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Downalong, St Ives

£474 - £1308 per week

Avalon is a three storey cottage superbly located in a quiet, yet central location in Downalong, within walking distance of the harbour, beaches, coast path and much more. Porthgwidden beach is only a two minute walk away, so could even be classed as your back garden! For the more adventurous guests, you could take the plunge with a morning dip to blow away the cobwebs and set you up for a day of exploring. Avalon is a comfortable coastal retreat, for family or friends at any time of year.

Avalon has a particularly attractive and good sized kitchen/dining area, which is great for family get togethers.


access via a step up into:

Kitchen/dining/seating area

gas oven, electric hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, filter coffee maker, table with seating for six, sofa, TV/DVD. Stairs leading to:

Sitting room

sofa, two armchairs, TV/DVD, window seat.

Bedroom 1

bunk beds, stable door to Carncrows Street.

Shower room

shower, WC, basin - please note that this shower room is rather small. Stairs leading to:

Bedroom 2

double bed.

Bedroom 3

single bed.


WC, basin, compact half-sized bath.

Outside area

small outside area to the front of the property with bench.

Additional information

gas central heating, travel cot supplied (please bring own linen for this). Please note the stairs in the property are steep, WiFi, one small dog welcome, short breaks available.


Great house, home from home.

October 2021

A lovely comfy house that felt like a home from home. We loved the little touches like the blankets and the padded hangers and the bed was super comfy too. The sofa in the kitchen was a fab idea and we used that probably more than the lounge in the end. The location was so quiet and we slept really well during the whole stay. Within a few minutes in any direction were all of our favourite spots in St Ives and we thoroughly enjoyed the Festival during our first week and went home with more art as usual. A great place for a 2 week stay.

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.

Great house, home from home.

A lovely comfy house that felt like a home from home. We loved the little touches like the blankets and the padded hangers and the bed was super comfy too. The sofa in the kitchen was a fab idea and we used that probably more than the lounge in the end. The location was so quiet and we slept really well during the whole stay. Within a few minutes in any direction were all of our favourite spots in St Ives and we thoroughly enjoyed the Festival during our first week and went home with more art as usual. A great place for a 2 week stay.

Great holiday in Avalon. Super location, comfy beds, cosy spotless cottage.

The cottage was in an ideal location, close to everything. Lovely friendly neighbourhood. The amenities were good and the bed was so comfortable. Will definately be visiting beautiful St Ives again.

We booked very last minute , on the day of arrival in fact. Aspects were very accommodating and made booking easy . Avalon cottage was centrally located in the Down along area of st ives . The cottage was comfortable and everything you needed for a weeks stay . I would say the pillows need replacing on the beds as quite uncomfortable , the stairs are steep which is common in these cottages not a problem for us but maybe someone with walking difficulties would struggle . but generally everything else fine . Would book again through aspects

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your helpful feedback; we have let the owners know so that they can replace the pillows. 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 try to give an accurate representation of properties within our photos and description, so we hope that we have achieved that in this case. We are delighted to hear that you liked Avalon and its fantastic location and thank you again for taking the time to send in your comments. Tanya, Customer Services.

Lovely cottage, perfect location for everything that St Ives offers. Parked the car up for the week and didn’t need to use again. The cottage had everything we needed. Plenty of space and furniture comfortable.

We had a lovely week at Avalon in August 2020. The cottage is beautiful and decorated in a shabby chic style, with some really nice quirky touches such as vintage mirrors and Lloyd Loom style bedside tables. The living room in particular on the first floor is really comfy and nicely decorated, as are the upstairs bedrooms. The kitchen is very well equipped and the cottage is deceptively spacious, our family comprises 3 adults, an adult sized teenager and an eight year old, and there was more than enough room for us all. The accommodation over three floors also allowed everyone to have their own space when we weren't all together. It was really nice to have the history of the cottages explained in the welcome pack too. There are no views from the windows given the street layout of these former fishermans cottages but we knew this in advance, and its a perfectly fair trade off to be located so close to Porthmeor and Porthgwidden beaches, the harbour and the town. We'd definitely recommend Avalon and Aspect Holidays, and will hopefully visit again soon.

Fantastic cosy holiday home, really great layout, we really loved the sofa and TV downstairs within the kitchen diner, great for family time??. Practical tile floor also good as they welcome a dog here. Very well equipped for cooking /dining in and this cottage has a lounge and second TV upstairs and 2 bathroom options, which is great with a family . Beds are very comfortable and the bedding and towels supplied for all were excellent, all our family had a thoughly enjoyable relaxing week, the cottage is spacious and so well placed that once you finally get a parking space in the island carpark ( deep breath...and patience rqd) park up and leave your car, it's just a couple of minutes walk from the cottage and you really don't need your car in St ives, you can leave the cottage, walk out the front door and you are just minutes away from the harbour, shops, cafes, restaurants, galleries and more along with several great beaches ( which we and our dog loved ????) there is a fantastic shop a very short stroll from Avalon, selling freshly baked pastries and newspapers as well as your usual supplies and if you need a bigger shop, Tesco's delivers, as I'm sure others do. Fantastic week had by all, we would recommend this lovely cottage, with its relaxing and cosy atmosphere, great comphy furniture and central location! Truly fab!

Lovely, cottage in the Heart of St. Ives, clean comfortable and welcoming! A goodsize Kitchen/Diner with everything needed for a family of five. Great base to enjoy all that St. Ives has to offer

Great cottage we stayed with our 2 children and our dog. It was greatly placed for the beaches and was nice an quiet in the evenings.

The property needs a general overhaul- it looks shabby chic on a very tight budget- white goods look old and tired. Extra blankets need to be provided and additional heater available for the very cold weather. Location is excellent, customers may need to know that there are no views from any aspect of the property- ground floor room only has a tiny window so quite dark. We have stayed in other fishermen’s cottages in the past and it was atmospheric and cosy. This property lacks character and warmth

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are very sorry to hear that not everything was as you had hoped it would be, but would like to reassure you that, as discussed with you since receiving this feedback, the comments have been passed on to the owner of Avalon who is as a result replacing a number of items. We are sorry if views had been expected; this property is in the heart of Downalong, and as you quite rightly point out, does not have any views, so is certainly something to be aware of if you are wanting to stay somewhere that takes advantage of some of the lovely sea views on offer. Thanks again for getting in contact. Tanya, Customer Services

Lovely cosy cottage with nice lay out perfect for a family -close to all the beaches and the harbour. Perfect holiday home - will definitely come again.

We had a great stay at Avalon. The location is great and the property had everything we needed for a lovely holiday

Avalon was spotlessley clean. Extremeley well equipped, lovely comfy beds. The location was very quiet as not on a through road, but accessible for beaches & town. Our 3yr old Grandson loved the house with the 'secret staircase' ! Had to hire a baby gate though, would be handy if one in situ. Thouroughly enjoyed our stay with great weather.

Good position. 2 bathrooms is very good as is 2 tvs. Very nicely decorated well stocked kitchen.