Bosuns Whistle

St Ives, West Coast

  • Bosun's Whistle is located in the very heart of "Downalong" St Ives, close to the beaches, cafes, restaurants and bars

You can book this property from:

  • £488 per week
  • £70 per night


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 5 single beds


  • Oven
  • Cooking hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge


  • 1 WC (in total)
  • Towels not provided


  • Family friendly
  • Cot
  • Travel cot

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Pre-arrival and local facilities

The nearest bus stop is: Malakoff Bus Station, St Ives

The nearest train station is: Branch Line, St Ives

The nearest petrol station is: St Erth Garage

The nearest electric vehicle charging point is: Tesco, St Ives

The nearest food shop is: 0.1 Miles

The nearest pub/restaurant: 0.1 Miles

Mobility equipment hire is: Star Equipment Hire, 01736 791685 (we advise booking at the time of making your property booking as there are limited items available)


Arrival and car parking

Type of parking available: None

Is there good space to unload once parked? Yes. If needing to unload close to the property we advise parking in the Sloop Inn Short Stay Car Park nearby. 

Distance to nearest public parking area: The Island Car Park (Long Stay)

Is it pay and display? Yes

The width of the path to the property is: Average

How many steps are there en-route to the entrance? None


Main entrance

The main entrance door width is: 2ft 6in

Number of steps to the main entrance: 1

The height of the key safe is: 5ft

The height of the keyhole is: 3ft

How many other entrances to the property are there?: None

Is the entrance well lit?: Yes


Living and dining rooms

The flooring is: Carpeted

Are there any rugs?: No

The door widths within these areas are? 2ft 6in

Is there good space between furniture? Yes

Is the furniture moveable or fixed? Moveable

Is the floor step free? Yes

Are the wall plugs set high or low? Low

Are all electrical sockets set high or low? Low



The flooring is: Carpet

Is the floor level and step free? Yes

The width of the doorways is: 2ft 6in

What height is the worktop to the floor? 3ft

Is the oven set high or low? Low

The fridge height is: 3ft

The freezer height is : N/A

Is crockery stored high or low: High

Are the wall plugs set high or low? High

Are electric sockets high or low? High

Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes;  what and where? Vacuum cleaner is stored in landing cupboard. 


Bedrooms and landings

How many floors does the property have? 3

The number of steps between floors is: 11

The flooring is: Carpet

The door widths are: 2ft 6in

Bed sizes are: 1 x 4ft6 Double and Single Bunk Beds

Is the bedroom furniture moveable or fixed? Both. All wardrobes are fixed (built in)

Are the wall plugs set high or low? Low

Are all electrical sockets set high or low? Low


Bathrooms and cloakrooms

Type of flooring: Granite tiles

Is the flooring level? Yes

Width of the doorways: 2ft 6in

Is there an accessible or adapted WC? No. Standard WC. 

Is there an accessible or adapted bath or shower? No. Standard Shower. 

Is there a ground floor WC? No

Is there a ground floor bathroom or shower room? No

Does any bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted? No

Is there any shower where access is level rather than a step up? No


Outdoor facilities

External areas are: None

Is permanent seating provided? No 

Is there outside lighting? No

Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg edges of steps) N/A

Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired? N/A

Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden? N/A

Are there any other hazards (eg ponds, water features)?  N/A



Is there a landline telephone for guests to use? No

Mobile phone reception information: Varies

Closest public telephone is: 0.1 Miles

Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not cloakrooms or bathrooms)? Yes

Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests? No


Important - Please Note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


Bosun's Whistle was, at one time, the home of a ship's carpenter and it has many original features. This cosy, pet friendly, granite cottage is situated in the Downalong area of St Ives and is close to the harbour, the Island and all the beaches. The property is spread over three floors with the living room and kitchenette on the ground floor, a twin room on the first floor and a single room and twin room on the second floor.

Kitchenette/Lounge/Diner: TV, freeview, DVD, Electric oven, microwave, fridge with ice box.

Bedroom 1: Twin beds, bedside cabinet, chest of drawers, wardrobe.
Bathroom: Shower cubicle, basin, w.c.

Bedroom 2:
Twin beds, bedside cabinet, chest of drawers, wardrobe, TV, freeview, DVD.
Bedroom 3: One single bed, bedside table, cupboard.

Parking:  No parking, but public pay & display car parks nearby - the nearest is at The Island.

Pets Welcome: Maximum 3 pets; £25 per pet per week.
Power & Heat:  Electricity included, wall mounted electric panel heaters in rooms, automated underfloor heating in bathroom.
Bedding & Linen: Bed linen provided, towels not provided but can be hired locally.
Baby Equipment: Cot available on request; please order in advance.
Shop: 0.4ml Pub: 0.1ml.

NOTES: No smoking, no wifi. Mobile reception varies -  see information about mobile phone coverage.



St Ives is one of Cornwall's top destinations and a beautiful seaside town where visitors can enjoy a traditional beach holiday with a twist. It's easy to understand why the town has been attracting painters, sculptors and ceramists for decades with its stunning scenery and natural quality of light- one of only four Tate Galleries in the world is located here in the heart of the town. The town itself arcs around the working harbour- the heart of the historic fishing community. You could lose yourself for hours in the charming cobbled streets which are crammed with gift and craft shops, art galleries, top notch restaurants and welcoming local pubs- a real treasure trove just waiting to be explored!

St Ives also has four fabulous beaches, Porthmeor, Porthgwidden, Harbour beach and Porthminster which between them offer miles of golden sand and hours of building sand castles, playing in the rock pools and other family friendly activities. Dogs are welcomed out of season. Throughout the year, St Ives has a busy event calendar including the St Ives Food & Drink Festival in May and a Music & Arts Festival in September.

So what are you waiting for? Why not discover what St Ives is all about today!