Back Road East Location

Four Storey Cottage

Zig Zag


Zig Zag is a traditional, light-filled cottage set over four floors, perfectly located in downalong for exploring the beaches and attractions of St Ives.

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2 Bedrooms - Sleeps 5
1 Bathroom
No Pets
Sea View
Wifi Available
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.

£340 - £1165 per week

A four storey cottage..

Zig Zag is a four storey cottage located on Back Road East in the downalong area of St Ives. Through the front stable door, on the ground floor you enter the well equipped kitchen complete with fridge with ice box, electric hob and oven, microwave, washing machine and wine cooler. The dining area with ample seating for five people plus a window seat. On the first floor you will find the lounge area furnished with two leather sofas and armchairs, a flat screen TV with DVD player, a bookcase and family games.

The second floor you will find the 'bunk room' where there is a double bed with a single bed over the top, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Right next to this room is the family bathroom with shower, wash basin and WC. Up the final flight of stairs of Zig Zag you will locate the master bedroom on the third floor with chest of drawers and full length mirror. From the windows of this king bedroom you will have views of Smeaton's pier and Harbour beach.

A perfect place..

Zig Zag is located on a street full of character and charm, just a stone’s throw from glorious sandy beaches. The Downalong area of St Ives is popular with holiday makers due to its abundance of fishermen’s cottages which line the cobbled streets and its close proximity to the three main beaches of St Ives.

'Porthgwidden' is a smaller family beach just 30 seconds from Zig Zag. 'Porthmeor' which offers rock pools and is popular for water sports such as surfing and body boarding. 'Harbour beach' located on the wharf is a soft sandy beach sheltered from prevailing winds by the thick harbour walls.

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A wonderful cottage over 4 floors (!) with a very cozy vibe. We enjoyed the amazing location in central St Ives, just two minutes walk to one of the beaches in the harbour (the one that gets the sun the longest in the evening!) and close to all the shops and bars and restaurants. You can also walk the other way to Porthmeor beach, surf school, restaurant and cafe. The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans and everything you need to cook proper meals (even a food processor) and there is a little table outside by the street which catches the morning and evening sunshine. The streets of St Ives are tiny and parking is at best a short walk away, plus the property is spreads across 4 floors so this property is best suited to those whose mobility is not impaired. Highly recommended for a relaxing stay in St Ives and for day trips to the beautiful surrounding areas.

Zig Zag is a beautiful cottage in a perfect location. We arrived to a spotless, well decorated, cosy cottage. The welcome tea bags, biscuits and milk were much appreciated and such a thoughtful touch. We enjoyed it so much, we didn't want to come home.


A wonderful little cottage over 4 floors. Very clean and great communication with host. Good central location close to harbour, bars and restaurants. We loved the black cat that came to visit every morning too. I would recommend staying here not ideal if you have difficulty with stairs though.