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Harbour Cottage The Wharf, St Ives

£520 - £1525 per week
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Harbour Cottage is a true delight tucked back from the water front of St Ives harbour and the shop-lined cobbled Fore Street. Beautifully furnished with comfort very much considered, Harbour Cottage also boasts some wonderful original features. The accommodation is based over three floors, with a spacious open plan living and kitchen area on the ground floor and the two bedrooms split between the first floor and lower ground floor, each with their own bathroom.

Entrance

access from lane with five steps up to ground floor:

Kitchen

electric oven and induction hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, breakfast bar with four stools.

Sitting area

open plan from kitchen, Smart 3D TV, 3D Blu-ray player, two armchairs and two cosy sofas.

Cloakroom

WC, basin.

Bedroom 1

first floor, double bed, Smart TV, en suite bath with hand held shower, WC, basin, air conditioning.

Bedroom 2

lower ground floor, double bed, Smart 3D TV, 3D Blu-ray player. Washer/dryer in understairs cupboard.

Shower room

lower ground floor with Saniflo shower, WC, basin.

Additional information

allocated parking on Albert Road (approximately ten minutes' walk uphill), gas central heating, Netflix. Harbour Cottage is located in the heart of the town and a public passageway runs in front of the property, so you may hear the hustle and bustle of being located on a public walk through, the property is accessed via a few steep steps. For short breaks throughout the year please speak to the Bookings Team, WiFi, up to two dogs welcome, short breaks available.

 
 

We were very happy with both the accommodation and location of the cottage. The close proximity and convenient access to the seafront is great and one doesn't really hear much from the hustle and bustle of what is quite a busy place.

September 2020

We have stayed at Harbour Cottage twice now, both times have been excellent. The cottage is immaculate, the cleaning excellent, and the property so well furnished, it is beautiful. A great location, tad noisy but that is surely to be expected staying right in the centre of st ives, for us the location is perfect. We cannot wait to return!

August 2020

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St Ives Harbour

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.

Things to do at 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. 

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Local events

St Ives Feast Day

Held on the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 AD, Feast Day offers visitors to witness - and even join in with - some centuries-old traditions. A morning precesison led by the Mayor to bless the Well of St Eia. Following this, the Mayor will 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into a crowd of children who assemble on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. In the afternoon the Mayor then throw pennies from the balcony of the Guildhall for children to collect.

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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.

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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! Choose from a 6 minute flight from £35 to a 30 minute flight from £96 and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

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St Ives Lifeboat Day

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!

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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.

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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 2021

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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.

We were very happy with both the accommodation and location of the cottage. The close proximity and convenient access to the seafront is great and one doesn't really hear much from the hustle and bustle of what is quite a busy place.

2 weeks ago

We have stayed at Harbour Cottage twice now, both times have been excellent. The cottage is immaculate, the cleaning excellent, and the property so well furnished, it is beautiful. A great location, tad noisy but that is surely to be expected staying right in the centre of st ives, for us the location is perfect. We cannot wait to return!

1 month ago

Lovely cottage. Very well equipped. Would definitely book again.

Jul 2020

The property was just perfect. Could not fault it in any way.

Oct 2019

Fabulously comfortable cottage, with everything you could need for a lovely stay. Sadly the pay-off for the central location is the noise, smell and litter.

Oct 2019

Reply from Aspects Holidays

It certainly is a lovely property, and the owners have tried to ensure that their guests have everything that you may need. We are sorry to hear though that it was perhaps a little noisier than you had expected. Being in such a fantastic central location, you may hear some of the hustle and bustle of the town at times, so we try to make this as clear as possible within the website description. Smell and litter however, isn't usually a problem, so we are sorry if that had been the case while you were here. We hope that you still enjoyed your time here and made the most of being just a few steps from everything that St Ives has to offer. Tanya, Customer Services

Beautiful well equipped cottage beware of noise from its central location close to all the action.

May 2019

Nice property in a beautiful seaside town you won’t go wrong staying in Harbour Cottage

Apr 2019

We have just returned from a stay at Harbour Cottage. The location was fantastic ... ideally placed for beaches, shops, restaurants etc. The cottage was immaculately clean, and the decor & furnishings were lovely.
We were greeted with a welcome hamper, which was such a nice touch & very much appreciated.

Harbour Cottage was ideal for myself, my husband, and our cockapoo, Lola. It would also be perfect for paties of four, as one bedroom & bathroom was located upstairs and the other downstairs with the living / kitchen area on the floor in between.

Could not fault this beautiful cottage & can't wait to return. Would highly recommend.

Mar 2019

This is by far the best holiday property we have stayed in. Luxuriously comfy beds, Fabulously equipped with everything you could need. Beautifully decorated & lots of thought put into this Gorgeous property & all just a stones throw from the sea. We absolutely loved it.... stayed over Christmas & didn’t want to leave... hope to return one day soon.

Jan 2019

Great find. Caters for all your needs with great access to all amenities with either the harbour or fore street on the doorstep. Looking forward to coming back again

Nov 2018

The best place we have stayed which says something as we keep coming back ....

Oct 2018

We have been visiting St Ives for a long time now and have stayed at lots of different properties. Harbour Cottage was our winner so far. The property is even nicer on arrival than the website photos shown. Really well furnished with top end quality finishings. Felt really welcome and comfortable there - will definitely be booking a return visit.

Sep 2018

Absolutely lovely cottage, superb location, fully equipped.

Sep 2018

Very happy holiday thank you.

Jul 2018

This cottage is wonderful, we could not fault it, might be so good for older visitors as the stairs to the entrance are very steep.

Jun 2018

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed your time here; thank you for taking the time to let us know. Like you quite rightly say, the number and steepness of steps at this property, should be a careful consideration if booking this property. We try to make this as clear as possible on our website decsription, but for anyone interested in booking this property, if this is a concern, please do not hesitate to contact the sales team for further information. Thank you again for your lovely comments. Hopefully we will see you back here soon. Tanya, Customer Services

Absolutely immaculate cottage everything you could ever want in there, style, location and comfort.

May 2018

We have had a lovely stay in Harbour Cottage. A clean and comfortable cottage which has some quirky features and lots of character. Would happily recommend, 10 out of 10!

May 2018

The best cottage that we have stayed in during our 20 years of coming to St Ives. We have stayed in some of the best places in St Ives and this beats them all. Feels like home from home and every need is catered for no matter how small. Dog friendly and ease of access to all of the beaches, restaurants and bars.

Mar 2018

Lovely cottage, furnished to a very high standard and the cleanliness was the best we have encountered.

Feb 2018

My husband and I and our flatcoat retriever had a very comfortable stay in this delightful cottage. Beautifully fitted and decorated and so convenient for the harbour and beach. Owners have gone to a lot of trouble to make a rental property so nice for visitors.

Would definitely come again.

Su

Oct 2017

Beautiful cottage situated in a perfect position. Not many places that you can rent in such a prime position that allow dogs. The accommodation was pure luxury and a real treat!! Thank you Aspect Holidays for making our Xmas 2016 one of the best ever!

Jan 2017

Harbour Cottage offers superb accommodation and is equipped with everything you could possibly need for a relaxing holiday. This is our second stay and we wouldn't want to stay anywhere else in St Ives - we really love if there! There cannot be many holiday prioperties in St Ives which offer wonderful sea views and situated so close to the harbour front but with the overriding advantage of privacy which the seafront properties lack. Hope to return again soon.

May 2016

Stunning property in a stunning location. Owners had thought of everything, so many lovely touches everywhere in the cottage. Very up to date and modern, pictures look fantastic but still don't do it justice. Really enjoyed our time here with the dogs and will definitely be back again.

Apr 2016

We all loved Harbour Cottage . This cottage is the best we have stayed in yet for location, comfort and interior design (we come to St Ives at least 4 times a year (home from home). Just gutted that it is booked for the rest of the year as we will defiantly come to Harbour Cottage again, again and again.

Apr 2016

A beautifully furnished cottage very clean and comfortable, our little dog was welcome too, we stayed during a cold spell and the cottage was so warm and cozy its just perfect, we all loved it here, Happy Days!!!

Feb 2016

Excellent property beautifully decorated top class fittings . Very comfortable Central location

Jan 2016

The accommodation and location was everything we hoped it would be. It was very well equipped and warm to say it was November we spent a great week there and hope to return again next year.

Nov 2015

Absolutely fantastic place. We have stayed in many really nice properties in St Ives over the past 10 years, however, this was without doubt the best ! The welcome pack was a very nice touch, kitchen was so well equipped and the bed was very comfortable - all things that have been sadly lacking in previous accommodation. We will definitely return.

Nov 2015

Our stay in Harbour Cottage was amazing. We had a perfect week in absolutely perfect accomodation, attention to detail in this property was second to none, would love to return as we really didnt want to leave!

Oct 2015

Lovely place would recommend

Oct 2015

A lovely, tastefully decorated and furnished apartment with amazingly comfortable beds right in the centre of St Ives!

Oct 2015

I've stayed in St Ives many,many times over the years and without doubt this property exceeds all expectations, furnished to an exceptionally high standard,the owners think of absolutely everything to make your stay one to remember. Beautiful sea views from the bedroom window and most definitely a loo with a view, thank you for making our stay so enjoyable .

Paul and Valantis

Sep 2015

A beautifully appointed cottage which has been tastefully restored by its current owners with extra touches which gives it such a homely feel. It's proximity to the harbour is perfect, just a few seconds from the front door. We have loved our stay here and will definitely be returning.

May 2015

Welcome hamper was a special touch. Very impressed with art work in cottage,especially the fish. We enjoyed spotting similar pieces in the local galleries Really well equipped cottage which made our week thoroughly relaxing. Our two Westies loved their stay in Harbour cottage. Thank you so much

Apr 2015

An outstanding cottage in the centre of town that is probably the most impressive holiday cottage we have stayed in terms of layout, fixtures and fittings and overall quality with lovely pieces of art and a great place to come back to after a hard day on the beach!!!

Mar 2015

Beautifully restored and well equipped property. Will look forward to returning!

Mar 2015

I DONT WANT TO SAY ANYTHING FOR FEAR OF IT BEING SO BUSY WE WOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO BOOK AGAIN :)

Dec 2014

Habour cottage is a little st ives hideaway. Set right in the centre of the town, it's perfectly placed for restaurants, shops and the wharf. The cottage has been renovated with love and care and is absolutely stunning. We had the most wonderful holiday here with our Cockapoo Heidi. Everything has been thought of to make our time here extra special. We absolutely loved it & will certainly be back! Jen & James 2014

Nov 2014

The property is in a wonderful location and has the most wonderful views from the top bedroom.

Oct 2014

Beautiful cottage in a perfect location in St Ives, I couldn't have asked for anything more and I can't wait to return.

Oct 2014