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Driftwood, St Ives Barnoon/Carthew, St Ives

£488 - £1346 per week

Driftwood is wonderfully furnished with every thought being given for your comfort and enjoyment. There are sea views from the sitting room and the master bedroom, only interrupted by the swaying palm trees. With magnificent pieces of driftwood sculptures in the form of furniture, lamps and art, the feel of St Ives is all around you. Surfing at Porthmeor beach is only a five minute walk away and St Ives town is close by too.

Please note that this property is not decorated over the festive period.


from the parking via a sloped walkway. Door into hallway with stairs to bedrooms and door to:


electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer, coffee machine, fridge/freezer, wine cooler, dining table with four chairs, Smart TV with keyboard for internet access.

Sitting room

leading from the kitchen and separated by side table, two leather sofas, two armchairs, Smart TV, decorative fireplace with live fire sound effects, access to balcony terrace with comfortable outdoor dining set, wonderful sea views. Stairs leading to top floor:

Bedroom 1

king size double bed, TV, sliding reinforced glass door to en suite, small bath with shower over, basin, WC.

Bedroom 2

zip and link beds (twin or super king size bed, TV.

Shower room

corner shower with star shower head, basin, WC.

Additional information

garage parking - dimensions: door space is 7ft 2" wide and 6ft 3" high; inside: 17ft 5" deep and 9ft 2" wide, gas central heating, highchair and travel cot, dog bowl provided, WiFi, up to two dogs welcome.


Beautiful apartment, everything you would need & all of a high standard. We have stayed at Driftwood before & would highly recommend

August 2020

Lovely light apartment with high quality furnishings and equipment.

July 2020

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Parking in Barnoon

Properties in Barnoon/Carthew are fantastic for those bringing a car to St Ives. Three quarters of our properties here come with private parking and there is opportunity to use the Barnoon car park. Apartments such as those in the Carthew Court development are located in residential areas and have superb, elevated views.

Self catering in Barnoon

Although you are still well located between Porthmeor and the town, self catering in Barnoon/Carthew allows you a lot more room to relax, with amenities such as WiFi and luxuries like sea views. Walk down the hill in one direction and you can visit the Tate and Porthmeor beach, or head right and you'll find yourself in the centre of town.

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Local events

New Year's Eve in St Ives

Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea. 

TBC 31st December 2020

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St Ives Feast Day

Held on the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 AD, Feast Day offers visitors to witness - and even join in with - some centuries-old traditions. A morning precesison led by the Mayor to bless the Well of St Eia. Following this, the Mayor will 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into a crowd of children who assemble on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. In the afternoon the Mayor then throw pennies from the balcony of the Guildhall for children to collect.


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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.


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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Choose from a 6 minute flight from £35 to a 30 minute flight from £96 and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

Dates TBC August 2021

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St Ives Lifeboat Day

A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the HM Coastguard helicpoters!


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St Ives September Festival

Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.


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What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

Beautiful apartment, everything you would need & all of a high standard. We have stayed at Driftwood before & would highly recommend

3 weeks ago

Lovely apartment, clean and everthing you need. The showers were good and beds comfy, however we had a visit from a four legged friend on the balcony! This was reported to Aspects but as we never heard anything back we assumed no-one from pest control had been. Might have been a one off, this things do happen but on this occasion think Aspects should have been more on the ball.

1 month ago

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are so sorry that you did not get a follow up call from us. Your report was clearly overlooked by the team and we cannot apologise enough for that. Just to reassure you, this has been investigated and there is no evidence of an issue here; it would seem that your four-legged friend had just wondered somewhere it shouldn't and wouldn't usually. They will unfortunately be found in any town/village, particularly when there are a lot of people and food sources around, and they can wonder into gardens and down paths on the odd occasion, as much as they would anywhere else, but this was an isolated incident and they are certainly not a regular visitor to this property. We hope that you still enjoyed your time here and thanks for getting in touch. Tanya, Customer Services

The owners of Driftwood have obviously gone to some effort to ensure the apartment is well presented for guests. It is well furnished/equipped and in a good location. Unfortunately the same attention was not given to the housekeeping and it was disappointingly dirty, meaning we had to clean it on arrival so we could finally relax and enjoy our holiday.

1 month ago

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are very sorry to hear that you had felt that the cleanliness was not to the high standards that you would have expected. That is certainly not the 'norm' for this property and housekeeper, who has always received very good feedback, so we can only apologise at this point. We would never expect for you to have to spend time cleaning on arrival and would have immediately sent the housekeeper back. Having now been made aware of this though, your comments have been discussed with the property owner and their housekeeper and we will closely monitor further feedback, so thank you for bringing it to our attention. Tanya, Customer Services

Lovely light apartment with high quality furnishings and equipment.

Jul 2020

This was our second Christmas at Driftwood. A lovely smart apartment with
a very well equipped kitchen. We will return "thank you"

Dec 2019

Driftwood is a beautiful apartment with lovely sea views and is close to the beach. I would highly recommend it.

Aug 2019

Just returned from a fabulous week at Driftwood. Beautifully furnished, very clean and great welcome pack. Look forward to coming back.

Aug 2019

Great to find a beautifully presented, comfortable, well equipped property that welcomed our two dogs!

Apr 2019

This property really can not be faulted. Beautifully clean and crisp. Coffee machine, dish washer, clothes washer. All mod cons. Overlooks the sea. 10 minute walk into the center of town 15+ for me on return as it is a bit of a hike up the hill. Otherwise superb.

Mar 2019

Absolutely loved our stay at driftwood. Beautiful apartment, pure luxury. Garage was huge bonus. Location fabulous. Sea views were stunning. 5 stars! Can’t wait to come back!

Mar 2019

We had a lovely Christmas holiday. A very well equipped kitchen “everything we could possibly want” The apartment is very comfortable so much so....We’ve already made a reservation for 2019

The location suited our needs nice walk into st Ives and the hill kept us fit! Lovely people in the local shops.

Jan 2019

Fantastic property in a great location

Oct 2018

An excellent and comfortable apartment in a great location .. Quality fittings throughout make this a real "home from home" but with the bonus of a fantastic Sea view from the lounge and master bedroom! Its a 10 minute walk from the town centre , only a few minutes from the beach and restaurant at PorthMeor... Plus, you have the bonus of a garage for the car !

Oct 2018

Flat light airy and spacious. Beautiful views. Good quality fixture and fittings. Well equipped. Comfy bed, beautiful pillows. What more could you asked for. Made our holiday. Thank you

Mr and Mrs Worthington

Sep 2018

A beautiful holiday retreat! Lovely sea views and peaceful surroundings! Ideal location for beach, town and exploring the area! Would love to return! The coffee machine is amazing too!!

Sep 2018

Driftwood is a lovely property in a pretty, quiet location with spectacular views. Everything was there to make our stay really enjoyable. No expense has been spared with with the decor or fittings and the beds are most comfortable. Everything in the apartment has been well thought out to the smallest detail. We even had garage which is a great plus for a St Ives property!!

Jun 2018

Super layout, superb fitting and beautiful holiday home.

May 2018

Lovely apartment in a quiet location but just a lovely 10 minute walk from the heart of St Ives. The kitchen is so well equipped and the whole apartment beautifully furnished and comfortable. A great place, whatever the weather, I happily gazed out to sea through the living room windows as the snow came down in March!

Mar 2018

Yet again, another lovely stay at Driftwood! Clean, modern, tidy, quiet and extremely well equipped apartment. Mum and I were saying we could easily stay and live there very comfortably! :-)

I shall be returning for a visit next year!

Oct 2017

Driftwood is a lovely property with all high quality equipment, all amazingly comfortable furnishings, located with a fabulous view of Clodgy, the Island and Porthmeor, and is somewhere we found extremely difficult to leave.

Sep 2017

A comfortable, well equipped house with a high standard of fixtures and fittings in an ideal location just ten minutes walk to the centre of town and even closer to Porthmeor beach. The perfect rental: everything works and everything is clean.

Oct 2016

A lovely modern clean holiday let and ideal location for getting in and out of St Ives. Perfect!

Sep 2016

Amazing property which made our holiday - thank you aspects!

Aug 2016

Great location for Porthmeor Beach. Modern, clean and stylish. Would definitely stay there again!

Aug 2016

This was a lovely place which was decorated and furnished to a high spec. We loved that there was a highchair and cot available to use. There was ample supply of kitchen utensils, crockery and the degree that we were spoilt for choice. The beds were comfy and the pillows smelt of lavender which was a lovely touch. The property was about a 5 to 10 minute walk to the beach and to the heart of St Ives. It is located at the top of a hill so some people could find this a bit of a challenge but we managed with a pushchair and found it to be a good source of exercise. We also loved the fact that there was a separate garage which did accommodate our estate with no issues. Would highly recommend this property and would happily stay here again.

May 2016

A thoroughly lovely property and a fantastic base for a holiday. We loved being able to walk to the beach and St Ives centre! We enjoyed all the homely touches such as the feature fire and candle lanterns which made it very cozy even on the most wintery, wet and windy days! We hope to return in the summer.

Dec 2015

Beautiful decor, and the most comfortable beds we have ever slept in! Great views of the sea from the living room and main bedroom. We were able to sit ton the balcony and enjoy the view, even in October.

Oct 2015

Very well equipped property with top quality fittings and furnishings. Ideal for a family or a share as there are two separate bathrooms.

Oct 2015

An excellent apartment, well located, spacious and comfy, well furnished. Would definitely book again!

Aug 2015

Beautifully decorated and clean. Coffee machine was wonderful, once I'd cleaned it all out.

Jun 2015

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your feedback and we are glad that you liked Driftwood. It has certainly got some lovely views from there and very tastefully decorated. We are really sorry to hear that you had to clean out the coffee machine before you could use it, the housekeeper must have missed this. We would obviously hope for everything to be 100% for your arrival and are glad to hear that everything else was cleaned to a very high standard. Tanya, Customer Services.

Driftwood is a lovely, comfortable property which has been tastefully decorated and kitted out. We would be very happy to stay here again.

May 2015

Everything is perfect from the location, views and parking to the fabulous decor and quality of fittings, well equipped kitchen, comfy beds, power showers and smart TVs. We would recommend without hesitation and definitely stay here again. Thank you.

May 2015

Driftwood has been a wonderful retreat after a hard day on the beach. we've had such great week in a very warm & welcoming cottage. We're already planning next years holiday back at Driftwood :-)

May 2015

better then home .

Apr 2015

Beautifully furnished with care and meticulous attention to detail and the views are breath-taking. Loved the little touches such as flowers on arrival and access to Netflix. Wish we could stay longer!

Feb 2015

A beautiful apartment , lovely views from all front windows, Great place to stay with dogs , great walks from house did not need to use car all week . So quiet. Every thing to a very high standard. Definitely be booking again . Wonderful.

Nov 2014

I was really impressed with the attention to detail of the soft furnishings and the excellent standard of kitchen appliances. It was without doubt, one of the nicest places we have stayed in Cornwall over the last 20 years.

Nov 2014

Fantastic, high spec holiday home. Would definately visit again.

Oct 2014