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Sunny ground floor apartment, lovely sea view, private, easy parking + courtyard

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Apartment in Porthminster, St Ives, Cornwall, England - Peaceful sunny location, close to Porthminster Beach, the harbour and bustling centre of St Ives

1 Porthminster Apartments is at the top of Porthminster Terrace, on the east side of St Ives, which means you don't have to negotiate the narrow streets of the town to get in and out. It is situated on the ground-floor of a recently converted end-of-terrace Victorian house with a dedicated private parking space, which is easily accessed, right outside the apartment. South-facing and sunny with a lovely sea view from the front garden and from the side bay window of the sitting room, the apartment is light and spacious, tastefully furnished and equipped to a high standard.

It has 2 twin bedrooms (with comfortable beds!). One bedroom has an en-suite bath + shower over, WC & washbasin and the courtyard leads from this bedroom. A separate large shower-room, washbasin & WC is next to the second bedroom which is quite separately located in the apartment. This provides considerable privacy - ideal for 2 couples or a couple with children.

A well fitted and equipped, open-plan kitchen leads from the spacious sitting/dining room where you have attractive, comfortable seating, plus a lovely coastal view from the side bay window.

Facilities include: free wi-fi, gas central heating/instant hot water, heated towel rails, duvets and bedding suppplied (towels can be supplied for a small extra charge), washer/dryer, electric fan oven, gas hob with extractor, microwave, freestanding fridge/freezer, dishwasher, double glazed throughout, flat screen digital TV in sitting room (Free-view included), DVD player.

Outside there is a front garden for guests' sole use and this also enjoys the fine sea view, plus a separate westerly facing courtyard for visitors' sole use. The location is quiet, yet a short 5-minute stroll to Porthminster beach, St Ives' bustling centre, harbour, galleries, restaurants and shops.

Please note that St Ives is hilly, and the apartment is situated on a short but fairly steep terrace. The walk to and from the beach and the town also involves some steps.

More Details

Owner
Lauran Church
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sept 13

We had a wonderful time, the weather was brilliant, and the apartment is spot on. Lovely welcoming decor and furnishings - everything spotless.We didn't want to leave. It's in a perfect location for beaches and the town. And to top it all - a parking space!

August 2013

We certainly had a wonderful time last week, the weather was very kind to us and your apartment was perfect for us. We would have no hesitation to recommend it to others on your website.

Annette, Oxford

July '13

Have just returned from my fourth stay at this beautiful apartment. We had a glorious week with sunshine every day, and felt thoroughly rested. It was lovely to be able to park right next to the apartment and then not have to worry about the car at all - as the apartment is so convenient for the town, galleries, beaches, walks, and public transport we didn't need to use the car once! We found everything we needed in Apartment 1 and were very comfortable. Many thanks.

Jenny & Martin, Warwickshire
Sep 2013
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Outdoor Shower , Ensuite bathroom
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Privately located next to bedroom 2 in separate part of apt
  • Fully tiled en-suite bathroom with bath + shower over, WC, washbasin for bedroom 1; separate large fully tiled shower room, WC, washbasin next to bedroom 2. Both have heated towel rails.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Two very comfortable beds
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , Two very comfortable beds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Light and spacious, the bedrooms are located quite separately, allowing for considerable privacy. Bedroom 1: twin beds, large chest of drawers, hanging space, ensuite bathroom + shower over, WC, washbasin; door to courtyard. Bedroom 2: twin beds, wardrobe + drawers. The shower room with WC and washbasin is right next door to this bedroom, so quite private.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Garden ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Easy access into and out of St Ives as the apartment is situated on the east side of town. There is an easily accessed, dedicated private parking space, suitable for most family vehicles, directly outside the apartment, between the courtyard and the front garden. Electricity + full gas central heating + free wi-fi included. Constant hot water. Lovely coastal views from sitting room and the south-facing front garden. Leading from the ensuite bedroom, there is also a sunny, walled and private courtyard with a westerly aspect plus a table and seats. Both outside areas are for guests' exclusive use, but please note we are in a quiet area and therefore our accommodation isn't suitable for partying. A communal path runs alongside the front garden. 4 minute stroll to Porthminster beach and St Ives' bustling harbour and town centre, with its great selection of shops, restaurants and galleries. Bedding and bed linen is included (beds are made up). Towels can be supplied for a small extra charge. Tesco supermarket 5 minutes' drive away.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(34 traveller reviews)

Sunny ground floor apartment, lovely sea view, private, easy parking + courtyard
average rating of 4.970588 based on 35 reviews
5

Excellent Apartment.

  • 5 of 5

Just perfect. Lovely apartment.Well equipped,homely, cosy and facilities excellent. Can not fault anything. Well worth booking this apartment as it is close to beach.shops and in a quiet location.

When you book a holiday you are hoping accomodation will be ok.We were not disappointed.FIRST CLASS!

Many thanks Lauren for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed our apartment - we feel it's a critical starting point for a special holiday experience. Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a positive review, much appreciated!
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Well equipped 2 bed/ 2 bathroom apartment.

  • 4 of 5

Communication with Lauren the apartment owner is easy and responses for information are quickly answered. An important advantage in St Ives is the parking which accommodated our larger car.

There is everything you could need for your stay and we were very happy to have this cosy place to retire to during what turned out to be a rather damp week.

The beds are very comfortable and the whole place was beautifully clean.

We would not hesitate to recommend this ground floor apartment to friends and relatives.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for submitting such a good review. I'm very glad you enjoyed our apartment and its location with parking. Hope you have better weather if you revisit St Ives!
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5

Home from home in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We've just got back from a fantastic week staying in this lovely apartment, me, my husband, 5 year old and 10 month baby. The apartment had everything we needed and being on the ground floor made it easy to get in and out with the pushchair. The apartment is lovely and light and had everything we needed, the washer/ dryer was very handy with two small children. The location was perfect just a few minutes from the beautiful Porthminister beach and a 10 minute (if that stroll) in to central St Ives and all the cafes, shops and restaurants. We hardly needed to use the car which was great. Highly recommend it, we will definitely visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for writing a review and I'm very glad our apartment and its location played a positive part in your holiday experience. It seems that many people find they don't need to use the car very much - St Ives is such a special place with so many diverse aspects. Hope to welcome you again sometime!
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5

Art and the sea

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay for a week in St Ives. It was great to be able to walk into town and have a car parking space. The town is lovely with lots to look at including great art and craft galleries. The apartment was very comfortable and had everything you needed. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great property, great location with parking

  • 5 of 5

The location of this property is fantastic and really is a five minute walk to the beaches or center of st Ives. The property is easily found by car and having a parking space outside the property was a real Bonus in St Ives. The property is very bright and clean with everything needed for self catering but having said that, there are so many different types of eating establishments for all budgets we ate out every night. We would like to thank Lauren for her prompt and great customer service. Would definitely recommend this property. For eating out try the St Andrews Bistro( booking advisable) and the Curry Garden, both served great food. Try the train ride to St Erth (£4.00 for day ticket) as the scenery is fantastic. Thank you Lauren so much for a fantastic stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's really lovely to know that you had such a good stay and enjoyed the apartment. Thank you very much for your recommendations for eating out - you're really spoilt for choice in St Ives, both in terms of the food and the views!
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5

Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is in a wonderful location, so easy to find & makes getting in & out of st Ives by car very easy. Very close to the gorgeous beaches & the centre of st Ives, we had some fabulous walks from here

The apartment is one of the best we've stayed in. Very clean, bright & comfy.

Any questions & help we needed was always answered promptly & friendly by Lauran

We would definitely stay here again, thank you so much

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a positive and speedy review - especially since you only left yesterday! I'm very happy that you had such a good holiday and found the apartment was what you wanted. Holidays in St Ives are pretty special and we try to make sure our apartment adds to this. Hope you'll be able to come back one day. Thank you again!
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Location

Nearest Train
200 Metres
St Ives
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Porthminster beach
Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

A 5-minute downhill stroll to the beautiful Porthminster beach (with its celebrated Porthminster Beach Cafe) and a short walk to the harbour and St Ives' other beautiful beaches. As you walk to the town, enjoy the breathtaking views of the harbour and Porthminster beach from the viewpoint!

Travel:

St Ives train and bus stations 5 minutes

Newquay airport 40 minutes' drive

St Ives to Penzance - approximately 6 miles along the Old Coach Road

St Ives to Truro - approximately 25 miles

St Ives to Newquay - approximately 35 miles

St Ives to Eden Project, near St Austell - approximately 45 miles

Parking space outside the apartment, although a car isn't necessary in St Ives.

Distances:

An under 5 minute walk into St Ives' town centre. 15 minutes' drive to Penzance.

Further Details:

St Ives is probably one of the most famous Cornish holiday towns in Britain with its clear blue waters, golden sands and friendly people. The mild sub-tropical climate, warmed year round by the Gulf Stream, is a magnet for visitors.

Life here wraps around the harbour where boats still land good catches of fresh fish for the local restaurants which are among some of Britain's finest. A maze of tiny cobbled streets to wander through, lined by fishermen's cottages, with a breathtaking seaside vista to greet you at the end of each one, entrances the visitor.

The Tate St Ives gallery occupies a stunning position with an unforgettable view on Porthmeor beach - not to mention its wonderful exhibitions!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Saint Ives, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,075
for 7 nights
£1,075
 
 
Late August
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£995
for 7 nights
£995
 
 
Late summer
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
 
Late summer
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£565
for 7 nights
£565
 
 
September
16 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£565
for 7 nights
£565
 
 
September
23 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 
 
Autumn
7 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£475
for 7 nights
£475
 
 
October half-term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
 
early winter
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£360
for 7 nights
£360
 
 
Xmas/New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£520
for 4 nights
From
£130
£725
 
 
winter
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£360
for 7 nights
£360
 
 
half term
10 Feb 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£395
for 7 nights
£395
 
 
Feb/March
17 Feb 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£375
for 7 nights
£375
 
 
Easter
24 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
Spring
14 Apr 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£435
for 7 nights
£435
 
 
Spring
28 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£465
for 7 nights
£465
 
 
Spring
5 May 2018 - 11 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 
 
Spring
12 May 2018 - 18 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Spring
19 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£610
for 7 nights
£610
 
 
Whitsun half term
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£775
for 7 nights
£775
 
 
late spring
2 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
late spring
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£775
for 7 nights
£775
 
 
Summer
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
July
7 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£995
for 7 nights
£995
 
 
Summer
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,125
for 7 nights
£1,125
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

PLEASE NOTE:

We accept payment by cheque, Internet banking or IBAN/SWIFT transactions, although we ask that you pay any transaction charges involved. Please enquire for details.

Unfortunately we cannot accept bookings from groups of single persons under the age of 30 years, or all male or female parties in excess of two.

Changeover Day:
Saturday in peak season, flexible at other times. Arrival is after 3pm and we request departure by 10am at the latest. Please note: our cleaners arrive promptly at 10 and have to begin cleaning then. They also need the parking place at that time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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