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Beach Retreat - 15A St Eia Street
Downalong, St Ives

£874 - £2189 per week
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Beach Retreat is a beautiful traditional cottage, set over three floors that has been updated to a very high standard, with a modern twist. It's located in the heart of Downalong, tucked away in St Eia Street, but is only a stone's throw away from St Ives harbour and beaches. This cottage is still in its original layout retaining two separate entrances along with a main lounge and a smaller sitting room within the kitchen/dining area. Beach Retreat offers comfortable and versatile accommodation for up to 6 people at any time of year - great for friends or extended families. Beach Retreat is dog friendly and is in the perfect position for dog walks on The Island and over to Clodgy and Man's Head. Just yards from the front door you can find Bamaluz Beach, which is dog friendly all year round.

Entrance

one step leading into;

Kitchen/sitting area

electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, small dishwasher, middle island with seating, dining table and six chairs, Smart TV. Stairs to sitting room and bedroom one:

Sitting room

two sofas, Smart TV, DVD. Stairs to 2nd floor bedrooms.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, TV, en suite with shower, WC and basin.

Bedroom 2

king size bed, TV.

Bathroom

bath with shower over, WC, basin.

Bedroom 3

twin beds, TV.

Additional information

WiFi, one dog welcome, short breaks available.

 
 

Overall a good property within easy walking distance of the front

October 2021

15A St Eia is in a fantastic location and a beautiful cottage. Absolutely perfect if you want to be in the bottom of St Ives, very close to Porthwidden and shops and amenities. The Kitchen is one of the best equipped and laid out that I have ever seen or been to in a self catering cottage. Great space over the next two floors and the smart tvs are a great addition, especially on any very rainy days that you just want to stay dry.

There is a local seagull who likes to tap on the kitchen window when making breakfast. Watchout for him/her, can make you jump.

If you have an adventurous toddler baby gates are advised for the stairs.

July 2021

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2021

1 Jan - 6 Feb874
13 February903
20 Feb - 20 Mar874
27 March964
3 Apr - 10 Apr1176
17 April874
24 April964
1 May1112
8 May - 22 May1195
29 May1575
5 June1316
12 June1369
19 June1537
26 June1718
3 July1802
10 July1841
17 July2036
24 Jul - 21 Aug2189
28 August1451
4 September1370
11 September1271
18 September1088
25 Sep - 9 Oct1077
16 October1099
23 October1155
30 Oct - 11 Dec874
18 December1334
25 Dec - 31 Dec1699

2022

1 Jan - 5 Feb866
12 Feb - 19 Feb1003
26 February900
5 Mar - 19 Mar912
26 March992
2 Apr - 16 Apr1322
23 April1003
30 April1129
7 May - 21 May1197
28 May1870
4 June1425
11 June1459
18 June1596
25 June1778
2 Jul - 9 Jul1870
16 July2120
23 Jul - 20 Aug2280
27 August2120
3 September1482
10 September1322
17 Sep - 24 Sep1231
1 Oct - 8 Oct1049
15 Oct - 22 Oct1277
29 Oct - 10 Dec866
17 December1414
24 Dec - 31 Dec1756
 

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

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.

Overall a good property within easy walking distance of the front

15A St Eia is in a fantastic location and a beautiful cottage. Absolutely perfect if you want to be in the bottom of St Ives, very close to Porthwidden and shops and amenities. The Kitchen is one of the best equipped and laid out that I have ever seen or been to in a self catering cottage. Great space over the next two floors and the smart tvs are a great addition, especially on any very rainy days that you just want to stay dry.

There is a local seagull who likes to tap on the kitchen window when making breakfast. Watchout for him/her, can make you jump.

If you have an adventurous toddler baby gates are advised for the stairs.

Stylishly furnished cottage in an Ideal location for all amenities with a little sunny spot outside .

We had a wonderful week, basically 6 adults and one dog in Covid-19 limitations, totally enjoyed our stay in October 2020. Exactly as advertised - walking distance to beaches, shops, restaurants and even the weather was kind! Exceptional!

Beach retreat is the perfect holiday cottage. It’s proximity to the beaches and shops is just great especially when you have little ones in your holiday group. The cottage has a great lay out and so well stocked with equipment for a self catering holiday. It’s is bright and cheerful, nicely decorated and TVs in each bedroom are such a bonus. You are able to drop off your bags before parking in local car park. You will not regret booking a holiday here

Just returned from a lovely week staying at Beach Retreat !! We had a brilliant time as always can’t fault the property & location everything you need & more & our favourite beach on the doorstep PERFECT !!!!!!

We had a fantastic short stay in this lovely, cosy cottage. It's a perfect location with all the beaches being very close by. The cottage was spotless and the welcome hamper was a nice touch. We would definitely recommend and would happily book to stay again. Thank you !!

Fantastic well situated and well furnished cottage. This was out 3rd visit and once again werenot dissapointed. The layout of the ground floor kitchen and dining area has changed for the better and we loved sitting at the front of the cottage enjoying the afternoon sunshine until early evening. We would recommend to anyone.

Amazing holiday Location brilliant Very clean Team very helpful

Lovely property, well furnished and in the perfect location. Ideal if staying with a dog as you are close to the dog beach and the island for walks.

Lovely, cosy cottage in an excellent location which had everything we needed for a most enjoyable stay. So close to dog friendly Bamaluz beach and just a couple of minutes walk to the harbour, shops and restaurants. We used the Island car park which is also very near the property.

Thank you for a wonderful holiday! We’ll be booking for next year. The house was perfect for our family of 4 (children 7yrs and 2.5yrs). Excellent location, spacious and so clean! The outside space was also brilliant for washing off wetsuits and hanging them to dry. We loved everything about The Beach Retreat.

Beautiful cottage, very cosy and comfortable in a brilliant location. Loved our stay

Modern Cottage, good facilities and great location

Fabulous location and wonderful cottage. The mattresses are top quality which meant we all had wonderful nights sleep every night - priceless!

The position of the cottage is excellent, close to all the facilities, it was also handy for parking in the Island car park (get a Rover Ticket £47 for the week) The beds are very comfortable, but they could do with some firmer pillows. We did have an issue with ants on the work tops so it was impossible to leave food out on the surfaces. We also were amazed at the lack of hairdryers, this is our third year staying in St Ives and prior to that in Dorset and Fowey and all previous cottages supplied hairdryers, so we were a little upset when we had to go and buy one (£18.00), the least the owners could do is spend £36 of the £1300 rental fee and supply them. I also mentioned to Aspects when I returned the keys the positioning of the bathroom cabinets it is virtually impossible to clean your teeth or swill your face without either cracking your head on the cabinet or getting water over the floor, also the toilet cistern kept sticking and the bathroom sink tap needed replacing. If you are paying £1300 for 7 nights your expectations are quite high unfortunately for the reasons outlined above they were not met, but we did enjoy our stay apart from the items above.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are sorry to hear that you had a few issues and it is such a shame that we were not aware while you were here so that we could have rectified these issues for you. Unfortunately, sometimes things go wrong, as they do in our own homes, and there is no way to foresee these issues arising, so we have a team on hand to help with getting any such issues dealt with, and an emergency out of hours facility for those things that can't wait until office opening hours. The maintenance issues were all dealt with on the changeover as soon as you informed us and ant traps laid to resolve that issues and we are happy to say that so far, they have not been reported to be wondering back into the property. We have also passed on your comments about the bathroom cabinets, to the owners, for their consideration, and mentioned the missing hairdryer. Unfortunately, hairdryers going missing a lot, so we do not advertise them as being available in properties. We will inform the owner and get another one in there. Thank you for making us aware. We hope that you still had a fab holiday and hopefully we will see you again. Tanya, Customer Services

Location, location, location. A stunning property in an amazing part of St Ives. 1 min to the beaches, harbour, town, restaurants. If only all holidays were made this way.

Perfect location for all the beaches Great family house

We would highly recommend Beach Retreat- so close to all beaches and harbour, light, spacious and with an outdoor space that we used a lot! We had an amazing family holiday and hope to stay at cottage again!

Wonderful cottage in a fabulous area of Downalong. Perfect for dog owners, or anyone who loves to be near beaches, shops and restaurants.

We are in love with Beach Retreat. We honestly couldn't look for anything more from a holiday cottage in St Ives than what this had to offer. Fabulous location, stunning decor and clearly an exceptional housekeeper because everything was immaculate. Every second of our stay was perfect, thank you for a wonderful week, we are so sad to be leaving!

Lovely cottage, very well presented in a great location. Aspects were happy to ask owner for a special request & dealt quickly with one minor problem that we had. We've had a great holiday, thank you very much.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thanks for the lovely feedback; we're delighted to hear that you had a great holiday, and glad that we could help with locating the hot water switch for you. It really is a lovely spot there, so central to everything in the town, so very glad to hear that you liked it. Tanya, Customer Services