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Drop Anchor
Downalong, St Ives

£826 - £2069 per week

Drop Anchor is a gorgeous traditional fisherman's cottage in the heart of St Ives, with three bedrooms, set over three floors and two stunning bathrooms. Superbly located just a minute's walk from the much loved Porthmeor and Porthgwidden beaches, you can wake early and watch the sunrise or snuggle down in the sumptuous beds and plan what lies in store for the day. The property is beautifully furnished and offers a real holiday getaway, as you can go from your bed to dipping your toes in the ocean in no time at all!

Although centrally located, the cottage is very peaceful and beautifully presented and as you enter you will sense a homely feel, with lots of character, which the owners have worked very hard to create. In the top bedroom you even benefit from a small covered balcony, which is a blissful romantic spot to escape to, once the children are in bed. You can even spot a glimpse of the sea and some amazing sunsets on the right evenings. There is a shared outside area and Drop Anchor has its own bench outside, perfect for a morning cuppa and for children to play. Needless to say you aren't far from anything that you might need and are close to The Island, Mans Head and South West Coast Path, which are perfect for walking. The options for days out are endless, whatever the weather, and Drop Anchor is the perfect base to experience them all.


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Sitting room

two sofas, easy chair, coal effect gas fire, Smart TV with Netflix. Stairs up to first floor.

Kitchen/dining room

washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, gas hob, electric oven, table with seating for six, door to communal outside area.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, en suite with WC, basin, bath with shower over.

Bedroom 2

bunk beds.

Bedroom 3

king size bed, TV/DVD, doors to undercover balcony with bistro table and chairs.

Shower room

shower, WC, basin.

Outside area

small shared courtyard with bench.

Additional information

gas central heating, highchair and travel cot provided (stored under the bunk bed - please bring your own linen for the cot), please note that the courtyard is not secure and is shared with other properties, WiFi, One, small, well behaved dog welcome, short breaks available.


Great location, close to the beach, resteraunts and bars with parking close by. lovely little cottage, very cosy - would stay here again.

May 2021

Delightful and efficient staff at Aspects holidays. Lovely property with great location for carpark, beaches and enjoyable stroll to the shops. Limited clothes storage in top bedroom Anne B

April 2021

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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

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.

Great location, close to the beach, resteraunts and bars with parking close by. lovely little cottage, very cosy - would stay here again.

Delightful and efficient staff at Aspects holidays. Lovely property with great location for carpark, beaches and enjoyable stroll to the shops. Limited clothes storage in top bedroom Anne B

Perfect place to enjoy St Ives hence have returned time and again.

We had a very enjoyable stay at Drop Anchor it’s decorated to a high standard with everything you need for a self catering holiday and wouldn’t hesitate going back in the near future.

Once again our stay at this beautiful cottage has been perfectly wonderful. Thank you for letting us make some amazing family memories. Our Golden Retriever absolutely loves his October Holiday in St Ives Everything was perfect from the location to the quality of the Cottage. Thank You Drop Anchor, we did not want to leave you.

Perfect house and location. Everything you need for a happy holiday.

A fabulous, spacious property that is so convenient for two local beaches and the harbour nightlife. It is very well equipped with everything you will need for your holiday in St Ives. We were more than happy with our time at Drop Anchor.

What a fabulous location! Drop Anchor, is in the heart of St Ives, so close to two of the best beaches and less than a 2 minute walk into town. Drop Anchor itself is a beautiful property and really met our expectations!! Some lovely touches in the property as well. We have used Aspect for our holidays on a number of occasions now and the service is always excellent.

Wonderful accommodation that is convenient, well decorated, well furnished and spotlessly clean.

We booked Drop Anchor primarily for its position in town which allowed us to get everywhere by foot. However we were delighted by the property itself which had excellent high quality fixtures and fittings and was astonishing clean throughout. We would highly recommend this property and cannot wait to book again ourselves!.

We had such a wonderful mini break in this beautiful cottage, it is perfectly situated for beaches/town and the Island. From the gorgeous decor to the warm and cosy atmosphere, the owners have literally thought of everything to make for that perfect get a way. Also, we have to say a huge Thank You for letting our dog stay at Drop Anchor, we really appreciated this. This is the 7th year running we have stayed in St Ives, but this cottage was by far the best. We will be back. Everything was just amazing.

Perfectly located, well looked after, kitted out and sparkly clean cottage. A home from home but in a super setting. Everything included to ensure a super holiday.

We had a wonderful early autumn holiday at Drop Anchor, within seconds of two lovely beaches! The house was comfy and welcoming and great to come back to at the end of a busy day exploring!

Drop Anchor is a beautiful cottage which is very well laid out and presented, wonderful for families, in a great location to Porthmeor and Porthgwidden Beaches. We love the cottage and will definitely be back!! The Hughes Family (Sheffield)

Lovely cottage and for a family holiday you just cant beat this place.

Cosy without being cramped, very comfortable and well decorated, plus a well equipped kitchen. It's a lovely, welcoming cottage and you will happy to pass the afternoon there on a cold and rainy winter's afternoon ??

We loved our week in Drop Anchor. It was a real home-from-home and a delightful place to come home to throughout and at the end of the day. The access to both beaches was ideal for a family with children who want to bodyboard and play in the sand; and it was so easy to nip back and change wet clothes or grab whatever you might have forgotten!! We'll certainly be back to St Ives and I doubt we'd find accommodation less perfect!

This is a wonderful cottage in the perfect location for enjoying everything St Ives has to offer.

Stunning! The best cottage I've ever stayed in by far!!!