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Pretty Cottage by the beach in Downalong St Ives

Sunny Kitchen
Very good
32 reviews
Sunny Kitchen
Double bedroom with view of St Nicholas Chapel and the Sea
Traditional character fishmans cottage in downalong
sunny garden for evening barbeques
Cozy lounge
A warm welcome awaits our guests in St Ives
Family eating in the bright kitchen
an outside tap for washing off those wetsuits and boards
bright and airy kitchen
vintage feel
full sized bunk beds in the second bedroom
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
St Ives, Cornwall, England
Ancient Lights is a stone built fisherman's cottage which has recently been carefully restored to give a lovely bright vintage feel. The cottage is independently owned and run and looked after with love. It is situated in a pedestrian only street which is quiet despite being a minute from the main beaches and town.

There is a car park just behind the cottage. The car park is known as Barnoon Car Park and is run by St Ives Council. You can google the name of the car park and the current list of charges will come up. It is a large car park with plenty of space. You can pay for your stay in the car park using your mobile phone which makes it much easier

The main bedroom has super views of the St Nicholas Chapel

There is a well positioned outside tap to hose down sandy children and dogs !

One well behaved dog is very welcome - £25 p...
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About the Owner, Emma N
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Apr 2013
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 32 reviews and 2 properties
Interaction with guests
Approximately one week before your booking we will send you all the information that you will need to gain access to your accommodation. Once you have received this information please take a read through and if you have any questions please contact us either by email or on the phone as soon as possible to ensure that you have the best stay possible.

We make a charge of £25.00 per dog staying in the cottage to cover the extra costs of cleaning. Once you have made your booking we will contact you in order to make the online transfer payment for your doggie stay.
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Gwyn J
Blackwood, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago for a stay in June 2017
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Vey quaint cottage. Excellent location as long as you're fit. Disappointed that some if the features originally stated before we had booked were wrong. The garden now has a self contained bedroom unit built in it; there is NO freezer in the kitchen; anyone over 6 feet tall will find the bid too short.

dan c
Hastings, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Ancient Lights is one of the few places I've stayed in that really surpasses the online description. It's got a very serene atmosphere, perfect location, everything works and is comfortable. I stayed there with a couple of friends but can't wait to stay with my wife.

Management response:

Hi Dan ... thank you sooo much for your glowing review .. we love our little cottage too ! Looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Emma


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Reviewed June 4, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Management response:

Thank you for your review. The garden is now available again with the annex that sleeps 2 in a beautiful ensuite double bedroom leading directly onto the terrace. We would love to see you in St Ives again Emma


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 1 night
Jul 1, 2017 -
Sep 2, 2017
summer 2017 peak
7 nights
Sep 3, 2017 -
Dec 23, 2017
Autumn 2017
2 nights
Dec 24, 2017 -
Jan 3, 2018
Christmas / New Year 2017/18
2 nights
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  • Price per dog: $33 / stay - Fee
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About the neighborhood
St Ives is famed for is beautiful natural light and no day will ever be the same. The beaches have white sand and the sea is as blue as you will find in the Caribbean. There is so much to do for everyone in St Ives whatever the weather - you will not be able to do it all in one trip and we find that our guests come back year after year for more !
Car not needed
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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