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Gwel an Baya
Porthminster, St Ives

£488 - £1695 per week
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Gwel an Baya is a beautiful, modern, two bedroom, ground floor apartment, positioned just above the stunning Porthminster beach, which can be accessed on foot, within just a few minutes. The breathtaking views from the sitting room and master bedroom stretch far and wide, taking in the harbour, St Nicholas Chapel on the Island, across the bay as far as Godrevy Lighthouse in Hayle. Both bedrooms have comfortable furnishings, and offer a peaceful night's sleep, and the well equipped kitchen is ideal to cater for, and dine together as a family. The sitting room is perfect for relaxing in, with your morning coffee, or after a day of exploring, catching up on your favourite shows. The allocated parking space makes arrival in St Ives easy, but also makes exploring West Cornwall and beyond a breeze. A ten minute walk downhill, will lead you to St Ives Harbour, where you can indulge in the many local restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops, you'll find plenty to do for all ages. Maybe take a boat trip out to Seal Island, or browse the latest art exhibition at the Tate Gallery.

On warmer days, Porthminster Beach is almost on your doorstep, or take a walk along the nearby Coastal path heading towards Carbis Bay, where you can spend the day sunbathing on the beach. The breahtaking, coastal branch-line from Porthminster , is one of the UK's most scenic train journeys, taking you to St Erth, where you can hop off and wander down to the family friendly, Old Quay House, for some lunch, overlooking Hayle causeway, or enjoy brunch at Birdies restaurant or The Old Forge.

Entrance

from the car park, through a small courtyard area, into the hallway with doors to:

Kitchen/dining/sitting room

washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, electric hob and oven, sofa, occasional chair, Smart TV with Sky box, dining table and four chairs, Juliet balcony with sea views.

Bedroom 1

king bed, Juliet balcony with sea views.

Bathroom

accessed via the hallway and master bedroom. Bath with shower over, basin and WC.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.

Additional information

underfloor heating throughout, WiFi, short breaks available.

 
 

Excellent place to stay.. It is as it appears in the brochure.. Fabulous views. The little extras are a lovely touch.. Very clean and comfortable. Easy access to St Ives walking down the hill. Cheap taxi back. Great to have a parking space. Would go back there again and again..

April 2022

This holiday home is situated in a really great central location, with magnificent views of stunning Porthminster beach & St Ives. As parking is so very hard to find in St Ives, having parking available at this holiday home is fantastic, enabling you to just walk about without worrying about your car. It’s a very nice, comfortable and modern holiday home within short driving distance to Tesco for supplies or a short walk to meander around St Ives harbour, ice cream in hand. One afternoon, we even walked & caught a movie at the cinema in town…staying here at this home seems to put everything right at your fingertips. Super modern appliances in the lovely spacious kitchen. It was well worth the money spent which I thought was quite reasonable.

April 2022

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2022

1 Jan - 5 Feb488
12 Feb - 19 Feb592
26 Feb - 26 Mar488
2 Apr - 16 Apr848
23 April551
30 April689
7 May - 21 May757
28 May1356
4 June903
11 June939
18 June1018
25 June1135
2 July1193
9 July1216
16 July1576
23 Jul - 20 Aug1695
27 August1576
3 September909
10 September821
17 September601
24 Sep - 8 Oct595
15 Oct - 22 Oct898
29 Oct - 10 Dec488
17 December1035
24 Dec - 31 Dec1273

2023

1 Jan - 4 Feb529
11 Feb - 18 Feb705
25 Feb - 18 Mar529
25 March670
1 Apr - 15 Apr952
22 April670
29 April811
6 May - 20 May846
27 May1446
3 June970
10 June1005
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23 September846
30 Sep - 7 Oct776
14 Oct - 21 Oct952
28 Oct - 16 Dec529
23 Dec - 31 Dec1305
 

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.

Excellent place to stay.. It is as it appears in the brochure.. Fabulous views. The little extras are a lovely touch.. Very clean and comfortable. Easy access to St Ives walking down the hill. Cheap taxi back. Great to have a parking space. Would go back there again and again..

This holiday home is situated in a really great central location, with magnificent views of stunning Porthminster beach & St Ives. As parking is so very hard to find in St Ives, having parking available at this holiday home is fantastic, enabling you to just walk about without worrying about your car. It’s a very nice, comfortable and modern holiday home within short driving distance to Tesco for supplies or a short walk to meander around St Ives harbour, ice cream in hand. One afternoon, we even walked & caught a movie at the cinema in town…staying here at this home seems to put everything right at your fingertips. Super modern appliances in the lovely spacious kitchen. It was well worth the money spent which I thought was quite reasonable.