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Seashell Cottage The Wharf, St Ives

£468 - £1372

Seashell Cottage commands fabulous views over the Harbour Beach and Smeatons Pier from its attic bedrooms and is a typical example of a St Ives cottage in that the accommodation is 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 leading 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

entrance level; comfortable seating for six on sofas and a recliner chair, TV, SMART Blu-ray Player, HiFi system. Stairs leading down to kitchen:

Kitchen/dining room

lower ground floor; well-equipped with ceramic hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, coffee maker, dining table with six chairs. Rear door leads to harbour.

Bedroom 1

first floor; 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

top floor; 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.


What a fabulous cottage! The location is superb as it is right in the centre of St Ives amongst all the shops and restaurants including the Seafood Cafe which is literally opposite the front door. The cottage sits just behind the harbour front and the views from the bedrooms are outstanding, picture perfect! The interior of the cottage is decorated to a very high standard with exquisite taste and expertly reflects it's name. The furniture throughout is lovely, every room is kitted out perfectly and the kitchen on the ground floor is modern and well stocked with everything you could need. We had a great time staying in St Ives in this cottage and were sad to leave!

Dawn Yule

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

Mrs Parry
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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.

5th February 2018

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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.

12th - 13th May 2018

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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 Search & Rescue helicopters from RNAS Culdrose!

TBC August 2018 

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.

8th - 22nd September 2018

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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. 

 Sunday 31st December 2018

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