Downalong, St Ives

  • 3 Star Gold
  • A charming "Downalong" fishermans cottage in the very heart of St Ives.

You can book this property from:

  • £477 per week
  • £68 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


Nearby activities

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

Special Features

  • WiFi

Beds & bedrooms

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


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Shower


  • Family friendly


A unique fisherman’s cottage located in the Downalong area of St Ives, conveniently positioned a short walk to Porthmeor beach and the harbour front. With two bedrooms sleeping four guests, the property is perfect for a small family or group of friends looking to stay in the heart of the town.

Five steps off St Peter’s street lead to the first floor entrance hall, off which there is one twin bedroom (3’) and one double bedroom (4’6”). The staircase from entrance hall leads down to the ground floor with open plan living, dining and kitchen. Free standing electric oven, microwave, fridge, TV, DVD, freeview. Bathroom with electric shower over bath, basin and wc.

No smoking, no pets, limited headroom when using shower, WiFi provided, mobile signal variable.

Important - Please Note

House Rules

  • Check in: 16:00
  • Check out: 10:00

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Pre-arrival and local facilities

The nearest bus stop is: The Malakoff Bus Station. Approximately 10 minutes walk. 

The nearest train station is: St Ives Branch Line. Approximately 10 minutes walk

The nearest petrol station is: St Erth Garage

The nearest electric vehicle charging point is: Tesco, Carbis Bay

The nearest food shop is: Norway Stores, just around the corner. 

The nearest pub/restaurant: The Sloop Inn, The Wharf

Mobility equipment hire is: N/A (property unsuitable for those with mobility issues)


Arrival and car parking

Type of parking available: None

Distance to nearest public parking area: The Island Car Park 

Is it pay and display? Yes

The width of the path to the property is: N/A

How many steps are there en-route to the entrance?: 5 Deep steps up. 


Main entrance


The main entrance door width is: 80cm

Number of steps to the main entrance: 5 Deep steps up

The height of the key safe is: N/A

The height of the keyhole is: 103cm

How many other entrances to the property are there? 1

Is the entrance well lit? Yes


Living and dining rooms

The flooring is: Carpet

Are there are any rugs? Yes

The door widths within these areas are? 76.5cm

Is there good space between furniture? Limited

Is the furniture moveable or fixed? Moveable

Is the floor level and step free? Level apart from 3 steps at exit door. 

Are wall plugs set high or low? Both

Are electric sockets high or low? Low



The flooring is: Lino and Carpet

Is the floor level and step free? Level

The width of the doorways is: 76.5cm

What height is the worktop to the floor? 90cm

Is the oven set high or low? Low

The fridge height is: 84sm small under counter fridge with small freezer compartment. 

The freezer height is : As above. 

Is crockery stored high or low: Both

Are wall plugs set high or low? High

Are electric sockets high or low? High

Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes;  what and where? Laundry and cleaning equipment stored further down outside bathroom. 


Bedrooms and landings

How many floors does the property have? 2

The number of steps between floors is: 12

The flooring is:Carpet

Is the flooring level in each bedroom? Yes

The door widths are: 75.5cm

Bed sizes are: 1 x Double and 2 x Single

Is the bedroom furniture moveable or fixed? Moveable

Are wall plugs set high or low? Both

Are electric sockets high or low? Both


Bathrooms and cloakrooms

Type of flooring: Lino

Is the flooring level? Yes

Width of the doorways:68.5cm

Is there an accessible or adapted WC? Separate toilet cubicle. 

Is there an accessible or adapted bath or shower? No

Is there a ground floor WC? Yes

Is there a ground floor bathroom or shower room? Yes

Does any bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted? Handles built in to bath only. 

Is there any shower where access is level rather than a step up? No


Outdoor facilities

External areas are: None



Is there a landline telephone for guests to use? No

Mobile phone reception information: Varies. WiFi available. 

Closest public telephone is: Sloop Car Park and Porthmeor. 

Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not cloakrooms or bathrooms)? Yes some available but some are behind chest of drawers.

Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests? No


Additional relevant information

Please add further details on any accessibility items or restrictions found at the property:

Entering from the street, 5 deep steps (with hand rail) lead up to the front door. Once inside you are on the top floor landing/reception area. To the left is the twin bedroom and to the right is the double. 

Straight ahead to the right is the top of the bannister staircase which consists of 12 steps. At the bottom of the stairs is the lounge area. To the right is the side exterior stable door. There are 3 steps up to this doorway. Once over the threshold you are on an un-level cobbled pathway. 

To the left of the lounge area is the kitchen-diner area. Adjoining this is an interior door to an area containing a bathroom comprising of a shower-over-bath* with washbasin and separate toilet cubicle. 

*Limited headroom in the shower-over-bath in standing position for those over 6ft tall - measurement from the base of the bath to ceiling is 182cm.


This is the second time we have stayed at Granny's. It's got everything you need,for a relaxing holiday.Pefect location, minutes away from the harbour,and then a short walk to the lovely beaches,at Porthgwidden and Porthmeor Would certainly book this cottage again , spacious and very clean .

Mrs L,

Had a superb time.Ease of access to all surrounding amenities. Would definitely go again to same property.

Mrs B,

Great location, lovely rental, clean, tidy and great to use as a base for exploring St Ives.

Mr F,