If you love dreaming about holidays as much as we do, you may already have a mental list of every conceivable opportunity for a getaway in 2024. In which case we’re here to tell you that St Ives is always a good idea!

With some exciting new holiday rental properties joining our portfolio recently, and the town’s top boutique boltholes still with availability, we have the perfect pad for every occasion.

So, put the kettle on and get planning your 2024 trips to picturesque St Ives – there’s worse places to be a regular!

A romantic Valentines retreat

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Windswept walks on empty beaches, glasses of wine by the fire, and romantic meals in top restaurants – St Ives is the perfect Valentines destination right here in the UK. Little Fish is great for loved-up couples, with all the amenities of a larger property and an excellent location on Fish Street in the heart of Downalong.

Start your evening by wondering down to The Sloop Inn for a pint in this historic harbourside pub (circa 1312) before seeing where the mood takes you. For our pick of the most romantic restaurants locally, click here.

An Easter family break

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Embrace the first glimpses of spring in Cornwall with a stay at luxurious Enys House, where all the delights of St Ives are laid out before you. Perched on prestigious Richmond Place, this elevated abode will inspire you to make the most of every moment, with paddles on the beach, leisurely lunches in town, and late night chats around the huge kitchen table. With five bedrooms, it’s perfect for a large family or even two families sharing.

Also currently with good availability for 2024 but sure to book up fast is beautifully renovated Gull Cry (sleeps 8) and lovely Lily’s Cottage (sleeps 7 + 2).

A festival with friends


St Ives Food Festival takes place every May (2024 dates TBC) and it’s the ideal time to come on a long weekend with friends. Taking over Porthminster Beach, the festival includes live music with tickets for some great acts available on the Friday and Saturday nights, followed by days of feasting on local produce, sipping cocktails, and watching top chefs do their thing.

Our top tips on where to stay are Nordga (great for three couples sharing) and The Dove House for groups of four – don’t hang around as dates are sure to book up quick!

Shoulder season break with your faithful friend


Spring and autumn are the ideal time to book a dog-friendly break in St Ives, with quieter beaches and the shifting colours of the coast making walking holidays particularly enjoyable. The Fairings and The Count House are on opposite sides of St Ives but both are perfect for walkers, having unfettered access to beautiful countryside and the South West Coast Path.

For a handy guide to holidaying in St Ives with your dog, click here.

A classic Cornish summer holiday by the seaside


Time to make some memories with the little ones? For a classic British seaside break we recommend staying close to Porthmeor Beach, where the kids can splash about in the surf and you’re never far away from an ice cream or a pasty (or tapas and a cocktail for that matter!) Groups of up to six love the enduring popular Sandpiper with views over the sparkling Atlantic. Right above the beach but tucked away, locations don’t come any better than this.

12 Barnaloft and 5 Piazza are fantastic alternatives for families of four; right on the beach, you won’t miss a moment of the action!

Be a culture vulture for the weekend

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The St Ives September Festival is a good time for a lovers of arts and culture to be in town, with music, film, talks, comedy and exhibitions crammed into two busy weeks. Autumn in general is a great time of year to catch exhibitions at Tate St Ives, book a course at St Ives School of Painting, or simply spend a few days enjoying the many private galleries of the town.

Bay View House is a eclectic townhouse with a brilliant artistic vibe, while Guillemot Cottage and Bethesda Cottage are both Downalong boltholes with bags of creative personality.

A multi-generational get-together


Fancy bringing the generations together this year for a memorable break on the Cornish coast? It can be a challenge to find the right property, but luckily we’ve got just the thing. Trendreath is a spacious and stylishly updated Georgian manor house in Lelant, close to glorious Porthkidney Beach and with easy access to all of West Cornwall. If you’d prefer to be in town, Sea Thrift & Thimble combined sleep 10, with the added bonus of having a self-contained apartment to retreat to should it all become too much.

Finally, for a truly special get-together, The Courtyard is the ultimate St Ives holiday let. Combining four properties around a private gated courtyard, tucked away but in a central location, you’ll be reminiscing about a stay here for years to come…

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