18.03.20 Dear valued guests and friends of Cherished,  With the news dominated by the increased awareness and transmission of COVID-19, we wanted to get in touch to let you know that we are vigilantly implementing enhanced protocols to ensure the safety of your St Ives holiday.   We are a small business and family is our number one priority. We want you to … Read More

Easter in Cornwall

As the winter storm clouds pass over and the sun starts to peek out to warm and lengthen our days, it’s a sure sign that spring is in the air and the Easter break is here in Cornwall. This Easter, there is plenty of egg-cellent fun for all the family. Read on for our guide on what’s on across our … Read More

Storm Watching in Cornwall

If you are making the trip down to our beautiful patch of the world this winter, you could well be met with a spectacular storm battering the Cornish coast. Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis have passed through already this February and being Cornwall, we are probably not out the woods yet on the wild weather front. Read on for our … Read More

Valentines in St Ives

The cobbled streets and cosy fisherman’s cottages of St Ives make for the perfect setting to fall in love under Cornwall’s spell. Fill your days with dreamy Atlantic views and blustery winter walks along the coast. Read on for our top tips for a delightful romantic break. Fall in love with the sea If you’re an adventurous pair dive in … Read More

Cosy Cherished Cottages in the Heart of St Ives

St Ives Downalong is a charming stretch of fishermans cottages nestled amongst quaint cobbled streets. Tucked away behind the harbour, with Porthgwidden and Bamaluz beaches at one end and Porthmeor at the other ‘The Fishermans Quarter’ is a stone’s throw St Ives town and the iconic Tate Gallery too. Our Cherished portfolio boasts twelve beautiful properties, so take a stroll … Read More

10 Reasons to Visit St Ives in Winter

Winter is traditionally a quieter time of year in St Ives, but our little harbour town tucked away in West Cornwall continues to thrive in the winter winds too.   Although perhaps slightly biased, read on for ten reasons to visit and fall in love with St Ives outside the summer season. BEACHES As dog bans are lifted at the … Read More

Top Ten Things to Do – October Half Term 2019

If you fancy an Autumn family getaway or a romantic escape for two by the sea, the town of St Ives is the perfect place to be! All of our lovely boutique shops, fabulous restaurants and art galleries are open, with stunning beaches right on your doorstep.   Bring your four-legged friends too, as the dog beach ban ended on the 1st … Read More

Top 10 Plastic Free Tips for your St Ives Holiday

As the darker evenings roll in and our Cherished summer guests on their St Ives holiday head home, the Cherished Cottages team have a little more breathing space to think on some projects close to our own hearts. The crisis of plastic in our environment has been highly publicised for several years; it is one of the most pressing environmental … Read More

Tim’s Dog Blog!

Autumn is upon us once again and the busy restrictive summer months of dog beach bans will soon be behind us. As an avid dog lover and proud owner of two very faithful black Labradors, Bertie and Icy, October 1st can’t come soon enough! After a summer of finding alternative walks in West Cornwall, local dog lovers and holidaymakers alike … Read More

St Ives Summer 2019 Bucket List

Written by Molly At Cherished! Every year, summer in the beautiful town of St Ives flies by with the influx of transient friends of our very special little harbour town on the gorgeous coast of west Cornwall. This summer, St Ives will play host to new events and old traditions, and with everything crossed that the sunshine of 2018 will … Read More

St Ives Food Festival – May 2019

At the beginning of May one of the St Ives’ yearly calendar highlights is taking place, our annual celebration of all things food & drink!  Between Friday 10th and Sunday 12th May the St Ives Food and Drink Festival arrives upon the golden sands of Porthminster Beach. The event which starts at 6pm on Friday evening, is a free event, … Read More

St Ives has a warm Vegan welcome for you!

We may be a small seaside town, but we pride ourselves on our ability to cater for everyone’s tastes in our unique “St Ives foodie style!” This blog focuses on those of us who have chosen to follow a plant-based Vegan diet and lifestyle, and as you will discover below, there are plenty of venues in St Ives which you … Read More

Easter is Coming!

Here at Cherished we thought we would share a few ideas of things to do during the forthcoming Easter holidays.  Whether you are looking for an action-packed stay or a quiet evening out, here are a few of our favourite places to visit while you are on holiday in Cornwall – we hope you enjoy them as much as we … Read More

February in St Ives

Outside of the peak season the fabulous little town of St Ives and surrounding villages have plenty to offer all of our lovely holiday makers and visitors to Cornwall. Early in February we have the ancient annual tradition of the St Ives Feast Day, celebrating the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434.  Offering the rare chance … Read More

Christmas 2018 in St Ives

If you are still undecided where to celebrate Christmas with the family this year, then why not visit beautiful St Ives for some very special seasonal seaside fun! While the rest of the UK is shivering, St Ives seems to be blessed with mild gulf stream weather. Perfect for bracing beach walks, Christmas shopping in the many lovely independent shops and markets, … Read More

Half Term Fun – October 2018

If you fancy an Autumn family getaway or a romantic week for two by the sea, St Ives is just the perfect place to be! All of our lovely boutique shops, fabulous restaurants and amazing Art Galleries are open, and of course the stunning beaches are right on your doorstep, still beautiful, just without all of the summer crowds. Why … Read More

Doggy Days Out in Cornwall (Other than the Beach)!

Naturally, when you are on holiday in lovely St Ives in one of our stunning pet friendly properties, during the busy summer months, you will want to take your four legged friends onto the beaches,  but there are many other places that you can go where your pet will also be very welcome.  As we all know, Cornwall is a fantastic … Read More

St Ives September Festival 2018

Here at Cherished Cottages we are proud to welcome guests from all over the world to the very popular St Ives September Arts Festival. This fabulously quirky, eclectic festival started way back in 1978, and it still is the place to be and the thing to do as Summer slips into Autumn here in St Ives.  The days are long … Read More

Al Fresco Dining In Cornwall

Here in pretty St Ives and the surrounding areas we have many wonderful places to dine in, but to take full advantage of the wonderful summer we are having this year, we have come up with a selection of our favourite eateries that go that one step further and offer Al Fresco dining. The Porthmeor Beach Cafe First up we … Read More

Things to do this Whitsun Half Term in St Ives

Here in pretty St Ives and the surrounding area we have plenty to entertain our visitors over the half term! Rock Pool Explorer (St Michael’s Mount, Sunday 27 May & Sunday 3 June) Take a walk on the wild side and join Great Scott! Adventures Outdoors for a rummage in the rockpools.  Rockpool Explorer is suitable for all ages and … Read More

Easter In St Ives

Things to do this Easter in St Ives & The Surrounding Area Here in sunny St Ives and the surrounding area we have plenty to entertain our visitors over the Easter period.  From days out Easter Egg hunting in the National Trust properties to learning all about the local birds and nesting on St Michaels Mount! Bird Bonanza (St Michael’s … Read More

Our Winter Break in St Ives by Lucy Shrimpton – Travel Writer and Blogger

  On the doorstep in St Ives, from a very Cherished Cottage We tried to go somewhere else. We really did. But when half-term push comes to shove, it has to be St Ives. Whilst there are many near and far-flung places we’d love to explore, sometimes it’s just too tempting to just stomp one’s stomping ground. Maybe we’re not … Read More

A Day In The Life Of A Property Support Manager by Amy Robson

Upon arriving at the office on Saturday morning, the lights, radio and more importantly, the kettle are switched on and a brew made before I settle into my very luxurious white leather office chair to check through emails. Almost instantly, the phone rings and it’s our lovely window cleaner Dave checking which properties have guests arriving and require super shiny … Read More

Surfing St Ives – by guest Author Johnnie Wells

Who wants to go surfing? A question that in our house delivers a very weather dependent response, on warm summer days we are likely to be packing the wagon with half a dozen boards, a collection of wetsuits and a full set of kids, on winter days like we have been having recently it is a much smaller hardy bunch … Read More

ST IVES “GASTRO HEAVEN” by Christine & Paul of The Lighthouse Apartment

Our love affair with St Ives began the first time we drove into town and caught a glimpse of the harbour with the Island Chapel perched above… somehow so welcoming. The sun lighting up those aqua waters, pale golden beaches and harbour life. Just great for the soul! We come down to St Ives often and love the seasonal changes … Read More

February Half Term In St Ives – for all of the family!

  With February half term fast approaching, St Ives is busy getting ready to welcome back it’s many seasonal visitors, for what is traditionally one of the quieter holidays in the calendar year, enabling you to explore St Ives and the wonderful surrounding area much more easily without the crowds!  There is plenty to do in this pretty little town, … Read More

Pamper Your Pets While On Holiday at The Scrubyard St.Ives

Whatever the time of year you may chose to come to St.Ives on holiday, it would not seem quite complete if you didn’t bring your favourite four-legged friends with you too! With easy access to many beautiful beaches, the South West Coastal path, stunning inland waterways & estuaries, ancient woodlands and many beautiful rural areas, Cornwall really does have it … Read More

Festive fun….Christmas & New year in St Ives 2017!

If you are still undecided on where to celebrate Christmas or New Year this year, then why not visit beautiful St Ives for some very special festive seaside fun! While the rest of the UK could be shivering with a seasonally icy cold winter, St Ives always seems to be blessed with mild gulf stream weather. Perfect for bracing beach … Read More

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 West … 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

St Ives New Year’s Eve (2019)

St Ives New Year's Eve Fireworks

What began long ago as a few locals spilling out of the pub on New Year’s Eve adorning their best fancy dress. St Ives New Year’s Eve has quickly become an event that attracts revellers from far and wide. As the new decade fast-approaches, St Ives has deservedly become one of the most popular destinations in the UK to see … Read More