Malakoff Apartments are ideally located for enjoying all the delights that St Ives, making for the perfect seaside holidays in Cornwall. The magnificent views take in the entire picturesque harbour, the Island and the spectacular bay to Godrevy.
The award winning Cornish coastal town of St Ives offers a fantastic range of things to see and do, and all can be enjoyed within a ten minute walk of Malakoff Apartments. The quaint harbour is just a 3 minute walk away and is lined with quirky shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants. There is a great selection of golden Blue Flag awarded beaches, Porthminster being the closest within just a three minute walk. Not forgetting the famous Tate St Ives located above the popular surfing beach, Porthmeor.
For those who decide to use public transport, Malakoff Apartments couldn’t be more perfectly located, with the bus, coach and branch line train stations all located within a two minute walk.
You may think that the name ‘Malakoff’ doesn’t sound very Cornish, and you would be right. The name commemorates a key battle in the Crimean War, in which the French successfully assaulted a Russian strong point, leading to the capture of Sevastopol in 1855. ‘The Malakoff’ is a small garden area located adjacent to the Malakoff Apartments, offering a magnificent vantage point for taking in the panoramic views across the harbour, Porthminster beach and St Ives Bay. There is also a fine bronze sculpture by Barbara Hepworth called ‘Epidaurous’ which can be appreciated.
St Ives nestles amongst rich, magnificent coastal scenery; surrounding you with the clearest air, the cleanest beaches and scented sub-tropical gardens. With the influence of the Gulf Stream, this part of the UK enjoys its own unique microclimate. You can enjoy year-round St Ives holidays with plenty to see and do for everyone.
The beaches of St Ives and Carbis Bay provide fine golden sand with a clear blue sea, you will never tire of the ever-changing colours.
There is so much to St Ives, it has a working harbour where you can watch the local fisherman bring in their catch and then enjoy that fresh produce at one of the many local restaurants. St Ives has won the ‘Britain in Bloom’ competition many times, there is a blaze of colour all around the town: houses smothered in baskets of blooms, parks and public areas a rich spectrum of radiant colours.
Take a leisurely walk along the coastal footpath, perhaps to Carbis Bay and further to Lelant with the opportunity to return by train along one of the most scenic railways in the UK. Soak up the sounds and images of this mythical and rugged land. St Ives is renowned for its art, there are workshops, studios and galleries everywhere. So much to discover. St Ives – the jewel in the crown of Cornwall.
St Ives holidays offer world-class attractions from galleries to foodie gems at your fingertips. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly, dog-friendly or baby-friendly property in Cornwall, all of our self-catering accommodation is decked out to the highest standards with all mod cons. Some of our properties also come with complimentary access to the St Ives Harbour Hotel Spa, a further treat to enjoy on your St Ives holidays.
From its laid-back beach life and sublime scenery to cultural attractions and adrenalin activities, St Ives offers something for all ages and levels of adventure. Dip your toes in the cerulean water or take the plunge and try all sorts of water sports from surfing to wild swimming. The ocean environment is teeming with wildlife, so never know what you might encounter, from seals and dolphins to starfish and seabirds.