Rent a cottage near art galleries in picturesque Saint Ives

St Ives is a picturesque small town on the shores of Cornwall that's famed for its surf beaches and its many art galleries like the Tate St Ives gallery and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, where you can see classic bronze works and the best of modern artworks. Cornwall cottages to rent in St Ives allow easy access to places like the small island of Godrevy where you can catch the view from a working lighthouse and see local birds. At the end of the day, enjoy your Cornwall cottage with updated furnishings and all the comforts of home.

 

Top regions for cottages in St Ives

  • St Ives Harbour: The town of St Ives is built around the picturesque and serene harbour. Though it was once a prominent fishing and port area for Cornwall, the harbour is now a thriving seaside retreat with many charming historic sites and spectacular coastal views. You can explore the sights of the town or spend your day on the sheltered, sandy beach, which is perfect for sunbathers and families with children. There’s also the Wharf, a bustling area with the town’s main shopping street, Fore Street, and a range of cafes and eateries. With an oceanfront cottage in St Ives Harbour, you’ll have direct access to the amenities of town and the tranquil beach area, as well as beautiful coastal views.
  • Porthminster Beach: Porthminster Beach is a glorious beach area on the bay with views across to Godrevy Lighthouse. Perfect for families and couples alike, the beach is a favourite for safe swimming and seaside relaxation. You’ll also find an array of shops, eateries, cafes and a championship golf course nearby. Seaside cottages in Porthminster Beach are available right by the sand, so you can spend your holiday enjoying the sun and surf.
  • Porthmeor Beach: Located by the iconic Tate St Ives building, Porthmeor Beach is a sandy, safe beach that’s popular for sunbathers, swimmers and surfers. The beach is close to the attractions of the city, such as ancient pubs, trendy cafes and high-end art galleries. You can spend your time enjoying the sunshine, sightseeing in town or relaxing with a beach picnic with the family. Cottages in Porthmeor Beach can be found close to the beach or town, giving you all you need for a memorable holiday.

Relax in beach cottages in St Ives

With its Blue Flag beaches, sheltered bays and calm, safe waters, St Ives is perfect for a relaxing beach retreat. Families with children can enjoy long days on the beach with the kids in the water, and couples can spend the evening watching the sunset or listening to the surf. With a self-contained beach cottage in St Ives, you can wake up to the sound of the surf and you’ll never have to venture far from the water.

 

Luxury St Ives cottages for a decadent holiday

From historic and charming to quaint and romantic, plenty of St Ives cottages come with luxurious designs and amenities for an extravagant holiday experience. Romantic beach hideaways, private garden retreats and enchanting holiday cottages give you not only indulgent features like fine furnishings and upscale design with breathtaking views and secluded natural settings, but they also provide practical amenities to make your trip more comfortable and convenient.

 

Discover St Ives with pet-friendly cottages

St Ives is filled with dog-friendly beaches and locations to explore. If you’re planning to bring your dog along with you on holiday, you can find pet-friendly cottages with amenities suited to pets, such as crates and beds, that make your trip as comfortable as possible for you and your dog.

 

Enjoy sun and fun with cottages with pools

Whether you want a break from the beach or you're staying in the splendid countryside and want a spot for the kids to play, having a cottage with a pool offers the best of both worlds. Pools give you the option to enjoy some morning exercise, relax with your spouse or entertain the kids while you socialise, all outside your door.

 

Unwind in St Ives cottages with hot tubs

If you’re looking for a romantic retreat, St Ives cottages often come with a hot tub or Jacuzzi for the ultimate in rest and rejuvenation. You can spend your time in a private, relaxing hot tub while sipping wine and staring at the stars, or enjoy an invigorating soak after a long day of sightseeing.