Here’s what our clients have to say:

What a fantastic place

Me and my daughter stayed here for a week and this is THE best place to stay in st ives without a doubt. From the moment we arrived we were made very welcome and the owners couldn’t do enough. The car is very secure and even comes with a cover to keep the seagull poo off. The quality of the fitments and furniture is of a very high quality/standard. Finally the view during day and night is forever changing and what a place to watch it from. Fantastic!

It’s all about the view

A second visit to this delightful property right on the beach did not disappoint. It’s set in the very best location to enjoy Porthmeor beach and the town of St Ives. One of the most relaxing places we’ve ever found – to sit enjoying the view from the window of the tide going in an out and the fabulous sunsets is just wonderful.

Stunning 5* Apartment

I have been coming to St Ives for over 20 years and during this time have stayed at different places seeking perfection and Lower Saltings is perfection. Absolutely stunning inside and out.

The location is as it says-ON THE BEACH and yet is central for the shops and lovely eateries.

Inside the apartment you will enjoy complete luxury whilst admiring beach and sea views. We really were blown away by the attention to detail. Comfy beds,robes and slippers, fully equipped kitchen, a generous welcome hamper of Cornish treats, a chilled bottle of fizz, fresh flowers…..the list goes on and on.

A real treat for anyone seeking on the beach location .

We cant wait to come back.

Thank you Terrasa for all the little things that really made our holiday the best.

Paradise in St Ives

This apartment surpassed all expectations, it is pure luxury and class – all aspects and finishing touches are so finely thoughtout. We could not have chosen better, not only is the accommodation superior but the location is idyllic and the correspondence and constant care by the owner was superior to anything we have ever experienced. We had been there less than a day and we were checking for availability for other times within the year. This was my first time in St Ives and it most certainly will not be the last. A beautiful and memorable visit, lower Saltings gave my family a wonderful summer to remember.

Jewel of St Ives

Stunning view of Porthmeor beach to greet you every morning and spectacular sunsets in the evening. My wife and I spent most of the time sitting in the huge bay window. There was an ever changing view and ocean sound. We hardly used the TV – except to watch the EURO 2016 which I now regret 🙂

Steffan an Terrasa met us on our arrival which was nice of them. The appt was spacious and spotlessly clean. It looked pretty much like the website photos. We were impressed at the attention to detail and beautiful decor. The welcoming hamper had lots of goodies and the tasty chilled wine didn’t last long.

The location was very convenient to walking to the shops/restaurants. We only used the car once. The parking spot was a little tight but Steffan showed us the trick of how to park our car (thanks Steffan!).

I rented a surf board and one of the highlights of the trip was when a pod of dolphins popped up and swam around me. A couple of them actually surfed a wave. Unbelievable experience.

All in all it was a top notch place to escape to. We loved it.


Doug (expat from Reading now living in Maine USA).

Stunning location and interior

Warm welcome on arrival. Excellent location on the beach with 5 mins walk to central eating places, shops and harbour. Stunning interior with attention to every detail. A luxurious relaxing holiday! Watch out for the dolphins!


Wow! Everything about Lower Saltings is simply superb – location, facilities, the hosts – Terrasa and Stefan – and that view! I’ve already booked my return

Stunning views, modern , clean, and very well equi

This beachside apartment is spectacular from the moment you step through the door. Straight ahead is the view any one could ever wish for, Porthmeor beach .

This was our second stay here and we have already booked again for next year.

The bathroom is newly refurbished with a huge shower head, and has a quality basin and toilet.

The bedroom is clean, bright, and has a very comfortable double bed, it’s very peaceful at night time, we have never been disturbed.

The kitchen area is very well thought out , newly refurbished and has everything a family would need, it also has an easy to operate washing machine / dryer . The sofa is huge, and is so easy to make into the extra bed at night, it’s perfect to relax on. However the best place is the window seat overlooking the beach. New Windows throughout the apartment are great which the owner even came to clean the one overlooking the beach after a particularly windy day!

The owners are lovely, we have met them on both occasions and I’m quite sure if any problems arose they would be able to deal with it straight away as they live locally.

Outside right next to the apartment is your very own parking space and in that area is a storage box with everything you need for a day on the beach, including a wind break and 2 chairs and a beach mat plus numerous things for children to play with.

I would definitely recommend anyone to stay here its location is perfect.


Had a fabulous time. This is a wonderful property to stay at. It has all the facilities that you may need, even the robes were so useful.The view is amazing from the huge window. The owners are lovely and the property is so well maintained . Its location is fabulous, the beach, lovely places to eat and of course with parking which is such a bonus in St Ives. Have told friends and family about it but I might stop doing that as it will get booked up and may prevent us returning !!!

Perfect holiday in the perfect location

This has to be the best view in St Ives, we normally spend our time in Cornwall walking the beautiful coastal paths – but we struggled to tear ourselves away from the view, sat in the windowseat and watching the tides.

The apartment is also beautifully fitted out, everything you could need, high quality and super clean…..we loved it so much we booked again for our wedding anniversary.

Absolutely stunning

Wow, I’m almost lost for words. Firstly, Terrasa and Stefan are wonderful hosts. Terrasa did all she could to ensure we had a lovely stay, so thank you for that.

As soon as you arrive you’ll quickly find the immaculate interiors, brilliant attention to detail and the finest view you’ll find.

Welcomed by a Cornish hamper full of local goodies, a fresh bunch of flowers and a bottle of prosecco, it won’t take you long to settle in.

You won’t take a minute to unpack at first because you’ll be taken entirely by the window seat and the stunning view of Porthmeor beach. Amazing with beautiful weather, as well as if it’s a tad on the cloudy side.

You’ll come to expect amazing sunsets in the evenings, too. It’s well situated, and since it comes with a private parking space, there’s nothing I can fault.

I can’t wait to return, and I hope you’ll have the best holiday here too.

Outstanding Self Catering Beachfront Accommodation

From the moment we walk down the beach slipway. Yes! Onto the beach we then turn into our private parking allocation and as you open the stable design front door you are presented with blue sea. The cornish granite cottage is cottage look from the outside but modern luxury inside. Ambient lighting and fluffy towels and slippers provided. We have stayed here for 4 consecutive years and the new owners have kept the textures and warmth of the cottage but married it to a beach apartment contemporary feel which gives it a lovely freshness. Our favourite moments are waiting for high tide and watching the besutiful porthmeor sunsets from the big arch shaped window with bay seat. Barbecues on the beach and everything within a stones throw away. Shops, Tate Gallery, Sloop Inn and our favourite restaurant ‘The Attic’. The owners are helpful, friendly and even loaned us a wet suit as we had forgotten to pack one of ours. This place is simply what great memories are made of.

A dream holiday

1 Lower Saltings is the perfect place for a relaxing break. From our first enquiry to the end of our stay the owners of this property couldn’t have been more helpful. We arrived to a spotless and superbly maintained property with everything you could wish for, and the added little touches made it just perfect…from the vase of fresh flowers and chilled bottle of prosecco to the dressing gowns and slippers, lovely thoughtful touches which made it that much more special. The view of the beach from the picture window is just stunning, the perfect spot to watch the sunset each evening. All in all a gem of a property, we can’t wait to return

Amazingly beautiful property and super hosts!

Where to begin?! The flat itself is truly stunning, very modern yet warm and relaxing. Terassa and Stefan have thought of everything, from games and movies to keep you occupied to treats/tea/wine/etc upon arrival to cleaning supplies in case you make a mess (you most definitely will track sand in, believe me!). It was incredibly difficult to pull ourselves away from the amazing bay window to get out, but once we did, we found St. Ives to be just as charming as the flat. The weather was atrocious for a couple of days but we barely noticed and still had a fantastic time being lazy and watching the brave surfers take on the huge, rainy waves. Terassa and Stefan were fantastic hosts and really made us feel comfortable. When I was being difficult about arranging a payment method (it was my first booking in Europe and I’m paranoid about everything), Terassa went above and beyond to make me comfortable and was super kind and flexible. It was also my first time driving in the UK and the streets of St. Ives can be nerve-wracking and Stefan graciously met us in town and drive and parked our hired car in the very conveniently located parking spot next to the flat. Overall, I can’t say enough about how great of a time we had here and how thoughtful our hosts were. I have already recommended the flat to several people, although I was reluctant to do so only because I don’t want to compete with them when we make plans to return next year! Thank you guys for a great stay, we really loved everything.

The best apartment with the best view to match!

The first thing you will notice is the view through the window.It has the wow factor on the photos but trust me you will be blown away when you see it with your own eyes, and you will find it hard to pull yourself from the window seat. We were greeted with fresh flowers, fruit,milk in the fridge, a gorgeous Cornish hamper and a bottle of prosecco. The apartment is truly exceptional with high quality fittings and the attention to detail is phenomenal with super soft towels, dressing gowns slippers,designer furniture,4K TV, the list could go on and on. No expense has been spared everything you could need is there and it all being of a high quality .The owners have truly made an exceptionally fantastic apartment to go with an equally fantastic view.I would recommend this apartment to anybody and everybody, but I would rather keep it to myself to make sure its always available for us to return.

Perfect Beach Hideaway

As soon as we drive into St Ives it feels like home, we are forever coming back as the stunning Cornish coast line keeps sucking us back in, but when we found this idyllic gem of an apartment we were absolutely ecstatic.

If you are looking for a beach hideaway with a sea view whilst you enjoy your breakfast, lunch or supper then look no further!! – Portmeor beach is arguably is one of the finest beaches that St Ives has to offer, from the moment that we were greeted by Terrasa and Stefan we felt utterly spoilt.

We were welcomed with a fresh flowers, a bowl of fruit, Cornish hamper of crisps, biscuits, Cornish cider along with a bottle of prosecco and a welcome card, milk in the fridge, bottled water and fresh lemons in the bedroom, a selection of tea, coffee and sugars, washing powder, detergents, soap and flannels…. all of which was lovely!!……. However the first thing really to catch your eye is the wonderful and breath-taking view within the vast window seat big enough for two which allows the exquisite view of the beach, even at night there are lights outside of the window to light up the sand below for you to drool over.

The beach is beautifully clean we even sat outside the west facing apartment one evening with a bottle of champagne with no one else on the beach and watched the Spring sun setting and the crazy Cornish surfers (yes even in March they go out into the ocean!)

The attention to detail within the apartment is second to none, the car parking was well positioned to the side of the apartment and secure within the grounds of the courtyard. This pretty apartment boasts a immaculately presented and newly fitted, spacious open plan living/kitchen/dining area.

The location must be one of the best in St Ives, allowing you access to the shops, bars and fabulous restaurants St Ives has to offer just a stone throw down the cobbled streets and along the harbor.

This property is an idyllic romantic retreat but with the sofa bed in the lounge area will comfortably suit 4 people – seeing the ocean and hearing the waves is just tranquil…..Perfect doesn’t seem a big enough word, but that’s what it was, we will be back.

Lots of love

Sarah and Lee


A stunning apartment in the most perfect location

This apartment is absolutely stunning and on one of the best beaches in England. It is fitted with top quality /designer furniture and fittings in every room . We felt very spoilt in this luxurious apartment and enjoyed everything about it. Terasa (the owner) has thought of everything and there wasn’t anything more that we could of wished for. It was lovely to be welcomed with flowers, milk in the fridge, a Cornish hamper and fresh fruit. The beach is beautifully clean and having such a wonderful window seat allowed us to enjoy the beach even on damp days. We loved having our evening meals sat in our candle lit apartment looking out onto the beach(which is even lit up for you by night) seeing the ocean and hearing the waves…..Perfect is an understatement !! There is no where else to stay in St Ives other than here, the best of everything .

Wow .. an amazing apartment and stunning views

We had the most wonderful stay at this perfect apartment. The apartment was faultless in every way . Comfortable beds, quality bedding and linen, bathrobes and slippers , fully equipped kitchen , an amazing dining table where you could eat watching the waves . The location must be the best in St Ives… It is what it says … On the beach and a stunning clean one too. We were more than comfortable staying here and hats off to Teresa for her amazing efforts to ensure our stay was the best . We arrived to find a large Cornish hamper, fruit in a fruit bowl , milk in the fridge , bottled water and fresh lemons in the bedroom , a selection of tea, coffee and sugars, washing powder and detergents and soap and flannels . We felt totally spoilt and will come back again soon. The car parking was nicely positioned to the side of the apartment and secure within the grounds of the courtyard. A total blissful holiday .

Location, location, location!

We rented Lower Saltings for a 2 week stay and enjoyed a perfect late summer holiday in St Ives. This spotlessly clean ground floor apartment is both comfortable and very well equipped, commanding stunning views over Porthmeor Beach and beyond. We were greeted by the very friendly owners who helped park our car in the private courtyard space (tricky at first if you have a large or long vehicle) before showing us the ropes. A generous welcome hamper, fresh flowers and spacious open plan living/kitchen/dining area (with all the mod cons) awaited. For keen surfers, swimmers and walkers, the location could not be better as the beach is just 5 paces from the front door! For foodies, shoppers and art lovers it is equally ideal.

This is a perfect and very convenient bolt hole from which to enjoy all that St Ives and its surrounds has to offer. Our thanks to Stefan and Terrasa for all their kindness during our stay. We look forward to a return visit and enjoying the renovations which will undoubtedly make it even more luxurious.

Perfect hideaway in the heart of st Ives.

Great location, with outstanding views, the apartment was finished to a very high standard. With a welcome hamper on arrival. We couldn’t have asked for anything more for a special winter break.

We were very well informed and looked after all week.

Luxurious appartment with stunning beach views!

An absolutely amazing apartment with beautiful beach and sea views. We could of spent the days just sat in the window looking out to sea watching the waves and seals too. The apartment is very luxurious with quality everything. Attention to detail was evident too like robes,slippers,milk in the fridge,a hamper of Cornish goodies . We felt completely spoilt there and cant wait to come back again. Teresa and Stefan were very helpful with local advice on trips etc.

The car parking was wonderful as St Ives is maniac in the summer and to find a space can be difficult. Overall a fantastic stay in a stylish apartment and worth every penny!

Beautiful apartment with stunning views and excellent facilities

Fantastic location for the whole of St Ives.

Stunning views, I mean stunning!

The apartment was very comfortable in every way and the owners were so helpful if we had any problems at all.

We did find that part of the beach very busy and And the parking difficult due to small space, otherwise a beautiful place to stay.

Beach Apartment, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives

Situated on Porthmeor beach, The Saltings command unrivalled views from its enviable location.

This beautifully renovated 19th century granite ground floor apartment provides indulgent on the beach location situated directly on the famous Porthmeor beach .The combination of this exceptional beach location and with the rarity of your own private parking space makes The Saltings a truly enviable Cornish holiday apartment.