If you want to come to one of Cornwall’s most popular holiday destinations choose cottages with hot tubs in St Ives. This seemingly tropical oasis boasts golden sandy beaches, lush green vegetation and an intense bright light that has been attracting artists, including J M W Turner and Henry Moore, for years.
The town now has a sophisticated and cosmopolitan atmosphere perfect for great family holidays by the sea, romantic breaks or activity based holidays for groups of friends. Nestled amidst magnificent coastal scenery, St Ives is centred on its picturesque harbour, where you can watch fishing boats come and go as they unload their catch of fresh seafood, destined for the many excellent restaurants in town or visit one of the tempting quay-side cafes and watch the world go by.
It’s easy to while away an afternoon exploring the narrow cobbled streets, lined with old fishermen’s cottages, boutique shops and art galleries; occasionally glimpsing a lovely view of St Ives Bay. There are many places where examples of its artistic tradition can be seen, including the renowned Tate St Ives.
Blessed with expansive sandy beaches it’s just perfect for family seaside holidays and the beautiful scented sub-tropical gardens, due to the warming influence of the Gulf Stream, are a delight to visit. It’s also ideal for those who love their watersports, with excellent surfing beaches close by such as Porthmeor and some very ‘on trend’ beach wear shops to browse.
A great way to arrive is by train on one of Britain’s most scenic railways which stops in St Ives, or try walking the coastal path from either direction and enjoy stunning views and marine and birdlife before arriving in the town. To experience the unique charm on offer here book your hot break in St Ives today.