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 2018

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

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

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.

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.

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

Our first blog!!

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