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57) 3 Love Lane

TR26 1LL

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Changeover: Friday
  • Area: Downalong
  • Map ref: B6
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Property details

Property image3 Love Lane is a characterful, all season studio-cottage, located within two minutes walk of both the harbour and Porthmeor beach in an 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. Wooden chairs, TV, armchair, foot stool and Metz settee. Radiator, hot water tank in cupboard, both heated by gas-fired Rayburn plus electric immersion heater.

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! No handrail. Cottage bath, generous basin and adjacent WC. Low beams.

Bedroom. King-size divan with 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. Low beams.

Due to steep and open stairs without handrail this property is not suitable for babies and young children.

  • View location on our map (click to view and print)
  • Ref: A7

Map key

  • Green space
  • One way system
  • Long stay parking
  • Reserved parking
  • Short stay parking

Area key

  • Downalong
  • Porthminster
  • Barnoon
  • Town
  • Upalong
Rentals & availability
  Available date
  Confirmed booking
  Provisional booking
  Changeover day
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Short breaks may be available. Please click on Short breaks for more info or Contact us.

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Guest feedback

4 September 2020

"I thought the lack of shower might be a problem, as we go in the sea a lot, but in the end, the bath facilities were fine. 3 Love Lane was always warm and welcoming to return to, and it is a credit to the owners that they have resisted modernising, but rather have kept the unique character and charm of this lovely studio home. A perfect retreat for artists and writers, I loved it, and would definitely book again."


1 November 2019

"Fabulous, quirky, original place to stay - utterly superb!"


27 May 2019

"Exactly like the pictures - quirky and comfortable. Really open living space. Conveniently situated and exactly what we needed was in 3 Love Lane."


5 October 2018

"Really great place! Highly recommended"


15 October 2018

"3 Love Lane was so much exceeded our expectations! Such a great little cottage. The kitchen, in particular, was fantastic. Such a cosy space and all the cooking equipment you need. The location is perfect. So close to everything. We really felt like we were staying in the heart of St Ives. I'd love to stay again next year. Thanks."


22 September 2018

"Was a lovely week in this great little cottage. Close to everything you need!"


8 September 2018

"A quaint little space with incredible location. Enjoyed the bright living space and the bedroom was cosy and comfortable. The kitchen and bathroom are very dated but this was expected. Loved being able to drop bags and literally be in the sea in Five minutes upon arrival. Didn’t use the kitchen at all. Close to everything you need.” "


22 August 2018

"Charming place with unusual layout. Lovely crockery so we could lay a pretty table. Generous of the owner to share such a special place! "


10 August 2018

"Had a wonderful stay here. The cottage is beautiful and situated within walking distance of all local beaches and the harbour. Would return"


1-7th April 2017

"Loved the cottage, great location! thank you."

March 26-30 2017

"This has been an extraordinary week and I am so grateful for this place that I have heard about for years! And it is so perfect! I loved being here - the place, the town, the area. Thank you, thank you. I would love to return and spend a longer time some day."


March 15-23rd 2017

"We had the best week in St Ives in our little home for the week. The cottage is truly romantic and so close to the beach and shops. We don't want to go home. Hopefully we'll be back again one day. Thank you!"

Nathan & Krispin, Bath

Sept 16-23

"Another perfect stay, thank you"

Nick & Heather, Devon

Sept 2-16

"Fabulous again! Stunning weather, inspirational for artists ..."

J Allan

6-13 Aug

"Loved the colours! Floor and beautiful bowls and furniture. Really great for access to painting studios and beaches. Nice & quiet even in busy August. Bed was really comfortable. Inspired by colours and light space. Lovely quirky space."


21st 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."


26th September 2015

"Having lived all my life with a Rayburn I now live in a Rayburnless what a joy to return to the warmth and comfort of this magnificent lump of cast iron! That combined with the fact that I have the same cutlery, table mats, floor rug and kitchen chairs made this an eerie home from home. It is as if you have replicated my dream! This is a fabulous place. I only wish I was here for longer but I shall definitely return."

B Carmarthen

18th September 2014

"It was lovely to return here for our first visit since 2006. As enjoyable as ever, and really appreciated the new bed. Hoping this will be the first of many return visits."

Nick & Heather

5th Sept

"A real artist's cottage, fantastic light. We are coming back. Many thanks!"

V. Heap

Summer 2014

"It's very clean, cosy and comfortable and one of my favourites now."

A guest

27th June 2014

"We have very much enjoyed the quirky, beautifully painted and perfect beach joint for our honeymoon! Thank you, we will be back!"

The Knipes

Special offers

Property image3 Love Lane is a characterful, all season studio-cottage, located within two minutes walk of both the harbour and Porthmeor beach in an unspoilt part of Downalong.

Special offers

Lambeth beach early morning sunrise  

Check out our short break and low season deals page for further information.  Call 01736 797891 to enquire.

20% off

Last minute offers! We're offering up to 20% off the weekly rental for any last-minute bookings for May and June. Participating properties only, excludes existing bookings.

More info

Short breaks and longer breaks can be booked on our website by selecting your arrival and departure dates. The rental for your selected holiday will be shown. For more information on short and longer breaks along with special offers click here.

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