Edwardian House With Views To St Ives home swap
Lovely semi-detached Edwardian house with expansive views over the Hayle Estuary and the bay towards St Ives in the distance. Wooden floors in many rooms with lots of original period details.
Good sized bright first floor double bedroom and attic double bedroom with low double bed and sloping ceilings, both rooms have great harbour and sea views. Two further rooms are our studies so not available to swappers. Main bathroom has bath with excellent mains shower over, there is a WC on each floor.
Downstairs is the cosy sitting room with TV and dvd - good selection of dvds to watch as well as maps and books. Well-equipped kitchen, large conservatory/dining room and front room. Utility room with washing machine and drying hoist. Gas central heating throughout the house and hot water on demand.
Outside there is a good sized enclosed patio garden which is a suntrap in summer and the conservatory gets lots of sun all year round.
The rear of our house overlooks Hayle railway station (direct trains to London) but there is minimal noise from the trains and very little sound of traffic.
About the location
Hayle has great beaches, walking, eating, close to Tate St Ives and many other galleries. There are miles of coastal path, wild landscapes and ancient standing stones to discover plus St Michael's Mount at Marazion, the Lizard Peninsula, Minack outdoor theatre not far away.
From our house it is 5 minutes walk to the harbour and 15 minutes walk beside the water to the sea. There is an outdoor pool in Hayle in the summer months and a local film club in a community hall in the cooler months. Hayle has lots of interesting and useful shops and places to eat with many more in St Ives, Penzance, Truro and Falmouth, all within easy reach.
Named after Heyl, the Cornish word for estuary, this area is dominated by water: rivers, pools, sluicing ponds, quays, wharves, and, of course, the sea. Huge sand dunes lie between the town and the beautiful St Ives Bay, with the dark hills of the West Penwith Moors looming to the west. The estuary, dunes and coastal headland are now classified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest noted for its biological interest particularly for attracting wintering wildfowl and wading birds.
In the early 19th century, Hayle was the most important mining port and steam engine manufacturing centre in the world and is now a World Heritage site.
Type of home swap
- Home Exchange
- Open to Offers
- Housesitting Offered
- Weekend Exchange
Conditions of home exchange
- Non smokers only
- No pets allowed
- No small children
- Washer / Drier
- Shopping facilities
- Local restaurants
- Art galleries
- Good public transport
- Car not required
Closest airport: Newquay
Nearest city: Truro
Property type: House
Location type: Beach/Seaside