Sea Fever

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

At a glance

Beds 2
Sleep 4
Baths 3
Dog Friendly
Wifi

About Sea Fever

Sea Fever is one of those St Ives holiday cottages 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 suntrap 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 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.

Sea Fever

603 Sea Fever 2

From : £600

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Reviews

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.

Anon

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!!!

Anon

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!

Paolo

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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