Mariners Cottage St Ives Town & Beaches

Up To 6
3Bedrooms in Detail
3Bathrooms in Detail

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Gem Rating Ratings explained
4 Diamonds

Facilities What do these mean?

  • Children welcome
  • Dogs not permitted
  • No disabled access
  • Parking available
  • WiFi
  • No sea views
  • Near the beach
  • No wood burner/open fire
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • No swimming pool/hot tub
  • Cot

Tucked away in the quieter ambiance of the Downalong area, Mariners Cottage offers the ideal holiday home in the heart of St Ives quintessential character.  The cottage is set over 3 floors ensuring ample space for holiday life whether cosy winter weekend for 2 or full house of 6.  Aptly named, Mariners Cottage, décor has been inspired by its coastal location and is moments from the bustle of the harbour.  This traditional style Cornish home is perfect for a get together in all seasons.

The Property

Mariners Cottage has been created with comfort and relaxation in mind.  Follow the narrow streets of Back Road East and discover this gem neatly tucked away, yet wonderfully located in St Ives for whatever is on the days agenda.  Enter at the ground floor to a large open plan living room and kitchen.  This versatile space is well considered with small breakfast table which is perfect for childrens early suppers or morning coffee.  The relaxing living room offers a quiet spot at the end of the day or cosy afternoon with a favourite film.  The first staircase leads you up to the dining room, a large wooden table with six chairs can be dressed up for celebrations or simply breakfast all together.  A double en-suite bedroom is also set on the level with views of the narrow street below.  Climb the last staircase to the eaves of the cottage with larger double en-suite bedroom and a further twin en suite.  Each room has been nautically inspired from the navy/white stripe linens to the local artwork that evokes the harbour community just moments from your holiday door.

Mariners Cottage was an excellent property and we really enjoyed our stay there. With the central location of the cottage in St Ives we really enjoyed ourselves.

With its central location, you can choose to make a base and explore the nearby golden sand beaches of Porthmeor or Porthminster, take in the harbour life before dinner, take to the seas and learn to surf or simply switch off with the morning papers and freshly brewed coffee in one the local cafes.  Day trips from St Ives lead you west to the myth and legend of Land’s End, the quieter waters and picturesque coves of South Cornwall or north to the high cliffs and energy of Watergate Bay and Mawgan Porth.  Whether you are new to St Ives or it's home-from-home, take up residence at Mariners Cottage for a weekend in the winter or lazy week long stay when the sun shines.

Choose Your Dates The standard changeover day is Friday

December 2017


AvailableBookedDefault weekly checkin day is Friday

November 2017


January 2018

There are no available weeks in December 2017

How to book and pay

How can I make a reservation?


  1. Select the property you wish to book
  2. Choose Availability/Prices
  3. Choose the date you wish to book on the calendar
  4. Register/complete/submit the online reservation and pay the monies due


Call: 01872 241241 (press option 1)

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am to 6pm

Saturday: 10am to 6pm


Advance bookings:

  1. Pay 1/3rd deposit to secure your holiday (33.3%) now and pay the balance 4 weeks before your holiday

Last minute bookings:

  1. Payment in full required for all holidays booked within 28 days of arrival

You can pay securely online or over the phone via Sagepay.

Cautionary Deposit:

  1. A cautionary deposit of £250.00 is required prior to your check in. The day before your arrival we will pre authorise your balance payment card for this amount. Should you wish to use an alternative card then please ensure you have this card readily available when making your balance payment. (Please note you can use a credit card for this without incurring any charges).

When you submit an online reservation, you will receive an automated reservation confirmation. Please contact the reservations team with any questions you may have.

How can I pay

We accept debit cards (no charge), credit cards (2.5% surcharge) and international bank transfers.
We do not accept cheque payments.

Online Payments

You can pay for the balance of your holiday and holiday extras by logging into your Cornish Gems account.


Stayed here once before and it was just as we remembered it. Always a lovely surprise to receive a nice welcome pack - especially the coffee.

Mrs Jean Lewis

We love this property we came in oct 15 and returned this summer

Anna Clark

Been visiting St.Ives now with our family for over 30 years & 1st time with Cornish Gems - would definitely recommend - excellent service throughout. Mariners Cottage delightful.The nearby parking space is also a bonus.

Judy Eggleston

Property was wonderful! Thank you.

Cherry Yelland

Will definately book again, just can't decide which cottage to try next

Robert Greensmith

Your staff were very professional and extremely helpful. We were very happy with the service and will come back again as we had an amazing holiday and are recommending Cornish Gems to all our friends, Top class service in a beautiful place.

Anna Clark

We loved the property. Would book again!

Stephen & Hazel Murrin

This is the second property we have stayed in from Cornish Gems and they have both been excellent with everything in the houses you needed. We will definitely book again with Cornish Gems.

Mrs Jean Lewis

A great cottage! Location was superb and having a parking space was paramount.


Mariners Cottage was an excellent property and we really enjoyed our stay there. With the central location of the cottage in St Ives we really enjoyed ourselves.


We were delighted with the property and the services offered. Staff were friendly and very helpful in the office and cafe.

Anne Asha

Thought the Christmas tree was a very nice touch. The cottage was very attractive.

Marian Semple

We loved this cottage, it was perfect.

Georgie Marriott

We found the Mariners Cottage comfortable and cozy, and we think it is nice that some of the original character has been preserved.

Milojka Babsek

Living and Dining

  • 3 seater sofa
  • 2 seater leather sofa
  • 2 wicker arm chairs
  • Tub chair
  • Coffee table
  • Samsung 40" flat screen TV and Blu-ray DVD player
  • Sony Bluetooth Speaker
  • Freeview
  • Gas effect fire with fire guard
  • Selection of books and board games (in lounge)
  • Deep window seat (in dining room)
  • A large wooden dining table with 6 dining chairs located on the first floor


  • Electric oven with ceramic hob
  • Fridge
  • Table top freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Toaster, kettle and cafetiere
  • Small kitchen table with 4 dining chairs
  • Utilities: Washing/dryer, iron with ironing board, clothes airer

Bedrooms3: 2 Double, 1 Twin

  • Bedroom one: 1st floor.  A sunny double room overlooking the street, 2 x wall mounted side lights, built in storage with hanging space, two bedside tables, hairdryer, wall-mounted plasma TV, chest of drawers for additional storage on the landing
  • Bedroom two: 2nd floor.  A larger double bedroom with 2 x bed side tables with lamps, built in wardrobe, hairdryer, deep window seat, wall-mounted plasma TV
  • Bedroom three: 2nd floor.  A twin bedded room with large chest of drawers, bed side table with lamp, built in wardrobe, hairdryer, wall-mounted plasma TV

Bathrooms3: 3 En-Suite

  • Each bedroom offers en-suite facilities.
  • Bedroom one en-suite: Shower room with shower, wash hand basin, heated towel rail, electric shaver point and toilet
  • Bedroom two en-suite: Shower room with shower, wash hand basin, heated towel rail, electric shave point and toilet
  • Bedroom three en-suite: Bathroom with bath and over the bath shower, wash hand basin, heated towel rail, electric shave point and toilet

Other Features

  • Wifi
  • Travel Cot and highchair
  • Portable stairgate
  • 3 courtesy umbrellas for guests use
  • Central St Ives location - minutes from Porthmeor, Porthgwidden and St Ives Harbour beaches
  • Private car parking space
  • Luxury linens and towels provided
  • Complimentary welcome pack provided for all guests
  • All utilities included


  • 2 steps down into the kitchen level
  • No outside space
  • 2 flights of cottage style stairs

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