Self-catering holiday cottages in St Ives

Most people will be familiar with the Tate Galleries in London and Liverpool, yet many don’t realise there is also a Tate Gallery in St Ives, Cornwall. And as if this wasn’t enough, St. Ives itself is already recognised as perhaps one of the most famous holiday towns in Cornwall, noted for its clear, blue seas, golden sands, surf and year-round mild temperatures and almost frost-free winters, thanks to the proximity of the warm waters of the Gulf Sream.

Of course St Ives is a great location for the self-catering enthusiast. Easily reached by road, rail and air, the self-catering accommodation is predominantly cottage and small house. However the properties in St Ives all tend to have one aspect in common – fantastic seaward views across the town and harbour. Warning: Much of the self-catering holiday accommodation is St Ives is not dog-friendly - you will see listed in each properties details. Whether you’re looking for a quiet, romantic break by the sea or want a full family holiday, St Ives is a wonderful location.

Trelawn, Hayle, nr. St Ives

Trelawn, Cornwall

Group accommodation in Hayle, near St Ives with 6 bedrooms, sleeps 13. No pets allowed. Pub within 1 mile, Short Breaks All Year.

A spacious detached house just 1 mile from Hayle Towans beach. St Ives with surfing beach and Tate Modern Gallery close by.

  • Detached Property
  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Games Room
  • Shower
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Telephone Chargeable
  • WiFi
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  • Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
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  • Parking - On Site
  • Customers Choice
  • Shower Cubicle
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Living room/dining room | Sea Skies, St Ives

Sea Skies, Cornwall

Cottage for a couple in Carbis Bay, near St Ives with 1 bedroom, sleeps 2. No pets allowed. Enclosed Garden / Patio, Golf nearby, Pub within 1 mile, Winter Short Breaks.

Perfect for relaxing, this first floor apartment enjoys beautiful views and it is close to a wide choice of restaurants and attractions.

  • Customers Choice 2015
  • Sea View
  • Romantic Getaways
  • Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Welcome Cottages
  • Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
  • Open Plan
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath
  • Parking - On Site
  • Customers Choice
  • Shower Cubicle
  • Summer Best Sellers
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Far reaching sea views from the kitchen area | Fernhill Apartment, Carbis Bay, near St Ives

Fernhill Apartments, Cornwall

Coastal cottage in Carbis Bay, near St Ives with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4. Enclosed Garden / Patio, Golf nearby, Pub within 1 mile, Short Breaks All Year.

This second floor apartment is a great base from which to explore this area of Cornwall, including Marazion, St Ives and Penzance.

  • Sea View
  • WiFi
  • Luxury Collection
  • Newly Listed Property
  • English Country Cottages
  • Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
  • Open Plan
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Tastefully modernised living area with amazing sea views | 7 Four Seasons Penthouse, Carbis Bay, near St Ives

Four Seasons Penthouse, Cornwall

Coastal cottage in Carbis Bay, near St Ives with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4. Golf nearby, Pub within 1 mile, Winter Short Breaks.

This luxurious apartment is a great base from which to enjoy a holiday on the West Cornwall coast, with a beach just a short walk away.

  • Sea View
  • WiFi
  • Luxury Collection
  • Newly Listed Property
  • English Country Cottages
  • Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
  • Open Plan
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath
  • Parking - On Site
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Things to do when staying in St Ives, Cornwall

Beach activities for sure but as mentioned, as an attraction, the flagship Cornwall Tate Gallery St Ives, opened in 1993 offers the visitor a quite unique opportunity to see works of art in the actual surroundings many were created in. Or you make care to take the dog for a leisurely stroll along some of the miles of coastal footpath. And once you get there, you may care to return on the local train that gives a quite spectacular, cliff-edge hugging journey on a tract that is a testament to the incredible Victorian engineering of over a century ago.

As it has done for many hundreds of years, town life centres around the harbour. The fishing boats still moor there as they always have done, with their world-renown catches despatched all over the world to some of the best restaurants. And from the harbour, a maze of narrow cobbled streets, many with the original fishermen’s cottages from many years past, lead into the old part of the town. These streets come alive with ‘Britain in Bloom’ winning floral displays during the summer months.

During the day, there’s plenty of shopping opportunity, whether for gifts, locally-made products or ingredients for your meal. Or, if you prefer, St Ives is surprisingly cosmopolitan and in the evenings there is a great range of cafés, restaurants and bars to choose from to suit every taste and every pocket. Also part of the Tate Gallery and worth a mentioning is the Barbara Hepworth Museum that originally opened in 1976 and run by the Tate since 1980. This is a lasting memorial to the great sculptress and an extraordinary insight into the work of one of Britain's most important twentieth century artists who lived and worked in St. Ives.

Her workshop has been carefully preserved and visitors will see many examples of her work in the gardens and house. Some of her finest pieces in bronze, stone and wood together with drawings and paintings are on permanent display here.

Dolphins and wildlife can be seen form along the coastal paths and Carbis Bay with blue water and golden beaches is a favorite for a bucket and spade holiday in Cornwall..