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  • The Design
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Sands Studio; a picturesque secret retreat nestled between golden sand beaches, crystal blue waters and tiny cobbled streets is guaranteed to leave an everlasting memory of tranquility and romance.

Located in the reputable ‘Downalong’ area, just a stones throw away from Porthwgidden beach, Sands Studio is a unique and vibrant first floor studio apartment offering sweeping uninterrupted views of St Ives bay from your own private balcony. The bespoke design of the apartment, inspired through the artistic and creative heritage of the town, is the idyllic choice of getaway to relax, unwind and explore all that cornwall has to offer.

Weekly prices start from £645 in low season and £1,610 in high season (with arrival day on a Friday). Weekend breaks and mid week short breaks also available (3 nights minimum stay). Rates and Availability

Sands Studio echoes warmth, colour and style with its vibrant gold palette. Its’ unique choice of bespoke detailing and luxury mid-century design delivers comfort and relaxation to guests with local artwork exhibited, well-chosen books for bedtime, a bespoke deigned kitchen and an elegant en-suite shower room.

  • 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)
  • 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 2017/2018 rates guideline here. We offer full week stays (with arrival day on a Friday) and short weekend or mid week breaks subject to availability (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)

22/09/17 – 19/10/17

£865 / £590

20/10/17 – 26/10/17


27/10/17 – 21/12/17

£645 / 445

22/12/17 – 28/12/17


29/12/17 – 04/01/18

New Year

05/01/18 – 08/02/18

£640 / £450

09/02/18- 08/03/18

£700 / £450

09/03/18 – 22/03/18

£660 / £450

23/03/18 – 29/03/18


30/03/18 – 05/04/18


06/04/18 – 12/04/18


13/04/18 – 03/05/18

£1,100 - £700

04/05/18 – 24/05/18

£1,100 - £800

25/05/18 – 31/05/18


01/06/18 – 14/06/18

£1,400 - £800

15/06/18 – 21/06/18


22/06/18 – 30/08/18


31/08/18 – 06/08/18


07/09/18 – 20/09/18


21/09/18 – 27/09/18


28/09/18 – 18/10/18

£800 - £600

19/10/18 – 25/10/18


26/10/18 – 20/12/18

£640 - £450

21/12/18 – 27/12/18


28/12/18 – 03/01/19

New Year

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.