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About Porthia Penthouse
If you’re looking for luxury in St Ives, Porthia Penthouse, a self-catering holiday apartment with complimentary access to a pool, spa and gym at St Ives Harbour & Spa (Please note that the St Ives Harbour Spa will be closed from 08/01/24 - 28/01/24 for refurbishment work), will excel those expectations! It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and is part of a large building that has been lovingly restored to make the Chy An Porth apartments. Chy An Porth means Home by the Bay which is apt given the apartment faces the splendid St Ives Bay. This apartment is at the top of the building so you can just imagine the views (and how fit you get walking up the 3.5 flights of stairs to get to it!). The parking for the apartment is directly attached to the building so all you need to do is park up and walk to the very top! Believe us, it is absolutely worth it and once off-loaded of luggage, you won’t regret it, gazing across the views from your private balcony with your favourite tipple in hand.
Once inside the front door, walk along the hall to the main room of the apartment and you will love the open-plan nature of the room incorporating the kitchen and dining area off the living area. The kitchen is very well equipped for a family holiday with NEFF integrated appliances such as an oven, hob, grill, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. There is also a chilled drinks fridge as well as a Nescafe Gusto coffee maker to start and finish your days just perfectly. We are sure that what you will love most about this room are the views!
There is entertainment for the whole family with board games and some children's toys and, for the gamer warriors, there is an Xbox Series S Console so you can log in and play your favourite games. There is SKY HD with cinema package so for cosy evenings in or wet days, you are spoilt for choice given Netflix is provided for you too.
There are two bedrooms in the apartment, each can either be a twin configuration of 3ft single beds or super king in width (it is 6'3" long). The default will always be a twin room and super king room in the master bedroom but we are happy to configure the rooms to suit your needs. Please note, there is a chair in the master bedroom that becomes a bed suitable for a child only. There is also a travel cot at the apartment for an infant. The use of the chair-bed is by enquiry only so please do let us know if this is required at the point of booking. The main bedroom has an en suite shower room with wash basin and WC and two Velux windows with black-out blinds to allow the summer breeze through on warm days. The twin bedroom has one Velux with a black-out blind and both bedrooms have LG TVs where Netflix is available on both. There is ample hanging and drawer space in both bedrooms for the family holiday. The family bathroom has a bath with a shower, a wash basin and WC. There is a utility cupboard in the hallway that houses the washer/ dryer as well as the boiler that fires the gas central heating. You will find a high chair in the apartment as well as a travel cot and changing mat so no need to pack these for your stay.
The nearest beach to Porthia Penthouse is Porthminster beach which can be reached quickly via a footpath almost opposite the apartment which takes you down towards the palm trees and the pull of the inviting sea. There is a café on the beach serving food and drink during the summer season and there is also the bistro café called Porthminster Beach Café serving delicious seafood and suppers with an outstandingly beautiful backdrop of the sea. The other beaches of St Ives are all within a 10 to 15-minute walk of the apartment with the furthest being Porthmeor beach on the west side of the town. The harbour front and town centre are easily reached on foot but if you don't fancy the walk back up the hill after a delicious meal, local taxi firms are more than happy to pop you back for the short journey home.
St Ives offers so much for its visitors from its beaches, beach cafes serving gastro delights, water sports, boat trips, great eateries for any time of the day, traditional pubs, fudge and ice cream parlours, independent shops and an exquisite choice of galleries and craft workshops. The Tate St Ives is perched above Porthmeor beach and what a way to spend a few hours mooching around their amazing gallery space followed by lunch on their top floor restaurant with breathtaking views and then onto the beach for a snooze!
Having parking on your doorstep allows you to have the freedom to explore the rest of West Cornwall easily. We recommend going to the far West and soaking up the views from Land's End and Porthcurno and then travelling around to Lamorna, Mousehole and then into Marazion and St Michael's Mount. Stop off at Newlyn to buy your fresh fish for dinner before heading home! If you would like more ideas for places to visit, check out our local Area Guides for suggestions too.
Finally, the owners of Porthia Penthouse provide four day passes to St Ives Harbour & Spa Hotel which is just across the road from the apartment. These day passes allow four people per day to visit the swimming pool and gym. We advise all guests who book the apartment to book swim sessions in advance of their holiday to avoid disappointment. Also, don't forget to book any beauty or massage treatments well in advance of your holiday at the Spa too - go on, spoil yourselves! If you want to visit with an extra adult or child, there is an additional charge per session. Please contact the Hotel & Spa directly to enquire about list prices, additional passes and booking swim sessions.
Please note, due to the penthouse apartment being on the top floor, we do not recommend it to anyone who struggles to walk stairs.
To re-cap, Porthia Penthouse is a luxury St Ives holiday apartment with exceptional sea views, a private balcony and parking for one car on-site. Once inside the apartment, it is family-friendly but there are many steps to walk up to reach the apartment (steps from the parking bay and then 3.5 flights of internal steps) so may not suit those with walking difficulties. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms; one super king bedroom with an en-suite shower room and a twin bedroom (that can also be configured as super king). There is a single chair in the master bedroom that becomes a small bed (perfect for a small child) so the apartment can accommodate 2 adults and potentially 3 children. If the chair is required, please make us aware at the point of enquiry or booking. The family bathroom has a bath with a shower, WC and wash basin.
Nov 17 2023
Oh my god. This place. It is absolutely a 100 out of 10. Right from the street to the apartment. Beautiful location central to transportation (st Ives train abs buses). The walk into the apartment is secured and at night the lights automatically turn on at your approach and guide you to your apartment. As soon as I opened the door I knew I made the best decision to choose this apartment. Everything was state of the art. From the floors to the appliances to the furniture. The decorations were modern yet very artistic that do justice to the beauty of st Ives. The views..to die for!!! The view from a private balcony..elevated and unobstructed views of porthminster beach..I couldn't wait to wake up and feast my eyes on that. Everyday!! From the living room, the dining room, the kitchen and even the bedroom. The bathrooms were beautiful. The walk in rain shower in the master and the tub in the guest. This place does not lack anything! Beautiful, clean, artistic and pretty much had everything a person traveling would need. No musky smells. Beautiful and comfortable furniture as well as beds. I didn't have any problems with the heating. All the rooms had a tower fan as I requested. The orange roof staff were extremely professional and checked on me during my stay for comfort. There was even a beautiful welcome gift with my name on it. I can't say enough how much I loved my stay there. Everything was beyond perfect. Oh and did I mention ..a full entertainment system?? And in the bedrooms. There were even dishes for children and toys for the little ones to play in the sand with. Like I said..this place did not leave a thing out!! And the owner rental Lucy is absolutely wonderful. Kept in touch with me before, during and after my stay. I will 100 percent be staying here and only here again when in st Ives. Thank you Lucy and orange roof for my dream rental.
Oct 28 2023
What a wonderful home! We were blown away by the attention to detail and equipment provided, especially for children! We will absolutely be returning! It is very clear that this is a much loved property, by its' owner, and we can understand why! We have been coming to St Ives every year for the last 13 years and Porthia Penthouse has the best coastal view we've ever seen! We loved going for a swim at HarSpa and Harbour View House, down the road, is our new favourite jaunt for brunch and drinks.
Oct 21 2023
Absolutely loved the apartment nothing could improve it amazing views very comfortable home from home and just a short 10min walk to town thankyou orange roofs had a great holiday
Kim and Steve Houghton 07 Oct 23 -14 Oct 23
Oct 14 2023
We really enjoyed our stay here at the Porthia Penthouse.
People say this in reviews, but the apartment was fantastic. The
bed was comfortable the pillows soft.I say this as our experiences
after this stay wasn't so good. The kitchen was very well equipped
and the washer was tops. We have been in many apartments in our
time and this is definitely the best we have been to. What I most
like is the attention to detail. The whole family is considered
here. We travel as a couple but there are plenty of toys and games
and beach things to keep the children happy. What I expect from an
apartment first-and foremost is cleanliness. This sets me up for a
good holiday. This apartment does not disappoint on any level. I
have in the past cleaned apartments before use. Not here. It's
beautiful and a credit to the owners as well as the management at
OrangeRoofs. We knew before we arrived the apartment would be of
high standards with your communication and fully comprehensive
instructions on how to enter and use the apartment. Lastly I would
like to say what impressed me most is the quality of furniture and
fittings and most of all the crockery and cutlery. If that was not
enough we had the extra benefit of using the spa across the Road.
We both really enjoyed this treat. I would definitely stop here
again and use apartment managed by Orangeroofs .
Thank you to both
Kim and Steve from the North of England.
Oct 07 2023
Porthia Penthouse was a great place to stay in St Ives with generous, comfortable, well thought out accommodation and tremendous views of Porthminster Beach. Conveniently situated for all the facilities in St Ives and a parking space outside for trips further afield.
Ross and Jackie Maynard
Sep 29 2023
Stayed in St Ives many times but first time at Porthia
Penthouse. The property is on the third floor so has a wonderful
view from the balcony, so worth the climb.
The apartment is very comfortable and has everything you need for your stay. There is a parking space outside the property and it is just a short walk down into town.
We had a wonderful stay and will definitely return.
Sep 22 2023
We recently stayed at this property and had a great time.
The property was clean, modern and had everything we needed. We had
clear instructions for getting to the property, parking and getting
into the building. AS others have said there's a few flights of
stairs but the views from the property are worth it.
The kitchen had everything you needed and instructions for using everything were clear.
The beach and train station are a few minutes walk away whilst the harbour is maybe a 10 minute walk.
We used the spa and swimming pool passes which were a great addition when it was raining, it was about a 2 minute walk to get there.
Overall a great stay and we would love to return
Aug 19 2023
Porthia penthouse is amazing you won't be disappointed! The view from the penthouse is incredible and definitely worth the walk up the steps to the apartment. It really does have everything you need for your stay and is really well equipped with everything to a high end specification. My 6 year old loved the x-box and now has one on his birthday list, he also enjoyed some of his favourite tv shows on Netflix. The beds are really comfortable and we loved the blackout blinds in each bedroom. The location of the apartment for us was perfect just a 5 minute walk down the hill to the harbour and Porthminster Beach and your own designated parking spot at the front. Do not hesitate to book the apartment, you won't be disappointed. We rarely book the same place twice but for this apartment I think we will make an exception.
May 29 2023
Absolutely incredible apartment, we've stayed here a few times and it's definitely one of the best places we have stayed in St Ives. If you're looking for the best view and location with off street parking, the comfiest beds, gorgeous style, well equipped kitchen and spotlessly clean holiday home then look no further. Porthia Penthouse is perfect in every way.
May 15 2023
An absolutely stunning apartment. Beautifully presented. Gorgeous views. We will definitely be back. Thank you so much.
Apr 25 2023
Excellent accommodation - 5 star service all round!
Feb 02 2023
Excellent accommodation & Orange Roof gave a fabulous service. I would definitely book with them again.
Nov 17 2022
As a frequent visitor to St ives , our first stay at Porthia. As long as you understand the that there are flights of stairs the penthouse is really lovely and absolutely worth it . Amazing views, every home comfort and high end kitchen accessories. We were extremely comfortable and parking outside is the icing on the cake for us having used many different properties in St Ives. The owners had thought of every home comfort and we were extremely impressed. Thank you Orange Roofs once again for being great in all aspects.
Oct 03 2022
Porthia Penthouse has literally everything you could possibly need whilst on holiday, we have never stayed anywhere as well equipped. The views from the lounge and patio are simply stunning and well worth the climb to the top floor. My only criticism is the scales in the bathroom, I really don't want to know how much weight I've put on whilst on holiday!
Aug 28 2022
Just wow! We didn't want to leave! Porthia Penthouse is incredible. We are a family of 4 (2 children aged 6 and 10yrs) and have just had the most wonderful holiday. The penthouse has the most breath taking views, is in the best location to access all that St Ives has to offer (especially the wonderful Porthminster beach which is across the road) and is the best equipped apartment we have ever stayed in! As soon as you walk through the front door you'll feel like you've stepped into paradise! It just ticks all the boxes and with the added bonus of a parking space right outside the front door, you can't beat it! I have already looked at availability for next year! We will definitely be booking for 2023.
Alex and Maria
Jul 10 2022
My family and I stayed at the Porthia Penthouse in May for our first trip to St. Ives. The property is easy to get to, and parking is right outside. The instructions provided for checking in, parking, etc, were straight forward. Once we made our way to the penthouse (there is quite a bit of stairs if you are bringing a lot of heavy baggage), we noticed that the unit was exactly as it is depicted in the photos, which is stunning. It was very clean, well maintained, and really new. The views from the dining area and the balcony were amazing. The master bedroom was very spacious, and the second bedroom was spacious as well. The kitchen was extremely well equipped and organized. The washer/dryer was pretty new and did not have any mold (something I look for to see how well things are maintained). I think the best way to describe the property is that the owners built it and organized it as if they were going to live there full time and in luxury. The location was amazing. It is literally across the street (and down some stairs) from Porthminster Beach. It is also a short walk to the town centre. We messaged the host on IG during the stay and they gave us a lot of good recommendations for restaurants and sites to see. Our experience staying at the Porthia Penthouse made us want to come back to St. Ives again, and only if we get to stay there again.
Jun 26 2022
We had the most wonderful stay at the apartment. Fantastic views, home from home comforts, swimming pool access was a bonus, great location for town and parking! What more could we want. Will definitely be coming back next year. Thank you
May 10 2022
We had a fantastic time staying at Porthia Penthouse. The apartment is beautifully decorated and comes equipped with everything you need. The view from the balcony is spectacular. The beds are extremely comfortable and there are SmartTVs in the lounge and both bedrooms (which saves arguments over what to watch!). There is a parking space right outside and the apartment is well situated in St Ives. It overlooks the beach and is only a short walk into town. The Harbour Spa Hotel is on the same street and the apartment comes with two guest passes. We had such a nice time it was hard to leave!
Dec 18 2021
I have stayed here twice now in the last year and can say I will be booking again very soon - if your looking for an amazing place to stay with a view of perfection then this is the place to stay. The view from the balcony at the porthia penthouse is amazing and the place itself is perfect for anyone wanting to stay in St Ives. Orange Roofs make booking so simple, easy and hassle free I would suggest that you book with orange roofs. Having used other places I would put this at the top of your list.
Dec 14 2021
This place is so uniquely wonderful, we have stayed in so many places over the years and there has always been a comprise but from the first moment we walked through the door it was perfect. The owner of the apartment clearly pays close attention to detail making it a home from home. The Christmas tree had little chocolates hanging from each branch and even the decorations felt like a touch of luxury. The kitchen is heaven for a cook with every utensil, pot and pan you could ever imagine. Not to mention the stunning coastal views out of every window as you place the food on the table. The Porthia Penthouse has a lovely balcony, perfect for a couple to rest and look out at the white sandy beach whilst the kids are sleeping. We spent many a night looking out at the ocean with a glass of wine and cornish fudge (or two!). Facilities at the apartment are perfect for a couple or family, two modern, clean and very well presented bathrooms and bedrooms. We found a cupboard in the hall with an ironing board and washer/dryer which with a 8 month old baby really saved us - more than once! We cant wait until our next break from work when we can come back and explore more of St Ives and the surrounding bays. Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience
Oct 23 2021
I booked this stunning apartment due to the location and the amazing view. On arrival the apartment looked great so clean and ready for me to start my holiday. The apartment has everything you could ever wish for. The apartment is so spacious and the kitchen is amazing. Orange roofs were amazing with the app and ensuring my holiday went as planned. There is no other company I would want to book with now and no other apartment I would stay in. I will be back very very soon to stay in this great apartment.
Oct 17 2021
Couldn't ask for more on cleanliness, views are amazing…. The owners have thought of everything needed to make your stay really enjoyable… bed was so comfy also, good size parking space too. We will definitely be booking to stay again.
Sep 25 2021
What an amazing apartment. We had a fantastic stay here. This is around fifteenth apartment we've stayed in at St Ives and it would rank among the best. Everything you'd ever need is provided. Lots of storage, lovely layout and great location with parking. And of course, can't forget the amazing views. The stairs aren't for the faint hearted but at that exercise just gives an excuse to eat more lovely St Ives food!
Oct 17 2021
The apartment was immaculate and had everything you could wish for. The large patio doors created a picture window that made you feel as though you were outside with the view, without having to actually go outside in the cold night air.
Sep 25 2021
We spent a week in this wonderful apartment with our two young daughters. First of all, the location couldn't be better - beautiful view right over Porthminster Beach where we could choose to go for a quick dip or a whole day (it is that close). It's the perfect location in St Ives as you can walk to the main harbour in a few minutes, yet you're not staying right in the middle of the hustle and bustle. The apartment itself was beautifully presented with charming seaside colours, all framing the views of the sea. There is everything you could possibly need in the flat - right down to the specialist cooking equipment (and the prettiest mugs for your morning tea!) and even some beach toys for the children. Booking was also very easy, and the place was spotless (really important to us, especially in Covid times). We would definitely visit again and wholeheartedly recommend the Porthia Penthouse to everyone.
Sep 18 2021
We've been coming to St Ives for many years, always high end properties, but have never booked through Orange Roofs, I found Porthia Penthouse on their website. The apt was beautiful, really well equiped and the balcony/view was superb. All is of a good quality , decor well thought out and cleaning stuff was provided. Interesting how many places don't leave anything at all. Instructions on the app for property info, arrival/departure were comprehensive and efficient. Would def book the property and Orange Roofs again. It was just what we needed after a truly awful year.
Aug 03 2021
We recently had the pleasure of being the first guests of Porthia Penthouse and it definitely didn't disappoint. Before our arrival we were given all the information you would need and the agency kindly let us know once the housekeeper had been, so we checked into the apartment earlier than 5pm which was wonderful. The apartment was extremely high specification, extremely clean and brand new furniture/TVs/amenities - there was even cake tins if you fancied making a cake! The location of the property was ideal for us with a 5 minute short walk into St Ives town and overlooking our favourite Porthminster Beach. The wow factor of the property was definitely the view from the lounge and balcony overlooking the crystal Cornish waters of Porthminster - making us want to stay in most evenings and enjoy soaking up the views from the property rather than queue for restaurants around the harbour! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend Porthia Penthouse to friends and family - thank you and I'm sure we will be back again soon!