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The View

St Ives, Cornwall (Ref. 1073981)


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  • 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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24 Customer Review(s)

  • “Slow draining wash basin in bathroom got worse over the week bathroom had 2 ceiling down lights with only 1 working these should be attended to before next guests arrival they are both obvious to the housekeeping but ignored we reported before we left in the hope it would be sorted for the next guests.”

    We have stayed in this apartment a number of times love the position but unfortunately the massive increase in the price for 2022 is something we do not feel is justified or good value.

    We have stayed in this apartment a number of times love the position but unfortunately the massive increase in the price for 2022 is something we do not feel is justified or good value.

    - Mr & Mrs Taylor, August 2021

    Dear Mr & Mrs Taylor, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. Firstly, we would like to apologise about the slow draining sink and the lights that had bulbs out. Whenever these issues arise during a stay, we endeavor to sort it as quickly and efficiently as possible to cause a little inconvenience as possible. We do understand the point your raised in regard to the housekeeper picking up on the issues, this will be fed back accordingly. In relation to the pricing, we would like to reassure you that the prices are continuously monitored and are reviewed regular, so please don't hesitate to look in the near future to see if there are any changes. We hope to welcome you back in the future, Kind Regards, Carbis Bay Holidays - Sykes owner relations

Chy An Porth

Chy an Porth is a delightful and historical building conveniently located on The Terrace overlooking Porthminster Beach, now sympathetically converted, there are 8 apartments over 4 floors.

The property

Above the stunning Porthminster Beach, at Chy an Porth, on the terrace in St Ives, this one-bedroom, ground floor apartment, enjoys sea views from most rooms, only a few sandy steps from the beaches, town centre, harbour and St Ives scenic railway.

Sleeping two, this pet friendly property is ideal for a couple looking for a romantic retreat to St Ives.

Originally this fine granite building was built by Leslie Stephen, father of the acclaimed author Virginia Woolf, now converted into a wonderful holiday apartment with an open plan design allowing its beautiful sea views, from the French doors, which open out to a seaward facing patio, to flow throughout its living area, so whether you’re cooking, dining or relaxing you can soak up its seaside setting, push the doors outwards and breathe in the fresh sea air, step onto the patio and gasps at the panoramic view stretching across St Ives Bay taking in Porthminster beach and Godrevy Lighthouse, or relax on the brown leather sofa in front of the 48″ Samsung smart television with Freeview.

The kitchen/diner is part of the ground floor open plan living space, ideal for socialising with the designated chef, bathed in natural light from the French doors and bay window, there is a table with four comfortable leather dining chairs provided for your comfort, the contemporary kitchen is well-appointed with high gloss white cupboards, with spacious black granite work surfaces and a washer/dryer, offering all you need for your holiday.

The master king sized bedroom enjoys a picture postcard view of Porthminster Beach, through the window, which lets natural light flood this bright tranquil space, there is plenty of storage space too, so you don’t have to pack light. The bathroom is conveniently placed next to the bedroom, enjoy a long soak in the bath with shower over, for washing off all the sand after a busy day on the beach.

The outdoor space includes a large, private, seaward facing, granite terrace, accessed from the living area French doors, a glass topped rattan table with four matching chairs are ideal for dining alfresco, with mesmerising views across the bay to the golden sands of Gwithian as your amazing backdrop. Porthminster Beach, one of St Ives many sandy bays, has a café or restaurant with uninterrupted sea views if you fancy dining out, and offers easy access to the South West Coast Path, which leads to Zenor and all year pet friendly Porthkidney Beach in the other, this wonderful cliffside walk is a great way to spot the local wildlife, seals, dolphins and migrating birds. You can walk to Carbis Bay via the cliffside path or for an exhilarating but relaxing alternative hop on the St Ives scenic railway it runs beside the beaches all the way and the journey is breath-taking, Carbis Bay Beach is a stretch of golden sand which is lapped by azure waters, is lifeguarded at peak times so perfect for swimming, water sports or just strolling romantically along the shore as the sun sets.

St Ives is a beautiful traditional Cornish fishing village, its plethora of restaurants served daily by fishing boats from its working harbour with fresh sea food, browse its pretty cobbled streets searching for gifts or works of art, the largest of its galleries is the Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, where one of the towns former, famous, residents are celebrated along with everchanging exhibitions.

For a little romance head towards Penzance where you’ll find a majestic castle set on its own island, St Michaels Mount, or book a show at the Minack Theatre, near Land’s End, its cut out of the edge of a Cornish cliff, both offer memorable backdrops to a night you’ll never forget, or if you fancy adventure take a walk through a lost garden, Heligan, or above the rainforest on the canopy walk way at the Eden Project, both near St Austell, finally search for familiar sights from TV shows filmed in Cornwall like Doc Martin or Poldark. The View offers a stunning location for a romantic Cornish escape and our view is its one you’ll want to enjoy again and again.


Ground Floor


  • Ground Floor apartment, over one floor, One bedroom: 1 x king, 1 x bathroom with bath and shower-over, wash basin, heated towel rail, and WC, Open-plan living space with kitchen/diner, sitting area, seaward facing terrace.
  • Gas central heating
  • Double oven/grill, 4 ring ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, Cafetiere, washer/dryer, dishwasher, smart HDTV with Freeview to lounge, smart HDTV with Freeview to bedroom, Blu Ray DVD Player with a selection of DVD's to living area, a Dab Radio and Bose Bluetooth speaker to lounge, Wifi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car 5 mins walk away, seaward facing terrace
  • outside furniture including sun loungers, table and chairs
  • Pet friendly, 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, food at the HarBAR. Access is valid until the 10th August 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 any information regarding their packages that you require
  • You can access the Spa's treatment via their website.

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

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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 £100 for this property. Access is via 14 stone stairs up to the front door of apartments. One allocated parking space with security post is located just a 5 minute walk away in Porthminster Terrace. Guests may use the space outside the entrance of the property to unload belongings before moving their vehicle.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas