St Ives, Cornwall

A first-floor apartment with views over Porthgwidden Beach, in the heart of buzzy St Ives

1 Bathroom

Close to a beach


Walk to a pub

Walk to a shop


Space & setting.

This is possibly the most incredible apartment we’ve ever seen. It may be bijou, but it is absolutely gorgeous; the white and gold pallette splashed with sunlight. Set in the picturesque ‘Downalong’ area – the former fishermens’ area – it’s the upper apartment of a pair, with a breathtaking view from its balcony. And from the gorgeous zigzag sofa, a Norwegian 1960s original.

The owners spent months sourcing mid-century furniture and choosing quirky modern furnishings for their pair of romantic rentals. There are Ercolani pebble tables and a Haus Schmidt floor lamp; exposed whitewashed walls, herringbone flooring and tall palm plants are a super-chic backdrop. If St Ives itself wasn’t so beautiful you’d be tempted to just hole up and bask in the sheer style of your apartment. But take time to explore the town’s charming cobbled lanes, world-class galleries and golden beaches. Great restaurants are all around, and sunset on Porthmeor Beach are magical.

Getting here: drive (there’s a parking space), or train to St Ives direct from London Paddington then taxi (5 mins)

Owners of the St Ives Studios

Owners Angela and Olivier met at a hotel school in Switzerland. Over the years they’ve travelled the world, had kids, and considered setting up a hotel in Brazil… until they fell in love with St Ives. They also run a super-stylish B&B in town: Trevose Harbour House.

My Kip favourites

They love
“Drinking coffee on the balcony first thing, with the whole day stretching ahead of you.”

We love
The bedroom pendant lights, by Tom Dixon.

You may not love
A variable minimum stay policy – see calendar. You’ll need to pay a security deposit – see FAQs.

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  • St Ives
    St Ives
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  • Meander the cobbled streets of Downalong, popping into the independent galleries and artist’s studios.
  • Spend a day on gorgeous Porthmeor beach, and try your hand at surfing. St Ives Surf School offers tuition and board hire. Round off your day in the excellent Porthmeor Beach Cafe.
  • The beach is overlooked by the iconic Tate Gallery – visit its world-class exhibitions or just have coffee on the rooftop terrace, soaking in the sea panoramas.
  • At the other end of town you’ll find golden Porthminster beach, another beauty, with aquamarine waters. The Porthminster Cafe does fab fish & chips for lunch.
  • Angela highly recommends the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.
  • Walk the South West Coastal path towards Zennor with incredible views in all directions. Have lunch at the Gurnard’s head, if you can; one of the best meals you’ll ever eat.


  • One bed apartment on the 1st floor
  • Private balcony with sea views
  • Kingsize bed wrapped in Egyptian cottons
  • Ensuite shower bathroom with bathrobes; toiletries provided
  • Living room with Smart TV, books and radio
  • Well equipped kitchen with Nespresso. Basics provided
  • Welcome hamper of Cornish goodies
  • Underfloor heating and washing machine/dryer
  • Concierge service (arrange picnic hamper, fridge stocking, restaurant reservations,etc)
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Walk to shops, pubs and restaurants
  • Private parking space (like gold dust in St Ives!)
  • Or come by train, direct from London Paddington (5 min taxi)
  • Booking conditions: min stay requirement varies according to time of year – see calendar for details
  • Remember to pack: beach towels

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30% deposit, with the balance due 8 weeks prior to stay.
Cancellations permitted 8+ weeks prior to stay, with deposit refunded minus a £30 processing fee.
No refunds if booking cancelled within 8 weeks of stay.
See our full booking Ts & Cs


Check in: 10am
Check out: 3pm

There is a £200 refundable security deposit payable once a booking is made.

We only accept guests aged 12 years and up or babies under 1 year of age but guests must bring their own travel cot etc.

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