Open today until 6pm 01736 754242

The Cobbles
Downalong, St Ives

£1214 - £3009 per week

The Cobbles is a boutique cottage in the heart of Downalong, with two parking spaces directly outside and just a short stroll to Porthmeor beach and the harbour. Formerly a pilchard press, it has been lovingly converted into a spacious home for a family of six, yet can easily cater for smaller groups at a significantly reduced weekly rate.


four steps from parking area to ground floor entrance hall and sitting area:

Sitting room

two armchairs, two seater sofa, iPod dock and digital radio.

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

spiral staircase leads from entrance down one level to kitchen/dining and additional sitting room, electric hob and oven, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, dining table with four chairs and three seater bench, two sofas, armchair, iPod dock, Smart TV.

Bedroom 1

accessed from ground floor; king size double bed, TV, en suite with shower, WC, basin.

Bedroom 2

double bed, en suite with shower, WC, basin. Room used as part of low occupancy rate.

Bedroom 3

king size bed, TV, en suite with shower, WC, basin. Room used as part of low occupancy rate.

Additional information

complimentary toiletries, gas central heating, 2 parking spaces, spiral staircase may not be suitable for those with limited mobility, small outside passageway from the front basement door into a planted area with storage for beach items with steps leading back up to the car parking frontage. Please note that from Jan 2021 this property only has 3 bedrooms, WiFi, one dog welcome.


We always enjoy our holidays in St Ives

June 2021

Wonderful family holiday at spectacular St Ives ,enjoyed over the last fifty years.

August 2020

Your Holiday

Arriving: Arrival date

Departing: Departure date

Do you have any special requirements?

Call us on 01736 754242

  • 7Cottage available
  • 7Short break available
  • 7Cottage booked
  • 7Your Holiday


1 Jan - 6 Feb1214
13 February1248
20 Feb - 20 Mar1214
27 March1338
3 Apr - 10 Apr1637
17 April1214
24 April1338
1 May1538
8 May - 22 May1659
29 May2183
5 June1834
12 June1907
19 June2110
26 June2356
3 July2474
10 July2521
17 July2798
24 Jul - 21 Aug3009
28 August2025
4 September1907
11 September1763
18 September1501
25 Sep - 9 Oct1487
16 October1516
23 October1599
30 Oct - 11 Dec1214
18 December1852
25 Dec - 31 Dec2364


1 Jan - 5 Feb1189
12 Feb - 19 Feb1377
26 February1235
5 Mar - 19 Mar1252
26 March1362
2 Apr - 16 Apr1815
23 April1377
30 April1549
7 May - 21 May1643
28 May2567
4 June1956
11 June2003
18 June2191
25 June2441
2 Jul - 9 Jul2567
16 July2911
23 Jul - 20 Aug3130
27 August2911
3 September2035
10 September1815
17 Sep - 24 Sep1690
1 Oct - 8 Oct1440
15 Oct - 22 Oct1753
29 Oct - 10 Dec1189
17 December1941
24 Dec - 31 Dec2410


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.

View all of our Downalong Cottages >


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

Find out more >

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

Find out more >

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

Find out more>

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

Find out more about New Year's Eve in St Ives here>

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

Find out more >

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

Find out more > 

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

Find out more>

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.

We always enjoy our holidays in St Ives

Wonderful family holiday at spectacular St Ives ,enjoyed over the last fifty years.

This property is simply wonderful! So near to beaches, shops and local amenities and the owners have put care and thought into the finishing touches to ensure that it is a special place to stay!

Very nice cottage, perfect location to porthmeor, Porthgwidden and the harbour.

The cobbles was a beautiful cottage now stayed twice over new year, it is in a excellent location with added bonus of two car spaces in front of property, the cottage has everything you need is clean furnished beautifully we will be coming back we have already stayed twice I think that says it all.

St Ives is a beautiful town and the cobbles is situated in an ideal location, convenient for beaches, shops, restaurants and pubs and the parking directly in front of the property takes the stress out of finding a place to park your vehicle if you go out for the day.

A lovely stay at The Cobbles. Beautifully decorated, comfortable & well equipped cottage. Great central location with easy access to beaches, shops, restaurants & pubs. Lots of space for seven of us, ranging in age from seven years to grandparents. Nice to have the little snug which my granddaughter and I used as a quiet & cosy reading area. Parking for two cars is a blessing during school holidays when the car parks are all busy. Would recommend the cottage, although be aware that the spiral staircase needs very careful negotiation!

We a family of 7 loved the Cobbles beautiful spacious property, it was so accessible to everything we needed, with added bonus of 2 spaces parking right outside the property. We will definitely be back to stay.

We had a excellent stay at the Cobbles over new year, the cottage is beautiful and quirky with added car parking for 2 cars which is a added bonus, we would defiantly come back.

We had a great week in the Cobbles, which is in a fantastic location for getting to all of St Ives, whether you want galleries (Penwith is next door!), the town or beach. A lovely, comfortable and quirky cottage that we didn’t want to leave!

We had a lovely holiday but struggled with the spiral staircase. We think more information should be given to potential guests about the tricky spiral staircase. This is a particularly difficult spiral staircase & dangerous for both the children & elderly.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your comments. We always try to ensure that our descriptions are as honest and transparent as possible, but we will always look at how we can improve them; so whilst we already pictured the spiral staircase and mentioned it in the description, we can understand that sometimes details like this can be missed, or the difficulty of them, not always obvious. We have now added additional wording to our website description to state please note this property has a spiral staircase that leads down to the basement kitchen which you may feel is not suitable for toddlers or elderly relatives in your party. For anyone that may be concerned about their suitability, please do not hesitate to contact one of our team to check on this first. We hope that everything else was just as you expected, and that you had a fantastic time. Tanya, Customer Services

A real home from home. It is obviously a much loved cottage.