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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "There is a light that goes on and off all night right outside the bedroom window."

    It looks like it belongs to the neighbouring property as it is in the wall. My partner is a light sleeper so it woke him up several times. This might be a fault with the light which could be easily remedied and we just wanted to make the owners aware of it.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2024

  • "We could not have been happier, the property was fantastic with all of the amenities we could need."

    Thank you for providing us with everything we could want in a holiday.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Feb 2024

  • "Thank you for a wonderful stay at Heron over New Year."

    It was exactly what we were looking for .. lovely views, fairly central (we know St Ives well, so were prepared for the short walk up the hill), and very well equipped and extremely comfortable. Just FYI, it was a very wet weekend, and we noticed the carpet was a little damp as we came out of the bedroom. Looking up, we saw water drops coming from the top of the door frame. Not sure what that was about, but certainly did not cause any problems for us - probably just needs looking at though. We had a great stay and would thoroughly recommend. Thanks again.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, we are delighted to hear you had a wonderful stay at Heron. Thank you for bringing the door frame to our attention we will be sure to look further into this. We hope we get the chance to welcome you back again in the future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vicki4.7Dec 2023

  • "The only thing that would make the stay more enjoyable is the size / comfort of the bed."

    Too small and soft. The rest of the stay was great

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Oct 2023

  • "Excellent apartment with all “mod cons”."

    Have been before and would like to rent again.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a super stay at Heron Cottage."

    It is well situated for easy access to the beach and the town facilities.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2023

  • "I wasn't that impressed with the Heron!"

    Shower was dirty! There were staines on the bed and cleanliness was poor through out. The only good thing was the view! In desperate need of a facelift!!!

    Thank you for your feedback we are sorry to hear you thought the cleanliness was poor, we will be sure to address the cleanliness issues raised with the housekeeper. Kind regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tony1.6Jul 2023

  • "Apart from the front room carpet."

    Which by no means ruined our stay. Couldn’t have wished for anything better

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you loved the property and your stay! Thank you so much again for your comments and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Kinds Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Brilliant location with everything within walking distance."

    The Apartment was ideal for our needs. The only complaints we could have is the mattress was not the most comfortable & the shared patio could do with a revamp as this is what the window looked over. This apart we would definitely visit again.

    ***UPDATE – we are pleased to advise the mattress at Heron has now been replaced. Thank you very much for your feedback, we will investigate the mattress to ensure the quality is maintained and advise replacement if necessary. We will also feedback your points on the shared patio area. We look forward to welcoming you back to the area. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Antony4.4Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Heron but there were a few things that i think need addressing."

    Firstly the parking space, im not sure this should be advertised as including a parking space tbh. I was unable to use the parking space all holiday (BMW 4 series gran coupe) since the space left by the cars either side simply didnt leave enough space. Personally i dont think this is the fault of the drivers in either space. The allocated bay is next to an end space which is next to a big hedge. If they parked to leave enough space they wouldnt be able to manoeuvre their vehicle. I had to pay over £60 to park in a public car park for the week which unfortunately resulted in a dent in the side of my car, so not great. I normally select properties based on having private parking so this was disappointing based on the listing. The only other feedback point would be the bed. The mattress needs replacing asap , it slopes to one side and is not comfortable. On holiday a good nights sleep is a must so this needs sorting for future customers. Everything else was as expected.

    Thank you very much for your feedback following your stay at Heron. We are extremely sorry to hear of the parking problems you experienced during your stay and following your comments we have arranged for the greenery overhanging the spaces to be cleared so going forward there should be no further problems with cars from adjoining spaces overlapping. For future refence, if you have a problem while staying at one of our properties, please feel free to call our local office on 01736 630015 and select Option 2 when prompted and one of our team will be able to assist you at the time of your stay. We also completely agree with you that a good night’s sleep is a must and we are pleased to advise Heron now has a brand new mattress. We do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael3.4Aug 2022

  • "We arrived for a week in the heron apartment, upon entry through the door we were hit with a thick damp smell and when we looked to our left we noticed the window had been opened and yet in our friends apartment, no windows were open…suspicious."

    We walked around the apartment and aired it out, we noticed the carpet was not correctly fitted/was coming up in the doorways. The fridge freezer door was broken, one of the towel radiators didn’t work which was frustrating but luckily one of them worked. Unfortunately the worst thing about the apartment was the bed, the springs have broken in the mattress meaning one side is higher than the other, so you were rolling out of bed or sleeping at an angle to try and stay in bed. Positives - Great location - very clean - well equipped

    Reviewed by William3.4Aug 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay in a beautiful apartment ."

    Lovely views and very clean .Good location , 2 mins walk down the hill to the harbour and few mins away from shops in the centre. Had a problem with the bed . We did not get a good nights sleep all week as the bed very uncomfortable and woke with back ache every morning . The matress was very hard could be softer and thicker . Also need blackout blind at bedroom window as it looks on to neighbours back garden and when we was in bed at night the bedroom lit up with the outside sensor light when people walked past and i could see them . Had a problem with parking space as not enough room for us when the other cars got there first. Needs improvement on that .

    ***UPDATE – we are pleased to advise the mattress at Heron has now been replaced. Thank you for taking the time to leave Feedback following your recent holiday at Heron and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and describe Heron as a beautiful apartment. We are very sorry to hear of the issues you mentioned, we will pass these on for consideration. Thank you again for your comments. Kind regards The Carbis Bay Holiday Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Jun 2022

  • "Everything was great except the internet needs sorting out"

    Dear Mr Adey, thank you for taking the time to leave Feedback following your recent stay at Heron and I am so pleased to hear everything was great. Thank you also for mentioning the internet, we have advised our Property Management team of this issue. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0May 2022

  • "A charming flat which overlooked st Ives in possibly the best location you could ask for and only a few mins walk into the village / Town."

    The apartment was well equipped for our stay. Including bedding and fluffy towels etc. Parking was a short 10 min walk from the property. Their are a few things that need to be addressed in the property for improvement: - the bed, the mattress is awful :( the bed is a small double (I believe) so we both ended up sleeping on our sides. - the WiFi (it only work in the communal corridor) the problem is the signal strength does not cater for the property and needs its own connection to a modem. The WiFi boosters simply do not offer any form of WiFi to the apartment. - final night of our stay the battery to the smoke alarm was going off ALL night - intermittent beeping (battery went). - bathroom mould on the ceiling, bathroom could do with a lick of paint. We do understand there is no window hence the reason for this happening. But requires addressing as a “luxury” apartment / flat. Overall a pleasant stay ( apart from the last night with the smoke alarm). “What 3 word” location ///cobbles.liberated.able for anyone who finds the property hard to find as couldn’t find on Google.

    ***UPDATE – we are pleased to advise the mattress at Heron has now been replaced. Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased that you loved the location and your stay. We are however, saddened to hear that you found a few issues during your stay, we apologise. Your feedback has been taken on board, reported to the necessary department to ensure this does not occur again. The team are also always available to help deal with any issues during your stay on 01736 630015 option 2 and would do what we can to resolve them as soon as possible. Thank you again for your comments and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Kinds Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark4.1May 2022

  • "Excellent apartment and location."

    Everything we needed was there. A few points however, the living area had a strong smell of wet dog, even though we are dog owners ourselves, the Wi-Fi signal is terrible and needs looking at and the mattress really should be more comfortable for such a premium property. Other than those few points the stay was great.

    ***UPDATE – we are pleased to advise the mattress at Heron has now been replaced. Dear Mr Lewis, thank you for taking the time to leave Feedback following your recent holiday at Heron and good to hear the stay was great. With regards to the comments you raised, we have passed these onto our Housekeeping Team for their attention and also, as the property has a recently had a new Wi-Fi system installed we will run some tests to check this. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jamie4.1Apr 2022

  • "There are 2 key issues with this property."

    The first is that internet coverage is very limited only really serving the living room. The second is there was 1 standard wheelie bin for all 4 flats and no possibility to recycle. We also had to still leave the flat as instructed with a broken dishwasher. Not ideal

    Thank you very much for your feedback, we are so sorry that you experienced issues during your stay. We have highlighted the internet coverage to our property maangement team, the box is very new and there is a booster downstairs. Unfortunately there is limited space to include recycling facilities at the property but we have asked the owner to see if there are other solutions we could opt for. The dishwasher needed a part to be replaced has been organised, unfortunately the part was delayed and could not be replaced for your stay. If you do experience any issues during your stay please contact the local office on 01736 630015 (option 2) and we will assist you as quickly as possible. We look forward to welcoming you back to the area, Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen2.8Apr 2022

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This property is part of the Carbis Bay Holidays collection.
Escape to a luxury holiday cottage nudging the Cornish coast. Carbis Bay Holidays collection of stylish self-catering accommodation ranges from penthouse apartments overlooking the white-sand beaches of St Ives, to designer country homes a pebble’s throw from the coast.


  • Ground-floor apartment
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Wet room with enclosed shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Sky, Blu-ray Player, collection of DVDs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. In rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car in private car park nearby
  • Shared, seaward facing terrace with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles, beach 0.2 miles
  • Note: Check-in is from 4pm and check-out is from 10am
  • Note: This property accepts children over the age of 10 years old

The property

Situated behind the renowned Tate gallery, within the desirable apartment building of Tate Reach, rests this contemporary one-bedroom holiday home, Heron.

Settled in the heart of St Ives and enjoying spectacular harbour and sea views, Heron makes an idyllic base for a romantic getaway for two.

Stepping inside, be charmed by the fabulous interior of this lovely abode, sympathetically renovated to retain many of the original features of the granite faced, Victorian house, boasting high ceilings, exposed stonework and elegant bay window, framing unspoilt views over St Ives.

Kick off your shoes and unwind with a seat by the window, where you can soak in the fresh sea breeze as it flows through the open-plan living space, or choose to put your feet up and tune-in to your favourite Sky shows on the television.

Discover the well-equipped kitchen tucked away at the rear of the sociable space, beautifully-appointed with fitted oak units and sleek black granite effect work tops, sure to entice any budding chef; a handy washer/dryer can be found in a nearby utility cupboard.

Gather together with your better half at the vintage table, romantically positioned by the bay window, and soak in the views across the glistening waters as you indulge over candlelight.

If you're not ready for the excitement to end, venture outdoors to the shared terrace, where you can meet likeminded holiday-makers as you take in the mesmerizing sights across the roof tops of this sought-after town.

As the day draws to a close, move through the property to discover the sumptuous double bedroom, where you can relish an invigorating rinse under the rainfall shower head in the stylish en-suite before catching your rest ahead of a new day.

Completing this fabulous apartment is a convenient wet room, promising that there will be no queues to get ready in the morning!

Pack up your bucket and spade and head to the award-winning golden sands of Porthmeor Beach, where you can tackle the crystal clear waters with a spot of surfing, indulge in a spot of lunch with a view at the beachside café, or simply watch the world go by with a good book in hand.

For more seaside adventures, Porthminster Beach rests a short distance away, home to Porthminster Beach Café, set right on the sand, famed for its Michelin Plate and its uninterrupted ocean views matching the quality of the food.

Treat yourself to a spot of retail therapy and peruse the high-street and boutique stores that decorate the vibrant town centre, or discover the fabulous artwork on display at the Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Embark on a two-footed adventure with your furry friend in tow along the South West Coast Path towards Porthkidney Beach, where the golden sands welcome pets year round, or catch the train to Penzance or Falmouth to discover more of the delights of Cornwall.

Whisk your loved one away on a romantic retreat with a stay at Heron.

Tate Reach

Tate Reach in St Ives Cornwall is ideally located near to the Tate gallery, the glorious Porthmeor Beach and the picturesque harbour and other golden beaches, and offers a choice of fabulous holiday homes.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Penzance 6 miles.

One of Cornwall's prettiest harbour towns, St Ives offers narrow streets, tight-packed cottages nestling around the quayside, the Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth museum, fabulous beaches, superb shops, a thriving community of artists, great pubs and restaurants and much more. With its semi Bohemian lifestyle and romantic air, it's easy to see why this is the county's premier holiday resort. The surrounding area has much for the visitor to see and do with abundant wildlife, fabulous coastal walks, top quality surfing and the Celtic mysteries of the Land's End Peninsula are all within easy reach. A superb destination!

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There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £150 for this property.

Children over 10 years welcome.

One well behaved medium size dog welcome. Others considered by request.

Access to the house is via eight steps to the front door.

There is allocated parking for one car within a private car park approximately 7 minutes walk from the apartment.

Building Works Notice
Construction of 3 dwellings (1 House and 2 Apartments) is underway on the land to the right of Tate Reach when facing the building at the communal front door. There is an alleyway between the property and the site in question. The construction should be completed in Summer 2026 and associated activity and noises may be experienced during this time.

SKY TV: The owner is pleased to be able to provide this property with Sky TV, please check the description for the Sky package provided. Please note that the PIN to the Sky box cannot be provided. Therefore there may be viewing restrictions applied during the day as per Ofcom regulations e.g. Watershed limitations. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas