Sandy beaches, fresh seafood and a thriving art scene are all just a leisurely stroll from St Ives holiday cottages. This multi-award-winning, sub-tropical seaside town lies on the rugged coast of north Cornwall, not far from the western tip of the peninsula. From surfing and hiking to modern art exhibitions and stylish seafront bars, self-catering holidays in St Ives have something for everyone.
The town’s working harbour is overlooked by a maze of narrow, cobbled streets, lined with palm trees and fishermen’s cottages. As you explore the town centre, you’ll discover renowned seafood restaurants, historic pubs and a variety of independent shops and delis. The town’s four sandy beaches are all walkable from a holiday cottage in St Ives. Porthmeor is one of the area’s best surf spots, Porthgwidden is a small, sheltered cove, Harbour is right next to the bustling port and Porthminster is a mile-and-a-half sweep of golden sand. Whether you want to catch your first wave, build a sandcastle or watch a Cornish sunset, glass in hand with a cold refreshing drink, St Ives’ beaches are not to be missed.
Coxswain’s Cottage nestles in Downalong, a jumble of fishermen’s cottages above the beach in St.Ives. This immaculately furnished cottage sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms and has private access to the beach below. You’ll be hard pressed to find somewhere else in St. Ives so impeccably furnished.
From this charming lodge’s relaxing open plan and restful master bedroom to the glorious indoor pool, full-service spa, and resort restaurant, anything you could want in a holiday is right here. Una Aurum 57 on the Una St Ives resort in Cornwall is a perfect coastal holiday retreat for two.
A stunning second floor apartment in St Ives with beautiful sea views and two balconies. Sleeping four guests and welcoming one dog, this home is bright and welcoming, and is perfectly positioned as it's just a short walk from the harbour.
Watch Cornish fishing trawlers unload their catch from through the windows of this superb waterside apartment in St. Ives. The Poop Deck is a modern family-friendly coastal holiday let in Cornwall that sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms.
Indulge yourself in this contemporary, child-friendly eco holiday lodge in St Ives above Carbis Bay in West Cornwall. Full use of outstanding resort facilities including heated indoor pool, spa, and restaurant await you at Una Argentum 62. Pets welcome.
Just minutes from Carbis Bay, Una Argentum 59, a luxury Cornish eco-lodge provides the ideal base camp for families to enjoy their holiday in St. Ives, Cornwall, with spacious accommodation sleeping 4 and amenities including an indoor pool to suit everyone.
Black Moon is an opulent romantic cottage perched above Bamaluz Beach in St Ives, Cornwall, with its own trap door & plush secret cave. Waves crash against the cottage which boasts superb sea views and an interior featuring exposed stone walls and the height of luxury, as well as a private balcony.
Blue Moon fully justifies its claim as the most luxurious and romantic holiday cottages for couples in St. Ives. This dog-friendly coastal cottage in the heart of this Cornish resort oozes sophistication, style and comfort and, with underfloor heating, it’s also perfect for out of season holidays.
In the far west of Cornwall, Una Stannum 73 is a large luxury lodge offering self-catering holidays in an exclusive development sleeping 8 guests for holidays and short breaks. Guests have access to an indoor heated swimming pool, stat-of-the-art gym, sauna and even an on-site cafe.
A stunning detached reverse level new home offering outstanding finish and style with spacious 5 bedroom accommodation. Situated in a slightly elevated location with fine sea and coastal views from the front across and up the coast to Godrevy Lighthouse and as far as St Agnes Head on a clear day.
Iris cottage in St Ives earned its Visit England 5 Star Gold ratings through a combination of luxury and location, plus a blend of charm and style. The coastal cottage boasts contemporary chic as well as exposed beams and a galley kitchen, open-plan living and access to the wonders of Cornwall.
There’s probably no better place to spend a family holiday on the West Cornwall coast than Una Argentum 71 in St. Ives, a luxury eco lodge where your family can avail itself of the onsite heated pool, spa, and fitness studio or explore nearby Carbis Bay Beach. Pets welcome.
Cosy relaxation for two awaits in West Cornwall at Una Aurum 56 on the Una St Ives resort. If you want a romantic holiday, the Una Aurum 56 lodge at Una St Ives resort is ready for you. From an indoor pool to a full spa to an onsite restaurant, the lodge and resort await to welcome you.
Rich with amenities, Una Argentum 63 on the Una St Ives resort in Cornwall is the ideal family seaside getaway. This modern, stylish, and accessible escape gives you access to relaxing, luxurious resort facilities including an indoor pool, spa, and restaurant.
Designed for a family getaway, Una Argentum 61 is a dog-friendly luxury eco-lodge in Cornwall ready for you and yours to enjoy some serious relaxation. Here on the grounds of Una St Ives, in Carbis Bay enjoy an indoor pool, spa, restaurant, and modern, relaxing comfort.
Trencrom is a large Cornish luxury seaside holiday villa overlooking Carbis Pay in St. Ives. Facilities include a sauna, games room with cinema and indoor dip pool. Trenrcom in Carbis Bay sleeps 11 in 6 bedrooms and lies in a spectacular elevated position above the clean white sandy beach.
Una Stannum 49 is a child friendly, contemporary self-catering apartment with a pool in an exclusive development close to beaches in St. Ives, Cornwall. This large apartment sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms
Cornish seaside towns like St Ives are arguably some of the prettiest in the world, so when you discover a home that is within easy reach of the town but also has an exceptional view over the turquoise waters of Carbis Bay, you’ve found a real gem. Read more!
- Carbis Bay
- Crackington Haven
- Harlyn Bay
- Mawgan Porth
- Praa Sands
- St Agnes
- St Austell
- St Columb Major
- St. Just
- St. Mawgan
- St. Minver
Heading east and west from St Ives, the Southwest Coast Path is spectacular, with towering cliffs, secluded, rocky coves and the chance to spot passing dolphins and basking sharks. If you’re not in the mood for walking, climb aboard the St Erth to St Ives train and watch the sparkling Celtic Sea float by from the comfort of your carriage.
For centuries, painters have been drawn to the enchanting light found on the coast around St Ives, and the town is now the Southwest’s art mecca. While most visitors head to the Tate, Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, and Bernard Leach Pottery and Museum, the smaller, independent galleries tucked away behind the harbour, where you will also find many attractive holiday cottages, are also well worth a visit.