Captain’s Rest is a beautifully presented apartment sleeping four. It has excellent views over the harbour and St Ives Bay, and is ideally located in a quiet and elegant street just a short stroll from Porthmeor beach, the Tate and Hepworth galleries, and the town centre with its many restaurants.

Captain’s Rest is a stylish first floor apartment within a few moments’ of the centre of St Ives. The town’s fantastic beaches as well as the boutique shops, restaurants and art galleries are all within easy walking distance. Captain’s Rest has a very light and airy feel offering spectacular sea views over St Ives, towards Carbis Bay and Porth Kidney beach with Gwithian Towans and Godrevy Lighthouse in the far distance. As the name suggests this retreat is a relaxing holiday home with a nautical theme.

This thoroughly contemporary apartment is located in a historic building with lovely vintage twists feature throughout. The wooden floors in the main living area add to the refreshing feel. There are just four apartments in the building.

Lounge at Captain's Rest Self Catering Dog-friendly apartment St Ives by Forever Cornwall

Inside Captain’s Rest

Through the large front door at the front of the property, you’ll have a short walk up one flight of stairs to the apartment. The amazing sea views will greet you as soon as you step into the open plan living area. Flooded with natural light the lounge boasts a large bay window perfect for gazing at the view, and has beautiful furniture and soft furnishings in soft cool blues and greys as well as its original fireplace.

Here you’ll find everything you need for a comfortable family holiday including dedicated wifi and a 50″ smart TV. The open plan kitchen is fully fitted with granite worktops, electric oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer and microwave. There is seating and dining space for four people.

To the rear of the apartment is a good sized double bedroom and a twin bedroom. The family bathroom completes the accommodation, including a shower over the bath and a separate shower too.

bedroom at Captain's Rest Self Catering Dog-friendly apartment St Ives by Forever Cornwall

Outside and in the area

Captain’s Rest is situated on ‘Carrack Dhu’, a quiet residential road. It has its own dedicated private parking for one car to the rear. The front of the apartment faces south and fully enjoys the summer sunlight. The small terraced garden at the front of the building is a sympathetically planted with exotics and has communal seating where you can to enjoy a sundowner and take in St Ives’ fresh air. It’s just a five minute walk to the surfing beach of Porthmeor, or the sheltered family beaches (Harbour or Porthminster), as well as the Tate gallery and the Barbara Hepworth museum.

It is also very easy to access to the coast path from here, so you can be out of St Ives and enjoying the dramatic and rugged coastline of the Penwith peninsular without needing the car. Zennor, with a great pub, café and historic church is a great destination for an energetic and hugely memorable day’s walk, along one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the UK. For golfers there is an 18 hole par 3 at Tregenna Castle and an 18 hole challenging Links course at Lelant.

Things we love…

Captain’s Rest is modern and well equipped, it will leave you wanting nothing on your holiday. The owners have thought of lots of details to make it extra special. There is a toy box filled with all sorts of games for all ages and this coastal themed property makes you feel on holiday as soon as you walk through the door. You will not stop discovering little details for your whole stay.

A little bit of history; this building was originally built for a sea captain. You may notice that this is the centre house on the street of Carrack Dhu, and the largest, with its central door and two side windows to either side. The neighbouring houses were built on later, extending both sides down the street for the captain’s crew and other prominent local residents. Now this apartment is owned once more by a modern-day sea-going Captain!

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Retreat Features

  • Sea views out over St Ives
  • Walking distance to the town centre
  • Off road parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Stroll to the beach in minutes
  • Perfect location to explore St Ives and West Cornwall
Master bedroom with double bed
Twin bedroom
All bed linen provided
Electric oven and hob
Fridge, freezer, microwave and washer dryer
High-quality utensils and equipment
Dining area seating for four
Tea towels provided
Two two- seater sofas
50″ SMART TV with Freeview
iPod dock
Large collection of books and games
Free Superfast WiFi
Communal garden with benches can be accessed from the front of the property
Communal decking area to the rear of the property
Spectacular views across St Ives Bay
Friday standard changeover
Check in after 4pm
Check out before 10am
Travel cot (no linen) and high chair on request
Please note that space for cot in both bedrooms is limited, please enquire if you need more details.
Up to two well behaved dogs welcome
Each charged at £35 per week or part-week
Sorry no other pets permitted
Family bathroom shower over a bath and a separate shower
Bathroom towels provided
One off road parking space
Exterior steps without handrail
Internal steps with handrail
Single floor property
Not suitable for wheelchairs
Please contact us for more accessibility information
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Such a lovely place
Thank you for the most amazing week at Captain's Rest. The apartment is beautiful, we couldn't have asked for more! We feel blessed to have found such a lovely place - we will definitely return!
The Chappers — June 2021