Gwydn Cottage St Ives Town & Beaches

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2
  • Allows Dogs
  • 5
  • Map


With a plum location within St Ives, Gwydn Cottage offers the perfect luxury base from which to explore cosmopolitan St Ives. The cottage is set over 3 levels offering a large ground floor living space, generous kitchen and dining area and 3 cottage style bedrooms with 2 bathrooms. The beautiful beaches of Porthmeor and Porthminster are within easy access. Gwydn Cottage offers a more contemporary twist amidst a more traditional backdrop for your holiday-by-the-sea.

At a Glance

Property highlights
  • Located in Downalong
  • Stylish Interiors
  • Walk to the harbour
  • Close to parking
  • 1 with a superking zip/link bed
  • 1 with a double bed
  • 1 x Bunk bed

Main bathroom and 1 en-suite

  • Children Welcome: Yes
  • Cot Provided: Yes
Wifi available
  • Yes
What to expect from Cornish Gems
Terms and conditions of hire

Step Inside

Gwydn Cottage is a charming Cornish Cottage tucked away in the heart of St Ives. Arrive to the spacious living room on the ground floor, this wonderful space flows from front door to back and is the perfect place to gather with friends and family in all seasons. Light the fire and hunker down for a cosy winter weekend or relax after a day exploring to coast. The staircase leads to the first floor with the large kitchen and dining area. The kitchen is fully fitted with all you need for holiday cooking and the nearby deli's, bakeries and butchers offer ample inspiration. The wooden dining table and chairs offer relaxed seating for all occasions. The first of 3 bedrooms is also on the 1st floor, a pretty bedroom (zip/lock bed) dressed in warm reds and fresh whites. The family bathroom is on the first floor. The final staircase leads to the lofty 2nd floor with master bedroom and bunk bedded room, each private havens for a restful night. An additional dressing room offers ample storage for your holiday wardrobe. Gwydn Cottage has been thoughtfully styled combining the original features of this once fisherman's cottage with a more contemporary twist from the striking artwork to the cool design of the furnishings.

From your Holiday Door

A small open courtyard is accessed from the ground floor living space and offers ease of access to the town and the perfect place to wash off those sandy feet and beach kit. A small bistro table with 2 chairs offers a sit out space to enjoy a sunny coffee in the morning. Wander through the mews of cottages to the harbour front in moments and enjoy the comings and goings of St Ives vibrant harbour. If dining out is on the agenda then choose from a number of tempting places from small bistros, local pubs to more fine dining options including the award wining Porthminster Beach Cafe. A myriad of wonderful shops make souvenir shopping a joyful task, known for it's collection of galleries, St Ives brings a fusion of modern and classical artists together. The West of Cornwall has much to offer from the beautiful botanical gardens of Trewidden and Trengwainton, the iconic landmarks of St Michaels Mount and Land's End to the stunning seascapes and golden sand beaches stretching from Sennen on the North and Porthleven on the South coast.

Check in to Gwydn Cottage and immerse yourself in the heart and warmth of St Ives.


  • Choose from 3 cottage style bedrooms loacted on the 1st and 2nd floors
  • Master Bedroom: 2nd floor: A double bedded room with sea glimpses, 2 x bedside tables with lamps, chest of drawers, hanging rail and hangers located in the adjacent dressing room, ensuite shower
  • Bedroom One: 2nd floor: A bunk-bedded room (adult bunks) with small chest of drawers with lamps and hanging rail with hangers
  • Bedroom Two: 1st floor: A zip/lock bed (this can be split into a twin or kept as a double) bedside table with lamps, chest of drawers, hanging rail with hangers


  • Family bathroom: 1st floor: Deep bath with over the bath adjustable shower, wash hand basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Master bedroom: Ensuite shower room with adjustable shower, wash hand basin, shaving mirror and WC


  • A fully fitted modern kitchen located on the first floor
  • Double electric ovens
  • 4 electric hobs
  • Larder style fridge/freezer (3 drawers)
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle and toaster
  • CD/Radio player
  • Utilities include: washer/dryer, clothes airer, iron with ironing board

Living and Dining

  • The living area is located on the ground floor and the dining room is located on the first floor
  • Large wooden dining table with high backed dining chairs
  • TV within the dining area
  • 2 x grey leather sofas
  • Coffee table
  • Traditional log burner
  • TV with DVD
  • Large corner sofa with additional coffee table
  • 2 x wicker armchairs
  • Outside is a small bistro table with 2 chair

Other Features

  • Baby friendly - What's included 
  • Luxury linens and towels provided
  • Wifi
  • Baby changing mat
  • Travel cot
  • Wooden highchair
  • Stairgate
  • Sony docking station 


  • Level access to door
  • Small level outside space accessed from living room via 4 steps
  • Reverse level layout
  • 2 internal flights of cottage style stairs

Home Truths

  • The property has 3 floors. The lounge is on the ground floor, kitchen dining room on the middle floor and bedrooms on the top floor.
  • This is a Cornish Gems serviced property. The property changeovers, welcome gift and maintenance are managed in-house by the Cornish Gems team.

We had a really enjoyable, cosy, family holiday in Gwydn Cottage! Thank you all at Cornish Gems and the property Owners too! We had a wonderful week!

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Lovely cottage, brilliant location, excellent facilities, loads of space for hanging out in. Will book again.


lovely cottage in a great location

Sean Dermody

Excellent service; lovely property; best holiday!

Aisling Worley

We loved the cottage, decor & facilities were great.

Christine Chresta

This was our second holiday with Cornish Gems. I have found both holidays excellent and would not hesitate to recommend the company

Janet Durrant