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An Autumn of Art in St Ives

Conor Fletcher

As we move further into a wonderful autumn in St Ives there's never been a better time to escape to Cornwall and experience the culture that St Ives has to offer you. Staying at the Sail Lofts luxury apartments in St Ives allows for a unique experience full of the cultural heritage that the town has to impart, being centred around the artistic hub of St Ives near Porthmeor Beach there really is no better place to start your adventure.

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Nestled between the beaches of Porthgwidden and Porthmeor the Sail Lofts luxury apartments in St Ives are located in the cultural heart of the town. St Ives as a cultural hub has it's foundations in 1928 when Ben Nicholson who when on a day trip to St Ives with Christopher Wood happened upon local artist's cottage on nearby Back Road West, this being the home of Alfred Wallis. Nicholson's fascination with St Ives can be drawn back to this point in time and the movement that St Ives went on to become synonymous with arguably started on that August day in 1928. From the Sail Lofts luxury apartments in St Ives you can discover these parts of the town that have so often been translated into art throughout the years and the best part is you can experience it all at the newly renovated Tate overlooking Porthmeor.

With twelve luxury self catering apartments in St Ives the Sail Lofts can be your home-from-home in Cornwall, allowing you to take in so much that the town has to impart upon you. From the nearby artists studios often open to discover or the St Ives School of Painting where you can embrace your artistic side, there's so much waiting to experience.

A short walk across the town leads you to an oasis in the heart of the town in the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Gardens, decorated with sculptures of bronze, stone and wood the gardens are full of Hepworth's sculptures throughout the years. Another short trip from the gardens leads you to the famed Leach Pottery which was founded by Bernard Leach and Shōji Hamada in 1920 and brought the fusion of Eastern and Western art to St Ives.

Out of season you can take advantage of a St Ives short break if you have the opportunity for a weekend or mid-week escape to Cornwall, and with so much just outside our luxury apartments in St Ives there's no reason to wait, find out more about our end of the line breaks or discover just when you can be here by taking a look at our availability.