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Ebb Tide
Downalong, St Ives

£470 - £1590 per week

This charming cottage is in the heart of the old fisherman's quarter of St Ives - one of the most sought after locations in the town. Turn left out of your front door and within a minute you'll be on the amazing Porthmeor beach, turn right and you'll be on the harbour front, with shops and restaurants galore!

The cottage combines the old with the new and has some beautiful features, including the porch area where you can relax and open up the doors to The Digey, watch the world go by, while you make the most of the morning sunshine, before you hit the beach. Your time here will be spent appreciating your wonderful surroundings and we are sure you won't want to leave!

Entrance via external stone steps

12 steps into the porch area with bistro table and four chairs, which leads to:

Sitting room

three seater sofa, two seater sofa, armchair, TV/DVD, iPod dock. Stairs up to first floor and down to:

Kitchen/dining room

table with seating for six, TV, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, ceramic hob, electric oven, washing machine.

Bedroom 1

double bed, small hanging space, en suite shower, WC, basin, (under stairs so restricted head height). Stairs lead to top floor.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.

Bedroom 3

king size bed, TV/DVD.


bath with shower over, WC, basin.

Additional information

Your parking space is located in Barnoon long stay Car Park at the top of Porthmeor Hill which is around a five minute walk from the property, gas central heating, please note that the stairs from the kitchen to the sitting room are steep and may prove difficult for some, WiFi, one dog welcome.


Great location and handy having a car space. The beds were so comfortable. Loved it the dog did too.

April 2022

Great accommodation for 6 people, prime location. Aspects fabulous company to book through

December 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

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. 

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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.

Great location and handy having a car space. The beds were so comfortable. Loved it the dog did too.

Great accommodation for 6 people, prime location. Aspects fabulous company to book through

Great property in a great location, couldn't be more convenient - 1 min to the beach and 1 min to the harbour! Having reserved parking is also a great plus.

A cottage in a great location right in the heart of St Ives A quiet lane with mainly only pedestrians very few vehicles King size bed super comfy and twin beds Double bedroom really a little tight on space and really en-suite is available but not really fit for purpose due to space and lack of privacy Top floor great with excellent shower over bath House warm and cosy Would stay again but not really fit for ageing parents due to steep stairs which were described but perhaps more precarious than described

Lovely fisherman’s cottage in great location.Accommodation over three floors accessed by quite steep, narrow stairs so may not be suitable for all. Comfortable, well equipped cottage. We enjoyed our stay.

Quaint cottage in an excellent location. Minutes from the beach and seconds from the high street. Although full of character it's very much in need of TLC. Property needs updating and repairing. After staying in many Aspects properties unfortunately this one for us didn't meet their usual high standards.

Just returned from a great stay at Ebb Tide plus we were very lucky with the weather! The property is of good size (we were 5 adults) and in a perfect location. This is the second time we’ve booked with Aspect and once again they provided a great and helpful service. We love St Ives and it’s beaches, whilst busy you’re still able to find a place away from the crowds, we hope to return again soon. James & Ruth Pritchard

We had a lovely stay at Ebb Tide. This property is in a lovely location, in the hustle and bustle of St Ives, with a lovely vibe and atmosphere. We had everything that we needed in the property and the added parking space was great.

We always book with Aspects when going to St Ives and have never had any problems with any of the properties we have stayed in. This time Ebb Tide, excellent location, well equipped with comfortable beds and immaculate linen and towels, wouldn’t hesitate to book again. ( we were a family of three and a small dog) but plenty of room for a few more people. We ate at some excellent restaurants Porthminster Beach Cafe, Porthmeor Beach cafe and Porthwidden Beach cafe all excellent with great Vegan choices also ate at The Hub and local fish and chips. Miss Beautiful St Ives already and cannot wait to return. Look out for the friendly seal that we saw every day!

Great stay at Ebb Tide. In a fantastic location which I believe it the best selling point. The cottage has good sized rooms. Bedrooms are clean comfortable. kitchen well equipped with a washing machine and wet clothes hanging space. Great to have a car parking permit for the carpark. A real plus. Stairs are steep to both floors. Personally I feel unsuitable to People who are unsteady on their feet and young children (Toddler age). Unable to use en-suite shower. All to tall to fit under. On the whole we loved our stay, Ebb Tide Is in a great location. We would happily book again.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you very much for your review. We were so happy to see that you had a great stay at Ebb Tide and that you enjoyed the amazing location of the property, it is such a great hub for exploring all St Ives has to offer. Parking in St Ives really is a premium, so we were pleased to see that you found the carparking permit and space to be useful. These traditional cottages are packed full of character and charm but with that, you do often have some quirky layouts, lower ceiling heights and steeper, narrower stairs than in more modern properties. We try to make this as clear as we can within the description, so we do hope you found this to be accurately represented. We hope that the height of the en suite shower wasn't too much of an inconvenience for you during your stay, with the use of the additional shower in the main bathroom. Thanks again for your comments, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Ben, Customer Services

Wonderful place to stay with three double bedrooms. Good size kitchen with a good range of utensils. Stayed during new year and the position was amazing by only being a few steps from fire street and the harbour.

Perfect simply perfect, bonus as the beach and the high street is less than a minute walkies.

Property well equipped and comfortable but the stairs between the 1st floor lounge and the kitchen on the ground are very steep. Very conveniently situated for access to shops and harbour.

Perfect location in September, right in the middle of everything. Ebb Tide was wonderfully fitted out with excellent quality kitchen goods. We loved our week here!

We really enjoyed our stay at Ebb Tide. Its in a perfect location in the centre of St Ives, very short walk to lovely beaches, shops and restaurants. The cottage is charming and comfortable, and had everything we needed.

A delightful and well furnished cottage, well placed for all beaches and amenities. Our party of 5 adults stayed there comfortably for a week Airy, light and picturesque (watch out for a low beam in the kitchen though!) a great cottage to experience St Ives on.

Ebb Tide is in a great location for the town. Shame I can't say the about the parking space, which may well have been located in the next county!

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Unfortunately the space that came with this property when you had stayed here previously, was made unavailable due to changes by the council, so we were very sorry to have to contact you and inform you of the changed location. Parking is in such high demand in St Ives that many properties do not have this facility at all, but the owners were really keen to still be able to offer something that gave guests a guaranteed space and secured a space that is approx. 5 minutes' walk from Ebb Tide, though we appreciate that the hills can make this feel like a very long 5 minutes at times! We hope that having that guaranteed space proved useful still. Tanya, Customer Services

This cottage is very dated, access from floor to floor not brilliant for older guests, very dated in décor and facilities you get what you pay for.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are sorry to hear that this property did not meet all of your expectations when comparing it to other properties that you have stayed in. Traditional fishermans Cottages in the heart of St Ives are packed full of character inside and out, but often a little smaller and have layouts/stairs more quirky and steeper than in more modern buildings, so it is definitely an important consideration when booking a property like this. We have since been in contact to discuss your comments further. Thank you very much for letting us know your thoughts, so that we could discuss them with the property owner; and we are glad to hear that you still had a great time here and liked all of the facilities in the kitchen. Tanya, Customer Services.

A lovely pet-friendly property that has been beautifully renovated and is ideally situated for visitors who want to be less than a minute's walk from the shops and beaches. Ebb Tide is comfortable, practical and has plenty of appliances/amenities... our new favourite!

Enjoyed a chilled November break at Ebb Tide, cottage has a relaxed feel & decorated to a high standard. Location is great, quiet, but just 2 minutes walk to Fore Street and beaches. My 3 year old girl appreciated to cupboard full of beach equipment. The car park pass is a great benefit, no worrying about getting a parking space, we hardly ventured anywhere as St.Ives has so much to offer & we cold just pop back to the cottage so easily.

Perfect location for exploring St Ives.

Perfect location and very comfortable accommodation. Highly recommended.

Ebbtide is a beautiful traditional Cornish cottage. The location on the Digey is just perfect, we were in the heart of St Ives just far enough away from the madness of forestreet. Our three children adored the cottage as much as us, we will definitely be back. Thanks Aspects for the most amazing holiday. We also celebrated our first anniversary there too so even more special. ?? St Ives so much x

Just back from an excellent break at ebb tide, great property, perfectly furnished with all creature comforts, exceptionally comfy beds. Would recommend to any family, although not ideal for older people or very young children as stairs were very very narrow and slippy. Will definitely be back