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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

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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
  • 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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based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

Quality in Tourism GOLD Award overlooking Porthminster Beach
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 10 reviews

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tastefully equiped Apartment in a great position.

  • 5 of 5

The Apartment is in a brilliant position with great views over Porthminster Beach. The decor is in faultless good & modern taste & we could not improve on the style of anything right down to the cutlery. Every piece of the extensive range of equipment is of the highest technical quality. The Bathrooms are all anyone could ask for with high quality tiling, great showers & good lighting. The Galley kitchen also can not be faulted. The bedrooms are well equipped with supremely comfortable beds, soft pillows & plush Duvets. There may be better apartments in St. Ives but not many.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: For those looking for rest and a good night's sleep from their holiday, the apartment could be a great choice. Both bedrooms have double window coverings to create 100% blackout, there is no passing traffic or footfall and, as this review points out, the beds are 'supremely comfortable', taking their inspiration from the Westin Hotel's "Heavenly Bed" product. From the master bedroom you can hear the waves lapping the shore of Porthminster Beach below and see the ocean and harbour from bed.
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Luxury in Beautiful Cornwall.

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful Apartment has everything and more, it is situated almost on the beach, with wonderful views from the lounge and Balcony, the Apartment is tastefully decorated, the beds are so comfortable and inviting, with crisp white sheets, and pillows for a perfect nights sleep.Its compact, and provides all required should you feel the need to cook while staying here. You can walk into St Ives, so a car isn't really needed if you just want a beach Holiday, buses are again , within walking distant as are the Trains. On arrival a welcome pack is available. The Apartment is without question beautifully clean and should you have any problems help is available . I would recommend this Apartment not only for the luxury, but for the location, Restaurants , and being in such a lovely quiet area. The service is excellent , both from the Owner and the Management. You will want to return to this Apartment, and I sincerely hope we can enjoy another holiday here soon. Yes I would recommend this property .

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, cosy and a great location.

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly what I had in mind - pretty, comfortable, and with a great view of the ocean. Everything was in good condition and there were a lot of small finishing touches: umbrellas in case it rained, binoculars to take on walks, and complimentary fruit and shortbread.

There are plenty of nearby restraunts, excellent trails along the coast to walk, a good selection of films to watch if staying in, and the atmosphere of The Apartment itself was warm and inviting.

I'd certainly recommend it as a place to stay and it's a place I know I'd consider going back to.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Apartment is designed to be an inviting place to stay year round. There's no fear of being cold in the winter as the heating system was designed to cope with the coldest of winter blasts. The housekeeper changes the weight of the bedding with the seasons so what ever time of year you come, you'll be comfortable. On warm summer days and evenings, you can keep the front doors into the terrace wide open and use the terrace as your living area. The guest who wrote this review found the property to be "exactly what they had in mind". It's important to me that guests have no unpleasant surprises when they arrive. If you are considering renting the apartment, please look closely at the images of the floor-plan I have posted. These floor plans are to scale so you can see exactly how the space is laid out. You'll notice that the bedrooms are roomy and that the living area serves multiple functions. One thing to be aware of is that the two wing chairs in the living area need to be brought forward to access the dining table. However, once you're seated around the table, you'll have an ocean view that's worth moving a chair for.
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
The Pedn Olva Hotel
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
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
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.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
11 Apr 2016 - 26 May 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Half Term
27 May 2016 - 5 Jun 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
6 Jun 2016 - 22 Jul 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Peak Season
23 Jul 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
3 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Season
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
31 Oct 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter Holidays
22 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , or zip 'n' link King
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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
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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