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St Ives Guest House

Welcome to Cornerways St Ives

Our charming guest house is the perfect place to stay in St Ives. Tucked away in Downalong, right by the harbour, Cornerways is your secret hideaway for an idyllic Cornish holiday.

St Ives, GB
Outside shot of the Cornerways Guesthouse

About Cornerways

Cornerways Guest House was built in the 1830s in the old fisherman’s quarter of St Ives, also known as Downalong. With its cobbled streets and quaint seaside charm, Cornerways has been a popular holiday destination for over 70 years, and was a favourite of the great Daphne du Maurier.

Today the guest house balances its history and traditional features with a modern style and conveniences like free WiFi. That’s what makes our guest house the perfect place to stay when you’re exploring and discovering St Ives and Cornwall.

About St Ives

St Ives is one of Cornwall’s most popular places to visit, and is famous for its beautiful beaches, galleries and art & literary heritage.

Explore the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden, set off for Seal Island for an up close experience with the famous grey seal colony, or simply take a walk around the harbour with its fabulous restaurants, bars and cafes.

Whether you want to take on the surf at Porthmeor, or experience contemporary art at the Tate St Ives gallery, there’s something for everything in this beautiful harbour town.

Now and forever more this is where I belong to be

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What our customers say...

Staying 2 nights at end of walking part of the SW coast path. Great location. Lovely bedroom, lots of character. Super clean. Love the bathroom. Nice friendly hosts. A pleasure... read more

Marcela B

We stayed at Cornerways for a couple of very restful days in a comfortable and exceptionally clean room. The b and b is full of character, with welcoming hosts... read more


Just got back from an overnight stay in St Ives. The entire place was absolutely spotless, the bed was comfy and the breakfast was delicious. Wendy, our host, made us... read more


Another wonderful weekend stay at the beautiful Cornerways. This place stole our hearts years ago and still continues to do so- it’s very much our St. Ives family. A... read more


Recently returned from a short break in St. Ives and had a very special stay at Cornerways. The welcome, as always, was very warm, our bedroom, Sandra, had an amazing... read more


Cornerways is a slightly quirky B&B in St Ives run by Chris and his partner Francine. Our room was beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean and we were lucky enough to... read more


We spent a fabulous few nights at Cornerways and had a very relaxed time in this Superb quirky guest house, We were welcomed by Chris and Francine the Owners who... read more

Stephanie G

We stayed here for one night for my partners birthday treat. We had the family room and had visited with our son and dog. The owners was very helpful in... read more


Thankyou so much chris + francine- we had the best 3 nights here at cornerways. Perfect location for running back for a shower after the cold sea, lovely views, clean... read more


Great place in the heart of St Ives. Really central to the town and seafront too. The owners Chris & Francine were very accommodating to our last minute booking. The... read more


Stayed here for one night in April 2018. Amazing breakfast, and comfortable room just a short stroll from the beach and cafes on the St Ives waterfront. Would love to... read more


We stayed at Cornerways August bank holiday weekend. Francine and Chris made us very welcome. Quaint rooms and comfortable bed. Close to the town and beautiful beaches of St Ives.... read more

Deb L