Architect's Fishing Loft on Porthmeor Beach, St Ives
Sleeps 7 (4 bedrooms)
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At a glance
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.
Bedroom 1 : 1 Large Double Bed, Ensuite
Bedroom 2 : 1 Large Double Bed
Bedroom 3 : 2 Single Bed
Bedroom 4 : 1 Double Bed
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
Blender, Pantry Items, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Cooking Utensils, Grill, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Freezer, Hob, Oven, Microwave
Books, Books - Fiction / Non-fiction, Books for Kids, Games, Games for Kids, DVD Player, Television, Satellite / Cable, Radio, Stereo, CD Player
Hob/Stove, Oven, Fridge, Fridge/Freezer, Microwave, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Iron.
Cable, Satellite, TV, Telephone, Central Heating, Internet Access.
pets not allowed, non smoking only, wheelchair accessible, suitable for elderly or infirm, children welcome
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.
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|1 November 2013 - 1 November 2013||£ 2400.00||7|
|2 November 2013 - 13 December 2013||£ 900.00||7|
|14 December 2013 - 20 December 2013||£ 1500.00||7|
|21 December 2013 - 3 January 2014||£ 2600.00||7|
|4 January 2014 - 14 February 2014||£ 1250.00||7|
|15 February 2014 - 21 February 2014||£ 1650.00||7|
|22 February 2014 - 21 March 2014||£ 1250.00||7|
|22 March 2014 - 28 March 2014||£ 1600.00||7|
|29 March 2014 - 4 April 2014||£ 1800.00||7|
|5 April 2014 - 18 April 2014||£ 2400.00||7|
|19 April 2014 - 25 April 2014||£ 2200.00||7|
|26 April 2014 - 9 May 2014||£ 1650.00||7|
|10 May 2014 - 23 May 2014||£ 2000.00||7|
|24 May 2014 - 30 May 2014||£ 2600.00||7|
|31 May 2014 - 20 June 2014||£ 2000.00||7|
|21 June 2014 - 4 July 2014||£ 2200.00||7|
|5 July 2014 - 18 July 2014||£ 2600.00||7|
|19 July 2014 - 29 August 2014||£ 2850.00||7|
|30 August 2014 - 5 September 2014||£ 2400.00||7|
|6 September 2014 - 19 September 2014||£ 2200.00||7|
|20 September 2014 - 26 September 2014||£ 1850.00||7|
|27 September 2014 - 24 October 2014||£ 1600.00||7|
|25 October 2014 - 31 October 2014||£ 2200.00||7|
|1 November 2014 - 19 December 2014||£ 1250.00||7|
|20 December 2014 - 26 December 2014||£ 2400.00||7|
|27 December 2014 - 2 January 2015||£ 2600.00||7|
Notes on prices
Rates subject to change until confirmed. 2013 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 1 October to 1 April - extra final cleaning (5 hours included).
Rates subject to change until confirmed 2014 Reduction of £200 for party of 4 guests or less excluding school holidays Prices include all utilities, linen and final cleaning up to 5 hours
Apartment in St Ives, England
About the area
How to get there
Car not necessary
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
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.
Reviewed by: Elizabeth L., United Kingdom
Reviewed: 7 May 2013
Date of stay: April 2013
"We cannot wait to return to the Old Saltings!"
The Old Saltings is, if anything, better than the photos and description would leave you to believe. It is a comfortable apartment packed out with high quality appliances, bedding, showers and cooking equipment. The artwork, books and games are a delight, and the TV (if you have time to watch anything) is large enough to suit any sports fan, but is not intrusive. The truly wonderful attraction is of course the picture window onto the beach! Many happy hours were spent looking at the beach and the sea. The apartment would suit all ages. The elderly and less mobile can enjoy the view, young children can run onto the beach and build sand castles, and teenagers can surf. We were lucky with the weather, but would be comfortable here in bad weather. We liked Porthgwidden Café (the scallops and squid tasted of the sea), Porthmeor Café, just close to the Tate, (lovely tapas), and Porthminster Beach Café. The Porthminster Gallery is world class, Barbara Hepworth Gallery a delight, I admire the owners for including the Zen room, it would have been easy to leave it out of the apartment design, but it has its own special place. As a retreat it is perfect. Our welcome was warm and helpful, and the cheese and wine a lovely surprise after a long journey.
Reviewed by: Amanda R., United Kingdom
Reviewed: 22 August 2012
Date of stay: July 2012
Having had a very wet and muddy week under canvas the previous week we were more than ready for hot showers, dry towels and some sunshine.......The Old Saltings came up trumps! The accommodation was exactly as described on the web site - beautifully presented, deliciously comfortable and homely. From the moment we filled the foyer with our wet suits, surf boards and buckets and spades we adults relaxed - somewhere easy to put all the beach kit, an outdoor shower to wash the sand away, breathtaking views over the beach with sunsets from picture postcards, coffee on tap, restaurants within walking distance and a corner shop that sells everything and that the kids were fighting to run errands to. It was a very hard apartment to leave and the kids are already clamouring to go back........obviously that has nothing to do with having the BEST babysitter referred to us by The Old Saltings.....but lets keep that a secret! Thank You!
Submitted: 20 December 2011
Date of stay: September 2011
"Outstanding Luxury Holiday Aparmtent!"
Our holiday has been an exceptionally enjoyable experience due to the thought that has gone into the design and furnishing of ‘Old Saltings’. An outstanding luxury holiday apartment in an amazing location. Thank you so much.
Submitted: 20 December 2011
Date of stay: October 2011
"Wonderful Week in All Weathers!"
We have had a wonderful week staying at the ‘Old Saltings. Experiencing the different views offered by gale force winds, rain and glorious sunshine. A perfect location, beautifully furnished and exceptionally comfortable for adults and children, toddlers and babies alike. Jenny and Arthur have been incredibly helpful also.
Submitted: 20 December 2011
Date of stay: November 2011
"Old Saltings is a triumph!"
Old Saltings is a triumph! Like its big sister (Upper Saltings), it manages to be glamorous, characterful and incredibly comfortable all at once. Well done!
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Property Ref E4272
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This HomeAway network property has advertised with us since December 2011.