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Nell's Cottage
Downalong, St Ives

£546 - £1270 per week

A delightful three storey Downalong cottage which has been lovingly restored into a warm, welcoming and extremely comfortable home. Walk in from Back Road West into the light and airy sitting room with stable door and you will be amazed by the sense of space of Nell's Cottage. Just a few moments away is Porthmeor beach, the turquoise waters of the harbour and the charming shop-lined cobbled street running through the centre of St Ives. Ideal for families or friends sharing, Nell's Cottage will become a firm favourite to all who stay there.


one step down from Back Road West leading straight into:

Sitting room

large L-shaped sofa, foot stool with storage, electric fire, TV/DVD, Bluetooth speaker, dining table with seating for six, selection of books and DVDs.


electric oven and induction hob, washing machine, small dishwasher, fridge/freezer, tumble dryer under stairs. Stairs from ground floor to first floor:

Bedroom 1

super king size bed, wicker chair.

Family bathroom

bath with shower over, basin, WC. Stairs from landing up to:

Bedroom 2

super king size bed. Four stairs lead from second to third floor:

Bedroom 3

twin beds, bean bag.

Additional information

gas central heating, indoor games and toys, travel cot and highchair available, WiFi.


St. Ives is a wonderful place to take a holiday and choosing to stay at Nell’s cottage makes it all the more enjoyable.

May 2022

Nell’s Cottage is a beautiful traditional fisherman’s house in the centre of St Ives. It is finished to a first class standard, the kitchen is amazing. The bedrooms are spacious and cosy and the bathroom is luxurious. We would definitely stay again !

April 2022

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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. 

31st December 2022

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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. 

6th February 2023

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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.

13th - 15th May 2021

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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.

10th - 24th September 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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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.

St. Ives is a wonderful place to take a holiday and choosing to stay at Nell’s cottage makes it all the more enjoyable.

Nell’s Cottage is a beautiful traditional fisherman’s house in the centre of St Ives. It is finished to a first class standard, the kitchen is amazing. The bedrooms are spacious and cosy and the bathroom is luxurious. We would definitely stay again !

Fantastic cottage, in a fantastic location. Love this place, could recommend enough.

Nells cottage is beautiful, spotlessly clean throughout, very comfortable, has everything one could wish for, close to all amenities including a very well stocked corner shop. We are planning to stay there again next year.

Excellent location for us, regarding the beaches, harbour and restaurants. Comfortable cottage for a family of five. We’ve enjoyed regularly staying at Nell’s Cottage over the last six years!

The space in the cottage we had for the whole family was amazing and the location is exactly what we needed in our "happy place" - St Ives We were so pleased with our stay that on our journey home we re - booked for next year, but this time for 2 weeks rather than the 1!

Lovely cottage, great location to everything. Excellent facilities in the cottage. We had a great stay. Thank you

Our visits to St. Ives and especially to Nell’s Cottage have always been very special. We have made many happy family memories there.

I have stayed many times in St Ives and would definitely stay at Nell's Cottage again. The cottage is in a good location close to the beach and town. The standard of furnishings and decoration was excellent.

Great little bolthole. Close to everything you need. Simplicity itself to access the property, and relax.

Lovely, well equipped cottage in a great location

The best cottage we have stayed in during our several visit to St Ives

Wow. How can such a narrow cottage have so much space! Large bedrooms and bathroom. Excellent equipped kitchen, traditional Christmas dinner cooked with ease. Very comfortable and homely and superbly appointed.

Nell's Cottage is an extremely comfortable and well appointed cottage with excellent facilities, which has been done up to an high standard. It ticks every box and is clearly the pride and joy of the owner who wants guests to enjoy it as much as she obviously does. I think everyone will buy into that.

Nell's cottage is in a fantastic location. It is very comfortable and spacious and is the best equipped cottage I've ever stayed in - it had everything and more!!

A great cottage! Perfect for family holidays. Nells Cottage was in ideal proximity for all beaches, shops, bars & restaurants! Would definitely return!

Our second stay at Nell’s Cottage, we love the location, so close to our favourite beach. We had a lovely stay, a comfortable cottage with everything you need.

Lovely spacious cottage, king size beds and wardrobes which are unusual in St Ives! And less than a minute from Porthmeor beach, which in my opinion is the best in the world ??.

We had a lovely stay at Nell’s Cottage, we visit St Ives every year and this has been one of the best Cottages we have stayed in, the location is brilliant and the cottage has everything you need.

A splendid cottage which is extremely well furnished in a very good area close to beach and stores and island car park. Highly recommended

Absolutely delightful Cottage we cannot wait to return for our 3rd Xmas got make more happy memories.

Gorgeous cottage, very cosy & comfy, huge beds! Perfectly located for beaches, shops, town centre - arts & crafts & Tate - short walk from Island car Park - Perfect!

Had many holidays in Cornwall with Aspects Holidays and our favorites has to be Hobbit Cottage & Nell's Cottage.Always stayed at Hobbit but left to late to book so choose Nell's cottage. Will be hard to choose next year between the two as love them both. Excellent location, clean and nicely furnished. For a family of four can highly recommend both.

Lovely cottage in an ideal location

Top location, space and very well equipped house for family!

Keep it secret as we may not find any vacancies when trying to book again!

Our second happy year here at Nells Cottage. Looking forward to many more.

A lovely cottage in a great location of st ives.

Great house in a fab location only a few minutes walk to porthmoer or Norway stores!