The Pedn Olva sits on granite rocks above the glistening waters of St Ives Bay. Each of our stylish hotel rooms offers breathtaking views over the harbour and out across the ocean.
The bar and restaurant serve our contemporary menu and range of award-winning beers, wines, and barista coffee. Soak up the rays on the terraces or from the outdoor heated swimming pool, just thirty feet above the sea.
Our enticing menus combine your favourite pub classics alongside contemporary twists. Find something for everyone, whether a light bite to fuel your adventures or an intimate three-course meal. Utilising the freshest of ingredients, enjoy a seasonal feast in our pub in St Ives.
Drift away to the ebb and flow of the tide before embarking on your adventures around St Ives’ stunning coastline. Whether it’s a solo escape, romantic getaway, or a family fun weekend, explore our ensuite rooms, with unrivalled sea views.
ROOMS & SUITES
Every bedroom at the Pedn Olva is a delight – contemporary, stylish, with excellent en-suite facilities and divinely comfortable Vi-Spring beds – and, of course -amazing views of legendary St Ives and its Harbour and the beautiful Cornish coast.
Located on the southern shores of St Ives Bay, everything is in place to ensure guests enjoy a truly memorable stay. So, whether you are looking for a family holiday – or maybe a romantic weekend for two, find your home away from home with us.
SEA VIEW SUITE
Whether it’s for an extra special occasion, or just because – our sea view suite offers breathtaking coastal views across St Ives Bay. Unwind with a luxurious bubble bath, paired with a glass of fizz – or two, and watch the sunset from the comfort of your room.
Enjoy your morning coffee while watching the waves roll in from our superior double rooms. For sea view accommodation in St Ives, the Pedn Olva is the perfect place to call your home away from home, with the lure of the sea calling you back time and again.
Fancy your own little slice of luxury? Our balcony doubles are the perfect choice for those wanting to embrace the salty sea breeze each morning. Watch the swirling waves crash against the rocks below before heading out to explore the vibrant town of St Ives.
Make memories by the sea that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life with all the family, swapping the school run for seashell hunting. Drift away to the ebb and flow of the ocean below after a day of adventures.
Perfectly formed, our classic double rooms are the perfect choice for accommodation in St Ives – whether it’s a quick overnight getaway or a week-long escape.
The restaurant at Pedn Olva is among the most scenic places to eat in St Ives. Our menu features fresh seafood, revamped pub classics and more. The provenance of ingredients lies at the heart of our offering, and we source quality local produce from South West suppliers.
From family meals to festive drinks, we’ve got this Christmas season wrapped up. We’ll be rolling out the roasts, tending the fire and mulling the wine ahead of the big day. Hang up your apron, and make memories you’ll cherish around the table together.
THINGS TO DO IN ST IVES
There is no place quite like St Ives. The buzz of the town offers plenty to see and do, while a collection of tranquil beaches lie a mere stone’s throw away. Our picturesque coastline will take your breath away.
When you’re not bathing on the beach or riding the waves off Porthmeor, the town itself is a treasure trove of art galleries, quirky shops, and fine restaurants. In the middle of it all lies the Pedn Olva, here’s a rundown of some of the best things to do in St Ive for a magical stay.
FOOD & DRINK
From handmade fudge and ice cream to pasties and locally-landed seafood, St Ives champions the best of Cornish food and drink. An impressive collection of cafes and restaurants awaits, making it hard to walk around the town without being distracted by a tempting morsel at every turn.
St Ives Food and Drink Festival is among the highlights in Cornwall’s culinary calendar. Porthminster Beach hosts a stage frequented by celebrity chefs, while an array of stalls showcase the very best of local produce. The festival also hosts an impressive schedule of live music and entertainment.
ART & CULTURE
Artists the world over have been falling in love with St Ives for centuries. Examples of their work can be seen on display throughout the town’s shops and galleries. Collections source international names and local talent, offering something to suit every taste. Don’t miss the Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.
TAKE TO THE SEA
Thrill-seekers can try their hand at surfing on Porthmeor or scale the rugged coastline on a coasteering trip. If you’re after something a little more peaceful, you can glide across Porthminster Bay on a stand-up paddleboard or drift across it in a kayak. St Ives Surf School is a go-to for lessons and equipment hire.
DISCOVER BEAUTIFUL BEACHES
You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches, with St Ives boasting a stretch of sand for every occasion. We’re biased, but we love the award-winning Porthminster. With its golden shoreline and calm, turquoise waters, it feels almost tropical.
Soak up the bustling maritime activity on Harbour Beach while tucking into a pasty or takeaway fish and chips. Just be sure to keep an eye out for wily seagulls! Porthmeor Beach is perfect for hitting the surf or storm-watching during winter. Another highlight is Porthgwidden, a sheltered suntrap that’s popular with families.
EXPLORE THE SOUTH WEST COAST PATH
With plunging cliffs, rugged, boulder-strewn moors, and the Atlantic Ocean stretching out before you, this section of the coast path is something rather special. There’s a real feeling of isolation and solitude, making it perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of the town.
Make a day of it and head west towards Zennor, passing concealed coves and remnants of Cornwall’s mining heritage. There’s an altogether different landscape when you head east, with Carbis Bay and Gwithian Towans offering spacious, unspoilt sandy beaches.
HEAD TO ZENNOR AND MEET MERMAIDS
Zennor is set in wild moorland and adorned by myth and legend. This magical village lies a short drive from St Ives and takes around an hour and a half to get to on foot. Whichever your method of transport, a real treat awaits, and you may even spot a mermaid!
Take a hike up to Zennor Quoit and marvel at a megalithic burial chamber marked by impressive standing stones. Then, unearth an exquisitely-carved medieval mermaid seat and a 15th-century carving at the Norman church.
JOIN IN THE TOWN’S FESTIVALS
We love a celebration here in St Ives, so you can expect a vibrant programme of festivals and events throughout the year. Alongside St Ives Food and Drink Festival in May, further favourites include Feast Day in February, the Swellboard Shootout in June which sees hundreds of surfers take to the water in fancy dress to raise money for charity, and the St Ives September Festival which welcomes weeks of live music, films, exhibitions, theatre, workshops and much more.