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2 St Eia Street
Downalong, St Ives

£406 - £1057 per week

A charming Victorian cottage in the heart of Downalong tucked away in a very quiet street, but ideally positioned midway between three beautiful and very different sandy beaches. Some original features retained with beams, stripped pine floors in the kitchen and sitting room and an original cast iron fireplace in the kitchen. It is also within level, easy strolling distance to the harbourside town with its shops, pubs and restaurants. The cottage is on four levels with high, spacious reception rooms on the first two levels rising to the main bedroom in the attic with views across the rooftops of the chapel on The Island and glimpses of the sea to either side.


three steps up from St Eia street into:


electric cooker with ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, small radio with CD player, dishwasher, washer/dryer machine, table and four chairs, window seat. Stairs up to:

Sitting room

three seater sofa and two chairs, TV/DVD. Stairs up to:

Bedroom 1

twin beds.


bath with shower over, WC, basin. Stairs from landing up to:

Bedroom 2

attic bedroom with good rooftop views and sea glimpses, double bed. Some restricted height in this room with beams padded for safety.

Additional information

gas central heating, WiFi, short breaks available.


We had a lovely stay at 2 St Eia street, it’s in fantastic location and is a beautiful house. It had everything we needed and plenty of space, will definitely be coming back!

October 2021

Fantastic and quiet location, the cottage provides everything you need for a great holiday. A thoroughly enjoyable holiday wouldn't hesitate to book this cottage again.

Mr & Mrs Thorpe

September 2021

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Situated between Porthmeor Beach and the harbour, where fishermen still land a daily catch, holiday cottages in this area are ideally situated for those guests who want to stay right in the heart of the town within seconds of all St Ives has to offer. The cottages, most of which still retain much of their original character and features, have been updated to accommodate modern day living and offer a home from home whilst giving a true feeling of the real St Ives. Read about Holidays in St Ives.

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Local events

St Ives September Festival

Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.

11th - 25th September 2021

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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.

17th - 19th September 2021

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St Ives Shanty Shout Weekend

Featuring more than 20 sea shanty groups and with sailor and pirate themed fancy dress, this year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal. It'll take place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.

19th - 20th November 2021

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New Year's Eve in St Ives

Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea. 

31st December 2021

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St Ives Feast Day

Feast Day offers visitors the chance to witness, and even join in with, a centuries-old tradition. The Mayor 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into the crowd on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. 

TBC February 2022

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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Book your flight online and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

July and August 2022

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St Ives Lifeboat Day

A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the HM Coastguard helicpoters!

TBC Summer 2022

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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.

We had a lovely stay at 2 St Eia street, it’s in fantastic location and is a beautiful house. It had everything we needed and plenty of space, will definitely be coming back!

Fantastic and quiet location, the cottage provides everything you need for a great holiday. A thoroughly enjoyable holiday wouldn't hesitate to book this cottage again.

Mr & Mrs Thorpe

Loved this house and we'd stay in it again. The stairs were safe and manageable compared to other properties we've stayed in - though with four floors (and one room per floor), you do get a lot of exercise, especially when playing that old game: 'now where did I leave my phone?'

Great house It offers a fantastic location and offers everything you need for a perfect relaxing break whilst you're holidaying in St Ives . Can't wait to come back !

We liked our stay at this cottage, we would use again, well equipped clean and cosy Tv was good also better than ours at home !

We had a wonderful stay. Great location and lovely cottage!

2 Eia Street was everything you need from holiday accommodation comfortable, clean, convenient to shops,harbour & beaches. We were a party of three with varying disabilities in our early to late seventies and all found the three flights of stairs manageable. We would definitely stay here again.

Really nice property. Exactly as you would expect from the pictures.

Lovely location and a property we would return to.

Fabulous property, well worth the money in a fab location

Lovely house in a great location, very convenient for beaches, shops, the coast path and art galleries too.

Another lovely holiday in St Ives... The property was exactly as described and just perfect for us....thank you!

We stayed there over Christmas and it was wonderful. Cosy and warm and we were surprised to find a Christmas tree up when we arrived and the kitchen well equipped so no problems cooking a full roast turkey dinner. On Christmas Eve the Cornish Carol singers sang outside the cottage - it really was a lovely place to spend Christmas. The stairs are numerous and quite steep - but were a good excuse for an extra spoonful of brandy butter!

Lovely central St Ives cottage within two minutes walk of beaches and ideal for families. Lots of stairs and cluttered decoration but lovely all the same and we would be happy to stay there again.

Lovely little cottage very close to Porthgwidden beach - perfect for sunny days but in easy reach of the rest of the town.

Excellent quite location idea position for all beaches and the town

It has all that you might need. The proximity to the beach (for those who want it) is excellent.

It's but a short walk to town with everything you could want. Great pubs and restaurants.

The internal stairs are a bit steep (unavoidably) but my 82 year old mother-in-law has coped well for two years here.

I recommend it to you.

We felt right at home a soon as we arrived. Lovely location.

A delightful well equipt cottage in a fabulous location.