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White Cove
Downalong, St Ives

£541 - £1590 per week

White Cove is located in one of the most sought after areas in St Ives, literally just a few paces away from Porthgwidden beach and benefits from some lovely views. As well as this, the property is pet-friendly, and with The Island and Porthmeor beach next door and year-round dog walking beach Bamaluz close by, walks with your pooch will be perfect all year round. The property inside is bright with a modern finish, and provides a lovely space for families or couples to enjoy their holiday.

With the beach as your back garden, what's not to love! You can stroll along most beaches during dog-friendly periods. White Cove also has a lovely snug area at the top of the house to cosy down and read a good book and a handy bench to the front of the property to sit with your cuppa in the mornings and soak in that sea air! You are also only a few minutes walk from the harbour, where you can catch a pint in the sun at The Sloop and take your pick of the lovely cafes and restaurants around the town.


two steps from street level into the hallway, doors leading to:

Bedroom 1

double bed, small en suite, shower (restricted headroom) WC, basin.

Bedroom 2

twin beds, hanging pegs. Stairs from hallway leading to first floor:

Kitchen/dining/sitting room

fridge/freezer, gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, washing machine, Nespresso machine, two sofas, TV/DVD, Bluetooth music system, sea views; steep stairs leading to the snug.

Snug area

large armchair, Velux windows, sea views.


bath with hand held shower attachment, WC, basin.

Additional information

shared courtyard area, travel cot provided (please bring own linen for this), high chair provided, gas central heating, the stairs leading to the snug room are very steep, care must be taken at all times and children must be accompanied when in the sitting room or snug. Dog bed, blanket and bowls provided. WiFi, one dog welcome, short breaks available.


Great location and wonderful views

May 2022

Fantastic location for anytime of day walks with your dog, on all of the beaches at St Ives.

March 2022

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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.

Great location and wonderful views

Fantastic location for anytime of day walks with your dog, on all of the beaches at St Ives.

We stayed March 2022. We loved White Cove, perfect location, stunning views and very well equipped. Would definitely recommend and will be booking again.

Great week at this place before Christmas, the house had Christmas decorations up which was lovely. Nice warm and cosy place when returning after a windy walk on the beach. Enjoyed watching surfers from lounge window, even managed to spot a seal (I did have binoculars) Close to beaches, car park and a nice stroll to harbour and shops. We will definitely be returning. Loved it!!

The location of this property is excellent! The views from the living room and snug are great too. Compact but has everything that you should need.

Enjoyable holiday in a beautiful location with fantastic breath taking views from the property. Would come back an stay again. A step away to the beach, a few minutes walk away to shops and restaurant’s- everything you need was on your door step.

Great properly overall, stunning view and location was footsteps from Porthgwidden beach. Very well equipped, the only thing which I didn’t enjoy so much was the memory foam double bed as it seemed to make you so hot and was very soft but it depends what you like I guess. Overall a wonderful place to stay, would stay again.

White Cove is a large well decorated home very close to The Island Carpark and multiple beaches. Set over 3 floors, this can easily sleep 6. Great views and very spacious for the family. The bathroom on the first floor was ideal however the shower ensuite may not be suitable for anyone over 6ft due to the height of the shower head, good use of space but it felt rather cramped. It should also be noted, the locality of White Cove is at the top of a popular beach slipway, you may hear conversations in the evening along with the bins being emptied late at night and early in the morning for the beach cafe which is a mere stones throw away. Overall, lovely house and would stay again.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Being so close to the beaches and all facilities within the town, as well as the benefit of avoiding all the hills of St Ives, you may hear noise associated with being in such an amazing location, but we hope that you agreed it is completely worth it for such a great spot. The shower height may be a bit tricky for some, so we try to make this as clear as possible within the photos and description, and hope that this was what you had expected. It certainly sounds like you enjoyed your time here; hopefully we will see you back again soon. Tanya, Customer Services

The location is excellent being only 50 metres from the beach. Beach cafe/restaurant serves lovely food with beautiful views. There wasn't any noise from it, as mentioned in earlier posts so no need to be concerned about that. The 'hub-hub of the main area of St Ives is a few mins away so everything is on the doorstep but it is very quiet near the property in the evenings.

What a lovely week spent at White Cove. Perfect for us as a couple and teenage son. Our Labrador loved it and once he'd worked out the stairs (not allowed up stairs at home) he was very comfortable. There were two dog bowls and a blanket provided but we had taken our own blankets as he was moulting. Great use of space with the kitchen and table, compact but certainly felt bright and airy. The shower in the en-suite is actually under the stairs - not a problem for me at 5'4" but any taller people may need to use the shower over the bath in the main bathroom. Beds were comfy and linen clean and fresh. Really enjoyed our week and hope to visit again soon.

White cove was a great property. We loved our stay.

This is a lovely cottage and a delight to retreat to in this most unusual of years. Our two weeks went far too quickly and we look forward to next year's visit. As usual part of the holiday was spent finishing a novel to submit to my publisher and this year we also celebrated a book release as well. What better way to work than looking out to sea on a sunny day!

Exceeded our expectations, fantastic location, beautiful property with great views! Would stay again in a heart beat.

We have just stayed at White Cove and found it exceptional! It was very clean, spacious, modern, well equipped and dog friendly! The location is perfect and we would definitely stay here again! Claire Collins, August 20

Lovely location , so close to the beach so ideal for children or dogs . Stairs not suitable for young children so maybe child gates would be good . En suite is very small and shower not suitable for anyone tall . View is lovely !

Reply from Aspects Holidays

The location certainly is lovely; we are glad that you liked it. If you would ever require stair gates and these are not provided at a property, please just let us know and we can see if we have any in storage, if not we can put you in contact with a hire company that can supply them. If you are tall, the shower height and overall cubicle size is certainly something to consider. We try to make this as clear as possible within the photos and description, so we hope that this was what you had expected. Thank you for your helpful comments and we hope to see you again. Lucy Customer Services

This cottage ticked all the boxes for our stay and we have immediately rebooked there.

Fantastic place to stay. Aspects were very helpful start to end. Great layout and design and perfect for a dog - ours loved it. Will look forward to returning :)

Again we had a wonderful week at White Cove. Either relaxing and looking at the view or heading out for a walk White Cove is perfectly situated for our holiday. Henry, the dog loves the cottage too.

Beautiful property with outstanding views and close to all amenities

We always look forward to visiting White Cove for a relaxing holiday with sea views. As always I had to work on a book but it is a joy to work in such a lovely place. Henry (our dog) loves White Cove!

We look forward to our visits to Downalong, St Ives each year and to White Cove in particular. The property is clean, welcoming and perfect for us. I've had to work during several visits and have completed two novels whilst staying at White Cove. The perfect property for a writer!

Loved it! A real holiday ‘home’, clean, comfortable and everything you need in a fantastic location.

My hope is to buy my own property on Downalong. Aspect are ideally suited to have a section on their website for such sales. Just a suggestion ... !

Lovely cottage! Its all about location, location, location and this one has it!

Fantastic Location with superb sea views. Modern and well equipped and benefit of being pet friendly.

Beautiful cottage in just about the best location in St Ives! Falling out of the door in the morning for breakfast in Porthgwidden Café was a highlight!

Our stay was relaxing and enjoyable in White Cove. Ideal for our dog, Henry, as well! Wifi was good which was perfect for this author! We will return.

This cottage is ideal for a family with older children as its location is superb. The steep stairs, I would suggest is not suited for toddlers. The location is brilliant being 30 seconds from beach but this brings its downside as the Porthgwidden bistro can be noisy at night. If you want a quiet get away White Cove if not for you but if you want a property that is at the heart of the beach in the day as well as a social hub at night then White Cove is for you

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your helpful comments. Any property within the heart of St Ives will be prone to hearing the hustle and bustle of the town, but for many this is far outweighed by the convenience and ambience of being in the heart of it all, just a short stroll to all the stunning beaches in the town, the restaurants, cafes, unique shops and galleries. And with much of St Ives being hilly, it also has the benefit of being a level walk to all of these great places. We are glad that it worked well for you, it certainly sounds like you enjoyed the property and St Ives. Hope to see you again soon. Tanya, Customer Services

We very much enjoyed 'White Cove'. It was a wonderful location - very convenient for body boarding and then getting warm quickly!
The decor was lovely - very bright and fresh. It was well equipped and with excellent instructions/information given about the equipment in the house.

One of the best properties we have stayed in when we have visited St Ives!