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Porth House Porthminster, St Ives

£618 - £1770 per week

Porth House is nestled on Hain Walk a few minutes' walk away from the scenic coastal path which runs between St Ives and Carbis Bay. The property offers incredible 180 degree views of St Ives Bay, Carbis Bay beach, towards Godrevy Lighthouse and beyond, all of which you can enjoy whilst relaxing on the balcony, or on one of the two large outside terrace areas. You are within an easy 15 minute walk of St Ives and Carbis Bay and their two sandy Blue Flag beaches, Porthminster and Carbis Bay beach.

Should you wish to venture out for the day, the private parking space enables you to hop in your car and explore all that Cornwall has to offer. Whether you wish to stay local and leave the car at home, or explore the sights of West Cornwall all in all Porth House is a great base for your family holiday!


external steps lead up to the property with landscaped gardens and a paved terrace area with seating. Entrance hall with stairs to first floor living area and doors to:

Bedroom 1

double bed, splendid sea views.

Bedroom 2

twin beds, TV.

Bedroom 3

double bed, window over rear garden.


bath with shower over, WC, basin.

Shower room

walk-in shower, WC, basin.

Sitting/dining area

comfortable seating, TV/DVD, dining table and six chairs. Doors to terraced balcony with outdoor furniture and superb views.


electric oven and hob, washing machine, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer.

Additional information

due to a number of steps up to the property, it may not be suitable to those with limited mobility, parking for one car, reverse level accommodation, garden/patio with outdoor furniture, travel cot, high chair and stair gate provided, BBQ, gas central heating, WiFi, short breaks available.


We had a great week at Porth House - the view is outstanding and watching the little train go by is very quaint. The walk down to St Ives is very easy although the walk back up is more challenging. Porth House is in a very peaceful location.

August 2020

Great, quiet location - away from the bustle, but still within easy 10-15 mins walking distance of St Ives. Also very handy for Carbis Bay beach (15 mins walk). Balcony has great views over St Ives Bay, frequent dolphin pod sightings. The front patio area is great for barbecues. The rear elevated decking platform also gives good views over the bay. Really enjoyed our 2 week stay at Porth House.

August 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

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. 

TBC 31st December 2020

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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.


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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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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.

We had a great week at Porth House - the view is outstanding and watching the little train go by is very quaint. The walk down to St Ives is very easy although the walk back up is more challenging. Porth House is in a very peaceful location.

3 weeks ago

Great, quiet location - away from the bustle, but still within easy 10-15 mins walking distance of St Ives. Also very handy for Carbis Bay beach (15 mins walk). Balcony has great views over St Ives Bay, frequent dolphin pod sightings. The front patio area is great for barbecues. The rear elevated decking platform also gives good views over the bay. Really enjoyed our 2 week stay at Porth House.

1 month ago

Porth House is spacious, comfortable and contemporary. Best of all though is it’s wonderful location. We loved the various outside seating areas with fantastic coastal views. We appreciated being slightly away from the crowds in St Ives and yet Porth House is only a scenic 5-10 minute stroll to the beautiful Porthminster beach. We felt very lucky to get our last minute reservation.

1 month ago

Great company to deal with. Friendly, patient and happy.

Jul 2020

We had a lovely week in St Ives in a house with stunning views, comfortable furnishings and tasteful decor. Slightly steep walk into town/beach but this made it nice and quiet for enjoying the balcony and watching the wildlife in peace. Would recommend St Ives and Porth House to anyone who doesn;t mind climbing a few steps.

Jul 2020

The house is beautiful. The views, amazing. Having the living area upstairs really makes the most of the amazing view. It is really spacious and yet cosy and comfortable. The steps up to the house were only an issue on arrival, carrying suitcases up, but other than that, not a problem. The beach is lovely and around a 10 minute walk. Having a parking space and also a garage is a real benefit. The perfect place to store body boards, wet suits etc. Collection of keys is really easy, the office is a short drive from the house with plenty of parking. We would definitely recommend.

Aug 2019

Porth House is a beautifully decorated house in a fantastic secluded location! The views from the living area and glass balcony are fabulous. If you like walking, the coastal path gives convenient access to St Ives and Carbis Bay so you can enjoy a holiday without needing to drive anywhere! We had a thoroughly enjoyable week at Porth House.

Aug 2019

Excellent accommodation. Better than we hoped for. Views to die for.

Jul 2019

Porth House is a spacious property with stunning views regardless of the weather. Ideal, quiet location (the trains are no problem at all) within easy reach of St Ives and Carbis Bay. Read on the terrace or walk the South West Coast Path: Porth House is the perfect base whether you want activities or simply the space to relax and unwind.

Jun 2019


Apr 2019

Location was perfect. The balcony a great asset to enjoy the great views. Having the garage parking space is another big bonus and one of the reasons I’d consider booking Porth House again. Although there are quite a few steps from the access road up to the property, this was only a small issue when we arrived in terms of carrying our luggage up to the house. The access road is very quiet and it wouldn’t be a problem to leave the car at the base of the steps to unload the cases etc. For the rest of our stay we didn’t really notice them. The lounge and kitchen area is spacious and bright and the bedrooms are comfortable and clean. Having two bathroom/toilets was a very useful addition. I’d be happy to book Porth House again.

Jan 2019

porth house is a very nice house, it has everything you need for a holiday, the views from the balcony are excellent. very comfortable seating in the lounge and a large tv. beds are a little small for someone that is 6ft like myself. all in all a very nice stay. please be aware that when we stayed at christmas it was very quiet, they are building a new house or flats very close by, so being in the building game i think the next 4 or 5 month's will be a little noisy when sitting on the balcony.

Jan 2019

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your very helpful comments; we would always rather make any guests aware of building works that could impact upon guests experience at a property, so now having this information, we will be keeping a very close eye on this. Having looked into what we can at this stage, it is new properties being built just down the road from Porth House, and though it is not visible from Porth House and the builders do not envisage any disruption, we will continue to go over and inspect this, to monitor for noise that can be heard from the property and if we have any indication that it could cause disruption, we will contact any guests that may be affected. Thank you again for making us aware, and glad to hear about how much you liked this property. Tanya, Customer Services

Porth House exceeded all expectations! Amazing views across the bay which constantly changed colour according to the weather, the clouds and the time of day. We felt like the Railway Children frantically waving from the balcony to the GWR train trundling past. From the balcony we spotted fishing boats early in the morning reeling in their nets and then heading off to the harbour. At night the lights of Carbis Bay twinkled in the distance making the whole experience magical. Our short stay, even in November, was truely breathtaking. We would highly recommend this property to everyone.

Nov 2018

The balcony at Porth House provides the perfect spot for watching the sunrise and counting the stars...even spotting the occasional dolphin if you are lucky.

Sep 2018

Stunning views from lounge/balcony. Beautifully presented and well equipped 3 bedroomed, two bath/shower roomed property. Three outdoor eating places. 10-15 minutes walk to fabulous beaches. Quiet location with just the local train rattling by from time to time. Opportunity to burn off those cream tea calories with a step aerobic session to your front door. The climb gets easier through the week but it's best to avoid carrying heavy items.

Sep 2018

Porth House makes you feel like a millionaire, the views are spectacular, the house is very comfortable and well furnished. The garage parking is a bonus and the use of beach equipment was a welcome find. St ives and the beach is accessible on foot, but be warned the hills are very steep. There are 40 steps up to the property, so only suitable for able bodied people.

Jul 2018

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your comments; we are delighted to read how much you enjoyed this property and those beautiful views. To get those great views, there are a number of steps to negotiate, which we agree may not be suitable for those with limited mobility, so whilst we do not include the number of steps on the website, we advise that there are several, and that it may not suit those with limited mobility. We hope that it didn't cause any issue for you and the rest of your party, and if this is something that is an important consideration if returning to the area, please do not hesitate to get in contact so that we can help advise you before booking. We hope to see you back again soon. Tanya, Customer Services

Fantastic spacious, clean and modern property. Amazing view, well worth the climb from Porthminster

Jun 2018

Fantastic views over to Gwithian and Godrevy and even had dolphins leading paddleboarders out to sea,Fabulous!

Oct 2017

Is better than its photos - wonderful location with amazing views. Plenty of room for everyone to have a quiet space or all get together. Loved it

Sep 2017

A fantastic week in St Ives helped by some good weather! Lovely accommodation in a lovely location, couldn't have been better.

Sep 2017

Beautiful balcony views over Carbis Bay. Lots of outside sitting areas to enjoy the views.

Aug 2017

Fantastic sea views.

Jul 2017

Lovely location . Parking , spacious , peaceful , lovely balcony to relax have meals and drinks , sunbathe while taking in the beautiful views over sea . Delightful

Oct 2016

This is a spacious property which offers the best of both in terms of access to St Ives and coastal walks. The views are stunning. Breakfast on the balcony is a real highlight.

Aug 2015

Lovely property - clean quiet - good value

Aug 2015

A well equipped, modern house with great sea views. We enjoyed the stay.

Jul 2015

We had a wonderful few days at Porth House. Incredible views and a beautiful and spotlessly clean house.

Apr 2015

Porth House offers everything it says "on the tin". Fantastic view, easy walking access to St.Ives (only a slight little climb). Well equipped and a very comfortable home - definitely would like to return to Porth House

Oct 2014

Very nice house with wonderful views, the owners seem to have thought of everything.

Oct 2014