This stunning architect designed beach house nestles on the cliff top high above St Ives bay. Tucked away in a private nook, Chalet Thiseldo has all you need for a blissful escape. With sea views to make your heart soar, and with detail and facilities to delight the design-discerning visitor. Sleeps four in comfort.

It’s hard to imagine a more dramatic and iconic view anywhere in Cornwall. St Ives bay lies before you, panoramic, and sublime whether soaked in sun or ravaged by storm. Chalet Thiseldo is a newly created holiday residence, built on the site of an original 1930’s beach chalet. The architecture, build quality and detailing are inspiring. Three miles of golden beach lie below, and St Ives, Gwithian & Godrevy, and Hayle are all just a short distance away. Chalet Thiseldo is sited on the edge of a collection of popular beach chalets at Hayle Towans between Hayle and Gwithian. It has its own little hideaway site, and is private and is not overlooked by any other properties here. The property is small but very cleverly designed — connecting you to an infinity of coastal paradise.

Inside Chalet Thiseldo

You’ll walk from your parking area down a short flight of steps though sand dunes to Chalet Thiseldo. The contemporary black larch finish is immediately striking and gives a fore-taste to what’s to come. Inside you are welcomed into a very stylish and contemporary open plan living area, which is all about the view of course. The 180 degree floor to ceiling glazing with corner windows makes you feel like you’re a bird. Sun doors open out onto your private balcony.

To relax on while soaking this up you have a sofa and two armchairs. Should you tire of looking at the bay you have Bang & Olufsen 50″ Beovision Contour smart TV. You have a compact but capable kitchen with Bosch appliances. Two bedrooms await sleeping four. The principal bedroom has a king-sized bed, hanging space and a full length mirror. The second bedroom is a space-saving bunk room with beautiful built-in full size beds. You have a stylish bathroom with a full-sized bath and shower over. Tucked underneath the building is a utility space with a washing machine.

Outside and around the beach house

You are private and detached, once of a very few chalets there that have the privileged position of looking right out to sea. All around is the wild dune-scape of this stretch of coast. You have a barbecue, sun chairs and a little lower patio area.

Adjacent to Chalet Thiseldo are steps giving you access directly to the beach below. Here the tide reveals what seems like an infinity of perfect sand. It’s lifeguarded in the main season and the perfect antidote to urban life. You can walk one way for miles along unbroken sands and past surf and seabirds to iconic Gwithian, or the other way up the estuary to Hayle (one of Cornwall’s great spots for people ‘in the know’). Close by you can take boat trips, surfing lessons, grab a bite, visit amazing farms shops or galleries, explore Poldark-style mining heritage or miles of coastal path. And you mustn’t miss the coastal train from St Erth to St Ives. West Cornwall really is the perfect base from which to explore the whole county.

Things we love

This place is the coastal pride-and-joy of its owners and you can tell it’s been created with imagination, love and skill. We love quiet time in the chalet, soaking up the views across the bay towards St Ives —and of course exploring (or relaxing on) the three mile sandy beach literally seconds away. The Cove Café above the beach has a good selection of Cornish ice creams, snacks and refreshments. Towards the Gwithian & Godrevy end of the beach not only can you spot seals, but you can also arrange surf lessons.

There are great cafés worth the long stroll (or short drive) for breakfast or lunch. We also love to stroll up the estuary and pop into Lula, the lobster shack only ten minutes walk away, or popping in to Hayle to pick up some Philps Cornish pasties (arguably the best in Cornwall!) and sitting on the harbour wall catching crabs with children. And then it’s always a joy to return to Chalet Thiseldo… which for us, and for you, will do just fine!

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Retreat Features

  • Stunning sea views
  • Architect styled and design-led
  • Stones throw from epic beach
  • Private cliff top garden
  • King-sized bed
  • Off road parking
Bedroom 1: Principle bedroom with king-size bed
Bedroom 2: Bunk room with two full-sized beds
Modern kitchen with oven and induction hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer, dining for 4-6
Detached with private garden around property
Sorry no dogs
July to September Saturday changeovers
October onwards Friday changeovers
Check in after 4pm
Check out before 10am
Bang & Olufsen 50" Beovision Contour smart TV
Sofa and armchairs
Balcony with uninterrupted sea views
Full sized bath with shower over, heat towel rail
Under floor heating
Ground Source Heat Pump
Travel cot (no linen) and highchair on request
Parking for one car (parking pass on arrival)
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Chalet Thiseldo is a new property on Hayle Towans between Hayle and Gwithian. You could be the first to experience this high-end beach chalet with unmatched views of St Ives Bay...