Winner of the Best UK Coastal Town at the British Travel Awards for the third year on the trot, a St Ives holiday is a must for anyone visiting Cornwall. The picturesque harbour has plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants where you can just sit back, relax and watch the world go by as you stay in one of our self catering cottages in St Ives.
There is a maze of cobbled streets behind the harbour to be explored, with holiday cottages, shops, galleries and artisan delis all waiting to be discovered. St Ives bay has beaches galore to suit everyone's holiday needs. Harbour Sands and Porthminster beach offer sheltered bays for the family but a short stroll around to Porthmeor Beach means you are more likely to catch a wave or two and let the surfing bug take hold.
The cliff walks are stunning for those that prefer not to sit around in one of our St Ives holiday cottages, with panoramic views of sparkling sea and a coastline of beautiful sandy bays. The unusual micro-climate and unique quality of natural light have ensured that St Ives has long been a Mecca for artists, inspiring painters and sculptors alike for well over 100 years.
Testament to this is it has become home to not only the Tate St Ives, but the Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden, the St Ives Society of Artists and the St Ives art school.
We have gone to great lengths to handpick only the best St Ives cottages to ensure that your break is as relaxing as possible and you will have a self catering holiday to remember for years to come.