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Stone's Throw
Downalong, St Ives

£487 - £1428 per week

A fantastic four storey cottage which, as its namesake suggests, is a stone's throw from Harbour beach with Porthmeor and Porthgwidden beaches on your doorstep too. Positioned on a quiet cobbled street, the cottage is only seconds away from the popular Fore Street.

Lovingly restored, this cottage has been finished to a very comfortable and high standard retaining many of its original features and character.


front door into cottage with 7 steps up to:

Sitting room

steps lead from front door up to sitting room, large L-shaped sofa, tub chair, Smart TV/DVD, HiFi/iPod dock, games, books and DVDs. Stairs up to first floor bedrooms and 6 steps down to:

Kitchen/dining room

steps lead from front door down to kitchen, electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, door to shared back yard with tap and washing line, dining area and table with seating for six.

Shower room

shower, basin, WC (situated off the kitchen on lower floor).

Bedroom 1

king size bed, TV/DVD.

Bedroom 2

double bed, TV/DVD.

Family bathroom

shower, basin, WC. Steep stairs up to attic bedroom with restricted head room:

Bedroom 3

twin beds plus an extra trundle bed suitable for a child (please note that this bed doesn't raise high off of the floor), TV, glimpses of the sea.

Additional information

gas central heating, beach equipment, the property is set over four floors so you may wish to bring, or hire stair gates for little ones, please note that the bed for the seventh person is suitable for a child only, WiFi, small well behaved dog, short breaks available.


A perfect Cottage in a brilliant location 30 seconds from the harbour and Main Street. We had the best stay and we could not have been happier. Book your restaurants months in advance though!!!!

May 2021

Lovely, snug cottage. Great location.

April 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.

A perfect Cottage in a brilliant location 30 seconds from the harbour and Main Street. We had the best stay and we could not have been happier. Book your restaurants months in advance though!!!!

Lovely, snug cottage. Great location.

Perfect location, home from home living, second time visiting, comfy beds and good size rooms for a cottage. owners as well as aspects very accommodating with requests.

Cottage very nice but even though mentioned about stairs in the information if you are elderly or with any mobility problems this cottage is definitely not for you.

Great location and facilities very central which we loved. Property did smell damp downstairs which did put us off so never ate down there, had to buy air fresheners. Loved St Ives and have already booked again through Aspect Holidays but at a different cottage.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are sorry to read that you experienced a damp smell whilst you were here. Whilst properties here can be susceptible to occasional damp smells due to the building materials commonly used here, and being so close to the sea; this is not something that has been reported at this property before, so thank you for letting us know. We will keep an eye on that and check on our next inspection. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the fantastic location; it certainly is in an enviable spot within the town! See you again soon. Lucy, Customer Services

Lovely holiday with family and friends in spite of adhering to the social distancing rules. Weather OK most of the time and the location is fabulous. St Ives is sadly too popular for its own good sometimes, though quieter areas and walks can get you away from the crowds. Brilliant for kids on the beaches. Great place to stay if you are tackling the South West Coastal Walk. Easy to reach by train too.

This lovely property is perfectly situated in the old fishman's quarter of St Ives, in Downalong. It runs parallel to the Digey, alongside Bunkers Hill. Only a few minutes walk from the Tate, Porthmeor and Porthgwidden Beaches as well as St Ives School of Art and many of the galleries. Similarly, the harbour is a minute or 2's walk away.

The property is warm, comfortable and a little quirky. This lends to a very pleasant stay in the winter months.

Stones throw is warm, cosy but fresh with a big personality. Very clean and very well equipped. Have stayed in the property twice for xmas week. Due to the lay out its not suitable for anyone with bad knees or mobility issues as stairs down to kitchen and up to the lounge area from the front door but a great entrance when you arrive ... common in lots of cottages in this area of St Ives stairs! Location is a 5 stars! Stayed with husband and a teen worked well for us.

Fab holiday, perfect locations, well designed cottage, good service from aspects

Stone's Throw is a wonderful and nicely renovated four-story (or storey) cottage in the center of town and less than a three-minute walk from two beaches. The cottage is clean and fresh. Despite its location in the midst of everything, Stone's Throw is quiet. No cars drive in front of the cottage because Bailey's Lane, where the cottage is located, is too narrow.

We are two mature women and found the cottage to be perfect for our needs. We particularly appreciated the availability of two bedrooms with larger beds plus a bathroom on the same floor, and a second bathroom on the bottom floor. We also enjoyed the convenience of the combination clothes washer/dryer and the dishwasher in the kitchen! Anyone with impaired mobility should seek other accommodations, however. Moving from room to room requires climbing narrow stairs except for the floor with two bedrooms and a bathroom.

The furnishings and beds in the cottage are very comfortable and the galley kitchen is well stocked. Be aware that the front door leads to a small landing, which means you must immediately go up or down a short flight of stairs to reach either the sitting room (up) or the eating area and kitchen (down). The top-story bedroom has two twin beds placed end-to-end in the middle of the room where the pitched ceiling is highest.

We stayed in late June and enjoyed glorious weather with mild temperatures. The town was crowded with visitors, which we expected, although it was sometimes a challenge to navigate the narrow cobblestone streets when a car drove through.

In all, we would happily rent Stone's Throw again and would recommend it to friends.

Fabulous house and amazing location which is why we keep coming back!

This is the perfect location in St Ives. So handy for shops bars and restaurants and about three minutes walk to Porthmeor Beach (or the surfing beach as we know it!)

Absolutely loved our stay at Stones Throw, could not have asked for more. From the perfect location to the added extras of beach chairs and buckets and spades, honestly couldn’t have been happier. Thank you for having us!!

Excellent location, really comfy beds and excellent facilities, everything you need provided

Fabulous Cottage with the perfect location , genuinely a 2 minute walk to everything St Ives has to offer . Couldn’t have wished for a better holiday or cottage

A fantastic location for exploring all that st ives has to offer. Literally a stones throw from everything! . . . But still very quiet and tucked away. Very cozy and comfortable, definitely worth a stay.

This Cottage is in the best location it's a one minute walk either way to the beach or the harbour with the high street and cafes on your doorstep. As it is on a side alley it is still very quiet. It is only a couple of minutes walk to the island car park which is the best one to park in

Fabulous property - so much space, great to have two bathrooms and even better with the shower by the back door to get the sand out of our hair straight away. Great service as always from Aspects. Most relaxing holiday ever!

Great location with all home comforts which add to relaxing holiday

We would highly recommend this beautiful holiday home in a great location and furnished to a high standard. We would recommend and hope to be back at Stones Throw soon!

Stones Throw was very warm and welcoming and our family from Australia's three children loved the stairs.

We thouroughly recommend Stones Throw due to the location, the standard of accomodation, cleanliness, facilites, comfort, tasteful decor and furnishings. It was an absolute pleasure to stay here, and we definitely intend to return!

An excellent cottage, very well equipped in an ideal central location, literally 1 minute from the shops; harbour and beach and the (provided) deck chairs and windbreaks are excellent. Clean, impressive and nice neighbours too and ideal for a family of up to 6 people. Would recommend to everyone looking for a central location.

It is a lovely cottage loads of space ,apart from the kitchen area which is only really workable for one person at a time. brilliant Wi-Fi ,...centrally located.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your comments. As you mention, while the rest of the property is quite spacious, the kitchen is probably the smallest area of the house; though more than sufficient to prepare and cook your meals. It really is a lovely cottage though, so we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed it and its fantastic location. Tanya, Customer Services.