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Small Cheerful Holiday Flat, Ideal For One Or Two. Economical , Great Location

Overview

Property

Updated: 07-May-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Apartment in St Ives, Cornwall, England - Less Than 5 Minutes From Beaches Harbour And Town - This Is An Ideal Base For A Holiday In St Ives

Flat 5 Seabirds House is at the back of the main house. It has its own front door and is totally self contained. Because it's at the back it has no sea view (all our other flats do, and so are more expensive). But it's a brilliant central position in St Ives. It's a quiet spot too with very little passing traffic. The flat is compact, bright and comfortable, with everything a single person or a couple will need for a holiday. The perfect economical base in this perfect little town.

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About the Owner

Mary Brown
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
7 May, 2017

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 area

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 the 5 lovely flats of Seabirds House, taking full advantage of the position.

Flat 5 doesn't have a sea view but the position is still great - less than 5 minutes down to Porthmeor beach or the harbour.

12 Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

4

Excellent value, clean and homely

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location, small but cosy with everything you needed.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great Short Stay and would come back again!

  • 5 of 5

The place had all the essentials and for us this was perfect. We used the place as a place to stay as we travelled around and explored so it was ideally located. It's a small walk away from the centre of St Ives harbour and shops. If you want a great priced place to stay in St Ives we would recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely flat - perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I booked a last minute trip to St Ives for a long weekend. Booking was easy and Mary was very quick to respond on any queries. We chose to book the garage but if you have a large car I would recommend checking whether the garage would be a suitable size. It is a single but I found it a little too tight - it wasn't a problem though because we had also been allocated a parking space right outside the front door - very handy! The flat is a two minute walk from the beach and five minutes from the harbour front - maybe a 10 minute walk on the way back as it is a steep hill! The flat was warm and clean when we arrived and had everything we needed - an ideal bolthole for two. We had an enjoyable stay and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place, thank you for having us.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Good location. Accommodation had everything you need.

  • 4 of 5

If you are unable to secure the garage parking, it's a good idea to buy a one week car park ticket for Barnoon Hill Longstay Car Park, which is very close by. This can be done online at a cost of £47.20

The little flat is perfect for two people. It is up a hill from the shops and the beaches, so no good if that is a problem for you.

The bed was very firm. It is in a very peaceful location. Useful instructions supplied, everything very clean.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

Perfect little flat for me and my six year old daughter - she called it her fairytale cottage. Fab location - really close to the beautiful beach. We absolutely loved St Ives!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Great location, well equipped property

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed staying at Seabirds. the property was clean and well equipped and its a really central location to explore St Ives. It's compact but more than enough space for two people. We had a small baby too and found we still had enough room for a moses basket and the rest of the stuff you require for a little one! Only downside was the WiFi wasn't working but we were informed of this in advance, plus it was out of the owners hands. Car park (Barnoon) is just over the raod but this is very busy at peak times. you can park at others in St Ives though if you buy the weekly pass. Overall this was a lovely property, perfect for a young couple. Really close to the beach, and also the St Ives bakery (at teh bottom of the Digey), which does THE best bread... and pastries, and flapjacks!! ;)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

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 the 5 lovely flats of Seabirds House, taking full advantage of the position. Flat 5 doesn't have a sea view but the position is still great - less than 5 minutes down to Porthmeor beach or the harbour.

Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

A 3 minute walk takes you down to the beautiful sandy expanse of Porthmeor surf beach. There's a surf school, surf board and wetsuit hire and a good cafe. The St Ives Tate Gallery overlooks the beach. From there you can walk across or around the headland known as "the Island" to Porthgwidden beach. Less than 5 minutes in the other direction and you are at the picturesque harbour, with its lovely clean sandy beach at low tide. It's a steep climb back up, so that may take you longer!

Travel:

St Ives can be reached easily by train. Many mainline trains from London stop at St Erth from where there is a charming little branch line along the coast to St Ives with a frequent service. It's a spectacular way to approach the town! Seabirds is a 15 minute 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, it is a 5-6 hour drive.

Distances:

Lands End 16 miles

Penzance 8 miles

Marazion and St Michael's Mount 9 miles

Eden Project 38 miles

Further Details:

We have 5 other flats in St Ives so if the dates you wast are booked, search Owners Direct for properties E. And E15505

Restaurants: St Ives has many good restaurants, we send some recommendations with your booking information.

All the small shops and banks you might need are in the town -5 minutes away. There are 2 small Co-op supermarkets in town, and a larger Tescos in Carbis Bay.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
8
27 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£405
for 7 nights
£405
 
 
9
10 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£410
for 7 nights
£410
 
 
10
17 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£430
for 7 nights
£430
 
 
11
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
12
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£470
for 7 nights
£470
 
 
13
8 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
14
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£520
for 7 nights
£520
 
 
15
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
16
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£305
for 7 nights
£305
 
 
17
30 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£129
for 3 nights
From
£43
From
£45
Fri,Sat,Sun
£255
 
 
18
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£135
for 3 nights
From
£45
From
£45
Fri,Sat,Sun
£265
 
 
19
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£123
for 3 nights
From
£41
From
£41
Fri,Sat,Sun
£240
 
 
16-21 dec
16 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£76
for 2 nights
From
£38
 
 
pre xmas
22 Dec 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£17
for 1 night
From
£17
 
 
Christmas
24 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
 
 
post xmas
27 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£17
for 1 night
From
£17
 
 
pre NY
29 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£22
for 1 night
From
£22
 
 
New Year
30 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£266
 
 
post NY
2 Jan 2018 - 5 Jan 2018
1 night minimum stay
£22
for 1 night
From
£22
 
 
1
6 Jan 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£126
for 3 nights
From
£42
£245
 
 
2
3 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£111
for 3 nights
From
£37
£260
 
 
3
31 Mar 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£138
for 3 nights
From
£46
£320
 
 
4
21 Apr 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£156
for 3 nights
From
£52
£315
 
 
5
28 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£159
for 3 nights
From
£53
£325
 
 
6
5 May 2018 - 18 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£168
for 3 nights
From
£56
£340
 
 
7
19 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
£370
 
 
8
26 May 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£410
for 7 nights
£410
 
 
9
9 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£415
for 7 nights
£415
 
 
10
16 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£435
for 7 nights
£435
 
 
11
23 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£455
for 7 nights
£455
 
 
12
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£475
for 7 nights
£475
 
 
13
7 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£510
for 7 nights
£510
 
 
14
21 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£530
for 7 nights
£530
 
 
15
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£405
for 7 nights
£405
 
 
16
15 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£310
for 7 nights
£310
 
 
17
29 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£111
for 3 nights
From
£37
£260
 
 
18
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£138
for 3 nights
From
£46
£270
 
 
19
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£126
for 3 nights
From
£42
£245
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...

Kitchen

  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Entertainment

  • Television

Location Type

  • beach
  • town

Attractions

  • bay
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • The "bathroom" has no bath, just a shower, together with hand basin and WC.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One double bedroom

Outside

  • Golf ...

Notes:

  • Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen is included, the bed will be made up when you arrive. Towels can be hired if you don't want to take your own - it's £10 for a batch of 2 hand, bath and tea towels.

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