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Downalong, St Ives

£860 - £2687 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.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2


Bedroom 3


Bedroom 4



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. 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 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.


My family had a wonderful time at Midships. The accommodation is right in the centre of town with shops, restaurants and beaches literally a stones throw away. The house has everything you could wish for, hopefully we'll be back!

June 2024

4th time staying at midships. Never disappoints. Exellent holiday cottage.

May 2024

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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.

My family had a wonderful time at Midships. The accommodation is right in the centre of town with shops, restaurants and beaches literally a stones throw away. The house has everything you could wish for, hopefully we'll be back!

4th time staying at midships. Never disappoints. Exellent holiday cottage.

A really lovely house located within the heart of St Ives, we are returning guests for the second year running. We have everything we need there, it’s like home from home. It’s very quiet even with being close to the high street. You have a parking space which is ideal especially with being in the town. The beach is 2 mins from the house, which is amazing. This house and location never fails us.

3rd time at midships. Still property is of a exellent standard. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to being back next year.

Midships is a delightful property, the location is extremely close to the two main beaches, and has easy access to the shops. The car park space is a bonus, and we easily fitted a SUV in there.
I really enjoyed my stay at Midships, and St Ives speaks for itself - Stunning!

Spacious property in the heart of the town , close to beaches, shops and restaurants. The parking space, although quite difficult to manoeuvre, was great.

Lovely property! A great time was had by all of us

Absolutely superb accommodation. Easy access to all beaches and right in the town but far away to keep away from any noise. Car parking a stones throw away. Ideal for young family or people with walking disabilities. Can't fault it.

Fantastic family holiday at Midships - lots of space, comfortable and well equipped. The location was excellent, just a couple of minutes from Porthmeor Beach.

We had a wonderful stay at Midships Cottage. It is a beautiful, impeccably clean place with all the amenities one could need. We are a family of five, some with mobility issues and the location right next to the Harbour, Porthmeor Beach and lovely boutiques was ideal. The parking space is a huge bonus and just a two-minute walk from the cottage. The kitchen is well-equipped and we spent some lovely evenings cooking family dinners.

We had to postpone our holiday a few times because of Covid and Aspects Holidays and the owners were incredibly accommodating. We will definitely be coming back!

We stayed at Midships for 2 weeks at the beginning of July. It’s an absolutely gorgeous property filled with everything you could need or want. It’s central location is excellent for all shops and beaches and restaurants. The parking space was an absolute bonus and our suv fitted perfectly. We cannot recommend enough. We will definitely be back

Great property, well located and extremely comfortable, and more so as advertised! We have booked again as Midships is great value if you can get the full occupancy! The parking space whilst tight is a great bonus, and the utility area is another added bonus if you’re into water sports… we was able to store our kayak in the parking area and use the utility room for fishing rods and wetsuits etc.

Couldn't fault accommodation. Close to all beaches and shops and restaurants. Ideal for parking car up and enjoying holiday. Will definitely book again.

Fantastic place to stay, right in the heart of St Ives - a stones throw from the Main Street and beach. Whole family thoroughly enjoyed our stay and all said we’d return to this property again

Midships is a lovely large property in a great location. The bedrooms are large with comfortable beds. The living room is spacious, however the staircase is tight with low headroom, however this is to be expected in such an old property and didn’t cause us any problems. The advantage of having a parking space just a minutes walk away is ideal and accommodated our SUV with no problem. We would certainly stay here again.

Just returned home to Scotland after a lovely weeks holiday with family at Midships. The house was well situated for us and the parking space in the garage was a bonus. Everything was spotless when we arrived.

Great location close to beaches and shops (the nearest is a fab bakery). A well stocked kitchen and plenty of indoor space, plus the highly prized Downalong parking space. Highly recommend.

We throughly enjoyed our stay at Midships. The location is excellent, so close to our favourite beaches, town & the harbour. The property itself is very tastefully decorated & the kitchen is well equipped. The storage room is very useful for storing beach equipment & hanging wetsuits. We’ll definitely be back next year.

This is our second stay at Midships. Location is excellent and the accommodation is cosy but spacious. Despite its central location the noise in the evenings is minimal… We would definitely recommend this as an ideal place to stay for a family or large group.

Lovely stay for a family holiday.

Great place Perfect location Lovely cottage Free parking a godsend


We've just got back from st ives , the cottage is in a perfect location for shops , restaurants, bars harbour and beaches. Its a beautiful cottage, very well equipped and i would definitely recommend .

We spent a lovely Family week at midships and the location was perfect. A great house with plenty of space and good facilities.

Midships is a perfect venue for a family holiday, great location good parking and very well equipped kitchen for cooking family meals.

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

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.

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...

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.

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!!!

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

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

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.

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

Well located with lots of space.

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

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!!

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!

Great location , quality furnishings lovely house

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.

Perfect location for a large family. Well appointed.