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Crow's Nest Cottage Downalong, St Ives

£398 - £1036 per week

This traditional granite fisherman's cottage is situated in the heart of St Ives, affording some sea and town views. Well equipped and retaining many original cottage features, this property is just two minutes' walk to Porthgwidden beach, Porthmeor beach and The Island, as well as being close to the many shops, restaurants and galleries. There is also a lovely front patio with a table and two chairs.


a few steps up to the front door and one flight of stairs from entrance hall up to:

Sitting/dining room

sofa, footstool, armchair, TV/DVD, feature fireplace, dining table, bench, two chairs, sea views out towards Godrevy Lighthouse.


electric oven and hob, fridge.

Bedroom 1

double bed.


bath with shower over, WC, basin. Stairs outside the bathroom lead to the attic bedroom.

Bedroom 2

twin beds, dual aspect views to the sea, Tate Gallery and Clodgy Point on one side and The Island and Godrevy Lighthouse on the other. Writing desk and TV.

Additional information

convector heaters, there is no washing machine in this property. Although this is a cottage, please note that due to the quirky layout of St Ives properties, there is another cottage underneath. There is one flight of internal stairs which take you into the property, which is then over two levels. WiFi, short breaks available.


Lovely cottage in a fantastic location with great views from the top floor. Very clean and comfortable, nicely decorated. Highly recommended Crows Nest cottage, in fact we've already booked for next year ??

July 2019

When picking up our keys to the cottage we were given a complimentary bucket and spade for our daughter and when leaving were all given fudge. Amazing service. Thanks to all.

July 2019

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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. 

31st December 2019

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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 2020

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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 2020

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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 2020

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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!

8th August 2020

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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.

14th - 28th September 2020

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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.

Lovely cottage in a fantastic location with great views from the top floor. Very clean and comfortable, nicely decorated. Highly recommended Crows Nest cottage, in fact we've already booked for next year ??

Aug 2019

When picking up our keys to the cottage we were given a complimentary bucket and spade for our daughter and when leaving were all given fudge. Amazing service. Thanks to all.

Jul 2019

Great location.

Jun 2019

We loved our stay at the Crows nest. Close to the harbor, shops, restaurants and beaches.

Apr 2019

A comfortable, clean cottage which is handy for everything.

Jun 2018

Crows nest cottage is in a fantastic location right by the island. It is furnished with lovely quality furniture and has all the gadgets you need for your holiday. It is very cosy and has lovely comfy beds with beautiful linen. We would love to come back to crows nest cottage.

Jan 2018

Lovely well equipped cottage in a central location for harbour, beaches and shops. Has beautiful views from the twin bedroom.

Aug 2017

Crow's Nest is a well-equipped and cosy former fisherman's cottage. The views from the cottage, and its location near Porthgwidden Beach, added to it's charm.

Jun 2017

Perfect cottage with fantastic views - I especially enjoyed looking out the window to Godrevy Island with my morning coffee!

Apr 2017

Crows nest is in an excellent position, easily accessible and perfectly formed. I liked the exposed walls in the bedroom and it has a nice bathroom.

Jan 2017

This property is clean and tidy and perfectly situated within St Ives

Sep 2016

Great location to Porthgwidden beach. Property needs a lick of paint and a good clean.

Apr 2016

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you so much for your comments; we are sorry if some areas of paintwork had been in need of painting at the time of your visit. Having discussed this further with you since, to get more details before we inspected it; we can now also confirm that the owner of Crows Nest Cottage had the whole property re-painted following your feedback, replaced curtains and treated the wooden window frames which had become stained. Tanya, Customer services

Nothing else I wish to add.

Nov 2015

A disappointing cottage needing some TLC and an urgent review of the cleaning and maintenance/management process. Location is excellent, the only real saving grace of this property.

Aug 2015

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are very sorry to hear that this property did not meet your expectations. While such a popular property will see a little wear and tear over the season, we are obviously very concerned and disappointed to read your comments. Please rest assured that your comments will be passed on to the owner and we will check everything thoroughly on our next inspection. Tanya, Customer Services.

We had a fantastic stay and can't wait to book again as well as recommending to friends and family. Great value for money and we didn't realise the views from upstairs were so fantastic. it's the best location for beaches and long stay car park is just next door.

May 2015