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

£848 - £2122 per week

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.


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 double bed, TV, en suite with shower, WC and basin.

Bedroom 2

king size double bed, TV.


bath with shower over, WC, basin.

Bedroom 3

twin beds, TV.

Additional information

WiFi, one dog welcome, short breaks available.


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 !!!!!!

August 2020

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 !!

February 2020

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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. 

TBC 31st December 2020

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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.


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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.


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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 2021

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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!


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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.


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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.

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 !!!!!!

1 month ago

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 !!

Feb 2020

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.

Sep 2019

Amazing holiday Location brilliant Very clean Team very helpful

Aug 2019

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.

Jun 2019

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.

Jun 2019

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.

Apr 2019

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

Oct 2017

Modern Cottage, good facilities and great location

Sep 2017

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

Aug 2017

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.

Apr 2017

Perfect location for all the beaches Great family house

Nov 2016

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!

Aug 2016

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

Jul 2016

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!

Feb 2016

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.

Sep 2015

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