The Sail Loft
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The Sail Loft started life as a warehouse for sails and netting, it has now been lovingly converted into a comfortable, well equipped cottage with a spacious open plan living area and bedrooms with high, open beamed ceilings.
With a wet room next to the entrance, (perfect for washing off a sandy day at the beach), a large family bathroom, three good sized bedrooms and plenty of living and dining space for 6 it's an ideal base for friends and family looking to enjoy a holiday right in the heart of St Ives.
The location is hard to beat. There are three fantastic beaches around three minutes' walk away, (the harbour is less than two minutes' walk), there are two galleries and a cafe literally seconds from the front door and the shops, restaurants and cafes are a pleasant five minute walk away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: St Ives 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Further details indoors|
The large open plan ground floor, (incorporating kitchen, dining area and living area), is great for a holiday where you want to spend time together with friends and family. If you're eating in, (if you can resist fish and chips and pasties!), the cook isn't tucked away in another room away from the rest of the party.
There are lots of original features which give the property real character and serve as reminders of its previous life as a sail loft. Look closely at the main supporting beam in the living area and you'll see it is a mast from a ship.
Whilst there are hints to its former use, we have bought things up to date by providing a wii, free wifi, electric wood burner style stove, an iPod dock and a freeview television with built in DVD player ... just in case the sun doesn't shine!
We've tried to think of everything that will help you have a fantastic holiday, (and are always open to suggestions on how we can improve things further).
The West Country region
Cornwall has been voted 'Favourite UK Holiday County or Region' at the British Travel Awards for the last two years and has been nominated again for the 2011 awards. So just what is it that makes Cornwall special? The mighty cliffs and crashing waves? The glorious sandy beaches? The wild moorlands and peaceful woodlands? The friendly smiles and warm welcomes? The fantastic food and lively arts scene? Well, we think it’s all of the above, the only difficulty is that St Ives is so fantastic its hard to tear yourself away to explore the rest of this magnificent county!
In a 2011 poll, the beaches of Cornwall were identified as amongst the best in Europe - beating anything that Spain, Italy and France have to offer and St Ives was voted the top UK beach resort. A £100 million clean up campaign has led to the beaches of St Ives being among the cleanest in Britain, (think pale sand and turquoise water) and its position, close to the tip of Cornwall and the end of the Gulf Stream, means it has a mild climate and warm winters.
But even if you're not planning on building sandcastles, St Ives has so much to offer; fantastic scenic walks, surfing, art, fantastic food, great shopping, pasties, fish and chips, ice cream, cream teas, (sorry getting a bit fixated on the food theme)!
Seals populate the harbour, while dolphins, porpoises and even basking sharks can also be seen.
If you've been St Ives you'll know what a magical place it is. If you've never been, treat yourself to a trip and you'll soon be wanting to visit again.
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4 Mar 2014
"Lovely cottage in a great location!"
The cottage is very well equipped, attractively furnished, with crisp white linen and towels provided. It is centrally located - less than a 2 minute walk to the harbour, many restaurants and a lovel… More
20 Dec 2013
"Idyllic! It's like home from home but better!"
We had a wonderful stay at the The Sail Loft in St Ives recently. It is like home from home in a great location of St Ives, being just a few minutes walk from the harbour and it's many beaches!… More
19 Nov 2013
"Perfect location and really homely house."
We went for my dad's 60th birthday - 5 adults so I was worried we would be on top of each other a bit. However there was loads of rooms and every room was really homely and cosy. None of us had &… More
14 Nov 2013
"A perfect place to stay."
The sail loft is a beautiful house in a perfect location. It is spotlessly clean,comfortable and stylishly furnished to a very high standard. We have been fortunate enough to stay there a few times an… More
7 Nov 2013
"This is a charming, relaxing house for two legged and four legged guest alike!"
This is a lovely house , very well decorated , cosy and warm. We. Arrived on 1st November prepared for the rain and cold. Little did we expect sunshine and strolling along the beaches. Our Cocker Spa… More
10 Oct 2013
"Perfect seaside escape"
From the moment we stepped through the door of the Sail Loft, we (being my partner and our two dogs) knew we'd found our perfect home-from-home! Such a wonderful cosy cottage and extremely clean… More
25 Sep 2013
"The perfect property, look no further!"
Wow! What a beautiful and welcoming place to stay! The accommodation is generous to say the least and furnished to a very high standard. It was meticulously clean on arrival with numerous features whi… More
6 Sep 2013
"Comfortable accommodation in a central location"
We booked this property several months in advance and had forgotten a few of the details in the meantime. We came as a family of four including two teenagers. Each of our children brought a same-sex f… More
3 Sep 2013
"A stylish centrally located cottages n the heart of St Ives."
My family and I (plus our well behaved dog) had a frantastic week in The Sail Loft. The cottage is in a prime position, minutes from the beach, harbour and very usefully the island for Eva the dog. St… More
11 Aug 2013
"Perfect Accommodation in the Perfect Location"
Spacious and stylish with everything thought of. Literally a stone's throw from the centre of St Ives and beaches, but in a quiet street of art galleries.… More
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