Discover a delightful character cottage in St Ives, within a short stroll of the beach!

Ever dreamed of a cottage by the sea? This pretty fisherman’s cottage has just come onto the market in St Ives and – with bags of character and a great location – the lucky new owner will have an enviable Cornish coastal bolthole to enjoy.

This three-bedroomed retreat in Upper Meadow is just a short stroll through hidden, pedestrianized lanes from Porthmeor Beach. After a surf, a morning swim or an evening beach stroll, you’ll be home within moments!

As St Ives property experts of many years, we can see the benefits of this location in all seasons; in summer you’ll be hidden away from the crowds yet moments from the action, and in the winter you’ll have the cobbled streets, beaches, boutiques and restaurants on your doorstep, ready to be explored.

Currently used as a holiday let and being sold fully furnished, this charming cottage is ready to welcome new owners right away. We think it would make the perfect basecamp for keen surfers, digital nomads or new retirees.

And, with a separate studio providing the third bedroom with en-suite, this property has flexible living space and plenty of scope for a variety of uses.  

Being operated as a popular holiday let, it is beautifully presented and well-maintained as you would expect. Plus it has lots of lovely character features in the main house reminding you of its original purpose as a fisherman’s cottage. 

Downstairs, these character features include glazed sash windows, exposed ceiling beams, pretty window seats and white-washed walls. Despite its age this attractive cottage is filled with light.   

Upstairs two bedrooms offer comfortable accommodation – one with delightful views over the rooftops of St Ives towards Porthmeor Beach, and over to St Nicholas Chapel and the Island. 

As well as the larger double bedroom, there is a good-sized single room which currently houses bunk beds, but could be made into a dressing room or home office. 

Surfside Studio is a versatile space which adds an exciting extra dimension to this seaside cottage. Featuring patio doors into the courtyard garden, the studio is set apart and completely independent of the main cottage, enjoying privacy and plenty of glorious sunshine! 

The double bedroom and shower room could provide extra accommodation for visiting family, income potential or perhaps a home office with a surfboard propped up in the corner…

In both the main cottage and Surfside Studio, the shower rooms are fresh and functional, fitted with crisp white suites and heated towel rails.

Having claimed this corner of St Ives as your own, you’ll be keen to explore everything this vibrant Cornish town has to offer. From the door of your pretty cottage you’re just moments away from the picturesque harbourfront, Tate St Ives (as well as many other great galleries), the stunning beaches of the town, and an array of great eateries all waiting to be discovered. Read our full Location Guide to St Ives here.  

Further afield the whole of Penwith lies in wait. From the golden sands of Sennen in the far West, to the idyllic farming country around the village of Zennor, to artsy Penzance and its beautiful Lido, there’s so much to do in every season that your days in Cornwall will never be dull! 

This cottage and studio in Upper Meadow is on the market for £650,000. View the full details here, or contact us to arrange a viewing. 

What Did We Miss?    

  • The courtyard garden is a great place to relax with a glass of wine on those gorgeous Cornish evenings.
  • The kitchen features integral appliances, including a dishwasher and washing machine/dryer.
  • Some of the best restaurants in Cornwall will be on your doorstep in St Ives. Have fun trying them all!
  • The Cornish coast will inspire an active lifestyle. From sea swimming to surfing, paddleboarding to hiking, you’ll be inspired to get out there every day!
  • While St Ives has some great independent stores and a few smaller supermarkets (plus Tesco on the outskirts of town) nearby Penzance has more amenities and larger stores.