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Former Fisherman's Loft With Baby Grand Piano. Private Beach Access.

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Laura Wild
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Saint Ives in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • Free Wifi
  • 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
  • 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 child safety gate for the stairs, stored in the bunk bedroom as well as a highchair and travel cot stored in the bedroom cupboards.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(45 traveller reviews)

Former Fisherman's Loft With Baby Grand Piano. Private Beach Access.
average rating of 4.9555554 based on 45 reviews

Perfectly placed!

  • 5 of 5

Well placed for Porthmeor Beach, this property is immaculate. Extremely clean, extraordinarily well equipped kitchen (i did a fair amount of cooking for friends) and very comfortable. As mentioned by others, Laura's thoughtful approach - beach and bath towels, flowers, cake and a welcome care package were most appreciated. We left a jacket behind and it is already in the post! Thank you Laura for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this great review Nicole and for looking after everything so well. We are so pleased you had such a good holiday. With best wishes, Laura
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Happy Holidays in St Ives

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is beautifully presented and equipped. The goodies thoughtfully left on the kitchen table were gratefully disposed of when we arrived and the private entrance to the beach was a revelation. We would definitely like to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back one day.
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superb holiday accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Spotlessly clean and a very warm welcome. The grand piano adds real charm and the beach is only a couple of minutes away. Laura made the whole booking process so smooth and easy.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always a joy having you to stay. Thanks for leaving everything so clean and tidy. See you next year! All good wishes, Laura
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The perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

What could be better than arriving to chocolate cake and fluffy towels! We had a wonderful October getaway staying in Laura's lovely apartment in St.Ives. The location is great with the surf beach of Porthmeor a few steps away and the harbour a couple of minutes in the opposite direction. The apartment is bright and airy with plenty of space to chill out and two very comfortable bedrooms. We have never been to such a well equipped holiday home, from salt and pepper to bin bags and loo rolls, all were provided by our thoughtful host. The apartment has wifi that works flawlessly, and our 8 year old really enjoyed being able do his piano practice on the beautiful baby grand! We had no problem parking in the Island car park, and although it was not high season it is definitely worth buying a week’s parking permit from the Cornwall.gov.uk website before you go. St.Ives always seems to offer something for both the grown ups and children, we enjoyed the restaurants and our 8 year old now wants to be a lifeboatman! This really was the perfect short break and we hope to return to Laura’s apartment very soon!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you had such a great time! Thanks for this wonderful review and also for looking after everything so very well. We look forward to your return! With all good wishes, Laura
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Perfect retreat and such a great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a weekend in this lovely cottage. The location could not have been better. With two beaches just 30 seconds away we could not have asked for more. Restaurants and shops just a couple of minutes walk away. The cottage itself was modern and welcoming. My 7 year old daughter was delighted to see the chocolate cake in the welcome pack. Tea, coffee and milk were waiting for us so we didn't have to go shopping after the long drive to St Ives. The kitchen was modern and fully stocked with various condiments. The house smelt fresh and was very clean. There were all manner of nets, buckets and spades so we didn't have to go shopping for them. The nights were quiet with just the occasional sound of the waves lapping the beach. We could not have asked for more....the Wi-Fi was quick as well. Communication was excellent with the owner and all questions were answered very quickly. I would highly recommend this property for couples and small families.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for this wonderful review and for looking after everything so well. With all good wishes, Laura
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic apartment, very modern well maintained with everything you need in a great location! Couldn't find a fault and the owners are very helpful and thoughtful, even sent my wife a birthday card while we celebrated her 40th in st Ives! Own beach access is a real bonus with plenty of beach toys available! We are certain to be repeat customers!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: W'ere so pleased you had a great holiday and special birthday celebrations!
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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, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late June/Early July 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Holiday 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn Half Term 2017
14 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2017
20 Dec 2017 - 25 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
New Year 2017/18
26 Dec 2017 - 8 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
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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