Driving Instructions

Route to Vivian House, Dove Street, St Ives.

From the A30 (heading Westwards from Bodmin) take the turning at the big roundabout just after Hayle on the A3074 signposted St Ives.  Keep to the right on the second roundabout towards St Ives (don’t take the B3301).

As you come into St Ives (the St Ives Harbour Hotel Restaurant & Spar is on the right), fork right down into St Ives.  Note that this is the start of the controlled access part of St Ives.

This road goes down along the coast into St Ives.  You pass the entrance to St Ives Station (and its car park) to the right.  The road bends round to the left and then to the right (with a church on the right hand side).

The first very narrow road to the left is Dove Street.  You can turn into this road and Vivian House is at the far end just as the road bends sharply to the right.  There are some garages on the left (they belong to the Western Hotel) and the pathway up to Vivian House is just after them.

If you miss that narrow left turn, turn left straight afterwards in front of the library (signposted Through Traffic B3306).  Just after the hotel on the left and before the Cinema, you can turn left into Dove Street and approach Vivian House from the other direction.

Bear in mind that you cannot park at Vivian House – and even stopping for a while outside can be risky!  See our section on Parking for info on where you can leave your car.