Sea and Sand Lelant & Saltings Reach

Up To 6
3Bedrooms in Detail
2Bathrooms in Detail

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Gem Rating Ratings explained
5 Diamonds

Facilities What do these mean?

  • Children welcome
  • Dogs not permitted
  • No disabled access
  • Parking available
  • WiFi
  • Sea views
  • Near the beach
  • No wood burner/open fire
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • No swimming pool/hot tub
  • No cot

A stylish and contemporary coastal retreat which flanks the banks of the Hayle Estuary - a well renowned RSPB Nature Reserve.  Sea and Sand is located in the much sought after area of Lelant Saltings, on the outskirts of St Ives, close to Porthkidney and Carbis Bay beaches.  Three ground-floor boutique bedrooms offer indulgent accommodation for up to 6 guests, whilst the reverse-level layout ensures the ever changing estuary vistas are cleverly captured through the oversized glass frames of the first floor open-plan living accommodation.  Architecturally crafted and interior styled, guests will undeniably enjoy the luxury and tranquility of its location - a private gateway to the beautiful coastal harbour town of St Ives and enviable base from which to explore breathtaking West Cornwall. **Please note Sea & Sand is not suitable for children under the age of 5 years old. 

The Property

Follow the single track road along the estuary bank to the quiet retreat of Sea and Sand.  The unusual and striking architectural design flawlessly blends the elemental use of cedar and glass with its rural natural surroundings. Once inside, this reverse level two storey home is flooded with natural light, ensuring a great sense of calm that evokes the quiet waterside zen of The Saltings area.  A spacious central hallway leads to each bedroom on the ground floor.  The master bedroom sets the scene for your holiday relaxation.  A generous and beautiful king bedded room dressed in stylish black with vibrant orange offers a tempting haven in which to switch off and relax, and within the master bedroom two single sofa beds offer additional accommodation creating a family room if required.  Two further bedrooms are no less considered with each offering the finest bed linens and luxury twist. A large family bathroom and separate utility room complete the ground floor.  A bespoke oak staircase leads to the lofty open plan living space of the first floor.  To the rear a stylish fully fitted kitchen has been thoughtfully kitted out for all your holiday cooking from the state of the art Neff appliances to the smart crockery and kitchenalia.  The breakfast bar with 2 stools is perfect for children.  The large country kitchen table offers enough seating for up to 8 guests to dine and is perfectly placed under the oversized skylights for those skyward views. The hub to the house really is the generous living space.  Pull back the tri-fold doors to the elevated balcony with comfortable seating, and wonderful tidal estuary views.

This is the second time we have used Cornish Gems and our second visit to the same property!  Sea and Sand is an excellent property which is very clean, well maintained and comfortable. Once again, we found it difficult to return the key at the end of a very relaxing holiday!  

Sea and Sand offers ample outside space.  To the front is a large established driveway with attractive planted screening.  The master bedroom offers tri-fold doors that slide back onto a courtyard, a quiet space to escape the buzz of holiday life on the ground floor.  To the rear of the property a large patio area with outside seating is perfect for al fresco dining, whilst steps lead up to a large level lawn and hidden suntrap.  The Saltings Nature Reserve is quite literally at your holiday door.  Watch the birds take flight across the tranquil waters of the tidal estuary complimenting the peace and quiet of the area.  Sea and Sand is a superb base from which to explore the west of Cornwall.  Days can be spent discovering the breathtaking coastal paths or picture perfect Cornish villages as you head towards Land's End.  The local branch line train is approx 2 minutes walk away and makes St Ives easily accessible.  Enjoy the luxury of arriving in the town within 6 minutes as the track hugs the beautiful coastline.  Hayle itself is a charming Cornish town much used by the local residents and brims with artisan shops and cafes.  St Ives itself really is worth a visit.  Enjoy boutique shops and chic harbourside dining, local boat trips in the summer and the art culture and heritage of the town.  Three country pubs are all within walking distance.  The golden sands of Porthkidney Beach are closeby and the amenities of Carbis Bay are within 1 mile.  You can walk all the way to Carbis Bay and St Ives on the cliff-top path or as the tide recedes, along the sand, taking in the Cornish air and beautiful scenery.  Sea and Sand comes highly recommended for 2015 and those that choose it will most certainly not be disappointed!  

Choose Your Dates The standard changeover day is Saturday

December 2017


AvailableBookedDefault weekly checkin day is Saturday

November 2017


January 2018

There are no available weeks in December 2017

How to book and pay

How can I make a reservation?


  1. Select the property you wish to book
  2. Choose Availability/Prices
  3. Choose the date you wish to book on the calendar
  4. Register/complete/submit the online reservation and pay the monies due


Call: 01872 241241 (press option 1)

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am to 6pm

Saturday: 10am to 6pm


Advance bookings:

  1. Pay 1/3rd deposit to secure your holiday (33.3%) now and pay the balance 4 weeks before your holiday

Last minute bookings:

  1. Payment in full required for all holidays booked within 28 days of arrival

You can pay securely online or over the phone via Sagepay.

Cautionary Deposit:

  1. A cautionary deposit of £500.00 is required prior to your check in. The day before your arrival we will pre authorise your balance payment card for this amount. Should you wish to use an alternative card then please ensure you have this card readily available when making your balance payment. (Please note you can use a credit card for this without incurring any charges).

When you submit an online reservation, you will receive an automated reservation confirmation. Please contact the reservations team with any questions you may have.

How can I pay

We accept debit cards (no charge), credit cards (2.5% surcharge) and international bank transfers.
We do not accept cheque payments.

Online Payments

You can pay for the balance of your holiday and holiday extras by logging into your Cornish Gems account.


Beautiful property in a wonderful position.

Linda Foster

Fanastic service In a lovely setting Thanks

Peter Holder

A superb modern house in a fantastic location right on the edge of Hayle Estuary and the RSPB nature reserve. A fantastic place to watch wildlife from the balcony and wave to passengers on the train heading for St Ives. Don't worry about the train, it's very quiet and unobtrusive. Lots of restaurants and pubs within easy reach, walks to local beaches such as Towans only 10-15 minutes away that even in the main holiday period was pretty much empty! Loads of parking on the drive and envious glances and comments from passers-by!

Ian Joseph

Very lovely setting, included all basic amenities in the kitchen, there were BBQ & picnic catering essentials as well. But overall is a great location to the train station & walk to one of the cleanest turquoise water beach with golden sand.

Sanjiv Odedra

We had a fantastic holiday. The service was first class, both before arrival and during our stay. The house was very well equipped and in a beautiful location.

Carol Taylor

This is the second time we have used Cornish Gems and our second visit to the same property! Sea and Sand is an excellent property which is very clean, well maintained and comfortable. Once again, we found it difficult to return the key at the end of a very relaxing holiday!

Jacqui Granby

A lovely property in super surroundings. It was extremely well equipped and everything and more that we could have asked for.

Elizabeth Kendall

Very satisfied.

Marilyn Chandler

Property was well presented and very well equipped generally, with good views across the estuary for a keen bird watcher - I was in bird heaven. We had a lovely holiday at Dunlin.

Jacqui Granby

Living and Dining

  • An open plan living space offering wonderful views of Hayle Estuary
  • A large wooden dining table with 8 dining chairs
  • A large comfortable corner sofa offering seating for all
  • Attractive moss green armchair
  • Coffee table
  • Large flatscreen TV with SKY +HD and DVD
  • CD/radio player
  • The balcony has an all-weather coffee table, 2 comfortable chairs and 2 stools
  • The garden has a large dining table with 6 chairs and additional garden bench


  • Modern fully fitted kitchen, a light and spacious space
  • Double electric Neff oven
  • 4 hob electric plates
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave (within the utility room)
  • 4 slice toaster and kettle
  • Coffee peculator
  • Large fridge
  • Large freezer with 4 drawers
  • Breakfast bar with 2 stools
  • Utilities: there is a separate utility room on the ground floor with washing machine, tumble dryer, airier, sink, additional table top fridge, iron and ironing board

Bedrooms3: 1 King, 2 Zip N Lock

  • A collection of 3 bedrooms located on the ground floor
  • Master bedroom/family room: a king bedded room with views of the estuary, 2 x bedside tables with lamps, built in wardrobe and shelf storage, full length mirror and small chest of drawers, large flatscreen TV, 2 single sofa beds (these can be made up on request to create a family room), coffee table and tri-fold doors leading out onto a front facing patio area
  • Bedroom One: A king zip & lock bedded room (this bed can be split into a twin if required - please request this at the time of your booking) with built in wardrobe, dressing table with mirror and 2 x bedside tables with lamps
  • Bedroom Two: A super king zip & lock bed (this bed can be split into a twin if required - please request this at the time of your booking), built in wardrobe, 2 x bedside tables with lamps, dressing table with mirror and chair, flatscreen TV

Bathrooms2: 1 En-Suite, 1 Standard (plus 1 W/C)

  • Family bathroom: A wonderfully large family bathroom with deep bath, separate rain shower, heated towel rail, wash hand basin and toilet
  • Master bedroom: An en-suite shower with wash hand basin, heated towel rail and toilet
  • There is a separate WC on the first floor with toilet and wash hand basin

Other Features

  • Wifi
  • Estuary frontage
  • Off road parking for up to 3 cars on the driveway
  • Central heating
  • Luxury linen and towels provided
  • Access statment: Sea and Sand has an open plan nature 


  • Gentle slope to the front door
  • Level access from ground floor to rear terrace, approx 5 steps to the lawn area
  • Reverse level layout
  • One internal flight of stairs

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