‘thehousewithagardenupstairs’ is located in a short terrace of granite cottages near the Barbara Hepworth Museum in the heart of St. Ives. The lighthouse, which you can see in the distance from the front of the cottage, looking down the hill over the harbour is the famous Godrevy lighthouse of Virginia Wolfe’s ‘To the Lighthouse.’
It is a three-storey house which is open for holiday rental all year round. The ground floor is a Living/kitchen/dining room, and the kitchen area is fitted in Shaker style. Our local housekeeper prepares the property for guests, and makes up the beds with fresh linen.
On the first floor there is a twin bedded room with two 3’ beds which can be zipped together to form a king size. The bathroom is also on this floor. On the top floor there is a double bedroom. There is a door which leads off the top bedroom into a small secluded courtyard. The rear wall of the courtyard is often covered with wild flowers.
St Ives (Cornish: Porth Ia) is a seaside town, situated at the south-western tip of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The town lies north of Penzance, and west of Camborne.
With miles of magnificent coastal scenery, warm summers and Britain’s mildest climate, St. Ives is the perfect holiday destination for all seasons. Supporting tranquil sub-tropical gardens and country lanes that are hedged with wild honeysuckle, foxgloves, montbretia and fuschias.
In former times it was commercially dependent on fishing as an industry. The decline in fishing, however, has caused a shift in commercial emphasis and the town is now primarily a holiday resort, famous for it’s artists’ community and home to the Tate St Ives Gallery of Modern Art and the Barbara Hepworth Museum.
St Ives was named best seaside town of 2007 by the Guardian.