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Sands Studio- Stylish 5* Gold Awarded, stunning views, car space, balcony, wifi

Bedrooms 1
Space 559 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Sleeps 2, ideal for couples, sea view, beach, car space, short breaks available

Sands Studio is the latest project by Angela & Olivier Noverraz, owners of the award winning guest house Trevose Harbour House. This apartment is a stylish seaside retreat that is ideal for couples looking for a relaxing getaway. Recently awarded a 5* star rating and Gold award by Visit Britain.

Sands Studio takes inspiration from Cornwall’s breathtakingly beautiful sandy beaches whilst also capturing the area’s artistic and creative heritage. Located in Downalong, a stones throw away from the charming Porthgwidden beach, Sands Studio’s enviable position places its future residents at the heart of picturesque St Ives with its choice of magnificent golden beaches and a vibrant restaurant and art gallery scene.

With sweeping views over St Ives Bay, the look and feel at Sands Studio is far from nautical. Much like Trevose Harbour House, guests will feel the privacy of their own home but all the decor of a five star hotel. Echoing the warmth of the area’s sandy beaches in the choice of furnishings and materials alongside the couples' love of retro and mid-century design, the apartment will offer - local artwork, well-chosen books for bedtime, a bespoke designed kitchen, an elegant en-suite shower room and proper blankets. This stylish coastal retreat is the ideal place from which to relax, unwind and explore all that Cornwall has to offer.

More Details

Angela & Olivier Noverraz
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Angela & Olivier Noverraz

Angela was born in a family of hoteliers, living and working in and around hotels all her life. Olivier found his vocation for the hospitality sector by working in restaurants and bars after college. Having decided to pursue a career within the industry, Olivier chose to study hotel management. This is where we met, 13 ago, at the world renowned Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland.

Following our studies, we pursued our respective professional careers within the sector by working in some of Europe’s leading hotels. However, we had always harboured the dream of one day owning our own small boutique guest house. So, in 2012 we decided to put our combined knowledge and skills to the benefit of a personal project. Trevose Harbour House was our first project and is the fruit of our passion and a reflection of the kind of place we would like to stay in. A living place which is understated yet uniquely stylish and which offers high standards of service in a relaxed and comfortable way.

We then decided to open a holiday apartment and like Trevose Harbour House, we wished to make it special and very different to anything else in the area.

Angela & Olivier Noverraz purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Angela & Olivier Noverraz chose St Ives

The location for this property is second to none, at a stones throw from one of the quaintest beaches in town - Porthgwidden Beach - and in the heart of Downalong, the apartment enjoys sweeping views over the bay, stylish interiors and the comfort of a private car space.

What makes this apartment unique


52sqm / 560sqf

Private car space

Concierge service (arrange picnic hamper, fridge stocking, restaurant reservations etc)

King size bed with hypnos mattress

ipod docking station and radio

Full length mirror

Smart TV with freeview

Elegant en-suite shower room

Fantastic uninterrupted views over St Ives Bay from private balcony

Fully equipped bespoke designed kitchen by local furniture designer

Coffee machine

Complimentary WI-FI internet access

Underfloor heating

Organic amenities

Egyptian cotton bed linen and fluffy towels

Welcome hamper with Cornish goodies

Short breaks available in low season

All bills included


Sorry, no pets


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in St Ives in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 559 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 12
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En suite shower room with rain shower, sink and toilet. All fittings are of the highest quality.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Beautiful comfortable bedroom with king size bed, cupboard, dressing console with mirror, reading lamps, iPod dock, hairdryer.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Sands Studio- Stylish 5* Gold Awarded, stunning views, car space, balcony, wifi
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Great flat with lovely views. Well equipped and comfortable. Felt v upmarket!

  • 5 of 5

Overall really good. If I have any reservations they were about getting there and parking. Narrow roads and v small awkward parking places are part of the charm of st Ives so bring a small car if you can!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mark for your lovely review and comments. We have a plan in the next year or so to demolish the garage and enlargen the parking area so hopefully we can get this issue sorted but a small car is a good idea in any event :) Thanks for staying with us! Angela & Olivier
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  • 5 of 5

This apartment is a true delight to stay in. Beautifully decorated and appointed with glorious views out over the sea. All is exceptionally high quality and the service offered by the owners follows through. Cannot recommend the experience enough.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautifully, stylish studio for short break

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully, stylish studio for two. Romantic setting with a balcony view that beats most restaurants. Immaculately clean throughout with a super cool 70s decor. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks ever so much for reviewing us! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Sands Studio and hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future. With best wishes for a fantastic summer! Angela & Olivier
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A very special place to stay

  • 5 of 5

St Ives offers many places to stay, but it's hard to find somewhere with such individual style and taste coupled with such stunning sea views. The welcome hamper was a great way to start the trip. Breakfast can be taken inside or outside on the balcony, depending on the weather. A very special breakfast is also offered at Trevose Harbour House (sister property) for one morning during our stay. Delicious! The hosts, Angela and Olivier are welcoming and can offer tips on where to go and where to eat.

The bedroom is super comfortable, with ample space to hang clothes and cosy dressing gowns ready and waiting. The bathroom has a stylish, roomy shower and all you will need for a getaway.

Sands Studio has been designed with care and great attention to detail. The location of the property is ideal for beach, restaurants and shopping.

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ever so much for your lovely review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Sands Studio. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future! Best wishes, Angela & Olivier
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Gorgeous mid century apartment with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

St Ives is a town that I know and love and it was such a delight to stay in this stunning mid century apartment. The apartment is newly refurnished with exquisite attention to detail, including lovingly re upolstered mid century furniture and high end fixtures and fittings. The lovely, attentive owners provide a wonderful conciege service, recommending restaurants and walks and even providing a delicious breakfast in their hotel in town. The fact the apartment is owned by hoteliers is apparent in the spotless appearence, high quality sheets and towels and the lovely little extra touches such as throws to use on while sitting on the balcony and the offer of additional services such as picnic hampers. The apartment is in the heart of St Ives and the views of the sea are uninterupted. I will absolutely be returning to Sands on my next trip to St Ives.

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ever so much for your lovely review Penny! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Sands Studio. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future! Best wishes, Angela & Olivier
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Nearest Airport
50.7 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Porthgwidden Cafe
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
West Cornwall
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
St Ives
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Porthgwidden Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.1 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Situated on the shores of St Ives Bay, this picturesque fishing town is one of the most famous Cornish holiday destinations. A maze of tiny cobbled streets lead you to the harbour where boats still land good catches of fresh fish. Surrounded by four award- winning beaches, St Ives enjoys beautiful golden sands and crystal blue waters offering stunning seaside vistas from every corner.

Nestled in the historic centre between the spectacular Porthgwidden beach, Pothmeor Beach and the Harbour beach, Sands Studio is ideally situated to enjoy the many cafés and restaurants the town has to offer. Not to mention the numerous art galleries, workshops and studios worth visiting that are scattered amongst the delightful streets and alleyways of the town.



Numerous art galleries, museums, workshops and studios can be found in and outside town – here are some of our favourites.

Tate St Ives

Barbara Hepworth Museum

Bernard Leach Pottery

St Ives Art School

Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange

Round House

New Craftsman Gallery

Porthminster Gallery

Belgrave Gallery

St Ives Society of Artists

St Ives September festival

Each year, the St Ives September Festival celebrates the town’s artistic heritage with a festival of Music and the Arts. The festival always runs through the middle two weeks of September with a huge variety of musical performances: “jazz, blues, folk sessions, classical concerts and arts events: gallery exhibitions ‘open days’ when local artists open their studios to the public, talks, lectures, poetry readings and workshops.” – source St Ives official tourism site.


Whether you’re looking for the best ever burger, finger-licking-great fish and chips or a romantic fine dining experience, St Ives has many great places to eat and drink. We would be delighted to point you in the right direction and happy to make dining arrangements for you prior to your arrival or during your stay at Sands Studio.Beyond the shores of St Ives, there are many great restaurants, pubs and beach shacks that serve up great food and drink, from the Gurnards Head pub in Zennor to Rick Stein’s many restaurants and eateries in Padstow that we can recommend.


There is much to see and do in the surrounding area of St Ives, please find below some suggestions.Visit

Isles of Scilly

Minack Theatre

St Michaels Mount

Godrevy National TrustWalkers, Surfers & Golfers

South West Coastpath

Gwithian Academy of Surfing

West Cornwall Golf Club

Cape Cornwall Golf Club Gardens

Lost Gardens of Heligan

Great Gardens of Cornwall


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in St Ives, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
15 Jun 2018 - 21 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
22 Jun 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2
31 Aug 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Sep 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2
21 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Sep 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Half Term
19 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year
28 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Cancellation Policy
If you cancel the accepted/confirmed booking for any reason, you must notify us in writing at the address stated. You remain liable for the full amount of the holiday rental, including the balance payment when due, if this has not already been paid.

We will as a matter of urgency try to re-let the holiday period or part thereof and if successful, upon receipt of monies for the new booking, will return the rental paid less an administration fee of £10. If a reduction in rental has to be made to secure a new booking, you will receive the discounted rental fee less the administration fees. If it is not possible to re-let the property, no monies will be returned.
We strongly recommend that you take out cancellation insurance.

Should you require a mid-week clean this is charged at £30 per clean.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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