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Between Beaches - 3 St Eia Street
Downalong, St Ives

£951 - £2502 per week

Between Beaches is a characterful, Grade II listed cottage, set over three floors offering guests a spacious and homely coastal retreat.It's ideally situated within a short walk of both Porthmeor and Porthgwidden beaches and just a stone's throw from the all year round dog walking beach Bamaluz, which your furry friend will love! The coastal path is just a few minutes away and will take you on some amazing journeys too. You are also so close to the heart of the town with an abundance of shops and restaurants and if you open your windows on a morning you're close enough to hear the sea - bliss! 3 St Eia Street really does offer everything for a great family seaside getaway.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2

Bunk beds

Bedroom 3


Bedroom 4



from street level, door leading to;

Kitchen/dining room

fridge/freezer, range cooker, gas hob, washer/dryer, dishwasher, table with seating for eight, sofa, TV. Stairs to first floor landing and doors to:


bath with shower over, WC, basin.

Sitting room

corner sofa, two beanbags, TV/DVD, door to bedroom 1. Upper front door that leads out to the outside steps down to street level. Staircase to bedrooms 2, 3 and 4.

Bedroom 1

double bed.

Bedroom 2

bunk beds.

Bedroom 3

twin beds.

Bedroom 4

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

Additional information

gas central heating, two front doors, one at ground level and one up a set of steps. WiFi, two dogs welcome, short breaks available.


Between beaches is in a great location to access beaches, shops and restaurants. Very comfortable house and ideal for a family holiday.

June 2024

Between beaches is a beautiful property in a great st ives location. All 8 of us were comfortable and loved the property, it was plenty big enough for all of us and our dogs too!

May 2024

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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.

Between beaches is in a great location to access beaches, shops and restaurants. Very comfortable house and ideal for a family holiday.

Between beaches is a beautiful property in a great st ives location. All 8 of us were comfortable and loved the property, it was plenty big enough for all of us and our dogs too!

Lovely cottage in perfect, quiet location with all the facilities you could need over 3 floors . We had 5 adults and 2 children stay and thoroughly enjoyed it. Would recommend this cottage!

We stayed here for a week in December 2023, there were 6 adults and 2 dogs.

The cottage is spacious and comfortable, we could not have been happier with the place and the facilities.

The location is perfect; only minutes from the town and beaches. This is the 2nd time we have stayed and would not hesitate to stay again. Recommended.

Fabulous location. Plenty of space and a most welcome stay. Five stars from us.

Great location and suited a family of 7 perfectly. We had a fantastic week in St. Ives.

We were a 3 generation family of 7 ranging in age from 76 to 13 and loved our stay at Between The Beaches. The cottage is in a great location and the owners have made it very comfortable. I particularly liked reading the history of the cottage in their welcome folder. Hopefully we will return.

Great position but the equipment in the cottage is not sufficient for an occupancy of 8 persons.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are sorry if anything had been missing. The owners always ensure that plenty of equipment is supplied for full occupancy, but sometimes things get broken or disappear over the season. We have asked the housekeeper to check on the amount of equipment there and let us know, so that we can pass this information on to the owners who will get any replacements needed. We hope that you still had a great time there. Tanya, Customer Services

The property is in a great location but it was a bit dirty for us and in need of a bit of a freshen up The TVs are a bit out of date, not smart TVs hence unable to watch any form of catch up or Netflix etc The house is a good size and the kitchen is well stocked with plates glasses mugs etc Room sizes are good

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your feedback; we are glad that you enjoyed the amazing location of this property. Although smart TVs are common these days, there are still many rental properties that will just have a standard TV. Generally, properties with a smart TV will have that stated in the description, but if this is something that is particularly important to you and it isn't specified, please feel free to contact the team to double check with us. We are very sorry to hear that you had not found the cleanliness to be up to the usual standard. This was monitored after, and the owner has now got a new housekeeper. Thank you for the helpful comments and we hope that we will see you back here in St Ives again soon. Tanya, Customer Services

A great holiday hub in a perfect position within the town centre.

Great location for the beaches and a well equipped kitchen but unfortunately this house is tired and unclean . It wasn’t comfortable and we wouldn’t book it again on the basis of its cleanliness

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We were so sorry to hear this. After some monitoring, the owners have now had a change of housekeeper (since November 2022). We were sorry if the standards of cleanliness were not to the high levels that you, the owner or us here at Aspects, would expect. We will also be carrying out an inspection there soon, so we be sure to pass on any other feedback to the property owners. Customer Services

Lovely house in an excellent location. Lots of room for families and friends. Well stocked kitchen, lots of plates and glasses. Lovely perk that folk have left body boards and buckets and spades for the next visitors.

Between Beaches was perfect for us as two families sharing. Bedrooms were perfect and good size with plenty of storage for clothes. Kitchen Dining and lounge on the ground floor was perfect for evening entertaining and food. Was great location and so close to everything without being on top of things. Parking was easy at the Island car park for the week. Booking and dealing with Aspects Holidays was easy to deal with and the office in the harbour is a great location to pop in and see the team with any enquiries.

Great location and fantastic property. One of the best cottages we’ve booked so far with Aspect for us as a family with the dogs too.

Lots of lovely little touches throughout the property and very well equipped. Hoping to stay here again on our next visit.

Great layout & location. Perfect for a winter holiday, tucked up cosily with all you need. Will stay here again!

‘Between Beaches’ 3 St Eia is a lovely property. Set over 3 floors. Comfortably housed 7 + a baby. Very central to everything but quiet as located in a Downalong back street. Amazing for dogs, and all year round dog beach Bamaluz, is 1 min walk away. Streets around St Eia are very tight for cars so take care when accessing the street to load and unload.

Our stay at 3 St. Eia street was a joy. As an extended family with two dogs the house was a great size for us. Well laid out with good size bedrooms and bathrooms and lovely communal areas. Clean and fresh on arrival with everything we needed. A brilliant house for discovering St.Ives, in very close proximity to beaches and town, but not at all noisy. A long time since we had a holiday all together and we loved every minute!

Lovely cottage, excellent location for beach. Nicely appointed with very comfy bedrooms. Kitchen very well stocked with everything you need for a family self catering holiday. Thoroughly enjoyable stay at Between Beaches.

Overall a wonderful week long stay at Between Beaches, we could have easily stayed another! A great location with easy access to everything you could need. A bright a welcoming home, just be aware of the early morning call of the seagulls!!!

I would have no hesitation in recommending Aspects Holidays and 3 St Eia Street. It was a lovely house, exactly as the photographs. Lots of space and the bedrooms were very comfortable. The kitchen and dining equipment was very good. The stairs are steep but my parents (in their 80's) managed without any problems. It is extremely convenient for central St Ives and the location couldn't be better for us. We park on The Island Car Park and take the dog up there too, so its proximity was a big plus. Lovely house...

We enjoyed a lovely family holiday in Between Beaches. The cottage was warm and cosy, and in an excellent location.

Lovely house, clean roomy, . Ideally placed for easy access to town and beaches.

Between beaches big a perfect location in st Ives. No big hill. 3 minutes from 2 great beaches and town. Comfy beds. Nice family space over 3 floors. Steep ish stairs stairs but managed fine for my 65 year old parents, 3 year old and 6 month old. No access steps. Very clean. Good showers and lovely bath. Has everything you need.

Brilliant week in spite of Covid 19. ??????????

Between beaches is in a great location for the beaches and town. It was nicely furnished and the kitchen dining room is great for a large family to socialise.

Lovely cottage, ideal for our extended family to stay. Location perfect, near to the town, harbour and all beaches. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

We had a great stay at Between Beaches, the house is just as described, in a perfect location and is very well equipped. There were six of us and a baby and we were very comfortable. The kitchen is big enough if you want to prepare food and eat in. We found the house to very clean and nicely decorated. In honesty I would find it difficult to be critical. There was a selection of games and DVD's and everything that you would need for a day on the beach including belly boards, buckets and spades even crabbing nets. Would highly recommend a stay there!

We have been coming to St Ives for New Year for the last 17 years, but this was our first time to include Christmas week. Between Beaches is a really spacious holiday cottage - we stayed with a party of 5 across 3 generations plus 2 dogs and all had plenty of room. It is well laid out across the 3 floors and spent most of our time (when not out in the lovely town) in the kitchen/dining room which is a great family area. The location in one of downalongs quieter streets is a favourite and gives easy access to the island and beaches. We enjoyed Between Beaches so much, we have rebooked for next year ??.

A fantastic cottage in the best location in St Ives. Beautiful features and lots of space for everyone. Thank you for a great week.

The cottage was lovely and spacious . As we were travelling with my elderly parents, it was lovely to find accommodation with an ensuite as well as a main bathroom. The kitchen is well stocked with equipment particularly the washer dryer. This came in very handy on a couple of wet days!! .A lovely find between beaches.

Great location and a comfortable stay

This is our 7th property with Aspects and we were very happy with Between Beaches so much so we have booked it again next year for our another family holiday!

A pretty cottage in a great location for a family holiday in st Ives .

A wonderfully comfortable and welcoming home that is in the perfect location for everything St Ives has to offer. Incredibly well equipped and spacious.