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Price and Availability Index in Saint Ives
Holiday Letting Price Information in St Ives
This graph displays average prices of the holiday cottages and holiday apartments located in St Ives. Prices reach their highest point in July, where prices are an average of £150 a night (27/07 - 03/08). Prices drop in January to an average of £75 per night (12/01 - 19/01).
Holiday Home Availability Information in St Ives
This graph shows the holiday letting availability rate for the next twelve months. Be careful if you plan to go to Saint Ives in October, as it comprises the busiest week of the next 6 months (27/10 - 03/11). December (01/12 - 08/12) has got the highest percentage of available rentals.
The weather in St Ives
Find the Saint Ives climate diagram. During July, maximum temperatures go up to more than 19° On the other hand, you could have temperatures dropping under 4° in February. The rainiest month is July while the driest month is March.
Explore the Cornish Coast with a St Ives Cottage
A St Ives holiday letting is the perfect choice for a relaxed holiday getaway in the charming county of Cornwall. The quaint seaside town is peppered with boutique shops and has many great restaurants serving locally-caught seafood, as well as other regional favourites. Galleries such as the Tate St Ives, and nearby theme parks mean there's something to entertain the whole family. For nature-based fun, walk along the stunning cliffs or head south for a visit to Land's End at the tip of England. All this and more await when you book a St Ives holiday home.
Getting to your St Ives Holiday Letting
Arriving at your St Ives holiday letting couldn't be easier, as the county of Cornwall is served by Newquay International Airport. The airport has many domestic and a few international flight routes operating daily. Alternatively, the train is one of the most efficient and pleasant ways to reach St Ives. Trains depart from London Paddington for Penzance several times a day. You should alight at St Erth and continue to your final destination by local bus or taxi.
Coaches are also an option. Three services a day leave London Victoria and the journey takes around nine hours. If you wish to drive to St Ives, follow the A30 which will take you directly to the local area. Having your own vehicle is especially useful, as it enables you to explore the wider area with ease and flexibility.
Best Places to Eat in St Ives
Cornwall is famed for its pasties and one of the best places to grab the local delicacy is Presto Pasty. Other popular places to sample the county's classic dish are Pengenna Pasties and Warren's Bakery.
For an affordable lunch, head to Blas Burgerworks, which offers beef, chicken and vegetarian options, all served with a variety of toppings. Hub St Ives is another great burger joint, with a Brooklyn theme. They also serve a good selection of both local and international ales.
Alba Restaurant, set in a former lifeboat house, is famous for its seafood, including scallops and crab. This fine dining restaurant also has a great tasting menu so you can sample a little of everything.
St Ives' Attractions
A key draw in St Ives is the beach. The shore is dotted with welcoming cafés and restaurants, and facilities such as showers. The two main beaches in the area are Porthminster Beach and Porthmeor Beach. Pack a picnic and some beach towels and head to one of these for a relaxing day in the sun.
Paradise Park is located about 5 km from St Ives and is wonderful spot for nature enthusiasts. The wildlife sanctuary boasts over 650 different species of animals and birds and is additionally home to the World Parrot Trust. There's the JungleBarn indoor play centre to keep little ones busy, whilst the Bird in Hand Pub, which serves a range of speciality ales and delicious meals, is perfect for when you get peckish.
If you're travelling with kids and looking for an all-weather activity, then the Flambards Experience is an excellent choice. The park encompasses thrilling rides as well as themed indoor areas, such as Victorian Village and Britain in the Blitz. It is worth booking in advance online in order to secure a 10% discount, whilst the park is about 30 minutes away from your St Ives holiday letting .
Art in St Ives
Located close to the harbour is the Barbara Hepworth Museum. Here you can visit the sculptor's studio, see her classic works and walk in the beautiful gardens. Another great spot for taking in art is the Tate St Ives, part of the Tate collection of galleries along with the Tate Britain, Tate Modern and Tate Liverpool. Housed in a striking building that overlooks Porthmeor Beach, the gallery focuses on modern British artists. Combined tickets are available for here and the Barbara Hepworth Museum, whilst entry is free for those aged under 18.
What to See in the Area
The stunning, historic town of Penzance is a mere 20-minute drive from your St Ives holiday letting . Famed for its abundance of Regency architecture, the small streets are filled with boutiques and cafés. Penlee House is a particular highlight, showcasing works from the Newlyn School movement.
For a unique day out, head to Land's End at the very edge of the country, just 40 minutes from your St Ives holiday home. England's most south-westerly point is neither a town nor city, but there is a good amount of attractions here. These include great cliff-side walking trails, the famous sign post showing the distances to New York and John O'Groats, and a bar attached to the nearby Land's End Hotel, where you can relax over a drink.
Tranquillity in Saint Ives - beaches and beyond
St. Ives Harbour
A working port to this day, St. Ives Harbour is a great spot to watch local fishermen at work, while devouring ice cream and pasties. An amusement arcade nearby keeps kids entertained.
Close to Saint Ives' city centre, this dog-friendly beach is popular with surfers and families. Restaurants and cafés around serve excellent sandwiches and pasties.
St. Ives Lighthouse
Located at the end of Smeatons Pier, St. Ives Lighthouse measures 9 metres and has an interesting octagonal design.
St. Ives Church
Dedicated to St. La, an Irish female missionary, St. Ives Church houses a pipe organ from 1831. Watch out for the 15th-century gargoyles and grotesques, and the Fishermen's Aisle where glass windows let fishermen watch over their boats while in church.
Perched high on a cliff overlooking Porthmeor beach, the historic Barnoon Cemetery is accessible via an uphill walk from the beach. You'll be rewarded with outstanding views.
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