Number 8 Salt is nothing short of WOW! From the moment you glide in through the secure electric gates into your private parking space to when you set foot through the door, you will see exactly how elegant and luxurious the apartment is. It feels exclusive, a perfect retreat from the hubbub of St Ives mid-summer; a calm oasis of luxury.
There are stone steps that lead from the car park area to the apartment building front door (there is an alternative route for wheelchair users or parents with push chairs) and once inside the lobby, get the keys from a key safe and take the lift to the 2nd floor. Once inside the apartment, you are struck by how much attention to detail has been invested in the building itself and the furnishings. A most attractive dining table to sit 8, a 55” Apple TV with Blu Ray DVD, a Bowers & Wilkinson Zepplin air sound system not to mention how well equipped the kitchen is from its Smarter Coffee Maker to the Berndes roasting tin. You will not want for anything.
The views are far-reaching across St Ives Bay to Godrevy Lighthouse which, from your private balcony with dining set for 6 just off the kitchen or the front balcony with two tables and four chairs, the master bedroom or the open plan living area you will marvel at the beauty of the St Ives and its coastline.
The elegant master bedroom has a super king size bed, a 39'' TV with Blue Ray DVD, a spacious wardrobe, the most beautiful views and a luxurious bathroom with his and her wash basins, shower, WC and complimentary luxury toiletries. The second bedroom has a king size bed, en-suite with shower room and further luxury toiletries. Patio doors from the bedroom open out onto a sheltered patio with table and chairs (where better to take a morning coffee on a sunny morning?). The third bedroom is a large room with twin beds that can also become a super king size bed for a third couple. This room also has patio doors leading to the patio to take in the first day light. The twin room is next to the family bathroom with a bath, shower over, wash basin and WC. With underfloor heating the apartment keeps a comfortable temperature throughout but you can always adjust to suit your needs using the thermostats. There is a utility room housing a washer/ dryer, hoover, ironing board, iron, clothes dryer but perhaps best of all is the electric BBQ that can be wheeled out to the balcony, plugged in using outside sockets and ready to use in an instant.
The heart of St Ives with all of its restaurants, bars, shops and galleries is no more than a 10 minute stroll away with Porthminster beach being your nearest place to swim or perhaps try Stand Up Paddle boarding,while away some hours in a kayak or snorkelling. The harbour is close by for boat trips and places to sit and eat outside. For the surfers in your family, Porthmeor beach is a 20 minute stroll from the apartment where you pass the harbour and walk through Downalong (Old St Ives). Number 8 Salt is close enough to the town to feel part of its lively and fun vibe yet retreat to the peace and tranquillity to relax and spend an afternoon snoozing in the sun if you want to take it a little easy.
So if you are looking for elegance, luxury, home comforts, parking for two cars, modern technology with free WiFi and peace then Number 8 Salt, St Ives has to be top of your list.