House in St Ives, Cornwall, England - 4 Bellair Terrace, 4 Bed Victorian House with sea views, WiFi and Aga
About Helen Willett
We both worked in London and wanted a bolt hole by the sea for us and our twin daughters. For 10 years we spent all our family holidays in the house. In fact, we loved it so much that we moved to Cornwall and no longer need 4 Bellair Terrace for ourselves.
Helen Willett purchased this House in 2004
Why Helen Willett chose Saint Ives
We love this house because relatively few holiday cottages in St Ives have a good sized garden with sea views.
What makes this House unique
St Ives is obviously great in the summer months but we particularly love it out of season. The St Ives festival usually takes place in the middle two weeks of September. Artists open their studios, everyone in town holds arts events and there is lots of live music in the pubs and bars. The weather in October is often good and the sea will be very warm - good for surfing. December in St Ives is very busy. There are lots of unusual shops selling quirky and often hand made products - Christmas shopping is very atmospheric. On New Years Eve everyone puts on fancy dress and heads into town to celebrate.
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Wonderful holiday home
Just the perfect place for a family holiday
Excellent stay can’t wait to go back again, will certainly be booking again for next year..
Lovely stay in a fabulous house, everything you needed was there. The pantry was full of goods that you could use and I’ve left some too for the next person. Great idea, the Hills were a bit of a problem for me but certainly didn’t put me off and look forward to returning next year.
Great home from home location
We had a lovely family break in this very welcoming and comfortable house. Delightful touches like the help yourself pantry made a real difference to our stay. The location was so convenient and we made full use of the Tate and Hepworth galleries. We all felt we could have stayed longer if work hadn't called us home! Hopefully we will return. Thank you.
Prefect location, stunning views
Central location, but out the way enough to feel private. Amazing views across the harbour, with lovely outdoor seating area.
Decor very tasteful, comfortable beds and lovely airy and spacious feel. The open fire made wet day cosy.
Really gorgeous feel about this property.
Very good communication from the owners and lovely touch with “help yourself cupboard” made it very welcoming.
Two small issues: WiFi connection could be better and downstairs shower disappointing as we couldn’t use it because water pressure was poor.
Overall very happy with our stay and would love to return.
Special interest holidays:
A great boutique B&B in Penzance run by our friends Philippa and David
Ocean Water Sports
Watersports from the beach at Carbis Bay. Try the Hawaiian outrigger.
St Ives Surf School
The surf school on Porthmeor Beach
Speed sail UK
Our friend Graham's beach based water sports company
Marine Safari trips from Penzance Harbour
Tremenheere Riding Stables
Hacking over the moors and beach rides at Marazion
Explore in Cornwall
High quality guided walks away from the crowds
There is no private parking at the house. The nearest public car park is 5 minutes walk away at Barnoon, just above the Tate gallery.
There are 4 beaches within easy walking distance from the house.
It’s less than a 5 minute walk. This is the surfing beach. It’s the one you see in all the photo’s of St Ives and is over looked by the Tate. There is a nice café/restaurant over looking the beach, together with a beach side kiosk which does surprisingly good food. There are toilets and a beach shop. You can hire surf boards/wet suits etc. There is also a surf school, which is very good. At the far end of the beach is the West Beach Bakery which does great pizzas.
It’s about 7 or 8 minutes walk. It’s a tiny beach in a cove at the tip of the “island”. It’s sheltered and has a safety rope across the entrance to the cove to stop children drifting out to sea! It’s popular with families with small children. It has a very good café/restaurant and also a beach side kiosk.
It’s about 7 or 8 minutes walk. It is very sheltered and good for kids. All the amenities of the harbour and Fore Street are to hand. There are toilets each end of the beach.
It’s a 10-12 minute walk. The beach itself is more gently sloping and sheltered than Porthmeor. It’s good for swimming. The café/restaurant is very good and often gets written about in the press. It gets very busy so booking in advance is nearly always necessary. There are toilets and a couple of beach side cafes.