An excellent choice of self-catering properties in St Ives, chosen by seasoned St Ives residents.
8 Camaret Drive St Ives Cornwall TR26 2BE 07741499315
Owned and run by our friends who run the excellent Nook boutique guesthouse a short walk from the centre of town, Escape to St Ives is a self-catering outfit dedicated to seeking out and renting some of the resort's best self-catering properties. Uniquely, they are entirely focused on the town, but they are also deliberately diverse, with a choice of changeover days (Friday or Saturday) and properties that include everything from an architect-designed five-bedroom high above the town centre, with fabulous sea views from two balconies, to a light and airy two-bedroom first floor apartment in the grade-2-listed former customs house bang in the town centre – and there's plenty of choice in between these two extremes. Rentals include linen and towels, wifi, and usually TV, DVD players and all the stuff you need for rainy as well as sunny days in beautiful St Ives.
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Places to eat & drink nearby
The Queens Hotel
2 High Street St Ives Cornwall TR26 1RR
In a town full of trendy restaurants, it's a relief to find a down-to-earth pub serving top quality, local food.
Porthmeor Café Bar
Porthmeor Beach St Ives TR26 2AU
Retro-cool is the style oozing from this beachfront bar overhanging St Ives’ most famous surf beach
Porthminster Beach St Ives TR26 2EB
It’s not just the bang-on-the-beach location that’s earned this place its reputation – the food is outstanding.
4 The Wharf St Ives TR26 1LF
A funky seafront bar where cocktails and tunes reign supreme as the sun goes down
The Loft Restaurant and Terrace
Norway Lane St Ives TR26 1LZ
A former sail loft, this is now a funky eatery decked in contemporary style
Things to see & do nearby
Tate St Ives
Porthmeor Beach St Ives TR26 1TG
View contemporary art exhibitions, often associated with Cornwall and the coastal environment
St Ives Food & Drink Festival
Various locations, St Ives, Cornwall
A week-long celebration of food and drink at the ocean's edge.
Ocean Sports Centre
Carbis Bay beach St Ives Cornwall.
Explore St Ives Bay on a Hawaiian canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddle board.
The best beach for surfing and sunset in St Ives
Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden
Barnoon Hill St Ives TR26 1AD
The subtropical garden is the highlight of this exhibition, with its sculptures of the coastal environment
The Allotment Deli
30a Fore Street St Ives Cornwall TR26 1HE
A fantastic local deli selling fresh local produce, homemade pies and pastries.
The Digey Food Room
4–6 The Digey St Ives TR26 1HR
Stacked wall-to-wall with mouthwatering goodies, The Digey Food Room is an ambassador for local produce
71–73 Fore Street St Ives TR26 1HW
If you want to get your hands on something rare and unusual this is the shop to head for.
The Old Forge Lelant TR27 6JG
At this independent wine merchant and deli you get knowledgeable service and tasting notes to take home with you
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Around a dozen properties in all, sleeping between 4 and 12 people.
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Summer rates go for around £500 a week for a property that sleeps 4 to around £1800 a week for one that sleeps 12 - all plus a £15 booking fee and refundable deposit.
Properties are based all over the town – full directions to your property will be given to you on booking.
Properties available all year.