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Seabirds House - 2 Lovely Holiday Flats with Best Possible Sea Views In St Ives - Flat 1 Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



Flat 1 Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms)

Flat 1, on the ground floor of Seabirds House, sleeps up to 5 people in 2 bedrooms. The larger bedroom has a double and a single bed, the other bedroom a double.

The large sitting/dining room has expansive sea views right round from Porthmeor and "the Island" to the harbour and Bay. It has a door to a large raised private terrace with the same amazing views. The terrace has decking with a table and chairs for outdoor eating and a large area covered with local Gunwalloe gravel. There’s TV with Freeview, a DVD player, and broadband internet access.

The kitchen 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 1 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
Response time:
Within 12 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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and I put in the visitor book that it

was exactly as advertised. I mean that as a genuine compliment

because in my experience often places are marketed with creative

descriptions, but in your case there is no need and it was a lovely

space. B.P. (Flat 1)

Just returned from the above & what a lovely time we’ve all had. We were all blown away by the fantastic view & looked forward to coming back to the flat to watch the world go by, so relaxing with a glass of wine in one hand & a good book in the other.J.B (Flat 4)

Hi Mary. Just to let you know my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the

weekend in St. Ives and the flat was lovely. Your description of the

views were not exaggerated! JW (Flat 4)

Thanks once again for the privilege of staying in this wonderful flat - it just gets better every time. M and H (Flat 2)

It was a wonderful stay in St Ives and in flat 3. We were sitting a lot by

the window just watching the harbour scenery. TG (Flat 3)
Feb 2014
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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 this holiday apartment in St Ives in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • apartment
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • town
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • 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
Outside: Flat 4 has a small balcony. There are two folding chairs that can be taken outside. Flat 1 has a large private terrace with a garden table and chairs for outside eating. Flats 2 and 3 have no private outside space. At the back of the house beside the parking are there is a retractable washing line that can be used by any of our guests.


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Flat 1 Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms)
average rating of 4.625 based on 17 reviews

Better than advertised

  • 5 of 5

The Seabird House was an exceptional bargain. Everything was neat, clean, orderly, and the owners handling of all email contacts efficient and friendly. All appliances were functional and Mary's instructions on use of the flat well thought out. All of my communications with her were timely and efficient, and I might add, very friendly. I am not sure that there is a better view anywhere else in the town. The flat is well located to the town center and harbor, as well as the the north shore. For those needing parking, a large lot is nearby, though we used the space that came with the flat, and it was very handy as well. We rate everything about this flat and its owner as excellant. The Ashwoods

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place to live 😍

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and clean flat with beautiful view for the sea and close distance to the beach . And is much bigger than we thought. Highly recommend !!!

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic break in St.Ives, even sunshine in April!!

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment providing just what we needed and well located for the Tate, beaches, shops and restaurants. And fantastic views - we watched dolphins jumping whilst enjoying breakfast on the patio.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We had the most wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at Mary brown apartment it was clean very comfortable loved it many thanks

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location, Great Views

  • 5 of 5

Well presented property, comfortable accommodation, even when the weather is not brilliant sitting in the lounge and taking in the views is relaxing. Very much enjoyed the stay.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in flat 1 which has the advantage of its own large patio + perfect views. The flat was ideal for sharing with friends, spacious and well equipped. It is ideally located for exploring St. Ives and of course the North Cornish coast. Would definitely return

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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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 ...