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The Sanctuary

St Ives, Cornwall (Ref. 1073846)

4.8

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property - there was nothing additional we needed or wanted."

    Kitchen was perfectly equipped for cooking in. Thank you for a fantastic stay!

    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 look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Kinds Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by KarieJul 2022

  • "A lovely apartment giving good access to the great things you can do in and around St Ives."

    Well equipped and a good size for friends sharing. It is also completely secure for a small dog which is really helpful! The parking is very convenient and a real bonus. My only quibble would be that the description mentions the views. While the apartment complex does have a good view over the sea, it’s not really visible from the apartment or the terrace area unless you are very tall and occasionally it is blocked entirely by parked cars. Not an issue as such but the wording of the description might need updating to make this clearer that the view is from the complex not the apartment itself. We spent a very happy week here and given the proximity of the town centre and gorgeous beaches I would definitely book a second visit!

    Dear Holly, thank you for taking the time to leave feedback and comments following your stay at The Sanctuary and we are very pleased to hear you had a wonderful stay. We are sorry that you have found the website description not clear enough. It appears the mention of the views is part of the development description rather than of the individual apartment. Some of the apartments do have better views of the beach than others. We are very happy that you found the property so conveniently located to the beach and the town. We are looking forward to welcome you back. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holiday Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HollyJun 2022

  • "The Sanctuary has been our first point of call when booking a flat in St Ives, but we have noticed a sharp increase in the weekly rates, since just before the Pandemic."

    As there are a number of flats now accepting dogs we may be forced to look elsewhere in future. We appreciate you have to make some profit and hope you may reconsider the pricing going forward.

    Dear Mr Bailey, thank you for taking the time to leave Feedback following your stay at The Sanctuary. Any increase in pricing has been set due to the current demand for holidays and properties in St Ives and Carbis Bay but I can confirm the rates are constantly being monitored and reviewed. With regards to Pet Friendly properties, although some of our owners have decided to accept dogs, I can confirm we still have over 120 that do not accept pets, including at 8 Gallinas Point. 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 MikeApr 2022

  • "Beautiful place to explore from"

    Thank so much Michelle, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay! Kind regards Mim and Rob Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichelleFeb 2022

  • "Beautiful home away from home ."

    Close enough to beach and easy drive to other locations . I like to explore and this was the definite place to do it .

    Reviewed by MichelleJan 2022

  • "What a beautiful property."

    The apartment was clean and well furnished, the kitchen had everything you could need. Beds were very comfortable and the towels were lovely. It is in a grear location with an easy stroll to the beach and town centre with the added bonus of parking a real plus for St Ives.

    Thanks so much Susan , we really appreciate your lovely comments! kind regards, Mim and Rob Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2021

  • "Parking was fabulous and the apartment was in such a good location and wonderfully presented."

    We had an issue with the hot water in that after running a (shallow) bath for one child, the rest of us had no hot water for a good long period of time. Also the apartment was really warm despite turning the heating right down and radiators off. But it didn’t spoil our stay! The blind in the children’s room didn’t go up which was ok as they were able to sleep but was annoying that it couldn’t be raised during the day. The front door lock needs attention, the bottom lock doesn’t work at all and the top is stiff. Despite these things we had a wonderful week and the apartment was lovely! Thank you!

    Reviewed by NatalieOct 2021

  • "We had a lovely October stay at the Sanctuary, so thank you."

    This holiday was changed twice due to covid so this was third time lucky! Some feedback... The ensuite shower plug was completely blocked on arrival, which was sorted that same day, which was excellent. The main door handle/lock needs some attention, and the lower lock doesn't work at all. In fact, on arrival the door was completely unlocked. The batteries in the remote control were almost dead. We just scraped through but the next guests will struggle. The dining table was very small for 4 people. Perhaps if the sofa was smaller, or took up less space you could fit in a slightly larger dining table. Finally, we aren't dog owners, but there was a very distinct smell of dog when we arrived. We managed to air it, and removed the dog bed from the sitting area/along with some air freshener which helped. These are only small points. We had a lovely stay at the Sanctuary.

    Dear Mrs Willott, We appreciate you taking the time to submit your feedback. Please be assured we will pass your feedback on to the housekeeper and we apologise for the points you identified. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Owner Relations, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChloeOct 2021

  • "Loved the Sanctuary and its location."

    Hardly used the car as it was so close to the beach and the town centre. The apartment was clean and well equipped and very comfortable. Ideal for our dog too, we would definitely return.

    Reviewed by JanOct 2021

  • "Wonderful dog friendly apartment, perfect location."

    Reviewed by JoanneJun 2021

  • ""We’ve stayed in this apartment many times now - it’s beautifully decorated, well equipped and in such a great location."

    We park up when we arrive and don’t use the car again until we leave! Would thoroughly recommend staying in The Sanctuary and exploring gorgeous St Ives!"
    Victoria Morris

    ReviewMar 2020

  • ""We had a wonderful stay at The Sanctuary in St Ives."

    The apartment was immaculate, bright, and perfectly located. Everything was provided for, including a hairdryer and an iron. We were welcomed with a treat of scones, clotted cream and jam and local apple juice. The apartment is well located, with only a short walk down to the beach front and cobbled shopping streets and restaurants. I’d like to also say a big thank you to Kerry, the housekeeper. Kerry was a delight to deal with, answered all questions promptly, and in a friendly manner. I would greatly recommend this apartment and location to anyone looking for a short or long stay in St Ives and to discover Cornwall."
    Connie

    ReviewOct 2019

  • ""Lovely apartment, ideal base for exploring St Ives and surrounding area."

    Nicely furnished, clean and well presented."
    Richard Jownally

    ReviewAug 2019

  • ""The weather was mixed but did not stop us venturing out each and every day."

    With our batteries now recharged we look forward to returning either this autumn or spring next year God willing. Harry our pet Golden is now getting on a bit being nearly 14 but we could see his delight when we arrived. He just wants to head down to our favourite coffee stop at the Portminster Beach Café. Sad to leave but we need to regain our self-control after tasting too many delights at the various local cafés and restaurants. One of the most reasonable holiday lets in St Ives with a great position. Even a punctured tyre during the journey to St Ives didn't dampen our enjoyment. Highly recommended."
    Mike & Jean Bailey

    ReviewMay 2019

  • ""We have lost count of the amount of times we have stayed at The Sanctuary."

    The apartment is lovely and is in a perfect location. We would definitely recommend staying here!!"
    Victoria Morris

    ReviewMar 2019

  • ""We have stayed in Gallianas Point before but did find this apartment a little bit too small for us, but apart from that it was all very clean and accommodating."

    The apartments are in a great position and easy access to the beaches both at St Ives and Carbis Bay."
    KIM CASEY

    ReviewFeb 2019

  • "Thank you for a fabulous mini break in your lovely apartment!"

    We had an amazing stay with lots of lovely walks on Porthminster Beach. We will be returning soon!

    TestimonialFeb 2019

  • "Just the most wonderful apartment."

    Fantastic location, five stars! Our little dog loved the dog bed and thanks for much for the fizz! We will be coming back!

    TestimonialOct 2018

  • "Thank you very much for letting us stay in your lovely apartment."

    It has everything you could possibly need and all in such a beautiful location. The beds are very comfy, just what we needed after walking all theses hills! Don’t think our dog has every walked so far nor been so happy! Porthkidney beach at Leland is an excellent place for dog walking. The welcome treats were very much apricated after a long drive down to Cornwall. Thank you.

    TestimonialSep 2018

  • "We have had a wonderful time staying here once again."

    The weather has been very kind to us, which has enabled us to see Cornwall at its best. Most memorable will be catching sight of Poldark being filmed even seeing the man himself rowing a boat in Carbis Bay! Thank you for the welcome gifts too!

    TestimonialSep 2018

  • "Thank you so much for the welcome pack for us and our dog Vincent."

    The apartment is great, very clean and provided everything we needed. We have a lovely time in St Ives.

    TestimonialJul 2018

  • "Lovely apartment in a great location."

    Ted our dog loved his stay too and enjoyed his morning beach walks very much. Thanks!

    TestimonialApr 2018

  • "“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Sanctuary for the second time."

    The accommodation is always immaculate and we cannot fault the facilities provided. The Housekeeper was very good and very friendly and the booking process is easy.” G.Snelling

    TestimonialJul 2015

  • ""We were very impressed with the standard of The Sanctuary."

    It was very clean and well equipped with good quality furnishings. We were met on our arrival by friendly staff and there was a lot of information in the apartment regarding St. Ives and the surrounding area. We were really pleased to have the small decking area to sit in especially as we had our dog Delta with us. We found everyone in the area to be very friendly and we ate out at several restaurants. The Porthminster Beach Café was a favourite and we had a very special anniversary meal there. Luckily we picked a great week for weather so were able to sit outside with Delta. We also loved the outside area at The Loft and were given a good welcome (and a chew for Delta) at Onshore. One night we enjoyed fish and chips from Becks. We also travelled to a favourite haunt of ours at Cadgwith and Coverack. Delta loved her walks on the beach before 8am and we also walked a couple of times to Carbis Bay and had sandwiches and a glass of wine at The Carbis Bay Hotel (not cheap but a lovely location). I think Delta's favourite beach was at Lelant after we have driven there and parked at the church. She could not wait to go for a swim and have a roll in the sand!It was really great to find such a lovely apartment where we could also take our dog and we thoroughly enjoyed our week in St. Ives." G. & B. Snelling

    TestimonialJul 2015

  • ""We had a delightful holiday in the Sanctuary."

    The accommodation was excellent, a very well equipped apartment within easy walking distance to the town, spotlessly clean and with the added advantage of a parking space which is a big bonus in St Ives. We enjoyed walking the coastal path to Carbis Bay and walking down to Porthminster beach with or little dog Lola." D. Mciver

    TestimonialJun 2015

  • ""We had a marvelous holiday at St Ives in the Sanctuary."

    The accommodation was excellent, and the weather could not have been better for what we had planned. We went to the Minack theatre on our first day, this is a magical experience. We also went to St Michaels mount for a day, again breathtaking. We had several walks, we drove to St Just and walked round Cape Cornwall and were lucky enough to see Choughs on the cliffs. We also walked from the apartment to Lelant via the costal path. Our longest walk was from St Ives to Zennor via the costal path, quite strenuous but enjoyable." D. Adshead

    TestimonialJun 2015

  • ""We had a wonderful time as usual and would like to say how welcome we were made, we visited Cadgwith and it was beautiful and so interesting."

    Lunch on the sun trap terrace at The Loft was superb and so nice to have our little dog sitting with us there. Def. would recommend this." A. Rushbrooke

    TestimonialMay 2015

  • ""We were very happy with the standard & cleanliness of the accommodation, we loved our walk along the cliffs to Carbis Bay."

    We have previously enjoyed visiting Paradise Bird Park at Hayle, a truly great day out! The famous Sloop Inn served us with some great food and also allowed 'Harry' our pet Golden Retriever to share the experience with us. Despite the time of the year, April showers and all, the weather was good enough some days for our grandson to play for hours on the Porthminster Beach." M. Bailey

    TestimonialMay 2015

  • ""We had a lovely stay at The Sanctuary, the accommodation was first class clean and had equipped with everything we needed and required."

    We went to the Minack Theatre which is a must, we also went to Hobblers restaurant where we were served with fantastic steaks, as always the staff in and around St Ives are very friendly." G. Powell

    TestimonialApr 2015

  • ""Everything was delightful again."

    2nd time we've stayed at The Sanctuary - it is well appointed, well located, peaceful." S.Hatcher

    TestimonialApr 2015

  • ""We had a great week at The Sanctuary, I cannot fault anything in terms of how we were dealt with and the level of service."

    The apartment was of a very high quality as were the amenities. We were particularly impressed that we could take our dog with us. We would definitely stay there again." L. Fallows

    TestimonialMar 2015

  • ""We had a fantastic stay at The Sanctuary everything was very clean and the modern contempary furniture made us very comfortable."

    As for walks, we did the coastal path from St Ives to Carbis Bay which enabled us to enjoy some fabulous views across the Bay. We also visited the National Trust site at Godrevy but there were no seals to see that day, luckily we saw 4 in St Ives Harbour on Saturday night so we weren't too disappointed!! We took off to Marazion and went across to St Michaels Mount which is another good walk to the top for anyone feeling energetic . Our favourite was the Ocean Grill restaurant on the Harbour Front." T Cubbage

    TestimonialMar 2015

  • ""We had a wonderful time at The Sanctuary and were very impressed with the high standard of cleanliness and the choice of interior design."

    It exceeded our expectations, the small touches really made this a truly wonderful break and the flexibility to check in and out allowed us to have more time in St Ives." R. Latham

    TestimonialFeb 2015

  • ""The Sanctuary was fantastic, it had everything we needed and was superbly clean and well organised."

    We went horse riding, had surf lessons and did coasteering. It was all amazing fun!! We ate out at many great restaurants and love the Sea Food Cafe." S. Unwin

    TestimonialFeb 2015

  • ""10 out of 10 and weather too!"

    " I. Maltby

    TestimonialJan 2015

  • ""We were really impressed with The Sanctuary and had a great stay there."

    It's brilliantly situated and the standard of accommodation was excellent as well as the presentation/cleanliness. We would highly recommend it to friends and family in the future and we thank you for the high level of service. We hope to be coming back again in the future." J. Machell

    TestimonialJan 2015

  • ""We were so impressed with the apartment and particularly the high standard of cleanliness and decor."

    It was extremely well equipped and we found everything we needed (and plenty more!). We would recommend both the apartment and Carbis Bay holidays to others as everything was so well organised and stress free and excellent value for money." L.Wiltshire

    TestimonialDec 2014

  • ""We had an excellent holiday."

    the apartment was spotless, very well equipped and in an excellent location. We had our border collie with us, who totally enjoyed the walks to Carbis Bay and Lelant, especially as he could run free at Lelant which is one of the biggest beaches I have seen for a while and provides an enjoyable walk with wonderful views." P.Johnson

    TestimonialNov 2014

  • ""We had a wonderful time staying in St-Ives in the Sanctuary apartment."

    The apartment was very clean and modern and located in a wonderful position. We would have no hesitation in recommending to others and returning which we often do and found the apartment to be very pet friendly with the decked area from the patio a great sun-trap. First class accommodation in our favourite place in the UK, Fantastic holiday and many thanks for the opportunity of taking our Cairn terrier, George who also loved his holiday!!!" J Burgess

    TestimonialOct 2014

  • ""We enjoyed the holiday a great deal."

    The apartment was of a very high standard and we felt we had every thing we could need. It had the luxury of a hotel but we also had the space and privacy from having our own rented accommodation which was great for a holiday with an elderly relative. We enjoyed visiting the Barbara Hepworth garden and the Minack theatre particularly. We had a lovely time and it was a holiday we will treasure." B Whitehead

    TestimonialSep 2014

  • ""I absolutely loved my week in St Ives primarily because of The Sanctuary, it was lovely and warm and cosy in the flat."

    It was clean and nicely decorated. I also appreciated the fact that I could bring the dog who also seemed to enjoy being there as she settled in with the greatest of ease and behaved impecably." S Brohier

    TestimonialAug 2014

  • ""We had a wonderful holiday in St Ives and found The Sanctuary to be first class both in its facilities and location."

    Due to having a 17 month old daughter we didn't eat out during the holiday but I found the open plan aspect of the apartment to be great allowing me to have fun with the family whilst I prepared our evening meals." M. Butler

    TestimonialAug 2014

  • ""We enjoyed our holiday at The Sanctuary very much."

    We thought the accommodation was excellent - the decor was very good, and in particular the level of facilities and overall cleanliness was exceptional. The position proved to be very optimal as well. It was close enough to get into St Ives town centre and the beaches in a few minutes, but far enough away to avoid the congestion - a very good balance." P. Swinburne

    TestimonialJul 2014

  • ""Outstanding!"

    The apartment has been ideal for our purposes and offers a very good standard of accommodation in a very convenient setting. All in all a very good experience and given the late booking - a miraculous achievement. Thank you Carbis Bay Holidays for your first class service from a very happy customer." N. Irvine

    TestimonialJul 2014

  • ""I would like to say how much we loved St."

    Ives and the accommodation at The Sanctuary during our four day visit there. The accommodation waa top-notch, well situated and exceptionally clean. Thanks to Kathy and her son for meeting us there and also for the flowers and 'welcoming pack'." S. Muller

    TestimonialJun 2014

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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

  • Ground Floor apartment, over one floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1x twin
  • 1 x family bathroom with bath and shower-over, wash basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area, south facing enclosed decked terrace.
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee machine, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with full Sky package including Movies to lounge, TV with Freeview and integrated DVD player to bedrooms, DVD player with selection of DVDs
  • WiFi
  • 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, Off-road barrier parking for one car, south facing enclosed decked terrace, outside furniture including table and chairs
  • Pet friendly, no smoking
  • Shops, beaches, and pubs within a short walk.

The property

Located close to St Ives town centre, at Gallinas Point, this two-bedroom, ground floor apartment, benefits from a private enclosed terrace, just a short walk from the harbour, St Ives scenic railway and the fabulous Porthminster Beach.

Sleeping four plus an infant, and welcoming pets, its ideal for a couple or young family looking for an escape with their four-legged friend. A spacious open plan living area consisting of a kitchen, dining, and sitting space, which expands out through sliding patio glass doors to a decked terrace, is a wonderful space to relax and unwind, bathed in natural light, its bright and airy and themed to mirror the colours of St Ives, in a blue and pale grey colour scheme, cosy up on the curved duck egg sofa, seating four, rest your feet on the large matching foot stool and enjoy the entertainment on the plasma television with Sky HD, including cinema.

The kitchen/diner is within the open plan living space, a stylish glass topped table with four chairs are provided for your comfort, the contemporary kitchen is well-appointed with spacious Corian work surfaces and a raised glass breakfast bar area with two bar stools, ideal for guests to mix with those preparing the meals, it offers everything you need for your holiday, a separate utility room off the hallway houses a washer/dryer.

There is a choice of two comfortable bedrooms, the master king sized and a twin room, the first also benefits from a private en-suite with enclosed shower, both rooms have sumptuously dressed beds and offer plenty of storage space.

A family bathroom with a bath and shower over, is adjacent to bedroom two, sink amongst the bubbles for a relaxing soak before venturing out for the night.

A forward-facing decked terrace, with sub-tropical planting and LED lights to set the mood at night, is accessed from the living area patio doors, a table and four chairs along with two sun loungers, allows you to soak up the sun, dine alfresco and benefit from Cornwall’s healthy outdoor lifestyle. If you wish to dine out St Ives has a wealth of restaurants to choose from, its working harbour is full of fishing boats unloading fresh sea food daily, a joy for foodies, Pothminster Cafe can be found right on the nearby Porthminster Beach, the town centre is filled with a variety of unique shops and art galleries amongst its pretty cobbled streets, a great place to browse the local artwork, for a look at the famous artists who were inspired by St Ives visit the Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

If you enjoy family walks with the dog head along the South West Coast Path, accessed nearby, to the year-round pet friendly Porthkidney Beach, you’ll reach Carbis Bay first, but this glorious sandy bay has been awarded Blue Flag status, so has dog restrictions at times, however it is lifeguarded at peak times so you maybe tempted to swim in its azure waters, Carbis Bay and the surrounding area can also be reached via the scenic railway, it runs beside the coast and the sea views are breath-taking.

Cornwall’s wonderful coast, hidden caves, quaint harbours and historical tin mines have all featured in TV series, including Poldark and Doc Martin, enjoy spotting the locations across the county, if you would like a magical setting for your holiday album then visit the Minack, near Land’s End, this open air theatre has been dramatically cut out of a cliff, or head for St Michaels Mount, near Penzance, at low tide you can walk out to the castle set on its own island, the little ones will love feeding the animals at Paradise Park, in Hayle, or seeing larger ones at Newquay Zoo, finally don’t miss your opportunity to walk across the canopy of a rainforest at the Eden Project, near St Austell.

Living up to its name this holiday apartment provides the perfect sanctuary to enjoy all Cornwall has to offer, with a wonderful terrace to sit back and relax after exploring.

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Ground Floor

Gallinas Point

Gallinas Point Apartments are perched above St Ives town with lovely views across Porthminster Beach and beyond to Godrevy Lighthouse and offer luxury self catering with secure parking.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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 available. Lift access should not be solely relied upon as if not operational due to maintenance / fault you will need to use the stairs.

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