Flat 3 Seabirds House
Flats 2, 3 & 5 Seabirds House
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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 Saint 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 the 5 lovely flats of Seabirds House, taking full advantage of the position. The position is great - less than 5 minutes down to Porthmeor beach or the harbour, or the shops of the pretty little town.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Lovely one bedroom apartment with a sea view
The apartment has a good sized living room with a dining table with views over the harbour. The double bedroom has an en-suite shower room. The kitchen has everything you need for self catering. This apartment didn’t have parking with it but the car park was nearby and was around £8 a day. The location of this apartment wouldn’t be suitable for people with mobility issues as up a steep hill.
Ideally situated, warm flat
Everything we needed for our short stay
Just what we needed!
Great location, comfortable, clean - exactly what we needed
Well maintained property, quiet and central
The property was well equip. Very clean and warm. Good instructions in a manual for the property. Good location with a view. I would return to stay again, thank you.
Fabulous flat with an even more fabulous location and view
This self contained accommodation offer everything you could ever want. Clean modern and great location. I can’t wait to stay here again. Also very fairly priced.
Lovely flat in the heart of St Ives
Really enjoyed staying at flat 3 - it is a stone’s throw from the Tate and Hepworth sculpture garden, has a gorgeous view of the harbour, and a well equipped kitchen! We had a mix up with our check in, but Mary and HomeAway were both understanding and helpful. We’d definitely recommend this flat when you visit St Ives!
A 4 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!
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.
Lands End 16 miles
Penzance 8 miles
Marazion and St Michael's Mount 9 miles
Eden Project 38 miles
We have 3 other flats in St Ives so if the dates you want are booked, search Owners Direct for properties E15505 - our Barnoon Flat, and 8145290 - for the two 2 bedroomed flats in Seabirds House.
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.