With a string of distinguished travel awards, St. Ives is a
superb year-round holiday resort offering lots of attractions and a
wonderful choice of St. Ives cottages.
Get creative in a St. Ives cottage!
This delightful resort is renowned for its unique art scene, its
small, cobbled streets awash with inviting galleries and
artists' studios. Browse contemporary exhibitions at The Tate
then relax at the roof-top cafe, or wander around the Barbara
Hepworth Sculpture Garden featuring rare works of art created from
bronze, wood and stone. And for art, music, dance, theatre, comedy
and more, plan your St. Ives cottage break around the September
When it comes to beaches, the choice is yours. Build sandcastles
at Porthminster and Carbis Bay. Ride the pounding surf at
award-winning Porthmeor Beach. Or head for Hayle, with its
three-mile stretch of talcum-powder sands.
Back in St. Ives you can shop for trendy clothes, handmade
jewellery and other crafts. Enjoy lazy lunches in gourmet
harbour-side restaurants. Or chill out in a pavement cafe watching
local fishermen land their catch.
Out and about, sail to Seal Island, Godrevy Lighthouse and
Hell's Mouth. Trace the steps of D.H. Lawrence in the nearby
village of Zennor, steeped in history and legend. Or take the dog
and children for a romp at Steeple Woodland Nature Reserve above
St. Ives, offering acres of heath-land and woods with spectacular
views across the bay.
Whether you're looking for Blue Flag beaches, coastal walks,
art or surfing, a cottage holiday in St. Ives will be one to