Best Places to Stay close to Parties and Fireworks

West by Five

TR26 1JG, St Ives, 7, Clodgy View

Situated in St Ives, near Porthmeor Beach, Carbis Bay and Tate St Ives, West by Five features free WiFi. All units come with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private... read more

56 reviews 9.9
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£ 1.00

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Breja Farmhouse b & b

TR26 3BA, St Ives, Breja Farmhouse

Just 2 miles from the beautiful beaches of St. Ives, Breja Farmhouse is located in a tranquil area of outstanding beauty. Free parking is available on site, and free WiFi is accessible at the property.... read more

97 reviews 9.8
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£ 1.00

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Trevose Harbour House

TR26 2EA, St Ives, 22 The Warren

Nestled between the Harbour Beach and Porthminster Beach, Trevose Harbour House is in the heart of the bustling seaside town of St Ives. This boutique guest house offers individually designed rooms with free Wi-Fi, a... read more

70 reviews 9.8
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£ 1.00

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Oystercatcher

TR26 2SF, St Ives, St Ives Road, Carbis Bay

Oystercatcher is a bed and breakfast situated in Carbis Bay, 1.2 miles from St Ives. It is a 10-minute walk to the sandy Carbis Bay beach. The property enjoys sea-views of St Ives Bay. Each... read more

63 reviews 9.8
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£ 1.00

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No 12 Furze Croft

TR20 8BB, St Ives, 12 Furze Croft

Featuring free WiFi and free private parking, No 12 Furze Croft offers accommodation in Nancledra, 3.1 miles from St Ives. The double room contains a flat-screen TV and a seating area. Guests will find a... read more

152 reviews 9.8
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£ 70.00

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Count House Cottage Luxury B&B-Adults Only

TR26 2PZ, St Ives, Count House Lane

Situated in the Carbis Bay area of St Ives, Count House Cottage Luxury B&B-Adults Only features accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. The bed and breakfast offers a flat-screen TV and a private... read more

132 reviews 9.7
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£ 94.00

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The Olive Branch

TR26 2DQ, St Ives, 6 Porthminster Terrace

The Olive Branch is set in St Ives, 1.8 km from Carbis Bay. Rooms have a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and... read more

94 reviews 9.7
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£ 1.00

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Storm in a tea cup

TR26 1EN, St Ives, Ayr

Storm in a tea cup has garden views, free WiFi and free private parking, set in St Ives, 500 metres from Porthmeor Beach. Guests can relax in the garden at the property. Carbis Bay is... read more

290 reviews 9.7
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£ 85.00

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Thurlestone House

TR26 2RT, St Ives, St Ives Road Carbis Bay, St Ives

Thurlestone House is an adults-only bed & breakfast in Carbis Bay, around 1.2 miles from St Ives. The property enjoys sea views and offers a range of breakfasts. Just 7 minutes’ drive from the Tate... read more

215 reviews 9.6
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£ 1.00

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sweetwater Farm

TR26 3AY, St Ives, Beagletodn Lane.Towednack.

Sweetwater Farm features garden views, free WiFi and free private parking, located in St Ives, 7 km from Tate St Ives. For added convenience, the property can provide towels and bed linen for an extra... read more

99 reviews 9.5
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£ 1.00

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Halwell Lodge

TR26 3EL, St Ives, Fore Steet

Halwell Lodge offers high-quality bed and breakfast in Lelant, an 11-minute drive from St Ives. This beautiful coastal village is home to West Cornwall Golf Club, a 10-minute walk away, and Halwell Lodge provides stylish... read more

227 reviews 9.5
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£ 1.00

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Rivendell Guest House

TR26 2DQ, St Ives, 7 Porthminster Terrace

Located in St Ives, near Tate St Ives, Rivendell Guest House features free WiFi, and guests can enjoy a shared lounge. The bed and breakfast offers a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with free... read more

161 reviews 9.4
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£ 1.00

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Atlantic Heights Guest House

TR26 1RQ, St Ives, 11 Ocean View Terrace

Located in St Ives and with Tate St Ives reachable within a 3-minute walk, Atlantic Heights Guest House has a garden, non-smoking rooms, free WiFi and a shared lounge. Built in 1960, the property is... read more

120 reviews 9.3
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£ 1.00

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An Porth Guest House

TR26 2HB, St Ives, Higher Stennack (Cornwall)

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Guest House An Porth is a 10-minutes' walk from the centre of St Ives. Portminster beach is a 15-minute walk from the property. Free private parking is available on... read more

190 reviews 9.2
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£ 1.00

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Primrose House St. Ives

TR26 2ED, St Ives, Porthminster Beach, St Ives

With boutique bedrooms and a stylish bar, Primrose Valley Hotel offers free parking and free Wi-Fi. Just metres from Porthminster Beach, the hotel has wonderful views across the Celtic Sea. The individually designed rooms at... read more

577 reviews 9.2
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£ 1.00

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Golden Hind

TR26 2BL, St Ives, 10 The Terrace

With panoramic sea views across St Ives Harbour, the family-run Golden Hind is just 250 metres from St Ives’ town centre and 8 minutes’ walk from St Ives (Cornwall) Railway Station. Limited free private parking... read more

101 reviews 9.2
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£ 1.00

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Downsfield Bed and Breakfast

TR26 2LJ, St Ives, Longstone Hill Carbis Bay St Ives

Less than a 10-minute drive from St Ives and a 10-minute walk from the sandy Carbis Bay beach, Downsfield Bed and Breakfast offers rooms with free Wi-Fi, a guest lounge with a log burner, and... read more

553 reviews 9
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£ 1.00

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Driftwood

TR26 1NT, St Ives,

Just 100 metres from Porthmeor Beach and 400 metres from Tate St Ives and featuring free WiFi, Driftwood offers accommodation in St Ives. This holiday home is equipped with 1 bedroom, a TV, and a... read more

17 reviews 9
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£ 1.00

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Pedn-Olva

TR26 2EA, St Ives, Porthminster Beach

Overlooking the Celtic Sea and St Ives Bay, Pedn-Olva offers elegant rooms with magnificent views. With an outdoor swimming pool and spacious terrace, there is also a popular restaurant. Sitting on a rugged rock formation,... read more

741 reviews 8.7
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£ 1.00

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The Nook

TR26 1EQ, St Ives, Alexandra Road

Situated in the seaside town of St Ives, The Nook boasts free Wi-Fi and private onsite parking. It is just 8 minutes’ walk from the popular surfing destination, Porthmeor Beach. The modern rooms feature a... read more

541 reviews 8.5
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£ 50.00

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The Gannet Inn

TR26 2SB, St Ives, The Gannet Inn, St Ives Road, St Ives

Set in a traditional house dating from 1900, The Gannet Inn is located in Carbis Bay, just an 8-minute walk from a sandy beach. It features a bar with a games room and Sky Sports... read more

385 reviews 8.4
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£ 130.00

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The Western

TR26 2LU, St Ives, Gabriel Street

The Western Hotel is housed in an historic building in the centre of St Ives. It offers a traditional Cornish pub with a beer garden. The simply decorated rooms at The Western Hotel have a... read more

1256 reviews 8.2
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£ 90.00

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St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa

TR26 2BN, St Ives, The Terrace

Overlooking Porthminster Beach with impressive views across St Ives Bay and Godrevy Lighthouse, The St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa offers elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy local seafood in the traditional restaurant.... read more

871 reviews 8.2
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£ 112.50

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The Queens St Ives

TR26 1RR, St Ives, High Street

Situated in St Ives, less than 2 minutes’ walk from the harbour, The Queens Hotel St Ives has free Wi-Fi. It also offers a gastropub, decorated with local artwork and serving award-winning food. Food is... read more

656 reviews 7.9
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£ 1.00

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Carbis Bay and Spa Hotel

TR26 2NP, St Ives, Carbis Bay

Set in tropical gardens, this elegant hotel offers wonderful sea views, an award-winning restaurant and direct access to Carbis Bay Beach, which is a member of The Most Beautiful Bays In The World organisation. Picturesque... read more

637 reviews 7.8
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£ 200.00

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Tregenna Castle Resort

TR26 2DE, St Ives, Treloyan Avenue

Within 72 acres of private grounds, this Tregenna Castle Resort overlooks St Ives and the Cornish coast. It has a heated indoor swimming pool, an outdoor seasonal heated swimming pool which is open late May... read more

2285 reviews 7.7
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£ 1.00

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Rosemorran Holiday Apartments

TR26 2BY, St Ives, Rosemorran Holiday Apartments Talland Road, The Belyars, ST IVES

Situated within St Ives town centre and less than a 10 minute walk from the seaside bars and restaurants. Rosemorran Holiday Apartments have a country cottage look with modern décor. Centrally located so to showcase... read more

159 reviews 7.7
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£ 50.64

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St. Ives Holiday Village

TR26 3HX, St Ives, St. Ives Holiday Village, Lelant

Set in St Ives in the Cornwall region, St. Ives Holiday Village provides accommodation with free WiFi in public areas, as well as access to a sauna. Some units also have a kitchen equipped with... read more

458 reviews 7.3
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£ 25.00

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The St Ives Bay Hotel

TR26 2BP, St Ives, The Terrace

Offering a restaurant, The St Ives Bay Hotel is located in St Ives. Free WiFi access is available. There is also an electric kettle. Featuring a bath or shower, private bathroom also comes with a... read more

519 reviews 5.8
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£ 1.00

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Happys

TR26 3HX, St Ives,

Happys offers accommodation in St Ives, 8 km from Tate St Ives. Located 2.6 km from Carbis Bay Beach, the property provides a garden and free private parking. This holiday home is equipped with 2... read more

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Book early to avoid disappointment


hotel st ivesThis is an expensive area to find accommodation in and this problem is exacerbated around New Year and Christmas time. The problem is increased by the fact that no one wants to stay in a caravan or chalet at this time of year. The main problem is a guest will need to stay for more than a week, arrive Christmas Eve (or just before) and depart New Years Day.

starBest Accommodation

This kind of accommodation for such a popular area fill up very quickly. In theory certain days may be better for making your reservations such as Black Friday or Cyber Monday but again, it may be better to go for convenience; just look for spaces and go for them.

Sadly, there seems not much impetus for Cornish hoteliers to put their prices down. There is too much demand for very little supply. Having said that there is usually no harm in looking on our website, you will definitely will find a bargain for a short Xmas break or for New Years eve.

A popular town


bedroomAlthough people usually come to St Ives for the sun and the beaches the area is still popular out of season, as you might guess from the information in this article. Many people actually prefer Cornwall off season as it is not filled to overflow with crowds and the scenery can be appreciated more. You certainly can’t visit Cornwall without visiting St Ives, so it best to make some time in your stay to do so.

It can be tricky to locate a bed and breakfast which will put people up for long periods. The solution can be simply be reducing your stay-just for 2022 Christmas and Boxing Day. Not only is it less expensive all in, you are more likely to find a cheaper rate. The same thing applies if chose to only stay at St Ives for New Year’s Eve (NYE) and New Year’s Day 2023. One solution to the lack of accommodation may be staying in another part of Cornwall where there is accommodation (such as Penzance, but even then there seems a shortage of b&bs). So book early to avoid disappointment.

Perfect for the family or larger groups are St Ives’ fully furnished apartments. These apts can be rent for 1 night, the weekend, a short break, or longer. A popular area is staying at the harbour, the Wharf.

Interesting things to do


Should you get to St Ives for a short break you will find a number of Christmas markets-including a farming market-as well as craft workshops to enjoy. There is access to live music throughout December. An especially interesting thing are the ghost story nights.

Celebrations : Several streets of St. Ives are closed for traffic from 6pm. Festivities are held at New Year Eve all over St Ives, mainly around the harbour. Many bars, pubs, restaurants, clubs and hotels hold their own party and firework display as well. When staying in accommodation on the Wharf, you will have a fantastic view of the spectacular firework display.

It’s the country’s third largest fancy dress party after London and Edinburgh Hogmaney in Scotland. Many people all dressed up in costumes hitting the streets to celebrate the new year.

The main fireworks display is held at the harbourfront over Smeatons pier and the beaches of St Ives.

Christmas Events : X-mas events include various craft and food fairs, the arrival of Santa in the harbour and turning on of the town lights, a Christmas shop window competition, Santa railway train rides on the St Ives Link.

Within easy driving distance is the lovely seaside town of Newquay and Falmouth on the South coast of Cornwall UK.