Old Arch Cottage, The Digey

St Ives, Cornwall





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A beautifully refurbished fisherman's cottage in the Downalong area of St Ives, less than one minute's walk from Porthmeor Beach

3 nights from £450 Book Now

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Within 100m From The Beach

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Pets Accepted

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Children Welcome

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Near Coast Path

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Family Friendly

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Washing Machine

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Tumble Dryer

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Cot Available

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High Chair

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Hair Dryer

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Dating back to 1760, this traditional fisherman’s cottage is now a beautifully renovated home that tucks itself away on the cobbled Digey in the sought-after Downalong area of St Ives, creating a gorgeous seaside retreat for family holidays.

Laid out over two floors, Old Arch Cottage is deceptively spacious, and though refurbished to an exceptional standard, it still retains many of its wonderful original features. Exposed stone and inset pilchard smoking boxes nod to the property’s humble provenance, while the reclaimed ships’ timbers used for the ceiling beams and fireplace add a sense of cosiness and charm. On the ground floor at street level, there's a lovely open plan lounge / diner as well as a superb separate kitchen. Also on this floor, a shower room makes for speedy de-sanding after days spent down on the beach. Upstairs are the family bathroom and two bedrooms which include an airy master with comfortable king size bed and Smart TV, and a children’s room with plenty of books to read, a window seat with cushions, and a triple bunk bed.

Possibly one of Cornwall’s most famous coastal towns, St Ives is a dream holiday destination with excellent eateries, shops and galleries. Best known for its picturesque harbour and iconic Tate St Ives art gallery which sits right on Porthmeor beach, there are many other family-friendly attractions in the area too like the Trewyn Sub Tropical Gardens and The Barbara Hepworth studio and garden. The clear turquoise water of the bay invites visitors to surf, paddle-board, swim or kayak all year round while sandy beaches like Porthmeor and Porthminster are terrific for sandcastle building, sunbathing and strolling. And if you fancy exploring slightly further afield, the coastline around St Ives Bay offers walking routes along the coast path with stunning sea views, as well as a clutch of other beautiful beaches including Carbis Bay, Upton Towans and Gwithian.
  • Things to know

    Check in time: 15:00
    Check out time: 10:00
    Security Deposit: We ask our guests for a £200 good housekeeping bond, which is pre-authorised against your card. This is in case there is any damage to the property during your stay. The money is simply reserved (helf as a pending transaction) and then released afterwards if there is no damage or additional cleaning. This will be held on the card on file 7 days prior to your arrival.
    Pets: 2 pets allowed, £25 per pet per week, in line with our house rules we do ask that pets are not left alone in the property, do not use the furniture or go in the upstairs/bedroom areas
    Number of steps: 1 step to access, 1 flight of internal stairs
    Type of heating: Central Heating
    Linen & Towels: Bed linen is provided for your stay, however, if you require use of the travel cot you will need to bring your own cot linen. Each guest will be supplied with one hand towel and one bath towel for their stay. (if your holiday is longer than 10 days, please contact the Luxury Coastal team to discuss a mid-stay linen change)
    Wi-Fi: This property offers free Wi-Fi for guests, however, we cannot guarantee the speed and connectivity. Therefore, if you are planning to work during your holiday, we recommend bringing a wifi dongle.
    Coffee Machine: Nespresso pod coffee machine, with pods provided
    Smoking: All of our properties are non-smoking and we ask that any party member who smokes, do so off the premises.
    Additional Extras: There is a cot and a high chair available upon request, as these are not stored at the property, please add them to your booking if required.

Room Information

  • Living
    Living Room
    Situated on the ground floor, this gorgeous room is open plan with the dining area and is furnished with a Smart flat screen TV, a large sofa and coffee table. A lovely window seat with cushions has views down The Digey and is a great spot for reading and relaxation
  • Kitchen & Dining
    The contemporary kitchen is features a range of large and small appliances which include an electric single oven and grill, gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, Nespresso pod coffee machine, kettle, toaster and microwave. An iron, ironing board and vacuum cleaner as well as a selection of glasses, cutlery, crockery, cookware and utensils are provided

    *Guests will need to supply their own pods

    Dining Room
    Open plan with the living room it features a table and 6 dining chairs
  • Bedrooms
    Master Bedroom
    Situated upstairs on the first floor this bedroom has features a king size bed, bedside tables with lamps, a built-in wardrobe, mirror and Smart TV

    *A hairdryer is provided

    Bedroom Two
    Situated on the first floor, this children’s bedroom has a fab window seat with cushions, and plenty of books to read. Furnished with a triple bunk bed, bedside table, bedside lamp, wardrobe and mirror

    *Suitable only for children, with bedding available on request the room also has a large chair which converts to a single bed with a Cocoon memory foam base for comfort
  • Bathrooms
    Family bathroom
    Located on the first floor, the family bathroom includes a bath with shower over (and hand held attachment), wash basin, WC, heated towel rail, mirror and cabinet

    Shower room
    Located on the ground floor off the kitchen with electric shower, a hand basin, and WC
  • Outside
    This property doesn't provide any outside space however there is space to store wetsuits and boards out the back (though not secure)
  • Parking
    Guests have use of a private parking space at St Ives Rugby Club, (a 10-minute walk downhill and 20 minutes uphill).
    However, a regular bus service to the Rugby Club operates from outside The Tate Gallery (about half a minute’s walk from the cottage)

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Good Housekeeping Bond
We ask our guests for a £200 good housekeeping bond, which is pre-authorised against your card. This is in case there is any damage to the property during your stay. The money is simply reserved and then released afterwards if there is no claim. We will contact you nearer the time of your arrival to arrange this.

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Welcome to St Ives

There’s something special about holidays in St Ives and we just can’t quite put our fingers on it. It could be the beautiful light that’s attracted artists to the resort for generations, the cobbled streets and coastal views…or that feeling of being a world away from the hustle and bustle. Whatever it is, St Ives has a charm that’s unlike any other, and we’d recommend it at any time of year.

More about St Ives


Want to go back!!!

Great little place in St Ives, beaches, walking, shops, pubs, restaurants all at your doorstep. Can’t wait to come back here again next year.

Christopher, 29 Jun 2024

Hello Christopher, thank you so much for your review regarding Old Arch Cottage, The Digey. We're delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best wishes, James

James - The Luxury Coastal Team - 29 Jun 2024

Another lovely stay at Old Arch Cottage in St Ives.

Another lovely stay at Old Arch Cottage in St Ives. Lots to see and do and barely used the car! Walking the dog on the beach was the highlight. Can't wait for the next visit.

Adam, 17 Mar 2024

Hi Adam, thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay here again and we would love to welcome you back. Best Wishes, The Luxury Coastal Team.

Emily - Luxury Coastal - 17 Mar 2024

Lovely week in St Ives

Lovely week in St Ives with the dog. Lots of bars and restaurants where open which was great and surfing was incredible.

Adam, 18 Feb 2024

Hi Adam, thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we are so pleased to hear you had a lovely stay in St Ives and you enjoyed the surfing. Best wishes, The Luxury Coastal Team

Mary - Luxury Coastal - 18 Feb 2024

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