St Ives Guest Houses

In between Penzance and Camborne lies the picturesque coastal town of St Ives which was named Best Seaside Town in 2007 by the Guardian Newspaper. The little corner in which this delightful town lies in the south west of England boasts calm and tranquil beaches, green farmlands and an ancient history that dates back to the 5th century. Today this village like town's main industry is tourism from both overseas and British visitors. The St Ives guest houses perform their function in a marvellous manner creating wonderful and serine accommodations coupled with the most up-to-date services.

In legend the arrival the Irish Saint la of Cornwall who was among the first to this area is where the name of St Ives derives; the parish church still visible today bears the name of this saint. During Medieval times between the years of 1747 and 1756 the town was the most important fishing port on the north coast. The whole area would produce 900 million fish annually, the greatest catch ever was 5,600 at hogshead in St Ives in one seine. This industry eventually came to an end and instead switched its purpose to one of tourism, the connection of the country's always dependable train system 1877 transformed the town overnight.

This cosy port has become famous for its culture rich atmosphere with many of the residents being artists from early in 19th century right through to recent times, all inspired by the beautiful bay and stunning surrounds. Some of the more famous artists include Barbara Hepworth and Naum Gabo who settled here 1939 drawn by the natural, rugged and raw landscape. The Tate gallery impressed by the quality and nature of the St Ives locals work opened its own branch in the town called Tate St Ives.

An interesting time of the year in the town is when the festivals take place inviting the guest to experience the local traditions, foods and cultures that have shaped the foundations in which St Ives has been formed. The whole town can be explored on foot as the town's main attractions including the golden sandy beaches are on one another's doorstep. The St Ives guest houses boast wonderful locations offering guests all the local restaurants, traditional pubs and bars in close proximity.

The front desk at the guest house is perfectly able to grant every wish the visitor may have, including any dinner reservations, travel plans or tourist queries. The accommodations range from single, twin, double and family suites each displaying large comfy beds dressed high cotton count linen; offering a choice of hard, soft and medium pillows to every visitor. The rooms showcase large plasma televisions with sky and DVD players which is can be viewed on the bed or plush sofa found in the suite.

The sophistications and elegance in which the suites have been designed ensure the guest the most peaceful vacation possible. En suite bathrooms are of course the norm at the St Ives houses each presenting wide baths, walk in rainforest like showers and grand vanity cupboards underneath a large mirror.

A fine restaurant is located on the premises offering wide-ranging menu that is sure to please even the most discerning diner. Every meal is prepared using the freshest ingredients by the experienced and talent full chefs who get a kick from watching the customers taste his creations.

St Ives is place where many holiday memories are made and thanks to the fabulous St Ives guest houses never forgotten as a fantastic service or comfort are never forgotten.