Halfway Cottage
About us

About us

family on beach in St. Ives  

When she was a little girl, Michelle spent many summers at Halfway Cottage visiting her grandparents, and so it holds many fond memories for her.   We love being able to bring our own daughters here to make new memories as a family.  It’s by far our favourite place.

"We’re delighted to share our special place with you. We hope you enjoy making your own special memories when you stay at Halfway Cottage."
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David and Michelle
Owners of Halfway Cottage


Halfway Cottage has experienced quite a few changes in its time.  It began life as a Cornish cottage around 1825 in the heart of ‘old St Ives’.  In the 1960s it was a café called ‘The Jolly Sailor’, complete with a ship’s wheel mounted on the front wall above the door!

Fore Street view of Cottage

The property underwent further considerable changes through the 1970’s, 80’s and 90’s to become the cottage we know today.  The additional top floor, complete with balcony, offers some of the most stunning harbour views in St. Ives.

You’ll spot Halfway Cottage in many photographs of Fore street and in almost every photograph taken from the pier