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Look Sea Cottage
The Wharf, St Ives

£490 - £1360 per week

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 the 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 as the second floor sitting room 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 is a charming and characterful Cornish cottage with views to die for. 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 quality harbour side cottage with views to die for!


7 stone steps lead to front door.

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.


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, 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.


Look Sea Cottage is a cosy, comfortable, well-equipped house in the centre of St Ives. It is within very easy reach of shops, restaurants and beaches and it has a spectacular view from the top floor. There is a sitting area and kitchenette at the top of the house, all the better to enjoy the view in comfort. We spent most of our time up there. Being dog-friendly is a big bonus. We parked the car and left it for the entire week — it was so quick and easy to walk everywhere. Definitely recommended.

March 2022

The upstairs lounge was amazing! Loved the whole cottage and have already booked again for next year. Great location with great furnishings , had a wonderful , relaxing time And it was very sunny and hot- perfect!

March 2022

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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.

It's a great location and has a beautiful view but the layout and equipment needs to be improved. If you're taller than 170cm / 5ft 8 inches look elsewhere to avoid head injuries.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are sorry to hear that this layout didn't work for you. Many of the more traditional buildings in St Ives have very quirky layouts, with steep, narrower stairs in them and some rooms or areas of rooms with lower ceiling heights, but this is part of the charm of these places and something that many people specifically book these for. They are unlike modern homes but have so much character. That said, these quirky layouts will not be to everyone's taste and will not suit everyone's needs, so we try to show and describe the rooms and layout of the property within our website photos and description so that guests can make an informed choice. The owners have tried to ensure that there is plenty of equipment for guests use and include 6 of everything in each kitchen. Unfortunately, these items get moved around a lot between kitchens, so you may have found one kitchen short of items. These get moved back to share them out evenly again, as often as possible, but unfortunately, it can't always be done every changeover. One of the things that you had specifically mentioned to us was the small TV. We do try to show this in the photos also, but the owners have since had a 43 smart tv fitted into the en-suite bedroom. If you are ever returning to this area, please do not hesitate to contact the team before booking, so that we can help advise on properties that may better suit all your party's needs. Tanya, Customer Services

Look Sea Cottage is a cosy, comfortable, well-equipped house in the centre of St Ives. It is within very easy reach of shops, restaurants and beaches and it has a spectacular view from the top floor. There is a sitting area and kitchenette at the top of the house, all the better to enjoy the view in comfort. We spent most of our time up there. Being dog-friendly is a big bonus. We parked the car and left it for the entire week — it was so quick and easy to walk everywhere. Definitely recommended.

The upstairs lounge was amazing! Loved the whole cottage and have already booked again for next year. Great location with great furnishings , had a wonderful , relaxing time And it was very sunny and hot- perfect!

Amazing break away, the cottage has great views from the attic and we loved watching the comings and goings. Look Sea Cottage is a great base for a central holiday with loads of restaurants to pick from. We stayed in January and feel that it would be quite a noisy place to stay in the height of the season. Overall the two of us had an amazing relaxing stay.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are glad that you liked it here. As with any property that is in such an amazing central location, there is the risk of hearing the hustle and bustle associated with passers-by and all the cafes, shops and so on. We hope that you agreed that being in such an amazing spot, literally steps from everything that St Ives has to offer, and benefitting from that stunning view from the top sitting room makes it totally worthwhile. Tanya, Customer Services

I’ve booked through aspects for a number of years and not once have they let me down. Always been helpful and pleasant. Was really looking forward to our Christmas break, however with 2 dogs and a new baby it became quite a chore getting in and out the property. Going to collect the car. Which is the norm in quaint fishing villages like st ives. I would definitely recommend the property to my friends and family that don’t have mobility issues or young children. I personally wouldn’t return to this one just for ease as mentioned before. All in all can’t complain lucky to get a holiday!

Look Sea cottage has a Great location and view, the cottage has everything you need.Very sadly not enough storage and beds and pillows uncomfortable.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your feedback and we are glad that you enjoyed the fantastic location and views from this property. It can be very difficult to find mattresses, sofas and so on that will suit everyone's taste, everyone being different, and it is disappointing to hear that the sofa and pillows were not to your preference. Your feedback is automatically sent to owners, so that they can see guest suggestions, and we will also monitor comments to keep an eye on guest's preferences over the coming months. Thank you for taking the time to send in your review and let us know. Tanya, Customer Services

Look Sea Cottage is a lovely comfortable holiday home. The upstairs room with the fantastic view is a delight and easy to spend many hour just chilling watching the comings and goings. Comfortable and warm and lovely quality furnishings. Just 30 seconds to main street or the harbour so really well positioned for all st. Ives has to offer. Great having two shower rooms and an extra down stairs wc. For a quaint Cornish cottage, this holiday home had everything you need for a great holiday.

This is a lovely cottage in the middle of everything St Ives has to offer. Superb attention to detail and a breathtaking view from the top floor. All the quirkinesses of a traditional fisherman’s cottage with a modern flourish. So comfortable we didn’t want to leave.

A delightful welcoming cottage. Very well equipped for self catering. Good TV reception with netflix account. Ability to cast music from an ipad in the cottage. Decor themed for a seaside location throughout. Breathe taking view of the bay from the top room, with window bench to sit at. A lovely welcome pack on arrival.

Lovely little cottage! The view from the attic space that was a second lounge was better than expected. Loved the typically coastal decor too. Information in the description of the cottage prepared us for the quirkiness of it which helped. Speedy help when needed from the Wharf Office was excellent. Perfect for four of us, two bathrooms a bonus. Third toilet incredibly tiny, but still used often when in need! Loved the location and not too noisy despite being right in the middle of everything. Windows blocked out sound very well. Note car park space is a long way to walk, but there is a handy bus service that runs frequently from outside the Tate Gallery for £1 each way that goes right next to it if needed. Many thanks Aspects for your help too.

A wonderful post lockdown stay at 'Look Sea'. The views over the harbour were stunning no matter the weather. The property was welcoming and homely but still had the classic St Ives seaside charm. Aspects were thoroughly helpful throughout the process; from booking to post stay care, and would recommend booking a holiday with them.

We had a fabulous holiday in Look Sea Cottage.
Great situation. Well equipped and comfortable.
We loved it and will stay here again.

Had a lovely week at Look sea cottage. Two small bathrooms a bonus. Lovely harbour view from top floor sitting room and great to have small second kitchen to avoid a trip down all the stairs. Centrally located for everything. Some delivery noise and bin collection noise each morning {about 6.30 am } but for such a convenient location relatively quiet for most of the time.

What a fabulous experience booking with Aspect holidays. We never holiday in the UK but would certainly book again with Aspect. Booking was easy, friendly emails prior to our holiday informed us where to pick keys up, how to get to our cottage and how to find our parking. A handy guide in our cottage informed us of what is local, phone numbers of restaurants etc and useful info about the cottage itself. What can I say about Look Sea cottage? It is absolutely stunning!!! It was very clean and had everything we needed. If you want a stunning, clear view over the harbour the top floor is the place to be. Thank you

Beautiful Views

I will get the negatives out of the way first.

Flies ! from the fish cafe next door as their dustbins are right outside the cottages front door. We came in September so goodness knows what they would be like in the summer. My advice take fly spray and do not open the downstairs windows.

If you are fat like myself do not bother with the down stairs toilet, Harry Potter had more room in his bed room under the stairs.

The fridge kept bleeping, hopefully it will be fixed by the time you get there.

Be careful on the outside steps, bird poo on them ALL the time. but hey you are at the seaside.

Now for the positives.

You are right in the middle of St Ives ...... perfect. Down stairs has the main kitchen and ... a dish washer. we ate proper meals here ie dinner. The rest we ate upstairs in the snug.

We did not use the down stairs living room, but it looked lovely and very Cornwall-ish.

The stairs up to the bedrooms are difficult, I would not say toddler friendly, no to older persons. i have arthritis and by the end of the holiday my knees were very painful. Bedrooms clean and well presented.

The stairs to the snug, I went up on my hands and knees as they are so steep, however the view is so so so worth it. Sliding the windows open every morning and having breakfast over looking the harbour is everything I had been dreaming about. Watching the tides change, waving to hubby on his morning run, just perfect.

I would recommend this cottage to couples sharing a holiday, or a family of 3. You need to be mobile for all the stairs, but with out the stairs you miss out on the view.

The best thing about this cottage is that our dog could come with us.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thanks for your helpful comments. We are sorry to hear about the flies; I can honestly say that this is not something that has been noticed by us or highlighted to us previously, so we will check on this and speak to that restaurant, and now also being aware of the fridge bleeping, we will check that this was addressed after your departure also. The downstairs toilet is a very small space and the stairs are steep and narrow, so we try to make all of this clear within the description, so that guests know what to expect. With an en-suite shower room with toilet and a further separate shower room upstairs with a toilet, we hope that still found that it had suitable alternative facilities for you. It sounds like you otherwise enjoyed the property and made the most of that great view from the snug; it was really lovely to hear of your relaxing breakfasts with a view and how this had lived up to your dreams. Hopefully, we will see you back again one day. Tanya, Customer Services

Fab cottage in Central St Ives, ideally located for access to harbour and beach for water sports or beach. Very lucky to have a parking space included, albeit 10 - 15 mins walk away.

Although centrally located noise levels were a lot less than feared, noise from people did not impact our sleep.

Top marks for facilties in cottage, Sonus in every room and the attic room was fabulous. Definitely recommend this property.

Fantastic cottage well equipped and clean loved the bifolding windows what a view!!! Great location even if a little noisy in the morning with delivery vans. Thanks Alan and Brenda

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Those views from that top room really are lovely aren't they? Perfect for your morning tea or coffee! We are sorry to hear that you found it a little noisy in the mornings; whilst the property is in a busy central area, making the most of easy access to all of the great places to visit in St Ives, this hasn't come up as an issue before, but of course, we are in very unusual times at the moment, and we wonder if delivery times have perhaps changed due to the town restrictions on traffic. These traffic measures will not be in place forever, so for now, we will monitor for any further feedback on this. Thank you so much for your helpful comments and we hope to see you back here again. Tanya, Customer Services

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.

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.

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

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!

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!

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

Lovely location.

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

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

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.

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.

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