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Skipper's Rest
St Ives Town

£384 - £835 per week

Skipper's Rest is a perfect little bolt hole for two, right in the centre of St Ives in a quiet location, yet just a stone's throw from Fore Street with all its many independent shops and restaurants. Renovated to a high standard, you'll find everything you need inside to enjoy a relaxing holiday, but you'll also benefit from a pretty courtyard, which is a fabulous place to sit and chill, after a busy day exploring all that St Ives has to offer. Skipper's Rest offers couples a fabulous retreat or, when booked alongside the main house, Sandy Shores, a total of eight people can be accommodated.


from Virgin Street, through a gate into a communal courtyard, front door into:

Kitchen/dining room/sitting room

electric oven with induction hob, dishwasher, washing machine, breakfast bar with two stools, two seater sofa, Smart TV.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, Smart TV, en suite shower room with basin and WC.

Additional information

Regretfully Skippers Rest can not acccomodate a Travel Cot in the bedroom, please bring your own dog bed if bringing a pet, WiFi, one dog welcome, short breaks available.


Lovely to stay at Skippers Rest again. Perfect location and very comfortable. Being greeted by a cream tea and a cuppa on arrival after train journey was very welcome!! Fresh daffodils were a lovely touch and lasted beautifully.

March 2022

Brilliant location and quiet location simply lovely Would definitely stay again

February 2022

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St Ives Town

Many of our larger town houses are situated just a couple of minutes’ walk from the centre and these offer ideal family accommodation, many with gardens, something of a rarity in St Ives. If all that shopping and socialising gets too much, you can always get away from it all and relax in the tranquil setting of Trewyn Gardens, a real little haven, tucked away in the heart of the town.

So, for self catering holidays in St Ives with everything on your doorstep, the town is the place to be.

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Local events

New Year's Eve in St Ives

Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea. 

31st December 2022

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St Ives Feast Day

Feast Day offers visitors the chance to witness, and even join in with, a centuries-old tradition. The Mayor 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into the crowd on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. 

6th February 2023

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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.

13th - 15th May 2021

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St Ives September Festival

Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.

10th - 24th September 2022

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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Book your flight online and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

July and August 2022

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What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

A great, compact property in a superb location. It has everything you need and is just seconds from Fore Street. Furnished to an excellent standard with great facilities. If you need to stay in touch with people, Wi-Fi is a bit temperamental and there's minimal phone signal inside, but otherwise you can't fault it.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you very much for your review. We were delighted to see that you took advantage of the fantastic location that this property offers, it is in such a superb spot for exploring all that St Ives has to offer. We were sorry to see that you found the Wi-Fi to be a little temperamental during your stay, but we can happily report that since receiving your feedback, the property owner has had Openreach attend and they have fixed an issue with the line which was causing this to go slowly, so the fibreoptic broadband should be up and running as normal from here on out. Thanks again for your comments and we hope to welcome you back to St Ives again soon! Ben, Customer Services.

Lovely to stay at Skippers Rest again. Perfect location and very comfortable. Being greeted by a cream tea and a cuppa on arrival after train journey was very welcome!! Fresh daffodils were a lovely touch and lasted beautifully.

Brilliant location and quiet location simply lovely Would definitely stay again

What a stunning little property. Location is quiet but just steps away from the hustle and bustle of Fore St. Very comfortable with everything you need. I would definitely book again.

Look at the pictures carefully. If you've not been to St Ives before, pay close attention to parking availability and distance for car parks to your chsen property.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your feedback. Parking is in very high demand in St Ives, with many properties not having this facility. Being a traditional fishing village, it was not designed with cars in mind at the time but is part of what gives it such a charming appeal. For properties without this facility, it is always worth looking into parking options beforehand on the local council website and looking into private parking availability, particularly for peak weeks. There is also a park and ride facility which some find useful. Please feel free to contact the team for any advice before booking or arrival to your chosen property; we will always be happy to answer any questions. Skippers Rest is within a 5-minute walk of Barnoon car park and The Island car park, but as they fill up quickly, it is certainly worth being aware of the next closest options. Thanks for your comments, and we hope to see you back here soon. Tanya, Customer Services

Perfect quiet little property ideal for a couple, brilliant location!

Fabulous little property. Great location. Spotlessly clean with good quality furnishing and equipment.

We had a lovely weekend stay at Skipper’s Rest. It’s in a lovely quiet location but really handy for Fore street and the Downalong area of St Ives. Perfect for a couple or single traveller. Looking forward to staying there again in the future.

Fantastic location a stone's throw from Fore Street. Modern accommodation with classy furnishings. Cosy and comfortable.

Excellent property, fab location, decorated to high standard and very clean, definitely stay again