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Light, Spacious Apartment with Private Access to Porthmeor Surf Beach, St.Ives

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 4, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Light, Spacious Apartment, Baby Grand Piano

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, bank/ATM's, PO's, 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 and 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 and fridge.

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

Property Manager
Laura Wild
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in St 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.


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Light, Spacious Apartment with Private Access to Porthmeor Surf Beach, St.Ives
average rating of 4.9387755 based on 49 reviews

Wonderful location. Great apartment. Spotless and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The location is wonderful, quiet yet only steps away from so much. Step through the “secret” back door on to the sand of the beach. Apartment was spotlessly clean and has everything in it you might need, including a big tv to watch the World Cup. Loved playing the piano too. Really appreciated the warmth and professionalism of the interactions with Laura. We hope to be back.

Linda and Louis

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for this lovely review Linda and Louis. It was great to meet you too. Laura
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An absolutely fantasic apartment.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was absolutely fantastic. Very well appointed and very central. There was nothing we didn't have which made things so easy. The booking process was very easy and the owners were always in contact to make sure we had a great stay. Would definitely recommend this apartment to anyone and we look forward to visiting again very soon.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well located, beautifully equipped, bit overlooked

  • 4 of 5

Lovely accommodation - charming and very well appointed. It was very clean and well equipped. A generous welcome pack including delicious chocolate cake. Loved the piano. The apartment was just a little too overlooked by neighbouring flats and passer-bys! Would have liked some more screening-off. Some more detailed instructions to help find the apartment on arrival would be useful. Had a really great time. Lib & Jonathan

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lib and Jonathan - we are very pleased you had a great time and enjoyed our apartment, welcome pack and the piano. We have taken note of your suggestion for 'more screening-off' and will remedy this in our winter update. I will also rewrite our arrival instructions.
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Fab week again!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week of body boarding, fish and chips and wandering around the lanes and galleries of St. Ives. The loft provided a perfect base with its excellent facilities and attention to detail. Theis was our second year and we hope to return soon. A perfect holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed another holiday at our apartment. Thanks for your lovely review and for looking after everything so well.
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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: 18-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 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: 31-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 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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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 our favourite restaurant in St.Ives, Porthmeor Beach cafe, or Pothminster 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 St Ives, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer holidays 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early October
29 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn Half Term
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn of peak
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
New Year
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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