Chapel Watch

A well-appointed and centrally located St Ives apartment, Chapel Watch is a great base to dip in and out of all the town has to offer.

At a glance

Beds 2
Sleep 4
Baths 1
Dog Friendly

About Chapel Watch

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 5pm and check out is 9am. Chapel Watch is just 200 yards from Porthmeor or Porthgwidden beach, this top floor two-bedroom apartment is part of the extensively renovated Rockcliff Court building and comes with parking so is quite possibly the most perfect base to spend a St Ives ‘break away from it all’ or one of your main holidays of the year. You are just a few minutes’ walk from St Ives harbour where the majority of shops branch off onto Fore Street and where you will find alfresco dining along the harbour front plus a selection of cocktail bars and your good ol’ traditional Cornish pubs. The Tate Gallery is 5 minutes’ walk away either across Porthmeor beach or along Back Road West and your nearest corner shop which sells foil to fine Cornish ales and ciders, Norway Stores, is just a 2 minutes’ walk at most.

Chapel Watch has been finished with a keen eye for good solid furniture, comfort and a home from home feel along with some lovely pieces of artwork, fluffy towels and bed linen you can't wait to snuggle down into. In the master bedroom, you have a double bed, built in wardrobes with plenty of storage and hanging space and a TV. The twin bedroom has two single beds and across the hallway is the shower room with its large wash basin and corner shower. The kitchen, living and dining area is well spaced out with the kitchen housing integrated appliances including the washer/ dryer and dishwasher - what every couple or family need when coming away to relax! There is a comfortable two seater sofa and two tub chairs that can be moved around easily to suit plus a large TV with DVD player for those relaxing evenings where going out seems just too much. For meals in, there is a small dining table with neat stools that store under which seats four.

There is free WiFi at Chapel Watch and private parking on Beach Road (an 8 minute walk from the apartment) is included in the rental also. Chapel Watch is on the top floor of Rockcliff Court and Island Retreat which is a duplex apartment that sleeps 6 (also on Orange Roofs' website) is on the ground and first floor so if you are two families or groups of friends, it's a great place to be altogether! 

One small very well-behaved and house trained dog (preferably non-shedding) is welcome at Chapel Watch. House rules apply.

Please note that Chapel Watch is on the top floor of a building and so has external steps as well as a flight of internal steps before reaching the apartment which is all on one level.

Chapel Watch

Chapel Watch St Ives 1

From : £470

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Ian MacDonald

Oct 11 2020

An apartment that had just about everything we needed. Great location, very well equipped and a parking place! On a personal note, and this shouldn't detract from the satisfaction of our stay; the double bed is very low and was neither big or comfortable enough for us. Otherwise everything else was perfect.


Sep 10 2019

The communications and help from Orange Roofs leading up to our holiday were excellent. Couldn't have been better. And our accommodation Chapel Watch was a delightful place to stay. Having two the two bedrooms it was just right for two friends on holiday together. It was on the 2nd floor so maybe not suitable for someone who has difficuly climbing stairs - although there are very sturdy handrails. The location is superb - two beaches within 5 minutes walk, and a view of The Island through the kitchen window. A only a 10 minute walk into the centre of St Ives - either down Fish Street or down The Digey. Marvellous holiday.

Steph Hughes

Aug 25 2019

The apartment was perfect for my Mum and I for a week’s holiday in St Ives. It’s a great location, right next to Porthgwidden beach and just a few minutes walk to Porthmeor beach. The view from the kitchen window to St Nicholas Chapel is just like in the photo and is stunning! The accommodation is compact but has everything you need, and has modern decor and facilities. The parking space is so useful. The communication from Orange Roofs was comprehensive, friendly and set a good tone for the holiday. We look forward to returning and highly recommend it.


Feb 21 2019

Really lovely accommodation, perfect location for the town and beaches. It was great not having to drive anywhere. The apartment was well equipped and cosy. We would definitely book again and recommend to others.


Sep 30 2018

Chapel Watch is the cleanest property we have ever stayed in Lovely apartment. Ideal location especially if you have a dog who needs a nice run first thing in the morning. The sunrises were phenomenal In essence everything one needs for a relaxing break - location, minutes from beaches, amazing restaurants, car parking and great walks. Sorry forgot to mention the shops!! Comfort - tastefully decorated and furnished and we were blessed with amazing weather - a harvest moon and sunsets which were great for loads of photos Even the stairs which I must admit I was a bit dubious about having to carry our little dog up and down all the time were fine as they are in two stages - I thought it might have been one long staircase

Jonte Norrman

Jul 24 2018

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Apr 17 2018

We had such a fantastic stay at Chapel Watch. Clean, tidy and everything we needed to feel at home for the week. The scones and Jam were a wonderful treat on arrival too. It's it's location that really makes the place perfect to stay. The bonus of an allocated parking space, although a ten minute walk away, was a very welcome addition to the property. We walked everywhere and we couldn't have asked for anything better for what was a amazing, fun, relaxing holiday.


Jul 17 2016

What a fantastic apartment in a fantastic part of the world. The apartment and service is completely faultless. From the moment of booking, to arriving at the accommodation, Sam answered every question extremely promptly and to the full. The apartment was spotless and very well equipped, in a very quiet area within 30 second access to both Porthmeor and Porthgwidden beaches and parking included (which is a must in St Ives). I cannot recommend the service and accommodation highly enough, I will definitely be in touch with Sam again, as will the rest of the family!


Sep 17 2016

Just returned from a 10 day stay at Chapel Watch . The apartment was excellent and furnished/equipped to a very high standard. Absolutely superb location being so close to Porthgwidden & Porthmeor beaches. Also only 200 metres from the centre of St Ives with the selection of great restaurants & bars. The parking arrangement that came with the booking was key as otherwise we would have struggled to park in the public car park. Orange roofs were excellent in every way. Really great holiday & a strong recommendation for Chapel watch.

Alison Ward

Nov 01 2016

Absolutely fantastic apartment and FAULTLESS service from Sam and Ross. We have been coming down to St Ives now for 30 years and Chapel Watch is BY FAR the best accommodation we have EVER stayed in. Rest assured WE WILL BE BACK AGAIN AND AGAIN??


Nov 24 2016

We stayed during Storm Angus in the warm and comfortable apartment which is just like the photos. It has all the kitchen equipment and space needed to do meals if you are eating in. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom with shower worked perfectly. It is a short walk to the shops in St Ives, beaches and headlands. All the arrangement to book and access the flat were clear and worked. We would use this appartment again. Thanks to all who keep it spotless and for the surprise scones jam and clotted cream
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