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Barefoot, 21 The Digey, Very Central.


Excellent 5/5 Score from 12 reviews

Very central location, 1800's listed cottage, refurbished 2013.

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome

' Barefoot ' cottage at 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. 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 Barefoot 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 the 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), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
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.

St Ives

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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Review 1-10 of 12

10 Aug 2014


"The owner Derek could not be more helpful."

I booked to stay at 21 The Digey earlier this year ready for our stay there in September. I couldn't have found the booking more easier as Derek was very helpful and friendly, he also gave us lots of useful information regarding the area itself. Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances I had to cancel my booking just a few weeks before our stay. Derek could not have been nicer about the situation and refunded my deposit in full once another booking was made. I was very surprised at this kind gesture and it shows what a lovely, straightforward owner he is as normally people would make money through situations such as this. I couldn't have found Derek a nicer person to book through and I will most definitely be booking through him in the future and would definitely recommend him to others.

3 Aug 2014


"Great character property"

Lovely owners, great communication and really thoughtful with attention to detail. Situated right near the best beach in st ives and really close to the shops/restaurants, without being near to any no… More

29 Jun 2014


"Nice place, really convenient location"

Nice place, really convenient locations, equipped with most of the things you'd need. Helpful owner. Clean, comfortable beds. Parking a bit of a problem - but then it always is in St Ives - expect to have to pay a weekly charge in the car park five minutes away up a hill.

31 May 2014


"Lovely quaint Cottage - Fab location!"

A beautiful cottage that met all our expectations and more. Right from the initial booking, the owner, Derek, was very helpful and answered all our questions very promptly. The cottage is lovely and was perfect for our family of four, plus Willow our Puggle friend! You could not ask for a better location, 1 min you are on Porthmoer beach, a couple of minutes the other way and you are in Fore Street, the main shopping street, not far from the harbour.
We would not hesitate to book again, in fact we are already looking at booking again same time next year.
Highly recommended.

4 May 2014


"St Ives at its best"

The overall experience of booking the property was really easy helped by the fact that the owners were excellent to deal with.
Being a regular St Ives visitor I can recommend its location, very easy for my wife and myself to get around. Ease of access to the property was good and it was available on our arrival. The property met all our needs and gave us what we wanted.
Great holiday experience.

20 Apr 2014


"Beautiful, cosy cottage in fab location."

A beautiful little cottage, in a fab central, but quiet location. Very cosy & well equipped. Beds were very comfy. The string of feline visitors made our holiday even more perfect! … More

29 Nov 2013


"Best Yet........"

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 :)

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Calendar last updated:16 Sep 2014

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