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The Cobbles
Downalong, St Ives

£1189 - £3130 per week
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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.

Entrance

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, 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, WiFi, one dog welcome.

 
 

The Cobbles is in a brilliant location and a 2 minute walk from Porthmeor beach with the added bonus of 2 parking spaces. The property is very well equipped and has plenty of space. It has a cottage style feel to it with uneven floors and low ceilings so if you are tall which two of our party were the ceiling heights might be an issue. The spiral staircase needs to be used with some caution. For us the lounge, kitchen, dining area was too dark as natural light is limited. The beds were very comfy.

July 2022

Wonderful cottage, beautifully decorated and furnished. Very well equipped, wanted for nothing. Extremely comfy beds, best nights sleep in ages! Excellent location for exploring all of St Ives. Would definitely book again.

June 2022

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2023

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11 Feb - 18 Feb1433
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Downalong

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.

The Cobbles is in a brilliant location and a 2 minute walk from Porthmeor beach with the added bonus of 2 parking spaces. The property is very well equipped and has plenty of space. It has a cottage style feel to it with uneven floors and low ceilings so if you are tall which two of our party were the ceiling heights might be an issue. The spiral staircase needs to be used with some caution. For us the lounge, kitchen, dining area was too dark as natural light is limited. The beds were very comfy.

Wonderful cottage, beautifully decorated and furnished. Very well equipped, wanted for nothing. Extremely comfy beds, best nights sleep in ages! Excellent location for exploring all of St Ives. Would definitely book again.

If you want to visit St Ives and not stress about parking, getting to the beach easily, staying in the heart of the old town so you can walk to everything, then the Cobbles is the Spot. It also allows one pet and is a very comfortable house to stay in. We have re-booked the Cobbles for next year already.

Great location and accommodation short walk to beaches, shops, cafes etc. would highly recommend for a pleasant stress free holiday.

Lovely comfy cottage. Would stop here again .

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.