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Downalong, St Ives

£399 - £1050 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.


accessed via 9 stone steps to the front door into hallway with stairs to first floor bedrooms, door leading to:

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, Sony docking station with built in radio, slight sea glimpses over the top of the town.

Bedroom 2

Hypnos Hideaway single bed, 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, No children under 4, WiFi, short breaks available.


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

May 2022

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

April 2022

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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. 

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.

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.