Cottage Hotel

Boskerris Road Carbis Bay St. Ives Cornwall TR26 2PE

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01736 795252
Fax: 01736 798636

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Cottage Hotel,
St Ives

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  • Superbly situated in an elevated position in seven acres of grounds overlooking Carbis Bay
  • 300 yards from the beach and 2 minutes walk from the railway station (5 minute scenic journey to St.Ives)
  • 2 bars, one with snooker table
  • Outdoor heated pool
  • Ballroom with entertainment most evenings
  • TV lounge and sun lounge
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • All 80 bedrooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer, Freeview TV with radio channels and internal telephone
  • All bedrooms have bath or shower and WC
  • Central heating throughout
  • 2 lifts serve most bedrooms (although entertainment room is only accessible via stairs)
  • Extensive car and coach parking available
  • Entire hotel, including all bedrooms, is a no smoking area

    Hotel Facilities

  • Entertainment suite complete with bar, large dance floor and entertainment five evenings per week
  • TV lounge and sun lounge
  • 2 bars, one with a snooker table
  • There are three steps to the main entrance of the hotel
  • Large restaurant seating 150
  • 2 lifts serve most bedrooms (although entertainment room is only accessible via stairs)
  • Check in from 16:00. Check out by 11:00. Additional charges apply where earlier check in or late check out are required
  • Extensive car parking


  • Our attractive restaurant has views of the bay and can comfortably seat 150 people
  • Breakfast: We provide a waiter served breakfast from 08:00 to 09:30 with last orders at 09:00
  • Dinner: We provide a waiter served table d'hote dinner from 18:30 to 20:00* with last orders at 19:15. *Please note that dinner times may vary depending on the season.
  • Special Diets: A selection of vegetarian options is available on the dinner menu. For a more efficient service we recommend these are requested in advance of the meal. Special diets can also be catered for on request; we ask that you contact us at least seven days prior to arrival and provide a diet sheet.
  • To see our current menu, please follow this link.
  • 80 bedrooms on 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors (there are no ground floor rooms)
  • 28 double rooms, 27 twin rooms, 7 single rooms, 15 rooms with a double and a single bed and 3 large family rooms with a double and 2 single beds
  • We have 26 rooms (including 2 singles) with excellent sea views where you can sit by the window and enjoy the view
  • Lifts serve most bedrooms (although 30% of bedrooms are only accessible via a flight of stairs)
  • All rooms have central heating but we do not have any rooms with air conditioning
  • All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and Freeview TV with radio channels
  • All rooms have a telephone for communication with other rooms and hotel services and receiving incoming calls (but we do not have an outbound direct dial service)
  • All bathrooms are equipped with a bath or shower and WC. Most rooms have a shower rather than a bath; if you have a strong preference for one or the other, please tell us when you make your booking because we are often fully booked and it can be difficult to change rooms on arrival
  • Cots can be provided on request in any room type except single rooms
  • Ironing facilities are available from reception
  • Smoking is prohibited in all of our bedrooms
  • We do not provide room service in normal circumstances

St. Ives is one of Britain's most enigmatic resorts, at once a haven for artists who come to enjoy its magnificent light and seek inspiration in its distance from the hustle and bustle of modern life and at the same time a magnet for large numbers of summer visitors. Despite its popularity, it somehow manages to retain its old-world charm with an enchanting maze of narrow streets and lanes, hemmed in by picturesque granite buildings. There are innumerable small craft and antique shops, art galleries, pubs and cafés. Porthmeor Beach provides surf and excitement whilst the quieter beaches at Porthminster and Carbis Bay provide more sheltered bathing. In between are rocky headlands and the delightful harbour. Our hotel is situated in Carbis Bay, with its lovely wooded coves and sandy beach, about two miles from the heart of St. Ives, which is easily accessible by train.

Town Centre

St Ives is a myriad of steep, winding cobbled streets lined with an array of quaint cottages. It is also a magnet for artists, who flock here to catch the town's unique light and there are several galleries dotted around town.

Beach and Gardens

The town's beaches are extensive, safe and clean, with Porthmeor beach providing the surf and excitement whilst the quieter beaches at Porthminster and Carbis Bay provide more sheltered and relaxed bathing. The Trewyn Gardens, found just outside the heart of the town, offer welcome respite from the bustling pedestrianised streets and regularly win Britain in Bloom awards for their incredible floral displays.

Activities and Attractions

Tourist Information
Tel:01736 796267

Tate Gallery
Tel:01736 796226
The gallery is of international standard and presents rotating displays selected from its collection of around 300 works of art, many produced by the St Ives School of Artists.

Flambards Village - Helston
Tel:01326 573404
An exciting family attraction with rides, play areas, aviation display and lamplit Victorian village.

Heartlands - nr Redruth
Tel:01209 722322
This new attraction, standing on the site of a former mining complex, offers visitors the chance to experience a diverse range of facilities including a range of exhibitions, Botanical Gardens, farmers' markets, cultural festivals and year-round events.

Paradise Park Tel:01736 753365
Home to fabulous collections of rare and endangered parrots, owls, birds of prey and many other animals.

Barbara Hepworth Museum Tel:01736 796226
Visiting the Museum and Garden is a unique experience, which offers a remarkable insight into the work of one of Britain's most important twentieth-century artists.


St Ives Mayday Festival A weekend of concerts, guided walks and exhibitions culminating in a grand May Day parade with maypole dancing and the crowning of the May Queen and King.

St Ives September Festival
A two week celebration of the musical and artistic heritage of St Ives with art, poetry, jazz and folk music.

Newlyn Fish Festival Held in August, a unique festival which includes auctions, cookery exhibitions and numerous stalls and craft sales.

Golowan Festival takes place in June in Penzance and offers a week of world music and diverse entertainment.

Farmers Markets are held in Penzance every Friday and sell a range of fresh and locally produced goods.

Helston’s Flora Day Ancient Spring Festival
The Flora Day is characterised by its Furry Dance, with the gentlemen wearing top hat and tails for the Principal Dance and the ladies their finest dresses. The children are dressed all in white.

For a summary of events in the region see:

Places of Interest

The region surrounding St Ives is delightful and intriguing. There are lovely coves and picturesque fishing villages such as Port Isaac, setting for the popular television series, Doc Martin. The Cornish tin industry provided the setting for a much earlier television series, Poldark, and there are many fascinating sites for those with an interest in industrial archaeology. Land’s End is only a short distance away and many visitors also choose to take a trip to the Scilly Isles from nearby Penzance.

The Lizard is the most southerly point on the British mainland and is both beautiful and unique. Small whitewashed villages hug the rugged coastline and colourful fishing boats, resting on the beaches are reminders that this region still depends largely on the sea for its livelihood. The area is rich in wildlife, including many rare species of animals and plants and the temperate local climate ensures a year-round abundance of sub-tropical vegetation and floral colour.

Newquay is Cornwall's premier tourist centre. Its eleven magnificent beaches, amongst the best in Europe, offer a range of activities from surfing to sunbathing. The town boasts all the amenities of a major resort, including swimming pools, golf, bowling and tennis, as well as excellent shops and atmospheric pubs.

Penzance and Land's End provide all the ingredients for a fascinating day out. Stroll around the pretty harbour in Penzance then visit Land's End, the 'first and last point of England', which is one of the country's top tourist attractions.

Eden Project Tel:01726 811911
Without doubt one of the most spectacular modern attractions in Britain, its striking architecture and its amazing collection of plants from around the world will enthral enthusiasts and non-gardeners alike.

Minack Theatre Tel:01736 810181
A unique open-air theatre; its high quality performances are presented on an open stage against a stunning backdrop of rugged cliffs and turquoise skies.

Heligan Gardens Tel:01726 845100
With Italian, walled and water gardens, as well as a famous ‘Jungle’ it is little wonder the gardens attract a record-breaking quarter of a million visitors every year.

St Michael's Mount Tel:01736 710507
Perched on a volcanic rock, this romantic castle/house dates from the 12th Century and features sub-tropical hanging gardens, some so steep that gardeners have to abseil down to tend to them!.

Marazion is one of the oldest towns in Britain, with origins dating back to the Roman occupation. Set on the shores of Mount's Bay and separated from St Michael's Mount by a causeway, its clean sandy beaches and breathtaking views towards the Lizard and Land's End have established Marazion's place on the tourist map.

Isles of Scilly are easily accessible by ferry which leaves Penzance daily (crossing is just over 2½ hours). Key features of the islands, of which only five are inhabited, are crystal clear seas, dazzling white beaches, unspoilt marine scenery and an abundance of historical and archaeological remains.

If you have any historical information or photos for the Cottage Hotel, why not email us at [email protected]

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