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Saffron Cottage Downalong, St Ives

£465 - £1282 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 double 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.


Good location. Comfortable beds. Well equipped kitchen.

September 2020

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.

September 2019

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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.

Good location. Comfortable beds. Well equipped kitchen.

19 hours ago

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.

Sep 2019

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.

Aug 2019

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

Jun 2019

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.

Aug 2018

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.

Jul 2018

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

May 2018

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 !! ??

Apr 2018

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!

Feb 2018

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

Oct 2017

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

Aug 2017

Loved it in Saffron Cottage. Will definitely be back.

Sep 2016

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!

Sep 2016

Lovely cottage. Well located.

Aug 2016

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.

Aug 2016