Salt Life, Dunes at Upton Towans

Hayle, Cornwall





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Perfect for those looking to escape to the wilder north Cornish coast, this eco home sits on the edge of a nature reserve behind Gwithian Beach

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Within 500m From The Beach

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Hot Tub

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Pets Accepted

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Children Welcome

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Near Coast Path

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Washing Machine

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Tumble Dryer

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Bluetooth Speaker

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Cot Available

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High Chair

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Coffee Machine

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Hair Dryer

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Beautifully styled throughout, Salt Life’s interior finds just the right balance between paired-back simplicity and luxurious comfort. Built with locally-sourced materials such as timber framing and bee bricks, its sympathetic to the environment too, with air source heat pumps, underfloor heating and high levels of insulation reducing its carbon footprint.

In keeping with its beach house persona this home incorporates that all important indoor / outdoor lifestyle, with large sliding doors leading from the open plan living area out on to the private terrace. Here you’ll discover a large hot tub as well as a dining table and chairs, creating a gorgeous fresh-air space to chill or socialize in, while doubling up as the ideal spot to enjoy an alfresco breakfast before hitting the beach. Positioned within a meandering stroll’s distance of Gwithian Beach’s three mile long sandy stretch, days are spent sunbathing and sandcastle building before a cooling surf or a leisurely swim in the clear waters of the Atlantic. Being situated within the untamed landscape of a nature reserve means that the opportunity for outdoor adventure abounds, with coastal paths offering visitors a chance to take in some spectacular views of St Ives Bay and the surrounding area.

Located also within just a short drive of both Hayle and St Ives, Salt Life is a wonderful base from which to experience all aspects of Cornish life; so if laid-back luxury and authentic beach holiday are what you’re after; this is the perfect place for you.
  • Things to know

    Check in time: 16:00
    Check out time: 10:00
    Security Deposit: We ask our guests for a £150 good housekeeping bond, which is pre-authorised against your card. This is in case there is any damage to the property during your stay. The money is simply reserved (held as a pending transaction) and then released afterwards if there is no damage or additional cleaning. This will be held on the card on file 7 days prior to your arrival.
    Pets: 2 pets allowed, £30 per pet per week, in line with our house rules we do ask that pets are not left alone in the property, do not use the furniture or go in the bedroom areas
    Number of steps: 1 external step
    Type of heating: Underfloor heating
    Linen & Towels: Bed linen is provided for your stay, however, if you require use of the travel cot you will need to bring your own cot linen. Each guest will be supplied with one hand towel and one bath towel for their stay. (if your holiday is longer than 10 days, please contact the Luxury Coastal team to discuss a mid-stay linen change)
    Wi-Fi: This property offers free Wi-Fi for guests, however, we cannot guarantee the speed and connectivity. Therefore, if you are planning to work during your holiday, we recommend bringing a wifi dongle.
    Coffee Machine: Dulce Gusto coffee machine
    Hot Tub: Electric hot tub
    Smoking: All of our properties are non-smoking and we ask that any party member who smokes, do so off the premises.

Room Information

  • Living
    The landscaping throughout the Dunes site has been carefully considered to help nurture local wildlife. This home has underfloor heating throughout as well as fibre optic wi-fi

    Living area
    Open plan with the kitchen and dining area this space is bright and light-filled with access directly out on to the terrace through large sliding doors. Two contemporary sofas form the room's seating, which is also furnished with a central coffee table, TV cabinet and smart flat screen TV
  • Kitchen & Dining
    Open plan with the lounge and dining area, the sleek, white kitchen features stone work surfaces and a range of large and small appliances including a fan assisted electric oven and induction hob, fridge and freezer, microwave, dishwasher, Dulce Gusto coffee machine, Smeg kettle and toaster

    Separate Utility Room
    Housing an iron and ironing board, vacuum cleaner, washing machine and tumble dryer

    Dining Area
    Incorporated within the open plan living area, it features a dining table with four chairs and a sideboard
  • Bedrooms
    Master Bedroom
    A calming and beautifully furnished room, the en-suite master bedroom features a king size bed, dressing table with ottoman and mirror, bedside lamps and bedside tables

    Bedroom Two
    This gorgeous room is furnished with a king size bed (that can be configured as twins upon request), side tables and lamps as well as a hanging rail for clothes, mirror and dressing table with ottoman
  • Bathrooms
    Bathroom One
    En-suite to the master bedroom, this bathroom is well ventilated and has a walk-in shower with separate rain head as well as hand-held shower, heated towel rail, hand basin, mirror and WC

    Bathroom Two
    This family bathroom is also well ventilated and features a bath with overhead shower, glass shower screen, heated towel rail, hand basin, mirror, shaving point, cabinet and WC
  • Outside
    The paved terrace sits within the private garden which is partly laid to lawn. The garden is enclosed with a fence and hedging plants and features sections of clean stone. It is furnished with an outdoor dining set of a table and four chairs, as well as a large electric hot tub

  • Parking
    This home has a private gravel drive with large vehicle access and space for two cars. Nearby, additional parking can be found on site

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Good Housekeeping Bond
We ask our guests for a £150 good housekeeping bond, which is pre-authorised against your card. This is in case there is any damage to the property during your stay. The money is simply reserved and then released afterwards if there is no claim. We will contact you nearer the time of your arrival to arrange this.

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Welcome to Dunes, Upton Towans

Tucked in amongst the dunes on the fringes of Upton Towans Nature Reserve, this collection of luxury eco-homes blends seamlessly in with the rugged coastal landscape, offering an escape that feels worlds away from the bustle of ordinary life.

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Excellent stat

This is our second time to this beautiful property and it did not disappoint every thing was spotless and it is so convenient for the beautiful surrounding areas the only thing was we couldn’t use the hot tub the first evening as it had been changed which is a good thing but when you have only 3 nights it was a shame but wouldn’t stop us returning

Ross, 14 May 2024

Hi Ross, thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so glad you returned and found the property beautiful and spotless. We understand your feedback about the hot tub, and as the water legally has to be changed it is hard to get it hot in time, however, we will pass along your comments to ensure this is the first thing done when completing a changeover. We do hope you return in the future. Best Wishes, The Luxury Coastal Team.

Emily - Luxury Coastal - 14 May 2024

Great place to stay but few issues

Its an amazing property and very close to an amazing beach one major issue is access to the property you have to drive past on both sides very over grown thorn bushes which has caused paint damage to the vehicle and the jets in the hot tub only one set worked apart from them 2 issues i would stay again as its an amazing place

Simon, 06 Oct 2023

Hi Simon, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It is so great to hear the property is amazing, we do apologise about the jets and the bushes. I will get this passed onto the owner so it can be rectified for future stays. We do hope to welcome you to stay with us again in the future. Best Wishes, The Luxury Coastal Team

Hope - The Luxury Coastal Team - 06 Oct 2023

Beautifully looked after

It’s a beautiful house with loads of space. It is kept in a truly immaculate condition with everything there that you could wish for on a holiday. Nice touches included like fresh flowers, milk, coffee and cakes. The beds are really comfortable and showers are hot and powerful. Getting from the unit to the sea takes 16 minutes if you are fit and healthy but walking across the dunes probably won’t work if you are not. I went every morning or evening, watching the rabbits and meeting local dog walkers. The local beach is a wonder; three long glorious miles of it. If you take kids then they can play safely in the shallows and there is so much beach (!) that it never seems to be busy. It is truly beautiful and I am itching to book again. People opposite us had stayed there 6 weeks ago and loved it so much that they were back again.

Charmaine, 22 Sep 2023

Hi Charmaine, thank you so much for your lovely review. The owner and housekeeper will be delighted to read your kind words. We do hope to welcome you back soon. Best wishes, the Luxury Coastal team.

Fionnuala- Luxury Coastal - 22 Sep 2023

Wonderful week at Salt Life in Hayle

We spent a wonderful week in Hayle and staying at Salt Life added to to the fabulous experience. Would definitely recommend this property and location. Being able to walk straight out from the property onto the dunes was great. Really great beaches and plenty of places to visit, eat out.

Lesley, 29 Jul 2023

Hi Lesley, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your recent stay. We are so happy to hear you had a wonderful week staying at Salt Life and the location of the property being right on the beach! We do hope to welcome you to stay with us again in the future. Best Wishes, The Luxury Coastal Team

Hope - The Luxury Coastal Team - 29 Jul 2023

Amazing stay

We had a fabulous stay in Hayle, this was our 6th visit to the area because we absolutely love the Upton Towans beach for our dog. Previous accommodation has missed on several points because of our growing teens but can honestly say the Dunes have it all, spacious, ample storage, ample parking, the garden for our dog was amazing, well enclosed and lots of grass and shade. Salt life was everything we hoped for for our stay, have already recommended to friends and family and will definitely be returning.

Dionne, 07 Jul 2023

Hello Dionne, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so pleased you had a fabulous stay and it's great to have return guests! We would love for you to return in the future and thank you for recommending us. Best Wishes, Luxury Coastal.

Emily - Luxury Coastal - 07 Jul 2023

Excellent, would go again!

Stayed for 7 nights for our honeymoon. The place was immaculate on arrival, a spacious chalet in a beautiful, peaceful locale with comfy beds, all the mod-cons you could ask for and a supermarket just down the road. The private hot-tub was the cherry on top. The only disappointment was having to go home at the end of our stay! Absolutely brilliant, would love to go again.

Luke, 16 Jun 2023

Hi Luke, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are so pleased to hear you had a wonderful stay at Salt Life for your honeymoon. It's always hard to leave a lovely holiday. But we do hope to welcome you back in the future. Best Wishes - Luxury Coastal

Dan - The Luxury Coastal team - 16 Jun 2023

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