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Safe Harbour Downalong, St Ives

£398 - £1036 per week

Safe Harbour is perfectly located, only moments away from the tranquillity of St Ives' picturesque harbour. It is a truly one off Cornish cottage. In times past, the cottage was a family bakery. The cottage now caters for couples or solo travellers and stylishly combines turn of the century charm with modern luxurious living. The original beams, the limestone floor and the granite hearth, housing a modern log burner, add comfort and history to this cottage. You also have the benefit of a private parking space a short walk away, for a stress-free arrival. Whether you plan to enjoy ice cream on the beach or visit the Tate Gallery, this lovely cottage is well placed for an unforgettable and relaxing holiday.

The modern kitchen combines function and style with its quartz worktop and Smeg appliances, all in crisp grey and white. The cast iron spiral staircase leads to a luxurious king-size bedroom with exposed beams and unique touches such as a fish shoal chandelier and a handcrafted mirror. The bathroom is spectacular: The walk-in shower with rain fall effect allows for a refreshing start to the day and the free-standing spa bath with in-bath lighting provides true indulgence after a day at the beach. For your entertainment there is a Smart TV in the comfortable living room and a 4K Smart TV in the bedroom. A range of DVDs and books have been thoughtfully provided.


front door leading to:

Sitting/dining room

sofa, Smart TV, woodburner, table with two stools. Spiral staircase to bedroom.


gas hob, electric oven, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, washing machine.


king size double bed, 4K Smart TV/DVD. Located on the first floor.


spa bath with changing LED lighting, WC, basin, rain fall shower, Jack and Jill sinks.

Additional information

please note there is a wrought iron spiral staircase in the property and care must be taken at all times, 15 minute walk uphill to parking space, gas central heating. WiFi, short breaks available.


Our range of luxury cottages in Cornwall for that extra special holiday. Our Unique and Boutique cottages have been hand picked by our team as those that offer an extra special place for your holiday.

Safe harbour is a fantastic place for a couple to stay when in St Ives. We have stayed here for the last few years, and fully intend to stay here for our future holidays. We love the place, everything about it is fantastic.

October 2020

A superb boutique cottage with everything perfect, located within a two minute walk to St Ives harbour and beach. Only five minutes from Porthmear and Porthgwidden Beaches. Parking included although a 15 minute walk away.

My wife and I were so impressed that we have already booked a two week holiday for 2021.

September 2020

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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. 

TBC 31st December 2020

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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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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.

Safe harbour is a fantastic place for a couple to stay when in St Ives. We have stayed here for the last few years, and fully intend to stay here for our future holidays. We love the place, everything about it is fantastic.

2 days ago

A superb boutique cottage with everything perfect, located within a two minute walk to St Ives harbour and beach. Only five minutes from Porthmear and Porthgwidden Beaches. Parking included although a 15 minute walk away.

My wife and I were so impressed that we have already booked a two week holiday for 2021.

1 month ago

Having stumbled of Safe Harbour a few years ago this has become our yearly bolt hole. All the appliances are top quality and there is everything you need to enjoy your stay. It's ideally situated for all amenities and has the bonus of a car parking space. Just be aware the space is up a steep hill, although by the end of our holiday we could manage this without stopping!

1 month ago

We stayed at Safe Harbour for one week and found the property extremely comfortable and very well furnished to a high standard. It is situated within a minutes walk from the harbour front. The parking space is an asset but it is a very steep walk up Porthmeor Hill. The welcome pack was very much appreciated. We would definitely recommend Safe harbour.

Aug 2020

We have been coming to St Ives every summer for several years now and must say that this has become our new favourite property to stay in. There has been no expense spared on the luxury decor and this felt like a real upgrade on some of our previous visits to St Ives. The bathroom is fantastic and the bedroom and living room are both very comfortable. The parking space is an added bonus to save yourself from the potential long waits for a space elsewhere however it is worth noting that the parking space is up the top of the hill by Porthmear beach so ideally need to drop your bags at the property with your veichle first. This was quite straight forward as you can pull up right outside the property and quickly unload before heading to park. Overall we would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a luxury visit to St Ives.

Aug 2020

Fabulous stay, really enjoyed our time at the property. Would highly recommend the Safe Harbour property and Aspect Holidays as a whole.

Aug 2020

This is a beautiful place to stay. The treats of prosecco and cheese and bread and flowers makes it extra special. 2nd time staying here and will come back again, and again! Parking space few minutes walk away an added bonus in this area.

Mar 2020

Lovely property in a very central location. Fitted out to a high standard. Loved the jacuzzi bath!

Feb 2020

The cottage was so so cosy and very comfortable. We felt very much at home and were able to relax instantly. The attention throughout the cottage was amazing.

The welcome flowers and goodies were much appreciated. The bed was extremely comfortable. The rain shower was so refreshing and the Jacuzzi bath a real treat.

Highly recommended. We will most definitely be back!!

Mr & Mrs Russell, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Feb 2020

You will not be disappointed, absolutely perfect for couples!

Jan 2020

Amazing cottage. Beautifully furnished. Stunning bathroom. Parking an added bonus. Will definitely rebook Safe Harbour cottage for more stays. Loved it.

Nov 2019

The place we stayed at was a fantastically well appointed, cosy, stylish, with attention to detail, especially the welcoming prosecco etc., clean, very good location. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, a truly 'Safe Harbour'. The staff at Aspects are always friendly and helpful, we have used them for many years and will do for many years to come.

Nov 2019

What can I say... perfect in everyway, I will definitely be booking my next stay in St Ives to come back to safe harbour, thank you for making my 50th Birthday one to remember.

Nov 2019

An amazing cottage finished to high specifications. A great living area with tv, sofa and breakfast bar area to eat. The kitchen was fitted with washing machine/tumble dryer, dishwasher, fridge with freezer toolbox, coffee machine, toaster, kettle and electric oven. Spiral staircase from the living room leads to the bedroom and bathroom. Another TV in the bedroom and a set of storage drawers. A great feature wall in the bedroom. The bathroom consisted of a jacuzzi bath, separate walk in shower, toilet and two hand basins. Parking is on Chanel Road, about a five minute walk (opposite the church by the Tate gallery). An Ideal place to stay for couples. I'd definitely recommend and stay again.

Oct 2019

Once again, everything at Safe Harbour was perfect ... every little thing has been thought of and provided for us ... the ultimate in a clean and luxurious little home from home for our annual week in St Ives. Love it.

Oct 2019

A beautiful property with excellent quality furnishings and fittings. A lovely touch to arrive to a bottle of fizz, fresh bread, butter, milk, tea, coffee, hand soap etc. A very comfortable property in a great location with everything on your doorstep. The bath is amazing as is the rainforest shower, we just wish we could have made use of the lovely wood burner but luckily for us, the weather was kind! My daughter and I had a wonderful stay and we would definitely return and recommend to others. Thank you.

Sep 2019

This is a perfect apartment for 2 people. Everything is of the highest standard & it’s in a perfect location

Jun 2019

Safe harbour is situated at the heart of St Ives, making it easy for all amenities it's a gem of a place to stay furnished to a very high standard. The owner has thought of everything to make your stay as smooth as possible.

Jun 2019

A fantastic property which is really well appointed. Spotlessly clean. Great location.

Feb 2019

A fantastic romantic getaway in the heart of St Ives. The property was very well-appointed and clean, and the owners provided everything we needed for the weekend, including basic foodstuffs (milk, bread, cheese, butter). The free parking is a good 10-15 minute walk away but there is a pay/display car park on the headland two minutes from the property. In the event of inclement weather, the cottage has a great selection of books and DVDs, as well as Netflicks. Bathroom has two sinks, as well as a superb shower and a spa bath. Bed (king) very comfortable.

Feb 2019

Safe Harbour cottage is great for a romantic getaway for two. It’s in a great location for restaurants,bars and of course the beaches . We will return later in the year .

Jan 2019

Our second visit to Safe Harbour and it was as brilliant as the first. Spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated and appointed, and in an ideal location in the heart of the town but just back from the noisier harbour front. Hard to imagine a better place for a couple to stay in St. Ives!

Dec 2018

We had a wonderful time at St Ives & loved staying in Safe Harbour. Its a beautiful cottage & we absolutely loved it & will recommend it to our friends & family. We were a bit belwidered with the bin situation though so appologies if it wasnt emptied by the bin men on Friday. We would like to thank you for the anniversary card & prossecco, so thoughtful & appreciated. Could you also pass our thanks on to Joel for the flowers & prossecco & the lovely welcome pack too. We really appreciated the extra little touches around the cottage. Safe Harbour cottage was one of the best we've stayed in, the spa bath was tremendous! The only 'improvements' we could think could be made was possibly a new matress for the bed as it was extremely soft & rather lumpy, maybe a rug in front of the sofa as the floor gets a bit 'scratchy' on bare feet & the addition of a bench to the outside raised entrance area would be great for people watching for nosey folk like us! Once again thank you so much for everything & we had a wonderful anniversary. We'd definately come back to St Ives again & wouldn't hesitate to use Aspects.

Oct 2018

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you so much for your lovely and helpful comments, and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your anniversary celebrations here. Your feedback is automatically sent to owners, so that they can see guest suggestions, and we will also monitor further comments and suggestions on these areas over the coming months. Thanks again. Tanya, Customer Services

I have just returned from a weeks stay at 'Safe Harbour' and I cannot stress enough about how amazing the place is, both in terms of the actual property and the location. The whole experience of staying there was fantastic and you are right in the centre of St Ives, literally a minute away from the shops, bars and restaurants - perfect.

There has obviously been alot of money spent on the place and the appliances throughout. The owner has thought of everything around the place in terms of home comforts and it was much appreciated to arrive to the lovely fresh flowers, a bottle of fizz and good quality essentials to start our holiday. The bed was so comfortable and it was great to have the 3D TV and a good selection of films for relaxing at the cottage. The bathroom and shower are so luxurious - better than anywhere else I've stayed. I really cannot fault anything about the place and I hope to return. Thank you!

Sep 2018

The cottage is in an excellent position for access all of St Ives. You are right in the middle of everything.

Aug 2018

Wonderful holiday. Very clean and nice touches like a bottle of fizz, milk and bread etc were really welcomed after a long journey. The owner was really friendly. Looking forward to our return visit already.

Aug 2018

Fantastic little hideaway cottage perfect for couples

Jul 2018

A fantastic house for two in a superb central location. It feels like home from the moment that you walk in.

Jun 2018

We had a blissful holiday ... Safe Harbour is just perfect; clean, luxurious and comfortable, and every little thing has been thought of so that we didn't have to ... we will be back.

Jun 2018

Beautiful property great for a romantic getaway .Close to all the local restaurants and bars .

Apr 2018

This cottage is beautiful and in a great location and the added bonus of the car parking space nearby is great.

Mar 2018

We loved our stay at Safe Harbour!! The bottle of prosecco etc. went down a treat after our very long car journey and we felt relaxed instantly. Everything in the cottage was perfect, we personally liked the wood burner and spa bath!! We felt truly spoilt and had the most relaxing week, we will definitely be booking again!

Mar 2018

We absolutely loved “Safe Harbour”. It is stylish and quirky and presented to a very high standard. The location is great with a very short walk to the harbour. We will definitely be returning to this lovely cottage again.

Feb 2018

Gorgeous cottage. Perfect for a romantic getaway. Would thoroughly recommend.

Feb 2018

First class accommodation and only 50 yards from harbour front. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we have already booked again for our next holiday.

Jan 2018

Absolutely brilliant property, high spec equipment, spotlessly cleaned, very well maintained, great location a very short walk away from all the shops, restaurants and seafront. Will definitely stay here again when returning to St. Ives

Nov 2017

What a great week we had in Safe Harbour. The wind howled outside for the first two nights, but we felt warm and cozy in front of the log burner. The luxurious fittings made us feel thoroughly spoilt, from the amazing hot tub bath to the 3D TV and the fittings in the kitchen, the owners have spared no expense. What a treat this cottage is. We shall definitely be staying again.

Oct 2017

Once again,perfect cottage,owners obviously spent thousands,the missus loved the spa bath,I loved the shower,and the jack and Jill basins were a nice touch,Kitchen had everything you needed,and the 3 D tv was a bonus,as were the glass artwork in the lounge,Also the fish chandelier was beautiful,all in all a wonderful 9 days stay.

Oct 2017