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Fishermans Cottage


Fishermans Cottage is a Grade II listed traditional terraced house located in the Downalong area of St Ives. Every room tastefully gives a home from home feel with the added touches of St Ives artwork. St Eia Street is one of the quieter streets of the Downalong area, yet within a very short walk of Porthmeor and Porthgwidden beaches and also the town centre.

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3 Bedrooms - Sleeps 6
3 Bathrooms
No Pets
Linen & Towels Provided
Wifi Available (37 Mbps)
No Smoking

To simply book online just click on your preferred date for arrival and then again for departure on the calendar. Click 'Book Now' to secure your stay. Note: During school holidays the arrival/departure day for this property is Saturday.

£755 - £1895 per week

A fishermans cottage on St Eia street..

Fishermans Cottage comfortably accommodates six people over four floors. Through the front door via a small fore garden with bistro table and two chairs, you enter the large open plan kitchen/dining room with a gas range cooker, an instant hot water tap, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Ample seating for six people around the dining table with additional seating in the bay window. The ground floor has a shower room with double headed shower, WC and wash basin. The sitting room can be found on the first floor and is furnished with two large sofas, arm chairs, foot stool, TV, DVD player and a Wii game console. 

Up the stairs of Fishermans Cottage to the second floor there are two bedrooms, a king size bedroom with TV and a twin bedroom with two single beds. The family bathroom is located on this floor with shower over bath facilities, WC and wash basin. On the third and final floor is the master bedroom with a king size bed, TV and en suite shower room. This loft room also has lovely sea views towards Porthminster beach.

A perfect place..

Fishermans Cottage is the perfect place for families with plenty of space in this perfectly laid out terrace house. St Eia Street is in an ideal location, being a very short walk to the town, harbour, restaurants and two beaches. Porthgwidden beach particularly suitable for families with small children and Porthmeor for everyone. Lots to do with the famous Tate Gallery overlooking Porthmeor and for the more energetic types, hiring of bicycles, paddle boards and surf boards. 

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A great cottage- perfect for a family get- away. The cottage had a great layout, with plenty of space for 4 adults and a toddler. Everywhere was spotless and nicely decorated. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you need to create home cooked meals, showers were fab and the beds were really comfortable.
I really liked all the little touches- bath toys for little ones, nightlights and beach seats. Lisa also provided a child’s cot bed and high chair, which was really convenient.
All this and I haven’t even mentioned the location. Easy walk to several beaches, so we could have a picnic dinner by the sea, watch the sun set and be home in no time. We really enjoyed browsing all the local shops and walked the beautiful coastlines nearby. Can’t wait to come back.


Large house in a great location for exploring St. Ives. The place is situated over 4 floors and feels quite big. Check in and communication with the host were great. The front patio was great too with the good weather we had. Parking can be a bit of an adventure but that comes with the territory in this town. We had a great time!

The accommodation is in a central location and within very easy walking distance to all the beaches and shops. Fisherman’s Cottage wraps itself around you from the moment you walk through the door. It is very spacious, clean and luxurious with all the mod cons to make your stay feel special. There are three bathrooms which is great when you all want to get ready and make the most of your time there. Lisa and Serena were great and got back to us quickly with any questions before we arrived. The details provided helped us to settle in quickly and make the most of our time there. We are all so sad to come away but that’s a great sign of the fabulous time we had and we will most certainly be coming back next year. I can’t thank you enough.

We stayed as a family of 6 and it’s by fair one of the roomiest cottages giving us sociable space and privacy spaces to relax away from the family. The house is central to the harbour, main shops and key beaches. The attention to detail around the flat added personal touches and had a beautiful view from the top floor room of Porthminster beach and the outdoor seating is rare in those tiny streets.

We did have trouble parking close to the cottage but that’s st Ives in general but the hosts suggested we book spots at the Rugby club which was easy though is a steep walk up but has a shuttle from Porthmeor beach.
The hosts were really helpful as well helping us with our online food shop and also anything we needed. We would definitely book again!


Superbly located Downalong rental close to everything St Ives has to offer. Plenty of space for our family of five, a really well equipped kitchen full of Cornishware crockery, heaps of wine glasses and a large table to eat around. Lounge area is cosy with comfy sofas, a more formal extra seating area, dvds, games console and lots of games. 2nd floor bedrooms were great for our three kids. Twin was pretty with seaside toys and window seat, double had a tv which all three enjoyed bundling in to watch. Upstairs Master had loads of drawer space, decent shower and a view of the beach from the windows. The whole place was well equipped and we appreciated the voucher for Norway Stores instead of a welcome hamper. Central St Ives shopping can be reached on foot in less that 5mins, Harbour, Bamaluz, Porthgwidden and Porthmeor beaches again on foot in 5-10 mins for each of them. Porthminster beach took us 15 mins to walk when laden with beach clobber.

The house suited our family of five with kids aged 9, 8 and 5 as various combinations of us could come and go during the day. It was a peaceful respite from the sometimes busy town centre. Parking wise, do follow the instructions, they were really helpful. We pulled up outside, dumped our stuff and drove off to park. Lots of rental folks seemed to be doing similar in the Downalong area. Roads are really tight on some corners, be patient! Island long stay car park is by far the nearest but impossible to get into. Maybe it is due to free parking in St Ives up to mid May 2021. People are always circling for spaces. Over two evenings we checked for spaces hourly between 5pm-10pm without luck. Managed to snag a space at 6am on the day we left. Otherwise we easily parked at the Leisure Centre long stay. Coaches are frequent down to the town centre but we walked it uphill, with the kids most days and made it there under 15mins from the house. (Also worth mentioning opposite the car park up there is a shop selling local beer, we stocked up there before coming home!)

Tips we learnt - book into the beach cafes. They get super busy. Many have take away hatches too. Porthmeor under the Tate was more small child friendly than Porthminster but both have super food. If you book far enough in advance try and get one of the pods at Porthmeor, they were heated and fab! Check the tide times, particularly if hitting smaller beaches like Bamaluz at the end of the road. If you have little kids, check out the ‘Soggy Bear’ books on sale in St Ives bookshop, the first one has Bamaluz beach, a hit with my daughter! Zennor just round the coast has the exceptional Moomaid Icecream and cafe plus a lovely set of walks. There is also a pub there. St Michael’s Mount is restricting tickets currently. Try on the day online if you dont manage to get any in advance as they seem to release a few more every morning. The local Sculpture park Nr Penzance is superb. Had a great cafe and a huge hill kids enjoy rolling down if you want 5mins to finish off your coffee! Get there early, it is popular. The company behind the property were very responsive and helpful. Always responded within an hour and were able to allow an early check in (we were the first guests after lockdown so this may not be normal!) We didn’t have any problems with the house but felt reassured they would have helped promptly if required. Would definitely book through them again.


Amazing place in the heart of St. Ives. We could not have asked for a better place to stay in Cornwall!


Our stay at Fishermans cottage was absolutely wonderful.  IMMACULATELY clean  upon our arrival and wonderful attention to detail.  Beds and linen exceptionally comfortable, we all slept so well.  Having the easy contact details whilst we were there meant we had someone to reach out to should we need it, but we didn’t.
Thanks again and can’t wait to go back next year.
Best wishes,
The Penty Family
Penty Family

What a fab place to stay, the location to everything is just great. Although spread over 4 levels each level is super spacious and theyve designed the levels so well to maximise all the space. Everywhere was so clean, and there was everything you could possibly need there. We loved our stay and will definitely look to come back.


The cottage was lovely and was a fabulous base for us all in the heart of the town just a stone’s throw from the beaches. The house was very clean and surprisingly spacious with its kitchen diner and comfy upstairs lounge. The bottle of bubbly and biscuits on arrival was a nice touch. Thank you for a great place to stay in St Ives.



Fishermans Cottage