|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Men an Mor Apartment has a spectacular location next to Porthminster beach & St Ives harbour built on the rocks facing the sea. Watch the waves roll in under the balcony, large picture window and double patio doors, all looking out directly to sea, wide 180 degree view, no roads or pavements in front, hence the name Men an Mor which in Cornish means rock and sea.
Occupying 2 floors with a large spiral staircase between and a large window seat to sit and watch the changing moods of the sea, cormorants, a friendly seal and if you are lucky dolphins, seated on the balcony bench. Open plan, simply decorated with wooden floorboards, white walls and paintings by local artists. There is a bedroom & double pocket sprung mattress and seaview (halfwall). An open-plan living/dining area containing a sofa bed, dining area. 2012 a new shower room Next floor has kitchen and a 2nd bathroom.
If the Apartment is fully booked please see our other property 1 ROPEWALK 448831 www.beachshacks.co.uk
Situated on the seaward side of the Warren in a conservation area of central St Ives stand Men an Mor Cottage and Apartment. Perched on a large outcrop of blue elvin rock, between Porthminster Beach and the harbour, the large picture windows frame a spectacular outlook, from St Ives town to Godrevy lighthouse.
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Relax on the window seat and watch the world go by, boats sailing past, and various wildlife including seals, dolphins and cormorants. Men an Mor cottage and Apartment are perfect for holidays at any time of the year. In the winter stay warm inside whilst watching the waves crash over the rocks below. During fine weather, look out over the azure blue sea or walk the few steps to the golden sands of Porthminister beach. The train/coach station and car park are a 3 minute walk. Both properties have free wifi
Should Men an Mor be full please see our other properties no's 448831 ROPEWALK, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives 2/4 Parking and 457248 THORNLEIGH Secluded 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, half an acre of beautiful gardens Further info at; www.beachshacks.co.uk
Men an Mor: Perched on the rocks between Porthminster beach and the harbour sits Men an Mor cottage and apartment so named after the slab of blue elvin which protects them from the sea. Men is Cornish for rock or stone and Mor means sea. The setting is striking with an expansive view from St Ives harbour to Godrevy lighthouse. When the tide is out the golden sands draw out the beachcombers, whilst at night the harbour lights shimmer across the water. This peaceful idyll is occasionally broken by stormy weather with the sounds and spectacular display of the Atlantic crashing against the rocks below, best viewed from the comfortable window seat with a glass of your favourite tipple. Men an Mor is favourably situated, in a conservation area, on the seaward side of the Warren, next to Porthminister beach and its famous café. The train station and car park are a 3 minute walk. The harbour, only a stones throw, provides a full range of eating establishments.
St Ives: St Ives has long been famous for its artist colony drawn to the area by the fantastic nature of the light. It was at the vanguard of the Modern British movement and those inspired by the town include Virginia Woolf and Alfred Wallace. This influence is still strongly in evidence today, with the world renowned Tate, St Ives and a wide selection of good quality smaller galleries showing an ever changing display of art from post war up to the present time. Music is also an important feature of the town. Throughout the year the pubs and the Guildhall play host to various bands from local to world music.
All of these artistic achievements are celebrated during the St Ives September festival, which runs for the 2nd and 3rd weeks of September, a popular draw for both UK and international visitors.
Christmas and New Year bookings include a real Christmas tree, decorations and a welcome gift.
Valentine special includes a welcome bottle of wine, chocolates and flowers
Easter includes a welcome easter gift.
Great stay although need more pictures of apartment on website instead of cottage as a little misleading. Spotlessly clean and good facilities with nice little welcome pack on arrival.
Parking a bit of a trek so we paid and used the station car park instead but no idea how you drive to property. Be good if something could be done about the stairs as need to wear shoes everytime you need to go down to the kitchen. Also could do with light on stairs down to property.
Friendly owner but had to prompt them to send me details of how to access the property.
We enjoyed our stay immensely! I sat perched on the window bench enjoying the sea views for hours on in. It was the most relaxing getaway! We are already planning a return trip...
Fantastic little house in a great location with added bonus of a parking space (10 mins walk away). Think this has to be the best view in St Ives, right on the water, 2 mins to port minster beach, 2 mins to the shops, 2 mins to the harbour. We've spent hours sat on the window seat looking out at the view.
Kitchen is well equipped, oven is compact but works really well. Really appreciated w clone gift of cream tea, biscuits and A bottle of fizz!
The old town of St Ives juts out to sea and is surrounded on three sides by water, creating almost an island. There are many beaches all with beautiful golden sand. Relax in the sun, take a walk over the sands, paddle in the sea or try your hand at surfing with help from fully qualified instructors.
For those who prefer walking, the coastal path is on your doorstep. Set out from Porthminister beach and continue to Carbis Bay, then to Hayle and beyond. Alternatively walk around the coast of the town until you reach Porthmeor beach, then continue along the beautiful and wild coastal path to Zennor, a must for nature lovers with bird and seal colonies and occasional dolphins. Look out for the famous Mermaid on the way and take sustenance at the local pub before the return walk or for those captivated by the warming fire, the last bus back.