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Shipshape Cottage Downalong, St Ives

£824 - £2063 per week

Shipshape Cottage is in the very heart of the historic and sought after area of Downalong. Not only will you be one minute from the harbour, Porthmeor and Porthgwidden Beaches, but a handy few seconds from The Island car park too. The property is fabulous, lending itself perfectly to family occasions and get-togethers. Set over three floors with four bedrooms and two bathrooms, the furnishings are of a high quality with comfortable beds and stylish furniture.

There is also a shared courtyard area to the back of the property to relax in, on an evening, after a day at the beach. The owners have put great thought and care in the renovation, which leaves you with an amazing finished product, which we are sure many will book again and again.

Sitting room

two sofas, armchair, window seat, Smart TV, Blu-Ray DVD.


table with seating for eight, Smeg fridge with freezer compartment, Smeg electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer, doors to small courtyard.

Outside area

small shared courtyard with bench, tap and washing line.

Bedroom 1

king size double bed, TV.

Bedroom 2

bunk beds- ideally suited for children.


bath, shower, WC, basin.

Bedroom 3

twin beds.

Bedroom 4

double bed, TV.

Shower room

double walk-in shower, WC, basin.

Additional information

gas central heating, travel cot (please bring linen for this) high chair and stair gate provided. All bedrooms have clothes hooks and hangers rather than wardrobes, with additional storage to fold clothes, please note that the outside space is not secure and is shared with other properties, under occupancy rates available outside peak times. Please note the bunk bedroom is more ideally suited to children, WiFi, short breaks available.


A really nice, bright, well situated cottage. It is close to good restaurants and galleries. We would be happy to return.

September 2018

Shipshape is stunning, it has everything you need and it is so close to everything. We had the best week staying here it was like home from home

May 2018

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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!

Dates TBC August 2019 

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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!

8th August 2019

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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.

14th - 28th September 2019

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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. 

31st December 2019

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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 2020

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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.

10th - 12th May 2020

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What our guests say...

We love hearing about our guests’ experiences, and 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.

A really nice, bright, well situated cottage. It is close to good restaurants and galleries. We would be happy to return.

Sep 2018

Shipshape is stunning, it has everything you need and it is so close to everything. We had the best week staying here it was like home from home

Jun 2018

A beautifully decorated and laid out cottage, spacious and comfortable located in a quiet past of the centre of St Ives. The perfect location fro access to all St Ives beaches!

Sep 2017

From the moment you enter shipshape you know your going to have a fab time with absolutely nothing to worry about..

Apr 2017

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Aug 2016

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Five Stars status from us : this property as excellent facilities, it's beautifully decorated throughout boasts tasteful fixture & fittings with amculate soft furnishings it was home from home. The cottage was so comfortable it's a stone throw away from the beaches , car parking and shopping . It offers an outdoor sitting space and we received a welcome pack and flowers on arrival ....very appreciated. We shall certainly be returning to this property . Thank you for making our daughters 40 th birthday so perfect with your wonderful accomadation .

Perfect location for beach (1min walk), very comfortable.

Aug 2016