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Saffron Cottage
Downalong, St Ives

£490 - £1360 per week

Tucked away in the heart of St Ives, this beautiful holiday home brings a modern twist to a gorgeous fisherman's cottage. The property has been thoughtfully renovated and is still full of character and charm, whilst adding everything you need for a memorable stay. Saffron Cottage has been lovingly finished to a very high standard, with quality furnishings and fittings. You are only a one minute walk from Porthgwidden beach, where you can spend the day sunbathing and watching the kids enjoy a dip in the ocean, or have an evening barbecue! You are also just a stone's throw from the town centre, which makes this quintessential cottage a fabulous holiday location.


door from Carncrows Street into:


table with seating for four (additional seat under the stairs) induction hob, electric oven, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer.

Sitting room

sofa, two armchairs, two window seats, large beanbag, Smart TV, Samsung Bluetooth speaker. Stairs to first floor.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, iPod dock, door to cloakroom with WC and basin.

Bedroom 2

single bed.

Shower room

WC, basin, shower.

Bedroom 3

twin beds.

Additional information

electric heaters, BT Infinity super-fast broadband, WiFi, short breaks available.


Excellent location and holiday home. Would definitely return again.

March 2022

Nice cosy cottage with good amenities. Very clean and comfortable.

March 2022

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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. 

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.

Excellent location and holiday home. Would definitely return again.

Nice cosy cottage with good amenities. Very clean and comfortable.

Fantastic cottage in the heart of St Ives, good sized rooms with space enough for 5. Lovely living room with fire and window seats to compliment the lounge and armchairs. Nice family shower room. Kitchen reasonably well equipped enough for most cooking needs

Excellent location. Spacious living area and a modern bathroom.

Loved living here for the week. Didn’t want to leave. The house was cosy, comfortable and cosy. Would defo recommend

We really enjoyed our stay in Saffron Cottage and would love to stay again! The cottage is very clean, comfortable, quiet and well equipped. It’s ideally situated for Porthgwidden and Porthmeor beaches and the town. Hope to be back soon!

Had a lovely week in Saffron Cottage. The cottage is very cute and the location is fantastic, handy for the beaches, harbour and shops etc. There is no parking at the property but dropped our bags at the cottage and parked at the rugby club for the week. The cottage was clean (and I'm a bit of an ocd with cleanliness) we've stayed in other cottages from other companies which were nowhere clean as this property. The photos of the property are very accurate. Very well equipped kitchen, lots of extras provided incase you forgot anything, bin bags etc. Lovely modern kitchen and bathroom and en suite, nice furnishings, good blackout blinds, great lighting and comfy beds. Sofa in living room isnt big enough for 5 people but we managed. Everything you need from a holiday cottage and such a beautiful location. Booked again already! love it!

Saffron Cottage is very well located in the Downalong area of St Ives. Handy for most of the beaches, shops and restaurants. Carncrows Street itself was very quiet. The cottage was very clean and well equipped but we felt that the furnishings in the lounge did not make it very comfortable. On the whole we had a good holiday in Saffron Cottage.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your holiday at Saffron Cottage and that you very much liked the location of the property in Carncrows Street. We are sorry to read that you had not found the furnishings within the lounge to be to your comfort, but from your questionnaire we can see that you did find the bedrooms very comfortable. When it comes to furnishings at a property, we can appreciate that there may be occasions that some furnishings will not necessarily be what guests could be used to having at home as everyone's tastes and comfort can be completely different. After reading your feedback, as the sofa is larger than a normal sofa, the owners will be adding extra-large scatter cushions for future guests use. On the whole, we can see from your review that you had a lovely holiday and we do hope that you will be back soon. Lucy, Customer Services.

Good location. Comfortable beds. Well equipped kitchen.

Lovely little cottage close to all the amenities, harbour, shops and beaches. Equipped with everything you might need, also has heaters and a heated towel rail. Would definitely stay there again.

Lovely well equipped property close to Porthgwidden beach and only a short walk to the harbour and shops. Plenty of space even for multi generation family as we were.

Beautiful cottage in a perfect location for beaches and harbour and aspect we’re helpful , easy to contact and made everything simple. Highly recommend :)

Fabulous location for Porthmeor Beach and the restaurants. Quiet road (apart from the seagulls). Clean and well thought out cottage. We’ll definitely be coming back. It worked well with our 3 teenage boys.

Fabulous luxurious and comfortable little cottage! Perfect size and location for my daughter and myself and my two young granddaughters. We had a lovely week and hope to come back again soon. So close to Porthgwidden Beach and the harbour, it has everything we need.

Overall Saffron Cottage is an excellent property in terms of location ( 5 minutes from The Mermaid ! ), facilities and layout.

Saffron is a beautiful modern cottage in the heart of Downalomg, perfect location, spacious accommodation, perfect for a family, all the modern facilities catered for ...... all round excellent !! ??

Lovely stay at a wonderful cottage in a perfect location. Everything we needed for a home base where we could sit and relax after days exploring Cornwall. Thank's very much!

Great cottage, lovely lounge to chill out in. Fantastic location! very clean, lovely bed linen. Well done Aspects!

Beautifully refurbished and In a fantastic location for all the beaches. Quiet little street in the heart of Downalong; a real St Ives experience.

Loved it in Saffron Cottage. Will definitely be back.

Lovely cosy cottage tastefully decorated with excellent range of equipment located in a very quiet street which was a stones throw from the beach. The children especially liked the giant beanbag!

Lovely cottage. Well located.

Spacious and easily accommodates five people. All mod cons are of a high quality and easy to operate from the excellent instructions provided. Use of sliding doors on the first floor is a major contributor to the utilisation of space.