Welcome to Chy an Carrack

Cornish for House on the Rock, this beautiful 5-star Gold rated, 4-bedroom house sits in a spectacular coastal setting, with panoramic sea views extending across St Ives harbour and beaches and within 5 minutes walk of the nearest sandy beach – award winning Porthminster Beach.

A stunning seaside haven for a fantastic holiday.

Chy an Carrack Living Room restful and relaxing
Chy an Carrack Kitchen 2

Five Star Gold luxury self-catering accommodation

Relax in the gorgeous, stylish and well-appointed interior of this beautifully renovated 1900’s farmhouse.  With a soft seaside palette and top quality furnishings and fittings, this house is a chic and comfortable base for your holiday.  There are stunning sea views from almost every room, so you can really soak up the seaside.

Just along the coast path is one of St Ives’ best beaches, with the town’s top seafood restaurant on its golden sands.  Beyond the beach lies lovely cobbled streets, shops, the fishing harbour, numerous art galleries and the Tate.

Why is St Ives so special?

The wonderful little fishing village of St Ives has long attracted visitors, artists and bon viveurs.

St Ives has a picture perfect seaside setting with rocky headlands, golden sandy beaches and shimmering azure seas.  Whether walking, relaxing on the beach, exploring the surf or messing about on the water, there is a special place for everyone to find.

Its unique scenery and quality of light has inspired world-renowned artists and there is a rich artistic heritage of painters, sculptors and potters.  The daily catch of fresh fish and locally grown farm produce inspires culinary genius and a flourishing food scene.

St Ives - VisitCornwall&MattJessop

Latest news



We are convinced that this is very close to Paradise! Thank you so much for this beautiful place, it really does make it easy to fully recharge!

Schenck family - Germany

A pleasure to stay...

What a pleasure to stay in your beautifully renovated farmhouse by the sea.  A unique property and the iinterior design blends so peacefully with the sea and sky that one feels utterly at home.

Mabs & friends - London

Fantastic property

The light, the air, the sea all around make you feel like you are in another world. The house is perfect, making the most of the sea views. And a stone’s throw from the centre of St Ives. It would be hard to imagine a more perfect location.

Emil and Farida - London

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2 days ago

Chy an Carrack - St Ives

St Ives in December is getting everyone in a truly festive spirit especially when Santa makes a flying visit to the town - by lifeboat!!

St Ives Videos
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Santa arrives on the ALB with the ILB also on hand in accordance with Elf and Safety regs. Thanks to our wondrous RNLI crew for the best water taxi to be found anywhere, the St Ives in December team for organising it all and CORNISH HORIZONS for sponsoring the event on the most perfect night in the harbour.

Over 300 St IVES videos www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL30DD233028E37F5F and here in more manageable chunks :

St IVES IN THE SNOW www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrVUjbiYVZU5S17SF-q9iL0qB_z1Ds6ty
THE BEACHES www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrVUjbiYVZU7Dyc3wnBXqwc_800xi7wQZ
THE St IVES LIFEBOAT www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrVUjbiYVZU5soVVfksXoIBkGaxbngaun
St IVES IN DECEMBER www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrVUjbiYVZU4hQ2OKYqQUDF2V9hffEEu5
SEPTEMBER FESTIVAL and OTHER ‘CULTURE’ www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrVUjbiYVZU5x0YpagOM0wDDHfjZ0RMo7
CEREMONIES and TRADITIONS www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrVUjbiYVZU7_0Tz4xHm0c03P9LIoUFCB

THE CORNWALL PLAYLIST www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrVUjbiYVZU7uQ44pI195xYwnA5G2NbNo
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1 week ago

Chy an Carrack - St Ives

Cornwall really is one of the most beautiful places in the world. This fantastic video shows it at its sunny best!!!

UNILAD Adventure
Who knew Cornwall is so beautiful 🏖🇬🇧

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Chy an Carrack at a glance

Chy an Carrack Bedroom
  • 4 bedrooms, sleeps up to 8 (plus cot/s)
  • 2 en suites + bathroom + cloakroom
  • Stunning sea, beach & harbour views
  • Kitchen diner, living room, conservatory
  • Blue flag beach for beach lovers
  • Restaurants nearby - walkable
  • Private parking for up to 2 cars
  • BT Infinity wifi, printer, sonos