With sea views over St Ives Bay and towards Hayle Towans this beautiful, stylish and spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment is located in the centre of St Ives (Above Barclays bank). Restaurants and shops are on your doorstep and the many beaches are just a few minutes walk away. This is an ideal location for a short stay or longer holiday with friends and family.
The Bank is a most impressive cut granite building with the first and second floors having been sympathetically converted into two large beautifully furnished duplex apartments. For 2016 the property has been completely re decorated and new carpets fitted throughout. Enter through the gate at the side of the building which is located off a private road at the bottom of Bedford Road. 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 a king size bed dressed with scatter cushions, throw and luxury linens. Lie back and soak away the stresses of life in the en-suite bathroom with a double ended bath tub whilst watching the flat screen TV or wake yourself up in the double walk in shower. Towels, bed linen and hairdryer are all provided along with dressing gown and slippers in the master bedroom.
The twin bedroom has two very large windows looking out towards Tregenna Hill and has easy access to the main bathroom with large walk in shower. This bedroom has a lovely fresh and bright ambiance and is equipped with 3ft twin beds dressed again with scatter cushions, throws 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 through 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 inch flat screen TV or surf the web via the free Wi-Fi.
The fully equipped kitchen with stylish granite worktops, gloss black units, integrated Neff appliances and porcelain flooring. It has an 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 dining table.
If travelling by car, the closest parking is at The station car park or Barnoon car park. A Rover car parking ticket, bought in advance for those staying for a week is the most cost effective option and can be used across most of Cornwalls long stay car parks. You could also book a private parking space via companies such as Just Park. For those without a car, 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.
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 Minack outdoor theatre which clings to the cliff top 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 Michaels 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 favourite 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.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Porthminster 200 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 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|
|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|
|Furniture||Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Access||Not suitable for wheelchair users|
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 wont 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 5 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.