Duck Down

Cosy holiday cottage in St Ives near beaches and restaurants

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About Duck Down

Duck Down is on Teetotal Street in the very heart of Downalong in St Ives. This beautiful little St Ives holiday apartment is just moments from Porthgwidden and Porthmeor Beaches with St Ives Harbour being a minute’s stroll from the front door. Restaurants, coffee and cocktail bars, shops, galleries, bakeries, ice-cream parlours and delis are an easy, level stroll away yet Duck Down is tucked away offering a peaceful location where to retreat. Downalong is a very popular area to book a holiday cottage in St Ives due to its proximity to landmarks such as The Tate St Ives gallery, St Nicholas’ Chapel on The Island, Porthmeor Beach and St Ives Harbour. St Ives’ five beaches are within an easy walk from this romantic bolt hole with the furthest being Porthminster Beach which is just eight minutes away on foot. It is a peaceful area with traditional granite cottages where once fishermen and their wives used to work hard for a living. 

Duck Down is a ground-floor, single-storey holiday apartment and is ideal for a single person or couple wishing to use it as a comfortable bolt-hole while exploring St Ives and beyond. The nearest car park is The Island which is a couple of minutes' walk to the front door. If that car park is busy, try Barnoon car park or St Ives Rugby Club which are both a longer walk away (up to twenty minutes walk) but offer a lot more spaces so less stressful! Duck Down is no more than eight minute walk from St Ives train station if you decide to avoid parking anxiety! 

There is an open plan living, dining and kitchen area as you enter the front door of Duck Down. In the living area, there is a super comfy sofa, Smart TV, Alexa and warm flame-effect fire (with remote control), a breakfast bar with stools for dining in and a fully-equipped kitchen; expect pots, pans, crockery and cutlery for two as well as an oven, hob, kettle, microwave, toaster, filter coffee machine and washing machine. 

A door leads from the living area into the cosy bedroom with a double bed, wardrobe, bedside tables and lamps. There is an en-suite shower room with WC, wash basin and shower cubicle. This gorgeous little holiday apartment has everything a couple needs for a relaxing, restorative and memorable experience in St Ives. 

Bed linen and towels (please bring your own beach towels) are provided and of course, there is free WiFi. We are sorry but Duck Down does not accept dogs and does not offer allocated parking. 

To re-cap, Duck Down is a one-bedroom self-catering holiday apartment in St Ives which is in the much-sought-after area of Downalong. It sleeps two and is on one level on the ground floor. Bed linen and towels are provided. There is no parking and pets are not allowed.

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Mar 31 2024

Cosy, perfectly located and peaceful. Had such a lovely few days staying at Duckdown - we will be back for certain! Thanks again!

Melanie Roger

Nov 11 2023

Lovely cottage in a great location. My hosts were friendly and helpful from the moment I booked. I would happily return and recommend Duck Cottage.

Jacqueline Trefgarne

Oct 20 2023

Duck Down was the perfect cottage for us as I was attending an Art course at St Ives Art school - just short walk along the road. 5 minutes from all the beaches, shopping, Tate, and 10 minutes to Barbara Hepworth garden - heaven! But on a quiet street.
Tiny cottage, well laid out and all the kit you could wish for. Good shower, wonderful wood stove ( at the flick of a switch ����. 
We will definitely come back! Thank goodness we discovered Orange Roofs .


Sep 30 2023

Fabulous little cottage in a brilliant location. It has everything you need, all you have to do it turn up with your bags. 

Jackie Stock

Aug 18 2023

A 5 star holiday rental! 


Aug 11 2023

Perfect cosy cottage for two. Excellent location for the harbour and all the beaches within St Ives. Would stay here again

Elizabeth Wareham

Jul 28 2023

Beautifully clean and well equipped. Great location. Would recommend and would stay again.

Rebecca Dunkley

Jun 30 2023

Duckdown was fantastic! really lovely small cottage. I think it was amazing very well decorated and included everything you will need.


Jun 24 2023

Duck down was a brilliant location within St Ives. So close to porthmeor, porthgwidden and bamaluz beaches as well as the harbour and all the bars and restaurants. The accomodation was on the smaller side but perfect for a couple and it's on a nice and quiet street. Bus and train stations were approx 15min walk away.


Feb 24 2023

I thought Duck Down was perfect for a solo stay as I was on a walking trip to reset from daily life and work.

The cottage had everything required and more. I didn't really spend time there to eat, but what I made was made easy by the facilities.
The bed was extremely comfortable and warm in February. the shower over the bath was a bit tight and lacked power but it was fine

Rich and Kate

May 13 2023

A little traditional 2 room cottage with low ceilings and door frames,so one has to "Duck Down" It is nice and clean with modern fixtures and fittings in the kitchen/lounge and bathroom. Tiny bedroom with comfy double bed. 
A great location for a couple who are happy to take it easy when holidaying in St Ives and to walk to the beaches, sights and eateries.  
The car parking can be hit and miss in this part of the world. We got the week rover ticket from Cornwall council and always got a spot in the island car park a few minutes walk away but it was off season. 
Orange roofs app worked well and great support through booking, staying and on leaving day. 

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