Looking for beach or sea view cottages in St Ives, Cornwall? From fisherman's cottages huddled around its picturesque working harbour to contemporary apartments overlooking golden beaches, St Ives has something for everybody. Enjoy our selection of holiday homes in this seaside town in West Cornwall.
St Ives Cottages by the Sea
The town of St Ives is almost surrounded by water. It is positioned at the end of a large headland, which forms part of the rugged West Penwith peninsula. On the west side you'll find the surf beach of Porthmeor, and on the north side you'll discover the sheltered harbour and Porthminster beach with its white sand and sea which looks more Caribbean than Cornish on a fine summer's day. In this wonderful seaside holiday town you will find some superb holiday homes, apartments and cottages by the sea in which to relax and enjoy the view.
Wide Choice of Seaside Cottages in St Ives
When it comes to seaside cottages, St Ives is one of the United Kingdom's premier hotspots. Thanks to its unique coastal position, it is one of the nation's favourite holiday destinations. But it's not just a holiday resort. St Ives is also famous for its arts and crafts scene, thanks to notable artists such Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson and Terry Frost. These famous painters and sculptors were part of a thriving School of Art in the early 20th century which generated interest from around the world. Today, this legacy lives on in the numerous art shops and galleries including Tate St Ives above Porthmeor beach.
Luxury Self Catering Sea Views in St Ives
Because of its fame and strength of its local arts scene, St Ives in Cornwall has traditionally been an exclusive enclave for well-heeled holidaymakers. In modern times, the town is a lot more inclusive and welcomes visitors from all walks of life, from around the world. This is not to say that the town has lost its luxurious feel. On the contrary, St Ives boasts some fantastically modern, luxury self catering holiday homes with sea views - many of which are listed below. And self catering doesn't mean you have to cook for yourself all the time, as there are plenty of high-end restaurants in St Ives for a luxurious meal by the sea.
See the Best Sea View Apartments in St Ives
While seaside cottages and houses are perfect for those with families and those who prefer the space, there are other options for couples and those on a budget. There are some wonderful sea view apartments in St Ives, where you can sit up high above the coast and watch the ever changing light dart across the ocean in this Cornish holiday haven.