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Seabirds House - 2 Lovely Holiday Flats with Best Possible Sea Views In St Ives - Flat 4 (sleeps 4)

Bedrooms 2
Space 226 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights



Flat 4 (sleeps 4)

Flat 4 is on the top (second) floor of Seabirds House. It sleeps 4 in a double and a twin bedroom. The large stylish sitting room has full height glass sliding doors to a small balcony. The views from this room and the balcony are really exceptional - an uninterrupted panorama stretching 180 degrees, from Porthmeor right round to Carbis Bay and down the coast. Photographs don't do it justice, it's stunning. There’s TV with Freeview, a DVD player, and broadband internet access.

There are also sea views from the double bedroom and the kitchen, which is well equipped with gas hob, electric oven, microwave oven, toaster and kettle. A washer dryer is in a cupboard beside the bathroom, which has an in-bath thermostatic shower with glass shower screen.

Flat 4 has its own allocated parking space immediately behind the house. Short breaks – minimum 3 nights - are available at quieter times, or at the last moment, just ask.

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About the property

Flats 1 and 4 Seabirds House

Seabirds House is a large Edwardian sea-captain's house with a very commanding position overlooking St Ives and the sea in all directions.

The views are superb - even window cleaners are amazed by them! It’s almost unique in St Ives to be able to see both the crashing waves on the Porthmeor surf beach, and the sheltered harbour beach – and you can see right around St Ives Bay and down the north Cornwall coast too.

Godrevy Terrace is quiet with very little passing traffic - you'll only hear the wind, the seagulls and the sea itself. Yet it's 2 or 3 minutes down the hill to the lively heart of this bustling little holiday town, and equally quick to get to the 3 main beaches. It takes a little longer to walk back up the very steep hill - so Seabirds is not really suitable for anyone with mobility problems.

These two 2 bedroom family flats have washer/dryers and allocated parking spaces. The flats are bright and modern, comfortable and convenient with everything you need for a holiday. But we don't claim to provide "luxury" accommodation and we don't have dishwashers or very posh kitchens so our prices are reasonable for comfortable holiday accommodation that undoubtedly has the very best views in St Ives.

We also have 3 one bedroom flats in Seabirds House, which are on a separate listing - 8154012.

And a small separate one bed flat 100 yards away - our Barnoon Flat - listing 8151990.

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Mary Brown
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018

About Mary Brown

Hello! We are Mary and Henry Brown, the owners.

We live in London and have a wonderful team of people in St Ives who help us to take care of Barnoon and Seabirds House. Henry looks after any issues with the building, and I manage the bookings. I really enjoy the contact with our guests - many regulars feel like friends even when all the contact has been by email.

Apart from St Ives and family, our main interest is sailing - in a dinghy on the Thames and a bigger boat on the sea.

Mary Brown purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Mary Brown chose St Ives

In 1998 we bought a little flat in Barnoon Terrace, having fallen in love with St Ives, and the view. We let it as well as using it ourselves from the start. Then we saw another property just up the hill which was in a very sorry state indeed. We bought it and had the inside completely rebuilt, turning the original 7 flatlets into 5 lovely flats, taking full advantage of the view. This is Seabirds House.

and we think the position and views are unbeatable.

The flats are bright and cheerful, IKEA style. No chintz!

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Short breaks are often possible at quieter times or at the last moment. Our short break pricing formula is weekly rate divided by 7, multiplied by the number of nights, plus £25.
The minimum is 3 nights.

Changeover day for weekly bookings is Saturday, with arrival at any time after 3pm, and departure before 10am.

The flats are no smoking, and sorry, no pets.

To make a booking please email or phone me and I will send you a booking form. We ask for £50 per week deposit, and the balance one month before your holiday. On our own website there's also an online booking system.

Bedlinen is provided, towels can be hired. It is £10 for a batch of towels for 2 people (2 hand, bath and teatowels). Other quantities on request.

The garage is £50 per week. The garage door is only 7ft wide so check your car before booking. Once inside, there's more space so you will be able to open the doors!


Accommodation and facilities for Flat 4 (sleeps 4)in St Ives in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 226 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • town
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Flat 4 (sleeps 4)
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Outstanding position, everything you could ask for in a holiday apartment.

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment although small damp patches in the lounge and sky light in bathroom a little mucky. Provides homely accommodation for a family of 4 to relax with an outstanding view. Excellent facilities if you wish to prepare your own meals or a great selection of restaurants to eat out; Blas Burger is unique!

Apartment is wonderfully warm which was lovely in chilly March 😊.

Thoroughly recommend. Allocated car parking spaces a little small so difficult with 2 large cars however Barnoon Car Park very close and easy to use which is a bonus in St Ives.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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fantastic sea views

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, warm and comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped and the location was brilliant for all the shops and restaurants. The views from the flat were fabulous and we never tired of looking at it. My husband is an artist and it really inspired him. The only disappointing part was The Tate gallery. Not what we expected at al. Would definitely stay again and recommend to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Best In St Ives

  • 5 of 5

We were in the top flat from where the views are outstanding.The property is well furnished and all facilities are high quality from the T V and lounge furniture to the well equipped kitchen. All of the facilities of St Ives are just a few minutes walking distance away. We have been renting properties in St Ives for more than 40 years and this is one of the best situated and best equipped that we have found.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful views, perfect for families and parking

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week in Flat 4. Our girls (16 and 5) loved their bedroom. The views are amazing and we never tired of sitting in the living room and watching the ever changing lighting over the sea and beaches. It was an added bonus to have a parking space. Will definitely return, The owner was very friendly and helpful too.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely flat with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a week at easter. Booking process very easy. Flat as advertised - very well equipped with washer dryer which was handy with the children. Beds very comfortable, warm and clean. Outstanding views of all beaches and the island. Lovely. Lots of lovely places to eat - Seafood cafe, Peppers, Cornish Deli. Great art galleries. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in flat 2 before, so when deciding to come to St Ives for New Years, seabirds house was an instant decision, and flat 4 didn't disappoint! With the best views of st Ives possible, 180 degrees over the bay!

That flat was clean and so spacious! Plenty of room!

We're already planning New Years 2016/17 and certainly will be booking here again!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
In the town
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
At Lelant
Nearest Train
300 Metres
St Ives - connection to London-Penzance mainline
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Many restaurants in the town 5 minutes away
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Porthmeor and the Harbour beach both very close
Car: not necessary


It's a 4 minute walk from Seabirds to Porthmeor Beach or the Harbour beach. Porthmeor is wide and faces west, so that there are often good waves rolling in from the Atlantic. There's a surf school, surf board and wetsuit hire, and an excellent cafe. The Tate Gallery also overlooks this beach.

2 minutes round the headland is the smaller Porthgwidden Beach.

3 minutes in the other direction is the picturesque harbour with its clean golden sand at low tide.

It's 6 minutes to Porthminster beach.


St Ives can be reached quite easily by train. Many main line trains from London to Penzance stop at St Erth from where there is a charming little branch line to St Ives with a frequent service. Seabirds is 15 minutes walk from the station or there are plenty of local taxis.

There is a small airport at Newquay, 30 miles away.

From west of London, including Heathrow Airport, it is a 6 hour drive to St Ives.


Lands End 16 miles

Penzance 8 miles

Marazion and St Michael's Mount 9 miles

Minack cliff top open air theatre 14 miles

Falmouth (Maritime Museum) 24 miles

Eden Project 38 miles

Padstow 42 miles

Newquay (airport) 28 miles

Further Details:

Restaurants: St Ives has many very good restaurants - mostly open all year. We send some recommendations with your booking information.

Shopping: The town also has all the small shops and banks you will need, including 2 small Co-op supermarkets. There is a Tesco on the outskirts of town, and Tesco also does home delivery to Seabirds.

Places of interest: Tate Gallery St Ives, Barbara Hepworth's House and Sculpture Garden, Bernard Leach Pottery, St Ives Museum

A local company, Oates Travel, does coach trips to other places of interest in Cornwall including the Eden Project.

Activities: Learn to surf on Porthmeor Beach at the St Ives Surf School.

Improve your painting and drawing skills at the St Ives School of Painting.

Fabulous cliff top walks - around the "Island" which takes around 45 minutes, or all the way to Zennor 2.5 hours if fit and fast, 4 hours to stop and gaze ...