We stayed at Channings in October and we decided to return to celebrate the New Year with our kids. We have come to love Channings as it feels so homely and friendly towards children and has great views of the sea. You can park and forget about your car as everything is close (3min from St Ives harbour, train, restaurants and of course beaches & walks). Suited us perfectly for New Year. The kids loved it and we plan return for a third time in the summer. Special compliments to Susan and Mark (sorry if I have your name wrong!) as you really are great hosts. Also we recommend for families eating at 'On Shore' and 'Pasta and Seafood' both on the harbour and walking to Carbis bay along coastal path (starts close to Channings).