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

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Last updated: 07/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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 features downstairs.

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.

* Please note the apartment is currently under complete refurbishment, new photos will be published a spoon as possible. Lots of lovely new furnishings, comfy mattresses and a fresh look will help make 22 Piazza an even more lovely place to come and stay.

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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)

    ...moreless

  • 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

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
22 Piazza
Jul 16 - Aug 26, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,645
22 Piazza
Aug 27 - Sep 2, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,261
22 Piazza
Sep 3 - Sep 23, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,128
22 Piazza
Sep 24 - Oct 21, 2016
7 night min stay

$796
22 Piazza
Oct 22 - Oct 28, 2016
7 night min stay

$929
22 Piazza
Oct 29 - Dec 15, 2016
7 night min stay

$637
xmas
Dec 16 - Dec 22, 2016
7 night min stay

$637

Changeover Day: Friday

Xmas
Dec 23 - Dec 29, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,326

Changeover Day: Friday

New Year
Dec 30 - Jan 5, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,460

Changeover Day: Friday

January
Jan 6 - Feb 9, 2017
3 night min stay
$154
$630

Changeover Day: Friday

Feb Half Term
Feb 10 - Feb 23, 2017
3 night min stay
$163
$697

Changeover Day: Friday

Feb/March
Feb 24 - Mar 23, 2017
3 night min stay
$149
$630

Changeover Day: Friday

Late March
Mar 24 - Mar 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$155
$663

Changeover Day: Friday

Easter
Mar 31 - Apr 20, 2017
3 night min stay
$219
$929

Changeover Day: Friday

Late April
Apr 21 - Apr 27, 2017
3 night min stay
$171
$730

Changeover Day: Friday

Late April 2
Apr 28 - May 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$191
$862

Changeover Day: Friday

Early May
May 5 - May 11, 2017
3 night min stay
$216
$929

Changeover Day: Friday

Mid May
May 12 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$232
$995

Changeover Day: Friday

Whitsun
May 26 - Jun 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$348
$1,393

Changeover Day: Friday

Early June
Jun 2 - Jun 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$292
$1,261

Changeover Day: Friday

Mid June
Jun 16 - Jun 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$310
$1,327

Changeover Day: Friday

June/July
Jun 30 - Jul 6, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,460

Changeover Day: Friday

Peak Season
Jul 7 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,791

Changeover Day: Friday

Early Sept
Sep 1 - Sep 14, 2017
3 night min stay
$264
$1,161

Changeover Day: Friday

Mid September
Sep 15 - Sep 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$264
$1,128

Changeover Day: Friday

Late Sept/Oct
Sep 29 - Oct 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$186
$796

Changeover Day: Friday

Oct HT
Oct 20 - Oct 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$929

Changeover Day: Friday

Oct Late
Oct 27 - Nov 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$153
$697

Changeover Day: Friday

November/December
Nov 3 - Dec 21, 2017
3 night min stay
$149
$637
xmas
Dec 22 - Dec 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,194
NY
Dec 29 - Jan 4, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,460

Changeover Day: Friday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Card fee equal tax $0.00
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $398.06
  • Tax Rate 2.7%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 07/06/2016
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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
Saint Ives, Cornwall, UK
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.

 

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Photos

  • The newly refurbished living room

    The newly refurbished living room

  • Living area looking towards kitchen

    Living area looking towards kitchen

  • Laid up dining table.

    Laid up dining table.

  • Porthmeor facing balcony, perfect for sunsets.

    Porthmeor facing balcony, perfect for sunsets.

  • Living area.

    Living area.

  • Looking down from the bedroom to the living area.

    Looking down from the bedroom to the living area.

  • Sink in bedroom.

    Sink in bedroom.

  • Large bed that can be made into twins if required.

    Large bed that can be made into twins if required.

  • The rear terrace enjoys great views too.

    The rear terrace enjoys great views too.

  • Bathroom cabinet

    Bathroom cabinet

  • Nearby Porthgwidden beach

    Nearby Porthgwidden beach

  • Sunsets on Porthmeor are a sight to see!

    Sunsets on Porthmeor are a sight to see!

  • Living and kitchen dining area with superb sea views of Porthmeor and beyond.

    Living and kitchen dining area with superb sea views of Porthmeor and beyond.

  • Open plan living, kitchen and dining.

    Open plan living, kitchen and dining.

  • Fully equipped kitchen with oven, hob, washer dryer, dishwasher.

    Fully equipped kitchen with oven, hob, washer dryer, dishwasher.

  • Dining and kitchen area.

    Dining and kitchen area.

  • Balcony looking out over Porthmeor

    Balcony looking out over Porthmeor

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Great views from the bedroom too.

    Great views from the bedroom too.

  • Rear terrace enjoys great views.

    Rear terrace enjoys great views.

  • Piazza is a well known apartment building on the cusp of Porthmeor beach.

    Piazza is a well known apartment building on the cusp of Porthmeor beach.

  • Another nearby stretch of beautiful white sands

    Another nearby stretch of beautiful white sands

  • Porthmeor beach

    Porthmeor beach

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Saturday, July 30, 2016

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