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The Home of the Famous British Primitive Artist Alfred Wallis



It was to this cottage that he retired and after the death of his wife - painted for twenty years, "...for company." He was discovered by other famous St.Ives artists: Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Christoper Wood and Peter Lanyon. His work can be seen in the Tate Gallery.


It is now possible to stay in Alfred Wallis' Cottage, the original home of the artist!  The cottage is located in St. Ives, Cornwall at 3 Back Road West, a few steps from Porthmeor Beach and the Tate Gallery.  The cottage has a plaque which bears the artists name.

Wallis Cottage has been restored to a very high standard.

Wallis Cottage is more suited for couples, it sleeps 2 in a King Size Double Bed. (It also has a sofa bed and can easily take a cot)

to find out more click on the options above, if you want to book - be quick - Wallis Cottage is very popular!


King Size Double Bed with T.V.

Bathroom with Shower, W.C. and Basin.

Living room with sofas (sofa bed), Dining Table, beautiful Ceramic Floor, Gas Open Fire and T.V. - DVD -VHS.

Handmade Kitchen - Neff appliances - Dishwasher, Fridge, Microwave and Cooker all intergrated.

Included: Gas - Linen - Electricity.


The Cottage walls are covered in hand painted reproductions of Alfred Wallis' paintings, to create a similar ambience to when Wallis lived and painted in the cottage.

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, a painter and neighbour of Wallis from 1940, recollects the condition of his cottage at the time: 'It seemed grey and dirty, paintings everywhere, even the table top was a painting. Piles against the walls and in the doorway on the right-hand side panel were paintings one after another...with no interval between them from ceiling to floor, greys, blacks, and greens on cream-painted panels.'

Ben Nicholcon remembering the day he and Christopher Wood first met Wallis. They came up from Porthmeor Beach, and: 'passed an open door in Back Road West and through it saw some paintings of ships and houses on odd pieces of paper and cardboard nailed up all over the wall, with particularly large nails through the smallest ones. We knocked on the door and inside found Wallis, and the paintings we got from him then were the first he made.'