Porth Glas (Cornish for Blue Harbour), is most certainly one of the most luxurious apartments in St Ives, boasting amazing panoramic sea views, indoor sauna, on-site parking and spacious contemporary interiors. Centrally, yet peacefully located at the luxury One Eighty self catering apartments within the Porthmeor beach area, you couldn’t ask for a better position, with the town and beaches just a three minute walk away.
On the ground floor of Porth Glas, you will find a fabulous sauna which seats four, perfect for unwinding after a busy day exploring. Just outside of the sauna a convenient hanging area is positioned for draping your towels and a wonderful shower room situated off the sauna corridor offers the ideal place to cool off.
Located on the first floor, double glass doors open into the peaceful living area where a beautiful bay window offers stunning views across St Ives. The one hundred and eighty degree panoramic sea views take in Porthmeor beach, the Island, the quaint harbour and St Ives Bay beyond. You will find solid oak flooring throughout the majority of the property, along with a great collection of original artwork.
Ample seating can be found, with a comfortable corner sofa seating four which is perfectly positioned for enjoying the outstanding views. You will also discover a contemporary armchair, divan pouffe and a relaxing reading area with a low bench. Should you manage to pull yourself away from the magnificent view, you will find a great entertainments package which includes a 32” LCD HD television with Full Sky package including Movies and Sport, Xbox 360 with a compilation of games, DVD player with a selection of DVDs, computer/MP3 speakers, Wi-Fi, books, board games and a selection of local maps and guides.
Upon entering Porth Glas you are greeted with an incredibly spacious kitchen and dining area. You will find a shoe storage area and a cupboard where coats can be hung.
Ample storage can be found within the oyster gloss fitted units, including a useful larder cupboard, and plentiful preparation space is provided on the luxurious cream marble work top. Integral appliances include an AEG dishwasher, oven/grill, microwave, combination hob with induction and halogen rings and extractor hood. You will also discover a fabulous American style fridge freezer with ice cube maker, hand blender with an assortment of attachments, Roberts radio and a selection of cook books. Plentiful utensils and cutlery are available along with an oak dresser which is full of crockery and glassware. The ground floor also offers under floor heating and is fully tiled with large modern ceramics, keeping your toes nice and toasty during the winter months.
Within the kitchen you will find a large oak dining table with six matching chairs, ideal for socialising with everyone whilst cooking up a storm. Alternatively, within a three minute walk of Porth Glas you will discover a wonderful selection of fine dining restaurants. Why not give the Porthmeor or Porthgwidden Beach Cafe a try? They are just a short stroll away and the food and views are spectacular.
You may wish to enjoy breakfast out on the terrace, as this sheltered spot takes advantage of the morning sun.
Within the kitchen you will find a second utility cupboard where the washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board are stored.
The master bedroom is situated on the first floor to the rear of the property and is accessed via the long gallery, where electronic Velux windows allow the fresh Cornish air to flow in.
This beautiful bright and spacious room with a sumptuous king size bed which is beautifully dressed with crisp white linen, and Venetian and Roman blinds can be found at both windows. Matching limed weathered oak bedside tables and chest of drawers can be found, along with a built-in wardrobe with hanging and shelf space. A full length mirror, reading lamps, Freeview television, iPod/iPhone docking station with DAB radio and MP3 link and a hairdryer are also provided.
The second bedroom is located off the first floor landing next to the family bathroom and provides two single beds which can conveniently be put together to make a super king bed upon request. A fitted wardrobe offers both hanging and shelf space, with additional storage provided within the matching bedside tables and the wicker drawer unit. A Freeview television with DVD player can be found, along with a hairdryer, two full length mirrors and Roman and Venetian blinds.
Luxury 100% Egyptian cotton bed linen is provided in both bedrooms, along with hypo-allergenic bedding. A selection of high quality towels are also provided for each guest.
The family bathroom is tiled throughout with neutral contemporary ceramics and is situated on the first floor, adjacent to the living area and bedroom two. A bath with rainfall power shower overhead and separate hand unit is provided, along with freestanding wash basin with storage underneath, WC, heated towel rail, large mirror and storage shelf.
A fabulous fully tiled shower room can be found on the ground floor next to the sauna. A luxurious double walk in rainfall power shower with separate hand unit can be enjoyed, with a WC, wash basin, large back lit mirror, shaver socket and heated towel rail also provided.
The en-suite shower room to the master bedroom is also fully tiled and offers another rainfall power shower with separate hand unit, freestanding wash basin with slate top and storage underneath, WC, backlit vanity mirror, heated towel rail, shaver point and a slate shelf which provides additional storage space.
A selection of high quality towels comprising of bath sheet, bath towel and hand towel are provided per person. Complimentary White Company toiletries are also provided.
To the front of Porth Glas you will find a peaceful terrace which enjoys the morning sun and is accessed via the kitchen double French doors. A table and chairs are provided, perfect for alfresco dining. You will also find a lockable cupboard ideal for storing beach gear, an outdoor tap and a very useful shower with hot water, perfect for washing off sandy toes or wetsuits after a fun packed day on Porthmeor beach.
One Eighty luxury self catering apartments are ideally located above the Blue Flag awarded Porthmeor Beach in St Ives Cornwall, next to the World renowned Tate St Ives.
Situated on Godrevy Terrace, you couldn’t possibly be better positioned for enjoying the delights that this very special Cornish seaside town has to offer. Within a three minute walk you can be building sandcastles on one of the golden beaches, taking lessons at the St Ives Surf School, walking the South West Coast Path or exploring the cobbled streets, shops, restaurants and quaint harbour.
These sumptuously spacious apartments offer beautiful contemporary interiors and stunning one hundred and eighty degree panoramic sea views, taking in Clodgy Point, Porthmeor Beach, The Island, The Harbour and Town. A real rarity in St Ives and a bonus for these apartments is the on-site parking. Specific apartments also boast a fabulous sauna, perfect for unwinding after long days exploring St Ives and the surrounding area.
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We have had a great holiday – beach every day! The sculpture garden is worth a visit too. McBrian Family
Excellent stay here again, Thank you to Lesley for being so friendly and helpful.
Back again! Its only been three months since our last stay but we have loved coming back to this beautiful flat. The property is so beautiful finished and now that we have to bring so many things with us for Huxley, parking outside is a god send. I never tire of the endlessly changing views. Thanks for creating such a wonderful place to stay.
Absolutely perfect place to stay, the apartment is just amazing. Absolutely everything you could possibly need – we even had a Christmas tree!
We visited Bottallack Mine, Nanjizel then the coastal path back to Lands End. Went along to Godrevy – There are always seals at the foot of the cliffs. Visited Cape Cornwall & Penzance. Ate at Seafood café on Fore Street & bar meals at The Sloop. Also had a day out at Truro using the P&R bus.
Many Thanks to Lesley – you are a treasure.
We have stayed in St Ives many times before, but we would say that this is the best property to date! Ideal position for a long or short break.
Very well-equipped apartment, with excellent décor. Property is better than indicated in online photos. We will almost definitely stay here again soon.
Thank you also to Leslie for being an excellent host. Steve & Suzanne Cording
Perfect! No better word to use – Thanks to Lesley. Ian & Janet
Stunning appointment, stunning views equipped with every little thing you might need. Weather has been fab. This time we found the Lizard & Kynance cove. What stunning places and the café at the end is well worth a visit with great food. We would recommend, Firehouse Bar & Grill, Peppers =, Porthminster Kitchen, The Cornish Bakery nest to Fat Face at the end of the shops do amazing cheese & ham croissants & sausage rolls, not forgetting Blas Burger House. We will be back & Thank you to Lesley for a great welcome. Paul, Amandam, Cyril & Ted
Great Apartment, got everything you need, close to front, great views. Philps Pastys best in Cornwall. Laura, martin, Jessica & Grandpa
Back again! Huxley is now 18months old and spent every day on the beach. Thursday morning term time toddler group at the salvation army if you have young children. Sad Gilmores restaurant has gone but can get sandwiches on the high street run by a lovely couple. Amazing weather for October. Great coffee at Mount Zion or the coffee cabin on the seafront. Home from home here, looking forward to coming back already!
Our first time staying at Porth Glas. What amazing views and such a beautiful property. We will be booking again! Such a great location.Chris, Isabel and Oliver
Beautiful well presented flat, you have thought of everything. Very well situated and that sunshine was very good for us both.
A lovely place to stay with great views, easy parking and access into town. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend to friends and family. Lots of great places to eat, such as Café Pasta, Seafood Café, Firehouse, Peppers and The Hub. We will be back soon!
Our 2nd time staying at Porth Glas. Great host, great locations, a home from home. Our first-time visiting Trebah Gardens well worth the visit. Late evenings on the beach are less hurried and more relaxing with the kids. We would come again, St Ives rules!
Had a fantastic stay here in St Ives. The apartment was brilliant, love being so close to Porthmeor beach family. We hope to be back very soon.
Thank you, Lesley for a lovely welcome. Porth Glas provides everything required for a perfect holiday. Our second stay in St Ives and we will be back! Great base for exploring Cornwall. Highlights; Tintagel, Eden Project and walks along the coastal oath to lands end.
Thank you for a lovely stay. It was a lovely welcome with delicious cream teas. We had amazing weather, so it was handy being so close to the beaches. Lots of nice places to eat for example The Hug which does great burgers. We recommend going on a boat trip to see the seals, we saw many really close up it was amazing. Thank you very much.
Loads of lovely places to eat and drink in St Ives. Porthmeor Café, Firehouse, Peppers and Seafood Café. Real bonus having a parking space outside of the property. Lovely welcome from Lesley.
Thank you again for another brilliant stay. Our third time with Carbis Bay Holidays and each apartment has got better and better. The place is spotlessly clean and well equipped. We will return to Porth Glas. We also love Lesley who always gives such a warm welcome and looks after us. See you next year!
A wonderful stay in your lovely apartment. Amazing views with weather to match. Apartment is spotless with everything you could need. We will be back again next year.
Simply the most fantastic accommodation we have ever stayed in within St Ives. Will be back! Thank you for a wonderful stay.
We have had a wonderful stay here. Being so close to town was great for going to the beach and for dinner. Porth Glas is a beautiful apartment well equipped and has that feel of luxury about it. Thank you to Lesley for making us feel so welcome, hope to see you again soon.
Really lovely apartment, has everything you could need including a sea view! Everywhere is spotless. We would recommend to family and friends and hope to return very soon.
Amazing stay! Stunning Views!
Had a wonderful time will recommend to our family and friends back in the USA.
Great to be back at Porth Glas. We had another lovely week. As before we have thoroughly enjoyed the apartment and Lesley was lovely. We had another birthday celebration at Porthminster Café and thoroughly enjoyed the food as usual the whole week was fantastic. A perfect relaxing holiday.
Back for a third stay. This time for a birthday and we just before Huxley’s 1st birthday. We feel so at home here now and still apricate all the touches every time we come.
Our second visit and still a fantastic looking apartment. Enjoyed our stay very much, thank you. We would recommend the Cellar Bistro fantastic food and atmosphere.
Wonderful apartment. Beautifully decorated and so well equipped. Amazing views and so handy for town – all that plus parking! We loved the sauna, Seafood Café is good and we used the Sloop several times plus the Yellow Canary coffee shop – good coffee and friendly staff. We really can’t say enough about this wonderful house it really is a perfect place.
We have really enjoyed our week end in St Ives in this lovely apartment. Top bread and Pasties from St Ives Bakery. Thanks for the recommendation Philly and Paul.
"Wonderful apartment. Beautifully decorated and so well equipped. Amazing views and so handy for town. All that plus parking! We loved the sauna, seafood cafe and yellow canary coffee shop. We really can't say enough about this wonderful house it really is the perfect place.
"Lovely, relaxing new years break. Thoroughly enjoyed the apartment and made fall use of all the facilities including sauna. Great location for walking into town for the very lively new year celebrations. Found some hidden areas of St Ives doing a walking treasure hunt. Great fun!"
"I would like to say that we had an amazing wonderful new year break at Porth Glas in St Ives. Everything was perfect. It was spotlessly clean and was a real home from home with all the equipment we could possibly need. The apartment was a short walk from town but high enough up to have fabulous views."
"We had a lovely holiday in Porth Glas, and could not fault the accommodation. It was clean and well equipped, and the situation was perfect for long strolls through the streets of St Ives. The sauna was a big asset and it was used every day."
"We had a lovely time at Porth Glas.
We thought the apartment/duplex was beautiful and beautifully decorated/designed and very well equipped. Everything was lovely quality. We made use of the board games and X box which our children loved (10 & 9). It was very handy to have the washer and dryer and we did have a couple of times in the Sauna which was a real treat. We also made use of the spa passes at the St Ives Harbour hotel. We visited 3 times during the week and the children love being able to swim in the warm pool and mum and dad could relax. It was a real plus out of season and with the weather not being so dry. The apartment was in a brilliant location with lovely views. It was great to have parking too."
Richard and Louise
“We had a lovely holiday again in St Ives. We loved the apartment Porth Glas, it was spacious, modern, relaxing and had great views. The welcome pack was a real treat for us and our young son can't wait to use his bucket and spade again. We visit and stay every year around this time to celebrate Christmas early. Your company has been the best we used to date.”
"We had a great break, the holiday was to our expectations. The house is outstanding for 2 plus 2 family, views and proximity to everything ideal."
Neil D Haskins
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