Sailfish Cottage features include:

    • Weekly prices start from £795
    • Short breaks available in low season
    • Three beautifully appointed bedrooms configuring two king size bedrooms and one twin bedroom
    • Family bathroom and additional shower room
    • Fully fitted kitchen with oven and hob, dishwasher, washing

      machine, tumble dryer and microwave

    • Open plan kitchen/dining room
    • Cosy lounge with flat screen TV and coal-effect gas stove
    • Digital TV’s in bedrooms
    • One complimentary parking space
    • Complimentary WI-FI internet access
    • All bills included
    • Central heating
    • Welcome basket with Cornish goodies
    • Quality bed linen and towels included
    • Well-behaved pets welcome
    • Non-smoking


Cottage location

Situated in one of the prettiest streets in Downalong, Sailfish Cottage is a beautifully renovated five star fisherman’s cottage in the heart of Downalong, St Ives, blending stylish contemporary luxury with delightful period character. The cottage is conveniently nestled between the beaches of Porthmeor, Porthgwidden and The Harbour.

There is one parking space located in Porthgwidden car park, only a one minute walk from the cottage.

St Ives Beach

You are surrounded by some of the country’s most beautiful beaches….here is a list of the local beaches, you are spoilt for choice!



Popular surfing beach, recently received the blue flag award. North facing and overlooked by The Tate Gallery with a wide expanse of soft golden sand. Facilities include toilets, eat in and take away café, close to shops and restaurants in St Ives.



Another beach to receive a blue flag award, in a sheltered position with views across St Ives Bay to Godrevy lighthouse. It’s typically calm waters make it popular with families. Facilities include toilets, take away café and the fantastic Porthminster Beach Café.



Popular with families as it is very sheltered. East facing with soft golden sand. Facilities include toilets, eat in and take away café.



The smallest beach in St Ives! Located nearest to the cottage, just down the steps from the walkway to the parking space. This is the only beach in St Ives without dog restrictions, dogs are allowed all year round.


Porth Kidney

A most spectacular large beach favoured by parasurfers and paragliders! With a fantastic walk from St Uny church, along the beach and back along the coastal path to Carbis Bay and St Ives. Not suitable for families as there are no facilities and swimming is not recommended due to dangerous currents.


Carbis Bay

A good safe family holiday beach with excellent sands. North facing and surrounded by hills for good protection. Facilities include parking (although busy and expensive in season!), toilets, take away café and The Carbis Bay Hotel which has a restaurant and bar open to non-residents.



At low tide there is a vast amount of sand and plenty of room with large areas of rock pools. It is a 5 minute walk to the beach from the car park. There is a lovely café in the car park.

Out and about


  • Should you require a Tesco food delivery or for a satellite navigation system, the postcode is TR26 1PF. Please note: for a Tesco delivery please ensure it is booked to be delivered after 4pm when you are there to receive it.
  • Sailfish Cottage is located on slightly narrow road with easy access by car.
  • The nearest beach is Bamaluz and is located 100 metres away. Porthgwidden, Porthmeor and The Harbour are located between
  • 200-400 metres away.
  • The main centre of St Ives is located 500 metres away.
  • The nearest shop is located 300 metres away.
  • The nearest supermarket (Tesco) is located 1 mile away.
  • The bus and train stations are located ½ a mile away, plenty of taxi’s are available from both stations.
  • We have a website with additional photographs and information on
  • The owners of Sailfish Cottage can be contacted by telephone, post or email.
  • The cottage has gas central heating, guests are able to control the timing of this.
  • The duvets and pillows are duck down and feather with quality bed linen and towels.
  • All beds have mattress and pillow protectors.
  • The cottage is strictly non-smoking.
  • There are mains smoke detectors and a fire procedure in place.
Arrival and car parking facilities
  • Keys are located in a key safe at the cottage, full details and the safe code are provided prior to your holiday.
  • Please be advised that arrival time is strictly 4pm onwards.
  • You can unload outside of the cottage before parking.
  • A parking space is provided in the Porthgwidden car park, located 200 metres from the cottage. A permit will be on the dining room table ready for your arrival.  Directions to the parking space will be emailed to you before your arrival.
  • On arrival there will be a welcome basket including Cornish provisions, tea bags, milk and fresh flowers. However, we recommend that you shop at Tesco, Carbis Bay on your way into St Ives.
  • We have a comprehensive information folder and plenty of leaflets on local attractions.
Ground floor
  • Because of the very nature of the cottage, there is a low beam in the kitchen.
  • There are two external entrances into the cottage. The downstairs entrance has no steps and leads straight into the open plan kitchen/dining room.
  • The flooring is tiled.
  • There are no steps into the shower room, which provides a walk-in shower, WC, towel rail and small sink and is lit by downlighters and light over mirror which includes a shaver socket.
  • The kitchen has a gas hob with electric oven under, full size dishwasher, full size freezer, large upright fridge, microwave, washing machine, drier, plenty of crockery, cutlery and glasses for 6 guests, tea towels, oven glove, apron, cleaning products, enough bin liners, dishwasher tablets etc to get you started. The sink, hob and worktop height is 90cm. The kitchen/dining room are adequately lit by spot lights on dimmers.
  • There is a large dining room table suitable for six guests and a hi-fi with small library of CD’s located in the dining room.
  • There are blinds to the windows and door.
  • Stairs up to the 1st floor are steep and narrow and should be used with care. There are 10 steps up to the 1st floor.
First floor
  • There are 8 steps up to the external entrance to the first floor.
  • You come into a tiled porch which houses the combi-boiler. There is a step up to the carpeted landing with doors to the lounge and one bedroom.
  • The lounge is carpeted with a surround sofa seating six people. There is a gas stove, flat screen LCD TV, DVD and video player, and a selection of DVD’s and videos. There are floor length curtains and two upright lights controlled by a dimmer switch.
  • The bedroom has a feature fire place (not working), a king size bed, two bedside lamps and central ceiling light, alarm clock, TV, wardrobe, chest of drawers and hairdryer. There is a privacy blind to the window and floor length curtains.
  • There are 10 stairs up to the second floor.
Second floor
  • The stairs and bedrooms are carpeted and there is one further step up to one bedroom on your right or one step up to a bedroom and bathroom on your left.
  • The right hand side bedroom has a king size bed, two bedside lamps and central ceiling fisherman’s lamp, alarm clock, TV, wardrobe, chest of drawers and hairdryer. There is a privacy blind to the window and floor length curtains.
  • The other bedroom has two single (3′) beds, two bedside lamps and central ceiling fisherman’s lamp, alarm clock, TV, wardrobe, chest of drawers and hairdryer. There is a privacy blind to the window and floor length curtains.
  • The bathroom has a tiled floor with bath with hand held shower over, WC, basin with overhead mirror with light and shaver socket, towel rail and storage area for toiletries. It is lit by downlighters.
  • As with most properties in St Ives, Sailfish Cottage does not have a garden.
  • There is a small area outside the cottage where two deckchairs (provided) can be placed.
  • Check-out is strictly by 10am.
  • Keys are to be posted through the letterbox on departure.
  • You are asked to leave the cottage clean and tidy, any unreasonable additional cleaning required may be charged for.
Contact information

Cherished Cottages

The Light House

Pannier Lane

Carbis Bay

St Ives


TR26 2RF
Telephone: 0844 809 9170 / 01736 490 640



Frequently Asked Questions

Is bed linen and towels included?
Yes, all bed linen, bath towels, hand towels and bath mats are provided but please bring your own beach towels.

Are all bills included?
Yes, including WI-FI

We are staying for two weeks. Do we get a change of linen midway through our holiday?
Yes you do, we also clean the cottage for you.

What is in our welcome basket?
Cornish produce that may typically include apple juice, biscuits, jam, chocolate, Sea salt and fudge.

Do you accept pets?
Yes, all year round, however please note that there is a 24-hour dog ban from Easter until the 30th September (summer months) on Porthmeor, Porthgwidden and Porthminster beaches. However, during this period dogs can be walked on Bamaluz Beach, 150 meters from the cottage. We have a strict “doggie contract” and make a charge of £30 per week per dog.

Do you provide a cot and high chair?
No. However, there are two local companies which you can rent equipment from. Star Linen Hire on 01736 791685 or The Nook Cleaning Services on 07934 665271.

Do you put up a Christmas tree for your guests?
Yes, a tree with lights and decorations will be in place for Christmas and New Year bookings.

Where is the parking space?
The complimentary parking space is located in Porthgwidden Car Park, 200 metres from the cottage. A permit will be on the dining room table ready for your arrival.

Can we smoke in the cottage?
No, the cottage is strictly non-smoking.

Do you provide hairdryers?
Yes, each bedroom has a hairdryer.

Where is the nearest supermarket?
There is a Tesco as you come in to St Ives from Carbis Bay. There is also a small local store in Back Road West. A Marks and Spencer (which has a food department) is located at the Hayle roundabout on the A30 as you approach St Ives. You can also use Tesco’s delivery service, the cottage postcode is TR26 1PF.
Please note: for a Tesco delivery please ensure it is booked to be delivered after 4pm when you are there to receive it.

Can we check-in before 4pm?
Not unless we have texted you to say that the cottage is ready early.

Do we need to check out by 10am?
Yes, it takes a long time to clean the cottage and we need the cottage and parking spaces back for 10am.

Why do you take a damage deposit?
A damage deposit is taken in case any extra charges are made. We do not charge for the odd broken glass or cup. However, charges will be made for any damage to the property or its contents, or if any additional cleaning costs are incurred. We ask you to leave the cottage in a clean and tidy condition.

How do I make a booking?
You can make a booking using our online secure booking system. Alternatively you can telephone us. A deposit of one third of your holiday cost is payable to secure a booking or if your holiday commencement date is within two months of your booking then the full payment is required. We accept debit cards (no fee) or credit cards (2% fee).

When is the balance for my holiday due?
The balance is due two months before your holiday commencement date. We will send you an email to remind you and you can pay using the online secure payment form again.

Do you email all correspondence?
Yes, but if you would like written confirmation please ask.

What if I need to cancel my holiday?
Please read our terms and conditions for our cancellation policy. We always recommend that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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