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Downalong, St Ives

£470 - £1147 per week

Gweggan (meaning 'small fish' in Cornish) is a quaint, cosy, listed, traditional, former fisherman's cottage, built in the early 19th Century. It is set in a quiet lane in the heart of the popular Downalong area of St Ives. Tastefully refurbished by the owners, it is conveniently placed within a stone's throw of the harbour front, the shops and restaurants along the cobbled streets and the five glorious sandy beaches. Gweggan is a perfect holiday retreat for couples wanting a romantic getaway or for a small family of three whether you're staying for seven nights or making the most of a long weekend.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2



accessed via 9 stone steps to the front door, into the hallway with door to open plan kitchen/dining/sitting area and stairs to landing with doors to first floor bedrooms and cupboard with hanging space.

Kitchen/dining/sitting area

sofa, matching footstool, arm chair, Smart TV/DVD with Netflix and YouTube, PlayStation 2 console with games, table with seating for four, fridge with freezer compartment, washing/dryer, electric hob and oven.

Bedroom 1

Hypnos Hideaway king size bed, TV, slight sea glimpses over the top of the town.

Bedroom 2

Hypnos Hideaway single bed, clock radio, hanging pegs.

Shower room

shower, basin, WC, slight sea glimpses over the top of the town.

Additional information

electric heating, the property is accessed via nine granite steps, please note that the internal staircase is fairly narrow, No children under 4, WiFi, short breaks available.


Lovely, small but cosy place in an excellent location - literally around the corner from The Sloop! Very clean and well equipped too.

December 2023

Gweggan is a great little place set in a perfect location - a stone's throw from the beaches, pubs and shops but nestled up a tiny street which gives it a sense of relative peace and protection from the tourist hubbub. It's well equipped - everything you need in a little kitchen. It's very comfortable with tasteful decoration. Spotlessly clean.

September 2023

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Holidays in Downalong

One of the most popular areas of St Ives, Downalong is an idyllic spot for a seaside retreat. Overlooking the picturesque Harbour beach and just minutes away from the beautiful beaches of Porthmeor and Porthgwidden, and the iconic Tate St Ives. Meander along cobbled lanes, dotted with traditional fisherman's cottages, and admire this quintessential corner of Cornwall.

Steeped in history, Downalong is a timeless haven that captures the fishing heritage and thriving art community of this enchanting area of St Ives. With all that St Ives has to offer on your doorstep, spend endless days exploring the sandy shores, stunning coastal paths and bustling harbourside.

Did you know...

Downalong is a historic Cornish term for an area of harbourside fisherman's cottages 'down along the harbour'?

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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, small but cosy place in an excellent location - literally around the corner from The Sloop! Very clean and well equipped too.

Gweggan is a great little place set in a perfect location - a stone's throw from the beaches, pubs and shops but nestled up a tiny street which gives it a sense of relative peace and protection from the tourist hubbub. It's well equipped - everything you need in a little kitchen. It's very comfortable with tasteful decoration. Spotlessly clean.

We stayed at Gweggan in June 2023, it is a lovely little cottage in a very central location, a stone's throw from the wonderful harbour. Definitely not for those with mobility issues but very cosy with a good feel to it. The owners had thoughtfully provided books, DVDs and games and also a lovely welcome pack which we really appreciated. The bed was so comfortable we didn't want to leave it.

We fell in love with Gweggan! The perfect location in St. Ives, very clean and the beds were extremely comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed relaxing in the cottage when we wasn't out enjoying the beautiful beaches and towns of Cornwall. We are looking to re-book for next year ??

Fabulous cute cottage in great location.

Gweggan is a fabulous cosy cottage right round the corner from the harbour, very clean and has everything you need for any length of stay, we slept so well in those beds. Looking to rebook Gweggan for this New Years week, fabulous holiday can’t recommend both the cottage or Aspects highly enough.

Second stay at Gweggan and loved it again, location, the cottage itself and the the beds omg, so good we book for a second summer :)

A most cosy and comfortable accommodation in the heart of the town with all the modern amenities needed for your stay.

Lovely little cottage set between the harbour and Porthmeor beaches both a very short walking distance. Very quiet and clean. Extremely Comfortable beds and everything you need for a self catering break. Ideal for a couple or with a child. Welcome hamper on your arrival.

Lovely little property- perfect location for all beaches. Very good value for money. The bed is so good 5stars already booked for next year

Gweggan is a great place to stay, and well backed up by Aspects superb service.

An ideal cottage for a couple, and very close to restaurants and bars. The steps could be an issue for anyone with limited mobility.

Considering how close this property is to the main, busy areas it was remarkably quiet. It had a good level of cleanliness and was the best equipped property I have ever stayed in. We managed to cook a Sunday roast with no problem.

An incredibly well located little cottage sandwiched between the harbour and Porthmeor beach. Despite its diminutive size it’s also really well equipped. A great place to stay!

A very clean and comfortable cottage which catered for all our needs. Ideal for a couple and a great location too. The welcome hamper was a lovely touch. Thank you! Rachel and Rob

Gweggan is a lovely fisherman's cottage, stylishly furnished to modern standards. Very comfortable and quiet. Brilliant location near harbour and beaches. We loved our stay and hope to return.

Very cosy and comfortable cottage close to the harbour. Attractively decorated and with everything needed for self catering. Welcome basket of goodies much appreciated.

We really enjoyed our week staying in Gweggan, it is right behind the Sloop so very easy to get down to the seafront. The bed is very comfy and the sittingroom/kitchen was just the right size for two of us. There are all the utensils and equipment needed to stay and cook self catering if you want.

Wonderful little cottage in the heart of St Ives, just a short walk from the beach and the harbour. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can’t wait to come back again.

A really enjoyable stay in Gweggan - the cottage is ideally situated and is very quiet. It’s very cosy - ideal for two people and is well furnished and very clean. Would definitely stay again!

Perfect place for a couple and child (optional). Nicely tucked away but yards from the harbour. Very clean and well kept. Great location for food scenery and coastal walks. I had a fantastic week away.highly recommended.

Pretty, quaint cottage in the heart of St Ives. Perfect if you want to be with the hustle and bustle of the town. We had New Year here which was perfect for the New Years Celebrations in the Harbour.

Lovely cottage , perfect situation . Outside steps may be a bit of an obstacle for people who are not so good with big steps .

Good position. Small but well equipped and very clean. Wonderful beds. Very quiet. Steps and stairs could be a challenge. No garden.

Gweggan Cottage is an ideal location for a visit to St Ives , it was our first stay and the cottage was located close to all the you would need , shops, bars ,restaurants and beaches . Ideal for couples .

The cottage is in a very good location for town , beaches and galleries with very comfortable beds and well equipped.

Lovely property! Small but with everything you need. Cosy, comfortable, warm and spotlessly clean, with fab beds - slept so well. Great central location tucked away though so lovely and quiet. Will definitely stay here again!

If you are considering booking Gweggan, just go ahead, it really is very special. Felt like we were the first people to ever stay in it. Spotlessly clean. Amazing Hypnos beds that were so comfortable to sleep in with quality bedding. Netflix was a great plus. All the equipment you will need for your holiday. Thoughtful welcome pack. Super position, close to the Wharf and the shops and set back from the road so quiet throughout the day and night. Didn't want to leave.

Our stay at Gweggan was lovely! The location is perfect and close to the sloop inn and Fore street. The beds were so comfortable. It has a Netflix account so there was a choice of programmes to watch on an evening before bed. All in all it was an amazing little cottage in an amazing location and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to friends and family!

Lovely cottage for a couple to relax in. Excellent location.