10 Best Holiday Cottages In St Ives, UK - Updated 2021

holiday cottages in st ives

Known for its splendid surf beaches and artistic locales, St Ives is a popular seaside destination in Cornwall, England. Owing to its prominence, this former commercial fishing zone gradually morphed into a popular resort town. British Travel Awards named it the “Best UK Seaside Town in 2010” and consecutively in 2011. It featured in ‘The Guardian’ too as the best seaside town of 2007. All these feats transformed the fate of the town and today it is a popular destination for people who want to plan a getaway to the pristine beaches. If you plan to explore the beaches and also ensure comfortable accommodation, you should check out the best holiday cottages in St Ives, UK.

1. Wake up to spectacular seaviews (from USD 415)

Perched on Porthminster Beach, this fantastic cottage is a private accommodation. It is an ideal vacation destination for anyone looking for a weekend gateway. This property offers a spectacular view and is a true escapade to the sea. The cottage can accommodate up to seven people and is very close to the local train station. On booking this rental, you can avail their fully stocked kitchen along with other homely appliances. However, if you wish to try local food, you can visit nearby pubs and restaurants.

Avail 12 Oct short break - Waterfront, PARKING seaviews central St Ives town
St Ives, GB
3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

2. Perfect gateway with elegant rooms (from USD 83)

Rent Betty’s Cottage for a weekend if you are looking to accommodate six to seven people. This beautiful Cornish cottage was built in the 1800s. Keeping its traditional architecture intact, it has been refurbished recently with all modern facilities like an open plan kitchen, a double bed sofa in the lounge area, and two bedrooms, one with a king-sized bed and another with two single beds. This vacation rental is just walking distance from Porthminster Beach, Porthmeor and Porthgwidden Beach.

Betty's Cottage St Ives. Grade II listed perfect getaway with secure parking.
71 reviews
cottage 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
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bettys cottage was fantastic - cosy clean and comfortable and the perfect base for exploring the st ives area
cottage was very clean and well- laid out
clean beautifully decorated all the home comforts are there we felt relaxed the minute we unpacked
perfect location and private secure parking
having secure parking a couple of minutes walk away was a huge bonus
the parking is secure and very close
great location fir quick and easy access to the harbour
it is very close to the town and harbour with lots of great places to eat and drink
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3. Cosy rooms with amazing views (from USD 290)

This is an ideal vacation rental for a couple looking for a romantic gateway or looking to spend their honeymoon. This stone cottage is just a stroll away from the town centre. The property is nothing short of a boutique hotel and is perfectly tucked away in a quiet cobbled street of St Ives. The interiors of this private accommodation have been aptly built enlivening the traditional Cornish architecture. The cottage also serves complimentary bed and breakfast in the morning! You can find homely facilities too.

17th Century Cottage In St Ives, Cornwall. Sleeps 2 With Parking!
36 reviews
cottage 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
would be useful to have instructions - re wifi password where bins are etc
the cottage has a great location and is clean and charming i would definitely recommend it to a friend
owner very helpful on our arrival
*very* impressed the owners are lovely people too
a very comfy bed greatshower and ylenia the owner is very approachable if youneed anything
everything from the host to the cream tea supplied was great
i love this town the cottage was pretty but the owners are not hospitable or professional
the location was ideal
great place to stay with fantastic character
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4. Roomy and bright - this cottage is a delight (from USD 208)

One look at this cottage and you’ll feel only positive vibes! This private accommodation can host up to eight people and thus is an ideal option if you’re travelling with a large group. It has four bedrooms; one with a queen bed, another with a double bed, the third and fourth rooms come with two single beds ideal for kids. Bordered by the sea, you’ll wake up to the sounds of waves and warm Corish sun. You can avail all the comforts closeby as the property is close to pubs, restaurants, tourist spots and beaches.

Annie's place, 4 bedroom cottage, sea views
Saint Ives, England, United Kingdom
46 reviews
Entire cottage 6 Beds 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
it is well equipped and very comfortable
really clean and tidy
excellently positioned comfortable and clean holiday cottage
very clean with plenty of towels and essential kitchen items thanks gwen we thoroughly enjoyed our stay
beautifully light stylish house very well equipped and spotlessly clean
spotlessly clean comfortable beds and a very friendly helpful and approachable host
gwen responded quickly to enquiries and gave helpful advice
wonderful stay gwen was a lovely host and made our stay very welcoming
location is perfect
it’s in an amazing central location
a great house in a perfect location
super place location and set up
location was amazing close to all beaches and the town centre
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5. Luxurious residence near the sea (from USD 208)

Moon Shadow is a private accommodation, built along the beautiful shores of St Ives’ beaches. Ideal for couples looking for a quiet place and a home all to themselves, this modern cottage is sure to serve the purpose. The interiors are meticulously built, and you’ll be mesmerized by its sleek and contemporary layout. It has one bedroom, with a queen-sized bed, and staying here will make you feel as if you are living in a five-star hotel. This self-catered cottage is ideal for a weekend gateway and is sure to delight you with all its homey facilities.

Moon Shadow - a Secret and Stylish St Ives Cottage
St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kingdom
7 reviews
Entire cottage 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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had a fantastic time at the cottage a really wonderful place to stay with a very comfy bed
beautiful cottage within walking distance of beaches restaurants and art galleries
really nice place right by the beach
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6. Lovely little space with fabulous views (from USD 142)

Wake up to the views of the turquoise sea when you book Cobblestones Cottage. Ideal for couples looking for a weekend gateway, this is a one-bedroom private accommodation. Equipped with all homely facilities like a comfortable bed, duvets, fresh linens, etc., this cottage has all modern facilities too, such a good internet connection, and a fully stocked kitchen with all home appliances at your disposal. However, should you wish to give your culinary talents a rest, you can explore the nearby local pubs and restaurants.

Cobblestones Cottage
St Ives, England, United Kingdom
155 reviews
Entire cottage 0 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amenities were good in that there was wifi hairdryer etc
lovely lounge upstairs with tv and view of the sea
the top floor living room has great views overlooking the sea
great view from the living room window
cottage was lovely and the view from the living room was amazing
a lovely clean and warm cottage
clean and well maintained we would highly recommend
clean tidy and has everything you need
rooms were clean and tidy and had everything we needed
the apartment itself is fairly basic but is very clean and neat and has all you need
deb was a great host with quick response to our questions and provided great information when requested
the host was very friendly over email and very quick and helpful when responding to my questions
deb was great very responsive and friendly she provided some great recommendations around the town
host was lovely and helpful and we had everything we need for a weekend stay
her timely and helpful communications made our short stay so easy
the location is perfect
perfect location and gorgeous place
we also found the central location ideal
very cool location was really nice
great location easy to walk to the tate restaurants and beaches
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7. Check in to this quaint fisherman's cottage (from USD 163)

Formerly a fisherman’s cottage, Blue Sails Cottage is your go-to private accommodation on St Ives. It can accommodate up to four people and has two bedrooms; one king-sized bed in the main bedroom and bunk beds in the second bedroom. The interiors ooze a fresh vibe and are painted with soothing shades of blue. It has a modern, open plan kitchen with all homely appliances. If you book this vacation rental during winters, you can snuggle-up near their wood-burning stove. Blue Sails Cottage is also just a walking mile away from St Ives’ famous harbour.

Blue Sails Cottage, St Ives
Saint Ives, United Kingdom
77 reviews
Entire cottage 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cottage was cosy and comfortable well-designed and decorated
the cottage had everything we needed: good shower comfortable beds and a well-appointed kitchen
the kitchen is really well equipped and has good/new oven microwave dishwasher and a small fridge with freezer
the cottage is small but has good finishes and well equipped kitchen
well equipped and clean and tidy
clean and perfectly set up
the log burner was great and everything was spotlessly clean and cosy
the cottage is spotlessly clean cozy and comfortable
a cozy clean classic little st ives cottage
the host was really helpful and very quick to respond
jocelyne was a helpful host and we highly recommend blue sails
jocelyn was very helpful with questions we had on the area and advice on sites/restaurants to visit
jocelyne was very helpful and was quick to answer any questionsthanks for a lovely stay
jocelyne was a great host giving us lots of useful tips and information in a timely manner
perfect location although central peaceful street
very nice place and location
great location definitely stay there again
great location and really well designed to maximise the tiny space
fantastic location close to the train station town beaches and harbour
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8. Fabulous property among beaches (from USD 120)

This earthy textured, modern cabin was once a fishing nets loft. Recently refurbished for a group of four, this private accommodation is just a couple of minutes away from St Ives’ famous beaches, restaurants, and the beautiful harbour. Its kitchen is well equipped with all basic amenities, it also has a big bedroom, and a cosy dining and living space.

Converted fishing net loft, yards from harbour
St. Ives, England, United Kingdom
46 reviews
Entire cottage 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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we loved the interior the comfy bed and being able to self cater if we wanted
there were even some christmas decorations in the apartment which was a lovely touch
very clean and comfortable
an amazing cosy and clean apartment in a great location
lovely place lovely host
lisa is a brilliant host and provides fast responses to any questions
a great host who was helpful and flexible at all times
lisa was a great host
lisa offers a personal approach so friendly efficient and couldn’t do enough to make you feel more welcome
the location could not be beaten for central st ives
a perfect location and attractive and comfortable accommodation
the location is superb right in the heart of st ives
fantastic accommodation in a great location
lovely apartment in a great location very close to the harbour
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9. Pet friendly, quirky cottage in centre of St Ives (from USD 127)

One look at the Trestenor Cottage and you’ll feel you are staring at your own home. This private accommodation is available for rent throughout the year and guarantees you with the best time of your life! Refurbished recently, its aptly located in the tin-mining quarter of Upalong in St Ives. An ideal rental for a family of four, its first floor has one bedroom with a king-sized bed, and downstairs you can sleep on the comfy sofa. The place is near beaches, shops, galleries, local pubs and game zones. An ideal place for kids to play around.

We have currently changed ownership to ID 10833786 please book with new owner
13 reviews
cottage 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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our son used the sofa bed which is simple and also very comfortable - apparently
dog friendly immaculately clean and parking for a small car
it was spotlessly clean with absolutely everything catered for
well equipped clean and comfortable
spotlessly clean little cottage with everything for a very comfy stay
enjoyed our stay in this clean and homely cottage
great helpful communication from the owners would most certainly stay again
the owners are easy to contact and are very helpful if you have any queries
a lovely cottage attention to detail and great communications with the owners
the owners have thought of just about everything that you could possibly want in a holiday cottage
the hosts communication was always friendly and so willing to help
dogs are welcome although one needs to walk some distance to find any grass
caters for all needs centrally located takeaways shops beaches pubs and restaurants all within easy walking distance
i wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage especially for it's easy walking distance to st ives town centre
brilliant location facilities very good with extras provided like games dvd's body boards picnic rugs very thoughtful
short walk to all the numerous shops and eating choices this beautiful picturesque town has to offer
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10. Brilliant cottage at the heart of St Ives (from USD 179)

This three-storey private accommodation is situated in the centre of St Ives. Just a short stroll from sandy beaches; you can view the waves of the beaches from your rooms. The cottage has three bedrooms, one bathroom with thermostatic shower, a lively living room, and a kitchen area with diner seating. There’s high-speed internet facility for working adults. For kids, there is a dedicated playroom with books and games. You can bring in your surfboards and bikes to take to the beach. If you like exploring, you can visit the local shops, restaurants, art galleries, and cinema halls.

Holiday Home In Central St Ives, Cornwall, England
12 reviews
cottage 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi games room was a bonus
brilliant cottage beautiful new kitchen loads of equipment and plenty for the kids to do - can't recommend enough
the games room was a huge hit with the children and kept them entertained
clean and tidy on arrival it was the perfect base for our family of 5
the property was comfortable and mostly clean
the cottage is comfortable roomy and spotless which is a must for us
correspondence with owner was very good
our host jon was very helpful and quick to respond to our enquires
loved its location which was within easy walking distance to all the beaches and st ives main centre
the property is in a great location to enjoy all st ives has to offer
being so close to the shops restaurants harbour and beaches makes access on foot very easy
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Come and live among the Cornish beaches

All these vacation rentals can be pre-booked and some of them are just walking distance from St Ives’ famous Porthmeor Beach. Rent any of the amazing cottages based on your budget and preference and live your weekend away from the cacophony of a bustling city!

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