Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
With fabulous sea views towards Hayle Towens this stylish property is just a 10 minute walk down to the beach and less than a minute in to town. Wander along the cobbled streets and soak up the atmosphere of this beautiful town.
The Bank is a most impressive, cut granite building with the first and second floors having been sympathetically converted into a large beautifully furnished duplex apartment which is perfectly positioned to enjoy St Ives without using your car, the town and beaches are just a stroll away. Whether you are looking for a family holiday to enjoy the Blue Flag Porthminster beach or, if you are looking to sample the delights of West Cornwalls most popular resort, The Bank is ideally located in the centre of St Ives.
Enter The Bank apartment through the gate at the side of the building which is located of a private road at the bottom Bedford Row. Climb the oak stairs to the front door of apartment 2 and enter the hallway.
On the first floor are two lovely light and airy bedrooms and two luxury bathrooms. Walk in to the impressive Master bedroom with it's king size bed dressed with scatter cushions, throw and luxury linens. lie back and listen to your music on the iPod docking station or soak away the stresses of life in the en-suite bathroom with it's double ended bath tub whilst watching the flat screen TV or wake yourself up in the double walk in shower.
The twin bedroom has two very large windows looking out toward Tregenna Hill and has easy access to the main bathroom with large walk in shower. This bedroom has a lovely fresh and bright ambience and is equipped with 3' twin beds dressed again with scatter cushions, throw and luxury linens.
Move up to the second floor and enter a modern open plan living area with comfy sofas and chairs to relax on. Enjoy people watching and the sea view throught the two large almost floor to ceiling windows. Or curl up on the sofa, drop the blinds and enjoy a DVD on the wall mounted 42" flat screen TV or surf the web via the free Wifi.
The kitchen is an absolute dream, with stylish granite work tops, gloss black units, integrated Neff appliances and porcelain flooring. The piece de resistance is the granite island unit, with two bar stools, a great place for grabbing a quick snack or for watching the cook hard at work. It is perfectly appointed with Neff oven, 4 ring ceramic hob, extractor hood, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. The perfect place to cook up a gourmet feast which family and friends can enjoy around the dinning table.
St Ives has a fabulous array of excellent award winning restaurants, numerous cafes serving great coffee. Famous for its artists The Tate St Ives is well worth a visit as are the numerous private art galleries - a haven for all artists, the light in St Ives is very special making it a perfect choice for all artists. The 5 beautiful beaches are safe and clean with Porthmeor being a great surf beach, it has a surf school as well as hire facilities, cafe and restaurant between Easter and October. Porthminster Beach is delightful and has the famous Porthminster Beach Cafe serving delicious locally sourced and lovely created food - a must for all foodies!
The harbour town beach is perfect for watching the world go by and the boats bobbing about in the water at high tide, not to mention the common seals that visit the harbour. Porthgwidden Beach is smaller, has a great restaurant serving breakfast on the deck is a great pastime and if you are lucky you may see one of the pods of dolphins that regularly visit St Ives Bay. Bamaluz Beach is a small rocky cove with sand at low tide.
If you can drag yourself away from St Ives you will find some lovely places to visit, during the summer The Minnack outdoor theatre which clings to the clifftop at Porthcurno is a great experience, the shows are popular and go ahead no matter what the weather and only 30-40 mins drive. Falmouth is a bustling town with Rick Steins fish restaurant as well as some great shops, boat trips and water sports. Penzance is the gateway to the Isles of Scilly where day trips on the ferry leave, the town has an eclectic mix of galleries and shops. Marazion boasts the majestic St Michael's Mount which you can walk to at low tide of catch the little ferry.
As for gardens, Cornwall has an abundance of wonderful gardens open to the public, Trebah is a favorite with a riot of colour and interest throughout the year, Glendurgan has a maze, of course The Eden Project is a must on your to do list - so many more gardens, too many to mention in this small space! St Ives is in a great location and never more than 30-40 mins from the south coast, Helford river, the far west of Cornwall with Sennen Cove or further north such as Padstow, Newquay, Fowey so a perfect place to stay.
Walk along the south west coast path its a perfect choice for those walkers wanting to explore the glorious rugged coast.
Bath and hand towels are provided along with linen, t-towels and bath mats.
Parking is available in either the station car park or Barnoon car park, both just a short walk away. Most guests find that they park the car up and then don't use it for the rest of their stay as The Bank is perfectly located for shops, restaurants, beaches and local attractions, which are all within a few minute walk of this special holiday property.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Porthminster 200 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||10 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay Airport: 56 km, Nearest railway: St Ives 180 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
The West Country region
St Ives is set in the beautiful county of Cornwall (Kernow in Cornish), it is a stunning county with dramatic coast line, tree lined creeks to explore by boat and over 600 miles of coastline to discover you won't be disappointed.
So relax on the white sandy beaches, enjoy fabulous fresh seafood, so come and discover why Cornwall is the most popular holiday destination in England.
St Ives is a fantastic holiday destination and offers something for everyone with 4 main beaches, Porthmeor being the surf beach, the harbour beach is perfect for sunbathing or watching the world go by, Porthgwidden a small quite beach and Porthminster beach with its famous beach cafe restaurant.
With The Millennium Gallery, The Tate St Ives or one of the many wonderful art galleries to visit this famous town is an artists delight. Why not book some lessons at the Porthmeor Studios where regular painting classes take place.
For those who enjoy walking St Ives is Ideal, explore the south west coast path with its dramatic and breathtaking coastline.
In May the St Ives Food and Drink festival takes place and is well worth visiting. In September the St Ives Festival takes place with music and art taking centre stage. Christmas and New Year are really special times and the town comes alive with the famous fancy dress street party on New Years Eve.