this is our happy place
Spend time in a beautiful place to clear your head
let the sea set you free
A well spent day brings happy sleep










Luxury, style & location, So St Ives has hand picked a selection of self-catering cottages all based in the beautiful Cornish coastal town of St Ives.

We have properties for couples or families seeking a special retreat, contemporary apartments to cosy fisherman’s cottages all offering great location, style and some with great views, or in some cases all three! All of them are loved by their owners and we take pride and great care in looking after them on their behalf.

We are based in St Ives, a place that we know and love that is so special to us we chose to move here ourselves. We know the town very well so we can offer advice on finding the right property for you, the best places for a day out or even where to find the best Cornish cream tea!

Please feel free to get in touch for some friendly advice.


St Ives, ofen described as Cornwall’s ‘Jewel in the Crown’, is one of the UK’s most sought after hoilday destinations.
With its temperate climate and five golden sandy beaches, clear Atlantic water and fabulous coastle scenery, it can’t fail to impress.
Its narrow cobbled streets, fashionable shops, restaurants, bars and cafes all make St Ives a must visit destination.

For art lovers St Ives is the home of the Tate gallery, the Barbara Hepworth museum and the Leach Pottery as well as to over 25 commercial art galleries.

Any questions just give us a call
01736 755304

Recent Reviews

SANDS STUDIO. Is tucked away in a quiet location directly behind Porthgwidden Beach. With a wonderful away-from-it-all feel, enhanced by a stunning sea-view through the wall of window that graces the spacious living area, it is situated close to the main attractions of St Ives, including the beautiful harbour to the east and the spectacular Porthmoer surfing beach to the west. Combining comfort with style, we found Sands Studio to be the perfect place to relax and marvel at the changing sea-scape.
Rabbibhps.May 2017
BLUE VIEW. Has been refurbished to a very high standard this year. It is in an anonymous looking apartment block but the flat is lovely. It' s decorated in blues and greys with a seaside theme. All the furnishing and appliances are brand new and great quality. Loads of hot water, White Company towels, hand milled soap, cream tea on arrival and a beautiful view over Porthminster Beach. Secure parking is a great plus. Highly recommended!
Ginny S.September 2017
NUMBER SEVEN. The apartment was spotlessly clean with several lovely touches such as tea, milk and a chilled bottle of white wine. The beds were very comfortable and the bunk beds were an instant hit with our daughter. The view from the window just drew you down to the sea. The car parking was of course a major factor in choosing this apartment - the parking space is right outside the front door! We felt really lucky to have found this apartment and privileged to have stayed in such an amazing bolt hole - the owners should be very proud of their property. Highly Recommended.
Caroline G.July 2017
SEAWATER. We have very much enjoyed our stay at Seawater Cottage, a wonderful place in a great location. The cottage is beautiful, feels very homely and is very well equipped. The perfect place to relax and enjoy a holiday. The booking through So St Ives was easy and straightforward. We were 100% satisfied and would definitely stay there again. Warmly recommend it to anyone!
Martina C.November 2017
THE LOFT. The owner of this property (Alan) is the best ! He has a beautiful apartment in the most convenient part of St. Ives. We stayed two weeks. We could walk to train and bus stations (we didn’t rent a car at all-came via train from London), all the shops, many great restaurants, all the beaches, etc. The apartment had everything we could possibly need. We cooked some and ate out some, loved the wonderful gas fireplace which was so relaxing to sit in front of after full days of sightseeing, and found the beds to be comfortable and the shower just as you’d wish-large with plenty of hot water. We traveled lightly with just small bags & used the washing machine to clean the few items of clothing we brought. I emailed Alan several times while we were there with questions about placing local calls, how to get to St. Isaac (“Doc Martin” area) on public transportation, etc. Amazingly he relied to every email within minutes and was extremely helpful to us ! We never met him, but his being available via email was comforting and ironed out any little kinks we ran into. I would most definitely rent Alan’s great Loft again when I return to Cornwall.
Ann S.October 2017
PILCHARD COTTAGE: We had searched for the right place to stay in St Ives for a while and settled on Pilchard cottage as it looked of a high standard and had a great location for the beach and shops. We were so happy when we arrived to see how beautiful it was in the flesh. The images don't do it justice and the location was so perfect for the beach, shops and restaurants. We were able to pop back after the beach for refreshments or a shower and back out again to have lunch. Alan and Sharon have thought of everything, the smallest of details making our stay like a home from home. We are already planning a return.
Julie E.June 2017

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