bed and breakfast in st. ives, cornwall

‘ultramarine’ bed and breakfast is a large terraced Victorian house that, though converted to accommodate central heating, en-suite shower rooms and fire regulations, still has plenty of its original features and beauty.
It is positioned in a quiet cul-de-sac halfway up one of the two hills St Ives is built on, giving spectacular views over the town, the harbour and the sea beyond. Just a short walk away from the town centre, the beaches, shops, pubs and restaurants, the Tate gallery, rail and bus stations etc. it makes an ideal place to stay in St Ives. Formerly known as Dervent Guest House.

free parking

Your car can stay with us too, as we have on-site parking spaces for all our guest rooms.


All rooms have en-suite or private shower rooms and WC, comfortable beds with duvets, tv, tea and coffee facilities and a mini fridge. For reasons of fire safety and hygiene we ask our guests not to smoke in the bedrooms.


For breakfast we provide juices, a choice of cereals, fresh fruit, yoghurts, brown bread and toast, butter, jam, marmalade, cold meats and cheeses. Your breakfast will be served to your room, or - if you like to sleep a little longer - you can pick it up in your own time at our guests kitchen.

long stay deals and artists' sabbaticals in st ives

If you would like to stay longer with us than just a few days at ultramarine bed and breakfast in st ives, cornwall, we offer weekly and monthly rates and special long-term deals from September to June. Please phone or e-mail us for a quote.

Many artists come to st ives for a month or two (or more!) to paint. if this is something you always wanted to do 'ultramarine' will be a perfect base for your stay, offering a guests studio, basic kitchen, in-house art tuition, and information about other artists' facilties here.

artist facilities at ultramarine bed and breakfast

For our artist guests we have a small studio available to share, with easels and worktables, good working light, some basic materials and rags, and a hand washbasin with hot and cold water.

info board

On our notice board we will try to keep you informed about what is on at the time of your stay, exhibitions, music, theatre, courses and classes etc.. If you do not find on the board what you are looking for, please ask us. We will also be happy to assist with booking tickets etc..