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200 year old fisherman's net loft

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Character old net loft, just metres from the sea

A truly fabulous 200 yr old converted fisherman's net loft right in the heart of old St. Ives.

Approx. 50m from the sea, it is ideally situated for all the shops, restaurants, pubs, galleries and museums

[not forgetting the lovely beaches] that St Ives has to offer. There are at least 4 glorious beaches within a stone's throw - truly a beach lover/surfers paradise. Fantastic location, right in the heart of 'old St Ives', this spacious fist floor loft studio apartment, is tucked away in a lovely listed courtyard.

It is very light and airy and has recently been refurbished. Brimming with character. From granite feature walls, to the old original floorboards, it is just idyllic for those wanting original features together with modern comforts.

Rental includes gas, electricity, linen, towels and wireless broadband.


At least 4 beaches all within a couple [literally] of minutes walk - where else in the World can you have this option !

More Details

Tim Collett
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 February, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have stayed for two weeks in the Net Loft, including a visit of our daughter and her friend. For two people, the space is luxurious but even four can manage. The crow’s nest with the double bed is charming once you have learned to watch your head. Location is perfect, in a small alley right between the harbour promenade and the main shopping street. Beaches, shops and pubs are only a few steps away, so there is no need for a car (and as in most cases in St Ives no opportunity to park one …). The historic apartment is lovingly restored – original floor boards and quarrystone walls are combined with modern furniture. For those who can resist the temptation of the restaurants (we did half of the time), there is a big, fully equipped kitchen. Even the weather was brilliant, so thank you for a great holiday.

My Response

Great - we are so pleased you had an enjoyable time in both The Net Loft and St Ives. Thanks again for your custom, and we would be proud to have you stay again in the future. Best regards, Tim & Karen
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Saint Ives in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room, with sink and toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • One king-size bed plus one quality sofa double bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Wireless internet access is included - password is under the router.


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200 year old fisherman's net loft
average rating of 4.642857 based on 22 reviews

Net loftastic

  • 4 of 5

the net loft : full of character and cosy charm. Lovely and clean and a great position for everything that St Ives has to offer.

Comfy comfy bed up in the roof so if you like laying in for a while........

The car wasn't used all week what a joy !!!

Thankyou for a brilliant holiday .

All the Best Anthony,Kirstie and Charlie.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic ! Glad you had a great time in St Ives and enjoyed The Net Loft ! Thanks again for your custom and you are most welcome to stay again. Best regards, Tim & Karen
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Floo Powder Not Needed

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had a blast!

Right in the heart of the village! One second we're out wandering and shopping - next second, we're back home! Especially convenient when you got a toddler needing a nap.

We were excited to sleep in this loft especially after reading the 'bedroom' upstairs. Oh, my kids loved it! I had a nap in there too. Lucky to see the stars on a clear night, thanks to the skylights! Beds were comfy and everything was clean. Had no trouble with the wifi - it was fast and reliable.

Beach activities were provided (balls, boogie boards & wind breakers, etc) -- and you'll be on the sand and water in no time!

Restaurants and cafes and of course pasties (!) were easily accessible. Seagulls were a sight to behold.

Had trouble with parking though. Car parks close by were always full, had to park about 1.5 mi away for 5Pounds/day. It's advisable not to bring a car (won't need one anyways) the next time we come.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great, so pleased you guys had a good time ! Sounds like a 'magical' time was had by all ! Thanks again for your custom. Regards, Tim & Karen
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  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay in St Ives. The Old Fisherman's Net Loft is situated in the centre next to the old charming cobbled Fore Street full of the shops, restaurants, cafes, bakeries, galleries… We spent our Easter holiday in the Net Loft with our kids age 7y and 5y and we all loved it, LOVED IT! The sun was shining all the time and we were bodysurfing everyday. We were spoiled for choice all the lovely beaches. The Loft is well-equipped, the kitchen is great. You can just pop out and buy freshly baked pasties or croissant or eat in many restaurants just seconds away. Our children enjoyed sleeping in the "top gallery" with a big skylight window watching the stars in the evening and seagulls in the morning. We also booked our kids for a workshop in the St Ives School of Painting. Thank you very very much to Tim & Karen for a wonderful stay in the Net Loft.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great, we are always really happy when our guests have a wonderful time on their holidays in The Net Loft. Thanks again for your custom. Best regards Tim & Karen
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A really quirky, cosy little cottage

  • 4 of 5

A really quirky, cosy little cottage ideal for a couple to get away and enjoy St Ives. Perfect location for pottering around the centre of St Ives.

The owners were brilliant in getting information to you and in arranging the booking and did so in a very friendly and attentive manner.

The sleeping area is very low so watch your head but we felt it added to the quirkiness and we had a decent nights sleep each night of our stay.

THANK YOU! We found out about the cottage via friends and have recommended it to other friends.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: March 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great ! We are always pleased when guests enjoy their holidays in The Net Loft. Thanks again for your custom. Until next time ..........
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Perfect for a short break

  • 4 of 5

Very well positioned for town centre with all its facilities. If you love the heart of the town rather than an out of centre location this is the where you might want to be. It's clean, comfortably and tastefully furnished offering loft style accommodation. The 'sleeping gallery' requires a reasonable level of agility but has style ad character. The owners are accessible and helpful. This is certainly the place for a couple wanting a romantic break in a location which even in the middle of winter offers a good choice of places to eat and relax. Try Porthminster Beach Cafe in the evening or the Digey during the day for something quite special. Alternatively eat in - the Netloft is warm and well equipped for a relaxed meal in a very special setting.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: December 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great we are pleased you enjoyed both your holiday and your stay in The Net Loft. Thanks again for your custom. Regards Tim & Karen
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Fantastic holiday in the lovely Net Loft

  • 5 of 5

We have been holidaying in St Ives now for many years and stayed in many different places &The Net Loft is now one of our top favourites! :o). It was so comfortable & cosy yet spacious and well equipped too. Brilliant shower that never runs out of hot water despite there being five of us going in one after another! The roof lights let lots of light in making the whole feel of the place, light, airy and happy. The kids absolutely loved climbing into the huge bed upstairs at night time and watching the seagulls flying over their window, leaving us the sofa bed downstairs which was extremely comfortable, just like a normal bed. All in all , a perfect holiday :o) plus the weather was glorious which was a real bonus too! Thanks to Tim and Karen for a wonderful stay at the Net Loft. We'll be back! Love Kathryn, Jon, Lucy, Joseph and Emma :o)

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great, we are so pleased that you all had a fab holiday. Thanks again for your custom. Until next time - regards Tim & Karen
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Sloop Inn
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
West Cornwall
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
St Ives
Nearest Restaurant
15 Metres
The Seaview Cafe
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Harbour Beach
Car: not necessary

St. Ives has a Mediterranean feel about it, with its maze of narrow streets and alleyways, crescent shaped beaches with their safe golden sands, accented by sunlight playing across the surface of an iridescent turquoise sea - all set, in the uniquely rugged granite landscape of West Penwith, with waved hewn cliff faces, prehistoric remains and the haunting ruins of the once great tin and copper mining industries, which flourished throughout the area.

The narrow, cobbled streets of St. Ives, festooned with a treasure trove of brightly coloured flower displays, beckon you to wander through them - to explore their steep slopes, and discover their hidden delights and hidden corners.

St. Ives offers the visitor everything that they could wish for in a seaside resort. From the moment that you arrive in the town you are stunned by the panoramic vistas that seem to greet you on every turn.

This is a place that truly has something for everyone. Families can spend countless hours playing.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Weekly rates are from £445 [low season] to £805 [high season].
Long weekends [Fri to Mon] and short breaks [e.g Mon - Fri] are available - we are the owners so have the flexibility to create your exact dates.
We charge a fully refundable £100 security deposit.
We use a keybox by the front door - the 4-digit PIN will be texted to guests mobile a couple of days before their holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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