The rear of Rosedale - grand and glorious.
The sitting-room has a roaring open fire. Super to curl up in front of after a day out exploring St Ives.
The more formal dining-area overlooks the rear garden and estuary and is the perfect spot for a leisurely dinner.
Welcome to Rosedale
A great kitchen to prepare a meal.
The games-room can be accessed via the hallway and the rear garden.
The gorgeous view from the terrace.
The games-room can be accessed via the hallway and the rear garden.
The lovely open plan sitting-dining room overlooks the terrace and gardens.
Romantic Rosedale awaits you, full of character and charm.
The lovely kitchen with plenty of workspace.
The kitchen prep-area.
It's Pimm's O'clock!
There are lovely thoughtful touches through out Rosedale.
The main bedroom has a double bed, estuary views, and a fabulous en suite bathroom.
The main bedroom.
Enjoy a glass of wine on the terrace.
The en suite bathroom.
There are charming nautical references throughout Rosedale.
The super family bathroom.
The grand and welcoming entrance hall.
A useful separate WC on the first floor, next door to the family bathroom.
The rear terrace, is the perfect place for dining.
The beach at Lelant, just white sands and azure blue seas.
There are plenty of spots to have some quiet time, and relax.
St Ives is just three miles away.
Glass of bubbles?
St Ives harbour is nearby.
Rosedale, a unique detached cottage in Lelant, close to Carbis Bay and St Ives, with parking  just in front of the property.



2.7 miles SE of St Ives / Sleeps 2 + cot*

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Lovely place to stay. Good location and cottage is well equiped. Neighbours are lovely too. Please be aware however that the street is extremely narrow - I scratched my car twice. I've never scratched my car during the 20+ years I've been driving! I am giving the rating 4 stars instead of 5 purely on the narrow street.

This cottage is in a lovely location with easy access to St Ives via train or road. Situated in a quiet (although tight) cul-de-sac there is parking outside the property for one mid-sized car. The garden is beautiful and offers estuary views. There are three local pubs within walking distance and a lovely bistro for breakfast overlooking the estuary a 10 minute walk away.

However, for the price, the cottage can be described as adequate. There are clearly some renovations needed to parts of the property. The summer house was inaccessible due to large amounts of personal belongings. A full length mirror / dressing table is required as it was difficult to do hair and make up. Other small adjustments would make this cottage much more welcoming and comfortable for guests.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you for your lovely comments following your stay at Rosedale. It's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed the fabulous location and stunning estuary views - thanks for your helpful recommendaions regarding local watering holes and eateries. We're sorry that you felt there were some areas that would benefit from a few updates and we're grateful for your helpful comments and suggestions. We hope that we get the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Julie, Customer Support

Bring plenty of clothes No laundering facilities.If you are not that bothered about comfort cleanliness this cottage will suit your needs

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for sharing your review of Rosedale. All our cottages are individually furnished and we list the available facilities on the website so that guests can choose the most appropriate property. This cottage doesn't provide a washing machine, we're so sorry that you hadn't realised this and apologise for any inconvenience. Despite this point of note, we hope you enjoyed your time in Cornwall overall and would consider a return to the area. Julie, Customer Support

Unfortunately this property did not meet our expectations and standards. The photographs on the website need to updated as they are not a true reflection. In need of re-furbishment, too cluttered and personal, more of a family home than a holiday let. Lacks quality, a higher standard of house keeping required. Overall very disappointing.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Rosedale - we're so sorry that your experience wasn't all that you'd hoped for. We always try to be as accurate as possible in how we describe our properties and can confirm that the photographs on our website were taken last year.

The cottage has a lovely mix of old and new furnishings to give it a home from home feel; we're sorry if this wasn't quite what you were looking for. We've shared your helpful comments and suggestions with the owners who do have plans for some internal upgrades to continue to enhance the natural charm of the property. Julie, Customer Support

Having stayed here previously we knew what to expect in terms of accommodation, local facilities and transport system, all excellent and in a very peaceful & quiet location. There were some minor issues with the internal electrics but nothing to take away from the enjoyment of the holiday and in any case we noticed the house had undergone a number of alterations which were beneficial. Overall we had another very good stay and would not hesitate in recommending it, pretty sure we will also be returning at some point.

Great location Easy access to trains which was great for getting to St Ives

Beautiful home that was so comfy

The cottage is situated in a great location but we felt that is was not value for money a few things they said was there but wasn't. Please add the rest as well we have had some great cottages from you but this was not one of them .

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks for sharing your review - we're delighted that you enjoyed the lovely location. We were sorry that you felt a few things were missing and we've shared your comments with the owner and housekeeper so that we can check all inventory items are present. Tanya, Customer Support

A good location for visiting the surrounding towns and beaches. A great little railway from St Erth (very good, reasonably priced parking there) to St Ives. Not far from south west coast path too.

Overall the stay was fantastic, a few minor things which would be good to address for future guests:

  1. No adapter for red coffee machine for pod coffee (it is a three pronged plug). I contacted the house guardian and he helped give advice to access a storage cupboard where an adapter may be, but the adapter was not the correct type. We'd brought pods from home after seeing it in the picture reel so this was slightly disappointing not to be able to use.

  2. The ironing board and iron were locked away. I had to contact the house guardian to get instructions on where the keys were to open this locked storage cupboard. After we knew to gain access this wasn't a problem.

  3. No salt and pepper in the house, not a huge deal but a basic I would've expected to be in the house.

Again, overall the stay was great and housekeeper/guardian were very responsive to texts, good to have had their contact numbers through classic cottages.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for feeding back your comments, were pleased that your queries could mostly be resolved during your stay. We've shared your points with the owner; due to Covid, we've had to trim back the amount of items available as it's not so easy to sanitise things such as salt and pepper shakers. We hope you understand and we're delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Tanya, Customer Support

This is an outstanding holiday property and we would all be extremely pleased to return and this time extend the length of stay

Rosedale is a beautiful house and far more spacious than the photos suggest. The decor is just lovely and so is the garden with far reaching estuary views. The big kitchen is very well-equipped. The housekeeper left it spotlessly clean. It was so much better staying in Lelant and catching the cute little coastal train into St Ives. What views! Beware though - it’s quite a steep hill back up from the station. I would definitely book this gorgeous house again - we absolutely loved everything about it! All the beaches around are stunning - be sure to have breakfast at the Godrevy Café!

The cottage is well situated and has lovely views across the estuary - public transport is close by which is a great way to get to St Ives - train journey is pretty awesome. Two local pubs within walking distance - both serve food in the evening which was well scrummy. Great to use as a base for exploring West Cornwall - did a couple of lovely walks around The Lizard and St Just - also went to Falmouth / Pendennis Castle. We loved our stay and will be back to the area again.

Firstly, the property due to its obvious age is poorly ventilated resulting in condensation dripping from the walls creating a damp atmosphere in the adjoining bedroom. The en-suite bathroom wallpapered walls are sodden at the best of times as the extractor fans only operate when the light is on and not when the shower is on. The walls surrounding the window are clearly showing black mould under the wallpaper which is evident once the shower steam has drench the wallpaper. This matter has been a build up over a length of time and it is grim to say the least and not the fault of the cleaners.

The main sitting room has the most uncomfortable hard sofas as the seating section has absolutely no cushioning and is akin to sitting on a plank of wood. Plus the same issue with ventilation, which is strongly masked with scented reeds etc, as sash windows are difficult to open.

The other issues which I raised with Classic Cottages prior to our arrival was very thankfully overcome by a laundry collection but I would like to point out that any active family who need to wash any laundry during their beach holiday would be as disappointed as I was to learn there are absolutely no laundry facilities at the property. Washing down wet suits, swimming costumes, beach shoes let alone towels or any general laundry is a part and part of a beach holiday and an absolute complete oversight not to mention the property has no facilities (apart from the outside tap and the kitchen sink) to accommodate this.

Looking back and the week we spent, time having passed the overall feeling still remains the same -the house albeit accommodating in size and a very handy location, it lacks essential utilities, the sofa furnishings although in keeping with the theme of the property are more style over substance and very uncomfortable. The aforementioned issues with the en-suite bathroom gave a daily grim feeling which was not conducive to the holiday vibe, concluding with the initial thoughts prior to arriving once aware of the lack of utility services that Rosedale is very, very over priced with areas in need of attention.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We were so sorry to see your comments - we investigated immediately that we received them as this feedback sounded very out of character for the house. No mould was found, and the walls were dry; operating the fan (most are linked with the light rather than the shower itself) or opening the window does help to remove any shower steam and we would recommend that guests do this. Older houses do like to be able to breathe but we don't feel that this is indicative of poor ventilation. We're really sorry that the house wasn't quite what you were looking for. Classic Cottages

The cottage is very well situated for access to other locations with good public transport available as well as coast path access to Carbis Bay and St. Ives, the two nearest pubs were also good for lunch or evening meals. The cottage had nice views across the garden to the estuary, Hayle and beyond, the rooms were spacious and comfortable, the parking space for the car was also very good being right outside the front door. Overall we very much enjoyed our stay and would certainly be happy to return.

Rosedale is a gem! Great location and very well equipped. We stayed there for five days with our two young kids: we all loved our stay there!

The house and garden were welcoming and well maintained, and parking was good. It is ideally situated for walking both coast and inland, which we enjoyed daily especially as the weather was superb. There are also eating places within walking distance. The general area is very peaceful.

Had a very enjoyable stay and would certainly return in the future.

It was a really nice stay - we loved the atmosphere and the character of the house! The kitchen was well equipped for our needs, the kids loved the billiard-table and we enjoyed the spaciousness of Rosedale. The garden is pretty, too. As a pitty, due to the weather we couldn’t really use it but we had a nice view out of the rear windows! :-)

Lying on the top of the hill in Lelant, it offered us great possibilities to spend our holidays. (After figuring out that 16 degrees Celsius, a cloudy sky and NO RAIN means beach weather in Cornwall, we spent wonderful days in Carbis Bay, we especially recomend the Towans beach in Haley! ) All the great sights in South West Cornwall were comfortable to reach, within an hour you even reach the Eden Project. A great basecamp for exploring Cornwall, if we ever visit Cornwall again, we would be glad to rent the house again.

Whilst the property was comfortable we wouldn't return. Too many knick knacks esp in the kitchen which we moved out of the way to make the kitchen more user friendly. The living/dining room felt too personal with family photos. The number of sundry trinkets throughout the house spoilt our stay. The hedge on the terrace spoils what would otherwise be a lovely view when sitting out. I couldn't get either of the coffee pod machines to work ( European plug which despite finding an adaptor, still would not work). The contact details in the house folder was off putting as it stated do not contact the housekeeper for such things as where is the frying pan, so we felt we couldn't bother her. Whist the knick knacks are not of your making, it would have been helpful if the description made it clear they existed and the house is used frequently by the owner so there are a number of family personal items throughout the house that are on show. Also the contacting housekeeper point was not helpful. Having said that your booking service was good.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. The cottage is a much loved family home and, as such, does contain some ornaments and trinkets that the owner has collected over the years. A lot of guests love this personal touch and take the view that it makes the house all the more individual. However in light of your thoughts, the owner has 'decluttered' a little to remove some of the surplus items. We have many properties within our portfolio, including more minimalist modern options, and if you'd like to have a chat about them then please do give us a call. Tanya, Customer Support

A beautiful property in a great location, we loved it here and hope to visit this lovely house again.

Great place in a great location

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