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Shell Cottage Downalong, St Ives

£488 - £1393

Shell Cottage is situated in a quiet oasis called Hicks Court just a few metres from the cobbled streets of The Digey in the heart of the Downalong area of St Ives. The cottage is ideal for couples or a family alike and your dog is welcome too! Being within a stone's throw of the life-guarded beach of Porthmeor with surf school and beach cafe plus the colourful selection of shops, bistro bars and restaurants, you will have plenty to see and do right on your doorstep.

**BUILDING WORKS NOTICE- Please note re-roofing works will take place at the adjacent property to Shell Cottage starting on 1st October. The works will take around a month to complete, however this is weather dependent.

Kitchen/dining room

oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, dining table with cushioned window seat and chairs to seat six.

Sitting room

two leather sofas, tub armchair, coffee table, TV/DVD, door leading to private and enclosed courtyard with table and bench seats.

Bedroom 1

double bed.

Bedroom 2

zip and link beds to make a twin or king size bed.


bath, shower, WC and basin.

Outside area

small enclosed courtyard area accessed from the sitting room with table and chairs.

Additional information

15 minute walk uphill to parking space, which is shared with another property and access can be a bit tight. gas central heating. WiFi, up to two dogs welcome, short breaks available.


Shell Cottage enjoys the a near perfect location, close to shops and Porthmeor beach, yet tucked away from the main streets. It was very comfortable and we would not hesitate to go back, we loved it.

Mrs Simmons

Lovely comfortable cottage in an excellent location. Well furnished and an impressive bathroom to boot! That impressed we have already booked to return next year.

Mrs McKenzie
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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

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!

24th July - 4th August 

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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!

23rd August 2018 

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.

8th - 22nd September 2018

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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. 

 Sunday 31st December 2018

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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.

4th February 2019

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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

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10th - 12th May 2019

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