About St Ives

St Ives is a place that you can enjoy all year round

An area renowned for its’ superb sandy beaches, glittering turquoise sea, rugged coastline, shops and a cosmopolitan mix of restaurants and art galleries.

It has achieved all year round popularity due to its’ warmer climate, the world famous Tate Gallery and some of the finest restaurants in the South West.

Whether you are looking for a relaxing week on the beach or an energetic mix of sightseeing, surfing, fishing, diving, it offers something for everyone.

The Cottages are located in the Downalong area which is conveniently situated between Porthmeor beach (the largest beach popular with surfers), Porthgwidden Beach (a smaller quiet beach ideal for those seeking peace and quiet) and the Harbour beaches and Wharf. It is also a short walk from Porthminster beach, a family beach boasting one of St Ives most popular restaurants where you can enjoy a meal overlooking the beach.

Restaurants, shops and galleries are close by, also Surfing, Diving, Fishing and Coastal walks.

There are many attractions in and around the area, a selection of which is included in our Places to Visit. The St Ives festival takes place each September with a wide range of events and activities covering all aspects of music and art. It is also a popular destination for Christmas and the New Year period.

Thinking of visiting the area? Why not stay in one of our cottages.