Chy an Carrack

St Ives, Cornwall
Self-catering


A light-filled haven with wonderful views above the white sands of Porthminster Beach - buzzing St Ives is just around the corner

Bed

8 beds

Bedroom

4 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 8

The
Experience

An Edwardian house in a privileged spot with the sea stretching as far as the eye can see. Built in 1910 for Edward Hain using brick ballast from his ships, the exterior is traditional but inside you’ll find subtle seaside chic. It’s an easy space for families and friends to come together or spread out. Everywhere, the outlook dominates – one of the bedrooms is the prime seal-watching perch.

Be welcomed with a few thoughtful luxuries, including pillow mist and local chocolates, and a healthy supply of logs for the wood-burner. Barbecue on the terrace, then scramble up the terraced garden for ever-more impressive views. It’s just a five-minute walk down the coastal path to one of St Ives’s lovely beaches, so pack up all the gear and a picnic.

This location works whatever your agenda: lose yourself in art, shopping and nightlife down in St Ives, then retreat to your own little world with only gulls for company.

Open plan modern kitchen and dining area at Chy an Carrack in Cornwall

We think you'll love

  • Getting the train down and being car free
  • The views of the ever-changing sky and sea surrounding you
  • Being right on the coastal path just a five-minute walk from the beach
Window seat over looking the sea with a door leading to a dressing room

Home truths

  • No downstairs bath or shower
  • St Ives is a holiday hotspot and gets busy in the summer
  • A section of the road down to the house is steep and narrow

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Parking on-site.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Restaurants 2-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £239
Weekly price
from £1195
Damage deposit
£750
Surcharges
Extra room/snug available. 3-night stay, from £871.50.
1 House for 8
From £2398 beds4 bedrooms

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Location

The neighbourhood

Porthminster Point is a rocky headland overlooking the finest beach in St Ives, with an inviting expanse of golden sand, a top-notch seafood restaurant and a lively beachside bar. From here you look across to Godrevy lighthouse, inspiration for Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse. An easy walk away, St Ives proper is famous as an artists’ colony - along with the Tate and numerous smaller galleries. Don’t miss Barbara Hepworth’s former studio & sculpture garden. For wilderness, and the best sunsets, head west along the coastal path to magical Zennor.

Local points of interest from Victoria - Property Manager

  • Right on the coast path - get your boots on and explore the glorious coastline, sandy beaches and stunning scenery. You can even go seal spotting as they love the rocks below the house!
  • Everyone loves the Tate, but don't miss internationally renowned sculptor Barbara Hepworth's lovely house, hands on sculpture garden and time-preserved workshop. A soul nourishing, tranquil haven right in the middle of St Ives, for young and old.
  • Chy an Carrack overlooks Porthminster Beach, one of the town's best beaches with golden sand, gentle waves, fine seafood restaurant and beach bar. This is beach paradise!!
  • Head to Porthmeor Beach for surfing, and the nearest surf school. This is a favourite surfing spot for dolphins too!
  • If you really want to relax in style, you can treat yourself at the top class Harbour Spa, just a few minutes’ walk away.
  • St Ives is a magical warren of cobbled streets, quirky shops, restaurants and galleries, set around a picture postcard harbour - just a wander around is a delight and its an easy walk from the house.

Introducing

Victoria - Property Manager

Patrick and Lyn love escaping here themselves, often arriving late at night and stopping for a moment to take in the star-studded sky and the lights of St Ives across the bay. Their friendly housekeeper, Victoria, is keen to share her local knowledge – she’ll come to check all is well shortly after your arrival.