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Built on a slab of granite facing only the sea views for miles - yet town centre - Late deal due 2 cancellation was £1100 NOw £800 weeks 30 June & 7 July



Updated: 23-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online


Late deal due 2 cancellation was £1100 NOw £800 weeks 30 June & 7 July

Men an Mor Apartment has a spectacular location next to Porthminster beach & St Ives harbour built on the rocks facing the sea. Watch the waves roll in under the balcony, large picture window and double patio doors, all looking out directly to sea, wide 180 degree view, no roads or pavements in front, hence the name Men an Mor which in Cornish means rock and sea.

Occupying 2 floors with a large spiral staircase between and a large window seat to sit and watch the changing moods of the sea, cormorants, a friendly seal and if you are lucky dolphins, seated on the balcony bench. Open plan, simply decorated with wooden floorboards, white walls and paintings by local artists. There is a bedroom & double pocket sprung mattress and seaview (halfwall). An open-plan living/dining area containing a sofa bed, dining area. 2012 a new shower room Next floor has kitchen and a 2nd bathroom.

If the Apartment is fully booked please see our other property 1 ROPEWALK 448831 www.beachshacks.co.uk

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Men an Mor, Porthminster beach

Situated on the seaward side of the Warren in a conservation area of central St Ives stand Men an Mor Cottage and Apartment. Perched on a large outcrop of blue elvin rock, between Porthminster Beach and the harbour, the large picture windows frame a spectacular outlook, from St Ives town to Godrevy lighthouse.

www.beachshacks.co.uk for further information

Relax on the window seat and watch the world go by, boats sailing past, and various wildlife including seals, dolphins and cormorants. Men an Mor cottage and Apartment are perfect for holidays at any time of the year. In the winter stay warm inside whilst watching the waves crash over the rocks below. During fine weather, look out over the azure blue sea or walk the few steps to the golden sands of Porthminister beach. The train/coach station and car park are a 3 minute walk. Both properties have free wifi

Should Men an Mor be full please see our other properties no's 448831 ROPEWALK, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives 2/4 Parking and 457248 THORNLEIGH Secluded 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, half an acre of beautiful gardens Further info at; www.beachshacks.co.uk

Men an Mor: Perched on the rocks between Porthminster beach and the harbour sits Men an Mor cottage and apartment so named after the slab of blue elvin which protects them from the sea. Men is Cornish for rock or stone and Mor means sea. The setting is striking with an expansive view from St Ives harbour to Godrevy lighthouse. When the tide is out the golden sands draw out the beachcombers, whilst at night the harbour lights shimmer across the water. This peaceful idyll is occasionally broken by stormy weather with the sounds and spectacular display of the Atlantic crashing against the rocks below, best viewed from the comfortable window seat with a glass of your favourite tipple. Men an Mor is favourably situated, in a conservation area, on the seaward side of the Warren, next to Porthminister beach and its famous café. The train station and car park are a 3 minute walk. The harbour, only a stones throw, provides a full range of eating establishments.

St Ives: St Ives has long been famous for its artist colony drawn to the area by the fantastic nature of the light. It was at the vanguard of the Modern British movement and those inspired by the town include Virginia Woolf and Alfred Wallace. This influence is still strongly in evidence today, with the world renowned Tate, St Ives and a wide selection of good quality smaller galleries showing an ever changing display of art from post war up to the present time. Music is also an important feature of the town. Throughout the year the pubs and the Guildhall play host to various bands from local to world music.

All of these artistic achievements are celebrated during the St Ives September festival, which runs for the 2nd and 3rd weeks of September, a popular draw for both UK and international visitors.

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4 Reviews

4.3/5 -
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  • 4 of 5

Stunning views from this apartment. Very nice place in perfect location.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location & views

  • 3 of 5

Great stay although need more pictures of apartment on website instead of cottage as a little misleading. Spotlessly clean and good facilities with nice little welcome pack on arrival.

Parking a bit of a trek so we paid and used the station car park instead but no idea how you drive to property. Be good if something could be done about the stairs as need to wear shoes everytime you need to go down to the kitchen. Also could do with light on stairs down to property.

Friendly owner but had to prompt them to send me details of how to access the property.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Incredible views and charming village setting

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay immensely! I sat perched on the window bench enjoying the sea views for hours on in. It was the most relaxing getaway! We are already planning a return trip...

  • Review Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house, stunning view!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic little house in a great location with added bonus of a parking space (10 mins walk away). Think this has to be the best view in St Ives, right on the water, 2 mins to port minster beach, 2 mins to the shops, 2 mins to the harbour. We've spent hours sat on the window seat looking out at the view.

Kitchen is well equipped, oven is compact but works really well. Really appreciated w clone gift of cream tea, biscuits and A bottle of fizz!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay Airport at 30 Miles Nearest Barpub : Centre of town with a large selection of bars at 50 Metres Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 70 Miles Nearest Golf : Tregenna Castle at 700 Metres Nearest Train : Close to St Ives station at 200 Metres Nearest Motorway : A30 link to M5 at 6 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Close to many restaurants at 50 Metres Nearest Beach : Next to Porthminister beach and Porthmeor 10 mins at 100 Metres Car: not necessary

The old town of St Ives juts out to sea and is surrounded on three sides by water, creating almost an island. There are many beaches all with beautiful golden sand. Relax in the sun, take a walk over the sands, paddle in the sea or try your hand at surfing with help from fully qualified instructors.

For those who prefer walking, the coastal path is on your doorstep. Set out from Porthminister beach and continue to Carbis Bay, then to Hayle and beyond. Alternatively walk around the coast of the town until you reach Porthmeor beach, then continue along the beautiful and wild coastal path to Zennor, a must for nature lovers with bird and seal colonies and occasional dolphins. Look out for the famous Mermaid on the way and take sustenance at the local pub before the return walk or for those captivated by the warming fire, the last bus back.


Property Type

  • apartment


  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Library ...


  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 50 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, The bathroom has a porthole looking out to sea
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Large shower enclosure, additional wardrobe cupboard
  • Where else but Men an Mor can you brush your teeth and watch boats sailing by the porthole, and cormorants out on the rocks? 2nd shower room & wardrobe, changing area next to the bedroom.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Their are 2 bathrooms, one on each floor, next to bedroom
  • Double bedroom with pocket sprung double bed, fantastic seaviews, large shower room next to the bedroom. You can sleep each night to the sound of the sea and wake to the sunrise over the wide uninterrupted 360 degree view from St Ives harbour to Godrevy lighthouse. In winter snuggle up inside whilst watching the Atlantic waves crash over the rocks below. In the evenings watch the lights twinkle across the sea, during the day lie in bed and watch the boats sail in and out of the harbour. Quality bedlinen and towels are provided.


  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only


  • The approach is along a balcony and through double patio doors into a light and airy open plan room. The dining area is positioned to take full advantage of the views. The Apartment is on 2 floors, the separate kitchen has a porthole with seaviews and Farrow and Ball painted units. There are 2 bathrooms and a bedroom with full sized double bed comfortable new pocket sprung mattress and fantastic seaview - The Apartment has its own entrance on the seaward side of the Warren, between the pale golden sands of Porthminster beach and St Ives harbour. We have a parking space and the train station and Car Park are a 3 minute walk. All rentals include quality bedlinen and towels, utilities and a welcome tray. The Apartment is double glazed and has an LCD tv with freeview, dvd player and a selection of dvds and books. Due to granite steps and walkway the access is not suitable for the infirm, young children or pets.