• 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 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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Dog friendly apartments...

Here at The Sail Lofts your four legged friend can enjoy a 5* holiday too...

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Pamper your pooch and stay in one of our three luxury dog friendly properties in St Ives - Harbour, Curno and The Sail Lofts Cottage. With the beach on the doorstep and the coastal path a short walk away your dog will always be entertained.

Whether you're looking for a last minute break or week long stay we think autumn, spring and winter are great times to holiday with a dog in St Ives as the beaches are quiet, often empty and restaurants and pubs are likely to be more accommodating than in the high season.

For more information please go to our dedicated dog friendly page or call us in the office on: 01736 799175 to speak to Kelly, Abi or Peter.

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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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"A consistently excellent place to stay"...
We love coming here, its so relaxing and comfortable and we're always sad to leave at the end of our holiday. If you are reading these reviews for the first time and thinking about possibly staying here.....just book the place, you wont be disappointed. It's just the best.
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Burnleylad, Burnley - Reviewed November 2014

"Just Perfect!"...
Have been visiting St Ives for some 60 years now, and can honestly say we thoroughly enjoyed our break at Sail Lofts....The location is excellent, and I had not realised that these apartments existed until we were recommended to visit. The in house Spa facility is well worth a visit. We are already recommending to others. Special thanks to Abi and the rest of the team for outstanding service. We are already booked for next year!
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14Doug2014 - Reviewed November 2014

"The best gets even better"...
Barely possible given Sail Lofts outstanding record for delivering great value, but the guys here just keep on refining and improving the offer. This year we noticed the addition of Bose sound link mini (simply connect your iTunes via blutooth) plus Nespresso coffee machine. It's these kind of extras that one really appreciates and which makes this our favourite home from home.
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Mikevessey, London - Reviewed October 2014

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

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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