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Balgwidden Downalong, St Ives

£456 - £1256

Balgwidden is conveniently located in Back Road East in the Downalong area of St Ives and is a great family friendly property, just meters from the year-round dog walking, Bamaluz Beach and within a five minute walk, or less, to three other beaches so you'll have your pick of the bunch! The property is spread over four floors, with some of the most incredible views from the sitting room and one of the bedrooms. You can open your window in the morning, climb back into bed and listen to the waves crashing against the Harbour and, later on, watch the ever changing tides and local fishing boats, from the comfort of the sofa.


Several slate and stone steps lead up from Back road east into the property.

Kitchen/dining room

lovely dining area with window to Back Road East, TV, dining table with seating for six, gas hob, electric oven, fridge and freezer. Staircase rising to first floor and Bespoke spiral staircase leading down to the basement.

Utility room

located on the lower level, washing machine and tumble dryer, belfast sink, door with access to back lane.

Wet room

large tiled shower area.


WC, basin.

Sitting room

first floor, two sofas, TV/DVD, picture window offering superb harbour and sea views.

Bedroom 1

double bed, hanging pegs, window to Back road, attached cloakroom with WC and basin.

Bedroom 2

2nd floor, double bed, hanging pegs, superb sea and harbour views.

Bedroom 3

twin beds, window to Back road east.

Additional information

gas central heating, please note that there is a spiral staircase from the kitchen, down to the wetroom and utility area, so may not be suitable for those with limited mobility or very small children. This is the only shower room in the property, but there is another cloakroom with WC and basin next to the sitting room in bedroom 1. The basement provides access for dogs to enter and leave the property with ease, however please note this is not enclosed, WiFi, two dogs welcome, short breaks available.


A lovely cottage and the view gives it that little bit of something extra special.

October 2018

Lovely views and perfect location where you can walk to everything. The separate entrance and space downstairs was really useful for all the body boards and wetsuits.

August 2018

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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

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. 

 Sunday 31st December 2018

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St Ives Feast Day

Held on the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 AD, Feast Day offers visitors to witness - and even join in with - some centuries-old traditions. A morning precesison led by the Mayor to bless the Well of St Eia. Following this, the Mayor will 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into a crowd of children who assemble on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. In the afternoon the Mayor then throw pennies from the balcony of the Guildhall for children to collect.

4th February 2019

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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.

10th - 12th May 2019

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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! Choose from a 6 minute flight from £35 to a 30 minute flight from £96 and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

Dates TBC August 2019 

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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!

August 2019

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.

14th - 28th September 2019

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What our guests say...

We love hearing about our guests’ experiences, and 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.

A lovely cottage and the view gives it that little bit of something extra special.

October 2018

Lovely views and perfect location where you can walk to everything. The separate entrance and space downstairs was really useful for all the body boards and wetsuits.

August 2018

A beautiful cottage in an absolutely fabulous location. Amazing views from the upper 2 floors. Holiday thoroughly enjoyed by 3 generations and a very happy dog.

July 2018

£456 - £1256