Cherished St Ives Holiday Cottages

Tim and Roz started Cherished Cottages in 2011 with the aim of representing only the highest calibre luxury properties in the heart of St Ives. Starting with two cottages in the famous Downalong area, we now have a collection of handpicked 5-star standard properties each offering something special, whether it is a spectacular sea view, fantastic location with parking, or the opportunity to stay in a traditional fisherman’s cottage.

Over the last couple of years, the ‘Cherished family’ has been extended with the addition of Christine, Rachel and Danielle, and each member of the team has their part to play in offering the highest customer service; this high level of personal service is backed up with our easy to search website and a booking system that allows you to book at a time convenient for you, day or night! Of course, we also love to speak to our customers too, so we are available in the office 6 days a week, and we have an emergency contact number for those issues that just cannot wait till office hours.

The area of St Ives is wonderful and the Cherished team knows this as we all live here. We genuinely wouldn’t be able to think of anywhere more beautiful; with award-winning beaches, a bustling harbour, top-quality restaurants, lovely independent shops, beautiful art, and of course, the best pasties in the land!

Take your time planning your holiday, and if you need any additional information on the perfect St Ives holiday cottages, please give us a call. There is so much to see and do in Cornwall and we are here to ensure you have the perfect base to do it all from.

Be sure, be happy, be Cherished.


Discover more about St Ives...

Before heading off on your long awaited holiday to St Ives (especially if this is your first visit) it's usually a good idea to gen up on useful holiday tips. We want you to get the most from your stay so have answered the most popular and frequent asked holiday questions.

What is there to do in St Ives?

If beaches are your thing, St.Ives is surrounded by several superb beaches, many having the coveted “blue flag status” award. The sands are golden, the sea is crystal and the beaches are safe and are all very close to each other for easy access with the majority being served by excellent restaurants & facilities. Check out our local guides on: Walks, Gardens, Beaches, Family Fun, Active Holiday, Water Sports.

Where are the best places to eat in St Ives?

With restaurants like, Porthminster Beach Cafe, Porthmeor Beach Cafe, The Hub and many more, St Ives has become a real “foodies heaven” with some of the finest restaurants and cafes in the UK. The main draw for Cornwall is its proximity to the sea, you can enjoy superb fish at your favourite restaurant on the same day that it was landed early in the morning at Newlyn, Cornwall’s largest fishing port! Check out our St Ives Eating Out Guide.

Where are the best places to stay in St Ives?

There are harbour and beach front apartments, quaint centrally located cottages as well as spacious and luxurious properties with easy transport in and around St Ives.  Where you choose to stay really comes down to your preferred requirements. With so many beautiful properties to choose from, it's worth spending a bit of time browsing the various features each property has to offer. Are you traveling as a family, a couple, with a pet? Do you want sea views, outside garden areas or on-site parking. Maybe you're looking for a quick getaway or a 2 week family holiday? There's so much choice so give us a call if you have any questions.

Where to park in St Ives?

Parking in St Ives can sometimes be a challenge so we've prepared a useful illustrated guide to give you the best St Ives car parks.

  • Trenwith (Leisure Centre) – Long Stay & Short Stay – 1000 spaces
  • Park Avenue – Long Stay & Short Stay – 77 spaces
  • Railway Station – Long Stay & Short Stay – 106 spaces
  • Porthmeor Beach – Short Stay – 45 spaces
  • Barnoon – Long Stay & Short Stay – 154 spaces
  • The Island – Long Stay & Short Stay – 155 spaces
  • Smeaton’s Pier – Short Stay – 31 spaces
  • The Sloop – Short Stay – 42 spaces

The Council Long & Short Stay car parks operate a coin machine for pay and display. Alternatively there is an app payment service called JustPark which allows you to pay by bank card using your mobile phone. A weekly ticket can be purchased on arrival. See our illustrated guide for parking in St Ives.