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Flip-flops, Love Lane,VERY CENTRAL near beaches – Home 207829 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Flip-flops, Love Lane,VERY CENTRAL near beaches – Home 207829

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 62 reviews

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


' Flip flops ' cottage, in the CENTER OF ST IVES, at 1 Love Lane is an 1800s Fully Renovated (2016) pilchard fisherman's cottage. Fast Wifi. One minute to the right of the cottage is Fore Street (loads of shops, restaurants etc) and the Harbour beach.Two / three minutes to the left is Porthmeor beach, St Ives main beach and the Tate. It has a king size double (en-suite) and a twin (2 full size singles) plus a new decent double sofa bed. All new decoration, new flooring, raised ceilings, new layout, new kitchen,new bathroom with shower and bath, new double glazed windows, better lighting and soundproofing.Thick granite walls keep the cottage cool in summer and cosy in winter. Full GCH. 2 New Smart Samsung TVs with Netflix, fast WiFi, new full metal frame sofa bed for guests 5+6. The kitchen is very well equipped. Outside is a private courtyard with the beach toys, body boards etc we provide, plus seating for drinks in the evening.No traffic passes the cottage at all, there is a free car park next to it.We provide: Linen, towels, beach toys, WiFi, cot, high chair, stair gates, and much more. Flipflops is in a great location in Downalong, the most sought after location in St Ives. No long walk up a hill after your day at the beach.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

St Ives is a destination in itself and many people stay in the town and area, but if you want to visit other areas in Cornwall there is fairly good train coverage, not too bad a bus service and also the option of organised trips by coach to the bigger attractions.

Interaction with guest

We don't live locally. There is a key safe at the cottage so you can let yourself in on arrival. I am always available by phone or you can email me and any issues that come up will be dealt with promptly.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
No smoking at this property

House rules

No groups of under 25 without prior agreement. Max occupancy 6. Changeover 10am to 3pm.


About the owner

Derek T.
Average reply time:
1 hour 9 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
09 Feb 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French

This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 13 Mar 2012. Located in St Ives, it has 62 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £275 to £1525.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 09 Feb 2019.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 62 reviews Excellent
62 reviews

Very Good

“Lovely Cottage”

Reviewed 30 Apr 2017

We had a lovely week here, me and my 76 year old mother. Cottage is everything it says, right in the centre of everything. Derek was very helpful and informative. We will definitely go back.

“Super cottage in heart of St Ives.”

Reviewed 8 Apr 2016

The cottage "flip flops" is in the centre of town and close to the beaches. It has been fully refurbished to a high standard with everything you need for a great holiday. Don't bank on parking too near but there are plenty of spaces in town. We have had a super time again made easy and comfortable by "flip flops "

“Beautiful cottage - great location!”

Reviewed 3 Apr 2016

We stayed at this cottage just after its renovation: absolutely lovely and would highly recommend - very high standard. Facilities were excellent - appreciated bathroom, plus en-suite, & TV in each bedroom! Location could not be better: about a minute's walk from the harbour & shops/restaurants. We were looking for a relaxing break & this fitted the bill perfectly. Communication with owner also excellent. Many thanks!

“Flexible, dog-friendly accommodation in the heart of St Ives”

Reviewed 2 Oct 2015

Flip flops offers comfortable, flexible dog-friendly accommodation so close to the centre of historic St Ives you wouldn't believe it possible. Clean, and welcoming on your arrival, on-suites on both floors, and the most surprising, the fantastic collection of eclectic art! (My favourite was the huge fish behind the downstairs loo). The courtyard gave an 'outside' feeling to the cottage, much appreciated by all, especially the dogs. Parking was available, although mostly jealously guarded by the other residents of the square so I would advise buying a Rover Week Ticket and ignoring the car park full sign on the Island Car park, and queuing! Once parked then you can relax, saunter down to the harbour and enjoy!!!


Reviewed 29 Jul 2015

A lovely week in a beautiful cottage right in the very heart of St Ives. The Tate and beaches were less than 3 minutes walk from the cottage. The bunk beds were a sensation with our two young children. And the views and sounds were divine. We had the pleasure of Derek and his family being in St Ives whilst we were staying in the cottage. They were incredibly welcoming and helpful wherever they could be. We felt at home. The week was mainly sunny so we got to go to the beautiful beaches. And close enough to get into wet suits and go body boarding knowing that we only had a short stroll back to the cottage. Can't recommend enough!

“Fab cottage in a fab location!!!”

Reviewed 27 Jun 2015

Me my Husband and 2 boys stayed for a week here and loved the location as was next to everything. It was spotless! It had stair gates which was brill for my 11month old. Would recommend to anyone. Derek the owner was really helpful. Hopefully coming back next year.

“Fantastic stay over new year!”

Reviewed 3 Jan 2015

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!

“Gorgeous cottage in fantastic location”

Reviewed 26 Oct 2014

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!

“Fabulous long weekend”

Reviewed 17 Oct 2014

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.

“loved Love Lane Cottage”

Reviewed 10 Aug 2014

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.

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