The Sail Loft
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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 Cornwall 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 Jan 2015
"Christmas in St Ives"
We chose the Sail Loft for its 3 double bedrooms, dog friendly policy, and central location. The Sail Loft provided everything we needed for a wonderful family Christmas away from home. The centrepiec… More
12 Oct 2014
"the perfect location"
Spacious but cosy apartment located two minutes walk from everything, beach shops pub and restaurants. We traveled the first week of October as all the beaches are dog friendly from October 1st. For d… More
26 Sep 2014
"A beautiful home from home"
This property has everything you will need for a wonderful holiday in the beautiful seaside town of St Ives. As well as all the usual crockery, cutlery, linen etc there are books, toys, games, cleanin… More
21 Sep 2014
"Wonderful memories made at the Sail Loft, St Ives"
We have just returned from our holiday in St Ives. We booked the Sail Loft as a surprise for my dad's 60th Birthday.It did not let us down. It is a cosy well maintained cottage with great decor… More
26 Jul 2014
This was the perfect place to stay in St Ives. The location was perfect, close to the Harbour and steps away from the beaches and restaurants.We really appreciated having the parking space as parking… More
27 Jun 2014
"Holiday at the sail loft (excellent)"
we had a great holiday, location was excellent, central to the beaches and town, the cottage was comfortable and well equipped, would highly recommend… More
10 Jun 2014
"Perfect for us!"
Beautifully clean and tidy, cute little house! Good location!!!Perfect for walking in and out lf the town/harbour with no great effort which makes it pleasent.Comfy beds & nice bed-linen.Good selecti… More
3 Jun 2014
"A wonderful place to stay - beautifully decorated and arranged and contained everything we needed and more."
Sail loft is a lovely cottage - we really enjoyed our week here and wished it could have been two (or forever) . Its location really suited us - close to Porthmeor and Porthgwidden beaches and minute… More
18 May 2014
"A beautifully decorated cottage in a prime location for exploring St Ives"
Five of us, three adults an two children, spent a fabulous bank holiday weekend in this lovely cottage at the start of May. It is delightfully decorated blending seaside colours and themes with a mode… More
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
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