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Gweggan Downalong, St Ives

£392 - £990 per week

Gweggan (meaning 'small fish' in Cornish) is a cosy, listed, traditional, former fisherman's cottage, built in the early 19th Century, set in a quiet lane in the heart of the popular Downalong area of St Ives. It has recently been beautifully refurbished by the owners and is convenient for those wanting to be within a stone's throw of the harbour front, shops and restaurants along the cobbled streets, or the five glorious sandy beaches. Gweggan is ideal for couples wanting a romantic getaway or for families of three. Make wonderful memories here all year round, 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, PlayStation 2 console with games, table with seating for four, fridge with freezer compartment, washer/dryer, electric hob and oven.

Bedroom 1

Hypnos Hideaway king size double 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.


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.

December 2019

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

October 2019

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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. 

TBC 31st December 2020

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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.


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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.


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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! Choose from a 6 minute flight from £35 to a 30 minute flight from £96 and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

Dates TBC August 2021

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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 HM Coastguard helicpoters!


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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.


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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.

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.

Jan 2020

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

Oct 2019

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

Sep 2019

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 .

Sep 2019

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

Jun 2019

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!

Dec 2018

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.

Oct 2018

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!

Oct 2018

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

Jun 2018