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House in the sky! Sea views, parking, sun terrace


Excellent 5/5 Score from 7 reviews

Beautiful sea view on South facing Terrace

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Driftwood Porthmeor a little house in the sky! 400m to PORTHMEOR BEACH, SEA VIEWS, PRIVATE PARKING, SUN TERRACE. 5 mins to shops/restaurants. Housekeeping & bed linen. A spacious, extremely bright, modern, 2 bedroom maisonette with stunning coastal sea views. Modern well equipped kitchen with new quality appliances, (dishwasher, double oven, ceramic hob, fridge freezer, microwave, washer dryer), brand new 2014 leather sofa- not shown. 43" 3D TV & Blu Ray player, luxury bathroom with deep Japanese soaking bath and power shower, south-facing sheltered patio for alfresco dining with (NEW garden furniture not shown) BBQ and private parking space for one vehicle outside the property. Family friendly, travel cot/highchair. Well behaved pets on request. Note*** up 23 steps and on a hill- it will keep you fit!

Situated just 5 minutes' 400M walk from the gorgeous, award winning, fine sands and crystal clear waters of Porthmeor Beach (Blue Flag & Tidy Awards), Harbour, Tate St Ives and town centre. Adjacent to the property is Ayr's lovely playground and playing field.

Driftwood Porthmeor has coastal sea views from all windows and offers peace and quiet after the hustle and bustle of town.

Driftwood Porthmeor is surrounded by spectacular beaches. 5 minutes walk away is Porthmeor Beach famous for its beauty and world renowned surf school. Head down to the beach for fantastic food and drink served in an contemporary beach cafe environment, or sip a delicious cocktail watching the sunset from one of their outside heated booths!

The purity of light is dazzling and it is not surprising that next to the beach is the Tate Gallery and few minutes walk away is the Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture garden. St Ives is very popular with artists and has its own school of painting.

Close by are 4 other beaches, keep walking along Porthminster and you will come to the Island on the other side is Porthwidgen Beach sheltered and smaller perfect for little tots, next is Bamaluz -small but year round dog friendly, Harbour Beach great for watching the seals trying to steal the fishermen's catch and Porthminster Beach another gorgeous sandy bay with outdoor contemporary dining.

Driftwood offers a self catering holiday but with fantastic dining opportunities close by are modern and traditional restaurants, cafes and gourmet fish & chips in abundance.

Get lost wandering through the maze of cobbled streets lined by art galleries and boutique stores or head west to the coastal footpath to Zennor and just drink in the spectacular scenery. Be warned it is extraordinarily beautiful. Head East out of St Ives to Carbis bay you will find another amazing beach with crystal clear waters, get the train back and enjoy the coastal view.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Porthminster 300 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay 40 km, Nearest railway: St Ives 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Sea view
General TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Up 23 steps along walkway to entrance. Into to hallway, turn left into open-plan kitchen, dining, lounge area then onto south facing patio.

Kitchen with sea views to Porthmeor is well equipped with ceramic hob, double oven, dish washer, microwave & toaster. (Washer/dryer in bathroom). Cafetiere & Italian frother.

Dining area comprises of expandable dining table & chairs sitting 4-6. High chair & booster availablet.

Lounge with leather sofa, 43" 3D flatscreen, 4sets 3D glassess, TV/Freeview, Blue ray player, IPOD Speakers.

South facing sun terrace- with gorgeous views to Hayle Beach and Godrevy Lighthouse. A real sun trap! Modern contempoary table & benchs. outdoor/indoor bean bags x2. Weber BBQ. Retractable washing line.

Bedroom 1. Sea views to Porthmeor. Kingsize bed, chest of drawers and wardrobe. Iron & ironing board in cupboard. Hairdryer in drawer. Fan in box in wardrobe if needed.

Bedroom 2. Sea views to Hayle & Godrevy. 3ft wooden bunk beds, 3ft guest bed that converts to either 2 singles or large double. TV 22" with DVD. Large wardrobe and bedside tables.

Bathroom. Tiled walls and natural stone & marble floor, built in unit with back to wall toilet, sink with waterfall tap. Mirror with light, demister & shaver/toothbrush socket. Steps up to Deep Japanese soaking bath (W1050cm/ L750cm, overhead electric shower. Built in cupboard with washer/dryer. Electric towel rail.

Outside the property there is a shared courtyard with shrubs, plants and a large washing rotary airer.

Travel cot, high chair & stair gate can be supplied on request. Selection of children's cups, plates and cutlery.

Selection of Books, DVD's & games.

Non Smoking, quiet pets welcome.

WiFi is BT Hotspot fine on 2 to 3 connections.

Further details outdoors

Private car park with designated space for one car.

Secluded courtyard with plants and shrubs perfect for drying beach gear & washing on the large rotary airer.

Adjacent to playing field and playground.

5 mins away up hill out of St Ives - skate park, large selection of ramps, small mini, flat banks, steps etc a modern street skaters holiday paradise!

Further details

£120 returnable breakage housekeeping deposit required.

25% deposit of total cost of rental required to hold booking.

Balance required 2 months prior to rental.

Short breaks available. Short breaks are charged as follows:

70% of week price for 3 nights; 80% of week price for 4 nights; 90% of week price for 5 nights;

with minimum a charge of: £160 for 2 persons per week plus £20 per additional person.

Rental inclusive of electricity.

Long term let over 3 weeks Nov-March

The West Country region

Cornwall enjoys a fantastic micro-climate which tends to be warm all year round. There are slot places of interest in Cornwall including the Eden Project and The Tate Gallery in St Ives, not to mention the vast amount of legend and history associated with Cornwall.

St Ives

St Ives is a world famous Cornish holiday town, loved for generations. It is easy to reach by road, air and train too, along one of the most spectacular railway journeys in Britain. With crystal blue waters, golden sands and a warm welcome, St Ives is an ideal holiday destination suitable for all.

Every Tuesday, throughout the year the St Ives Jazz Club ( hosts gigs bringing modern live Jazz to St Ives

Every Thursday 9.30 am - 3.00 pm - St Ives Farmers' Market at The Backpackers, St Ives (just up from Royal Square).

Various dates, throughout the year, see performances at the Kidz R Us Theatre (

Various dates, throughout the year, St Ives Art Club ( host events including various poetry, prose and music events and club exhibitions in May and September

Art courses are available all year round at the St Ives School of Painting

Do you want to find out more about St Ives? Visit the St Ives Archive

On the last Friday in every Month The Tate runs Late at Tate St Ives from 18:00-21:00, with with music, food and a pay bar in the café until 22.00 (last orders 21.30). ?(The Tate, St Ives)

From March to early November, drop-on guided tours of St Ives take place with 'St Ives Now and Then' at 11am Monday and Fridays and 'St Ives in the Frame' 11am Thursdays. Tours meet at the Guildhall, Strret-an-Pol.

For more information see

From May to September, Monday-Friday you can see various performances at the Minack Theatre ( For show dates & times please visit the website. Local Theatre group Rough Coast will be performing Canterbury Tales 6th-10th June 2011.

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Review 1-7 of 7

12 Jul 2014


"Beautiful and central accommodation"

We have just returned from a fortnight stay in Driftwood. The accommodation was absolutely perfect- very clean, spacious and beautifully decorated. It is very central to everything the wonderful St Iv… More

9 Jun 2014


"Perfect spot"

This is a very spacious maisonette, and a very good location so close to the nearby beaches. Having visited many nearby towns, St Ives seems the best of the bunch. Carbis bay and porth kidney beach are stunning and only a few minutes away by car.

11 Apr 2014


"A really delightful flat with stunning views and the atmosphere of the sea"

my wife and I stayed for some day's, which proved relaxing and stimulating at the same time. The flat is simple and tastefully decorated and has a fresh, clean feel to it. The sense and sound of the sea is ever present and adds to the atmosphere. It feels cosy and welcoming with all the necessary mod cons.

18 Nov 2013


"Ideal location and great facilities"

Stayed here in October 2013 with some friends who were visiting from Canada.

We found the location to be excellent. It was only approx 5 minute walk into town. Very well maintained property with great facilities. The welcome information book left by the owner was extremely useful for exploring the area. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

8 Jul 2013


"More suitable for young adults."

Upon our arrival we were disappointed immediately as soon as we saw the front door and window. The window frame and door was filthy! Inside was o.k but it is in need of a new sofa, not very comfortabl… More

Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted to tell you because of your review we have replaced the garden furniture with some gorgeous contemporary furniture which looks lovely. We have also replaced the cushions on the sofa and provided a very handy international clock which will be really useful for our international customers who also want to check what time it is at home. We now have an extra monthly clean for outside walls and door as this does bear the brunt of any wind coming in from the sea and can get grubby quickly. Thank you once again for giving us top marks for booking driftwood and excellent scores for other things too. We would love to welcome you again to our lovely holiday home.

1 Apr 2013


"A bright modern apartment with lovely sea views"

We have a lovely stay in Driftwood, St Ives. The apartment is very well equipped with everything necessary you could think of. The sun trap balcony would be lovely in warmer weather and the location is just a short walk up the hill from the beach and shops. The level of cleanliness is very high and the owner and housekeeper are easily contactable to help out with any queries

11 Mar 2013


"Home from home holiday apartment in a great location of St Ives"

I stayed in the apartment during February half term with my two teenage sons and my sister and her 8 year old daughter. We were all very comfortable and the apartment had all the mod cons. My two sons especially loved the 3D TV rather a little too much! The location is excellent a short walk into the town centre and great for driving as you can head out of the town without going into the busy centre. we were lucky with the weather as it was quite sunny the first few days whcih meant we were able to visit The Lizard and St Michaels mount. The owner had provided everything you would need and I really felt that i was at home! Will definitely visit again.

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