Kerb Appealz Estate Agents in St Ives, Cornwall
By 1639 St Ives was incorporated as a borough by King Charles I in 1639. The town enjoyed prosperity and in 1770 improvements were made to the harbour. One of the most noteable events was the pier which was built by John Smeaton, who was famously known for the Eddystone Lighthouse. Later in the 18th century slate and mineral began to play an important role in the future of the town.
At the beginning of the 19th century, fishing was still the main source of wealth for the towns people of St Ives. Their boats from the port supplied pilchards to other continents. As the century came to a close however, the fishing industry fell into decline and many boat building yards fell silent.
New developments started to happen in 1877 when the railway station was opened and St Ives became the ever popular holiday destination.
Today the train ride between St Erth and St Ives is a must do with its’ breathtaking coastal scenery.
St Ives is known for its exceptional quality of light and it has attracted many artists throughout the centuries including Turner, Henry Moore and more recently Barbara Hepworth. Bernard Leech started his pottery in the town.
There are a whole host of art shops dotted around the town so you are bound to find something that you like.
Many of the original fishermans cottages are now holiday homes and there is a wealth of restaurants, galleries, museums, the Tate Gallery, beaches, shops and lots more to explore.
With its outstanding beaches, exceptionally stunning scenery and pretty accessible town you will understand why St Ives is a major tourist destination and living here is the dream.
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Properties for sale in or around St Ives, Cornwall
Porthrepta Road, Carbis Bay, TR26 2LB
New home (nearing completion). High specification build with sea glimpses. Four double bedroom prime residence in this sought after road. Parking. Good size family garden. Two receptions. En-suite master bedroom. Luxury bathroom. Easy access to the beach and St Ives.
£610,000 (Guide Price)
Menhyr Drive, Carbis Bay, St. Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2QR
Superbly presented three double bedroom home in this quiet location. Separate annex with master bedroom and luxury bathroom. Off road parking. Enclosed rear garden and front garden. 17' Living room. 19' Kitchen/diner. Easy access to St Ives, the beaches and all routes.
£350,000 (Guide Price)
Lelant Meadows, Lelant, Cornwall. TR26 3JS
Spacious 3/4 double bedroom home in this quiet cul-de-sac location. Garage and parking for four cars. Surrounding gardens, decked patio area. Paved utility area. Two receptions. Two bathrooms. Utility. Easy access to St Ives, Penzance and all routes.
£400,000 (Guide Price)
Teyla Tor Road, Carbis Bay, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 2FP
Light & spacious two bed home with parking and rear garden. Countryside views. Set in this popular location in Carbis Bay. It is part of the help to buy scheme and is in part ownership with live west. If you live or work in Cornwall then this is a great opportunity for you to get on the ladder.
£180,000 (Guide Price)