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Smeaton Cottage
The Wharf, St Ives

£481 - £1669 per week

Smeaton Cottage is a perfectly positioned property for a family or friends, spread over three floors, with the most amazing sea views which you can see from every room except one. This quirky, traditional, artist's cottage is in one of the most sought after locations in the town. No matter what time of day or year it is, you can see the sun and moon rise, watch the waves crash against Godrevy lighthouse, and enjoy the activity of boats and seals without leaving the comfort of cottage. Needless to say, you can hop out of your front door to the shops, beaches, bars and restaurants with ease.


via external stone steps up to front door, leading into:

Sitting room

two sofas, TV, gas stove, window seat, sea views. Stairs down to kitchen and up to bedroom 2.

Bedroom 1

twin beds, hanging pegs, hanging organiser, window seat, sea views.


WC, basin, bath, sea views.


table with seating for six, electric hob and oven, dishwasher, washing machine, DAB radio, fridge/freezer, sea views. Door to:

Shower room

WC, basin, shower. Ground floor door from small entrance area leading to the street.

Bedroom 2

double bed, armchair, hanging pegs, sea views.

Sitting room 2

window seat with incredible sea views, day bed, two armchairs.

Additional information

gas central heating, please note that the property has a retro and very quirky style with mainly original fixtures, fittings and furnishings and has been priced to reflect this, due to the fact the property is built into the rock and the proximity to the sea you may find that salts can come through some paintwork, although the owner does keep on top of this regularly, WiFi.


Lovely Property with unrivalled views.

October 2021

Perfectly situated,quaint cottage with a beautiful history of the home and owner. Stunning views and relaxing stay. Felt like this holiday was gifted to us as we have never felt so relaxed on serene on holiday like we did this year. Love St.Ives and the people and was glad to see the country starting to get back to business. Would highly recommend this property.

August 2021

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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 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.

11th - 25th September 2021

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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.

17th - 19th September 2021

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St Ives Shanty Shout Weekend

Featuring more than 20 sea shanty groups and with sailor and pirate themed fancy dress, this year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal. It'll take place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.

19th - 20th November 2021

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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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St Ives Feast Day

Feast Day offers visitors the chance to witness, and even join in with, a centuries-old tradition. The Mayor 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into the crowd on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. 

TBC February 2022

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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! Book your flight online and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

July and August 2022

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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!

TBC Summer 2022

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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.

Lovely Property with unrivalled views.

Perfectly situated,quaint cottage with a beautiful history of the home and owner. Stunning views and relaxing stay. Felt like this holiday was gifted to us as we have never felt so relaxed on serene on holiday like we did this year. Love St.Ives and the people and was glad to see the country starting to get back to business. Would highly recommend this property.

A wonderful find. The views from every window across the harbour and open sea were amazing; the house is actually part of the sea wall, so you could not be closer to the sea. Shops and restaurants within a few yards of the front door. Five super beaches to choose from, all a few yards from the property.

Quaint old cottage with wonderful views over the sea and beaches and it was very well equipped for holiday needs. It was especially nice to read the history of the elderly St Ives lady owner in the information folder. I would definitely stay in this lovely old cottage again.

Smeaton Cottage is in an absolutely perfect location right by the water on Smeatons' Peer, and ideal for all the local shops and restaurant's, right in the heart of the harbour. It has views from every window, all but one of them of the sea or harbour beach. The views from the top floor are particularly spectacular and the window seat is perfect for watching the seals in the bay and we even a spotted a huge tuna leaping, very difficult to drag yourself away from. The decor is in keeping with the property, so whilst not the most luxurious you'll ever find, definitely comfortable, clean and we loved it.

Lovely quirky little cottage, amazing sea views, we had a very relaxing & enjoyable stay.

A quirky and characterful cottage in probably the best location in St Ives with uninterrupted sea and harbour views- literally 6 steps from the front door to the harbour wall .

Perfect for those who - like me - prefer appropriately comfortable decor and furnishings in keeping with an old cottage to over developed modernity.

Great cottage, great location, we will return!

Excellent location, comfortable beds and well equipped kitchen

Beautiful quirky cottage over 3 floors with views to die for! Excellent location....right on the harbour, beach and gin bar! We all loved it!

The cottage is rather dated with very little storage space and no wardrobes. The location is excellent with lovely views from every window.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your comments; we are glad that you enjoyed the fantastic location and stunning views, but sorry to hear that the style of decor and amount of storage was not what you had expected. We offer a wide range of properties that we hope will meet the different budgets and the differing tastes, needs and requirements of individuals; though you should always expect these to be well maintained and meet a certain standard. We would always aim to be as honest and transparent as possible with our descriptions and photos, and try to show the style of property, furnishings and decor clearly in our pictures and hope that we have done that in this instance. Whilst all past feedback has been very positive, we will be carrying out a full inspection of the property soon to check that it is still in line with what guests would expect for the price. Thanks again for your feedback and we hope that we will see you back here again soon. Tanya, Customer Services

Wonderful cottage right in the centre of St Ives. Views from the cottage are fabulous! The top lounge has the views of the harbour and the bay. Great for watching the busy life of the harbour even on a rainy day.

Lovely comfortable cottage. Great views from every window.

Smeaton Cottage is perfect for all the family...wildly romantic yet practical for sand and sea. We loved it!

You can’t go anywhere in this cottage without having a view of the sea and being able to sit watch and listen to st Ives is a bonus to a relaxing holiday. We saw seals gannets and life boat drill from the comfort of our chairs For those chill spring evenings the central heating and log burner add further comfort