' Flip flops ' cottage at 1 Love Lane is an 1800s pilchard fisherman's cottage which has been recently renovated in the centre of beautiful St Ives.
One minute turning right from the cottage is Fore Street ( loads of shops, restaurants etc) and the Harbour beach.
Two / three minutes to the left is Porthmeor beach, the main beach in St Ives and the Tate gallery.
Thick (18" to 2 ft ) granite walls keep the cottage cool in summer and cosy in winter ( full gas central heating)
Downstairs is the living room, new Smart Samsung TV (2014) with Netflix, 500+ free films, free fast BT wifi, iPod dock , full metal frame sofa bed and a shower/ w/c off the lounge. There is also the very well equipped kitchen, and the cosy bunk bed room.
Upstairs is the master bedroom ( 5 foot double bed, loads of storage room), and the upstairs bathroom with bath, shower and W/C
Outside is the private courtyard with the beach toys, body boards etc we provide, plus a bench for you to sit and enjoy an early morning cup of coffee or a drink in the evening.
No traffic passes the cottage, and there is a free car park next to it.
We provide: Linen, towels, beach toys/ body boards / wind brake, WiFi, cot, high chair, stair gate, and an extremely well equipped kitchen.
Flipflops is in a great location in Downalong, the most sought after location for holiday cottages in St Ives, being so central there is no long walk up a hill after your day at the beach, and the cottage has just about everything you could need for a break any time of the year.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Harbour 100 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay 40 km, Nearest railway: St Ives 800 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
See note below about beds.Kitchen has small table which is extendable to sit 6.New shower room/WC 2012.
Single Beds: The downstairs bed room has a bunk bed.There are NO traditional single beds (the web designer for this site didn't allow for bunk beds!).Cot:Travel cot is provided.
|Further details outdoors|
The private courtyard is great for sitting out in to enjoy the afternoon sun,a bar-b-que,drying clothes etc.Parking; This is free on a first come first served basis in a square adjacent to the house. We can't guarantee a parking place but have found most guests have managed to get one.
Sorry but we do not rent to same sex groups of 4 or more, this cottage is suitable for families and couples,it is not a 'party house'.
Restricted mobility: There is a step into the house and the sitting room.
St Ives is a lovely fishing village which both retains its traditional character yet has many many restaurants,galleries,craft shops and kiosks selling Cornish ice cream,as well as pasties !
Not only great in Summer, St Ives has loads to offer all year round, a winter morning walk in the wind along the front watching the 'big seas' and dodging the odd wave that comes over the harbour wall followed by a drink in a cafe or pub is great fun !
The St Ives school of art was home to Barbara Hepworth,Bernard Leach and now has the famous Tate St Ives.
Nearby attractions include country houses with splendid gardens,The Minack open air theatre,Flambards theme park,Lands end and some great coastal path walks.
Downalong is a warren of windy cobbled streets in the (in my opinion) best bit of St Ives.The cottages were mainly fisherman's houses and retain much character. Love lane, Rose Lane, Fish Street ,Teetotal street and even Virgin Street are all nearby street names.
Downalong is mid way between the 3 main beaches and close to the shops,pubs and restaurants.
No arduous walk up the hill after your day in the town or on the beach back to your accommodation if you stay in Downalong !