ARCHITECT'S CONVERTED SAIL-LOFT ON PORTHMEOR BEACH, ST IVES

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Mrs Clare Ash

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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ARCHITECT'S CONVERTED SAIL-LOFT ON PORTHMEOR BEACH, ST IVES

St Ives Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment with 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8-10

Upper Saltings is part of a 19th C granite building right on famed Porthmeor Beach. Over the years it has been used for drying nets and as artists' studios. We have converted the space to make an extraordinary holiday retreat. The living room is huge (40 feet by 25 feet) with a 9 foot wide window seat above the sand & sea and includes a quiet Wi-Fi internet corner. We have used slate, maple & stainless steel to make a 21st C. kitchen with every appliance. What you may remember most is the view from the kitchen sink: surfers riding the waves, spray shooting over the rocks. Under two big skylights you will find a long dining table, for long convivial meals. A fireplace, sofas, a yew table with internet access, low children's tables, wide screen TV, DVD, board games, lots of books & art materials provide equipment even for a rainy day. The 4 bedrooms have bedside lights, cupboards, good mattresses. 2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 boat-like bunk room - sleeps 4/6 in nautical built-in beds, Two bathrooms and a utility room complete the space.

The town itself is a jumble of craft shops, restaurants, galleries, gardens, gulls, pubs and clubs including a leisure centre where you can work out overlooking the sea. The coastal path runs along National Trust land to pass coves, basking seals, farms and ancient monuments.

In summer there is an outdoor theatre built into the cliffs at Porthcurno, a Cornish poetry festival and concerts in village churches. Scuba diving, deep sea fishing, tennis, windsurfing in the bay, horse riding over the moors and along a beach are all available.

The St Ives School of Painting runs open classes. The Tate Museum St Ives has a thriving outreach department with workshops and working artist tutors.

Enthusiasts can book hands-on courses with the amazing Rick Stein up the coast at Padstow, It would seem that around every corner, lies a new experience!

Comments from past guests:

'We just had a lovely time at Upper Saltings, it was fantastic in the cold, peaceful and quiet and a perfect start to the New

“We have recently returned from our first visit to Upper Saltings . . . We had a truly magnificent break and have fallen madly and deeply in love with Upper Saltings. We can't thank you enough for creating such a wonderful holiday home and hope to return as soon as possible!”

“Just to say the house was absolutely amazing and we were stunned by the views, the lovely room etc. It was by far one of the most aesthetic rentals and the most comfortable I have ever seen.”

“. . . We had a great stay at Upper Saltings. It really is a unique property which you must be justly proud of. It is a fantastically designed property, in a fantastic location. I have been holidaying in St Ives for over 45 years and have stayed in a lot of different places . . . Upper Saltings has been the best so far!'

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Mrs Clare Ash

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2002
Speaks english, french
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Property Reviews

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Architect's converted sail-loft on Porthmeor Beach, St Ives
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
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Architect's converted sail-loft on Porthmeor Beach, St Ives
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p433436
+44 442076074989
St Ives St Ives area
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
5

Spectacular Setting

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Upper Saltings could not be more ideal: beautifully designed space, great location, constant view of the sea and beach activities. As others have commented, the window seat is the perfect perch for checking out beach activity, tidal movements, and the efforts of the surfers. The photographs give a very accurate sense of what to expect. The kitchen is well equipped and bright, and throughout there is an attention to detail that we appreciated. Great location for visiting the Tate, Hepworth sculpture gardens, other galleries, restaurants, or just walking the beach. Communicating with the owner and manager was efficient and helpful, and the key box made our arrival stress free. Fabulous vacation, with only a bit of rain. We were a group of four adults and would highly recommend this experience to others and hope to return. Good croissants at the Norway Stores.
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed the holiday in St Ives. Did not know that Norway Stores around the corner now does croissants. Could make breakfast quite a treat.
The Hepworth garden is a hugh favourite of ours too. Peaceful yet brimming with vitality.. A place that entices you to imagine what it was like to work next to the sea in the wind, sun rain while attempting to convey deepest thought through forms that then have independent life,
Extraordinary . Come back!.
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Architect's converted sail-loft on Porthmeor Beach, St Ives
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p433436
+44 442076074989
St Ives St Ives area
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
The apartment was just fantastic! We had a wonderful week with our family. We loved the attention to detail and appreciated all the design ideas and hard work that had gone into making the apartment such a lovely place. The window is indeed the focal point. It is probably the best kitchen we have had in a holiday rental in the UK!
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Architect's converted sail-loft on Porthmeor Beach, St Ives
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p433436
+44 442076074989
St Ives St Ives area
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Upper Saltings

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
In one of the most beautiful and atmospheric seaside towns the British Isles can offer, we have discovered the best place to stay.

In a town that’s characterised by bijou terraced cottages lining a labyrinth of pretty lanes, Upper Saltings is a bright airy loft apartment that looks out over Porthmeor Beach.

The place is designed to a faultless specification where ingenious architects have made the very best of the apartment’s unique location. On entering the skylit, glass walled, open-plan living area you swoon at the sheer space of it and are drawn immediately to the wide daybed in the window at the far end that hangs directly over the beach. It’s tempting to install yourself there for the entire holiday, just staring at the waves and watching the sun rising and setting. But even if the jewel that is St Ives doesn’t tempt you out, Upper Saltings is the sort of apartment you can roam.

The art on the walls ensures it competes with some of the best galleries on the high street, the kitchen/dining area is state of the art, and the bedrooms are cleverly designed for maximum peace and comfort – the children’s room for one is accessed through a portholed door and has six bunks lining curved walls, making great use of the space while giving children a wonderful maritime sleep adventure.

What’s more, on cooler evenings or in winter months the living area has a fireplace to light for maximum cosiness when the waves are thrashing beneath you.

Frankly, whatever the season or weather, Upper Saltings is one of my favourite places to be. Period.

Which of course makes me want to keep it secret, but when a place you’ve discovered is this amazing, it’s hard not to mouth off.
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Architect's converted sail-loft on Porthmeor Beach, St Ives
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p433436
+44 442076074989
St Ives St Ives area
5

Wild and Wonderful

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
The December weather was wild but Upper Saltings was wonderful - especially as a base for enjoying watching and listening to the stirred up sea.

Everything was as promised, and it felt much more like temporarily borrowing someone's home rather than simply renting a property.

We know St Ives well but this was our first winter stay and it provided just as much excellent art and eating entertainment as usual; the galleries all had their Christmas/New year shows on and the Porthmister beach Cafe (a favourite along with the Porthgwidden, Porthmeor, Black Rock, Caffe Pizza and Seafood Cafe ) had a great value winter menu.

Have already booked again....
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Architect's converted sail-loft on Porthmeor Beach, St Ives
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St Ives St Ives area
5

Another great time in StIves

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
This was our third stay in Upper Saltings; two families sharing, with four kids between us, aged 5 -11. The children already call this our holiday house they enjoy it so much. We park the car in Island car park and leave it there for the week. Upper Saltings is situated so close to everything StIves has to offer there's no need to go anywhere else.
On arrival everything was clean and ready for us, with a lovely bunch of flowers waiting on the table. As we all enjoy body boarding, Upper Saltings cannot be beaten for its position on the beach; and having a bathroom and shower room (and outside tap for washing sand off wetsuits) makes life a lot easier for getting everybody cleaned up afterwards.
Which brings us to the view from the bay window, that simply cannot be beaten no matter what the weather is like. Fortunately it has a huge seat to accomodate everyone. Many afternoons spent there after being in the sea drinking hot chocolate.
StIves now has a new fish and chip shop/cafe on the harbour: reccommended.
We've already booked again for next year.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1

Map

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Newquay
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
St Ives
Nearest Motorway
90 Miles
Exeter
Car: not necessary

Should this be your first visit to St Ives, you are bound to fall in love with the cobbles, the fishing boats, the many small galleries, the green hills, harbour, and ever changing sea. The cliff path above small coves and basking seals will take you through National Trust land in Penrith to Land's End, past standing stone menhirs, stone circles, and a bronze age village. In this land of the Celts, Cornish is still spoken and sung. For us, it is a magic place; the folk tales are almost believable.You may spend most time there mesmerized by the sky and light which drew so many 20th C. artists here: Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Bernard Leach, Terry Frost, Patrick Heron, W. Barnes-Graham, all of whose work may be seen in the Tate St Ives Museum further along the beach.

Additional sleeping quarters can be found in other apartments but it is hard to beat Upper Saltings for a memorable evening - watching the setting of the sun and the rising of the moon, wine glass in hand.

Other Activities: Live theatre, Cinemas, Tate Museum, Hepworth Museum, Sculpture Garden, bars, restaurants, clubs, shopping

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Availability & Rates

St Ives Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Apr 5 2014 - Apr 25 2014
£2,400
7 nights
 
 
Apr 26 2014 - May 9 2014
£1,850
7 nights
 
 
May 10 2014 - May 23 2014
£2,200
7 nights
 
 
May 24 2014 - May 30 2014
£2,800
7 nights
 
 
May 31 2014 - Jun 20 2014
£2,200
7 nights
 
 
Jun 21 2014 - Jul 4 2014
£2,400
7 nights
 
 
Jul 5 2014 - Jul 18 2014
£2,800
7 nights
 
 
Jul 19 2014 - Aug 29 2014
£2,950
7 nights
 
 
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 5 2014
£2,600
7 nights
 
 
Sep 6 2014 - Sep 19 2014
£2,400
7 nights
 
 
Sep 20 2014 - Sep 26 2014
£2,000
7 nights
 
 
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 24 2014
£1,750
7 nights
 
 
Oct 25 2014 - Oct 31 2014
£2,400
7 nights
 
 
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
£1,350
7 nights
 
 
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
£2,600
7 nights
 
 
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
£2,800
7 nights
 

Notes

  • Our weekly bookings normally run from 4pm on Saturday to 9am on Saturday.

    Under Occupancy discount of £200 for parties of 4 or less and 5 night breaks available all year apart from July, August and all school holidays.

    ***Please note until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.***
  • We provide linen. Do remember to bring beach towels as we do not provide these, as well as your own laptop if you wish to make use of the WiFi Internet included in the rental. Domestic landline telephone calls and calls to much of Europe and USA included in the rate - please purchase a phone card to ring other overseas and mobiles.

Amenities

St Ives Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Activities Guide
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Maps
  • Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Basic Soaps
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone
  • Local Activities Guide
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 1 ensuite with power shower, one family bathroom with tub and power shower over. The showers are strong, hot water is constant.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 4 child bed , Bunk beds
  • 2 Double Bedrooms, 1 Twin Bedroom, 1 room with boat-like bunks. Bedrooms have bedside reading lights, cupboards and good mattresses.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • botanical garden
  • playground
  • library
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • surfing
  • cycling
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
Notes:
The kitchen is well-equipped for even the most enthusiastic chef! Machines should purr and include double sinks, toaster, Magimix, coffee maker, wine glasses, Blue Denby china, stainless steel pots, even lobster picks to enhance your stay. Our comfortable and spacious Living / dining area has seating for 10, with a variety of sofas and chairs to comfortably accommodate all ages of the family! A long maple wood dining table, perfect for long convivial meals. You can track the stars and moon under the two large skylights. Entertainment includes Freeview TV, DVD, Radio, CD System, Board Games, CDs, and DVDs but if you are at all like us, you'll spend most time in the huge window seat mesmerized by views of sea and sky!

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