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Downalong, St Ives

£783 - £2174 per week

Located in the heart of St Ives is this comfortable, spacious, three bedroom cottage, perfect for families who want to be just minutes away from the beautiful sandy beaches and stunning harbour that the town has to offer. You can park the car and spend your holiday exploring the shops, boutiques, bars and restaurants nearby on foot, without the need to call a taxi when the evening comes to an end. The bedroom configuration allows flexible sleeping arrangements to suit any age, whether you're bringing family members or friends and two small dogs are welcome here to enjoy the year-round, pet friendly, Bamaluz beach which is nearby. Trelither is set over three floors and has a modern feel throughout, while maintaining the character of a Downalong cottage. It is the perfect holiday home to return to each year, all year round.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

Zip and link

Bedroom 2


Bedroom 3



from street level, one step into front door leading straight into:

Sitting room

two sofas, tub chair, Smart TV, stairs to first floor bedrooms, door to:

Kitchen/dining room

fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, gas hob, electric oven, DAB radio, dining table with six chairs, door to rear entrance.

Bedroom 1

zip and link (super king or twin) beds, Smart TV.

Bedroom 2

twin beds, Smart TV.


bath with shower over, basin, WC. Stairs from landing to second floor:

Bedroom 3

king size bed, Smart TV, en suite shower room with basin, WC.


small shared courtyard with outside tap for washing sandy toes, and washing line.

Additional information

gas central heating, please note there is restricted head height in the top floor en suite, the parking is not located at the property but is an allocated space approximately a 10-15 minute walk away, at St Ives Rugby Club WiFi, two small, well behaved, dogs allowed, short breaks available.


Very comfortable cottage and very well equipped. Have already booked again for next year!

March 2024

Having stayed in many houses in St Ives over the last 15 years both with Aspects and others, this is by far the best. Every single detail had been thought of, the most stocked kitchen we have seen. Very comfortable in all aspects for a perfect trip away. We will be back!

February 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.

Very comfortable cottage and very well equipped. Have already booked again for next year!

Having stayed in many houses in St Ives over the last 15 years both with Aspects and others, this is by far the best. Every single detail had been thought of, the most stocked kitchen we have seen. Very comfortable in all aspects for a perfect trip away. We will be back!

Wonderful cottage, perfectly located and really well appointed with everything you could need to make your holiday a success. We stayed between Xmas and New Year and there were some very thoughtful touches such as a Xmas gift and lovely Xmas decorations. We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would definitely stay in this property again.

The property was in a great location, so close to Porthmeor and Porthgwidden beaches. It is tastefully decorated and we loved the works of art on the walls too!

Ideal location for families with small children as the walk to Porthgwidden is approx 2 minutes and 5 minutes into town. The kitchen is very well equipped and the furnishings were lovely! Highly recommend this property.

Excellent house to stay in, comfortable, well equipped and in the great location to everything in St Ives.

Excellent property. Ticks every box. No steep hills to walk up, easy to unload. Very comfy beds. Good kitchen.

Lovely cottage in a great location. Easy to load and unload into due to access to adjacent private car park.

The cottage was perfectly located with access to the main beaches of Porthmear and Porthwidden and steps away from the harbour. It was beautifully presented, very well equipped and tastefully decorated. The rooms were spacious with crisp white linens and decent mattresses. Kitchen had everything and there were plenty of glasses which is sometimes a down fall in previous rentals. Thank goodness there was a cafetière as that’s often an item missed. Well done to the owners! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely come back!

Excellent property for money. Professional service from Aspects as always.

Excellent cottage, well located and equipped. The owners have thought of everything you need for a comfortable stay. Steep stairs, so not ideal if you have mobility issues, but there is a pit stop on the first floor if you need it! Upstairs en suite is a challenge for taller guests due to the sloping ceiling. However, the comfort of the bed and indeed the bedroom more than makes up for it. Love St Ives where we've stayed many times and love Aspects Hoildays whom we've used previously as well.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your comments and it is great to hear how much you liked Trelither. Many of the traditional fisherman's cottages in the heart of St Ives have kept their character and charm. They are often a little smaller and layouts/stairs more quirky and steeper than in more modern buildings, so it is an important consideration when booking a property like this. We always try to be as open and honest as possible and try to give an accurate representation of properties within our photos and descriptions, so hope that we have achieved that in this case, but we will continue to monitor feedback. We hope that it suited all members of your party and hope that you enjoyed everything that St Ives had to offer. Thank you for taking the time to send in your comments. Tanya, Customer Services.

Amazing property in the heart of St Ives. Pictures do not do it justice. Furnished and decorated to a high standard. Well equipped kitchen. Can't wait to come again.

This was a lovely place to stay. The location was perfect - close to all our favorite beaches and a quick stroll to reach all the shops restaurants etc. The cottage itself was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped and we enjoyed eating in at the property. It was a great holiday and we would definitely recommend this as a great place to stay.

Lovely property, very well equipped. Fantastic location - almost next to 3 beaches, the Island with its car park and very close to Town.

The Mermaid Restaurant is literally round the corner, as are lots of art galleries.

Excellent property near to the town and the beaches. Take a week and explore all St Ives has to offer by way of culture, shopping, food and outdoor activities (walking, surfing etc.). You can also take the dog.

I stayed in the cottage for a week with family and friends and the location of the property made it a perfect escape. It is right in the heart of the town but also only a couple of minutes walk from the beach and the Island car park. The rooms all display local works of art that create a very special atmosphere of being in St Ives rather than any other sea side village which we loved. The cottage is very well equipped and the kitchen in particular has everything that you might need to cater for 6 adults and any friends that drop in. Very comfy beds and pillows which is a definite plus in rented accommodation.

Trelither is a beautiful property in a great location with easy access to beaches and the town . There is nothing this property didn’t have , well done Aspects and the owners .

We loved this cottage very much it was very central to all the beaches the shops and restaurants and we loved the fact it was near the Island Carpark too! (Got lucky this time and got the last space on our arrival) We will book this place again for sure. The upstairs room was ideal for our teenage daughter to have her own space and had its own en-suite. Beds super comfy decor is beautiful. Kitchen nice and airy nice big table for family meals and it had everything we needed. Loved the fact it had outside drying space too. We will be back to this one :-)

What a gem of a property. Great use of space and thought of everything. There was a bonus of a rear courtyard that I wasn’t expecting to keep you bucket and spade with lovely evening sun. I would highly recommend.

Lovely few days .. tasteful decor , well equipped kitchen and fab location .. will definitely return !

This old fisherman's cottage in the heart of St Ives is perfect very well equipment and beautifully decorated. The stairs are narrow upto the bedrooms and as mentioned in the description the ensuite shower room is a little low so not a good room to have if you over 6ft but it was all perfect for us. The location couldn't have been more perfect right in the centre with a very short walk to the harbour and beaches.
We loved this place and will look to book again next time we go to St Ives.

Very smartly presented and well-equipped house at the centre of it all. We liked the decorations and the easy unloading. We were fortunate to get parked at the Island public car park very nearby.

This is a really beautiful house, fantastically equipped and in a great location. Couldn’t have asked for more.