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“Family Getaway”
Very central fishermans cottage. Fast wifi.
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Very central fishermans cottage. Fast wifi.
Super location ! 2 mins to either beach, no long uphill walks at the end of the day :) Fast Wifi, great reviews. Double glazed throughout.
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Very central fishermans cottage. Fast wifi.
Super location ! 2 mins to either beach, no long uphill walks at the end of the day :)
Fast Wifi, great reviews. Double glazed throughout.
Master bedroom. Ensuite. Super king size bed. Towels provided. 2016 Smart TV.
Twin room. 1000 pocket sprung 3ft beds. LCD TV.
Very central fishermans cottage completely refurbished 2016
All new bathroom, power shower, loo (round corner)
Master bedroom en suite.
No traffic passes cottage
Brand new kitchen, very well equipped with dishwasher,big retro fridge, microwave etc.
Private courtyard, great for sitting out in the evening with a drink.
Lounge very bright and airy
Cornish cream tea. Jam on the cream. There may well be one there waiting for you.
2 of the latest Smart TVs with Netflix(100s of free films and TV), BBC iPlayer, You tube etc etc
Lots of nooks and crannies :)
Renovated 1800's fishermans cottage
Friendly seal in the harbour. Nothing is guaranteed, but you are almost bound to see him.
Love Lane, what a romantic address !
View from very near cottage
Everything done to a high standard
Stable door.
Easy access on arrival, No collecting keys,you just let yourself in with the code for the key safe.
Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring, St Ives is great !
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
St Ives, Cornwall, England

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CBS1978
Broadway, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Family Getaway”
Reviewed April 3, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Having just returned from a weeks stay at Flip Flop Cottage I would like to submit my review whilst still fresh. As a family of four and our little dog we had a lovely relaxing weeks stay here. Very quirky and clean. Everything you need is there. Owner very responsive also. Unfortunately we couldn't park in the square as it was Easter weekend and very busy. We parked the car and paid for a weeks parking online at a carpark close by. We didn't go with the aim of being able to park in these spaces, better not too! Cottage had everything you need including a cream tea on arrival, thank you for that nice touch. You are literally a few seconds walk from the main shopping street and also beaches. So many just a minute walk away. Perfect! There is a little bakers at the bottom of the hill which we have to recommend as everything we bought from there was delicious. Handy for fresh bread in the morning. Lots of nice places to eat and drink too. We fell in love with St. Ives and hope to return very soon. You won't be disappointed with the cottage but I do think 6 would be a squeeze. 4 and a dog was just enough. That's just my opinion. Thanks again to Derek for a very chilled week at Flip Flop Cottage.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 3, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Nik C
Suffolk
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Quirky and cosy.”
Reviewed November 22, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

My wife, Dog and I have just had a week in St Ives with some really unpleasant weather and we were so grateful to shave this place to stay in. I have been coming to St Ives out of season for 15 years now and this is the second time I have stayed in one of Derek's places and the first time we have stayed in this one. I wouldn't look any further than Derek.One of the multiple charms of St Ives are the fishermen cottages. To stay in anything else would be madness!
It's location is ideal for all the shops and restaurants plus very quiet too.
Derek has tastefully restored this property to make it comfortable but still hold it's original charm. It has excellent WIFI is incredibly warm. Derek himself is very easy to deal with, he is not a big agency so the personal touch to your stay starts before you arrive. It's clear Derek cares about St Ives and this is reflected in the love and charm put into this delightful building. We shall return.

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Liked best: The cosiness
Liked least: The weather!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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LesContam...
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A little 'Gem' in St Ives”
Reviewed November 3, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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As a family we have fallen for the charms of St Ives in Cornwall and very often take the October half term break there as the boys love the rough sea of Porthmeor beach.
On my way back to the car last year, a blue stable door caught my eye in the cobbled street between the town and beach, I picked up the business card and made an inquiry with Derek ( the Property owner) on the journey home. We booked a week in Flip Flops -Love lane, we choose this one in hope we may just, if we where really lucky, get a parking space!
All communications with Derek were great, he was very helpful.
We arrived on Saturday afternoon, unloaded our car in the square then parked up the hill, it was half term after all and if you have ever been to St Ives you will know what the parking is like!
The cottage was clean and tidy, and had everything we needed, the tea and scones on arrival was a lovely surprise. The cottage is perfectly situated between the beach and town,with the baker's down the hill and Norway stores up the hill and to you right.
The double bed was very comfortable lots of nice touches including a the hairdryer, and it was lovely to have our own bathroom. The bunk beds are more than adequate for my son (15). Not sure my 18 year old would have been so keen to sleep in the bunks but he could of used the sofa bed in the lounge. The Netflix was a nice extra, also all the beach gear, we used the body boards.
The internet was a god send, myself and my husband had some work to complete, and my son revised every afternoon for his mocks with all of us using the internet. In fact the cottage had everything we needed for our weeks stay.
I recommend the cottage to anyone, indeed any of the other cottage's Derek own's if they are as good as this one!
Now whilst your in St Ives, the surf school is great,the instructors are just fab. We would recommend the balancing eel for the fish and chips the wait is worth it. We found a fabulous burger bar called Blas up past the life boat station really delicious and we could take the dog in, and of course The Sloop the staff even smiled (!) I tried the Tandoori Hake on the specials Wow it was lovely!
My great find on this holiday was Tarquin's Cornish Gin served in the Beach Cafe Bar , if you like gin you will love this!
We will be back in St Ives soon and I will defiantly use Footstep Cottages again.

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Liked best: Location, and the bed was so comfy.
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Watchet, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 2, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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Liked best: The location, the courtyard, the layout of the cottage
Liked least: parking in St Ives is manic
Traveling group: Other
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great location, very cute cottage!”
Reviewed September 21, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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Flip Flops is a great little cottage, the location cannot be better. It is right in the middle of everything you would like access to in St. Ives-both major beaches, shopping, eating, etc. The ease of getting around St. Ives from the cottage was really important since we have a toddler. The upstairs bedroom is very large for a vacation rental and overall the cottage is a great size for a family (two bathrooms!). Having the courtyard is perfect for leaving out beach gear, drying towels, etc. The cottage is also well equipped and while the kitchen is not large it has everything you need, we had every breakfast and many lunches there during our stay. Parking is the only challenge, but this is inherent to St Ives. I would much prefer to stay at such a charming cottage as Flip Flops and walk a bit for parking, the location is really worth it. Lots of great food in St. Ives but I have to put in a word for The Hub-best burgers and pulled pork we've found in the UK! We also had ice cream at MooMaid almost every night! Book with confidence!

Traveling group: Young Children
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971Leigh...
Crawley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Fantastic Cottage beautifully located”
Reviewed August 28, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Flip-flops Cottage is a beautiful fishermans cottage situated down on of the little cobble streets that leads down to the shops and harbour. It has absolutely everything you need even down to windbreakers and chairs for the beach and cafetiere and a welcome cream tea! The view from the bedroom is lovely-the higgledy piggledy cottages with the cobbled lane and the sea in the distance-what more could you ask for?! All the bedding and towels provided are lovely and clean and the cottage is so welcoming! Would definitely recommend this cottage for a fantastic holiday!

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