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Sleep to the Sound of Waves Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall

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Living / dining room with view of balcony

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Last updated: 03/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

St. Ives condo description

St Ives is an artists' colony, fishing village and holiday haunt. Porthmeor Beach, famous for surfing, is surrounded by National Trust headlands and coastal cliff walks. The view from the apartment is stunning - rock pools, a wide fine sand beach and the Atlantic - calm one day, full of great white caps the next. The light is fantastic which explains why Porthmeor has been painted by so many famous artists: Barbara Hepworth, Bernard Leach, Ben Nicholson, W. Barnes-Graham, Patrick Heron, The list is long and may inspire you to get out the charcoal!

A Civic Trust Award winner, Piazza is constructed from granite and glass with private access to Porthmeor (door with code for residents only). Next door is the well known St Ives School of Painting full of studios used by artists with open classes and studio sessions for visitors. You will be moved and delighted by the Hepworth sculptures all over town (2 at Piazza) and in the magical garden in her former studio on Barnoon Hill.

The contemporary Tate St Ives Museum, further along the beach, has a thriving outreach department with many workshops and working artists as tutors. Whether you surf, sketch or admire those who do, you will be part of a lively scene!

Our apartment is a double height glass-fronted studio complete with WiFi and telephone . The living room, (20' by 12'), has a glass wall facing the ocean with a door to a balcony over Porthmeor. A double sofa-bed, and two single daybeds along one wall offer flexibility in sleeping arrangements but 4 is a comfortable maximum number of guests.

You will have a sea view from the well-equipped kitchen: fridge, gas cooker, microwave, stainless steel pans, kettle, toaster, Denmark/Denby china, slate top. Bathroom has a tub, power shower, vanity basin, WC. Open stairs lead to a double bedroom with queen size bed, built-in vanity and cupboard.

Another sliding glass wall opens to a South-facing terrace furnished for dining al fresco with a view of slate roofs, granite towers and circling gulls which give the town so much character. In the courtyard below is a full laundry room with washer and dryer.

The apartment is for all weathers; Winter seas are dramatic. Provided you have waterproofs, a tramp along the cliff path is exciting. You will return to warmth and music. Full off-peak storage heating with powerful convectors for quick top-up. Plentiful hot water. Just put on a CD and relax. Or, if you must work, then do so in comfort - we have now installed WiFi ; simply bring your own laptop and plug in! We have a printer too!

We have found the apartment works enormously well off-season as a bolt-hole for recharging batteries or coping with a concentrated bit of work. Even in the busy school holidays the walk along the coastal path from Zennor leaves people behind, clears the cobwebs and lifts the spirits.

We are in the oldest part of St Ives: Downalong, the fishing quarter. The town itself is a jumble of craft ships, Cornish pasties, gourmet restaurants, small galleries, fudge shops, surfing gear, fishing skiffs, pubs, sandpipers and gulls.

St Ives is easily accessible by rail or road from major cities including London. Should you prefer to arrive by train, the walk from the station to Piazza is ten minutes along the sea front. Should you choose not to cook, you can eat in a different excellent restaurant every night.

Whatever your needs or desires, call us for a chat. We're full of suggestions gained from 20 years of our family using the flat for exam prep, convalescence, writing, escape from the children, holidays with the children, teenagers and grandchildren! We think the world is probably divided into two: those who know Porthmeor and the unfortunates who do not.

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Property Type

  • Condo

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    One of our children has asthma so we cannot allow pets...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Other (See Description)

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  • Queen size Beds (1) The Queen sized bed upstairs is 150cm, Twin or Single Beds (2) There are two day beds downstairs, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The double sofa bed downstairs is 140cm...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    Amazing views - you will be able to spot surfers directly below the balcony!...moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    includes calls to most of Europe and North America...moreless

  • Garage:

    Available at £40 per week- 2.2 meters wide....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    We do not have a professional laundry service but we have a caretaker who will launder (approx £10 per bed) or you can opt to bring your own....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine:

    Washer and dryer in courtyard....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    New this year! Fast WiFi connection at no extra charge. Just bring your own laptop to plug in....moreless

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Balcony on sea side with sea views, low table and chairs...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large patio townside access by sliding glass doors from bedroom - suntrap - with dining table and chairs, 2 recliners...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
22 Piazza
Mar 28 - Apr 17, 2015
7 night min stay

£700

Changeover Day: Saturday

22 Piazza
Apr 18 - May 8, 2015
7 night min stay

£550

Changeover Day: Saturday

22
May 9 - May 15, 2015
7 night min stay

£700

Changeover Day: Saturday

22
May 16 - May 22, 2015
7 night min stay

£750

Changeover Day: Saturday

22
May 23 - May 29, 2015
7 night min stay

£1,050
22
May 30 - Jun 19, 2015
7 night min stay

£950

Changeover Day: Saturday

22
Jun 20 - Jul 3, 2015
7 night min stay

£1,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

22
Jul 4 - Jul 17, 2015
7 night min stay

£1,100

Changeover Day: Saturday

22
Jul 18 - Jul 24, 2015
7 night min stay

£1,150

Changeover Day: Saturday

22
Jul 25 - Sep 4, 2015
7 night min stay

£1,100

Changeover Day: Saturday

22
Sep 5 - Sep 25, 2015
7 night min stay

£850

Changeover Day: Saturday

22
Sep 26 - Oct 23, 2015
7 night min stay

£600

Changeover Day: Saturday

22
Oct 24 - Oct 30, 2015
7 night min stay

£700
22
Oct 31 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay

£480

Changeover Day: Saturday

22
Dec 19 - Dec 25, 2015
7 night min stay

£900

Changeover Day: Saturday

22
Dec 26 - Jan 1, 2016
7 night min stay

£1,100

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit £300
  • Card fee equal tax £0
  • Tax Rate 2.7%

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Last updated: 03/30/2015
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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Newquay airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Sloop
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
West Cornwall Golf Club
0.4 Miles
Nearest Train
St Ives train station
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Loft
St. Ives
Nearest Beach
Porthmeor Beach

Car: Not Necessary

The spectacular Eden Project, ecological tourist site is nearby at St Austell. Celt standing stones and Merry Maidens stone circle on Penwith. Penzance 8 miles has large fishing fleet, museums and Mont St Michael.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1978

About the owner: We are an Anglo American academic couple who have been coming to St Ives since 1955 to work and then to play with five children and 10 grandchildren. As a documentary film maker, I first heard about St Ives because chance of Sun was better than other places in England. We then found a lot more than Sun.

Why the Owner Chose St. Ives:
To really understand why St Ives is such a magnet, you will have to experience it yourself.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Living / dining room with view of balcony

    Living / dining room with view of balcony

  • Comfortable day beds in living room

    Comfortable day beds in living room

  • Dinning area and kitchen

    Dinning area and kitchen

  • Day beds and stairs up to the mezzanine bedroom.

    Day beds and stairs up to the mezzanine bedroom.

  • Double bedroom with sliding glass wall to sunny terrace

    Double bedroom with sliding glass wall to sunny terrace

  • Waves directly below balcony

    Waves directly below balcony

  • This could be you!

    This could be you!

  • Clodgy point as seen from the balcony.

    Clodgy point as seen from the balcony.

  • Porthmeor beach

    Porthmeor beach

  • Porhtminster Beach in St Ives

    Porhtminster Beach in St Ives

  • Another nearby stretch of beautiful white sands

    Another nearby stretch of beautiful white sands

  • Scenic railway line leading to St Ives

    Scenic railway line leading to St Ives

  • Living room and dining table

    Living room and dining table

  • Red sofa, look out over the sea in comfort.

    Red sofa, look out over the sea in comfort.

  • Kitchen with view of town over slate roofs

    Kitchen with view of town over slate roofs

  • Cosy reading time.

    Cosy reading time.

  • South facing terrace from bedroom

    South facing terrace from bedroom

  • St Ives Chapel as seen from the balcony.

    St Ives Chapel as seen from the balcony.

  • Early morning on the beach

    Early morning on the beach

  • Rainbow over Porthmeor beach.

    Rainbow over Porthmeor beach.

  • Sailing on Carbis Bay beach

    Sailing on Carbis Bay beach

  • Sunsets on Porthmeor are a sight to see!

    Sunsets on Porthmeor are a sight to see!

  • Nearby Porthgwidden beach

    Nearby Porthgwidden beach

  • Foot prints in sand

    Foot prints in sand

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
    Condo
  • Reviews
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Speaks: english
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  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/30/2015
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