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About Island Retreat
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. Island Retreat is a dog friendly apartment in St Ives, ideally located in the extensively refurbished Rockcliff Court. Many of you may have strolled past Rockcliff Court on your way to Porthmeor or Porthgwidden Beach, it is tucked away quite literally a 100 metre walk away from either beach, so is arguably one of the best placed self-catering apartments in St Ives. Not only are you a stone’s throw from two of St Ives’ favourite beaches, the Island Chapel is approximately a 200-metre walk from your front door, meaning you are never far from an excellent view and sunset watching spot. This apartment has three bedrooms, a large open plan kitchen, dining area and living room, two bathrooms and a garage you’re able to park your car in for the duration of your stay. So, whether you’re coming for a cosy winter getaway or an exciting summer, Island Retreat is the perfect place to start your holiday.
At Island Retreat, you will find all three bedrooms up a flight of stairs on the first floor. There is king sized bedroom with a large built-in wardrobe which is great for all the holiday essentials! Next you will find the double bedroom, this has its own en-suite shower room and WC, as well as suitable built in storage for suitcases and a hanging rail for clothes. The final bedroom at Island Retreat is a twin room, making this property able to comfortably sleep 6 guests. There is also a family bathroom on this floor, central to all three of the bedrooms.
On the ground floor, as you enter the property, you will see the fully equipped, open plan kitchen, with built in appliances, as well as the dining and living area, perfect for socialising and a great space in this dog friendly accommodation. The touches of granite, slate and oak add a truly Cornish ambience to the property and the handmade staircase shows the thought put into the interior finish. In the living area you'll find a large comfy corner sofa with a TV (freeview channels available) and DVD player. In this area there is also the large dining table that can comfortably seat 6 guests. Just off the dining area is a separate utility room. Here you will find the washer/dryer, the iron and ironing board for the property and some cleaning materials as well as an additional WC and wash basin.
In the property, all bed linen and towels are provided for you, but we kindly ask that you bring your own beach towels. There is also hairdryer. If you are travelling with children, there's a highchair available for you to use and the opportunity to hire a travel cot if necessary.
An additional perk to staying at Island Retreat is not only are
you located central to almost all the beaches, you have the luxury
of your own secure garage to park your car for the duration of you
stay, a matter of metres from the front door. The garage dimensions
are the following:
Doorway - 211cm wide
Inside the garage - 270cm wide
Depth - 500cm
Height - 193cm
If you don't think your car will fit, subject to availability, there may be an alternative space available on Beach Road which is approximately a 10-minute stroll alongside Porthmeor Beach. Please do contact us if you believe this may be the case.
Outside of Island Retreat, you have a narrow slate paved area. Although narrow, this space has enough room to sit and enjoy an evening tipple before heading out for dinner or enjoying a peaceful morning coffee. In this space there is also an outside shower, which is perfect for rinsing sand off yourself and your wetsuit after a day at the beach (which is only a few moments away from your front door).
As we have mentioned above (rather a few times!), you are a matter of moments from the beloved Porthmeor and Porthwidden Beach. Both of these beaches have seasonal dog bans in place during the peak seasons. This is usually between mid-April until the end of September. The specific dates change annually so be sure to check on the Cornwall council website. Out of season, dogs are welcome on the beach at all times! If you're looking for an all year round dog friendly beach, in St Ives, you have Bamaluz Beach which is tucked around behind the harbour. Please be aware the size of this beach is dramatically impacted by the tide so be sure to check ahead. Porthkidney beach, in Lelant, is also dog friendly all year round, it is much larger and only a 10-minute drive away.
Island Retreat is not just ideally located near the beaches, but also the fantastic restaurants in St Ives. Your closest restaurant to Island Retreat is Porthgwidden Beach Café. Perched just over the beach you're able enjoy the spectacular sea views in true Cornish style. They're open for breakfast, lunch and dinner so you're able to treat yourself all day long! You're also a few minutes' walk from St Ives harbour front where you'll find a great variety of restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Being this central means you're also able to easily access all the attractions in St Ives such as a variety of boat trips and the Tate St Ives and Barbara Hepworth Museum are a stone's throw away.
If you're fancying a day trip away from St Ives, there are a few beautiful National Trust sites just a short drive away - St Michaels Mount, Godrevy, Porthcurno and Trengwainton Garden. The nearest golf course to Island Retreat is West Cornwall Golf Club in Lelant.
An added bonus of staying at Island Retreat is that if you're coming as a larger family and wish to all stay within the same part of St Ives, Chapel Watch (also on our website and owned by the same owners as Island Retreat) is on the top floor of Rockcliff Court so you conveniently have your own space yet are within a minute of each other.
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Sep 09 2019
We had a lovely time at Island Retreat. We have been visiting St Ives for over 30 years and this was a great place to stay. There were 6 of us so full use was made of the whole upstairs and was good to have an en suite too. The garage was a huge advantage even though the weather was so good we never used the car once! Will definitely book to return. The Orange Roofs team were helpful and the booking process was very slick and we were kept informed every step of the way! Thank you.