1.2 miles S of St Ives


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Hummingbird is a delight - nestled amongst a grove of trees and commanding sea views from the top floor, this is a holiday bolt hole with a difference. There's more-than-a-nod to all things Alpine - there's a Swiss-chalet feel to the exterior, two balconies, stone walls, wooden cladding and a hot tub. Surrounded by trees, it feels very secluded and private, whilst the attention to detail adds more than a touch of luxury.


Located on the top floor with huge vaulted ceilings, beautiful golden wood floors, under floor heating and Velux windows over which the emerald trees form a canopy, the sitting area is dominated by the view from the floor-to-ceiling glass folding doors. It's definitely not hard to while away an afternoon or two sitting in the comfy sofas gazing out at the view, and when the sun is out you can push back the doors and lounge on the stunning balcony. In cooler months, there's a superb wood burning stove for snuggling up in front of and a huge flat screen TV for film nights.


The kitchen lies to the back of the living area, and as you would expect for a Boutique Retreat it is fully equipped for even the most experienced chef. Shiny black granite work tops offer plenty of working space whilst the spacious cupboards keep everything tucked away. The dining table lies in the centre of the kitchen area making it a great sociable space - the cook definitely won't feel left out!


There are two king size double bedrooms, both of which are en suite. One is located on the ground floor and has patio doors leading out into the garden and straight onto the hot tub - ideal for summery days to bring the outside in, whilst thick curtains can be drawn for cosiness at night. The second bedroom is on the first floor and comes with a huge mirror-fronted closet and each bedroom has a TV.


The upstairs en suite is a great wet room with drench head shower, whilst the ground floor en suite is a walk-in shower with bags of room. Both are decorated with lovely fawn tiling and are kept toasty warm with heated towel rails, whilst film-star style mirrors add bags of light.

Outside space

The outdoor space has to be seen to be believed. There's a secret garden feel here - surrounded by what feels like hundreds of trees. A large grassy area to the front is perfect for little ones to play on or if you're feeling lazy simply to lie on. Of course, the jewel in the crown here is the hot tub - what could be better than whiling away an hour or three amongst the bubbles whilst maybe sipping some bubbles too?


There's plenty of parking at Hummingbird to the side of the retreat.


Hummingbird has WiFi, so if you need to keep in touch with the outside world you can.


This is one of our pet-free properties.

Tucked amongst the trees, this fabulous Alpine-style retreat is just minutes from St Ives. It boasts views towards Carbis Bay through the treetops and offers a gorgeous hot tub.

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From £1,166 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 4 + cot | 2 Bedrooms | Regret no pets

Key features

Art Escapes

Family friendly

Ideal Honeymoon spot

Pet-free property


Hot Tub

Sea views

Walking distance to a pub

Walking distance to the beach

Wood Burner

Perfect For Couples


Surf Retreats

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Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Hummingbird:

A stunning property with a lovely view across Hayle Bay. (May not suit someone with mobility restrictions as the property is on three levels.) A quiet and private location next to a small wood with wonderful rhododendrons in the garden in May. A wonderful place to relax and chill.

Perfect location for relaxation and coastal walks.

Visited for our honeymoon. Gorgeous house and perfect location. The accommodation had everything we needed. Stunning views and spotlessly clean. Lovely big hot tub. Perfect place to celebrate starting our life together as Mr and Mrs!

The open plan kitchen and living area leading onto the spacious balcony was beautifully furnished allowing us to relax in comfort enjoying the stunning views. The location of Hummingbird was ideal for a quick walk to the beach and all the amenities in the bay.

Lovely property with stunning views and location overlooking Carbis Bay and beyond.

Great house in a great location. We had a fabulous holiday and would book it again!

Absolutely beautiful place that was very clean and modern however very steep to walk to and from this location

This cottage is absolutely beautiful! But the best thing about it is the location.

We were on the beach at Carbis bay everyday and waking up and having breakfast with the view from upstairs is a great way to start any day!

'Excellent location for a sea view UK break. Lovely coastal walk into St Ives. Highly recommended!' - September 2020

'Second year here...beautiful location no matter the weather! Never bored of the fabulous views. We love this place!' - November 2019

'Sensational house & location & we had a sensational week. With many thanks!' - September 2019

'Stunning view and a comfortable house. St Ives is a beautiful place and the surrounding area brought back many childhood memories. Hot tub great and beach lovely. Many thanks for a lovely week.' - August 2019

'Amazing house! Absolutely perfect for celebrating our wedding, everything you could wish for and more. Hope to be back soon!' - July 2019

'Great chalet in a fabulous location for walks on Carbis Bay and to St Ives. We loved lazy morning with all the doors open, letting the sun fill the room! So many fun games and relaxing times.' - July 2019

'Stunning house with amazing views! Had a great stay!' July 2019

'Stunning house with beautiful views. Loved it!!!' - June 2019

Wonderful house, beautiful cornwall and an amazing holiday. Thanks for arranging our beautiful suprise meal + cake - Perfect. Above and beyond!' - June 2019

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