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Smeaton's View, Trelissick Court
Porthminster, St Ives

£460 - £1210 per week

Its elevated position over St Ives ensures spectacular sea and harbour views are available from this lovely penthouse apartment. Attractive communal gardens and two parking spaces make it ideal for couples and families alike. Hours can be lost just looking down on St Ives and the north Cornish coastline at the ever-changing scenery. A wonderful position to just relax in and ideally placed to explore West Cornwall.


accessed from the seaward side of the building via communal front door into hallway with stairs to second floor and door into the apartment. Hallway with doors to:

Sitting/dining room

two leather sofas, TV/DVD, dining table and chairs, patio doors to balconies overlooking St Ives harbour.


electric oven and hob, fridge with small ice box, views over the town, harbour and Godrevy Lighthouse.

Bedroom 1

double bed, basin, TV, sofa, sea views.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.


bath with shower over, WC, basin.

Additional information

parking for two cars, night storage heaters, communal laundry facilities, communal gardens, Z-bed available (for flexible sleeping arrangements), WiFi.


loved our stay at flat 5,the views were stunning,nice having two parking spaces so no door knocking,we found a less steeper route in to town which made life better for our knee's, we will be back again,( hope the cost of petrol will be down by then !!)

June 2022

Beautiful views of St Ives from the balcony and worth waking early to watch the sunrise which is stunning. The accommodation is very spacious and comfortable. The parking spaces a bonus. The bus and railway station are both close by which were very useful for visiting other local attractions/areas.
Will definitely return to Smeaton’s View!

April 2022

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Holidays in Porthminster

We have many apartments overlooking the bay, many of which have parking. However, with the branch line train and bus stations just a couple of minutes’ walk away, Porthminster could be the ideal location for your self-catering holiday, whatever mode of transport you choose to arrive by.

View all of our Porthminster properties


Local events

New Year's Eve in St Ives

Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea. 

31st December 2022

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St Ives Feast Day

Feast Day offers visitors the chance to witness, and even join in with, a centuries-old tradition. The Mayor 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into the crowd on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. 

6th February 2023

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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.

13th - 15th May 2021

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St Ives September Festival

Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.

10th - 24th September 2022

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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Book your flight online and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

July and August 2022

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What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

loved our stay at flat 5,the views were stunning,nice having two parking spaces so no door knocking,we found a less steeper route in to town which made life better for our knee's, we will be back again,( hope the cost of petrol will be down by then !!)

Beautiful views of St Ives from the balcony and worth waking early to watch the sunrise which is stunning. The accommodation is very spacious and comfortable. The parking spaces a bonus. The bus and railway station are both close by which were very useful for visiting other local attractions/areas.
Will definitely return to Smeaton’s View!

You will not be disappointed with the stunning views from this apartment. Washing up was a joy . Very comfortable bed , we slept well . The walk down into town was easy , walking back up was hard , but after a couple of trips much easier. Not a modern apartment inside but the views made up for this .

Another wonderful stay in this apartment, looking forward to going back next year.

Lovely apartment with excellent views. Spacious and comfortable with very convenient parking. We've been regular visitors to St Ives for many years and it's one of the nicest places we've stayed. High above the town, but with plenty of step free routes to the town.

Booked smeatons view,to visit my brother who lives in st ives,absolutely beautiful views,apartment,well presented and clean,couldn’t fault smeatons views ,my daughter in law and myself have booked with aspects holidays for next year,a different location,due to needing an extra room,excellent service from aspects holidays,so Thankyou so much .

This is our second visit to this property and won’t be our last. Yes you do have to be prepared to walk back from town but there’s a good bus service or taxi if needs be. To get the outstanding view from this property is worth it. Get up early and see a sunrise from the balcony in the living room is breath taking or a stunning sunset. It’s in a quiet part of town which is nice when you want to get away from the busy centre. Well kept garden with lots of seating. Another great plus is it has two parking spaces.

Lovely apartment with lovely views, but a bit tired in places. Enjoyed our stay but probably will not return here, too old to cope with all the stairs.

Smeaton's View is probably in one of the best places in St Ives to get a view, you can see into the harbour and right across the bay. After a busy day in town the balcony is the perfect place to sit with a drink, unwind and watch the world go by.

Smeaton’s View provides amazing family accommodation and the best views of St. Ives that we have seen. We loved our stay and will definitely book again.

A great place for a stay in St Ives - especially as it had two parking spaces. Very convenient for the town centre and we had some wonderful panoramic views as we sat on the wicker chairs on the balcony! We were a 15 minute walk away from the Tate on one side and Porthminster Beach on the other. The steep stairs back were manageable by our mixed aged party although we did discover a slightly longer and more gradual ascent which we used more frequently. The beds were very comfortable. You certainly need to heed the 'Mind Your Head' sign as the eaves could take you unawares. Would definitely book again.

Beautiful views from main bedroom, kitchen and sitting room. Very therapeutic to sit on the sofa and watch the sea. And a pleasure to look out the kitchen window while washing up!

Lovely stay over christmas here. Lovely location. Amazing views. Facilities provided were fantastic. Needed a better clean before arrival. That did let it down as the cleaner had not cleaned the sinks or bathroom properly. I cleaned it all myself to get previous peoples hairs up.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are very sorry if the standard of cleanliness was not to the usual high level that you would have expected from the properties that we market; we can only apologise if any areas had been missed. Having now received this feedback, we will follow up on this with the cleaner, so thank you for your comments. It's great to hear that you had a lovely Christmas break and enjoyed all of the facilities on offer there. Tanya, Customer Services

Smeaton's View is becoming a second home to us.Don't believe there is a nicer property in the whole of St Ives!

The views from Smeatins View is awesome, it was difficult to tear ourselves awsy each day. The accommodation has two parking spaces which is a premium in St. Ives. Unfortunately I personally feel that the accommodation decor looked tired in places ie Hallway, artexing in kitchen and 2nd bedroom, some of the bedroom furniture could also do with replacing as well as the carpet. Walking into Town and back isn't for those with mobility issues, access is via steps or steep hills, however a taxi is £6 or there is a bus service 50 yards from the property which runs regularly to and from Town. Not sure I would return for the cost in its current condition.

Thank you to Michelle and her husband (emergency cleamers) for acting so quickly to clean the accommodation after my call to Aspect on our arrival.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your helpful feedback. Those views really are lovely, aren't they? To get such lovely views over the town and out to sea does involve an uphill walk back to the property after a day in the town or on one of the stunning beaches of St Ives. The walk may not be suitable for everyone, but for the benefit of those views, we hope that you agree that it is worth it! We have since been to the property to carry out an inspection and have passed on all our recommendations to the property owners and sent on your feedback and suggestions. After a very busy season, there will be some wear and tear and unfortunately, we cannot get into the properties every week, so guests' comments are really helpful. The owners have since informed us that they will be visiting the property to carry out some work to refresh areas. Tanya, Customer Services

Another great holiday at Smeaton's View, breath taking views, a great place to sit and watch the world go by and the tide come in and out.

We had a brilliant two week stay at Smeaton’s View, it is a lovely light and airy apartment with the best view of the bay. Ample parking and plenty of room for everyone. The children loved having the garden to play in whilst we relaxed on the balcony. We walked down into town in a couple of minutes using the steps, although we soon found a quicker and less vertical route!

Just had a wonderful week at Smeatons view, spectacular views, made all the steps into the town worth while. Very clean and tidy, would recommend it and would be happy to stay there again next time we are in St Ives.

A beautifully decorated property with a stunning location. It was difficult to tear ourselves away from the balconies and the views but when we did it was really cosy and welcoming. We hope to return again in warmer weather!

We had the most fantastic week in Smeaton's View - so good that by Thursday we had been and booked for next year! The views are wonderful, and if you don't want to go anywhere - just sit and look at the view!

we didn't need the television with views like that. Rain or shine stupendous sunrises and sunsets what more could we ask for.

Very nice property with fantastic views of st ives

Superb views from this property , spacious and relaxing even for a family of 5 !

Smeatons view is a beautiful holiday apartment. The views are amazing from all rooms in the property. The property is well equipped and has everything you need for a break away. I have stayed in other property's in st ives and nothing compares to smeatons view. I have stayed there 4 times now and would defiantly like to stay there again in the future. I would certainly recommended this property to family and friends it's wonderful. I should also mention that this property is only a short walk from some great shops, bars and restaurants.

Amazing views on a clear day of all angles of St Ives.

Fantastic views and comfortable flat with two long convenient flights of steps to get you down into the town, in 5 minutes, which are a decreasing challenge as your fitness improves on the way home!

We enjoyed our short break at Smeatons View. Location was superb for us. Weather was kind and the views were amazing. Would definitely book again.

Lovely clean property with stunning views!

It is hard to beat the views from the apartment.

Beautiful views

Smeatons view is an amazing place to stay. My first stay was 3 years ago and I have returned once a year since. The views from the property are out of this world. The property is very clean and well equipped with things you may need on your holiday. The town centre is also very close to smeatons view roughly 10 minutes walk. There are plenty of places to eat and drink in the town centre. Over all my stay at smeatons view has been great and no doubt I will be returning there next year.

The views are amazing, you are away from all the crowds in the town and the walk back up keeps you fit!

We love our stays at Smeaton's View.