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“Wonderful memories made at the Sail Loft, St Ives”

Review of The Sail Loft

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55 reviews
Spacious yet cosy living area
Open plan living area
Kitchen
Entrance with beach paraphernalia for your use - wetroom is through the door on the left
Bedroom 1 - First Floor
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3 - ground floor
Bathroom
Bath with shower
Equipped with everything you need for a great holiday
Dining for 6
Ground Floor
A place for little people to sit!
Plenty of comfy seating for six
A cosy place to spend Christmas
Wetroom detail
Bedroom 2 - first floor
X marks the spot - ideally located close to the beautiful blue flag beaches
Porthmeor Beach (less than 5 minute walk from the cottage) on a sunny September morning
Our own private parking space
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
St Ives, Cornwall, England

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Excellent - based on 55 reviews
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Sarah M
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful memories made at the Sail Loft, St Ives”
Reviewed 21 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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people found this review helpful

We have just returned from our holiday in St Ives. We booked the Sail Loft as a surprise for my dad's 60th Birthday.
It did not let us down. It is a cosy well maintained cottage with great decor throughout. The cottage is fully equipped with all you could need on a self catering break. The beds although a tad on the small size were comfortable with lovely white crisp linen.
The bathroom large with a lovely powerful shower. The only suggestion would be an anti slip mat in the shower as we had a few close calls.
The open plan lounge/kitchen is well laid out and many a happy evening was spent round the large kitchen table playing board games and eating good food (board games courtesy of the sail loft).
The location is excellent with the harbour beach only a few minutes walk away and Porthgwidden beach just a few minutes more.
Olives Cafe which is located next to the cottage looked lovely although we never ate in there.
The 'tea rooms' located on the harbour does the best cream teas and 'blas' burger bar comes highly recommended.

This is a wonderful cottage set in the beautiful town of St Ives. I am certain that anyone visiting would not be disappointed.

The owner of the sail loft is very accommodating and even arranged for baby equipment to be delivered to the cottage, taking the hassle away from me (service chargeable locally).

If you do decide to visit the Sail Loft be sure to help them in the quest to source local sand from one of the many beaches in and around the area. We have left a bag of sand to add to the collection.

Thank you for the memories St Ives xxx

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The beds were small
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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ehzoyzdcr
London, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Fabulous Cottage”
Reviewed 26 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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person found this review helpful

This was the perfect place to stay in St Ives. The location was perfect, close to the Harbour and steps away from the beaches and restaurants.

We really appreciated having the parking space as parking in St Ives looks to be pretty nightmarish.

The cottage is beautifully decorated and nothing at all was lacking. Having the living area in the semi basement was a welcome relief as it was cool down there and really very hot outside. This did make sleeping a bit difficult upstairs as it got hotter and hotter while we were there and we ended up fighting for the two downstairs beds. At night, the windows had to be kept shut to try and eliminate some of the loud seagull squawking as they were nesting on the roofs. However, we may just have been really lucky with the weather (and unlucky with seagull nesting time) and I am sure this probably isn't an issue most of the year round.

We would advise anyone coming to the cottage when it is over 23 degrees celsius to bring a couple of electric fans for the bedrooms.

The cottage itself is just perfect and I can't add anything to what other reviewers have said.

Book it; you won't be disappointed!

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The springs in the mattresses in the downstairs room were too boingy
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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barneykea...
Eastleigh, United Kingdom
1 review
“Holiday at the sail loft (excellent)”
Reviewed 27 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

we had a great holiday, location was excellent, central to the beaches and town, the cottage was comfortable and well equipped, would highly recommend

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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DweenaLou...
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Perfect for us!”
Reviewed 10 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Beautifully clean and tidy, cute little house! Good location!!!
Perfect for walking in and out lf the town/harbour with no great effort which makes it pleasent.
Comfy beds & nice bed-linen.
Good selection of tv channels, use of wifi too.

Great that we could bring our chihuahua & cavaliers.
Parking space isnt too far away, just a short walk.
Ideal location reslly as it's pretty much right in the middle of everything.
Lovely bath tub!!
Highly recommend!!!!! :-)
we've loved it and will surely be returning in the future. ❤️

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melanie p
Twickenham, United Kingdom
1 review
“A wonderful place to stay - beautifully decorated and arranged and contained everything we needed and more.”
Reviewed 3 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Sail loft is a lovely cottage - we really enjoyed our week here and wished it could have been two (or forever) . Its location really suited us - close to Porthmeor and Porthgwidden beaches and minutes from town - convenient but still lovely and peacefully away from the busy parts of town. Everything we needed was there - absolutely faultless.

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Liked best: It was a lovely homely beautifully decorated place to be
Liked least: I really cant think of anything
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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