Friday, 9 February 2018

A Stay In An Apartment In St Ives Cornwall With Classic Cottages

Renting a cottage or an apartment is definitely one of our favourite ways to stay in a place when exploring a new destination. The main benefit is, of course, space. Having that space to do your own thing and the privacy can save your sanity that's for sure, especially when travelling with kids or parents! Other benefits include being able to cook for yourself if need be, as well as having access to a fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and everything you would have at home.  Staying in an apartment can be surprisingly cost-effective too if the alternative is two hotel rooms.

Double bedroom with ensuite shower

So when I was looking for places to stay in St Ives I decided that an apartment would be a great option.

Our apartment called Island Time was based in the Morwenstow apartments and was rented from the company Classic Cottages. The apartment sleeps 4 and a cot.


Classic Cottages say they find cottages and apartment that people fall in love with and I think that's an amazing ethos to have, don't you?

The apartment we stayed in, is situated a ten to fifteen-minute walk from the centre to St Ives, and five minutes from Porthminster beach. The accommodation was of a very high standard. The decor was fresh and inviting, with neutral shades and the furniture and furnishings looked brand new.

Bunk beds

When I walked into the apartment, I must admit it had the wow factor. Sometimes photos can't convey this but I can confirm it definitely did.



Everything was immaculate, with not a speck of dirt anywhere. In fact, I wouldn't mind having their cleaning tips for my home, I mean how can they get the shower screen so clean? Definitely a bit of alchemy there. There was an ensuite bathroom to the main double bedroom as well as a separate bathroom with bath, shower, toilet and sink. As you walked into both bathrooms, the lights magically turned on. A cool touch. Fluffy towels were provided too, none of that scratchy stuff.


The kitchen had everything you would need for a stay, and it was all of a high specification, including a Miele oven and grill, and a Miele fridge freezer, built-in dishwasher and wine cooler.




We had a tray of tea and coffee provided and some scrummy Cornish Fairings biscuits, which tasted a little like gingerbread. 

I loved the daffodils! Maybe they were there because we are from Wales, or just because they were available, either way, a nice welcome.


The lounge again was decorated in neutral tones but had a pop of colour with red lights, red patterned cushions and a red patterned rug. The quality of the furnishing was excellent as well. 



A flat-screen TV, comfy sofa and two comfy chairs completed the lounge.


What is very special about this apartment and almost all the apartments in this building is that they have amazing views towards St Ives. With a lovely little patio area too, it would be a cool spot to sit in the summer, sipping a glass of wine.
 Patio area

The apartment is in an apartment block and it has its own private parking, which is free and a security gate to keep your car safe. You access the apartment down two flights of stairs but as there is a modern lift the apartment is accessible for wheelchair users.  Everything is then on one level.

The apartment always felt cosy when we returned after a trip out due to the underfloor heating. 

Was the apartment perfect? Yes, well almost. There were no toiletries, and of course, in most apartments, you do not get these anyway and I would have liked a king sized bed but I am being extremely picky here. It is a beautiful apartment of a very high standard for sure. 
St Ives Cornwall

The price for this apartment for 7 nights is from £640 in low season. Considering its excellent location with sea views, it can sleep 4 plus a baby, and its high specification, then I feel it's a reasonable price. Parking in St Ives can be very difficult in high season so having its own secure car park, and being only a short stroll to the centre of the town is a big plus point. There is a lovely walk down to Porthminster beach, from a path in front of the apartment, and it is close to a fabulous little restaurant called the Porthminster Cafe. Of course being in an elevated position, it's a little bit of a trek back up the hill but its the perfect way to walk off all that Cornish fish and chips, clotted cream fudge and cream teas.

Classic Cottages are also right.. when you do stay at one of their cottages or apartments you do fall a little in love with it. I know I did....and you can't get a better recommendation than that.


Highly recommended. 

* We were invited to review an apartment with Classic Cottages in exchange for an honest review
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31 comments

  1. Oh that is a place of beauty! I love that mirror in the second pic too :)

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    1. It is a really lovely and well appointed apartment.

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  2. What a gorgeous place to stay! I've had my eye on St Ives for a while now and I'm hoping to get down for a visit this year! x

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    1. It's a charming little town, it really is.

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  3. Hands up I absolutely love Cornwall and what a lovely place this looks to be to stay! I might have to see if it's free next time we head down.

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    1. I need to explore Cornwall more, it is such a lovely part of the UK.

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  4. What a stunning cottage and that view is amazing - i bet its a lovely place to have a BBQ in the summer

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  5. Wow this looks so lovely - I love that bathroom so modern and on point x

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    1. Both bathrooms were very modern, the lights came magically as you entered as well.

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  6. This apartment looks amazing and we do plan to head to Cornwall, so will bookmark your site for the future.

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  7. Oh my goodness, look at that view! I love the way they have decorated the lounge, very easy to change accessories to keep it in season for guests

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  8. Such a wonderful apartment. I would love to stay there with my family. I am sure we would all love it!!

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  9. Such a chic and modern holiday apartment! I love St Ives - have spent many a day eating Jude's ice cream whilst overlooking the sea there.
    C x

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    1. It was a little cold in January for ice cream, so I will have to go back in the summer.

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  10. That’s such a modern looking apartment and so nice and clean. The view though is outstanding 🙌🏼

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  11. The apartment looks lovely. I really like renting apartments as opposed to hotel rooms when we travel and this one looks just like something I'd pick myself.

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    1. The extra space is great with an apartment.

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  12. We always stay in an apartment when on holiday as we find it cozier and more relaxing :) this one looks so lovely! - bryanna skye

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    1. I'm a fairly recent convert to apartments, the space is great and If you are travelling with older kids, parents or friends it's a cost effective option too.

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  13. Wow what an amazing looking place! I love the view you had as well x

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  14. Wow this place looks beautiful, the bathroom alone sold me and the kitchen. I think I would love doing this renting an apartment when I go on Vacation.

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    1. It was exceptionally clean too. I honestly don't know how they managed to clean it to such a high standard. It looked like a show home!

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  15. Oh Mel this is just stunning, the decor, the views just everything x

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    1. The photos don't do the place justice. Check out the video too.

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  16. I think that's a lovely place to stay. Loving the view as weell.

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  17. That cottage looks incredible from the dark oak beams to the crispness of the kitchen. I’d never want to leave the pace let alone explore the beautiful location that is Cornwall. I would defienelt look into renting a cottage than staying in a caravan next time I book a holiday.

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  18. These apartments look absolutely gorgeous and the perfect place to stay to get away and relax. Also Cornwall is just such a great place for a staycation

    Laura x

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    1. It was a great base to explore Cornwall.

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  19. Wow! These apartment looks really wonderful. It feels so comfortable and a peaceful to stay in.

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