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Jacks - 12 Back Road West Downalong, St Ives

£392 - £990 per week

Just a short stroll from the beach sits 12 Back Road West; a quirky, shabby chic and dog-friendly property, set over three floors - with living and kitchen area on the ground floor, twin bedroom and bathroom on the first and master bedroom at the top of the house. It is perfectly located to indulge in lazy days on the beach and long walks across the coast path, taking in the breathtaking scenery, which is pretty much on your doorstep.

There is so much to do and see in St Ives and the surrounding area and you'll be in the perfect spot for it all. You're also just a two minute walk away from Bamaluz beach, an all-year round dog friendly beach. Please note the fire is for decoration only.


one step down from street level leading into:

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

TV, two comfortable armchairs, two seater chair, table with seating for four, unduction hob, integrated oven, fridge, dishwasher. Stairs to first floor:

Bedroom 1

twin beds.


bath with shower over, WC, basin. Stairs to:

Bedroom 2

super king size double bed.

Additional information

gas central heating, no handrail and open staircases on some sections of the stairs. small outside area to the front of the property, the fire is for decoration only. Please note there is no washing machine, WiFi, two dogs welcome.


Lovely cottage with a really cosy feel. Perfect location - central position. Great little shop a few steps away where you can get anything you need. Comfortable and very clean, with everything you need for a holiday. Wish we could have stayed longer! Definitely recommend staying there and look forward to our next holiday there.

August 2020

Perfect location for Porthmeor beach and the harbour. Allowing 2 dogs to stay with us made our family holiday complete, thank you.

October 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

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. 

TBC 31st December 2020

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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.


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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.


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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 2021

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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!


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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.


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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 a really cosy feel. Perfect location - central position. Great little shop a few steps away where you can get anything you need. Comfortable and very clean, with everything you need for a holiday. Wish we could have stayed longer! Definitely recommend staying there and look forward to our next holiday there.

1 month ago

Perfect location for Porthmeor beach and the harbour. Allowing 2 dogs to stay with us made our family holiday complete, thank you.

Nov 2019

Jacks was an excellent location and had all the features for a relaxing holiday! Very nicely finished and great it accepted a dog! Would stay again and recommend to others!

Sep 2019

A lovely cosy cottage in a great location. Well equipped with comfortable beds and nicely furnished.

Aug 2019

A perfect cottage in a perfect location.

Mar 2019

Great position and full of original character: so convenient for the town and especially Porthmeor beach, you can hear the sea at night which is magical.

Nov 2018

We recently stayed at Jacks and would definitely book again. Lovely cottage in a central location. Really enjoyed our stay.

Apr 2018

Superb little cottage. Very cosy and in a super location right in the heart of beautiful St Ives.

Dec 2017

Perfect location close to shops and beach but not noisy. Really comfortable beds and everything you need for a relaxing time.

Enabled us to really relax which made it hard to leave.

Dec 2017

I would happily stay here again and would definitely recommend it.

Oct 2017

Perfectly located..cute little cottage close to all amenities. Great place to stay. Not ideal for elderly guests or anyone with mobility problems. We are in our 40's and had to be careful on the steep stairs..especially as they have no carpet and maybe slippery. Great for toning your legs though!

Jun 2017

Reply from Aspects Holidays

It is great to see that you enjoyed the beautiful location of Jacks, having everything St Ives has to offer right on your doorstep. Thank you for highlighting that the stairs may be something to consider before booking. We always try to be as honest as we can be with our property descriptions and photos, so hope that the photo of the stairs and description mention of the lack of handrail, and open sections, helped to highlight this ok. Our Sales team are always happy to help advise on the best, most suitable property to suit anyones requirements, so if this an important consideration, please do not hesitate to speak to one of the team when booking another holiday to Cornwall. We hope you had a fantastic time here and thank you again for leaving your feedback. Tanya, Customer Services.

Not suitable for young children...elderly..disabled or infirm

May 2017

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your feedback. St Ives is packed full of character and traditional St Ives fishermans cottages. The traditional cottages can be a little smaller, with layouts/stairs more quirky and steeper than in more modern buildings, so we understand that this can be an important consideration for some. We always try to be as open, honest and accuarate as possible with our descriptions and photos, and hope that we have achieved that in this case. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with our sales team, to discuss before booking, if this is something that may be a consideration for your party. Maddie, Customer Services.

We loved Jacks! We've stayed in a few properties in St. Ives and we reckon this was the best so far. Lovely décor and furnishings, trendy & chic, a warm & comfortable environment. The coal-effect gas fire is very cosy. A great location on Back Road East and you can unload the car a few yards away outside the Chapel. Even better, a one minute walk to The Sloop! We'd definitely stay again.

May 2017

Small, but comfortable. No oven = eating out every night! Super clean, very close to the town.

Apr 2017

Thought the kitchen was a bit bashed up! Armchairs could have been more comfortable! Shower curtains over bath probably need improvement. This is the first time we have used you but we are happy with yourselves just thought the property could do with some tweaks but loved St Ives as usual so overall happy :)

Aug 2016

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your very helpful comments. Great to hear how much you enjoy St Ives. I am pleased to report that the owner has since replaced the armchairs, had some work carried out to the kitchen, and replaced the shower curtain with a screen. Hopefully we will see you back at this property again, so that you can see the improvements. Tanya, Customer Services

Good basic cottage but a fantastic location.

Jul 2016

Cottage lovely and clean

Mar 2016