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The Flying Pilchard Downalong, St Ives

£392 - £990 per week
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The Flying Pilchard is a beautiful retreat for two in the centre of St Ives, tucked away in the Downalong area. You are a minute's walk from Porthmeor beach, where you can surf and sunbathe to your heart's content and nip home for a cuppa whenever you please. The interior is crisp and fresh, yet cosy and comfortable. You'll be in an ideal spot to explore the coastline with the many beautiful walks on your doorstep and you can even bring along your four-legged friend to enjoy the walks too. The Flying Pilchard is an impressive bolthole for a romantic escape by the sea with your loved one.

You are bound to catch some of the best sunsets around on Porthmeor Beach. The property is also within touching distance of a small, very well stocked local shop if you need to grab any provisions including a bottle of your favourite tipple, to sit back and relax with after a day of adventuring. Although close to lots of amenities, the location of the cottage is set in a row of cottages along a cobbled no through area, so it is quiet and secluded.

Entrance

via cobbled no through road into:

Sitting room

two sofas, TV/DVD, digital radio. Stairs to first floor.

Kitchen/dining room

electric oven, gas hob, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine, table with seating for four.

Bedroom

king size double bed.

Bathroom

bath with shower over, WC, basin.

Additional information

gas central heating. WiFi, one small dog welcome, short breaks available.

 
 

Excellent stay at The Flying Pilchard! A beautiful little property a stones throw from Porthmeor beach, 3 mins walk to the harbour. Very clean, modern and bright inside and brilliant service from Aspects. A great find!

July 2019

Lovely cottage very quiet and good location.

February 2019

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2019

1 Jan - 9 Feb384
16 February391
23 Feb - 30 Mar384
6 Apr - 13 Apr540
20 April529
27 April421
4 May - 18 May535
25 May787
1 Jun - 8 Jun636
15 Jun - 22 Jun684
29 June762
6 July801
13 July817
20 July902
27 Jul - 24 Aug970
31 Aug - 7 Sep629
14 September610
21 September463
28 Sep - 12 Oct458
19 October512
26 October512
2 Nov - 14 Dec384
21 December593
28 Dec - 31 Dec755

2020

1 Jan - 8 Feb392
15 February400
22 Feb - 21 Mar392
28 March430
4 Apr - 11 Apr551
18 Apr - 25 Apr430
2 May519
9 May - 16 May546
23 May803
30 May624
6 June649
13 Jun - 20 Jun698
27 June777
4 July818
11 July833
18 July921
25 Jul - 22 Aug990
29 August698
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19 September472
26 Sep - 10 Oct467
17 October477
24 October523
31 Oct - 12 Dec392
19 December605
26 Dec - 31 Dec771
 

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 2019

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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.

4th February 2020

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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.

10th - 12th May 2020

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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 2020

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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!

8th August 2020

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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.

14th - 28th September 2020

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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.

Excellent stay at The Flying Pilchard! A beautiful little property a stones throw from Porthmeor beach, 3 mins walk to the harbour. Very clean, modern and bright inside and brilliant service from Aspects. A great find!

Aug 2019

Lovely cottage very quiet and good location.

Feb 2019

Wonderful location that allowed us to explore St Ives easily. Cosy property which would be perfect if it had any form of parking.

Nov 2018

Reply from Aspects Holidays

It's great to hear how much you enjoyed The Flying Pilchard. Parking is unfortunately at a premium in St Ives, with many properties not having this facility. For those without this facility, it is always worth looking into parking options beforehand on the local council website and looking into private parking availability, particularly for peak weeks. There is also a park and ride facility which some find useful. Please feel free to contact the team for any advice. Thanks for your comments, and we hope to see you back here soon. Tanya, Customer Services

Just returned from our second visit to the flying pilchard and it did was fab, it is in such a fab location, lovely warm ,clean and spacious property will definatly return

Oct 2018

A beautiful and very comfortable cottage, perfectly located for all the best in St Ives.

Jun 2018

Lovely cosy cottage,tastefully furnished ,central for beach ,harbour &very well stocked shop almost on doorstep!!!! Yet tucked away from hustle &bustle.

Jun 2018

lovely place to stay and the neighbours are friendly

Mar 2018

This cottage is very comfortable and clean, everything was perfect, highly recommend it.

May 2017

The Flying Pilchard is light and spacious, equipped to a high standard. It is perfectly positioned for The Tate, the town and several of the beaches. A real bonus is Norway Stores, quaint but amazingly well stocked and only 50 yards away.

May 2017