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Alfred Wallis Cottage, Character Cottage Within St. Ives

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in St. Ives, Cornwall, England - Footsteps From Beach, Famous Local Property, Tate Gallery Around The Corner

Home of the famous Artist and Mariner - whose work can be seen in the Tate Gallery. Recently refurbished to a high standard + with Alfred Wallis replica paintings. Featured in the 2005 BBC programme 'A Picture of Britain' with Johnathan Dimbleby. The house has a plaque to Alfred Wallis's memory on the front wall. It was to this cottage that he retired and after the death of his wife, painted for twenty years - apparently '...for company'. He was discovered by other famous St. Ives artists: Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Christoper Wood and Peter Lanyon. Located within the heart of St. Ives, footsteps from Porthmeor Surfing Beach. Sofa bed downstairs. The cottage is small and we would recommend the sofa bed to be used as a last resort, but, perfect for children.

Toby Griffiths
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 8, 2017

About Toby Griffiths

My name is Toby Griffiths and I own Wallis Cottage. I have always had a fascination with the cottage from when I visited St.Ives when I was young boy and learning about the art that came from the town; Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth etc. I feel privileged to own this famous cottage and I felt it necessary to add Wallis replica paintings inside(painted by me), literally covering the walls, just like Wallis would have had.

I hope you enjoy your stay.


Toby Griffiths purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Toby Griffiths chose Saint Ives

Beautiful location. Beaches close by.

What makes this cottage unique

Character property. Local history.


Saint Ives Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Heating
  • Living Room ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 ( +2 on Sofa Bed) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom - King size Bed. En-suite shower room + sink, toilet. T.V.
  • Television
Notes on accommodation: Cot can be arranged. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Gas - electricity - linen - towels included


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Alfred Wallis Cottage, Character Cottage Within St. Ives
average rating of 3.25 based on 4 reviews
Monster lovell

Fab little gem right in the heart

  • 5 of 5

On entering it had a very homely feel, very clean and every need catered for, even dishwasher tablets!! Very clean and well presented.Shower works a treat and the bedroom is quite spacious. Lounge/kitchen/dinner is just enough for us 3 but may be little bit of a squeeze if there was four adults. Tea room right opposite great breakfast Will definitely be returning I the future.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home of the artist

  • 3 of 5

Cosy and comfortable, with beautiful copies of Wallis's work and info on the artist on all the walls. A lovely stay !

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Lovely cosy cottage, less than a minute walk to the beach and close to the town. Had a lovely stay in this cottage and would recommend it.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

Very disappointed with this property, it looks perfect on the photos, but is very much in need of refurbishment, definitely not worth the price being charged?

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Porthmeor Beach is next to the cottage.

all other St. Ives Beaches are a short walk.


St.Ives station is within the town centre. 10 mins walk.

Further Details:

All banks, supermarkets etc are within the town, a short walk.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Cottage books Friday to Friday. Apart from short breaks, which are available.
Deposit is £200.
Full amount payable eight weeks before holiday start.
Short break payments are payable with the booking.

Changeover Day:
Friday changeover day. Short Breaks are available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.