9 Best Self-Catering Accommodations In St. Ives, England - Updated 2024

Plarlene Juliane
Plarlene Juliane 
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St. Ives is a lovely seaside town located in Cornwall, UK. This town may be a bit remote, but it offers interesting things every traveler would adore. This town is perfect for tourists who are into surfing, swimming, boating, and museum-hopping. Don’t forget to explore the most-visited attractions here, such as Porthmeor Beach, Seal Island, and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. Traveling wouldn’t be complete without shopping, so make sure you head to St. Ives Harbor, where you can find a massive number of independent shops. If you want to know where to stay here, read through the list below for the best self-catering accommodations in St. Ives, UK.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status. recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 08, 2024.

1. Gorgeous home with two terraces (from USD 214)

Just ten minutes from the town center and Porthminster Beach is this luxurious apartment for six. It also features two terraces where you can hang out and marvel at the sea views. During mealtimes, you can cook in the well-appointed kitchen that comes with a modern oven and an electric cooktop. There are three bedrooms, three beds, and three full baths on this property. Free wi-fi is accessible during your entire stay.

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25 reviews   Wifi Available
Apartment 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
apartment met expectations and great views
the view was gorgeous from the lounge kitchen and master bedroom
a fantastic apartment with great views and where everything possible has been thought of and provided
the rooms are decorated beautifully everything you could possibly need is provided and the views are stunning
this beautiful and spacious apartment is conveniently located for the town centre and all amenities
00am but appreciate the need for a deep clean due to coronavirus
sam from orangeroofs was so helpful and made the whole process and stay so enjoyable
it was really helpful to have 2 parking spaces too
this is a fabulous well equipped spacious contemporary and modern apartment in a great location
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2. Modern apartment near the beach (from USD 240)

This opulent apartment boasts picturesque views of Lambeth Beach and St. Ives Harbor. It comes with two bedrooms. There is a double bed in the first room and two single beds in the second one. Prepare your meals in the fully equipped kitchen that comes with a dining area for four.

Guests can also enjoy other amenities, such as a 40-inch smart TV in the living room, free wi-fi, a washer, a dryer, and a heater. The property has a great location as it is just a three-minute stroll from the heart of St. Ives.

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97 reviews   Wifi Available
Apartment 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it gets really hot and they could do with a small fan
shower and bathroom was great although the hot water ran out a couple of times
we had a lovely few days in st ives and was extremely impressed with the apartment
property was clean with amazing views
the apartment has attention to detail it’s clean modern and has everything you need
we had perfect weather and a perfect apartment in a perfect location
great apartment that has been beautifully renovated and presented and in a perfect location
faultless could not recommend this place enough - hope to be back
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3. Lifeboat Inn (from USD 130)

Situated near Porthmeor Beach, Lifeboat Inn features guest rooms equipped with a private bath and a wardrobe. If you want to stay in an accommodation where you can cook your meals, you can opt for the apartments. These apartments come with a full kitchen that has a dining table. If you opt for other rooms, you can snag your meals from the on-site restaurant. Free wi-fi is available in all areas of the property.

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Lifeboat Inn

Wifi Available

Address: Wharf Road

Restaurant Bar Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Internet services Heating WiFi Available Allergy-free room

4. Tregenna Castle Resort (from USD 114)

Featuring indoor and outdoor pools and two on-site restaurants, this resort is perfect for any type of traveler. It offers rooms and apartment-style accommodations. Some apartments come with a kitchenette, while select ones feature a full kitchen. Guests can also enjoy free wi-fi all throughout their stay. If you need to work out, there’s a fitness center here. Best of all, this St. Ives accommodation is surrounded by awe-inspiring gardens.

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Tregenna Castle Resort

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Treloyan Avenue

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

5. Two-bedroom cottage for six (from USD 71)

Stay in this well-appointed Cornish cottage that’s ideal for up to six persons. It has two bedrooms, a full bathroom, and a patio. You can cook your desired meals in the full kitchen, which is furnished with a stove, an oven, a microwave, and granite countertops. There’s also a cute fridge where you can keep your food fresh and beverages chilled all day. The cottage’s location allows guests to easily visit the nearby harbor, which is just five minutes away.

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100 reviews   Wifi Available
cottage 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
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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6. Quaint guest house situated in a peaceful area (from USD 176)

Have a fantastic vacation with your family by staying in this quaint guest house situated in a peaceful area. It comes with a well-equipped kitchen with double ovens, a microwave, and a toaster. Just ten minutes from the town center and finest beaches, this place has four bedrooms and a total of six comfortable beds. There’s also an outdoor dining space with a round dining table and eight chairs.

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85 reviews   Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the lounge and kitchen is open plan and very comfortable with brilliant velux window system and lighting
patio with large table lovely in the evening for drinks
we especially appreciated the huge comfy sofa decent sized dining table and well designed kitchen area
we were two families of four and it still felt spacious kitchen well equipped
well appointed kitchen with useful information sheet
the house was so clean
the house was very clean and the family room was excellent for our family trip
the house was clean modern well laid out and had everything we needed for a wonderful family holiday
the master bedroom was very spacious and felt a dresser or extra drawers would have been useful
this is a lovely spacious and very clean property which has everything you need home from home
the owners are lovely and always answer any queries
home owners very helpful at all times
owners very accommodating allowing an earlier check in - warm comfortable and well equipped house
from the outset communication with the owners was helpful and friendly
the house is very well appointed beautifully clean and tidy and the owners most friendly and helpful
easy walking distance to town centre
perfectly located with just a short walk to the beach and harbour
location wise the house is at the top of a hill
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7. Chic flat with awesome harbor views (from USD 75)

This centrally located flat sits on the ground floor of a house built during the Victorian era. The property has optimal ventilation and plenty of windows where you can appreciate harbor views.

Guests can cook their meals at the galley-style kitchen, which comes complete with a gas hob stove, a kettle, a microwave, an electric oven, and a fridge. Your rent here comes with one bedroom and it can sleep up to three guests. The bathroom comes with a shower and a bathtub. Other amenities include free wi-fi, a flat-screen TV, DVD, and a heater.

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46 reviews   Wifi Available
Apartment 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed is very comfortable the sofa less so
clean property and good size for our family of 3
spotless flat beautiful view from window exactly like the picture very helpful owners
very easy to reserve property and easy communicating with owner
great location near to town centre and car park
it is very good location close to the shop and train station
great flat in a wonderful location
best location we have experienced so far in st ives
a lovely spot for those who can manage the hill/steps very close to town centre beaches etc
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8. The Lighthouse Penthouse/Apartment and Studio (from USD 126)

This beautifully furnished property comes with free private parking and free wi-fi. Guests can opt for a one-bedroom apartment or a studio-type one. Each rental type comes with a private kitchen complete with a toaster, an oven, a microwave, a fridge, and kitchenware. Guests can also enjoy movie nights because streaming services and a flat-screen TV are provided.

If you’re staying in the one-bedroom apartment here, a DVD player is available. The bathroom comes with a shower and free toiletries. The closest beaches to the property are Porthmeor Beach and Porthminster Beach.

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The Lighthouse Penthouse, Studio and Holiday Home

Wifi Available

Address: St. Ives Cornwall

Parking Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Free parking Internet services Express check-in/check-out Heating

9. Rosemorran Holiday Apartments (from USD 63)

Enjoy the convenience and cost-effectiveness of cooking your own meals during your stay in Rosemorran Holiday Apartments. All the kitchens in all rentals here are fully stocked with cooking essentials such as a stovetop, a microwave, kitchenware, a fridge, a dining table, and an electric kettle.

For relaxation, guests can appreciate the sea views from the communal garden or the terrace. You can also expect reception services, such as luggage storage and concierge. Plus, the place is just a 10-minute walk from seaside bars.

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Rosemorran Holiday Apartments

Wifi Available

Address: Rosemorran Holiday Apartments Talland Road, The Belyars, ST IVES

Parking Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking Internet services BBQ facilities

St. Ives is an astounding destination

With a plethora of pristine beaches and amazing art galleries, St. Ives will make you want to stay longer. What are you waiting for? Book one of the best self-catering accommodations in St. Ives, UK, now and get ready for a memorable trip soon.

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