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Cottage In St Ives, Cornwall. A Tastefully Refurbished Suite With Parking.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in St Ives, Cornwall, England - Centrally Situated Between The Harbour And Porthmeor Beach With The Sea In Sight. 50m From Beach

This grade 11 listed old fisherman's cottage is situated on The Digey, a quaint cobbled street in Down-along, the old fisherman's quarter and the very heart of St Ives. The property is a three story building that was once two back to back cottages, hence two front doors! The cottage has the advantage of being elevated from street level giving guests a measure of privacy. You can catch a glimpse of the sea from this vantage point as Porthmeor beach is literally just steps away. The cottage is a 'home from home' situated on the sunny side of the street, is well equipped, has free Wifi. Bedding and towels are included and a travel cot and high chair are provided. The cottages central location is perfect for exploring old St Ives with its narrow streets scattered with many art galleries, great restaurants, shops and pubs. Or, if you are a beach bum, take your pick from our award winning sandy beaches.. all within walking distance. And last but not least we provide parking for one car.

Property Manager
Julie Atkinson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Julie Atkinson

I have always loved St Ives and when the opportunity arose to move here I grabbed it with both hands! Myself, my sister and brother in law bought Corner Cottage and although they never got to move here themselves......I did and have lived in St Ives now for over eleven fabulous years. I love it. Julie.

Julie Atkinson purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Julie Atkinson chose Saint Ives

We bought Corner Cottage as we loved the house and it is in such a fabulous location. The Digey is a lovely old cobbled street and is in the very heart of the town, the area commonly know as Downalong. The place is full of character, with narrow streets and lanes just waiting to be explored. There are superb shops and restaurants practically on your doorstep. Added to that the beach is just a stones throw away from the cottage and you can literally see the sea from the front fabulous is that?! Not to mention that the harbour and the other beautiful beaches that surround Downalong are all within a ten minute walk.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is located in The Digey right in the heart of St Ives and is on the sunny side of the street. It has a light and airy feel and although not 'enormous' the cottage does benefit from being bigger than some of the other cottages in the immediate area. Being one floor up from street level this also gives a measure of privacy.

You can open the stable door, sit on the step, catch some rays, read a book or just people watch. Or, just stand and gaze at the sea. Something I've done many a time myself!

Guestbook comments from the manager

A wonderful relaxing break in a fabulous cottage. We couldn't have asked for more.

Our 3rd stay in Corner Cottage and each year we love it more and more.

A lovely cottage full of character and well maintained. We enjoyed your attention to detail and the superb location. Thank you.
Apr 2013
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Saint Ives Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with white suite. Shower over bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Sleeps 3 with one king size bed and one single bed. Bedroom 2: Sleeps 2 with double bed.
  • Television
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Notes on accommodation: Please note that the cottage is accessed by a set of external granite steps and may be unsuitable for the infirm. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels provided, except beach towels. Bedding is not provided for the travel cot. Property cleaned on changeover day.


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Cottage In St Ives, Cornwall. A Tastefully Refurbished Suite With Parking.
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 20 reviews

A Cornish gem

  • 5 of 5

What a delight, from the moment we arrived, and walked through the door, we fell in love with this charming, well presented cottage. Everything you needed had been thought about, and what a bonus to have both

quality equipment, and tasteful decor, this rarely happens in our past experiences!! Lovely comfortable bed, great bath, we could go on and on, but all this plus sun every day, has made our holiday at Corner Cottage one to remember, and to repeat. Thank you once again Julie and Jayne

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely review. It is really gratifying when our guests are so appreciative of how we try to present and look after our cottage. Hopefully we will see you again.
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Excellent small cottage in the downalong of Saint Ives

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is a remarkably intimate and cozy space, while at the same time being handy to everything in Saint Ives. This is our fourth visit to the same college and each one has been better than the last. Julie and Linda, who manage the property, are first rate. Everything we need is always provided and they are on hand in case anything goes wrong, which it never does. We would recommend this property without reservation.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bill many thanks for your kind words as always! Linda
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A great holiday in a lovely cottage in the centre of St Ives, perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Corner Cottage is a gorgeous character cottage with everything you could wish, for a comfortable stay in this amazing holiday destination. We were impressed by the owners who replied very promptly to a request for a lighter weight duvet, providing one very quickly. The cottage is very well equipped warm and cosy with a living flame gas fire which we benefited from, our visit being in October! The cottage was very clean and well kept, the decor of a high standard. We particularly benefitted from the designated car park space in a car park not too far from the cottage, this was great saving us time and money! The cottage is in the Digey which is central to St Ives and minutes from Fore St the main shopping street and also from Porthmeor beach which pleased the surfing husbands! Amazing to walk to and from the beach in the wetsuit, board in hand!!! No driving involved! The cottage is very close to all the amenities, cafes and coffee shops. It is a thoroughfare from the harbour to Porthmeor Beach and the 'Tate' gallery, but this didn't cause any issues 'noise wise'. The fact that the cottage is up a flight of steps accessed outside, meant that we felt very private as passers by couldn't see into the rooms. There is a view of the sea from the front door which was lovely!

We would highly recommend this cottage as a place to stay...unless, of course, its the weeks we want for our next visit..we will fight you for it!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We love our cottage and it is so nice when others appreciate it too. I very much hope that we shall see you again. Linda
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Lovely warm well equipped cottage in the centre of St ives

  • 5 of 5

Have stayed here 4 times now just perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy and comfortable and is ideally located.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time in corner cottage it was like home from home, every room was very clean, cosy and comfortable, we would highly recommend this cottage to anyone who would want to stay in st ives as the town is only a 2 minute walk away. We would stay in this cottage again.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. I am so glad that you loved our cottage as much as we do. Hopefully we will see you again.
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Lovely character cottage in great location for the high street and surfing beach.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great except for the dishwasher packed up on us and one of the doubles had a winter duvet. Nice view/glimpse of the surf from the top of the steps outside the front door. Kitchen and sitting room both lovely. Would highly recommend this for two couples or for a family of four.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. So glad you enjoyed it. Sorry about the dishwasher which has now been repaired and we take on board your comment about the duvet. Hope to see you again. Linda
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Beaches, five in total are all within walking distance of the cottage. The closest being the surfing beach of Porthmeor, less than a minute's walk from the cottage and the furthest being Porthminster beach, approximately a 10 minute's walk.


St Ives is approximately a 45 minutes drive from Newquay Airport.

A Taxi from the St Erth train station (London Paddington to Penzance main line service) to St Ives is approximately a 10-15 minute journey.

St Ives train station is approximately 15 minutes walk or a 3/5 minute taxi journey.

Further Details:

St Ives is often described as Cornwall's 'Jewel in the Crown' and is one of the UK’s most sought after holiday destinations.

With its temperate climate and with not one but five golden sandy beaches, clear Atlantic waters and fabulous coastal scenery, it can't fail to impress. It's narrow streets, fashionable shops, restaurants, bars an cafe's all make St Ives a must visit destination.

For Art lovers St Ives is host to the Tate Gallery, the Barbara Hepworth Museum and the Leach Pottery as well as over 25 commercial art galleries. There is also the St Ives School of Painting for those who wish to participate themselves. Classes can be booked in advance.

For those who wish to explore further, St Ives is well positioned with the north and south coast only a twenty minute drive apart. it is very easy to explore the very different scenery of Cornwall, coastal and inland, without having to travel very far.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Payment can be made by cheque or by bank transfer.

25% of the overall cost is required to secure the booking, the remaining balance is then due 6 weeks prior to start date of holiday.

For bookings that commence in less than six weeks the full balance is payable up front.

Bookings are on a Friday to Friday basis.

Changeover Day:
Changeover is usually Friday. However, flexible shorter breaks are available out of season.

Notes on prices:
Bookings Friday to Friday. Short breaks available out of season. See cancellation policy on our own website

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund