Star Gazy is a fabulous luxury self catering property prestigiously located at The Peninsula Apartments in St Ives Cornwall, offering complimentary spa membership. This stunning seaside holiday home is perfect for families, offering level access, free entry to the Harbour Hotel indoor swimming pool and is ideally situated for short strolls down to the award winning Porthminster beach and picturesque harbour. The beautiful coastal inspired interiors are teamed with one of the best panoramic sea views in St Ives, a flawless combination for an unforgettable Cornish holiday.
Star Gazy - The Peninsula St Ives
When entering this beautiful apartment you are greeted into a spacious hallway with solid walnut flooring, an area for hanging coats and a very useful tidal clock, perfect for those who have plans for bobbing about on the sea.
Upon entering the open plan living area your eyes are immediately drawn to the floor to ceiling double sliding doors which lead out on to your private decked balcony, taking full advantage of the magnificent panoramic sea views across St Ives bay. Sit back on the comfortable two seater sofa or armchairs and enjoy the wall mounted 42” LED television with Sky+ HD including the entertainment package, DVD player, iPod docking station or DAB radio and complimentary WiFi. A beautiful bespoke pebble floor standing lamp and dimmable spot lighting help to create the perfect atmosphere. A bookcase houses a fantastic selection of reading, cook and children’s books, local guides and maps, a selection of DVD’s and a handy pair of binoculars for watching the comings and goings in the bay. Throughout the property you will also discover a beautiful collection of local artwork.
The dining area is conveniently situated between the kitchen and living area, perfect for socialising with those busily preparing in the kitchen. A table and five chairs are provided along with a high chair for younger guests. A sideboard houses a whole host of serving dishes as well as children’s crockery, beakers and cups.
The sleek contemporary kitchen comprises of modern gloss units which provide ample storage, and elegant black granite work tops with splash backs. It is perfectly appointed with an integrated Neff oven/grill, microwave, 4 ring ceramic hob, extractor fan, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. This kitchen is truly a foodies haven with ample crockery, glassware and utensils, Mophy Richards sear and stew slow cooker, hand held blender, herbs, spices and picnic ware. You could even make your very own Star Gazy pie! For coffee lovers, you are sure to enjoy the De Longhi cappuccino and espresso machine.
A large utility room can be found off the entrance hallway where there is ample space for storing beach gear and hanging additional coats. A Neff washer-dryer, iron, ironing board and additional travel cot mattress can also be found within.
If you have dreamt of going on holiday and waking up in the morning to a stunning sea view and the sound of waves crashing on the beach, then this property will make your dreams a reality. This incredible bright and spacious bedroom is carpeted throughout and offers a beautifully dressed king size solid oak bed which looks directly out towards Godrevy lighthouse. You can also slide open the floor to ceiling double doors and walk out on the private balcony.
Furnished with a large built-in double wardrobe with ample hanging and shelf space, oak bedside tables with matching reading lamps, dressing table, vanity mirror, chair and a full length mirror. A complimentary hairdryer is provided for guests use. The master bedroom also benefits from its own fully tiled en-suite shower room with complimentary White Company toiletries.
The second bedroom is also located to the front of the property, taking full advantage of the fabulous sea views. Solid oak twin beds provide a comfortable night’s sleep in this peaceful room and a large built-in double wardrobe offers plentiful hanging and shelf storage. A bedside table with reading lamp, dressing table, vanity mirror, chair, LCD Freeview television with integrated DVD player and a hairdryer are also provided. Carpet is laid throughout, with dimmable spot lighting, a useful option for younger guests. The second bedroom is also conveniently located opposite the family bathroom.
Luxury cotton bed linen is provided in both bedrooms with a selection of high quality towels for each guest.
The spacious main bathroom of Star Gazy is located off the entrance hallway and is tiled with floor and wall porcelain tiles. There is a double end bath with overhead Hansgrohe power shower, WC, large freestanding wash basin, chrome heated towel rail and shaver point. A vanity mirror and Corian ledge both offer ample space for storing toiletries.
The master bedroom en-suite boasts the same superb contemporary style with floor and wall ceramics and comprises a large walk-in shower with Hansgrohe power shower, WC, freestanding wash basin, heated chrome towel rail, shaver point, vanity mirror and a Corian ledge which is useful for placing toiletries.
A selection of high quality towels are provided per person along with complimentary White Company Toiletries.
The large private decked balcony is accessible from both the lounge and master bedroom via the floor to ceiling double sliding doors. Enviably positioned above Porthminster beach to benefit from panoramic sea views across the bay to Gwithian and Godrevy lighthouse and then down to the picturesque harbour and the Island. Sit back and watch the small coastal branch train making its way into St Ives or observe the tennis courts below.
A glass topped rattan table and six matching chairs are provided perfect for alfresco dining or pre-dinner drinks. The balcony is partially covered, ideal for enjoying the view whatever the weather or for doing a spot of Star Gazing.
Guests are provided with one allocated parking space in an underground car park adjacent to the Peninsula apartments. Most guests find that they park the car up and then don’t use it for the rest of their stay as Star Gazy is perfectly located for shops, restaurants, beaches and local attractions, which are all within a five minute walk of this special holiday property.
Please note there is a limited height in the car parking space of 2m 15cm.
Peninsula Apartments are in an enviable position overlooking the world renowned, Blue Flag award winning Porthminster Beach and boast mesmerising maritime views across St Ives Bay to Godrevy lighthouse, a local landmark made famous by Virginia Woolf’s novel ‘To the Lighthouse’. Perfectly located to enjoy the delights of St Ives town and its picturesque harbour which are only a short stroll away, these frontline coastal apartments have been furnished to an extremely high standard and are sure to be popular with guests who wish to enjoy the luxury, location and panoramic views which they have to offer.
Around every corner of the quirky cobbled streets of St Ives, you will be delighted with the selection of unique shops, galleries and cafes. Famous for being an art mecca, there is a fantastic selection of galleries and museums to be explored, including the Tate St Ives, Barbara Hepworth Museum and Leach Pottery. The Blue Flag beaches of St Ives are close by, offering a variety of water sports, Porthmeor being favourite for its surfing. The Wharf and harbour area offers a variety of fine dining restaurants, taste the difference - locally caught fish and shellfish as well as other locally grown produce. The award winning Porthminster Beach Cafe is just a short stroll down the hill from the apartments, as is the railway station, where guests can enjoy perhaps one of the most scenic rail journeys in the UK, along the Cornish coastline.
To view the location with Google Streetmap - click here. Note: this is before the new development was built.
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 our stay at Star Gazy apartment in the Peninsula, it was great to have access to the pool and gym at the Harbor Hotel and lovely to wake up every morning with a great view of the sea and Porthminster Beach. Everythingy was a very high standard and well stocked with everything you could need for a week away. We also liked the nice touch of the welcome pack with cream tea and Healey’s apple juice. We would highly recommend Alfresco restaurant in St Ives and also Seagrass and Alba, we also enjoyed a lovely Cream Tea at the Beachcomber Café by the Harbour and a good breakfast at the Yellow Canary Café on the main shopping street. We took the train to Lelant Halt one day and walked the coastal path back which was very picturesque and we also enjoyed the coastal walk around Cadgwith not far from Lizard. For days out we liked St Michael’s Mount which is great for photos and the Cornish Seal Sanctuary. We would also recommend the pitch and put course in Hayle when the weather is nice."H. Curley
"We we very impressed with Stargazy. The pictures looked great on your website but even they didn't do it justice. The views over the beach and towards the harbour were spectacular. It was spotless, everything was a really high standard and every little detail had been considered. All the info I could possibly need was in the folders and all the appliance switches were clearly labelled. We especially enjoyed the clotted cream scones and fruit juice which were waiting for us on arrival! The beds were really comfortable and the apartment was lovely and warm. We enjoyed splat paint a pot when it was raining and had a nice walk to Carbis Bay for an ice cream when it was a little warmer. We especially enjoyed our visit to St Michaels Mount. Everywhere we ate was delicious. We had a lovely lunch at the toastie bar near the harbour and also at the portminster beach cafe. We also enjoyed lovely evening meals and a great view at the Pedn Olva, the lifeboat inn and the sloop inn. We also enjoyed having a swim with the kids in the hotel pool. We had a really super time and loved staying in such a beautiful apartment. "T.&D. Perry
"Star Gazy was spotless, warm, beautifully decorated, what we appreciated was the quality of everything – such as the beautiful glass coasters. It felt like a great deal of care and thought had gone into furnishing and accessorising the apartment. By far the best place we found to eat was The Beach at Sennen Cove. Views and food to die for. We went to a KidsRUs production, which was great fun and showcased the talents of local youngsters. We would certainly go to anything they are putting on if we visit again. Although the weather was gloriously sunny, the wind was wicked, but you can’t beat walking on Porthminster Beach followed by a hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows at the beach cafe while the feeling is coming back to the face! Pottering around St Ives was a joy."S. Vesey
Star Gazy's standard of accommodation was excellent – extremely well appointed and pretty much everything you wanted. We visited Heartlands in Pool which we thought was a really interesting place, especially if you were interested in Cornwall’s mining heritage. We used the complementary ticket and visited the Tate and Barbara Hepworth’s studio, was very impressed – would go again. Another must is a trip on the St Ives branch line into Penzance – the views from the train are fantastic. As for restaurants, we thoroughly enjoyed the Sea Food Café in Fore Street and visited twice during our stay. An early evening drink outside the Sloop is always good – it was just about warm enough to sit outside in early February! "N. Stocker
"We had a great time in St Ives, Star Gazy exceeded our expectations and we had some fantastic food at the Porthminster Cafe and the Seafood Cafe being particular highlights. We did love our stay, if I had to write all the positives I am sure I would go over the 100 mark."M Horsman