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

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Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


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.

Clare Hughes
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
13 February, 2017

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 area

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 Saturday, 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


4.4/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)


We had a wonderful stay in Andy's place

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time in St Ives and Andy's Place was lovely to return to after a day out exploring the area. The flat was clean, bright and very comfortable with great views across the harbour.

The owners Clare and Neil were very welcoming and provided great customer service. I would definitely recommend Andy's Place to friends and family and we will definitely be returning for another stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for leaving your great review - we would welcome you back to our flat any time and hope we do see you again in St Ives. Kind regards, Clare & Neil.
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Great flat with amazing sea view.

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time that we have stayed in Andy's Place, the first being in the summer season. We found the flat to be clean and comfortable and the interior design and facilities excellent so it was an easy decision to book again. The biggest selling point for me though is the amazing view from the bay window. I found myself just sitting there watching the movements in the harbour and the bay.

The flat was warm and cosy and has a very nice well equipped dining kitchen. The children love the built in bunk beds in their bedroom. We found the location convenient with a car park at the end of the terrace and a Co-op supermarket (and pub) at the bottom of the nearby steps. (You quickly get used to steps in St Ives.)

The owners Clare and Neil met us on arrival to hand over the keys and chatted with us for ages about pubs and restaurants, walks and other beaches to visit by car. We will stay there again before the kids grow out of holidaying with mum and dad.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for leaving this fantastic review of our flat, and we're so pleased you all enjoyed your stay so much that you booked a return visit in the winter. St Ives and Cornwall are great in the summer - but also just as beautiful in the winter...and much quieter. Yes we agree with you, that view from the flat is indeed very stunning. Thanks again for taking the time to review our flat and we hope to see you down here again soon. Clare & Neil.
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The ONLY place you should stay in St Ives!

  • 5 of 5

We've been coming to this fantastic holiday home since 2008 and I cannot reccomend it enough. Fabulous decor throughout, hugely spacious, spotless clean and perfect location. Luxurious and cosy at same time. Amazing views from the window - ideal to sit late into the night with a glass of wine, looking at the harbour and lighthouses in the distance. A home from home. Perfect for families or couples. A truly gorgeous flat which you will also want to return to. Visitors upstairs always revisit too. Easy location for supermarket delivery vans, and we arrange for our Sainsburys shop to arrive when we do. Clare and Neil (owners) could not be lovelier. They are always there with support from booking through to dealing with anything during the stay. BOOK NOW!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your excellent review of our flat - Andy's Place. It's always good to receive your feedback, which is also helpful for any prospective guests thinking of booking, and we are so pleased that you all love our place so much...we do hope you all visit us again. Regards, Clare & Neil.
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Amazing property, with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

As a family we have stayed at Andy's place every year since the birth of our daughter, this makes our 8th. The flat has stunning views, brilliant amenities and is perfectly located to enjoy everything that St.Ives has to offer. For us it is like a home from home.

The kitchen has everything you need to make family meals, the bedrooms are light and modern. There is a TV, playstation, a fantastic selection of games and loads of books. Previous residents, including ourselves, leave behind beach toys so there is a lot there. If you are looking for somewhere to enjoy a lovely stress free holiday with your family I cannot recommend Andy's place enough. The owners Claire and Neil are a great pair who have gone out of their way to ensure that you will have a brilliant holiday. As you can guess we'll be back next year for holiday number 9.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nick, for taking the time to leave us your great review. It's been fantastic having you as guests over the pst years, and we are hoping to see you and the family again for many years to come.
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Great location & view, but property was not as clean as it could be

  • 2 of 5

Good points:

property has everything you need

good size

great central location

wonderful view

car park nearby (which can be a real problem in St. Ives!)

contact with the owners was good

Bad points:

there was still sand on the floor and sofas from last occupant

dirty glasses in the cupboard

it smelled damp

bed was the most uncomfortable I've ever slept on, my back is still getting over it

not enough lighting - flat was quite dark and dingy when it came to evening

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very concerned to receive this review from our guests as we pride ourselves in the standard and cleanliness of our flat. First we apologised to the guests for the sand on the floor and sofa and the dirty glasses. We then followed up with our housekeeper, who also sent her profuse apologies and was horrified to hear of the complaint. As far as we all knew the flat had been cleaned to the usual high standard so it could only have been an oversight, for which we are very sorry. This has never happened before and we have never had a complaint about the cleanliness of the flat. Regarding the mattress - we appreciate that comfort in a mattress is a very individual thing and we are sorry that our guest found ours uncomfortable. The mattress certainly is not a budget one, and in fact one that my partner and I have slept on ourselves several times and found very comfortable. Other guests have commented that they found the flat comfortable and slept very well. Regarding the damp - Being in Cornwall and next to sea, this is something that is practically unavoidable, and certainly with old properties that don't have cavity walls. Occasionally, when people have tried to dry clothes and wetsuits by hanging on radiators in the flats, this can tend to produce a damp odour (this could explain a damp smell) - and we do ask that guests use the washer drier or the exterior clothes line for drying clothes. We have had a damp treatment to the flat and we re-decorate on an annual bases. We can assure future guests that this is not a serious damp problem and that we do keep on top of it. We have investigated since reading this review and have not discovered any water pipe leaks.
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Accommodation and facilities for Andy's Placein Saint Ives in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • 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 ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
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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