Out & About: Active in St Ives this November!

  The beauty of St Ives is it’s all year round ability for finding something for everyone to do no matter what time of year you visit. If you feel like an active holiday without the crowds, November is the perfect time to visit Cornwall, so why not jump in your car, pack the wetsuits, bikes and dogs and head South … Read More

Autumn In St Ives

Autumn in St Ives…and October fun for all! Summer may have gone and the leaves are falling from the trees, but come October it’s time to swap your flipflops and trainers for your wellies and walking boots and come and enjoy what St Ives has to offer in the Autumn! Golden sandy beaches without the crowds, and the very mild … Read More

St Ives’ Artistic Legacy

Written by Christine & Paul of “The Lighthouse Apartment” St Ives’ artistic heritage is definitely a draw for us.  You’re so aware of the beautiful light which enfolds the town and beaches, it’s no wonder it became such a magnet for artists.  There’s something beautiful to see wherever you turn – cobbled streets, pretty fisherman’s cottages with their pots of … Read More

Don’t forget your Dogs………….Autumn in St Ives!

As the end of another Cornish summer draws to a close and with the buckets & spades now packed away for another year, it’s surely time to be thinking of a quiet getaway with your four legged friends to explore the beautiful beaches and walks the stunning area of St Ives has to offer. October 1st is my favourite calendar … Read More

Where to Eat in St Ives: Part Two – New Twists to Old Places

The culinary scene in St Ives is certainly never dull! There’s always a new restaurant, bar or café to try out, and even those we’ve had with us for years and years are often shaking things up and trying something new. We just don’t like to stay still!

Where to Eat in St Ives – Part One: Our Favourite New Openings

Food and St Ives; there has never been a better pair! Our coastal town is full to the brim with a colourful mix of restaurants that serve culinary delights typical of Cornwall as well as tastes from around the world. We are constantly attracting new chefs to our vibrant town, who each bring with them a different flavour for us … Read More

Rosamunde Pilcher: Her Life’s Work

Over the course of her writing career – a career that, incidentally, spans over 60 years -Pilcher has become internationally recognised and praised. Her novels are sold all over the world and have amassed over 60 million sales, her success labelling her as one the most celebrated contemporary female authors. It’s safe to say, Pilcher’s pretty good at what she … Read More

Rosamunde Pilcher – The German Link

Cornish Coastline

If you already know of Rosamunde Pilcher, you’ll be aware that she is up there with the greatest of female contemporary writers, having sold more than 60 million novels worldwide. However, despite her success, she isn’t really that well-known in the UK. Not in the way that we all know Shakespeare, C.S Lewis or George Orwell. Even here in Cornwall, … Read More

New Year’s Eve in St Ives

What began as a little bit of fun for locals has quickly turned into something that attracts people from across the whole of the UK, and is one of the countries most anticipated New Year’s Eve celebrations. Yes, we’re talking about New Years in St Ives! Every year, 1,000’s of people flock to the seaside town in Cornwall to welcome … Read More

Dog Friendly St Ives

As Autumn draws in the dog beach ban lifts in St Ives. Us locals (and visitors alike) are keen to get back on the beaches with our dogs. The weather down here is superb at the moment: glorious sunrises and sunsets, misty mornings and golden leaves on the trees. Where better to spend a break with your pet?  We can’t … Read More

The St Michaels Way Trail

The St Michaels Way walking trail runs from Lelant on the coast of Cornwall near St Ives to Marazion, and of course the famed St Michael’s mount. The walk itself is 12.5 miles long; not too strenuous but certainly not for those less-inclined to a bit of exercise! The route meanders along the beautiful north and south coast of Cornwall, … Read More

St Ives to St Just: A Scenic English Road Trip

St Ives from Zennor

The B3306 from St Ives to St Just – or the other way round, depending on which direction you head from – is one of the most beautiful road routes in England. With quaint villages and stunning views from start to finish, it’s definitely not a trip to pass up. Take your whole family on a day out to enjoy … Read More

Five Reasons for a Family Friendly Holiday in St Ives

When it comes to planning holidays away as a family, you’ve likely got a lot of criteria to fill. Everybody wants something different, and sometimes tastes can be conflicting. Choosing to visit St Ives however solves all of your problems. It’s a place the whole family can enjoy, the ideal destination for a truly memorable getaway.

Porthmeor Beach & Atlantic View Holiday Cottages

Atlantic Watch is one of our sea view properties, conveniently located just a few dozen steps from Porthmeor Beach, St Ives. It’s the perfect place for groups of friends or large families to use as a base to explore everything that St Ives and Penwith has to offer. The property boasts enough space to sleep 12, with five bathrooms, three … Read More

4 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Week in Cornwall

Want to come to Cornwall, but aren’t sure you’ve got the time? Many people instantly think of spending a couple of weeks in the south west. It’s a big commitment, both in terms of time and money, so it’s not surprising that you might decide you can’t make it.

What Beaches Are There Near St Ives

Whatever reason you come to Cornwall for a holiday, it’s pretty much impossible not to spend some time on the beach. With so many of Cornwall’s important towns and landmarks being located on the coast, you’re never far away from sun and sand. Probably the most famous Cornish seaside town of them all, St Ives, is no exception. In fact, … Read More

St Erth to St Ives a Great British Rail Journey

Most of the time you go on holiday, the journey is simply something you need to do to get to an exciting attraction or beautiful landscape. Nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to visiting the world-famous seaside town of St Ives. Visiting by rail, the journey takes you along some of the most beautiful and picturesque … Read More

A Quick Guide to St Ives Cornwall

St Ives is a smorgasbord of sights, sounds and activities for visitors. Combining the historic charm of a Cornish seaside town with a strong contemporary arts, music, and theatre culture, it is no surprise that St Ives is one of the most popular destinations in Cornwall. Whatever you want from your holiday, St Ives is able to provide. From families … Read More

A few snowflakes!

And a few flakes definitely fell in Island Square. And we have witnesses!

Our first blog!!

We thought we should start blogging. We Facebook ,  We Tweet ……………