Days out in Cornwall

Conor Fletcher

Coming to St Ives to stay in one of our twelve luxury apartments or the traditional fisherman's cottage in the Sail Lofts Cottage is quite possibly one of the best ways to experience a St Ives luxury self catering holiday. The Sail Lofts apartments are centrally located in St Ives and never a moment from any of what makes St Ives so special, right outside the enterance tothe Sail Lofts you have the slipway to Porthmeor beach and whatever the time of year a walk across the sands of of St Ives are one of the best ways to take in what makes Cornwall so desirable, early mornings where the sun pulls its way across the sky to late afternoons when the sky is crystal clear and you can gaze out across the ocean's horizon simple moments like these are what makes you realise how unique the town is.

Staying in our luxury accommodation in St Ives means whatever the agenda for your luxury self catering holiday in St Ives you have access to all of what St Ives has to offer you rain or shine, why not spend days shopping amongst many of the town's boutique shops, stopping to take a bite in one of the traditional Cornish delicatessens or grabbing a freshly baked loaf of bread from the bakery to take back to your luxury accommodation. What makes St Ives so special is the individuality it has to offer, so much of the town is steeped in tradition, from the stones of the intricate cottages to the edges of the harbour front which impart their local heritage. On this point much of the town seems as though it's captured a moment of time, the buildings all around St Ives reflect this and are constant reminders of how the town has had so many important historical figures have visited the town over the years, from Virginia Woolf to artists such as Bernard Leach and Barbara Hepworth the noteworthy figures that have passed through the town only help reflect the heritage of the county.

If you're staying with us for a week long stay, a short break or even a little longer, there's so much to explore in St Ives. Whether you're into culture, history or retail therapy you'll find yourself inundated with things to do, take a trip further afield and find yourself in the heart of Cornwall's heritage meaning you can explore all the county has to offer during your luxury self catering stay in Cornwall.

Go further afield and visit the fishing port of Newlyn and walk across the edges of Mount's Bay, taking in some of the county's most picturesque sights as you overlook St Michael's Mount in the centre of it all. If a trip to the town is more your thing then Penzance has a lot to offer those looking for something unique, throughout Chapel Street the street is interlaced with unique shops and the noteworthy Egyptian House, built in the 1830's in the design of Egyptian Revivial by John Lavin. It stands out amongst the traditional buildings and is quite impressive and unique. Certainly worth a visit if you're looking to discover some of Cornwall's past as no more than a few minutes away in the centre of the town resides the memorial to Sir Humphry Davy, famed for his safety lamp.

Cornwall's full of surprises, both in St Ives and further out and if you're looking to do just so you're staying in the Sail Lofts luxury self catering apartments and aren't sure of where to go and what to see then the team are at hand to ensure you can get the most out of your stay with their knowledge of the historical and cultural surroundings further away from St Ives.