Mrs Kingsley May 2023
Lovely apartment with a great view across St. Ives and the harbour. Modern, clean, well equipped, great welcome pack too! Good position, great to have the parking. The walk into town can be taken several was. As you come along the beach, you could be in the Mediterranean! Lots to do and see, many places to eat. Would advise booking restaurants well in advance at peak times, although lots of restaurants do takeaways. Hope to be back, these are first class holiday apartments.
Mr Ling-Williams September 2022
Pretty much everything you need - clean, comfortable, modern kitchen, fantastic view and lots of space. Easy to find and easy parking and only a very short walk into St Ives. Our only negative is that we found the property to be too warm - in late September we needed the bi-fold doors open at night.
Mrs Tilley August 2022
We spent 2 weeks here and really did not want to leave! Amazing location, the best we've stayed in at St Ives / Carbis Bay and utterly breath taking views. Easy walk down to the beach, a bit more strenuous back home up the hill! Very handy bus stop right outside and a big Tesco just down the road. Recommend booking your restaurants in advance! Loved it here so much and will definitely return!
Mrs Rawlinson June 2022
We have stayed in these apartments three or four times now - they are excellent, a real treat to stay in! The views are to die for!! - and the apartments are luxuriously appointed with great taste! The minute you walk in you know you wil have a special holiday with lots of lovely memories!
Mr Smith May 2022
Fab apartment with luxury kitchen facilities. Easy 12 mins walk through leafy lane to St ives or 25 mins walk back along the main road .
Mr Thomas October 2021
Excellent property. Superb quality Would recommend this property. Beautiful and everything that you need
Mr Boothman October 2021
A beautiful and well-appointed property in a fantastic location with incredible sea views. We had a wonderful relaxing break staying at the Lower Deck and spent most of our time out on the balcony.
Ms Harrison June 2021
Great location for St Ives and Carbis Bay and fabulous views from the balcony
Mr Silver June 2021
Outstanding apartment in perfect position to enjoy St Ives and local area. Housekeeper a real gem and communication with her was excellent. Exceptionally spotless apartment Would definitely stay again.
Mr Smith November 2020
First staycation for over 26 Years - I could not have picked a better place to stay if I tried. Will be going back in the summer Months.
Mr Leverton October 2019
The apartment has a nice modern feel and the view is absolutely fantastic! A real 'peace on earth' location
Mrs Mead June 2019
One of the best apartments we have stayed in near St Ives! Peaceful and spotlessly clean. Well done Classic Cottages. We hope to return next year!!
mrs Thompson May 2019
Absolutely lovely stay ! In a perfect apartment in the most beautiful location! Will definitely be booking again !!!
Mr Douglass August 2018
Excellent apartment in perfect location with views to die for!
Mr Braun June 2018
Perfect holiday, in a beautiful apartment, in a very nice area.
Mr Wons June 2017
A great place to stay. We love St. Ives and Cornwell. Be sure coming back.
Mrs Pullen October 2016
An amazing apartment with stunning views. Extremely well equipped and comfortable.
Mrs Sanderson August 2016
Superb accommodation, immaculately presented and perfectly appointed with amazing views. Ideal location, close to the beach and only a short walk into St Ives.
Dr Frewin August 2015
The Lower Deck is part of a new development of apartments, with stunning views west across the town of St. Ives and east to Godrevy Lighthouse. The views form the highlight of this apartment, with large bi-fold doors provided access to a sweeping balcony from the main living area and the bedroom. It is a shame then, that the balcony furniture does not allow you to relax to take in the views with a class of wine-cooler'ed Pinot Grigio in hand. This can only otherwise be accomplished by standing, or using the cheap metal chairs provided (visible on one of the Classic Cottages photographs). The lack of balcony furniture is a minor complaint and could be easily rectified using some of the funding we provided this week.
The rest of the apartment is stunning.
The kitchen is well equipped for full self-catering or just leisurely breakfasts (Tesco is less than a kilometre from the apartment). If self-catering is not on the cards, there are a number of good eating establishments close by, including the Cornish Arms pub (easy walking distance up the hill) or the Badger Pub (short drive towards Carbis Bay). The "best fish and chips in Cornwall" at Becks is only 2km drive and it lived up to its reputation.
The bedrooms are also comfortable, with the twin bedded room being very spacious. There is a large skylight at one end of this room, which will require the kids to be light-tolerant or to bring a couple of in-flight eye masks, depending on the time of year visiting.
The bathrooms are well appointed with showers and baths. The lighting comes on automatically, meaning no fumbling at night. Technology-wise, the apartment has a new LG SMART TV, although there is no DVD player as outlined in the Classic Cottages property description (in case you were planning to catch up with some box-sets whilst the Atlantic rain falls). The property has WiFi internet and, with the neighbourhood telecom boxes all advertising "Superfast"broadband in this far-flung country corner, it did seem very speedy for most uses (including the streaming of your box-set entertainment, if that is your wish).
Elsewhere in the apartment complex, there is a beautiful shared garden area, which also provides easy gated access to the weather-protected Porthminster Beach, with its own cafes, restaurants and water sport facilities (like staying on your own resort). The walk to the beach takes 5-10 minutes, the walk back somewhat longer as it is a fairly steep incline.
The complex has parking for a single vehicle (non-allocated spaces) and a handy storage room for bikes, kayaks etc., for which a key is provided. (I don't think that this is mentioned in the property description, but was a real bonus).
The apartment is also close to the town of St. Ives (10-15 minute walk), but is located close enough to the edge of town to be easy for a quick escape (no narrow village roads to navigate). It is also within easy reach of some great surf beaches (Sennen Cove)
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks so much for your comprehensive review of The Lower Deck - we're delighted you enjoyed your time there. We'll pass on the suggestion regarding the balcony furniture and have removed the DVD player from the description - thanks for letting us know. Tanya, Customer Support
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