St Ives is a Cornish fishing town like no other. The arrival of The Great Western Railway in 1877 made it more accessible and soon established it as a popular holiday destination. Offering superb swimming and surfing beaches, it has also long been a mecca for painters, potters and sculptors and hosts the internationally famous Tate St Ives. The town has become renowned for its world class restaurants, which are to be found amongst its narrow streets and intimate squares. Hideaways' mouth-watering selection of St Ives cottages, apartments and barn conversions, located in and around the town provide the perfect base from which to explore St Ives itself and Cornwall's spectacular South West coastline.
Porthia is very conveniently situated, being halfway along the street leading to 'The Island', also known as 'St Ives Head', the headland with a tiny chapel on its peak.
10% discount for all holidays ending on or before 22nd April
Situated on the Lelant Downs above St Ives, Brunnion Barns enjoys far reaching views to the coast. An ideal base for exploring the Lands End and Lizard peninsulas. Visit England 4 stars (Gold Award).
15% discount for all holidays ending on or before 1st April
Part of a carefully converted 200 year old stone barn, Brunnion Barns (The Cottage) is situated high up on the Lelant Downs above St Ives. Graded 4 stars, Gold Award by Visit England.
15% discount for all holidays ending on or before 8th April
A hugely impressive, eco-efficient beach house, just minutes’ walk from Gwithian Towans beach and providing contemporary accommodation to a luxury standard.
15% discount for all holidays ending on or before 21st April
30% discount applies for 2 guests
Tucked away behind high gates and hedges in its own 1½ acre plot, The Cabin is situated mid-way between Penzance and St Ives, just 5 minutes' drive from Mounts Bay.
The Tea House enjoys a magical setting overlooking a lily pond in the owner’s fascinating four-acre garden, just above the village of Ludgvan, midway between Penzance and St Ives.
10% discount for all holidays ending on or before 21st April
Tucked away behind high gates and hedges, The Little Barn is a tastefully converted, detached, granite barn, just 5 minutes' drive from Mounts Bay.
15% discount for all holidays ending on or before 22nd April
A perfect coastal hideaway enjoying an elevated position near the top of Marazion and affording stunning views across to St Michael’s Mount and over Mounts Bay.
Hidden away up a bridlepath with tremendous southerly views, Kitts Cottage affords complete privacy yet is only a mile from the village of Carharrack (shop and PO).
A superbly appointed cottage in the hamlet of Point near Devoran, offering truly luxurious accommodation in a magical creekside setting off the Fal Estuary in South Cornwall.
10% discount for all holidays ending on or before 22nd April
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St. Ives has an enviable reputation amongst seaside towns as one of the most popular visitor destinations in the UK – and Hideaways has some cosy and unusual holiday cottages in and around the town. The exceptional number of sunshine hours, the aesthetically pleasing narrow, part-cobbled streets, ancient buildings and intriguing views glimpsed from upper floors between the chimney pots, makes St. Ives a mecca for the discerning holidaymaker.
With its mild climate and exceptional quality of light, St. Ives is truly an all-year destination and with so much to see, do and explore – beaches, shops, galleries, museums, restaurants and pubs – there is plenty to keep visitors fully occupied throughout their stay. The four beaches in St Ives have very different characteristics and variously provide surfing, boating, fishing and swimming, all protected by a modern lifeboat stationed in the centre of the town’s sea front. The South West Coastal Path passes through St. Ives and there are superb cliff walks all along the coast. Visitors can choose to arrive in St Ives via its exceptionally scenic railway, making a spectacular start to their holiday. It is no wonder that in 2010 and 2011 the resort won the British Travel Award’s ‘Best Seaside Town’ accolade.
The surrounding area is crammed with attractions and places of interest. Penzance, Land’s End and the nearby extraordinary Minack Theatre carved out of the cliff; St. Michael’s Mount (NT) and the Lizard are all easy destinations for a day’s outing, as are numerous grand houses and gardens for which Cornwall is justly famous, such as Glendurgan, a National Trust garden near Falmouth, Trebah, a superb privately-owned garden in the same area; and not far up the coast from St. Ives, Tehidy Country Park. A visit to Lanhydrock (NT house and garden) could be followed by the world-famous Eden project not far away. Children will enjoy Flambards Theme Park and the nearby seal sanctuary at Gweek. For the active holidaymaker, wonderful surfing beaches such as Portreath and Porthtowan are close by, while exhilarating walks and cycle routes can be found all over the area. With so much to fit in, it is no wonder that many of our visitors return again and again to this holidaymaker’s paradise.
Named after the 5th century Celtic Saint Ia who is reputed to have landed on this part of the Cornish coast north of present-day Penzance, the settlement slowly developed over the centuries until in medieval times it was the most important fishing village in the South West. The town boasts one of the oldest hostelries in the country, the Sloop Inn, dating from around 1312. From the early part of the 20th century St Ives developed into a distinctive and renowned cultural centre, including Bernard Leach's famous pottery (still going to this day) and the internationally renowned Tate St. Ives (founded in 1993 and which now looks after the Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden as well as housing modern paintings of national importance). In the spirit of its cultural heritage the town holds a number of annual events such as St. Ives’ Feast in February, the May Day festival, the September Celebration of Arts and the New Year’s Eve festival.
If you're looking for self-catering accommodation in and around St Ives, we have plenty of properties to choose from, including a centrally-located apartment in St Ives town itself, half way along the road to "The Island" in a former fisherman’s cottage. Slightly further afield there are several options including two beautiful barn conversions on the Lelant Downs just above St Ives enjoying far reaching views to the coast and providing an ideal base for exploring the Lands End and Lizard peninsulas. Hideaways has several properties right on the coast, including a luxury beach house at Gwithian tucked away amongst a small community of beach chalets, minutes’ walk from the tremendous stretch of sands which runs from Hayle to Godrevy Point. Our coastal cottage in Marazion enjoys stunning views across to St Michael’s Mount and over Mounts Bay. Other properties include a Finnish designed cabin and a converted artist’s studio based on an oriental tea house, both located half way between Penzance and St Ives. With so many wonderful walks in this area, our dog-friendly properties are perfect if you are looking to bring your dog(s) on holiday.
If you can't quite find what you are looking for in or around St Ives, we have many other stunning Cornwall cottages for you to choose from, both on the rugged Atlantic coast of Cornwall and nestled among the creeks and inlets of Cornwall's more gentle south coast.
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