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Rough Seas Loft
Porthmeor, St Ives

£418 - £1099 per week

Rough Seas Loft is a brilliant holiday location for either couples or families. As the Loft is on the top floor, it commands incredible views, looking out into the ocean and over to Clodgy and Man's Head. You'll be able to check the surf from your living room and watch the dramatic seas, at any time of year. You'll also have front row seats to some of the most perfect sunsets you will ever see. Porthmeor beach is just a 5 minute walk away and another great perk of Rough Seas Loft is the private parking space, right outside the front door, so you can come and go as you please.

If you are looking for a romantic stay then the zip and link bed in the bedroom can be made into a king size. For families, this can be split into twin beds.


access from the parking space to the rear of the building, 29 steps via a spiral stair case leading to the front door. Access to hallway with:


zip and link beds - will be made as two single beds, unless a super king is requested at the time of booking, storage underneath bed and wardrobe just outside bedroom.


bath with shower over, WC, basin.

Kitchen/dining/sitting room

washing machine, electric oven and hob, fridge/ice box, table with seating for four, double sofa bed, sofa, TV/DVD, sea views.

Additional information

28 external steps up a spiral staircase to the front door, electric heaters. WiFi, short breaks available.


A wonderful flat to spend a week in over Christmas, with a fantastic view over Porthmeor beach and the sea - just beautiful. Well appointed and comfortable, its a great place for a couple to relax in with a nice big bed and plenty of room to make meals and watch the surfers! As others have mentioned the parking space is a bonus and whilst its on the second floor, the spiral staircase is enclosed and very sturdy, so much easier than we'd imagined. A lovely flat and the usual great service from Aspects.

December 2021

Lovely spacious apartment which was in an excellent location. Only 5 minutes walk into town. Great views from all windows. Would definitely stay here again. Parking a bonus too.

November 2021

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The Tate is a must; something everyone should visit at least once, or simply relax and enjoy the view from one of our many self-catering beach-front apartments. Most of the town and all it has to offer is a level walk from Porthmeor, making it many of our guests' first choice of location. Many Porthmeor properties offer parking and most have superb beach views and balconies.

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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. 

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St Ives Feast Day

Feast Day offers visitors the chance to witness, and even join in with, a centuries-old tradition. The Mayor 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into the crowd on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. 

6th February 2023

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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 September Festival

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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

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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.

A wonderful flat to spend a week in over Christmas, with a fantastic view over Porthmeor beach and the sea - just beautiful. Well appointed and comfortable, its a great place for a couple to relax in with a nice big bed and plenty of room to make meals and watch the surfers! As others have mentioned the parking space is a bonus and whilst its on the second floor, the spiral staircase is enclosed and very sturdy, so much easier than we'd imagined. A lovely flat and the usual great service from Aspects.

Lovely spacious apartment which was in an excellent location. Only 5 minutes walk into town. Great views from all windows. Would definitely stay here again. Parking a bonus too.

We enjoyed a lovely week at Rough Seas Loft. An unexpected bonus was the weather. Very warm and sunny for October! We felt like we were abroad! St.Ives is an idyllic town with beautiful beaches. The views from the apartment are amazing! As is the location. We found a few short cuts down to the beaches and the parking space was an added bonus. Great black out blinds, plenty of hot water and heat. Tea, coffee and a pint of milk waiting for us in the fridge, which was very welcome after a long journey. There is a spiral staircase up to the flat, but it’s very secure - just worth mentioning in case any one has mobility issues. Would highly recommend this apartment. We will definitely return.

Light & airy flat with stunning views from each window, from sunrise to sunset. Great location with the added bonus of a parking space, all within a short walk from the beach or town, what more could you ask for. Please note, you will need to walk up 29 spiralling stairs to benefit from these views.

Another great holiday in St Ives. The perfect place to be in September when it isn't quite as crowded. One thing, would advise anyone wanting to book a restaurant in the evening - book before the holiday. It was almost impossible to make a reservation when we got here as we usually do. Staycation obviously has had an effect.

The apartment is quiet and in a great location with a fab view of the sea from the sofa. The velux blackout blinds make it easy to get a good nights sleep.

Stunning location. Lovely walks around the surroundings and St Ives. The parking space was an added bonus, particularly when seeing the difficulties others had in the car park below! Aspect were so helpful with any queries I had. We had such a wonderful holiday and have come home with 2 extremely happy children. Thank you Aspect for the stress free booking and holiday. We are already looking to book for next time.

Fabulous location overlooking the beach, the parking space is a bonus! It is five mins to Portmeor beach in front of the apartment, excellent for sunsets. Town is very close and walking up the hill back isn't that bad! Great storage shed under the apartment for beach gear. Would definitely go back - but watch out for the seagulls.

Very well situated in St Ives, so long as you are able for the climb up to Barnoon every day. Large parking space with easy routes out of St Ives without having to drive through the throngs in the town. Nice large bed (when specified as a double). Lovely sea views through the Windows, with the added bonus of watching the carnage that is finding a space in Barnoon Car Park.

We had a wonderful if rainy week in St Ives. All the more reason why we enjoyed the amazing view from the apartment window and the books and dvd's provided. This apartment is in a prime location but not for the faint hearted, as there is an outside spiral staircase to get to the apartment and steep acsent into town, but only 5 minutes away. We went for the walking and there was a walk to Zennor straight from the apartment.

Lovely decor in this spacious apartment. Great sea views from all the windows. Bit of a climb up from the town but worth it as it was a quiet area. And the private parking was an absolute necessity!

Ideal location, lovely apartment, light and airy with stunning views. Parking perfect.

The accommodation has spectacular views from every window in the apartment. It was clean and comfortable and has everything you could need on your stay. It is situated on top of a steep hill and then there is a spiral staircase to the apartment so probably not suitable if you have issues with mobility. But saying that it is close to the main shopping and restaurants if you can manage the climb back. We loved it and will definitely be returning.

ROUGH SEAS LOFT, ST IVES The apartment had everything we needed (apart from a dishwasher!). Spiral stairs weren't as bad a we thought they were going to be. Quite wide treads and covered. Great view to the sea, but you do need to get used to looking over the large and very busy carpark. The walk down the steep hill to the town was fine, it was the walk back up that was tiring! Definitely worth it though! Having our own parking space was fantastic, especially with watching the parking wars going on in the carpark opposite!!

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your review. We were delighted to see that you found the apartment had everything you needed and that you found the staircase to be easier than you had expected. The hill up to the property is a bit of steep one, but we were happy to see you felt it was worth it, due to the property's fantastic location and lovely sea views. Whilst you have the carpark opposite; we hope that you agreed that this does not detract from those lovely sea views just past that. If you are lucky enough to be here on a sunny, clear week in particular, you can experience some amazing sunset views from there. Thanks again, we hope to see you again soon! Ben, Customer Services

This is a great apartment with fantastic views and parking outside which is a real bonus in St Ives. This is particularly apparent when watching people try to find a parking space in the car park opposite! Good location as long as you don't mind the steep walk back - good exercise though. Great to watch the surfers on Porthmeor Beach from the lounge windows. There is a small deli just up the road which is really handy if you don't want to go down to the town centre. Just watch the closing times as it seems to close quite early in the afternoon. Overall a great place to stay.

A lovey, airy loft with great views. Fantastic open space, with lots of natural light, perfect for 2 guests, or a family of 4. The apartment was exactly as described, with all furnishing that you would need for a comfy and enjoyable stay (and a very sought after private parking space) Fresh tea, coffee, sugar and milk left for arrival, which is enough to last the week, and perfect to find after a long drive.

A lovely bright and airy apartment. Great views and parking a bonus. We had a very comfortable week, good facilities for self-catering. Much better than some cottages we have stayed in. Would recommend this apartment and we hope to stay again.

We had a lovely holiday in St Ives. Rough Seas loft is bright and spacious with amazing views across Porthmeor. It is well located near to everything but also removed from the crowds. Perfect...

This is a great apartment for two people with fantastic views and parking directly outside.

Lovely apartment, with views over loft. Great location with parking which is brilliant. Lovely and light and decorated to a good standard. We have been here a number of times and love it.

A lovely apartment, beautifully furnished and well thought out, ideal for a couple, fantastic views across to Porthmeor Beach, added bonus a generous parking space.

Clean and comfortable, great views with a modern feel. Comes with parking which is a bonus in St Ives.

A fantastic apartment and stunning location- near enough to get to shops, restaurants and beaches- quiet enough to totally relax - fully recommend

Amazing views, from all the windows.

We loved our week at Sea Loft.Its a comfortable place to stay.We were blessed with beautiful weather but I would have felt very cosy even if the weather had been bad.The car parking outside the flat is such a bonus!!Sea Loft was recommended to me by a relative and after staying there I feel confident in recommending it to anyone else.Lovely views ,lovely town,lovely flat.

Visited on numerous occasions, the views are amazing from this apartment. ??

Access via the external spiral staircase might prove a challenge for some people, however the apartment and views are well worth the effort. Certainly have no hesitation in recommending Rough Seas Loft

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thanks for your comments. The spiral staircase up to the property may certainly be something to consider, but we are glad that you also thought that it was worth it for those lovely views. Tanya, Customer Services.