21 The Digey, Very Central.
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
21 The Digey is a 2 bedroom listed Fisherman's cottage right in the centre of St Ives which has just been redecorated and renovated (2013). The thick granite walls make it very cosy in winter, but also help keep it cool in the summer. It is also fully centrally heated
Downstairs is open plan with the lounge diner, kitchen and shower and W/C. Large Smart TV with free Netflix ( 500 plus free films ). There is also a futon chair/bed for an extra guest.
Upstairs are two bedrooms, a King size double ( with TV and DVD player) and twin singles. All the beds and bedding are new.
The Digey is one of the nicest cobbled streets in St Ives, it is practically car free, and links the Harbour and Fore street ( the main shopping street with lots of gift shops, great restaurants and ice cream/ fudge shops ), with Porthmeor beach, a long stretch of sand where you can go for a walk, do a bit of rock pooling or even have a go at surfing. Turn either way out of the house and you are only a minute or two from a beach
We have tried hard to provide most things you might need, including : Free fast Wifi, all bed linen, towels, cot, high chair, stair gate, a very well equipped kitchen ( a pet hate of mine is going on holiday to discover there is nothing but a few blunt knives, so we have tried to supply everything you might need), washer dryer, iron and ironing board and a new Smart TV with free Netflix. Almost everything was new in 2013/14.
Our aim is to make the cottage comfortable, with many modern amenities, and yet retain its original character.
If you like St Ives as much as we do then we hope that our cottage is an ideal base to enjoy a great holiday in one of the best seaside towns anywhere !
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Harbour or Porthmeor 100 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay 40 km, Nearest railway: St Ives 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
The West Country region
St Ives is a lovely fishing village which both retains its traditional character yet has many many restaurants,galleries,craft shops and kiosks selling Cornish ice cream,as well as pasties !
Not only great in Summer, St Ives has loads to offer all year round, a winter morning walk in the wind along the front watching the 'big seas' and dodging the odd wave that comes over the harbour wall followed by a drink in a cafe or pub is great fun !
The Cornish Riviera has so much to offer, great walks, amazing scenery, an abundance of wildlife ( seals are regular visitors to the Harbour and you can take a boat ride to see 100's of seals basking in the sun, you may even see dolphins), lots of attractions like Flambards theme park or just somewhere to get away from the rat race.
The St Ives school of art was home to Barbara Hepworth,Bernard Leach and now has the famous Tate St Ives.
Nearby attractions include country houses with splendid gardens,The Minack open air theatre,Flambards theme park,Lands end and some great coastal path walks.
Downalong is a warren of windy cobbled streets in the (in my opinion) best bit of St Ives.The cottages were mainly fisherman's houses and retain much character. Love lane, Rose Lane, Fish Street ,Teetotal street and even Virgin Street are all nearby street names.
Downalong is mid way between the 3 main beaches and close to the shops,pubs and restaurants.
No hard walk up the hill after your day in the town or on the beach back to your accommodation if you stay in Downalong !
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29 Nov 2013
I have been an Autumn visitor to St Ives for the past 15 years staying in a variety of different hotels, B&B's and holiday lets, this was the best accomodation I have stayed in.
When I first started looking online I contacted approx 15 venues and 25% did not respond at all. Derrick, the owner of this house provided all the information I needed without coming across as a “pushy” salesman.
The location is superb.
You are within a short stroll of all the shops,beaches and restaurants but tucked away in a quiet street far enough away to get some proper peace.
The house is a quaint old fisherman's cottage tastefully finished to a high standard. It was warm, cosy and clean. There was a big storm one night and it was a great comfort being inside this thick walled cottage hearing the waves crashing onto Porthmeor beach.
The master bedroom had a gloriously comfy king-size bed in it. I normally struggle to sleep away from home but not in this...even the seagulls could not stir me!
I have stayed in accommodation more expensive than this that was not as good. Derrick clearly cares about the service he provides and clearly cares about St Ives, if you want your stay in St Ives to have the personal touch then look no further than this place.
18 Nov 2013
"Lovely little cottage"
Stayed at the Digey (the locals said it was pronounced "Die-gee") with our two dogs. The cottage is in a great location - you can just hear the waves breaking on the beach with the window o… More
20 Jun 2013
"Lovely, quaint little cottage in a fab location!"
We stayed as a couple with my parents and our 14month old toddler. The cottage was a perfect size for our party, and very well equipped. The kitchen has everything you need and more, and the cottage h… More
12 Jun 2013
21 the digey was a fantastic little cottage, great location and everything there you need! Situated in the centre of st Ives with the beach just around one corner and quant little shops around the other it's defiantly a place to return to! Having a 9 month old son this cottage had everything to accommodate! He loved it just as much as us!! Will defiantly be returning :)
13 May 2013
"Bright and cosy"
Just come back from a 3 night stay at 21 The Digey. Great cottage, cosy, comfy and very well equipped downstairs with a good size TV. Very light and warm upstairs, no heating needed even though the w… More
5 Apr 2013
"For all your needs in St.Ives"
This cottage is located within arms reach of the main street in St.Ives, but still far enough away to avoid the crowds. It has all of the amenities that you would require for a stay, but yet not over the top. It is located in a quaint side street within easy reach of two of the main beaches. The description of the place mimics exactly that shown and described on the web site. We have already re-booked for October.
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