The front of the cottage.
The open plan sitting-dining area.
Tintin Cottage is an old mining cottage.
The sitting room leads into the kitchen.
Stairs lead up to the first floor, from the kitchen area.
Light the fire and snuggle up with a good book.
Carbis Bay beach is down the hill.
Breakfast is ready!
The perfect spot for a cream tea. Jam first of course!
You can see the sea from the foot-path leading up to Tintin Cottage.
Beautiful linen compliment this bright room.
The shower room.
St Ives bay.
Welcome to Tintin Cottage!  The lane leading up to Tintin Cottage is rather steep, but look at this view once you reach the top.
What perfect words...and the perfect little spot for relaxing with a good book.

Tintin Cottage


1.2 miles S of St Ives / Sleeps 2 (no children under 16)

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7 Nights from  £369

September 2020

Perfect little cottage for a couple. Had everything we needed for a long awaited week away. Gorgeous beach at the bottom of the hill, couple of pubs and restaurants within 10 minutes walk. Would definitely love to come back. 10/10

August 2020

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July 2020

A beautiful cosy romantic little cottage,so peaceful but just a short walk to the beach and a lovely walk in to St. Ives...absolutely lovely. Had the most wonderful holiday. Will definitely be booking again.

September 2019

Wonderful location , to stay in tin tin mobility is a must

August 2019

Lovely well appointed cottage with plenty of solitude but very easy to get into St. Ives by bus or walking. Carbis Bay beach within ten minutes walk down path.

July 2019

Perfectly situated cottage with easy access to lovely walks and the beach and the relative bustle of St Ives a short walk away. Tin Tin had everything we needed to unwind and breakfast on the deck in the morning sunshine was a highlight.

June 2019

Lovely little cottage in an amazing location! Walkable into St Ives and beautiful costal walks are on your doorstep.

August 2018

Beautiful little property that is in a tranquil location. Excellent base for exploring beautiful Cornwall.

June 2018

A little haven of tranquility. Very dog friendly. Cozy and welcoming. Walking distance to both the beach and Carbis bay amenities

June 2018

Tin Tin is such a sweet little cottage. Down a quiet lane, all you can hear is the sound of a rushing stream and birdsong. Very well equipped too. Also a lovely and secluded patio area.

March 2018

Wonderful location and a lovely little cottage. Short walk down to a lovely beach and an easy walk to st ives along the coast path. We would definitely stay there again

October 2017

The cottage is pretty, atmospheric, comfortable, warm, well equipped, not far from the beach or buses and trains, and next to a leafy brook - for us, the perfect place for time away, in other words. Also, access from the main road down a short sharp hill makes it serenely motor traffic-free - one of the best things about it.

August 2017

the cottage is near to the very nice beach of Carbis Bay, Tintin it cosy and idel for two persons, kitchen and bath are perfekt

May 2017

Tintin cottage is a lovely cosy cottage in a great location. Beautiful five minute walk down the path, through the trees, to the beach and station or take the coastal path to St. Ives which takes about twenty minutes. I'm sure we will staying in this cottage again.

April 2017

A traditional cottage with modern facilities within easy walking distance of St Ives beautiful local beach - and alternative access by train or bus.

March 2017

Lovely quaint cottage that has all the modern tech features like broadband, charging points which are discreatly hidden.

October 2016

Ideal for couple. Easy access to surrounding beaches and countryside.

August 2016

A lovely cottage in a good location. Close to the sea and within walking distance to St. Ives (The Lifeboat restaurant is crowded but the food was good) Everything we needed was provided. Really peaceful

July 2016

Tintin-Cottage: Even on the peak of summer-holydays we found us comfortably isolated from the overcrowded areas of St. Ives and Carbisbay. We fell immediately in love with this tiny paradise surrounded by a untouched nature filled with the fragrance of wild flowers, the fresh air of a charming valley with old trees and the poetic murmur of the poetic brook. The traditional house built of local stones offered all the comfort you need to feel immediately at home on this charming hidden place - unbelievable that it’s only 10 minutes on foot from the wonderful beach of Carbisbay. We can highly recommend this exceptional place for body and soul - above all when you like the dance of a butterfly, the call of wren, the buzz of the bees….. Miriam and Rudolf

June 2016

This was our second visit to Tintin. Tintin is a cottage we would gladly return to again and again. Quaint, comfortable and in a superb location.

June 2016

A cosy cottage, ideal for a couple, in a quiet location close to the beach, railway station and other amenities. A good base for exploring West Cornwall.

June 2016

Very cosy and comfortable, ideal for a romantic break for 2.

May 2016

Beautiful, homely cottage in an excellent location. All your needs are well provided for in this cottage and the cream tea on arrival is such a lovely touch. We had a fantastic time and didn't want to leave! It felt like our little home rather than a rented cottage. Much better than a hotel!

April 2016

A really cosy holiday home, ideal for those wanting to walk off road into St Ives along a fabulous piece of coastline without reliance on the car.

March 2016

We loved our stay at Tintin. Great location - secluded yet close enough to get into St Ives by walking or very short train journey. The steep climb may put off some people but we didn't mind it at all. We hope to be back again soon.

March 2016

Tintin cottage is a lovely cosy and comfortable holiday home in a great position close to the coast and brilliant walking.

February 2016

"Perfect location, pretty cottage with beautiful walks either side, located next to the coastal path and local amenities"

June 2015

We absolutely loved our stay at Tintin Cottage. The two decking areas are private and get the morning sun through to late afternoon. Also excellent location for the beach and the coastal path. We can't wait to return.

May 2015

Very good location, quiet and within walking distance of St Ives or train from Carbis Bay. Great walks on the SW Coastal path accessible from the house.

April 2015

A perfect cozy cottage for two, with a very secluded feel despite being in town (the only sound you can hear is from a small stream and birdsong). It's very easy to walk (or get the train) into St Ives, and explore western Cornwall. Highly recommended.

October 2014

Potential clients need to be advised of the narrow lanes leading upto the property, which are quite steep and narrow. Mobile phone reception is not good, it's advisable to get to property before office closes before 6pm.

My wife and I found the owners of cottage very pleasant and they answered any questions we had, even provided us a bottle of champagne as it was our honeymoon. Nice touch, I would definitely stay at this cottage again.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're delighted that you enjoyed your honeymoon in Tintin Cottage. The cottage is approached by a steep pedestrian lane as you say (this is covered in the description). Our office is open until 8pm during the week (including the arrival day, Friday), from 9am-5pm on Saturday and from 11am-4pm on Sunday (you can always call the Housekeeper during your stay outside of those hours). Tanya, Customer Support

September 2014

Beautiful stay loved it when you open the door to find fresh flowers in vase,and cream tea waiting for you....such a lovely touch thankyou very much. Will be coming again

July 2014

We've already said that we would like to come back to Cornwall and Tintin would be our first choice.

May 2014

Tin Tin Cottage is a very sweet, cosy cottage with a lovely atmosphere and an excellent location.

April 2014

Tintin cottage was a perfect getaway for a relaxing break. It was very peaceful whilst being within easy access of amenities and lots of lovely restaurants and beaches. We enjoyed the hill walk up to the cottage (although this might not be for everyone) and we look forward to going back soon!

April 2014

A perfect base for exploring this area of Cornwall. The walk to St Ives is easy and so much better to be there without a car.

March 2014

Unique location, with handy rail link to St Ives and around the coast. Good to leave the car parked and walk or catch the train to get around. Fantastic beaches, and Carbis hotel good for a coffee or slap up tea with fabulous views.

August 2013

Cosy cottage in a beautiful location, we loved staying here!

July 2013

The location of Tintin cottage is lovely, BUT you do need a reasonable level of fitness, not just to access the terraced areas of the property, but dragging suitcases from the car parking area, up and down the steep paths is not easy, and every walk down (to the beach or coast path) means a considerable climb back. To avoid the really tough chore of taking the wheelie bin to the top of the very steep path on Thursday night, my advice would be to bag up your rubbish on a daily basis and deposit it in the public bins available everywhere.

June 2013

Nice little cottage, really worth its price. Quiet location. Friendly and personal reception with flowers and a cream tea.

May 2013

Walking is very good experince around. Please take long walks and discover nice beaches. The location of the cottage is perfect. Into the nature and close to public transportation, supermarket and lovel carbis bay beach is just 5 min walk.

May 2013

It's a really sweet, cosy cottage and has a very friendly, welcoming atmosphere

March 2013

This cottage definately lived up to our expectations. The location is perfect (if walking hills is for you). Straight down to the beech and onto the south west coastal path. Definately coming back at some point. Thanks for an perfect weekend

February 2013

This cottage is ideal for a short break. Handy for Carbis Bay station (a steep walk mind, so not suitable for all people), the Cornish coastal path is nearby and of course St Ives is easily reached by foot, train or bus. Carbis Bay has a lovely beach. The cottage is certainly suited for people who enjoy walking.

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