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Smeaton's Terrace
The Wharf, St Ives

£865 - £2165 per week

Imagine looking at a picture postcard every time you walk past a window. Well that's what you will certainly be doing if you choose to stay at Smeaton's Terrace. This stunning split-level apartment comfortably sleeps five guests and you will be spoilt for choice on which chair to kick back in and wonder at the breathtaking views. It will take a lot to prise you away from such an amazing property, but when you do finally head out, collect the car from the private parking area and explore the delights that Cornwall has to offer. Or you can simply head off on foot into the buzzing town of St Ives.

This really is the perfect place to while away the hours before heading back to the comforts of Smeaton's Terrace to pour yourself a glass and watch the sun go down at the end of a perfect day.


communual entrance with door leading to;

Kitchen/dining/sitting room

gas hob, electric oven, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, washing machine, doors to terrace, table with seating for five, two armchairs, two sofas, TV, sea views, staircase to first floor.

Wet room

shower, WC, basin.


bench, bistro table, outside storage area.

Bedroom 1

on the first floor, double bed, small sofa, sea views, door to WC and basin.

Bedroom 2

king size bed, armchair, sea views.

Bedroom 3

single bed, hanging pegs and wardrobe.


bath with shower over, WC, basin.

Additional information

gas central heating, allocated parking for one small to medium size car just moments away, with regret no children under 12, No children under 12, WiFi.


Frankly the best location in St Ives. The outside terrace right over the sea was a huge bonus which we used all the time. We also loved the resident baby seagull and its parents on the outhouse roof! Open plan living area was perfect for family of 5 adults. If this place is still available in July next year please don't book it because we want it!

July 2021

It was a delight staying in this property. The views out of the windows at the back of the house, gave us such joy!

June 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 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!

26th July - 7th August 2021

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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 2021

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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.

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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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.

Frankly the best location in St Ives. The outside terrace right over the sea was a huge bonus which we used all the time. We also loved the resident baby seagull and its parents on the outhouse roof! Open plan living area was perfect for family of 5 adults. If this place is still available in July next year please don't book it because we want it!

It was a delight staying in this property. The views out of the windows at the back of the house, gave us such joy!

Fantastic holiday. Smeatons terrace is so roomy and big, its in a great position with wonderful sea views. Close to all the bars and restaurants but very quiet in the evenings. Right next to the beach. You would find it difficult to find better accommodation in st ives.

Stunning location. Lovely accommodation. A perfect place to spend a week walking and exploring without the car.

This property is superbly located in St Ives a few minutes walk from the main harbour front and beach. It has beautiful panoramic sea views and is well appointed in all respects. We have stayed many times in Cornwall in holiday cottages, but this is the first time that we will be rebooking the same property for next year due to its stunning location.

Andy Braddel

Fantastic apartment and with current covid rules. All facilities needed to cook in every night for 4 adults with open plan kitchen no one felt left out. And then there is the view, outstanding

Smeaton’s Terrace is the most amazing holiday property we’ve stayed in since coming to St. Ives over 30 years ago. The cottage has breathtaking sea views and its modern, comfortable and well thought out layout makes it fabulous and very accessible. Our family loved the art work and spent the whole week discussing which was our favourite and that was only when we could take our eyes of the sea. Beautiful, thank you , the Walker Family x

Just back from a fabulous week in St Ives, beautiful accommodation in a fabulous location, booking with Aspects Holidays was easy and straightforward and any queries we had were answered straight away, This was our first visit to St Ives, will definitely be back and would book with Aspects again

Fantastic location. Lovely views from most rooms. Very spacious.

Excellent location and stunning veiws.Equiptment was pretty basic, not sure if this was due to covid or not. I would recomend this property.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your feedback; we are glad to hear that you enjoyed Smeaton's Terrace. Those views are hard to beat! The amount of equipment and soft furnishings has been reduced for now, due to the current pandemic. The owners and their housekeepers are trying to leave enough to keep it comfortable and practical still, but for now at least, there will be a reduced supply of equipment. We hope that this didn't cause too much of a problem. Tanya, Customer Services

I've been coming to st ives for 40 years now and although it's a lot busier it hasn't lost its magic. Smeaton terrace seems to have the best of everything you need for the perfect holiday. Light and airy rooms all with spectacular views.we spent many hours listening to the waves crashing, watching seals bobbing in the surf and dogs playing in the sand. The house was very clean and all the beds and furniture were very comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked and seemed to have all the equipment needed. Whilst staying we had a roast and other meals with no problems. Because of its location its seemed very quiet. We found that the opposite side of the harbour was the busiest so was nice to be able to dip in and out of the crowds. Although it doesnt say on the information the property has an outside storage room on the balcony, this was great for wetsuits and other beach items. Parking so close was also fantastic but spaces are tight if you have a large car. Finally the main draw is the view from this property. We loved the look of envy on the faces of passers by as the looked through the window

This is a great apartment for couples or the family, and the position next to the Harbour, is great for anyone who has walking difficulties on the ground floor with a terrace overlooking the sea.

Only a very short walk onto the Harbour front, Gastro Bars,Restaurants and shops with plenty of benches to sit on and watch the world go by.

This is our 3rd year at Smeatons Terrace, and would recommend this 3 bedrooms apartment to anyone.

Cheers Steven & Judy Greenwood

Beautiful comfortable house, lovely location.

An amazing stay. We've been staying in St Ives for many years and this has to be the most stunning of locations. Great to fall asleep to the sound of the waves and to wake to a fabulous view of the sun rising every day. The can't be a better location in St Ives. The house is is beautifully decorated with every detail thought of - even down to the 2 sets of binoculars left in the bay window for seal and bird watching.

Excellent property. Very quiet even when town was very busy. Not even seagulls noisy there. Very clean, great position,and views from rear windows/terrace superb. Best property we've stayed in from approx 10 in St Ives. Happy to recommend to anyone.

We loved Smearon’s Terrace last year and we loved it this year and we can’t wait until we visit again next year. It is everything you would want in a seaside apartment it has its own naturally beautiful setting. We were very reluctant to leave.

We thought that Smeatons Terrace was an ideal apartment in a beautiful spot. It more than lived up to expectations and the photographs. It felt more like a home and everywhere was spotlessly clean and comfortable. We loved it so much that we booked it again straightaway. There were many thoughtful aspects to it. We lacked nothing. We have stayed in many, many holiday self catering apartments and cottages and there’s isnt one to beat it in the UK.

This is a fantastic property. The views are amazing. The owners have thought of everything when furnishing and equipping this house. Nice and spacious inside and the beds were comfortable. Even though the house is near the town centre it was surprisingly quiet. Will definitely return.

If you want to wake to the rising sun, wave and wildlife watching this cottage is the one.

We loved everything about Smeatons Terrace. It was comfortable and welcoming. The view from the windows and Terrace was second to none. Watching the waves and hearing them at night was fantastic. The cottage is in a fabulous location. Quiet at night but just a stroll into the centre of St Ives. It couldn't have been better. We loved every minute of our holiday.