ST IVES 8 DAYS - COTTAGE HOTEL
St.Ives is one of Britain's most enigmatic resorts. 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 cafes. 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, said to have been the place where St.Ia (after whom the resort is named) arrived from Ireland in a coracle. 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.
TOUR OPERATES SUNDAY TO SUNDAY
Full Day Excursion to Marazion, Penzance and Land's End
A fascinating excursion takes us south across Cornwall to Marazion for views of St.Michael's Mount before continuing to Penzance, with its busy port, and on to Land's End before returning to Carbis Bay.
Full Day Excursion to the Lizard and Porthleven
We journey south once again - this time to England's most southerly point at the Lizard, visiting the ancient town of Helston, home to the famous Cornish Floral Dance. We return via Porthleven, an unspoilt fishing harbour.
Full Day Excursion Falmouth
Today's journey takes us to the third largest natural harbour in the world, Falmouth. It boasts a bustling waterfront, four beaches, a castle and attractive gardens.
Delightfully situated in extensive grounds overlooking Carbis Bay, 300 yards from the beach and two minutes' walk from the railway station linking Carbis Bay to St.Ives (5 minute journey). The restaurant and sun lounge have lovely views of the bay and there is a large ballroom with entertainment most evenings. There are two bars, snooker table and TV lounge.
All 80 bedrooms have central heating and bath or shower and WC, tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer, intercom and TV with radio channels. The outdoor swimming pool is heated May to September. Two lifts serve most bedrooms (although entertainment room is only accessible via stairs). Tel:01736 795252
AA Three Star Rated