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Smuggler's Cottage - St Ives
Mount Zion, St Ives

£693 - £1825 per week

Smuggler's Cottage is just yards from the Harbour beach, a perfect Cornish cottage for families or couples, nestled in a peaceful cobbled courtyard in the heart of Downalong, St Ives. The cottage enjoys both Harbour and beach views from comfortable window seats and courtyard. Set over three floors; this family friendly, characterful cottage sleeps up to six guests in comfort, and is also a wonderful choice for couples. Decorated in calming nautical tones with thoughtful finishing touches throughout, a stable door welcomes you inside to the lovely hall with oak coat hooks and natural wicker shoe basket, opening on into the comfy living area with generous sofas and large solid wood artisan coffee table. A lovely warming woodburner, exposed beams, white painted granite walls and local Cornish seascape artworks all create a great atmosphere. The cottage is pre stocked with wood and kindling - perfect for those cosy evenings, making Smugglers the ideal year-round cottage. A glazed door leads on through to the spacious well equipped country kitchen with a large fridge-freezer, and a plumbed Ice dispenser ensuring all your drinks are cool and crisp from Gins to juices, a great place to rustle up delicious meals and drinks. Enjoy preparing your morning coffee courtesy of the Delonghi Coffee machine, and sit in the sunshine as you gaze out over the harbour.

There are three delightful bedrooms, two doubles which both enjoy fabulous views across the harbour and beaches, with the first floor double benefitting from an en suite WC. Bedroom three is arranged as a twin, with full size, very comfortable single beds, so ideal for adults or children. You're sure to enjoy a peaceful night's sleep in all of the bedrooms, being lulled to sleep by the soothing sounds of the sea on the shore. Outside, you'll find a perfectly formed courtyard with bistro table and chairs, Oak Bench and Olive Tree. A sun trap, this is a great spot to relax with views out over the harbour, with the exterior lighting enabling evening use of this sociable space - perfect for inside/outside living. Locations don't get much better than this, surrounded by beaches culture and the culinary delights of St Ives. Wake up in the morning and stroll onto the sand for a dip in the sea, or simply relax on the house deckchairs on the beach with a good book. There are many other lovely beaches within easy stroll too, including Porthgwidden and Porthminster, both with beach equipment hire and cafés on site, perfect for family days spent in the sun. The cottage provides you with a designated parking space at St Ives Rugby club allowing you to come and go with ease. You can of course also choose to park in the Island Car park in the quieter weeks, which is just a four minute stroll. It's very easy to drop off luggage and shopping to Smugglers, just pull up on the harbour in front of the cottage.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2


Bedroom 3



entered via front courtyard, with one step into hallway, stairs rising to first floor. Door leading to:

Sitting room

cushioned window seat, two seater sofa, three seater sofa, Smart TV, woodburner, door leading through to:

Kitchen/dining area

electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer, American style fridge/freezer, ice maker with chilled water dispenser, Delonghi Coffee Machine (takes ground coffee & ESE pods), airfryer, dining table with seating for six, decorative antique Cornish range. Stairs from entrance hall rising to first floor leading to:

Bedroom 1

double bed, armchair and cushioned window seat with views across harbour beach, en suite WC and basin.


bath with rain shower over and handheld attachment, WC and basin. Stairs from landing leading up to second floor and doors to:

Bedroom 2

double bed, two relaxer chairs, views out across the harbour boats and beaches.

Bedroom 3

twin beds.


outside cold-water shower hose, bistro table, two chairs and oak bench.

Additional information

electric heating throughout, two deckchairs and yoga mats provided, parking at St Ives Rugby Club a 18 minute walk from the property or via a shuttle bus that leaves from the Tate or Cinema, WiFi, one well behaved dog welcome, short breaks available.


Perfect location & everything you could possibly need in a holiday cottage. Would definitely stay again.

June 2024

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Holidays in Mount Zion

Ideal for guests looking to stay in the very heart of St Ives, Mount Zion is full of character and is perfectly situated only a few steps from the Harbour beach where you will find many galleries, shops and restaurants. Immerse yourself in traditional Cornish life, strolling the cobbled streets and watching as the fishing boats bob into the harbour, bringing in catch of the day!

This charming corner of St Ives is adjacent to Downalong and the iconic harbourside, known as The Wharf, and offers the best of both worlds: serene holiday cottages boasting traditional charm, yet only a few steps from the Harbour beach and the plethora of wharfside amenities. 

Did you know...

Mount Zion is where St Ives harbour joins the old fisherman's quarter?

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What our guests say...

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Perfect location & everything you could possibly need in a holiday cottage. Would definitely stay again.