A Unique and lovingly renovated apartment, within very close proximity to all beaches in St.Ives. With its own outside space that catches the sun all day and late into the evening. Its the perfect peaceful,relaxing and romantic spot in lovely St.Ives
No.7 Teetotal Street, is a lovely place to reside in St.Ives, somewhere to relax and enjoy!
It’s a listed residence and a part of an incredibly old and historical Area in the town called 'Downalong' this is traditionally where the fishermen and their families lived and stored their tackle and nets.
WITH ITS VERY OWN OUTSIDE SPACE (rare in St.Ives) that gets sunlight from morning until late evening. I have tried to create a little sanctuary with plants and seating space for you to enjoy. The location; nestled within a small but perfectly formed, quiet traditional St.Ives street that’s very close to almost everything you would need to access to enjoy your stay, from beaches to restaurants, shops and walking routes out onto the beautiful cliff paths and The island. It really is the perfect spot.
Coming through the traditional barn style front door, you have a
FULLY Equip KITCHEN, with complementary, Tea, sugar and coffee, complete with breakfast bar, should you not want to utilize the huge amount of restaurants to your disposal when considering your dining options.
THE TELEVISION is on a full tilt and swivel arm style bracket that you can turn to watch whether cooking, sat at the breakfast bar in the kitchen or seated in the lounge. It has digital channels at your disposal (reception in St.Ives can be poor at certain times of the day , this is due to tidal times and the weather). However, I have attached a HDMI lead so should you wish to bring your Apple TV or equivalent, you are more than welcome to attach it. There is a DVD player and a selection of dvds for your use as well.
There is free WIFI and the code can be found on the card secured to the wall next to the router and dvd player. Please be respectful of the fact this is a 'residential' connection and although streaming anything is not a problem the connection is not one that will take being used for professional use or uploading or downloading huge amounts of data or videos. This will basically knock the wifi out for a while and you will need to reset the router.
THE LOUNGE has a big bespoke Ibiza style day bed/sofa that is drowning in lots of cushions, pillows and throws that you can cosy into at night and watch a film, or hunker down with when the weather gets a little wild outside (mainly in the winter of course).
All the cushions on the day bed can be taken out and placed on the bench outside should you prefer to sit in the sunlight with a drink and a good book, we just ask you take care of them and do not leave them outside in the rain or while you are not at No.7.
THE ‘SEA WALL’ in the Lounge, is a big part of No.7’s unique features. It is a little fun spot to go to for maps (old and new) of Cornwall, Penwith and St.Ives. Very importantly it also has its very own Thermometer, Barometer to see what the weather will be doing plus a Tide Clock,
showing the hours to high and low tide, which as you will witness in St.Ives is a very visible daily occurrence. However most importantly the wall has 3 features that you may want to utilise either outside at No.7 or at the Beach…
2 DECKCHAIRS that are hung on the walls with hooks that you can easily lift the chairs off and carry out.
OUR LOVELY STRIPY WINDBREAK which is also set on hooks that you simply lift off . Perfect to take down to the beach to shield you from the breeze while you hopefully bathe in the sunshine of St.Ives. Just a little request : Please do take care of these items when taking them out of No.7, they have all been made especially for me by local sail makers in Penzance and we really wouldn’t want them lost or damaged unnecessarily. Please make sure they are back in their rightful places when it comes time for you to leave.
THE BATHROOM has a lovely hot shower that you can use at anytime of day (switched on and off using the pull cord by the bathroom light along with the bathroom light that provides extraction for the steam) and guest towels galore for you to use from our boat ore towel rails. Please make sure your sandy feet are rinsed off outside using the exterior tap before showering, sand really is not a friend of the slightly antiquated drains in St.Ives.
THE BEDROOM has an ample built in wardrobe , to unpack and store your bags, or cases. A cosy Double bed, with reading lights and plug sockets for phone chargers and the hairdryer etc. It also has a beautiful window seat to situate yourself at with a good magazine in the sunlight or to use as a little table when sat outside so the seagulls do not suddenly take an interest in you ☺The window is fitted with a black out blind , but also a net option for a little privacy, and a heavier grey curtain should you want to block the morning sunlight should a black out blind not be your thing. There are little wedges for the sash window should the wind make the frames knock a little.
I really hope you enjoy the space, as I do when I am in St. Ives , its very special to me but if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Best Wishes Gemma
BEACHES: No.7 is situated within equidistant of 4 of the 5 main beaches in St.Ives, Porthmeor Beach being my favourite, but Porthgwidden is a lovely spot too and your closest one to skip to, along with Bambaloose Beach (its a tidal beach though so at certain times of the day it isn't that accessible).
The harbour beach is literally around the corner too and is quite the hype of activity in the summer but good atmosphere non the less.
Porthminster Beach is little further away, across the harbour (10-15 minutes walk depending how busy the harbour is). Go Explore and if you feel like a surf go and see the lovely guys at St.Ives Surf School at Porthmeor Beach☺
WHERE TO EAT: Porthmeor, Porthgwidden, The Harbour Beach & Porthminster are close to and
attached to some really lovely Restaurants.
You must try and get a table at the Porthmeor Cafe for dinner or lunch, if not West Beach (which is
open approx. June-September) on the far side of the beach has a lovely menu and is a fabulous
location to chill out and watch the sunset over the beach.
Porthgwidden also have a fabulous restaurant, for lunch and Dinner with sea view to boot.
The Porthminster Restuarant which is on Porthminster Beach is famed and reviewed countrywide for its award winning menu and is also a fabulous location.
If you do not feel like the walk over there, then there is plenty on the Harbour front to head to.
Just around the corner is The Sea Rooms which is lovely in the day and in the evening, with
all fresh local produce with a fabulous wine list and relaxed feel. Alternatively The Porthminster Kitchen is highly recommended, breakfast , lunch or dinner, you really cannot go
wrong there and is the new sister of The Porthminster Cafe.
On Fore Street there is amongst others; The Seafood Cafe which is a popular choice and further down Fore Street near the market place is Black Rock which is always highly praised for their food. Olive's Cafe near Teetotal Street is a little hidden gem too and Adrian the owner will always make you feel very welcome, great cakes!! I painted the outside wall of the café and now the inside for him too so let him know I sent you :).
Bars like The Hub, The Balcony, Beer & Bird , Blass Burger & West Beach (Porthmeor) are more relaxed in their approach but are great for well made and good quality food, mixed with a bar feel to them.... there are so much more but I will let you go forth and conquer St. Ives on that front.
TAKE A LOOK AROUND
Norway stores is your closest convenience store, for basics on Back Road West.
Fore Street, and the Harbour are the main shopping areas, there is an off license called Johns on Fore Street, which is stocked with anything you may require on that front, The Allotment Deli on Fore Street has everything from fresh fruit, bread , pressed juices and veg to olives, sandwiches and picnic items for the beach they even do toilet roll & tea bags and are the lovely gang that provide your welcome pack of goodies☺
Make sure you go and explore the coastal paths and walks local to St.Ives, they are breath-taking!
Take a trip to the Tate St.Ives and don't forget to see the Porthmeor studios and Hepworth Museum , a truly insightful way of seeing the art scene and its famous historical effect on the area, one of my favourites .
Visas namas / butas
St Ives, Cornwall, United Kingdom