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Welcome to Cornish Riviera Holidays

We are a family run, St Ives based agency (est in 1984) and offer a friendly, personal and efficient service. We have a vast amount of experience in letting holiday homes and a wealth of local knowledge. We specialise in properties in the heart of St Ives and are very familiar with each one.

Surrounded by 5 golden sandy beaches and bathed in clear light, the picturesque harbour and old town of St Ives is a maze of quaint cottages and cobbled courtyards, restaurants, shops and galleries and is known as "Downalong".  We manage 71 holiday lets; 41 fisherman's cottages in Downalong, 9 town houses and 21 beachside apartments all in the heart of St Ives.  Each property is selected to provide the ideal beach holiday for our guests; with sea views, parking, WiFi and dog friendly options.

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About St Ives

St Ives is a small fishing town on the dramatic North Cornwall coast, famous for its picturesque harbour, stunning golden sandy beaches and numerous little hidden coves. Porthmeor beach, with its rolling breakers and stunning sunsets, is a favourite with surfers whilst Porthgwidden and Porthminster are favoured by families for their calm, translucent bathing waters.

St Ives bay benefits from a sub-tropical climate and always receives more sunshine than is forecasted. It is the perfect base to explore West Penwith's area of outstanding natural beauty with its granite cliffs, fishing communities and ancient moorlands.


Art has played an important role in shaping St Ives, famed for its special light and inspiring sea and landscapes. Tate St Ives is dramatically situated above Porthmeor beach.  St Ives has been home for such artistic luminaries as Barbara Hepworth, Bernard Leach, Ben Nicholson and Patrick Heron whose works are featured in galleries, museums and public spaces in the town.  Numerous eclectic galleries and studios are dotted around the harbour.  The St Ives September Festival of Music, Arts and Literature runs from 9th to 23rd September 2017 and has a fabulous line up and great atmosphere.

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