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An original fisherman's cottage in St Ives, 1 Quay Street is a quirky property presented in a shabby chic style and once you step outside you will literally be dipping your toes in the cool harbour waters. You really couldn't get much closer, as the back gate leads directly onto Harbour beach and what is locally referred to as Kitty's Corner! 1 Quay Street is set over three floors and really is in the best location to allow you to come and go as you please, as you are situated in the heart of St Ives and after a day exploring St Ives or simply laying on the golden sands of the Harbour beach, you can retire to Quay Street, sit back and enjoy the sounds of the sea right outside your window as you drift off to sleep ready for a new day - heaven.
Coffee shops, restaurants and pubs are all within a stone's throw of your chosen holiday home and with all the activities that St Ives has to offer, your days will be filled, along with your bellies!
via the Wharf into:
two sofas, TV/DVD, window seat, sea views. Stairs up to the bedrooms and down to:
fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, electric oven and hob, microwave, doors to outside area which leads to the harbour beach.
shower, WC, basin.
king size bed, pegs for hanging clothes, sea views.
single bed, pegs for hanging clothes.
please note that you have to walk through bedroom 1 to get to bedroom 2, there is one large step to get to the beach from the outside area, please note that the bathroom is on the bottom floor and the bedrooms on the top floor, babes in arms are welcome, No children under 8, WiFi, short breaks available.
perfect , warm and cosy ,
Mrs Groves October 2021
Our stay in 1 Quay street enables us to enjoy everything about St Ives.
Mr Hart August 2021
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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.
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!
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.
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.
View all of our Wharf Cottages >
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.
11th - 25th September 2021
Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.
17th - 19th September 2021
Featuring more than 20 sea shanty groups and with sailor and pirate themed fancy dress, this year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal. It'll take place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.
19th - 20th November 2021
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 2021
Find out more about New Year's Eve in St Ives here>
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.
TBC February 2022
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
A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the HM Coastguard helicpoters!
TBC Summer 2022
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perfect , warm and cosy ,
Mrs Groves 2 days ago
Our stay in 1 Quay street enables us to enjoy everything about St Ives.
Mr Hart 1 month ago
Excellent view and location. Well equipped kitchen.
Mrs Clarke Aug 2021
Really enjoyed our stay at this house. Fantastic location with views over the harbour from both the living room and master bedroom. Direct access to the beach from the rear is also very useful, you can set up an area on the beach straight outside. Made use of the the multi room music system which was great. So convenient for both the beach and direct access to the harbour and town as well as the towns surf beaches.
mr ROONEY Aug 2021
The property is in an amazing location virtually on the beach although in the heart of the town. The fittings and decor are of a high standard and helps make the property very homely. It is also very good for fitness as you are navigating two narrow flights of stairs to manoeuvre around the property.
Mr Ballard Jul 2021
The cottage is in an excellent location. Stepping out of back gate onto beach was an added bonus. Within easy reach of all that St Ives has to offer. Would highly recommend. Dawn & Lee from Nottingham
mr Atkinson Jul 2021
Quay street is a fabulous house for those wanting a holiday at the beach and in town without the need of a car. We had a stress free stay by taking the train from London to St. Ives. The house is within short walking distance of some fabulous beaches as well as the backing onto its very own town beach, which to my surprise was a lovely sheltered bay with soft sand. We got very lucky with the weather, it was like being in the 'Med' despite the weather apps saying the opposite! The house is great and the main bed is super comfortable. The kitchen is really well equipped. Giving an honest review I would say the only downside is the bathroom is downstairs so a bathroom visit in the night requires a trip but you cannot blame the house for that, they have really made the most of the limited space. The courtyard garden with the gate onto the beach is a great addition, my only criticism being that the garden table and chairs need replacing. We have already booked to return next year.
Miss Mernagh Jun 2021
Perfect little cottage right on the beach , very comfortable and cosy Welcome pack containing local goodies was great Would recommend this cottage and Aspects holidays Everything was easy and trouble free from start to finish Would stay there and use this company again , fully recommend
mrs darwin Jun 2021
Amazing location, Fabulous property, Loved it Dont tell too many people I will never get in again !
Mr Hiett May 2021
After waiting 20 years to return to St Ives we were delighted with 1 Quay Street. An excellent location, amazing light flooding the cottage, comfortable living and sleeping areas, well equipped kitchen. And a sitting out area right next to the beach. Why did we wait so long?!
Mrs Pask Apr 2021
Our recent stay at 1 Quay street St Ives was by far the most amazing week We have ever had at St Ives and We have stayed in St Ives many times. The cottage is situated right on the beach and offers the most stunning of outlooks. We have booked it again for next year as we would never tire of this superb accommodation
Mr Hart Sep 2020
Excellent property in the perfect position. Hope to stay again.
Dr Stephens Feb 2020
A wonderful cottage with the most amazing views from the bedroom and living room. It was very comfy and cosy for a December holiday. The gate onto the beach is an added bonus and I can imagine is brilliant for holidays in the summer. The location is brilliant and it puts you right in the middle of St Ives town. Definitely reccommend!
Miss King Dec 2019
Beautiful comfortable cottage in a perfect location. Highly recommended.
Mrs Richmond Nov 2019
Short but fantastic stay at 1 Quay St. A perfect harbourfront location with views out to see from all the rooms and direct access to the harbour beach, as well as easy access to all the great scenery and amenities that St Ives has to offer. A very cosy stay in stormy weather and the house had everything we needed. Thanks !
Mr Dawson Nov 2019
We had an absolute fantastic stay because of the location and the property is aged and quirky ..and we respected that and what it entails ..it is excellent and the views are just so beautiful every hour of the day . The harbour beach is outside your back gate and your right on the harbour from the front door ...hopefully you will be outside most of the day too as the comfort and the cleanliness of the soft furnishings and sofa downstairs leave a lot to be desired .. We don’t mind shabby chic .....just not shabby !! . Everywhere else is absolutely fine though bed was clean and comfortable and kitchen had everything you need Feed the little birds on the tree outside the kitchen if you stay too ..they became good friends of ours .....
Mrs Cameron Nov 2019
Reply from Aspects Holidays
We are glad to hear how much you enjoyed the amazing location and quirky character of 1 Quay Street. You certainly can't get much closer to the beach than this! We were sorry to hear that the sofa had become stained and uncomfortable. Having received this feedback and now having had the opportunity to check it over, we are pleased to report that the owners have ordered a new one, which will be in place very soon. We are glad to hear that everything else was exactly as you had expected and we hope to see you back again soon. Tanya, Customer Services UPDATE: THE SOFA HAS NOW BEEN REPLACED
Lovely harbor views and access to the beach
Miss Morris Oct 2019
Amazing location. We had a fabulous time looking out of the windows, watching the dogs play on the beach, the tide changing and seals in the harbour. This is a view that you would never tire of. Stepping out of your back door and sitting on the beach is a massive bonus. Wherever you go out into town, you are always a few minutes away from the property.
Miss Perrins Oct 2019
Quirky property not suitable for the elderly as well as children.
Mr Mochrie Sep 2019
Reply from Aspects Holidays
Thank you for your comments. 1 Quay Street is certainly a quirky place, with loads of character and an enviable spot right on the harbour front. Being a traditional cottage right in the heart of the town, you will often find that they can be a little smaller, with layouts/stairs more quirky and steeper than in more modern buildings, so it is definitely an important consideration when booking a property like this, and with this particular property, as stated in the description, regretfully children are not allowed, due to the size and suitability of the layout. We hope that you enjoyed everything that this fantastic location and cottage had to offer. Tanya, Customer Services
A lovely cottage right on the The Harbour beach and only a short walk from several others. Being on the sea front the bar’s and restaurants are right on the door step.
Mr Dudman Sep 2019
I would recommend Aspects and 1 Quay Street its location is superb, right on the beach with the sea almost to the back door. Waking up and seeing just the waves lapping on the beach. It’s a quaint fisherman’s cottage with steep open stairs, not for the faint hearted or children.
Mr Mulley Jul 2019
The holiday was fantastic. The cottage was perfect. The location was ideal. The service from Aspects was first class. We will be booking with Aspects again.
Mr Collier Jul 2019
We always enjoy our stay in St Ives with Aspects they are always very helpful and the places are of a high standard! We look forward to finding our next cottage for next year!
Miss Amos Jun 2019
St Ives is great and we will recommend 1 Quay Street to our friends and family.
Mr Williamson Jun 2019
1 Quay Street, fantastic location, lovely cottage. Aspects holidays were very helpful and friendly. To wake up with the sea appearing to be almost to your window is magical. Thank you
Mr Mulley Feb 2019
The most perfect location directly on to beautiful golden sand. When the tide came in, quite often harbour seals came with it. The joy of sitting up in bed to see one swimming just outside.
Mrs Rowe Sep 2018
Back door onto beach was superb!
Mr Rees Sep 2018
The cottage is absolutely lovely! A gem in magical St Ives! Excellent location! Right on the harbour beach, close to another fantastic beach, great atmosphere; old, charming and picturesque, yet modern and cosy with all amenities. We loved it there, and we will most definitely come again!
Mrs Frankum Jul 2018
Great location, very central but quiet with a lovely view across the harbour.
Mrs Bach Jul 2018
Breathtaking views of the sea from every window of the cottage. We felt very sad when our holiday finished...
Mrs Bourne May 2018
This is a wonderful cottage right on the beach. A real home from home.
Ms Robathan Apr 2018
Location wonderfully, views to die for very clean and tidy lovely welcome pack much appreciated, the beds are so comfy it was hard getting up of a morning overall a fantastic stay
Mrs Perry Mar 2018
A gorgeous cottage for two , loved the changing view and listening to the sea ,
Mrs Clarke Feb 2018
We stayed at 1 Quay Street, St Ives to be near enough to the sea so we could hear the sea, something both me and my husband find relaxing. The property position was better than we expected. The property was well equipped and beautifully presented.
Mr Sheridan Feb 2018
This is a lovely cottage and we had a wonderful time exploring St Ives which is our new favourite place. The proximity to the beach and the amenities is perfect and such wonderful views.
Miss Lloyd Jan 2018
Amazing views. Brilliant location. We spent an idyllic week in this very beautiful and comfortable cottage. Weather was great (for the time of year) as well.
Ms Hughes Dec 2017
Had a lovely stay at the cottage...views are to die for and ideal for all the coffee shops restaurants and bars...roll on next St Ives break and would highly recommend Aspects to all
Mrs Gibbs Nov 2017
1 Quay side, this little gem is probally in the best position in all of St Ives. You will spot this pretty little cottage in all the Art Galleries, as its part of the beautiful Harbour. The view from the lounge and bedroom is directly out to the beach, it was like a ever changing picture frame. We loved this cottage because it is directly on the beach, through a little door. which is very convenient if you fancy a cuppa or lunch . It was great because you didn't have to carry beach stuff miles. The cottage was beautiful inside, all high quality. The beds were very comfortable. We came home very rested and my mum and I can't wait until a visit next year!!
Miss Martin Oct 2017
Fantastic location and views.
Ms Lane Oct 2017