milly & martha real holidays / cornwall

Milly & Martha / Real Cottage Holidays in Cornwall

Welcome to Cornwall, our wild and magical home. Come and discover this beautiful, rugged coast. Embrace the elements. Soak up the sun. Set your children free to splish splosh their way around rock pools and secret coves.

Indulge in Cornish ice creams, hearty pasties, fresh mackerel and wonderful local beer. Watch outdoor theatre with the glistening sea as the backdrop. Explore the rich and diverse pleasures of Cornish art.

Experience the real Cornwall.

Come and get snug in your home for a week or two. Each of our homes have plenty of our touches to make it a special place for you. Every guest receives their own Bespoke Holiday Guide. We have the perfect places for you to stay whilst discovering this remarkable and wonderful place.

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Be nurtured by Milly & Martha. Real Cornish Holidays.

Milly & Martha / Real Cottage Holidays in Cornwall

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Porthminster Beach Cafe restaurant review

Porthminster Beach Cafe restaurant review

If you’re looking for the best restaurant in St.Ives, you’d be hard pushed to beat the Porthminster Beach Café. The food, service and incredible location are all 5 star. The menu is inspired by the lightness of Asian cuisine with Mediterranean influences, using herbs and vegetables from their own garden opposite the restaurant. It has retained its two AA rosettes for a number of years and was ranked number 61 in the UK at the National Restaurant Awards 2015. Its head chef, Ryan Venning, a South African who has cooked for the late Nelson Mandela teamed with the consultant chef, Michael Smith, make a formidable team, pushing the restaurant forward year after year.

Using local, sustainably sourced fish (and awarded the highest rating from fish2fork for their ethos and policy) the menu is filled with exciting seafood dishes such as: baked halibut fillet with celeriac galette, salsa vede, parma ham and an almond paté or the famous Porthminster monkfish curry with sweet chilli tamarind. Their steak is from Cornish herds and the secret formula used in their fish and chip batter has won numerous awards. They offer a full vegetarian menu and are happy to cater for those with food allergies.

The restaurant itself is perched above the golden sands of Porthminster Beach, with unbeatable and uninterrupted views across the bay to Godrevy Light House. You are paying for the view in many ways, but this restaurant will not disappoint. Lunch on the decked terrace on a sunny day or an evening meal watching the sea change colour as night draws in is a real treat. Table 4 is our favourite, with a large window to enjoy the view, booking is essential and the restaurant is closed from January 4th 2017 for a month.  

Stay at:

Annie’s by the Sea, sleeps 5, St. Ives

The Coast House, sleeps 7, St. Ives

Sea View, sleeps 2, St. Ives

Thyme Cottage, sleep 4, St. Ives

Badger’s Cross, sleeps 4, Lelant Downs