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Albany House, 1 Albany Terrace
Porthminster, St Ives

£809 - £2512 per week
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Albany House is a grand Victorian House traditional in design, with restored original features and is situated overlooking Porthminster beach and just a five minute stroll into St Ives town. Magnificent views can be enjoyed from the kitchen/dining area and master bedroom. Front access is via a 50ft lawned area with a patio and to the rear is a landscaped garden with two terraces, both with seating and outdoor table tennis!

Parking for one large car at front of house and one small car behind house accessible by narrow lane. Public pay and display car park is available 5 minutes walk away.

Entrance

via long fore garden with front door into hallway with stairs to first floor and doors to:

Sitting room

comfortable seating for six plus two additional chairs, TV/DVD, folding patio doors to an enclosed rear courtyard with outdoor shower. Staircase up to parking area and terraced rear gardens.

Day room/dining area

dining table for eight in a large bay window with sea views, sofa, TV/DVD.

Kitchen area

gas hob with wok burner, twin electric oven, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, island unit with breakfast bar and three stools.

Utility room

washing machine, tumble dryer, WC, door to rear patio.

Bedroom 1

king size double bed, en suite with roll top bath, WC, basin.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.

Bedroom 3

king size double bed, French doors to rear gardens. Staircase from landing to attic bedroom:

Bedroom 4

twin beds, dormer window with sea views.

Bathroom

roll top bath, WC, basin. Separate WC & basin.

Shower room

shower.

Additional information

parking for two cars, one large car at the front and one small car at the rear (accessible along narrow lane), gas central heating, please take care in the rear garden when wet as it may be slippery, WiFi, well behaved dogs accepted, short breaks available.

 
 

Such a spacious house plenty of everything inside and out of property ,can’t fault it for anything, will definitely be returning, I wish I could bring the house home with me

October 2020

100% hire this house. Beautiful, well kept, comfortable, perfect location. Without a doubt we will hire again. Thank you aspects for our box of treats my parents loved it.

September 2020

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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

St Ives Feast Day

Held on the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 AD, Feast Day offers visitors to witness - and even join in with - some centuries-old traditions. A morning precesison led by the Mayor to bless the Well of St Eia. Following this, the Mayor will 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into a crowd of children who assemble on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. In the afternoon the Mayor then throw pennies from the balcony of the Guildhall for children to collect.

TBC 2021

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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 Bay Helicopter Tours

For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Choose from a 6 minute flight from £35 to a 30 minute flight from £96 and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

Dates TBC August 2021

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St Ives Lifeboat Day

A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the HM Coastguard helicpoters!

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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.

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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 2021

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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.

Great property. .Access to property very tricky due to location with main road.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thanks for your feedback. It really is a lovely property. Lots of space and character and providing accommodation in a quiet part of town that still gives you quick access to everything that the town has to offer. If you are travelling from Carbis Bay direction, towards St Ives, or from the property towards Carbis Bay, then the access road is no problem at all, but if you are returning to the property coming from the direction of the town centre or leaving the property and heading in the direction of the town centre, then it is a very tight turning, which is definitely do-able, but care should be taken. Some may prefer to head in the opposite direction and turn around further up the road, if they feel particularly uncomfortable with it, but with patience and care, it shouldn't be a problem. Tanya, Customer Services

Such a spacious house plenty of everything inside and out of property ,can’t fault it for anything, will definitely be returning, I wish I could bring the house home with me

100% hire this house. Beautiful, well kept, comfortable, perfect location. Without a doubt we will hire again. Thank you aspects for our box of treats my parents loved it.

Great large family house With stunning views And the table tennis is a great addition.

A victorian house with all the mod cons, the garden at the rear with its 3 tier layout was completely unexpected. Information we were given about a parking space round the back of property for a small car was spot on, my daughter has a Skoda Fabia and it was a close call getting the car out. Overall a great experience, great location, lovely house in a great resort.

Albany House is a beautiful property with great equipment in the kitchen, lots of space and lovely views. The garden is lovely - enclosed for dogs and a great BBQ. Utility room, with washing machine and tumble dryer, really handy for drying wet suits and towels etc.

The only downsides are that parking is really only for one car unless you have a very small second car and are an extremely competent driver (in small spaces!), road noise can be quite noisy for the front bedroom at times and top bedroom is a little stuffy.

Overall a lovely place to stay, easy walk into St Ives but nice not to be in a crowded area so it felt a very peaceful and comfortable place to stay. We stayed as a group of 6 people, but would have happily been there as a group of 8.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your review. We are very pleased to read that you had a lovely holiday and would look at returning to Albany House. When it comes to the parking, we appreciate that the second parking space is only really suitable for a smaller vehicle. To ensure that guests are made aware of this before choosing Albany House, we have additional information about each of our properties on their pages and this is highlighted for guests bringing more than one vehicle. We do hope that this did not cause too much trouble and your return will be enjoyed just as much as the first. Ben, Customer Services

Loved Albany once again & have booked again for the autumn

This is an excellent house in a great location. It is exremely comfortable and spacious. It offers all the facilities and equipment that you would expect if you were in your own home. Strongly recommended.

Albany house in the main part is a lovely bright breezy and convenient location with a beautiful garden.

Back garden and stairs with lack of stair gates not ideal if you have young children.

Definitely seems a stretch to say you can get two cars around the back for parking, and it is extreme tricky to reverse your car down this back space when you want to go out, but St Ives is very busy for parking so I guess it’s useful to the parking spaces nonetheless.

In all it’s a beautiful house in a lovely quiet and yet convenient location for St Ives. We would consider booking again.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are sorry if the stairs up to the back garden caused concern. We try to show all this as clearly as we can within the photos as the layout of this outside area, may not be suitable for everyone. We just wanted to clarify the parking situation, as you cannot fit 2 cars around the back of the property. There is one space to the front of the property and a second space at the back that is only suitable for small cars due to its access down a narrow lane. You can get an idea of this area from one of the photos online, but for anyone looking to book this property, the team here are always happy to answer any queries that you may have on this. We are glad that you still found it useful given the huge demand on available parking spaces in the town; it really does come in very handy to have private parking at your property. Tanya, Customer Services

We had a super family holiday at Albany House ( our third visit).Lots of space, light and airy, thoughtfully and very well kitted out. Warm and cosy too, when necessary. Wonderful views from the front of the house.

A lovely house (the view from the front bedroom is beautiful) in a really great location. We've stayed twice and will be back!

Excellent position, quiet location and easy walk to Porthminster Beach. Light, airy rooms. Comfortable property.

A beautiful house, with lovely views and a great location. A great feeling of light and space. We had a wonderful time, thank you.

This is a lovely big house with a fabulously spacious (and very well equipped) kitchen/family room at the front, with views over the bay. It works really well for a larger family, with three bathrooms (only one shower indoors but there's an outdoor shower for after the beach, with hot water) and a big utility with washer and drier. It's a bit further out of town than other places we've stayed in St Ives, but only a 10-minute walk and easy access to Porthminster beach, and you can walk round to the harbour on the sand when the tide is out. A lovely house, and we'll definitely book again.

Spent a lovely week at Albany house It has everything you need We all enjoyed it

Lovely, spacious and comfortable property in an excellent location.

A really well equipped and lovely house situated in a fantastic location. Not for anyone with mobility issues though!

Albany Terrace is a great property in an ideal position to explore st Ives .The furnishings are comfortable and it was impeccably clean. The views are amazing I wouldn't hesitate to come back and am already considering returning next year.

The cottage has a fabulous warm and welcoming feel as you walk through the door. The views from the front windows are so captivating and relaxing it is hard to tear yourself away from the cottage to explore St Ives. The kitchen is so well equipped which makes it a pleasure to cook, and then dining looking out at the beautiful sea views is what a holiday is all about.

Such beautiful views of the bay, dog friendly, easy access to town and beach, parking! What more do you need.. a wrench to come home.

Very spacious and comfortable house. Parking spaces a real bonus for St Ives. Will certainly book again. Thanks to Aspects who managed the booking brilliantly.

No1 Albany Tce is a lovely house set in peaceful location with views over porthminster beach. The house is very well equipped to cater for your needs. An easy downhill stroll takes you to the town centre either by road or via porthminster beach. With car parking for up to three cars nice gardens and pet friendly too Albany House is a lovely place to take your break

Very comfortable, clean, well equipped house with the added bonus of parking. One of the nicest stays we have had in St Ives and we have been many, many times.

Lovely property. Would definitely book again.

As advertised in the video. Simply wonderful!

A fantastic view from the property. Comfy sofas and lots of space. Really well-equipped kitchen too. Fantastic location

Albany House is full of light and spacious so ideal for a group of friends and family. The views are great from the house and garden too. The garden , front and rear, are really lovely and give a feeling of space. We would like to visit again. The owners thoughtfully kitted it out .

The house is really spacious and the kitchen/dining room is the perfect place for everyone to hang out. If you are lucky with the weather as we were the garden is an excellent bonus, a beautiful sun trap with the added benefit of a table tennis table (very popular with our children). The view in the morning from the front of the house is something else. We loved everything about this house.

Albany House is a wonderful property, of large proportions with light flooding through it. There are many lovely touches to make the property feel like a home-from-home. The views of the sea are uplifting as are the sounds of the seagulls. We booked through Aspects Holidays, who were friendly and efficient from start to finish. Albany House is an ideal base for a holiday in St Ives. The size of the property, sea views and ease of access to beaches and town make it good value for money. An added benefit is the car parking, especially the large space at the bottom of the garden at the front. We hope to visit again soon!

Spacious and a great choice for a large family group or for two families to share; equally excellent for groups of friends. Perhaps not so good however if these groups had babies in push-chairs/prams or elderly/disabled members because of location and access.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you liked Albany House, and that the space worked well for your party. There is a gravel path leading to the front door, which may be a little tricky to negotiate with prams/pushchairs, and being over 3 floors, with the painted stairs that we mention, and having a terraced garden to the rear that involves a number of steps to the different levels; it would be something that may need to be considered for certain members of the party. We are always happy to answer any questions to help you decide if a particular property is suitable for your party, so please do not hesitate to get in touch if you are ever looking to book through us again, and the location and access to the property is an important consideration for you. We hope that Albany House still worked well for all of you, and hopefully we will see you back here soon. Thanks again. Tanya, Customer Services

a beautiful and well equipped house.

We would definitely come back

Albany House is the perfect base for a family holiday in St Ives. Lots of large, tastefully furnished and decorated rooms means theres plenty of space for everyone.The Children loved the outside shower and all have stated they want to come back next year.

Lovely house but could be even better with a few improvements to heating, bedding and hot water.