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About Plane Sailing
Plane Sailing is your quintessentially Cornish cottage. Tucked away on Virgin Street, you are surrounded by St Ives’ old cobbled streets and just moments from the harbour, beaches, shops, restaurants, you name it! These are just some of the many perks of being in the heart of Downalong.
Plane Sailing can sleep four guests, with a double and twin bedroom. It has one bathroom and an allocated parking space for you at the St Ives Rugby Club (approximately a 15-minute walk away). Plane sailing is also pet friendly; able to accept one small to medium dog. If you’re bringing your dog with you, feel free to check out our ‘dog-friendly’ article on our Orange Roofs magazine! When approaching the property, you’ll feel swept up in the history of St Ives. As you take the short set of granite steps to the front door, you’re greeted by a sweet porthole front door and then straight into the open plan kitchen, living room, and dining area.
The kitchen is neat and built for purpose, giving you all
you need for four guests whilst in your self-catering cottage in St
Ives. Whether it's fresh croissants from around the corner, or
making some freshly caught seafood, you'll be able to whip up a
perfect storm! The kitchen has all the integrated appliances needed
to make you feel at home. This includes a washer/dryer machine,
dishwasher, compact refrigerator with a neat built in freezer
section in the top, oven/grill, hob, microwave and kettle. If you
don't fancy taking the very short stroll to get a freshly made
coffee from one of the many cafes around you, there is a cafetière
for you to brew a fresh pot of coffee in the morning! The lounge
and dining room offers comfortable and cosy seating for four. The
living room has a Smart TV, perfect for after those long days at
the beach. There is also a round dining table for you to sit and
enjoy your meals at.
Upstairs is where you'll find your bathroom and two bedrooms located, but not before you pass the beautiful stain glass window that oozes colour into the hallway and boasts a stream of natural light. The bathroom is spacious with a separate bath and shower.
Down the corridor you have your two bedrooms. The twin bedroom has two single beds and is another area of the house where natural light fills the room. There is a chest of draws for storing your clothes as well as another storage cupboard. In here you'll find some beach supplies, including two camp chairs and a wind break, perfect to protect you from the Cornish breeze! Opposite you is the double bedroom. This room overlooks the Digey from one direction and St Ives bakery from another. The natural light lifts the room plus an added luxury is that, from this room, you are able to look over the rooftops and spy some beautiful glances of the sea and the St Ives bay.
If you're familiar with St Ives, you'll know that Virgin Street is one of the oldest parts of the town in Downalong. Plane sailing in-fact overlooks St Ives' infamous 'green door', a door that has stood on Virgin Street for well over two hundred years old. You are also just a stone's throw from another much-loved landmark in the town, 'St Ives Bakery'! How better to start your day than waking up and fetching freshly baked bread and pastries in the morning, a homemade Cornish pasty for lunch and freshly baked scones for an afternoon cream tea!? If you don'tfeel like cooking in your self-catering accommodation, you are just a few steps from 'Source Kitchen' another favourite in St Ives. This deli and kitchen serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, maximising all the local produce available in Cornwall. You can also pick up some of your own delicious supplies from their deli section.
Not only do you have a plethora of cafes, bakeries and shops on your doorsteps, you are no more than a few minutes from St Ives' white sand beaches. The harbour front and beach is just a short walk away and here you'll find even more bars and restaurants to explore. Or, if you fancy a spot of surfing, the Blue Flag awarded Porthmeor Beach is just around the corner. Porthmeor is host to two favourite restaurants in town, 'Porthmeor Beach Café' and its sister restaurant 'Porthmeor West' as well as a takeaway, public toilets and public bins. All you need for a day at the beach!