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The Sanctuary

St Ives, Cornwall (Ref. 1073846)

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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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37 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Henderson

    “Loved the Sanctuary and its location.”

    Hardly used the car as it was so close to the beach and the town centre. The apartment was clean and well equipped and very comfortable. Ideal for our dog too, we would definitely return.

    Hardly used the car as it was so close to the beach and the town centre. The apartment was clean and well equipped and very comfortable. Ideal for our dog too, we would definitely return.

    - Mrs Henderson, October 2021

Gallinas Point

Gallinas Point Apartments are perched above St Ives town with lovely views across Porthminster Beach and beyond to Godrevy Lighthouse and offer luxury self catering with secure parking.


The property

The Sanctuary has been stylishly refurbished for 2016 giving you the best of both worlds in this relaxing two bedroom apartment with luxurious fittings, and the latest entertainment features. The Sanctuary is just a couple of minutes from Porthminster Beach and the other glorious beaches within the area and a short stroll to the idyllic town of St Ives. With its south facing terrace guests' will find this the perfect place to unwind at any time of the day. This beautiful apartment accepts a well behaved family dog allowing the whole family to enjoy a break away and boasts an allocated parking space next to the apartment. Highlights - The Sanctuary is located in Gallinas Point apartments in St. Ives and is on the ground floor. - Arrival 5pm, departure 9am. - Children welcome. - One small well behaved dog welcome. Regret no smoking. Entertainment - Complimentary wireless internet. - DVD player with selection of DVDs. - 42"LCD TV with full Sky package including Movies to the living area and 20" Toshiba TV with Freeview and integrated DVD player to both bedrooms. - Selection of board games, library of books, O.S. Maps and information on the local area. For Families - Complimentary travel cot and high chair/booster seat available. - We request that guests' provide their own cot bedding. Access - Detailed access statement available on request. For Dogs - Enclosed decked terrace area. - Dog bowls available. - Dog bed supplied within living area. Parking - Guests' are provided with one allocated parking space within gated parking. 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. Living Area Living Area The spacious open plan living, dining and kitchen area has been beautifully refurbished in a coordinated blue and pale grey colour scheme which mirrors the light and colours of St Ives. The curved duck egg sofa provides ample seating for four people and is accompanied by a large matching foot stool and rest. There is a TV 42" HD Plasma TV with Sky HD including Movies, a DVD player and a Playstation 3 to keep you entertained. A selection of board games, books, DVD's and O.S. Maps are available for guests' to use and a Welcome Guide in the apartment provides a wealth of information about St Ives and West Cornwall. You will find pub and restaurant guides as well as recommended walks along the Southwest Coastal Path and the stunning necklace of beaches around the St. Ives area. For those who need to work away from home, wireless broadband is offered throughout The Sanctuary. The spacious living area opens out onto the decked terrace through large French doors, perfect for letting the briny air flood in or enjoying an alfresco drink before dinner or morning coffee. Dining Area The dining area has a stylish glass topped table with four chairs to relax and enjoy a night eating in. If you prefer to dine out, you are rather spoilt for choice with the acclaimed Porthminster Cafe just a short walk away. Other recommended eateries in St Ives are the AA rosette awarded Alba right on the harbour front, or on sunny days try lunch on the terrace at the Loft. Further afield we recommend fine dining at The Old Coastguard in Mousehole and gastropub fare at The Victoria Inn at Perranuthnoe. Kitchen Kitchen The kitchen of The Sanctuary exudes quality with its beautifully fitted units and a raised glass bar area with two bar stools. Sociable and open plan to the living area, it is a pleasure to cook here and create superb dishes with our fine Cornish produce. Guests' should find all the utensils, pots and pans that they could possibly need to prepare a meal in this home from home. As you would expect, there is a microwave, electric hob, oven and dishwasher. Positioned on top of the Corian work surfaces are also a coffee machine, toaster and kettle. There is a separate utility room off the hallway with a washer/ dryer, ironing board and iron. Sleeping Bedroom One with En-Suite This gorgeous room is decorated in shades of teal and brown to compliment the seaside surroundings. Local art adorns the walls and finishes it off perfectly. An LCD TV with Freeview is provided and there is king size bed, dressing table with vanity mirror and stool, bedside tables with matching stylish lamps and fitted wardrobe with mirrored doors. A hairdryer is provided also. Guests' will enjoy plenty of storage space, whether staying for a weekend break or a fortnight! Bedroom Two This bedroom is furnished with two high quality single beds and again has all the storage space one could require, along with an LCD TV with Freeview for guests' to enjoy. As with bedroom one, hotel quality bed linen is provided and a fitted blackout blind ensures a restful sleep to prepare for activities planned for the day ahead. A cot and high chair are available for our younger guests' we do ask however that you provide your own bedding for the travel cot. Bathrooms Bathroom One The main bathroom of The Sanctuary comprises stunning Italian tiling and a striking floor, to compliment the modern white ceramics and chic chrome fittings. Located off the hallway, close to bedroom two, this makes a superb family bathroom with WC, wash basin, towel rail and bath with overhead shower and screen. Bathroom Two The en-suite to bedroom one is fully tiled and boasts the same superb contemporary style. There is a wash basin, WC and shower enclosure with a power shower. Quailty towels are provided for each guest, along with a selection of complimentary White Company toiletries. Outside Terrace The sun-trap decked terrace of The Sanctuary is accessed via sliding patio doors from the living area. A table and four chairs are provided for guests' to enjoy this area both night and day. Two sun loungers are also provided for you to enjoy the sun whilst out of the wind. The tasteful blue LED lighting provides an ambient atmosphere for an evening meal or a drink or two and the sub-tropical planting provides a stunning backdrop for more alfresco dining or simply relaxing with a good novel.


Ground Floor


  • Ground Floor apartment, over one floor, Two bedrooms: 1 x king with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1x twin 1 x Family bathroom with bath and shower-over, wash basin, heated towel rail, and WC, Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area, south facing enclosed decked terrace.
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee machine, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with full Sky package including Movies to lounge, TV with Freeview and integrated DVD player to bedrooms, DVD player with selection of DVDs
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair provided; we request that guests provide their own cot bedding, Off-road barrier parking for one car, south facing enclosed decked terrace, outside furniture including table and chairs
  • Pet friendly, no smoking
  • Shops, beaches, and pubs within a short walk.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Penzance 6 miles.

One of Cornwall's prettiest harbour towns, St Ives offers narrow streets, tight-packed cottages nestling around the quayside, the Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth museum, fabulous beaches, superb shops, a thriving community of artists, great pubs and restaurants and much more. With its semi Bohemian lifestyle and romantic air, it's easy to see why this is the county's premier holiday resort. The surrounding area has much for the visitor to see and do with abundant wildlife, fabulous coastal walks, top quality surfing and the Celtic mysteries of the Land's End Peninsula are all within easy reach. A superb destination!

There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 for this property. Lift access available. Lift access should not be solely relied upon as if not operational due to maintenance / fault you will need to use the stairs.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas