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Octopus House
Downalong, St Ives

£514 - £1352 per week
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Located in the heart of Downalong next to The Island you will find Octopus House, only a stone's throw from Porthgwidden beach, or the beautiful sands of Porthmeor, renowned for its surf and beachside restaurant. Recently refurbished and stylishly designed throughout, the house has everything you need to enjoy a comfortable stay, with the master bedroom enjoying views across The Island and out toward Porthmeor and Godrevy. Being so centrally located means within a few minutes you can be strolling along Fore Street and the array of independent shops and restaurants, where you can enjoy a tipple on the harbour front!

Entrance

from the courtyard straight into:

Kitchen/dining room/sitting room

induction hob, electric oven, dishwasher, dining table with bench, two chairs, two sofas, Smart TV, DVD player, tub chair, views of the island. Washing machine under the stairs which lead from sitting area up to:

Bedroom 1

double bed, views of the island.

Bathroom

bath with shower over, basin, WC.

Bedroom 2

twin bed.

Additional information

WiFi.

 
 

Our first experience with Aspects Holidays and it was all great. We wouldn't hesitate to book through them again. Octopus House was fabulous - such a great location for Porthgwidden/Porthmeor beaches and within minutes walk of the wharf/fore street too! The house was immaculate, had everything that we needed for a very comfortable stay. The 2nd bedroom is cosy but it is only for sleeping in so was fine. The beds in both rooms were very comfortable.Good to have bed linen and towels provided as other companies we've used in St Ives don't so you either have to pay more to rent them or bring your own with you. Kitchen seemed well equipped but to be honest we didn't do any cooking...ate out/takeaways for us!

May 2022

Octopus house is a cosy, well equipped, modern property next to the Island. A wonderfully light and clean house with everything you'll need. Beds are very comfortable. One of the best properties I've stayed in!

May 2022

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Downalong

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.

Octopus house is a cosy, well equipped, modern property next to the Island. A wonderfully light and clean house with everything you'll need. Beds are very comfortable. One of the best properties I've stayed in!

Our first experience with Aspects Holidays and it was all great. We wouldn't hesitate to book through them again. Octopus House was fabulous - such a great location for Porthgwidden/Porthmeor beaches and within minutes walk of the wharf/fore street too! The house was immaculate, had everything that we needed for a very comfortable stay. The 2nd bedroom is cosy but it is only for sleeping in so was fine. The beds in both rooms were very comfortable.Good to have bed linen and towels provided as other companies we've used in St Ives don't so you either have to pay more to rent them or bring your own with you. Kitchen seemed well equipped but to be honest we didn't do any cooking...ate out/takeaways for us!

Great location, excellent facilities 100% stay again!!

We had a lovely Autumn holiday using Octopus House as our base. The location couldn't be better, with a beautiful beach almost at the front door and a 5-minute walk to the harbour, but also really quiet being off the busy one-way thoroughfare through Downalong. The house has been finished to a high spec, with comfortable beds, big TV and WiFi, a good kitchen, classy furniture and smart bathroom, and the decor is refreshingly free of that driftwood/shell clutter you can often get in Cornish holiday lets. Particular thanks to the Aspects Team (Tabitha and Nicole) who retrieved and returned something I left behind: great service all round! Highly recommend.

Fantastic modern, well equipped cottage, close to the amenities and the Island. Very quiet on an evening so no disturbed sleep. Would definitely stay here again.

We loved our stay at Octopus House in St Ives. Everything about it was perfect - the location, the comfort, cleanliness, high spec of finish all led to a great stay and the service from Aspect holidays was great too - very smooth and easy, from booking through to after service. Thankyou for our lovely holiday.

Beautiful holiday home with modern interior and appliances. Well located next to 2 stunning beaches and very close to the town centre. Would recommend to friends and family.

Excellent property & location Can’t wait to stay there again Fantastic week . Thank you Aspects

Great location especially if you have any children. Steps from the beach and shops. Beautifully decorated Only negative is the lack of any designated adjacent parking.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

It's great to hear how much you enjoyed Octopus House. Parking is unfortunately at a premium in St Ives with many of the properties that are in the best central locations not having this facility. For those without parking, it is always worth looking into options beforehand on the local council website and private parking availability, particularly for peak weeks. There is also a park and ride facility which some find useful. Please feel free to contact the team for any advice. Thanks for your comments, and we hope to see you back here soon. Tanya, Customer Services

Octopus House exceeded all our expectations! A cute little 2 bed right in between two of St Ives best beaches.

The property has an open plan set up on the ground floor with a modern bathroom plus two bedrooms. Down stairs is decorated and spected to a lovely standard with BOSH appliances in the kitchen and a Siemens washing machine.

The master bedroom has sea views, the bathroom and second bedroom are to the rear over looking the courtyard.

All in all an excellent place to stay in the world's best place.