Christmas and New Year holidays at Polmanter

13th November 2023

Christmas and New Year in St Ives is really magical.

Why not take yourself and your family away for a relaxing festive break in the comfort of our luxury self catering accommodation?


Our beautiful self catering properties, including our hot tub cottages, 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.



(Applies to all holidays between 13th November 2023 – 29th March 2024)
What’s available and when can I come and stay?

Our luxurious hot tub cottages, Senara and Morwenna, and our modern, stylish apartments Kerenza and Demelza, are all available over the Christmas period, the big day itself and New Year.


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 on either Monday or Friday.

Senara/Morwenna – From £713, 3 and 4 night stays | £950, for 7 nights

Kerenza/Demelza – From £448, for 3 and 4 night stays | From £560, for 7 night stays

10% discount automatically applied.


Arriving on 22nd, 23rd or 24th December for 7, 6 or 5 nights

Senara – SOLD

Morwenna – SOLD

Kerenza – WAS £1,400 |  NOW £1,260 (based on 7 nights)

Demelza – WAS £1,300 | NOW £1,170 (based on 7 nights)

New Year

Arriving between 27th – 31st December for 7, 6, 5 or 4 nights

Senara – £2,225 | NOW £2,000 (based on 7 nights)  /   £1,724 | NOW £1,550  (based on 4 nights)

Morwenna – SOLD

Arriving between 29th – 31st December for 7, 6, 5, 4 or 3 nights

Kerenza – £1,450 |  NOW £1,305 (based on 7 nights)  /  £1,124 | NOW £1,011 (based on 3 nights)

Demelza – £1,350 | NOW £1,215 (based on 7 nights)  /  £1,046 | NOW £942 (based on 3 nights)

Discount automatically applied.


Stunning hot tub cottage, Senara


Senara and Morwenna cottages are perfect for large families to enjoy at this special time of year. These stylish, spacious properties sleep up to 6 guests and have private gardens with a hot tub*, so you can spend your evenings soaking under the winter sky with wine in hand! (*Additional charge for hot tubs)

Senara is our newest property, having only launched in June 2022, and is located in the heart of the site with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. For cosy nights in, it features an electric glass fireplace in the open plan living room.

Morwenna is a two-storey cottage with two en-suite bedrooms and day beds available upon request.

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.

Electric car owners will 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!


Morwenna cottage in St Ives at Christmas and New Year

Cosy country cottage, Morwenna
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 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.


Kerenza apartment in St Ives at Christmas and New Year

Luxury self catering apartment, Kerenza
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, and now they stay for FREE*! (*Discount applied automatically)

They can make use of the dog exercise field on site, which features an agility course, 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
A Cornish Christmas

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 cottage or apartment 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


Read more about Christmas in St Ives in our latest blog.

If this isn’t enough to get you feeling festive, take a look at some more of our favourite events taking place across the county for Christmas in Cornwall.

For those who prefer a slower paced December, head for the beaches, which are mainly quiet. This makes 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 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


So what are you waiting for? Come and experience what Polmanter and St Ives has to offer at this magical time of year. Or if you’re already organised for your festive celebrations, why not consider a break during the other winter months.

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