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Sands Studio is the latest project by Angela & Olivier Noverraz, owners of the award winning guest house Trevose Harbour House. This stylish seaside retreat is ideal for couples looking for a relaxing getaway.

Sands Studio takes inspiration from Cornwall’s breathtakingly beautiful sandy beaches whilst also capturing the area’s artistic and creative heritage. Located in Downalong, a stones throw away from the charming Porthgwidden beach, Sands Studio’s enviable position places its future residents at the heart of picturesque St Ives with its choice of magnificent golden beaches and a vibrant restaurant and art gallery scene. This stylish coastal retreat is the ideal place from which to relax, unwind and explore all that Cornwall has to offer.

Weekly prices start from £700 per week in low season to £1610 in high season. Change over day for weekly stays Friday only. Weekend breaks and mid week short breaks also available (3 nights minimum stay). Rates and Availability

With sweeping views over St Ives Bay, the look and feel at Sands Studio is far from nautical. Much like its sister property Trevose Harbour House, guests will feel the privacy of their own home but all the decor of a five star hotel. Echoing the warmth of the area’s sandy beaches in the choice of furnishings and materials alongside the couples’ love of retro and mid-century design, the apartment will offer – local artwork, well-chosen books for bedtime, a bespoke designed kitchen, an elegant en-suite shower room and proper blankets.

  • Unique original mid century furniture – Chiltern Dining chairs, shelves, pebble tables by Lucian Ercolani, Norwegian reading floor lamp by Haus Schmidt, Norwegian 1960’s sofa, Eero Saarinen dining table, Original german 1950’s reupholstered and refurbished cocktail chairs, Danish Lyby Mobler cabinet in the bathroom
  • Tom Dixon bedroom pendants
  • Bespoke designed kitchen, fitted wardrobes and wall panelling by David Restorick Interiors
  • Artwork from local artists John Emanuel, John Greig and other International artists
  • Interiors fabrics by Designers Guild, Harlequin, Jane Churchill, Voyage, Romo and GP&J Baker
  • 52sqm / 560sqf – Sleeps 2
  • Sweeping uninterrupted views over St Ives Bay from your private balcony
  • Located in the heart of St Ives in the characterful ‘Downalong’ area
  • Fully equipped bespoke designed kitchen by David Restorick
  • Private car space
  • Concierge service (arrange picnic hamper, fridge stocking, restaurant reservations,etc)
  • One breakfast for 2 people included at the award winning sister property Trevose Harbour House* for weekly bookings
*Breakfast at Trevose Harbour House must be booked Monday to Friday only for an 8am or a 9:45am slot. This is only available for bookings between mid march to end of October
  • King size bed with hypnos mattress
  • Welcome hamper with Cornish goodies
  • Full length mirror
  • Radio
  • Smart TV with freeview
  • Elegant en-suite shower room
  • Nespresso Coffee machine
  • Complimentary WI-FI internet access
  • Underfloor heating
  • Washer/dryer and dishwasher
  • Custom designed fitted wardrobes
  • Organic amenities by Pure Nuff Stuff
  • Egyptian cotton bed linen and fluffy towels
  • Motorised awning over balcony
  • Please also note that:
  • Short breaks available in low season
  • All bills are included
  • The apartment is strictly non-smoking
  • Sorry, no pets

Our rates vary according to season.
You can see our weekly 2016 rates guideline here. We offer full week stays (with arrival day on a Friday) and short weekend or mid week breaks (minimum 3 nights).

For live availability and to book your stay please click here or call +44 (0)1736 317 470 or email us at


We require a 30% deposit at the time of confirmation and the balance 8 weeks prior to arrival. The entire rental fee is payable at the same time as your booking if the booking is made 8 weeks or less before the start of the rental period. You may pay by debit or credit card or by bank transfer.

For our complete Terms and Conditions including our cancellation policy:


Arriving Between
Full Week
(Friday arrival)

06/01/17 – 02/03/17

£645 / £445

03/03/17 – 30/03/17

£695 / £455

31/03/17 – 13/04/17

£990 / £660

14/04/17 – 25/05/17

£1,115 / £845

26/05/17 – 01/06/17


02/06/17 – 31/08/17


01/09/17 – 07/09/17


08/09/17 – 21/09/17


22/09/17 – 19/10/17

£855 / £590

20/10/17 – 26/10/17


27/10/17 – 21/12/17

£645 / 445

22/12/17 – 28/12/17


29/12/17 – 04/01/17


Sands Studio
Beach Court, Porthgwidden,
St Ives TR26 1PL,
T: +44 (0)1736 317 470

By Car
By Air
By Rail

The M5 and M6 (south bound) lead to the South Country. From Exeter, follow the A30 until you meet the A3074 towards St Ives. The road is mainly dual carriageway. As you arrive in St. Ives along The Terrace, you will need to drive right into the town and along the harbour front “The Wharf”. As the harbour starts to curve onto the cobbled road, pass the Sloop pub and turn left up Fish Street. Drive to the end of Fish Street and turn right on Back Road East. Take your second left up Burrow Road. Drive right to the very end of this road and as the road curves to the right, you will see a parking area directly on the corner. Our space is Space A and there is a sign saying “Sands Studio Reserved Parking”. As you exit the parking continue a few metres along the road and the entrance to the apartment is on your right through a white gate. Please put our post code TR26 1PL in your sat nav but drive slowly as you approach the destination as it may ask you to continue past the parking space.

Newquay airport is about 45 minutes away and has regular flights from many UK cities. Exeter airport is about 2 hours away and has some flights from overseas too that arrive there. From the airport, we recommend that you hire a car or book a transfer/taxi service.

There is good service from most major cities. From the mainline Penzance service, exit at St. Erth Station for the St. Ives branch line which takes approximately 10 minutes. From the train station, we are a 15 minute walk. Please see the arrival directions by car. Alternatively, a taxi can be booked from St Erth or from St Ives to the apartment, which should cost around £5-12.