We like small comfortable hotels and with Blue Hayes we found a superb one in the internet. But how to get from Hamburg to St. Ives?
We thought it would be a good idea to go by train and so it was.
Deutsche Bahn offers a London Special Ticket: One way, 2nd class, from € 49,00 up p.Person. To get the best price, book exactly 3 months before.
You can interrupt your journey and so we stayed one night in Brussels and on our way back, one night in London.
We arrived London by Eurostar. On the train you can buy an "Oystercard" which makes London transport much cheaper (http//oyster.tfl.gov.uk provides all information you need). In London you have to change from Pancras to Paddington, which takes about an hour by tube. From Paddington to St. Ives it takes about 5 and a half hours. We bought 2 British Rail Passes in Germany, each for 2 journeys within a month. We recommend to book 1st class.
The trip from London to St. Ives was the best part of the journey. The weather was beautiful and the views were stunning, especially when the train goes directly along the coast, only the beach between the track and the sea.
You don´t need a car to explore Cornwall, you can do it by bus as well. First Group operates a vast grid of regular busses. We used it for our trips to Lands End (until 31st of August with top open busses), Penzance, Newquay and Truro. We enjoyed very much to get into contact with cornish people and english tourists on the bus.
We also visited Eden Projekt and The Lost Gardens of Heligan with a bus of Oates Travel, which picks you up in front of Blue Hayes Hotel.
We also recommend to walk the St. Michaels Way south to Marazion. You can return by bus.
So it was a very interesting and because of Blue Hayes a luxury holiday we spent in Cornwall. Blue Hayes Private Hotel was our hotel for our first visit to Cornwall and it will be first choice for our next.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small private luxury hotel in its own grounds above Porthminster Beach, overlooking the harbor and St Ives Bay. Six luxurious rooms - one has a balcony, another a roof terrace, and another a patio and garden. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Blue Hayes St Ives
- Hotel Blue Hayes
- Blue Hayes Hotel St Ives, Cornwall