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Bakehouse Cottage
Downalong, St Ives

£502 - £1322 per week

Bakehouse Cottage is a most charming Downalong cottage with many typical characteristics of St Ives gone-by, yet with all the comforts and mod cons of the 21st Century. Based in the very heart of Downalong, you can pop to the shops, galleries, bistro cafes or restaurants, Porthmeor, Porthgwidden or Harbour beaches, all in a matter of moments! Beautifully created with thoughtful touches and prepared with your comfort in mind, Bakehouse Cottage really couldn't be better placed for a true St Ives holiday experience.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2

Bunk beds


granite step up from Back Road East into the property.

Sitting room

sofa, comfortable chair, TV/DVD, window seat. Stairs to first floor:


table with bench seating, electric oven and hob, washing machine, small dishwasher, fridge/freezer box.

Bedroom 1

double bed, TV, window seat.

Bedroom 2

bunk beds, TV, door leads to small balcony.

Family bathroom

bath with shower over, WC, basin.

Additional information

gas central heating, WiFi, one dog welcome, short breaks available.


Another lovely holiday in St Ives, Bakehouse Cottage very cosy &perfectly situated also so easy to unload!!which can sometimes cause a problem. Aspects as usual give an excellent service.

March 2024

3rd time at bakehouse cottage great position close to the harbour, shops beaches, car parks, restaurants, even alfie the dog likes it at this cottage we will be back 2024, thanks again aspects. Mark,Lynne & alfie.

October 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.

Another lovely holiday in St Ives, Bakehouse Cottage very cosy &perfectly situated also so easy to unload!!which can sometimes cause a problem. Aspects as usual give an excellent service.

Have been coming to St Ives for near on 40 years and have stayed pretty much everywhere. We have booked through Aspects several times and always had good experiences in the properties we've stayed. That being said, I don't think we'll be staying at the Bakehouse Cottage again. We were quite disappointed with the cleanliness and general state of the property. In particular, there is a damp problem in the property (which is expected to an extent in old buildings like this), but due to the general disrepair of the windows is exasperated. Blinds and curtains have therefore suffered mould damage.
Aspects were great in dealing with what issues they could, but believe the property is in need of an update throughout.
Despite these issues, we enjoyed our week away. Property aside, St Ives always delivers a chilled break away from home.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We were really sorry to hear that things weren't 100% for you and thank you so much for letting us know. We would just like to reassure you that there isn't an ongoing damp problem. The mould that you highlighted was on the window frames and blinds, caused by condensation/temperature changes, and has since been cleaned off. We are sorry that it had been left to build up like that. It should have been wiped down regularly so that it didn't get to that point. Your feedback was passed on to the property owner and their housekeeper and we will keep a close eye on any further feedback. Tanya, Customer Services

3rd time at bakehouse cottage great position close to the harbour, shops beaches, car parks, restaurants, even alfie the dog likes it at this cottage we will be back 2024, thanks again aspects. Mark,Lynne & alfie.

Wonderful little house, perfect location, so close to all the beaches, shops and more importantly bakeries!

Extremely cosy and comfortable, but spacious enough for our family of four (plus baby).

We had a little blip with our electrics on our first day, but aspects dealt with this promptly (it was fixed while we were out at the beach for the day) and it did not affect our holiday in any way. Great communication at all times, extremely helpful and attentive staff who go above and beyond!

3rd time booking with aspects and will definitely book again and recommend!

Many thanks from one very happy family!

The location is perfect for the beaches and for going into town, the bathroom is nice and big and the shower was lovely. Wouldn’t say there was enough seating in the living room for 4 but there was only 3 of us so that was ok for us. It did feel like the furnishings were a bit tired and could do with a spruce up, a few stains on the carpets and things.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are pleased that you enjoyed the great location of Bakehouse Cottage, having everything St Ives has to offer right on your doorstep is certainly an advantage. A large number of properties within the heart of St Ives are traditional fisherman cottages. They are packed full of character inside and out, but often a little smaller with quirkier layouts than more modern buildings. We try to accurately display the seating arrangements in the property photos and descriptions, so hopefully this is what you were expecting. Thank you for your feedback regarding the carpets and furnishings, after a busy year of lettings some general wear and tear is to be expected, but we will work with the owner on getting these things rectified following the annual inspection of the property. Katy, Customer Services.

The bakehouse is a lovely little place in the heart of St Ives. For us, the location is exceptional. It is great for the harbour, Porthgwidden and Porthmeor beach. It is perfect for couples or small families. It has enough space for what you need for a short holiday. Not for larger families or those that have lots of stuff.

The 'balcony' was not great, it over looked a car park at the back. But most of all it was dirty, the seating on there was filth and not fit for purpose. Clearly it have been left from Winter and not cleaned in preparation for the spring/summer season. That said, the rest of the property was great.

I would definitively recommend if you are looking for a centrally located small place to stay. It has everything you need, is clean and in a great place.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thanks for your feedback, though we were sorry to hear that the balcony was not in the condition that you would expect. Unfortunately, there are quite a few seagulls around there which can make a bit of a mess, though this is usually attended to regularly. We will feed this back to the owner. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. In terms of the space for larger families; with a double bedroom and a bunk bedroom, there is space to sleep 4, though the seating arrangements and space in the living room and kitchen may not work for all parties of 4, but we try to show this as clearly as possible in the website photos so that customers can make an informed decision on whether this will suit them, so we do hope that this was what you had expected. It certainly sounds like this property and fantastic location worked well for you though. Tanya Customer Services

It was our second stay in this lovely cosy cottage ! Location is perfect .Was lovely to have a bath in the property as well as the lovely shower ! The central heating made it really toasty and warm and the washing machine is an added bonus . Very well equipped & very spacious for just the two of us .Will definitely be back again !

Thanks aspects ideal place, close to everything, harbour, car park, sloop & the beach for Alfie our dog. Mark, lynne & Alfie the staffie.

We had a lovely stay at Bakehouse cottage. The location was perfect - just around the corner from 3 fabulous beaches, with all of the amenities of the town on your door step. The cottage itself was lovely and cosy, and the high ceilings meant it didn’t feel too cramped. We managed to fit 2 teenagers into the bunks and whilst space upstairs was tight, it was adequate for the four of us.

Lovely cottage , great location we were able to unload at the cottage before parking in the very nearby island car park which also has great dog walking facilities . The cottage is literally a stones throw from the harbour , town & restaurants .The cottage was clean on arrival nicely decorated and homely although could do with some kind of heater in the lounge in the winter months , would definitely stay here again

Reply from Aspects Holidays

It's great to hear that you enjoyed the homely and comfortable feel of Bakehouse Cottage, being right in the heart of St Ives means everything the town has to offer is right on your doorstep! We haven't heard of it being too cold in this property before, so we are sorry if this was the case, and we will continue to monitor for any further feedback on this. We have been experiencing very cold temperatures lately but there is a large radiator situated in the lounge to keep you nice and toasty when you need it. Katy, Customer Services.

Lovely cottage close to harbour, beaches & island car park. So easy to unload the car without blocking the street. My wife me & alfie the dog found this property A1. If you do stay for a week & you have a car its worth getting a weeks rover ticket from Cornwall Council, its £49-24 for the week and you can park the longstay car parks around Cornwall & you don't have to keep going to the machines.

We love St Ives and have been coming here for over 50 years. The cottage was lovely in a prime location just perfect for us.

Really enjoyed stay. Was lovely cottage and well positioned for loading + fantastic location. Great that owner provided essentials Tea Coffee Milk Tea Towels etc. Would definately use cottage again.

Bakehouse Cottage was fantastic! The location could not have been better with both the beaches and the town centre only very short walks away. Despite this the cottage was quiet and Peaceful. There was more space in the property than we had expected and plenty of room for two adults and two small children. The key access was really easy and made for a simple arrival and departure. We would definitely book Bakehouse again.

We had a great holiday at Bakehouse Cottage. Excellent location for beaches and the town. Cottage lovely and clean and everything you need for a wonderful holiday would definitely go back to Bakehouse Cottage.

Brilliant property in an amazing location for the town , beach and long stay parking . We loved St. Ives with great food and amenities. The weather was amazing, beautiful beaches with quaint little cobbled streets. We celebrated a family wedding here and it made it very special . Can't wait for a return trip .

Beautifully furnished, cosy cottage in a quiet location with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Excellent location for all beaches, shops and harbour

Would really recommend this property and aspects holiday xx

Nice comfy cottage .Good location.

This cottage was amazing! Our 2nd time staying here, it’s so perfect for a week away, amazing location and could not find any faults at all, would definitely recommend

charming cottage in perfect location, did not need to use our car at all, amenities right on the doorstep. Very good that we could unload our car outside the property as roads are so tiny. Interior beautifully decorated with many thoughtful touches. Brand new kitchen & bathroom. Furniture and decor extremely delightful. Ideal for two adults and a small dog. Local shop supplied good quality food and wine. Perfect for art lovers and potters. Cannot wait to go back!

Lovely cottage, centrally located, very clean and extremely comfortable.

We loved our stay. Clean, warm and cosy. Will book again.

Such a lovely cottage! Loved our stay here, perfect

Cottage is quaint and small but well located.

Bakehouse Cottage is a compact, cosy and homely cottage with everything that you need and would suit a couple or a family with young children. The cottage is nicely decorated and furnished and is in a good location for Porthmeor and Portgwidden beaches and is very close to the harbour. It is also dog friendly which is fantastic.We would definately stay again.

Lovely small cottage in the perfect location.

Overall really nice place to stay.

Great location within St Ives and reasonably size for a family of up to 4 people.

Great for a long weekend, warm and friendly with good facilities. Well furnished with amenities required for a stay and the location is very appropriate with what we were looking for from a long weekend - food, restraunts and beaches to walk the dog

Bakehouse Cottage has a lovely happy and relaxed feeling. We loved all of the personal touches likes the unique art work, lovely snuggle blankets and beautiful furniture. The kitchen was fully equipped and we were able to cook a delicious duck for our Christmas dinner. Thank you so much for decorating the property in Christmas decorations- what a lovely surprise and made it feel like a home from home. Overall an amazing little cottage for a lovely relaxing stay...simply open the door and roll on down to the sea and The Sloop!

Lovely cottage! Great location. Extremely clean and well furnished. Looking to book again for our future holidays

Well equipped Warm and cosy little cottage In a great location for us

Really cute modern fishermans cottage. Really central to beaches and town. Recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing stay.

Fab location. Good cottage for three.

Lovely cottage great location for the harbour and all beaches .

Lovely decorated and well equipped cottage which makes for a great home away from home.

Great location, cottage very well equipped, would book this one again.

Bakehouse Cottage exceeded our expectations. It was in a great location close to the harbour and town, just a few minutes walk. It was close to the car park and the beaches. The cottage was beautifully decorated with a nautical theme.

Pretty little cottage that has been furnished and decorated with much thought, a home from home. Location very good for beaches and all the amenities of the town, would recommend to my friends, and dog friendly too, a real plus.

Fabulous stay at Bakehouse Cottage - lovely cottage in a great location.