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Above The Bay - Morwenstow 16
Porthminster, St Ives

£824 - £2160 per week

Priceless! This is the only way to describe the views devoured from the bedrooms and living areas of this luxury first floor apartment. Drink in the turquoise blue sea views, the charming and arresting sights of St Ives harbour and The Island, or watch the precious moments of parading dolphins in the bay. Each apartment has been thoughtfully designed and furnished to offer something that everybody will love.

Luxury beds, bedding, furniture and kitchen equipment all go a very long way to ensuring a great night's sleep and plenty of restfulness throughout your holiday. All of St Ives finest restaurants are within easy reach with the St Ives Harbour & Spa being your nearest followed by Porthminster café, both of which offer some of the finest food, wine and of course breath-taking views. No need to be snarled up in town traffic either as Morwenstow apartments are located just below Tregenna Castle with its 18 hole golf course, so a simple right turn off the main road into St Ives brings you right to your door of these luxurious apartments.


from the parking space through the right-hand side of the complex, communal stairs up to the first floor. Hallway with doors leading to:


two sofas, Smart TV, Bose iPod dock, dining table with four chairs, patio doors leading to private balcony with outside furniture, stunning view. Kitchen with Miele integrated appliances: dishwasher, washer/dryer, electric oven and hob, combination oven microwave, fridge/freezer. Dualit accessories and wine cooler.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, sea views, en suite with shower, WC, basin.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.

Family bathroom

automatic lighting on entry, double ended bath with shower over, WC, basin.

Additional information

lift access, underfloor heating throughout, not suitable for wheelchairs, secure intercom entry system, secure gated parking for one car, shared landscaped gardens with path leading to coastal footpath, WiFi, short breaks available.


Clean comfortable stay. Well worth the money for the location alone, but the apartment was beautiful and had everything that you would need. Would recommend!!!!! Most definitely will be visiting again!

Remember to get extra insurance for covid 19 as aspects insurance alone does not cover this.

April 2022


March 2022

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Holidays in Porthminster

We have many apartments overlooking the bay, many of which have parking. However, with the branch line train and bus stations just a couple of minutes’ walk away, Porthminster could be the ideal location for your self-catering holiday, whatever mode of transport you choose to arrive by.

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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. 

31st December 2022

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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.

13th - 15th May 2021

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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.

10th - 24th September 2022

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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! Book your flight online and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

July and August 2022

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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.

Clean comfortable stay. Well worth the money for the location alone, but the apartment was beautiful and had everything that you would need. Would recommend!!!!! Most definitely will be visiting again!

Remember to get extra insurance for covid 19 as aspects insurance alone does not cover this.


The view from each apartment is magnificent, the standard of maintenance could not be higher and the accommodation is five star. The free on-site generous parking is a major plus in St Ives, and with a bus stop at the gate and a short walk into town and all the beaches, there is no need to move the car after arrival.

A beautiful, clean and airy apartment. The building is quite new and everything is fresh and well kept. The gardens are gorgeous and are obviously tended with care. The view! Wow! You have to be there to truly appreciate how amazing the view is. There is a table and chairs on the balcony so you can sit and soak up the views in comfort. When you lay in bed you can see the sea and hear the waves crashing against the rocks - it’s just magical. There is easy parking and a lift. A short downhill walk (5 mins) takes you to the beach and from there you can easily walk into St Ives. Can’t complain about anything, it is just a gorgeous apartment in a perfect area.

Gorgeous apartment with fabulous views but a little further out than I would have liked but this didn’t bother us.

For years we have stayed in St Ives with one of your competitors. From the minute we made the booking we were blown away by the professionalism and caring attitude of all Aspects Staff. With a lot of uncertainty surrounding the lockdown and how it would affect us , Aspects staff were brilliant and reassured us with every query we had. the apartment was stunning (the best we have ever stayed in) with views to die for. It was superbly equipped and our only regret was we couldn't have stayed longer. We are planning on moving down in 2021 but will be having several more trips down to house hunt (Covid-19 permitting) before then. We will always look to stay with Aspects Holidays and will recommend you to all of our friends. Finally we would like to express our thanks to the owner of this apartment for allowing us the chance to stay in such a beautiful property. Thank you again Aspects for a brilliant break in our favourite place.

Highly recommended 5th time we have stayed at Morwenstow and will be back. Thanks

Our stay was very enjoyable at No 16, and will be using the apartments again in the future. The position is very handy not having to drive through town when visiting local areas. Have been holidaying in St Ives for over 55 years and it never fails to impress us.. The Whiteheads.

Fantastic sea views and of st ives to the left from this first floor apartment Immaculately clean, great to have parking for one car and to be walking distance from centre st ives. Pleased that the holiday makers in the18 apartments were very quiet and considerate

We love staying at this property and have stayed 4 years in a row. It has great parking, very clean, comfortable and absolutely stunning views. We loved having breakfast on the balcony every morning with stunning st Ives around us.

We felt that they took covid very seriously and felt confident in the processes out in place and the extra cleaning.

We’ve already booked for next year and can’t wait to come back.

Take binoculars if you are interested in the possibility of seeing dolphins and sea lions swim past out at sea as you eat breakfast as we did. This is a luxury apartment in a lovely location where you can park and not use the car for the duration of your stay in St Ives if you so wish. It is a 15 minute stroll in to the town centre along the road or coastal path which leads from the property. It is a bit of an incline for those not too mobile. Top quality linen and equipment throughout, all you need to self cater. Views delightful.

This is the second time that we have stayed at this property. We will definitely be back for a third time. The sea views from the apartment are breathtaking.

Excellent service from Aspects. Everything is done efficiently with no hassle from booking the apartment to staying and enjoying the holiday.

I cannot fault this property. The view was amazing, the apartment spotless and well equipped, the comfort of the beds, it all exceeded our expectations. I would imagine this particular apartment would probably be one of the best of the Morwenstow ones, as it is almost at the top, so the view is completely uninterrupted. We particularly enjoyed the location, being a little bit out of the hub of central St. Ives. It is easily walkable in maybe 10 minutes, but it was so nice to be able to retreat to the peace and tranquility of being on top of the bay. It also meant that the winds were very cooling after being in the heat of the beach. There was a rather strenuous walk back up the hill back to the apartment, especially with children but we came to enjoy it and work off our ice creams! It was great to have parking, wifi etc, so a great place to use as a base. This beach is great for kids also, the surf never got too rough, has all the facilities, overall, a great location.

We’ve stayed in many different properties in the area over the years, and each time it’s hard to imagine how our most recent experience could be surpassed, but Above the Bay certainly delivered on that.

The photos of the apartment appear to have been taken on a cloudy day, so the place is actually much brighter in reality, which is a bonus as I think it’s always preferable to have your expectations exceeded. The view from the balcony is just stunning and has to be one of the best vantage points for enjoying St Ives Bay.

We were blessed with a warm week so we needed the windows open all the time, but it was lovely to wake to the sound of the sea. If you are visiting in the cooler months I imagine this would be a very cosy apartment.

There is a housekeeper who looks after all of the apartments in the complex, and she seems to be around most of the time which is handy if you have any questions or issues. We found the standard of cleaning to be high.

We really enjoyed our stay and can’t wait to come back. The apartment is very clean and beautifully situated at the top of the hill for stunning views from when you wake up to when you go to sleep. Parking is safe and easy which isn’t always the case in st Ives. We can’t wait to come back.

This is a fantastic luxurious apartment, amazing bathrooms. The location is great, an easy picturesque walk into St Ives although it is a steep walk back.

Great location , accommodation is first class

Thank you for the most lovely relaxing stay in your apartment. The views were to die for and we even saw seals playing in the sea on a daily basis!! Amazing. The location between St Ives and Carbis Bay was perfect. We enjoyed some lovely walks along the coastal path from the gate at the bottom of your immaculately kept gardens into St Ives and Carbis Bay, The beds were so comfortable and the lovely touches of flowers, wine and biscuits made of short break perfect. We will definitely be back. Thank you

Magnificent views of the St. Ives Bay and Godrevy lighthouse. Well kept gardens and a comfortable and spotlessly clean property.

A fabulous apartment with stunning views at all times of day. We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this to even the most discerning of customers.

The location of the apartment was excellent with stunning views over St Ives. We have never know cleanliness like it. It was a very relaxing holiday. We will be back!

The views are outstanding, both a relaxing & active holiday rolled into one at Morwenstow. We will definitely be returning.

Fantastic apartment and superb location. Will be staying again.

What a great location, great views we easy access to St Ives and the beach and a great base for exploring west cornwall

A very comfortable apartment with spectacular views of the bay. There was ample space in the gated car park - a real bonus in St Ives.

Would recommend this apartment for the high standard of presentation, stunning view and ease of parking. We will be booking again.

Accommodation was immaculate, views were breathtaking and we would not hesitate to recommend to our family and friends.

Spacious, luxurious, amazing view and a very short (steep) walk to the wonderful Porthminster beach (go to the cafe for breakfast, a real holiday treat). We love St Ives and our stay at Morwenstow 16 made it all the more perfect. It is the perfect self catering accommodation for those who like the luxury of a hotel. Highly recommended.

Aspect Holidays are an absolute joy to deal with and the apartment was fabulous. Thank you so much!

Excellent facilities Beautifully furnished and equipped Stunning view Great location