The Balcony Studio

Sleeps 2 in 1 bedrooms
£1,750 - £2,275pw

A wonderful re-imagination of a harbour-side cottage.  Design-led, bespoke and luxurious.  Sitting on the water’s edge. Immerse yourself in this quirky and inspiring space.

At a glance

Harbour-front location
Designer interior
Super sized wet-room
Accept one small well behaved pet
Minimum three night stay. Any day arrival/departure

The balcony studio was formerly lived in by Captain Philip Moran (author of Soggy the Bear).  It has been re-designed into a very special one-bedroom cottage on the water’s edge.

A wonderful assortment of original features and super-modern additions. Arranged over a 4 half-floors, each level feels close to the next, and a surprise is around every corner.

The Balcony Studio will accept a minimum three night stay.  Any day arrival/departure.

Entrance is from St.Andrews Street …….


Breakfast bar/dining table to seat two, electric hob & oven, 3/4 size built-in dish washer, full height 70/30 SMEG fridge freezer. DeLonghi coffee machine.

6 steps down into….

Super sized wet-room:

This enormous wet-room covers the whole lower ground floor and was formerly a pilchard cellar.  It has two large architectural glass panels in the ceiling linking it to the master bedroom above.

Huge stainless steel square bath & twin stainless basins by William Holland, separate shower room with 9″ copper rainfall shower head and bespoke copper pipe towel warmer, further low-height wall mounted thermostatic shower,  porthole window onto Lambeth Walk (water’s edge), cupboard with washer dryer, reclaimed timber cladding around room.

Five-steps up from the kitchen to………

Master Bedroom:

Super king-size four poster bed facing east over the sea, glass panels set into floor looking directly into wet-room below, super comfy pair of modern armchairs facing the window views, oak flooring throughout, open vaulted ceiling with original crook-framed trusses, large fold-back windows, storage unit, chest of drawers.

Further steps up to mezzanine level…..

Living Area:

Large two-seater sofa, glass balustrade, sisal flooring, wall mounted 32″ TV, original vaulted ceiling, coffee table, cloak-room WC.

Additional Information

Check in 4.00pm – Check out 10:00am

Gas central heating throughout (thermostat controlled).

Bed Linen, Bath Towels and Hand Towels supplied.

Robes and slipper supplied

One small well behaved pet welcome

Minimum three night stay. Any day arrival/departure


Well what a place, waking up to that view is something I will never forget, it’s so beautiful! The view is like a post card! We were sad to leave. It’s bang in the middle too so everything you can walk to. Thank you for the most memorable honey moon! We will definitely come again.
Felicity, June 2023

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Well what a place, waking up to that view is something I will never forget, it’s so beautiful! The view is like a post card! We were sad to leave. It’s bang in the middle too so everything you can walk to. Thank you for the most memorable honey moon! We will definitely come again.
Felicity, June 2023
Fantastic place to stay amazing host lovely bottle of wine and a few things given on arrival view is incredible shower and bath amazing just all in all an amazing experience a must have and will definitely be returning already recommend to friends and family which also will be coming to experience what I have this weekend 100/10 I’d rate it!
Brodie, March 2023
Bet you can't find a unique accommodation like this. l like to describe it as a luxurious cabin in a royal cruiser with waves splashing on the windows. It's a unique experience even for seasoned travelers like us.
Max, October 2022
It was our first visit to St Ives, and a lovely short break. Beaches were lovely, great for swimming even in October, ad great for dog-walking. Plenty of great places to eat and relax, all pretty much on the doorstep. The apartment was just as described, if anything even better and even more stunningly beautiful than expected. We would definitely recommend it and we hope to come back before too long.
David, October 2022
Wow! The Balcony Studio is a very special house and it’s clear how much thought and care the owners have put into its creation. The view - that is revealed at the flick of a switch from the expansive super king bed every morning - is spectacular, and to be so close to the water and the busy throng of the harbour is magical. Yet the house is also very peaceful as St Andrew’s Street is a quiet residential road. We never tired of simply sitting or lying and watching the world – on various water craft - pass by the window. The interior of the house is beautifully designed and it provides every convenience. The attention to detail is impressive - from the welcoming snacks and wine on arrival to the fully kitted out kitchen, body boards, windbreaks and Sonos sound system. The downstairs bathroom/spa, with its walkway level porthole, is absolutely stunning (be sure to close the blind as passing children do love to peak in!) and taking a bath in the William Holland Alvius is pure decadence!
The pictures don’t do the Balcony studio justice. It’s so beautifully styled and well kept. The view every morning from the balcony was just surreal and made it very hard to leave come the end of our stay. I want to live here!! Get yourself in that bathroom asap. Twin rain showers and that tub. Wow. Recommend! Recommend! Recommend!
Lauren, Oxford
It's hard not to give this place anything but 5 stars! the weekend was more than we could have asked for and that was thanks to such an amazing hub for us and the dogs. Every detail for the cottage had been well thought out and each area was used as intended again and again. Will be returning
Laura, Earley

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