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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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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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

Why VRBO

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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Jul 25 - Sep 4, 2015
7 night min stay

£3,400

Changeover Day: Saturday


Discounts: 7 nights or more: £486 Nightly

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Sep 5 - Sep 18, 2015
7 night min stay

£2,500

Changeover Day: Saturday


Discounts: 7 nights or more: £357 Nightly

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Sep 19 - Sep 25, 2015
7 night min stay

£2,200

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £314 Nightly

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Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2015
7 night min stay

£2,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £286 Nightly

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Oct 3 - Oct 23, 2015
7 night min stay

£1,800

Changeover Day: Saturday


Discounts: 7 nights or more: £257 Nightly

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Oct 24 - Oct 30, 2015
7 night min stay

£2,600

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £371 Nightly

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Oct 31 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay

£1,200

Changeover Day: Saturday


Discounts: 3 nights or more: £171 Nightly

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Dec 19 - Dec 25, 2015
7 night min stay

£2,900

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £414 Nightly

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Dec 26 - Jan 1, 2016
7 night min stay

£3,300

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £471 Nightly


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: 08/28/2015
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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!

  • Plenty of space to dine

    Plenty of space to dine

  • A well equipped kitchen, perfect for the chef who likes  a view

    A well equipped kitchen, perfect for the chef who likes a view

  • Lofty ceilings, large space and lots of light.

    Lofty ceilings, large space and lots of light.

  • King size bed.

    King size bed.

  • Master bathroom.

    Master bathroom.

  • The whole property is full of wonderful details, artwork and nuances.

    The whole property is full of wonderful details, artwork and nuances.

  • Twin room.

    Twin room.

  • Kitchen shelf.

    Kitchen shelf.

  • Entrance hall.

    Entrance hall.

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

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

  • Looking down to St Ives and Porthminster Beach

    Looking down to St Ives and Porthminster Beach

  • A sociable open plan living space

    A sociable open plan living space

  • Is there a better place to enjoy Cornish seafood?

    Is there a better place to enjoy Cornish seafood?

  • Light and practical the kitchen is an easy space to use.

    Light and practical the kitchen is an easy space to use.

  • Where will you sit to admire the view?

    Where will you sit to admire the view?

  • Ensuite bathroom.

    Ensuite bathroom.

  • King size bed.

    King size bed.

  • The bunk room, it's better than being on a ship.

    The bunk room, it's better than being on a ship.

  • Hallway

    Hallway

  • Writing desk in bunk room.

    Writing desk in bunk room.

  • Bedroom shot.

    Bedroom shot.

  • Porthmeor Beach

    Porthmeor Beach

VRBO #56859

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