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Downalong, St Ives

£483 - £1270 per week

Set in St Ives' historic Hicks Court, this character cottage provides modernised and comfortable, well-equipped accommodation for up to six people. Set off The Digey, Shiralee offers a quiet, yet central position for families and couples at any time of the year. All of the attractions St Ives has to offer are right on the doorstep.


via Hicks Court, open courtyard area with bistro table and chairs, step up to stable door into:

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

wrap around sofa, chair, Smart TV/DVD, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge, freezer, electric oven and halogen hob, breakfast bar, six chairs.

Bedroom 1

double bed.

Shower room

double walk-in shower, WC, basin. Stairs to remaining bedrooms.

Bedroom 2

twin beds, TV.

Bedroom 3

double bed, windows overlooking courtyard.

Additional information

gas central heating, WiFi, one dog welcome, short breaks available.


Absolutely amazing accommodation right in the heart of St Ives. Shiralee had everything you could wish for in a holiday let. We will definitely be returning.

April 2022

Lovely place to stay close to harbour and shops, very good for elderly person with bedroom and bathroom downstairs, shower been redone to a high standard, my mum loved it as she could use it the step into the shower is low, plenty of seating, only fault no parking that was a nightmare

September 2021

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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. 

31st December 2022

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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. 

6th February 2023

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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.

13th - 15th May 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.

10th - 24th September 2022

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

July and August 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.

Absolutely amazing accommodation right in the heart of St Ives. Shiralee had everything you could wish for in a holiday let. We will definitely be returning.

Lovely place to stay close to harbour and shops, very good for elderly person with bedroom and bathroom downstairs, shower been redone to a high standard, my mum loved it as she could use it the step into the shower is low, plenty of seating, only fault no parking that was a nightmare

Great location, was great for a family of 5 to stay.

The Shiralee was perfect! I stayed here 34 years ago and, even though it was beautiful then, with Aspects it has certainly improved. The cottage was so well laid out; the kitchen wall has been knocked into the living room, giving it a more airy feel. The living room was wonderfully cool in the heatwave. The rooms were furnished tastefully with attention to detail and the kitchen, although compact, had every appliance possible, as well as loads of dishes, plates and casserole dishes! In the cupboard under the stairs, there were even a windbreaker and a parasol. The bathroom is modern and clean. It was particularly useful for it to be downstairs near my parents' bedroom as they are in their 70s. We loved it, and made use of the small bistro set in the courtyard. I'm coming back!

I have used Aspects for around 5 years now, and am never disappointed. This year however, the care and compassion employed while we were facing huge family challenges and loss is just incredible. They went way beyond to provide us with so much support. The house as always was great, being one of only a couple of accessible properties in central St Ives allowing great access with the scooter, and complete confidence for my parents’ very poor mobility. I honestly am so grateful, and can’t recommend Aspects highly enough. We will definitely continue to use them in full confidence. Thank you sincerely Aspects Team

What an amazing 5 days we have had. We arrived at St Ives at 7.45am after leaving kent at 3am. We parked in Barnoon to unload. You can unload closer but as we had a space we decided not to risk losing it x The property is amazing. Very well equipped and like home from home . Location is perfect so close to everything but still quiet. We will be back. Thank you Aspects.

A great location right in the heart of town.Has downstairs bathroom and bedroom for those with limited mobility.We are family of 5 and we had ample space (which was needed as Lockdown happened during our stay). Really lovely and quiet cottage.

Cottage is in a superb location, with Fore Street and Porthmeor Beach only moments away. It is well equipped with everything you need for a holiday.

Just back from a great week at Shiralee. It had everything we needed and more.

Lovely cottage everything you need. Plenty for the kids to do. Bathroom let’s this property down really badly needs a refurb.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your review. We are very sorry to hear that you feel that the bathroom lets the property down; especially when it sounds like everything else there worked so well for you and the rest of the family. We try to offer a very wide range of properties that will suit the different styles, tastes and budgets of individuals. Some properties or areas within properties may be more dated in appearance than others, but we will always try to show this as best as possible within the photos. With inspections taking place each year, we ensure that owners are keeping the properties well maintained and we will always pass on guest's suggestions regarding any upgrades, to the property owners, for their consideration, so thank you for your helpful comments. It is great to hear that Shiralee had everything you needed, and we very much hope that we will see you again soon. Lucy, Customer Services

Great quiet location, but very close to fore street. Everything you could ask for in the property!

Brilliant for families, very well equipped, perfect location

Highly recommend this property, modern, clean and in a great location away from all the hustle and bustle.

Shiralee is a stunning property with so much history behind it it’s located in hicks court. The property was of a nice size for a family of SIX plenty of space and also in a great location. The property had everthing you needed for a two week stay.

Brilliant location if you want to be situated less than a 5 minute walk to the back street where all the shops pubs restaurants are. Also excellent that you can walk out your door and be on Porthmeor Beach with in a couple of steps! also a little walk to the other lovely golden sand beaches.

Comfortable and pleasant cottage: our second year did not disappoint. Location is perfect and cottage amenities are great. Would stay again

Fabulous cottage in an amazing location. We could even hear the crashing waves on Porthmeor from our bedroom! Very comfortable and well equipped. There was plenty of space for the whole family to relax (including the dog) after a bracing winter walk on the beach :)

Beautiful cottage, comfortable clean and had everything you needed plus more! Lovely location with a great historical factor! Definitely will return! Great for a family with disabled/older generation as bathroom and double bedroom (one of three) on ground floor. Great for family holidays.

Great convenient location. Accessible accommodation which is hard to come by, and a well appointed kitchen. A great place to stay!

Very good location, comfortable cottage. Would stay again.

Loved the fact that you thought to provide coffee,tea sugar and milk for arrival at cottage,was very much appreciated thank you.

Great location, great property would stay there again.

Lovely comfortable place.

Quiet location in Downalong.close to harbour, beaches, shops and restaurants.

nice cottage, nice position

Don't book until issues have been sorted

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We were very sorry to hear of the issues that you reported during your stay. The owner was informed and will be fixing the window so that it closes and locks properly, he will also fix the broken tile and has already arranged a meeting with the builder. The issues with the tv and dishwasher were rectified immediately. I know that we have since discussed everything in more detail since your departure and want to thank you again for bringing these to our attention. Tanya, Customer Services.

A lovely place to stay. The stairs are quite steep so if you have any mobility problems this should be considered, it was fine for us. The WIFI and smart tv made our kids holiday 100 times better than last year.

fab place great location would stay there again

Great family accomodation with downstairs bedroom suitable for elderly guests,steep stairs do lead to further bedrooms though.Lovely cottage in an excellent location, comfortable and in great decorative order.