Situated right in the heart of the old Cornish fishing area of Downalong – a conservation area, full of quaint roads and walkways, shops and places to eat.


Seaglass Cottage is on the doorstep of Porthmeor Beach – the famous surfing beach, right across the road from St Ives School of Painting, and just down the road you will find the Tate Gallery.

Within close distance are a number of art galleries, fantastic restaurants, the Harbour, and the surrounding beaches of St Ives. Fore Street is just 2 minutes away, and this will satisfy all your shopping needs as you wind your way down this beautiful cobbled street full of independent retailers.

The full address for the cottage is:
Seaglass Cottage, 2 Back Road West, St Ives, TR26 1NE

For those wishing to leave the car at home St Ives can be reached by train along the coastal branch line which joins the GWR main line at St Erth where regular direct services to London Paddington, Midlands and the North can be caught.

St Ives provides a variety of attractions whether it be a traditional family seaside holiday, enjoying the stunning collection of artwork displayed in the Tate or exploring the scenery along the South West Coastal path.

Since the opening of the train line in the 1870s St Ives has been an attraction for artists and tourists alike.

Artists were originally drawn by the unique light caused by its position being surrounded by the sea on 3 sides. Seaglass cottage has drawn upon the inspiration of these artists and much of the cottage displays works of art by local artists past and present.

Seaglass Cottage even features in the work of one its most influential famous artists, Alfred Wallis who lived opposite and whose work hangs in both the St Ives and Tate Britain museums.

Those very conditions that first attracted artists provide the ideal ingredients for a great stay in St Ives whether it be a long vacation during the summer holidays or for a shorter break out of season.

At whatever time you choose to visit St Ives you will find there is plenty to see, do and eat!

You will be assured of a warm welcome at Seaglass Cottage which is serviced the whole year round by a professional local housekeeping team Sandy Toes Stays who are able to assist should anything arise during the course of your stay.