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.
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