Sitting room.Writing desk in sitting room.
3 Love Lane, the most romantic cottage in St Ives!
3 Love Lane, the most romantic cottage in St Ives!
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Love Lane is a characterful, all season studio-cottage, located within two minutes walk of both the harbour and Porthmeor beach in a quiet and unspoilt part of Downalong.

Sitting room. Light and bright with sofa, armchair, TV and writing table.

Access to bathroom through hatch door down steep wooden steps only for the sure-footed. Cottage bath, basin and WC.

Bedroom. King-size divan.

Kitchen. Rayburn, hob, microwave, washing machine, fridge, dining table, ample cooking utensils and china.

The space

3 Love Lane is a characterful, all season studio-cottage, located within two minutes walk of both the harbour and Porthmeor beach in a quiet and un unspoilt part of Downalong.

Upper Ground Floor

Covered approach steps up from Love Lane to:

Sitting room. A light and bright room with exposed beams punctuated by several large roof lights, plus window onto Love Lane. Iron ducksnest grate and china studio sink indicate the history of the property and are complemented by pretty pine cupboards and large desk. Cane chairs, upholstered armchair and sofa. Radiator, hot water tank in cupboard, both heated by gas-fired Rayburn plus electric immersion heater. TV.

Access to bathroom through hatch door down steep wooden steps only for the sure-footed - an experience akin to life aboard a large yacht but no seasickness! Cottage bath, generous basin and adjacent WC.

Bedroom. King-size divan with new Hypnos mattress, chest of drawers, built-in wardrobe and bedside seachests, portable electric fire. Window overlooking rear lane.

Lower Ground Floor

Kitchen / dining room. Extensive range of natural wood surfaces over cupboards flanking gas-fired Rayburn which provides hot water and partial central heating as well as oven. Separate gas 4-ring hob, microwave, washing machine, fridge, ample cooking utensils and china.

Pine table with wooden chairs complete the cheerful cosiness of this room. Stable door leads into Porthmeor Square.

Due to steep and open stairs this property is not suitable for babies and young children.

Guest access

Please come and collect your keys from us at our little Cornish Riviera Holidays office on Westcotts Quay, a 1 minute walk from the train station in St Ives. You can find us here Mon-Fri 9-1, 2-5pm or Sat 9-11, 3-5pm. If you are planning to arrive outside of these hours we can leave your keys and a map in one of the secure boxes at our office. It is a 4 minute walk from our office to the cottage. Please let us know in advance if you are arriving late by ringing our office so we can give you our secure box details. Thank you.

Interaction with guests

If you have any queries about the cottage or need any assistance with anything, just pop in and see us at our office on Westcotts Quay, opposite the Arts Club, facing the sea!

Other things to note

Please note that the cottage should be left clean and tidy and keys should be returned to our office by 10am on the day of departure.


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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM

- Though bed linen is provided, you will need to bring your own towels.
- The stairs down to the bathroom and the kitchen are very steep so please look at the photos carefully to check that this cottage is suitable for you.
- During the school summer holidays only Friday-Friday 1 week bookings will be accepted.
- Over the 2017/18 New Year period only Wednesday 27th December to Wednesday 3rd January 2018, 1 week booking will be accepted.
This cottage is for 1 couple only. Extra guests can not be accommodated.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 5 nights.

8 Reviews

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Sheryl User Profile
August 2017
Great location. Cottage provides ample room for 2, although the furniture is not particularly cozy/comfortable. Be sure to read the entire description as both the Kitchen and Bathroom are accessible via steep ladders. Lack of nearby parking can also impact your holiday.

Joanne User Profile
July 2017
Great quirky little cottage close to amazing beaches and lovely shops and pubs.
Cornish Riviera User Profile
Response from Cornish Riviera:
Hi Joanne We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back to St Ives in the future!
July 2017

Karen User Profile
June 2017
Great location, very comfy bed. Bathroom leaves a lot to be desired - damp issues and unhygienic floor surfacing, plus only a small bath with insufficient hot water supply (not great if two of you are staying). Kitchen would be great if it was given a good clean.
Cornish Riviera User Profile
Response from Cornish Riviera:
We are sorry you didn't fall in love with 3 Love Lane. most people do! but yes, it is quirky and it does only have a mini cottage bath (as advertised) which adds to the character of the place! Anyway, we d hope to welcome you back one day. All the best from the Cornish Riviera team
June 2017

Cathy User Profile
June 2017
The house is very close to St Ives shops, restaurants and harbour. However, because it's tucked away in a little alley, it was quiet even during half term week. The decor is lovely - very colourful and arty! We hope to come back one day.

Lisa User Profile
May 2017
Love Lane is a beautiful characterful little fisherman's cottage nestled in the artists quarter of St Ives, with galleries, beaches shops, pubs and restaurants just a few minutes walk away. Despite it's location, it's really quiet and peaceful as it's tucked away down a quiet side street in a pedestrianised area. We heard people walk past about once or twice a day, and couldn't hear any cars at all! At night we could just hear the wind and the sea. You can pull around the corner to drop stuff off before parking at one of the car parks about 5 minutes walk away. This very minor hassle is totally worth it for the location! I would recommend getting your directions ready before arriving though as the St Ives street layout is like a rabbit warren! The cottage felt homely, quirky and individual, with original artwork and objects that have obviously been collected over the years. The skylights make the spaces wonderfully light as the sun filters in from different angles during the day, without being too harsh. The bed was amazingly comfy too, we both slept really well!

David User Profile
August 2016
Really nice place -- ideal location, very attractive and comfortable inside. I know some travellers want wifi and the owner is considering adding it. But I had a better holiday because there *wasn't* wifi -- we appreciated a holiday where we could "disconnect" :) Anyway, very happy with our stay.

Maike User Profile
August 2016
We really enjoyed our stay at 3 love lane in true charming Cornish cottage style. A very convenient location. Though we enjoyed the peace and quiet of it, wifi would be of advantage (especially if you arrive not very well prepared as there's no phone reception either). Overall a lovely place and truly recommended!
Cornish Riviera User Profile
Response from Cornish Riviera:
We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We understand that the owner is planning to provide WiFi next season so watch this space!
August 2016

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