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Nell's Cottage Downalong, St Ives

£449 - £1190 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 double bed, wicker chair.

Family bathroom

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

Bedroom 2

super king size double 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.


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

September 2020

Lovely, well equipped cottage in a great location

July 2020

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1 Jan - 8 Feb449
15 February468
22 Feb - 21 Mar449
28 March503
4 Apr - 11 Apr646
18 Apr - 25 Apr503
2 May606
9 May - 16 May637
23 May931
30 May771
6 June802
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5 September728
12 September672
19 September534
26 Sep - 10 Oct529
17 October540
24 October601
31 Oct - 12 Dec449
19 December724
26 Dec - 31 Dec917


1 Jan - 6 Feb458
13 February478
20 Feb - 20 Mar458
27 March513
3 Apr - 10 Apr659
17 April458
24 April513
1 May618
8 May - 22 May650
29 May950
5 June787
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3 July1000
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17 July1129
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4 September743
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18 September545
25 Sep - 9 Oct540
16 October551
23 October613
30 Oct - 11 Dec458
18 December739
25 Dec - 31 Dec935


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.


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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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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 2021

Find out more about New Year's Eve in St Ives here>

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.

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

Sep 2020

Lovely, well equipped cottage in a great location

Aug 2020

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

Feb 2020

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.

Jan 2020

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.

Dec 2019

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!!

Aug 2019

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

Aug 2019

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.

May 2019

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 ??.

Jul 2018

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.

Apr 2018

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

Apr 2018

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

Jan 2018

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

Oct 2017

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.

Oct 2017

Lovely cottage in an ideal location

Sep 2017

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

Apr 2017

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

Dec 2016

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

May 2015

A lovely cottage in a great location of st ives.

Oct 2014

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

Sep 2014