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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
Linen & Towels Provided
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. 

£525 - £1570 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 and a flat screen TV. 

On the second floor you will find the second bedroom where there is a double bed with a full size single bed over the top, hanging rail, chest of drawers and vanity unit. 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 primary bedroom on the third floor with hanging rail, 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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Just returned home from the most amazing family half term week in St Ives. We visit every year but have never stayed in the town itself. ZigZag was brilliant, location was fantastic and it was such a well equipped self catering cottage. Communication with Lisa was spot on, would definitely book again 10/10! Thank you so much! The Flanagan’s


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.

Fantastic location a few minutes walk from the beaches & harbour front. We absolutely loved our stay here and it was lovely arriving to complimentary biscuits, tea & coffee and other basics. Nice touches like board games provided which our kids enjoyed. Cottage is a clean and simple aesthetic with everything we needed for our family of 4. Just a note to families, the flights of stairs are quite steep at the cottage which our 2 and a half year old was fine on but a younger child may need stair gates. Overall a really fabulous stay!


Top marks for Zigzag, Back Road East.
A lovely, homely property & well cared for by the owners.
We felt we would be much fitter on return home after climbing up  4 floors!!......the view over St Ives was worth the climb …..right over to the Monterey pines in Carbis Bay where we used to live. I did appreciate all the art by Anne Bowsher.
Thanks again for looking after us. Best wishes.
Gill & Peter

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.


Our stay at Zigzag was simply spot on!

The house is perfectly located to access everything St Ives has to offer. Close to car parking, the beaches, places to eat…

The house was well equipped, very tidy and comfortable.

Would definitely recommend and would most definitely stay again.



Zig Zag