Sea Fever

Central, sea views and a super south-facing balcony, this fabulous dog welcoming cottage will draw you back time after time.

At a glance

Beds 2
Sleep 4
Baths 3
Dog Friendly

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About Sea Fever

Sea Fever is one of those dog friendly holiday cottages in St Ives in the much sought-after area of Downalong that will draw you back time after time. The reason the pull will be so strong is hopefully fairly obvious from the photos; the sea views are jaw-dropping from the kitchen, dining and living area and made all the more real by folding back the bi-fold doors creating an extension of the living area onto a sun trap outside space. The sun-drenched balcony gives you breath-taking views of Smeatons Pier, the harbour beach and beyond to St Ives bay coastline reaching as far as Gwithian Towans.

Those same views will be the first thing you see when you open your eyes dreamily from the king size bed pillows; what a way to wake up! This top floor bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom, TV and plenty of storage space. Now let's walk you through this fabulous house starting from the ground floor, with a door at lower street level (accessed through a gated and cloistered area), you have the wet room and utility area which is super handy for coming in off the beach, taking a hot shower and storing beach wear, buggies, dog towels and anything else which can live at ground level before heading upstairs to the heart of the cottage.

The first floor is then reached by a solid, spiral staircase architecturally designed to be sturdy and attractive at the same time. On this floor you have the twin bedroom (which can also be a super king size bed if desired using the zip 'n' link bases) with its own en-suite shower room and TV. The front door off Back Road East also comes into the first floor area.

The same wonderful staircase then leads you invitingly to the kitchen, dining and living area which captivates you from the moment you walk in. You can't help but be drawn to the sea views welcoming you instantly to Sea Fever. Head back up to that top floor bedroom (up a conventional wooden staircase this time!) where your view changes enticingly throughout the day.

The cottage is equipped to offer a seamless and relaxing self-catering holiday in St Ives. It is stylishly furnished and decorated with some stunning pieces of art from Emma Williams and several local artists, as well as glassworks by Jo Downs. WiFi means you can stay in touch with friends and family plus use the Smart TV in the living room to catch up on programmes you miss due to having so much fun on the beach during the day!! 

A well-behaved dog is very welcome at Sea Fever, all we ask is that you let us know the age and breed of your dog (even their name so we can make friends with them too!). We also ask you travel with their crate and dog beds, throws and towels so they make themselves at home just as much as you.

There is an allocated parking space which is just a couple of minutes walk away from the cottage.

Sea Fever

603 Sea Fever 2

From : £585

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Dorothy McCarthy

Jul 02 2022

Having booked to stay in Sea Fever in 2019, we finally got to spend a week there. The view from the living room balcony was mesmerising, even during the frequent rain showers, and the house was decorated beautifully. We loved all the art, especially Jo Downs' glasswork. Everything was anticipated by Orange Roofs, including leaving us generous supplies of basics - plus Prosecco! The professionalism of the staff at Orange Roofs was remarkable and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Jill Leman

Jun 11 2022

Sea Fever is a marvellous place to stay in St Ives - very well equipped kitchen, really comfy beds and a lovely balcony overlooking the harbour. The house has been so imaginatively designed - very light and with really good art on the walls. I have always enjoyed staying there.

Kath Hartley

May 28 2022

Appearances can be deceptive. On arrival Sea Fever looks like an unassuming home in the Downalong area of St Ives. But climb the spiral staircase and WOW the view is spectacular. It's even better from the top floor bedroom with amazing views looking down on the harbour and beyond. The house itself is beautifully presented with comfortable seating making the most of that view. The kitchen is well stocked and the welcome pack much appreciated after a long drive down. The Prosecco went down a treat. From the entrance down the spiral staircase there's a laundry room and shower, great if you've spent the day at the beach. It's in a great location close to all the beaches, cafes, restaurants and shops. The parking just a few minutes walk away is a bonus. Housekeeping were excellent leaving the place spotless for us to enjoy. There was only the two of us so we had plenty of space to move around. I found the spiral staircase a little tricky to climb and that was my only negative but I am nearly sixty. Overall a beautiful place to stay with fabulous views being the star attraction. Thanks Orange Roofs for having this little gem on your books.

Mrs Linda Attewell.

May 02 2022

On arrival what first amazes you is the breathtaking view, we all found it difficult to leave, also we had been left a fabulous selection of local goodies which were all very welcome after a long drive. We had all been to St Ives many times before , but agreed this was the best we had stayed in. Orange Roofs are the best booking company I've dealt with , when booking they were so helpful and you felt they really wanted to do their best for you , great advise on everything . While stopping our toaster broke it was attended to almost immediately, and they sent a charming young lady to replace it , she said she'd only been there 3 weeks. Thank you for all your attention it's the second time we've booked with you .I would throughly recommend you..and thanks to the owner for the lend of the house.

A & J Friend

Mar 21 2022

We've known about Sea Fever for a long time but it's taken until now for us to book - it was definitely worth waiting for! We spent four nights and it's been the perfect break. The house is well appointed, comfortable and has everything you could want. It has been thoughtfully renovated by the owners and everything is sheer quality. The view of the bay from the lounge and upstairs bedroom is stunning - especially the sunrise and the parking space nearby is definitely a bonus, although I wouldn't recommend going in too big a car - the roads in St Ives can be a bit of a challenge!

Chris Davies

Mar 03 2022

Had a great few days in Sea Fever. Excellent accommodation, very comfortable. Superb view over the harbour from the lounge/kitchen. Ideal place to chill whilst still in the heart of St.Ives. Would highly recommend.

Sarah mason

Feb 19 2022

Fantastic property, well furnished, perfect views, just gorgeous. Spiral staircase could be a problem for older people.

Anne Evans

Jan 28 2022

This is a stylishly renovated cottage in a fabulous position. The little balcony is a real bonus. The attention to detail and quality of decoration and furnishing is outstanding. We loved the beautiful artwork and really comfortable beds - and whatever the weather we enjoyed sitting and watching the changing view. The ground floor utility room is a real bonus because it allows you to shed wet/sandy boots and coats plus having the washing machine and drier and the shower makes this a really practical cottage for both winter and summer visits. Our only concern was that for four adults the living space is a little tight ( eg four adults sitting at the table was a bit of a squeeze). But that is a minor point compared to the overall experience and we ate out most of the time. Final point - what a joy to find such a fabulous place is dog friendly !!!


Nov 23 2021

Sea Fever had everything you could ever want in a holiday cottage and so much more! Everything was thoroughly clean and sparkling and the equipment provided in the kitchen/dining area was beyond expectations. The location of the cottage and view from the balcony and top bedroom were lovely. I would thoroughly recommend a stay here and would recommend Orange Roofs as a letting agent.


Sep 20 2021

The spectacular sea and harbour views and the high quality of the furnishings and decor help to make this a special place. The Orange Roofs team pulled out all the stops to help solve a problem with noisy neighbours.

Paul Roberts

Sep 11 2021

Thanks Andrew and Robert (and Orange Roofs) for a brilliant holiday. Would recommend your holiday accommodation to anyone. Love the decor and obviously also the setting. Superb!

Jill Leman

Jun 22 2021

I think this is the 4th time we have stayed at Sea Fever and it was marvellous to have a break there (postponed from last year). Very comfortable and very well equipped - it's a lovely place to be. Looking forward to next time already......

Lea, Andy and family.

Jun 18 2021

We knew from booking the holiday home it was going to be special but we were totally overwhelmed by how amazing Sea Fever and its location were. Everything in Sea Fever has been chosen to reflect the location and local businesses. We loved all the specially chosen artwork. We couldn't have picked a better location. Parking on your doorstep, three absolutely stunning beaches within walking distance and so many amazing restaurants and cafes. Thank you to the owners for sharing their piece of heaven with those fortunate to stay there. We would love to return soon.


Dec 15 2020

The view over the harbour from the balcony is incredible. The property is very tastefully decorated, all the contents are of a high quality and it is spotlessly clean. Just a few roads up from the harbour is a great location. The only negative was the tight spiral staircases between floors which could be an issue for e.g. young children or anyone who is less mobile. Thanks!


Oct 04 2020

Just back from an amazing week in Seafever.Everywhere felt crisp clean so we felt able to relax.It Is fitted out with top quality furnishings and fittings and is a very comfortable place to stay. The views from the balcony are fab. We loved it and will definitely be returning.

Susan Jones

Oct 02 2020

Sea Fever is one of the best holiday lets we have ever stayed in. It is in a perfect position overlooking the harbour and the balcony enhances the experience. It is beautifully appointed with top quality furnishings and kitchen equipment. The bathrooms had lots of quality towels. The whole place was comfortable and welcoming. We are visiting again next year when let's hope things will have settled down with the pandemic.

Hannah Barlow

Sep 16 2020

Well we are back from the most amazing week at sea fever in st ives. What a beautiful place it is. We loved every second of being there. So relaxing and that view is just incredible. The house it self is like home from home. There's everything you need and more in the kitchen with top of the range stuff. It's a perfect week away to just unwind and relax. We loved the beds they are so comfortable. Everywhere was spotless when we got there and could tell it had been cleaned from top to bottom. Sea fever is in the perfect location in at ives. Walking distance to the little beach at the front and all the shops and restaurants. I even walked my dog in my pjs most mornings on the beach it's that close. I would highly recommend sea fever, we will be back! I can't wait to come back to st ives and use orange roofs again. They have been great with our booking even through COVID. Thanks again for the most amazing week away. Just what we all needed. X

Alison Johnson

Jul 30 2020

We were the first family to holiday in Sea Fever after lockdown & it was such a treat to get away to such a wonderful seaside property. Everything was sparkling clean so we were able to completely relax & enjoy the amazing views from the balcony & plenty of long walks with our puppy who loved his first holiday by the sea. This property is exceptionally well appointed & had everything we needed - a real home from home! Thank you to everyone at Orange Roofs who worked tirelessly to make our stay really special.

Joanne Hindmarch

Nov 08 2019

We have been here every year and I have lost count now. Beautiful views and all the comforts you need in such a snug cottage. I would like to praise Orange Roofs for their customer service before,during and after the holiday as all the girls there are brilliant. Next year already booked despite gails and wind this year. Thank you 5 star


Sep 29 2019

Beautifully views and equipped to a high standard with everything you could possible need. Loads of Jo Downs which I love and great furnishings and art The property is over four floors and going from top to bottom and back up definitely gave my muscles a good work out. I was not sure about the spiral staircase but I soon got used to it One of the best properties we have ever stayed in - but then it was booked through Orange Roofs so i would not expect anything else Plenty of room and storage and it was great to have somewhere to bring our mini dachshund to give him a bit of a dust off downstairs in the utility room before going upstairs He loved the balcony and watching the birds on the roof opposite as we both did Great just to be able to open the doors and sit out or in and still have a view So relaxing just to be able to sit and look at the harbour. We even had a lifeboat launch one night and we had an impressive view - luckily just training All in all a great property is tastefully designed and decorated and supplied with high end equipment and attention to detail Definitely a home from home - loved it!!


Aug 29 2019

Our first experience of booking with Orange Roofs was a really good one. Quick and easy booking and confirmation process and very comprehensive arrival instructions. Sea Fever is a lovely property, it is clean and well presented. Very well located close to all amenities and the use of permit parking within easy walking distance which is rare to find in this area of St Ives. The fabulous views from the kitchen sink/lounge/balcony and master bedroom are a real bonus!

Steve and Elaine

May 19 2019

Fantastic views across the bay, clean, modern and well equipped. Suitable for 2 couples as has 2 large en-suite bedrooms, both with sea views. The welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk, biscuits, Prosecco and a Sea Fever souvenir was well received. Highly recommended. Orange Roofs were also very helpful with lots of information before we arrived in St Ives


May 14 2019

Sea Fever is wonderful! Quaint but still with some nice touches of luxury. The view of St Ives harbor is fantastic. The bed was comfortable. The furnishings were lovely and the art throughout the place is a nice touch. It’s close to everything with a short walk. Highly recommended!

Joanna Moore

Apr 06 2019

Sea Fever has really made the most of its location. The views from sitting room and main bedroom are exceptional and the balcony is a real treat, the glass balustrade keeping the wind at bay, allowing us to enjoy the views whatever the weather. The house was spotlessly clean and all the equipment was top quality and in brand new condition. We couldn’t fault it and enjoyed a wonderful week’s holiday with our daughter and small dog.

Stephen Desilva

Sep 22 2018

Sea Fever is an amazing modern apartment with exceptional views of St Ives Harbour and beaches with the added bonus of the brilliant balcony feature. The location of Sea Fever is perfect and literally a couple of minutes walk to all shops, bars and restaurants as well as all of St Ives stunning beaches. The Orange Roofs team had catered for everything and the apartment was absolutely spotless on arrival.

Alan and Andrea.

Sep 09 2018

This was a last minute booking for us and it was a great find. We visit St Ives several times a year and it always feels like coming home. Sea Fever was a charming contemporary cottage with all the home comforts and a spectacular view of the harbour and the ocean beyond.

John Carroll

Apr 08 2018

Just awesome, best holiday ever home I've stayed in..

Heidi Davies

Apr 04 2018

Following my review from our fabulous holiday at Sea Fever, I also wish to review Orange Roofs and say a big thank you for your wonderful service, which we found to be very friendly, extremely efficient and helpful. We can't recommend you enough and will certainly use you again in the future!

Heidi Davies

Apr 04 2018

An exceptional property right in the heart of St Ives, with the galleries, shops, beaches and eateries right on your doorstep. We only used the car once on our weeks holiday as there is a train station within a 10 minute walk. We cannot fault this property, the wonderful views from the balcony, the light airy feel, the comfy beds, contemporary furniture, quality equipment and fittings, beautiful artwork and lots of little extra's. You will find it hard not relax here! We would definitely recommend this property and would love to return, but due to the nature of this property (being a four storey fisherman's cottage in a town centre) we struggled a bit with the two spiral staircases. Our dog as she was too scared to climb them, so we had to carry her up and down, which was a bit tricky as they are quite narrow. This may be a consideration for people with babies/young children or with mobility issues, although I am sure this would be the same with many of the properties in the heart of St Ives, where space is a premium, so don't be too out off by it as the property is wonderful in every other way!

Colin Stratton

Feb 17 2018

We’ve been to St Ives 3 times now and this is definitely the best place we’ve stayed in. The cottage is beautifully finished and very well equipped. Location is perfect - Porthgwidden beach is about than 3 mins walk and Porthmeor is only a little further. The cottage is also close to 2 car parks which is handy! The team at Orange Roofs are super helpful and friendly and I would definitely recommend them and this cottage.

Julie, Paul, Oliver and Harry

May 26 2016

This is our 6th visit to St Ives and the best cottage yet! Supberb view, could sit and watch all day... Wonderful week's weather - lots of time on the beach, kayaking, surfing and the perfect place to stay. Will be back!!

Graham and Family

Jun 17 2016

This is our 4th stay and we absolutely love it! A 10/10 place to stay. We will never get tired of this place, and the view. We will be coming here for many years to come. Everything you could need is so close to hand, the weather this time was a bit indifferent but still did not spoil our holiday. We had the footy to watch in the evenings whcih helped with our planning of evening meals and drinks, pubs with TVs. The only downside is going home, but we will be back.


Jun 30 2016

We first came to St Ives in 1978 and stayed in a B&B on Atlantic Terrace. The fishermen were still actually living here then and could be seen mending their nets on Smeaton's Pier. Things have certainly changed over the many years we have been coming here , but the magic has never altered. Sea Fever has enhanced that. The view alone is enough to want to return but the cottage itself is wonderful with every need catered for. Weather has been fabulous, and it has been a joy to watch the baby seagulls on the roof below. I know the gulls are a pain sometimes but give them a break, they are probably feeding hungry chicks! Back soon I hope!

The Toppings

Jan 24 2018

We've had a wonderful time at Sea Fever. It is a perfect spot for Porthmeor beach and all the lovely art galleries. Mixed weather but it didn't matter. Top tips: Watch the seals at the end of Smeaton's Pier every evening about 6pm. Life drawing on Wednesday evening at St Ives School of Painting. Yellow canary for coffees, sandwiches and pastries! Hope to be back soon!

The Johnsons

Jul 28 2016

Wow, what a holiday! Who needs an aeroplane to find the perfect destination. Whilst browsing the net I wanted to find the perfect getaway that the whole family would enjoy (not an easy task trying to tick every box). I was swept along romanticising about the Cornish holidays I used to enjoy as a child. Then I came across Sea Fever in St Ives! That's the one!!!


Mar 29 2017

We have stayed at Sea Fever many times, says it all, we keep coming back, excellent accommodation, stunning views, everything on the door step. (Beach, Shops, walks, restaurants.)Also the cottage has everything in it you need for a perfect holiday.

Ben Champniss

Apr 24 2017

This beautifully well presented cottage, with stunning balcony views across the harbour and beach, is a must if you're planning a holiday in St. Ives. With its high end decor and well maintained facilities, I can't recommend it enough. We're currently enjoying our third stay here, and it's as good as ever!


Sep 04 2017

We have stayed in many rentals in St Ives and this is right up there among the best. Everything is properly thought out and executed, the fixtures and furniture are high-quality, and it manages to be both contemporary and cosy. Both bedrooms have an en suite bathroom, but there is also a third bathroom/wetroom on the lowest level along with the laundry, with its own 'secret' entrance. So you can come in from the beach covered in sand, or a hike covered in mud, and clean up before entering the main part of the house. For some reason I found this immensely satisfying. The harbour view from the living room/kitchen and balcony is great, the view from the bedroom above is even better. This is a house one leaves with great regret and many happy memories.

Sharon Walters

Dec 17 2017

We have stayed many times in St Ives in different types of accommodation but this has to be the best!! It’s so pretty, filled with gorgeous ornaments and fabulous pictures but so tastefully done, we stayed with another couple and it was so great to have our own ensuits but best of all the views are fabulous. We stayed for a Christmas break and to look out a the pier all lit up was magical. We will be back
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