Whole house
1399 ft²
Ocean view
Washing machine
Free WiFi

This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Offering free WiFi and sea views, Labour in Vain is a property located in St Ives, just a few steps from Porthmeor Beach and 1.1 miles from Carbis Bay. The vacation home is a 4-minute walk from Tate St Ives.

The vacation home is fitted with 3 separate bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area, and a TV.

Guests at Labour in Vain are welcome to enjoy golfing and cycling nearby, or make the most of the garden.

The nearest airport is Land's End Airport, 12 miles from the accommodation.

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

Labour in Vain has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Oct 15, 2020

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Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in St Ives, this property has an excellent location score of 9.7!


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Closest beaches
  • Porthmeor Beach

    9.3 Wonderful beach
    400 feet from property
  • Bamaluz Beach

    8.9 Excellent beach
    450 feet from property
  • Porthgwidden Beach

    9.2 Wonderful beach
    600 feet from property
  • Porthminster Beach

    9.4 Wonderful beach
    1,800 feet from property
  • Carbis Bay Beach

    Carbis Bay Beach

    9.3 Wonderful beach
    1.1 miles from property
  • Porthkidney Beach

    9.1 Wonderful beach
    1.6 miles from property
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Managed by Sykes Holiday Cottages

Company review score: 9Based on 49,258 reviews from 15549 properties
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Company info

At Sykes Holiday Cottages, we offer our customers the ability to book a huge range of over 22,000 holiday cottages to rent across the UK, Ireland and New Zealand. Each one of the holiday cottages has been personally-inspected by a Sykes Holiday Cottages property expert and is priced fairly and affordably. The diverse selection of cottage holidays in the UK and Ireland means there is something for everyone, from pet-friendly cottages and large holiday homes to cottages with hot tubs, you'll find it through Sykes. We use our 30-years' experience to match our customers with their dream holiday cottage, so what are you waiting for? Find out what we can offer you Our sister brands include Abersoch Quality Homes, Best of Suffolk, Carbis Bay Holidays, Character Cottages, Coast and Country Cottages, Coast and Country Holidays, Cornish Cottage Holidays, Dream Cottages, Heart of the Lakes, Helpful Holidays, Hideaways, Hogans Irish Cottages, John Bray, Lakes Cottage Holidays, Lake District Lodge Holidays, Lakelovers, Manor Cottages, Menai Holidays, Northumbria Coast & Country, Welsh Coast and Country Cottages and Yorkshire Coastal Cottages, and our family extends as far as Bachcare in...

Property info

Labour in Vain is a charming, three-storey, semi-detached cottage in the centre of St Ives in Cornwall. The property has three bedrooms; a double with a woodburning stove, a second double and a bunk room, sleeping six guests. There is a family bathroom, a kitchen, dining room with woodburning stove (decorative only), a sitting room with woodburning stove (decorative only) and a lower-ground-floor games room with table football. Outside, there is parking in a nearby car park, as well as an enclosed front courtyard garden with seating. Labour in Vain is a fantastically placed property in the heart of St Ives. Recently redecorated in 2022.

Neighborhood info

One of Cornwall's prettiest harbour towns, St Ives offers fabulous beaches, shops, a thriving arts scene, great pubs and restaurants and much more. The surrounding area has much to see and do, with abundant wildlife, fabulous coastal walks, quality surfing and attractions such as the Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth Museum.

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What's nearby
  • Tate St Ives
    0.2 miles
  • Carbis Bay
    1.4 miles
  • St Michael's Mount
    6.7 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Restaurant
    0.1 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Pub
    0.1 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea Coast
    0.1 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Porthmeor Beach
    400 feet
  • Bamaluz Beach
    450 feet
  • Porthgwidden Beach
    600 feet
  • Porthminster Beach
    1,800 feet
  • Carbis Bay Beach
    1.1 miles
Closest Airports
  • Land's End Airport
    11.5 miles
  • Newquay Cornwall Airport
    26.4 miles
  • St Mary's Airport
    41.6 miles
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Amenities of Labour in Vain
No parking available.
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Freedom to eat when you want
  • High chair
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toilet paper
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Shower
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
  • TV
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Heating
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Sit back and relax
  • Garden
Common Areas
  • Game room
  • Beach
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
  • Wireless internet
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
  • Ocean view
  • Smoke-free property
Safety & security
  • Carbon monoxide detector
Languages Spoken
  • English
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House rules Labour in Vain takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.


Until 9:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa Labour in Vain accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

The fine print

One well behaved dog welcome

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about Labour in Vain

  • Check-in at Labour in Vain is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 9:00 AM.

  • The prices at Labour in Vain may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The nearest beach is 650 feet from Labour in Vain.

  • Labour in Vain has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 3 bedrooms

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Labour in Vain offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Game room
    • Fishing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Beach

  • Labour in Vain is 650 feet from the center of St Ives.

  • Labour in Vain can accommodate this group size:

    • 7 guests

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Yes, Labour in Vain is popular with guests booking family stays.