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 2 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 !