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

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

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

Lauran Church
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 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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Sunny ground floor apartment, lovely sea view, private, easy parking + courtyard
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: 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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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

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: 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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Smart, modern apartment with ex spec

  • 5 of 5

Great position above Porthminster Bay, as with most of St Ives you get plenty of exercise getting to and from the beaches. A quiet area with easy access and car parking. The apartment which is ground floor within a large Edwardian end terrace has been completely modernised and everything is finished to a very good specification. Comfortable, very clean and nothing to worry about.

Would certainly like to stay again

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greatly appreciate your writing a review and very glad you enjoyed the apartment. Hope we can welcome you again one day.
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  • 5 of 5

As soon as we walked into the apartment we felt at home !! Everything you need for a family holiday. Could not believe how big it was. 2 nice size bedrooms and each one had an on suit which is perfect when you have a family of 4. Nice big lounge to relax in the evening as well. Fantastic location about 10 mins walk from the beach, it was a lovely walk each night to walk off the lovely food we had in St Ives. Car park space is a major plus point as you can park directly outside the apartment. We loved it so much we have booked for same time next year. Would defiantly recommend this to anyone staying in St Ives

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to know that you enjoyed the apartment and its location so much, and that you've booked to come back next year! Thank you very much for writing a review and we look forward to welcoming you in 2017.
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing, inside and out, absolutely loved our holiday at St Ives, will be back sooner than later, thanks Lauren your apartment was a huge contribution to our outstanding holiday in St Ives.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very many thanks for such an enthusiastic review! It's so good to know that our apartment was part of your positive holiday experience and hope you can come again soon! Best wishes, Lauran
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  • 5 of 5

Three friends come to St Ives every couple of years to attend courses at the School of Painting. This has to be the best accommodation we have found here; ideal for our needs and perfect in every way! We were all so impressed by this impeccably presented, attractive, very spacious apartment; its warmth, comfort, parking space and ideal situation. We didn't want to leave......Thanks so much to Lauran for the lovely, friendly interaction before, during and since our stay. We all hope to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's great to know that the apartment is so well appreciated! Thank you very much for such a positive review - hope you can come back and do some more painting one day!
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Nearest Train
200 Metres
St Ives
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Porthminster beach
Car: not necessary


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!


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.


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!


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $124


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

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Saint Ives Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower , Ensuite bathroom
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , 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.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Two very comfortable beds
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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.

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