Coxswain’s Cottage


With direct access to the best beach in St Ives and an amazing starlit steam room, Coxwain’s Cottage has no equivalent. Unique, design-led and impeccably finished, our first 3 bedroom property in St Ives is a level above.

As with all of our properties, the exterior of Coxswain’s Cottage is delightfully unassuming. But step off the bustling street and you’ll discover a wonderfully stylish world of exposed stone walls and thoughtful design, perfect for a weekend or a week away with friends or family. The house has a fully equipped kitchen and a living room with a huge 6-person sofa, perfect for a cosy evening movie. The 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms ( 2 en suite) are all extremely comfortable for a property of this size, with the large bathroom also converting into a decadent steam room for 4 people, perfect for those who’ve just come from the sea.

All the usual Beachspoke standard items such as a Nespresso machine, quality cookware and of course a complimentary bottle of bubbles upon arrival are included as standard.

Located on Back Road West in Downalong, St Ives, the cottage has a small private patio garden to the rear which leads to a secret tunnel that opens right onto the sand on Porthmeor Beach. The boutiques and cafés of St Ives are less than 2 minutes away, the Tate gallery a short 5-minute walk.

Private parking is available on request at an additional charge. Please do speak to the office to check the availability. Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted in Coxswain’s Cottage.


Living room: Seating for 6 on an L-shaped sofa, 42” flat screen TV, ipod dock

Kitchen/dining room: 4 ring ceramic hob and cooker, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, toaster, kettle, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer dryer, pots and pans, cutlery, glassware , tableware and linens, large country style table for 6

Family bathroom/ steam room: 4 person steam room, full sized bath and loo, heated towel rail.

Bedroom 1: King size bed, en suite bathroom, built-in wardrobes, 400 thread count sheet linens, fluffy white towels and robes, Bamford products.

Bedroom 2: King size bed, en suite bathroom, built-in wardrobes, 400 thread count sheet linens, fluffy white towels and robes, Bamford products.

Bedroom 3: Twin/super king bed(s), built-in wardrobes, 400 thread count sheet linens, fluffy white towels and robes, Bamford products.

General: Strictly no smoking, unfortunately not suitable for dogs, check in at 4:00pm and check out at 10.00am.

Parking: Parking is available in the Island Car Park which is a public car park situated approximately 10 minutes’ walk from the cottage. There is a daily charge at aproximately £7.50 paid locally. Beachspoke also owns a private secure parking space that is available at an additional charge paid in advance, the cost of this is £20 per day. Please contact the office to enquire about availability and cost.


Situated in the heart of Downalong on Back Road West, just behind Porthmeor Beach, Coxswain’s Cottage sits bang in the centre of the place to be in St Ives. The St Ives School Of Painting is just a few doors down and within a 5 minute walk of the property you can find at least a dozen top quality restaurants, art galleries, craft shops and some of the UK’s best beaches, including both Porthmeor and Porthgwidden beaches.

Things to do in St Ives

Food & Drink

Tuck into a well earned breakfast at The Digey, grab Fish & Chips from The Balancing Eeel, and indulge in local Cornish ice cream from Moomaid of Zennor.


Try your hand at surfing with a lesson from St Ives Surf School down on Porthmeor beach, trek along the coast to nearby Zennor for a pint at The Tinner’s arms, and be bowled over by the fascnating life and works of sculptor Barbara Hepworth at the nearby museum dedicated to her legacy.

  • Coxswain's Double Bedroom
  • Coxswain's Steam Room
  • Coxswain's Kitchen
  • Coxswain's Kitchen Dinner
  • Coxswain's Staircase
  • Coxswain's Living Room Window
  • Coxswain's Living Area
  • Coxswain's Bedside Table
  • Coxswain's Bedroom Window Seat
  • Coxswain's Twin room
  • Coxswain's  En Suite Bedroom
  • Coxswain's Exposed Stone Wall
  • Coxswain's Steam Room Seats
  • Coxswain's Bathroom Sink And Loo
  • Coxswains
  • Coxswain's Terrace Table
  • Coxswain's Outdoor Area

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