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About Artists Harbour
In light of the COVID-19 virus, we want to reassure you that this St Ives self-catering property is disinfected (hard surfaces and soft furnishings) after each guest stay. Please note that until we can resume normal service, check in time is 5.30pm and check out is 9am. Being just 50m from the soft sand and clear blue sea of St Ives harbour beach, Artists Harbour is a luxury holiday home by-the-beach for couples or families. Staying at Artists Harbour will give you sea views, close proximity to the beaches of St Ives and all the shops and restaurants too, parking for one car and you are also welcome to bring along your dog! It has 3 boutique style bedrooms with the master super king bedroom having an ensuite shower room and the bunk room having an ensuite loo and washbasin. The lower floor super king size bedroom is on the same floor as the bathroom that has a bath with shower over. This exciting home is set over 4 floors and, as you get to the top floor, the views become more panoramic and the light divinely unique. You enter the house on the first floor as granite steps lead up from Victoria Place. Enter into the kitchen and dining room adorned with original artwork, stripped wooden floors and calming colours to soothe you into the coastal holiday mood.
There are stairs that lead down to the ground floor super king bedroom (which can be split into twin beds) and the bathroom. There is also a backdoor entrance where sandy bodies can be washed down outside before bringing the beach indoors!
The staircase leads up to the second floor living room and this is where the views of the harbour become clearer and evermore inviting. The living room is decorated to compliment the age and character of the house but invite the coastal colours in; offering a restful and comfortable area to kick back, relax and listen to the sounds of St Ives harbour as it passes by. On this same floor, there is the bunk room with its own ensuite wash basin and loo.
Finally, you ascend to the top floor super king size bedroom that is so dreamy! Sink into the bed and just drift away with the simply beautiful views beyond your bedroom window. It has its own ensuite shower room and with all the bedrooms and bathrooms, bed linen is provided along with fluffy white towels.
If surfing is your thing, Porthmeor beach is just a few minutes' walk away so don your wetsuit, grab your board and within minutes you will be catching your first wave. If watching your loved ones surf is the better option then Porthmeor beach café is the ideal place to sit and take in the views over a superb cup of coffee with a slab of cake or perhaps something chilled with olives! St Ives harbour is literally moments from Artists Harbour so the choice of shops, restaurants, galleries and delis are all within easy reach. A 5 minute stroll past the Lifeboat Station takes you towards the cool, calm waters of Porthminster beach where little ones can safely paddle in the sheltered clear blue sea. You can try your hand at kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding from Porthminster beach as the sea is mostly super serene. If you feel peckish on that side of town, you also have Porthminster beach café offering good coffee, cool drinks and ice-cream!
The parking for Artists Harbour is at St Ives Rugby Club with generous spaces so large vehicles is no problem at all! You can pull up (if there is room and someone stays with the car) on Island Square, unload your bags and then park your car. Life made easy!
Sep 06 2020
Orange roofs were tremendously helpful from beginning to end from directions and instructions to restaurant recommendations. Instructions for arrival and departure were detailed and made our experience easy. Parking is difficult in at ives but, again, orange roofs did all they could to make this as easy as possible offering the owners space nearby and a space at the rugby club. We used the latter, quite a walk away but we didn't need a car at all from the beginning to the end of the holiday because at ives has all you need and so we just forgot about the car. The house itself is located just off the harbour so perfect for access to shops, restaurants, beaches and activities. It is dog friendly so perfect for us and our working cocker spaniel. If you find walking difficult it is quite a hill with luggage and up a couple of flights but that's st ives generally and it didn't deter us at all. The height gives you the fabulous views from the second and third floor over the harbour. So it's well worth it. The house is well stocked with everything you need and has lovely fresh white linen plus we had a small starter pack with milk, bread, eggs etc. The basics but a good start for the first mornings breakfast. The only negative comment (and I'm being a bit picky here) is that the blinds could do with a repair/changing as they are a little tired but I guess that's constant sea air for you. We went at the end of the season so the whole house would have had a full season of visitors and use. All in all would throughly recommend the property and orange roofs as a company to book with. We will certainly be back! Emma