Apartment in St Ives, Cornwall, England - Quiet Location Yet Only 5 Minutes' Walk Into Town And Private Parking For 2 Cars
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About Juliet Williams
We are a family of four from Worcestershire, and we have been drawn to the beauty of St Ives for many years. Its combination of fabulous beaches, traditional Cornish harbour, beautiful scenery and great food makes the perfect place for a family holiday and it holds a special place in our hearts.
Juliet Williams purchased this Apartment in 2014
Why Juliet Williams chose Saint Ives
When we were finally able to realise our dream of buying a holiday home in St Ives, we were delighted to discover that there was a flat for sale, where we had actually stayed ourselves, during a wonderful week's holiday in 2006. Another visit confirmed that it had everything we were hoping for: light spacious rooms, fabulous views and patio, and the all important (and rare) parking spaces. What's more, it was in the quieter, sought-after Belyars area of St Ives, yet still only a few minutes' walk into the heart of the town. We have loved creating our Cornish home from home, and have named it "Gwel Enys," which means "Island View," to reflect the beautiful view of the Island which can be seen from the living room and terrace.
What makes this Apartment unique
What we love most about Gwel Enys, is being able to throw open the patio doors and enjoy the terrace as an outdoor room, with the large gardens as a safe place for children to play. Having Broadband and a second bathroom is extremely useful now that we have two teenagers! The two parking spaces also mean that different branches of the family can come and go as they please.
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A Fab place to stay
Wonderful place to stay, I stayed with my partner and my parents who have walking issues. Although there are many steps down to the Harbour, there is a shuttle bus that runs every 10 mins from the leisure centre to the cinema and more importantly back up! The outside space is lovely and we spend a few afternoons in the sun sat outside.
The apartment is well equipped, just what you need on holiday.
Plenty of hot water for showers, TV (Sky) for when we stayed in a few nights, beds are very comfortable along with the sofas.
It would have been nice to have a change of towels/bed sheets, but we utilised the washing machine for the towels.
Thanks for a great week, we will be back soon.
We have just had a fantastic week in St Ives with our toddler and the location and the flat was perfect. Loved the terrace and the garden area too - such a bonus! Already looking at booking for next year.
Everything you need in the right lovatuon
great view and lovely updated interior
Loved our stay - the kitchen combined with dining and living area is very convenient with a spectacular wall of windows overlooking St. Ives. Direct path down to the town. Wonderful!!
Lovely property, quiet yet handy location, comfy beds, spacious and homely, we didn’t want to leave! :-(
Thanks Marie! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. It's always hard to leave St Ives when the sun is shining!
Great having two bathrooms. Very clean on arrival. Fabulous view.
Bedrooms a good size. Maybe a tv in the master bedroom would be nice. Plenty of kitchenware available.
Lovely to be greeted with tea, coffee and milk. Hopefully we will visit again. Overall a really comfortable stay.
Thank you Davinder, we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay.
St Ives has four outstandingly beautiful beaches, each with their own character, and they are all within walking distance of Gwel Enys. Porthminster beach is the closest at approx 5 minutes' walk and has a wide expanse of fine sand and safe bathing. Within 10 minutes,the harbour beach is a suntrap in the heart of the hustle and bustle of the town. A little further on, Porthgwidden is a smaller beach with great rock pools and Porthmeor is the surfing beach, where lessons are available.
Gwel Enys is easily accessible by car, being approx 10 minutes' drive from the A30.
St Ives railway station is less than 10 minutes' walk and this connects to the nearby mainline rail station at St Erth.
The nearest airport is Newquay, which is about 40 minutes' drive from St Ives.
West Cornwall has a wealth of charming villages and beautiful beaches to discover. Penzance and St Michael's Mount are within 20 minutes' drive. Land's End and Truro are within 30 minutes. The Eden Project, near St Austell, can be reached in less than an hour. Also well worth a visit is Porthcurno with its fascinating Minack Theatre, Telegraph museum and beautiful beach.
St Ives is, quite simply, gorgeous! Artists have flocked here for many years to capture the light and exquisite charm of the little granite cottages huddled around the harbour. Now, visitors can see the fruits of their labours at the Tate Gallery overlooking Porthmeor beach. Further afield Carbis Bay is a little quieter but with another beautiful beach and there is also the huge sweep of sand stretching from Hayle, with fantastic rock pools at the Gwithian end.
The town has acquired something of a reputation for good food and there are many excellent restaurants to suit all budgets. Of course, there are delicious Cornish pasties and fudge on sale around the harbour, where the famous Sloop Inn is the place to go for a pint! You can learn about the town’s fascinating history at the St Ives Museum, and explore the narrow cobbled streets, where there are many independent shops and art galleries. At the Sloop Craft Centre, you can watch various artisans at work.