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Shell Cottage Downalong, St Ives

£488 - £1393 per week

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.


stable door from Hicks Court leading into:

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, SMART TV, DVD player, door leading to private and enclosed courtyard with table and bench seats. Stairs to first floor:

Bedroom 1

double bed.

Bedroom 2

zip and link (king or twin) beds.


bath, shower, WC and basin.

Outside area

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

Additional information

included in your rental the property offers secure parking for one car at St Ives car park ( plus shuttle bus for a small fee if you wish to use your car during the week, please ask if you would like to add this onto your stay, WiFi, up to two dogs welcome, short breaks available.


Lovely, comfortable holiday cottage. Perfectly located in the heart of St Ives yet tucked away to provide seclusion and privacy. Already booked for next year.

September 2020

Fantastic location, really nice property, bigger than expected upstairs. Car unload/load was far easier than expected. Secure parking a bonus.

August 2020

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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.

Lovely, comfortable holiday cottage. Perfectly located in the heart of St Ives yet tucked away to provide seclusion and privacy. Already booked for next year.

5 days ago

Fantastic location, really nice property, bigger than expected upstairs. Car unload/load was far easier than expected. Secure parking a bonus.

4 weeks ago

We loved our stay at Shell Cottage and would definitely return. The location is fabulous and the cottage has everything needed. It’s extremely close to neighboring properties Therefore can be noisy and all conversations overheard. Also next door were all smokers so they were outside smoking (from 6am onwards) our house smelt of smoke throughout if the windows were open, closing them made the cottage extremely hot. All that said, we would definitely return

1 month ago

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are sorry to hear about all the smell of smoke getting into the property while you were there. This isn't something that we have had reported before, that we are aware of, so we would assume that it was a bit of a one-off with guests renting the neighbouring property, as opposed to a resident, and similarly with the noise. Whilst it is in the heart of St Ives, where there can be a lot of footfall, Shell Cottage is tucked away and generally fairly quiet for the central location. We will keep a close eye on any further feedback though, so thank you for making us aware and we are glad that you had such a great time. Hope to see you back here soon. Tanya, Customer Services

Shell Cottage Hicks Court just off the Digey. A lovely cottage in a quiet place just 2 minutes walk away from the harbour one way and 2 minutes walk to Porthmeor beach. The cottage was home from home with everything you will need.

Feb 2020

Excellent cottage excellent service excellent location overall excellent holiday experience we will be back. Excellent for our dog aswell

Jan 2020

Great location to spend Christmas Cottage was very comfortable & clean Really enjoyed my stay so did my dogs

Dec 2019

Really enjoyed Shell cottage, very quiet, yet right in the thick of it all, yes would return to this property, but we like to try different places, just 2 mins from Porthmeor beach which is so lovely, already looking to book for March, Aspects’s are just great.

Oct 2019

Wonderful cottage, cosy and well equipped kitchen, lovely big modern bathroom, beds really comfortable, cosy lounge with nice little terrace.all immaculately clean. Cottage is set back in courtyard so very quiet but only moments from shops harbour and beaches midway down the digey. Wonderful breakfasts all freshly cooked to order in the digey food room opposite Abundance of cafes and restaurants all serving good quality meals, but on my experience would not recommend the lifeboat inn. Staff of Aspects holidays very efficient and helpful. Would definitely recommend

Sep 2019

Excellent location, fab interior

Jul 2019

We had a lovely stay in Shell cottage. Ideally located for the town, but not in the main flow of the busy streets. It is modern, decent size and very comfortable. We have booked again already. The only downside is the arrival / departure is difficult with the location and parking is also quite far away up hill.

Jun 2019

Just spent a great weekend in shell cottage Really great location in the centre of St Ives.

Mar 2019

We loved our stay at Shell Cottage. Although close to everything it was tucked away and felt private and very quiet, which is hard to find in such a great location in central St.Ives! We loved having breakfast on the sunny and sheltered terrace. A great little cottage, thank you.

Sep 2018

Shell Cottage was perfect for our family 2 adults and 2 children and our dog, It had everything that we needed for our holiday and a fantastic location.

Jul 2018

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.

Jul 2018

Perfect property located in a quaint courtyard right in the centre of St Ives, we will definitely be booking this one again, and the big bonus is it has its own private garage 5 minutes walk away.

Feb 2018

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.

Oct 2017

Lovely little cottage in the middle of St Ives. Perfect for our mini-moon with the dog! Great location, brilliant for the dog, good size for 2 of us, everything we needed in the cottage for our stay! Had a brilliant time.

Oct 2016

It was lovely being in the heart of St Ives.

Sep 2016

Lovely comfortable cottage in a great location. The service and communication from Aspect Holidays was excellent Thank you!

Jul 2016

We so enjoyed our stay at shell cottage, so lovely close to beaches and shops , just didnot want to go home.

Nov 2015

The location is excellent, central for beaches and shopping.

Oct 2015

Lovely little cottage in a ideal location, would highly recommend

Aug 2015

A lovely feature cottage, well equipped and in a great central position. Very cosy in the colder months, very useful private courtyard off the living room which is on the first floor.

Nov 2014