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Mea Cottage Downalong, St Ives

£680 - £1838

This charming, renovated fisherman's cottage is set over three floors and is in the perfect location, just a few seconds from Fore Street, but quietly situated in a quaint corner of St Ives town. It offers all the comfort you need and even enjoys fabulous, dual aspects sea views from the top bedroom, over the rooftops to both the Island and St Ives Bay. As you are in the heart of the town, you can step from your door and in 100 paces arrive at either Harbour Beach or Porthmeor beach.

When you open the doors you will walk in to an attractive sitting room and you can immediately see how much care and detail the owners have put into decorating the cottage. As you ascend you will see that many of the items in the property have been skillfully and lovingly handmade. Mea Cottage really is a beautiful sight to behold.

Sitting/dining room

three sofas, TV/DVD, table with seating for six.


gas hob, gas oven, dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine, door that leads to wet room.

Wet room

WC, basin, shower, heated flooring, hand held shower head, wetsuit hanging area.

Bedroom 1

double bed, TV/DVD, en suite with WC, shower, basin.

Bedroom 2

twin beds, TV/DVD, hanging hooks, stairs inside bedroom leading to top floor bedroom.

Bedroom 3

double bed, TV/DVD, hanging hooks, dual aspect sea views.

Additional information

gas central heating, children must be accompanied at all times when in the top bedroom due to the low windows, to access the top bedroom you have to walk through the twin bedroom, travel cot provided, 2 stairgates provided. Please note - parking is not outside the property, it is located a two minute drive or a ten minute walk away on Trerice Place. Please note the wet room is on the ground floor. WiFi, short breaks available.


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Lovely coattge in a fanstastic central location!

September 2018

Really enjoyed our stay there.. loved the property& decor absolutely loved the furniture.. very similar to my own taste.. would highly recommend kind regards dawn

July 2018

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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 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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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.

10th - 12th May 2019

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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 2019 

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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!

August 2019

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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.

14th - 28th September 2019

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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 2019

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What our guests say...

We love hearing about our guests’ experiences, and 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.

Fantastic location, nicely decorated cottage but very dark and would be too cramped for six adults.

September 2018

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your comments and it is great to hear how much you liked it at Mea Cottage. A large number of properties within the heart of St Ives are traditional fishermans cottages. They are packed full of character inside and out, but often a little smaller and layouts more quirky than in more modern buildings. We always try to be as open and honest as possible, so whilst it can accommodate 6, with 2 double bedrooms and a twin bedroom, and there is seating for 6 in the dining and sitting area, we try to give an accurate representation of the size and layout of all properties within our photos and descriptions, so hope that we have achieved that in this case, but we will continue to monitor feedback. We hope that it suited all members of your party, and hope that you enjoyed everything that St Ives had to offer. Tanya, Customer Services

Lovely coattge in a fanstastic central location!

September 2018

Really enjoyed our stay there.. loved the property& decor absolutely loved the furniture.. very similar to my own taste.. would highly recommend kind regards dawn

July 2018

Mea cottage was lovely. The location was perfect: near enough to shops and beaches but still quiet. Views from the top bedroom where stunning...

April 2018

Lovely family home. Thoughtfully decorated and close to all the amenities shops and beaches. Beautiful views from the loft space. Quiet and peaceful even though you are close to everything. Situated on a pretty cobbled street. Has everything you would expect from a cottage. Would recommend

March 2018

We had a magical stay at Mea Cottage. The location was perfect to enjoy all that St. Ives has to offer. The refurb of the property was to a very high standard and it was a lovely home from home. We especially loved the views from the double aspect top bedroom! Very highly recommended...

February 2018

A wonderful centrally located quality cottage. Perfect for a small family holiday.

October 2017

Beautiful cottage with all the home comforts and amazing views! Hamper was a welcome surprise on arrival.

September 2017

A very comfortable cottage and very well equipped in a perfect location of St Ives close to beaches, harbour and shops, I would highly recommend staying in Mea Cottage and look forward to returning in the future

September 2017

Amazing views and great location, very tastefully decorated, comfortable cottage.

September 2017

Spotlessly clean and a great location for all St Ives has to offer as right in the heart of the town. Access to the cottage is a little steep so maybe not the best for people who have difficulty walking

April 2017

£680 - £1838