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14 Draycott Terrace, Flat 1
Porthminster, St Ives

£502 - £1322 per week

Overlooking the wonderful Porthminster beach with its renowned beach cafe, this ground floor property is suitable for families and couples and is situated close to the small branch line. There is also parking for one average size car if you want to explore beyond St Ives. A variety of shops, restaurants and galleries are all within walking distance.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2


Entrance via external stone steps

from the parking area into bedroom 1. There is also a front door via several steps from Draycott Terrace when on foot, hallway with door to:

Sitting room

two sofas, TV/DVD, French doors leading out onto small balcony area with bistro table and chairs and views of Godrevy Lighthouse and St Ives Bay.

Kitchen/dining room

electric oven and halogen hob, washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer, fridge, table and six chairs.

Courtyard garden

20+ steps leading to parking.

Bedroom 1

double bed, patio doors leading to the courtyard.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.


bath, shower, basin, WC.

Additional information

Parking for one small car, please note that parking is next to another property's space in an enclosed bay so there is a possibility it can be tight, the width of the whole bay which includes the other space is 426.72cm wide - we would therefore ask you not to park your car in this space if it is wider than 170.18cm. Please note that the fridge does not have an ice box, please also note that the property is accessed via steep steps from the parking area, gas central heating. The hill to the beach is steep and may not be suitable for elderly or people with limited mobility, WiFi, short breaks available.


Beautiful open plan flat. Lovely views, own parking space and great outdoor space to bbq or bask in the sunshine. The porthminster beach is a stones throw away from the property. I have stayed in this property for years and never had a bad word to say.

August 2023

Lovely flat in excellent location looking over Pothminster beach. We had a wonderful family holiday in St Ives.

July 2023

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Holidays in Porthminster

The gateway to St Ives, Porthminster offers breathtaking scenery and a plethora of activities for all the family to enjoy. Ideally located for a seaside holiday, this picturesque bay boasts a stunning beach with soft golden sands, perfect for year-round relaxation. Experience awe-inspiring sunsets, delicious dining at the renowned Porthminster Beach Café, along with a range of exciting watersports. 

Many of our holiday cottages in Porthminster boast magnificent sea views and are mere moments from the soft sands and turquoise waters of the beach. Whilst the vibrant heart of St Ives harbourside is just a short walk away. Porthminster is perfectly placed for an unforgettable family holiday by the sea. Read more about holidays in St Ives here.

Top tip

Indulge in lunch with a view at Porthminster Beach Cafe.

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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.

The property smelt of damp throughout and required a complete makeover. It was very disappointing in all aspects. 1. Mouldy lounge carpet which was badly worn. 2. Food between cushions on leather settee also mould on sides and front. 3. Patio had many weeds coming through with dead potted plants. Completely neglected. 4. Inner porch door covered in fingerprints and worn paint which was most uninviting. 5. No knife sharp enough to cut bread. 6. Cooker door covered with last residents food, obviously not been cleaned for our stay. 7. No decent or matching glasses, obviously bought up randomly. 8. Grouting on bathroom floor mouldy and loose. 9. Outdoor area covered in moss/slime, we had to keep bedroom blinds shut throughout as room looked out onto this. It also had been liberally dosed in what smelt like bleach. 10. Car parking space was more suitable for two motorcycles rather than two cars. Photographic evidence can be supplied backing up the above observations.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are sorry that several aspects of the property fell short for you. Due to our location on the coast, and the fact we experience warm and humid conditions, older properties can be susceptible to a damp smell. We find that airing the property can really help with this and lessen any smells within a few days. We will certainly keep an eye on feedback regarding this moving forward. We would have been more than happy to get the housekeeping points and outside area sorted for you during your stay, had we heard from you at the time, but we can only apologise if any areas had been missed before your arrival. We know just how important parking is when staying in St Ives, so try to make dimensions for the one parking space as clear as possible on the property description, as the space is in a shared parking spot. We hope that you agree that the space is still a great advantage! Please know that the property will be undergoing its annual inspection over the coming weeks, and we will ensure that your points are all investigated. Katy, Customer Services.

Beautiful open plan flat. Lovely views, own parking space and great outdoor space to bbq or bask in the sunshine. The porthminster beach is a stones throw away from the property. I have stayed in this property for years and never had a bad word to say.

Property bedrooms were damp and dehumidifier has to be left on in the second bedroom. Furniture has absorbed damp smell and all of our clothes smelt damp and upon return home have had to be washed rear courtyard area and steps to parking need attention a sweep as a basic. Wooden post at top of steep steps to parking is rotten and dangerous. Although the location is great. The smell of damp in this property ruined our entire holiday. Aspects have not acknowledge complaint email still 4 days after sending and we checked out early.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are so sorry that you did not get a response for 4 days. Human error resulted in us misplacing your email in the wrong inbox and it only came to our attention four days after you had sent it. We have spoken since, but we would like to reassure you again that this is not the norm. We would usually reply the same day. We are glad that we have been able to discuss and resolve this with you since, and hopefully you are reassured by the news that the owners have been having some major renovations carried out since, including the replacement of the flat roof, which seemed to be the source of the water ingress. Thank you so much for your feedback and once again, we are so sorry for the delay. Ben, Customer Services.

Lovely flat in excellent location looking over Pothminster beach. We had a wonderful family holiday in St Ives.

Draycott Terrace is a great location, clean inside modern kitchen everything you need. 5mins walk down hill to beach. 10 min walk into town. Lovely view of the ocean. Kids bedroom can get cold though family's beware large car Kuga will not fit in parking space for Draycott Terrace beware of wild animals outside with young children I know it cant be helped.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are glad that you enjoyed your time there, though sorry to hear that bedroom was cold. Had we been aware at the time, we could have checked the heating or supplied an additional portable heater for you, but we will get this looked into now. Thanks for letting us know. The parking space is advertised as only being suitable for a small car, so we do hope that this is what you expected, and you did not struggle to find parking. Thank you for taking the time to send in your comments and we hope to see you back again soon. Tanya, Customer Services

Absolutely fantastic location! Beautiful views from the balcony.. (you also get the sun shining on the balcony all morning and in the evening!! 100% would recommend. Thank you Aspect Holidays????

Its a lovely flat ! view is to die for Great location ! Bit of a hike up the hill back from the beach but well worth it! You didn’t get any sun at all on the front or the back maybe it was the time of year maybe it’s different when the Sun is higher! I would strongly suggest you get a freezer a small one put in to accommodate people wanting to take ice packs to the beach and keep frozen food ! Most importantly cold drinks on hot days with ice ! as people don’t want to go out every single night! Otherwise fantastic place lovely accommodation comfortable

This is a great property, tastefully decorated and with stunning views. It is a peaceful location within easy walking distance of the town. There is a steep incline on return. Parking is tight and requires reversing in from a busy road. We enjoyed our stay here very much.

Lovely property with very high ceilings for St Ives in a great location


Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are very sorry to read your comments. As in our own homes, things can go wrong from time to time and we are very sorry that on this occasion, you had this experience. Unfortunately, we had no way of pre-empting these issues but as soon as your concerns were raised, we tried to get it rectified as quickly and best as we could. We hope that despite your disappointment with the property, you still had an enjoyable time exploring St Ives and making the most of a break away and hope that we will have the chance to welcome you back to Cornwall in the future. Lucy, Customer Services

An excellent spacious apartment vith views of Porthminster Beach. And a short walk into St. Ives. Would recommend to family and friends.

The apartment is stunning, very spacious and spotlessly clean. The location is perfect for the beach and walking to and from town. Great to have parking too.

A great week again with Aspects, a couple of issues we had, were resolved very quickly and efficiently. There service is five Star, would sure to recommend them. Lovely spacious apartment, very comfy with everything we needed, beautiful views, and only a short walk to Portminster beach. The only negative was the parking, very small space provided for two cars. Although we wouldn't hestitate to book this apartment again.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are glad to hear that you had a great week, and thanks for your lovely comments about our service. The parking for this property is a double space, shared with another property and ordinarily fits 2 average sized cars. We try to make it as clear as possible by including measurements, so we are sorry that you found the parking smaller and more challenging than expected. We will continue to keep a close eye on feedback and review the description again if this is needed. Thanks again, and hopefully see you back here soon. Tanya, Customer Services

A fantastic stay once again with Aspects. From collection our keys to the stay in out apartment everything was brilliant! Our apartment was perfect for a family of 4. It was spacious and had everything we needed for a weeks stay. The outdoor seating was an added bonus and had amazing views over Porthminster beach. Great location and lovely property! Highly recommend.

We had a wonderful stay in Flat 1, 14 Draycott Terrace. Beautiful setting and so close to beautiful beaches and the harbour and the apartment was exceptionally clean and roomy. It is accessed via steep steps, so I would recommend packing smaller bags and not heavy suitcases!

We enjoyed our stay in 2017 we decided to come back and stay at 14 Draycott Terrace again. Great location for Porthminster beach. Very comfy flat spacious and clean. Loved sitting on the terrace for hours on end looking out to sea. Would recommend this property to anyone looking to stay in St Ives

Lovely position with fantastic view and a short walk down to the beach Not ideal for anyone with disabilities as the walk back up from the beach is quite steep and long A couple of little bits regards to the property weren’t amazing but on a whole we had a great family holiday!

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your feedback; we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time here, despite that walk back up to the property at the end of the day. Unfortunately, much of St Ives is hilly, and whilst that has the benefit of that great view, if hills are going to cause a problem, please do not hesitate to get in contact with one of team who can advise on which properties are located within a level walk to the beaches, shops, galleries and so on. We also wanted to let you know that, since receiving your feedback, we have amended the website description further, to be even clearer about the parking, and the water pressure has since been investigated, and on a further inspection, was all as it should be, so thank you for highlighting these points. Hopefully, we will see you back in Cornwall again soon. Tanya, Customer Services

A fantastic apartment with a truly wonderful view. St. Ives is the stunning setting for our annual extended family holiday. The family have stayed in literally hundreds of properties within the town over recent decades. All were very impressed when they visited our apartment. The apartment was very practical, in a great location and we would definitely love to use it again!

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We liked where we stayed very much,it was kept very clean and was very spacious. It was also close to porthminster beach which is a big and clean with clear sea water.

Perfect home from home! This was our 3rd stay in Flat 1, 14 Draycott Terrace, loved every minute and looking forward to stay number 4 ??

Fantastic location with beautiful views.

A great location with sea views, clean and modern and all on one floor - a great place for a family with young children to stay.

GREAT LOCATION to the beaches and the town center which made us very happy. Great for families with 1-2 children.

Wonderful apartment with lovely sea views. Short walk into St Ives and just minutes from the beach.