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Shun Lee

St Ives, CornwallSleeps: 14Bedrooms: 7Bathrooms: 7

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Set above the beach in St Ives, Shun Lee is in every sense a grand Cornish home, with unbeatable views, spectacular interiors and a fascinating history.
  • Uninterrupted sea views
  • Short walk to the beach
  • Private parking in St Ives
  • Cinema room
  • Pool table
  • Gorgeous interiors

As featured in The Telegraph as the ultimate Cornwall Party House, Shun Lee is an exceptional holiday home with unparalleled views over the turquoise harbour of St Ives – views that wrap around the bay and extend all the way to Godrevey Lighthouse. The garden gate opens onto the South West Coast Path and Porthminster Beach is just a short walk away.

Sleeping up to 14 guests across seven beautiful bedrooms, Shun Lee makes for a truly unforgettable holiday and is the perfect base for special celebrations and large group escapes.

Magnificent and expansive, this grand property has a fascinating past. Built in 1881, Shun Lee’s original owner and master mariner, William John Paynter, worked off the coast of China, becoming a captain at Jardine Matheson. Paynter took ownership of the new tea clipper the Shun Lee in 1878, before retiring to St Ives to build a mansion named after his ship.

Set over four floors, Shun Lee has recently undergone extensive refurbishments that tastefully combine its nautical past and sensational location through bespoke contemporary furnishings. The handpicked antiques complement the elegant Victorian tiles and luxurious Designers Guild fabrics throughout.

Seven bedrooms – five en-suites plus two family bathrooms – provide space and facilities in abundance for up to 14 guests, offering versatility with three zip and link beds and four kings. Every detail has been considered so that a large group can unwind in luxury. The spacious lounge overlooks the harbour and a separate TV room features a pool table. The jewel in Shun Lee’s crown is the cinema room on the lower ground floor, which benefits from a phenomenal 108” 4K screen and projector for authentic movie nights.

 

  • Uninterrupted sea views
  • Short walk to the beach
  • Private parking in St Ives
  • Cinema room
  • Pool table
  • Gorgeous interiors

Our favourite features

Every bedroom has its own unique style to make it special, from the ‘Captain’s room’ overlooking the water to the seashell hideaway on the top floor. 

Exclusive concierge

We recommend...

Sampling local seafood with a bespoke menu prepared by a private chef

Starting the day with a morning yoga session overlooking the water

Embarking on a gallery tour around the St Ives art trail 

Find out more

Floorplans

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More about theCinema Room

Cinema Room

Boasting the ultimate cinematic experience, the underground cinema room is fitted out with rows of indulgent sofas for family movie nights. Get lost in the latest blockbuster using the 108” screen, 4K ready projector and 7.1 surround sound.

Entertainment options consist of Blu-ray, SONOS, a full Sky TV package (including Sky Movies) and Humax Freeview.

You could even set up a gaming tournament on the Xbox One, which comes with EA access, allowing unlimited play of hundreds of games. 
 

More about theGround Floor

Kitchen

A tasteful coastal style echoes throughout the spacious kitchen, which is well equipped with plenty of laid back seating and built-in appliances. The double range cooker comes with a grill, a multi-function oven, a slow cook oven and a fan oven, as well as four hotplate burners, a wok burner and a multi-zone hot plate on top. There’s a large American style fridge-freezer, wine cooler and built-in dishwashers, which cater for feasting on a large scale. Perch around the kitchen island and use the De Longhi coffee machine to make the first drinks of the day. 

A pantry and utility room lead off from the kitchen and are equipped with a washing machine, tumble dryer and plenty of storage space.  

Dining Room

Gather everyone around the custom built dining table, comfortably seating up to 14, and turn an evening meal into an occasion that continues long into the night. With incredible ocean views and a SONOS music system, it won’t be difficult to create a memorable ambience. 
 

Living Room

Flowing seamlessly into the surrounding seascape, this expansive social space is scattered with coastal greys, calming blues and sandy browns. Handmade driftwood chandeliers hang from the ceilings, while custom Designers Guild curtains mimic the sun melting into the horizon. Spacious enough to comfortably seat all guests, cosy up on the sofas and look out across the changing seascape whilst the gas fire warms the room and music plays through the SONOS speakers. 

TV Room

Bursting with entertainment, luxurious sofas nestle around a Smart TV with Sky and a Blu-ray player. Backed by a full sized pool table, this social space benefits from a SONOS sound bar, and an abundance of board games and DVDs. 

More about theFirst Floor

Master Bedroom and En-suite

Cast your gaze over St Ives from the comfort of your king size cabin bed, saturated in rich dark wood and peppered with chests and luxurious furnishings. It’s easy to be fooled into thinking you’ve been transported aboard the Shun Lee in the 1800s.

The Olde Worlde design flows into the en-suite bathroom with dramatic tones running throughout the floor-to-ceiling marble. Indulge in the large walk-in shower, which also benefits from a view out to sea.

Bedroom Two and En-suite

Waking up in the sumptuous four poster, canopy king size bed will seem like a dream. With views across the calming blue of the sea, bedroom two is an unbelievably restful room. An en-suite shower room features a cascading rainfall showerhead. 

Bedroom Three and En-suite

Calming creams and beachy browns adorn this king size bedroom, which benefits from a stylish en-suite with a rainfall shower head. 

Bedroom Four 

Sat beneath tall ceilings with exposed whitewashed beams, bedroom four can be made up as a sumptuous super king or family-friendly twins. Located in a quiet spot at the rear of the property, it utilises the magnificent bathroom next door. 

Family Bathroom 

Whilst three out of the four bedrooms on the first floor benefit from dedicated en-suite bathrooms, bedroom four has this impressive family bathroom all to itself. Adorned with art-deco mosaic tiles, this beautiful room comes with a freestanding bath and a spacious rainfall shower. 

More about theSecond Floor

Bedroom Five and En-suite

A lovely boutique boudoir, elegant hand crafted furniture flows through this king size room. The window looks out across St Ives Harbour and there’s a spacious en-suite with a shower. 

Bedroom Six

Awaken from a restful slumber and take in the elevated view over the ocean from this peaceful room. Additional sleeping flexibility means the super king bed can be set up as twins and the huge family bathroom is just across the hall. 
 

Bedroom Seven

Another sea-facing room, bedroom seven is a heavenly hideaway set under whitewashed wooden beams. The plump super king zip and link bed can be transformed into twins, if required, and the family bathroom is just footsteps away. 

Family Bathroom 

A luxurious soak in the freestanding copper Bateau bathtub is the perfect way to soothe aching muscles after spending the day exploring the coast. With the addition of a walk-in shower, the family bathroom serves bedrooms six and seven. 

More about theExterior

Garden 

An immaculate lawn and flowering shrubbery sit just below Shun Lee, providing plenty of space for children and dogs to explore. Steps lead straight onto the coastal path and provide a direct route down onto the beach and the Porthminster Beach Café.

With the centre of St Ives to the West and the stunning Carbis Bay to the East, Shun Lee really is in a prime location. An external shower and board rack are ideally place for returning from a day in the surf.
 

Terrace 

The expansive patio wraps around the whole of Shun Lee and can be accessed from various areas around the property. A long outdoor table with two large umbrellas provides plenty of opportunities for outdoor dining. There’s also a gas barbeque for cooking up a storm with seafood delights fresh from the harbour.

Parking

There’s parking for four to five cars on the stone driveway as you enter the property. 

Need to Know

Key details

Sleeps

14 

Changeover day

Friday for peak periods, flexibility at other times and for short breaks

Arrival and departure

Arrival from 4:30pm, departure by 10am 

Bed linen

High quality bed linen supplied and changed weekly

Towels

Each guest has one hand towel and one bath sheet

Pet-friendly

Yes (two maximum). £50 per week for the first dog, then £25 per week for the second dog. Read this property’s dog rules here.

Mobile reception

Click for information

Refundable security deposit

£1000

Additional information

Please note that Shun Lee doesn't usually accept bookings for over two weeks in July and August, but please do contact our team if you’d like to discuss a longer stay.

There are steps around the internal and external areas of the property

Unfortunately, stairgates aren't compatible at this property

If you’d like to check any specific information that isn't mentioned in our descriptions, please call us and speak to our Property Advisors or see our FAQs page.

Inclusions

  • Inclusive concierge service
  • Meet and greet service on arrival
  • Welcome hamper to include local produce
  • Wi-Fi
  • Two travel cots and two highchairs
  • Locally made hand wash
  • Cost of utilities

Facilities

  • Parking for four to five cars
  • Gas barbeque
  • Cinema room
  • TV/Media room
  • Pool table
  • Gas fire
  • SONOS
  • Smart TVs
  • Sky TV (full package)
  • Xbox One
  • Blu-ray player
  • De'Longhi Prima Donna S bean to cup coffee machine
  • Wine cooler
  • Outdoor shower

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Check Availability

Changeover day not right for you? Call 01208 895570 as outside of peak times, we can sometimes offer some flexibility.

Changeover day not right for you? Call 01208 895570 as outside of peak times, we can sometimes offer some flexibility.

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Please click on your preferred arrival and departure dates on the calendar to get started.

A full price list can be seen below.

Short breaks are not available for your dates.

Please extend your dates, check the price list below to see seasonal periods where short breaks are available or contact us for assistance.

This property has a Friday changeover day.

Short breaks can also be booked online for dates within the Friday-Friday window.

Please adjust your dates or contact us for assistance.

Arrival: Saturday--/--/---
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Number of nights7
Holiday Cost:
33% deposit to secure your stay today
Remaining balance due 6 weeks before your stay0
Security deposit due 1 week before your stay0
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Seasonal week and short break pricing

Date7 Nights3 Nights4 Nights5 Nights
03 Jul - 01 Sep 2022 £8200 - - -
02 Sep - 08 Sep 2022 £6900 - - -
09 Sep - 29 Sep 2022 £5500 £5100