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Gwydn Cottage Downalong, St Ives

£694 - £1875 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.


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.


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 .

February 2020

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!

December 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

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.

4th February 2020

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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.

10th - 12th May 2020

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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 2020

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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!

8th August 2020

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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.

14th - 28th September 2020

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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 2020

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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.

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 .

Feb 2020

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!

Jan 2020

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!

Oct 2019

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

Oct 2019

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!

Aug 2019

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.

Jun 2019