Whistler at Tate Reach is one of the best located luxury self catering holiday homes in St Ives, Cornwall. Boasting outstanding panoramic sea views across the town, harbour, beaches, the Island and the bay beyond, Whistler truly is the perfect coastal retreat. This beautiful two bedroom apartment is set in the heart of the town, yet enjoys a peaceful and secluded position with easy access, suntrap terrace for al fresco dining or simply watching the world go by.
Upon entering Whistler you will certainly get a sense of spaciousness with the high original ceilings which create a lovely bright and airy ambience. You are sure to be drawn to the picture bay window which boasts possibly one of the best views over St Ives, the harbour and the bay beyond. This beautiful apartment has sympathetically been restored, maintaining many of its original features, including a Victorian feature fireplace and cast iron vintage radiators.
Two cream leather sofas seat five comfortably and are perfectly positioned for taking in the fabulous views. You will find some lovely period pieces of furniture, including a large over mantle mirror, side tables and reading lamps. For those who can pull themselves away from the view, a great entertainment system is provided, including a 37” LCD television with full Sky package including Movies and Sport, integrated DVD with a collection of DVDs and a Blu Ray DVD player, Playstation III with a selection of games and complimentary WiFi. Solid Oak flooring throughout.
The dining area sits perfectly within the living area bay window, offering guests a fabulous view whilst dining. The vintage table seats four, however can be unfolded to seat two perfectly for a romantic meal in.
Should you decide to dine out during your stay, you are truly spoilt for choice with an outstanding selection of restaurants right on your doorstep, serving freshly caught seafood. You could even dine out for breakfast. The Ocean Grill café does a fabulous selection of continental and cooked options.
Within the entrance hallway, you will find a useful coat hanging area.
The spacious kitchen offers plentiful storage within the fitted oak units and ample preparation space on the black granite effect worktop. Integrated appliances comprise of a five burner gas hob with extractor fan above, dishwasher, oven/grill, microwave, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer. You will find a wonderful selection of utensils including toaster and kettle, along with ample crockery, cutlery and glassware. You will also find a utility cupboard where the iron and ironing board can be found. A DAB radio is provided and double French doors open out onto the rear sun trap, decked terrace.
Bedroom One with En-suite
The master bedroom is positioned to the front of Whislter, boasting another fabulous large bay window and an en-suite shower room. The views are simply amazing and can be enjoyed from the comfort of the beautifully dressed king size bed. This room is bright and spacious and offers another Victorian feature fireplace with over mantle mirror. A double oak wardrobe, matching bedside tables with reading lamps, consol table, hairdryer and a 22” LCD television with integral DVD and linked Sky+ from the lounge can be found.
Bedroom Two with En-suite
Bedroom two is located to the side of Tate Reach, taking advantage of the views across Porthmeor beach and the Island via the large window. Neutral carpet is laid throughout and two shaker style twin beds are provided. A bedside table with reading lamp, oak chest of drawers, clothes hanging area, vanity mirror, chair and hairdryer are provided. You will find both roman blinds and curtains at the window and a 22” LCD television with integral DVD and linked Sky+ from the lounge is provided. Bedroom two offers an en-suite bathroom with a sumptuous whirlpool bath.
Luxury cotton bed linen is provided in both bedrooms with a selection of high quality towels for each guest.
The en-suite shower room to the master bedroom comprises of a shower cubicle, freestanding wash basin with glass shelf and mirror above, WC and a chrome heated towel rail. Contemporary brick style tiling can be found and a tiled window sill provides additional space for storing toiletries.
The large en-suite bathroom to bedroom one offers a wonderful P-shaped whirlpool bath with shower overhead, freestanding wash basin with mirror above, WC, chrome full height heated towel rail and integral mirrored cabinet and shelving. A brick glass window allows light to flood in and the bathroom is fully tiled with white ceramics.
A selection of high quality towels comprising of bath sheet and hand towel are provided per person. Complimentary White Company toiletries are also provided in each bathroom.
Rear Decked Terrace
The rear suntrap terrace is accessed via the kitchen double French doors, and depending on what time of year you visit, the sun can potentially be enjoyed right through the day from 9am – 8pm. Three steps lead you down to a gorgeous, large private terrace, where many a day can be spent in tranquillity. A table and four chairs are provided, ideal for alfresco dining, and a retractable washing line is very useful for drying wet beach gear.
Tate Reach in St Ives Cornwall is ideally located near to the Tate gallery, the glorious Porthmeor Beach and the picturesque harbour and other golden beaches, and offers a choice of fabulous holiday homes.
These luxury self catering apartments offer everything you could need for a memorable coastal break, including stunning panoramic sea views which reach right across St Ives to the bay beyond. Tate Reach is perfectly situated within just a three minute walk of the town centre, yet is away from the hubbub, ensuring you can enjoy a peaceful and relaxing holiday.
Tate Reach is a magnificent, granite faced, detached house positioned just behind the Tate St Ives and Porthmeor beach. The names of both of the apartments were inspired by two famous artists who had great connections with St Ives.
Whistler is named after the famous American born, British based artist ‘James Whistler’ who visited St Ives in April-May 1884 and stayed in nearby Barnoon Terrace. Wallis is of course named after the well renowned local naïve artist ‘Alfred Wallis’, who’s progressive work, was appreciated by other St Ives artist colony greats such as Ben Nicholson and Kit Wood.
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"Beautiful apartment, fantastic view very well equipped and to quote my wife ‘WARM even without any heating on’. Really enjoyed our week, wish we were still there."
Neil & June Austin
"Had a lovely week here. All the usual Carbis Bay touches...cream tea, pure apple juice and milk in the fridge on arrival....fresh flowers in the bedroom etc. This is the 3rd time I have used this company and they have never failed to make my holiday perfect. Definitely recommend."
"Thank you so much for allowing us and our dog to stay in this lovely apartment. The views are stunning and I could have laid in bed all week starring out to the sea and the beaches of the other side.
All of the little touches (scones and apple juice) made our stay that little bit more special and we really don't want to leave!
We love St Ives even got married here at the Harbour Hotel, 3 years ago so come back often, This stay has been one of our favorites. We will be back at Whistler for sure and Alfie our pug thoroughly enjoyed it, especially his doggy treats! (Thank you)
All the very best, Francesca, David and Alfie.
"Thank you so much for a lovely stay. The apartment is fabulous and views are incredible! We have stayed many times in St Ives and Carbis Bay and this apartment is one of the best locations so far."
Just what we needed - lazy days in St Ives a beautiful spot. The views are spectacular always changing so you don't really head to go out!
However, we enjoyed many walks to the beach with our old dog Toffy who found a new lease of life3 but who is now exhausted. Walks along the coastal path in both directions are a great. A lovely walk along the coast to Lelant setting of where you can get the train back to st ives was a nice thing to do for the day but take a pasty!
Apartment is spotless and has everything you need. The decking out the back was a bonus and a reel sun trap what we enjoyed as well as the dog.
Shame only having a short stay, would of loved to stay longer! Thank you for sharing the weather with us.
"We had the most enjoyable holiday at whistler in st Ives the apartment was the best self catering we have stayed in,we didn't think anything could beat it, it was lovely to be met by Lesley such a nice lady. The apartment is in a wonderful spot with breathtaking views over St Ives."
"We really enjoyed staying at the beautiful Whistler apartment the booking process was quick and simple with plenty of advice available when I needed assistance to ascertain if the property and location was suitable. We found it to be very clean and comfortable on arrival with everything we needed to enjoy our stay. The views from the apartment were fabulous! Thank you to the housekeeper for the warm welcome and we appreciated the little extra touches which included doggie treats, fresh flowers, a beautiful cream tea and supplies for a cuppa which was very thoughtful after a long drive. " Lynn Standen
"We really liked the Whistler property, the views were amazing!! It was a nice comfortable, spacious apartment. Being met by Lesley was nice & to be shown around, plus the food/champagne/flowers were a lovely gesture. The property was spotlessly clean. We needed to adjust the heating time whilst we were there & Lesley had somebody with us within an hour or so. We all really loved the spa bath!!"
Melissa & Chris Noonan
"We had a lovely holiday at Whistler. Everything went well from start to finish, the booking process was very good, excellent communication and very warm welcome from Lesley. The apartment was furnished to a very high standard and immaculate with views to die for. Nice extra touches like the flowers and cream tea. We will be booking with Carbis Bay holidays next year."
Audrey, Michael and Sean
“We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Whistler. The apartment is excellent and very well equipped and comfortable. The views are magnificent. The booking process was very smooth and the car parking ticket was a real bonus. We would thoroughly recommend it to anyone and look forward to another stay ourselves in the not too distant future.”
“Booking process was excellent. Key and parking permit handover on time. Accommodation at the Whistler is excellent; this is our second stay there and will be our future choice of holiday stay. It has everything to make a comfortable stay, high quality furnishings and fittings, fantabulous views and the decking is our bonus when the sun peeks through.”
“The apartment was superb, great location and much closer than first impressions when we arrived from top of the hill, so handy for the town but with wonderful views. Will definitely be back and recommend it was great and weather superb. St Ives is terrific.”
"We had a lovely week in the Whistler apartment, the accommodation was a high standard and we were pleased to be able to bring our dog with us to such a nice apartment. We walked from Penzance to St Ives across the width of Cornwall which was a great walk and not too difficult along St Michael’s Way."
Fabulous apartment! The views are outstanding. Weather great (as normal for St Ives) Thank you Lesley for everything, lovely touches with the dog treats and fresh flowers all over the apartment and house.
See you next year! Jean, Paul & Dog
What a lovely apartment! The views are the best I think I've ever had (been coming to St Ives for the last 50 years!) We loved the location - close to the town and harbour and equally close to Porthmeor. It was also very quiet being lurched away above the town. The apartment was very well equipped, I can't think of anything I missed and it was very warm and cosy, even when the north westerly winds where at their height!!
Thank you Lesley for all you did (even alerting us of traffic problems so we could re-route) We really appreciated the 'goodies' for us and Izzy our dog!
Walk from Lelant - Fantastic! Tate gallery, wonderful now its been refurbished. Art galleries many and full of lovely things to purchase. Loved Porthmere beach cafe and the Digey Deli - so much!
Thank you to all at Carbis Bay Holidays!
Tammy & Stephen
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