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Look-Sea Cottage The Wharf, St Ives

£456 - £1256 per week
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Look-Sea Cottage enjoys an incredible position tucked away on Court Cocking, linking the harbour to Fore Street; the very best of both worlds. The sea views from the second floor sitting room are nothing short of breathtaking and a newly fitted bi-folding window gives nearly 5 metres of uninterrupted harbour and St Ives Bay views stretching from Godrevy Lighthouse to Carbis Bay and beyond!

Having a kitchenette on the same floor means chilled drinks or morning coffee is within easy reach. Being in such a central spot, you are within a stone's throw of all St Ives' golden sandy beaches, galleries, boutique shops and an array of fantastic restaurants right on your doorstep. This charming and characterful Cornish cottage has been renovated and refurbished to a high standard throughout and the clever integration of subtle, modern furniture is elegantly complemented with carefully selected soft furnishings, creating your very own 'beside the sea' retreat. There are also SONOS speakers in every room, linked to an iPad with Spotify, so you can listen to the wireless music system wherever you are. Sitting in an enviable spot Look-Sea Cottage is the perfect choice for couples or families seeking a premium quality harbour side cottage with views to die for! Please note that, although the property is advertised as sleeping six, it is better suited comfortably for four adults. There is a sofabed which can be made up on request for parties greater than four.

Kitchen/dining room

ground floor, induction hob and electric oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer compartment, dining table and four chairs.

Sitting room

sofa bed, three chairs, window seat, TV/DVD.

Cloakroom

limited space, WC, basin. Stairs to first floor.

Bedroom 1

double bed, en suite with shower, WC, basin.

Bedroom 2

double bed.

Shower room

corner shower, WC, basin. Stairs to 2nd floor.

Second sitting room

full length bi-folding window with 10 foot surfboard-shaped bar style dining table and six stools, TV, two sofas, kitchenette with induction hob, fridge/freezer compartment, washer/dryer, harbour and sea views.

Additional information

gas central heating, please note that the parking space is located around a 15 minute walk away up hill, 7 stone steps lead to front door, internal stairways are quite narrow and may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility, double sofa bed can be made up on request to accommodate up to six guests. WiFi, internet based music system throughout, WiFi, up to two dogs welcome, short breaks available.

 
 

A fantastic place to stay, made perfect by that top floor view! When at "home" we spent most of our time on the top floor; it's the perfect spot for a coffee, breakfast, pre-dinner drinks or just to relax! The sun streams in all morning and it was bliss. The SONOS speakers were such a great touch and were used every day! And above all, the house is in a perfect location in the middle of St Ives.

I will say that the place is perfect for up to 4 people, but 6 people really would be a squeeze. I suppose it depends on each persons preference but we didn't use the living room on the bottom floor at all during our stay so would make a great third bedroom - even if it were just a sofa bed. The top floor is the hub of the house really, and having anyone stay in there (albeit on a sofa bed) would limit your use of the room when actually, a coffee up there first thing in the morning is one of the best things about the place!

Loved our stay and would definitely return, and Aspects were a pleasure to deal with as usual.

August 2019

Absolutely fantastic property with an amazing view, so well equipped, and location perfect

July 2019

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16 February480
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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

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 2019

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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.

4th February 2020

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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.

10th - 12th May 2020

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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!

Dates TBC August 2020

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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!

8th August 2020

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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.

14th - 28th September 2020

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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.

A fantastic place to stay, made perfect by that top floor view! When at "home" we spent most of our time on the top floor; it's the perfect spot for a coffee, breakfast, pre-dinner drinks or just to relax! The sun streams in all morning and it was bliss. The SONOS speakers were such a great touch and were used every day! And above all, the house is in a perfect location in the middle of St Ives.

I will say that the place is perfect for up to 4 people, but 6 people really would be a squeeze. I suppose it depends on each persons preference but we didn't use the living room on the bottom floor at all during our stay so would make a great third bedroom - even if it were just a sofa bed. The top floor is the hub of the house really, and having anyone stay in there (albeit on a sofa bed) would limit your use of the room when actually, a coffee up there first thing in the morning is one of the best things about the place!

Loved our stay and would definitely return, and Aspects were a pleasure to deal with as usual.

Sep 2019

Look-Sea is very small and cramped downstairs but we used the living room as a bedroom and the kitchen as storage for our beach stuff and lived in the top room which is stunning. Without the bi-fold windows this property would be nothing.

Aug 2019

Reply from Aspects Holidays

As with many traditional St Ives fisherman's cottages, they are often a little smaller with layouts more quirky than in modern buildings, but are packed full of character. The owners want to give guests as much flexibility as possible by including a sofa bed, so whilst this property can accommodate up to six, we advise within the write up that it is better suited to up to four adults. For those that don't mind using the sofa bed and having less space in order to have a convenient base for a party of six, with the benefit of some amazing view in an enviable location in the heart of it all, this could still be a great option. We are sorry if this had not been what you had expected, and if you are ever looking to return, we would be happy to have a chat and assist in finding you somewhere that will work better for all of your requirements. Thank you for taking the time to send in your comments. Tanya, Customer Services

Absolutely fantastic property with an amazing view, so well equipped, and location perfect

Jul 2019

A lovely week's stay at Look-See Cottage. The panoramic view from the upstairs sitting room made it a lovely place to look out from though this was slightly spoilt when the windows were closed by the amount of bird droppings on the glass. An ongoing battle in St Ives I am sure!

May 2019

Look-see cottage is in a fantastic location and a super cottage. Lovely and comfortable, stylish and the amazing benefit of the top floor living space which was truly brilliant and really makes this cottage special. Would definitely stay again!

May 2019

Amazing Views from the top floor living room through 5 foot opening bi-fold windows. The house itself is small with limited headroom and space, but the top floor which is more spacious makes up for it.

Oct 2018

Great property, right in the centre of town. absolutely stunning views from the top floor panoramic window

Aug 2018

Beautiful setting and views over the harbour. St. Ives is not made for cars, so we would advise parking up and leaving it until you leave. Great, quirky cottage worthy of a stay.

Jun 2018

Excellent location Amazing views from the upstairs window Would definitely stay here again

May 2018

Stunning cottage in perfect location. We couldn't have wished for a better holiday location. We will be booking again next year!

Apr 2018

Lovely accommodation in a great location with stunning views from the upper lounge.

Mar 2018

A beautifully presented cottage over 3 floors perfectly positioned to benefit from living in the very heart of St Ives. The Upper Deck allows you to watch the sun rise over the harbour from the comfort of the sofa with the widows fully open to take in the fresh air. Big bonus that you can take you dog too!

Mar 2018

The top room is very special and I think that there is little to improve. The concertina windows with a view over the harbour and the sun streaming in as you sat on the sofa was absolutely fabulous. The rest of the package was OK, with issues such as small beds, distant parking, too much furniture creating a cramped feel.

Feb 2018

A centrally located cosy cottage. Clean, well equipped with a fantastic view of the harbour from the top floor. We totally switched off during our week's stay and would love to return.

Nov 2017

Again, just a lovely view. I could sit and look st the harbour all day. Watching my kids ensconced in the view makes me very happy.

Mar 2017

Lovely location.

Apr 2016

A beautiful property in the heart of St Ives with an amazing harbour view. I didn't want to go home!

Mar 2016

Pleasant stay. Welcoming. Friendly. Fresh. Homely. Just lovely :)

Sep 2015

2 Court Cocking is beautifully decorated and very clean. It has everything you could possibly need for a short or long stay. The shower rooms are small but lovely. The bedrooms are ample and the view from the top floor is gorgeous in any weather. It is perfectly placed between Fore Street and The Wharf. Expect some early morning delivery noise from The Seafood Café opposite, which does lovely food by the way. Just to mention that the stairs curve round and are awkward for people with joint problems.

Apr 2015

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at 2 Court Cocking. With its fantastic location right between Fore Street and the harbour, you really do get the best of both worlds; amazing sea views and access to the Harbour front, and a few steps from the lovely cobbled Fore Street, which is lined with nice restaurants, cafes and independent retailers. With it's fantastic location in the heart of St Ives, there is occasionally some associated noise from the restaurants and the volume of people in that location, though the local businesses try to be as considerate as possible to minimise this. Tanya, Customer Services.

Comfy house, very modern and good quality kitchen equipment. Great sea views. Really enjoyed our stay.

Nov 2014

Whilst the cottage is right in the heart of everything it was private quiet and just perfect

Oct 2014