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Harbour Watch Downalong, St Ives

£412 - £1070

This unique little cottage is nestled in the very heart of old St Ives and over the decades has had many uses; from sail loft to a craftsman's workshop. Now a lovely bolthole, from its picture window you can take in the superb view of the beach and out to sea. This tranquil retreat is just moments' from the glorious beaches, array of eateries, shops and galleries through the cobbled streets of St Ives. Harbour Watch overlooks the picturesque working Harbour and almost as close is the surfing beach, Porthmeor and the more sheltered Porthgwidden Beach. Whether it's an early morning walk or an evening stroll across any one of the soft sandy beaches, you will never tire of the beautiful scenery, alternatively simply cosy up inside your holiday home and enjoy the view.

Living and sleeping are beautifully combined upstairs, all focussed around the large window spectacularly showcasing the views across the beach and harbour. The double bed is at the rear of the room, raised for superb sea views. Pull up one of the two snuggly armchairs with footstools to watch the comings and goings on the beach below or to watch the large 4K Smart TV, which is placed on adjustable arm, to be able to watch comfortably from the bed or the sitting area. The wardrobe is tucked away downstairs and there's storage under the bed. Stripped wooden floorboards give you a warm, homely feel underfoot and high vaulted ceilings with mood lighting all go a long way to creating that ambience you desire for a romantic break away.

Bedroom/sitting room

double bed, two armchairs, 4K smart TV, sea views.

Kitchen/dining room

gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, sea views.

Shower room

double shower with rain head, WC, basin.

Additional information

15 minute walk uphill to parking space, gas central heating, WiFi, short breaks available.


Our range of luxury cottages in Cornwall for that extra special holiday. Our Unique and Boutique cottages have been hand picked by our team as those that offer an extra special place for your holiday.

This bijou cottage is in one of the best locations in St Ives. The massive picture window gives uninterrupted views of the harbour and Porthminster beach whilst within three minutes one can be surfing on Porthmeor. A wonderful cottage in which to unwind. Great for couples or those travelling solo.

Mr Martin

The photos do not do the view justice. It was the first time we has taken our son away and so our first family holiday. This is a beautiful flat in a perfect position and for the first time in my life the photos in the brochure did not do its justice. Pros - Location - View - First class appliances and the wine in the fridge was a lovely touch - Have I managed the view Cons - Parking is a 10 minute walkaway, but it is St Ives! Overall 10/10, superb.

David Heney
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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 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.

11th - 13th May 2018

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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 Search & Rescue helicopters from RNAS Culdrose!

TBC August 2018 

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.

8th - 22nd September 2018

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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. 

 Sunday 31st December 2018

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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.

4th February 2019

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