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Shipshape Cottage
Downalong, St Ives

£874 - £2189 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.

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.

Entrance

granite step up from Island road into:

Sitting room

two sofas, armchair, window seat, Smart TV, Blu-Ray DVD. Stairs to first floor and step down to:

Kitchen

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 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, under occupancy rates available outside peak times. Please note the bunk bedroom is more ideally suited to children, WiFi, short breaks available.

 
 

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.

July 2021

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.

June 2021

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Downalong

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! Book your flight online and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

26th July - 7th 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!

TBC 2021

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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.

11th - 25th September 2021

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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.

17th - 19th September 2021

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St Ives Shanty Shout Weekend

Featuring more than 20 sea shanty groups and with sailor and pirate themed fancy dress, this year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal. It'll take place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.

19th - 20th November 2021

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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 2021

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St Ives Feast Day

Feast Day offers visitors the chance to witness, and even join in with, a centuries-old tradition. The Mayor 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into the crowd on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. 

TBC February 2022

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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.

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.