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1 Harbour House
The Wharf, St Ives

£855 - £2250 per week

This beautifully finished two-bedroom apartment spans the ground floor of a period conversion on the favoured side of St Ives' Wharf. From the private front door, you can virtually fall out onto Harbour beach and from the living areas you can admire the fantastic views through the large windows. In the sitting room there's a deep built-in window seat where you can relax looking out across the harbour to Porthminster beach. In the kitchen there is built in seating, from which you can admire the view whilst having a meal, reading or playing a game. Both double bedrooms have double glazed porthole windows that allow natural light into the rooms and faboulous views to the beach. There's also an en suite wet room and a separate family bathroom. The furnishings throughout have been thoughtfully handpicked by the owner with your comfort in mind; Vanessa Arbuthnott fabric provides splashes of colour and beautiful pattens throughout, and Pooky and Cream of Cornwall's elegant lighting helps to set the mood for a relaxed evening. 1 Harbour House offers everything for a luxury holiday in this iconic Cornish town whether you are a couple celebrating a special occasion or treating the family.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2



two steps from the harbour front leading into:

Kitchen/dining/sitting room

large sofa, window seat with sea views, electric log burner, Smart TV, selection of board games, dining table with window seat and stools, integrated washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment, wine cooler, electric oven, and induction hob.

Bedroom 1

two steps up from sitting room. Hypnos king size bed with under-bed storage, portholes to sitting room with blackout curtains. En suite wet room with rainfall shower, basin, WC, and underfloor heating.

Bedroom 2

double bed, opening hanging storage, TV, porthole to sitting room with blackout blind.


bath with shower over, WC, basin, underfloor heating.

Additional information

please note that there are five steps in total inside the property, and privacy film has been installed on the windows from the sitting room and dining area, WiFi, short breaks available.


Beautiful location. Comfy bed. Well equipped kitchen. Hot water shower.Wonderful views. Limited clothes storage for 4.

May 2024

We stayed in 1 Harbour House for a week in March and had stayed there previously. It has recently had a refurb and has been fitted to a really high standard. Everything you might need is provided in the kitchen area and the lounge section is comfortable.
The view from the apartment is beautiful and you could spend all day watching the changes of the tide. I would definitely return to this accommodation in the future.

March 2024

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Holidays at The Wharf

Many of our cottages at The Wharf overlook the working harbour of St Ives. Here you'll find fishing boats, a gorgeous sandy beach and in the summer season you can take advantage of the boat trips on offer. Home to The RNLI, The St Ives Lifeboat Station is close by and is a popular attraction with tourists.

The Wharf, otherwise known as St Ives harbour, is a hive of activity throughout the year. With a continual hustle and bustle on the water and along the harbour front, there is always plenty to do and see while self catering at the Wharf, even at the quieter times of the year.  It’s an ever changing scene so perfect for those artists among you. Don’t forget about the very sheltered, sandy Harbour Beach, a perfect sun-trap in the heart of town and a great place to find seaglass and sea pottery! As night falls at the end of another perfect day, St Ives comes alive with a selection of bars, restaurants and cafés to suit every pocket and every taste in a truly cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Top tip

Be careful of the seagulls when eating at The Wharf.

Things to do on The Wharf

Boat Trips

Why not enjoy the scenery by boat and explore the coastline with an excursion with St Ives Boat Trips. Fishing trips are available for those looking for a bit of adventure, or for a more relaxing experience, a visit to seal island lets you see seals basking on the rocks at certain times of year. 

Eating and Drinking

The Wharf is home to a wide selection of restaurants and cafes, serving up fresh fish and chips to gourmet burgers, with something to suit everyone. Enjoy an ice cream or Cornish pasty and watch the world go by on the harbour front, but remember to keep your wits about you; seagulls in St Ives are renowned for swooping in and stealing food right from your hands!

Smeaton's Pier

From here you'll get a stunning view of the harbour, and an up close view of the crystal clear waters. At the entrance to the pier you'll find St Leonard's Chapel; originally dedicated for local fisherman, it is now a museum and memorial for the fisherman of St Ives.

Lifeboat station

Home to the new £1.5 million lifeboat, the RNLI lifeboat station is a popular attraction for visitors to St Ives. The gift shop next door sells souvenirs where all profits go towards helping to save lives at sea. 

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.

Beautiful location. Comfy bed. Well equipped kitchen. Hot water shower.Wonderful views. Limited clothes storage for 4.

We stayed in 1 Harbour House for a week in March and had stayed there previously. It has recently had a refurb and has been fitted to a really high standard. Everything you might need is provided in the kitchen area and the lounge section is comfortable.
The view from the apartment is beautiful and you could spend all day watching the changes of the tide. I would definitely return to this accommodation in the future.

This is the perfect flat in the perfect location.

Ground floor so easy to load and unload the car. Excellent views, comfy window seats to drink tea and watch the tide go in and out.

Can watch the kids on the beach from the window.

Well equipped kitchen and excellent decor throughout.

I’ll be staying here again. It’s amazing.

Beautiful flat in a prime location in St Ives. I would stay here again, especially in the colder and quieter months.

1 Harbour House is a wonderful. Excellent fixture & fittings (wine fridge was a bonus).
Great views across the harbour and towards Porthminster beach. There are two window seats one in the kitchen and one in the living area from where you sit and watch the world go by. We had the best start to our mornings, sitting on the porch with a cup of hot chocolate watching the sun rise (most relaxing way to start our day).
Fabulous location within walking distance of all the restaurants, shops, bars and the various beaches St Ives has to offer. We would most certainly stay here again.

Fantastic location and clean, well equipped apartment. A lovely holiday.

First class apartment. Modern, clean well equipped and perfect location

1 Harbour house is a beautiful place to stay it has everything you could possibly need. the decor is lovely and all very high quality. The beds are so comfortable we had the best nights sleep. The view is one of the best in St Ives even on a wet day we sat at the window watching the boats and people it was so relaxing and comfortable. A home from home. We have stayed in many different accommodations across St Ives and this is one of the best. We will definitely be back

What a perfect location right in the heart of St Ives.

The apartment was very comfortable, beautifully decorated and the owners had thought of absolutely everything that you would need on holiday.

We loved sitting in the window seat and watching the world go by.

I would definitely recommend this apartment, we hope to be back next year.

We adore Harbour house we come every year sometimes 2 or 3 times

Excellent location, stunning views over the harbour. Privacy glass was a big bonus to this apartment. Highest quality equipment and furnishings. Exceptionally clean. Would book again without hesitation.

1 Harbour House had been recently refurbished and renovated to a high standard. All fixtures and fittings had been carefully selected, the internal decoration was calm and tasteful. Overall this apartment provided a very comfortable space for four adults to have a relaxed and very enjoyable holiday.

fantastic location, very well furnished worth the extra money being water side

The most perfect stay at 1 Harbour House from start to finish. The view and location really do make this property pretty unbeatable. We had everything we needed and we loved being able to step right out onto the harbour front. Already missing the window seat. Wouldn’t hesitate to stay again!

1 Harbour House is very comfortable and attractively laid out with great view from both double windows. It is well located being on the Harbour front, very near to the Harbour beach and others, local shops, pubs, eating establishments and take aways. The only slight issue was the separate bathroom which although nicely equipped is a bit cramped and could cause problems for less mobile clients. However I would definitely consider using there again.

This was yet another wonderful week away with a company we trust. The accommodation is always as described and fits a range of budgets. Of the 6-7 properties we have had they have always been great. However this last property was remarkable in every way, great holiday again - thank you aspects

Fantastic luxury apartment, with the best views overlooking the harbour. It was very clean and well equipped with everything we needed. It was one of the nicest places we have stayed in. We’ll definitely be coming back to stay here again.

Excellent, pristine accommodation. Perfect position , great views and close to restraunts and shops . Literally about 3mts away from the harbour beach . Couldn't be better .

This apartment is beautiful and really well equipped. I can completely understand why other reviewers say they return. Fantastic location with a spectacular view of the harbour beach. It’s lovely watching the changing tides. Everything you could want is in easy walking distance.

I loved Harbour house, it’s my second time back and I’ll definitely book again. It’s right in the heart of everything but you can also shut your front door and sit in the lovely window seat and watch the world go by! I had my elderly mother with me on this last trip and she found it fantastic for getting around at ease. The quality and location is just superb

The property is absolutely perfect. The furnishings, cleanliness, the location are first class. We were there last year, returned this year and already booked for next year. Can highly recommend this property...

Stayed here for a week from 24th July. The apartment is fabulous everything you could ask for, the location and the view of the harbour right on your doorstep. Loved the window seat. Would definitely recommend it

This is a beautiful cottage in a fantastic position with views to die for!!

With just a few tweets here and there it would be perfect. ??

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at No 1 Harbour House. So much so, we had already booked to go again before the end of our stay! Every thought and care had gone into the furnishings and fittings to make our stay as comfortable as possible. Beautiful location and creature comforts a plenty. Would highly recommend this apartment.

1 Harbour house is a beautiful property which is ideally situated for direct access to the beaches, shops and restaurants in St Ives. The decor in the apartment is fabulous, although right in the heart of the town the soundproofing inside is excellent. There are two bay windows to enjoy the views across the harbour and people watch through the privacy glass. The apartment was very well equipped and immaculately clean, the only issue is parking, but that is true for all properties located centrally, however it is not a problem to unload right outside the property. Would highly recommend this property and would not hesitate to return!

Love the property this was our 3rd annual stay at Harbour House and we intend to to book again in 2021,Covid permitting.The views are to die for and the facilities are top draw.We like the new Window Seat.

Wonderful apartment. Spectacular harbour views Exudes class and luxury. New window seat is the most amazing place to sit and watch the harbour come alive. Perfect location for all the glorious treats st ives has to offer. The smells of the restaurants waft in thru the huge windows- the only problem being deciding which to go for. Comfortable beds fully equipped kitchen and a real feeling of decadence in the best location in St ives.

Having stayed in St Ives 75+ times over 50 years this apt was by far the best ever. Fabulous decor and equipment, spotlessly clean and a fantastic position on the Wharf. Loved it

Lovely holiday, harbour house has fantastic view and was very clean

Excellent service from a great team to a great holiday ??

We had a totally relaxing Christmas at No 1 Harbour house. It is light bright, spotlessly clean and full of high spec mod cons. Fabulous apartment and location . The owners very kindly left us presents under the tree and Aspects a hamper, procecco and mince pies from Allotment Deli. Thank you. We would love to stay again.

The house is perfect. The best view in Cornwall. Perfect location to shops, restaurants and beaches. Immaculate and has everything you might want. We love 1 Harbour House so much we have already booked twice for 2020.

This was our second year at this wonderful apartment.We love the accommodation ,the convenience to all attractions and the view to die for.We have already booked for 2020 ,can't wait.

Beautiful flat, very comfortable. Fantastic views, great location. Loved it, would highly recommend.

Second year that we've booked this place. It's in a perfect position. Will definitely be booking again.

AN AMAZING PLACE TO STAY! 1 Harbour House is in a superb position with an amazing view of the harbour and beach. It is beautifully furnished and styled and is spotlessly clean. Everything is provided for a wonderful holiday - even if the weather is not great - amazing selection of books, CDs and board games, with a specially provided selection to occupy children. The privacy glass enables you to be right at the heart of activity without compromising privacy and the window seat is a much sought after place to be! Harbour House exceeded all our expectations. It is the perfect base from which to explore all the beaches within the Bay and the headland walks. The close proximity of the shops and restaurants means everything you need is in a short walking distance - and it feels completely safe to be out in the evenings. Really loved staying there and can't wait to come back next year!

The apartment had a great view and in a lovely position. Nice furnishing and very clean and modern. Plenty of games and good books to read. The only downside was the bedrooms they had no windows so you had to sleep with the fans on. One bedroom was only suitable for children or one adult.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We try to be as open and honest as we possibly can with website photos and descriptions, as we would always want properties to meet guests expectations, if not exceed them, so we really are very sorry to hear if the bedrooms had not quite been what you had expected and too warm for you, without windows opening to outside. We try to describe and show the porthole window set up as clearly as we can and the limited space around the double bed in the second bedroom. Both beds are standard doubles, so can sleep 2 adults in each room, but we completely understand that this may not work for some, especially if you are used to king size doubles or bigger at home. We hope that despite your disappointment with these points, you all still had a lovely holiday in St Ives. Thank you again for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon. Tanya, Customer Services

Great location in the Center of the harbour. Feels like home from home.

A very comfortable apartment ideal for those with walking difficulties.The facilities are first class as are the views .The welcome pack was appreciated and very thoughtful.

Excellent Location - Beautifully decorated property

Harbour house is in one of the most beautiful positions in St Ives. My wife and I stayed in the ground floor apartment , it is extremely well equipped, and very handy for all the beaches and shops . This property is the perfect place to stay for the older generation , this is our second year and we hope to return again next year ,

Just wonderful very very clean and bright

It was recommended by a friend and lived up to expectations. Excellent location right on the harbour and within easy reach of everything you could wish for in St Ives. We are returning in 1919 but unfortunately it isn't available for our dates so we have a provisional reservation for the appartment above.

This place is in a perfect location.

Just wonderful,best place we have ever stayed in Stives,Everything provided and in good condition,no wonder the place is fully booked till November,Thanks Aspects for a wonderful stay xxx

The perfect location to stay in St Ives

Very nice short stay bolt hole, excellent location.

This property is in an amazing location and equipped with everything you need. Also with an fantastic welcome pack. Its defiantly worth every penny and can't wait to book again!

Stay at 1 harbour house you will love we have one regret that we didn't book for September As well as June.

Perfect! Couldn't have asked for more from a property.

Breathtaking views, very modern facillities , in walking distance to town Gallerys and the famous Sloop Inn . We have just spent the two most relaxing weeks and can recommend this stay. We are going back again in June and hope to spend many more holidays there.

Nibs and Brian

Best place in st ives. Location fabulous as well as views. Apartment first class loved it????????????????????????????

Our stay at 1 harbour house was perfect,we have been coming to st Ives for 20yrs and it's the best accomadation we have stayed in.tge views were amazing.we didn't want to come home,but will return next year.

The flat is very well appointed and in a fantastic location. The owner went to a lot of trouble to take us out in his boat on a very successful fishing trip which was a highlight of our stay. We recommend this property for a very comfortable stay in a perfect location.

A very restful ambience. All facilities within easy walking distance. Curl up on sofa with a glass of wine, unwind and soak in the view!

Perfect position to enjoy the views and all the NY celebrations!!