We are located on the Porthminster beach side of St Ives and easy to find however you choose to arrive.
From the A30 and once you are through Lelant follow the directions to St Ives. After coming in at the top of St Ives, at the fork in the road (by the St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa) bear left following the signs for the Visitors Parking. The road narrows. Follow the road around the sharp left bend, signposted Through traffic. As you are going uphill, at the next sharp left bend, cross the road and drive directly ahead straight on up the hill. You are now in Porthminster Terrace. We are just a little way up on the right hand side. Sat Nav’s can sometimes go astray. If you have the what3words App you can find us by typing in torches.storybook.gathers
We have a small private driveway at the front of the house with space for three average sized cars, with two parked in tandem on one side. We have one further space at the back of the house reached by an access lane.
Depending on the size of guests’ cars it is usually possible to get three cars on the drive. In the event of only two being able to park on the drive, one will be parked across the top.
Please check with us before booking if you will be arriving by van/camper van.
There is a large public car park (1000 spaces) a few minutes walk up the hill at the Leisure Centre and more information can be found on the Cornwall Council website here.
Having changed at St Erth you will enjoy one of the most scenic railways journeys in to St Ives on the branch line. After exiting the train station walk through the car park and follow the road bearing left that brings you out by the bus station. The directions are then as below.
Turn left out of the bus station along The Terrace as if you are walking away from St Ives. Take the first right hand road up the one way street. It’s unmarked but has no entry signs at the bottom as it is one-way for cars. At the top, turn left and then right at the junction. As you are going uphill, at the next sharp left bend, cross the road and walk directly ahead straight on up the hill. You are now in Porthminster Terrace. We are just a little way up on the right hand side.
FROM THE COASTAL PATH
The coast path follows the railway line in to St Ives and once past Carbis Bay winds its was through wooded cliffs to arrive at Porthminster Beach. From here the railway station is easily accessed and directions are as above.
St Ives is under an hour’s drive from Newquay airport which has connecting flights to various other UK airports including Gatwick, Manchester and the Isles of Scilly.
We are located on a fairly steep hill so please phone and speak to us before booking if you have any mobility issues. This does mean we have some amazing views!
3 Porthminster Terrace, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2DQ