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Seashell Cottage The Wharf, St Ives

£468 - £1372 per week

Seashell Cottage commands fabulous views over Harbour Beach and Smeaton's Pier from its attic bedrooms and is a typical example of a St Ives cottage with the accommodation spread over four floors. Being right in the very heart of Cornwall's number one holiday destination, this cottage leads straight out onto a cobbled path, down to the turquoise waters of the harbour front with its great selection of shops, galleries, restaurants and pubs.

Several hundred years ago, the sea used to lap against the back door of this pretty little property as it was perched right on the edge of the harbour wall, hence its name, Seashell Cottage. Steeped in local history, in the late 18th century its cellar was used by the Revenue Masters to house loot captured from the local smugglers, the original pirates! Now completely renovated and refurbished, and lying no more than 30 metres from the current harbour wall, it offers ideal accommodation for families and couples alike.

Sitting room

comfortable seating for six on sofas and a leather tub chair, TV, Smart Blu-ray Player, HiFi system. Stairs leading down to kitchen:

Kitchen/dining room

well-equipped with ceramic hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, coffee maker, dining table with six chairs. Rear door leads to harbour. Stairs from sitting room leading to:

Bedroom 1

double bed, clothes hanging space, en suite shower room, WC, basin, view over St Ives harbour.

Family bathroom

bath with shower over, WC, basin. Stairs leading up to:

Bedroom 2

twin beds, hanging space, spectacular views over St Ives harbour.

Bedroom 3

double bed, clothes hanging space, spectacular views over St Ives harbour.

Additional information

gas central heating, property is set over four floors, parking space located a five minute drive or a twenty minute walk away on Trerice Place. If walking back to the space from the property there is an incline, WiFi, short breaks available.


Perfect location, perfect views perfect family holiday home. Perfect bench across the road on the harbour to drink your morning coffee .

July 2018

We had a lovely weeks stay in Seashell Cottage - the cottage was perfect and we would definitely stay there again.

May 2018

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1 Jan - 9 Feb468
16 February490
23 Feb - 30 Mar468
6 Apr - 13 Apr718
20 April704
27 April521
4 May685
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25 May1031
1 Jun - 8 Jun888
15 Jun - 22 Jun963
29 June1074
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21 December835
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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 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 2019 

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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 2019

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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 2019

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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 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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What our guests say...

We love hearing about our guests’ experiences, and 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.

Perfect location, perfect views perfect family holiday home. Perfect bench across the road on the harbour to drink your morning coffee .

Aug 2018

We had a lovely weeks stay in Seashell Cottage - the cottage was perfect and we would definitely stay there again.

Jun 2018

Lovely three storie property in a great location.

Oct 2017

Seashell Cottage was an immaculate beautiful property. Equipment was modern and effective. Superb facilities. We've had a fabulous family holiday.

Jul 2017

Lovely and clean, wonderful housekeeper,

Oct 2016

Brilliant central location but expect lots of noise first thing and late at night.

Aug 2016

A lovely stay in a charming cottage. The view of the harbour from the top is wonderful but the amount of stairs mean it isn't suitable for an elderly person.

Apr 2015

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for taking the time to send in your review. We are glad that you had a good stay. After reviewing our web description, we agree, there are quite a few steps within this property, some being a little steep and this may not suit everyone. It should be made a little clearer, so we have now added a note onto the description. We're always happy to chat to guests about any access requirements so that we can help find the most suitable property for their needs at time of booking, so please do not hesitate to get in touch before any future bookings. Tanya, Customer Services