Watch House, Victoria Place

The Wharf, St Ives

  • 3 Star

You can book this property from:

  • £627 per week
  • £90 per night
  • 3 Star


Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Harbour views
  • Sea or coastal views

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 3 single beds
  • Bunk beds to sleep 2


  • Washing machine
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly


  • On-street parking


Situated in a traffic free location and just a few yards from the Wharf, Watch House offers comfortable accommodation, boasts great views from most of the rooms and includes a lounge which is steeped in maritime history. Situated above Watch House Lower flat both properties could be booked together for larger families but who still want their own space.

From Victoria Place five steps take you to the front door of the reverse-level accommodation. There are three bedrooms all of which have views of the harbour, the first has 2 x 3ft beds and a TV, the second has 3ft bunk beds and a 3ft single bed. The main bedroom has a 4ft 6in bed and a wash basin. The bathroom has a bath with shower over, wc and wash basin. Under the stairs to the first floor is a utility area with sink and washing machine. The lounge/kitchen/diner has harbour views and panelled walls with wood from the SS Alba which floundered on the Island in 1938. The kitchen is equipped with a gas cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer. There is a Smart TV in the lounge and an electric fire for those cosy winter evenings. Also on the first floor is a second bathroom fitted with a bath, wc and wash basin.

Watch House can be let in conjunction with Watch House Lower Flat to provide accommodation for larger families.

Power and Heating: Heating and electricity included in the rent. Centrally heated.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels provided, please bring your own beach towels.
Baby Equipment: None provided, please bring your own.
Beach: 0.1 ml. Cafe: 0.1 ml.

NOTES: No smoking. No pets. WiFi included. Mobile phone coverage varies.

Important - Please Note

House Rules

  • Check in: 16:00
  • Check out: 10:00

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement


PROPERTY CONSTRUCTION: A granite reverse level property

PARKING: No allocated parking. The nearest long stay is the Island Car Park.

ACCESS TO PROPERTY: The property is set back from the harbour in Victoria Place. The nearest drop off points for unloading are either The Wharf, Mount Zion or Island Square. From The Wharf there are 5 steps to Mount Zion, a cobbled fairly steep incline, leading to a tarmac pathway to Watch House. From Island Square a fairly steep tarmac path leads down to the entrance.

PROPERTY ACCESS: There are 5 steps with a handrail to the left hand side. A further small threshold step to enter.


STAIRS/STEPS: There is a staircase to the first floor which has a handrail to the right. The stairs have variable risers (7ins to 9ins) with narrow goings.

FLOORING: On the ground floor, the hallway and bedrooms are all carpetted. There are rugs in places. The bathrooms have a lino floor covering. On the first floor, the living area is carpetted with a carpet edge strip to the lino kitchen floor. There is a carpet strip on a slightly raised lip between the living area carpet and the landing.

BEDROOMS: The bunk beds have a fixed ladder.


BATHROOMS: The ground floor bathroom has a fixed shower screen and grab rails on either side of the bath. The first floor bathroom has a handled shower attachment to the bath taps and grab rails to each side of the bath. There is a partial sloping roof to the left of the W/C.

LIVING AREA: The blind on these windows have a pull cord to operate.



PETS: Not Accepted. Please enquire on booking regarding assistant dogs


Fabulous views from a cosy house, can't wait to come back. The location is great and the beds were comfortable. Loved it :)

Mrs M,

We have used this property a few times now, on occasion with extended family. We love the situation of upper watchouse with Its beautiful views of St Ives harbour. The accommodation is very well equipped and the beds most comfortable! During and after the Covid period the standard of cleanliness has been very high.

Mr W,

Our favourite holiday property with wonderful harbour views. Just the place for a relaxing break. And everything you need within walking distance. Love it!

Mrs S,


St Ives

St Ives is one of Cornwall's top destinations and a beautiful seaside town where visitors can enjoy a traditional beach holiday with a twist. It's easy to understand why the town has been attracting painters, sculptors and ceramists for decades with its stunning scenery and natural quality of light- one of only four Tate Galleries in the world is located here in the heart of the town. The town itself arcs around the working harbour- the heart of the historic fishing community. You could lose yourself for hours in the charming cobbled streets which are crammed with gift and craft shops, art galleries, top notch restaurants and welcoming local pubs- a real treasure trove just waiting to be explored!

St Ives also has four fabulous beaches, Porthmeor, Porthgwidden, Harbour beach and Porthminster which between them offer miles of golden sand and hours of building sand castles, playing in the rock pools and other family friendly activities. Dogs are welcomed out of season. Throughout the year, St Ives has a busy event calendar including the St Ives Food & Drink Festival in May and a Music & Arts Festival in September.

So what are you waiting for? Why not discover what St Ives is all about today!