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23 The Digey - St Eia
Downalong, St Ives

£415 - £1092 per week
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St Eia is a cosy little sanctuary, full of character and in an impeccable location on The Digey, merely a ten second walk to Porthmeor beach, where you can watch some breathtaking sunsets after taking a dip in the clear blue waters. Within minutes you can also be strolling along the harbour front, where you can find local fishing trips, speed boats, ice cream, pasties and superb restaurants, bars and boutiques; there is plenty to do to keep all ages entertained. This bijou cottage exudes Cornish charm and has recently been updated throughout. It is in the heart of this bustling seaside town and is ideal for couples or small families; you can come and go as you please and is the perfect base all year round.

Entrance

via The Digey, door into:

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

sofa, wooden armchair, TV, electric glow effect fire, table with seating for four, washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment. Stairs to first floor landing with doors to:

Bedroom 1

double bed.

Bedroom 2

bunk beds.

Shower room

shower, WC, basin.

Additional information

gas central heating, St Eia is a 17th-century property with steep stairs and uneven flooring. While full of charm, it is not suitable for toddlers or those unsteady on their feet, hooks are provided within the shower to hang wetsuits, WiFi, short breaks available.

 
 

St Eia is a lovely compact property in a fantastic location. It might feel very compact for four people but for the two of us it was great. Comfortable bed and furnishings and mostly everything you’d need. No hair drier (but can get one from the Aspects office a short two minute walk away) and would be good if wind breaks were provided as Porthmeor beach can get quite breezy!

June 2022

Our stay at 23 The Digey was absolutely fantastic. The cottage itself was charming, homely, well equipped and decorated to a high standard in keeping with the property style. However it's most outstanding feature is the location, just seconds from the nearest beach and within a couple of minutes of shops, bars, restaurants and museums. We really appreciated the tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival, such a thoughtful gesture. Overall the cottage was amazing and it seems petty to mention the following, however it may help someone decide whether the property is suitable for their needs.

Just a couple of small problems, if you like it dark when you sleep you might want to check whether the blind has been changed before booking as the streetlight opposite is very bright and illuminates the bedroom where the blind doesn't overlap the edges of the window. Secondly, due to the lack of a solid handrail on the stair wall this property may not be suitable if you have mobility issues, I have arthritis in my knees and hips and found I had to be quite creative to get up and down safely.

Thank you for a lovely stay.

April 2022

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26 March475
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25 March494
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Downalong

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

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 2022

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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. 

6th February 2023

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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.

13th - 15th May 2021

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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.

10th - 24th September 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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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.

St Eia is a lovely compact property in a fantastic location. It might feel very compact for four people but for the two of us it was great. Comfortable bed and furnishings and mostly everything you’d need. No hair drier (but can get one from the Aspects office a short two minute walk away) and would be good if wind breaks were provided as Porthmeor beach can get quite breezy!

Our stay at 23 The Digey was absolutely fantastic. The cottage itself was charming, homely, well equipped and decorated to a high standard in keeping with the property style. However it's most outstanding feature is the location, just seconds from the nearest beach and within a couple of minutes of shops, bars, restaurants and museums. We really appreciated the tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival, such a thoughtful gesture. Overall the cottage was amazing and it seems petty to mention the following, however it may help someone decide whether the property is suitable for their needs.

Just a couple of small problems, if you like it dark when you sleep you might want to check whether the blind has been changed before booking as the streetlight opposite is very bright and illuminates the bedroom where the blind doesn't overlap the edges of the window. Secondly, due to the lack of a solid handrail on the stair wall this property may not be suitable if you have mobility issues, I have arthritis in my knees and hips and found I had to be quite creative to get up and down safely.

Thank you for a lovely stay.

Absolutely perfect location Unsuitable for children, elderly and people with disabilities. Cleanliness was not up to standard. Had a wonderful holiday

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Being a traditional St Ives fisherman's cottage, they are often a little smaller and layouts/stairs more quirky and steeper than in more modern buildings, but packed full of character. We always try to be as open and honest as possible and so include information in the website description to help guests make the most informed decision about whether the property will be suitable for all the party, so we hope that this was what you had expected. We were sorry to hear that you found the cleanliness not up to standard and had we known at the time, we would have had the housekeeper return immediately to address any concerns. The feedback on cleaning here has always been very good in the past, but having now received your comments, we will ensure that this is closely monitored, so thank you for highlighting this. Tanya, Customer Services

We had a wonderful stay at 23 the Digey. The location is perfect and the beach couldn’t have been closer. We would love to come back to this cottage. It has everything you need for a lovely family holiday.

Location, location, location! Beautifully renovated, compact but very comfortable cottage in a perfect spot for everything you could want in St Ives. It was lovely to be able to hear the waves crashing onto Porthmeor beach and be just meters away for a quick surf check!