Sealight Cottage

St Ives

2 Bedrooms

1 Bathrooms

Sea Views

Close to the Beach





Per Week

Charming fisherman's cottage moments from St Ives beaches

The name Sealight Cottage suitably reflects the spirit of this wonderful Grade II listed holiday home.  Light, bright and decorated in a coastal style, this traditional fisherman’s cottage lies in the heart of popular Downalong, just a stroll away from the historic harbour, restaurants, and no less than four sandy beaches. Relax and enjoy fabulous sea views across the rooftops from the master bedroom; catch a glorious sunrise, or sit and watch the sunlight dancing on the blue waters of St Ives Bay.

Charming, with comfy beds, soft furnishings and a ‘Hampton’s’ blue & white nautical decor, this two-bed terraced cottage makes an ideal retreat for a couple or family, a perfect place to unwind after a day on the beach, visiting art galleries, or taking a leisurely walk along the coastal paths.

Bamaluz Beach lies at the end of the street; with crystal clear water, it is a secret beach only visible at low tide. The small, sandy cove of Porthgwiggen is around the corner, nestled besides the grassy banks of the St Ives ‘Island’. Nearby is the popular Porthmeor Beach, renowned for surfing, and overlooked by the Tate St Ives, the iconic art gallery with its artistic connections dating back to Victorian times when numerous artists came to St Ives to paint, attracted by the magical quality of light – the sea light.


Ground floor:

  • From the front door there’s a small landing space and a flight of stairs.

First floor:

  • You’ll enter the bright lounge which is flooded with natural light, thanks to the two large windows. There’s a charming window seat, a plush sofa and two large armchairs. There’s also a smart TV and a flame-effect fire.
  • The kitchen is well-equipped with an oven, dishwasher and washing machine. There’s also an under counter fridge/freezer, induction hob, microwave and Nespresso machine. There’s a round dining table which comfortably seats four.

 Second floor:

  • Nautical inspired king-size bedroom. This room offers a sea view with a large window and plenty of storage, including a built-in wardrobe.
  • The twin room is also inspired by its location, while there’s no sea view the sizeable window lets in plenty of natural light. There’s also storage.
  • There’s a shower room with WC and basin.


  • Wifi
  • No pets
  • Private covered parking space 10 minutes walk from the property.  Please note, use is at car owners risk we cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage.



High-quality bed linen and towels are provided at all of Cornish Secrets properties.

St Ives is located in western Cornwall. There is plenty to do in St Ives and it is a fantastic location if you plan on exploring a little further afield too.

One of St Ives most well-known attractions is the Tate St Ives, which is one of only four Tate galleries in the UK and is a haven for lovers of modern art. Artists praise St Ives for its beautiful light and it has inspired many pieces.

The cobbled streets of St Ives are home to many shops, galleries and cafes and most businesses are small independents or artisans. Check out Cornwall Soapbox for handmade soaps and aromatherapy products made in Cornwall!

When visiting St Ives, there are many bars, restaurants and cafes to choose from. Porthminster Kitchen regularly receives great reviews and has a strong focus on fresh local food or head to Blas Burgerworks for a tasty handcrafted burger using ingredients sourced from the area.

For beach lovers, there are plenty to choose from… St Ives Harbour Beach, Porthgwidden Beach, Porthkidney Beach or Carbis Bay to name but a few. Families and couples will enjoy relaxing on the sand or playing in the water. St Ives Surf School offers sessions for surfing, kayaking, paddleboarding and coasteering. All great fun! If you prefer to stay a little drier though, St Ives Boat Trips run sea-life safaris to see the local dolphins and seals!

St Ives sits at the bottom of the A30, so if you are looking to explore more of the Cornwall coast, then this is a great base and you can book ferries for day trips to the Scilly Isles from Penzance (only a 20 minute drive away).

Sealight Cottage is available weekly from a Friday.

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Booking fee:  There is a non-refundable booking fee of £35 per booking

Damage deposit:  A refundable damage deposit of £200 is payable.  This will be held until the end of the occupancy and will be returned to the guest within 2 weeks of departure, subject to deductions for any damage to property caused during the occupancy.

NB. All bookings are subject to our Terms and Conditions.

At a Glance

Popular Downalong area in St Ives

Sleeps 4

King & Twin bedrooms

Sea Views

Short stroll to 4 beaches

Nespresso Machine

No Pets


Close to shops & harbour

Parking available

The welcome bottle of wine, and breakfast supplies were much appreciated and a thoughtful touch. Kitchen well equipped for cooking during the stay (although I did not do much cooking myself while there). The flat was clean and homely. Would definitely recommend!

Outstanding location, and nice views across the harbour!
Mary, May 22

The location couldn’t have been better – right by the sea with stunning views. The cottage itself was impeccably clean and the decor was trendy yet cozy. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a perfect seaside getaway!

Absolutely loved our stay at the Sea Light Cottage in St Ives!
Tyronne - Mar 24

The accommodation is cosy but attractive and located within 5 mins walk of the centre of St Ives, where we enjoyed some good meals and visiting numerous art galleries.

We had a great stay!
Thomas - Apr 24

What a wonderful week in St Ives made all the more special by staying in Sealight cottage. Great location for exploring, near a gorgeous little beach, cafes, galleries, town. Everything was an easy stroll away.

The cottage was so cosy and had everything we needed, just perfect
Leanne, May 24
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