Sail Loft Studio St Ives Town & Beaches

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2
  • Dogs 1
  • 1
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A cool Cornish cottage just seconds from the beach

Tucked behind the iconic blue door at 'Ponckles Place' in the heart of St Ives Downalong area, Sail Loft Studio really is a hidden Gem just perfect for friends and family escapes whatever the season. This once traditional fisherman's abode has been wonderfully transformed to a luxury Cornish cottage offering stylish accommodation for up to six guests with generous social spaces in which to rest, relax and re-energise. Step out from your holiday door and enjoy the sights and sounds of beautiful St Ives, West Cornwall. The Harbour Beach, Bamaluz Beach (all year round for dogs), Porthgwidden Beach and Porthmeor Beach are all just seconds away from this wonderful property.


At a Glance

Property highlights
  • Stylish interiors
  • Central location
  • Superb for families
  • Perfect in all seasons
  • 2 with superking zip/link beds
  • 1 with a kingsize bed

Main bathroom and 1 en-suite

  • Children Welcome: Yes
  • Cot Provided: Yes
Wifi available
  • Yes
What to expect from Cornish Gems
Terms and conditions of hire

Step Inside

Open the blue doors to the original mews of cottages and arrive at the plum location of Sail Loft Studio. This characterful home is set on a single ground floor level and was previously the residence of a well known artist, Ponckle Fletcher, who lived and worked in this property for a number of years, she was renowned for her modern art paintings and was a real character in the town. Access is via a communal courtyard but once inside the internal space opens up to an oasis of luxury and style where traditional features have been sensitively blended with more modern order. The hub to the cottage is the open plan living, dining and kitchen area where guests can come together to unplug from everday life. Gather within the comfortable living area after a day of exploring and lay the table for a persuasive stay at home self-catering option. The kitchen has been kitted out with all you could need. Three boutique bedrooms offer a tempting choice from warm mustard and grey hues to soft blues and whites, each bedroom has been individually dressed to impress. The family bathroom is the perfect place to de-sand and de-salt with contemporary fixtures and fittings. Locally inspired artwork adorns the walls to evoke the coast surroundings of this very special Gem.

From your Holiday Door

With over five beaches to choose from, the buzzing harbour front and coastal pathways, all just a minute from Sail Loft Studio, while away your days as you hop from holiday door to sandy shores. Pop out for the morning paper or a freshly brewed coffee, beat the bounds of the harbour front before breakfast or simply sit and watch the world go by on the harbour. St Ives, itself, is a cosmopolitan coastal town, whether young or simply young at heart this beautiful Cornish town brims with boutique shops, artisan cafes, creative galleries and tempting restaurants.  Beach lovers are well catered for with 5 award-winning beaches just moments away including Porthminster Beach which was recently voted 3rd Best Beach in the UK by Trip Advisor Travellers Choice awards. Porthmeor Beach is popular with surfers as the swell wraps around the headland. Pack up a picnic for the day and explore the natural beauty of West Cornwall as you take the coast road towards Land's End, Sennen, Zennor and Porthcurno or head up towards the popular towns of Newquay and Padstow in the North.


  • Choose from three stylish bedrooms all set on the same level
  • Bedroom one: A king bedded room with ensuite shower
  • Bedroom two: A super king zip/lock bedded room (can be set as a twin if required) 
  • Bedroom three: A super king zip/lock bedded room (can be set as a twin if required) 


  • Bedroom one offers an en-suite shower room with wash hand basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Family bathroom with freestanding oval bath, separate shower, heated towel rail, wash hand basin and WC


  • A modern fully fitted kitchen with all the mod cons you could need
  • Induction hob
  • Electric oven
  • Microwave
  • Large fridge/freezer
  • Wine fridge
  • Dishwasher
  • Utilities include: An integrated washer/dryer, iron with ironing board

Living and Dining

  • An open plan living, dining and kitchen space
  • Wooden dining table with 6 dining chairs
  • Relaxed sofas and chairs for all
  • Large Smart TV
  • DVD player
  • Music system with CD player
  • Coffee table
  • Selection of books, games and DVD's

Other Features

  • Luxury linens and towels provided
  • WiFi
  • Highchair
  • Travel cot
  • Central St Ives location
  • Up to 2 well behaved dogs welcomed
  • Please note that due to the central mews location in the Downalong area, some of the windows have rippled glass for privacy reasons, the large sky light allows for ample natural light to flood through the studio


  • There is a pathway with very slight decline leading down to the front door from the road.
  • The property is accessed through a communal courtyard which is also used as a wheelie bin storage. Some local pigeons have also taken up home in this area (we're currently working to thoughtfully resolve this).   
  • Sail Loft Studio is set on one level internally.
  • There is one internal step down from the front door.

Home Truths

  • The property is accessed through a communal courtyard which is also used as a wheelie bin storage. Some local pigeons have also taken up home in this area (we're currently working to thoughtfully resolve this).  
  • This is a Cornish Gems serviced property. The property changeovers, welcome gift and maintenance are managed in-house by the Cornish Gems team.

Sail Loft Studio is truly a hidden gem - you'd never know such a lovely place was hidden behind the blue gates!

All testimonials >

The property is beautifully done out. It's clean, contemporary, well-positioned, and in an excellent state of repair

Stephen Hodge