Brilliant central location, moments from everything!
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About Sam Barton
Hi I'm Sam and I've lived with my family in the St.Ives area for many years now. I own and manage Lowen myself and know what a difference this can make to a holiday experience. As a family we enjoy the outdoor lifestyle that Cornwall offers and are lucky to have the choice of so many lovely beaches in the St.Ives area. I enjoy the artistic heritage of the town and often go to see the displays at the Tate. I truly think St.Ives is a perfect holiday destination because of the mixture of beautiful scenary and beaches, picturesque town and great places to eat and shop. As a local I'm happy to advise guests on any questions they may have from where to eat to places to go!
Sam Barton purchased this Apartment in 2014
Why Sam Barton chose Saint Ives
Our property is a cottage style apartment in the heart of St.Ives. It's Fore Street location means that you literally step out of the flat into town. The shops, bars, cafes, restaurant and beaches are moments away. It's lovely to wander down to the old harbour front, have a drink outside 'The Sloop' and watch the fishing boats come in.
What makes this Apartment unique
The flat is stylish and has a quirky charm typical of the older properties found in St.Ives. It also has all the modern conveniences i.e. well equipped kitchen and spacious ensuite bathroom.The central location means you can just nip out and come back if you want. I love to sit on sofa under the window watching the hustle and liveliness in the street below.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
1 small house trained dog per visit from Oct-March
Cot can be hired for extra charge
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
Please take note of 10am check out deadline.
Please remove all rubbish on departure.
Please switch all appliances off and return the key to the keybox and scramble the code on departure.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great location, lovely place
Great time, great location, nice owner.
Thanks very much for the review, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.
Nice property, has everything except a freezer. The location is dead centre of Fore St, because it was high season the noise from below the property never stops. All day long it's people and dogs seagulls and some traffic,at night it's people going from pubs and restaurants,in the middle of the night it's some shops doing repairs,then the seagulls start along with delivery drivers, having said all that We didn't mind we had a great time, just think about it if you need peace and quiet you won't get any..
Thanks for the 4 star review, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Sorry to hear you had issues with noise. As can be seen from the other reviews given over the 4 years Lowen has been on HomeAway most guests love the convenience of being in the centre of town and noise has not been a huge issue. Having said that, a certain amount of hustle and bustle is to be expected in such location, although I have never heard of night time repairs before. Sorry to hear about this in any case but I am glad you had a good time!
The perfect apartment
We loved our stay at Lowen. It had everything we needed and more - it was bigger than I expected, very comfortable and clean. The location is fantastic - close to all the shops and harbour, and only a short walk to the Barnoon car park (the directions provided were very helpful). The little touches from Sam made us feel very at home - there was milk in the fridge, tea and coffee sachets provided and she messaged to make sure we’d settled in nicely. It’s a fantastic place to stay and I hope to be back in future! Thank you Sam!
Thanks for the lovely review, I aim to give all my guests a great experience and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome to return!
Perfect location, perfect for two plus dog.
Two of us stayed at Lowen with our cockerpoo for a week in February. The location could not be better, right in the midst of one of the main cobbled streets in St.Ives, just steps from the shops, cafes, pubs, galleries, beach and harbour. Lowen is a very clean, cosy, comfy apartment up some quite steep steps. (I personally found the bed a little soft for my back). It has everything you could possibly need for your stay, including washing machine. The owner had provided fresh milk, tea bags and coffee on arrival.We loved it and will certainly be back. The wonderful, unexpected sunshine made all the difference to our first time in Cornwall. We highly recommend Lowen and we will return.
Thank so much for your lovely review. I'm so pleased you had a wonderful time and found Lowen met all your needs. I'm sorry you found the mattress a little soft, I have to say that's a first, I hope it did not impact too much on your enjoyment of Lowen! You are very welcome to return.
Lovely appartment right in the centre so walkable to all of st ives. Was really well kitted out. Would definitely look to stay again if I was returning.
Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay amd found Lowen had everything you needed. You are most welcome to return.
Lovely, clean and comfortable
Super comfortable and central location, wouldn’t change a thing! Thanks so much to Sam, hope to be back!
A choice of beautiful beaches within a few minutes -Porthmeor (overlooked by The Tate) best for surfing (has a surf school for lessons and hiring equipment). Porthminster good for bathing with the award winning Porthiminster Beach Café. Porthgwidden smaller and romantic. The Harbour beach offers boat trips to see the seals and fishing. All of these have beautiful golden sand. The Hayle Estuary is a bird watchers paradise.
Newquay airport is nearest at about 40 miles, Exeter airport is 100 miles. Trains from London (Paddington) change at St. Erth for St.Ives . The flat is about 10 minutes walk from the station. Taxis are available. There is a bus station with buses to Penzance and Truro. Use of a car is not essential as the property is central, however it may be useful if you want to explore. There is some free street parking and 8 council car parks 'Barnoon' and 'The Sloop' are nearest car parks to the flat.
St. Ives has the Tate gallery and Barbara Hepworth museum both a few minutes stroll from the apartment. Further afield are the ancient town of Marazion and stunning St. Michael's Mount (about 9 miles), Penzance (9 miles), The Minack theatre (cliff top amphitheatre) and stunning beach at Portcurno (18 miles). Lands End and Senen Cove (10 miles). The county town of Truro is 24 miles away. The beautiful Isles of Scilly is a quick 20 minute hop from Lands End airport.
St. Ives has a wide variety of shops including well known high street names like Cath Kidson, Fat Face and Super Dry, Cornish chains such as Warrens (pasties) and SeaSalt (fashion) as well as fascinating little independent shops- you could happily spend hours browsing the shops in town! There are also a host of art galleries where you can buy paintings. There is a deli selling fresh bread etc a few doors down, supermarkets, banks, cinema etc all in town.