Christmas and New Year holidays at Polmanter

2nd January 2022

Christmas and New Year bookings are open for 2022!

Why not plan ahead for a festive break with your family in the comfort of our luxury self catering accommodation?


Our beautiful self catering properties, including our hot tub cottage, are available to enjoy in the run up to Christmas, the big day itself and New Year.

As we’re not located in the centre of St Ives, our accommodation allows you to hunker down in your own private space, with the option to visit the town and nearby beaches when you wish. There is also plenty of outdoor space for you to use just outside your front door, including the touring park’s playgrounds, tennis courts and dog exercise field for the four-legged family members.

What’s available and when can I come and stay?

Our modern, stylish apartment Kerenza and country cottage Morwenna (with hot tub!), are both available over the Christmas period, the big day itself and New Year.

Demelza, our second apartment, is also available up until 19th December.


Festive breaks (3, 4 and 7 nights)

In the run up to Christmas, you can choose between a short break over the weekend or midweek (3/4 nights) or extend your stay to 7 nights to really enjoy everything St Ives has to offer at this time of year, with arrival/departure days being either Monday or Friday.

Up until Monday 19th December

Demelza/Kerenza – From £432, for 3 and 4 night stays | From £540, for 7 night stays

Morwenna – £690, 3 and 4 night stays | £920, for 7 nights


Thursday 22nd  – Thursday 29th December (7 nights)

Kerenza – £1,350

Morwenna – £1,795

New Year

Thursday 29th December – Thursday 5th January (7 nights)

Kerenza – £1,400

Morwenna – £1,895


Kerenza and Demelza are stunning, two bedroom apartments that sleep up to 4 guests plus an infant in a cot, with contemporary décor and sumptuous soft furnishings.

For extra luxury, why not opt for Morwenna. This cosy cottage has two en-suite bedrooms that can sleep up to 6 guests. The real gem of this property is the hot tub in the private garden – perfect to spend your evenings in, soaking under the winter sky with wine in hand!

Electric car owners will also be pleased to know that all of our self-catering properties have a 7kW universal charging socket – a rarity among St Ives holiday homes.

Parking is available right next to your property, so it’ll be easy to unpack all those bags and Christmas presents!


Kerenza apartment in St Ives at Christmas and New Year

Luxury self catering apartment, Kerenza
A home from home

All our self catering accommodation has many homely features and additional modern technology to enhance your stay, so you won’t have to leave your accommodation if you don’t want to.

Family mealtimes, movie nights and board game bonanza – the open plan living and dining rooms make it the perfect space to spend quality time together.

All bedrooms have Smart TVs fitted, so you can watch Netflix from the comfort of your bed – ideal for lazy mornings all snuggled up.

You’ll find Amazon Alexa’s across each property and bluetooth speakers to stream your favourite tunes in the bathrooms whilst soaking in the bath.

Don’t worry about packing all the essentials, we’ll provide the basics to get you started; washing up liquid, tea towels, dish brush, dishwashing tablets and Fairy Non Bio washing detergent pods.

And why not consider a supermarket food delivery to save you the hassle of doing a food shop when you arrive. We can also provide some menus for local takeaways so you can take a break from the cooking.


Morwenna cottage in St Ives at Christmas and New Year

Cosy country cottage, Morwenna
Deck the paws

Christmas and New Year holidays just wouldn’t be the same without your four-legged family member. Each property is dog friendly, accepting up to 2 dogs per property.

They can make use of the dog exercise field on site as well as the many walks nearby. Or jump in the car and enjoy the relaxed dog restrictions on our Cornish beaches throughout winter. There really is nothing better than seeing your dog bounding across an empty beach and playing in amongst the waves.

Read our blog on holidays with your dog in St Ives for some more ideas on doggy days out.


Dog friendly accommodation at Christmas and New Year in St Ives

Dog friendly self catering accommodation
Christmas in St Ives

If you want to venture out into St Ives, there really is a magical feeling around Christmas and New Year. You can walk from your apartment or cottage into town (1 mile, approx. 25 minutes) and meander through the cobbled streets lit up by Christmas lights from the end of October.

The town hosts many events, including;

  • Christmas window dressing competition
  • Santa visits St Ives, thanks to the RNLI Lifeboat team
  • Christmas Markets
  • Boxing Day dip
  • New Year’s Eve fireworks display


As well as these annual events, St Ives and the wider area, has so much more to offer during festive breaks. We also appreciate that some people may still be cautious of occasions that can draw in crowds of people, so please be assured there is plenty more to do should you prefer a peaceful time away.

The beaches are mainly quiet, making them a great place to stroll along, or do some wave watching on stormier days.

If its walking you enjoy, wrap up and join The South West Coast Path. There are some stunning coastal views to take in along this stretch of the Atlantic.

Food and drink is a must when it comes to Christmas. You’re spoilt for choice when you’re in Cornwall as there are so many Cornish food producers creating such a wide range of products. If you do take a trip into St Ives or nearby towns, be sure to stop by the local bakeries, delis and shops stocking local produce from cheese and chutneys to gins and chocolate. You can then enjoy these goodies from the comfort of your accommodation, cosied up in front of the TV with a Christmas film.


Four photos of St Ives at Christmas and New Year

St Ives during Christmas and New Year (Photo credits: Neal Baker, Love St Ives)


Book with confidence

We’re hoping that Christmas and New Year 2022 will not involve the uncertainty that COVID has brought the last two years, but as we’ve learnt, you can never be too sure.

With this in mind, we will extend our flexible cancellation policy to winter breaks for 2022/23.

If you pay the balance of your holiday and then are unable to travel due to local or national lockdown restrictions or self isolation, we will provide you with…

  • Credit to the value of your full payment, to be used during a future holiday with us in 2022.
  • Refund of the value of your full payment, minus £25 admin fee

These flexible terms and conditions apply only to cancellations when lockdown restrictions are imposed with regards to Coronavirus. To read our full Terms and Conditions, click here.

We would also strongly recommend taking out travel insurance, in case you were to test positive for COVID-19 or had to self isolate, and therefore unable to travel. This is NOT covered in our standard Terms and Conditions. Travel insurance is always a good idea anyway, just in case you need to cancel due to other reasons.

We hope these relaxed terms and conditions offer you the reassurance and confidence to book a Christmas and New Year holiday, without the added worry that COVID continues to give us!


So what are you waiting for? Come and experience what Polmanter and St Ives has to offer at this magical time of year.


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