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Downalong, St Ives

£535 - £1486 per week

Discover a hidden gem just off a charming, cobbled street and through the arches of Hick's Court and be warmly welcomed at Trecara. This lovingly finished home is tucked away from the hubbub of St Ives centre, yet is still within a very short walking distance of the beaches, shops, eateries and galleries. Trecara is a beautiful Cornish cottage in a great location, for a holiday not to be forgotten.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2



via the front courtyard from Hicks Court into:

Kitchen/sitting room

open plan area with galley kitchen and comfortable sitting area, gas hob and electric oven, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge with freezer compartment, fold down table and chairs, two seater sofa, L-shaped built in sofa, decorative fireplace, wooden shutters, TV/DVD. Open staircase to first floor landing and doors to:

Bedroom 1

king size bed, TV, wooden shutters, connecting door through wardrobe to twin room.

Bedroom 2

twin beds, shelves with basket storage, wooden shutters, TV in room for DVD use only.

Family bathroom

bath with shower over, basin, WC.

Outside area

gated courtyard with small table and chairs - a great place to drop the bucket, spades and fishing nets!

Additional information

gas central heating, tumble dryer located in master bedroom cupboard, WiFi, one dog welcome, short breaks available.


Great little cottage , very comfortable and convenient to town and beaches , would reccomend

May 2024

Trecara is a lovely cosy cottage within walking distance to everything St Ives has to offer. It is dog friendly and very close to beach for morning walk. Would recommend and hope to stay again

April 2024

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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.

Great little cottage , very comfortable and convenient to town and beaches , would reccomend

Trecara is a lovely cosy cottage within walking distance to everything St Ives has to offer. It is dog friendly and very close to beach for morning walk. Would recommend and hope to stay again

Lovely cottage, thoughtfully and lovingly decorated as well. Used the property as a base for walking and swimming around St Ives and surrounding area.

Lovely stay and very comfortable. Excellent location and very close to St Eia for excellent wines and lunch. Short walk to beaches, highly recommended.

Trecara is a well equipped & comfortable cottage ideally situated just a few minutes walk from the beaches & main shops.

Perfect location. Although the property is small, the owner has managed to squeeze in all basic facilities such as washing machine / tumble drier / dishwasher. Good size for 2 adults, 1 toddler and 1 baby but living room space restricted if you want to put dining table up. Would stay here again.

Great cottage in a great location, very close to beautiful beaches and the town shops , highly recommended and would stay there again

Trecara was a lovely cottage to stay in. Tucked away down Hicks Court you felt away from the world and yet, a stones throw from the heart of the action in both the town and Porthmeor beach. Recommend to park on Island car park and buy a week's pass. We left the car for the whole week and did everything by foot or bud as we explored the surrounding area. St Ives provided all that we needed and Trecara was a homely winter holiday venue. Loved it!

This is a lovely old house ideally placed for exploring the old streets of St. Ives and minutes from the harbour and beaches. Around 5 minutes walk from the island car park. The decor is lovely and the sofas are comfortable for relaxing after a day exploring. A modern bathroom and a nice little courtyard which was perfect for letting the dog out for their business. It’s the kind of house where you really have to eat out during the day and evening - the kitchen is quite sterile (stainless steel) and far too small to do anything substantial. Couldn’t open the dishwasher as it hits the folded table, and the sink is so badly placed that washing the dishes or filling the kettle is uncomfortable and awkward. Overall it’s a lovely base to explore from and it must be difficult to place Modern amenities in a traditional house. Stay if you’re not cooking and want to be in the perfect location.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are so pleased you enjoyed the location of Trecara, perfect for relaxing in after a busy day exploring everything St Ives has to offer. The central location does mean that space within the property is limited, and we hope you agree that the owners have done a great job fitting in all the needed amenities into a smaller space, to make it a cosy base for stays. While the galley kitchen has everything needed to make a home-cooked meal, some may prefer to try out the many local restaurants within walking distance. Katy, Customer Services.

Trecara is a lovely, cosy home from home. We had everything we needed for the week and we had an amazing week

A fantastic little gem , within walking distance to the beach , shops , restaurants etc in the amazing st Ives , yet tucked away so also very quiet with no Evening noise etc . We were a party of 2 adults , 2 children and a dog . The gated courtyard was perfect and safe for our dog to go out and do her business.

We arrived to a lovely bottle of fizz and dog treats which was a lovely touch after a long journey . Thank you .

Beautifully decorated throughout with all that you need for a home from home experience. Even a washing machine and dryer . We pre-booked the car park for the week as recommended by aspects and glad we did as we may have struggled to find a space . I will say storage upstairs is a little tight for 4 people but then again I do overpack haha .

We had a wonderful week and would definitely stay again . Thank you aspects as always .

Lovely cottage down a sweet little alley in superb location close to beach, pubs restaurants.
Comfy and cosy. Had a great week.

The cottage location was excellent. Seconds to Porthmeor Beach as well as the harbour, with some lovely wine bars within a stones throw. The cottage was clean and well equipped with a washing machine and dryer, as well as a dishwasher, and has a great rustic feel to it. There was also a nice outdoor terrace area which we used every day. The only downside was space. We were a family of four adults and a baby. It was a little on the tight side for storage, with one wardrobe between the two bedrooms and some of the other storage in the bedrooms taken up by other household items. It is perfect size for a couple. I would also advise arranging parking before arrival, we managed to get a spot on Barnoon car park which is a short hilly walk away after we had unloaded nearer to the cottage. We would definitely come back again.

Beautiful cottage in a perfect place in St Ives. Cottage is light and airy and has all the things you need for a perfect break.

Amazing holiday in St Ives staying at the beautiful Trecara. In a brilliant location and very quiet even though in a central location. We did not want to leave!!

Small, cosy cottage offering great location (apart from access by car), 50 metres from Porthmeor Beach and 50 metres from the main high street yet tucked away in a really quiet, historic corner of the old streets of St Ives. Cottage offers "rustic charm" rather than luxury comfort but it's location is so good, everything is right there on the doorstep to explore.

We enjoyed a lovely week staying at Trecara which is tucked away in a quiet courtyard but is within a few minutes walk of Porthmeor beach, the Tate and main shopping streets. The cottage was a good size, clean,comfortable and well equipped with everything needed for our stay. Plenty of seating in the living room area and large main bedroom & bathroom. Nice to have the choice of a bath or use of the over bath shower. We would definitely like to stay here again in the future.

Beautiful cottage in perfect location for all St Ives. Characterful yet modern. I would love to return.

Trecara is a beautiful property set in the heart of The Downalong area, perfectly situated for easy access to Porthmeor, Porthgwidden, Fore Street and the harbour. Stunningly decorated and well equipped for a wonderful holiday. As a very regular St Ives visitor, I would highly recommend this property.

Wonderful cottage in superb central location but still really quiet and restful. Loved the quirky decor and really looked forward to coming back and snuggling on the cosy sofas in the evening! Will defo be returning, can’t wait!

Excellent service & the cottage was very clean & comfortable in a prime location I would highly recommend Trecara!

Perfect holiday cottage, great location, well equipped, comfortable sofas & beds..... will definitely be rebooking..... my 3 year old even asked if we could stay in it forever!!

We had a lovely week in Trecara. The location is superb , just minutes from the beach and the hustle and bustle of Fore Street yet really quiet inside . It was great to have the outside space for post beach drinks. Having a bath as well as shower was a bonus , the cottage was spotless and well equipped.

Wonderful location minutes from both Porthmeor Beach and the Harbour.

An absolutely stunning little cottage in the most perfect location. Can’t fault it and we will absolutely be back.

Gorgeous cosy cottage perfectly situated close to the beach and town. Loved it!

Supreme Location. Extremely quite area.

An absolutely charming cottage, totally peaceful and ideally located. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Very nice with fantastic location for beaches, shops and harbour. Perfect for a small family.

Lovely cottage, fantastic location

Lovely quirky cottage. Perfect location. Warm and cosy didn't want to leave.

A beautiful little property in a perfect location. Very cosy and comfortable, would definitely stay again