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Moon Shadow


Moon Shadow is an unexpectedly beautiful, daring and romantic bolt hole for two. Meticulously thought out to maximise the compact size of the cottage. Moon Shadow is easily one of the most remarkable and distinct holiday lets in St Ives.

*PLEASE NOTE: There is development work taking place nearby. Please contact us if you have any questions.*

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1 Bedroom - Sleeps 2
1 Bathroom
Pet Friendly
1 Parking Space (W 1.9m x H 1.7m)
Linen & Towels Provided
Wifi Available (74 Mbps)
No Smoking

To simply book online just click on your preferred date for arrival and then again for departure on the calendar. Click 'Book Now' to secure your stay.

£135 - £315 per night
Moon Shadow
Moon Shadow

Luxurious cottage for 2..

Approached over a small footbridge Moon Shadow oozes a unique style. Enter into the open plan living space which is a haven for tranquillity and cosiness. It has a deep, comfy chesterfield sofa, coffee table and 40 inch Smart TV. Underneath a simulated flame fireplace, creating an utterly tempting space to relax in both Winter and Summer.

The L-shaped kitchen and breakfast bar divides the space from the living area and provides perfect facilities for couples to dine in style. Well equipped to cook a meal for two, with a compact larder fridge, electric hob/oven and a Nespresso machine. Stylish textures combining both ocean-inspired and industrial design styles, underfloor heating and coastal curios.

Climb the original staircase to the bedroom which feels surprisingly spacious as it sits under the rafters. Easily fitting a super king bed, another Smart TV, ample built in wardrobe and storage. There is a walk-in rainfall shower with a pebble floor and a unique natural stone bowl sink. It is a space that oozes style and comfort with mirrors and superb lighting to give a glamorous atmosphere that somehow also feels rustic.

Meticulously thought out to maximise the compact size of the cottage, the WC is located downstairs at the rear. The finish to this cottage is truly exceptional.

The on site parking space has a size restriction. Width 1.9 metres x Height 1.7 metres. This is due to having to drive through the opening underneath the footbridge to get to the courtyard where the parking area is located. The parking space itself is standard sized. Other parking options can be arranged upon making a reservation.

Please note, we do not recommend Moon Shadow for couples travelling with babies or toddlers due to the cosy nature of the cottage and the steep stairs.


A perfect place..

Moon Shadow is moments away from Porthmeor Beach, located in the downalong area of St Ives known for its thriving artist community. Porthmeor beach is renowned for its surfing, alfresco dining experiences and magnificent sunsets. You are spoilt for choice when it comes to exploring in St Ives, a five minute stroll through the cobbled streets will bring you to Bamaluz, Porthgwidden and Harbour beach, along with dozens of high quality restaurants, art galleries and a plethora of boutique shops.

Blue Moon is the sister cottage to Moon Shadow. Neighbouring cottages located on the footbridge.

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We stayed here for our honeymoon! The British weather was on our side and it added to an already fabulous stay! The location of this place really is perfect, right next to a stunning beach and all the local shops and restaurants! The place itself has stunning decor, it is cosy and inviting and has everything you need for a stay away from home! Not to mention the most comfortable bed ever!! I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting a stay in St Ives and we will 100% be back again!! Thank you for a perfect stay!!

A wonderful little cottage for two - location couldn’t have been more central and it was a short 30 second walk (yes, I timed it) to Porthmeor beach behind the property (and the sun sets over this beach!). The accommodation was spotlessly clean upon arrival, with a stock of tea bags and milk for us to use. It was our minimoon and the house was absolutely perfect - small but in a cosy and romantic way. Highly recommend booking here for your St Ives trip, 5 stars.


I booked this cottage as a birthday weekend away treat for my partner. He loves Cornwall and has never stayed in St Ives.

We got to the cottage and we were amazed how lovely it was. It was cleaned to a high standard and a perfect size for 2 people. The bottle of bubbly in the fridge was a nice surprise. I paid extra for cooked breakfast ingredients and they didn't disappoint. All ingredients were fresh and locally sourced and we even managed to make them last for all 3 mornings we were there.

The beach is a 30 second walk behind the cottage and we visited the beach everyday and did the walks. The other way the harbour and shops are only a 2 minute walk. I loved that we were only a couple of minutes away from everything so easy to pop back to the cottage and drop your shopping off. But also set back enough that it was nice and quiet. You can hear the sea from the bedroom it was lovely to wake up to.

As stated the parking is quite a small space to get into. We have a kia sportage and we managed to get through to the courtyard with a couple of inches to spare as we went through. But once parked we didn't need to use the car all weekend so it was ok. But there are other car parks near by with very cheap prices to park so we may do that next time.

All in all we had an amazing time and didn't want to come home. We loved the cottage and we will be visiting again. I highly recommend it for a romantic weekend away.


Contacted Sandy Toes very last minute and travelled to St Ives the same day, communication was quick and check in was a breeze, all info was provided well ahead of arrival. Property was beautiful, fully equipped, modern with a perfect seaside feel to it and much closer to the beach than we thought, literally in the heart of it all. We spent our days in the clear water and our nights on the beach eating pizza watching the sunset. Just beautiful! We will definitely be back. Thanks!

Moon shadow was beautiful and it's perfect for couples! Close to all the beaches and just a 5 min walk into town!
The shower products and the hand wash smell amazing and the towels were soft and fluffy! Bed was extremely comfy.
Can't fault this place at all (except no washing machine) (sinks big enough to wash stuff by hand though which is no issue)
Lisa and Serena reply to messages within the hour and happy to point you in the right direction!

Going to stay again next year!


Reviewed by my girlfriend who I booked the trip for…

I travelled to St Ives for a short break alone and had the pleasure of staying at Moonshadow.

Firstly the cottage is right behind the beautiful Porthmeor Beach – for me one of the best beaches in the South West if not the world!

Upon entering the cottage I was very pleasantly surprised, although the cottage is on the smaller side, the décor, layout, storage space and general feel of the property was wonderful. The bed was super comfy, shower top quality, underfloor heating was a lovely addition during Storm Eunice outside!

It would be a perfect place to relax and enjoy alone or it would be great for a couple. I am already planning to return with my partner as soon as we can!

Thank you for a lovely stay.



We had an amazing time staying at Moon Shadow and felt very well looked after by Lisa and her team. We hope to stay again soon and would recommend it to anyone looking for a romantic spot in St Ives.


Cottage was perfect again, can’t fault the stays whenever I am in one of your properties. They are clean, homely, comfortable and have everything you could possibly need. Have had two people who want to book the same cottage next time they go! Always far more superior to other properties I have stayed in in St Ives.


Perfect for couples. Doggie friendly which is a bonus. Ideal location, helpful hosts. Amazing facilities. Will be returning!


The place is gorgeous. Great location!!! Parking at the island was easy enough. Home from home with modern yet comfy facilities.
Really fab base for a central St Ives holiday. And dog friendly too.
Thanks for a great stay!


Great location and as advertised. We had a minor problem with a local builder but Lisa had it sorted out in no time. Parking in the Island Car park is not expensive if your car is too big for the house's own space. It was easy to get to once a local had told us to ignore the one way sign at the end of the road! St Ives is a great place to visit with lots going on - even in a very windy February. Be aware that the roads are very narrow in St Ives.


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