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Number Four Beach Court
Downalong, St Ives

£964 - £2536 per week

A fantastic sea-facing apartment, with magnificent views over Porthgwidden beach and the Island. Number Four is just a few steps away from the lovely white sands of Porthgwidden beach with its sparkling waters and charming cafe.

Have a swim before breakfast and pop back indoors to change. Look out for seals and dolphins from the living room or just gaze at the waves from your bed. The South West Coast Path is just on the doorstep with wonderful scenic walks round the island and beyond to Zennor. The Tate Gallery, Hepworth Garden and Porthmeor Studios are just a short stroll. There's a wealth of exciting shops, galleries and fabulous restaurants to explore nearby. For Golfers, head down the coast to Lelant for the scenic links course. Or just chill - From the living room, you can watch the tide lapping onto the beach, and look out for seals and dolphins. Watch the waves crashing up to Godrevy Lighthouse, which inspired Virginia Wolf's novel "To The Lighthouse". For art lovers there are regular classes that can be booked for drawing, painting and pottery and crafts. Number Four used to be home to St Ives artist Bob Crossley, whose son still paints and runs the Gallery below. There is a wealth of interesting independent shops, galleries and fabulous restaurants within a short walking distance. This is a perfect holiday place for couples and larger families alike.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2


Bedroom 3



from street level with internal staircase to the apartment door. Hallway with spiral staircase leading to bedrooms 2 and 3. Doors to:

Utility room

washing machine, sink, storage area and hanging space.


bath, wash basin, W/C.

Bedroom 1

twin beds, TV, fitted cupboard hanging space, views over beach.

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

views overlooking the Island, St. Nicholas Chapel and Porthgwidden beach, sitting area with L-shaped sofa, curved Smart TV, selection of games, books and DVDs, dining area with table and seating for six, kitchen area with oven, induction hob, Smeg fridge, dishwasher, Nespresso machine.

Bedroom 2

twin beds, hanging hooks, Velux windows with sea and rooftop views.

Shower room

shower, WC, basin.

Bedroom 3

king size bed, hanging hooks, fabulous panoramic views over beach and coast.

Additional information

electric wall heaters, storage for surf boards, kayaks etc. in rear courtyard, there is one flight of internal stairs to take you into the property, which is over two levels along with a spiral staircase. WiFi.


4 Beach court is spacious, light and airy. It is well appointed and has a commanding view across Porthgwidden beach and the Island.

May 2024

An excellent property which was clean and airy. Close to amenities and lovely views. Would definitely stay here sgain

October 2023

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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.

4 Beach court is spacious, light and airy. It is well appointed and has a commanding view across Porthgwidden beach and the Island.

An excellent property which was clean and airy. Close to amenities and lovely views. Would definitely stay here sgain

This is the 4th time we've stayed at this property and we absolutely love it.

This flat is perfect ! Wonderful location ready for New Year’s Day swim and perfect for dolphin spotting - we were so lucky this year and had 3 days of them

Really enjoyed our holiday here again, and would definitely like to return in future. Beautiful apartment and we were luck to have amazing weather too. A great holiday, thank you!

A beautiful apartment opposite a stunning sandy beach. Perfectly located and only a few minutes walk from all the shops and restaurants. Apartment was clean and contained all of the mod cons including Alexa! Only downside was being woken up by the bins being removed every morning at 6am!

Reply from Aspects Holidays

The location is pretty hard to beat, isn't it? We were sorry to hear that Biffa were doing their collections so early in the morning. It is always a risk in such a central location, but the owner has been following up with them regularly since getting this feedback and Biffa should now not do bottle collections before 7am, so we hope this will help. Thank you for brining it to our attention. Tanya, Customer Services

Lovely apartment, very well presented, clean and with fantastic views. Easy access to the town and all the beaches.

Only negative was being woken every morning at 6:30am by bin lorry emptying bins from the beach cafe opposite.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed the apartment and its great location and views, they are pretty special, aren't they!? Being in such a busy area, there is a risk of being disturbed early in the morning, but the owner has been in regular contact with Biffa since your stay and both bin collections and bottle collections should now be after 7am. Katy, Customer Services

Amazing location right outside Porthgwidden beach and modern furnishings and great art in apartment. But public toilets, restaurant bins and Island car park also in view.

But great proximity to Porthmeor and Porthgwidden beach, the Island is 1 min away and double bedroom has the best view.

Went on some lovely walks .Bought some nice things and had some great meals out .Oh and the accommodation was pretty special to so thank you Aspects Team for another lovely holuday

Lovely property renovated to a high standard with breath taking views.

The photos of Number Four Beach Court don’t do this place justice. Spotlessly clean, beds were very comfortable, and the little quality touches around the apartment were very well thought out. The location is brilliant and the views were amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, and have already booked to come back. Can’t wait! Highly recommended.

Overall view of apartment very good especially if you have children with beach being so close. Lovely that body boards bucket and spades and chairs plus games for beach were in apartment to use if required, we did not know this so had taken our own with us. We would stay here again and definitely recommend to family and friends.

Beautiful clean, modern, bright apartment with exceptional views and a brilliant location overlooking Porthgwidden Beach. Would definitely recommend and stay again.

Aspects holidays are superb in every way, their communication is excellent and the team can’t do enough to help, their property knowledge and accommodating manner is second to none and I would not use any other provider, I have booked with them 6 times now and they have never let me down.

Fantastic - many thanks

Amazing location only a few steps from Porthgwidden beach. Lie in bed in the main bedroom and watch the sun rise over the sea. Lovely, quirky apartment, very well equipped with high quality appliances. Loved it!

Spectacular location, 50 yards from the beach 200 yards from the harbour and main restaurants, in one of Cornwall's best loved resorts, superior accommodation, excellent fixtures & fittings, the 50 inch Smart TV went done well with the children on the 2 bad weather days we suffered. If you want a holiday with the children on the beach, no driving your car, easy access to all what St Ives has to offer this is for you. We will be back.

Simply cannot recommend this property enough. It had everything we needed for a fantastic week long break. Not having to wash up because of the dishwasher, washing machine, lovely and warm, spotlessly clean, plenty of room, the views are outstanding. Everything has been thought of for a lovely enjoyable holiday.

Wonderful <3

Perfect place and a perfect holiday. Loved the property and location, it brought much happiness. Will definitely book again . Thankyou

Lovely property, sea views very uplifting, children loved being close to beach, great to have a proper bath, grandparents were comfy in the downstairs bedroom with a tv of their own. Welcome pack was very good and much appreciated, thank you. Wine was delicious.

This Property has THE #1 location having stayed in St Ives 17 times over 22 years with many companies in as many properties. I could lay in bed with a cup of tea and see Dolphins in the bay. A real tonic and stress reliever. Thank you Aspects.

Lovely place to stay even in winter, warm etc. Great for watching the rough seas and for the Porthgwidden Beach cafe which was yards from the house.This place has been well thought out with many extra touches which is something you do not always find in holiday cottages.

This apartment is in a wonderful position,just a few paces from Porhtgwidden beach. It had sea views from most rooms and was warm and snug. It has everything you might need for a holiday, including games,books and DVD's for all ages. All the beds were comfortable and the furnishings and fittings were of good quality. Beautiful decor. We had fabulous weather in October and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

I could have sat for ours looking a the views from the apartment. We even saw dolphins from our lounge window. Very bright and nicely decorated and convenient for all the shops and restaurants.

Perfect location - in a stone's throw of two of St Ives' best beaches. The accommodation had everything we needed.

4 Beach Court is in an ideal location for families. It's very close to Porthgwidden beach and everything else in St Ives is just a short walk away. The apartment is of a very high standard and very modern and clean. We felt relaxed as soon as we had arrived and just by the fact the kids were jumping about with excitement as we went through the door said it all really. Thank you!