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

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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.

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

Sam Barton
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
October 4, 2016

About Sam Barton

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!

Sam Barton purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Sam Barton chose St Ives area

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

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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based on 16 traveler reviews

Stylish Boutique Gem in the Heart of Town, Moments From Beaches and Restaurants.
average rating of 4.75 based on 18 reviews

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: 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

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: 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

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: 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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Most delightful stay

  • 5 of 5

Lowen makes for a perfect, cozy stay in St Ives. Upon arriving, Sam provided us with a bottle of wine and welcome note. She was ever so thoughtful in providing us with all the recommendations needed for our first visit to Cornwall. The flat was incredibly clean and secure, it was stocked with the essentials, it's in a prime location, and truly made for a pleasurable stay. We will most definitely book the Lowen for all our future visits!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review and for the great comments Brianne. I'm so pleased you had a good stay at Lowen and enjoyed your first trip to Cornwall. I look forward to welcoming you both back!
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Nearest Barpub
25 Metres
Firehouse on Fore Street
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Penzance link to Scillies
Nearest Golf
1 Metres
Tregenna Castle Hotel
Nearest Train
150 Metres
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Seafood Cafe
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Portmeor/Harbour/Town Beach
Car: not necessary


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.


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.


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.


Rates & Availability

Saint Ives Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 30 2016 - Oct 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
Oct 28 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 20 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Apr 21 2017 - Apr 27 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Apr 28 2017 - May 25 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
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7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay
Jul 21 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 28 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 27 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $31
Refundable damage deposit $61

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.

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Saint Ives Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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 There is also a privately run secure car parking service which offers drop off & pick up. See 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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