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Shipshape Cottage
Downalong, St Ives

£1023 - £2496 per week
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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.

Sleeping up to eight guests the cottage is ideally suited for six adults and two children, and is 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.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

King

Bedroom 2

Bunk beds

Bedroom 3

Twin

Bedroom 4

Double

Entrance

granite step up from Island road into:

Sitting room

two sofas, armchair, window seat, Smart TV, Stairs to first floor and step down to:

Kitchen

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

Outside area

small shared courtyard with bench, tap and washing line.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, TV.

Bedroom 2

bunk beds- ideally suited for children.

Bathroom

bath, shower, WC, basin. Stairs from landing to:

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, the cottage is ideally suited to parties of 6 adults and 2 children, as the bunk beds are suitable for under 12's, WiFi.

 
 

This house has the best location of any we’ve ever stayed in in St Ives and we’ve been coming since 2010. It is a 2 min walk from Porthmeor, Porthgwidden and Harbour beaches which was just grand! The house is warm and cosy and the kitchen was a lovely space for us all to cook and eat together. Lovely lovely house and fabulous service from Aspects.

October 2023

Loved the location. Beautifully furnished and decorated and was an excellent base for our holiday. They have thought of everything down to games for the children and plenty of kitchen equipment. Highly recommend.

October 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.

Loved the location. Beautifully furnished and decorated and was an excellent base for our holiday. They have thought of everything down to games for the children and plenty of kitchen equipment. Highly recommend.

This house has the best location of any we’ve ever stayed in in St Ives and we’ve been coming since 2010. It is a 2 min walk from Porthmeor, Porthgwidden and Harbour beaches which was just grand! The house is warm and cosy and the kitchen was a lovely space for us all to cook and eat together. Lovely lovely house and fabulous service from Aspects.

Shipshape Cottage is beautiful, well equipped, brightly decorated and well placed for the beach. It was very comfortable. I would recommend it as a great place to stay and enjoy St Ives.

This is the second time I’ve booked through Aspects and the experience and properties have been great both times. Would definitely recommend booking through them.

We had a wonderful week in Shipshape Cottage. Plenty of comfortable beds, a kitchen where we could enjoy cooking and sharing meals around the table and a perfect location for the beach. It had everything we needed and was a bright, fun space.

Shipshape Cottage is the perfect place to stay in St Ives, being close to the beaches and the town, all of which are just minutes away.

The cottage is far bigger than expected, The rooms are very light and airy (just the living room a little dark due to facing the street). We had absolutely everything we needed here, the kitchen was very well equipped. Maybe take note that the kitchen table only has 6 chairs with 2 small three legged stools as extra seating to accommodate all eight people.

The stairs are narrow but as expected in a cottage. The rooms are nicely and simply decorated and not at all cluttered so loads of room for suitcases etc. The outside space has a bench seat and a beach equipment store. It is used as a thoroughfare so not private, you get to meet and chat to the neighbours and the children can play together but as it is not closed off they could wander off.

We were surprised at how big this cottage was, it’s very deceptive from the photos and even from the outside of the cottage. Plenty of room for eight of us.

We booked a supermarket delivery for the Sunday morning which arrived right on time and this helped immensely as we didn’t have room for loads of food in the car and it meant we could have some frozen and bulky items delivered straight to us.

We had the best time staying at Shipshape Cottage and would definitely recommend it!

This is a lovely, well equipped cottage with nice decor. The location is fantastic - right between Porthgwidden and Porthmeor beaches but there was no noise from bars, restaurants etc so perfectly located. Would definitely recommend.

This is a very well-situated property near to the Island car park. It has a well-equipped kitchen that can accommodate eight people and a small patio directly off the kitchen with a bench and a bit of wet-suit hanging space. The lounge has a few games and a TV and each bedroom is nicely done and has comfortable beds. The seagulls are a bit noisy and woke us up a few times but that is nothing to do with the property! All in all, this is a lovely house and we really enjoyed our time here.

Lovely comfortable cottage close to everything.all the family enjoyed it and will definitely rebook.

Great cottage. Well equipped only downside sofas not that comfy but didn’t spend much time on them so wasn’t a huge issue for our party.

Worth the wait. Porthmeor beach is hard to beat. We've had 3 holidays in St. Ives cancelled due to Covid and it was great to finally get there. I was a bit dubious about a street location with no sea view but having a small outside area to sit compensated. Really nice house and we will book again and come with rest of family.

We enjoyed our stay at Shipshape cottage. The location was great for us and we enjoyed everything that St Ives has to offer.

Shipshape cottage was fantastic. The location was spot on and the house was just perfect.

Cozy Cottage in a Great Location! We spent ten wonderful days at Shipshape Cottage, a wonderfully refurbished, spacious property, nicely decorated and conveniently located (near the Island - with breathtaking views over Porthmeor Beach). Definitely recommendable, both the Cottage and Aspects Holidays. Astrid, Switzerland

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

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

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!

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

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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.