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Stylish Central town Balcony, Spectacular Seaviews, large Parking space, wifi

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Prime central St Ives location - spectacular uninterrupted seaviews balcony

Should your dates be booked - we also have Men an Mor Cottage

3 bed, 2 bathroom spectacular views prop no 448597

Situated on the seaward side of the Warren in a conservation area of central St Ives stands Men an Mor Apartment. Perched on a large outcrop of blue elvin rock, in a central town location between Porthminster Beach and the harbour, the large picture windows frame a spectacular outlook, from St Ives town to Godrevy lighthouse used in to the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf.

Relax on the window seat and watch the world go by, boats sailing past, and various wildlife including seals, dolphins and cormorants. The apartment is 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 are a 3 minute walk. Men an Mor apartment includes a good sized private parking space - this is situated at a 10 minute walk drop off just outside the apartment

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 to disturb or spoil the view. Central town yet feels secluded.

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 with bathroom and seaview (halfwall). An open-plan living/dining area containing a fully sprung double sofa bed, dining area. Next floor has kitchen with all mod cons inc dishwasher/washerdryer and a 2nd bathroom with bath and shower over.

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. The apartment was previously a studio for a local artist, we have retained some of these features, the studio lighting & the industrial vibe of the spiral staircase.

All of these artistic achievements are celebrated during the St Ives September festival, 8th to 22rd September 2018, a popular draw for both UK and international visitors. St Ives is also now famous for great eating establishments, there is also a food & drink festival with local musicians from 11 - 13 May 2018.

More Details

Jane at Beachshacks
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Jane at Beachshacks

Both working in Midlands at the time - 20yrs ago my husband and I met for the first time in Zennor, a small villlage just outside St Ives. We got married in Trevarno Gardens Helston and honeymooned in St Ives. We found Men an Mor by chance and as soon as we walked through the door and saw the view, we just both went Wow - and that was it - smitten!

Jane at Beachshacks purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Jane at Beachshacks chose St Ives

It's all about the view and the incredible light. No surprise that the apartment was a local artists studio. It has exactly the right aspect for a studio, the view is incredible and inspiring. It also defies it's central St Ives location, there are no footpaths or road in front so it feels pretty peaceful. Just the sound of the waves, when the tide is low then some people walking across the sands. When the tide is high the waves lap under the balcony a beautiful sound. Many guests have spotted a friendly seal and cormorants on the rocks.

What makes this apartment unique

So close to the sea you can hear it lapping below the balcony. Tranquil location with wide seaviews from St Ives harbour to Godrevy lighthouse - yet central for town


St Ives Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The access to Men an Mor Apartment is down some granite steps then along a walkway next to the sea. Not suitable for the infirm/low mobility.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Next to bedroom - New with large shower /Mira sport
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Porthole view to sea
  • Bathroom on each floor Next to bedroom New bathroom, large shower with wardrobe space. 2nd bathroom has a bath and seaviews through Porthole
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Double bed in bedroom & sofa-bed in living area
  • Double bed with spectacular seaview. Quality pocket sprung mattress & bed linen. Wake up to the amazing and wide reaching views from St Ives harbour to Godrevy & beyond.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Stylish Central town Balcony, Spectacular Seaviews, large Parking space, wifi
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

Lovely place in a beautiful location. Very nice personnel touch for Christmas, thank you.

  • 5 of 5

Really recommend this place, beautiful.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Great little gem overlooking the sea

  • 5 of 5

Loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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  • 4 of 5

Stunning views from this apartment. Very nice place in perfect location.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location & views

  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Incredible views and charming village setting

  • 5 of 5

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...

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house, stunning view!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Pedn Olva Hotel - visitors welcome
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Nearest Golf
700 Metres
Tregenna Castle
Nearest Train
200 Metres
St Ives station
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
A30 which links to M5
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Central town location lots of choice
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.