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Driftwood, St Ives
Barnoon/Carthew, St Ives

£585 - £1676 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.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2

Zip and link


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


Loved the quiet location and 5 minute walk to the beach. Excellent facilities in the house and parking and garage a bonus as parking and driving closer in St Ives is challenging to say the least. Walking to St Ives Harbour was only about a 10 minute walk.

May 2024

A very lovely apartment in a quiet location. Very comfortable and well equipped. Warm and cosy. We have stayed here several times and have booked to stay again next year.

September 2023

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Holidays in Barnoon & Carthew

Moments from the bustling lanes of St Ives town and harbour, overlooking Porthmeor beach with beautiful coastal walks to Clodgy Point and beyond... Barnoon and Carthew is tucked away in a quieter spot, whilst being perfectly located for those wanting to exploring the best of St Ives! With golden sands, rugged coastal paths and a plethora of independent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants all just a short stroll away.

Enjoy spending days by the seaside, building sandcastles and paddling along the shoreline. Tuck into delicious fish and chips whilst watching the boats bobbing up and down in the harbour or head off along the coastal path, taking in the spectacular scenery and breath-taking sea views and experience a quintessential Cornish stay in this beautiful corner of Cornwall. Read more about the seaside paradise of St Ives here.

Top tip

Take a walk to nearby Clodgy Point for spectacular views.

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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.

Loved the quiet location and 5 minute walk to the beach. Excellent facilities in the house and parking and garage a bonus as parking and driving closer in St Ives is challenging to say the least. Walking to St Ives Harbour was only about a 10 minute walk.

A very lovely apartment in a quiet location. Very comfortable and well equipped. Warm and cosy. We have stayed here several times and have booked to stay again next year.

Comfortable apartment in a peaceful location with sea views. Home from home. Thanks also for welcome gifts.

.On the whole a good base for a surf/beach holiday .

Great location. Lovely apartment with well equipped kitchen. Property was clean and comfortable.

First time in this lovely apartment Driftwood. Excellent location as just outside of town therefore quiet but near enough to just wandering in for food and beaches. Apartment very well equpt, furnishings were lovely. Beds and showers excellent. Beautiful view from the balcony. Parking space a bonus. Would definitely recommend.

Very comfortable and well equipped property in a great location on the quieter side of St Ives. Great for walking, especially on the coastal path. Great to have a garage…a bit challenging for a larger car, but great to have parking. Our 3rd stay at this property, we love it, it is so easy. Will be coming again soon. Once again St Ives is just so lovely…..even in the rain and wind. The bed is amazingly comfortable!!

This property is not suitable for older visitors because of the very steep hills in the area and difficult internal stairs in the property. There is a small garage. Internally the property is fine, well equipped and has great views. I imagine that it would suit a couple and two children. We did not enjoy our stay and left early.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are sorry to hear that this property and the location was not suitable for you and that you did not enjoy your time here. St Ives and much of Cornwall is known for its hills, and any property with elevated sea views like you have at Driftwood, will unfortunately involve an uphill walk; so, for some, this is certainly something that will need to be considered. The stairs in the property are fairly standard in terms of steepness, and are highlighted on the description, so we do hope that this was something that you had expected when booking. The team here are always happy to help advise on the suitability of any property for guests, so if you are looking to return to Cornwall in the future, please do not hesitate to call us so that we can help you in finding the perfect property for you. Tanya, Customer Services

Driftwood is a lovely property in a quiet residential area. Nice sea views and was well equipped with everything we needed. Location was good for us-the hill up from town is steep but the walk to beaches, cafes and shops was only 10-15 minutes. Garage was useful as parking in St Ives is limited, although I think we would have struggled to get a large car in the garage. Great to be able to take our dog-St Ives is very dog friendly, lots of bars and restaurants let you take dogs in.

Another beautiful week spent in this lovely apartment that is very well equipped to a very high standard. We love staying here in one of our favourite places, in this brilliant location.

Fantastic property, home from home, very well equipped, warm & comfortable & in a great location.

We have stayed in this location previously so knew how convenient it would be but this apartment surpassed our expectations. It literally had everything! I have never stayed anywhere with such a well equipped kitchen before! We would definitely book again

Wonderful location , excellent accommodation with all you would need to help you feel relaxed and warm and welcoming local residents.

Apartment was wonderful. Excellent location, for the beach. Really clean, with everything you need.

A fantastic property in a quieter part of town. Great views over Porthmeor beach. Been twice and had lovely time both times.

Really comfortable accommodation, clean, warm & up to usual high standards. We love the location - easy access to Porthmeor, Porthgwidden & Porthminster beaches as well as close to coastal paths & wonderful walks. But it is on a hill, so just bear that in mind

A very comfortable & well equipped apartment, loved it. The Welcome pack was very thoughtful & loved the beautiful roses….

The garage was a godsend & we have a Renault Captur & went in easily.

Loved the ease of getting on the coast path with the dog. Also, liked good recycling facilities & very well kept communal gardens.

Absolutely couldn’t fault it & really enjoyed our stay. Thank you ????

Great week- Really comfortable appartment in quiet location

Driftwood was everything we could have asked for and more. We had a fabulous stay and loved every minute.

Driftwood is a modern and well equipped property. It’s an easy walk to the town and beach - not such an easy walk back though! The beds are comfortable and quality furnishings have been used throughout. We would be more than happy to stay there again.

An excellently equipped holiday property in a very convenient location in lovely St. Ives. Parking in the generous sized garage was a bonus and the property had everything we could have wanted and a few things we never thought of!!! Excellent and generous welcome pack - excellent value too, thanks!

Great accommodation

A very comfortable stay, great location only a few mins walk to the beach or into the lovely town of St Ives. Quality furnishings throughout this property, really well equipped, lovely comfortable beds and bedding. Making in all a lovely stay.

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

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.

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. Environmental health department had quickly sent over someone from pest control to investigate and deal with any that may be around. 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 they are certainly not a regular visitor to this complex. 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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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!

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.

Fantastic property in a great location

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 !

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

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!!

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!!

Super layout, superb fitting and beautiful holiday home.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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

Amazing property which made our holiday - thank you aspects!

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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 :-)

better then home .

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!

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.

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.

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