Enjoy a break on the stunning Cornish coast with the walking experts; we have all the ingredients for your perfect self-guided escape. Chy Morvah - our country house - is superbly situated in the charming harbour town of St Ives. It makes a great base from which to enjoy all the delights that Cornwall has to offer - stunning coast, historic buildings, glorious gardens, fabulous beaches and perhaps a cream tea or ice-cream or two! The house is geared to the needs of walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy hearty local food, make use of our detailed routes notes and maps and enjoy exploring Cornwall.
- Use our Discovery Point, stocked with maps and walks directions, for exploring the local area
- Our walks will take you to rugged granite headlands and glorious sandy beaches
- Explore off the beaten track to peaceful corners, hidden coves and sleepy fishing villages
- Visit St Michael's Mount
- Join the local surf school
- Explore the numerous galleries in St Ives
- Enjoy evenings in Chy Morvah where you can share a drink and re-live the day's adventures
• High quality en-suite accommodation in our country house
• Full board from dinner upon arrival to breakfast on departure day
• The use of our Discovery Point to plan your walks – maps and route notes available
To make the most of your break use the Discovery Point at Chy Morvah - the starting point for your outdoor adventure.
You'll find our recommended walking and cycling routes - detailed route notes for you to borrow contain route maps, and information about the places of interest on the walk. There's also a comprehensive library of local maps and guidebooks.
Laid Back Walks
Our easiest routes allow plenty of time to savour the beautiful scenery. All our walk notes suggest the best places to stop, great pubs, and tea rooms.
St Ives town trail - 1 miles
Carbis Bay to St Ives - 2 miles
Godrevy Point - 2 miles
Sennan Cove to Lands End - 3 miles
Around St Ives - 3 miles
Lelant to St Ives - 4 miles
Leg Stretcher Walks
Some longer walks, including some stretches along the South West Coast path. Experience the true flavour of Cornwall as you follow these varied routes.
Minack Theatre & Porthgwara - 4 miles
Around Lizard Point - 5 miles
Knills Monument & Carbis Bay - 5 miles
Lizard Point & Church Cove - 5 miles
Clodgy Point & Trevalgan - 6 miles
Full on Walks
For those who love to stride out. Expect some rougher paths and some short but steep ascents as you tackle some of the longer stretches of the coastal path.
Zennor to St Ives - 8 miles
Cadgwith & Lizard Point - 8 miles
Botallack to Lands End - 8 miles Sample route - Botallack to Lands End
St Michael's Way - 9 miles
Morvah to St Ives - 10 miles
Sea, sand and (hopefully) sun await at Cornwall’s Chy Morvah. This coastal bolthole, whose name means ‘House by the Sea’ in Cornish, basks in the famously lovely light of this artist-retreat town on the north coast of one of England’s most desirable holiday destinations. Those artists may have come to paint the sea and sky but you can simply admire it from the house’s privileged position. The building has been designed to maximise the effect of its elevated location, with stunning sea views and vistas of sandy beaches, while the bustling harbour and array of cafés and artists galleries are just a short cobbled street walk away. As well as 38 bedrooms, there are a large main lounge with panoramic views across St Ives Bay and a dining room that boasts similar mouth-watering views. To keep you entertained there’s a garden in which to enjoy the hazy pinky glow that falls on this seaside sanctuary every evening. Beyond the house, the Cornish Coast is the gateway to exploring the area, with easy access to St Michael’s Mount, the pretty fishing village of Mousehole, the beaches and cliffs of north Cornwall and the rugged cliffs of Land’s End. There’s even the option of an evening adventure to the Minack Theatre
Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi
Stay in one of the main building’s beautifully presented rooms or in the adjacent Lanyons House. With 38 bright and airy bedrooms, Chy Morvah has plenty of space and there’s a range of Good and Better Rooms to choose from. Simply but smartly furnished they let the view through the window do the talking.
All ‘Good’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Better’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress, larger television, enhanced toiletries and a fluffy bathrobe & slippers – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15 per person per night. You can choose a specific room for an extra £30 per room, subject to availability. Upgrade supplements still apply.
Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, attractive gardens with sea views, heated outdoor swimming pool, multi-purpose activity room, ballroom, library and board games to borrow
After a day strolling the coast, come back to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. Relax by sitting in the pretty gardens beneath the large mature trees and looking out over the sea. Take a turn in the heated outdoor pool if you still have the energy, or simply relax on the sundeck adjacent to it. Indoors, kick back in one of the lounges. The small bar with its seaside paraphernalia is well-stocked and welcoming while light floods the dining room through panoramic windows.
Food & Drink
As at all our country houses, holidays are full board, from afternoon tea served as a welcome treat through that evening’s meal to a hearty breakfast on the day of departure. Lunch is a chance to stock up on our famous picnic snacks. Food at Chy Morvah is varied and eclectic but has a strong emphasis on ingredients from the area and seasonal produce. Once a week the dining room hosts a Local Food Night, when, over a sociable evening, you might tuck in to Cornish cauliflower and award-winning blue cheese soup, snack on a Stargazy pasty featuring locally caught fillet of mackerel and tuck in to either locally reared pork with a Cornish cider jus or fillet of plaice stuffed with white crab meat, prawns and chives for the best that Cornish land and sea has to offer.
For accessibility and assistance information, please contact our expert team on 020 3974 8865
All holidays are subject to availability and prices are subject to change.
Non-Member fee: £10 per person.
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