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Island Cottage
Downalong, St Ives

£527 - £1388 per week
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Island Cottage provides comfortable accommodation and is ideal for families and those wishing to bring along their dog. Superbly situated, the cottage is just a few minutes' walk from the sands and surf of Porthmeor beach in one direction, and the vibrant town and St Ives harbour in the other.

Only a few meters from the Island Car Park although spaces are not always available

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

Double

Bedroom 2

Twin

Bedroom 3

Twin

Entrance

granite step up from Island road straight into:

Sitting room

leather sofa and three matching chairs, window seat, Smart TV, stairs up to first floor and step down to:

Kitchen/dining area

electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, dining table and six chairs, door to rear passage way.

Bedroom 1

double bed, basin with electric shaver point.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.

Shower room

walk-in shower, WC, basin. Stairs from landing up to attic room:

Bedroom 3

twin beds, TV, views towards Clodgy Point, en suite with walk-in shower, WC, basin.

Additional information

modern electric central heating throughout cottage, WiFi, 1 large or 2 small dogs welcome.

 
 

This was our third stay at the cottage and was as happy as always with everything. sadly the weather disagreed with us this year so we had a soggy week but the cottage was warm and cosy and perfect for board game playing. We will be back again.

March 2024

Lovely cottage in an excellent location just yards from Porthmeor beach and the wharf. The drying line at the back door was brilliant for drying out surf gear. Showers were strong and hot. Very well equipped kitchen with plenty of crockery for our party of six.

October 2023

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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 with loads of room. Close to the Island, beaches and the town. As well as some really nice restaurants

The property was reasonably clean

The outside area was a bonus and it was nice to chat to the neighbours when we sat out in the evenings

On the only downside my husband needed to check his emails occasionally and the internet was a waste of time. It was down more than it worked

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are so pleased to hear you had a lovely stay at Island Cotage, and that you enjoyed the outside seating area during your holiday.

We are sorry that you experienced some issues with the Wi-Fi, due to the location of some of our properties, the broadband speed can vary, and in some places bandwidth is restricted. Therefore, we cannot guarantee WiFi speed, which may not be sufficient for downloading films or business use. We will certainly monitor feedback regarding this moving forward. Katy, Customer Services.

This was our third stay at the cottage and was as happy as always with everything. sadly the weather disagreed with us this year so we had a soggy week but the cottage was warm and cosy and perfect for board game playing. We will be back again.

Lovely cottage in an excellent location just yards from Porthmeor beach and the wharf. The drying line at the back door was brilliant for drying out surf gear. Showers were strong and hot. Very well equipped kitchen with plenty of crockery for our party of six.

Lovely cottage, has everything you need for an enjoyable stay. Just wish I’d booked for longer!

This property is in a really good place, not far to go into town but just lovely being near the island and beach and marvellous for our dog

Perfect location for this excellent property which has a very well equipped kitchen and other little touches making this an ideal holiday home.

Island Cottage is perfectly located for walks round The Island, Porthmeor beach for bodyboarding, Porthgwidden for a swim & the Harbour for taking the sun! All this plus restaurants & shops within a few minutes walk. Aspects provide an excellent admin. & support service too - staff always friendly & helpful. We locked ourselves out one evening and help (& spare keys) arrived within the hour. All good/highly recommended.

Second time at this cottage. Nice comfy house with lovely large kitchen. Excellent location short walks to town and all beaches. Dog Friendly which was our main reason for booking. Steep stairs so not suitable if mobility issues. Recently refurbished with wooden floors downstairs and fresh paintwork . Very pleased and would stay again.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed another great stay at Island Cottage. Many properties within the heart of St Ives are traditional fisherman's cottages. They are packed full of character inside and out, but often a little smaller and layouts/stairs more quirky and steeper than in more modern buildings, so it is definitely an important consideration when booking a property like this. We always try to be as open and honest as possible and try to give an accurate representation of properties within our photos, so hope that we have achieved that in this case, but we will continue to monitor feedback. Thank you for taking the time to send in your comments. Tanya, Customer Services

Thank you for a lovely Christmas break at island cottage. This is our second stay and it was just as great as we remembered. The added touches of the new sofa and the Christmas decorations as well as the amazing welcome basket really made our time there fabulous. The cottage is cosy but has everything you could possibly need, the kitchen is particularly well stocked and equipped. Being in the heart of Downalong means that you are never far from anywhere in St Ives and this cottage has become our favourite place to be.

Perfect in every way!

Island Cottage is in an ideal position for Porthmeor and Porthgwydden beaches. It is also just two minutes from the harbour and shops yet the street is quiet. The cottage is comfortable and warm with plenty of kitchen crockery, cutlery and utensils etc New carpets and floors appear to have been fitted throughout. It was spotlessly clean on our arrival and we felt very cosy in there. The accommodation on offer is excellent value for money and ideal for families with children. We had a party of 3 on our trip and there was plenty of room. It might be a little cramped in the sitting room for 6 adults but bedroom and kitchen space is more than enough. We loved our stay there and will certainly use it again.

Fast, friendly, helpful. What more could you want?

Absolutely lovely cottage

Lovely property for a large family. Great location and everything you need for a relaxing stay.

location, area to hang out wetsuits, lots of room for 6 of us, wifi and Aspects and owner were fantastic when i called because the hot water had gone due to small power cut.

Wonderful cottage in an amazing location. We have already booked to return next year. South facing bench outside the back of the cottage was perfect for sitting in the afternoon sun! Thanks.

I had a lovely holiday in St Ives, but unfortunately was extremely disappointed in the cottage as it was dated, dark, stained carpets, ripped settee and a broken cooker hood, (informed cooker hood will be replaced when owner goes there.) This property is in desperate need of a makeover.

I would not recommend this particular property to anyone.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your review. We were sorry to read that you were disappointed with this property. The owners have kept the style of decor more traditional here and it will not be to everyone's taste, so we try to show this all as clearly as we can within the photos. However, it should always be well maintained, and we are sorry that it appears that some areas have quickly become very worn. The property owners have since replaced the cooker hood, the sofa and both chairs in the living room, and are addressing other areas as soon as they can once they are permitted to travel to the property again. We were glad to see that you had a lovely holiday to St Ives and we really do hope to welcome you back again soon. Ben, Customer Services

UPDATE: Island Cottage has been refurbished and re-decorated throughout in Feb 2021. The owners are keen to ensure that Island Cottage meets the needs of their guests and have taken note of the feedback, including comments on the steep step from the kitchen to the lounge which has now been altered.

The Cornish people are all very friendly and welcoming. The Restaurants and cafes are very welcoming, the restaurants are having to social distance but the Mermaid Restaurant in Fish Street is doing a takeaway service of restaurant quality food at very reasonable price. The Balancing Eel fish and chip shop by the sloop was a very organised set up order at the front door pick up at the side window. The St Ives shops are running well in these hard times, don’t listen to the negatives because they are very positive.

Location amazing! Has all amenities you could want for a lovely time in our favourite place, St Ives.

We have stayed at island cottage several times and love it. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with a cottage feel and the location is ideal for beaches and the town which are within a few minutes walk. My children refer to it as ‘ our holiday home’ and I truly wish it was!

Lovely stay Island Cottage

Decoration throughout needs updating, very dark and depressing. One bedroom needs refitting, no walking room around bed at all, totally impractical. Step into kitchen very steep, found unsuitable for toddler, elderly and anyone with knee problems. Mattresses need replacing, no one slept well. Not a comfortable stay. Having stayed in identical property on Island Rd for many years, will not return to Island Cottage, not worth the savings in rental cost.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your comments. We are very sorry to read that Island Cottage had not met your expectations. Island Cottage is a traditional fisherman's Cottage which has always been a very popular property that many return to regularly, but we appreciate that the style and decor may not suit everyone. If you are looking to return to Cornwall in the future, please do not hesitate to contact us and we can ensure that your next property choice s more suitable to your requirements. Lucy, Customer Services

UPDATE: Island Cottage has been refurbished and re-decorated throughout in Feb 2021. The owners are keen to ensure that Island Cottage meets the needs of their guests and have taken note of the feedback, including comments on the steep step from the kitchen to the lounge which has now been altered.

Amazing little cottage in a perfect location, we were able to nip to the beach, or town and managed to avoid some of the downpours that Storm Dennis brought us. This house had everything you could need, including hot water bottles for the chillier nights. The kitchen was probably the best stocked kitchen we have come across in a holiday let, and it made self catering very easy. The cottage itself is cosy and welcoming and we felt very much at home here and wouldn’t hesitate to come again.

Very cosy cottage. Well stocked with crockery etc. Comfortable beds. Nice shower rooms.

We stayed May 25th till June 1st 2019 Not a very nice cottage, it’s dull, grim, dark, Needs a complete update, wouldn’t stay again.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We were very sorry to see that this property wasn't to your liking and that you wouldn't stay again. We try to ensure that we market a large range of properties, to take account of the wide range in people's tastes and budgets. Island Cottage is a traditional fisherman's Cottage which has always been a very popular property that many return to regularly, but we appreciate that the style and decor may not suit everyone, so we try to show it as clearly as possible within the photos. Please do not hesitate to get in contact with us if you are ever looking to return to Cornwall, so that we can best advise you on properties that will better meet your requirements and preferred taste. Tanya, Customer Services

UPDATE: Island Cottage has been refurbished and re-decorated throughout in Feb 2021. The owners are keen to ensure that Island Cottage meets the needs of their guests and have taken note of the feedback, including comments on the steep step from the kitchen to the lounge which has now been altered.

Excellent location for beaches and island carpark.

The cottage was in an excellent location. Ideal for 6 adults as the added bathroom was a bonus. Lovely and warm making it very cosy.

Lovely cottage in an ideal location. Everything you could want for a great stay in St Ives

Our stay at island cottage was fantastic the location couldn't be more perfect.

I would be happy to recommend Island Cottage to potential future guests. The cottage is clean and comfortable, contains all the facilities required for a fun family holiday, and is ideally located for easy access to beaches (Portgwidden beach is literally a one minute walk from the cottage), the coastal footpath, shops and restaurants.