Pelennor is a 2-bedroom apartment, ideally located 5 minutes’ walk from beautiful Porthminster Beach and St Ives town with its delightful mix of shops, galleries, pubs, cafes and restaurants. Why not wake up to lovely views from the Juliet balcony across the rooftops to the Island and St Nicholas Chapel and the ocean beyond…then breakfast in the bright open plan bay window looking towards Carbis Bay. We have re-furbished Pelennor to a very high standard, preserving the original corniced ceiling in the lounge/kitchen and added solid oak wood flooring. The two bathrooms comprise a contemporary ensuite and family bathroom with spacious corner shower and the added luxury of a free-standing bath. The bedrooms both have charming cream Victorian-style bedsteads and adjustable wall-mounted TVs. We're less than 10 minutes’ walk from bus and train stations; access by car could not be easier with space for two cars right outside. Ideal for two couples, a family of four, or a romantic break for 2. The property is not only within easy access of the beach and town but there is also the local tennis and golf clubs. St Ives Harbour Hotel offers full spa and leisure facilities. Contact stives-harbour-hotel.co.uk/spa
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- Min. Stay1 - 7 nights
Apartment, 5 Minutes Town/Beach, Bus/Train Stations, Sea Views, Parking For 2 Cars
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- 14 Aug 2018
About Mark Shelley
Hello, my name is Paula and my husband Mark and I started visiting St Ives in November 2008 and have returned every year since. St Ives and the Cornish coast have become very special to us and we decided to try and buy a little piece of it in Autumn 2012. We were delighted to take possession of Pelennor in February 2013 and spent the next six months carefully preparing it for our first guests.
Mark Shelley purchased this Apartment in 2013
Why Mark Shelley chose St Ives
Pelennor is part of Porthminster Terrace, which has so many advantages, not least its proximity to one of the most beautiful beaches in England. We love the character of the apartment with its high ceilings and fabulous views to the front and back and the fact that you can enjoy all the convenience of being in St Ives at the same time as being able to escape from the hustle and bustle when you want to.
What makes this Apartment unique
One of the most obvious benefits is the view in both directions; towards the 'island' with the ancient St Nicholas Chapel perched on the hill top in one direction, and Carbis Bay and the distant horizon in the other. Our apartment is equipped and furnished to a very high standard, being brand-new in August 2013. Finally, to find a property in St Ives town with one parking space would have been a challenge - we have two!
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Clean and furnished to a high standard. Would stay again.
This apartment was so convenient to get into St Ives and the beach and the car parking a real bonus. This was our first time in St Ives and we were not disappointed. Went to the Minack theatre and caught the bus from the centre of St Ives also went to St Michaels Mount, Lands End. Everywhere was so easy to get too. Had a really memorable stay. Thank you
What a lovely week we had and we were very impressed with the apartment. What amazing attention to detail you have put into it and every little thing has been thought of; we wanted for nothing and even the weather was wonderful.
The apartment is bright and airy and in a great location. I loved the pictures on the wall of the renovation and sitting having breakfast looking across over Porthminster beach.
Not having been to St. Ives in over 40 years I was amazed to find that the last house at the top of the road was in fact the guest house I used to stay at as a child. It brought back many memories.
Thank you so much for a lovely memorable week.
Beautiful apartment fantastic location
This is a beautiful apartment furnished and decorated to a high standard, lovely views from the lounge/dining area and bedroom. Spotlessly clean and got everything you could need for your stay. The location is fantastic too, five minutes from town centre and beaches. Ample parking right outside the front door is a definate bonus too. Would thoroughly recommend, we will definitely be visiting again. Thank you for a lovely holiday!
Wonderful location, outside the hub bub of the village center. Very well appointed and stylishly decorated.
Thank you for your review. We're delighted you enjoyed the location of the apartment and found everything that you needed in the vicinity.
Paula and Mark
Really lovely comfortable apartment, well equipped and furnished. So well placed for a short stroll to the sea and harbour of the wonderful St Ives. Would thoroughly recommend.
Thanks for the recommendation!
Great holiday apartment with wonderful ocean views
My wife and I have just returned home to the states after a month long stay at Pelennor. The apartment was our home away from home for the entire month. It is truly as advertised--beautifully refurbished and maintained, comfortably appointed, spacious with beautiful views of St Ives and the ocean from both the family room and the master bedroom.
All of the appliances are new and in good order. The two baths were spotless and equipped with modern showers, basins and heated towel racks.
During one of the weeks at Pelennor our son and daughter-in-law joined us, and there was plenty of room for the four of us. As other reviewers have noted, there are two dedicated off street parking spaces for the apartment--a special bonus of its own.
Some have mentioned that the hike up Tregenna Hill is a bit steep;; however, almost all accomadations are "up hill" in St Ives. It is part of the "experience."
The owners were very gracious both prior to our arrival and during our stay, providing suggestions and answering all of our queries. We would gladly stay at Pelennor again and can recommend it hghly and without reservation.
Thanks for this very detailed and positive feedback from our American guests. We look forward to welcoming guests in the future from America and beyond as well as locals from all over the United Kingdom. Mark and Paula
Porthminster Beach (5 minutes' walk) has excellent facilities and views of St Ives Bay and Godrevy Lighthouse; it is a fine sandy beach with normally calm, clear waters.
Harbour Beach (5 minutes’ walk) can be a perfect sun-trap. Porthgwidden (less than 10 minutes’ walk) is sheltered under the Island and has fine, golden sands. Porthmeor (less than 10 minutes’ walk) is popular with families and surfers alike, is home to a surf school in peak seasons and equipment can be hired and lessons taken.
The nearest airport is Newquay (approximately 45 minutes’ drive away).
Exeter International airport is 114 miles or about 2 hours 20 minutes’ drive away.
5 minutes’ walk to beautiful Porthminster Beach, town centre and harbour.
Less than 10 minutes’ walk to Tate St Ives and Barbara Hepworth museum.
Penzance 20 minutes’ drive, Minack Theatre 30 minutes’ drive, Land’s End 35 minutes’ drive, Truro 40 minutes’ drive, Eden Project 1 hours’ drive. The whole of the surrounding area is ideal for keen walkers, the South West Coast Path being within 5 minutes with spectacular views in both directions. St Michael's Mount is within a half-days' walk.
We are very close to all that St Ives and the West Cornwall area have to offer. There are numerous restaurants and pubs within a 10 minute walk of the apartment and a post office, all major banks and convenience stores all 5 minutes away. The nearest out of town supermarket is a 5 minute drive. The Tate St Ives and Barbara Hepworth museum are both close by (within 10 minutes' walk) as well as many art galleries and interesting local shops.
Booking Notes: SHORT BREAKS ARE AVAILABLE OUTSIDE OF PEAK TIMES BUT PLEASE REQUEST A QUOTE FROM THE OWNERS AS THE RATES GENERATED BY THE SYSTEM MAY NOT BE ACCURATE. All bookings require a deposit of 25% of the full rental cost, with the balance payable 8 weeks prior to the holiday, along with a returnable £100 Damage Security Deposit. Changeover Day: Our normal changeover day is Saturday; for short breaks out of season we try to be flexible, so please contact the owner if alternatives are required. Arrival time is 4pm, with departure by 10am on your last day. Notes on prices: Prices are for the apartment per week in UK pounds.