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Smeaton's Terrace
The Wharf, St Ives

£914 - £2405 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.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2


Bedroom 3



communual entrance with door leading to;

Wet room

shower, WC, basin.

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.


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.


Smeatons Terrace is a stunning cottage. We have been coming to St Ives in February for 20+ years and have stayed in many cottages; Smeatons Terrace is the best place we've stayed and we'll definitely return if possible. Thanks for a great stay and great service.... Jason and family

February 2024

It’s all about the location and the view… magnificent! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would absolutely book here again. Not a newly or trendily decorated apartment, but we were very comfortable. I highly recommend! Thank you to the owners for sharing their amazing place with us.

October 2023

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Holidays at The Wharf

Many of our cottages at The Wharf overlook the working harbour of St Ives. Here you'll find fishing boats, a gorgeous sandy beach and in the summer season you can take advantage of the boat trips on offer. Home to The RNLI, The St Ives Lifeboat Station is close by and is a popular attraction with tourists.

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.

Top tip

Be careful of the seagulls when eating at The Wharf.

Things to do on 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. 

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.

Smeatons Terrace is a stunning cottage. We have been coming to St Ives in February for 20+ years and have stayed in many cottages; Smeatons Terrace is the best place we've stayed and we'll definitely return if possible. Thanks for a great stay and great service.... Jason and family

We really enjoyed our week at Smeaton's Terrace at the end of October / early November. The location could not be bettered for what we were after, everything was so close by, with the sea on our doorstep. The property was comfortably furnished with everything you could wish for in a holiday property. We enjoyed sitting in the armchairs by the bay window enjoying the sea, even when Storm Babet was raging! The parking spot was doable, but it was a challenge. I'm sure that we will re-book; I think that we found a gem of a property.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Smeaton's Terrace and that you are thinking of returning already! As you said, the views from the property are pretty spectacular, no matter the weather. Parking spaces are classed as being suited for average sized cars (within our literature, we give the guide of a car such as a VW golf), and we try to give as many measurements for spaces as possible, but we can appreciate larger vehicles may be trickier to park. We are sure you agree that the allocated parking for Smeaton's Terrace is a massive positive, with parking being at a premium in St Ives. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Katy, Customer Services.

It’s all about the location and the view… magnificent! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would absolutely book here again. Not a newly or trendily decorated apartment, but we were very comfortable. I highly recommend! Thank you to the owners for sharing their amazing place with us.

St Ives is a unique location with some outstanding features and amazing holiday rental properties to match. We have visited many times and, on every occasion, the Aspects staff have been wonderful; attentive, helpful and always friendly and welcoming. I commend the location and Aspects, in particular, to all.

Cannot fault Aspects service .Smeatons Terrace is just perfect just so relaxing the views are glorious whatever the weather.

The property location was exceptional with the option to park the car and then leave it for a week as everything was so accessible. I was looking for a relaxing break where we could walk to eat out and soak in the Cornish hospitality which we did. We will definitely be looking to rebook for future holidays.

Excellent location with stunning views over St Ives Bay will be booking again

This is now our favourite property in St Ives. It is comfortable, homely, well equipped and in a fabulous location by the sea!

Very comfortable accommodation with perfect views ?? will definitely be back again.

We’re stayed at Smeaton’s Terrace twice and we love it. The house is warm and comfortable with easy access to the harbour and shops. Whatever the weather Smeaton’s Terrace has it all. Love it .

Great apartment just don't book it the week I want

A comfortable and well equipped property in a great location. The parking space is adequate for a medium size car but too small for a large SUV. Great service from Aspect Holidays as usual. I would definitely like to return to this property.

We had the most wonderful week at Smeatons Terrace. What a fabulous property and the terrace is amazing. We loved the furnishings and the art and the beds were so comfortable. Easily the best place we have stayed in ST Ives. To have sea views and an outside seating area is rare and we loved it ! Thank you to the owners for making it a fabulous holiday - and for the coffee and biscuits and milk.

Smeaton's Terrace really is a gem of a property! It is comfortable and well looked after with the best beds I've ever slept in in a holiday property. The views are fabulous and the sound of the sea is a constant calming presence day and night. The terrace is lovely and particularly good in the morning when the sun streams onto it while you enjoy breakfast. The property is a good size for two adults and two teenagers - it felt spacious but cosy. I've stayed in St Ives every year for 40 years and this is definitely one of the best properties we've stayed in. I can highly recommend it.

Had a wonderful week and thoroughly enjoyed staying in the apartment. The views are simply stunning and watching the dolphins and seals from the windows or terrace was amazing. The apartment is well situated, very comfortable and we loved the open plan living downstairs. The apartment has everything you need and we slept so well with the wonderful sound of the waves outside. Would definitely stay here again.

This is an excellent property - especially for wave watching! Loved it.

The beds are extremely comfy and the rooms are in excellent condition.

The kitchen is well equipped and of high class cooking pans etc. One thing I thought was missing was a wall clock, but in no way is that 'a spoiler'.

Excellent location. Ideal.

Would definitely return.

Sue. (November 2021).

We believe the prperty won't be availabke after our stay as being sold

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Good news! The owner has now decided that they will not be selling the property, so it is now available to book again. Hope to see you again soon. Tanya, Customer Service

Smeaton’s Terrace is in a gorgeous location, once you’ve parked your car you won’t want to get in it again until you have to leave. Perfectly placed for surfing on Porthmeor, paddle boarding on Porthminster, swimming at Porthgwidden, going for coastal walks in both directions, visiting all the shops and restaurants and for visiting the many art galleries including the wonderful Tate St. Ives. I loved doing my daily yoga practice on the little balcony terrace to the sound of the ocean all around. We saw seals everyday and a pod of dolphins kindly put in an appearance whilst we were having coffee on said balcony on my birthday. Perfect really. Oh and the house is comfortable, immaculately clean and well equipped. Thank you :)

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.