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Laura Wild

Member since: 2012
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Former Fisherman's Loft With Baby Grand Piano. Private Beach Access.

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Saint Ives

Sleeps 4, 2 Bedroom, Light, Spacious Apartment, close to Porthmeor Surf Beach.

The apartment, in the heart of St.Ives, has the external characteristics of its original net loft identity whilst its interior is in-keeping with the Modernist Piazza/Barnaloft complex of flats with which it shares facilities. As well as private access to Porthmeor Beach (during summer months), which allows you to return to the shower straight from the sea, the shared facilities also include a viewing platform of the beach from the roof of the flats, a laundrette and recycling. There is a locally owned corner shop opposite the apartment that supplies a good range of groceries and newspapers. Other shops, banks, restaurants, pubs, beaches and the harbour are only a few minutes walk away.

The apartment is light, uncluttered and spacious with plenty of storage throughout. It has the unique benefits of having no attached neighbours above, below and to one side as well as a baby grand piano. The apartment was carefully updated in 2008 to provide for contemporary needs including free WiFi.

There are several steps leading to the front door. The two bedrooms are off the hall. Bedroom One has a 4ft 6ins double bed and a washbasin with a shaver point. Bedroom Two has 2x3ft bunk beds. Upstairs the lounge has a double sofa bed, allowing more sleeping options, with its bedlinen stored in the kitchen benches. There is a large screen TV with Freeview, which is suitable for using with most games consoles, a DVD player and CD/radio. The shower room has a large shower cubicle, washbasin with shaver point, WC, heated towel rail and airing cupboard containing the central heating boiler. The kitchen/dining room has an electric cooker, washing machine, microwave, fridge and telephone (for incoming calls only).

Electricity and gas are included in the rental cost. Gas central heating means the apartment is warm and cosy all year round, which makes it a perfect place in which to enjoy Christmas (Christmas tree and decorations will be included if you wish) and New Year festivities (don’t forget your fancy dress!). Duvets, bedlinen, towels and kitchen tea towels are provided but we ask visitors to bring their own beach towels. There is no parking with the property but we can recommend different parking options in the town, no smoking please and no pets are allowed in the apartment (we can recommend a pet care service in St.Ives if you wish to bring pets with you on holiday). Visitors are asked to arrive after 3pm on their first Saturday, to depart before 10am on the final Saturday and to leave the flat as they found it.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Laura Wild (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks English


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveller reviews)
Former Fisherman's Loft With Baby Grand Piano. Private Beach Access.
average rating of 4.948718 based on 39 reviews

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week of beaches, harbour, boat trips and soaking up the atmosphere in the galleries of such a beautiful location. The property is really tastefully decorated and the attention to detail, especially with the welcome pack, was excellent. The only downside was the distance to the only parking available in high season but as long as you are happy to spend the week in St. Ives itself this shouldn't cause too many problems. There is plenty to do and our girls were happy to spend the week in the sea and the little lanes of the old town. A great week!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review - we are really pleased you had a happy holiday. Best wishes, Laura and Steve
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Wonderful place to stay in St Ives

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed here for 4 nights and had a wonderful time. The place was perfect for us. I was very impressed with how clean everything was. Everything in the kitchen (pots, plates, pans, etc.) looked brand new. The kids loved how there was sand toys, nets, etc there for them to bring to the beach. The location was great too - quick walk to town and to the beach. Laura, the owner, was so responsive and helpful. She even left us a great welcome basket. Would definitely recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your generous review - I'm really pleased you had such a great holiday. Thanks for looking after everything so well.
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Wonderful place in all respects.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was set up perfectly for the guests. We want to come back next year. Jim Morrill

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jim, Thanks for your review - you were great guests, leaving everything clean and tidy. We hope you return next year! Laura
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Beautiful apartment in delightful St Ives

  • 5 of 5

Charming, cosy, immaculate apartment just beautifully decorated and furnished. We had such a relaxing time - What a find! Thank you also Laura for the welcome goodies ! You could not have made us more at home if you had tried. We will certainly be back !

Alison and David

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you to stay - we're very pleased you had a relaxing holiday and look forward to welcoming you again! Laura and Steve
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delightful and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic place to stay, my second visit just as good as the first. You will find everything you need in this clean, comfortable and delightful accommodation, right in the very heart if St Ives. Treat yourself, you won't regret it!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for another splendid review!
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Lovely fresh apartment in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is in a superb location and the door to the beach is amazing! Booking was so easy and Laura extremely helpful with all my questions. My husband, Mum and I visited for Mum's 87th birthday and we were all delighted with the apartment. The delicious coffee and other goodies waiting for us on arrival were a real treat after a long journey, thank you so much Laura. The apartment is lovely, beautifully furnished and has every thing you could need. It was spotlessly clean when we arrived and the fresh flowers added to the lovely restful atmosphere. Mum plays the piano and what a fabulous treat the piano was for her. We booked a garage through a contact of Laura's and this was so convenient as private parking is rare in St Ives. We ate at Pasta and Pizza on the harbour which was great fun, do book if you want to go 'though as it was full both evenings when we ate there. I recommend this delightful apartment to anyone visiting St Ives. Thank you Laura, we so enjoyed our stay and have lots of happy memories of Piazza, St Ives and the beach :)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your generous review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay and everything we provide to make it special. All good wishes, Laura
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Nearest Airport
39.6 Miles
Newquay airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Sloop Inn
Nearest Ferry
73.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.3 Miles
Tregenna Castle Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
0.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
The Loft
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Car: not necessary

Porthmeor Beach is located in the ‘down along’ area of St. Ives that was formerly inhabited by fishermen, their cottages and lofts in which they repaired their nets. Porthmeor is one of five beautiful beaches in the town of St. Ives, each with their own character. The Westward facing Porthmeor is well-known for surfing and the Tate Gallery and as a great place for beach BBQ's whilst enjoying dramatic sunsets. Coastal paths from St. Ives are rich with a wealth of wildlife such as wild flowers, sea birds, seals and occasional dolphins. After a good half-day's walk from Porthmeor enjoy a well-deserved meal in the Tinner's Arms in the village of Zennor where DH Lawrence wrote his famous novel 'Women in Love'. Be sure to look for the mermaid in Zennor Church before catching the open-top bus back to St. Ives. Boat trips from the harbour will take you either deep sea fishing or to visit the seals living on Seal Island. You could treat yourselves to a meal in the best restaurant in St.Ives, Porthminster Beach cafe, overlooking St. Ives Bay and Godrevy Lighthouse made famous by Virginia Woolf's novel 'To the Lighthouse'.

During the 1940’s the down along area of St. Ives began to be shared by artists including Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth (Barbara Hepworth Museum is in St. Ives) and Bernard Leach (Leach Pottery also in St.Ives). These and other artists colonised the area, converting warehouses into artists’ studios. They were followed by more artists including Patrick Heron, Peter Lanyon, Terry Frost and Roger Hilton. Eventually, in the 1990’s, on the site of the old gasworks, the famous Tate St. Ives was built. St. Ives has therefore become a place of pilgrimage for artists and art lovers. St. Ives School of Painting is just around the corner and offers drop in life drawing classes and week long courses.


Prices & Availability

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

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer Holiday 2016
16 Jul 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2016
3 Sep 2016 - 23 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn 2016
24 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 25 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
New Year 2016/17
26 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter off-peak 2017
3 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring Half Term 2017
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Spring off-peak 2017
18 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Electricity and gas central heating included in the rental cost. You are required to pay a deposit of 25% to reserve your booking and the balance must be paid six weeks before your holiday begins to confirm your booking. In the unfortunate event of your needing to cancel we will open up the holiday for another booking and refund your rent only if successful. We therefore advise holiday insurance.

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 Saint Ives in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , shaver socket over sink
  • The airing cupboard is situated in the bathroom and contain the central heating boiler and spare bedlinen. There is a heated towel rail.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , sink and shaver point
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , the 2 beds are arranged as bunks
  • A double sofa bed in the lounge allows more flexibility of sleeping arrangements. Although we have listed the apartment as accommodation for a maximum of 4 there is in fact provision for 6. This is to provide for families that consist of more than two adults and two children. Both bedrooms are on the lower floor with living rooms and bathroom upstairs.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Binoculars
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There is a cupboard in the hall with a rail for coats and some beach equipment and beach toys. There is a telephone for incoming calls only. There is a child safety gate for the stairs, stored in the bunk bedroom.

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