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Flip-flops, Love Lane Cottage,Very Central

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 20 reviews

Very Central Fishermans cottage. Wifi. Netflix. Great reviews.

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome

' 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

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 wifi, iPod dock , full metal frame sofa bed and a shower/ w/c off the lounge. There is also a 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 there is a 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

Features and Facilities

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
Outdoors BBQ
Access Parking
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

Further details

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

The West Country region

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.

St Ives

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 !

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10 Aug 2014


"loved Love Lane Cottage"

Really enjoyed our week and found the cottage lovely. We've stayed in St Ives before several times but this is the best place we've stayed at . Really convenient for everything and lovely and cosy. Kids really appreciated the good broadband and netflix and we appreciated the freedom of being able to pop down the road in the evenings. fabulous weather made it all superb.

24 Jun 2014


"Lovely cottage, fantastic location"

Lovely cottage in an absolutely fantastic location, everything you need & more for a really comfortable break. Owners really pleasant & very helpful, fantastic dog friendly cottage, our dogs & 9 month old loved it, as did all of us! Thanks to Derek for a wonderful stay.

21 May 2014


"Home from home!!"

Perfect little cottage in a fab location and beautiful sea views. Kitchen is very well equipped with everything you need and more. Derrick and Liz have thought of everything!! My daughter enjoyed usin… More

15 Feb 2014


"Superbly presented, charming cottage in heart of old St Ives"

Although this cottage is not large our family of 5 adults were very comfortable during our stay. The cottage was superbly presented - exactly as it looks in the pictures - and it's situation, just up Bunkers Hill from Fore Street and in the heart of "downalong", was ideal for our requirements. Only the weather let us down - but it was February, so the DVD's and board games in the cupboards were certainly a benefit. Parking in Porthmeor square was only possible on one night, but briefly unloading and loading was not an issue. We preferred the Island car park rather than Barnoon though, avoiding the walk up the hill. Booking was easy and straightforward and communication with the owner, Derek, was prompt and excellent by both phone and email. Would we go back there again?? Definitley - at the earliest opportunity!!!

15 Sep 2013


"Great trip"

We have just returned from a 4 night stay at Love Lane and had a lovely holiday.The location of the cottage is perfectly convenient for everything you need in the town.The cottage itself is really pre… More

20 Aug 2013


"Absolutely fantastic"

Having just spent a week in the wonderful Love Lane Cottage with my daughter and her friend I have to say that everything about the cottage completely exceeded our expectations and think we all fell v… More

18 Aug 2013


"Great place for staying in the heart of Stives"

We found Love Lane Cottage after searching for a central location in St Ives and it seemed just what our family group wanted. Booking it was easy and an early booking discount was appreciated. On arrival at the cottage we found it to be just as described and just what we expected; cosy, well equipped and well located for the local attractions of harbour, beaches and hostelries. Our teenage grandkids loved it and we found it so convenient for everything except parking, which regular visitors to St Ives will know is always at a premium. I parked at St Ives Rugby Club and used the No 6 bus service from the Tate to get there; £1 single to get up the hill is worth it!!
The cottage had been cleaned before our arrival and after unpacking we were ready for a relaxed afternoon in town. We found plenty of good food outlets for snacks and meals and of course there are several pubs, ranging from the Castle Inn and the Sloop (old world charm) to the Lifeboat (modern on the waterfront) all with reasonably priced meals.
Everyone commented on how comfortable the beds were, especailly the teenagers. The adjacent cottage has a room over the kitchen and sometimes the noise was intrusive, then again they could probaly hear us at times.
Some minor points to note. Kitchen food storage is tight and the refuse bin outside is on the small side. Bins are emptied on Friday morning.
We would advise people to take beach & bath towels with them, drying wet towels on the line can be take some time.
Our week went by quickly with a day trip to Mousehole and other days spent on the beach or walking locally. I would advise people with young children or older relatives not to try the walk to Zennor, it's for mountain goats only imo.
So all in all a great experience from booking to leaving, the grandkids wanted to stay on! Thanks to Liz and Derrick for making ti all so easy.

29 Jul 2013


"Quality and convenience"

1st class experience all round.So convenient for beaches,harbour and all restaurants.A lovely cottage with a small secluded courtyard,and all the amenities to hand that you could possibly need for a perfect beach,surf,chillout holiday.
We were even lucky enough to have a key handover from the owners , Derrick and LIz , who had stayed the week before us , and ensured a guided tour of the property .Lucky enough fo find space on Porthmeor Square - where the car didn't move for a week.

22 Jul 2013


"We loved Love Lane!"

This was our first trip to St Ives, a long journey with two very small children, but awaiting us at 1 Love Lane was a little sanctuary nestled right by the harbour! The cottage is small but very perfectly formed and has everything in it you could ever need. The kitchen is incredibly well equipped, the bed linen pristine and comfortable and the large plasma TVs in the lounge and master bedroom an unexpected bonus! What really sets this cottage apart is its position. The beautiful beaches, harbour and restaurants are all a stones throw away. We loved being able to nip to the beach, then back home, then out for lunch, then back home - a total godsend with young children! Last but not least, the owner bent over backwards to help up when we left a precious sleep toy behind. This place is a gem.

2 Jul 2013


"A charming well equipped cottage with lots of charm"

My husband and I and our 22 month old son stayed in this lovely cottage
We had a great week weather was lovely to which helped only 1 minute from a fabulous beach
St Ives is such a pretty town
We loved our stay here and will definitely be back perfect for a family

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