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Albany House, 1 Albany Terrace
Porthminster, St Ives

£859 - £2862 per week

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, enclosed 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.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2


Bedroom 3


Bedroom 4



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

Sitting room

comfortable seating for seven plus one 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 bed, en suite with roll top bath, WC, basin.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.


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

Bedroom 3

king size bed, en suite with shower, WC, basin, French doors to rear gardens. Staircase from landing to attic bedroom:

Bedroom 4

twin beds, dormer window with sea views.

Additional information

parking for one large car at the front of the property. There is a second car parking space behind the house for a small car. However, this is accessed via a narrow lane and cars must be reversed out, gas central heating, please take care in the rear garden when wet as it may be slippery, no children under 3, WiFi, well behaved dogs accepted.


Great property for a large family...and the dog ! Plenty of space both indoors and outdoors. Bit of a trek uphill from the town (when compared to other Aspect properties we have stayed in) but the house is worth the extra walk. Really enjoyed our time here and would definitely re-visit.

August 2023

Beautiful very clean house, equipped very generously, best location and the garden is amazing. It is our second time in this house and we are about to book it again. Thanks Aspects for the heads-up about the closure of M30, very professionally.

April 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.

Lovely big house with good facilities. Great kitchen/dining room for getting together with friends and/or family. Top floor bedroom has steep stairs but fine if you have no mobility issues. The car parking is under a tree at the front of the property and our car was completely covered in bird poo by the end of the week. Otherwise loved staying here and have booked again for next year.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your comments; we are delighted to read how much you enjoyed this property and its facilities. To access the attic bedroom there is a second staircase to navigate, which may not be suitable for all, so we try our best to outline this on the property description. We hope that it didn't cause any issue for you and the rest of your party. We are so pleased you had a great stay and look forward to welcoming you back! Lucy, Customer Services

Great property for a large family...and the dog ! Plenty of space both indoors and outdoors. Bit of a trek uphill from the town (when compared to other Aspect properties we have stayed in) but the house is worth the extra walk. Really enjoyed our time here and would definitely re-visit.

We stayed at Albany House for 1 week as a family of 7 for our summer holidays last week.

The house is beautiful and has lots of lovely features and is very spacious.

Unfortunately the cleanliness of the house was not great and not what we would expect from a holiday home. The kitchen was dirty in places, the cutlery drawer, the units, the oven and oven trays, microwave etc were all grimey. We had to put all the cups etdc in dishwasher before we used them as were all dirty. The butter dish had butter still in it covered in green mould. Coffee grinds still in the coffee machine from previous use not cleaned out. The floors had not been cleaned at all, there was dust everywhere and clumps of dog hair on the floors. Upstairs was the same and had not been hoovered or floors cleaned.

The shower tiling grout was brown. We had to spray it with bleach spray to clean it. The main bathroom had urine stains on the floor. and the other bathroom floors were dirty.

We do not blame the owners or even Aspects but the cleaning company need to be spoken with as they are clearly not doing their jobs properly or to a good standard.

We did send photos to Aspects and received a call back from them on the Monday (arrived saturday and sent email saturday) they did offer to send cleaners however we had cleaned the whole house ourselves by then as could not live in it like it was.

We still had a wonderful holiday in St Ives overall.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We were so sorry to hear about this. This is not what the property owner or we would expect for guests - we would always want your chosen property to be perfect for your arrival and were extremely disappointed to hear of this. We would have loved to have rectified this straight away, and whilst we have an out of hours phone service to assist guests, unfortunately emails are not monitored while the office is closed. We can only apologise for the areas that had been missed, and having been in touch since, we hope that you feel more reassured that this has been followed up appropriately with the owner's housekeeper. We are glad that despite the concerns raised, you had a fantastic time in St Ives. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Lucy, Customer Services

The house is beautiful with a lovely garden,parking and views. We hat stayed there before look forward to going back again.

However the house cleaners need to up their game. Unhovered carpets and sand and hair in the en-suite shower. Really not good enough

Dirty linen left in hall when we arrived until mid evening

Reply from Aspects Holidays

It's great to hear that you had a lovely stay at Albany House, 1 Albany Terrace. We are very sorry if the standard of cleanliness was not to the high level that you would have expected, we can only apologise if any areas had been missed. Having now received this feedback, we will be closely monitoring this, so thank you for your comments. Katy, Customer Services.

Beautiful very clean house, equipped very generously, best location and the garden is amazing. It is our second time in this house and we are about to book it again. Thanks Aspects for the heads-up about the closure of M30, very professionally.

We have just returned home from a week long break at Albany House and had such a relaxing break. The house has everything you could think of, we especially liked the utility facilities (washer, drier, heated boot drier, indoor clothes hanger) which came in so handy to dry our clothes (and the dogs!) after some quite rainy weather. The garden is also a great addition to the property which isn’t really mentioned in the description, it’s fully enclosed and links direct from the kitchen or utility, through the courtyard and up the stairs. Finally the location is superb, minutes walk from the beach which had a snack bar and restaurant and a 6min walk into St Ives centre. Thank you for a lovely stay

Large house perched above Porthminster Beach with lovely views from front windows. Plenty of room for large group/family. Parking outside for one car and at the back for another which has very tight access. Super well equipped kitchen, it's as though the family has just moved out and left everything you could possibly need. Cosy TV room, lots of family boxed games to use. Excellent showers with large towels. Lovely large outside space at the back and front to play in or just sit and chill.

Our family had a wonderful time during our stay at Albany Terrace over Christmas.

The house was excellently equipped, on particular the kitchen equipment to prepare and serve our Christmas dinner.

The walk into St Ives took only 10 minutes, with no steps, which was good as we had a pram for the baby.

The house accommodated our party of 7 and a baby with ease, although the parking at the rear of the house was tricky, as Mentioned in previous reviews,we managed to park 2 cars at the rear. We took advice from the kind neighbour and Aspects instruction to only reverse out of the space down the narrow lane, and this worked well.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this property for a family or large group and would love to return one day.

Fabulous holiday property, very well equipped with all you need. Good sea views and tastefully decorated. Great for families, lots of space to be had. Just wonderful

Excellent house within easy walking and beaches of St Ives, very comfortable have stayed a number of times and expect to return. Rear parking... You MUST drive in forwards with a little to and fro at the corner from the side lane. On the way out reverse along the back to the side lane then 3 point turn to drive forwards down side lane. The side lane is the narrow one.. Sensors beeped all the way down in my daughters Skoda Karoq with about 6 inches to spare each side, easily achievable if you take care.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are glad that you continue to enjoy staying at this lovely property. Whilst the front parking space is larger and easier to access, if bringing 2 cars, the access to the second space at the rear is narrow and will require reversing back down this to exit. This will not be something that everyone will be comfortable with, so we try to make sure that this is clearly highlighted on the website. It certainly sounds like you have got the knack to it though. Hopefully we will see you back again soon. Tanya, Customer Services

fantastically warm and comfy period house in a lovely area of St Ives and we would definately give the property top marks in fact we have already booked again for next year. Cannot recommend the property highly enough......

A fabulous property, perfectly located for a busy family or group. Easy walking distance into St Ives town to restaurants, bars, or water activities. A beautiful beach just a short walk. The property itself was amazing, all the amenities and some.
The extra touches of coffee, tea, shortbread, and milk in the fridge made our very long car journey melt away. Cornwall at its best.

This is a beautiful family house. Lovely bedrooms, lounge and communal kitchen/dining/family room.

The gardens, especially the terraced back garden, are lovely and a nice space for the children to escape into.

I hope myself and my family are able to rebook next year.

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.