St Ives (Cornish: Porth Ia, meaning St Ia's cove) is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The town lies north of Penzance and west of Camborne on the coast of the Celtic Sea. In former times it was commercially dependent on fishing. The decline in fishing, however, caused a shift in commercial emphasis and the town is now primarily a popular holiday resort, notably achieving the title of Best UK Seaside Town from the British Travel Awards in both 2010 and 2011. St Ives was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1639. St Ives has become renowned for its number of artists. It was named best seaside town of 2007 by the Guardian newspaper. It should not be confused with St Ive, a village and civil parish in south-east Cornwall.
Local authority: Cornwall Council
OS Grid Reference: SW518403
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Phone 0905 252 2250
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With panoramic sea views across St Ives Harbour, the family-run Golden Hind offers free private parking. It is just 250 metres from St Ives’ town centre and 8 minutes’ walk from St Ives (Cornwall) Railway Station. Details...
Blue Sky Bed and Breakfast is within 5 minutes’ walk of the centre of St Ives and its beach. This Edwardian property offers a shared lounge and colourful, pleasant rooms with free Wi-Fi. Details...
The Western Hotel is housed in an historic building in the centre of St Ives and 5 minutes’ walk from the beach. It offers a traditional Cornish pub with a beer garden. The simply decorated rooms at The Western Hotel have a TV and a private... Details...
Nestled between the Harbour Beach and Porthminster Beach, Trevose Harbour House is in the heart of the bustling seaside town of St Ives. Details...
Just metres from Porthminster Beach, Carlyon Guest House offers cooked breakfasts and impressive views of the Celtic Sea. The guest house has a traditional restaurant and free Wi-Fi. Details...
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Rivendell Guest House offers accommodation in St Ives, 1.8 km from Carbis Bay. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms come with a flat-screen TV. Details...
Rosewell Cottage is a stone, semi-detached cottage set in a peaceful location, under three miles from the heart of popular St Ives, Cornwall. There are two bedrooms, one double and one twin, along with a ground floor shower room, meaning there's comfortable accommodation for up to four people. Details...
Warveneth is a detached bungalow situated in the village of Angarrack, near Hayle and St Ives. The cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms, consisting of one king-size double, one zip/link twin and a children's bunk, as well as a bathroom. Details...
This wonderful barn conversion is superbly located amidst the lush green fields of Cornwall's far west, just two miles from the delightful village of Reawla. With a spacious living room and adjoining conservatory as well as a large kitchen with dining table, the property also boasts a lovely garden with shared paddock where visitors can enjoy a summer barbecue. Details...
Set on a former farm amid lush countryside, this property is a superbly converted semi-detached barn, just three miles from Hayle and four miles from the stunning coastline. Details...
The Abbey is a quality semi-detached mansion situated in the harbour town of Penzance in Cornwall. This holiday home sleeps fourteen people in seven bedrooms set over the first and second floors, including three with en-suites. Details...
Mount View is a wonderful first floor apartment situated in the harbour town of Penzance. This apartment sleeps four people in two bedrooms, consisting of one double and one zip/link twin, as well as a bathroom. Details...