St Ives in Winter

Katy Peck

With todays winter solstice and the promise of longer days it is hard not to be excited for the year ahead. Every season here in St Ives has its highlights but with longer daylight hours comes the extended opportunity to discover more of this wonderful southwest nook during your stay at the Sail Lofts luxury apartments in St Ives.

Art in St Ives

With a long established historic connection to the arts, St Ives has found itself a creative hub for decades for those looking to create, make and produce. Should you be looking to indulge into your creative side to get the process going we cannot recommend highly enough a stopover in St Ives in 2018 at our luxury apartments set moments from the famous Porthmeor artists studios.

Since the end of the nineteenth century, the clarity of light unique to St Ives and the romantic coastal scenery with its dramatic seas, rugged cliffs and wild moorland has seduced artists from around the world. The town itself, with its picturesque harbour and charismatic fishermen, offered a wealth of subject material.

Visiting in 1811 and again in 1813, J M W Turner was among the earliest artists to spend time in St Ives, making a panoramic sketch of the town, harbour and coast creating what can be seen as the beginnings of an Art Colony by the sea, which eventually included internationally acclaimed artists such as Dame Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson and Bernard Leach.

St Ives is also widely recognised and considered the birthplace of British studio pottery; the studio and now museum was set up by Bernard Leach, one of the great figures of 20th century art who played a crucial part in pioneering an identity for artist potters across the world. The Leach Pottery Museum is open throughout the year, and gives aspiring artists the opportunity of hands on experience with clay, and an historic insight into a movement that has gone on to inspire generations worldwide.

Shopping in St Ives

Day to day life can leave little time to enjoy a spot of retail therapy, so be sure to make the most of your time whilst on holiday in St Ives during your luxury short break, as St Ives has a wealth of boutique shops, eclectic art galleries and high-street mainstays.

Located moments from your luxury apartment in St Ives, in minutes you can find yourself at the bottom of Fore Street with the opportunity to explore, with plenty of wonderful café’s to stop off in for refreshments along the way.

Surfing in St Ives

Life is made for experiences, so why not make it your mission this year to try something new during your stay at the Sail Lofts luxury apartments in St Ives.

Set across the road from your luxury apartment on Porthmeor Beach, you will find the home of the St Ives Surf School, the team will ensure you are equipped and ready for the waves, whether it is your 1st or 101st time out in the sea. The staff at St Ives Surf School pride themselves on creating a fun, safe and memorable experience. Also should you be a seasoned surfer ensure you make sure you make full use of the Sail Lofts luxury apartments onsite wet room and board store for keeping the sand at bay in your apartment.

Walking in St Ives

Every year I say this will be the year I make it to Zennor along the coastal path, and with many guests making the journey each year with a pit stop at the Tinner’s Arms, I can vouch that the experience will leave you with awe inspiring vistas to remember for a lifetime. Just maybe plan ahead and book a taxi for the return to your luxury apartment in St Ives and save your legs for an easier stroll the next day around the St Ives Bay to Scarlet Wines.

Book a luxury apartment in St Ives

Should you be considering a stay in St Ives in 2018 be sure to call the team to book and find out more on things to do in St Ives during your stay. The team are located within the central complex moments from the Sail Lofts luxury apartments and can be found onsite Monday to Friday between 9am – 5pm, and Saturday’s between 10.30am – 1.30pm.