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Focsle Down Under Porthmeor, St Ives

£606 - £1736 per week

Focsle Down Under is a unique property with superb views from the sitting room over Porthmeor beach. It offers well-equipped and comfortable accommodation and being situated, quite literally, on the beach, it is ideal for families and those surfers amongst you. Being close to the Tate Gallery it will also appeal to those guests with an artistic flair or interest and could inspire you to paint or draw from the large picture window, just feet above the golden sands of Porthmeor. The array of restaurants, delis and artisan shops are all just a short walk from the property making it the perfect base to explore all the wonders St Ives has to offer.


electric double oven and gas hob, fridge, table top freezer, washing machine, dishwasher.

Dining area

dining table and chairs.

Sitting room

French doors with Juliet balcony and views of Porthmeor, Smart TV/DVD with Netflix & BT Sport, double sofa bed, Stairs down to:

Bedroom 1

king size double bed, TV, feature fire place.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.


bath, shower with rainfall head, WC, basin.

Utility cupboard

tumble dryer.

Additional information

gas central heating throughout, external shower, WiFi, short breaks available.


The Focsle is one of the best positioned properties in St Ives. With it’s Juliet window onto the beach, you can sit and enjoy the spectacular sunsets each evening. A private gate onto the beach (height of sand allowing) makes this an ideal location for families hopping on and off body boards. The Focsle is spacious and comfortable, and is guaranteed to provide a relaxing holiday for anyone.

July 2019

Excellent holiday company. Have used them for several years and always satisfied.

July 2019

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Holidays in Porthmeor

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The Tate is a must; something everyone should visit at least once, or simply relax and enjoy the view from one of our many self-catering beach-front apartments. Most of the town and all it has to offer is a level walk from Porthmeor, making it many of our guests' first choice of location. Many Porthmeor properties offer parking and most have superb beach views and balconies.

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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 2019

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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 2020

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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 2020

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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 2020

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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!

8th August 2020

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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.

14th - 28th September 2020

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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.

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Aug 2019

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thanks for your feedback; we're glad to hear that you liked finding all the goodies in the beach locker. Hope that you had a great time, and hopefully see you back here soon! Tanya, Customer Services

The Focsle is one of the best positioned properties in St Ives. With it’s Juliet window onto the beach, you can sit and enjoy the spectacular sunsets each evening. A private gate onto the beach (height of sand allowing) makes this an ideal location for families hopping on and off body boards. The Focsle is spacious and comfortable, and is guaranteed to provide a relaxing holiday for anyone.

Aug 2019

Excellent holiday company. Have used them for several years and always satisfied.

Jul 2019

Thank you to the owners for sharing their gorgeous house. We stay in St Ives every Easter and this was our favourite house by a long way. The location is perfect and the space is brilliant - we loved the sitting room and the large kitchen with its high ceilings. The house was very well equipped and we really appreciated the use of the beach equipment - we used the boogie boards every day. The bathroom is obviously newly done and was beautiful - the bath was huge and much appreciated by my tall husband! It was a privilege to stay at the house and we hope to come again.

Apr 2019

Wonderful property, best location ever. Loved watching the seals every day and the surfers. Warm cosy and welcoming property, felt at home at once. Loved the kitchen diner when we could tear ourselves away from the window. Great service and friendly company. Will be back.

Dec 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Focsle Down Under. It was very comfortable and warm, which is what you want in November. Although the weather wasn’t very kind to us we were more than happy to sit and watch the world go by through that amazing window.

Nov 2018

We loved our stay! The location is amazing and the house has everything you need for a very happy holiday! Even a comfortable sofa bed! Thank you!

Oct 2018

We loved it. Sometimes holiday homes are just a base but the location and the gorgeous view meant that we could stay in/stay local and relax. Cannot wait to return!

Oct 2018

An Amazing and welcoming property perfect view right on porthmeor beach. Child and family friendly and very comfortable to stay in. We would love to stay again for future holidays.

Apr 2018

This is such a lovely, warm and comfortable place to stay, in a fabulous location. Spacious, light, cosy and well-equipped, it's a joy to stay here.

Apr 2018

A really comfortable, spacious cottage, gorgeously close to the beach and a gentle stroll away from the town. Well appointed and cosy, it feels like a real home from home. Our little girl adored her stay here and we will definitely be back!

Jan 2018

The view from this beautiful characterful house cannot be beaten! A really great location, and the house is comfortable and well equipped. Highly recommended and we hope to return.

May 2017

Simply superb cottage with breathtaking location, clean, well equipped and central to everything.

Mar 2017

Foscle down under is the perfect location for those who love quick and easy access to the beach as well as only a cockstride from the harbour and town with all that has to offer. The outdoor shower for our exclusive use was a huge bonus when returning from a dip in the sea. The property has a perfect view over Porthmeor beach and we enjoyed listening to the waves crashing on the shore. It is very well equipped for a family and we would definitely stay there again.

Nov 2016

Focsle Down Under is a fantastic property, comfy, spacious and bright, the owners have thought of everything and more. The location to the town and beach couldn't be better and the view is unbeatable, will definitely be booking again.

Aug 2016

Amazing location and westerly view over Porthmeor beach for sunset beauty shots, quiet, comfortable beds, nice linen, attractive and well equipped kitchen. Good wifi and mobile reception. It was specially nice to have a large range of beach equipment to use. We've stayed in St Ives many times in nice cottages but this one is special. From the visitors' book it's clear the same people come back again and again and no wonder!

Jun 2015