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The Apartment, St. Ives

The Apartment St. Ives - living area
12 reviews
The Apartment St. Ives - living area
View from the terrace
Porthminster Beach - looking in towards The Apartment
Front bedoom (spy glass replaced by binoculars)
Front bedroom
Living area
Front bedroom
Rear bedroom
Rear bedroom dressing area
Rear bedroom
Dining area
Front bedoom en-suite shower room
Rear bedoom en-suite shower room
Floor plan - front elevation
Floor plan - rear elevation
St. Ives Harbour spa is 2 mins by foot and available to guest at £15 per day or £29 per week.
St. Ives Harbour spa is 2 mins by foot and available to guest at £15 per day or £29 per week.
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2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
St Ives, Cornwall, England
The Apartment sits in Primrose Valley, a seemingly private stretch of Victorian villas that rises above Porthminster Beach to overlook St. Ives harbour and the Atlantic Ocean. The accommodation was planned with discerning guests in mind. Originally part of a Victorian villa-style hotel, designer Alan McVitty has returned The Apartment to its former glory and added a contemporary twist. With custom furniture and hand-picked feature local pieces (including a massive chandelier from the house of a former mining captain), the interior offers the blend of comfort and style you might expect from the designer behind the interiors of the Queen Mary 2.

Sleeping four, The Apartment is well suited to couples, a small group of friends or a family of four who want to enjoy uninterrupted sea views and close proximity to Porthminster Beach and its h...
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About the Owner, Alan H
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 6 days ago
Listed since : Oct 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 12 reviews and 1 property
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in April 2018

The Apartment suited us perfectly. The location was excellent for walking into St Ives yet also very quiet. The dedicated parking space is a major asset in St Ives and being within a few minutes’ walk of the station made trips on the train very easy. Inside, the flats was well equipped though we did find the TV instructions and...

Management response:

It’s true, the TV system is a bit complicated. I’ll be simplifying it in June 2018.


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Reading, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017
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The Apartment is in a beautiful spot with a view of Portminster beach from the balcony and bedroom.. Although ground floor, it is at the top of a steep drive but this is short. Lovely and peaceful, it is only a few minutes walk into the hustle and bustle of St Ives along a path running parallel to the bay....

Morristown, New Jersey
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 22 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

This 2 bedroom apartment was just what we needed for our 4 family vacation. The view of the beach from the balcony was beautiful and the location was close to town. The ginger biscuits awaiting us was my guilty pleasure. Alan was easy to communicate with and the information packet sent before our arrival was very helpful.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Tennis Court
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Features for your stay:

• Hotel quality beds with a choice of goose down and micro-fibre pillows
• iPod docking stations with mobile phone charging jacks in each bedroom
• Molton Brown welcome toiletries
• Double-size rain shower in the master bedroom en-suite
• Sky+ HD TV (32”)
• Surround sound audio system
• Free wireless broadband
• Dishwasher, washer / dryer, fridge and freezer
• DVD movie selection
• Board games
• Binoculars (replacing the spy glass, right)
• Range of books for cooking, planning day trips, and star gazing
• Umbrellas
• Hair dryers
• Ice bucket and wine cooler
• Separate, quality glassware for white wine, red wine and champagne
• Wedgwood silverware
• Microwave oven with grill
• 'Welcome Pack' of arrival refreshments
• Bookable tennis courts with resident coa...
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Twins
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
R 1 512
R 2 521
R 9 999
25 May 2018 -
3 Jun 2018
Half Term
3 nights
R 4 201
R 21 174
£1 260
4 Jun 2018 -
20 Jul 2018
High Season
3 nights
R 3 025
R 21 174
£1 260
21 Jul 2018 -
1 Sep 2018
Peak Season
7 nights -- --
R 28 988
£1 725
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: R 1 680 / stay - Deposit
  • Change-over cleaning: R 840 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Payment can be made through on-line bank transfer, using a credit card through Holiday Lettings, or via Paypal.
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About the neighbourhood
Description of St. Ives provided by the St. Ives Tourism Association and used with permission:
St Ives, the most famous of Cornish holiday towns, loved for generations, is easy to reach by road or by air and easy by train, too, along one of the most spectacular railway journeys in Britain to crystal blue waters, golden sands and a warm welcome. We nearly forgot the mild sub-tropical climate, warmed year round by the Gulf Stream!

Life here is cradled around the harbour where boats still land good catches of freshest fish for the local restaurants to nourish you with. Brought ashore on the ancient granite quays, the catch is of the highest quality for your dinner plate or for the tables of some of Britain's finest restaurants. A maze of tiny cobbled streets to wander through, lined by f...
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Newquay: 60.0 km
Railway: St. Ives: 0.1 km
Ferry: Plymouth: 120.0 km
St. Ives is served by flights to Newquay airport with flyby.com and by train from London Paddington via the St. Erth branch line. There is a private parking space at The Apartment for those arriving by car.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.1 km.
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