St Ives Garden Studio Favourite

A stunning apartment-for-2 with a unique botanical garden, in the heart of buzzy St Ives

Sleeps 2

Space & Setting.

There are masses of apartments to rent in St Ives, but this one is head and shoulders above the rest (except, perhaps, its upstairs sister). The lower half of a house in the picturesque ‘Downalong’ area – the former fishermen’s quarter – it combines the creative heritage of the town with unique mid-century décor. Quite the mix.

The owners spent months sourcing the vintage furniture and choosing quirky modern furnishings to offset it, and we adore its colourful green palette. There’s a 50s velvet cocktail chair, bold emerald tiling and a vintage rocking chair. Tall wicker lampshades dangle over the Eero Saarinen dining table; quirky art includes a papier mache horse head and a folksy loom hanging. Every tiny detail exudes style. And best of all, once you’ve explored the town’s winding lanes and golden beaches, there’s a private botanical garden for balmy evenings and alfresco breakfasts.

Getting here: drive or come by train (direct link from London Paddington); 5-min taxi from the station.




  • View over St Ives
    View over St Ives
  • South West coastal path
    South West coastal path
  • Sunset over Porthmeor Beach
    Sunset over Porthmeor Beach
  • Meander the cobbled streets of ‘Downalong’, popping into the independent galleries and artist studios.
  • Spend a day on gorgeous Porthmeor Beach, and try your hand at surfing; St Ives Surf School offers tuition and board hire.
  • The beach is overlooked by the iconic Tate Gallery – visit its exhibitions or just have coffee on the rooftop terrace, soaking up the sea panoramas.
  • At the other end of town you’ll find golden Porthminster beach, another beauty, with aquamarine waters. The Porthminster Café does fab fish’n’ chips for lunch.
  • Angela highly recommends the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.
  • Walk the South West Coast path towards Zennor, with stunning views in all directions.

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3rd night free when you book a 3-night winter stay.

Stay dates: 1 Nov 2020–28 Feb 2021, excluding school holidays. Message the owner to enquire/book and quote 3 for 2.

Book by 16 October 2020.