St Ives Harbour

St Ives Harbour
A beautiful day in St Ives

Monday, 14 December 2015

Winter Solstice...

With the nights becoming ever longer and the run up to Christmas in full swing here at the Sail Lofts luxury accommodation in St Ives we decided to take a look back over 2015 at some of our favourite moments…

Lunar eclipse
Friday 20th March started like no other day. Abi and I found ourselves up at 7am walking the lanes above St Ives looking for local bracken and brambles along with some natural fauna to deck out a photo shoot in Slipway; one of the twelve Sail Lofts five-star apartments in St Ives.  Pulling into St Ives that morning and driving around the Harbour front towards the Sail Lofts there was an eerie calm, with people sat gazing upwards. Early mornings throughout March in St Ives are usually deserted, bar the local window cleaners.

The lunar eclipse commenced at 7.40am and became total mid-morning, whilst we were setting up the photography equipment. We paused on the Sail Lofts deck during the peak of the eclipse watching across the rooftops as St Ives fell into darkness, and the murmuring of local birds reached a crescendo from the confusion the early onset of the evening caused.

The lunar eclipse marked the day of one of my favourite images taken by David during the photography session at the Sail Lofts. He popped down to the beach and caught a merry stone skipper on Porthmeor idly spending time. I feel the image of the stone skipper in the distance captures the quintessential feeling of St Ives…

Hall of Fame
In early June we received a hard backed envelope that contained a very special accolade. As a team we pride ourselves on providing the best service we can offer to our guests. We are on-site daily during the week to assist with guest enquiries and do all we can to enhance the overall Sail Lofts experience. No request is ever too much trouble, and we will always try our best to make the impossible a reality, we’ve even managed to source a birthday cake shaped like Disney’s Onna with just a day’s notice.

The contents of this mystery envelope highlights the Sail Lofts team’s work and commitment to its guests, and it is down to these guests, who take time to write such wonderful five star reviews that within this envelope we received entry to the TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame 2015 for our continued success in providing five star service, five star accommodation, and five star locations for over five years in a row.

So we would like to say a massive thank you to every guest that has contributed to our amazing TripAdvisor reviews over the years. We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Katy x

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