The Lighthouse

St Ives, Cornwall
+44 (0)7889 162360

Grown-up lighthouse getaway with sea views from every room in the heart of buzzing St Ives


2 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

The Experience

Standing tall on Crab Rock, off a pedestrian street of Cornish cottages, this seafront getaway is in a delightful setting. Gaze at St Ives bay from all four storeys, linked by a spiral staircase.Through the compact sitting room a large glass balcony is the best place for watching boats bob and looking out for seals and dolphins. Cook for yourselves in the retro kitchen or wander into town for galleries, craft shops, pubs and restaurants.Pack up your beach gear and head to Porthmeor for surfing or Porthminster for kayaking or hike for miles on the coastal path; in spring the wild flowers are overwhelming, in winter the skies are superb. There’s a music and art festival in September that brings the town to life.

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We think you'll love

  • The incredible sea views from every room and the glass-fronted balcony
  • Having your private parking space at just an 8 minute walk - a rare gift in St Ives!
  • The variety of beaches within walking distance
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You should know

  • There is a spiral staircase


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights. Short breaks occasionally available November, January & February. Children over 12 welcome.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £70
Weekly price
from £470
Damage deposit
1 Lighthouse for 4
From £702 beds2 bedrooms


The light house is a magical place to stay, It is unique. The fact that you can sit out on the balcony in the morning sun having a coffee with the sea lapping beneath you is something else. The views are amazing. It is beautifully decorated with all the facilities that you need and the beds are so comfy with lovely bed linen. If you are looking for something different this is the place for you.

Helen, Hereford

We stayed at the Lighthouse a couple of weeks after covid resitrictions had been lifted. The house was clean and tidy. It has to have the best views and location in St Ives - on the main Warren road into town, but as the rooms face away over the harbour, we were never disturbed by noise at night. The balcony view is simply magical, from dawn through to night lights over the water. The rooms are small (as is to be expected from the quirky house), and the stairs take a bit of getting used to, but I would return to this just to be able to sit and watch the tide sweep in and out each day.

Abigail, Exminster

The Lighthouse has the perfect position for a holiday as you are steps to beaches, restaurants and the coastal path, however you only have to look out of any window to experience the peace and tranquility that comes with having uninterrupted views of the sea and the harbour. Inside the accommodation is charming and luxurious, as Carole and Mike the owners, have thought of everything you would want or need to make your stay more enjoyable.

Fiona, Woodstock

Beautiful accommodation with beautiful views. The Lighthouse has wonderful views over St Ives from each room. There’s always something to watch. Quite unique. Very restful. The rooms are lovely. Everything you need and lots of attention to detail on a practical level as well as being visually appealing. Looking forward to my next visit!

Jane, Godalming

I have been to St Ives three time in the past three years, coming from the United States. By far, The Lighthouse was the most relaxing and lovely place I stayed in, in no great part due to the wonderful views from my bedroom across the harbour, and the amazing balcony where I could look out over the water, hear the waves lap against the rocks, and feel all stress leave my system. The decor is lovely and the owners take great pride in their property. I had difficulty with the spiral steps initially, but got used to them. I'd stay there in a flash if I come again. Thank you, Carol and Mike!


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The neighbourhood

Everything you need is within walking distance. Porthminster Beach and St Ives Harbour are two minutes by foot, as are various restaurants and shops; Porthmeor Beach, great for surfing lessons, Porthgwidden Beach and The Tate are a five-minute stroll. St Ives' bus and train stations are round the corner, opening up Cornwall's highlights, such as the Eden Project, Minack Theatre and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. St Ives Arts club is at the bottom of the lane and The Kettle and Wink, a quirky pub, hosts live music sessions.

Local points of interest from Michael & Carol Millward

  • You are 2 mins walk to Porthminster Beach, the Harbour (boat trips and beach), and many restaurants and shops. Porthmeor Beach (surfing lessons, beach cafe and the best sunsets in town) and The Tate are a five minute stroll as is Porthgwidden Beach.
  • Within an hour or so by car, bus or train (station is 100 yards away), you can visit the Eden Project, the stunning outdoor Minack Theatre, St Michael's Mount, the Lizard, Land's End and gardens such as The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Trebah.
  • Discover the coastal path - head for Zennor. Walk past the seal colony and have a meal at The Tinner's Arms before taking the bus back to St Ives. Or you can set off to Lelant and Porthkidney beach - take the scenic train back from Lelant Downs.
  • Walk up to the Leach Pottery, or enrol in an Art Class at St Ives School of Painting. Catch artists at work in the various open studios across the town, and enjoy the ambience of St Ives Arts Club, at the bottom of the lane from the Lighthouse.
  • Enjoy the September Arts and Music Festival, where you can listen to musicians playing in Norway Square, or go and see a famous band or singer at the Guildhall.
  • Spend an evening listening to live music in one of the local pubs (the Kettle and Wink is a well-known haunt for musicians from all over the country). Try the Pilchard Press micro pub on the harbour front, frequented by locals and visitors alike.


Michael & Carol Millward

Attracted by the stunning views from every floor and light flooding in from the large windows, the Millwards couldn't resist snapping up The Lighthouse. Despite already running a successful B&B in a former 16th-Century sail loft tucked away in Downalong, the pair are enjoying offering guests a unique self-catering experience in St Ives and are thrilled so many choose to return.