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Midships Downalong, St Ives

£618 - £2206 per week

An impressive four storey cottage situated in the very heart of the old quarter of St Ives. A beautifully restored property retaining many original features and extremely well-equipped and comfortable family accommodation. With both the sitting room and a large kitchen/dining room suitable for family and group socialising, as well as the added benefit of a secure parking space, this fabulous four bedroom cottage has everything you could need from a holiday home.


from Rose Lane with door and step down leading straight into:

Kitchen/dining room

oven and gas hob, breakfast bar, larder fridge, dishwasher, dining table and chairs, utility room housing washer/dryer, fridge/freezer.


bath with shower attachment, basin, WC. Staircase from ground floor to first floor:

Sitting room

two large sofas, TV/DVD. Staircase to second floor:

Bedroom 1

single bed.

Bedroom 2

double bed.

Bedroom 3

double bed, TV.

Shower room

large corner shower, basin, WC, window seat. Staircase to the attic bedroom:

Bedroom 4

king size double bed, sea and town views.

Additional information

undercover parking for one car, large storage room for surf/beach gear and cycles, gas central heating, WiFi.


Well presented cottage with every thing you could need in easy reach of the beach and town

March 2020

Property was beautifully clean and very central and not on a hill! Good for older visitors. Nice large dining table - good for families. We all ended up using shower and loo on the third floor as bathroom on ground floor too far to go from 4th floor in middle of night. Staff friendly and helpful. Thank you.

February 2020

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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.

Well presented cottage with every thing you could need in easy reach of the beach and town

Mar 2020

Property was beautifully clean and very central and not on a hill! Good for older visitors. Nice large dining table - good for families. We all ended up using shower and loo on the third floor as bathroom on ground floor too far to go from 4th floor in middle of night. Staff friendly and helpful. Thank you.

Mar 2020

We had a lovely stay at Midships: the house is perfectly situated only yards from Fore Street and the harbour and a couple of minutes walk to Porthmeor. It’s surprisingly quiet considering it’s close proximity to the hustle and bustle of a busy St Ives in summer...

The house itself is spacious and comfortable and is equipped with everything you need to make it a relaxing stay. The added bonus of covered parking only seconds from the house makes it that much easier to go out for the day knowing you don’t have to struggle for parking on your return. We’d definitely stay at Midships again...

Sep 2019

Our family enjoyed a very comfortable stay in Midships which is ideally located a few minutes from both Porthmeor beach and the shops on Fore Street.

Aug 2019

Lovely property for a great family holiday. Excellent kitchen with plenty of space for eating, lovely light lounge. Bedrooms very comfortable. Very convenient for visiting town and the great local beaches. Seagulls seem to have a party in the middle of the night, but that’s just part of living in the middle of St Ives!!!

Jul 2019

Very family friendly cottage lots of room for all Recommended by us for all weathers Close to the beaches and walks for all weather use Well decorated and furnished to a high standard

Jul 2019

Absolutely beautiful property which is ideal for a larger family holiday. Comfortable and well equipped for your every need. Could not be any better situated for both the beach and the town. Will definitely be returning

Jun 2019

If you are looking for a comfortable place to stay in the centre of St Ives, Midships is for you. Literally a couple of minutes away from Porthmeor Beach, Fore Street, and the Harbour, the house is spacious, very well equipped, and very quiet. With a generous kitchen/ dining room combo on the ground floor and a light and airy sitting room on the first floor, it is spacious enough to allow people doing their own thing. Good kitchen, if you want to do your own cooking rather than enjoy the wonderful restaurants in town. The bedrooms are lovely, particularly the one in the loft. Highly recommended.

May 2019

Lovely spacious house in an amazing central location. Perfect for large families and ample space to be together but not on top of eachother!

Aug 2018

Well located with lots of space.

Jul 2018

Lovely cottage, lovely stay. Weve stayed in many cottages in st Ives over the past 6 years and this was the best!

Jun 2018

This was a great cottage in a fabulous location! There was plenty of space for a family of seven to both come together and be on their own when the need arose!!

Oct 2017

Midships is a spacious, modern, comfortable, well equipped property, ideal for 6 /7 people to stay. It is absolutely perfectly located, whether you are in St Ives for fishing, surfing, sun bathing, painting, night life .. this property is just a few moments from all these activities. For those unable to manage long walks or hills, this property is ideal, all beaches & the harbor & eateries, are just moments away, level walking. Wonderful!

Jul 2017

Great location , quality furnishings lovely house

Sep 2016

A great place to stay in the heart of St Ives, beautifully decorated and furnished. We would like to return to Midships again in the future.

May 2015

Perfect location for a large family. Well appointed.

Feb 2015