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Sandy Shores
Downalong, St Ives

£745 - £1992 per week

Perfectly positioned on Salubrious Terrace, just off the cobbles of Fore Street, this beautiful property offers all that is needed for a fabulous, family holiday in St Ives; comfort, location and superb views over the harbour and across to Clodgy point from your sitting room ensure an ideal break away. This newly renovated home from home will help you create wonderful holiday memories and, an added bonus with this great property, the parking space located close by, means that you can explore further afield, all around the amazing Cornish coastline. Sandy Shores can be booked alongside Skipper's Rest, offering accomodation for up to eight members of your extended family and friends.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2

Zip and link

Bedroom 3



four external steps lead to ramped walkway, front door into hallway, stairs to first floor and doors to:

Bedroom 1

king size bed, Smart TV, en suite shower room with WC and basin.

Bedroom 2

zip and link bed (super king or twin), Smart TV

Kitchen/dining room

electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, dining table and six chairs, located on the first floor.

Bedroom 3

twin beds.


bath with shower over, basin and WC. Stairs from landing lead to second floor:

Sitting room

three seater sofa, two seater sofa, leather relaxer chair, Smart TV, views over the harbour and The Island.

Additional information

Parking space measurements are: entrance area is 9ft 10" the entire length is 22ft 6" and the width is 9ft 5", there is a height restriction of 2 metres. Access to the parking space is in a communal garage, the space will require careful manoeuvring if you would like to view a video, or further info please speak to our Bookings Team. Please note there are a few steps up a cobbled path to the property, WiFi, short breaks available.


Would recommend this property to anyone.Ideally situated for shops restaurants and the beach.

February 2024

Sandy shores is a lovely place to stay. It is very comfortable and near to the town centre, harbour and beaches. We have visited several times and will be back in 2024.

November 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.

Would recommend this property to anyone.Ideally situated for shops restaurants and the beach.

Sandy shores is a lovely place to stay. It is very comfortable and near to the town centre, harbour and beaches. We have visited several times and will be back in 2024.

Fab house, everything you need for your holiday, great location would highly recommend.

The house was in an ideal location, it was very central to nip back during the day if required. A car parking space was definitely a bonus, even though it was a short walk away and not adjacent to the property. It was nice to have peace of mind the your car was safe and a guarantee of you space being there when you returned from a day exploring Cornwall.

We’ve stayed in four aspects cottages this was by far the best accommodation so far with the parking within easy reach I would highly recommend this property.

Great location, close to shops, beaches, bars and restaurants. The cottage is on the small side for 6 adults particularly the lounge.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

It really is in such an amazing location, isn't it? So close to all the beaches, shops, and restaurants. We are glad you enjoyed it. Sandy Shores will accommodate 6, with a king size double room, a zip and link double or twin room and a twin room, and with a dining area for 6. There is plenty of seating in the lounge for 6 with a 3-seater sofa, 2-seater sofa and an armchair, where you can sit and enjoy those beautiful views, though we appreciate that if you are used to a larger area at home, this may feel small, and we understand that in your particular case, you were originally due to be in a property that slept 10, so the available space would have been very different to what you had booked originally. We are sorry for the unforeseen and urgent circumstances that led to the change of plans. We hope that you still had a great time here in St Ives and in this lovely, characterful cottage. Tanya, Customer Services

Lovely cottage, just off Fore Street. We wondered if it might be noisy because of its central location, but in May, it really wasn’t. The photos in the ad don’t do the property justice, it’s so much nicer, everything was clean and modern, comfy sofas, well kitted out kitchen, comfy beds with nice bedding. It must have been renovated, decorated and re-carpeted very recently. Having the lounge on the top floor was great - a lovely quirky room with lovely views (and lighting!)

Having it’s own parking space was a bonus. Parking was a challenge for all using the car park, but we managed to get an Audi A4 estate into the space without too much difficulty - definitely helps to have someone outside the car offering guidance re distance to posts, walls etc.

Fantastically located property which could not be more central to all that St Ives has to offer if you tried!. High quality fixtures, furnishings and equipment added to the comfort of our holiday and the icing on the cake was a parking space (although it certainly will test your parking skills!!). Cannot wait to rebook this property again.

A lovely holiday cottage in a perfect central location for everything St Ives has to offer. It was very well equipped and clean and the views across the harbour were stunning. We would highly recommend staying there.

Sandy Shores didn't disappoint at all. We had an amazing stay for a week in June. The house is situated in the most fabulously quiet terrace just off lovely Virgin Street, and with it being three stories high and the sitting room being on the top floor, we had the most incredible views that you would normally have to climb tiringly high in St Ives to spectate :) We are intending to stay there again next year, so I must get booking. We always stay with Aspects but we felt this was the best accommodation yet, although they are all pretty spectacular, and over the last 5 or 6 years we have stayed in some gorgeous houses and apartments with this company.

An amazing house, beautifully decorated, very well equipped and in the most fantastic location.