The Lighthouse

St Ives, Cornwall

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


2 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


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.

Breathtaking views from the lounge at The Lighthouse in Cornwall

We think you'll love

  • The incredible sea views from every room and the glass-fronted balcony
  • Being in the heart of all the action then walking home
  • The variety of beaches within walking distance
Lounge with doors leading on to the balcony

Home truths

  • The owners offer one private parking space, at extra cost, an eight-minute walk from the house
  • The spiral stairs won't suit the less mobile


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • 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 £60
Weekly price
from £420
Damage deposit
1 Lighthouse for 4
From £602 beds2 bedrooms


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.