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Fishermans Cottage In Downalong Area,St Ives 2 minute walk to beaches & harbour

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Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Halfway Along, The Digey, Cottage in Downalong, St Ives, Cornwall, England - Perfect Location, One Of The Oldest Cobbled Streets In The Area

Halfway Along cottage is a Grade II listed cottage which is situated in the old fishermans and conservation area known as Downalong in St Ives.

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The cottage has been tastefully restored in 2015 to make it a comfortable holiday cottage but also has retained some of it's original features. It is approached by 5 granite steps which lead up into the kitchen/dining area. The benefit of this is that it ensures the privacy of guests from the many passers-by that wander along The Digey marvelling at the outlook and taking photographs. It has cushioned window seats in the kitchen and main bedroom which are a great vantage point for relaxing with a cup of coffee/ glass of wine and watching the world go by. Downalong is the oldest area of St Ives consisting of a labyrinth of cobbled streets - many of which lead to the harbour and the beaches. Halfaway Along is ideally positioned within this historic area and is a 2 minute level walk away from the beaches, harbour, shops, galleries and walks along the glorious coastline. A newly fitted gas central heating system makes it very comfortable for all year round breaks away.

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Lesley & Andy
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016
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Why Lesley & Andy chose St Ives area

We live in Bedfordshire and have enjoyed holidays in St Ives for the past 30 years. We had the opportunity to buy somewhere in Downalong in 2013 and took the chance to buy the cottage that needed total refurbishment. It is in a great location and you can easily walk to many of the surrounding attractions of St Ives. We spent over a year renovating and equipping the cottage to a standard that we would expect when taking a self-catering holiday. It is the perfect setting to simply park the car for the week and enjoy time walking, on the beach, boating, fishing, people watching, shopping and eating in some of the fantastic restaurants. We never tire of returning to St Ives and hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.

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Fishermans Cottage In Downalong Area,St Ives 2 minute walk to beaches & harbour
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Centrally located in a quiet street, No 14 is perfect for a stay in St Ives.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage lived up to the description and images on the site. Lesley, the owner, was prompt in her replies and helpful with information. Clean, warm and excellently located, everything is either seconds or minutes to walk to. A good bakery and deli/cafe at one end of the street and a tea shop and Porthmeor Beach at the other. The Tate, many shops and lots of galleries all to hand. Lovely fresh fish & fruit & veg with friendly service from Trim in Tregenna Street. Particularly good food was on offer at The Tearoom St Ives on the harbour - about 3 minutes walk.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Sarah - I'm really pleased you enjoyed the cottage and had a good holiday.
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Wow! What an amazing holiday destination and beautiful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

I have never been to St Ives but my partner has and he assured me I would fall in love with the place and he was right! St Ives is just beautiful and halfway along made our stay just perfect. It's situated in the best location, it's a stones throw away from everything. Les and Andy have really made it feel like a home away from home and we looked forward to going back to the cottage each day. We will definitely be returning next year and have in fact already booked! Thank you Les and Andy for creating such a beautiful cottage in the most perfect of places and allowing us to share it with you.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A perfectly situated and beautiful holiday cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed for our stay was catered for and the cottage was immaculate.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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truly idyllic fishermans cottage!

  • 4 of 5

On arrival travelling down a very narrow cobbled street to find the blue door of this very nice cottage.

This was exactly what we had in mind and was hoping for (and more). Cleanliness is one of the most imprtant Things for us and this was absolutely spotless.

The broom in the ktichen comes in very handy and you bring home a lot of sand from the Beach every day.

We love the little narrow streets and uniq shops.of St. Ives and would love to come back another time.

For us this cottage offered everything we needed with a nice ktichen, beautiful "hidden" lounge and for the kids an extra special loft bedroom.

We would highly recommend this to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best holiday in St Ives thanks to our incredible base, a gorgeous holiday cottage in a idyllic location. Beautiful modern decor throughout yet still very cosy and a fabulous beach theme! All of the rooms were spacious and well laid out, and the beds were super comfy..(Always a plus when away from home!)

Location was perfect, tucked away enough for privacy, yet only a minute away from the beach front and the main shopping street. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place to anyone.

The only downside was having to come home!

Sophie, Leeds

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Excellent cottage great value and great position

  • 5 of 5

Halfway along is perfectly situated in the centre of St Ives, great for shops and the many cafes and restaurants. The nearest beach is only 200 yards away ... Perfect if you have loads to carry back and forth.

In the evening it's nice to sit on the window seat and watch the world go by obviously with a glass of wine.

The cottage is very well equipped with all mod cons and everything is tastefully chosen from the plates to the bed linen.

There are steps up to the front door and steep stairs up to the loft not a problem for us but maybe for the older generation.

The shower room and toilet is compact but clean and modern.

I would and have recommend this cottage to friends and family.

The owners are helpful and easy to contact if needed.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Saint Ives Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Half Term
Oct 22 2016 - Oct 28 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
Xmas/New Year 2016
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Spring 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring half term 2017
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
Feb 17 2017 - Mar 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Easter 2017
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer 1
Apr 21 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Whitsun week
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 1
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer holidays
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 1
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Flexible short breaks may be available out of season. Please contact the owner via the website..

Changeover Day:
For weekly bookings Friday is the changeover day. Short breaks can be negotiated for certain weeks of the year. For more information about short break prices please see our website -

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Saint Ives Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Window seat overlooking The Digey. Wall mounted TV.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Wall mounted TV.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 ( 2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Double bed and window seat overlooking The Digey Attic - Bedroom 2 with twin beds - has some areas of limited headroom Wall mounted TVs are in both bedrooms X Box in attic bedroom Lounge - Sofa bed which sleeps 2 people
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Notes on accommodation: There is no parking at the cottage - the nearest car park is the long stay one on The Island - please see our website for many more details and photos - High speed broadband is available at the cottage. Outside: There is no exclusive outside area to the property. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are provided. Cottage is cleaned before but not during your stay.

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