The Magic House

St Ives, West Coast

  • 3 Star Gold
  • A truly unique cottage providing a cosy and romantic stay for two.

You can book this property from:

  • £868 per week
  • £124 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed


  • Oven
  • Cooking hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher


  • 1 WC (in total)
  • Towels provided
  • Bath

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • Harbour views
  • Sea or coastal views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

Important - Please Note

House Rules

  • Sorry, infants (aged under 2) are not allowed at this property
  • Sorry, children (aged between 2 and 17) are not allowed at this property
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


Unique, quirky, romantic, idyllic, magical – these are all words that sum up The Magic House. You may be thinking that you recognise this property, and that is probably because you do! This former pilchard’s cottage is located on Kitty’s Corner in St Ives - one of the most photographed beaches in the UK. Situated directly on the wharf next to Smeaton's Pier, everyone who visits this pretty Cornish town will have undoubtedly taken a picture of The Magic House, and now you have the opportunity to stay there.

The Magic House is the perfect romantic retreat for two and offers a truly rare and unique stay on one of the most recognised beaches in Cornwall. Arranged over three floors, the property oozes character from every corner, with wooden floorboards and thick granite walls to shelter you from the sea. Fully equipped with central heating throughout, the cottage provides a cosy, romantic retreat even in the winter months. The ground floor kitchen has direct access on to the beach, which means you can wake up and dip your toes in the water whilst you sip on your morning brew. As expected, each floor has stunning sea views across the harbour, with a deep window seat on the first floor ideal for reading your favourite book or to simply gaze out to sea. End your evening exploring this creative town with a glass of bubbles in the large roll top bath, accessed from the master bedroom.

The Magic House simply has everything that you need on your doorstep; the beach, fish and chips, restaurants, ice cream shops and the local pub. You can park your car in one of the local car parks nearby and have no need to use it until you pack your bags at the end of your stay. The cosy and unique design of this cottage makes it an ideal stay for a couple or an artist seeking inspiration from this creative town. Please note that due to the character and age of the property, the wooden spiral staircase is narrow and steep, with restricted height in places.

The main entrance to the property is on the first floor, directly off Quay Street.
Kitchen: Kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge/ freezer, gas oven and hob, washing machine, dishwasher.
Back door leading to the beach.

Living Room: Freeview TV, sofa, chest of drawers, window seat with gorgeous sea views, collapsible dining table and stools. Please note the fireplace is not in use.

Master Bedroom: Double bed (4'6"), bedside tables, chest of drawers, wardrobe, window seat with sea views. En Suite Bathroom: Large roll top bath, basin, w.c.

Outside space to the rear of the property on the beach with table and chairs. No parking but there are pay and display car park nearby, the closest on Smeaton’s Pier.

Changeover Day: Saturday - arrival 3:00pm - depature - 10:00am.
Power and Heat: Gas central heating & electricity included in rent.
Bedding and Linen: Pillows & duvets included; bed linen and towels provided (please bring your own beach towels).
Shop: 0.1 ml  Pub: 0.1 ml

NOTES: No smoking, no children, no pets. WiFi not provided. Mobile phone reception varies. Information about mobile phone coverage. Please note that this property is not suitable for children or people with mobility restrictions due to the steep spiral staircase.


Absolutely stunning location and views. 5 nights of living the dream. Very helpful in the offices on arrival and leaving. 5 stars.

Ms Rachel E,

Fantastic service and fantastic property!

Mr Ian W,


St Ives is one of Cornwall's top destinations and a beautiful seaside town where visitors can enjoy a traditional beach holiday with a twist. It's easy to understand why the town has been attracting painters, sculptors and ceramists for decades with its stunning scenery and natural quality of light- one of only four Tate Galleries in the world is located here in the heart of the town. The town itself arcs around the working harbour- the heart of the historic fishing community. You could lose yourself for hours in the charming cobbled streets which are crammed with gift and craft shops, art galleries, top notch restaurants and welcoming local pubs- a real treasure trove just waiting to be explored!

St Ives also has four fabulous beaches, Porthmeor, Porthgwidden, Harbour beach and Porthminster which between them offer miles of golden sand and hours of building sand castles, playing in the rock pools and other family friendly activities. Dogs are welcomed out of season. Throughout the year, St Ives has a busy event calendar including the St Ives Food & Drink Festival in May and a Music & Arts Festival in September.

So what are you waiting for? Why not discover what St Ives is all about today!