Where to Stay

 

 

This website currently focuses on the self catering holiday fraternity, in particular holiday cottages, apartments and other types of rental property. In due course we will also add recommendations for hotels and camping.

Renting a holiday cottage in the heart of St Ives will enable you to park the car for a few days, relax and enjoy the restaurants, pubs, variety of shops and the great outdoors at one of the countries most sought after holiday destinations.

St Ives, Cornwall is connected via a branch line to the London / Penzance intercity.  If you have traveled to St Ives by train then holiday rentals located anywhere in St Ives will be walkable from the station.

Our recommendations on this website are to rent a  holiday cottage very close to or  in the heart of St Ives.  Therefore we have focused on holiday-let businesses who have a good presence in St Ives and will naturally have expert local knowledge to support and advise our visitors.

Where to find your holiday cottage in St Ives....

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click for LanhamsLanhams, St Ives Holidays
  • Based in the High Street, Lanhams has 240+ quality self catering properties in St Ives
  • The staff are very helpful and friendly and have an excellent local knowledge.
  • Many of the holiday rentals are in the most desirable locations in St Ives.
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click for AspectsAspects
  • With over 220 properties, Aspects has a strong presence in St Ives/surrounding area.
  • Based on the harbour-front and staffed by local people with expert local knowledge.
  • Aspects’ rental portfolio includes uxury options and extends to other parts of Cornwall.
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click for Cornish Riviera Holiday CottagesCornish Riviera
  • Manage over 70 fisherman's cottages and harbour side flats- all in the heart of St.Ives.
  • Based in the middle of St Ives, run by local staff with good local knowledge.
  • Again, the holiday rentals are central to most desirable locations in St Ives.
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click for West Cornwall Cottage HolidaysWest Country Cottage Holidays
  • Based in Penzance, managing properties across West Cornwall including St Ives.
  • The agent prides itself as the premier provider of holiday cottages in the region.
  • The website reflects and good range of self catering options in the surrounding area.
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Our recommendation
  • Located in the old fishing quarter in the heart of St Ives, 30m from Porthmeor Beach.
  • Short walk to restaurants and St Ives based activities referenced on this website.
  • Well equipped and flexible accommodation (sleeps 6 to 8) with parking.
  • Highly recommended due to it’s prime location, facilities and competitive charges.

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About St Ives

 

 

St Ives is in west Cornwall, less than 20 miles from Lands End. Situated on the rugged north coast, this beautiful old fishing port is steeped in fascinating history, mixed with legends and myths. Culturally rich, St Ives is recognised around the world as a vibrant art colony and is home to many artists and musicians, with galleries, regular festivals and an eclectic music scene.

St Ives is a wonderful destination for a day trip, or for a holiday. On this website we’ve highlighted our favourite restaurants, attractions and activities and recommended where to go for places to stay. If you want to know how to get to St Ives then try our amazing route planner that will provide you the best travel directions to this wonderful seaside town. To plan your day properly we can provide you with the latest weather forecast for St Ives area, together with the tide times and surf forecast (for Gwithian beach).

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For holiday accommodation, we’ve listed the Holiday Cottage / self catering holiday let agents who specialise in St Ives and the surroundaing area. In due course we plan to add hotels and camping to our recommendations.

St Ives has miles of golden sand, with coves and beaches pointing in all compass directions. This means there is always an amazing choice of safe swimming, surfing, body-bording or playing in the sand, sheltered from sea breezes in the sunshine. With the benefit of the warmth of the Gulf Stream, the town also enjoys a mild sub-tropical climate during the summer months.

For more than 600 years this a delightful seaside town flourished on rich fishing grounds and mining for tin, supplemented with agriculture. Now the local economy benefits from all year-round tourism and art. The narrow, cobbled streets now offer a wide variety of shops, high class restaurants, cafes and bars.

St Ives has a thriving art scene which includes the Tate Gallery, Penwith Gallery, Barbara Hepworth Museum and many other smaller galleries.

 

You don’t have to walk far from the main town to experience the magnificent scenery along the Cornish cost-line, with breath-taking views across the undulating countryside, spectacular granite cliff faces and beyond to the Atlantic.

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