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Gwydn Cottage
Downalong, St Ives

£708 - £1913 per week

Gwydn Cottage is a spacious, three bedroom property full of both character and contemporary features. This charming cottage is set over three floors and is centrally located on Island Road in the heart of St Ives, making it an ideal base for the whole family and of course your furry friend too. The five, local, golden, sandy beaches are all within easy walking distance, for those days where the sun is shining, or enjoying an evening moonlit stroll, or for letting Fido run off steam.

For those guests who prefer to come away and enjoy beautiful St Ives in the quieter, cooler, months, you can get cosy and comfy together by the woodburner, while planning your next day of exploring. Within minutes you can be on the harbour front with all it has to offer, from shops, bars and restaurants to art galleries and boat trips to see the seals.


entrance door from Island road leading into:

Sitting room

entrance door from Island road, two sofas, woodburner, TV/DVD, sofa bed, door leading to communal outside area, stairs to first floor.

Kitchen/dining area

electric hob and double oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV.

Bedroom 1

zip and link beds (twin or super king), open clothes hanging space ( please note from 1st October this will be a king bed option only)


bath with shower over, basin, WC. Hallway with stairs leading to the second floor with doors to:

Bedroom 2

double bed, hanging space in the adjacent room, en suite shower room with basin, WC.

Bedroom 3

bunk beds, open clothes hanging space.

Outside area

entrance door from Island road leading into small outside area with beach gear storage which has shared access for neighbouring properties, table and two chairs.

Additional information

gas central heating, WiFi, up to two well behaved dogs welcome, short breaks available.


Large, comfortable cottage well located for all areas. Large ground floor lounge and good kitchen and dining on first floor, along with bedroom, although bed is too big for this room. Top floor, a double, with en suite and room with bunk beds. Very nice cottage indeed.

July 2021

A lovely spacious well equipped cottage, in the heart of everything, we enjoyed our stay thank you.

May 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

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!

26th July - 7th 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!

TBC 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.

11th - 25th September 2021

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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.

17th - 19th September 2021

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St Ives Shanty Shout Weekend

Featuring more than 20 sea shanty groups and with sailor and pirate themed fancy dress, this year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal. It'll take place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.

19th - 20th November 2021

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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 2021

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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. 

TBC February 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.

Large, comfortable cottage well located for all areas. Large ground floor lounge and good kitchen and dining on first floor, along with bedroom, although bed is too big for this room. Top floor, a double, with en suite and room with bunk beds. Very nice cottage indeed.

A lovely spacious well equipped cottage, in the heart of everything, we enjoyed our stay thank you.

Perfect location, beautifully appointed , comfortable cottage cleaned to a high standard. The beds were super comfy with lovely quality bedding. What more can you ask ??

Sweet little cottage in a central location. Good amenities available.

Beautiful cottage, could not fault anything in there. Very comfy nights sleep. Perfect location is St Ives. Would recommend to anyone else. Very well looked after cottage

Cottage in great location to explore St Ives. Outdoor space a little disappointing. Kitchen well equipped and lots of space in living areas but bedrooms lack storage and space. House well decorated.

Great location, close to all amenities yet peaceful. The proximity to the Island is fantastic for dog owners. The bedrooms are compact but the spacious living areas more than compensate for that as there will always be compromises in cottages. We would happily holiday at Gwydn Cottage again.

We had a lovely relaxing holiday , fantastic location 2 minutes from the town . Cottage was very spacious, it had everything you needed home from home . We will definitely be back .

Lovely cottage, perfect location. My family all fitted in beautifully. The house was lovely and warm and there was lots of everything in the kitchen. I loved this house and would deffo go back!

Lovely cottage - very central and well equipped. Just a stones throw from the beaches, restaurants and shops yet in a nice quiet area of town.
The cottage itself is nice and spacious with modern furnishings and has a small outside sitting area which was a real sun trap. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Gwydn Cottage!

Great cottage very clean and well presented with great facilities. Great location .thanks Rob and Karen ??

We had a lovely week in St Ives and Gwydn is in a great location. Our young grandchildren love playing on Porthgwidden beach and being so close to the house means such ease in coming and going with paraphenalia. We love the cafes at Porthgwidden, Porthmeor and Porthminster but have learned to book months in advance!

Gwydn Cottage was very well equipped & in a convenient location for the town & Island Car Park. Stayed as a couple but plenty of room for a family, would recommend the property & stay there again.