Local Area Information

Our nearest pub is The Sloop Inn – an ancient pub humming with the history of sailors and fishermen.
There are plenty of local shops including Boots and The Co-Op for groceries. And we’d suggest you try local independent bakeries such as St Ives Bakery (Fore Street) for delicious meringues and freshly baked Cornish Pasties. Just watch out for the seagulls who might try and steal your goodies!

St Ives is a food lovers delight. If you get up early enough you can watch the fishermen bringing in their catch and then buy it, direct from the fisherman’s doorway, in the next street to the cottage. On the doorstep you’ll find a wonderful pizza restaurant, serving stone baked slices of deliciousness. Or get some freshly caught fish cooked to perfection at Harbour Fish and Chips. Start your day with a silky latte and watch the world go by at Porthmeor café. And if you fancy something special it’s worth the short drive to The Halsetown Inn.

You’ll find beaches galore in the local area – on the other side of Bethesda Hill is a fabulous surfing beach and there are plenty of dog walking coves nearby.  You can surf, kayak or try coasteering at Porthmeor Beach. 

If you want to paddle board, hire a speedboat or take a boat tour there are several operators in the Harbour.