• Enjoy England
  • Tate St Ives
  • Holiday with Porthmeor Beach on your doorstep
  • A 2 minute walk to the Harbour Front
  • In tranquil surroundings
  • Beautifully spacious 5* apartments

Welcome to the award winning Sail Lofts | St Ives, luxury self catering, accommodation, boutique and spa in St Ives, Cornwall.

Nestled in the heart of the picturesque fishing village, our award-winning luxury self-catering apartments and cottages in St Ives are located just metres from the glorious sands and crystal clear waters of Porthmeor Beach. Stroll into the town centre within two minutes and enjoy the numerous dining options and boutique shops available on your doorstop. Despite being located in arguably one of the finest spots in St Ives our luxury apartments and cottages offer a tranquil retreat, where you can relax and unwind, tucked away from the hustle and bustle. To help you rejuvenate in St Ives we have an onsite spa - the perfect way to indulge whilst staying enjoying our self catering in St Ives.

Holiday at The Sail Lofts and enjoy the ultimate in luxury self-catering coupled with the perks you’d expect from a 5* hotel. Our onsite office is open 6 days a week and our friendly team can help with any aspect of your holiday from booking boat trips and surf lessons, to ordering food deliveries from the local deli. We can even liaise with some of the best local chef’s to deliver gourmet meals to your apartment, or disappear into the kitchen and cook them for you, while you relax. We firmly believe that a holiday at The Sail Lofts offers something a little different to the usual ‘left-to-your-own-devices’ self-catering holiday but if you’d like to hear what some of guests have to say take a look at our excellent TripAdvisor reviews below.


Sail Lofts News

october escapes...

Visiting St Ives in October is the perfect time to explore with quiet beaches and winding coastal paths with a wonderful chance to discover the galleries, local shops and delicious food with very few crowds. Our luxury self-catering apartments are perfectly located in the heart of St Ives so you can make the most of all the town has to offer...

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October in St Ives is full of amazing sunsets, misty morning beaches and relaxing lunches. You can enjoy the restaurants and museums or maybe you will find that special something for your home in the large range of specialist local shops and galleries in the town.

Indulge your artistic side with a visit to the Tate St Ives for their exhibitions: The Modern Lens: International Photography or The Works of Terry Frost and Jessica Warboys. You can enter The Tate and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden for free with your complimentary tickets from The Sail Lofts. You could even book an art course with the St Ives School of Painting with options of portraiture, landscapes and abstract art.

For entertaining smaller children, there is a Toddle Tate class at Tate St Ives with art for pre school children or Bounce and Rhyme at St Ives Library where you can sing along with children and parents. Geevor Tin Mine, just along the coast road have an interactive rock museum, tin panning and are also hosting The Big Draw from the 20th – 24th October. There are 20p quizzes at the quaint St Ives Museum or further afield, The Eden Project have Halloween Half Term with magical activities from the 25 – 2nd November with a special Little Monsters Ball on the 31st October.

If music and theatre are your thing, check out ‘What the Dickens’ at Gwinear Hall on the 25th October, Calamity Jane at the Hall for Cornwall or how about an evening with the St Ives Jazz Club at the Western Hotel on the 28th October at 8pm.

All these activities are in addition to walking on the wonderful beaches and coastal paths, boat trips to Seal Island or just sitting and watching the world go by in the harbour with your fish and chips.

For further information or to book your October break please contact Kelly, Abi or Peter on 01736 799175.

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flexible short breaks...

Whether you are looking for a weekend get-away or a mid-week escape, we are happy to offer short breaks between October and May (excluding school holidays). During the shoulder seasons we can be completely flexible with arrival and departure dates so simply let us know when you’d like to holiday with us and we’ll put some options together for you.

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Whether you’re looking for a Cornish bolthole with a sea view, luxury dog friendly accommodation in St Ives or a romantic hideaway for two our five star accommodation is the perfect base for a sunny short break.

During the quieter months St Ives has a very unique and magical charm, it adopts a serene calm that is impossible not to love. Window seats are easier to come by, the sea glints beautifully in the sunshine and warm balmy evenings make the perfect backdrop to those sunset strolls.

Please remember during your holiday in our self-catering accommodation to take advantage of our Tate St Ives corporate membership cards which gives you complimentary access to Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden and Museum.

On-site concierge…

A little reminder to all guests, when staying at The Sail Lofts, you have full access to our on-site concierge service so if there is anything at all our team can do to help, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Our team are happy to help with anything they can from restaurant recommendations and reservations to grocery orders and days out ideas to delivering fresh warm croissants and hot coffee in the morning. In fact, if there is anything at all we can do to make your stay with us more enjoyable please contact us on 01736 799175 – quirky requests encouraged, we do like a challenge!

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Providing a first-class service and exceeding guests expectations is our number one priority and we pride ourselves on the excellent reviews we consistently receive. So if you’re wondering why you should choose The Sail Lofts here are just a few of the recent reviews written by our lovely guests…

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Just back from a fantastic weeks stay at the Sail Lofts. Our first stay in an exceptional apartment in St Ives. Locations is great - a short stroll to local shops, restaurants, and nearby beaches. Many thanks to Peter, Shelley, and Abi for being so welcoming and for whom nothing was too much trouble!! Everything was spot on, from wet rooms with hot showers (post surfing), to provision of Apple TV and excellent WiFi - and the apartment in one word....Amazing! We will be back next year! Loved every minute...
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Vdubya22, Oxford, Reviewed September 2014

From Italy to St Ives...
We live in Italy and wanted our daughters to experience a true British "bucket and spade" holiday, in Cornwall. After much searching, we came across the Sail Lofts website and contacted them. From the word go, the Sail Lofts team were exceptional- friendly, courteous and could not do enough to help us…
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Taniahayes, Reviewed July 2014

The Perfect Holiday...
This was our second visit to Sail Lofts and it just gets better. We stayed for one week in Curno and a second in Zennor as the weather was so good. The apartments are lovely, well equipped, spacious and very comfortable. The location just a few steps from the beach could not be better. Added to that the staff are superb and cannot do enough for you to make your stay perfect. St Ives has so much to offer and has a number of very good restaurants, as well as galleries, lovely walks and, of course, the beautiful beaches. We are already planning our return visit next year, if not before. The only hard part was coming home! Read the full review here
Edward_847, Ashbourne. Reviewed June 2014.

If you would like to read some more of our lovely guest reviews please visit our Trip Advisor page here and if you would like any further information about our luxury self catering accommodation in St Ives please contact Kelly, Abi or Peter on 01736 799175.

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personal concierge...

Our aim is to provide our guests with a high-quality personal service. Nothing is ever too much trouble and we go that extra mile which is what we think sets us apart. Our on-site concierge office is open six days a week and Kelly, Peter or Abi are always willing to help...

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Whether it’s unpacking your pre-arrival shopping, arranging spa treats at The Sail Lofts Ocean Spa or making restaurant reservations on your behalf, and this year we have an exciting range of new services we’ve added to our concierge.

To make life easier for those of you travelling with young babies we’ve introduced our baby concierge, a service which allows you to send us your shopping list of baby essentials such as nappies, wipes and snacks and have them waiting for you when you arrive so you can free up some car space for a few more luxuries.

If you’re joining us for a romantic getaway or you just want to treat that special person in your life take a look at the new range of romance packages or arrange for a fresh, delicious breakfast to be delivered so the two of you can enjoy breakfast in bed in the comfort of your self catering apartment.

If, whilst visiting St Ives, you enjoy sampling the fresh St Ives seafood, we now have an arrangement with Matthew Stevens & Sons fishmongers allowing you to order fish, which is delivered fresh to your door (or fridge if you are out) on the day of your choice.

These are just a selection of the services we’re able to offer, visit our concierge page to find out more or call Kelly, Abi or Peter on 01736 799175 and remember, if you have a request that isn’t covered please ask as we’ll always do our best to help.

To find out more please contact Kelly, Abi, or Peter at The Sail Lofts office for more information on any of the above.

To find out about our accommodation, why not take a look at our St Ives accommodation, seconds away from Porthmeor Beach and only a few minutes walk from the harbour front.

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