The Garth

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Tucked away in the heart of St Ives, this collection of three retreats are just perfect for a gathering - whether family or friends - and are just moments walk from the sandy beaches, harbour and cobbled street town centre.

At a Glance

From £1,230 for a long weekend or mid week break.
Fabulous restaurants and bars nearby Family friendly Sandy beach nearby Stone's throw from the sea Travel cot VisitEngland - 5 Star Award VisitEngland - Gold Award Al Fresco eating Art Escapes Big and Beautiful Coastal Dog friendly Walking distance to a pub Walking distance to the beach Wood Burner Design-led retreat
  • VisitEngland Five Star Self Catering Award
  • VisitEngland Gold Award
Nestled around a private central courtyard, three pretty retreats make up The Garth; Iris, Wella and Juliot. Sleeping ten people in total, Iris and Wella each sleep four, whilst bijoux Juliot sleeps two. Iris and Wella have an 'upside down' approach meaning the open-plan living spaces are upstairs and the bedrooms are downstairs, whilst Juliot is on one level. Each property has been beautifully designed, and although each are unique, they all share a fun, laid back yet luxurious nautical theme. Iris, the largest of the three properties, has a super-spacious dining area which will easily seat ten, whilst the outside courtyard is perfect for a barbeque - this spot is made for a summer nights' party. Being just minutes from sandy beaches and just a short walk to a vast selection of incredible restaurants, shops, bars and pubs, you won't need to step foot in your car, meaning you can totally relax and enjoy your time together.

Each of the living spaces boast gorgeous, sumptuous Loaf sofas and unique chairs to relax in, whilst there's also flat screen televisions (perfect for when you just want to chill out) and modern fires to keep you toasty warm during winter months. Wella and Iris have incredible vaulted ceilings with Velux windows, letting in plenty of light, making them perfect spots for lazy afternoons curled up with a book or long chats. Juliots' super-cute sitting area is for those who want to hide away from it all or are seeking a little peace.


Cooking will be a real pleasure in each of these properties. If you're doing your own thing, each has everything you'll need to rustle up a storm within their George Robinson-designed kitchens, with top-notch equipment and the all-important Nespresso machine (although there is a brilliant deli-come-coffee shop literally opposite The Garth too). If you want to cook and eat together, the huge kitchen at Iris is perfect, with it's huge seven-ring range cooker, whilst the ginormous trestle-style dining table is perfect for dinner parties together. Need inspiration? Why not pick up some locally-caught fish and cook together. Or if nobody wants to cook, let us help you by arranging a Private Chef to come in and do it for you - just give us a call!


Sleeping will come easily here. After a day on the beach or out exploring incredible west Cornwall, you'll fall into a dreamy slumber in the super-comfy, beautifully designed bedrooms. All bedrooms have underfloor heating for cooler months, whilst tiled floors will keep things nicely chilled during the balmy summer months. Each comes with lots of storage so you can tuck everything away, whilst they all have televisions too. Juliot has one double, whilst Wella and Iris have two bedrooms each; one double and one a zip-and-link, meaning it can be a super king double or a twin bedroom- perfect for children or friends sharing.


In Juliot, the bathroom has a bath with an overhead shower, plus a television. At Wella, both bedrooms are en suite, with the master bedroom being a shower room with huge walk-in shower and rainfall showerhead, whilst the en suite to the twin/further double is a bathroom and has a television. At Iris, the bathroom has a large walk-in shower with drench shower head and a gorgeously deep bath with television. Every bathroom has underfloor heating and heated towel rails to keep towels warm and fluffy.

Outdoor space

A central enclosed courtyard is shared with all three properties and is perfect for a spot of alfresco dining with plenty of outside seating and a large table. There's also a shower (ideal for washing off sandy wetsuits and feet) plus a surf board and wellie racks.


One small, crate trained dog is very welcome in Juliot - we charge £30 per week or short break. Wella and Iris are pet-free properties.


The Garth has WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.


Whilst parking isn't provided with the retreat, guests can park in a number of long stay car parks in St Ives. Barnoon (a 4 minute walk away), The Island (5 minutes walk), Park Avenue (9 minutes walk), the Station (11 minutes walk) and Trenwith 1000 space car park (13 minutes walk or a short shuttle bus journey).

In the Area

Lucky you! Being in the heart of St Ives, there's plenty to do right on your doorstep. From the outstanding sandy beaches to Tate St Ives, and from the plentiful restaurants to the brilliant shops, there's certainly enough to keep you entertained.

Head further west along the coast and you'll find gorgeous Sennen Cove with its huge beach and spectacular waves - perfect for surfers. A little further around and you'll find iconic Land's End, whilst head further around onto the south coast and you'll come across the astonishing Minack Theatre and the pretty fishing village of Mousehole.

Head east from St Ives and make sure to visit Godrevy with its sand dunes, outstanding beach and lighthouse and up along the north coast to see the wild beaches and headland of Portreath, St Agnes and Perranporth. Drive across the Cornish countryside to the south coast and The Lizard, where you'll find hidden coves, spectacular walks and amazing flora and fauna in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Green Credentials

The Garth is a Green Tourism Gold winner.

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Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £30 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £30 per pet per week or short break
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