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“A veritable Tardis”
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Review of Avoca Cottage

Situated above Porthmeor Beach and the Tate Gallery with views of the Island
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Situated above Porthmeor Beach and the Tate Gallery with views of the Island
New upstairs lounge in 2015 Walking distance to the Beach
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34 reviews
Situated above Porthmeor Beach and the Tate Gallery with views of the Island
New upstairs lounge in 2015
Walking distance to the Beach
New kitchen diner in 2015
Main bedroom with garden view
room for 3 kids (with the z bed, not shown)
En-suite bedroom
two bathrooms
Ample space to seat 6 for dinner.
well-appointed kitchen
All electrical appliances
Single Bedroom (off upstairs lounge)
A spectacular balcony view for spring 2015
Feel on top of the world in our upstairs lounge with panoramic views of the ocean
Short walk to the Tate Modern
Great shopping and arts and crafts.
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Bungalow -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
St Ives, Cornwall, England

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Very good - based on 34 reviews
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RichieCJ1
Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
“A veritable Tardis”
Reviewed 8 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Truly bigger on the inside with an inspired upstairs lounge to exploit the spectacular sea views through the full length Velux Windows - though make sure you close then when going out!!

As we were a large group, some of the kids took advantage of the summerhouse - fully equipped with bunk beds, power and a telly, but note, not toilet.

As other reviews have mentioned, it's a steep walk up the hill but a welcome penance after an end of day ice cream, and we are in Cornwall after all!

We look forward to returning soon, when warmer so we can enjoy the outdoor shower!

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Travelling group: Large Group
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shunt1969
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Mr”
Reviewed 8 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Great find. Stayed there half term 4 adults & 3 kids. Plenty of room. Good location, although a bit of a walk up the hill (bus available if feeling lazy). Fantastic having the garden which allowed us to take full advantage of the BBQ. Although we would recommend the Mex in town. Local shop for supplies just along the road.

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Susannahv...
Caledon, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Fabulous time - wonderful place.”
Reviewed 6 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We had an amazing week here. Everything you could need in this well appointed, scrupulously clean accommodation. Close to the beach, fabulous views from the upstairs lounge of the bay - and a stone's throw away from the shops. We will be back for sure, and will recommend this place to anyone who wants a fantastic holiday in St Ives and Cornwall - whether it's for a family holiday or a great reconnect with friends from afar. Loved every minute!!!

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Liked best: Uptairs lounge and comfortable beds
Liked least: That we didn't book for longer
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Courtney...
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6 reviews
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“Beautiful home from home, with wonderful views.”
Reviewed 27 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

We were all very much excited for this holiday, in the pictures it looked amazing but when we actually got there it was much more so! Although, there should really be pictures of the lovely big back garden as it is a lovely sight!
Finding the house was not difficult in the slightest, although the driveway leading up the house is a bit bumpy and not great if you have a low car as it is a gravel pathway and was scraping a bit on the bottom of the car. Parking was fine though, lots of space!
It is situated in a nice neighbourhood, and on top of a hill. It is very close to the harbour, at the bottom of the hill which had lots of shops and beautiful places to eat! I would recommend The Mex. The house is about a 2 minute walk away from a premier if we needed anything.
There were so many things to do we rarely stayed in, plus the weather was nice for us!
As we entered the house for the first time it was lovely and warm, everything was clean and it smelt nice. All cutlery was nice and lucky dishwasher so we didn't have to clean up!!
Our favourite thing about the holiday house is definitely the upstairs living room where we spent most of our evenings playing board games and enjoying the wonderful view from the balcony. The sofas were extremely comfortable and I was considering sleeping on them most nights!!
If I had to complain about anything, it would be that in the en suite bathroom we could not get the shower to run hot water, also because there is no radiator in there it was extremely cold, especially compared to the rest of the house.
We will absolutely be coming again! Thank you for having us!

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Liked best: Upstairs living room!
Liked least: No hot water in en suite.
Travelling group: Friends
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Mexico646
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Excellent place to stay in St Ives”
Reviewed 25 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We really enjoyed our 4 night break at Avoca cottage, it is in a good position and quite near the centre of town, easy parking and has all the facilities you need, check out the open balcony window upstairs for awesome night sky star watching, very clean and comfortable with a great back garden! Contacted the owner for local info and was very helpful. St Ives was excellent too!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
27 Oct 2015
Yes, the skywalk app comes into its own on clear autumn nights at the tip of Cornwall. So happy you had a nice time, October is one of the best times to visit St Ives.
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