About Anchor Cottage

Anchor Cottage, built around 1790, is part of a quiet terrace along a small cobbled cul-de-sac in the ancient Downalong district at the heart of old St Ives.  Once upon a time, so the story goes, the cellar space was storage for pilchards in the days when the cottage backed directly on to Porthmeor Beach.

Downstairs the living room and kitchen are larger than average and can comfortably absorb five people.  Upstairs there is a double bedroom and a smaller room with two full-sized bunk beds.  There is also a secret space under the eaves, known as the Cabin, perfect for a child of any age.  It has a single bed which has, from time to time, been known to sleep a fully grown adult.  There is a small, cosy bathroom.

The cottage is seconds on foot from three magnificent sandy beaches - Porthmeor, Harbour and Porthgwidden, each facing in a different direction.  Porthminster Beach, with its celebrated café, is just eight or so minutes away, even shorter when the tide is at its lowest.

Night storage heaters keep the cottage snug in winter and there is a gas-effect stove in the living room for additional warmth.

The cottage is privately let.