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The Beach House, St Ives
Downalong, St Ives

£1148 - £3020 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/dining area

Britannia range cooker with gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, wine fridge, dishwasher, table and chairs, 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.


Beautiful views beautiful house just perfect! The house is well equipped with everything you’ll need for your holiday! Was very apprehensive due to taking our 9 week old baby but the house was perfect clean and 2 minutes from the harbour! Love it!!!

December 2021

Lovely stay at The Beach house accommodating our family of 10. Our second stay in this cottage.. Lovely accommodation; perfectly situated & great harbour views. Very nice welcome pack on arrival a nice touch.

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.

Beautiful views beautiful house just perfect! The house is well equipped with everything you’ll need for your holiday! Was very apprehensive due to taking our 9 week old baby but the house was perfect clean and 2 minutes from the harbour! Love it!!!

Lovely stay at The Beach house accommodating our family of 10. Our second stay in this cottage.. Lovely accommodation; perfectly situated & great harbour views. Very nice welcome pack on arrival a nice touch.

Great Holiday at the Beach house. Have booked again for 2022,this being our 5th Holiday at this house.

The Beach House has a great location. House was perfect for a large family and small baby.

We had a great time at this property.

Excellent property and sky sports was an added bonus ! Great location for all beaches and restaurants - would definitely recommend.

Fantastic location, very clean, well equipped and gorgeous sea views. Loved the welcome food hamper including the fresh local bread and Cornish cream tea, much appreciated after a long journey.

Great stay perfect for large groups will definitely book again for next year

A lovely spacious house; the best location with great views.

We enjoyed our stay at the Beach House very much. It was sadly shorter than it should have been due to Covid lockdown but we had glorious weather & St Ives always delivers its special magic.

We loved the central location, the harbour views from most rooms, the huge, well-equipped kitchen/dining room and the comfy sitting rooms. As our visit took place during the Covid pandemic, having such a large, spacious house to stay in was reassuring. We would definitely choose to stay here again.

What an amazing time my family and I had at the Beach House w/c 11th Sept 2020. The sun shone almost every day. Three generations enjoyed the brilliant facilities of the house. Everyone enjoyed having enough space to relax and enjoy each other's company. Couldn't ask for a better location, literally a minute walk to the beach. Amazing views of the sea from nearly every room. Would definitely return.

Overall holiday was good as expected.

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.

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.

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!

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.....

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

This location is perfect

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.

Excellent facilities and location ??

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

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!!!

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.

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

Superb location and amazing views over the beautiful harbour.

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.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

NOTE: unfortunately this property no longer accepts pets

Really pleased we booked this Cottage!

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 .

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.

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.

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