One of the great charms of St Ives is arriving by train, the little branch line snaking down from St Erth into the heart of the town.  Anchor Cottage is an easy 15 minute walk from the station, past Porthminster Beach and along the harbour. Once in St Ives there is really no need of a car (and there is no parking at the cottage).  There are, however, several car parks within easy walking distance of the cottage, although these get very crowded in summer. There are bus services radiating all over Cornwall.

Anchor Cottage is a stone’s throw from the world-famous Tate Gallery and the St Ives School of Painting while the Barbara Hepworth Gardens are a short walk away.  People come from all over the world to surf the waves on Porthmeor Beach while the sheltered and picturesque Harbour Beach, with its array of brightly coloured fishing boats, is ideal for children.  There are breathtaking walks along the coastal path to the west towards Zennor, to the south across Cornwall to Penzance and to the east over the dunes to Hayle.

Fore Street, the cobbled backbone of St Ives, is almost on your doorstep as are cafés, shops and several first class restaurants.