Book a Stay in Sally – a St. Ives Army Tank

Sally The St. Ives Tank

This is an amazing place, really quirky but with good facilities and an amazing view. ✨

What young child doesn’t want the experience of sleeping in a tank overnight? In fact, never mind the kids – the adults love it even more. This oddly roomy tank in Cornwall allows you to spend the night in a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, refurbished tank. You can’t shoot anything, but it’s fun to pretend. Here are the details on booking a stay in Sally the St. Ives tank.


  • Where: St. Ives, UK
  • Sleeps: 2 People
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Pets: No
  • WiFi: No
  • Food & Drink: None

About the Tank

This is a delightful idea. Anyone who has an interest in wartime, soldiery, or just cool vehicles, can spend the night, the week, or longer, staying in a refashioned tank. The tank includes a comfortable bed and a small bathroom, with a basic cooking area outdoors. The outdoor area includes your own garden with a fire pit. There is free onsite parking and the deal is suitable for a two person stay. 

St. Ives itself is five minutes from the tank. You can enjoy all the lovely attractions this seaside town has to offer. The Cornwall Guide has a good list.

More Information

  • Stay in an old 1952 armoured personnel carrier tank
  • Basic kitchen
  • Outdoor area
  • Quiet farm with rescued pigs, sheep, and other animals
  • Garden space with campfire
  • BBQ
  • Run by a super host
  • Includes Air Cover 
  • Bring your own towels but comfy blankets included
  • Free parking
  • Allows long term stays
  • Check-in from 3-8pm
  • Check out before 10am
  • No pets
  • No smoking
  • Not suitable for children
  • No parties or events

For more information about this property and to browse availability and prices, check it out here


A Bit About Airbnb

Airbnb are a huge name in multinational travel. They operate all over the world, with their western market particularly strong. Airbnb uses an innovative model that allows you to stay in someone’s house, rather than in a hotel or other accommodations. Sometimes the owner rents out a room and sometimes you have the whole property to yourself. No matter what happens, though, you stay with a local person who has in-depth knowledge of the local area.

Airbnb hosts work hard to earn 5 star reviews. This makes for an excellent experience, most of the time. Traveling with them means your local guide can pass on information to help you make the most of your trip. They can leave you the best takeaway menus from the area, gift you literature on local attractions, and even put together welcome packs for you.

Airbnb began in 2007 when two hosts in San Francisco rented out their properties. Since then, they have gone from strength to strength to become a worldwide guest hosting firm. Users can sign up to rent out space in their own homes or sign up as guests. A review process helps keep everyone aligned. 

Why Choose Airbnb

Traveling with Airbnb is a far more intimate experience than traveling and staying in hotels. Choices in accommodation range from high-end luxury to budget friendly. the locations offered span the entire world, with city breaks and country stays available. You can stay with Airbnb hosts here in the UK or you can stay with them when you travel abroad. 9 times out of 10, your experience will be more affordable than other accommodation might be.

*Any prices shown are correct at the time of posting and based on the examples shown