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Island Cottage
Downalong, St Ives

£458 - £1214 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

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, 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.

 
 

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

October 2021

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.

October 2021

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2021

1 Jan - 6 Feb458
13 February478
20 Feb - 20 Mar458
27 March513
3 Apr - 10 Apr659
17 April458
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1 May618
8 May - 22 May650
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11 September685
18 September545
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16 October551
23 October613
30 Oct - 11 Dec458
18 December739
25 Dec - 31 Dec935

2022

1 Jan - 5 Feb483
12 Feb - 19 Feb559
26 February501
5 Mar - 19 Mar508
26 March552
2 Apr - 16 Apr737
23 April559
30 April629
7 May - 21 May667
28 May1041
4 June794
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25 June991
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29 Oct - 10 Dec483
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24 Dec - 31 Dec978
 

Downalong

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.

View all of our Downalong Cottages >

 

Local events

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

Find out more about New Year's Eve in St Ives here>

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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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!

July and August 2022

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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 Summer 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.

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.

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.