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Alan Hocking

Member since: 2012
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Speaks English, French, Spanish

Quality in Tourism GOLD Award overlooking Porthminster Beach

12 Reviews
People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in St Ives area - The Apartment

Two bed, two en-suite, hard-to-find ocean-view terrace and parking

Tucked away, a stones throw from the hustle and bustle of St. Ives, The Apartment is a calm beach retreat perched above Porthminster Beach. Enjoy the boutique style of a hotel with all the comfort and freedom of home. GOLD Award by Visit Britain Quality in Tourism.

Each room has been individually set by the designer behind the Queen Mary 2 interiors. The Apartment is furnished from Andrew Martin with fixtures and fittings by Pierre Frey and Philippe Starck. Art Nouveau wardrobes, deco photographs of local scenes, and a whopping chandelier give a contemporary-classic twist to the beachside location.

The Apartment offers free wireless broadband and a 32’ LCD surround-sound cinema system with Sky HD. Personal touches include a library of classic films for all ages, board games and Molton Brown bath products. Welcome pack of tea, coffee etc. provided on arrival.

For a comprehensive Access Statement, please e-mail: info@theapartmentstives.com

Front bedroom: Art Nouveau wardrobe and exquisitely comfortable bed (5ft width). French door leading directly onto the terrace with ocean and harbor views. Minimalist en-suite with rain shower, Philippe Starck fittings and low-level LED night-lighting.

Rear bedroom: Dressing area with Ralph-Lauren style black dresser, 'zip-n-link' beds for flexible accommodation as twin beds or a king-size. Separate bathroom with low-level LED night-lighting, Italian-designed sink and dark Italian stone tiling.

Lounge: Engulfing wing chairs, sofa, reading lamps, antique chandelier, dark wood floors and light linen rug. High-end surround sound system with DVD, Sky HD, 32' LCD TV and cable to connect your i-Pod.

Dining Area: 4 contemporary chairs at a table with harbour and ocean views.

Kitchen Area: Fully equipped with washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, electric cooker, fridge and freezer. Black granite counter tops and stainless appliances.

Terrace: Modern eating area for 4, with sub-tropical planting and sweeping views of St. Ives Harbour and bay.

The Apartment has a dedicated parking space right in front. All bed linen and towels are provided. Just bring beach towels. Electricity, gas, water, parking, wireless internet included in the rental cost.

Booking and Arrival Information:

- Check the availability and rates for your preferred dates

- Complete the booking form this web site and / or call the owner, Alan Hocking, on (44) (0) 7739 713876

- Pay your deposit and balance with a credit card via this website

- Contact us to say whether you would like the second bedroom to be made up with twin beds or a Super King-sized bed

- Pick-up the keys from a secure lock box at the apartment on arrival

- The Apartment's dedicated parking space is right in front, level with property entrance

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Alan Hocking (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, Spanish

About Alan Hocking

The owner, Alan Hocking, is a Cornishman raised a few miles from St. Ives. He lives and works in London and makes frequent visits back to Cornwall where his family still live.

Alan Hocking purchased this apartment in 1994

Guestbook comments from the owner

(The following review appears on Trip Advisor where the guest rated The Apartment 5/5)



"The Apartment is located in just the right place for a great holiday by the beach. It is set back from the hustle and bustle but near enough to pop out with a young child to eat out in the evening. If you want to stay in, the kitchen has everything you need and more and the dining table located in the bay window gives you the best view in St Ives with its view of the harbour".
May 2013
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Reviews

4.7
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

Quality in Tourism GOLD Award overlooking Porthminster Beach
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 13 reviews
5

Luxury, well equipped perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Amazing views, small but well equipped kitchen. Really comfortable beds, 2 great ensure shower rooms. Sky tv a bonus and great surround sound. Has everything you needed and the bonus of a car parking space right outside the property.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful St Ives Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a very comfortable and pleasant stay in this apartment for a long weekend.

It has the great benefit of being easy to find without having to drive right through St Ives & has its own parking space. We just parked up for the weekend and didn't need the car again until it was time to go home.

The apartment is well-equipped and we really appreciated the properly thick curtains allowing for a lie-in without being woken up by the morning sunshine! The beds were comfortable with good quality bed linen and towels provided.

The apartment was clean and everything worked, we were contacted to let us know when it was ready and were made welcome to get in touch with the local manager of the property if we needed anything.

The Porthminster beach with the amazing Porthminster Café restaurant (book ahead for a table as it's very popular) is right by the apartment and it is a flat walk into town once you are down the slope towards the beach. We had a lovely ride on the little train to St Erth and back enjoying the views of the bay and the cream tea at the tiny but sweet station café.

This is a lovely part of St Ives to stay in & a great find as a rental apartment, don't miss it!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A lovely beachside haven!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful beachside haven, offering a really luxurious stay. Stunning location with careful attention to detail, and your every need catered for. Also comes with an invaluable car parking space! Nothing was too much trouble for the owner..... Can't recommend it highly enough!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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5

Perfectly located, cosy apartment

  • 5 of 5

We loved the apartment and St Ives! The apartment is well-equipped and furnished beautifully. The beds are comfortable and the kitchen is equipped with everything you need. We really appreciated the tea, coffee, milk and biscuits on arrival. Lots of information is provided, as well as a DVD library and games. It is three minutes walk from the beach and eight minutes into St Ives. To note, the apartment has one car parking space but parking in St Ives is very difficult so I would advise only bringing one car. We had a great time and would definitely stay here again. Thank you for a wonderful holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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4

Very comfortable, stylish and convenient location

  • 4 of 5

Beautifully decorated in a comfortable, masculine style. The beds and linens were excellent and it was clean and quiet, even though it is just steps from the train station. It is beautifully decorated and all the finishes are top of the line, but the furniture is a a little bit large for such a compact space. It's very elegant and comfortable, and you wake up to the laughing of the gulls wheeling over the beach. I would highly recommend this property and would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'll be replacing the two wing chairs once I find a suitable alternative with a smaller footprint.
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4

Clean and comfortable , great location

  • 4 of 5

Property was perfect for us as we were 2 people( my son and myself) so we had our own rooms and bathrooms . The main area was good for us , nicely decorated with all the amenities you could possibly need. Location was excellent ,right on the beach and next to shops and restaurants .place was also very clean and beds very comfortable, would definately consider again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Newquay
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
The Pedn Olva Hotel
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
0.4 Kilometres
Tregenna Castle
Nearest Train
0.1 Kilometres
St. Ives
Nearest Motorway
172 Kilometres
M5 at Exeter
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Porthminster Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.1 Kilometres
Porthminster
Car: not necessary

The Apartment, St. Ives is perched above Porthminster Beach with uninterrupted view of St. Ives harbor, Godrevy lighthouse and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. The renowned Porthminster Beach Cafe is a two minute walk from the front door and the Tate St. Ives is a 10 minute stroll along along the water's edge to Porthmeor Beach. Short stays available (min 3 nights). Peak summer weeks run from Saturday to Saturday.

The best of the South West are all within an easy drive of St. Ives, including St. Michael's Mount, The Minnack Theater, Lands End and the Eden Project.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in St Ives, St Ives area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Peak Season
23 Jul 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,680
for 7 nights
£1,680
 
 
High Season
3 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
£950
 
 
Mid Season
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
£850
 
 
Low Season
31 Oct 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£595
 
 
Winter Holidays
22 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,260
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,680
for 7 nights
£1,680
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

7 night-minimum bookings run from Saturday to Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in St Ives area in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , or zip 'n' link King
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Apartment is located 100 metres from the beach up a short steep hill which guests with mobility challenges should consider. Pease e-mail info@theapartmentstives.com for a comprehensive Access Statement.

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