The Salt Lodge St Ives Town & Beaches

Up To 6
3Bedrooms in Detail
2Bathrooms in Detail

See property features below for more info

Gem Rating Ratings explained
4 Diamonds

Facilities What do these mean?

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

Set in the heart of St Ives's character and heritage, The Salt Lodge has been thoughtfully created for a luxury holiday with friends and family. Step out from your holiday door to the bustle of harbour life and Downalong, take in the breathtaking beach scenes of Porthmeor and browse the curio shops and galleries. This split level cottage oozes considered style and offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a generous kitchen and dining space and 2 living areas.

The Property

A warm welcome awaits at The Salt Lodge! Arrive into the hub of the cottage, the open plan kitchen and dining area. This spacious layout is perfect for holiday life as the party gather as a group over fine food and good conversation, the kitchen is fully fitted and packed with everything you could need to create an idyllic Cornish inspired menu. Climb the stairs to the first floor and unwind in the living rooms, the first is a beautiful relaxing space with the finest quality sofas and complementing soft furnishings in a warm colour palette of coppers, golds and browns. Sink into sofas at the days end or enjoy a pre-dinner drink. The second living space offers a welcome break out space for those looking to escape with a good book, children can play safely whilst adults chit chat next door. The second floor is home to 2 bedrooms, a beautiful king bedded room with fresh white hues and a nautically dressed bunk room with double bed on the bottom suitable for adults also. The family bathroom is also on this floor and adds a contemporary twist to your post beach and surf pamper. Climb the final stairs to the serenity of the master bedroom on the top floor, dressed to impress this light and sunny room invites lazy lie ins and restful nights.

Great week enjoyed at the Salt Lodge, perfect location for us and the property was beautifully decorated and very well equipped.

Just outside the front door is a small courtyard with gated entrance, the perfect spot to store your bucket and spades, wellies and wet gear. When it comes to jackpot locations, The Salt Lodge is perfectly placed in the Downalong area. Turn right for the beach and left for the harbour! Porthmeor is the nearest beach and offers golden sand and superb swimming waters, popular with local surfers this the place to take to the waves whether young or just young at heart. St Ives offers so much for all, if eating out is on the agenda then you really will be spoilt for choice from the freshest of fish straight from the bay, more cosmopolitan choices or simple fish and chips on the quay. The galleries and potteries are well worth exploring for the perfect souvenir or dip into cafes and chat with the locals. The West of Cornwall is a joy to explore as the coast road takes you along some of the most beautiful seascapes in the country down towards Land's End and windswept coves. Head over to the South coast for a contrast of scenery with the sheltered sailing waters of Fowey and Falmouth, The Roseland Peninsula or The Lizard Point. 

Stay a while within the comfort of The Salt Lodge or enjoy a winter weekend exploring this very special corner of Cornwall.

Choose Your Dates The standard changeover day is Friday

December 2017


AvailableBookedDefault weekly checkin day is Friday

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 £250.00 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.


We loved The Salt Lodge and would not hesitate to stay again. Beautiful house, perfect location and very well equipped. We were sorry to leave.

Sara Holland

We had a brilliant stay and loved every minute. The Salt Lodge was really well equipped and met all our of needs as a family with two toddlers. The playroom was a great addition

Nathan Hubbard

Exceptionally well equipped cottage in a great central location.

Anne Rowland

We loved staying here ... the children loved the lounge with Netflix and all the games and we loved the fact we could be next door relaxing. Kitchen was very well equipped and the downstairs toilet was a perfect added feature meaning you didn't have go up 3 flights of stairs. The bedrooms were very comfy with lots of soft towels. Loved the fact we had access to body boards and extra buckets and spades too. Hoping to book with Cornish Gems again next year :)

Sonya Plews

Great week enjoyed at the Salt Lodge, perfect location for us and the property was beautifully decorated and very well equipped. Cornish Gems team were really accommodating when we requested an early check in due to us moving from another on the same day. Despite a couple of rainy days, which meant more time enjoying the house, we've had a fabulous week in St Ives again. See you next year!

Nicola Morgan

Living and Dining

  • The dining room is located on the ground floor, a beautiful wooden table with 6 dining chairs, CD/radio and ipod docking station
  • There are 2 living spaces located on the first floor:
  • A more formal living room with 3 seater sofa, 2 seater sofa, coffee table, window seat, 42" TV with DVD and CD player
  • A family room with large corner sofa, window seat and TV - perfect for children to play


  • A spacious open plan fitted kitchen and dining area
  • Double electric oven
  • 6 induction hobs
  • Large fridge/freezer (3 drawers)
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • 4 slice toaster
  • Wine fridge
  • Utilities include: washer/dryer, iron with ironing board, clothes airer

Bedrooms3: 2 King, 1 Other

  • 3rd floor: Master bedroom with king sized bed, 2 x bedside tables with lamps, hanging rail, chest of drawers, TV, velux windows, ensuite
  • 2nd floor: A king bedded room with 2 x bedside tables with lamps, window seat, full mirror, built in wardrobe, TV
  • 2nd floor: A bunk bedded room with single on the top and double bed on the bottom, beside table with lamp, beanbag, window seat, chest of drawers, TV

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

  • Master bedroom offers an ensuite shower room, wash hand basin and WC
  • 2nd floor: Family bathroom with deep bath, over the bath shower, wash hand basin, WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin

Other Features

  • Luxury linens and towels provided
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Childs step
  • Wifi
  • Pet free


  • Level access from road to front door
  • Level outside space
  • Thsi property is set over 4 floors
  • There are 3 internal flights of stairs

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