Walking into St Ives from Polmanter is approximately 1 mile, it’s fairly easy and you can be in the centre of St Ives in about 25 minutes. There are two footpaths from the site leading you across fields on to a country lane, which then takes you right down into the centre of town.

The walk back to Polmanter however is all up hill, therefore at the end of the day some of our customers prefer to take the bus back.

We have a private bus service which operates from the end of May through to mid September and it will conveniently drop you at our arrivals field.

Local bus companies First and Western Greyhound have public buses which pass through our village to St Ives and to Penzance which operate all throughout the year.


West Cornwall has some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK. Walking our rugged coastline will transport you away from the busy fishing towns to a peaceful world of your own. The South West Coastal Path gives walkers access to almost the entire cornish coast. Popular coastal walks in the area include : St Ives to Zennor, Sennen Cove to Lands End, Carbis Bay to St Ives. We also have a selection of circular walks from Polmanter available in Reception free of charge.

You can download our walks in PDF format below.

Walk 1 – Lelant

Walk 2 – Hellesveor

Walk 3 – Knills Steeple

Walk 4 – Trink