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The Bolt Hole Downalong, St Ives

£449 - £1190 per week

The Bolt Hole is a quaint three storey cottage situated down a secluded cobbled lane, in the centre of town and only a short walk to Porthmeor beach. The tasteful interior gives great comfort and warmth, retaining character features of a typical St Ives cottage including a delightful woodburner in the kitchen. You are only moments away from St Ives Harbour and the popular Fore Street filled with shops, eateries and galleries.

Thoughtful touches like original oil paintings from local artists and mood lighting will soothe away the hassles of day-to-day life and ensure your holiday becomes an effortless home from home experience. With harbour glimpses to keep you in touch with the world outside, why leave the cottage?


via a stable door from cobbled street into:

Sitting room

sofa, two armchairs, HD Smart TV, Amazon Fire stick, Blu-ray/DVD, decorative fireplace, dresser, Bose speaker. Steep stairs leading down to:

Kitchen/dining room

double oven and hob, Nespresso coffee machine, Belfast sink, dishwasher, washing machine, woodburner, table and chairs, DAB radio. Stable door opens to back yard where guests can store their surfboard and a hose is available to wash down wetsuits. Narrow stairs lead from sitting room up to:

Shower room

shower, WC, basin.

Bedroom 1

double bed. Steep stairs leading up to attic room:

Bedroom 2

double bed, TV/DVD, sea views. Headroom is restricted.

Additional information

parking space 5 minute drive or 15 minute walk away on Porthminster Terrace, gas central heating, outdoor area to store surfboards/wash wetsuits, please note due to being a beautiful traditional cottage the staircases are steep, WiFi, short breaks available.


A delightful cottage which looked like the pictures. The cottage was clean, compact and well equipped. The stairs are narrow and steep but hand holds are in the right spots. The Aspects team were friendly and really helped us out when we called for assistance. A great service. Thank you.

September 2020

Excellent location very near to Porthmeor and to the center of St Ives. Very well equipped and comfortable to stay in

September 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.

A delightful cottage which looked like the pictures. The cottage was clean, compact and well equipped. The stairs are narrow and steep but hand holds are in the right spots. The Aspects team were friendly and really helped us out when we called for assistance. A great service. Thank you.

3 weeks ago

Excellent location very near to Porthmeor and to the center of St Ives. Very well equipped and comfortable to stay in

4 weeks ago

From the point of booking to arrival and departure, everything was easy for me and the property was lovely, perfect location and well kitted our with lots of nice homely touches. The stairs are steep and narrow, as I expected but thoughtfully placed grab handles help with access to an from the top floor. I would happily stay here again.

Nov 2019

Beautiful cosy welcoming cottage. Equipped to a high standard. Extremely comfortable, fantastic location. Parking a bonus with easy access. A delightful holiday home.

Oct 2019

Fantastic location for all the shops, bars and restaurants and most importantly the beaches - in any given direction. Lovely house with every last detail included, couldn’t have asked for more.

Jul 2019

Great location, and a quirky well presented cottage. Enjoyed a great holiday here.

Jul 2019

Great home for a holiday. Lots of impressive space savings items. I particularly liked the dryer. The top bedroom has steep stairs but my elderly parents coped with the rest of the home. I would be happy to recommend both Aspect and The Bolt Hole.

Apr 2019

Beautiful cottage in such a good location everything we needed just be aware stairs are steep so not for the elderly, we will be back later in the year thanks again

Mar 2019

The cottage was very convenient for the harbour. Very well equipped and comfortable. Wi-Fi, dab radio and smart tv were a great addition. Parking space was not at the cottage but was a 10 minute walk away, however was much easier for going out as then didn't need to drive into the harbour which is always a nightmare.

Sep 2018

An excellent location in the middle of the town. All beaches are easily accessible. Nicely decorated with lots of added extras to make the holiday even better.

Aug 2018

great location !

Apr 2018

This has to be the best cottage I have ever stayed in in St Ives in the last 5 years. Perfect in layout, comfortable, private and thoroughly fitted out. It's been a fantastic trip, weather great for walking and painting! Had excellent reflexology at Garden Retreat at Carbis Bay. Fabulous base - I would definitely book again. Thanks

Jan 2018

Wonderful location with great access to the beaches and harbour.

Sep 2017

Location , well equipped and clean , plus the added benefit of parking ,

Aug 2017

The Bolt Hole is a lovely quaint cottage, it is in a fantastic location, and the décor is perfect for the cottage, it is small so suggest that you are very good friends with anyone else staying with you as any sound carries however for a week's break in St Ives it was excellent. The parking is a nightmare and so suggest parking at the leisure centre where you can get a space anytime however I understand that parking will be provided next year which will be perfect.

Oct 2016

Good location, small cottage very well equiped.

Sep 2016

Highly recommended for the level of comfort, facilities, decor, fixtures, fittings and perfect location. Perfect for a couple, maybe a bit tight for two couples. If you want to cook in, the kitchen has everything you could possibly need, dishwasher is a bonus. Compared to other places we have stayed this the best.

Mar 2016