Holiday Cottages in St Ives
For the quintessential family holiday, choose from one of our extensive range of St Ives Cottages. This charming part of Cornwall has been hosting visitors for years, attracted to the area by its astonishing natural beauty. A particularly warm part of the UK, St Ives has got more than a whiff of the tropics about it, with palm trees fringing the beaches and supremely lush vegetation adding to the effect. On top of that, there are some first-class beaches to be found, with the temperate waters attracting playful dolphins, magnificent basking sharks (don’t worry, they’re vegetarians!), and seals who like to bask on the rocks.
However, our St Ives Cottages aren’t just for families; St Ives, with its rustic charm, makes an ideal holiday destination for couples who want to spend some quality time together. In addition to some superb attractions, St Ives has some excellent restaurants. If you’ve eaten more than your fair share of Cornish pasties, you’ll find some outstanding eateries that serve fresh fish or local meats and vegetables. You’ll even find some fine-dining establishments, perfect for a special night out.
What are the best attractions in St Ives?
If you’ve booked one of our holiday cottages in St Ives for the whole family, you’ll find yourselves just a short trip from some of Cornwall’s best attractions. You’ve got the world-famous Eden Project virtually down the road, Paradise Park wildlife sanctuary in nearby Hayle, and the Flambards Experience theme park, packed with rides, exhibits and things to see and do, in Helston. For a bit of old-school holidaymaking, St Ives Harbour Beach is just on your doorstep. Older children might like to take a trip to Porthmeor Beach, which is something of a Mecca for those who enjoy water sports, with everything from kayaking to surfing on offer.
Couples using our holiday cottages in St Ives as a base from which to explore the romantic side of Cornwall will be equally spoilt for choice. The Tate St Ives puts your finger on the pulse of the local art scene, while the Barbara Hepworth Museum showcases some amazing sculptures. The Minack Theatre is a supremely romantic setting in which to watch a play, and you can dip into Cornwall’s magical past with a visit to the standing stones of Men-an-Tol.