TO THE LIGHTHOUSE
FROM £105.00 A NIGHT
*Amazing sea views over St Ives and beyond
*Short walk to Porthminster Beach
*Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms
*2 bath/shower rooms
*Short breaks out of season
TO THE LIGHTHOUSE, ST IVES
With stunning views of the sea and St Ives and moments from the award-winning Porthminster Beach, To The Lighthouse is a special place to stay. Located in a sought-after terrace set above one of Cornwall’s most charming towns, it's a delightful apartment with elegant styling and large windows, thoughtfully furnished with your comfort in mind to create an oasis of calm from the hubbub of this beautiful, bustling harbour town. The white sands of Porthminster Beach are a short stroll away; an idyllic beach and spot to wander down to and enjoy the sun rising with your morning cuppa. With St Ives within walking distance and so much to explore in west Cornwall it makes a great place to retreat back to.
It is said that Virginia Woolf spent the early summers of her life in St Ives gazing out at the view of the golden sands and deep blues of St Ives and beyond all the way to Godrevy Lighthouse. Inspired by what she saw, it’s referenced in many of her later works and most famously in her novel ‘To The Lighthouse’.
Entering into the first floor apartment you are met with light and space. There are two bedrooms and two bath/shower rooms and the second bedroom can be made up as a king or twin, making it a great place for two couples or a family of four. The balcony off the living room is the best spot for an evening sundowner or morning coffee. At any time of the day, you cannot beat the views. The living room has two comfortable sofas and a dining table and chairs for four.
With so many beaches to choose from you are spoilt for choice here and can find a sheltered spot all year round. Great for bathing and surfing there is so much for everyone and ideal for leaving the car behind with the railway nearby and bus routes linking you to destinations in the west.
St Ives is a town that never tires of things to do and its maze of higgledy-piggledy cobbled streets are filled with some of the best restaurants, cafes, shops and galleries Cornwall has to offer. For any art enthusiast, they’ll be well aware of the legacy that St Ives has made on the art world, with its numerous art galleries including the famous Tate St Ives, Barbara Hepworth Museum and Bernard Leach Pottery. It’s increasingly become a popular destination to travel to and it’s not hard to see why people fall in love with it and come back year after year.
A quaint town surrounded by beaches with sand so golden and sea so blue it could be mistaken for the Caribbean. The beaches have become a favourite for many of the local surfers and the surf schools at Porthmeor offer the opportunity for you to try it out for yourself. Or heading to the harbour you can hop on a boat and take a trip out to see the seals. A town where you will want for nothing and everything is so close.
Porthminster Beach is an award-winning beach and boasts a fabulous restaurant just minutes away. The coastal footpath will lead you from here into St Ives. Carbis Bay is found in the other direction and beyond this Porthkidney Sands at Lelant, which is dog friendly all year round.
Set across the first floor, the spacious living room really is the hub of this home with amazing views from the three large windows. It's open-planned and flooded with natural light with two comfy sofas and dining area with a table for four. At the end of a day spent exploring, sink into the lovely squishy sofas and switch on the TV and relax in front of a film, or just simply watch the world go by gazing out to sea.
COOKING & EATING
If you choose to eat in you won’t be disappointed in this well-equipped galley style kitchen to the rear of the apartment. Cook up a feast and enjoy it from the dining table, with the ever-changing backdrop of the sea and the sky. There is a fridge freezer, washing machine, gas hob and electric oven, microwave and a door out to the rear patio.
There are two bedrooms off the hallway. The master bedroom has a shower en-suite and there is a family bathroom.
MASTER BEDROOM: The large main bedroom has a king size bed, a large wardrobe and a trunk allowing for plenty of space and an en suite shower room. From the grey and blue hues of the art of the wall, to the wooden trunk, the room has been furnished and decorated with a clean palette of colours to create a truly relaxing room to unwind in.
SECOND BEDROOM: Another peaceful and naturally lit room with a zip & link bed that can be made up as a king or twins.
The main bedroom has an en suite shower room.
At the end of the hallway is the main bathroom and with a small sized bath and a shower attachment.
On warmer evenings, open up the door from the living room and head out onto the balcony to really take in the surroundings from this beautiful viewpoint. It’s the perfect spot for enjoying a glass of wine as the day winds in. From the kitchen you can walk straight out into the courtyard to the rear of the apartment, there’s a table and chairs for dining alfresco on sunny mornings.
USEFUL TO KNOW...
PARKING: There are numerous car parks in St Ives and to help we’ll leave you 2 daily permits for your day of arrival and day of departure. These can be used outside if residents parking is available. The station car park is a short walk from the apartment or there is Trenwith Car Park just up the hill.
WI-FI: To The Lighthouse has Wi-Fi. Due to the size of the apartment and thick walls it can drop out away from the router but we have supplied extenders to help.
HEATING: To The Lighthouse is centrally heated and set for your comfort.
PETS: One well-behaved dog is welcome at £35 per week/short break.
Far West Cornwall is doggie heaven! There’s plenty of beaches and coast paths for exploring. Please make sure they stay out of bedrooms and off the furniture and that you rub down muddy/sandy feet before they come in.
LINEN & TOWELS: You'll have bedding & towels but please bring your own beach towels.
UTILITY: There is a washing machine, airer, iron and ironing board.
ACCESSIBILITY: To The Lighthouse has steep steps up to the buildings front door then an internal flight of stairs up to the first floor apartment. There are steep steps up that lead you out of the house from the rear patio, which may not be suitable for very young children or for those with limited mobility. If in doubt do ask before booking. Please note children of any age must be supervised by an adult if using the outside areas.
This property is not wheelchair friendly and may not be suitable for those with limited mobility. If this applies, please contact our booking office to discuss the properties potential suitability prior to confirming.
CHANGEOVER & SHORT BREAKS: Changeover is usually Saturday. Short breaks are available for a minimum of four/three nights out of season, arriving on a Saturday or Wednesday. Do check with us if your dates don't quite fit as we will always try to help.
PROPERTY IMAGES AND DESCRIPTIONS: From time to time minor upgrades and improvements and changes to furnishings at The property may mean it varies slightly from the images and descriptions on the Website.
WHAT GUESTS ARE SAYING...
“We’ve just got home from a fabulous stay. Beautiful views, apartment clean, comfortable and homely. Perfect location. Definitely want to come and stay again.”
Susan – September 2023
“We found it a really wonderful apartment! It has a great location to the beach & place and a really incredibly great view. It is also very lovingly decorated.”
Anna – August 2023
"Lovely location, beautiful view and easy access to shops. Flat was squeaky clean as well. Overall nice and quiet as well."
Julia - July 2023
“We had a fabulous relaxed family holiday at the Lighthouse. The apartment was tastefully and thoughtfully furnished with all amenities one would need. The Cornish clotted cream biscuits and tea was welcoming and added a nice touch :-) What's more, as noted in the description, the view was simply breathtaking. Thank you!”
Rajiv – June 2023
“Wonderfully situated. Pristine apartment with beautiful artwork and large windows overlooking panoramic views of the sea. Lovely short walk to the beach and St Ives. Would definitely stay again.”
Shaun – March 2023