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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...

I stayed at Cornerways for a couple of nights...I last stayed when I was a kid, more than 25 years ago. A lot has changed since then! A warm welcome... read more


Ive stayed here a couple of times now. The location is absolutely fantastic, central to the best beaches and just out of the hustle and bustle enough in the busy... read more

Leon W

Such a lovely guest house in the perfect location! Our hosts, Francine and Chris were wonderful. Couldn't recommend this place enough, it was perfect!

The beds were so... read more

Natalie S

Lovely. But cars parked outside constantly spoiling the outside . The charm of st ives streets are the wonderful cottages etc and no cars . Beautiful hanging... read more


We were delighted to arrive at our comfortable, cosy, interesting, very clean and warm room - with a view of a very pretty bit of street on a corner -... read more


This is the perfect place to stay in St Ives, just metres from The Sloop you are right in the heart of things. Hosts Chris & Francine were super friendly... read more


I had a wonderful stay at Cornerways. I enquired about storing luggage and received an instant response. I was offered a cup of tea on arrival and was made to... read more


This is our 3rd time staying at Cornerways. We have stayed in a few of the rooms, all are extremely clean with comfortable beds. Sandra room has lovely sea views.... read more


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