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The Beach House, St Ives Downalong, St Ives

£1143 - £2838 per week

The Beach House is a fantastic, modernised fisherman's cottage in the heart of Downalong, just a minute's walk from the harbour beach. Sit at one of the windows and happily while away the hours with a glass of wine, watching the hustle and bustle of the harbour front.

A blend of contemporary furnishings with delightful period character makes The Beach House a bright and comfortable home away from home. It boasts a large living area, kitchen and dining room. Five beautiful bedrooms, family bathroom and three en-suite wet rooms. The cottage is perfectly located for the shops, restaurants and award-winning beaches that St Ives has to offer.


small fore garden with one step leading into;

Sitting room

corner sofa, sofa, TV/DVD with Sky, feature fire place, window seats, staircase to basement kitchen. Archway to second sitting room harbour views, corner sofa, love seat, TV, staircase to first floor.

Bedroom 1

ground floor bedroom off the sitting room with double bed, window seat, harbour views, en suite with shower, WC.

Family bathroom

first floor bathroom with freestanding double ended bath with basin, WC, large walk-in shower.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.

Bedroom 3

double bed, window seat, harbour views, armchair, en suite with shower, WC, basin.

Bedroom 4

twin beds, harbour views.

Basement kitchen

Britannia range cooker with gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, wine fridge, dishwasher, TV/DVD combo. Access to rear yard and access to Back Road East.

Bedroom 5

double bed, harbour views, daybed (suitable for a child), en suite with shower, WC, basin.

Utility room

WC, sink, washing machine, tumble dryer.

Additional information

gas central heating, some restricted head height in the kitchen (approx. 6ft 2ins) WiFi, short breaks available.


Overall holiday was good as expected.

August 2020

Absolutely beautiful property, in a fab location. Amazing views over the harbour and beyond. Cosy and comfortable living for families, and deceptively big with a lot of room for a big family. Close to everything St Ives has to offer. We loved this house, it really was a home from home, and we instantly felt relaxed as soon as we arrived and settled.

February 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.

Overall holiday was good as expected.

1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful property, in a fab location. Amazing views over the harbour and beyond. Cosy and comfortable living for families, and deceptively big with a lot of room for a big family. Close to everything St Ives has to offer. We loved this house, it really was a home from home, and we instantly felt relaxed as soon as we arrived and settled.

Feb 2020

Spacious comfortable property in superb location for both town and beaches. Nicely furnished and well equipped. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. But Beware low beams if you are over 6 feet tall, there are several of them waiting to get you.

Jan 2020

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are so pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay in this spacious property located in a superb location. The owners have put a lot of thought into the property and have ensured that it has everything guests need for their stay, so we are glad you found it well equipped. Many of the traditional fisherman's cottages have been modernised but still include a lot of the quirky features and character, such as lower ceilings, beams, steeper and narrower stairs, but their character is also one of the many reasons that people love to stay here so much, so we hope that you liked it once you got used to it and hope that we will see you back here again soon. Lucy, Customer Services

Fantastic position in St Ives Ideal for large group or big family Would definitely stay in St Ives again!

Oct 2019

Ideal for painters....near best views, seating, toilets, cafes, gallery's. Just along the road from St Ives School of Painting which runs excellent workshops which can be booked on the day. Life drawing 2 hour sessions with great models. All materials supplied and visitors made very welcome. Nice large kitchen with huge table if wet outside..... Lovely light....amazing sea colours.....

Sep 2019

Aspects is a great accommodation booking company,i wouldn't hesitate to book with them, staff are lovely and helpful, and what made our stay even better was the very welcome, welcome pack it was great after travelling 360 miles to be able to have a cup of tea and a piece of toast, also to have a towel and bed linen change half way through our 2 week stay was very welcome, thank you so much

Sep 2019

Have just returned for the third time holidaying at The Beach House. Would have no hesitation on recommending this for a large family. Location only minutes from both Harbour and Port Gwythyn Beaches.

Sep 2019

We arrived in St Ives before 1pm, and called into the office to be greeted by the friendly Aspects Team. The house wasnt ready, so as it was lunch time, we found a pub (The Sloop) to have lunch in. Within 15 mins, I received a call to say the house was now ready, and we were able to collect the keys which meant we could get in the house before the normal 3pm. On collection of the keys, we were also presented with a bottle of Prosecco and a card for my wifes 'special' birthday. A nice touch, thank you.

The Beach House is all about Location Location Location, it is literally 150 yards (my best guess) back from the harbour. The house has 5 excellent bedrooms, 2 lounges (1 with harbour views) and a fantastic Kitchen / dining area. When we got to the kitchen we found a complimentary hamper, with tea, coffee, biscuits, butter, bread, clotted cream and milk in. We didnt expect this, but it was very welcome, and a nice touch. There is Sky Tv in the house, which whilst we didnt use much, I'm sure had the full package, so if you are unfortunate to have some bad weather, there should be something available that everyone can watch. There is also a selection of board games (we didnt have time to use).

Overall, for us, a group of 8 Adults, we had a fantastic time at The Beach House, and could not fault either the accomodation or the service offerred by Aspects Holidays. Would definately stay at The Beach House again.

May 2019

Christmas/New year 2018/19. We all had a wonderful time at The Beach house, 8 adults and 3 small children and there was plenty of room for us all. Location was spot on, close to everything. All the bedrooms were clean and spacious, some with amazing views of the Wharf. The living rooms and kitchen were perfect. Aspects were very professional and courteous when we had a minor problem with one of the toilets and even sent round a hamper of goodies for the inconvenience. So all in all, we were more than pleased with the house and wouldn't hesitate to book again. A slightly later check out time would make this a perfect 10 out of 10.

Jan 2019

Great location and convivial accommodation. Very small ensuites and quite steep stairs for those with mobility difficulties. As a large group of eight it suited our needs and we will probably book this accommodation again.

Dec 2018

A brilliant property in all respects for large families or groups. The kitchen table is a fabulous place for everyone to socialise after meals. Location is excellent as are the views from several rooms. Definitely a place to return to!

Nov 2018

This is the second time we have stayed at The Beach House & cannot fault this property - we love the location & the space for our ever growing family.

Sep 2018

The cottage is in a excellent position for families as it so near to the beaches and our grandchildren had a wonderful time. Convenient for all amenties.

Aug 2018

This location is perfect

Jul 2018

A lovely house in a beautiful location, very spacious & despite our large family, we did not feel that we were overcrowded. Would definitely love to revisit The Beach House.

Jun 2018

Excellent facilities and location ??

Apr 2018

Lovely house for mixed parties, we've now had two very happy holidays there. It's within walking distance of the Harbour, Porthmeor, The Island, pubs, restaurants, Tate - everything. Wish it was mine

Oct 2017

We would recommed the Beach House St Ives to a family. It was central and close to the harbour beach where the older children could play. Also a variety of restuarants and take-aways which meant very little cooking for the adults.Brilliant!!!

Jul 2017

Lovely house with perfect location in the centre of beautiful St Ives. Quite well equipped especially the kitchen, and plenty of bathrooms. Enough for seven people. And the house was quite easy to access by a 80-year old lady with a walker.

Jul 2017

Absolutely fantastic cottage sleeping 10 ...3 doubles and 2 twin bedrooms there were only 6 in our group so we all benefitted from fabulous harbour views, leaving the twin without a sea view as a walk in wardrobe as there isn't a wardrobe in the double on the first floor so this was ideal.... The basement kitchen was beautifully equipped with everything you could wish for ...we will definately stay here again

Apr 2017

Superb location and amazing views over the beautiful harbour.

Apr 2016

Thank you to the owners of The Beach House for allowing 4 generations of family, plus dogs to stay in your home. We had a lovely, relaxed holiday. A perfect location, with beautiful views.

Oct 2015

Reply from Aspects Holidays

NOTE: unfortunately this property no longer accepts pets

Really pleased we booked this Cottage!

Sep 2015

Lovely rooms. Fabulous views from the windows and ideally located for the beaches and the town. We all particularly liked the kitchen/diner set-up in the basement which allowed the adults to have enjoyable evenings together and be sufficiently far away from the three sleeping young children two floors above us. All the rooms were comfortably furnished and to have so many en-suite showers was a particular bonus .

Jun 2015

Even with 10 people sharing the house there still felt like there was plenty of space for everyone.

The location is perfect for those who like to park the car up for the holiday and enjoy the beach, shopping and restaurants. Great for families sharing.

Apr 2015

Very spacious and pictures of lounge area maybe don't give true indication of size. With 10 staying, you never felt on top of each other.

Great location, clean, modern with great facilities - especially like the massive fridge and ice machine.

Apr 2015

Wonderful for large groups was able to celebrate 60th birthday with family all together children and partners

Sep 2014