Apartment in St Ives, England

Old Saltings

Architect's Fishing Loft on Porthmeor Beach, St Ives

Sleeps 7 (4 bedrooms)

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    • Property type:Apartment
    • Sleeps:7 (4 bedrooms)
    • Bathrooms/Toilets:2
    • Internet access
    • Wheelchair friendly

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    Property description

    Old Saltings is an extraordinary space which ends at the sea. If it is high tide, you might think you are on a comfortable boat. We've used oak, slate and stainless steel to create a quirky, high quality, meticulously designed holiday haven A 3 meter window seat, Landsdown sofa and rocking chair provide a space to gather, to swap stories, or nurse a cup of tea. A long oak dining table and soft lighting provide a relaxed setting for post dinner debates. For excitement, the kitchen is designed to have views of spray and surfers from both sink and hob as well as top class appliances. Two queen bedrooms, 1 twin/ bunk room and our 'zen beach bedroom' where you may sleep lulled by waves. Two bathrooms with powerful showers (one ensuite) full Wi-Fi, walk-in larder, washer dryer cupboard, an entrance hall with room for surf boards and wet suits plus dozens of architectural surprises await you as our house guests.

    As far as we know, Old Saltings is a one-off on several counts.

    1) The living area that overlooks the beach is vast ( 8 x 6 metres) as is the window seat (3 x 1.5 metres) plus a chef size kitchen and dining space for 12/14.

    2) The design exploits the high quality of Cornish craftmanship, as well as architects' innovations .

    All the fitting are individually designed and custom-made as is most of the furniture. The curtains are painted with scenes reflecting St Ives art and artists as well as faces in the pub and figures on the beach. The bedroom walls echo upturned boat hulls, mirrors give slant double view of sea and sky. a new window frames the chapel on the Island. The interior is as unexpected and exciting as the views.

    3). Just two steps up from Porthmeor Road, Old Saltings is all on one level and designed with wide doors. and an ensuite with a walk- in shower, so should anyone among family or friends be a bit unsteady or even need a wheel chair, access is easy. We have given much thought to make the design of the living area welcoming.

    4)For family reunions, anniversaries, special birthdays, Old Saltings and Upper Saltings could be taken together

    Each part could sleep 8 , with the option to spend some time and meals together, but other quiet times apart.

    Our family tried this for the first time last Christmas and thought it a great success.

    All of these ideas have evolved over the last 20 years when we converted Upper Saltings and promptly fell in love with the space, the location and our family holidays.

    Very soon, other people shared our enthusiasm and helped us to stay solvent by becoming 'regulars' and often friends. When Old Saltings, on the floor below became vacant, we gulped hard and decided with the same architects and builder to make another space to include what we liked most in Upper Saltings and what we had been on our wish list over 2 decades.

    Now the project is complete we offer it to you for approval. If you decide to come, we would like you to consider

    yoursleves as house guests, not just renters. We will do our bit to make it so.

    Accommodation description

    Bedrooms:

    Bedroom 1 : 1 Large Double Bed, Ensuite
    Bedroom 2 : 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 : 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 : 1 Double Bed

    Bathrooms:
    Bedroom 1 and the ensuite shower room are both suitable for guests with limited mobility. Throughout the property, hall and doors are wide to accommodate a walker or wheel chair
    Bathroom 1 : Toilet, Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 : Bath with Shower

    Kitchen:
    Grill, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Cooking Utensils, Blender, Pantry Items, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Freezer, Hob, Oven, Microwave

    Other:
    Television, Satellite / Cable, Radio, Stereo, CD Player, Books - Fiction / Non-fiction, Games, DVD Player, Books, Books for Kids, Games for Kids

    Amenities/Facilities:
    Hob/Stove, Oven, Fridge, Fridge/Freezer, Microwave, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Iron.

    Cable, Satellite, TV, Telephone, Central Heating, Internet Access.

    Accessibility
    pets not allowed, wheelchair accessible, suitable for elderly or infirm, children welcome, non smoking only

    Outside

    This property has the following outside: Balcony.

    Important notes on accommodation

    The entire space is designed to be comfortable for the elderly or infirm. Our housekeepr couple will be on hand to help load and unload, both equipment and guests and to provide ramp to the entrance.

    Rates

    Prices

    Rental Basis: Per property
    Rental rates quoted in:British Pounds

    Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
    Rate 2
    Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2014

    £2400 7 nights
    Rate 1
    Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2015

    £2600 7 nights
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    Jan 3 - Feb 13, 2015

    £1000 7 nights
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    Feb 14 - Feb 20, 2015

    £1500 7 nights
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    Feb 21 - Mar 27, 2015

    £1200 7 nights
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    Mar 28 - Apr 17, 2015

    £2400 7 nights
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    Apr 18 - May 22, 2015

    £2000 7 nights
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    May 23 - May 29, 2015

    £2900 7 nights
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    May 30 - Jun 19, 2015

    £2200 7 nights
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    Jun 20 - Jul 3, 2015

    £2400 7 nights
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    Jul 4 - Jul 10, 2015

    £2800 7 nights
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    Jul 11 - Jul 24, 2015

    £3000 7 nights
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    Jul 25 - Sep 4, 2015

    £3200 7 nights
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    Sep 5 - Sep 18, 2015

    £2300 7 nights
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    Sep 19 - Sep 25, 2015

    £2200 7 nights
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    Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2015

    £1900 7 nights
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    Oct 3 - Oct 23, 2015

    £1700 7 nights
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    Oct 24 - Oct 30, 2015

    £2400 7 nights
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    Oct 31 - Nov 6, 2015

    £1700 7 nights
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    Nov 7 - Dec 18, 2015

    £1100 7 nights
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    Dec 19 - Dec 25, 2015

    £2500 7 nights
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    Dec 26 - Jan 1, 2016

    £2900 7 nights

    * Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (British Pounds) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser

    Additional information about rental rates

    • Rates subject to change until confirmed.
    • Outside school holidays: Parties of 4 or fewer - deduct £100.
    • Outside school holidays: 1 November to 1 April short breaks (3 nights) £850, £650 for up to 4 people
    • Deposit of £300 - will be refunded promptly after receipt of Post-Holiday note and caretaker's report come in. To cover accidental damage, breakages, gas & electricity units used - only from

    Taxes:

    • Taxes are not included


    Location

    Apartment in St Ives, England

    About the area

    How to get there
    Car not necessary

    Distances
    Nearest AIRPORT - Newquay: 23 Miles
    Nearest FERRY - Plymouth: 70 Miles
    Nearest TRAIN - St Ives: 1 Kilometres
    Nearest MOTORWAY - Exeter: 90 Miles
    Nearest BARPUB - The Sloop: 50 Metres
    Nearest RESTAURANT - Porthwidden Cafe: 125 Metres

    Further Details

    Location Information: In 2011, St Ives was voted the top beach destination in the UK and beat all the beach resorts in Spain, France and Italy in the score for Europe. Perhaps the reason is the sheer diversity on offer. For families: fine golden sand, clean clear water, rock pools and surf . For walkers: green headlands and cliff paths skirting small coves with basking seals and dolphins. For historians and poets: the land of the Celts where Cornish is still spoken and sung in ancient granite churches with carved mermaid pew ends. And where the trail to Land's End passes a bronze age village, standing stone menhirs and mysterious stone circles. For sports: Thriving surf school on Porthmeor Beach, Sailing Club, Tennis, Golf at Carbis Bay, Scuba diving. For painters: St Ives harbour where the small fleet of fishing boats land the catch each morning. For Artists: St Ives School of Painting with life classes open to visitors on Wednesday evenings. For Art Lovers: The Tate St Ives with its gallery, workshops and coffee bar right on Porthmeor Beach. Dozens of smaller galleries, often run by artists, scattered throughout the town. The Leach School of Pottery and workshop For Gourmets: Porthminster Cafe on Porthminster Beach was voted 2011 Restaurant of the Year. A dozen other restaurants are in the running for elegant honest menus drawing on local produce. The harbour now boast a new place called Gourmet Fish and Chips, worthy of the name. For Trips out of town: All within bus, taxi or easy drive: the Eden Project, The Minack Theatre at Porthcurno. Lamorna Cove, Christmas lights at Mousehole, Truro Cathedral and the Lost Gardens of `Heligan , Yet none of these facts explain how St Ives tugs at the heart. Is it the clarity of light, the surface of stone, the salt smell, the sea in many moods and colours, the rhythm of the tides? Perhaps it is because surrounded by beauty, one simply feels creative. Anything is possible. Choice is almost limitless. Still, if you are anything like us, your favourite spot in all St Ives will be the window seat at Old Saltings, glass in hand, observing the scene on the sand and waves below.

    Guest reviews

    13 reviews
    in total with an average rating of
    5
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    5

    Owner submitted review

    Submitted: 2 December 2014

    Date of stay: November 2014

    "I hope we’ll be back!"

    We leave this morning with heavy heart but fondness of a wonderful wind-sept-rain-falling week. Thank you for making everything so perfect for our stay. I hope we’ll be back!

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    Owner submitted review

    Submitted: 2 December 2014

    Date of stay: October 2014

    "Beautiful memories with our family"

    Thank you for the opportunity to build more beautiful memories with our family. A magical and special time with the children. Try awesome!! I loved this trip I never want to goo (but I have to). It was the best trip ever. Thank you for having me. Ella (7)

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    Owner submitted review

    Submitted: 2 December 2014

    Date of stay: September 2014

    "Wheelchair access is really great"

    As usual we’ve had a great holiday. We’ve felt at home and settled in quickly. The weather has been very kind to us this week and had sun all week. So relaxed here it very hard to leave. Can’t wait to return next year! Thank you! Our friends have been able to get around easily with the great access. The slabs at the front door are a great help too.

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    Owner submitted review

    Submitted: 2 December 2014

    Date of stay: July 2014

    "So many features to admire"

    Thank you so much for the use of your wonderful home. There have been so many features to admire (aside from the perfect location, the view and the sound of the sea): - the completeness of the kitchen - the artworks everywhere - the furniture and furbishing including design - the light and lightings All of which just sums up how totally confortable our stay here has been. It has all been very much appreciated.

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    Owner submitted review

    Submitted: 2 December 2014

    Date of stay: July 2014

    "Would recommend Old Saltings to anyone "

    Perfect, perfect, perfect! Amazing location, stunning views and a beautiful apartment. We really couldn’t have asked for more. The apartment is so well thought out and confortable. It really felt like a home from home. We’ve had a perfect first family holiday and would recommend Old Saltings to anyone looking to staying in St Ives. Thank you very much.

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