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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: 04/28/2014

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.

Keywords: Apartment, condominium, flat

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

                  • Fitness Center

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  Location Type

                      • Beachfront:

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

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Sailing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      Dining

                          • Dining Area

                          General

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

                            Gas central `heatingl...moreless

                          • 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

                          • Cooking Utensils:

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

                          • 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
                          • Refrigerator
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          16
                          Sep 27 - Oct 17, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          £1,850
                          17
                          Oct 18 - Oct 30, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          £2,400
                          18
                          Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          £1,350
                          19
                          Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          £2,800
                          20
                          Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          £2,950

                          Additional information about rental rates

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                          • 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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                          Location

                          The unique Eden Centre, 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

                          • 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

                          VRBO #56859

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                          This listing was first published here in 2005.

                          Date last modified - Thursday, September 25, 2014

                          £1,350 - £2,950 per week (GBP)
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                          4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 10

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

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