The Old Police Station

Holidaying with a crowd can sometimes mean compromising on style and luxury – not so at The Cottage Boutique! We have a selection of beautiful properties for larger families sleeping 8-10, but our largest St Ives holiday let is The Courtyard, accommodating up to 24.

TOPS The Old Polioce Station 20 July 2018
The exterior of The Old Police Station, St Ives

Comprised of four separate properties all bookable individually, when combined this epic group stay gives you exclusive use of a private, gated courtyard complex tucked away in the heart of St Ives, within easy striking distance of beaches, bars, shops, and restaurants.

Sergeants Retreat
Your very own private retreat in the heart of St Ives

It won’t surprise you to learn that the collection of holiday properties is indeed the town’s old police station, hence the quirky names of the individual properties. Thankfully these days spending a night in the cells is a much more comfortable affair!

Sergeants Retreat. Cottage Boutique
One of many luxurious bedrooms for you and your guests

This large Cornish holiday property is perfect for reunions, family gatherings, or special birthdays. It’s also an ideal base for a group of wedding guests, with plenty of space to get ready. If you’d like any help arranging special surprises or want to pick our brains about wedding suppliers, just get in touch!

The Old Police Station
Flowing living spaces are perfect for larger groups

The beauty of The Courtyard is that it brings family and friends together, yet with enough scope for everyone to find their own quiet corner. Of the two smaller properties, The Briefing Room is a cosy couples retreat, while Inspector’s Watch offers two adults and two children their own family bolthole.

The Briefing Room St.Ives
Retreat to The Briefing Room for some peace and quiet!

The two larger properties (Sergeant’s Retreat and The Old Police Station) both have plenty of space for hosting, with colourful living rooms and modern kitchens to help you feed a crowd!

The Old Police Station
At The Old Police Station, the lounge is a bright space to gather in all seasonsĀ 

You won’t need to fight over the gorgeous bedrooms, as there are plenty to go round! Many are ensuite too, so no standing in line for the bathroom as you get ready for a night out…

The Old Police Station
One of many restful, light-filled bedrooms at The Courtyard

Each of the four properties has been creatively designed with bold colours and lots of visual interest. You’ll find upcycled furniture, local artwork, and quirky details everywhere you look.

Inspectors Watch
The kitchen at Inspector’s Watch

Children will delight in a stay at The Courtyard, whatever the season. In the summer it’s just a short stroll to the local beaches for paddling and rock pool adventures, while Christmas or New Year in St Ives will always be completely magical.

The Old Police Station
A holiday to remember for all generations!

If you’re planning a large gathering for 2024/2025, why not get in touch to discuss booking The Courtyard and give everyone in your party something to look forward to? The Courtyard cannot be booked online, so call us direct to enquire and we’ll give you our personal attention.