The Ship House.
The second sitting-room with a TV and roaring open fire.
Plenty of room for a family gathering.
The games-room.
Plenty of seating for a holiday with friends and family.
The dining-area in the huge sitting-room.
Nearby Carbis Bay.
The rear enclosed parking-area.
Chill by the fire.
The spacious kitchen/diner.
The back of the house, looking down from the well-established gardens.
The dining-area.
The 'zip and link' bedroom.
The en suite bathroom.
This bedroom has 'zip and link' (double or twin) beds.
One of the double bedrooms.
The exterior of The Ship House.
The first floor landing, charming in itself.
Pretty furnishings.
The en suite master bedroom.
The spacious master bedroom.
The master bedroom.
The twin bedroom.
The first sitting-room has a roaring open fire and looks out over the gardens.
The first floor family bathroom.
The living-area is open plan.
The gardens are set on various levels.
This bedroom has 'zip and link' beds.
Baa baa black sheep lives here too.
Relax in this comfortable sitting-area.
Comfortable furnishings.
The living/dining area.
A comfortable sofa.
The garden-room.
The sitting-area from the dining-area.
Steps lead up from the house to the lawn and summer-house.
There are many hidden and tiered areas.

The Ship House


2.5 miles SE of St Ives / Sleeps 8 + 2 cots*

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7 Nights from  £988

'Stunning retreat' is the perfect definition of The Ship House and its enclosed acre of private, well-established gardens and covered ponds.

This lovely detached property lies close to Porth Kidney’s magnificent sandy beach and Lelant’s renowned links golf course, and is just a short walk from all the village amenities including an excellent pub and a shop. There is even a little railway station, from where a delightful train journey with the most striking coastal views will take you to nearby St Ives with its galleries, shops and restaurants.

Many original features have been retained, including the wooden flooring in the living areas and the stone flags in the kitchen/diner and main kitchen – where the warmth and comfort of the big red Aga makes this the ideal property for a family gathering at any time of year.

Two spacious sitting-rooms provide space for both children and adults to relax, and the games-room, with a pool table and table-football, offers more room to spread out. A staircase leads up to the four large bedrooms, each with king-size or versatile ‘zip and link’ beds. The luxurious family bathroom boasts a roll-top bath, as does the en suite in the master bedroom.

The wonderful garden is set on a number of levels, with a small waterfall, two covered ponds, a barbecue-area, two terraces and a lawn which leads to a summer-house – perfect for everyone to enjoy their own pursuits. However, if exploring is your preference, there are some wonderful walks and beautiful beaches, including Carbis Bay and St Ives, on your doorstep.

A short drive away is Marazion, home of the magnificent St Michael’s Mount, also the harbour town of Mousehole and the surf schools and beaches at Gwithian and Sennen.

Ground Floor


Separate WC

Sitting-room with Smart TV and open fire

Sitting-room 2 with wood-burner and Dining-area

Kitchen/Diner with gas-fired Aga, dishwasher and CD player/iPod dock

Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble-drier

Games-room with TV, DVD player and coal-effect gas fire

First Floor

Bedroom 1 with double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment, shower cubicle, WC, bidet and wash-basin

Bedroom 2 with ‘zip and link’ (6' double or twin) beds and wash-basin

Bedroom 3 with ‘zip and link’ (6' double or twin) beds and wash-basin

Bedroom 4 with double bed (5') and wash-basin

Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin

Take care with children around the ponds. One small, well-behaved dog is welcome at The Ship House. *Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.


  • Dogs welcome (1 small dog only)
  • Travel cot and high chair
  • Arrive/Depart Friday
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub 200 yds
  • Garden furniture and barbecue
  • Full gas-fired CH