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Duck Down
Downalong, St Ives

£396 - £860 per week

Duck Down is a small but perfectly formed cottage in a quiet, yet central location in the heart of St Ives. It has comfortable furnishings and is a great, cosy retreat for two. There is so much to do in the immediate area and with both Porthmeor and Porthgwidden beaches just moments from your door, it is an ideal spot for surfers and beach devotees! In the colder months you can cosy down with your loved one after a day of exploring. You will have plenty to do during your stay, whatever time of year you choose.


five external granite steps leading into:

Kitchen/dining/sitting room

electric oven and hob, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine, TV, Amazon Home device, sofa, woodburner effect electric fire.


double bed, en suite with WC, basin, bath with shower over.

Additional information

electric panel heaters, please note that the bed is up against a wall so can only be entered via one side, due to the quirky layout of St Ives properties, there is another property above. WiFi.


Fantastic property, really homely, especially with the fire. I loved it.

December 2021

We had a 4 night stay in Duckdown,we can only say what a beautiful little cottage,so warm and comfortable,very cosy,essentials were in the cottage for us ,We were made very welcome,I cannot wait to go back one day soon.

September 2021

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12 Feb - 19 Feb456
26 Feb - 19 Mar399
26 March439
2 Apr - 16 Apr542
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7 May - 21 May473
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4 June550
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25 June697
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16 July800
23 Jul - 20 Aug860
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1 Oct - 8 Oct447
15 Oct - 22 Oct525
29 Oct - 10 Dec396
17 Dec - 31 Dec559
31 December688


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 2022

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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. 

6th February 2023

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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.

13th - 15th May 2021

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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.

10th - 24th September 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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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.

Fantastic property, really homely, especially with the fire. I loved it.

Such a cute cosy holiday cottage! Beautifully furnished :-) the bed was so comfy and lovely bed linen. Height was fine for us (5ft10 & 5ft 5) well thought out storage too! We were there 2weeks and loved it! ?? perfect location 2mins from beach seconds from town! And parking really close by at the island car park. Noise from above cottage differed dependent on who stayed and you could hear the drain next to the bedroom window but it didn't spoil our stay. Treats on arrival from Aspects were a lovely surprise and made us smile as it was our anniversary ?? would highly recommend and would stay there again ?? Mr & Mrs Fletcher Staffordshire

We had a 4 night stay in Duckdown,we can only say what a beautiful little cottage,so warm and comfortable,very cosy,essentials were in the cottage for us ,We were made very welcome,I cannot wait to go back one day soon.

A beautiful cottage in a perfect location. Every need catered for, quality comfortable bed and furniture, can’t wait to return. Professional helpful Aspect Holidays team.

Communication and instructions from Aspects Holidays were great. Nice touches when we got there with bubbly, glasses, treats and how the apartment had been furnished. It's called Duck Down for a reason....I bumped my head several times much to my shorter wife's humour! Perfectly located to get to the beaches and main area of St Ives. Had a problem with the bin but Aspects Holidays sorted within hours, brilliant service. Really enjoyable holiday, thanks Aspects Holidays.

This was the first time we chose to rent a holiday property. We were very pleased when arriving at Duck Down. It was as shown in the pictures. Very clean and to a good standard. The bed and mattress was comfortable and good bed linen. Duck Down is in a good position with easy walking distances to harbour and beaches. Really enjoyed our stay.

We had a lovely week at Duck Down - excellent location and really cosy cottage, just as described! Would definitely go again!

We loved our stay at Duck Down. Although very compact,the accomodation has everything you need. Our only complaint was that the lighting was not very good in the kitchen area. Perfectly located within easy walking distance of all beaches. We would definitely recommend.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

It sounds like Duck Down was just about perfect for you! Thank you for your feedback on the lighting; something like this can be quite subjective and as we haven't had this mentioned before, we will monitor feedback for now, but will check it on our next inspection and make the owner aware of your feedback. When you stay in a property for a few days or more, you get to experience things in a different way than we do, so we really do appreciate the feedback; it is very helpful. Thank you again and we hope to see you back soon. Lucy, Customer Services

We really enjoyed our stay at Duck Down, it is in an excellent location and easy to get around the town. It felt more like a home than a holiday home and had lovely accessories, we would go back to stay again.

A beautiful, comfortable cottage in a perfect location.

As described the bed has one side to the wall so not suitable for those who may struggle to get out of bed.

Would certainly recommend and did not find people staying above us a problem at all.

Really lovely cute cottage, high quality decor and an excellent location. Note that there is a cottage above and depending on who rents it means you have the possibility of a lot of noise above you which could impact on your holiday.

What a charming cottage, in a brilliant location, just minutes from the town. Really felt like a home from home, with all the facilities you need for a holiday, plus the addition of a welcome washing machine!!! All furniture very comfortable and of good quality. Be prepared for restricted height through the doorways, and shower -it's called Duckdown for a reason!! We loved our week there and would definitely return, plus Aspects are a pleasure to deal with

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your lovely review. When on holiday you want to feel like you are at home and reading that Duck Down felt like that, is exactly what we love to read. With many properties in St Ives being traditional fisherman cottages, they tend to be quite quirky in their layouts, but it all adds to the charm and is something that many people love about this type of property and town. It is great to hear you would return despite the need to 'duck down' and we very much look forward to seeing you again. Lucy, Customer Services

Duck down cottage was so cosy and comfortable it was a lovely retreat to come back to from Christmas shopping and lots of coastal walks . Love love love !

We had a lovely week in Duck Down perfect little cottage we would recommend it to any one.The weather was perfect lovely walks and restaurants.

Really enjoyed our stay in Duck Down the welcome pack was fantastic a lovely start to our holiday thank you. The cottage is a perfect bolt hole for two in a great location,lovely and clean with a really comfy bed.

Duck Down is a very nice little place to stay for a couples retreat. It acts as a very good base to come back too, after a long day of exploring. If you plan to stay in your accommodation for long periods, it maybe a bit small for that. Also if you are a person who is very tall, you might find yourself bending through doorways and the shower might be a bit small in height (I'm 5ft 7inch and my head almost touched the ceiling in the shower.) Otherwise these are small little things and overall we were completly satisfied with our stay in the Duck Down. The warming gift was a pleasant surprise after a long day of traveling.

Great stay at Duck Down. Perfect central location and just the right size for a couple. Came with everything we could have possibly needed! Thankyou aspects holidays!

Duck Down & the Aspects team made a dream come true. What a delight it was for me to stay somewhere as perfect as Duck Down & to know that the Aspects team support is just as heart warming. A special memory for ever.

Duck Down is a wonderful and beautiful accommodation. The aspect Hoildays made my stay wonderful and welcoming. It’s in a great location in St Ives and good short walking distances around the area. I would highly recommend aspects Hoildays and the accommodation and I would love to come back again.

Myself and my partner had a long weekend away for my 30th. I’ve been coming to St Ives since I was a child but this is the first time I have stayed in Duck Down and has to be one of the nicest places Ive stayed whilst on holiday here. It was a lovely clean cottage decorated to a high standard with all the appliances you could need. The cottage was in a brilliant location, very close to shops, restaurants and beaches. It was the little touches that made it better. We had a welcome food package that included bread, milk, tea, biscuits and wine to name just a few things. I would highly recommend this property.

We had a lovely stay at Duck Down, it is a lovely little cottage, perfect for a couples getaway. The location is ideal for the beach and all the shops/restaurants/galleries in St Ives and a great base to travel further afield

Snug & cosy accommodation. Perfect holiday let for 2. Everything you need for a welcome break. Highly recommended.

Modern but character filled, stylish but cosy. Perfect location. Didn't want to leave ! For a romantic getaway Duck Down was truly enchanting !

Beautiful cottage in great central location. Excellent standard of furnishings and equipment. Highly recommend this property.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Duck Down. It is cosy and intimate and in a great location for the centre of St Ives. The little extras like the welcome basket and handy beach chairs were a nice touch.

Compact & bijou