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The Locker
Downalong, St Ives

£476 - £972 per week

Situated in historic Downalong in St Ives, The Locker is just a few minutes' walk from numerous beaches, galleries and restaurants. This charming bolthole for two is pet-friendly and perfectly placed to enjoy strolling to Porthgwidden, watching sunsets over Porthmeor or enjoying a leisurely dinner in town. The Locker offers contemporary open plan living, whilst at the same time retaining many of the cottage's original features. Flexible accommodation includes a bi-fold door that may be closed to create a private bedroom or opened to create open plan living. Tate St Ives is a short walk away and your four legged friend will love the one minute stroll to Bamaluz beach, which is open to dogs all year round.

There's also a well stocked local shop, just around the corner for those holiday essentials.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1



from Burrow Road via small paved areas through stable door, step down into living area:

Shower room

shower, WC, basin.

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

sofa, single chair, breakfast bar with two chairs, Smart TV. Electric oven and ceramic hob, Nespresso coffee machine, washer/dryer, fridge with ice box. Door to:


king size bed, Smart TV/DVD, stable door to Island Road.


this property has been listed as accessible due to being located on the ground floor, though has two external steps leading down to the front door and is on one level once inside. There is also one step into the walk in shower.

Additional information

slate flooring with underfloor heating throughout. No children under 13. Please note there is an air ventilation system in the property that circulates the air. You may encounter a little noise from this system, WiFi, up to two dogs welcome.


A brilliant stay again at the locker The location for the beach’s is amazing it’s a lovely cottage we stayed at New Year’s Eve week and was so warm and cosy And it’s great you can bring 2 dogs we all had a great holiday

December 2023

This apartment is in a great convenient location for all that St Ives has to offer. It is clean and well furnished with a very comfortable bed. Great that you are allowed to take two dogs and it is a Saturday changeover day.

October 2023

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Holidays in Downalong

One of the most popular areas of St Ives, Downalong is an idyllic spot for a seaside retreat. Overlooking the picturesque Harbour beach and just minutes away from the beautiful beaches of Porthmeor and Porthgwidden, and the iconic Tate St Ives. Meander along cobbled lanes, dotted with traditional fisherman's cottages, and admire this quintessential corner of Cornwall.

Steeped in history, Downalong is a timeless haven that captures the fishing heritage and thriving art community of this enchanting area of St Ives. With all that St Ives has to offer on your doorstep, spend endless days exploring the sandy shores, stunning coastal paths and bustling harbourside.

Did you know...

Downalong is a historic Cornish term for an area of harbourside fisherman's cottages 'down along the harbour'?

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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 brilliant stay again at the locker The location for the beach’s is amazing it’s a lovely cottage we stayed at New Year’s Eve week and was so warm and cosy And it’s great you can bring 2 dogs we all had a great holiday

The locker great location very comfortable and dog friendly. Thank you wil definitely be coming back we love St Ives.

This apartment is in a great convenient location for all that St Ives has to offer. It is clean and well furnished with a very comfortable bed. Great that you are allowed to take two dogs and it is a Saturday changeover day.

Very comfortable and lived up to my expectations. Everything was in the property as described. Very clean.

Great cottage Great location We have booked for another stay

The locker was amazing it was the best holiday I have had. We really enjoyed it. It was well equipped everything that you need. I can’t wait to come again to the same place. Thank you for having us I will defo recommend this place.

The Locker is a perfect bolthole for two, very comfortable and clean with everything we could possibly have needed. The location was central yet not busy and we will certainly return.

Lovely place for everything nice art shops nearby to ponder round love it.

Great location for shops , restaurants and beaches. This was my 2nd stay in The Locker and I would definitely recommend . Kitchen is very equipped and clean and the bed was lovely and comfortable.

The locker is ideal for a long weekend stay or a short break, in a fantastic location and some lovely touches and weekend essentials . Great for dog walks on the beach in Autumn , I would recommend bringing your own throws and dog towels etc as the bedding and towels in the actual cottage are white white and I was glad I had brought covers as you usually do when taking pets on holiday . Overall , it’s in a great location for all St Ives has to offer .

The Locker is ideal for a couple .It is in a fantastic location for accessing the beaches ,town centre shops and pubs .

The Locker is a great little apartment very close to everything St Ives has to offer. Arrival during peak season was a bit stressful as street very narrow - ended up jumping out quick and dumping bags to try and find car park. Saw most if St Ives carparks that day (!) but eventually parked at the sports centre. Nice steep walk down into town which we didn't mind. Info in apartment said there were recycling bins at the sports centre so we took a big bag for a trip up the steep walk but, sadly, no recycling bins to be found!! Loved St Ives, lovely food and just asked on the day and had no issue with booking. Food at Silco was amazing!

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are glad to hear that despite a stressful drive through St Ives on arrival, you enjoyed your time here. We are sorry for the outdated information in the welcome folder, regarding the recycling bins. The council took the service away not that long ago, though there is talk of some coming back to certain car parks. We will try to get that information updated asap. Thanks for letting us know. Tanya Customer Services

This is our 10th stay at The Locker and we love it. We bring our cocker spaniel Luna with us and she loves it too. Close to shops, pubs, beaches and the beautiful harbour. The cottage has everything you need for an amazing carefree holiday.

Great location and perfect for a couple. Bedroom was a good size and could probably easily accommodate a travel cot. Tiled floor throughout made it really easy to sweep up sand brought in. Would definitely book again.

Aspects cottages are really lovely cottages especially dog friendly,clean lots of home comforts .Will be back

A lovely place to stay bigger than expected and plenty of storage for clothes absolutely loved it.close to beech and car park a really comfy cottage would definitely stay here again.

Our stay at the locker was brilliant the location was perfect for us we love the walks and beaches so close to the bars and eateries we had a fantastic week

A very well equipped, cosy property with an excellent location for St Ives town & all the beaches.

Comfortable and cosy accommodation within minutes to beach , shops and restaurants. Would definitely return to this lovely little cottage and would recommend.

This is a wonderful little cottage and most excellent if like me you are disabled

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We have just returned from our 9th stay at The Locker. We absolutely love this cottage as it has everything you could possibly need. Very close to all beaches, restaurants and the town centre. Our dog Luna also had a fabulous time.

We really enjoyed our stay at The Locker. It was our first time in a self catering apartment and we were very pleasantly surprised. Everything we needed was provided. The description we received from Aspects was totally accurate. It was very clean and comfortable. It had a WiFi Smart TV Radio washing/drier machine. Close to restaurants and beaches. Really recommend this property

Great cottage for 2 plus dog, compact and bijou and well decorated throughout. Bed really comfortable. Cottage location is 5 star and near to beaches and all the restaurants, cafes etc. We did some fantastic walks from the cottage to Zennor, Lelant and Penzance. We had some fantastic meals including Sloop inn ( vegetarian fish and chips !!). Would thoroughly recommend

Great location for easy access to the many wonderful attributes that St Ives has to offer.

The locker is a very comfortable place to stay, with everything you need for a great holiday. Good use of space and a decent size shower room. Ideally situated for beach and the town. Definitely would stay again.

We have just got back from The Locker in St Ives. Location was fantastic, right between Porthmeor and Porthgwiggen beach, just a few streets away from the main bars and restaurants, so you dont get too much noise. The apartment had everything we needed, lovely warm shower and great TVs for snuggling up in the evening. The only negative I would have to say is because it's a ground floor, there was a bit of noise from upstairs because they had children, and as lovely as the sash windows were they let in noise into the bedroom. Wouldn't recommend for light sleepers, but overall a lovely week away to relax on the beach 

Reply from Aspects Holidays

It was great to hear how much you enjoyed the fantastic location that The Locker is in. Thank you for making us aware of the noise from the property above. This has only been mentioned once before, so it certainly doesn't appear to be a regular occurrence and clearly varies greatly depending upon the occupants in the property above, which is also a holiday let. The road noise is again, not something that is regularly commented on, but this summer has been considerably busier than normal, so for now we will continue to monitor feedback on this. Thanks for the feedback and we hope to see you back soon. Tanya, Customer services

Location of the Locker excellent. Small but comfy and warm. We enjoyed our holiday in this property

Fabulous location, helpful owners and cosy clean studio perfect for a couple and small pooch. Would highly recommend.

Great location easy to get to the shops and beaches and great for dog's. The Locker is clean spacious and comfortable have always enjoyed our stay here.

We had such a good week staying here this year and love how we got to take our two fur babies with us we have booked for two weeks next year!

This was our second time at The Locker. This time we brought our dog Ruby who enjoyed it as much as we did. This cottage is in a great location within easy reach of all what we needed. Well equipped and clean and tidy. Would recommend and will probably stay here again.

A cosy dog friendly cottage,on one level very close to Island,Porthgwidden&Harbour beaches.

Although weather was terrible, a most enjoyable holiday. Location of the Locker is so convenient for getting around St Ives.

Lovely property in a fantastic location. The cottage is very small but was perfect for myself and my husband, we loved that we could take our two dogs on holiday with us. It is very close to two beautiful beaches.

Excellent location for this part of ST Ives.

Had a fantastic time,the property you can not fault

Lovely Cottage in a perfect location. Hopefully be back soon.

Accommodation compact but very well equipped and comfortable. In an excellent position to access main areas of St Ives. Smart TV a bonus.

Ideally situated for beaches and town with friendly owner

The Locker is a lovely apartment with easy access, we had a lovely time staying there and so did our little dog, very snug, warm and cosy.

Fabulous little place to stay in St Ives, especially if you plan to be out and about all day. Comfortable bed and clean linens, the smart tv is a bonus. We will be staying again in the future.

If you are staying in winter I can imagine it is cosy as it has underfloor heating, and in summer when it's extra hot it is very cool in property due to the tiled floor.

We would recommend.

The Locker was very grubby on arrival and lacked basic kitchen utensils. The cottage was noisy from the residents above it.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are really sorry to see that the standards of cleanliness were not up to the high levels that you would have expected, and that you experienced noise from other residents. We have always had exceptionally good feedback for this property, which we would want to ensure continues, so we will pass on your comments and monitor this. We are sorry that we didn’t get the opportunity to investigate or rectify any issues for you while you were here, so that you might have enjoyed your time here more. Thank you for letting us know though so that we have the opportunity to follow up on this. Tanya, Customer Services

This is an excellent cottage and very close to beaches, restaurants, pubs and the beautiful harbour. This is the 6th time we have stayed here and could not ask for more. Our dog Georgie also loves it. The cottage has everything you need for a fantastic holiday. We will be back again in 2017.

Compact and bijou property in central St Ives location.

My husband and I have just returned from a fabulous short break with our dog. The location is fantastic and the accommodation very comfortable and well equipped for 2 - we would definitely recommend this property and will be booking again!