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Beautiful apartment set in woodland above St Ives, sea view and private parking

Bedrooms 1
Space 322 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking


About the property

Contemporary space in peaceful setting, a scenic 10-minute walk into St Ives.

Argel is the Cornish word for sanctuary and this is what we have created in the wooded area above St Ives known as Treloyhan. This is an area full of mature trees and natural beauty 10-15 minutes walk along the scenic coast path to St Ives’ stunning Porthminster Beach and the town. There is ample private parking right outside your entrance and the property is easy to find. The property provides a wonderful location for couples or singles who want to be close to St Ives but away from the busyness of the town centre (St Ives is internationally known and between late spring and late summer becomes extremely busy). It is ideal for walkers being set close to the scenic coast path or guests who simply need to relax and put down their busy lives for a bit.

Please note the property has been set up for couples or single people and is not suitable or available to guests with children or pets. The property is also strictly non-smoking and we do not accept guests under 21 years of age.

Short breaks (minimum 3 nights are accepted at certain times of the year, please ask).

The apartment adjoins the owner’s large detached 1930s family home giving guests the benefit of a stay with complete privacy but with the security of knowing assistance in any way is close at hand. The owners are very knowledgeable about St Ives and the surrounding area and are happy to offer advice and suggestions for your visit. Great attention has been paid to guests having a good night’s sleep. The bedroom has a king size bed made up with 5* hotel quality bedding (pure Egyptian cotton) and guests can gaze at the sea without getting up or recline in comfortable armchairs next to the large French windows and enjoy views over the owner’s rambling garden towards the sea. The bedroom also has a TV and DVD player with selection of films, wall mounted ironing board and iron, wardrobe, dressing table, hair dryer and other built in storage for guest’s belongings. There is a large, luxurious shower room (plus large top quality fluffy towels) with underfloor heating and power shower, ideal at the end of a day at the beach or a long walk. The kitchen/living room is compact and bijou, beautifully equipped, with very comfortable leather sofa, books, TV, small table and 2 chairs and a kitchen area containing electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher and good quality cookware. There are plenty of hooks to hang coats on and a boot rack. Please note there are no laundry facilities at the apartment. The decor is simple, contemporary and elegant. Free wi fi.

The property is very well placed for guests at wedding parties being held at Tregenna Castle Hotel, St Ives Harbour Hotel and Carbis Bay Hotel being a 10-minute stroll to each venue. Tesco, the food store, is a very short drive away and is also an easy walk. The Cornish Arms, a traditional Cornish pub is 100 metres up the road and the renowned Porthminster Cafe, situated on Porthminster Beach is a 10-15 minute stroll down the coast path. The main town centre of St Ives with all its restaurants, bars, cafes, galleries and shops is no more than a mile away and the walk in from here along the coast path is stunning. A bus stop with regular links into St Ives and other areas of Cornwall is 50 metres away. Changeover day is generally Friday to Friday on 7 night bookings in the main season but we try to be flexible and will try and work with dates to suit you.


More Details

Sarah Frost
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2018

About Sarah Frost

I moved to St Ives with my 2 children and husband in 2012 and we love it here. For several years we lived in a lovely town house in the centre of the town but moved to beautiful Treloyhan, a wooded area, above St Ives town, in 2014. We were lured by the majestic trees, the challenge of renovating a lovely but neglected house and garden and also the perk of a studio for me. I'm a fine art photographer and you will see my work hanging in Bodanna Argel, the apartment we have created adjoining our family home. David was a civil engineer but now spends his time developing properties and growing vegetables at our allotment. This is a lovely area and we hope you will love it as much as we do.

Sarah Frost purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Sarah Frost chose Saint Ives

Our property stands in wooded grounds which were once part of the estate of St Ives shipping magnate, Sir Edwain Hain whose home was originally the nearby Treloyhan Manor Hotel. We can see the ever changing light which bounces off the sea but our view is also full of trees and greenery. The main house is rambling, full of character and is a warm, family home without being ostentatious. It will take some years for us to make the changes needed. Creating Bodanna Argel as its own self contained apartment has been a great pleasure. We wanted a house which would serve us as a family but also allow a special, private space for guests wishing to holiday close to St Ives. This house was perfect.

What makes this apartment unique

Treloyhan is a high-class residential area, just a mile from St Ives town centre, with detached properties, lots of trees, lovely views to the sea and space for parking. It is relaxed and easily accessible being just off the main route into St Ives. We love being close to so many wonderful things but being immensely private and very peaceful within our own wooded grounds. We think guests will really appreciate these things too.

This location is unique. Treloyhan, is a peaceful, prestigious, residential area, situated a short walk along the coast path into the hustle and bustle of St Ives. Set in trees, with easy parking, our guests relish the tranquil setting and proximity, not just to St Ives but easy car or bus access to West Cornwall as a whole. It’s easy to park but only a 10-15 minute walk into the town centre.


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 322 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Large shower room with underfloor heating, basin and wc, power shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Lovely room with sea views, king size bed and armchairs, fitted double wardrobe, drawers, dressing table and tv.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
We are situated just a short walk from the Tregenna Castle Hotel which has 40-acres of stunning grounds and a scenic 9-hole golf course with panoramic views of St Ives, as well as excellent brasserie, and facilities open to non-guests such as an indoor and outdoor pool, spa, gym, badminton and tennis courts. Carbis Bay Hotel Spa is a 10-minute walk away and on Carbis Bay Beach Ocean Sports hire out stand up paddle boards and kayaks. They also run coasteering sessions. The St Ives Harbour and Hotel is also 10-minutes away which has a luxury spa and restaurant open to non-guests. Those wishing to hire a boat or go on a fishing or sightseeing trip will find such activities available in the harbour of St Ives. Porthmeor beach also has a surf school which runs throughout the summer for those wishing to try surfing. The leisure centre is a short drive away which has a good size swimming pool, well equipped gym and wide variety of exercise classes available.


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Beautiful apartment set in woodland above St Ives, sea view and private parking
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Very nice apartment in a quiet place with a beautiful sea view. The apartment was well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

This was a really good place to relax. A gentle stroll will take you to St Ives or it makes a good base to explore Cornwall. The apartment was very well equipped and the owners kindly left some very nice treats for our arrival . You are treated to a stunning sea view from the bedroom window. We walked quite a lot of the coastal path while we were there and it was nice to come back to a quiet place every evening. We will be staying here the next time we are in Cornwall

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So kind of you to write such a nice review, many thanks. I’m delighted you enjoyed the apartment and would like to stay again another time. Very best wishes, Sarah
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Away from it all

  • 4 of 5

We were very impressed with Bodanna Argel. The property suited us perfectly.

We parked the car on the day of our arrival and left it there for the rest of the week.

The town is easy to get to either on foot down the main road or along the Coastal Path which is 5 minutes away. I must admit it is not so easy to get back as it is uphill all the way!!!

The property was immaculate and included everything we needed. We also appreciated the treats that had been left in the fridge.

We loved the view from the bedroom window across to the sea and listening to the owls in the nearby trees in the evening was wonderful and so relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

Loved Argel from the minute we walked in, really peaceful location and easy walk into St Ives. The apartment is spotless and extremely comfortable. We really enjoyed sitting at the window just around sunset with a glass of something nice. Loved the little surprises Sarah left in the fridge they were a great treat. Visited the Cornish Arms 2 minutes walk away they do nice pub food and had a great selection. St Ives is lovely, we were fortunate with the weather and we sat outside to eat at the Porthminster Cafe, lovely food.

Would highly recommend Argel and would like to thank Sarah for letting us stay in her apartment, we will definitely be back.

Ronnie & Fiona

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such a lovely review - thank you so much. I’m so glad you had a great holiday here. Many thanks for staying in our property. Best wishes, Sarah
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Stunning apartment in a great location- as non drivers it was perfect- short work from St. Ives and the train station- perfect for exploring Cornwall.

The view out to sea was beautiful- a great place for a cup of tea in the morning!

The apartment itself was clean, beautifully decorated and well equipped- as soon as you step inside it feels cosy, welcoming and homely.

Great stay! Would highly reccomend

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Sasha, so pleased you enjoyed everything. It was a pleasure to have you both as guests. Very best wishes, Sarah
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Simply gorgeous

  • 5 of 5

A great getaway, every little detail had been carefully thought about, a great little haven to relax in

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Carly for your lovely review. I love it when guests really enjoy the enthusiasm and effort I put into making sure they feel relaxed and special. With very best wishes, Sarah
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  • 5 of 5

The view walking into this apartment is stunning.convenient for walking into St Ives so avoid parking.The pub across the road very friendly and good food.The owners made good advice about places to see and eat.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks John for taking the time to review the property and we’re so pleased you enjoyed staying at Bodanna Argel. Please come and visit again. Best wishes, Sarah and David
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Cornish Arms
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
St Ives
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Porthminster Cafe
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

St Ives is a world-renowned artists' colony home to Tate St Ives overlooking the spectacular Porthmeor Beach, along with a large number of other galleries, large and small, showcasing some of the best original art in the country. This quaint town has 5 separate beaches, some sheltered, some facing into the wild Atlantic, ideal for those wishing to sunbathe and relax or for the more active who wish to surf, snorkel or swim. It's unique location on the toe of England jutting into the Atlantic means the area has a temperate and mild climate, the abundance of palm trees and exotic plants, along with clear, azure blue seas and white sand, give St Ives a mediterranean feel, quite unlike England. Winters here are brief and gale torn with spectacular stormy seas and Spring comes early. St Ives is famous for the quality of its light which even on dull days seems luminescent. The town is full of fabulous restaurants, bars and cafes, as well as interesting and diverse independent shops. There is a quaint cinema, brilliant library, excellent leisure centre and beautiful churches and chapels. Walking here is fabulous. The coast path stretching from St Ives up the rugged North Coast to St Just provides incredible views out over the Atlantic and a challenge to the legs. The coastal road leading out to St Just is counted as one of the most scenic drives in the world. There are also many worthwhile places to visit in West Cornwall which are just a short drive or bus ride away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Saint Ives, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Stormy Seas Break January 2018
5 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
February 2018
1 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
March 2018
1 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Changeover days and dates can be flexible at times, so please ask if you want a week’s stay which is not a Friday to Friday, if I can, I will try to make your ideal dates work. For bookings made within 6 weeks of your holiday start date please pay the full amount plus security deposit on booking. For bookings made more than 6 weeks before your holiday start date, please provide a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the rental cost on your booking. The balance plus the security deposit is then due 6 weeks prior to the holiday start date. Upon payment of the deposit and subject to the acceptance of the booking, the hirer becomes liable for the balance 6 weeks before the holiday start date. If the balance is not received by the due date the owner reserves the right to cancel the booking and retain the deposit. Cancellation must be received in writing at least 28 days before the start of the holiday. The owner will endeavour to re-let the property and if successful will refund any monies (less 25% non-refundable deposit). If the property is not re-let for any reason the original hirer is liable for the whole of the rental amount. If the booking is cancelled less than 28 days from the start date the hirer will remain legally liable to pay the full balance. We reserve the right to refuse bookings from any parties we deem to be unacceptable or inappropriate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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