Holiday Cottage in St Ives
Sleeps 4 - Bedrooms 2 - From £329
Located a few minutes from the heart of St Ives, Mexico Bay is a stunning apartment a few minutes from the amazing Porthminster Beach, a blue flag, sandy beach which is more sheltered than Porthmeor beach the other side of St Ives and hence ideal for families. Explore winding, narrow streets filled with beautiful shops, historic buildings and world-class galleries, including The Tate Gallery and The Barbara Hepworth Museum. With so much to do in the town and incredible beaches on your doorstep, Mexico Bay is an opportunity not to be missed for anyone looking for a holiday in St Ives.
Ground Floor: Entrance through into communal stairwell, Mexico Bay is on the 2nd floor.
Second Floor: Entrance hall with doors to Kitchen diner with fully fitted units, dining table and chairs. Master bedroom, with views to Gwithian and Godrevy, 5' bed, chest of drawers and wardrobe. Living room with comfortable sofas, fabulous views, Smart TV, a door from the hall to family bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and hand basin. Second bedroom with bunk beds.
Facilities & Services
Heating is via gas central heating throughout. The kitchen has a range of equipment. There is an electric oven and gas hob, a microwave, toaster, kettle, under counter fridge & freezer, dishwasher and combined washing dryer. The sitting room has a large flat-screen digital Smart TV, there is a DVD player. There is an iron & ironing board.
Electricity, gas, heating, bed linen & towels are all included but you will need to provide your own beach towels. Unfortunately, dogs are not accepted at Mexico Bay. There is an allocated car parking space in front of the building. Strictly no smoking is allowed. There is a cot and highchair available on request. Unlimited WiFi is available at the property.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Friday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£200 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using one bedroom only.
Skidden House at the bottom of Skidden Hill is the oldest working hotel in the town as well as the first hostelry where Guinness was sold in the UK in circa 1760. St Ives and St Columb Major near Newquay are the only two locations left in Cornwall where 'Hurling the Silver Ball' takes place, once one of Cornwall’s most ancient and intriguing customs. St Ives and Carbis Bay have recently been presented with a Silver Gilt as part of the "Britain in Bloom" campaign, they also boast some amazing north coast beaches.
But the main draw of the town has always been the stunning golden sands and azure blue waters, with glorious views stretching from Godrevy and Gwithian all the way to Hayle.
Porthminster at Harlequins apartments is central for the areas and villages of the west of Cornwall, Land's End, Mousehole, Penzance and St Michaels Mount. Facilities for golf, sailing, course and sea fishing are all available within easy reach. You can take country and coastal walks or visit local country pubs for well-priced meals or shop in the local superstores in St Ives and Penzance. There are a wealth of gardens to explore. The mines at Lelant, Geevor, Bottalack and Poldark are a short drive away. The Minack Theatre and Porthcurno beach are also well worth a visit.
4 out of 5
Service and Staff: 4
Value For Money: 3
Comfortable flat with a view
Really nice flat perched above the town, so nice views and all. Well furnished with clearly new furniture. It did everything it should have done and had everything you could think of to make your stay comfortable. It is really ideal for a couples, but of course it can work for a family up to 2 kids staying in bunk-beds too. The parking outside is amazing if a little tired and utilitarian. Walk to town is cute, down the famous St Ives steps. Great for a holiday and definitely recommended.
From the Owner:
3.8 out of 5
Service and Staff: 3
Value For Money: 3
Convenient, comfortable flat
We enjoyed our week in Mexico Bay. It is very clean, generally spacious and conveniently located for the beach or the museums. It proved to be a good base for visiting places in Southern Cornwall. The living room is spacious and has great views. The Master bedroom is also good and the 5ft bed was much appreciated as we dislike having to squash into a smaller bed on holiday. The other bedroom is small and you cannot do much more in it than sleep or read in bed, but it served its purpose. The kitchen has most of what you need, but you will need to bring washing up cloths, scourers, washing-up brush and dishwasher tablets as these are not provided (not the sort of thing you want to discover at 9 pm on your first night!). There is just about enough room for the dining room table in the kitchen, but it would help if the fridge door were moved to open from the left, as it is difficult to get to the fridge at present given the location of the table. One thing to note. If you enter the postcode into your Satnav, it may come up with road behind the cottage, Trewidden Road. If it does this, then enter Bishop's Road instead if your Satnav recognises it (our Garmin didn't) as the flat is in the first property in Bishop's Road. Otherwise, set your Satnav for the postcode and follow the excellent directions Cornwall Cottages provides you with towards the end. If your Satnav tells you to turn left into Talland Road, ignore it and continue straight ahead instead. Another thing to note is that the "shower room" contains a bath: much appreciated by me as I don't like showers.
From the Owner: