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The Old Workshop Mount Zion, St Ives

£350 - £772

This unique building started life as a granite store where the local fishermen hung their nets to dry. Then it became 'the old workshop' where they mended and repaired their fishing nets and lobster pots. Just seconds from the harbour, The Old Workshop has been converted to an unusual and interesting holiday home, set between the old fishing quarter of St Ives known as Downalong and the harbour. The Old Workshop is ideally situated for a walk into town along the harbour front where there are many choices of restaurants catering for all tastes. It is also within walking distance of all of St Ives' golden sandy beaches.

Kitchen/sitting/dining room

electric microwave oven and hob, fridge with ice box, washing machine, dining table and four chairs. Open staircase to mezzanine with a two seater sofa and chair. TV/DVD, library of books.

Ground floor bedroom

double bed, hairdryer, window to front of property.

Shower room

walk-in shower, WC, basin.

Additional information

electric heating, please note that the bedroom is built into the Blue Elvin wall and due to the properties of granite rock used in the construction of the cottage and being coastal, the property may be unsuitable for guests with respiratory problems, please enquire if you feel anyone in your party could be affected. The Internet connection is via a MiFi device which is not suitable for streaming or downloading. Please note that there is no freezer compartment within the fridge, WiFi, one dog welcome, short breaks available.


What a pleasant surprise to find such a delightful and peaceful oasis of calm only yards from the harbour and so close to everything from the Tate to our favourite Porthgwidden beach.

September 2018

Sweet and cosy cottage. Excellent location.

August 2018

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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. 

 Sunday 31st December 2018

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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.

4th February 2019

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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.

10th - 12th May 2019

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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 2019 

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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!

August 2019

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.

14th - 28th September 2019

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What our guests say...

We love hearing about our guests’ experiences, and 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.

What a pleasant surprise to find such a delightful and peaceful oasis of calm only yards from the harbour and so close to everything from the Tate to our favourite Porthgwidden beach.

September 2018

Sweet and cosy cottage. Excellent location.

August 2018

Great holiday, location of the old workshop was perfect & the quirky shape & rooms good, just as described We have already booked again with you for next year The weather this year couldn’t have been better, enjoyed our stay as much as when we go to the Greek Islands!

July 2018

Great location and of course very dog friendly.

June 2018

A comfortable and centrally located property. Light and contemporary and a great little welcome pack to get us started!! Love that it’s dog friendly too.

May 2018

Super location, but parking is an issue in high season

August 2017

Get in touch with Aspects prior to arrival and make sure they get the bins emptied, otherwise you will find yourself walking along the harbour like I did to dispose of the rubbish towards the end of your stay,

Get in touch with Aspects prior to arrival to make sure that the fire alarm batteries are changed, otherwise you will have the dreaded low battery beeping with no instruction on whether they are happy for you to change the battery yourself or to call somebody out.

Get in touch with Aspects prior to arrival to make sure they actually clean the property for you.

June 2017

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are sorry to read that there were some are of the property that did not meet all expectations. The bin inside the property should have been emptied prior to your arrival, so we are sorry if this hadn't happened; and of course, you should always expect a property to be clean for your arrival. Unfortunately batteries can get low on alarms during a guests stay; a member of the team had offered to send someone over to replace the batteries for you as soon as we were aware, so I hope that this resolved that situation for you; and I hope that our contact with you since we received your feedback, has helped to reassure you of our usual high standards. Thank you for taking the time to contact us. Tanya, Customer Services

Excellent location well priced and provides for all your holiday needs, which makes for an excellent stay

October 2015

Excellent location, perfect get-a-way for a couple.

October 2015

A wonderful break in St Ives, the Workshop is in a fantastic location for everything. Our second St Ives holiday with Aspects and we will definitely be back again.

September 2015

I had a great time at The Old Workshop, everything was a few minutes away, beaches on the doorstep, amazing views and the service was great. The cottage was perfect for what I needed and I just felt at home.

May 2015

I loved how open and airy the place was. You are less than 30 seconds from the harbour and yet it is so quiet. The lounge for me is the star of the building. It has enabled me to have a really quiet two weeks away so I have been able to unwind completely.

December 2014

Really enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to book again.

October 2014

We had a great week at the cottage. The Aspect holiday staff were great to deal. Thanks for a great holiday. Intend to re-book for next year. John & Rosemary Hogg

October 2014

£350 - £772