Whether you choose a Hotel overlooking the sea, a Bed and Breakfast tucked within the old fisherman’s cottages and converted sail lofts, or a self-catering house just steps from the beach, there is a bountiful selection of places to stay, the majority within walking distance to the School.
Here are a few ideas for places to stay; please check out their websites as we have not been able to visit them all, so are unable to personally recommend them.
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One of the best ways of searching availability for B&B and self catering is via the St Ives Tourism Association website
Self catering can prove a cost effective option off season when short breaks are available. St Ives Holidays have over 200 properties locally and can advise on places to stay near the school.
Please see a below a small selection and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need some help finding accommodation.
We are a family run bed and breakfast and we pride ourselves on the extra special touches and our customer service.
We have free off-road parking for up to three standard sized vehicles and there is plenty of on-road parking very close by. We are within easy access to the beautiful town of St Ives.
The Boskerris is a small, stylish, coastal retreat with a relaxed Mediterranean style. Fifteen individual bedrooms, most with outstanding panoramic ocean views.
Nestled on the edge of St Ives on the Carbis Bay cliffs, with the perfect vantage point to admire the views across St Ives Bay from Godrevy Lighthouse to St Ives Harbour.
Coast offers 3 self catering flats with breath taking views of Carbis Bay. All come with free parking.
A boutique bed and breakfast situated above Carbis Bay beach.
Comfortable rooms with stunning views across St Ives Bay. Close to Porthminster beach, the train station and a 15 minute walk to the School.
A comfortable maisonette that sleeps 4 and is a short walk from Porthmeor beach.
It has sea-views, a balcony and garage parking and is situated above the town.
Cosy, modern bedrooms with a central St Ives location.
Stay on the same street as the St Ives School of Painting. Self catering accommodation in and around St Ives
Light, airy and contemporary bedrooms. Situated close to the train station, Porthminster beach and the heart of St Ives. 15 minutes walk to the School. Dog friendly.
A selection of quality St Ives properties, from contemporary apartments to cosy fisherman’s cottages offering great location, style or great views, and in some cases all three!
Primrose Valley Hotel is an Edwardian seaside villa Hotel which offers contemporary modern, relaxed and stylish comfort just seconds from the Porthminster Beach.
Stay In Cornwall have a number of holiday cottages available to rent in St Ives, all within walking distance to the school.
One of the oldest and most famous Inns in Cornwall, The Sloop offers comfortable B&B accommodation all year round. A few minutes walk from the School.
Porthgwel Sleeps 4-6, Fisherman’s stone cottage. Exceptionally light and sunny with stunning harbour views on two levels. Wifi, TV. Original artwork throughout. Private outside decking area. 3 mins walk from Painting School.
A good range of self-catering accommodation close to the school. Special offers on short breaks out of season
Idyllic accommodation available for singles/couple adjacent to the Barbara Hepworth Museum and less than 5 minutes from the Studio. 5% discount available to students attending the School’s classes from advertised rates. English, German and French spoken. Free parking included.
Self-catering boutique apartments, a few steps to the beach and just around the corner from the School.
One of Cornwall’s oldest and most famous Inns, favourite haunt of locals, fishermen, artists and tourists all year round.
Believed to date from around 1312 AD, the Sloop Inn is situated right on the harbour front at St Ives with only a cobbled forecourt and road separating it from the sea.
Four comfortable bedrooms, most with en-suites facilities, in a Grade II listed building three minutes from the School.
Craft Inspired home for rent with 2 double bedrooms in the heart of St Ives near St Ives School of Painting.
Blue Sky B&B, St Ives, Cornwall, is a granite built Edwardian house in St Ives, within 5 minutes walking distance of the beaches and town centre. NB Closed over Winter
Atlantic Heights is a modern, newly refurbished townhouse, situated in a small private terrace with free parking, an uphill walk from the studios but not too far.
Wide range of properties, many in prime positions and close to School.
Cool, contemporary hostel accommodation in the centre of St Ives. Beds from £20/night (room only). WiFi, Courtyard, Bar, Lounge, TV Room, Fully equipped kitchen, Secure dorms and private rooms.
Self catering fisherman’s holiday cottage, 2 beds, situated in the heart of St Ives.
Ten Ocean View is a privately-run, luxurious, quality guest house beautifully located with breathtaking views over St Ives Bay.
Stay in the home of the famous artist and mariner.
Self catering cosy cottage, perfect for two and very close to the school.