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Stylish Boutique Gem in the Heart of Town, Moments From Beaches and Restaurants.

Overview

Property

Updated: 16-Nov-2016
Apartment in St Ives, Cornwall, England - Brilliantly Central Location On Fore St. Ives, Moments From The Beaches, Galleries, Shops

In the very heart of St. Ives, Lowen (the apartment) is a 'cute as a button', cottage style, one bedroom flat with charming period features. Lowen has recently been interior design re-furnished to a very high standard and is a great combination of boutique style and comfort. It is within easy walking distance of all of the beautiful beaches in St.Ives. Situated on the bustling main shopping street (Fore Street) it is ideally located for anyone wanting to experience St. Ives with everything on their doorstep and you are right at the centre of everything. The Barbara Hepworth museum, the Tate and a host of other art galleries, the ancient harbour front with the fishing boats are all a stroll away. There is a choice of 5 beautiful beaches in town as well as a wide range of restaurants from fine dinning to local favourites. You are free to wander the cobbled streets or relax on the beach and return to the cosy charm of Lowen. As the Owner my aim is to give guests a really great stay with personal touches. Previous guests comments have ranged from 'perfect location' and 'home from home' to 'absolutely delightful'.' There is free unlimited WiFi. Towels, bed linen and welcome pack included. Small well-behaved dogs accepted (1 per stay) October - March by prior agreement only, there is a £25 dog charge, dog bed provided. There is no parking at Lowen but the nearest long stay car park is Barnoon car park, a few minutes walk away. There is also space to unload your car outside Lowen on Fore Street. See Cornwall Council Website under St. Ives Car Parking for details on car park locations and charges. There are 5 long stay council run long stay car parks in St.Ives. Short breaks (minimum 3 night stay) are available usually low season at a cost of £80 per night. Short breaks also accepted over the Christmas and New Year period at a cost of £85 per night. Please note that it is weekly stays only during April-September and there is a Friday changeover.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hi I'm Sam and I've lived with my family in the St.Ives area for many years now. I own and manage Lowen myself and know what a difference this can make to a holiday experience. As a family we enjoy the outdoor lifestyle that Cornwall offers and are lucky to have the choice of so many lovely beaches in the St.Ives area. I enjoy the artistic heritage of the town and often go to see the displays at the Tate. I truly think St.Ives is a perfect holiday destination because of the mixture of beautiful scenary and beaches, picturesque town and great places to eat and shop. As a local I'm happy to advise guests on any questions they may have from where to eat to places to go!

Speaks English, French, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

How fortunate to find this cosy apartment. Lovely décor and such attention to detail. Have had a really relaxing break. Even the weather has been kind to us. Can't wait to return!! The tea, coffee, milk and wine much appreciated. Looking forward to our next visit.
Feb 2016
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17 Reviews

4.8
based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

5

Really great property, just as described

  • 5 of 5

Lowen is lovely and I would happily recommend it, good communication from the owner too!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Helen, Thanks for leaving such a nice review. I aim to make my listing as clear as possible so guests know what to expect, so I'm pleased you found this to be the case. I'm glad you had a good stay, you are welcome to return anytine! Best wishes, Sam.
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Lovely apartment in central location

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at lowen. It's very modern and tastefully decorated with everything you could need. It's located right in the centre of st Ives so was great for us as we have a young child so we're able to pop back during the day when needed. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Deborah, I'm delighted that you found Lowen a great place to stay for your young family. Many guests love the central location and the way they can pop back so easily. Thanks for your review, you are most welcome to return anytime! Best Wishes Sam.
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Fantastic Location

  • 4 of 5

Lowen was absolutely lovely. Located almost on the harbour it couldn't have been anymore perfect for us.

The apartment was clean and it was lovely to arrive to a bottle of wine left by the owner.

Sam was really easy to deal with and I would happily recommended this property to a friend or relative.

We ate at an Italian restaurant called Peppers and the Union pub, both a very short walk up the road. Both were lovely and would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review Becky. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, sounds like you had a wonderful week. If you wish to re-book, just let me know. Best Wishes Sam.
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Perfect little apartment

  • 4 of 5

All we can say it's absolutely delightful, the perfect little apartment with its perfect location for all amenities. Lovely touches with basics, wine and welcome card thankyou, We've had a fabulous holiday xx

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review and your nice comments, i'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Lowen. You are most welcome to return, we hope to see you again!
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It's all about Location Location, perfect

  • 5 of 5

We found Sam's Lowen apartment exactly as described, no surprises and settled in within minutes.

We spent a week at Lowen, perfect position on Fore Street with everything in walking distance, shops,pubs,restaurants and cinema.the apartment had everything we needed for a relaxing week by the sea.

We highly recommend Lowen, will definitely book again for any future visits to St Ives.

The complimentary bottle of wine,milk& personal welcome card from Sam made us feel very welcome especially if you happen to arrive late when everywhere has closed, many thanks.

Richard & Lesley, Cambridge

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Richard and Lesley, Thanks for taking the time to give such a lovely review. I'm delighted that you had such a great stay at Lowen. I aim to make my guests feel really at home when they arrive and am so pleased that you found this to be the case. You are welcome to return any time!
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A fantastic little apartment right on Fore Street.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Lowen for a week just after Boxing day. Wow, a lovely little apartment, great location, beautifully decorated and ideal for a break in the best location on Earth (St Ives).

Everything you would need/expect and a lovely owner to deal with.

Thank you very much and we would love to come back.

Chris, Jen and baby Bruno.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review and kind words. I'm so glad you enjoyed Lowen and enjoyed the New Year celebrations in St.Ives! You are welcome to return to Lowen any time. Best wishes to you all for the New Year.
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Location

From the Owner

Our property is a cottage style apartment in the heart of St.Ives. It's Fore Street location means that you literally step out of the flat into town. The shops, bars, cafes, restaurant and beaches are moments away. It's lovely to wander down to the old harbour front, have a drink outside 'The Sloop' and watch the fishing boats come in.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 32 Miles Nearest Barpub : Firehouse on Fore Street at 25 Metres Nearest Ferry : Penzance link to Scillies at 9 Miles Nearest Golf : Tregenna Castle Hotel at 1 Metres Nearest Train : St.Ives at 150 Metres Nearest Motorway : A30 at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Seafood Cafe at 10 Metres Nearest Beach : Portmeor/Harbour/Town Beach at 100 Metres Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

A choice of beautiful beaches within a few minutes -Porthmeor (overlooked by The Tate) best for surfing (has a surf school for lessons and hiring equipment). Porthminster good for bathing with the award winning Porthiminster Beach Café. Porthgwidden smaller and romantic. The Harbour beach offers boat trips to see the seals and fishing. All of these have beautiful golden sand. The Hayle Estuary is a bird watchers paradise.

Travel:

Newquay airport is nearest at about 40 miles, Exeter airport is 100 miles. Trains from London (Paddington) change at St. Erth for St.Ives . The flat is about 10 minutes walk from the station. Taxis are available. There is a bus station with buses to Penzance and Truro. Use of a car is not essential as the property is central, however it may be useful if you want to explore. There is some free street parking and 8 council car parks 'Barnoon' and 'The Sloop' are nearest car parks to the flat.

Distances:

St. Ives has the Tate gallery and Barbara Hepworth museum both a few minutes stroll from the apartment. Further afield are the ancient town of Marazion and stunning St. Michael's Mount (about 9 miles), Penzance (9 miles), The Minack theatre (cliff top amphitheatre) and stunning beach at Portcurno (18 miles). Lands End and Senen Cove (10 miles). The county town of Truro is 24 miles away. The beautiful Isles of Scilly is a quick 20 minute hop from Lands End airport.

Further Details:

St. Ives has a wide variety of shops including well known high street names like Cath Kidson, Fat Face and Super Dry, Cornish chains such as Warrens (pasties) and SeaSalt (fashion) as well as fascinating little independent shops- you could happily spend hours browsing the shops in town! There are also a host of art galleries where you can buy paintings. There is a deli selling fresh bread etc a few doors down, supermarkets, banks, cinema etc all in town.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
28 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£320
 
 
Christmas & New Year
16 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£574
for 7 nights
£574
 
 
EASTER
31 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£476
for 7 nights
£476
 
 
SPRING MID 1
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£395
for 7 nights
£395
 
 
SPRING MID 2
28 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£425
for 7 nights
£425
 
 
SUMMER HALF TERM
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£584
for 7 nights
£584
 
 
SUMMER HIGH 1
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£510
for 7 nights
£510
 
 
SUMMER HIGH 2
30 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£704
for 7 nights
£704
 
 
SUMMER PEAK
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£715
for 7 nights
£715
 
 
SEPTEMBER FESTIVAL
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£517
for 7 nights
£517
 
 
AUTUMN
29 Sep 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£372
 
 
LOW
27 Oct 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£320
 
 
XMAS & NEW YEAR
15 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£574
for 7 nights
£574
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
If your stay is more than 60 days away you have a choice of paying the entire amount upfront or a deposit of 25% of the rental. The balance (75%) is payable 60 days before arrival. If your stay is less than 60 days away the entire amount is payable. I also ask for a £50 refundable damage deposit. All being well, as it usually has been, this is refunded within 7 days of departure. Lowen is available 3pm on arrival day & we ask to vacate by 10am on departure day. Payment is via cheque or BACs online payment or directly on Owner's Direct website. Bookings made less than 60 weeks before arrival require full payment. Booking terms includes details of cancellation policy. Well behaved small dogs accepted outside of the main season (i.e.October-March) by prior agreement only, there is a small charge of £25 per dog to cover extra cleaning.

Changeover Day:
Friday (some flexibility out of season)

Notes on prices:
All prices include gas, electricity, wifi, towels and linen. Short stays welcome off peak which is from October - March excluding half term weeks (12th-19th Feb) and Easter (25th March-15th April). Short stays are a minimum of 3 nights at £80 a night. We also accept short breaks over the Christmas/New Year period at £90 a night, minimum 3 night stay. Dogs are charged at £25. Late bookings welcome.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

From the Owner

The flat is stylish and has a quirky charm typical of the older properties found in St.Ives. It also has all the modern conveniences i.e. well equipped kitchen and spacious ensuite bathroom.The central location means you can just nip out and come back if you want. I love to sit on sofa under the window watching the hustle and liveliness in the street below.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • village

Attractions

  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Spacious ensuite bathroom with shower cubicle, toilet, wash basin with vanity unit, heated towel rail and utility area.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with comfortable double bed. The bedroom has double glazed sash window overlooking Fore Street.

Outside

  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Lowen is a no smoking property. We do accept small well behaved dogs (1 per stay) by prior arrangement only- dog bed available. There is no parking at the flat but you can unload your car outside, then park in one of the 8 council run car parks in St.Ives-5 of these are long stay. You can buy a weekly 'rover ticket' to park in any of the 5 long stay car parks these are available from an attendant at 'The Island' car park or the library in town. 'Barnoon' car park is the nearest long stay. See parking info. at Cornwall Council website www.cornwall.gov.uk. There is also a privately run secure car parking service which offers drop off & pick up. See www.stivescarpark.com. The apartment has free Wi-Fi. We ask not to leave dogs unattended at the flat, please note there is a dog ban on most local beaches from the Sunday before Easter until 1st October. Utility Room: Iron and ironing board, fan, washer/dryer washing machine, clothes dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. The apartment is cleaned at changeover.

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