St Ives is a charming little village on the Cornish coast, complete with twisting cobbled streets, beautiful little fishermen’s cottages and a golden beach where time stands still. St Ives, Cornwall is a stunning little village, and for most people, there could be nowhere finer to relax for a few weeks than a self catering St Ives holiday cottage.
The twisting streets of St Ives, Cornwall hold a great range of treasures. The scattered galleries, craft shops and museums that can be found amidst St Ives’ holiday homes mean that you can walk the streets of this small slice of peace and quiet for many hours, with each turn proving more interesting than the last. The St Ives Tate is one of the best known attractions within the village, but if you are staying in holiday cottages near St Ives, you shall certainly not want for history, culture or pure, unbridled beauty.
The village of St Ives sits on a beautiful stretch of coastline, inundated with little golden beaches and rock pools to investigate. The coastal walks available from St Ives holiday cottages and self catering St Ives beach cottages are quite remarkable. The South West Coast Path runs along the seafront past the village, and takes you as far as Porthminster and St Just. The Coffin Path (named as it used to be the path taken by coffins on their way to burial rather than for any inherent risk), the Tinners Way and wonderfully named Ding Dong Mine Trail are all well worth taking from any self catering holiday cottages near St Ives, Cornwall.
There is no need to visit anywhere else whilst on holiday in a St Ives beach cottage, but should you feel the desire to explore further afield, there is plenty to see. Land’s End, Penzance and St Just are all well within reach from Cornish cottages, and all have something well worth exploring. The Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Tate St Ives, the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden and Minack Theatre are all close by too.
Cottages in St Ives enjoy some of the mildest weather in Cornwall during the winter, and reliable sunshine during summer. The village's location right on the Cornish coast means that any spell of heat is very enjoyable, as a dip in the sea is always nearby. During summer, temperatures stay around 19 ° C in July and August and in winter, the mercury can drop as low as 4°C on a regular basis, but is usually much milder. The shoulder seasons are both long and pleasant in St Ives.
St Ives holiday cottages are very easy to reach from anywhere in the UK. Newquay Airport is just 40 minutes from cottages in St Ives, receiving flights from throughout the British Isles, and driving is both easy and spectacular.