Samphire Studio

St Ives

1 Bedrooms

1 Bedrooms

1 Bathrooms

1 Bathrooms

Close to the Beach

Close to the Beach





Garden / Patio

Garden / Patio



Per Week

Stylish studio apartment inspired by its private botanical garden

Samphire Studio is a ground-floor studio apartment which combines seaside with style amidst it’s unique mid century design, elegant decor, private botanical garden and is within seconds from the beach.

The studio and space echo colour, serenity and style with a predominantly green interior. Inspired by its exotic garden, the studio exhibits growth and nature through its bespoke detailing and luxury mid-century style. Samphire Studio is located directly below Sands Studio, nestled within the cobbled streets of ‘Downalong’ and only steps from Porthgwidden beach.

Green ‘the colour of life’ is recognised throughout the recent renovation project of Samphire Studio. Inspired by its botanical garden and the glow of coastal seaweed, the studio exhibits a mostly green palette and explores retro influences through its unique mid century style and decor. With all furnishings chosen individually, Samphire Studio displays local artwork, tasteful books, a bespoke designed kitchen and an elegant en-suite shower room.

It has unique original mid century furniture such as re-upholstered 70’s style chairs, pebble tables by Lucian Ercolani, cocktail chair and sofa,  Eero Saarinen dining table

A bespoke designed kitchen, fitted wardrobes and wall panelling

Artwork from local St Ives artist including original artist proofs

Interiors fabrics by Designers Guild, Voyage and Romo

Samphire Studio

60sqm / 646sqf – Sleeps 2

Open plan living/dining area with conservatory leading to private botanical garden

Located in the heart of St Ives in the characterful ‘Downalong’ area

Fully equipped bespoke designed kitchen

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


Smart TV with Freeview

Elegant en-suite shower room

Nespresso Coffee machine

Complimentary WI-FI Internet access

Under floor heating

Washer and dishwasher


Custom designed fitted wardrobes

Organic amenities by Pure Nuff Stuff

Egyptian cotton bed linen and fluffy towels

Short breaks are available in low season

The apartment is strictly non-smoking

Sorry, no pets

Situated on the shores of St Ives Bay, this picturesque fishing town is one of the most famous Cornish holiday destinations. A maze of tiny cobbled streets leads you to the harbour where boats still land good catches of fresh fish. Surrounded by four award- winning beaches, St Ives enjoys beautiful golden sands and crystal blue waters offering stunning seaside vistas from every corner.

Overlooking the charming Porthgwidden Beach, Sands Studio is ideally situated to enjoy the many cafés and restaurants the town has to offer. Not to mention the numerous art galleries, workshops and studios worth visiting that are scattered amongst the delightful streets and alleyways of the town.

Numerous art galleries, museums, workshops and studios can be found in and outside town – here are some of our favourites.

Tate St Ives

Barbara Hepworth Museum

Bernard Leach Pottery

St Ives Art School

Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange

Round House

New Craftsman Gallery

Porthminster Gallery

Belgrave Gallery

St Ives Society of Artists

St Ives September festival

Each year, the St Ives September Festival celebrates the town’s artistic heritage with a festival of Music and the Arts. The festival always runs through the middle two weeks of September with a huge variety of musical performances: “jazz, blues, folk sessions, classical concerts and arts events: gallery exhibitions ‘open days’ when local artists open their studios to the public, talks, lectures, poetry readings and workshops.” – source St Ives official tourism site.

Whether you’re looking for the best ever burger, finger-licking-great fish and chips or a romantic fine dining experience, St Ives has many great places to eat and drink. We would be delighted to point you in the right direction and happy to make dining arrangements prior to your arrival or during your stay at Sands Studio.

Beyond the shores of St Ives, there are many excellent restaurants, pubs and beach shacks that serve up great food and drink, from the Gurnards Head pub in Zennor to Rick Stein’s many restaurants and eateries in Padstow that we can recommend.

There is much to see and do in the surrounding area of St Ives, please find below some suggestions.

Isles of Scilly

Minack Theatre

St Michaels Mount

Godrevy National Trust

South West Coast path

Gwithian Academy of Surfing

West Cornwall Golf Club

Cape Cornwall Golf Club

Lost Gardens of Heligan

Great Gardens of Cornwall


Please highlight required available date for weekly price.

Short breaks are offered at Samphire Studio from a minimum of 3 days (please contact the owner for short break enquiries).

At a Glance

Studio apartment sleeping 2

Ensuite shower room

Within moments of the beach

Nestled within the cobbled streets of St Ives

Unique mid century design and elegant decor

Private botanical garden

Conservatory leading to garden

Open plan living/dining area

Bespoke designed kitchen

Private car space

Concierge service


Samphire Studio is quite simply superb. The studio transmits a tranquil and calming ambiance, ideal for a recuperative stay. Studio doesn't do this place justice. It is more like a beautiful roomy ground floor apartment with inspiring garden, perfect for a sheltered sun kissed morning coffee.

In a Word: Superb
Zoe, April 2019

The apartment is wonderful; it is equipped with everything you need and more! The hosts were very helpful and were very quick to answer any queries. The apartment is literally a 30 second walk from our favourite Porthgwidden beach.

Wonderful idyllic stay!
Jo, Sept 2018
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