Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday apartment in St Ives - Old Saltings
Apartment with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Sleeps 4/7
Old Saltings is an extraordinary space which ends at the sea. If it is high tide, you might think you are on a comfortable boat. We've used oak, slate and stainless steel to create a quirky, high quality, meticulously designed holiday haven A 3 meter window seat, Landsdown sofa and rocking chair provide a space to gather, to swap stories, or nurse a cup of tea. A long oak dining table and soft lighting provide a relaxed setting for post dinner debates. For excitement, the kitchen is designed to have views of spray and surfers from both sink and hob as well as top class appliances. Two queen bedrooms, 1 twin/ bunk room and our 'zen beach bedroom' where you may sleep lulled by waves. Two bathrooms with powerful showers (one ensuite) full Wi-Fi, walk-in larder, washer dryer cupboard, an entrance hall with room for surf boards and wet suits plus dozens of architectural surprises await you as our house guests.
As far as we know, Old Saltings is a one-off on several counts.
1) The living area that overlooks the beach is vast ( 8 x 6 metres) as is the window seat (3 x 1.5 metres) plus a chef size kitchen and dining space for 12/14.
2) The design exploits the high quality of Cornish craftmanship, as well as architects' innovations .
All the fitting are individually designed and custom-made as is most of the furniture. The curtains are painted with scenes reflecting St Ives art and artists as well as faces in the pub and figures on the beach. The bedroom walls echo upturned boat hulls, mirrors give slant double view of sea and sky. a new window frames the chapel on the Island. The interior is as unexpected and exciting as the views.
3). Just two steps up from Porthmeor Road, Old Saltings is all on one level and designed with wide doors. and an ensuite with a walk- in shower, so should anyone among family or friends be a bit unsteady or even need a wheel chair, access is easy. We have given much thought to make the design of the living area welcoming.
4)For family reunions, anniversaries, special birthdays, Old Saltings and Upper Saltings could be taken together
Each part could sleep 8 , with the option to spend some time and meals together, but other quiet times apart.
Our family tried this for the first time last Christmas and thought it a great success.
All of these ideas have evolved over the last 20 years when we converted Upper Saltings and promptly fell in love with the space, the location and our family holidays.
Very soon, other people shared our enthusiasm and helped us to stay solvent by becoming 'regulars' and often friends. When Old Saltings, on the floor below became vacant, we gulped hard and decided with the same architects and builder to make another space to include what we liked most in Upper Saltings and what we had been on our wish list over 2 decades.
Now the project is complete we offer it to you for approval. If you decide to come, we would like you to consider
yoursleves as house guests, not just renters. We will do our bit to make it so.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible
Guestbook comments from the manager
Our holiday has been an exceptionally enjoyable experience due to the thought that has gone into the design and furnishing of ‘Old Saltings’. An outstanding luxury holiday apartment in an amazing location.
Thank you so much.