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Porthminster View

St Ives, Cornwall (Ref. 1073985)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
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6 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Shaw

    “There were a few minor issues which we tried to contact you about but each time we called, we were put on hold and then cut off so we gave up trying to reach you.”

    These included:

    These included: Several patches of very slippy wooden floor that resulted in two falls No shelves in the oven No coffee pods for the Nespresso machine (the ones left were for a different machine and the wrong size) No cable to charge the controllers for the Playstation Dirty socks left in one of the upstairs bathrooms Several pairs of clean socks left in the downstairs bedroom from a previous occupant

    - Mrs Shaw, July 2021

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.

Peninsula Apartments

Peninsula Apartments are in an enviable position overlooking the world renowned, Blue Flag award winning Porthminster Beach and boast mesmerising maritime views across St Ives Bay to Godrevy lighthouse, made famous by Virginia Woolf’s novel.

About the property

This aptly named, three-bedroom, duplex, penthouse sits idyllically above Porthminster Beach, at Peninsula Apartments, in St Ives, benefiting from uninterrupted views of St Ives Bay from its living area and private decked balcony, the pretty harbour, town centre shops and St Ives scenic railway all within a short walk.

Sleeping six, plus an infant, this pet friendly escape offers the ultimate base for the whole family, including the four-legged members, to gather for a holiday to St Ives. A spacious open plan living area showcases stunning views across the bay to St Ives harbour and island, through floor to ceiling windows and doors, so you can enjoy this wonderful Cornish vista while cooking, dining, or relaxing and direct access to a private seaward south facing balcony, slide them open and breathe in the fresh sea air, let the natural light flood in and light up the walnut flooring, laid throughout this bright and airy space, styled with contemporary furnishings to comfortably seat six including a large modular sofa, arranged with coffee table for guests to enjoy the views, or the 40” Panasonic HD smart television, alternatively step onto your large private decked area, with a glass of wine and soak up the breath-taking views from the harbour across the bay to Gwithian.

The kitchen/diner is positioned within the open plan living space to enjoy its superb sea views, ideal for entertaining and socialising with guests when preparing meals, a dining table with seating to comfortably seat six offers a fabulous setting for dining in, alternatively the balcony offers an alfresco option, a large breakfast bar with three leather bar stools is a great spot to sit and chat to the chef, the contemporary kitchen with soft close units, black granite worktops and splash backs is well-appointed with everything needed for your stay, a utility cupboard in the hallway houses a washer/dryer. A separate den, located off the ground floor hallway, offers an intimate space to escape for some time away from the group, there is a 32″ television and guests old and young will enjoy gaming on the PS3 with dual controllers.

Choose from three comfortable super-king sized bedrooms, two on the top floor and one ground floor room, the first both benefit from a private en-suite, and the latter is conveniently next to the family bathroom, the master, seaward facing, top floor, room enjoys views of the town and beach through galleried windows and a fabulous double ended scallop freestanding bath to relax in, this room, along with the ground floor one, is fitted with a super-king bed as standard, which can be arranged as a twin on request, all are well presented with sumptuously dressed beds in Egyptian Cotton and offer ample storage space.

The family bathroom, located off the hallway next to the ground floor bedroom, offers a great space to enjoy a refreshing rainfall shower after coming off the beach. Positioned above Porthminster Beach and benefiting from stunning views across St Ives Bay to St Ives harbour, town and island, the private seaward facing terrace, accessed from the living area, is idyllic for dining alfresco or enjoying drinks in the sun, enjoy a seat at the rattan table with four matching chairs, or lie back on either of the two rattan sun loungers and make the most of the fresh Cornish air and sun. A Michelin Plate restaurant is set right on the beach below, Porthminster Beach Café is perfect if you love dining out and foodies will find St Ives plethora of cafes and restaurants, supplied with fresh sea food daily via its working harbour, a joy, if you love art then browse the local galleries and boutiques dotted along its pretty cobbled streets, or view an exhibition at the Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, to see how the town has inspired many famous artists.

Many of St Ives larger beaches have dog restrictions, due to their award-winning crystal-clear waters, so to enjoy a wonderful stretch of sandy beach with your pooch, venture out along the South West Coast Path, which heads to Zenor and the year-round pet friendly Porthkidney Beach in the other direction, for a relaxing return journey hop aboard the scenic railway, this follows a similar route to the cliffside walk, with stunning sea views all the way.

For an exciting day out head to the rugged North Cornish coast to search for where King Arthur was conceived, according to Legend, at Tintagel Castle, walk high above a tropical rainforest on a canopy walk way, suspended above trees, at the Eden Project, near St Austell or venture out on a man-made causeway of granite setts, at low tide, to the majestic St Michaels Mount, near Penzance, the kids will love the rides at Flambards in Helston, or Camel Creek Adventure Park, near Wadebridge, or feeding the animals at Paradise Park near Hayle. Well situated to enjoy all that St Ives has to offer, with an idyllic setting above one of its most popular beaches, our view of Porthminster View, is its one you’ll want to share with loved ones again and again.


Ground Floor


  • Penthouse, duplex apartment, over two floors, Three bedrooms: 2 x super king with en-suite with bath, basin and WC (master super-king (zip/ link , can be twin on request), 1 x ground floor super-king (zip/ link , can be twin on request), 1 x showeroom with enclosed shower, wash basin, heated towel rail, and WC, Open-plan living space with kitchen/diner and sitting area, den, seaward facing decked balcony.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven/grill, 4 ring ceramic hob, extractor hood, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee machine, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview to living area, den and bedroom three, TV with Freeview and DVD to bedroom one, Ipod docking station with lightning cable, DAB Radio with docking station to bedroom two, PS3 with 2 controllers and a selection of games
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair provided, we request that guests provide their own cot bedding, one allocated underground car park space, 2 x seaward facing decked balconies, outside furniture including table, chairs, 2 x sun loungers, One well behaved dog welcome, no smoking, shops, beaches, and pubs within a short walk
  • Note: Complimentary spa passes are provided for 4 guests at HarSPA at the Harbour Hotel, The passes include 20% discount off spa treatments, food and beverages (excluding offers) Access is valid until the 22nd January 2022, Membership is reviewed annually by the owner for the following year and is subject to renewal, COVID-19 UPDATE: We have been advised that the spa is currently operating a limited service.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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!

Region Information

There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250 for this property. Lift access to each floor within Peninsula.Lift access should not be solely relied upon as if not operational due to maintenance / fault you will need to use the stairs. Please note there is a limited height in the underground car parking space of 2 metres. The master and ground floor bedrooms are fitted with a super-king-sized zip and link bed as standard, which can be made up to two singles, on request.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas