Every year, lovers of food, drink and fun flock to St Ives for our legendary Food Festival. Taking place on the sandy shores of Porthminster Beach, come by on the 13th and 14th of May to see what all the fuss is about! If you can’t wait that long, we’ve got a quick rundown of what you can expect.
Amongst our multitude of properties with historical importance sits Ships Loft, a charming little cottage in Downalong, St Ives. Modernised now, this property boasts an impressive history within our quaint seaside town and is linked directly with the evolution of life in St Ives. We do imagine that if walls could talk, Ships Loft’s would have an awful lot of … Read More
With a Grade II listing, Red Sails is one of our many properties of historical notability. The quaint, three-storey cottage was previously built for fishermen and their families, showing how life and work were so closely intertwined, and is dated back to the first half of the 19th century. It contains many of the original features and is steeped in … Read More
As an exceptional novelist, writer and woman, Rosamunde Pilcher is a treasure to Cornwall, and to Britain as a whole. However, although her books are quite widely known, the woman herself is not so. If you search for her online, it’s quite difficult to find any substantial information about Pilcher – who is she? Who was she before she became … Read More
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
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
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
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 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
Thirty-eight years after its debut, the St Ives September festival is still one of the most popular and diverse cultural experiences in Cornwall. This year, the festival runs from Saturday 10th to Saturday 24th September, and boasts a huge line-up of acts and events. Music, theatre, poetry, art exhibitions and a whole host of other unmissable experiences are on offer … Read More
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
The beautiful Cornish town of St Ives is synonymous with sea, sand and sunshine. It is also a mecca for the arts, with artists of all fields having made a beeline for the resort since the mid-1800s. So combine the atypical British climate with the stunning scenery and the renowned respect shown to the artistic community, and you have the … Read More
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.
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
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.
It’s hard to think of St Ives without thinking of the Tate. The town has been synonymous with art and artists for such a long time that the gallery feels as if it has always been there. The Tate has gone through several improvements over the years to ensure it offers the best possible experience to art lovers. For the … Read More
The September Festival never fails to attract both big talents and big crowds to the town of St Ives. Running from the 12th to 26th September, this two-week festival celebrates art and artistic culture in all its forms in one of the most creative places in the county. Including music, exhibitions, spoken word, comedy, dance, readings, and much more, this … Read More
Having to go on holiday and leave your dog behind can make it feel like there is a vital part of your family missing. As a primarily rural area Cornwall is the perfect location to bring a pet, and with plenty of dog friendly cottages to stay in – there really is no excuse not to.
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
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
St Ives Society of Artists is a key player in the town’s vibrant and thriving arts culture. Comprising 70 members, the Society was one of the first organisations to bring the many artists living in or visiting St Ives together to celebrate their talents and creations. The Society holds multiple exhibitions throughout the year, featuring work from resident and guest … Read More
Cornwall loves its traditions. It is one of the things that makes it such a wonderful county to visit. The people of Cornwall are very in touch with their past, and continue to honour the ways of life that have gone before them. Heritage is important, as is evidenced by the many museums and historical-themed attractions dotted up and down … Read More
Tucked away between St Ives and St Just lies the picturesque village of Zennor. It may be hard to find, but it is well worth exploring, for there is an extraordinary amount of history packed into such a tiny space. Legendary writer D.H. Lawrence and his German wife, Frieda, were once ejected from the village during the First World War, … Read More
St Ives is a much respected and well known place for arts among the international community. Its history, influence, and claims to fame mean that its galleries can display some of the finest works by the most talented and significant artists of any generation. The Tate St Ives is a valuable and necessary part of the Tate family, cementing the … Read More
St Ives is one of those places which is fantastic all year around, and there is no denying that summer is when the town really comes alive. There’s always something happening, and in a town this vibrant, you can be sure there will be an event that tickles your fancy. There are plenty of things to see and do, and … Read More
After such a terrible winter throughout the UK you will be glad to hear that spring seems to finally be on its way. The first signs of the changing seasons are a welcome sight in Cornwall. The daffodils are open, the birds are singing, and leaves are appearing again on the trees. Spring is a great time in Cornwall, not … Read More
St Ives is an idyllic town all year round. At Christmas, the quaint streets and intriguing shops buzz with festive spirit. Whether it’s something artistic, something traditional, something tasty, or something a little out of the ordinary, there’s plenty to do for a St Ives Christmas. The run up to Christmas has already begun, and St Ives offers some of … Read More
It’s too easy to overlook the fact Cornwall is a wonderful place to be at all times of year. You probably instantly think of beaches and ice creams, and other things you can do in the hot weather. There is so much more to Cornwall than those frantic summer months. Most of the people may leave, and the sun may … Read More
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
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