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White Cove Downalong, St Ives

£509 - £1495 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.


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

September 2020

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

August 2020

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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. 

TBC 31st December 2020

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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.


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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.


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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 2021

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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!


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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.


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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.

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

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

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

Jan 2020

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 :)

Oct 2019

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.

Oct 2019

Beautiful property with outstanding views and close to all amenities

May 2019

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!

Apr 2019

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!

Oct 2018

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

Aug 2018

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 ... !

Mar 2018

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

Feb 2018

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

Jan 2018

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!

Oct 2017

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.

Oct 2017

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.

Aug 2017

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

Jul 2017