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Saffron Cottage
Downalong, St Ives

£535 - £1486 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.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2


Bedroom 3



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 within living room and upstairs landing, BT Infinity super-fast broadband, WiFi, short breaks available.


Our third stay at Saffron cottage was as perfect as ever. We love everything about this cottage. It's in a perfect quiet location, really comfortable throughout and the yellow door will always make you smile!

March 2024

Over and above service from Aspects as always! Beautiful, comfortable, family cottage, minutes from the beaches, perfect for scampering out for sunrise swims first thing. Can’t wait to rebook !

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.

Our third stay at Saffron cottage was as perfect as ever. We love everything about this cottage. It's in a perfect quiet location, really comfortable throughout and the yellow door will always make you smile!

Over and above service from Aspects as always! Beautiful, comfortable, family cottage, minutes from the beaches, perfect for scampering out for sunrise swims first thing. Can’t wait to rebook !

Carncrows street could do with a bit a a clean/sweep. It’s a shame that this is a first impression as the cottage is absolutely lovely. Unpacked quickly on the street and moved car up to the rugby club. Cottage is comfy and cosy-just what we wanted. Beds are comfy. Kitchen is well equipped. We enjoyed our stay despite the awful summer weather.

A great cottage, in a perfect location! Only a couple of minutes walk from Porthmeor beach, lovely food venues, the Tate and the island. Saffron cottage had everything we needed for our family holiday, with a great kitchen and comfortable accommodation throughout. It's our second stay at Saffron cottage and we hope to be back again next year!

Amazing clean tidy and perfect, we spelt an ideal week here loved every minute And will return.

Lovely property in a great location, next to beaches, harbour, restuarants, etc. It was a lovely family holiday.

Warm and lovely cottage for a family stay. Great open plan lounge and kitchen area - plenty of space to relax and unwind. Well equipped kitchen! and fantastic convenient location to main St Ives parade and beaches! There is a flat underneath this property which we didn't know about when we booked; so just mind your late night noise.

Great cottage, cosy and well appointed. Located very well with great access to beaches and the town. More space than I was expecting would love to visit again.

Saffron Cottage is in a great location, close to beaches and the town but still quiet and peaceful. Well equipped kitchen has everything you need. Towels and sheets were immaculately clean. We did have issues with cleanliness in some areas, which was surprising given earlier reviews. However, the housekeeper did offer to come to the property and resolve. Overall the property was clean.

2nd visit to Saffron Cottage A lovely clean cottage Excellent location and handy for the beaches Nice clean bedding and towels Lovely modern kitchen and bathroom Plenty of wardrobe space Light and airy Would definitely recommend this cottage

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.