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Pilchard Press Cottage


Pilchard Press Cottage is all about location… fantastically situated at the top of the infamous Fish Street this cottage has 4 of St Ives beaches all within a hop, skip and a splash!

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3 Bedrooms - Sleeps 5
1 Bathroom
Pet Friendly
Linen & Towels Provided
Wifi Available (73 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.

£750 - £1835 per week

Perfectly located within St Ives..

Pilchard Press Cottage has recently been renovated by its owners who lived in the cottage full time up until recently. For those who have been visiting the town for many years they may remember this being the home of the wet fish shop!

Located on the ground floor entering from Back Road East into a large open plan kitchen, lounge/diner with plenty of seating space for relaxing, along with a large TV and exposed granite walls. The open plan lounge, kitchen and dining makes for a wonderful family and social space so that nobody feels isolated in the kitchen.

All three bedrooms have a double bed, the third bedroom has been converted from the previous garage space and the washing machine and dryer are located in the wardrobe in this bedroom. A newly refurbished bathroom, WC, sink with bath and overhead shower completes the accommodation at the perfectly located and characterful cottage.

A perfect place..

Pilchard Press Cottage is situated in the highly popular Downalong location in St Ives. Within effortless walking distance of the four beaches of St Ives including Porthmeor, Porthgwidden, Bamaluz and Harbour Beach. Also with numerous restaurants, bars, cafes and local shops just a stones throw away this cottage makes for a perfect short break or stay without any need to use your car. Just perfect for relaxing and enjoying everything that St Ives has to offer.

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This is the second of Sandy Toes' properties we have stayed in, and it was as homely, clean, well equipped and perfectly positioned as the first.

It is in a wonderful location (especially when holidaying with dogs, as there are 2 beaches and a large grassed area near the Island car park for walks). The accommodation was cosy and warm; the perfect place to hunker down after being out in the elements. The kitchen was really well equipped which made cooking evening meals (when we didn’t want to go out in the inclement weather again) a breeze.

The beds were really comfortable, and I slept soundly every night. The bathroom was beautifully decorated and clean, and the shower was hot and powerful. The washing machine and tumble dryer have proven invaluable after several soggy dog walks!

We have had a wonderful break, and I wouldn’t hesitate to re-book this property.


We booked Pilchards cottage as a long awaited mini bonding session with my mum and sister, and we could not have hoped for anything better. The cottage is in a perfect location to explore St Ives from the beautiful Portmeor beach and the Tate, to the Harbour, shops and restaurants. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at the recommended Mermaid restaurant just around the corner and indulged in a bit of art retail therapy from the many galleries dotted around. The place is beautifully appointed, comfortable and cosy. Lisa was very helpful and immediately responded when we struggled with the oven. She has also been very helpful in dealing with an accidental breakage.
All in all a five star experience.


AMAZING STAY! I Definitely recommend this lovely little cottage it is in the perfect location with 3 beaches and the main high street within a 5 min walk. The host was so helpful providing information on the local area and answering any queries

We had an amazing trip. It was me and 4 of my friends, we ate out every day as there are plenty of restaurants and pubs to choose from! My personal favourites were The Hub and TaLay. You are a 2 minute walk from 4 beaches, 2 depending on the tide. We had a boat ride and got to see some seals. To top it all off Lisa is an amazing host, the apartment was perfect and had everything we needed. As well as this communication with Lisa couldn’t have been better. She answered every query we had very quickly.


Lovely little ground floor flat. Done out to a really high standard. Perfect location for the beaches and restaurants etc. Pleasure to stay there and will likely book again!


We loved our time in this flat - Perfect location within St Ives, a 2 minute walk down to the harbour and perfect location for walking distance to other beaches (Porthminster, Porthmeor etc) The flat itself is very clean & modern, lots of storage and room within the bedrooms for 2x people to sleep in each room. The kitchen amenities are very clean and you have everything provided that you would need (Dishwasher/Washing machine included which was amazing!) The bathroom was also very high tech with a Bluetooth light up mirror, great power shower and towel radiator.

The flat is located really centrally but not loud at all, walking distance to lots of lovely restaurants, pubs & bars but would recommend booking well in advance due to most restaurants being booked up for the summer months! Parking in St Ives is generally not great but the Island Car Park is a 2 min walk from the flat and whilst busy, we managed to find a space most times just a bit of circling/waiting is needed! If not, other car parks are also within walking distance but the Island is closest.


Fantastic place to stay. Centrally located for all restaurants and bars. The property was fully equipped with everything you needed. Great for exploring the surrounding area.


Pilchard Press Cottage