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Rose End Cottage
Downalong, St Ives

£554 - £1628 per week

Set in one of St Ives' prettiest cobbled streets, this character cottage retains many original features, yet is seamlessly styled to go hand in hand with a fresh and welcoming boutique look. You are a pebble's throw from the sheltered Harbour beach as well as the many waterside and cobbled street shops, restaurants and galleries. Explore another few hundred yards to Porthmeor beach (a big favourite for surfers and body boarders), Porthminster beach (a hit with younger families and foodies!) or Porthgwidden beach (for dolphin spotters). Rose End Cottage will tick many boxes for families holidaying in St Ives as well as couples looking for a romantic retreat.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2



two steps up from Bunkers Hill through stable door into:

Sitting room

sofa, armchair, Smart TV, DVD player, PS3 with a selection of games, steep staircase down to kitchen as well as up to first floor.


dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, electric oven and gas hob, dining table, chairs, iPod docking station, stable door onto Baileys Lane.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, Smart TV/DVD combi.


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

Bedroom 2

twin beds, Smart TV/DVD combi, dormer window, sea glimpses.

Additional information

gas central heating, cottage is set over four floors, private undercover parking for one average sized car,gas central heating, cottage is set over four floors, private undercover parking for one average sized car the space measures 17ft long and 6ft wide, the entrance to the garage is 8ft wide and 6ft 8" high, WiFi.


A lovely cottage in a great quiet position- the parking was a real bonus and much easier than anticipated ??

April 2024

A really lovely cottage, second stay, booked again for next year.

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.

A lovely cottage in a great quiet position- the parking was a real bonus and much easier than anticipated ??

A really lovely cottage, second stay, booked again for next year.

Very good property.

Aspects provide an excellent service by pleasant very efficient staff, who always go the extra mile to help us if we have any issues, which we rarely do. We couldn't have hoped for better accommodation.

Absolutely lovely accommodation. Best house we've had in our many years of coming to St Ives, so would definitely book Rose End Cottage again.

Rose End Cottage is a delightful property in the prefect location for access to beaches and the town. Highly recommended for anyone who is happy with a few steps as the property is on 4 floors.

We had a brilliant week at Rose End cottage. The location couldn't be better and the house is nicely furnished.

The stairs were manageable even with a 3year old but might be a challenge with younger toddlers who still require a stair gate. The parking space is very convenient and we managed with a Kia Niro which is a small/mid sized SUV but I wouldn't recommend anything bigger

Love this cottage. We've stayed a few times now and will definitely return. It's in the perfect location (in the middle of everything but not noisy) 2 mins to sea, coffee and the shops. Really well stocked and feels more like a home than a holiday let. Plus, it has parking.

We had a very enjoyable stay in Rose End Cottage. It was very clean, comfortable and warm in the cottage. There was everything we needed. So close to everything, especially the beaches. Huge amount of choice for eating out. St Ives is an absolutely beautiful place. We did have a problem with the beds on the top floor, the slates were so flimsy that they just fell through. So both my boys ended up sleeping on the mattresses on the floor ?? We did mention this but nothing was done about it. Other than this we had a great time.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are so sorry that you were left thinking that this had not been attended to. We had a tradesperson attend to the beds the same day that you had reported the issue. The slats were adjusted and as we had not heard anything further until now, we had thought that this had solved the issue. A further trades person has since attended, and a permanent solution is being sorted out with the owner. We are so glad that you still had a great time here and sorry again. Tanya, Customer Services UPDATE: THE SLATS HAVE NOW BEEN REPLACED AND PERMANENTLY FIXED

Overall a really lovely cottage to stay in with all the facilities and comfort you'd want on holiday, but the best part of staying at Rose End Cottage is its location, part way between the harbour and Fore Street to the left, and Porthmeor Beach to the right, perfection, and the reason why we've keep coming back year after year.

Fabulous cottage in a perfect location for the beaches and shops. Ideal parking very close to the cottage and the view from the little window in the attic room made my sons day. He couldn’t wait to look at the harbour tide position every morning and report the weather back to us before we left for a fun filled day. A bit noisy some evenings but nothing we didn’t expect with the location and the front bedroom. The kitchen is well equipped and it was lovely to eat breakfast with the back door open listening to the sounds of the day starting. Will be back as soon as humanly possibly

Lovely place in a great location. Parking is a plus. And close by. Stairs may hinder the less able including the first step. It’s a big one! Happy to recommend this lovely abode.

Rose Cottage is a wonderful home away from home. Beautifully decorated, super clean, spacious, very comfortable and in an amazing location right in the middle of St. Ives. Highly recommend.

We enjoyed staying at Rose End cottage. Great location and having a parking space was very useful. We found the cottage to be very cosy and well equipped but beware of steep stairs for younger/older guests. Lovely kitchen and living area.

The property is brilliantly located within St Ives. Be aware that the steep steps throughout the property are not suitable for anyone with knee problems or mobility issues. The beds are extremely comfortable but the single bed slats fell out easily so no jumping around on them!

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your feedback. Being set over 4 floors, there are quite a few stairs to negotiate and as with many traditional fisherman's cottages in Cornwall, the stairs are often steeper and narrower than what many are used to in more modern homes, so we try to show this where possible in photos or the website description. We are sorry that the bed slats fell out of the single bed though. We will get this looked into. Thanks for letting us know. Tanya, Customer Services

Another great stay - gorgeous house. Immaculately clean, really comfortable bed, great location - in the middle of everything but quiet. Love the kitchen - feels very homely. We'll definitely book again !

Gorgeous house and more spacious than expected. Really comfortable bed. Great location just a couple of mins from the beach, shops and restaurants but really quiet ( we were there at Xmas). Loved it - would highly recommend and will definitely rebook.

A cosy, beautifully-presented cottage.

Tucked away, yet close to harbour and beaches.

Generously-sized accommodation for four: important if the rain sets in.

Absolutely loved this cottage, very cute & comfortable. Perfect location & parking right round the corner was fab

Fab location with parking a real plus. Lovely, well equipped and clean home over 4 floors. Stairs quite steep so not great for those with mobility problems. Twin beds on the small side so more suited to children than adults. Recommend the bakery 30 yards from the front door for breakfast. Ideal location for restaurants, shopping, galleries and beaches.

Rose end cottage was a lovely stay and was in a great location. Would highly recommend to family and friends. Aspects was really easy to book with and helpful with any questions!

Location was amazing, 2 mins from beach in 1 direction and 2 mins from shops in the other. cleaners were lovely and very helpful. House bigger than most other houses we visited with friends

The cottage was well presented and comfortable for our family of 4, in a great location in the centre of St Ives. We loved being within walking distance of everything and popping to the shops or delis. St Ives was very crowded the week we stayed, so it was useful to have such a well located cottage for cooking meals or eating takeaways.

Beautiful cottage in Excellent location, so close to the harbour , beaches and restaurants yet still quiet with lovely sun trap out front to enjoy late afternoon glass of wine! Very well equipped and lovely decor Good and prompt service from Aspects when we had minor issue with shower/ bath not draining well and our request for softer pillows! Parking a bonus, very nearby, bit tricky to get our out car in and out but we managed ok We would love to stay here again and bring our little dog next time but sadly told pets are not welcome.

Rose End Cottage was everything we wanted from our stay in St Ives. Comfortable and clean, with a lovely cosy kitchen. And most importantly... 1) a perfect location for beach and shops 2) parking (a must in St Ives). Two potential watchouts (which didn't spoil our stay, and may be unavoidable if you want to stay in this park of the town)... 1) the property is over 4 floors with narrow / steep stairs, which isn't totaly clear in the description, so maybe less good if you have mobility issues. 2) parking is challenging to say the least, even more so if you have a large vehicle.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your review; we are glad that you liked it here. Many of the traditional fisherman's cottages in central St Ives have slightly quirkier layouts and steeper, narrower stairs than what many of us are used to, so it is certainly something to bear in mind and check on before booking, if you have any concerns. We always want descriptions to be as clear and accurate as possible though, so we have now added a note to the description to better highlight the number of floors. The parking is only advertised as suitable for an average sized car (VW golf or similar as detailed in our literature), so it would be challenging for larger vehicles and not recommended. We hope that it was what you had expected and given how difficult it is to find properties in the town with parking provided, we hope that you found the convenience of a space so near to the property, to be useful. Tanya, Customer Services

We love Rose End Cottage. This was our second stay and would not hesitate to recommend. Absolutely perfect location, added bonus of parking nearby (we won't book without it). The house is comfortable, has lovely decor and really comfy beds. We had a lovely stay here and will return.

Cottage exactly as described. Fantastic location, very central to shops, restaurants and beaches. We stayed as a couple and had bags of room, a family of 4 would also have plenty of room in this cottage.

Lovely cottage, amazing location! The parking space so close by is a massive bonus! Even though your so close to town the street was nice and quiet. Loved the fact you’re so close to everything that’s going on and all the lovely food! Will definitely be returning soon! :)

A lovely cottage in an excellent location with the bonus of nearby garage parking. However the less abled should be aware that there are steep narrow stairs throughout.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your review. It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed the cottage and its excellent location. When being in the heart of the town, parking certainly is a bonus. Throughout St Ives, there are several fisherman cottages that have been stylishly modernised but still retain many of their original characteristics. One of these features can include slightly steeper steps than we may be used to at home. We include a note within the property description so that guests will know what to expect and make an informed decision about where they book, so we do hope that this was what you had expected. We hope you had a fantastic holiday and we will see you again soon. Lucy, Customer Services

Great location, comfortable & roomy

Superb location to all of our favourite beaches and shops. Well equipped kitchen and lovely seating area to share family mealtimes. Added bonus of a secure car parking space near by.

Rose end cottage is just perfect. Glorious location seconds from everywhere, so convenient, yet so quiet (other than the sea gulls!) The best equipped kitchen we’ve stayed in and everywhere immaculately clean.

A beautifully decorated, very comfortable and clean cottage right in the heart of St. Ives.

Fantastic location near to Fore Street and yet is so quiet considering how close it is to the hustle and bustle. Also only a very short walk to the wonderful Porthmeor beach and the artist's quarter. To truly feel part of St Ives you couldn't choose a cottage better located. Perfect.

Rose End Cottage was an absolute delight to stay in during our holiday in St Ives, by far the best cottage we have stayed in. It is decorated to a very high standard and well equipped. The parking space was very close by, more so than others we have stayed in, making the unloading process pain free. The cobbled street is very quiet for St Ives, having stayed along the Digey it is far quieter yet only one street along, and steps from the shops. The cottage was immaculate and the bed extremely comfortable! We loved staying here and will definitely return.

Our family had a lovely time staying at Rose End Cottage.

The cottage was clean and well equipped.

We would love to stay here again.

Lovely, cosy cottage in a fabulous location for the town and beaches. Great to have parking so close by.

We love St Ives and have been for 3 years in a row, always booked with Aspects as the service and accommodation quality are second to none.

A beautifully decorated, comfortable cottage in a perfect location - can't recommend it enough.

This cottage ticks all the boxes, we stayed 2 years ago and you always worry when you revisit somewhere it won’t live up to your expectations a second time, but it exceeded them. We are looking forward to coming back next year

A lovely warm cottage in a very good location. Proximity to the shops, harbour front and main beaches is excellent.

We have booked holidays to St Ives through Aspects a number of times now, and yet again we were very happy. Really good interaction with staff when needed, and the cottage was great. Looking forward to staying there again next October.

We have been to St.Ives every year for 12 years and Rose Cottage has to be one of the most perfectly situated cottage to the main life of the harbour, beaches and restaurants. We are a family of 4, with a child of 4 and 8 and the property had everything to suit all the family. I would highly recommend this property.

Lovely cottage in fantastic location with added bonus of a parking space. Plenty of space for the two of us.

Perfect location, peaceful and quiet yet so close to everything. Very nicely decorated throughout with a beautiful kitchen.

This was the second year visiting Rose End Cottage and the standards were just as good as the first year. it lived up to all expectations and more. We love everything about Rose End Cottage, the character of the property, the decoration, the facilities and most importantly the location. Look forward to next year!

Location is excellent. Comfy bed. Cottage has a great layout. Its very quiet and felt like being at home. Love the decor.

This was the first holiday booked through Aspect Holidays and we were very impressed with the service, advice, friendliness and accuracy of the description of the property. The property was exactly as described. As we walked through the door it was everything we hoped for and more. It was extremely clean, tastefully decorated whilst retaining its charm and character of a time gone by. The location was superb, down the charming cobbled street of Bunkers Hill. It was peaceful, whilst still being at the heart of St Ives. It was in easy reach (2 mins) of the Harbour, Porthmeor Beach, shops and restaurants. We couldn't have asked for more! We enjoyed our stay so much that we are smitten with both St Ives and Rose End Cottage, we can't wait to return! Thank you!

Not suitable for elderly, young children or anyone with strength or balance issues due to the three flights of very steep stairs.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

With Rose End Cottage being a traditional fisherman's cottage, they are often a little smaller and layouts/stairs more quirky and steeper than in more modern buildings, but packed full of character; something that is one of the big attractions of the town and why so many people love to choose this type of property. We appreciate that the steeper stairs and being set over 3 floors, may be something that will not suit some, so we always try to be as open and honest as possible, and try to give an accurate representation of properties within our photos and description, so hope that we have achieved that in this case. We hope that you liked it here still and thank you for taking the time to send in your comments. Tanya, Customer Services

Fab location. Lovely decor. V comfy beds so had great night sleep. Would recommend cottage. Best one we have stayed in so far. Well equipped too.

Fantastic location and superb internal furnishings / decoration

Superb cottage will definitely look to boom again.

Extremely helpful and friendly members of staff. We felt no pressure what so ever to book through you which was a refreshing change. We were give. Lots of options, any questions were answered either immediately or we got a call back. Both offices were very welcoming even telling us about a group of dolphins that had just appeared y the harbour so we could run out to see them. We will definitely book through Aspect again. Rose Cottage was delightful, warm and cosy and perfect to have the parking. Just one thing on the directions it mentioned The Tate Tearooms I think it's in fact Bumbles Cafe, worth checking as we rather stumbled upon the garage. Many thanks.

Many thanks to one and all

The cottage was beautiful and perfect for us. It is in a fantastic location within easy walking distance of everything St. Ives has to offer. The parking space was an added bonus too. We would highly recommend a holiday at Rose End Cottage and hope to be back soon.

The cottage superseded our expectations. The property is beautifully decorated and cosy, the cottage has a warm and inviting feel. The kitchen is nothing short of beautiful and the layout of the property is quirky and well thought out. The location could not be any better; minutes from the beach and bustling high street. The beds are very comfortable - especially the double! The two bedrooms are suitable for adults (maybe one smaller adult for the smaller of the single beds). The extra touches made us feel right at home - lots of towels, milk in the fridge, biscuits, and board games and DVDs.

Perfect holiday - lovely people and lovely food! So glad we booked this cottage, it really is as beautiful as the pictures.

Lovely cottage in excellent location and hope to go back again soon

Fabulous position in the downalong but quiet and tucked away. Couldn't be better really!

Lovely spacious well equipped cottage in a fabulous location... The best in St Ives we've stayed in so far and we've stayed in many. Would definitely recommend a stay at Rose End Cottage.

Rose End Cottage is a lovely 4-storey house with a room at each floor, making it fun to live in on hoildays. Kitchen is perfect for cooking and eating as well as working... should you be in touch with the office. The lounge is small, yet lovely and features a PS3 taht the children will unmistakenly love. The bedrooms above have each their character. A beautiful property.

We have previously stayed in similar properties within St Ives, usually booked through Cottage-boutique. Rose End Cottage has been by far the best, stylish and most comfortable. Our holiday has been made all the more special and we are likely to book Rose End Cottage for next year.

Excellent Location for all amenties.