The Upper Crust Apartment

St Ives Town, St Ives

  • 4 Star
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You can book this property from:

  • £947 per week
  • £135 per night
  • 4 Star


Nearby activities

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

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Smart TV

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 2 double beds
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Walk-in Shower


The Upper Crust Apartment is an extremely spacious and newly renovated duplex apartment, sleeping 8, situated in the centre of St Ives, a fantastic, huge apartment for family and friends to have a wonderful break together. The apartment is set over the first and second floor above the shops in the High Street and a stone’s throw from the sea, a great location for taking a morning dip and enjoying the cafes, galleries and restaurants on your doorstep. With a stylish finish, four bedrooms and three bathrooms and your well-behaved dog welcome, this is a perfect destination for a coastal escape to make wonderful memories at any time of year.

The Upper Crust Apartment is also available throughout the year for a smaller group to sleep 4 guests as a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom book this please see Upper Crust 4

Entrance: Via a flight of internal stairs.

First Floor:

Living/Kitchen/Dining Area: This great open plan space has plenty of room for all your guests to come together and boasts comfy sofas, dining table for up to eight guests and Smart TV. The kitchen is well equipped with an island unit, electric hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, plus wine cooler fridge, microwave and washing machine.
Bedroom One: With a king size bed, bedside tables and wardrobe with shelving space and chest of drawers.
Bathroom:  With a bath, separate shower cubicle, wash basin with vanity unit and heated towel rail.

Second Floor:

Bedroom Two: With a double bed, bedside tables and wardrobe with shelving space. En Suite Shower Room: With shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.
Bedroom Three: With a double bed, bedside tables and wardrobe with shelving space.
Bedroom Four: Another good size room with two single beds, bedside tables, a chest of drawers, dressing table and wardrobe with hanging space.
Shower room: Including a shower cubicle with both rain head and handheld attachments, wash basin, heated towel rail and WC.

Parking: No parking, please find a link below to parking available to book on our website:

Changeover Day: Friday - arrival 4:00pm - departure 10:00am.
PetsOne pet allowed for an additional charge.
Power and Heat: Central Heating.
Bedding and Linen:
Bed linen and towels provided, please bring your own beach towels.
Baby Equipment:
Travel cot and highchair.
0.1 ml. Pub: 0.1 ml.

NOTES: No smoking. Wi-Fi provided.

Important - Please Note

House Rules

  • No more than 1 pet
  • Check in: 16:00
  • Check out: 10:00

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Property Location: The Upper Crust Apartment, 9a High Street, St Ives, TR26 1RS


Description: A two-storey duplex apartment above shops on High Street St Ives.  Accessed via a shared front door and entry hall.  The property is split across level 1 and 2 accessed by a restored Victorian staircase. 

The property has an open plan living area featuring lounge, dining area and kitchen with island.  4 double bedrooms, 1 bathroom and 2 shower rooms.


Pre-arrival and local facilities

The nearest bus stop is:  Opposite the cinema at Royal Square (approx. 150m)

The nearest train station is: St Ives station, The Terrace (approx. 400m)

The nearest petrol station is: Texaco garage,  Hayle TR27 6JW

The nearest electric vehicle charging point is: PodPoint Charging Station,  St Ives Rd, Carbis Bay, Saint Ives TR26 2PN

The nearest food shop is: Co-op, High Street, St Ives (approx.. 150m)

The nearest pub/restaurant: The Queen’s Hotel, High Street – next door! 5m

Mobility equipment hire is: Pro Mobility Ltd, The Old Fire Station Trengrouse Way, Helston TR13 8AG


Arrival and car parking

Type of parking available:  Public car parking, or book through St Ives holidays link provided.

Number of spaces available: 0

For what sized car:

Parking surface is:

Is the parking level:

Is there good space to unload once parked?

Distance to property from parking:

Distance to nearest public parking area: St Ives station, The Terrace (approx. 400m)

Is it pay and display? Yes

The width of the path to the property is: Narrow pavement – approx. 0.8m wide (old High Street)

How many steps are there en route to the entrance? Kerbs from road.


Main entrance

The main entrance door width is: 0.85m

Number of steps to the main entrance:  1 large step

The height of the key safe is: 1.1m

The height of the keyhole is: 1.5m

How many other entrances to the property are there? 0

Is the entrance well lit? Yes – internal hall with lights. 


Living and dining rooms

The flooring is: Stripped floorboards

Are there any rugs? Yes – under coffee table in lounge and under dining table in the dining area.

The door widths within these areas are? Firedoor width 0.8m, open plan living area – corridor 1.1m
Is there good space between furniture? Reasonable space

Is the furniture moveable or fixed? Moveable

Is the floor level and step free? Level.  Flight of 12 stairs from main entrance up to living area.

Are the light switches set at a lower level for easier access? No

Are the electrical sockets set at a higher level for easier access? No



The flooring is:  Stripped floorboards

Is the floor level and step free? Level – note flight of stairs from main entrance up to living area and kitchen (open plan)

The width of the doorways is: Not applicable – open plan from dining area.

What height is the worktop to the floor? Standard height 1.1m

Is the oven set high or low? Low

The fridge height is: 1.1m (Fridge freezer – freezer at bottom level, fridge on top).

The freezer height is: floor level

Is crockery stored high or low: Low cupboard

Are the light switches set at a lower level for easier access?  No

Are the electrical sockets set at a higher level for easier access?  No

Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes; what and where?  Mats and coasters for table in the sideboard in dining area.



How many floors does the property have?  Two floors – first floor and second floor.

The number of steps between floors is: approx. 12.

The flooring is: Stripped floorboards in bedroom 1, with a rug.  Bedroom 2, 3 and 4 carpet.

Is the flooring level in each bedroom? Yes

The door widths are: 0.8m

Bed sizes are: 1 Kingsize, 2 standard doubles, 2 single beds

Is the bedroom furniture moveable or fixed? Moveable to an extent – fits into the space well, so would involve rearranging significantly to move around.

Are the light switches set at a lower level for easier access? No

Are the electrical sockets set at a higher level for easier access? No


Staircases & Landings

Is the Staircase Straight up and down? No – Victorian staircase with curve at each level.

Does the Staircase have a winder at the top? No

Does the Staircase have a winder at the bottom? No

Does the staircase have a mid way winder? Yes

Does the staircase have a full length balustrade? Yes

Does the staircase have a handrail? Yes

Can the staircase accommodate a stairgate? No

Are the Stairs less than 3 feet in width? (914 mm)? No
Are the rise of the stairs between 150 mm - 220 mm? Yes

Is the pitch of the stairs greater than 42 °? No

Is the landing space narrow? Yes on second floor

Is the landing well lit? Yes

Is the balustrade lower than 1100 mm?m No


Bathrooms and cloakrooms

Type of flooring: Vinyl wooden effect

Is the flooring level? Yes

Width of the doorways: 0.8m

Is there an accessible or adapted WC? No

Is there an accessible or adapted bath or shower? No

Is there a ground floor WC? No – property is on 1st and 2nd floor

Is there a ground floor bathroom or shower room? No

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: None

Is permanent seating provided? n/a

Is there outside lighting? no

Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces (e.g. edges of steps) n/a

Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired? n/a

Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden? n/a

Are there any other hazards (e.g. ponds, water features)? n/a



Is there a landline telephone for guests to use? No

If yes, does it accept incoming calls only or incoming and outgoing calls?

Mobile phone reception information:  Limited in St Ives, but can do wifi calls using wifi in property

Closest public telephone is: Royal Square – close to Cinema

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

Can you easily access a light switch 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:  Please be aware this is a first and second floor duplex apartment, accessible via a Victorian staircase.



The attached Accessibility Guide requirement summary represents best practice guidance in terms of things that should be considered in the preparation of your Accessibility Guide. This information is not advice and should not be treated as such, nor should it be used as a substitute for reading the relevant legislation or considering the applicability of the legislation to your holiday property.


Really beautiful apartment but the noise from the generators or refrigerator vents from the bakery below we’re incredibly loud at night when windows were open. There were also a lot of ants in the apartment which crawled over us whilst we sat watching tv in the lounge, eating dinner at the dining table and whilst in bed which wasn’t pleasant but on reporting this we were provided with ant killer very promptly and the option for them to have a person visit to assess and rectify the problem which was a great service

Mrs Debbie M,

Gorgeous spacious apartment in the heart of St Ives. Furnished to a really high standard with everything you could wish for. Fantastic location, spotless, stylish, comfortable and well equipped. Highly recommended.

Mrs H,


St Ives is one of Cornwall's top destinations and a beautiful seaside town where visitors can enjoy a traditional beach holiday with a twist. It's easy to understand why the town has been attracting painters, sculptors and ceramists for decades with its stunning scenery and natural quality of light- one of only four Tate Galleries in the world is located here in the heart of the town. The town itself arcs around the working harbour- the heart of the historic fishing community. You could lose yourself for hours in the charming cobbled streets which are crammed with gift and craft shops, art galleries, top notch restaurants and welcoming local pubs- a real treasure trove just waiting to be explored!

St Ives also has four fabulous beaches, Porthmeor, Porthgwidden, Harbour beach and Porthminster which between them offer miles of golden sand and hours of building sand castles, playing in the rock pools and other family friendly activities. Dogs are welcomed out of season. Throughout the year, St Ives has a busy event calendar including the St Ives Food & Drink Festival in May and a Music & Arts Festival in September.

So what are you waiting for? Why not discover what St Ives is all about today!