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Smeaton Cottage The Wharf, St Ives

£462 - £1604

Smeaton Cottage is a perfectly positioned property, spread over three floors, with some of the most amazing sea views, which you can see from every room, except one! While the property may not be to everyone's taste, if you're looking for a traditional and quirky artist's cottage, then this is the place for you. Looking out of the windows in each room you can view all sorts of aspects of the harbour and St Ives Bay. Needless to say, you can hop out of your front door to the shops, beaches and restaurants with ease - this really could be one of the most sought after locations in the town.

In the second sitting room, you will find the most delightful window seat, where you can relax, and gaze out to sea, feeling the warmth of the sun on your face - it's a perfect place for an afternoon snooze! It's also great for watching the weather at its most dramatic too, but cosy and with a cuppa.


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

Wet room

WC, basin, shower.


WC, basin, bath, sea views.

Bedroom 1

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

Sitting room

two sofas, TV, gas stove, window seat, sea views.

Sitting room 2

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

Bedroom 2

double bed, two armchairs, hanging pegs, sea views.

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.


We loved our stay in Smeaton Cottage – such a delightful house. You can see the sea and the sky from almost every window, and there are extensive views across the bay. We enjoyed the practicality of the simple, functional wet room and the large well equipped and attractive kitchen. Also, the furnishings and décor were elegant and simple with a lovely choice of colours. It was a toss-up whether to occupy the cosy first floor sitting room in the evenings or to curl up on the window seat upstairs and look out at the twinkling lights across the bay. We cannot recommend highly enough this unique and uniquely placed cottage.

Sylvia Banham
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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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