Property Features

  • Sleeps 4+1
  • Access to courtyard garden
  • Family friendly
  • Short breaks available
  • Couples
  • Accepts one small/medium dog
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Red Sails

Red Sails Cottage is in the popular area of Downalong in St Ives.  A Grade II listed traditional fisherman’s cottage only metres from St Ives Harbour and beach.

Originally a pilchard packing cottage, Red Sails has recently been completely refurbished and is now a contemporary living space with a lovely light Scandinavian feel. Centrally positioned for all the shops, bars and restaurants in St Ives; the cottage really is a perfect location to explore the St Ives area and beyond.

With additional features of a quirky spiral staircase and sea views from the second bedroom; the cottage is double-fronted with the benefit of a small courtyard with garden table and chairs.  Ideal to watch the world go by!

    • Weekly prices from £600.
    • Short breaks available in low season.
    • Two large bedrooms; one king size bedroom with ensuite WC, and one double bedroom.
    • One cabin room for use as a snug or third single bedroom; with TV and DVD player.
    • Fully fitted kitchen complete with dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave and breakfast bar.
    • Open plan kitchen/dining area.
    • Large family shower room.
    • LCD television with DVD player in living room, along with Bose bluetooth speaker (Soundlink Mini).
    • Complimentary WiFi internet access
    • Painted hardwood garden furniture.
    • Central heating.
    • All bills included.
    • Quality bed linen and towels included.
    • Welcome hamper with Cornish goodies.
    • Gilchrist and Soames toiletries.
    • Non-smoking.
    • One small/medium dog accepted. Sorry, no puppies or cats.
    • Due to the open plan spiral staircase the cottage may not be suitable for young children.  Please check our access statement below for more information.

Great house with all the comforts required.

Loved St Ives, we will be back!

Fiona, Dermot and Emmet Hughes

A lovely little cottage

Love the look and feel.

Ian Caddy

The house is excellently furnished and was a wonderful position for lots of exploring.

We always enjoy our time spent here and this time was no different. What a wonderful stay in a perfect location.

Never stayed in a cottage with so many amenities, it had everything you could possibly need.

Fantastic location and even our dog loved it 🙂 There is nothing more to add as it was perfect – in every way!

Nicola & family

Red Sails is a beautiful place to stay!

We have had a wonderful time in St Ives. We didn’t use our car once as there was so much to see and do locally. First visit to Cornwall but i’m sure it won’t be our last!

The O'Connor/Kelly family

Lovely house, good location and sunny west facing terrace.

Quality furnishings and bed linen. Good Shower, well appointed – would highly recommend.

The Scottish Ladies abroad!

A lovely cottage – very stylish and tranquil!

Ideal location for exploring St Ives, popping in and out to the restaurants – we had a fantastic time!

The Watkins Family

A charming cottage with all the mod cons.

We loved St Ives and loved Red Sails.

The Bells

Red Sails is a perfect cottage for a small family/2 couples.

The location is spot on; close to the harbour, Porthmeor and Porthwidden beaches and the main shops, bars and restaurants but quiet, on a pedestrianised street. The cottage was immaculate on arrival and very well equipped. We will definitely return. A 5* property.

Ruth and family

The perfect cottage to spend Christmas in St Ives!

Great cottage, lovely spot! Definately recommend!

The Denhams

Red Sails is the most beautiful house in the perfect location!

We have had the most amazing holiday – we will be back!

Smith family

A lovely Cottage, very stylish and tranquil.

Ideal location for exploring St Ives, popping in and out to the beach and restaurants. We had a fantastic time!

The Watkins Family

Rates Overview

Weekly rates for Red Sails
£600 - £1750

Short breaks available all year round (excl. Christmas and New Year):

Friday to Monday from from £420
Monday - Friday from from £420

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Red Sails is a beautiful former fisherman’s cottage located in the popular Downalong area

We aim to meet the needs of all of our guests; however the cottage is unsuitable for wheelchair users as there are narrow pathways down to the cottage and a narrow spiral staircase in the property. Guests with limited mobility are advised to continue reading the access statements for more information on each cottage, and call the Cherished office if you need any further details.

Red Sails is located on a pedestrian pathway which slopes down to the Harbour – around 30 metres with six steps.  From here, there is moderately level access to the shops, restaurants and beaches.

The open plan hallway, kitchen and dining areas are located on the ground floor.  A narrow spiral staircase takes you up to the first floor where there is an open plan lounge with family shower room off, and an additional snug room with second TV.  This room can also be used as a single bedroom.  Two further bedrooms, one king size with ensuite WC, and one double, are situated on the second floor.

One small/medium dog accepted. But please restrict it to the lounge and kitchen areas. Sorry, no puppies or cats due to allergies.

Contemporary art throughout the cottage.


      • Should you require a Tesco food delivery, or for a satellite navigation system, the postcode of ‘Red Sails, 16 Victoria Place’ is TR26 1NZ. Please note: for a Tesco delivery, you must ensure it is booked to be delivered after 4pm when you are there to receive it.
      • Red Sails is located off Back Road East, a slightly narrow road, with access by car.  We recommend you unload your car outside the Art House Gallery/Olives Café and walk down the path to Red Sails, 16 Victoria Place.
      • The nearest beach is a short stroll down to the Harbour.  Bamaluz, Porthgwidden and Porthmeor are located between 200 and 400 metres away.
      • The nearest shop is around 30 metres away.
      • The nearest large supermarket (Tesco) is located 1 mile away.
      • The bus and train stations are located 0.5 miles away, plenty of taxis are available from both stations.
      • The cottage has gas central heating; guests are able to control the timing of this.
      • The duvets and pillows are manmade non-allergenic with quality bed linen and towels.
      • All beds have mattress and pillow protectors.
      • The cottage is strictly non-smoking.
      • There are mains smoke detectors and a fire procedure in place.

Arrival and car parking facilities

      • Keys are located in the key safe at the cottage; full details and the safe code are provided prior to your holiday.
      • Please be advised that arrival time is strictly 4pm onwards.
      • You can unload 10 metres from the cottage before parking.
      • On arrival there will be a welcome basket including Cornish provisions, tea bags, milk and fresh flowers. However, we recommend that you shop at the Tesco, Carbis Bay on your way into St Ives.
      • We have a comprehensive information folder and plenty of leaflets on local attractions.

Entrance & other information

      • Red Sails is accessed through a latched gate and via a short paved path.
      • A small lipped step takes you up onto a slate step, with a small step down onto the entrance floor mat onto a slate floor.
      • The cottage is heated by adjustable central heating.

Ground Floor

      • The front door leads into the spacious hallway/kitchen/dining area. The flooring is made up of slate tiles. The area has two sash windows with wooden shutters.
      • The hallway has a large contemporary radiator, two large wooden chairs and a side table, ideal for taking your shoes off, and having a cuppa whilst someone else is cooking!  .
      • There is a wooden dining room table suitable for five guests .
      • The kitchen has an electric hob with a built in oven and cooker hood, a fully integrated dishwasher, an integrated fridge and freezer compartment, a microwave oven, plenty of crockery, cutlery and glasses for six guests, tea towels, oven glove, apron, cleaning products, and enough bin liners, dishwasher tablets etc to get you started. The kitchen top is 89cm high and has built in units with cream tiles. The room has a smoke alarm.
      • There are two cupboards in the living/dining area, one with the boiler and washer dryer enclosed; and the other which contains the garden furniture for use on the courtyard area, plus a hanging space for wetsuits, with a drain underneath, and further space for coats and shoes.
      • The first floor is accessible from the entrance hall by a narrow open tread wooden spiral staircase with 11 stairs.

First Floor

      • The spiral staircase takes you up to the lounge which includes TV with DVD, and a shelf with books.  Contemporary radiator, 2 wall lantern lights, plus one free standing floor lamp (ideal for reading) and full length curtains.  The lounge has a view of the garden area within Victoria Place.
      • The family shower room leads off the lounge to the right.  Please note on entering the door frame is low (approx. 5’ 6”).  There is a large fully tiled shower with one step up into it.
      • To the left of the living space, there is one step down to an emergency exit door with eight steps leading onto Victoria Place.
      • There is a snug/cabin bedroom just off the lounge.  Ideal for use as a reading room and/or available to use as a single bedroom.  There is a built-in bed with mattress width 2’ 6”.  A Roman blind covers the window, and there are two fisherman’s wall lights in this room.
      • Care should be taken round the emergency exit area due to the step down to the door.
      • There are ten wooden stairs with bannisters up to the second floor.  A small well-lit landing due to the window at the top of the stairs allows you access to both bedrooms.

Second Floor

      • To the right of the landing there is a king size bedroom with a built-in shelved cupboard and ensuite WC.  Please note the door frame to the WC is low (approx. 5’ 8”).  Ensuite WC includes basin, towel rail and mirror with light over.  The bedroom is lit by two hanging ceiling lights and two bedside lamps.  Two bedside drawers, a wardrobe and a chest of drawers. Sash windows with full length curtains.  Radiator on one wall.  Blanket throw at the end of the bed.
      • To the left of the stairs , there is a double bedroom with built-in hanging space, two bedside tables, and a chest of drawers. The room is lit with two hanging ceiling lights and two bedside lights.  Sash window with full length curtains.  The Harbour can be seen when standing at this window.  Radiator on one wall.  Blanket throw at the end of the bed.
      • At the top of the stairs, within a cupboard, there is a natural ventilation system to ensure the cottage stays well-aired and dry.


      • Red Sails has a very small paved area to the front of the property with well-maintained planted pots and seating and dining for two.
      • There is an outside tap – perfect for rinsing feet and beachwear before bringing into the house.
      • The bin for the cottage is just outside the gate.  The gate opens outwards towards the path.


      • Check-out is strictly by 10am.
      • On departure, keys are to be left in the key safe.
      • Please leave the cottage clean and tidy; any unreasonable additional cleaning required may be charged for.

Contact Information

Cherished Cottages
The Light House
Pannier Lane
Carbis Bay
St Ives
TR26 2RF

Telephone: 01736 490 640

Hours of operation: 9am – 5pm Monday to Saturday.