The Old Police Station in St Ives

General Information


Formerly "The Old Police Station" of St Ives which was built in 1890, the house has been beautifully renovated to a very high standard.  It is in an utterly unique location that is a few strides from the harbours 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, with outside seating, the courtyard garden catches the sun for most of the day.  Its the perfect base to explore St Ives town, beaches and an array of independent galleries.

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

Large entrance hall

Open plan living/dining room, plenty of comfortable seating, 39" smart flat screen TV, DVD player and a Roberts DAB/FM/CD radio/ipod dock with bluetooth sync, and a huge dining table that seats 10.

Very well equipped kitchen, gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, microwave and a large fridge freezer as well as a Nespresso coffee machine with complimentary coffee and a NutriBullet smoothie maker.

Laundry/utility room - accessed a few steps across the rear court yard, which has a washer/dryer, Belfast sink and two airers, also useful for storing beach gear, the courtyard also has an outside tap to help clean your wetsuits and buckets.

TOPS has 5 gorgeous bedrooms in total. 4 double bedrooms on the 1st floor, comprising of 1 with twin beds and 3 with king size beds: Two of the king size rooms have en-suite bathrooms.  The final king size bedroom is on the ground floor. 

Family bathroom with shower over bath, WC and sink.

There is some wonderful artwork on the gallery wall in The Old Police Station, all pieces are available for purchase.

All bedding and linen provided


Gas central heating

Friday - Friday bookings during high/peak season

10.00am check out / 4.30pm check in

Welcome hamper on arrival

Regret, no pets.

In addition, for larger parties situated within the courtyard is Sergeants Retreat (sleeps 8), Inspectors Watch (sleeps 2+2) and The Briefing Room (sleeps 2) that can be booked independently.


The Old Police Station
Wills Lane, St Ives, Cornwall
TR26 1AF, UK

The Old Police Station

Low season from: £925pw

High season from: £2190pw

Sleeps: 10

Bedrooms: 5

Sea Views: YES

Private Parking: YES


Public Parking: 200yds

Nearest Beach: 100yds

St Ives Cottages - The Old Police Station exterior shot

Exterior shot


Hotel & Guesthouse Association, St Ives, Cornwall

Self Catering Holiday Cottages in St. Ives, Cornwall

Tel: 07980 393916 or 01736 796100