If you stumble upon this gorgeous apartment, you will indeed be fortunate and perhaps appreciate the owners' choice of name as well as the attention to detail they have given this apartment. Serendipity is a beautifully furnished ground floor apartment just a short walk away from the galleries, restaurants, beaches and shops of St. Ives. With secure parking, you may enjoy a car-free holiday, St. Ives has so much to offer its visitors, the railway station is just down the hill as is the beautiful child friendly Porthminster beach and it's renowned Beach Cafe.
A grey fabric suite and easy chair beautifully co-ordinates with the décor in the living area which is open plan to the kitchen. There is a 37" LCD TV with Sky family package, Blu-ray DVD player, iPod dock and Nintendo Wii which will keep all the family entertained, whatever the weather. A selection of books, board games and DVD's are also available
A welcome manual in the apartment provides a wealth of information about St. Ives and West Cornwall. Explore this gorgeous coastline via the southwest coastal path which stretches in both directions from St. Ives, taking in the rugged coastline westwards to Zennor or towards the wonderful beaches of Carbis Bay and Porthkidney Sands. For the less energetic, one of the most scenic rail journeys in the UK can be enjoyed travelling from Porthminster station to St Erth.
You will of course be tempted to sample one or many of the excellent restaurants in St Ives town however, there is a separate dining room which comfortably seats four people for you to enjoy the wonderful meals that you can prepare in your designer kitchen or from the many establishments who will deliver readymade meals.
If you prefer to dine out, then the award winning Porthminster Cafe is just a short walk away. One of the best beach cafés in Cornwall, and a favourite of our guests,' this is not to be missed. Other recommended restaurants in St. Ives are the Seafood Cafe, St Andrew's Bistro, Blas Burgerworks and The AA rosette awarded Alba on the harbour front. Further afield why not try a leisurely breakfast at Godrevy Cafe in Gwithian or Jamie Oliver's "Fifteen" at Watergate Bay?
The kitchen of Serendipity is open plan so budding chefs will not feel isolated from their fellow guests. Finished with 'Neff' appliances and high gloss grey units, there is a microwave, electric hob, oven and dishwasher. The owners have provided all the modern gadgets and kitchen implements that one would expect from a 5 star self catering apartment, including a coffee machine, toaster and kettle. Guests can perch on a couple of retro bar stools at the breakfast bar.
There is a separate utility room off the hallway with a washer/dryer, ironing board and iron.
Bedroom One with En-suite
Bedroom one of Serendipity is beautifully furnished and has a luxurious king size bed, large wardrobe, two bedside tables with lamps and a chest of drawers. Guests' will have plenty of storage space for their stay in this gorgeous self-catering apartment. For those who wish to relax in bed and watch TV, a 22" LCD TV is provided, if you do feel the need to get up early there is also a Sony Ipod dock and alarm clock.
This bedroom has a fabulous en-suite with the latest sanitary-ware, heated towel rail and walk-in shower. High quality bed linen is provided and a cot and high chair are provided for younger guests. We do ask that you provide your own bedding for the travel cot.
Bedroom two is located close to the main bathroom and is fitted with twin beds, a bedside table, wardrobes and drawers providing plenty of storage for guests visiting at any time of the year. There is a 19" LCD TV for those lazy mornings.
The main bathroom is adjacent to bedroom two off the hallway. This room exudes contemporary pizazz with stunning mocha tiles, white Italian-style sanitary-ware and sleek chrome fittings. There is a WC, sink, bath with overhead shower and screen, and a chrome ladder towel rail. This fabulous bathroom will enable you to relax and enjoy the luxury you desire, especially after a long, hot sunny day on the beach or springtime walk along the cliff.
The en-suite to bedroom one is also fully tiled with those same beautiful mocha tiles. The sanitary-ware is white Italian-style and the fittings are again in chrome. There is a WC, sink, and shower enclosure with power shower.
A selection of luxurious towels is provided for each guest.
The large glass doors from the living area open onto a delightful decked terrace furnished with rattan table, sofa and two chairs. The south facing patio forms a wonderful extension to the living area, where guests' can enjoy a morning breakfast, leisurely lunch or an evening tipple
Guests' are provided with one allocated parking space behind secure gates. You may find that you choose not to use your car during your stay as there is just so much to see and do within walking distance of this luxury apartment. It is in such a great location - Porthminster Beach is just five minutes walk away and there are further beaches, shops and art galleries within striking distance.
Gallinas Point Apartments are perched above St Ives town with lovely views across Porthminster Beach and beyond to Godrevy Lighthouse. This spectacular development offers some of the most prestigious self catering properties in St Ives. Fitted and furnished to an extremely high standard they offer five star self catering for the discerning visitor to Cornwall. Allocated parking is provided behind secure car barriers, with just 5 minutes stroll to town. Gallinas Point exudes quality from its design to the carefully planned tropical gardens.
Gallinas Point Apartments are only a short walk away from the bustle of St Ives town. The quirky cobbled streets with shops and art galleries offer retail therapy Cornish style, slow and relaxed. The renowned Blue Flag beaches of St Ives are on your doorstep, the working harbour offers constant entertainment. Looking for fine dining? The Good Food Guide award winning Porthminster Beach Cafe is a short stroll from Gallinas Point. These luxury St Ives holiday apartments at Gallinas Point are managed and marketed by Carbis Bay Holidays.
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March 2013 – Renovation work has commenced on a building adjacent to Gallinas Point Apartments. Scaffolding has been erected and extends across the road to the gable wall of Gallinas Point. Although access cannot be gained across the scaffolding to the apartments, privacy may be compromised in the external areas of apartments Serendipity, Kara and The Penthouse, along with the kitchen side window of Kara and The Penthouse. The roof and chimneys are being taken down from the building and we are advised the scaffolding will then be removed and reinstalled later in the year. We will continue to monitor the works and will up-date the website with any changes as soon as we are aware.
June 2013 – Works continue on the building with most work taking place to the seward side of the building. Steel work is now going into support the roof.
Read more about St Ives, the beaches, restaurants and pubs, galleries, shops, walks, things to see and do.
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 micro climate. You can enjoy year round holidays with plenty to see and do. The beaches of St Ives and Carbis Bay provide fine golden sand with 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.
Wandering through the cobbled streets of this ancient fishing port you'll soon see why this Cornish gem is a thriving hub for artists and art lovers alike. There's way too much to see in one day with so many artist's studios, galleries and craft workshops to explore. Staying with Carbis Bay Holidays in St. Ives, you will be in walking distance of all that St. Ives has to offer including the stunning golden beaches of Porthmeor and Porthminster.
"We very much enjoyed staying at serendipity tucked away in the corner.The apartment was yet again was immaculate,and comfy. The new coffee machine was great we went and bought one yesterday ! "C. & T. Strickland
"We had a super week in Serendipity. It exceeded our expectations, the apartment was very well equipped, very clean and ideally situated. We loved the outside seating area and used it lots. We went to St Michael's Mount.....but the tide was in, the sea quite rough and consequently the island almost deserted so just how we like things, also The Eden Project, one of the main reasons that we visited Cornwall and well worth it. Walking out from the apartment was easy; Carbis Bay an easy stroll and the coastal path towards Zennor gave amazing views. The apartment is also extremely well placed for the bus and train station. St Ives was fab. We loved it."S. Buckley
"We thought Serendipity was very comfortable, extremely clean, beautifully furnished and having the car parking space was invaluable. The location was great for getting to the town and beach."A. Brown
"We have visited St Ives several times as we love it there and usually stay in bed and breakfast, but thiis year having a young baby we wanted something more like 'home from home'. And Serendipity did not disappoint at all. As well as being totally spotless it had everything you could need. Seafood Cafe and Ocean Grill have always been favourites of ours. The walk along to Lelant is also worth doing and then treating yourself to a nice lunch and drink in the Badger Inn there. With having our daughter, this time we actually took the train along to Lelant which again is great and very regular. "J. Bottrill
"The apartment 'Serendipity' was first class throughout, with an excellent specification and location. The beds,linen and pillows, towels and all equipment were all of a very good quality. The cleaning was immaculate and everything was in first rate condition."M. Palmby
"We had a lovely holiday in a fantastic apartment! It really is ideally positioned and is equipped to a really high standard with everything you could need and more!"P. Hodgson
"We thought Serendipity was excellent, extremely comfortable and superbly equipped. We loved having our breakfast sitting outside in the extremely well designed and well sheltered 'patio'. It is fairly rare to be able to eat breakfast outside in this country in October. Everything was very well planned and suited me well (I have difficulties in walking and use two sticks.) In terms of restaurants, we would certainly recommend 'The Captain's Table' at the Sloop Inn. My husband particularly enjoyed the guided walk around St Ives which focussed on local artists."P. Evallins
"Thank you for an excellent stay in Serendipity. The apartment is extremely well furnished and kitted out, making our stay very comfortable - I particularly enjoyed the terrace, and my son loved the high tech equipment! We all loved the location (despite the uphill climb home) and we didn't use the car once, just enjoyed being in St Ives. We will have to come again to visit all the places we missed this year."L. Pugh
"We were more than impressed by the standard of accomodation at Serendipity, it was immaculate, furnished beautifully and equipped to an extremely high standard. It was a perfect base for our holiday and I will definately be recommending it to family and friends. The scenery was breath taking. We can also recommend the art walking tour, in St Ives, we ate out at the Portminster Beach Cafe and the Union Pub, in the town. "R.Hodgson
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