• 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.


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november escapes...

Think it is quiet in Cornwall in November? well think again as every day there is something to do as well as enjoying the quiet beaches and winding coastal paths, galleries, local shops and restaurants. 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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Something for every day of the week! November is a perfect time to visit St Ives, there are fewer crowds in the town and on the beach, lazy sunsets and fabulous walks but it is far from quiet for your holiday with us at The Sail Lofts.

Mondays are quiz nights at the Castle Inn, a traditional pub in the centre of town with quirky questions and a range of local beers and cider.

Tuesdays are a chance to enjoy jazz at the St Ives Jazz Club at 8pm at the Western Hotel – billed as the last jazz club before New York each week there is a different act with jazz fused with flamenco, Brooklyn ballads, Venezuelan merengue and even Bollywood bhangra.

Wednesdays offer the weekly Craft and General Market at the Guildhall from 10am till 4pm, Yoga at 9.30am at the library or for smaller ones – there is the Toddle Tate creative workshops for toddlers and pre school children at Porthmeor Studios or Bounce and Rhyme for singing or dancing with all the family.

Thursdays are for exploring the Farmers Market at the Guildhall with a selection of great local produce from 9.30 till 2pm.

Fridays, pop on your rollerskates for the Roller Disco at the Guildhall, with skate hire and music for families, teens and adults.

Saturday is surf day – hire a board and wetsuit or book a lesson to catch your first wave and have an unforgettable ocean experience in a fun, friendly and safe environment.

Sunday – well, it should maybe be a day of rest after all the excitement of the week but if you are wanting more – why not head up to Porthmeor Café for breakfast or lunch and saunter over to the Tate Gallery for their Photography exhibition – The Modern Lens – open 10 till 4pm and explore and admire the art and gorgeous sea views from the galleries.

This is just a snapshot of what is available with Art lessons at the St Ives School of Paintings, guided tours and one off gigs around town. Let us help you prepare an itinerary for your stay or you could just relax and unwind every day enjoying the beautiful scenery and beaches.

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

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The Times, cool hotel guide…

The Times, cool hotel guide…

Back in September we had the pleasure of playing host to Times journalist Tom Chesshyre, here is what he thought…

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“A mid a tangle of lanes dotted with art galleries behind the sandy curve of Porthmeor Beach, a small sign marks the entrance to a nondescript mid 20th-century building with a whitewashed wall. Step inside and an archway opens into a pretty courtyard with olive trees, neat rows of box hedges and a fountain. Around this courtyard, and in a few connecting buildings, are 12 “boutique apartments”. They’re really quite lovely.

In a nutshell
The name Sail Lofts comes from this once being a store for fishermen’s nets and sails, which subsequently morphed into a pilchard pressing yard, before having a spell as Mr Peggoty’s nightclub (apparently a St Ives institution). It has been an upmarket apartment-hotel with a breakfast-in-bed service since 2008.

What are the rooms like?
The rooms are first class: minimalist yet warm with objets d’art, church candles and bright modern art. Walls are painted white and most floors are blond wood. Pastel blue, shocking pink and lavender coloured sofas add the colour to the pared-down furnishings. Framed wall paintings include local seaside scenes. The apartments come with either one, two, three or four bedrooms – and each has a modern kitchen.

So what is the food like?
Continental breakfast-in-bed is an extra £15 a day for two people and includes croissants from a nearby baker. Or you can opt for a full Cornish breakfast with bacon, eggs, sausages, mushrooms, fresh bread and black pudding for £29.95 for two (you cook the ingredients). These are delivered in hampers by a concierge, who will also take orders for food so it is ready when you arrive, and can arrange for fresh catches of fish – including lobsters – to be brought on a daily basis.

What else is there to do?
The Tate St Ives is a couple of minutes away by foot (www.tate.org.uk/visit/st-ives) and it’s a little further along to the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden (barbarahepworth.org.uk/st-ives). Guests at Sail Lofts are given tickets for free entry to both. Sail Lofts also has a spa in a side room offering Elemis treatments; massages are £55 an hour. Or take a walk along the coast; there are many great routes, some with restful train rides back.

The highs, the lows, the verdict
Nine out of ten”

Tom Chesshyre
The Times, published: Saturday 8 November 2014

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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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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 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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