Accessed only by foot The Cabin couldn't be more private. Inside it's a clever blend of old and new with whitewashed floorboards, slate worktops and nautical touches. Ship-shape with its own mezzanine sleeping area, it overlooks miles of sand and surf at the very lovely Porthkidney - a perfect luxury retreat.
The Cabin is largely open plan with floor to ceiling glass fronted windows and a wraparound decked area, the outside meets the interior whatever the weather. Don't for a moment worry that this hideaway will be exposed to the elements, its timber construction, electric panel heating and double glazed glass (plus huge lined linen curtains should you chose to pull them) will keep this little getaway spot as snug as you could want it to be. A large living area with big sofa and chilled collection of retro furniture and rugs, books, board games and of course the TV, DVD player, iPod dock and a collection of films means you can just hang out together. Next to the main living area is The Boot Room - ship shape storage from hanging cupboards to the washing machine and fridge freezer. Slate topped work surfaces and white cupboards make sure all your kit is tucked away and out of sight.
A very simple, ship-shape galley kitchen area under the mezzanine level is equipped with the basics you will need, including a dishwasher. The fridge and freezer are tucked away in the boot room. Please note that whilst the kitchen is equipped with crockery and utensils, because of the timber construction of The Cabin only has a microwave with a separate 4 ring electric hob. Please be extremely careful if you choose to BBQ on the outside decking area, there is a chiminea which you are welcome to cook on (we recommend starting you jacket potatoes in the microwave first).
Part of the charm of The Cabin is in the mezzanine sleeping area. Tucked into the A-frame of the roof is a king-sized double bed, please be aware the mezzanine is for sleeping in and there is restricted head height. The sleeping area is accessible by open slatted wooden steps which although securely fixed are steep.
There is a small shower room tucked under the mezzanine level which has a loo, bidet and sink. There is also an outside shower (with hot water) perfect for après surf!
Parking is allocated at the top of the hill but as The Cabin is accessible only by foot please bear this in mind when packing! There is a bag drop off spot a bit closer to the retreat. The parking space is a five minute walk uphill from The Cabin.
The wrap around decking area is all yours, but follow the footpath and you hit the beach! Porthkidney is St Ives best kept secret, a totally unspoilt stretch that never gets busy - used only by those in the know - surfers, horse riders, dog walkers, anglers and bird watchers. To get to the beach at LOW TIDE turn right outside the gate and continue to the steps on the right. These lead down to an old gun emplacement (great for angling for sea bass and mullet) and the rocks. You can only get down to the beach this way when the tide is far enough out. At HIGH TIDE turn left outside the gate, walk past the railway crossing along the coast path to the sand dunes, this takes about 15 minutes. A longboard once owned by European surfing champion, Sam Bleakley, lives on the deck.
The Cabin is fully WiFi ready so if you need to keep in touch with the outside world (or check the
surf reports) you can.
This is one of our pet free holiday properties.
Please note, The Cabin isn't suitable for babies or children.
"A hidden gem! The most perfect week!" April 2015
"Brilliant destination, exactly as described if not better." - July 2015
"The Cabin had a spectacular view of the beach, it was very clean and tidy. All in all a fabulous holiday." - July 2015
"It was absolutely beautiful, everything we needed was there and we had the most amazing stay." - August 2015
"Wonderful honeymoon stay. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect location and accommodation for our purposes. Thank you." - September 2015
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