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Stargazy

St Ives, Cornwall (Ref. 1074010)

4.7

Excellent

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Stargazy is a lovely property in a great location with fantastic sea views."

    This was our third visit and we have already booked for another week next year.

    Mr Bowmar Thank you for your wonderful feedback following your recent stay at Stargazy. We are delighted to hear you have booked another week. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2022

  • "The only issue we had was that we arrived 20mins early, we are aware of the 4pm thing but when you have to travel 8 hours to get to st Ives and by this time there is no parking available in town it’s a little frustrating."

    I would suggest that the entrance time remains 4 pm but it should be ready an hour before that. Other than that a lovely apartment, excellent.

    Dear Mr Chapman Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear you found the apartment lovely and excellent and scored everything top marks! We are sorry you experienced a lack of parking in St Ives Town. All properties are available to check in from 4pm. Kind Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by DominicJul 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our second stay in Stargazy."

    Whilst the lounge is comfortable with a fabulous view, the furniture could do with updating. You will be aware that the padlock on the car park bollard was broken on arrival and had to be cut off by a member of your staff. No replacement padlock was provided.

    Dear Mr Smith, thank you very much for taking the time to leave Feedback following your recent stay at Stargazy. I am also pleased to advise that the padlock for the parking bollard has been replaced. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MartinMay 2022

  • "We have been coming to this property out of season on and off since 2013."

    A fantastic apartment.

    Hi Chris, Really glad you enjoy Stargazy and many thanks for taking the time to write some feedback. Regards Anne & Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChrisFeb 2022

  • "Great location and views with parking."

    Very spacious, bathrooms were great but not sure why there is no thermostat on the towel rails as the bathroom was way too hot if left on.(thinking of your electric bill !) Floor was not particularly clean and the cheese grater still had cheese in it! Leather sofas tired and not particularly comfortable as you tend to slide off them. Overall though highly recommended

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that some areas were not up to our usual standard for you, all of your feedback has been taken on board and reported to the necessary departments to ensure these things do not occur again. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by HowardDec 2021

  • "We have stayed at Stargazy on a previous holiday and it suited our family perfectly."

    We were a little disappointed that we were not welcome at the Porthminster Hotel (residents only) but hope that their staffing issues will be resolved.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are so happy you had such a lovely holiday. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2021

  • ""Stargazey is a very clean, modern 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment in St Ives."

    We have been to St Ives many times over the last 40 years and this is by far the best apartment we have booked. We highly recommend this apartment and it is a credit to it's owners."
    Barry Matthews

    ReviewOct 2019

  • "Hannah’s birthday celebration has been absolute perfection."

    The location is unbeatable, and Stargazy does not feel like a holiday let – it feels like home. The immaculate décor and thoughtful touches have been much apricated. We have loved our time here.

    TestimonialJan 2019

  • "Stargazy… Stunning apartment Tremendous views Attention to detail is excellent Really comfy and peaceful Great to have spa passes (used daily) Amazing location – St Ives is best!"

    Zzzzzz so relaxing You’ll not find a better place to stay…we’ll be back

    TestimonialDec 2018

  • "This is the 4th time that we have stayed in this lovely apartment and as ever we have had a great holiday."

    Really enjoyed the morning walks, dining out and relaxing time spent watching the best view in Cornwall. Especially enjoyed the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Looking forward to our next visit!

    TestimonialSep 2018

  • "Another perfect fortnight here at Stargazy."

    We love everything about this apartment and wonderful St Ives. We’ll be back next year! Thank you to Hayley as always for a lovely warm welcome. October 18 Thank you for a wonderful week in your beautiful apartment. We find it so restful here more than any other place we have stated. We will be back next year for sure.

    TestimonialSep 2018

  • "We have been coming to St Ives and using Carbis Bay Holidays for years."

    This is the best apartment we have stayed in yet. We will be back!

    TestimonialApr 2018

  • "“Stargazy is one of the nicest apartments we have stayed in and having visited St Ives for over 25 years, we have plenty of experience of holiday lets Star Gazy has fabulous views and is extremely well equipped and was spotless."

    We just could not get over the provision for children, especially travel cots, highchair and baby alarm - we didn't bring our little granddaughter this time but we certainly shall in the future. The housekeeper met us at the apartment at the agreed time and showed us where everything was and explained the discounts at the Tate and the Spa Discounts etc., again, another great extra. The cream tea, apple juice and chocolate were a lovely touch and after our long journey, very welcome. The parking was excellent, accessible at all times, a great bonus in St Ives.” K.Hallworth

    TestimonialJul 2015

  • "“We have been coming to St Ives for many years now and always love the place but hadn't quite found the perfect home from home until last week."

    Everything was perfect, clean, welcoming and to a standard we like.“ R.Galvin

    TestimonialJul 2015

  • ""We very much enjoyed our stay at Stargazy apartment in the Peninsula, it was great to have access to the pool and gym at the Harbor Hotel and lovely to wake up every morning with a great view of the sea and Porthminster Beach."

    Everythingy was a very high standard and well stocked with everything you could need for a week away. We also liked the nice touch of the welcome pack with cream tea and Healey’s apple juice. We would highly recommend Alfresco restaurant in St Ives and also Seagrass and Alba, we also enjoyed a lovely Cream Tea at the Beachcomber Café by the Harbour and a good breakfast at the Yellow Canary Café on the main shopping street. We took the train to Lelant Halt one day and walked the coastal path back which was very picturesque and we also enjoyed the coastal walk around Cadgwith not far from Lizard. For days out we liked St Michael’s Mount which is great for photos and the Cornish Seal Sanctuary. We would also recommend the pitch and put course in Hayle when the weather is nice." H. Curley

    TestimonialJun 2015

  • ""I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Carbis Bay Holidays and the owner of the 'Stargazy' apartment at the Peninsula."

    The whole experience has been exceptional. The quality of your website, properties on offer and dealing with yourselves on the phone, or via email, has been very reassuring. 'Star Gazy' completely exceeded our expectations. The facilities on offer and the attention to detail were fantastic, as was the location and the view. The complementary use of the spar facilities was an excellent bonus and we enjoyed booking treatments on our stay. We will definitely go back to this property, as it felt a real home from home for myself, my wife and my 9 month old little boy." D. Bryan

    TestimonialJun 2015

  • ""We we very impressed with Stargazy."

    The pictures looked great on your website but even they didn't do it justice. The views over the beach and towards the harbour were spectacular. It was spotless, everything was a really high standard and every little detail had been considered. All the info I could possibly need was in the folders and all the appliance switches were clearly labelled. We especially enjoyed the clotted cream scones and fruit juice which were waiting for us on arrival! The beds were really comfortable and the apartment was lovely and warm. We enjoyed splat paint a pot when it was raining and had a nice walk to Carbis Bay for an ice cream when it was a little warmer. We especially enjoyed our visit to St Michaels Mount. Everywhere we ate was delicious. We had a lovely lunch at the toastie bar near the harbour and also at the portminster beach cafe. We also enjoyed lovely evening meals and a great view at the Pedn Olva, the lifeboat inn and the sloop inn. We also enjoyed having a swim with the kids in the hotel pool. We had a really super time and loved staying in such a beautiful apartment." T.&D. Perry

    TestimonialMay 2015

  • ""Stargazy was spotless, warm, beautifully decorated, what we appreciated was the quality of everything – such as the beautiful glass coasters."

    It felt like a great deal of care and thought had gone into furnishing and accessorising the apartment. By far the best place we found to eat was The Beach at Sennen Cove. Views and food to die for. We went to a KidsRUs production, which was great fun and showcased the talents of local youngsters. We would certainly go to anything they are putting on if we visit again. Although the weather was gloriously sunny, the wind was wicked, but you can’t beat walking on Porthminster Beach followed by a hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows at the beach cafe while the feeling is coming back to the face! Pottering around St Ives was a joy." S. Vesey

    TestimonialMay 2015

  • ""Stargazy's standard of accommodation was excellent – extremely well appointed and pretty much everything you wanted."

    We visited Heartlands in Pool which we thought was a really interesting place, especially if you were interested in Cornwall’s mining heritage. We used the complementary ticket and visited the Tate and Barbara Hepworth’s studio, was very impressed – would go again. Another must is a trip on the St Ives branch line into Penzance – the views from the train are fantastic. As for restaurants, we thoroughly enjoyed the Sea Food Café in Fore Street and visited twice during our stay. An early evening drink outside the Sloop is always good – it was just about warm enough to sit outside in early February!" N. Stocker

    TestimonialApr 2015

  • ""We had a great time in St Ives, Stargazy exceeded our expectations and we had some fantastic food at the Porthminster Cafe and the Seafood Cafe being particular highlights."

    We did love our stay, if I had to write all the positives I am sure I would go over the 100 mark." M Horsman

    TestimonialApr 2015

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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.

Summary

  • Second Floor apartment, over one floor, Two bedroom: 1 x king with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x bathroom with double ended bath and shower-over, wash basin, heated towel rail, and WC, Open-plan living space with kitchen/diner and sitting area, 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 Sky Entertainment package and a DVD player with a selection of DVD's to living area, Freeview television with DVD player to bedroom two
  • 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, seaward facing decked balcony, outside furniture including table and chairs, sorry no pets, no smoking, shops, beaches, and pubs within a short walk
  • Note: Complimentary spa passes are provided for 2 guests at HarSPA at The Harbour Hotel, the passes include 20% discount off spa treatments Monday - Friday, and 20% off food in the hotel (excluding offers) Access is valid until the 4th September 2022; Membership is reviewed annually by the owner for the following year and is subject to renewal
  • Please call the spa prior to arrival at the property to arrange your entry and they will give you availability information and details on their packages that you require
  • You can access the Spa's treatment via their website.

The property

Set above Porthminster Beach, at Peninsula Apartments, in St Ives, this two-bedroom, second floor, beach front property, enjoys enviable panoramic sea views from most rooms and seaward facing balcony, St Ives scenic railway, pretty harbour and beaches all within a short stroll.

This stunning seaside holiday home, sleeps four, plus an infant, so is perfect for a family or couple.

A spacious hallway with solid walnut flooring, intercom entry phone and useful tidal clock, welcomes you to your home by the sea.

The spacious open plan living area takes full advantage of the panoramic sea views across St Ives bay, with large floor to ceiling windows and double sliding doors, which lead out to a seaward facing balcony, so the kitchen, dining and sitting area all benefit from this stunning Cornish vista, and the natural light which floods through into the stylish interiors, making them bright and airy, styled with a beautiful collection of local artwork, a bookcase with a fantastic selection of reading, cook and children’s books, it’s a wonderful space to relax, cosy up on the comfortable two seater sofa or armchairs, and enjoy your favourite show on the 42” television with Sky+ HD, including the Entertainment package, or pick up the handy pair of binoculars, thoughtfully left for guests, step onto your large private decked area and soak up the amazing views of the bay and beach below. The kitchen and dining area are within the open plan living space, perfect for socialising with those busily preparing in the kitchen, a table and five chairs are provided along with a highchair for younger guests, alternatively the balcony offers an alfresco option with an ocean backdrop, the contemporary kitchen, with soft close units, black granite worktops and splash backs, is well-appointed with everything required for your stay, a utility cupboard in the hallway houses a washer/dryer. There is a choice of two seaward facing bedrooms, yes you can watch the ocean from the comfort of your own bed from both, how dreamy, the master king sized room has floor to ceiling double doors, leading to a private seaward facing balcony, slide them open and drift off to sleep to the sound of the waves below, it also benefits from a private en-suite shower room, the second twin bedroom is conveniently located opposite the family bathroom, and a picture postcard view of the bay, through a large window, each bedroom is well presented with sumptuously dressed beds and offer ample storage space.

The family bathroom, located next to bedroom two, offers a fabulous double end bath to sink into for a long relaxing soak and a shower -over.

A private seaward facing balcony, accessed from the lounge and master bedroom, and partially covered, is enviably positioned above Porthminster beach to benefit from panoramic sea views across the bay to Gwithian and Godrevy lighthouse, a glass topped rattan table and six matching chairs are provided, perfect for alfresco dining. If you enjoy dining out St Ives is a fantastic place for foodies, with a plethora of restaurants to choose from, many specialising in the use of local produce and freshly caught sea food, there is even a Michelin Plate venue, Porthminster Beach Café, set idyllically on the beach below, treat yourself to lunch or dinner with views as good as the food, after, a relaxing walk around the traditional harbour and browsing the boutiques, gift shops and art galleries along the pretty cobbled streets will be welcomed, here you’ll clearly see how the town has inspired artist, this is highlighted further at the Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Cornwall is a wonderful place to enjoy a healthy walk, venture out along the nearby South West Coast Path, it heads towards Zenor or Hayle and is a great space to see migrating and native birds, and wonderful sea life, the scenic railway, also connects the surrounding area, running beside the sea all the way, the journey is breath-taking, like the cliffside walk it stops at Carbis Bay, a secluded stretch of golden sand with blue flag awarded, azure waters to splash in.

For a great day out start with a selfie at the iconic signpost at Land’s End, visit one of Cornwall’s most spectacular settings for live theatre, the nearby Minack is dramatically set on the edge of a Cornish cliff, before rounding off the day walking out on a man-made causeway of granite setts at low tide to the majestic St Michaels Mount, a castle set on its own island 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, or if you prefer finding the hidden treasures you’ve seen on TV or the large screen, search for the filming locations of Doc Martin, Poldark or Fisherman Friends, to discover hidden coves, historic tin mines and traditional harbours, where you may even discover the delicious Stargazy pie. Stargazy pie is made up of the delicious treasures of the Cornish ocean and this aptly named holiday home combines its own wonderful mixture of ingredients highlighting the best of Cornwall.

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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.

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

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About the location

ST IVES

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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Region Information

There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 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.

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:

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