Sandpiper St Ives Town & Beaches

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 3
  • Dogs 2
  • Parking
  • Sea views
  • 8
  • Map


A beautiful Cornish townhouse in the heart of St Ives

Immerse yourself in St Ives life and stay in coastal luxury at Sandpiper. This beautiful stone townhouse offers the perfect central base for family and friends to explore West Cornwall and enjoy the enviable location in the heart of the town. 3 beautiful ensuite bedrooms, a cool kitchen and elevated open plan living space create a home-from-home for up to 6 guests. Sandpiper has been thoughtfully styled briniging a touch of contemporary glamour to this traditional house. Private off road parking. A maximum of 2 dogs welcome.


At a Glance

Property highlights
  • Stylish interiors
  • Decked terrace
  • Walk into St Ives
  • 3 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms
  • 2 with superking zip/link beds
  • 1 with a kingsize bed

3 en-suites

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

Step Inside

Set in a prominent location overlooking the characterful rooftops and blue bay of St Ives, Sandpiper is a wonderful stone townhouse recently transformed to the highest standards. Open your holiday door to a welcoming relaxed ambiance where original period features blend flawlessly with more modern order. Set across the ground floor are two stunning bedrooms, to the front is the beautiful Super King master bedroom furnished in soft creams and country French inspired furniture with relaxed armchair, perfect for a mornings coffee-with-a-view. The large ensuite wetroom completes the luxury feel. To the rear a further Super King (zip/lock) bedded room with ensuite shower room. A central staircase leads from the hallway to the first floor. Achitecturally designed, this space has been cleverly mapped out to create a generous open plan footprint from the front double windows to the rear of the house. This wonderful elevated space is flooded with natural light and offers a holiday hub for guests to relax on the comfortable sofas. Dress the dining table up for celebrations or keep it simple for lazy lunches and indulgent brunches. The kitchen is cleverly tucked away (just 3 steps down) yet still retains the open plan ambiance, think New York loft style with the vaulted exposed wooden beams. This ship shape kitchen is fully fitted with top of the range appliances and offers ample preparation and storage space for your Cornish fare. From the living room, a door leads through to the 2nd floor staircase. Climb to the penthouse level bedroom with King bed and contemporary style ensuite shower room. From the moment you arrive this impressive holiday home-from-home oozes style from the unique and inspiring artwork handpainted by the owner, the cool fabrics and prints of the soft furnishings to the thoughtful layout.

From your Holiday Door

Accessed from the ground floor bedroom one ensuite and master bedroom ensuite is a small gravelled courtyard, an enclosed space offering the perfect storage for holiday and beach kit. To the front of Sandpiper is a wonderful outside seating area with built in bench style seating and a wooden dining table. Choose to dine al fresco as the sun sets below the bay or catch the mornings rays as St Ives comes to life. Original granite steps lead down to the parking space just below the house. Wander from your door and into the bustle of this charming town within minutes. A plethora of trendy cafes and bars offer a tempting rest stop or indulge Cornish style in any of the local restaurants. If a day on the beach is on the cards then pack up and head to Porthmeor Beach, a surfers top spot, or choose the more sheltered waters and white sands of Porthminster Beach. The picture perfect harbour combines the working fishing boats, day cruisers and kayakers alike all enjoying the azure blue seas of West Cornwall. 

Whatever the occasion, whatever the season, bring family life together at Sandpiper.


  • 3 boutique style bedrooms located within the ground floor and 2nd floor. There are TV's in all of the bedrooms
  • Master bedroom: Ground floor, Super King zip/lock bed (can be split into a twin), built in wardrobe, chest of drawers, 2 x bedside tables with lamps, armchair, sea views, TV, hairdryer, ensuite
  • Bedroom One: Ground floor, Super King zip/lock bed (can be split into a twin), built in wardrobe, chest of drawers, TV, hairdryer, 2 x bedside tables with lamps, ensuite
  • Bedroom Two: 2nd floor, King bedded room accessed via a flight of stairs, built in wardrobe and storage, hairdryer, window seat, directors chair, TV, Blue Ray DVD player, 2 x bedside tables with lamps, sea views, ensuite


  • 3 contemporary bathrooms
  • Master bedroom: an indulgent shower room with large walk in rain shower (adjustable shower head), wash hand basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Bedroom One: Ensuite shower room with shower, wash hand basin, WC
  • Bedroom Two: Ensuite shower room with shower, wash hand basin, WC


  • Think New York loft kitchen, a wonderful space with vaulted beam ceiling, set just off the living space
  • 4 gas hobs with additional Wok burner
  • Built in electric single oven
  • Built in microwave
  • Larger style fridge/freezer (3 drawers)
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle and toaster
  • Utilities include: washing machine and tumble dryer, iron and ironing board, clothes arier, outside tap

Living and Dining

  • A lofty living and dining space overlooking the characterful rooftops of St Ives and down to the coast
  • 2 x three seater comfortable sofas
  • Deep window seat
  • Coffee table
  • DAB radio and iPod docking station
  • Large flat screen TV
  • Bose speaker in lounge
  • Selection of books and games
  • Large dining table with 8 dining chairs
  • Outside dining table with built in bench seating for 6-8
  • 2 x additional wooden chairs for the rear courtyard

Other Features

  • Luxury linen and towels provided
  • Wifi
  • Private allocated parking, suited to one small/medium car (the space measures 3.4m wide and 3.5m deep)
  • Private enclosed rear gravelled courtyard accessed via the master bedroom ensuite or bedroom one ensuite
  • Walk into St Ives and nearby beaches
  • Travel cot, highchair and stair gate 
  • A maximum of 2 dogs welcomed


  • There are approx 15 steps with handrail to the front door
  • 6 steps down to the garden terrace
  • The parking space measures 3.4m wide and 3.5m deep. The house is set over 3 floors.
  • 2 internal cottage style stairs

Home Truths

  • This is a Cornish Gems serviced property. The property changeovers, welcome gift and maintenance are managed in-house by the Cornish Gems team.
  • Cornish Gems and the property owner provide a choice of Welcome Gift for our guests. For more details on the options available please click here.
  • Please familiarise yourself of the location of Sandpiper in the town, this Gem is on a hill

We loved our stay. A fantastic location and a lovely spacious house. We would return in a heartbeat.

All testimonials >

Lovely period property, roomy and well appointed. Quiet but very close to town & beach with fabulous views.

Caroline Pearson

Particularly liked the decor, very artistic. Every little detail thought of.

Anita Bowerman

I would not hesitate to recommend Cornish Gems. The customer service and property were both excellent!

Leanne Hill

A very special restful time.

Marilyn Osborne

The house is very nice, location and facilities were excellent.

Dympna Cunnane

A lovely new year holiday in St Ives!

Laura Sumner

We were very pleased with the standard and presentation of the property and will definitely consider Cornish Gems again for our next family holiday in Cornwall.

John Hird

This is our 3rd booking with Cornish Gems and overall our experience was again excellent. Will definitely book again with you and recommend you to others. Thank you

Paul Hinchliffe