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4 Mariners
Downalong, St Ives

£509 - £1415 per week

4 Mariners is a wonderfully located, family friendly cottage, situated in the historic Downalong part of St Ives. The cobbled streets and general feel of Norway Square oozes so much traditional St Ives' character, you'll never want to leave! Your dog is welcome here too, ideal for nipping to the year-round, pet friendly, Bamaluz beach to bask in the sunshine and paddle in the blue waters. You can even keep an eye on the crashing waves from your sitting room, before heading up to bed, for one last peek at the sea.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2



10 steps up to front door into small hallway with doors to sitting room and kitchen Stairs leading to bedroom 2.

Sitting/dining room

sofa, chair, TV/DVD, dining table with four chairs, sea views.


electric hob and oven, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher.

Bedroom 1

twin beds.

Shower room

shower, basin, WC.

Bedroom 2

king size bed, TV, sea views.

Additional information

electric heating, please note there is no washing machine, WiFi, up to three dogs welcome, short breaks available.


We absolutely loved our stay at 4 Mariners, cosy little cottage in an excellent location. 2 minute walk to the beach or the shop. Will be returning again for sure.

May 2024

Lovely cottage, no frills but comfortable and in a great location!

November 2023

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Holidays in Downalong

One of the most popular areas of St Ives, Downalong is an idyllic spot for a seaside retreat. Overlooking the picturesque Harbour beach and just minutes away from the beautiful beaches of Porthmeor and Porthgwidden, and the iconic Tate St Ives. Meander along cobbled lanes, dotted with traditional fisherman's cottages, and admire this quintessential corner of Cornwall.

Steeped in history, Downalong is a timeless haven that captures the fishing heritage and thriving art community of this enchanting area of St Ives. With all that St Ives has to offer on your doorstep, spend endless days exploring the sandy shores, stunning coastal paths and bustling harbourside.

Did you know...

Downalong is a historic Cornish term for an area of harbourside fisherman's cottages 'down along the harbour'?

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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 absolutely loved our stay at 4 Mariners, cosy little cottage in an excellent location. 2 minute walk to the beach or the shop. Will be returning again for sure.

This is a good central location. The apartment was clean and tidy. There were 2 of us staying and we were comfortable. I think 4 people, especially adults, would feel cramped. There is no spare room for buggies etc for young children.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are so pleased you had a great stay at 4 Mariners and enjoyed the central location, everything St Ives has to offer is just moments away. Many properties within the heart of the town are traditional fisherman's cottages. They are packed full of character inside and out, but often a little smaller and layouts quirkier than in more modern buildings. 4 Mariners can comfortably sleep 4, with its double and twin bedrooms, but may not offer the amount of space that some parties of 4 would want, so we try to give an accurate representation of the size and layout of the property within our photos and descriptions. We hope that we have achieved that in this case, but we will continue to monitor feedback. Katy, Customer Services.

Lovely cottage, no frills but comfortable and in a great location!

A comfortable, convenient and bright property with views to the Island. Excellent location.

We had a wonderful week staying at 4 Mariners making memories with our 3 small dogs. The cottage is in the perfect location with easy access to all beaches and has lovely views of the Harbour and also up to St Nicholas Chapel. Thank you again!

Stayed for a couple of weeks. Two adults, one child and a dog! Loved the location - it was perfect for us all. The windows have lovely snapshots of so much of St Ives and it made you feel part of everything whilst being in a lovely quiet spot. Norway Stores around the corner, Porthmeor a couple of minutes away for early morning dog walks and a good size bathroom for a Downalong property. The upstairs bedroom is lovely. We had a great time and have booked the property again for later in the year. Aspects were on hand to sort out an issue with the bin which was resolved quickly and with no fuss whatsoever - thank you!

A lovely little cottage, we stayed when the weather was unusually poor but the house felt light and roomy. Good location to access the town.

Lovely cottage in the perfect location for the town and beaches, set in a quiet corner without passing traffic.

Lovely little well equipped cottage with great views over the harbour, but tucked away enough from the hustle and bustle. Can be down to the harbour or over to Porthmeor within a minute or two. We were a group of 4 adults, my family for generations coming from the town so like coming home for me. We had a wonderful stay at 4 Mariners, which was ideal for our dogs too, who enjoyed it as much as we did. Didn’t want to come home.

Perfect location! (as long as steps are no problem) I loved being able to see the sea from the living room! No smells from previous dogs, which was great!

Good location lovely views

4 Mariners is a lovely cottage in a brilliant location just minutes walk to the harbour and both Porthmeor and Porthgwidden beaches. Sea views too. I would definitely stay there again.

Lovely cottage in a great location .

There is only the main bedroom upstairs, the rest of the accomodation is downstairs.

Lovely stay at the Mariners again, perfect location and tucked away so nice and quiet, will definitely book again

Great location, very homely and with a sea view too!!

Ideally located, well equipped, contemporary cottage.

A sweet cottage with limited space but lovely location for beaches and town.

Lovely cottage in a great position to the harbour and front, It is a typical fisherman's cottage so the entrance is a bit small and so is the bathroom but it is very well equipped and very comfy and cosy.

Lively location, close to bars and a minute from the harbour. Lovely views, perfect for a couple. No washer or hoover, which can be problematic with children and pets. No where to dry towels, etc. Nicely decorated and lovely main bedroom.

Lovely accommodation in an excellent location (literally 1 minute walk down to the harbour). All rooms were very clean and kitchen had plenty of glasses, cups, plates etc.

Would definitely stay here again and would recommend to friends and family.

Excellent cottage wonderful location will definitely book again

Happy for any of my earlier comments to be posted.

Lovely..well appointed small cottage that allows dogs. We had a great week .. would recommend.

Comfortable cottage conveniently located for town and beaches, whilst nicely tucked away. Would stay again.

Hopefully the property owner will rectify the approach!!

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your comments. We are very sorry to read that the approach to the property was covered in sand and weeds. Being located moments from the beach, this build up can happen very quickly but we will certainly request that the owner has something in place to have the area weeded regularly, to avoid any troubles when guests are accessing the property. We hope you had a wonderful holiday and that we will see you back soon. Lucy, Customer Services

We had a lovely stay in this property. It's situated in a nice quiet area of St Ives, despite being so close to everything! You can see Smeatons Pier in the distance from the living room and are a short walk from the Harbour front and both Porthmeor and Porthgwidden beaches. We stayed with our dog who loved her first visit to St Ives. She settled well in this property and we would certainly look at booking this again.

Lovely cottage with in great location, with all modern facility's.

A very memorable experience for all the wrong reasons. If you're over 5' 8" be prepared to crouch through the front door and the upstairs bedroom

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are sorry to hear that you were not completely satisfied with your chosen property. A large number of properties within the heart of St Ives are traditional fishermans cottages. They are packed full of character inside and out, but often a little smaller, sloped or lower ceiling heights and layouts/stairs more quirky and steeper than in more modern buildings, so it is definitely an important consideration when booking a property like this. We always try to be as open and honest as possible, and try to give an accurate representation of properties within our photos, so hope that we have achieved that in this case, but we will continue to monitor feedback. We hope that you still enjoyed everything that St Ives had to offer despite your disappointment with these areas. Thank you for taking the time to send in your comments. Tanya, Customer Services

Our stay at 4 The Mariners was very good the property is close local amenities and beaches, restaurants and bars We stayed from Dec 28th through to Jan covering New Year celebrations what a fantastic experience as everyone was in fancy dress it was amazing,we would defiantly stay over new year again. Thank you Aspect Holidays