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Drop Anchor Downalong, St Ives

 
 
£762 - £1873
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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.

Sitting room

two sofas, armchair, coal effect gas fire, SMART TV with Netflix.

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.

Bathroom

shower, WC, basin.

Outside area

small shared courtyard with bench.

Additional information

gas central heating, please note that the courtyard is not secure and is shared with other properties, WiFi, One small well behaved dog welcome, short breaks available.

 

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

Mrs Ruane

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!

Ms Spokes
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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 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.

5th February 2018

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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.

12th - 13th May 2018

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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 Search & Rescue helicopters from RNAS Culdrose!

TBC August 2018 

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.

8th - 22nd September 2018

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