Sands Studio

St Ives

1 Bedrooms

1 Bedrooms

1 Bathrooms

1 Bathrooms

Sea Views

Sea Views

Close to the Beach

Close to the Beach









Per Week

Vibrant designer studio with beautiful views across St Ives Bay

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

Located in the reputable ‘Downalong’ area in St Ives, just a stone throw away from Porthgwidden 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 has been  inspired through the artistic and creative heritage of the town and is the idyllic choice of getaway to relax, unwind and explore all that Cornwall has to offer.

Sands Studio echoes warmth, colour and style with its vibrant gold palette.  It’s 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 reading, a bespoke deigned kitchen and an elegant en-suite shower room.

The Studio contains unique original mid century furniture such as 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.

You will find Tom Dixon pendants in the bedroom.

A 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


Sands Studio


  • 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
  • Under floor 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
  • Short breaks 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 Sands Studio from a minimum of 3 days (please contact the owner for short break enquiries).

At a Glance

First floor studio apartment with sea views

Sleeps 2 in one king sized bed

Private balcony with views over St Ives Bay

Few minutes from Porthgwidden beach

Located in the heart of St Ives

Unique and vibrant design

Original mid century furniture

Bespoke designed kitchen

Local artwork

Private car space

Concierge service

Short breaks available

No pets


The apartment was absolutely gorgeous - full of lovely design touches and with an incredible view from the balcony. There is an amazing little beach just below the flat which you can walk down to in a couple of minutes, and also close to all the great restaurants, walks and sights of St Ives.

Dreamy stay, idyllic setting
Fryellie, May 2019

We loved the style, and enjoyed the luxury touches such as the welcome hamper, toiletries and towelling robes. The apartment is comfortable and cosy with a lovely sea view, highly recommended

Great location, stylish and comfortable
Mary Alice, April 2019
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