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St Nicholas Cottage Downalong, St Ives

£1142 - £3559 per week

Wow! St Nicholas Cottage is a truly magnificent property in the heart of St Ives. Once inside, it's apparent how much of a treasure it really is. As well as being fabulously interior designed from top to bottom, it boasts sea views, a parking space and is just metres from Porthgwidden beach - you could even stroll to the beach with your morning cup of tea.

Whisk yourself and your friends and family away, to come to together and enjoy this warm, welcoming and elegant property. St Nicholas Cottage is perfect for extended family, special celebrations or smaller parties looking for that something special. There are five beautiful bedrooms, all very comfortable and some have both sea views and en suites. There is also a snug, with sofa bed, where the children can get together and watch their favourite film, while the rest of you enjoy a bottle, or two, in the sitting area downstairs. On other nights you can all get together outside and cook up a storm for barbeque suppers and evening sundowners. You'll also find some of the most delectable restaurants in the town, which are just moments away from the front door. After a day of soaking up the sun on the beach, you'll be so excited to open the doors of your temporary home, put your feet up and relax even more! We believe that St Nicholas Cottage is going to be an extremely popular choice with guests, so make sure you get booked up quickly!


entrance porch from Carncrows Street leading to:

Sitting/dining room

corner sofa, two armchairs, TV/DVD, coal effect gas fire, extendable dining table with seating for ten, including the window seat. Stairs to first floor.


two large fridge freezers, washing machine, wine cooler, breakfast bar, Nespresso coffee machine, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, door to outside area and parking space.

Outside area

patio area with table and seating, built-in barbecue, clothes line.


sofa bed to sleep one person, TV/DVD, beanbags, sea views.


WC, basin.

Bedroom 1

double bed, sea views, en suite with shower, WC, basin.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.


bath with shower over, WC, basin. Stairs from landing to 2nd floor.

Bedroom 3

twin beds, sea views.

Bedroom 4

single bed.

Bedroom 5

super king double bed, arm chair, sea views, en suite with shower, WC, basin.

Additional information

gas central heating, parking for one car to the rear of the property, WiFi, short breaks available.


St. Nicholas Cottage is the perfect property for a family holiday catering, in our case, for 3 generations. We have just completed our 7th year in the cottage and have booked to stay there again next year!

July 2020

Superb cottage within easy walking distance of the main street and the Island. Our group would definitely go again.

March 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.

St. Nicholas Cottage is the perfect property for a family holiday catering, in our case, for 3 generations. We have just completed our 7th year in the cottage and have booked to stay there again next year!

Jul 2020

Superb cottage within easy walking distance of the main street and the Island. Our group would definitely go again.

Mar 2020

A truly delightful cottage, only Short fairly level walk into town. Have already booked for next year.!

Oct 2019

Excellent property, incredibly spacious with every need catered for. Thank you.

W Family

Aug 2019

St Nicholas Cottage is perfect in everyway, the property is ideally positioned, always immaculate in everyway - just a perfect holiday home. Shipsey Family Salisbury.

Aug 2019

St Nicholas Cottage was simply a fantastic find after a couple of years of not quite getting it right this one was brilliant! Big enough for 10 with space enough to spread out and have games in one area and a debate going on in another and tv in another! Beautifully appointed, modern yet quirky layout two stairways led to much confusion and kids saying they were going to bed to reappear in another part of the house and not in bed at all! Close enough to Porthmeor to pop to beach in bare feet, or set up camp not far to cart gear; parking space for one made it easier to ferry gear from other cars parked up by the Tate or fire station. All mod cons in kitchen, BBQ outside, place for beach boards and dry kit as well as sit out and enjoy a glass of bubbly! Great for ages 12 to 85, we will be back!

Aug 2019

St Nicholas is amazing - we’ve stayed more than once, new owners have improved things even more. Space for everyone, incredibly clean and well maintained. Fabbest location and parking - can’t beat it ????

Aug 2019

This well furnished cottage is an excellent location for a family beach holiday.

Jul 2019

Another lovely family holiday in St. Nicholas Cottage which provides excellent and very comfortable accomodation for three generations ranging from the ages of 5 to 81! Everything that anyone could possibly want is within easy walking distance, especially Porthgwidden Beach and the beach cafe, the Norway Stores for morning croissants and the Mermaid Restaurant (the granchildren's favourite place to eat!)

Jul 2019

Really enjoyed our stay at St Nicholas cottage. Just a short walk to beaches & town. Would like to return if downstairs toilet was installed.

Jun 2019

St Nicholas cottage was the perfect place to stay as a large group of us. The cottage was lovely and clean, well equipped and had everything we needed to enjoy our holiday. The outside courtyard was a great addition for evening meals in the sunshine. The cottage was in the perfect location. With the added bonus of a parking space.

Jun 2019

This is a beautiful cottage on three levels. It is situated in a lovely quiet area but just a few minutes walk from Porthgwidden Beach and The Island and a few more minutes to Porthmeor for the Tate and the beach. The parking space was big enough for an estate car and for extra guests it is only a short walk from the Island car park. Norway Stores is only a few minutes walk away for extra supplies.. .

May 2019

Fantastic property, close to the centre of St.Ives and near to all of the beaches. Very luxurious with great fittings and equipment. Added bonus of a parking space!

May 2019

Stunning property which I would recommend to anyone.

Mar 2019

St. Nicholas cottage is definately the nicest property we have ever stayed in celebrating my husbands 50th with family and friends. Luxury throughout the cottage. Great location and views.

Feb 2019

Perfect home from home Ideal for a perfect relaxing holiday, the owners seem to have thought of everything, beautiful furnishings, we didnt want to leave. Definately see you next year.

Oct 2018

We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful cottage, our first time in St Ives and it won’t be the last!

Sep 2018

You have to go through the front door of St Nicholas Cottage to really appreciate what a true holiday treasure it is.

Aug 2018

This is a wonderful property, the best we have stayed in in St Ives (this was our 8th visit). Proximity to the beach, parking, gorgeous house AND an outdoor space makes this property pretty perfect!!

Aug 2018

St Nicholas Cottage is wonderful. Beautifully decorated, comfy beds and the whole family loved it. The location is brilliant, we had a 2 min. walk to our favourite beach and not much longer to get down to the harbour.

Jun 2018