Porthminster, St Ives

  • 3 Star
  • Pet friendly first floor apartment close to the beach, scenic branch line and the coastal footpath

You can book this property from:

  • £482 per week
  • £69 per night
  • 3 Star


Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

Special Features

  • Welcome pack

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine


  • 1 WC
  • Towels not provided
  • Shower


  • Family friendly


  • Private parking


Mermaid is situated in a fantastic position just a two minute walk from beautiful Porthminster Beach. It is a first-floor, pet-friendly apartment.

The property has its own allocated parking space and is a short walk from the shops, art galleries and coastal footpaths of St Ives as well as the beautiful, scenic coastal railway.  You could spend a week here and not feel the need to use your car as everything is within easy reach. St Ives railway station is just a two minute walk away and from here you can take a wonderful train ride and see the spectacular views as the line sweeps along the coast past the golden sands of Carbis Bay and Hayle Towans.

Please be aware that this property is situated on a hill and there is a steep drive and a short but steep walk from the car parking space up to the apartment.

Steps up to first floor
Bedroom 1: Single beds x 2, bedside cabinet, built in storage space with toys and buckets and spades, built-in wardrobe
Bathroom: Electric shower over bath, basin, w.c.
Lounge/Diner: Table & chairs, leather sofa, TV, DVD, iPod dock, coffee table. Large selection of books and dvds.
Kitchen area: Gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine
Bedroom 2: Double bed, chest of drawers, wardrobe, shelving with books

GARDEN & PARKING: Allocated parking space in parking area. Parking is accessed down Primrose Valley, follow the road downhill under the railway, take the first left and then an immediate left after the toilets. Under the railway bridge take another left, follow until the road forks and the space is the 5th on the left. There is no garden.

Changeover Day: Friday - arrival 04:00pm - departure 09:00am
Pet Welcome: Maximum 1; £25 per pet per week.  Information about bringing your pet
Power & Heat: Gas & electricity included
Bedding & Linen: Pillows and duvets included.  Bed linen and Towels provided. 
Cot/Highchair: Can be hired locally
Shop: 0.4 mls  Pub: 0.4 mls

NOTES:  No smoking. Mobile signal varies. Information about mobile phone coverage.  Mermaid is on a steep hill and there are several steps up to the first floor.

Important - Please Note

House Rules

  • No more than 1 pet
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Pre-arrival and local facilities

The nearest bus stop is: Malakoff Bus Station

The nearest train station is: 300 yds

The nearest petrol station is St Erth Garage

The nearest electric vehicle charging point is: Tesco, Carbis Bay

The nearest food shop is: co-op  5 mins walk

The nearest pub/restaurant: Porthminster Cafe

Mobility equipment hire is: Star Equipment Hire. 01736 791685.


Arrival and car parking

Type of parking available: Parking Space at the bottom of Primrose Valley.

Number of spaces available: 1

For what sized car: Average

Parking surface is: Tarmac

Is the parking level: yes

Is there good space to unload once parked? Yes

Distance to property from parking: 100 yds Uphill

Distance to nearest public parking area: 200 yds

Is it pay and display? Yes

The width of the path to the property is: Varies and quite steep.

How many steps are there en-route to the entrance? Approx 20


Main entrance

The main entrance door width is: Standard

Number of steps to the main entrance: First Floor. Approx 20.

The height of the keyhole is: Halfway

How many other entrances to the property are there? 0

Is the entrance well lit? yes


Living and dining rooms

The flooring is: lino

Are there are any rugs? 1

The door widths within these areas are? Standard
Is there good space between furniture? Yes

Is the furniture moveable or fixed? Some Moveable

Is the floor level and step free? Yes

Are wall plugs set high or low? Low

Are electric sockets high or low? Mix



The flooring is: lino

Is the floor level and step free? Yes

The width of the doorways is: normal

What height is the worktop to the floor: Standard

Is the oven set high or low? Low

The fridge height is: Low

Is crockery stored high or low: high

Are wall plugs set high or low? Mix

Are electric sockets high or low? mix

Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes;  what and where?: 2 dining chairs in twin room


Bedrooms and landings


How many floors does the property have? 1

The flooring is: lino and carpet

Is the flooring level in each bedroom? Yes

The door widths are: Standard

Bed sizes are: 1 Double 2 Single

Is the bedroom furniture moveable or fixed? Moveable. However we would appreciate it if furniture was not moved.

Are wall plugs set high or low? Low

Are electric sockets high or low? low


Bathrooms and cloakrooms

Type of flooring: lino

Is the flooring level? Yes

Width of the doorways: Standard

Is there an accessible or adapted WC? No

Is there an accessible or adapted bath or shower? No

Is there a ground floor WC? Yes

Is there a ground floor bathroom or shower room? Yes

Does any bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted? No

Is there any shower where access is level rather than a step up? No


Outdoor facilities

External areas are: No



Is there a landline telephone for guests to use? No

Mobile phone reception information: Varies

Closest public telephone is: Tesco, Carbis Bay

Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not cloakrooms or bathrooms)? Yes

Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests? No


Additional relevant information

Please add further details on any accessibility items or restrictions found at the property:

Steep walk up to building. Not suitable for wheelchair user or those with mobility issues.