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Light, Spacious, Luxury Ground Floor Apartment In St Ives, Cornwall

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Roof top sea view from terrace, beach 5 mins walk, free parking and wifi.

Apartment 2 Porthminster Terrace is on the ground floor of a recently converted Victorian house with a large dedicated parking space next to the apartment. It is a light, spacious apartment, tastefully furnished to a high standard. The living area is open plan with a conservatory opening onto a private terrace which has roof top side views to Godrevy lighthouse.

It has 1 double bedroom and a twin bedroom with comfortable beds, all bedding, bed linen and towels provided. There is an en-suite shower room with wc and wash basin and a separate bathroom with shower over, basin and wc. Both are fully tiled with heated towel rails. A well fitted and equipped kitchen leads to the open plan living area furnished with comfortable sofas and chairs. Outside there is a private terrace, with table and chairs large enough for dining, perfectly positioned for soaking up the afternoon and evening sun. There is plenty of space for bicycles, boats, surf boards and beach gear.

It is in a quiet location yet within easy access of the beaches, shops and restaurants of St. Ives only 5 minutes walk away.

Facilities include: free Wifi, large flat screen digital TV with free view channels, DVD player, iPod docking station, small flat screen digital TV, gas central heating / instant hot water, heated towel rails, duvets, bed linen and towels supplied, washer/dryer, electric fan oven, gas hob with extractor, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, double glazed throughout.

More Details

Jon and Kathie Butters
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2017

About Jon and Kathie Butters

My husband and I live in Bristol, UK and regularly visit Cornwall. We like to stay in self catering accommodation for our main family holidays and have set up our apartment to match the high standards that we would expect ourselves.

Jon and Kathie Butters purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Jon and Kathie Butters chose St Ives area

St Ives is a super place with lovely beaches, the historic harbour and fantastic restaurants. It is wonderful to wander around the old town exploring the little shops and watching artists at work. For the more active there is surfing on Porthmoer beach, golf courses and the coastal paths. It's also a good base for visiting many of the tourist sites of Cornwall. It has something for every age group at all times of the year.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment is very convenient, close to the centre of St Ives (5 minutes walk to Porthminster beach, 5 mins to nearest supermarket and 10 minutes to the harbour and centre of town), yet in a quiet location with it's own large parking space allowing easy access. It has a conservatory open plan to the living room which creates a large, light living space. It has its own entrance opening directly to the outside with space to store beach gear, bikes, kayaks and surfboards. The 2 bathrooms are very convenient for when 4 people are staying. The outside patio area has roof top views to the sea and Godrevy Lighthouse and is a secluded place to eat and drink.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We hired your apartment in St Ives from the week commencing 27th August. I must say we had a wonderful time and will definitely recommend this to our friends and family and possibly even consider a return visit."

"I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed staying in the apartment in Porthminster Terrace, St.Ives! We have been back a couple of weeks now, and I am still missing Cornwall! The apartment was lovely and clean, and we couldn't have asked for more. It really makes all the difference to a holiday to have a nice place to return to each day, a proper home from home!"

"We write to say just how much we enjoyed our visit last week. Home from home and the apartment was in immaculate condition."

"Apartment is great. Parking spot is huge!"

"It truly was a very nice apartment, well equipped, good parking space and only 5 minutes to the beach."

"I wanted to thank you for a wonderful stay last week! The week went far too quickly but we were very settled and happy with the apartment - it had everything we needed and more."

"Apartment is brilliant, music festival is ace (as always) we are having a lovely time. Thanks for everything."

"We have had an absolutely fantastic week at your apartment. We have had a wonderful break and will definitely be passing your apartment on as a recommendation to friends. We are going to miss the amazing water pressure of the showers!"
Feb 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Saint Ives in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • resort
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom is en suite to the twin bedroom.
  • 2 luxury bathrooms both fully tiled with heated towel rails, modern fittings and showers with very good water pressure and constant hot water. The family bathroom has a full size bath with shower over, basin and wc. The en-suite has a shower, basin and wc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed, wardrobe, chest of draws and 2 bed side tables. The main bathroom is opposite on the corridor. Bedroom 2 has twin beds, a small flat screen TV, chest of draws, a bed side table, hanging space and an en-suite shower room. Note these beds cannot be pushed together due to the room layout.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Free Wifi Large parking space next to the apartment. Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment in quiet location yet 5 minutes stroll to the shops, restaurants and beaches. Sun terrace with roof top side views to Godrevy Lighthouse. Gas central heating and instant hot water. Bedding, bed linen, towels and welcome pack included. Sorry but we cannot take pets. There is a private terrace with 4 chairs, a table and sun umbrella. There are roof top sea views looking down hill from the terrace to the sea and Godrevy Lighthouse. Ideal for al fresco dining, the terrace catches the sun through most of the day and the evening. There is a large storage box for beach toys, body boards etc., some beach equipment is available at the apartment. There is space for bikes, boards, kayaks etc. on the private path down the side of the apartment, (security would be the holiday makers responsibility). There is an outside tap and a line for rinsing and drying wet suits. There is a large private parking space next to the apartment building, which can easily accommodate one large car or van. There is a washer/dryer in the kitchen and a drying rack with space for this in the conservatory or out on the terrace Bedding, bed linen and towels are included (beds are made up) and changed on a weekly basis. The property is cleaned on a weekly basis. Additional cleaning or linen changes are available on request. The light and warm conservatory opens off the lounge and has a dining table, 4 padded dining chairs, 4 additional stacking chairs, that can be used as needed in the apartment, and a comfortable tub chair. It opens onto the apartment's private terrace.


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Light, Spacious, Luxury Ground Floor Apartment In St Ives, Cornwall
average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews

A perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

I must be honest, this property was my 2nd choice when researching online - my first choice became unavailable.. But having now stayed at the property (which was 100% as described) and seen the location in comparison to my other choices .... fate played its part - this was clearly the best place to stay given our requirements!

Facilities were exceptional, the whole property was clean and well maintained.

Can I think of something not quite right with our stay? Erm, there wasn't any hand soap provided in the 2nd bathroom ..... Can you tell I'm clutching at straws?!

St Ive's played its part too - brilliant weather for early June, wonderful beaches, people and places to eat, shop and visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment close to centre

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment in the centre of st ives, short distance to beaches and town. It was lovely to have tea, coffee and biscuits! When we got there which was a nice touch.

I would go again and throughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was absolutely perfect. It was spotless and very comfortable for our long weekend away. The apartment was perfectly located for the town and coastal path walks. Highly recommended accommodation

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Quiet Apartment

  • 5 of 5

I was very impressed with the overall quality of the apartment. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen well equipped, the lounge homely, the conservatory room light and airy and the bathrooms spotless and modern. And the bathrooms deserve a mention in their own right - having 2 bathrooms for the 2 bedrooms was a real treat and made our lives so much easier. The apartment was secluded and quiet but still easily accessible to the main town area of St Ives. I really appreciated the parking space that accompanies the apartment (parking is a rare thing in St Ives!). We were there in Autumn and although the weather was changeable outside, the apartment was lovely and warm inside. In summary: this quiet, clean, homely yet modern apartment made our stay in St Ives convenient, easy and feel like a home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. Glad that you enjoyed your stay.
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Lovely apartment in a lovely location 😊

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment. Very clean throughout. Light, airy. Tucked away & quiet but still only 5 mins walk from St.Ives town. We had a great time here & can thoroughly recommend it 👍👌🏼.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your stay.
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A hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

Was very impressed with this property. Everything was catered for, it was very clean and I couldn't have asked for a better location. 5/10 minutes from anywhere and quite secluded with a side exeter acne to the building. My first visit to St. Ives and definitely won't be my last! This apartment has a definite home from home feel and I didn't want to leave! I would definitely recommend this property to family and friends (already have!) well done to the owners Kathie and Jon Butters

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. So glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Nearest Train
250 Metres
Nearest Beach
250 Metres

Special interest holidays:

The wonderful location of St.Ives makes it ideal for surfing holidays. Both St. St.Ives and near by Gwithian have surf schools running courses through out the year. There are also opportunities for sea kayaking and kite surfing from the nearby beaches and on the estuaries along the coast.

St.Ives is also well renowned as an artists haven due to the special quality of the sunlight. There are several places in St.Ives that run art courses for all levels of artist.

St.Ives is ideal as a base for a walking holiday. The magnificent section of the South West coastal path from St.Ives south to Lands End is directly accessible from St.Ives. Or use it as a base for walking on other sections of the coastal path in Cornwall and inland on the moors.

In St.Ives:


Beautiful Porthminster Beach, a sheltered beach ideal for young families, is 5 minutes walk from the apartment with its turquoise blue water and clean golden sand. Harbour Beach for boat rides and fishing is 5-10 minutes walk and Porthmoer Beach for surf, surf school, long stretches of sand and rock pools is 10 minutes walk.


The apartment is easy to access by road and has a large private parking space next to the apartment building, although a car is not needed for in St. Ives itself.

The train station and bus station in St. Ives are both very close to the apartment, 5-10 minutes to walk up hill.

Newquay airport is about 1 hour drive away.

Further Details:

St Ives is a beautiful, vibrant Cornish holiday town. The beaches are amazing with golden sand and clear turquoise blue sea with white topped waves. The lovely harbour town has many quaint old cobbled streets and alley ways to explore with plenty of interest and intrigue. There are numerous art galleries including the famous Tate gallery and the Barbara Hepworth museum. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants in St.Ives to sample with really good fresh local food.

Further a field there is St. Michael's Mount, the Minnack Theatre and the Eden Project for day trips out or many nearby beaches and villages to visit.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Saint Ives, Cornwall

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn half term 2017
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2017 New Year 2018
21 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early spring 2018
3 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April 2018
14 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May 2018
5 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer half term 2018
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
28 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Changeover days are Saturday to Saturday, please only book 7 night stays starting on a Saturday. For short breaks please contact us, we can offer more flexibility for some weeks in Autumn, Winter and Spring.

We ask for a £100 non refundable booking deposit, payable on acceptance of the booking. The full balance due 7 weeks prior to the commencement date of the holiday. Booking can be made by email, phone or the on-line using Owners Direct booking facility (or the on line booking facility available through the owners website).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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