coxswain’s cottage

Sleeps 6 From £164 per night

With direct access to the most beautiful beach* in St Ives and an amazing starlit steam room, Coxswain’s Cottage is one of the coolest places in Cornwall. Step off the bustling street and you’ll discover a stylish sanctum of exposed stone walls set across three floors.


The fully equipped kitchen adjoins the dining area by the window meaning you can admire the view as you dine. The large bathroom also converts into a decadent steam room, ideal for post-plunge in the Cornish ocean.

To the rear a small private patio leads to a secret tunnel that opens right onto the sand on Porthmeor Beach.

*Direct access to Porthmeor Beach may not be available in the winter period. But Porthmeor Beach is still just a short walk from the cottage.

Home to the living room including a vast six-person sofa that lovingly fits the entire family for film night. The ground floor also has the third bedroom making it wonderfully comfortable for a property of this size.


Two spacious king size bed bedrooms with crisp white linen and charming touches including wooden latch doors. These two bedrooms also come with their own en suite.

Situated in the heart of Downalong on Back Road West, just behind Porthmeor Beach, Coxswain’s Cottage sits right in the heart of St Ives’ most picturesque, and most cultured, district.

The St Ives School of Painting is just a few doors down and within a five-minute walk of the property you can find at least a dozen gourmet restaurants, high-end art galleries and craft shops as well as some of England’s most impressive beaches, such as Porthmeor and Porthgwidden.

The boutiques and cafés of St Ives are less than two minutes away, while the Tate St Ives gallery is a 5-minute walk from the property.

Private parking is available on request at an additional charge. Please do speak to the office to check the availability.


– Morning pastries at the St Ives Bakery
– Lunch at the Porthminster Kitchen
– Evening drinks at The Loft
– Savour some fish & chips from The Balancing Eel
– Dinner at Porthminster Beach Cafe
– Ice Cream treats at Moomaid of Zennor
The Gurnard’s Head is one of our favourite pubs a little further afield.

Sip cocktails overlooking the harbour, sample some local Cornish ice cream or fudge and it would be crime not to have a pasty, or two.


– The Blue Bramble Gallery for paintings
– Beach hopping from Porthminster to Porthmeor
– Have a go at surfing or take a boat trip to Seal Island
– Visit the iconic Tate St Ives
– The Leach Pottery sells exquisite wares and offers day courses for those who want to try their hand at making ceramics
– Catch a show at the world famous outdoor Minack Theatre


  • - Family Bathroom with Steam Room
  • - Kitchen
  • - Private Access to the Beach (Winter Only)
  • - Sitting Room
  • - Dining Area
  • - Twin/Super King Bedroom
  • - Bedroom with King Size Bed & En Suite
  • - Bedroom with King Size Bed & En Suite
  • - Private Patio


  • Steam Room
  • Smart TV
  • Private Garden
  • Radio
  • Iron
  • Phone
  • Nespresso Machine
  • Music System
  • Family Friendly
  • Coastal Location

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