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Happy Days Cottage
Downalong, St Ives

£739 - £2174 per week

Much like its namesake, many wonderful memories are sure to be made here in Happy Days Cottage, whether you're travelling with friends, family, or four legged companions. Step in through the front door to a cosy, welcoming, sitting area whether the sun is shining down or you're heading straight for the woodburner to keep warm in the cooler months. The first floor offers two bedrooms and a family bathroom, then continue up again to the second floor where you will be greeted with a spacious bedroom and roll top bath, to reach ultimate relaxation after a day spent on one of St Ives' five, golden, sandy beaches. The decor and furnishings throughout have been thoughtfully designed with your comfort in mind.

Having a home from home in Island Road, you have everything the town can offer within walking distance. Stroll along the boutiques and bakeries of Fore Street or dine out in a variety of restaurants and bars. There is plenty to do for all ages throughout your stay.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2

Bunk beds

Bedroom 3



from Island road leading into:

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

sofa, easy chair, woodburner, Smart TV, dining table with six chairs, fridge with freezer compartment, electric hob and oven, dishwasher, washing machine, stairs to first floor and door to:

Outside area

small patio with bench, bistro table and two chairs.

Bedroom 1

double bed, TV/DVD, ensuite with WC, basin and shower, located on the first floor.

Bedroom 2

bunk beds suited for children.


rainfall shower, WC. Stairs on landing leading to second floor:

Bedroom 3

king size bed, roll top bath, TV/DVD.

Additional information

gas central heating, please note that the property only accepts a maximum of 4 adults and 2 children in the bunk room, WiFi, one dog, short breaks available.


Lovely cottage , clean, well kept and really comfortable beds!!!! Ideal location

June 2024

This is a lovely spot. It’s an excellent location close to the beach and the town. It gets the evening sun which made dinners in the kitchen even more special. Very clean and comfortable. We would highly recommend.

May 2024

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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 cottage , clean, well kept and really comfortable beds!!!! Ideal location

This is a lovely spot. It’s an excellent location close to the beach and the town. It gets the evening sun which made dinners in the kitchen even more special. Very clean and comfortable. We would highly recommend.

A beautifully presented cottage with everything we needed. Excellent location close to restaurants and the beach. It felt like home by the end of the week and we didn’t want to leave. We will definitely be back again soon

Overall a good experience, easy to book and in a good location. Would use Aspects again in future

We absolutely loved our stay at Happy Days Cottage. It was beyond expectations. Everything was perfect and the location is unbelievable.

Happy Days is a beautiful cottage in the most perfect location. We had such a wonderful break.

Such a lovely cottage, extremely well located. Definitely felt homely and we all settled in very quickly. Would definitely come again.

We had a lovely family mini break between Christmas and New Year in Happy Days cottage. Very comfortable and homely with everything you need for a home from home holiday in St Ives. Cottage is well located with car park at the end of the street and both harbour beach and porthmeor and porthgwidden only a 5 min stroll away.

Catalogue of issues from Day 1. Broken back door, several toilet blockages (a known problem which is not being rectified), boiler breakdown, electric sockets failure, total power loss, dishwasher fault. Tradesman in almost every day. Time wasted waiting around, organising visits and in exchanging e-mails and telephone calls.

Requested compensation. Aspects have been good communicators but should be leading the conversation on a resolution - instead seem to be suggesting it is an owner perogative. You are the property experts and I doubt if you have had many customers suffering to this extent. We've been coming to St Ives for well over 30 years and never experienced anything like it.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We were so sorry that you had experienced all these issues. Unfortunately, things can go wrong in properties from time to time, though it is not often that we hear of such a string of issues. And although we worked extremely hard with the owner to try and get everything rectified as soon as possible as soon as any issue was reported, we do appreciate that it will have been an inconvenience and disappointing after looking forward to your holiday for so long. As third-party agents, we are here to help advise the owners and act as a point of contact between both parties to try and get a resolution, so we do need the opportunity to discuss and agree compensation with the property owner. We are sorry that it took so long on this occasion, as we would always prefer to resolve such matters as swiftly as possible, but I hope that after our conversation, you are happy with how everything has been handled. We look forward to seeing you here in St Ives again soon. Tanya, Customer Services

This was our first trip away with our little boy after he was born last year during lockdown. Aspect Holidays were amazing, when it was cancelled due to covid-19 you were more than happy to help me when I needed to re-book it.

The property was incredible, we have been visiting St.Ives for years walking past cottages like this, it was so nice to be in one.

The rooms were lovely, clean and well presented. My wife & I loved the master bedroom and the second bedroom with the new shower room was brilliant.

We had everything we needed and more for our first week away as a family.

Beautiful Cottage, very comfortable to live in with everything you need, even a washing machine which is not mentioned. Perfect location for everything, the car park, all the beaches, shops, pubs and restaurants, all just steps away.

Lovely cottage, very comfortable and well equipped in a great location to enjoy everything St Ives has to offer. We would stay again.