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Architect's Converted Sail Loft on Porthmeor Beach, St. Ives

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At low tide, after a cliff walk, you could be here!

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Last updated: 10/31/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

St. Ives apartment description

Upper Saltings is part of a 19th Century granite building right on famous Porthmeor Beach. Over the years it has been used for drying nets, fish, sails, and as artists' studios. We have now converted the space to make an extraordinary holiday retreat. The living room is huge (40 feet by 25 feet) with a nine foot wide window seat directly above the sand and sea and includes a quiet WI-FI internet corner.

You may spend most time there mesmerized by the sky and the light which drew so many 20th Century artists to this place: 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.

We have used slate, maple, and stainless steel to make a 21st century kitchen with every appliance. What you may remember most is the view from the kitchen sink: surfers riding the waves and spray shooting over the rocks. Under two big skylights (excellent for watching gulls, clouds, and stars), you will find a long dining table, for long convivial meals.

A fireplace, sofas, a yew table with broadband access, low children's tables, wide screen TV, DVD player, board games, and lots of books and art materials provide equipment - even for a rainy day. The four bedrooms have bedside reading lights, cupboards, and good mattresses.There are two doubles, one twin, and one boat-like bunk room. This sleeps 4/6 in nautical built-in beds and is a very popular feature. Two bathrooms and a utility room complete the space.

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.

We use Upper Saltings for three main purposes. The first is for a family holiday. Youngsters can have an independent run of the town in safety and build sand castle just below the balcony. The second is as a place for 'time-out' to reflect, to read, to paint, and to revel in the elements. The third is for reunions. It is a great place to gather. 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.

As you can probably tell, we adore being in Upper Saltings and suspect you may too. If you would like a smaller place on Porthmeor Beach, go to our other property, Listing #56858.

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Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Right on Porthmeor Beach with direct access for residents....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed:

                One of our children has asthma so we never allow pets....moreless

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Bedroom 3

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              • Bedroom 4

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              • Double Beds (2) Bedside lights, cupboards and good mattresses., Twin or Single Beds (2), One travel cot., Bunk Beds (4) Sleeps 4/6 in nautical built-ins. Some people think this is the best part of the apartment!...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Music Library:

                Classical and opera....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Digital Freeview channels available....moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Toys
              • Video Library:

                Family movies and some classics stocked. Please feel free to add!...moreless

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beach View:

                Stunning views of Porthmeor beach, one of the most popular beaches in St Ives as it is great for surfing and is overlooked by Tate St Ives. ...moreless

              • Beachfront:

                Nine foot wide window seat directly overlooks Porthmeor beach....moreless

              • Downtown:

                Upper Saltings is located very conveniently in the St Ives 'old town' Downalong. The shops and restaurants are a 2 minute walk away with other facilities nearby as well. ...moreless

              • Ocean View:

                Unobstructed views over the Atlantic. ...moreless

              • Oceanfront:

                Upper Saltings overlooks the Atantic with unobstructed views....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

                  • Dining Area

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Gas Fireplace
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Gas central `heatingl...moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Nearby Car Parks available at around £36 per week....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    UK landlines (not 08 or 09 numbers), most of Europe and US calls included at no additional cost. For mobiles, please purchase a phone card....moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    At no extra cost - simply bring your own laptop and plug in....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Extremely well-equipped with all utensils for the keen cook, slate worktop, Dualit toaster, Magimix electric kettle, Sabatier knife set . . ....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    Miele fridge freezer; John Lewis multi-function oven; Miele hob; Miele dishwasher. What you may remember most is the view from the kitchen sink of surfers riding the waves and spray shooting over the rocks!...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Toaster
                   

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                  Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  £1,350
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                  Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  £2,800
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                  Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £2,950
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                  Jan 3 - Feb 13, 2015
                  3 night min stay

                  £1,100

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                  7 night min stay

                  £1,850
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                  Feb 21 - Mar 27, 2015
                  3 night min stay

                  £1,250

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                  Mar 28 - Apr 10, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £2,700

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                  7 night min stay

                  £2,500
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                  Apr 18 - May 15, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £2,400

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                  £2,500
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                  May 23 - May 29, 2015
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                  £3,200
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                  7 night min stay

                  £2,500

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                  £2,700
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                  Jul 4 - Jul 10, 2015
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                  £3,000
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                  Jul 11 - Jul 17, 2015
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                  Jul 25 - Sep 4, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £3,400

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

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                  Sep 5 - Sep 18, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £2,500

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                  Sep 19 - Sep 25, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £2,200
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                  Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £2,000
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                  Oct 3 - Oct 23, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £1,800

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

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                  Oct 24 - Oct 30, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £2,600
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                  Oct 31 - Dec 18, 2015
                  3 night min stay

                  £1,200

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

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                  Dec 19 - Dec 25, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £2,900
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                  Dec 26 - Jan 1, 2016
                  7 night min stay

                  £3,300

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  2014 Rates subject to change until confirmed

                  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. Prices include all utilities, linen and final cleaning up to 6 hours


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                  Last updated: 10/31/2014
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                  Location

                  300 Metres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  The Sloop Inn
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  St Ives train station
                  100 Metres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Porthgwidden Cafe or Porthmeor Cafe
                  1 Metres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Porthmeor beach

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  The unique Eden Project, ecological tourist site is nearby at St Austell. Celt standing stones and Merry Maidens stone circle on Penwith. Penzance, 8 miles away, has large fishing fleet,museums and Mont St Michael.

                   

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                  Photos

                  • At low tide, after a cliff walk,  you could be here!

                    At low tide, after a cliff walk, you could be here!

                  • Enough room to be together and apart!

                    Enough room to be together and apart!

                  • You can track  sun, moon and stars  through  the skylights

                    You can track sun, moon and stars through the skylights

                  • From the kitchen sink, you can watch  spray rise  and surfers  fall

                    From the kitchen sink, you can watch spray rise and surfers fall

                  • children's table for meals, board games, craft projects or  drawing and painting

                    children's table for meals, board games, craft projects or drawing and painting

                  • He's waiting to greet  his guests

                    He's waiting to greet his guests

                  • Double bedroom with ensuite shower room

                    Double bedroom with ensuite shower room

                  • Twin bedroom with big cupboards

                    Twin bedroom with big cupboards

                  • Porthmeor Beach

                    Porthmeor Beach

                  • Looking down to St Ives and Porthminster Beach

                    Looking down to St Ives and Porthminster Beach

                  • Porthmeor beach looking towards Mans Head

                    Porthmeor beach looking towards Mans Head

                  • watching out for dolphins

                    watching out for dolphins

                  • Is there a better place to gather for fresh seafood, chilled  wine and sunset?

                    Is there a better place to gather for fresh seafood, chilled wine and sunset?

                  • Miele appliances  tucked almost out of sight

                    Miele appliances tucked almost out of sight

                  • Plenty of glasses, pottery and Denby
close at hand for easy entertaining.

                    Plenty of glasses, pottery and Denby close at hand for easy entertaining.

                  • At low tide, after a cliff walk, this could be you!

                    At low tide, after a cliff walk, this could be you!

                  • It's  better than a ship!

                    It's better than a ship!

                  • Double bedroom  with big window and cupboard.

                    Double bedroom with big window and cupboard.

                  • Family bathroom

                    Family bathroom

                  • Looking down into St Ives

                    Looking down into St Ives

                  • Nearby Porthgwidden beach

                    Nearby Porthgwidden beach

                  • Upper Saltings interior taken by Nigel Dutt. See his Flickr for more great shots

                    Upper Saltings interior taken by Nigel Dutt. See his Flickr for more great shots

                  VRBO #56859

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                  This listing was first published here in 2005.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

                  £157 - £486 per night (GBP)
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                  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

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                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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