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Downlong Cottage Guest House

95 Back Road East, St Ives TR26 1PF England
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Lancashire-Lou wrote a review Aug 2023
Lancashrie15 contributions11 helpful votes
I have stayed at Downlong numerous times and have never been disappointed. Trish and Michael are the friendliest hosts of this idyllic b&b in the heart of St Ives. The location is amazing, just round the corner from the harbour and Babaluz beach. The rooms are very comfortable and clean, the fresh laundry smell of the bedding and towels are lovely. Breakfast is delicious, and Michael's mushrooms are the best I've ever tasted! Really feel well looked after when we're here, loan of a beach when I forgot my own, aloe vera when my son had a bit of sunburn from where he missed the sun cream, umbrella when the mizzle came.....just to mention a couple of examples! Thank you for a lovely stay, and looking forward to the next time we're down.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Gracie wrote a review Nov 2021
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My partner and I went to visit Cornwall for the first time together this summer. Not only did we fall in love with St Ives, but we intend to go back every year and stay at Downlong Cottage if we can! Trish and Mike were just the most wonderful hosts and could not have been more accommodating. We had some great chats about St Ives and surrounding areas, wonderfully fresh cooked breakfast every morning, and they even gave me my first taste of fresh crab! We cannot speak highly enough of Downlong Cottage and wouldn’t stay anywhere else in St Ives. The location is perfect! We walked down to the beach (which is literally just round the corner), stopping by Pier Coffee every morning for a great coffee and a peaceful morning by the harbour. There are multiple beaches within walking distance, and some great food too! Our little room was at the top of the stairs and was super cosy and sea themed! Ear plugs will keep the seagulls at bay if you’re a light sleeper ;) All in all, our stay at Downlong Cottage took our visit to Cornwall above and beyond our expectations. Thanks Trish & Mike!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Park at the rugby club car park and get the bus in. The streets are VERY narrow and not worth the...
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biddymarray wrote a review Jun 2021
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Location is amazing, downside like every downside in st ives is parking. But we wanted this location and it’s worth the initial hassle to do the Cornwall hunt. Micheal and Trish are so welcoming the place is absolutely spotless. We were covid reassured as well from the moment we arrived. It’s in an old building in the narrow streets so space is going to be at a premium in the rooms but ours was more than adequate and the bed was enormous. Wifi! It’s Cornwall just get over it, you can’t play Call of Duty but you can send messages. If not being able to COD is a problem then perhaps you shouldn’t be in StIves! Breakfast was lovely, high quality food and plenty of it. Trish and Micheal have a wealth of knowledge and advice which they happily share. Would not hesitate to recommend this venue to other travellers
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking research st ives parking
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Marie and Rob wrote a review Sept 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Enjoyed staying here. Very clean and tidy. Hospitable hosts Trish and Michael. Nice bedroom on 1st floor overlooking front. Wouldnt hesitate to recommend and to come back if they'll have us😁 Nice cooked breakfast everyday folks😁
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pablo Mosteiro wrote a review Sept 2019
Oxford, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
We found the place at last minute and it had a vacancy. Really friendly people, good breakfast, nice location. The downsides were that the price was a bit high for my taste (though, to be fair, there wasn't anything cheaper available in St Ives) and that I couldn't find it listed on booking websites
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Date of stay: September 2019
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LAURA D wrote a review Aug 2019
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Trish and Michael are the most welcoming hosts. Comfortable rooms with TV and coffee making facilities. Full English breakfast that's to die for! Perfect location just a one minute stroll to the harbour. Everything you could wish for!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Iain wrote a review Jul 2019
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Decided to stay in st ives overnight and stumbled across this little guest house. The hosts were charming and welcoming and the room spotlessly clean! A step away from the harbour so perfect location and a lovely breakfast - thank you x
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kath B wrote a review Jul 2019
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We loved this place it was a great find. A lovely warm welcome from Trish and Mike made us feel at home right away. Breakfast was perfect 👌. Every room was spotless and it is also in a great location. We will definitely return and recommend Downlong.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Anne J wrote a review Jun 2019
sandbach4 contributions1 helpful vote
Absolutely fantastic hosts. Wonderful breakfasts.Very comfortable rooms. Thoroughly enjoyed our fifth stay Downlong Cottage is extremely well placed very close to the pier and with easy access to all other beaches. Hopefully we will be back there soon
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Andrew J wrote a review Jun 2019
Sandbach, United Kingdom15 contributions5 helpful votes
We returned to St Ives for the third year in a row at Downlong Cottage and received the now familiar friendly welcome from Trish and Michael. The rooms are clean and kept on top of every day, the shower was excellent and both a duvet and sheet were provided to cover all temperatures! The breakfast is great, good range to choose from, hot and tasty. Location wise you could not get better, seconds from the harbour and a very short walk to the town and beaches. We had two rooms, a double and the family room for 3 generations of our family and from 9 to 76 we all love Downlong and will be back again next year.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Downlong Cottage Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Downlong Cottage Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Porthgwidden Beach (0.06 miles), Porthmeor Beach (0.2 miles), and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden (0.3 miles).
What food & drink options are available at Downlong Cottage Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Downlong Cottage Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cellar Bistro, One Fish Street, and The Pier Coffee Bar.
Is Downlong Cottage Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the centre of St Ives.
Are there any historical sites close to Downlong Cottage Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Chysauster Ancient Village (4.7 miles), Zennor Head (4.6 miles), and Saint Nicholas Chapel (0.09 miles).