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St Nicholas Cottage
Downalong, St Ives

£1143 - £3631 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, 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.


Fabulous location, perfect for early morning swim the sea at Porthgwidden. Great to have a parking space and outside seating area. The house is very spacious, beautifully decorated and well equipped. The snug was a lovely, bright and cosy place for reading during the day. We would certainly stay there again.

October 2021

My family and friends really enjoyed our October break in this lovely house with views, back garden and a car parking space. Would love to come back.

October 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

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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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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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 Summer 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.

Fabulous location, perfect for early morning swim the sea at Porthgwidden. Great to have a parking space and outside seating area. The house is very spacious, beautifully decorated and well equipped. The snug was a lovely, bright and cosy place for reading during the day. We would certainly stay there again.

My family and friends really enjoyed our October break in this lovely house with views, back garden and a car parking space. Would love to come back.

For a large family St Nicholas cottage is perfect We highly recommend it, had a fabulous week there Mike and Amy

Home from home as always.

Love the cottage. Really great for large families/groups, and easy access to everything you could need. We’ve already booked it again!

The property exceeded our expectations in many ways. We would certainly recommend St Nicholas Cottage and hope to return to very soon.

We have stayed at St Nicholas Cottage twice and looking to book again for next year.
The property is in a good location, only a short walk away from the town, beaches & additional parking on the Island Carpark (if needed). One is provided at the Cottage. The beds are very comfy and well furnished. Everything you need for a great holiday.
Aspects Holidays also provided good customer service.

We had a brilliant week at St Nicholas Cottage. The location was perfect, with 3 beaches literally only a few steps away, and the parking space was a real bonus.

A lovely cottage which is well furnished and located close to all beaches and the town. Aspects were very responsive and helpful and provided great customer service. We were very impressed.

Had a lovely holiday in St Ives despite the awful weather (Storm Alex). The cottage is in a good location for beaches and town and the parking is an added bonus. The cottage has everything you need for a comfortable stay although it was a little bit too big for just the two of us! During these difficult times I would suggest you plan ahead and book restaurants in advance as we struggled on a couple of occasions to find anywhere with availability - some places were booked up for the whole week.

St Nicholas Cottage suited my family holiday perfectly . Its like a tardis inside and we were very impressed. Home from Home. Very close to all beaches and parking close by if needed, though it does have parking for 1 car. A lovely furnished cottage. Very comfy beds. Eating area outside (weather permitting). We would and will be staying there again.

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!

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

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

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

W Family

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

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!

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 ????

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

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!)

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

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.

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.. .

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!

Stunning property which I would recommend to anyone.

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.

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.

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

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

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!!

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.