Side Street Style: Una St Ives, Cornwall - a Luxury Family Getaway

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09/06/2018

Una St Ives, Cornwall - a Luxury Family Getaway


Cornish Holiday


We were recently invited to spend a few days in St Ives courtesy of Vist St Ives to immerse ourselves in the laid back Cornish lifestyle and explore this popular seaside destination. After a smooth but longer than expected drive down (always surprised by how many times kids need toilet stops) it was with much excitement that we pulled into Una St Ives, a rural and relaxing retreat only stone's throw away from the bustle harbor town of St Ives.

Despite it being quite late in the day at this point, in true Cornish fashion the sun was out and shone over the beautifully crafted wood clad self-catering homes. We had been left with an access code to our 4 bedroom property which we would call home for 3 nights and from the moment we stepped through the front door it became somewhat of a sanctuary for us.


beautiful bedroom


If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know we love self-catering when it comes to family trips as it offers more flexibility especially when your travelling with young children. The holiday home was large and spacious with a Scandinavian inspired interior (my favourite). With two doubles and two twin rooms this would be perfect for a group getaway, as well as a large kitchen table for everyone to eat around morning to night. The main bedroom has a balcony with space for seating as well as a small private terrace off the french doors in the kitchen. There are also plenty of large green spaces on site including a relaxation garden and Una St Ives is also pet-friendly for those bringing their four-legged family members.


breakfast time


What I really enjoyed about Una was the additional facilities, nothing garish but rather in keeping with the whole ethos and great for both adults and kids such as a very stylish indoor pool with small kids pool which of course the kids loved (we struggled to get them to leave). We had planned to try out the Una Spa as they offer a whole range of treatments but we ran out of time, I least I have an excuse to return! Just behind the reception is also a small children's playground and another large open space for them to run their energy off.


Indoor pool

outdoor playground


For those who don't feel like cooking there is also the popular Una Kitchen on site and after a long second day spent exploring the coastline we decided to book a table and see what they had to offer. The menu is packed with local produce and again they didn't fail on the modern interior design. Both the kids and I really enjoyed our authentic wood-fired pizza while my mother opted for the quality delicious wild mushroom risotto. They also serve breakfast, lunches and cocktails in Una Kitchen which is not only popular with residents but locals too.


stylish restaurant

Una Kitchen


Una St Ives balances the needs of both parents and children so well and really offers a luxury break away without compromise while still accommodating young children and focuses on savoring those simple things such as quality time together, nature, bringing the outdoors in and relaxing in inspired surroundings.  We had a truly brilliant stay and even though most of the homes had been booked up it didn't feel busy at all. If you're looking for a tranquil spot that is only a short drive from the coast and town then I highly recommend Una St Ives and if you need any more inspiration do check out my post about 5 Reasons why you need to visit St Ives this year.


St Ives


Thanks to Visit St Ives fro inviting us to be a guest for 3 nights. 


12 comments:

  1. What an amazing looking place. The pool looks very inviting. Like the decor in the room too!

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    1. It's such a stylish place and so relaxing! Highly recommend it if your looking for a staycation getaway

      Laura x

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  2. Looks very smart, yet chilled. Love the pool too, and what a beautiful part of the world.

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    1. Yes smart but not uptight and very family friendly - the pool was ace! Really enjoyed our stay

      Laura x

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  3. What a lovely pool area! It feels like I can stay in that lovely pool the whole day. I'm sure the kids would love the place too.

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    1. It is such a gorgeous pool - great to sit for a couple of hours and relax and really welcoming to families too

      Laura x

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  4. What a lovely place to stay at. The place looks well equipped and beautifully furnished. I love the decor.

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    1. Really well equipped and perfect for self catering groups! One of the nicest places we have staying in a while

      Laura x

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  5. What a stunning place - I can quite see why you like this kind of self catering! So different from those draughty cottages with half eaten packets of digestive biscuits in the cupboard. The pool is to die for!

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    1. Yes totally! The kitchen is really modern and loads of room for sitting around a table and tucking into a feast - also great for groups. The pool was amazing

      Laura x

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  6. Looks like a really lovely place to stay and that you had a wonderful break

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  7. Was such a nice place for a break away, highly recommend it

    Laura x

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