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Flip-flops, Love Lane Cottage,Very Central

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £28 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 24 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, in the CENTER OF ST IVES, at 1 Love Lane is an 1800s pilchard fisherman's cottage which has been recently renovated.

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, Hair dryer
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 Balcony or terrace, 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 Cornwall 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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Review 1-10 of 24

3 Jan 2015


"Fantastic stay over new year!"

We stayed over new year at Flip Flops and had a fabulous time! The cottage is very quaint and so well equipped! Everything has been thought of!!
Really like the main bedroom, very spacious! The bunk bed room was small but ok for my 8 and 10 yr old.
Our 13 yr old daughter had the sofa bed and said it was really comfy.
Location wise you couldn't get any better.. Literally 30 seconds to shops, restaurants and harbour.
I would really recommend St Ives anytime of the year, but new year was fabulous!
Thanks Derek for being so helpful!

15 Nov 2014


"quaint little cottage that had everything we wanted, right in the heart of town"

This a clean cosy little cottage, situated right in the heart of St Ives. 2 minutes from the harbour an 2 minutes from Pothmeor Beach. Stumbling distance behind The Sloop. The owners were so helpful w… More

26 Oct 2014


"Gorgeous cottage in fantastic location"

We loved this cottage - right in the centre of everything and so well equipped. Everything we could possibly need was in there. It was lovely to have the beds made up and the heating was so easy and efficient. The bedroom was spacious and very comfortable. We found a parking space just outside which was a bonus. We took our dog on so many lovely walks - especially our favourite to the Badgers Inn at Lelant who do great lunches! We ate out at the lovely Firehouse Grill and Peppers as well as Weatherspoons. All in all, a brilliant week in a lovely dog friendly, welcoming cottage!

17 Oct 2014


"Fabulous long weekend"

We have just returned from a fantastic weekend break at "flip flops". Derek the owner made communicating and arranging the rental super easy, and made great efforts when we needed to change details.Very accommodating.
The house is literally seconds from fore street and 1-2 minutes from the local beaches. It also benefits from some outdoor space, so if you are returning from body boarding/surfing, you can get sorted before going into the cottage. There was a very nice power shower downstairs as well as a bathroom upstairs.
The cottage provided everything for our needs in an ideal location. Being a dog friendly cottage was great and we popped in and out of the cottage all day long, walking with our two dogs. There was plenty rooms for their bed downstairs.
The cottage also features a tv in every room! So on a wet afternoon we watched some catch up TV on the living room Smart TV which was really nice.
Overall this was a super cottage, with a spacious bedroom upstairs. We really enjoyed our break and will be returning next year.

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

Review 1-10 of 24

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