Smugglers Cottage

Traditional features and harbour views, Smugglers Cottage is the perfect place for families to spend time by the sea.

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Beds 3
Sleep 6
Baths 1
Dog Friendly

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About Smugglers Cottage

Smugglers Cottage couldn’t be better placed for couples or families fancying a beach holiday in St Ives. In fact, it is so brilliantly placed that you can arrive, dump your belongings and dart straight to the beach armed with buckets and spades! The beach is pretty much on your doorstep, so by the time you’ve walked to the front door you’ll still have sand between your toes.

Harbour Beach (the one on your doorstep) is sandy and sheltered when the tide is out and, when the tide is in, it becomes a playground for fishing boats, SUP boarding, swimming, and sight-seeing boat trips as well as self-drive rib boats. The super child friendly Porthgwidden Beach is just a 5 minute walk from the cottage, and the surfer's (or aspiring surfer's) idea of heaven is Porthmeor Beach which is just a few minutes' walk further through the cobbled backstreets.

Smugglers is a typical and traditional St Ives cottage arranged over three floors with beautiful sea and beach views from both double bedrooms. Why not indulge yourself with a glass of wine, your book and the comfort of the window seat where a glance up will make you lose your page on many occasions! The kitchen and living room are both on the ground floor, the stairs that go up to the second floor lead to a wide landing area with space to hang your coats and tuck away the holiday luggage. On the same floor is the family bathroom and a double bedroom with en suite WC and basin, plus a bay window seat. Up another flight of wooden stairs to the third floor, you will find a twin bedroom (at the rear of the house) and another double bedroom with equally captivating sea and harbour views.

You could have an active or lazy holiday or mixture of both here. The nearest restaurant and the 14th century pub The Sloop Inn are within a minute's walk - easy rolling distance after having spoilt yourselves with great food and drink!

There's no need to come with the car as the train station is just a 10 minute walk away and taxis are constantly popping in and out of Old St Ives saving visitors' legs and arms from luggage lugging.


Smugglers Cottage

655 Smugglers Cottage 2

From : £546

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Stephen Bloy

Sep 12 2021

The location of the cottage is great if you want to be right next to all the bars and restaurants in the main harbour area in St Ives. The cottage was cosy and more than comfortable for us which was 2 couples. It is well equipped and surprisingly quiet at night and in the early morning (excl gulls which are everywhere anyway). I would recommend it.


Sep 14 2020

This cottage is just a short step from everything that is wonderful about St Ives. The location could not be better. The cottage is deceptively spacious, nicely decorated and furnished. The kitchen is excellent and the owners very kindly left a pile of goodies - such as Scones, jam , clotted cream , biscuits , tea which was a really nice touch. A wonderful cosy cottage which we couldn't fault

Theresa Neely

Jan 15 2020

We had 5 amazing days at the beautiful Smugglers Cottage in St Ives. The cottage was spotlessly clean, very comfortable and extremely cute! Perfect location. Orange Roofs were easy to get hold of, returning emails very quickly, sending lots of great information pre arrival. It really is the perfect spot for a short or longer stay, with the family or just as a romantic getaway. We had 6 of us, three generations under one roof, all adults - plenty of room. Wonderful break from the fires in Sydney! I seriously could have stayed forever!! Thank you.

Eleanor Salloway

Nov 11 2019

We have just spent a week at Smugglers Cottage , our third visit and it is the most lovely cottage , all the mos cons and everything you might need are there , it is in the best location just off the harbour so within walking distance to everything in St Ives . Can’t wait to visit again , I would totally recommend it . The staff at Orange Roofs's are always friendly and helpful we hope to be back soon .

Kevin joy westwood

Oct 21 2019

Thank you once again for a brilliant stay at the cottage. Location of the cottage is second to none spotless everything you need for the stay. Ross and Sam I know them as mr mrs poldark get a 10 from both of us and I would never use anyone else to rent a cottage .Thank you once again orange roofs Kevin and joy westwood

Paula Fitton

Jun 21 2019

A fabulous holiday from start to finish. I didn't need to contact Orange Roofs as they had thoughtfully provided all the information I required throughout the booking/holiday experience. The cottage was charming & exceptionally clean (my biggest worry as I knew dogs were permitted, however, there was no evidence of them anywhere). It was plenty big enough for 4 adults & we all loved it. The location was great, being at the quieter end of the harbour but easily accessible to all the beaches, shops and bars. I enjoyed a morning coffee on the wall watching the hustle & bustle of St Ives. My husband & I holidayed with our 2 mothers - mine being 92 years old. She's not very mobile but managed to navigate the stairs. Both mothers loved the view from their front-facing bedrooms. When we next return to St Ives I will certainly look to Orange Roofs for accommodation.

Kate moore

Jan 29 2019

3 spacious bedrooms, well appointed kitchen and just a stumble up a few steps from the harbourside. Easy parking at the island car park. Would highly recommend.

Rachel Cockerill- Sharpe

Jan 05 2019

We stayed at Smugglers Cottage St Ives. Having lived in St Ives until 12 years ago, although still local, we wanted to spend the week surrounding New Year in our favourite place. The location of this cottage is perfect and so is the cottage. Views from the front over the harbour are mesmerising. I am an artist so a little sketch here and there from the window seat was idyllic! At the heart of the Harbour with a Down-a-long feel it ticked all of the boxes for us, a Family of 5. The cottage was warm and cosy and had everything that we needed. It was just absolutely fantastic to literally step outside of our door and be at galleries, pubs, restaurants, shops and beaches in seconds!! What more could you want ?! Thank you Orange Roofs for all of the helpful emails along the way too. If we hadn't have known St Ives the way we do, your information would have been invaluable. Well done to you all. Many Thanks from us all at Family Sharpe.

Kevin and Joy Westwood

Oct 21 2018

Ross and Sam first class as usual would never book with anyone else the cottage was better than thought will book again . Fantastic location everything was spotless all you need and more in cottage Thanks so much again first class Kevin and joy Westwood

Gabrielle Krieger

Sep 13 2018

Smugglers is excellent. Clean, tidy and welcoming. Only drawback is parking! We searched for a space for over an hour but eventually found one at the station which is a fair distance from the property! The cottage is well maintained and in an excellent position with all amenities on the doorstep. Highly recommended!


Aug 16 2018

Loved the cottage and location we have been going to st.ives for the last thirty years and this was a good one.


Jul 01 2018

We had the most wonderful week in Smugglers Cottage. On first impressions the cottage seems much smaller then expected but it was really cosy. The owners had thought of everything, lots of special touches to make our stay perfect. The location is wonderful, just steps from the beach. The bedrooms were really lovely, the perfect place to sit and read and look at the amazing views. The kitchen was very well equipped. Would thoroughly recommend and hope to stay again


May 14 2018

Wir hatte eine tolle Zeit in dem kleinen Fischerhaus. Sie Lage war optimal und die Sicht auf die Buch wundervoll. Vielen Dank für den Welcome Kaffee, Tee und Kekse!

Family Elmore

Apr 19 2016

Smugglers Cottage is situated on a cobbled footpath, just off The Wharf. There were three generations in our party. (Two grandparents, two parents and two little boys.) The cottage was just big enough for the older ones to escape from the mayhem that is family life! We were a 30 second walk to the Harbour Beach, 3 minutes to Porthgwidden Beach and 5/6 minutes walk to Porthmeor Beach. Just perfect with a 2 and 5 yr old in tow. The cottage contained everything you could wish for and more. Sam sent us a text on the way down to Cornwall warning us of possible delays on the A30 and a farewell text when we left to come home. NEVER had that before! We will make Orange Roofs the first website we check out the next time we visit St Ives. For the next family holiday, we would have no hesitation in booking Smugglers Cottage again.


Jul 05 2016

Smugglers Cottage is situated in a perfect area of St Ives, only a stones throw away from the beach - with all the best pubs and shops around the corner. The cottage is clean and extremely homely, all kept to a high standard with beautiful sea views from the bedrooms. We had a lovely stay at Smugglers and will definitely be coming back, would highly recommend a visit!


Aug 02 2016

We knew the location from a previous holiday but this property was better than the previous one we stayed in. Everything in the cottage worked well, kitchen equipped pretty well for a holiday cottage which pleasantly surprised me. Fantastic to be able to pop out on foot to a choice of bakers for a fresh loaf every morning - but we did also cheat with Tesco deliveries during our two week stay! And the location - not much to say except you can't get more central - just beware your car will probably be in a car park up at the leisure centre if you come along in school hols - although there is no need to use it during your stay as all shops, restaurants, beaches etc are genuinely so close. Our boys (18 & 14) love being able to surf on Porthmeor beach then come back for a warm shower just 5 minutes walk away. Can't get a better location in my opinion.

Simon Hartley

Aug 23 2016

Great place and location, reasonable price and Orange Roofs is an excellent company to book through

Lesley Sawrey

Sep 17 2016

Had a fantastic weeks holiday at Smugglers cottage with the family . Location of cottage was perfect right in the heart of it all . Cottage was great , very cosy , comfortable beds everything there that you could wish for . Loved St Ives beautiful part of the country , will definitely go back , and will be booking through orange roofs fantastic email updates fantastic company to book with . Well done orange roofs thankyou very much

Montgomery Family

Oct 02 2016

We had another fantastic holiday in St Ives during August. Thank you Orangeroofs for all your thoughtful communications and the wonderful touches of tea bags milk and biscuits for us to enjoy on our arrival. We would highly recommend using this website for booking a St Ives holiday and wouldn't hesitate to use them again.

Kathryn Newman

Oct 17 2016

Stayed at Smuggler's Cottage Friday 7th Oct 2016 until Monday 10th with our friends to celebrate my Husband's 50th birthday everything was perfect with the cottage its hard to find one offering two double bedrooms at a reasonable price and everything you needed was supplied (thank you for the biscuits, pint of milk and tea & coffee). Great position to stay in St Ives with everything in easy walking distance. Couldn't fault Orange Roofs will certainly book through them next time


Nov 03 2015

Wonderful cottage , beautifully looked after , very warm and homely with lovely touches like tea coffee milk and biscuits on arrival , perfect location to stay in theblovely downalong area of St Ives , central for everything I thoroughly recommend and hope to visit again .


Dec 10 2016

Stayed at Smugglers for a winter birthday break. Knew the area and great location close to harbour and facilities. Great sea views from bedrooms and nice tea, coffee and Cornish biscuits. We had six adults staying so a bit of a squeeze in the lounge, but plenty of space in bedrooms and kitchen. Cosy electric fire, and great smart TV. Orange Roofs very good at keeping in touch.


Dec 28 2016

Superb location. Immaculately presented. Everything worked. Nice welcome touches. Tiny constructive comments (which in no way detract from a Five Star rating)...WiFi Passwiord was incorrect on instructions (it's on the back of the router), bigger toaster needed for six, some cheap champagne flutes for celebrations would have been nice. Overall cannot recommend more highly.

Lysa Nash

Jan 08 2017

What a lovely little gem of a cottage! Clean,homely & well equipped. We stayed for a week over the New Year & thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. The cottage is in a fabulous location & there was plenty of space for a family of 6. Don't be put of by the lack of parking,unloading & reloading is easier than we expected, you just have to pay for parking in nearby car parks which you can do in advance. Lovely touches given the season, we arrived to find a Christmas tree & mince pies! We would certainly stay again & would thoroughly recommend.

Deb Lamb

Mar 26 2017

I booked this cottage as Sam advised it was perfect for closeness to harbour view cottage . We are a family of 12 we need to cottages , it worked out perfect . The cottage is lovely and has everything you need for a great weeks holiday . Highly recommend orange roofs and this cottage . Thank you


Jun 04 2017

Wir haben unseren Aufenthalt sehr genossen. Das Cottage liegt zentral in St Ives, man geht um die Ecke und ist direkt an der Hafenpromenade mit vielen Restaurants. Es ist sauber und gut ausgestattet, sehr gemütlich. Auch die Betten sind bequem, wir haben gut geschlafen. Wir waren nur zu zweit und hatten deshalb viel Platz. Die Treppen im Haus sind steil, für alte Leute nicht geeignet. Die Betreuung durch Orange Roofs ist sehr gut, wir würden jederzeit wieder dort buchen. THANK YOU !

Kathryn Newman

Oct 10 2017

just returned from our second visit to Smugglers Cottage and would highly recommend, from location, comfort and lovely little touches from Orange Roofs - thanks again guys :D also loved the new bathroom - only criticism was the weather wasn't quite up to scratch as last year but got to see loads of seal lions in the harbour this year so that made up for it
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