2 bedrooms – sleeps 4 – Grade-2 listed cottage in the heart of St Ives
Winter weeks from £650 / peak summer £1700

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Sanderling is the quintessential Grade-2 listed Downalong cottage in St Ives, perfectly located and full of history.
The granite former fisherman’s cottage is set over 3-storeys with the recent extensive refurbishments having transformed the interior, yet successfully retains the character and emphasises original features such as wooden floorboards and beams.

Set within the quaint and picturesque conservation area of Downalong, the cottage is just minutes (or even less) walk away from St Ives harbour and a selection of stunning sandy beaches including Porthgwidden, Bamaluz and the popular surfing beach of Porthmeor.

A couple of minutes further on will bring you to the shops, restaurants and galleries, including the impressive and renowned Tate, now extended and housing a permanent gallery of work from St Ives’ finest artists. Also just a short stroll away is the grassy headland of The Island with stunning views of St Ives Bay and the North Cornwall coast.

The property itself has two bedrooms, one with king-sized double bed, the other a twin with two singles. The largest of the two is on the top floor and has its own en-suite wc, the twin being on the middle floor along with the cosy living room. On the ground floor is the kitchen diner, extremely well-equipped with large fridge (with freezer compartment), slimline dishwasher, microwave and the all-important Nespresso coffee machine. The utility area at the end of the kitchen has a washing machine.

Also downstairs is the bathroom with shower, whilst the back door leads to a courtyard with outdoor shower, perfect for rinsing off after returning home from one of the nearby beaches. The courtyard is small with a storage cupboard, but absolutely perfect for storing surf boards and other beach gear.

The address of Sanderling Cottage is officially on Back Road East, but the back gate opens up on to the very quiet St Eia Street, so makes off-loading your car very easy and stress-free!
The closest parking is at nearby The Island or Barnoon car parks just a few minutes walk away from where you can purchase a weekly Rover ticket, a transferable parking ticket that enables you to park in any of St Ives’ main car parks.

The cottage is kept warm and cosy with wall-heaters and heated towel rails, so is equally perfect for a short winter break as it is for a family summer beach holiday.

Sorry, no pets are allowed at Sanderling Cottage.




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Fridge, slimline dishwasher, microwave,
Nespresso coffee machine,
Washing machine in utility room.

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Linen & Towels

Quality cotton bed linen and fluffy towels


Smart TV in living room


Family shower room downstairs
En-suite WC on top floor


Bedroom 1: King size bed
Bedroom 2: Single beds x 2
Sleeps 4


WiFi included


Small courtyard with outdoor shower and store

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