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Staycation Safe At Sail Lofts, St Ives

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When there is the possibility to travel safely once again within the UK, Cornwall will be a popular choice, including the beautiful town of St.Ives and no more luxurious self-catering accommodation to select than Sail Lofts, St.Ives.

From Porthmeor Cove to Porthcurno Beach, the wonderful stretch of coastline beyond St Ives is well worth discovering. Journeys can be custom designed to suit guest preference – whether a fascination with Poldark or Doc Martin!

Luxury self-catering accommodation / Staycation break…
Offering five-star, multi-award winning, self-catering accommodation with a hotel-style concierge, Sails Lofts – St Ives offers an outstanding holiday experience in one of Cornwall’s most sought-after destinations.

Created in 2007 from buildings originally used to store fishermen’s nets and dry sails before becoming one of the largest pilchard yards in St Ives, Sail Lofts boasts an idyllic location just steps from the sandy shores of Porthmeor, St Ives’ coveted Blue Flag beach, just a few minutes’ walk from the picturesque and bustling harbour.

Comprising twelve beautifully appointed interior-designed apartments, clustered around a sub-tropical courtyard, each of the one to four-bedroom properties comes with allocated parking and many are dog-friendly too. With an impressive on-site concierge service, the Sail Lofts’ team take care of the finer details of the stay by removing the stresses, ensuring a holiday is how a holiday should be.

Luxury chauffeur driven transfers and tours…
Chauffeur Services are provided by trusted partners Elite Private Hire, with their range of executive cars.  If arriving into Cornwall by air, a private airport transfer door to door from Newquay to St Ives is a wonderful way to relax into the holiday, removing all the stress of public transport.

Otherwise guests may wish to explore some of Cornwall’s hidden spots and what better way to do this than with a private chauffeur driven service taking in the sights of West Cornwall? The knowledgeable driver will navigate the path whilst pointing out points of interest along the way.  Very few people know as much about the area as the Elite team who can devise the most unusual and interesting itineraries to suite all tastes.

Luxury welcome hamper…
A warm welcome is guaranteed with a welcome hamper full of delicious local produce delivered on arrival. Guests may choose between a sweet or savoury option according to personal preference. Food allergies and dietary requirements can be catered for.

Custom designed luxury stays: An oasis of calm – The perfect place to relax and unwind, Sail Lofts – St Ives offers a luxurious “home away from home” combining the freedom of a self-catering holiday with complimentary hotel-style features which set it apart. The knowledgeable on-site concierge team can help to custom-design a holiday itinerary with insider tips and suggestions, restaurant reservations, etc. There’s also an on-site wet room stocked with beach items and traditional Cornish belly boards that guests may enjoy throughout their stay.

The concierge team is dedicated to providing the very best services to its guests with a focus on local produce. From artisan St Ives chocolate to breakfast in bed delivered by Baker Tom, Sail Lofts – St Ives makes local relationships a priority. Ingredients for a five-star fish supper can be delivered to the apartment fresh from the local boats or for the ultimate treat, arrangements can be made for a delicious meal to be delivered on-site.

Luxury healthy breaks…
Maintain a yoga or Pilates routine: Trained in Anusara Yoga with Hatha foundation, Kim Hopkins is an experienced, approachable and friendly yoga teacher, trained by internationally renowned expert Bridget Kramer Woods. With 36 years of teaching many forms of exercise including yoga and Pilates, Kim appreciates the benefits of alignment and adapting postures to enable her to work with all levels and abilities.

Spa treatments: Shelley Worth – Spa Therapist – Working as a professional beauty and holistic massage therapist for the past 17 years, Shelley gained her NVQ Level 2 and Level 3 in beauty therapy at Cornwall College. Over the past five years Shelley has been working at Sail Lofts – St Ives as a freelance therapist, providing guests with a five-star spa experience.

Romantic luxury treats…
Enter into a stunningly designed Sail Lofts – St Ives apartment, bestrewn with rose petals, red roses and artisan chocolates for the perfect couple’s getaway. Add in a private chef, custom cooking & delivering a specially-designed menu with local and seasonal ingredients, maybe a spa treatment, freshly cooked bakery for breakfast and curated walks along pristine beaches – the concierge team can make any trip away into one to remember.

The luxury of exploring wide open spaces – coastal walks, beach living: The Cornish coastline is one of the most beautiful in the world and the concierge team at Sail Lofts – St.Ives can guide guests to the best walks for their particular fitness, from strolls along the beach and a chance to beachcomb, a gentle walk from St Ives to Carbis Bay with its spectacular views, the best dog-friendly “walkies” to following in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims with a walk from St Ives Bay to St Michael’s Mount.

Four-star dining…

The Porthmeor Beach Café

A favourite of the locals, offers a choice to eat inside the glasshouse or in a heated open-air booth (once former beach huts). Australian chef Cameron Jennings has created a menu that changes seasonally but favourites include pea and blue cheese arancini, crispy squid and slow-cooked braised beef.

One Fish Street
For dishes using fish straight from the boats paired with local vegetables, visit One Fish Street, an intimate fish restaurant with delicious meals, relaxed service and a convivial atmosphere. Unsurprisingly, they are located on Fish Street, St Ives.

Luxury dog friendly holidays…
With dogs an important part of the family for many, Sail Lofts – St Ives offers a wonderful retreat for four-legged companions in its five dog-friendly properties. With beaches on the doorstep and the South West Coastal Path easily accessible, St Ives really does have it all when it comes to a dog-friendly destination.

Dogs even have their own welcome hamper on arrival, and this includes a dog blanket, a food and water bowl, a toy, a treat and a pack of biodegradable dog poop bags. There is also a leaflet with a list of dog friendly spots in St Ives as well as useful information such as local veterinary surgeries.

The Sail Lofts
+44 (0) 1736 799 175

All images courtesy of Sail Lofts.

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