Eight self-catering properties to book in St Ives this summer

If you’re planning a trip to St Ives this summer we suggest you check out the properties that Orange Roofs has to offer.

Orange Roofs are a boutique holiday agency with an incredible portfolio of self-catering properties to book in St Ives, Carbis Bay, Hayle and Zennor. If you’re not sure where to start then perhaps one of these eight fabulous homestays will be the right fit….

Rose Cottage St Ives

Rose Cottage

Rose Cottage allows you to experience a traditional seaside Cornish cottage without compromising on creature comforts. Although this stylish self-catering cottage is hidden away on a quiet street, it sits at the heart of bustling St Ives. Our favourite thing about Rose Cottage (aside from the location) is its beautiful interiors. The living room is painted in soft pinks and blues, while the kitchen is sure to spark envy in avid cooks. On the second floor you’ll find the master bedroom with its original floors and king-size bed. There’s also a large bathroom with a slipper bath, decked out in a cool, coastal aesthetic.

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1 The Coach House St Ives

1 Coach House

1 The Coach House is a supremely cool duplex apartment located a five-minute walk from Porthminster Beach on the main road into St Ives. The open-plan kitchen and living room on the first floor is filled with natural light, both from Velux windows in the vaulted ceiling and a set of trifold doors offering picturesque sea views. The property is a stone’s throw from the South West Coast Path, which you can use to walk to Porthminster Beach in one direction and Carbis Bay in the other. The walk into St Ives takes around 5 to 10 minutes, so you can stretch your legs on the way into town.

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The Loft St Ives Cornwall

The Loft

The Loft is the ultimate cosy apartment for a couple’s getaway in Halsetown (a rural village on the outskirts of St Ives). Recently renovated, this snug retreat is decorated in calming tones throughout, along with plenty of natural materials and crisp white walls. The Loft creates a sense of relaxation while offering all the mod cons you could ask for, such as a HD 4K Smart TV and Sonos sound system. There’s even a cute loft area accessed via a ladder in the living room – perfect for hunkering down with a good book or enjoying the surrounding country views.

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Sea Fever St Ives

Sea Fever

Sea Fever is stylish, dog friendly cottage in the much sought-after area of Downalong. As well as offering sensational views of Smeatons Pier and beyond, this modern property sleeps four people in two beautifully appointed en-suite bedrooms. Sea Fever boasts a light and bright, open plan kitchen/dining room and as well as a ‘straight from the beach’ wet-room and utility area in the basement (ideal for showering off after a long day at the beach). During your stay you’ll benefit from high speed WiFi throughout the property and a complimentary allocated parking space. Being only moments from the town, Sea Fever is ideally located for the restaurants, galleries and award-winning beaches of St Ives.

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Artists Harbour

Artists Harbour is a dog friendly cottage overlooking St Ives Harbour. Spread over four storeys, there’s plenty of space for the whole family. This self-catering property has three bedrooms – two super kings and a bunk room – and sleeps up to six people. What’s more, the interior design of this traditional seaside cottage shows off its historic features, such as exposed stone walls and stripped wooden floors. Artists Harbour is ideally located for exploring St Ives town and its vibrant coastline, with Porthmeor and Porthgwidden beaches just moments away and a wide selection of shops, cafes, restaurants and art galleries practically on your doorstep.

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Old Boswednack Zennor

Old Boswednack

Old Boswednack is a cosy barn conversion near Zennor that’s the perfect base for long walks, either on the South West Coast Path or through the moors. There’s loads to see nearby, including Gurnard’s Head (and a pub of the same name is just five minutes’ walk from the cottage), the ruins of Giew Mine, Mên-an-Tol, Nine Maidens Stone Circle and Mulfra Quoit, to name but a few. Inside, Old Boswednack boasts a large open-plan living room and kitchen with a dining table and a wood burner for cosy nights in. In the warmer months, you can while away your time in the beautiful enclosed garden, which features a paved area with a bistro-style table and chairs for al fresco dining, as well as vibrant borders, a well maintained lawn and a small pond.

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Hawkes View

If you’re looking for a true home-from-home holiday rental in Carbis Bay, Hawkes View has something for everyone in the family. The focal point of this gorgeous three-bedroom house its stunning sea views and sun-drenched deck surrounded by beautiful gardens. The property is finished to a high standard throughout, with a Cornwall meets The Hamptons aesthetic. The huge living area is a peaceful place to relax and unwind, as the large windows let in plenty of natural light. Cook up a storm in the modern kitchen or take advantage of the BBQ and al fresco seating out on the deck. Hawkes View is a 10-minute walk to Carbis Bay Beach, while St Ives is within a 20-minute walk along the South West Coast Path.

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Pencroft Carbis Bay


Tucked away just 10 minutes’ walk from Carbis Bay’s beautiful beach you’ll find Pencroft, a holiday home with three light-filled bedrooms and all the modern amenities you could ask for. On the ground floor, the open-plan living area features a wood-burning fire – great for cosy nights in – while trifold doors open onto a private terrace with an outdoor dining table that can seat up to six people. Beyond the landscaped garden is a small gate that leads out to a quiet meadow shaded by magnificent trees. It’s the perfect spot for laying down a blanket and enjoying a picnic. Pencroft is a dog friendly rental property in Carbis Bay and it even has an electric vehicle charger available for a more sustainable holiday.

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