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2 Beautifully Appointed Flats With Stunning Sea Views - Andy's Place

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet



Andy's Place

Andy's Place is a spacious ground floor Victorian apartment.

Amenities include: gas central heating thoughout, gas combi boiler for instant hot water & heating, gas cooker & hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, toaster, fridge with freezer box, and kettle in a fully equipped kitchen.

The lounge has the original real open fire, 32" flat screen panasonic TV, playstation 2 with some glames, DVD/CD player and an ipod docking station.

Andy's Place also has a small front garden with bench, with gorgeous views out over the town & harbour.

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About the property


Sam's Place and Andy's Place are 2 well appointed flats situated on the ground and first floors of a large Victorian terraced property, and have stunning views looking out over the pretty town and harbour of St Ives. Our flats are located just 5 minutes walk to the town, harbour and Porthminster beach, and about 10 minutes walk to Porthmeor beach and the Tate & Barbara Hepworth Galleries. We are ideally positioned with easy access to all the local shops, galleries. bars and restaurants. Our apartments are located in a peaceful residential part of St Ives, which affords beauty tranquility, however please understand that our flats are not suitable for night time revellers. We ask that loud music is not played after 10pm.

Our change-over day during the high season is a Friday.

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Clare Hughes
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

About Clare Hughes

Clare & Neil are joint owners of Sam's Place and Andy's Place, 13 Park Avenue, St Ives. We moved to Cornwall from Bradford in 2008. Clare was already running her successful interior design company, CH Design, and decided to continue the business in Cornwall. It was with these skills that she and Neil undertook the full refurbishment of 13 Park Avenue, in preparation for letting the apartments out for holiday use. "It was in 2009 that we began to let the apartments. We love Cornwall, and know we've made the right decision in moving here...and of course we are continually meeting new people through our business, with many becoming good friends as they return to our apartments year after year".

Why Clare Hughes chose St Ives

The main reasons for purchasing 13 Park Avenue, aside from it being in the wonderful location of St Ives, was for the spectacular view out over the pretty harbour and town.

It is conveniently situated just on the edge of the town, which means we get the best of both worlds: we are just 5 minutes walk form the town centre, but also in a more quiet residential area. This is ideal for families and groups who may love the hustle and bustle of the town and beaches during the daytime, but want a more peaceful quiet place to escape back to for relaxation later.

What makes this apartment unique

Sam's Place has the additional benefit of a back garden, which gets sunshine throughout most of the day and is a really peaceful sun trap. The late evening sunshine reaches the upper terrace of the garden during the summer months, which is fantastic for BBQs.

Andy's Place has a small front garden that also benefits from late afternoon & evening sunshine. It's lovely to sit and dream, with that evening drink in hand, just soaking in the lovely view.

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Booking Notes:
We take bookings either over the phone or by email, and we ask for your full names and addresses for booking and billing.We ask for a deposit of £200.00 to secure a reservation, with the balance invoiced and due 3 weeks prior to your stay.
We take payment by cheque, bank transfer, or Paypal.
We also ask for a damages deposit of £100.00 that is due on your arrival to our flats and returnable after your stay. The full terms of the booking and damages deposits will be sent to you upon enquiry.

NOTE: We also accept payment via the Owners Direct secure on-line payment scheme. Please read the terms & conditions for this method of payment.

Changeover Day:
During the high season our change over day is a Friday, with the minimum stay being a week.
During other times of the year we offer short breaks and a flexible change over day. Prices for these are on application.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks may be available outside busy seasons. During the winter low season, long weekend breaks can be take from Friday, please see tariff for the dates in low season. Please contact us for weekend break costs.
NB: Please note fuel is included during the peak season only, for all other times fuel will be charged in addition to the weekly tariff. For this we take a meter reading at the beginning and end of each week. Peak season: 24/5/13 - 13/9 13-
We require a damages deposit of £100.00


Accommodation and facilities for Andy's Placein St Ives in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Outdoor Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , built in bunk beds in bunk room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Our apartments are in the pretty harbour town of St Ives, and are ideally located for those wanting easy access to the town and beaches, whilst also having the benefit of being situated in a more residential and peaceful area on the edge of the main town. At night you can escape the hub-bub of the busy town, whilst also just being 5 minutes walk away for a stroll in to the bars and restaurants. However, please note that this means our apartments are not the ideal place if you wish to party into the wee small hours. Being located in a residential part of St Ives means that we ask for no loud music to be played after 10pm - thank you. Outside: Sam's Place has a private decked balcony at the rear, and also a shared 2-tiered back garden. The top level of the garden gets the late evening sunshine and is ideal for BBQs in the evening. It has a washing line for clothes drying. There is an outside cold shower for rinsing off wet suits - please make use of this as the sand is terrible for clogging up the bathroom drains. Andy's Place has a small rear patio that is a lovely sun-trap from mid morning until mid afternoon and ideal for lunchtime use. This apartment also has a small front garden, lovely for sitting out during the early evening time when it also gets the sunshine. It has a washing line for clothes drying. There is an outside cold shower for rinsing off wet suits - please make use of this as the sand is terrible for clogging up the bathroom drains.


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Andy's Place
average rating of 4.3846154 based on 13 reviews

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  • 3 of 5

First thing I noticed was an overpowering smell of damp when I opened the front door. Very unpromising. The lounge was furnished with tired, dull furniture but did have a great view from the bay window. The fireplace was empty and although it was supposed to be usable, no firelighters or wood was provided. The room was not warm, cosy or inviting.

By contrast the main bedroom was lovely, light, nicely furnished and decorated, with a wonderful comfortable bed and good linen.

I would have been very dubious about putting children in the second bedroom, more like a large cupboard, which was OK for storage but very Spartan for sleeping in.

The kitchen was OK but cold and not particularly well equipped, with cracked mugs and mean supplies of cloths etc.

The bathroom was damp and the floor was freezing, but it was well equipped with everything needed.

Overall I was disappointed with the standard of the accommodation, but it's great view was one of the good points.

Probably OK in the summer but chilly and unwelcoming in October unfortunately.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Shan, Thank you for leaving your review, and we are very sad to hear of the things you found uncomfortable about our flat. We will address these issues: Regarding the heating - we have full central heating in our flats, which is thermostatically controlled and set at 21 degrees, and the timer set to come on for a few hours in the morning and again in the evening. Guests are welcome to set the control at constant if they are in and the flat is cold, and in the past we have advised our guests of this is they feel a bit chilly.. It is possible that the timer has either been turned off by the previous guests, or that the setting is incorrect - this has happened in the past when guests have turned the heating off. We apologise that you felt cold and we will check the heating before our next guests arrive. Thank you for informing us about chipped mugs - we will get some replacements straight away. Crockery etc does get damaged throughout the season and occasionally we don't get informed about this. Again, we are sorry you found chipped mugs. Regarding cloths - we always have a supply of j-cloths in the cupboards and/or utility room. I will ask our housekeeper to check own supplies, as last week when I was over attending to our gas checks, there were plenty of cloths there. Regarding firelighters - we have firelighters in a coal bucket, which is kept in the utility room to the rear of the flat. We do explain in our manual that general heating is included on the tariff, but if guests wish to have a real fire, then they need to purchase logs from the local Co-op. We are sorry to hear that you felt the furnishings looked old and tired - I can assure you that they are not. We've never had this said before, and indeed all other comments about our decor have been very positive. We fully re-decorated the flat last year, when we have new double glazing to the front bay window. The second bedroom is clearly described as a bunk room in our description. We say our flat is mainly suitable for a family of 4, with children, or a couple, and this is because we recognise that adults probably wouldn't want to stay in the bunk room. Again, in the past we've had very positive comments from children & teenagers, who love the bunk room. Sorry again that you weren't fully happy with our flat, and we will certainly address the issues that we feel can be dealt with. Regards, Clare & Neil
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  • 5 of 5

Andy’s Place is a great place to stay in St. Ives. The owners of the flat have furnished it very tastefully and everything is of high quality. The rooms are immaculate, the ceilings are high, the artwork is excellent, and you get the feeling that attention has been paid to every detail to ensure your comfort and happiness - which you get!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello John, Many thanks for taking the time to leave us this wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at our flat, and hope to meet you again some day - we would welcome you back at our flat anytime. Kind regards, Clare & Neil.
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Great flat and awesome location with amazing views!

  • 4 of 5

Flat was brilliant. Clean and tidy abc everything you could need. Only down side was the bed was a bit hard and not very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing our apartment Jo, and thanks also for the good review and feedback. We take on board what you have said about the bed - we did select a fairly firm mattress when we furnished the flat (which is a few years ago now), and over the past 12 months we have had two similar comments about the bed. We listen to what our guests say, so we are going to purchase a new mattress for the flat - and will ensure it's more of a medium mattress! Thanks again for the helpful feedback, and we're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards, Clare.
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Very comfortable, well equipped flat which has a stunning view of St Ives harbour.

  • 5 of 5

We were extremely lucky to have glorious weather and so made the best of the stunning beaches in this area as well as enjoying all that the town and local area has to offer. The accommodation was clean and well maintained and everything we needed. St Ives boasts many fantastic restaurants so it was just as well that we got lots of exercise walking. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review - it's much appreciated. It's good that you mentioned the fantastic view from the flat - as this always helps to assure our future guests that our photos are genuine - that really is our view at the top of the page! Thanks again. Regards, Clare & Neil.
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Another great stay with 1st week in Sam's flat and 2nd week in Andy's flat. Perfect location and Clare and Neil are so helpful. Can also highly recommend Polly (who lives in the top flat of the house) as a baby sitter - she was wonderful looking after our little boy so we could get a very unexpected night out!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Abi, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this wonderful review. We are so pleased you all have a great holiday and we hope to see you all back here again. All the best, Clare & Neil
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Good location and met our high expectations

  • 4 of 5

Started by getting absolutely soaked - should have preordered a taxi from the station. Otherwise we loved St Ives going down in the morning and returning in the evening on each of our 3 days.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review Robert. Regards Clare.
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St Ives is a very pretty old fishing town and offers a wealth of activities for our visitors, including many wonderful bars and restaurants, the Tate and Barbara Hepworth galleries, 4 glorious beaches, a pretty harbour, lovely shops and the quaint meandering cobbled streets of Downalong.

It has a famous artist community and you will find many small private studios and art galleries as well as the larger public galleries.

The train from St Ives to Lelant hugs the coastline and well worth a trip


The nearest airpost to St Ives is Newquay, which is approximately 40 minutes drive away.

There is a train from Newquay to St Ives, but this service is a local one and doesn't run early in the morning. It's worth checking times prior to travelling.

We advise hiring a car if you have an early morning flight departure.

Train travel is the best form of public transport for long distance travellers who don't want to drive. There is a regular train service from most major towns & cities to St Ives.


St Ives to Penzance - approximately 9 miles.

St Ives to Truro - approximately 25 miles.

St Ives to Newquay - approximately 35 miles.

St Ives to Eden Project, nr. St Austell - approximately 45 miles.

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Other interesting places to visit:

Cape Cornwall for walking; Land's End; Geevor tin mine; The Eden Project near St Austell; Paradise Park in Hayle; Newquay Zoo & Newquay beaches.

St Ives has 2 Co-ops in the town and a larger Tesco in Carbis Bay, about 2 miles out of the town.

Banks in St Ives include Lloyds, Barclays and Nat West. All have cash points.

St Ives has 2 post offices, the main one on Tregenna Hill and a smaller one in Fore Street.