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Binns Cottage, Downalong area 15 metres to the stunning,sandy Porthmeor Beach.



Updated: 15-May-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Ideal location - near everything, beach, town, more beaches, coastal path

The cottage is south facing, light and airy in the summer and warm and cosy in the winter. It is in a peaceful position away from traffic in a small pedestrian alley. Binns is arranged over 3 floors and manages to accommodate all the necessary features of modern living whilst retaining its character.

We have some original artworks in the cottage and maybe prospective guests would like to visit - www.pauladowningceramics.co.uk ?

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2017

2 Reviews

4/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


Excellent property really close to the beach

  • 4 of 5

Had a great stay at Binns Cottage. Although small, the cottage is well laid out and maintained. We arrived at 3.00am, which did not faze the owner - the cottage has keyless entry.

Facilities provided were adequate. Only downside was that as a family of four, we had nowhere to dry beach and bath towels - the owner told us that despite the description on the website, the towel rails were not switched on in summer. This made for damp towels for much of the time.

St Ives town centre is no more than 5 minutes from the cottage, and the plethora of cafes and restaurants caters for every taste.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike W said that the towel rails were not on however he requested the full heating system to dry towels and even opened the rad valves on all the radiators in his endeavour to dry towels. Clearly he wanted to find an issue that did not please him and became unpleasant in his response to my suggestions that seemed to have been O.K with other guests. Airer outside in the sun has worked for years!
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Binns Cottage- St Ives

  • 4 of 5

This was our second stay in this cottage, having discovered it 2 years ago. During our 1st visit we fell in love with St Ives and decided to come back to this cottage, due to it's perfect location and price. it really is just 60 seconds from the beach and just 2 minutes from the town centre, yet hidden away and therefore very quiet and peaceful. We love the self catering facilities which provide us with the ability to have a mix of eating out and a bit of our own cooking. The cottage is clean and comfortable and provided a perfect Cornish base for our week away. St Ives has to be the best English holiday venue and we shall be returning to Binns Cottage in September.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : PORTHMEOR CAFE at 25 Metres Nearest Beach : THE RENOWNED ' PORTHMEOR BEACH ' at 15 Metres

Special interest holidays:

St. Ives School of Painting is very close.


20 metres from main beach.

Safe and ALL sand that has a Lifeguard during high season.


Newquay Airport about an hour.Lands End about the same.


Few hundred metres to Town Centre - level walking.

Tate Gallery 50 metres.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
16 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Booking enquiry by email or phone.
antony.hosking@sky.com - 07909009365.
The deposit is to cover damage and in-adequate cleaning on departure
Changeover Day FRIDAY
Departure by 10 am and arrival is usually about 2pm.
Binns has had a facelift - new kitchen and shower room.Photos will be updated when complete.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 15-May-2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront


  • museums
  • restaurants


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room with sink and separate W.C


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - double bed. Bedroom 2 - 2 full size bunks


  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only


  • Notes on accommodation: Strictly no pets or smoking. We do not suppy towels We encourage shoes off at the door. Deposit required to cover damage and inadequate cleaning on departure. Outside: No features here apart from fresh air and the sound of the sea. Linen is included for stay. Towels are generally NOT provided but may be negotiated. There is no WiFi. BT Hotspot nearby but you need to sign up.