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48 Carrack Widden
Porthminster, St Ives

£435 - £1060 per week

Situated on the fourth floor just a few steps up from the car parking space, 48 Carrack Widden enjoys superb sea and harbour views from dual aspect windows. Sleeping up to four with twin beds that can be pushed together to provide a king size bed and a double sofa bed. Ideally positioned, just a few minutes' walk to the bus and train stations, the magnificent Porthminster beach and all the shops and restaurants in the town itself.

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Where you'll sleep

Living area

Sofa bed

Bedroom 1

Zip and link

Entrance via external stairs

from the parking area into a communal hallway then door to the apartment into:


galley style, electric hob and oven, fridge.

Sitting/dining room

double sofa bed, two large chairs, TV/DVD, dining table and chairs, sea views over Porthminster beach and the harbour.


twin beds which can be pushed together to create a king size bed, sea views.

Shower room

shower, basin, WC.

Additional information

parking for one average size car at rear of complex Size of car: Length - 4.5m Width - 2.1m , night storage heaters, communal laundry facilities, short breaks available.


A lovely, cosy apartment big enough for 2 people. Our third time of staying due to the location of the property, a parking space provided and most of all the fabulous sea views from every window!

May 2024

First visit out of season and we had a great week. The weather was kind, the majority of places were open and it was lovely without the crowds- coming back to a warm apartment each afternoon was just what we needed to be comfortable and to be able to relax. Can recommend 48 Carrack Widden for a wonderful holiday! Thank you Aspects for your continuing efficient service!

March 2024

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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.

A lovely, cosy apartment big enough for 2 people. Our third time of staying due to the location of the property, a parking space provided and most of all the fabulous sea views from every window!

Clean comfortable flat with amazing views of St Ives, having car parking is a bonus as you can get in and out of St Ives without having to drive into the town, also the location is ideal for walking into town or any of the beaches. The one caution I would give is the car parking spaces are ideal for medium sized cars but a number of larger vehicles might struggle. Overall highly recommended

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your review; it's great to hear you had a lovely and comfortable stay at the property and appreciated the bonus of having a parking space which, as I'm sure you agree, is not always the case when holidaying in St Ives. We do try to be as open and honest as possible on our web description when mentioning the car parking space at 48 Carrack Widden, by including measurements also so guests can decide if this would be suitable for them. We hope we will be able to welcome you back again soon. Phoebe, Customer Services

First visit out of season and we had a great week. The weather was kind, the majority of places were open and it was lovely without the crowds- coming back to a warm apartment each afternoon was just what we needed to be comfortable and to be able to relax. Can recommend 48 Carrack Widden for a wonderful holiday! Thank you Aspects for your continuing efficient service!

We always enjoy staying at 48 Carrack Widden. We have been there 4 times now and are already booked for next June. The location and beautiful views from the windows plus parking, what's not to like? We highly recommend to anyone wishing to have a peaceful holiday surrounded by such beauty.

A perfectly located apartment with great views of both Porthminster Beach out front, and towards the harbour to the side. The parking space was adequate for our SUV and access wasn't difficult at all. We have already booked next year.

Stayed twice now and have booked again for next year. The views from the apartment are stunning due to the apartment being on the corner. Comfy bed and pillows. Head height in the bedroom is limited due to sloping roof and the bathroom is very small. However, perfectly adequate for a week away. Great location, easy walking down into the town and beaches but the climb back can be a bit of a challenge!

The flat is in a ideal position for wandering around St Ives, also it is easy access into and out of St Ives by car. The views from every window are excellent and the accomodation is very good and well equiped. Only one bit of advice the parking bays are quite tight so if you have a number of cars on the large side parking can be difficult.

48 Carrack Widden is a cosy apartment with fantastic views in every room, even to loo. Well kitted out, could benefit from some modernisation but clean and perfectly serviceable. Lovely modern bathroom with big shower area but bathroom is a bit snug! Great parking spot, always a bonus in st Ives - would happily stay here again .

January is a great time to visit St Ives to enjoy the fabulous scenery and relaxed atmosphere, with plenty of welcoming pubs and restaurants to enjoy without the crowds! The flat is in the perfect location having amazing views and is very comfortable, warm and well equipped.

Good, clean property with parking. Compact but ideal for 2 adults.

The view from this flat is spectacular - two big windows giving views over St Ives and the beach. It's well equipped, comfortable, spotlessly clean and well located. A lovely place. Bathroom a bit of a squeeze. Better for two guests than four.

Lovely flat with spectacular views, easy access into the town or onto the beaches , an ideal spot to enjoy St Ives.

Amazing property with stunning views and short walk to the town and beach. The flat had everything we needed for our holiday.

Very good apartment amazing views would be perfect with a little updated interior in the living room/kitchen

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your feedback, we are glad that you enjoyed those lovely views. We aim to offer a wide range of properties that we hope will meet the different budgets, differing requirements and individual tastes. Whilst this property is not marketed as one of our higher end properties, this helps to keep it more affordable when compared to others with that kind of location, those views but of a higher spec/more modern decor. We always try to ensure that the photos and descriptions are accurate, so we do hope that this was what you had expected. Your comments are automatically sent on to the property owners, so that they can consider any suggestions for future improvements though, so thank you for the helpful comments and we hope to see you back soon. Tanya, Customer Services

We loved our stay at 48 Carrack Widden! The tea bags, coffee and milk on arrival were a lovely touch and the flat had everything we could have needed! The location and views were second to none and we are already booking again for next year!

Had a wonderful holiday at Carrack Widden again. The views from 48 are unbeatable. Looking forward to returning soon. Having the convenience of the keysafe is a huge advantage when arriving and departing.

Wonderful apartment. Compact and comfortable. Fabulous location if you are comfortable walking up and down the hill/steps to St Ives.

Aspects continues to provide a good and reliable holiday experience. I would have no reservations in using them again or recommending them to friends and family.

Cosy flat with excellent views of St Ives and the beaches, easy parking but a little tight if you have a large vehicle and easy walking distance to all amenities. The flat is well equiped for all you would need.

A good location only a short walk to the centre of St Ives. There are great views over Porthminster Beach and over towards the town. The flat is comfortable and well equipped. Another benefit is the parking space, which is right outside the apartment.

A lovely, comfortable apartment in a convenient location. Only a short walk to Porthminster beach and to the town. Spotlessly clean. We have booked again for next year.

A lovely apartment, very cosy and a nice home feel. Beautifully presented and with stunning views and in an excellent location that is quiet yet very near to the beach and town.

Great flat in an excellent location with beautiful dual aspect views. Very well equipped and maintained.

This is a fantastic apartment with fantastic views, but could be a little tight for four adults as in two couples. The car parking space in St Ives is a bonus but could be a little difficult in terms of width for a car much more than a Focus or Astra. We are a couple with a ford B Max who are originally from Cornwall. So will we book again? Even though we have a 7 hour drive to get there? Of course we would, and we have.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

With a twin bedroom and a double sofa bed in the living area, the owners have tried to offer flexible sleeping arrangements for guests. So, whilst it can sleep up to 4 people, some may find it a little limited on space at full occupancy. We have tried to show the space and seating/sleeping arrangements as clearly as we can within the website photos and description, so we do hope that this was all as you had expected. Thank you also highlighting the parking space. Our literature indicates average parking spaces as being suitable for a VW Golf or something similar, but we will look into how we can help to make this information clearer for guests. We would always want to be as open and honest with our descriptions as possible. Thank you for taking the time to send in your comments and we hope that you enjoyed your time here. Tanya, Customer Services

Had a very comfortable stay. The kitchen area is very well equipped and a lovely gesture of complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and milk on arrival. Lovely views from the double aspect lounge. All in all, a lovely stay. Would definitely stay here again.

This is our fourth time staying at carrack widden and as always it was just perfect, the views from every window are superb and it is very comfortable And homely I really couldn’t recommend staying here enough, it almost feels like our second home and we cant wait to return next year Amanda and Martyn Welwyn, Hertfordshire

This property is a great place to stay to explore St Ives and the surrounding areas. It has such good views from all the windows - even the bathroom! The property is compact, but has everything you need. We particularly enjoyed having our breakfast looking out over the beautiful view, watching the paddleboarders and dogs with their walkers. The location was perfect - nice quiet area, but you can be on the lovely white sand of Porthminster beach in 10 minutes walk, or in the bustle of St Ives Harbour with its lovely restaurants and local shops. You can also pick up the coastal path for lovely coastal walks, or hop on the St Ives Branch Line train to take you up the coast.

A apartment with lovely views and easy walking distance to the town, good car parking and access to the flat, the flat is ideal for a relaxing care free holiday

Excellent apartment. Fantastic views of St Ives, with the bonus of a parking space. Would definitely recommend for a couple or young family...great value for money

Aspects as a whole are ace. We will use again and have already recommended to loads of people. Our experience of service and communication have been exceptional Keep up the same standards

Everything is exactly as advertised, easily meets and exceeds expectations, a lovely little appartment with beautiful views. It's the first time we've booked with Aspects and everything was absolutely hassle free - even with a 12 month covid delay! We will definitely use Aspects again. Thank you.

This is the perfect place to stay for a family wanting to beach comb or just enjoy the charm of pretty & magical St. Ives. Just a short stroll up from the train & bus station you will NOT be disappointed ......the property is not only beautifully decorated, warm & cosy with everything you need but the views are STUNNING!!!!!! Also I recommend the Toffee apple crumble slices & Millionaire slices from the Allotment deli - yummy!!!! I promise you that you will not be disappointed with this holiday and in my opinion it is a million times better than anything you will find overseas as the Cornish charm and culture especially in St. Ives and surrounding area is so magical its impossible to find that anywhere else! I also recommend the amazing Sundaes & array of amazing flavour Kellys ice creams on Wharf Road. Porthmeor beach has bigger waves for surfing and bodybarding and Porthgwiddon is more sheltered and calmer more suitable for families tho Porthmeor too of course as well as Porthminster which pretty much has everything! You will come away from this hol feeling refreshed, relaxed and mesmerised

Fantastic flat with excellent views, everything you'll need is there. Having breakfast at the table looking out towards the harbour is priceless.

Aspects have been really helpful especially with all the disrution caused to our booking by the Covid pandemic. Freindly and very professional I would be happy to recommend them.

This was our 3rd stay at 48 carrack widen and as always it didn’t disappoint. A very comfortable, well equipped and homely flat with the most amazing views of st Ives and porthminster beach, We have already booked to return next year,

St Ives is our happy place in summer or winter its magical ,loads to do and explore good food and shops filled with lovely pretty and or tasty things, lots of happy friendly people , brilliant transport links ,restaurants serving fresh local produce cooked to perfection and beautiful beaches to walk or just sit and relax and listen to the waves it's a little bit of heaven x?

St ives is spectacular please keep it that way !!!!

Excellent accomodation with superb views across St Ives bay, having parking is excellent being so close to the town but without the hassle actually driving through the town.

Small compact flat well located. Ideal for one or two guests. Lovely sea views

We really enjoyed our stay at the apartment! It was our second time there, this time celebrating our honeymoon.

On arrival to pick up the keys we were greeted by a lovely member of the Aspects staff with a card and a bottle of prosecco. What a wonderful surprise!

The apartment as before was clean, comfortable with beautiful views from every window. The location with included parking is perfect for us. It is only a short walk to gain access to the beach and the centre of St Ives.

We will definitely be staying again in the future!

Tracey and Stewart Robson

Great apartment, perfect for 2 adults, or a family with younger children, although does sleep 4 would be a bit close for comfort if all adults. Would definitely stay again.

Loved the location with lovely views of beach and harbour, property clean and well equipped, great bonus with car parking.

Excellent location and accommodation , St Ives is a lovely place to visit and the location is so close to the beaches and town .

An excellent, small but perfectly formed apartment with the most amazing views out over rooftops towards the harbour and over Porthminster beach. With the windows open you can hear the sea. Perfect for a couple with plenty of comfy seating, comfy beds and lots kitchen equipment. Clean and quiet - I would say here again and would recommend it to friends too.

When I’ve booked with Aspect Holidays , I’ve had nothing but professionalism from each and everyone of your staff , All are friendly, helpful, and every property I’ve used through Aspects Holidays have been excellent . Thank You

Location is excellent and the car parking is a bonus ,so near to st Ives town but still away from the noise. Views are stunning

A fantasitic well equiped appartment. In a beauitful location with breath taking veiws. With the added bonus of parking, and within walking distance to the centre of st ives town.

Wonderful apartment , wonderful views would highly recommend it to anybody and we will certainly be returning well done everybody.

The views are excellent! You can see the beach from the window. Nice modern apartment with good use of space and the added bonus of a parking space makes things so easy.

Nice and peaceful in the complex also. Only a few minutes walk to the beach and center of St. Ives.

Lovely location and views

The views from this are the best we have ever had and I would recommend this property without a doubt.

Lovely clean, bright apartment with fabulous views

Very comfortable flat; views to die for!

Fantastic views, we could not ask for a better situated property.

Cosy apartment ideal for 2 people in a brilliant location, much needed parking space and the views from the living room windows are spectacular.

Carrack widden is a truly unique experience. Combining afordability, luxurious accommodation, and breathtaking views.

48 Carrick Widden - views from apartment windows are amazing, alot better than I thought. Parking was excellent with good facilities on site. Only 5 minutes walk to the town centre and beach. Comfortable for two people but I think it would struggle with four people.

Call me selfish but if I priased it to much it would come to popular and wouldn't be available when I wanted it x