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Architect's Fishing Loft on Porthmeor Beach, St Ives

People7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
People
7
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday apartment in Saint Ives

Apartment, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4 to 7)

This apartment is an extraordinary space which ends at the sea. If it is high tide you may imagine you are on a very comfortable boat. We've used oak, slate and stainless steel to create a quirky, high quality, meticulously designed holiday haven. A 3 metre window seat, Landsdown sofa, and rocking chair provide room to gather. A long oak dining table and soft lighting for relaxed meals. The kitchen has been designed to have views of spray and surfers as well as top class appliances. A larder, washer dryer cupboard, and hall with room for surf boards make living easy. Two double bedrooms, 1 twin/ bunk room and our 'zen beach hut' where you are lulled by waves are sleeping quarters. Two bathrooms with powerful showers (one ensuite) as well as full wi- fi, telephone with free calls, plus dozens of architectural surprises.

In 2011, St Ives was voted the top beach destination in the UK and number 6 in Europe beating all the beach resorts in Spain, France and Italy. Perhaps the reason is the sheer diversity on offer.

For families: fine golden sand, clean clear water, rock pools, and surf .

For walkers: green headlands and cliff paths skirting small coves with basking seals and dolphins.

For historians and poets : the land of the Celts where Cornish is still spoken and sung in ancient granite churches with carved mermaid pew ends. and where the trail to Land's End passes a bronze age village, standing stone menhirs and mysterious stone circles.

For sports: Thriving surf school on Porthmeor Beach, Sailing Club, Tennis, Golf at Carbis Bay, Scuba diving.

For painters:: St Ives harbour where the small fleet of fishing boats land the catch each morning.

For Artists: St Ives School of Painting with classes open to visitors.

For Art Lovers: The Tate St Ives with its gallery, workshops and coffee bar right on Porthmeor Beach. Dozens of smaller galleries, often run by artists, scattered throughout the town. The Leach School of Pottery.

For Gourmets: Porthminster Cafe on Porthminster Beach was voted 2011 Restaurant of the Year. A dozen other restaurants are in the running for elegant honest menus drawing on local produce. The harbour now boast a new place called Gourmet Fish and Chips¡--and it is worthy of the name!

For Trips out of town: All within bus, taxi or easy drive: the Eden Project, The Minack Theatre at Porthcurno. Lamorna Cove, Christmas lights at Mousehole, Truro Cathedral and the Lost Gardens of `Heligan ,

Yet none of these facts explain how St Ives tugs at the heart. Is it the clarity of light, the surface of stone, the salt smell, the sea in many moods and colours, the rhythm of the tides? Perhaps it is because surrounded by beauty, one simply feels creative. Anything is possible. Choice is almost limitless, but if you are like us, your favourite place will be the window seat at Old Saltings, glass in hand, observing the scene played out on the beach below.

Keywords: apartment, house, flat, sail-loft

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
6 July, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Our first stay at Old Saltings and hopefully not our last.

Thank you for such a wonderful plat to stay. the children have loved all the beaches, and Porthmeor as a 'back garden' is such a treat.

We've enjoyed getting up close to the sea and spotting the dolphins playing in the waves at sunset o Porthemor beach will be a lasting memory.

So many things to love about Old Saltings - we look forward to making more memories in the future.

p.s thank you Jennie & Arthur - the welcome cheese board and bottle of wine was so thoughtful, you are very kind
Jul 2015
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Reviews

5/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

Architect's Fishing Loft on Porthmeor Beach, St Ives
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

Greatcomfort and taste

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is unusually spacious, luxurious and pleasing to the eye. All the equipment is top of the range and nothing has been forgotten - even flowers to welcome you. The view over the beach and the sea could not be bettered. If I could I would return again and again. St Ives itself has much to offer and the apartment is in easy reach of the harbour and shopping area.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London England
5

A superb and spectacular place to stay if you love the sea

  • 5 of 5

Inside: a brilliantly designed and finished space with everything you could possibly want

including the kitchen you wish you had at home. I shall always remember the famous

St Ives light, the constantly changing sea and sky and some extraordinary sunsets laid out

before us. Outside: there is far too much to do and enjoy in a week - walks, trips, beaches, intriguing shops, galleries galore and lots of good places to eat seafood.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Saltings - A Totally Unique Place.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful holiday in a unique place and in an unrivalled spot next to the beach, together with good weather, what more could you want. A fantastic spot suitable for all the family whatever their requirements are.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

I place you never want to leave!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here this September and also in September 2012, we love it! I can't recommend

This place enough. Everything is first class, excellently maintained and in a superb location handy for the beach and town. We love the attention to detail in everything that has been done here. The views are amazing, spending time in the window seat just watching the waves from morning to night is so relaxing, even on a rainy day!! There are a great number of things to see and do, and we've eaten some amazing local food too. Having stayed here in 2012 there was no doubt that we could not have found a better rental in all of st ives!! so that's why we'll be back again in 2014. I am an OT and holiday with two friends who have mobility issues and I have found lower saltings to be very suitable for the less mobile. Lower saltings is all on one level and is more than spacious enough for wheelchairs to move around freely. Having looked long and hard back in early 2012 to find suitable accommodation for our friends this is the only place by far that was suitable. This is certainly the place to stay in St Ives and when people ask I would always recommend lower saltings..Go to lower saltings and I'm sure you'll have a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for writing. We look forward to your return. Glad that our intention of creating a place where guests with limited mobility would feel at home in St Ives, worked.
Property under previous ownership / management during this stay
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Stratford upon Avon
5

The Best of Everything

  • 5 of 5

Very hard to beat, Old Saltings is in the perfect location on Porthmeor Beach. It is beautifully designed and equipped with the best of everything you are likely to need. Whatever the weather the view of the beach and sea from the window seat is stunning and St Ives has lots to offer year round, we were there in January.

Having holidayed with friends in Upper Saltings( which is slightly bigger) for approximately 18 years it was

lovely to see the very high level of thought and finish that had gone into the new 'Old Saltings'

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Newquay airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Sloop Inn
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
West Cornwall Golf Club
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
St Ives train station
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Porthgwidden Cafe, Porthmeor Cafe, The Loft
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Porthmeor Beach
Car: not necessary

The Eden Project is nearby. Tate St Ives and Barbara Hepworth Museum at St Ives.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Saint Ives, St Ives area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
old
5 Nov 2016 - 2 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
old
3 Dec 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
January
2 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£690
for 3 nights
From
£230
£900
 
 
Feb Half Term
11 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Late Feb
25 Feb 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£690
for 3 nights
From
£230
£1,000
 
 
March
11 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
Easter
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,400
for 7 nights
£2,400
 
 
Late April
22 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Mid May
13 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,700
for 7 nights
£1,700
 
 
20th May
20 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,900
for 7 nights
£1,900
 
 
Whitsun
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,800
for 7 nights
£2,800
 
 
Early June
3 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,900
for 7 nights
£1,900
 
 
Mid June
17 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
24th June
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,200
for 7 nights
£2,200
 
 
Early July
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 
 
8th July
8 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,800
for 7 nights
£2,800
 
 
Peak Season
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,100
for 7 nights
£3,100
 
 
September
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,700
for 7 nights
£2,700
 
 
Mid September
9 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,300
for 7 nights
£2,300
 
 
23rd Sep
23 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,200
for 7 nights
£2,200
 
 
End Sept
30 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,900
for 7 nights
£1,900
 
 
October
7 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,700
for 7 nights
£1,700
 
 
Oct HT
21 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,900
for 7 nights
£1,900
 
 
Off Season
4 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Saint Ives in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • apartment
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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