Sergeant's Retreat in St Ives

General Information


Sergeants Retreat was formally part of “The Old Police Station” of St Ives which was built in 1890.  The house has been beautifully renovated to a very high standard, including three brand new bathrooms.  It is in an utterly unique location that is a few strides from the harbour's edge, and yet it is tranquil and spacious.  The house enjoys sea glimpses towards Godrevy Lighthouse from the first floor and a fabulous walled rear courtyard garden, which catches the sun for most of the day.  It’s the perfect base to explore St.Ives town, the beaches and an array of art independent galleries.

You will find no other property of this kind so close to the harbour!

Sergeants Retreat has the wonderful benefit of private gated parking for one car right outside.  Perfect for stress free unloading and packing up when you leave.  Or travel by train, the St.Ives station is only a 10 minute walk to the house.

There’s a large bright entrance conservatory, with coat hanging space, bench and shoe storage space.  Inside it is airy and bright with a large but cosy living room and comfortable sofa’s.  There is also a snug, for those that want to relax away from the TV and read their books.

There is a large modern kitchen with a dining table that seats 8.  It is very well equipped with NEFF and Bosch appliances of a combined gas hob and an induction hob, electric oven and grill, microwave, dishwasher and large fridge/freezer. As well a Nespresso coffee machine, with complementary coffee, and a NutriBullet smoothie maker. 

A laundry/utility store is accessed a few steps around the rear of courtyard from the kitchen, which has a washing machine and tumble dryer and two drying airers. 

Also in the courtyard there is wonderful enclosed hot shower to rinse you and your wet suit after a long day at the beach.

The property has 4 gorgeous double bedrooms, 3 with kingsize beds and 1 with twin beds; 2 of the king-size rooms have en-suite bathrooms.  All the bathrooms have Villeroy-Boch fittings.  The en-suite bathrooms have power showers, WC and sink; the large family bathroom has a separate power shower cubicle and a separate full size bath, WC and sink.

All bedding and linen is included.  A travel cot is available (you would need to bring your own linen for the cot), along with a high-chair.

39" Smart flat-screen TV, DVD player and a Roberts DAB/FM/CD radio/iPod Dock with Bluetooth Sync.

In addition for larger parties, situated within the courtyard is The Old Police Station (sleeps 10), Inspectors Watch (sleeps 2+2) and The Briefing Room (sleeps 2) that can be booked independently.

Free Wi-Fi to surf in doors instead of at the beach!

Iron and ironing board

Hairdryers in all bedrooms

Gas central heating 

All gas/water/electricity included in the tariff

Friday – Friday bookings

Check-in 4.30pm

Linen and Towels included

Sergeant's Retreat

Low season from: £825pw

High season from: £1950pw

Sleeps: 8

Bedrooms: 4

Private Parking: YES


Public Parking: 200yds

Nearest Beach: 100yds

St Ives Cottages - Sergeant's Retreat exterior shot

Exterior shot


Hotel & Guesthouse Association, St Ives, Cornwall

Self Catering Holiday Cottages in St. Ives, Cornwall

Tel: 07980 393916 or 01736 796100