December Weekend Breaks in St Ives

Charlotte Ballam

With Christmas trees lining the cobbled streets, twinkling lights reflected in the sea and shop windows all dressed to impress. St Ives in December is a special place to be and whether you’re indulging in some festivities or trying to get away from it all, the Sail Lofts luxury cottages in St Ives are perfectly placed in order to enjoy the very best of the town.

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Breakfast by the sea

What better way to begin your day than with an invigorating walk along the beach, rounded off with a fortifying breakfast at Porthmeor Beach Café. Just minutes from your luxury cottage in St Ives, this café can be reached simply by walking along the beach. Hunker down in one of their outdoor heated ‘pods’ and enjoy the view as you enjoy your favourite breakfast.

Christmas shopping

From Falmouth’s Winter Wonderland to Healey’s Cider Farm’s Christmas market, there’s no end of wonderfully Christmassy goings-on where you can hunt down some thoughtful Cornish gifts to take home and most importantly, get into the Christmas spirit ahead of the big day. For something a little closer to home, there is no shortage of beautiful shops right on your door step either, with the town centre just minutes away from your luxury cottage in St Ives.

Christmas lights

Whether it’s the official switching on or just a stroll around to inspect decked out gardens and adorned houses, Cornwall boasts some unique Christmas lights. With Mousehole’s iconic lights stationed in the Harbour, Truro’s City of Lights and Angarrack’s 12 Days of Christmas punctuating a beautiful circular walk, Cornwall’s offering is so different to the abundance of lights seen in cities. See our blog for more on Christmas lights in Cornwall.

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Christmas in St Ives is a Christmas like no other and at the Sail Lofts we are here to help you make memories to be cherished for years to come. If you’re dreaming of Christmas in Cornwall, check our website for availability or get in touch with our team on 01736 799175 and we'll be happy to help.