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Boathouse Loft
The Wharf, St Ives

£825 - £2067 per week
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Be captivated by Boathouse Loft and fall in love with the wonderful view across the bay. Harbour beach is just feet from your balcony. Boathouse Loft is a light and airy apartment with a warm and welcoming vibe. You don't have far to go to enjoy the great food, craft beers or cocktails on offer at St Ives' popular Hub Bar and Grill, which is located beneath the apartment.

Entrance

via door to two flights of stairs, door leading to internal hallway with doors to:

Open plan living area

sofas, armchair, woodburner, TV, games console PlayStation 4, dining table and chairs, magnificent views, French doors onto the decked balcony with unadulterated sea views.

Kitchen

electric oven with gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine.

Bedroom 1

king size double bed, TV, en suite bath with handheld shower attachment, double walk-in shower, basin, WC.

Bedroom 2

zip and link (king or twin) beds, en suite shower, WC, basin.

Utility area

washing machine and tumble dryer.

Additional information

gas central heating, the apartment is situated above a neighbourhood hub on the harbour front, so on busier days with the window open you may hear the sounds and aromas associated with the busy bars and restaurants. Bank Holidays are particularly busy on the harbour front and the restaurant/bar below has extended opening hours. Access is via the rear service alley of The Hub but shouldn't detract from the quality of the apartment, WiFi, short breaks available.

 
 

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Lovely apartment with great views. High standard of furnishings and appliances. Will book again!

August 2020

Gorgeous apartment with amazing views and great location.

December 2019

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St Ives Harbour

The Wharf, otherwise known as St Ives harbour, is a hive of activity throughout the year. With a continual hustle and bustle on the water and along the harbour front, there is always plenty to do and see while self catering at the Wharf, even at the quieter times of the year.  It’s an ever changing scene so perfect for those artists among you. Don’t forget about the very sheltered, sandy Harbour Beach, a perfect sun-trap in the heart of town and a great place to find seaglass and sea pottery! As night falls at the end of another perfect day, St Ives comes alive with a selection of bars, restaurants and cafés to suit every pocket and every taste in a truly cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Things to do at the Wharf

Boat Trips

Why not enjoy the scenery by boat and explore the coastline with an excursion with St Ives Boat Trips. Fishing trips are available for those looking for a bit of adventure, or for a more relaxing experience, a visit to seal island lets you see seals basking on the rocks at certain times of year. 

Eating and Drinking

The Wharf is home to a wide selection of restaurants and cafes, serving up fresh fish and chips to gourmet burgers, with something to suit everyone. Enjoy an ice cream or Cornish pasty and watch the world go by on the harbour front, but remember to keep your wits about you; seagulls in St Ives are renowned for swooping in and stealing food right from your hands!

Smeaton's Pier

From here you'll get a stunning view of the harbour, and an up close view of the crystal clear waters. At the entrance to the pier you'll find St Leonard's Chapel; originally dedicated for local fisherman, it is now a museum and memorial for the fisherman of St Ives.

Lifeboat station

Home to the new £1.5 million lifeboat, the RNLI lifeboat station is a popular attraction for visitors to St Ives. The gift shop next door sells souvenirs where all profits go towards helping to save lives at sea. 

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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.

Amazing views, amazing luxury apartment. If you don’t mind a somewhat smelly dirty way to the entrance, you will be rewarded with a truly amazing pad with open natural lighting. Will definitely be back.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Unfortunately, the access to this property is via a service alley to the restaurants on the harbour, but the restaurants regularly jet wash the area to try and keep it as clear and clean as possible. Whilst it isn't the most appealing entrance area, we are glad that you agree that the property itself, well and truly makes up for that. Once inside Boathouse Loft, you will be absolutely wowed by those views, the light, bright, spacious interior and the lovely style and décor that this property offers. We are glad that you liked it. Tanya, Customer Services

1st to good , We have just returned from a weeks holiday in St Ives, A regular visit for us as we have been returning 2 to 3 times a year for 20 years. This time staying in the boathouse loft, located above the hub bar and restaurant , the good points about this accommodation are that the living, dining, kitchen and balcony area all have access to a fantastic view across the harbour in St Ives, which is possibly one of the best you could wish for. The apartment itself is beautiful and most of the furnishings are of a high standard , exceptions being the uncomfortable sofas and the uncomfortable bed in the second bedroom with a hard mattress, however these Issues are easily remedied. On the whole a lovely accommodation.

A few issues but only minor

Better locks required on the apartment door as you cannot lock the bottom fire door

As stated the sofas are uncomfortable as is the mattress in the second bedroom

The apartment gets very warm and to open the windows in both bedrooms and bathrooms is quite difficult, being 6 foot even I was at full stretch, standing on the bed to open the window, not a particular practical idea so maybe time for a rethink

Although we are above the hub restaurant and bar and expected noise, we did expect this noise to finish once the bar was closed, however, the noise continued, as what appeared to be both staff and friends partied into the night.

The only other disappointment was the access, although we were aware it was an alleyway before visiting the property, we weren’t quite prepared for how bad it actually was. The alleyway is the back access for many of the restaurants, all with there own rubbish and bins, this meant that you had to pass them all and accept the constant smell as you accessed the apartment. This really was something that we didn’t think would bother us and that we were aware of but in fact the access was so bad at times this did spoil the apartment for us.

My sympathies are with the owners for this because they do advise you and there is nothing really they can do, however the hub it’s self has access via a fire door on the first level and this could potentially be a joint access for visiting guests just a suggestion as I’m not sure if that’s practical or possible

Have to say as lovely as the apartment is, and even with the fantastic 2nd to non-location and views, we unfortunately would not stay again because of the access, However if you can live with the alley it is a beautiful apartment

Reply from Aspects Holidays

The location and that sea view really are hard to beat, aren't they? Being in such a central location and above the restaurants and bars, can mean that some noise may be heard at times, though we have never previously had a report of staff staying on late and making noise, so hopefully that was a one-off celebration! Generally, the feedback is exceptionally positive, with the quality of the property, views and location far outweighing the occasional noise and the service alley which we try to highlight on the website. The restaurant owners have a regular clean of the service alley in place and waste is regularly collected, but it is in daily use and there is no getting away from the fact that it is a service alley. That said, once inside; it is a completely different story, where you are greeted with a light, bright and beautiful space, with high quality fittings and a view to die for! We will monitor for further feedback on the sofas and mattresses for now, as we have not had this commented on before and these can be very subjective matters, with everyone's tastes being very different, so thank you for letting us know your thoughts on that. We also just wanted to offer reassurance, that the property is fully secured, with locks on all doors that would be accessible to the public, but we will also keep an eye out for any further suggestions of improvement on this and put those suggestions to the property owner. We will also pass on your feedback about the access to the windows for ventilation in case that is something that they may want to look in to changing soon. Thank you for your helpful comments. We hope that you had a great time here and we hope to see you back in St Ives again soon. Tanya, Customer Services

Lovely apartment with great views. High standard of furnishings and appliances. Will book again!

Gorgeous apartment with amazing views and great location.

Fantastic apartment in a fantastic location! Everything you need for a lovely stay in St Ives. We stay in St Ives a couple of times a year and this is certainly one of our best stays yet. Would highly recommend.

This is a beautiful apartment. The photos do not do it justice. It is incredibly spacious. Rooms are set off a long corridor which leads into an open plan living area with panoramic views of the harbour. Everything looks brand new and has been finished to a very high standard. We would not hesitate to come back here or recommend it to our friends. The weather was bad the week we stayed but it was such a lovely place to be stuck in and all of the restaurants are within a 5 minute (max) walk. Aspects were very quick at responding to messages as well. All in all a great experience!

Very nice property. Well equipped and located

Gorgeous apartment - outstanding views would highly recommend

The location of the Boathouse is just perfect and those views were absolutely gorgeous! We struggled to leave the apartment each day!! It really has spoilt us to stay anywhere else now!! Fantastic week hopefully will be back again one day!

Lovely apartment right in the heart of it all. Not good for those who struggle with stairs

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your review, we were glad to hear that you enjoyed Boathouse Loft. Being up 2 flights of stairs, it may be something to consider, but we are glad that you agreed that those spectacular views and fantastic location more than make up for it. For those considering this property, we include information within our website description, but for more information, or to check on its suitability before booking, we are always happy to have a chat and answer any questions that you may have. Tanya, Customer Services.

This has to be one of the best holiday flats in St Ives. Lovely flat overlooking the harbour and sea. You get a 'Royal Box' view of any lifeboat practice drills on the slipway and the Hub Bar and Restaurant below is great too. Check out the "Pilchard Press" micro-pub just along the wharf if you like beer, wine and cosy chat! Can't wait to return, which I hope is soon. ENJOY.

Great property, high end.

I stayed in the boathouse loft for the week of my wedding in St.Ives. It took my breath away from the moment I stepped in and provided the sort of luxury retreat that you dream of for your wedding. Spacious yet homely, comfortable and clean, with views that will fill the hearts of anyone who loves St.Ives.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Glad you liked it! It certainly has that wow factor. Many congratulations again on your marriage; we are delighted that your wedding and stay here in St Ives was everything that you had dreamed of. We hope to see you back here again soon. Tanya, Customer Services

The boathouse Loft in my option is in the best position in St Ives, to wake up each day to that view is incredible. Even if you don't have the best of weather during your stay you can sit and relax looking out to see. The beds and bathrooms are lovely. The apartment is accessed via a service alleyway which is not very pretty but once you are up the stairs the view takes your breath away. Hub box below the apartment is amazing, they even made up food for us and give us a call when it was ready to collect at the back door! The roaming car parking from the council is well worth getting.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your feedback; we are delighted to hear how much you liked it there; that view is out of this world isn't it? The access via the service alley isn't the prettiest entrance; but we're glad that you agree, is completely worth it once inside. We look forward to seeing you back next year! Tanya, Customer Services

Apart from the issue I’ve mentioned the apartment has great location and views too die for.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for taking the time to send in your review. We are sorry that you were disappointed with the access via the service lane, which is used by the restaurants. We completely appreciate that the service alley isn't a particularly attractive entrance area, so mention it in the web description, to try and give an accurate expectation of that area. We passed on your comments to the restaurant owners/staff, so that an additional clear up of this area could be arranged; and we hope that you will agree, that once inside, it is completely worthwhile, with the high quality fittings and those breath-taking views. Thank you again and we hope to see you back here again next year. Tanya, Customer Services

You have to see past the entrance of this property to fully appreciate how wonderful it is inside.

Stunning apartment, beautifully decorated with the most amazing views over the harbour. Right in the middle of St Ives, we loved it here.

An incredibly light and spacious apartment with breathtaking views. Fantastic for taking in the hustle and bustle of beautiful St Ives from a private and luxurious space.

Beautiful loft conversion....stunning views of the harbour....superb location for walks...pubs and restaraunts...love St Ives cant wait to book again for next year

This is the 4th time we have stayed at the boathouse loft, and each time we fall in love with it and find it very hard to leave! By far the best location and the best view. We will be back in 2018! Thank you for making it wonderful! The Cream tea on arrival after a long journey from London was very much appreciated !

Booked a week after stumbling across the Aspects site online and the view sold it for us!!

It is top end price but you get top end quality, location and view!! Can't rate this apartment highly enough nor the overall service that was provided by the Aspects staff!

VERY IMPRESSED & will return to St Ives again at some point as we love it there!

Lovely apartment which we look forward to revisiting

Fantastic location and a great luxury accommodation to stay in. It can get very noisey in the late evenings.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your comments and so glad to hear that you liked it here. Being in such a fantastic location, you may hear some of the hustle and bustle of the town and noise from the restaurants at times, but we hope that you agree that it is absolutely worth it for the amazing views and having everything that St Ives has to offer, right on your doorstep. Hopefully see you again soon! Tanya, Customer Services.

Beautiful, spacious apartment with a fantastic feel inside and outstanding views.

Probably the most beautiful view we have seen from an apartment window (and we've seen a few) Absolutely stunning!! Lovely, extremely comfortable decor and furnishings. Location fabulous , town restaurants and beaches on the doorstep, spoilt us for anywhere else!! Thank you for the privilege!!

Amazing property we are already looking for when we can book it again!

WOW - amazing apartment, amazing views /location - will definitely stay again

Holiday was absolutely perfect, me and my girlfriend loved it, she was brought to tears when we had to leave because she didn't want to go home. It was all set up lovely and considerate to our needs. We will be coming back. It is a beautiful place.

The view from this apartment certainly has the wow factor! What is more, the generous space in the living room really does make the most of its perfect outlook.

Best view in St. Ives. Spotless accommodation. Close to shops, restaurants and Lifeboat Station. Very quiet in the evenings. Brilliant!

Fantastic property with a very high standard of cleanliness, decor and comfort. The view takes your breath away! The panoramic windows/doors/balcony offers an outstanding view of St Ives from every aspect. We loved every minute and will be back again. Will be highly recommended by us.

A beautifully appointed property in a fabulous location at the heart of St Ives, where you can sit for hours on end, admiring the views, watching the world go by and the tide come in and out.