Tintin is an end of terrace lovely old miners cottage.
The bedroom, on the first floor.
The top decked area is the perfect spot for a glass of wine. (there are several steps leading up to this area).
Stairs lead up to the first floor, from the kitchen area.
Come back on a cold day and sit around the open fire.
The sitting room leads into the kitchen.
The compact but well equipped kitchen.
The bedroom is welcoming and spacious.
The shower room, everything  you need.
Pretty soft furnishings and thoughtful touches.
Light the fire and snuggle up with a good book.
The perfect spot for a cream tea. Jam first of course!
Tintin Cottage is an old mining cottage.
Welcome to Tintin Cottage!  The lane leading up to Tintin Cottage is rather steep, but look at this view once you reach the top.
You can see the sea from the foot-path leading up to Tintin Cottage.
St Ives bay.
What perfect words...and the perfect little spot for relaxing with a good book.
Carbis Bay beach is down the hill.
The cosy sitting-room.

Tintin Cottage


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

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7 Nights from £415

Cosy, cute, idyllic. Literally like in a movie! Very quiet location, and the whole setting infuses the guests with calm and relaxation.

excellant location for two people. coastal walks and beaches. you may even see seals in the carbis bay. but remember to use suitcases with wheels!!!!

Although mention in the description the route from car parking space was not clear enough. The path leading to the cottage was very overgrown with nettles and fallen leaves which was dangerous when wet. The stair case was unsafe too with a half step outside the bathroom door! We are fit and well but found it spoilt the holiday and would not return again!

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks for letting us know that the footpath leading from the parking was a little overgrown; we're sorry for any inconvenience. The cottage has the traditional cottage stairs and there is a step down to the shower-room as mentioned which we do draw attention to. Classic Cottages

Lovely location cosy and welcoming place to stay for a wonderful holiday

Lovely little cottage had everything you needed great location so lovely and peaceful..didn’t want to leave ?? have already recommended it to a friend ??

If your looking for quintessential, Cornish cottage escape ... give tin tin a try

We had a wonderful week in Tintin and enjoyed the welcome pack of a cream tea plus fresh flowers. It is a perfect location in a quiet secluded spot. We were extremely lucky with the weather and enjoyed some beautiful coastal walks with breathtaking scenery. All in all one of the best cottages we have stayed in.

Had a lovely week at Tintin Cottage. The location is super, close to Carbis Bay, coastal path to St Ives and local supermarket. Despite being so well located, it is incredibly peaceful as on a traffic free lane. It is a steep path up to the cottage but it keeps you fit! One of our favourite bits was being able to hear the nearby stream from the bedroom window along with birdsong in the mornings. Another was the choice of 2 sheltered, private outdoor seating areas, one got the sun for alfresco breakfast and the other for afternoon tea and cake after a good days walking.

Very nice little cottage, perfect for two people. We enjoyed the fireplace very much, it is very cosy. The bed is comfortable and it is very quiet place.

The location is good, far from those tourist place, yet just down the road and walk for few minutes, you arrive Carbis Bay. or about 20 minutes walk to St.Ives. The bus stop is just up the road, very convenience.

The check-in and out is very smooth and very clear instruction. Thank you for the scones and we had a very enjoyable stay!

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you for sharing your lovely review for Tintin Cottage. It sounds as if you had some cosy evenings in front of the fire - maybe while enjoying a scone or two! We hope to welcome you back in the future. Sarah, Customer Support

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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!

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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!

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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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