Ancient Lights & Surfside Studio

Downalong, St Ives

  • 3 Star

You can book this property from:

  • £714 per week
  • £102 per night
  • 3 Star


Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

Special Features

  • WiFi

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 double beds
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Shower


  • Family friendly


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking


  • Walk-in Shower


Ancient Lights is a pretty fisherman's cottage in Upper Meadow, a quiet pedestrianised location, which is just a short walk away from the beautiful Porthmeor Beach and the Tate Gallery. The property benefits from a studio opposite the house which, if booked with Ancient Lights, provides comfortable accommodation for six. In front of the studio is an attractive garden which can still be used if just the house is booked.

Four steps down from Upper Meadow take you in to the Kitchen/Diner with ceramic hob, electric oven, dishwasher, washer/dryer and fridge. The cosy lounge has a TV and stairs to the first floor. Upstairs are two bedrooms, one with bunk beds and the other with a 4' 6" double and lovely views over to St Nicholas Chapel on the Island. The bathroom has a shower, basin and wc. The studio has a double bed, TV, fridge, tea making facilities and French doors which open out onto the garden area with table and chairs. There is an ensuite shower with basin and wc.

Pets Welcome: Maximum 1 dog, £25 per week.
Power and Heat: Electricity included in the rent. Convector heating.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels provided, please bring your own beach towels.
Baby Equipment: None provided.
Beach: 0.1 ml. Pub: 0.1 ml.

NOTES: No smoking. WiFi provided. Mobile phone reception varies. Parking for one car at Bishops Road (Map ref: D5). 20% discount if only house booked.

Important - Please Note

House Rules

  • No more than 1 pet
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

PROPERTY NAME: Ancient Lights and Surfside Studio


PARKING: Parking for one car at Bishops Road (Map Ref D5)

ACCESS TO PROPERTY: Nearest unloading point is at Barnawoon at top of slope just beyond Barnoon Car Park. Tarmac surface.  There are two lots of concrete steps, with a turn, down to the cottage and studio.

PROPERTY ACCESS: Two lots of concrete steps, with turns, from unloading point at Barnawoon down to Upper Meadow. Three lots of concrete steps, with turns,  from entrance to The Meadow at rear of Porthmeor Beach to Upper Meadow.


STAIRS/STEPS: Steps down from Upper Meadow to front door of Ancient Lights. Steps up into patio garden in front of Surfside Studio.

FLOORING: Tiled floor in kitchen of Ancient Lights. Carpet elsewhere. Wooden flooring in Surfside Studio.

BEDROOMS: Unrestricted access around beds. Bunk Beds have fixed ladder.


BATHROOMS: Threshold step over into showers in both Ancient Lights and Surfside. Both showers have folding doors.

LIVING AREA: Blinds to all windows

GARDEN/EXTERNAL AREAS: Patio garden with table and chairs in front of Surfside Studio which may be used by all guests.

CHILD EQUIPMENT: None provided

PETS: Accepted


We very much enjoyed our stay in Ancient Lights. It was the perfect location for us, close to Porthmeor Beach and the St Ives Bakery. We found the house to be very comfortable and peaceful, even though it was right in the centre of town. We would note two things from our stay. One is that the house is compact and if you are looking for a lot of room (or have big kids) you may want somewhere larger. Also, in the current circumstances, parking in St Ives is very limited, so if you don't want to walk from a distant car park you might want to find a house with on-site parking. All in all, however, we had a great time in Ancient Lights and would definitely consider coming back.

Mr M,