Anchorage Guest House, St Ives is a 3-star property located in St Ives, facing the beach. Built in 18th century, this 3-star guest house is within 350 yards of Bamaluz Beach and 450 yards of Porthgwidden Beach. The property is non-smoking and is set 100 yards from Porthmeor Beach.

Guest rooms at the guest house are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a safety deposit box. With a private bathroom equipped with a shower and free toiletries, rooms at Anchorage Guest House, St Ives also offer free WiFi, while certain rooms include a sea view. At the accommodation each room comes with bed linen and towels.

St Michael's Mount is 9.3 miles from Anchorage Guest House, St Ives, while Minack Theatre is 18 miles away. The nearest airport is Land's End Airport, 16.8 miles from the guest house.

This is our guests' favourite part of St Ives, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Anchorage Guest House, St Ives has been welcoming guests since 29 Sept 2017.

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Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in St Ives, this property has an excellent location score of 9.8


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Room type
1 double bed
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Closest beaches
  • Porthmeor Beach

    9.3 Superb beach
    100 yards from property
  • Bamaluz Beach

    8.9 Fabulous beach
    300 yards from property
  • Porthgwidden Beach

    9.3 Superb beach
    350 yards from property
  • Porthminster Beach

    9.4 Superb beach
    550 yards from property
  • Carbis Bay Beach

    Carbis Bay Beach

    9.3 Superb beach
    1.1 miles from property
  • Porthkidney Beach

    9.2 Superb beach
    1.7 miles from property
Property questions and answers
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  • hi is the breakfast in with the price or is there a separate charge? thanks Terry
    This season we have decided to become an accommodation only guest house and therefore breakfast is no longer available. There are many establishments..
    Answered on 9 January 2022
  • Can I bring a very well trained dog. I am travelling on my own
    Unfortunately, the Anchorage does not accept dogs.
    Answered on 5 October 2021
  • Hi Looking to come on 5 day stay with very well behaved 6 year old ... is this possible or is it strictly no kids ? Kind regards
    Sorry, we do not take children as the Anchorage has very steep stairs which are not suitable for young children.
    Answered on 31 May 2021
  • Hi Amanda Hope you are well! I would love to book your lovely home for my 27th bday. We want it from Mon 30th May - Sat 4th June but it shows youre..
    Hi Laura, Thank you for your message. Apologies, but we are fully booked for this week now. We hope you find somewhere to celebrate your birthday in ..
    Answered on 15 February 2022
  • I see that breakfast is not available on the dates I would like to book. How near are you to cafes and St Ives city centre?
    We stopped doing breakfast this season 2022 but there are many restaurants and cafes within 200 meters of The Anchorage that offer breakfast. There is..
    Answered on 6 July 2022
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Hosted by Amanda Walsh

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Amanda Walsh
Set in the heart of the cobbled old town of St Ives, The Anchorage, a former Sea Captains home, is a beautiful 3 bedroomed, grade II listed Guest house dating back to the 1730s. Our comfortable retreat is nestled just steps away from fabulous restaurants, award winning beaches and the famous St Ives School of Painting. Enjoy an ice cream on the harbour a day of surfing the waves or a tour around The Tate St Ives, each just moments from the front door. Our three comfortable rooms are all ensuite or have private bathroom, and are equipped with Smart TVs, mini fridges and Safe, tea and coffee making facilities and free ultrafast WI-FI access. Our rooms are bookable on an accommodation only basis and for those guests requiring breakfast, there are many restaurants and bakeries offering everything from Croissants to full English, on the door step! The Anchorage is a beautiful quaint old building with original features including steep and narrow stairs and low ceiling height throughout, especially in the Du Maurier room which is in the eaves of the house. We would not recommend booking with us if you have mobility issues.
The Anchorage changed ownership in November 2019 and has undergone a complete refurbishment, opening again in March 2020. Hosts are Karen and Amanda Walsh, a mother and daughter team who have been visiting St Ives for many years and have always hoped to become a small part of this vibrant community. We are delighted to say that our Housekeeper, Jackie, who has worked at the Anchorage for a number of years, continues to support us in our new venture. The building is being sensitively restored to bring it into the 21st Century whilst also rejuvenating the original character and charm of a 1730s home. Our aim is to always be onsite or nearby if you require assistance We want all our guests to enjoy our relaxed and friendly atmosphere where everyone is welcome.
St Ives is the ideal place to relax and unwind on one of our many award winning beaches. Diving & fishing trips, pleasure cruises and surfing will suit most ages. Out of season, enjoy an artistic challenge by enrolling in one of the St Ives Painting School Art courses or just indulge yourselves at one of the many restaurants and pubs, serving the freshest seafood and local produce. St Ives with its many galleries including The Tate, and the south western part of Cornwall, have so much to offer with world-wide attractions such as The Eden Project and Lands End, numerous National Trust Gardens and many fascinating animal sanctuaries right on our doorstep. Discovering this part of Cornwall will keep you busy for many holidays whatever time of the year you decide to visit!
Language spoken: English
Property surroundings *
Facilities of Anchorage Guest House, St Ives
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Beachfront
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Beach
  • Windsurfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Private check-in/check-out
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Safety deposit box
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • English
Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

Anchorage Guest House, St Ives takes special requests - add in the next step!


16:00 - 20:00


08:00 - 10:30


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Mastercard Visa Anchorage Guest House, St Ives accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 23:00 and 07:00.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please inform Anchorage Guest House, St Ives in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

FAQs about Anchorage Guest House, St Ives

  • The prices at Anchorage Guest House, St Ives may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Check-in at Anchorage Guest House, St Ives is from 16:00, and check-out is until 10:30.

  • Anchorage Guest House, St Ives is 100 yards from the centre of St Ives.

  • Room options at Anchorage Guest House, St Ives include:

    • Double

  • Anchorage Guest House, St Ives offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Fishing
    • Windsurfing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Beachfront
    • Beach