newquay - 22 miles.

Nearest Bar/Pub: Many within a short walk.

Nearest Restaurant: Many within a short walk.

Location Type: Near the sea, close to the busy town.

Bedrooms: 3 Double Bedrooms, 2 Twin Bedroons, 1 single Bedroom, a double size Sofabed on the ground floor.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom (plus shower over), I en-suite, 2 Shower rooms (with W.C. and basin).

Kitchen: 2 Pyrolytic ovens, Microwave, Hob, Fridge/Freezer, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Iron.

Dining: Seating for 13 around a large dining table in a separate dining room.

General: Central Heating, Telephone (incoming calls only). Bed Linen, House Towels (Bring your own Beach Towels please), Electricity and VAT are included in the price. Guests have FREE use of our BT Broadband/Wi-Fi. 

Entertainment: Freeview TV, DVD, Radio/CD System. Wi-Fi available.

Outside: Enclosed Courtyard with garden furniture. Parking for 2 cars.

Please note we are unable to supply a Barbecue.

Suitability: Children Welcome but please note that we are unable to supply a cot, high chair or stair gate. Suitable for the Elderly.

Whilst we accept well behaved dogs for an additional cost of £30 per pet, per week or per short break stay, please contact us to check if you wish to take more than one dog.

Please note that some of the photos may have been taken with a wide angled lens.