Access Statement - Boutique Beach House West
Boutique Beach House West is a Victorian terraced house located just above Porthmeor beach in St Ives. It is a 3- 5 minute walk down to the beach, or 7 minute walk to the harbour or town.
Whilst we try to ensure all our guests have a good time, due to the nature of the house it can be difficult for people with limited mobility and sadly is not suitable for wheelchair users.
The house is situated on quiet terrace. The access road to the terrace runs between the house and the main garden.
There are steep slopes and/or stairs to get down into town or to the beach.
Boutique Beach House West is easily accessible by car. The nearest beach is Porthmeor. It is about 500 metres away. All the other beaches of St Ives are within 15 mins walk. St Ives Harbour is 7 mins walk. Bus and train stations are a 15 minutes walk away. The house is strictly non-smoking. Well behaved dogs are welcome. There are mains smoke detectors. The owners can be contacted by phone or email and live 5 minutes away.
Arrival and car parking
Keys will be located in a key safe at the house. Arrival time is strictly 3.30 onwards. There are 2 parking spaces: both in the parking space in front of the house. You can also fit one on the pavement in front of the house. There is a comprehensive information folder at the house and lots of leaflets for local attractions.
There are 7 steps up from the road to the front door. Then another step into the house. The ground floor is mostly limed wooden floorboards. The kitchen is painted wood. There is 1 step from the dining room up to the kitchen. The kitchen has a range cooker with 7 gas burner hob and 2 ovens. It also has a dishwasher, large fridge-freezer, microwave. We supply crockery, cutlery, and glasses etc for 10 guests and tea towels, oven glove and apron. We also supply cleaning products.
There is a utility room adjoining the kitchen. It has a sink and a washing machine and a dryer. The boiler and water heater are stored there. There is also a toilet.
There is an adjoining open plan dining room with a table to seat 10. There is a large open plan lounge. There is an wood burning stove. At one end of the lounge is a l-shaped sofa, and large lcd flatscreen tv, a dvd player, sky box and Wii. There is a small library of dvds and board games.
At the other end of the lounge is a sofa and window seat. There is a swivel chair in the middle of the room that can serve either end.
The upper floors are carpeted. There are 11 stairs up to the first mini landing. From here there are 3 steps in front of you to the bathroom and bedroom 1. The bathroom is tiled. This can be slippy so bathmats must be used - they are provided. There is a large bath, walk-in shower, wc and basin. Bedroom 1 is adjacent to the bathroom and has a king size bed, 2 bedside tables, 2 lamps, wardrobe and chest of drawers, tv. There are curtains and a privacy blind.
At the other end of the landing is bedroom 2 - up 3 steps. There are 2 single beds. There are 2 bedside tables, 2 lamps and 1 three-quarter- length wardrobe with drawers.
Next to this is bedroom 3. This has a king size 4 poster bed. There are 2 bedside tables, 2 lamps and 1 wardrobe with in built shelves and tv/dvd. There is a freestanding bath and sink in this bedroom. There is also a toilet.
There are 13 stairs up to the second floor. Bedroom 4 is designed for children and has full size bunk beds, 1 bedside table, reading lights, tv/dvd and chest of drawers. There is low, snug area for watching tv.
Up 1 step is the shower room. It is tiled and has WC, basin and walk in shower.
Bedroom 5 is adjacent to the shower room.
There is a superking bed, 2 bedside tables, 2 lamps, wardrobe with built in shelves, tv and dvd player. There is a freestanding bath in the bedroom.
There is a small yard to the back of the house, accessed from the kitchen. This has a small toddlers trampoline and there is a store house. There is a gate to access the road to the back. This area is sloping and has very small steps.
To the front of the house the garden is accessed across the road. There are steep steps down to the garden.
There is a wooden deck area with 2 steps onto the grass.
There is a play house in the garden with table football, and ship play area.
There is a wooden pirate ship for young children in the garden.
The garden is grass and sloping. This leads onto another deck area with bbq, dining table and sofa area.
Check out is strictly by 10am. Keys and garage key are to be left inside the house. You are asked to leave the house reasonably clean and tidy.