Riverside Hut


St Ives, Cornwall

An idyllic setting, delightful interiors and sense of calm in the Cornish countryside, 10 mins from St Ives (sleeps 2)

1 Bedroom

1 Bathroom

Close to a beach

Eco conscious


Private garden



Space & setting.

*Brand new*

Tucked away amongst the fruit trees and flowers of a peaceful Cornish smallholding is this sweet little hut for 2. Perfect for solo escapes or romantic retreats, the owners have managed to squeeze in all the essentials plus some extra delights; a library of books, essential oils to diffuse, a film projector with Netflix – there’s even a tiny log burner for cosy nights in. Their loving touch is felt throughout, from the hand-picked flowers and linen curtains made by Hannah, to Jayce’s handmade joinery; if you come in season, you might even receive fresh produce plucked from their organic garden and greenhouses.

Cheerful interiors in peony pinks, poppy reds and apple greens make it a total joy to be inside the hut (even on the rainiest days), but you’ll want to venture out to explore all that West Penwith has to offer. There are walks along the coastal path, waves to be surfed and quirky towns to while away an afternoon or 2; St Ives and Penzance are lovely for brunch and a mooch around galleries and independents. Return to your hut by nightfall though; this is a Dark Sky Zone, so evenings here are magical. Light the fire outside, lie back on blankets and count the constellations.

Getting here: drive, or train to Penzance or St Ives, then taxi (15 mins)

Owners of Riverside Hut

Jayce grew up in St Ives, and is a very keen surfer who spends a lot of his time in the sea. Hannah, originally a Geography teacher from Kent, settled in St Ives, and is passionate about food, interior design and exploring the Cornish coastline. Together, they love to travel, but also love home comforts. They’ve lived on this plot of land for 4 years, growing organic veg and flowers whilst building their dream home, Bamboo House. They built the Riverside Hut to share their little slice of tranquility in this lush and leafy valley.

My Kip favourites

They love
“Coming back from a day of adventuring in West Penwith to the quiet haven of the hut.”

We love
Throwing open the doors to sit on the steps and enjoy our morning brew to the sound of birdsong.

You may not love
The bathroom is 10m from the hut. No hob or oven. Sorry, no pets.

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  • "5 stars are not enough! If you're looking for a place to relax in beautiful surroundings, with greenery around, sound of a stream, lots of singing birds and beautifully kept garden, look no further. The green house, water lily pond and swing by the stream with shimmering dragon flies look like set from a fairy tale location! Accommodation is super cozy, finished to the highest standards, location is very convenient, it's a short drive from beautiful coves and hosts are amazing!"

    Natalia, June 2023
  • “My husband Chris and I have just stayed in this beautiful hut to finish our honeymoon trip in Cornwall. We absolutely loved everything - the decor, facilities and location. It’s the best place we have ever stayed in! Hannah and Jayce were brilliant hosts who couldn’t have been more welcoming or helpful. We feel very lucky to have come across this gem of a place to stay, and will definitely be back!”

    Grace, June 2023


Eco cleaning products and soaps used. Solar panels provide power and log burner provides heat.


  • Tremenheere Garden and Kitchen by Karl Davies
    Tremenheere Sculpture Garden and Kitchen by Karl Davies
  • Tremenheere Gallery by Onna Boden
    Tremenheere Gallery by Onna Boden
  • Penzance by Benjamin Elliott via Unsplash
    Penzance by Benjamin Elliott via Unsplash
  • Sunset at Gwenvyr Beach by Craig Cooper via Unsplash
    Sunset at Gwenvyr Beach by Craig Cooper via Unsplash
  • St Ives via Unsplash
    St Ives via Unsplash
  • Minack Theatre by Benjamin Elliott via Unsplash
    Minack Theatre by Benjamin Elliott via Unsplash
  • Minack Theatre
    Minack Theatre © Minack Theatre
  • Porthcurno Beach via Unsplash
    Porthcurno Beach via Unsplash
  • Walk the St Michaels Way, an ancient pilgrimage route, to Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, where inspiring artwork from local and international artists is set against a backdrop of exotic gardens and views of St Michael’s Mount.
  • Borrow the bikes and cycle into Penzance for a meal at 45 Queen Street, a bustling foodie spot in the centre of town.
  • Watch the sunset at Gwenvyr Beach, a long stretch of golden sand backed by granite cliffs, where relics of Cornwall’s mining past can still be seen.
  • Have a drink at Milieu Arts Club, a serene space in St Ives selling all things art and food from a painter and chef husband and wife!
  • Take a morning dip at Porthgwidden Beach, followed by coffee and croissants at St Eia, a lovely little wine bar in the back streets of St Ives.
  • After a long walk along the headland, stop for a pint and an excellent lunch at The Gurnards Head.
  • Watch a play at the Minack Theatre, an open-air theatre with the most stunning natural setting above Porthcurno’s white-sand beach.
  • Take the open-top bus along the coastal roads of West Penwith, hopping off for a sea swim and pub lunch wherever takes your fancy.


  • Shepherd’s hut in an orchard, on owners’ smallholding
  • Super-kingsize bed
  • Separate bathroom with shower (10m from hut)
  • Simple kitchenette including mini fridge/freezer, Nespresso machine, kettle, toaster; basics provided
  • Warmed by a woodburner (first basket of wood/kindling provided)
  • Projector, Fire TV (Netflix/Prime etc.), board games, books and magazines
  • Firepit and chairs outside
  • Free bikes to use
  • Parking on site
  • The owners are available by phone and live on the premises in the main house
  • Drive to shops, pubs and restaurants in St Ives and Penzance (10-15 mins)
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Remember to pack: beach towels, torch
  • Booking conditions: 2-night minimum stay; annual closure Jan-Feb

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30% deposit, with the balance due 4 weeks prior to stay. All payments are non-refundable.
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We provide 2 bath towels, 1 hand towel and a bath mat. We kindly ask you to bring your own beach towels.

Sorry, no dogs allowed

Parking is on the private driveway in front of the main house. The hut is then a
short walk up the track past the greenhouse.

Yes, feel free to wander up and check out the garden, veg patch and surrounds.

Yes, it is lovely and hot!

Yes, the toilet and shower is for your sole use.

We endeavour to offer early check ins and late check outs if requested, in advance. Just speak to us directly about to confirm.

Just Rusty, our friendly Cocker Spaniel. He can be a bit barky but he is harmless and doesn’t take long to stop barking and give you a tail wag!

We live on site and are often here to meet guests but we like to also give guests their privacy, and are available to answer any questions or point in the direction of the best Cornish

Penzance is 10 minute taxi away. St Ives is 10 minute taxi away.

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