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Nell's Cottage
Downalong, St Ives

£632 - £1470 per week

Nestled in the heart of Downalong is Nell's Cottage, a delightful three storey property which has been lovingly restored into a warm and welcoming holiday home sleeping up to six, perfect for families or couples at any time of the year. Step inside and your welcomed by the light and airy, open plan sitting room, which leads through to the kitchen, providing an ideal space for families to relax together. On the first floor you will find the first of the two king sized bedrooms and family bathroom, with further stairs ascending to the twin and on the third floor the second super king bedroom, where comfortable beds await, for a peaceful night's slumber, ready for the next day's adventures.

Being in such a central location means the cottage is only a stone's throw from the bustling harbour front, where you'll find a fantastic collection of cafes, restaurants, boutique shops, and not forgetting the towns five beautiful beaches, there really is something for everyone. Hot summer days can be spent on Porthmeor beach situated only a few minutes stroll away, perfect for a morning dip and laid-back afternoons sunbathing, or for the more adventurous take to the surf with professional tuition from St Ives Surf School. For keen walkers in the party, you can join the stunning southwest coastal path, which leads you from Porthmeor to Zennor, where you can then enjoy a pint at the Tinners Arms in Zennor, before hopping back on the bus to St Ives. All in all, Nell's Cottage is ideally situated to make the most of your St Ives holiday!

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2


Bedroom 3



one step down from Back Road West leading straight into:

Sitting room

large L-shaped sofa, foot stool with storage, electric fire, Smart TV, Bluetooth speaker, dining table with seating for six, selection of books. There is also a selection of DVDs, a DVD player is located in the cupboard which can connected to the top bedroom TV.


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.


I would definitely book Nell’s cottage again

June 2024

Nell’s cottage is the perfect place to enjoy a family holiday! Comfortable, well equipped and ideally situated just a few minutes walk to all the beaches and shopping. Once visited you will certainly want to return again and again!

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.

I would definitely book Nell’s cottage again

Nell’s cottage is the perfect place to enjoy a family holiday! Comfortable, well equipped and ideally situated just a few minutes walk to all the beaches and shopping. Once visited you will certainly want to return again and again!

Our second stay at Nell’s Cottage and also booked for next April. Great location, very comfortable with all the amenities required to accommodate our stay.
(Would still like a bigger toaster though!????)

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you so much for your review of Nell's Cottage, and we are pleased to hear you had a great returning stay at the property. We shall pass along your request for a bigger toaster to the owner of the property, and see what we can get sorted before you return next April! We look forward to welcoming you back. Katy, Customer Services.

Great cottage in an excellent location with everything you would need for your stay and the welcome box was a handy bonus full of the little extras you need.

Loved our stay at Nell’s Cottage. Owners provided for everything, really comfortable and perfect location.
(Would love a bigger toaster????????)

Nell’s Cottage is well presented and spacious and in an ideal location for all beaches and St Ives town. Perfect for a week or more and we would definitely book to stay here again.

Location is great. Worth the lack of parking…able to park in The Sloop at 6pm for £2 if leaving by 9am. House has big bedrooms and massive beds. Lovely to be about 12 steps from Porthmeor and the harbour. Lots of equipment … nice bedding and towels etc.

Nell's Cottage is in a great location for easy access to the harbour, beaches, bars and cafes. It is very clean and spacious with everything you need during your stay.

A fantastic cottage with everything you need plus more. It is in a fantastic location. We will definitely be returning

Aspects are a friendly, welcoming team and nothing is ever too much trouble. I will always highly recommend them

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!