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The Sandbox

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Hayle, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • beach (6)
  • pub (6)
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  • location (5)

15 Customer Reviews

  • "Very pleased with the property highly recommend good location."

    two minutes from the pub and five minutes to the beach and what a beach! Fantastic, will stay again.

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Mar 2024

  • "Excellent location."

    Very helpful owner who quickly popped round when we had a minor problem which he quickly resolved

    Hi Jennifer. We are so glad you both enjoyed your stay. Would love to welcome you both back at anytime in the future. Regards Ryan and Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Mar 2024

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the Sandbox, for time of year the price was very good, facilities were very good the bed could do with up grading as small point."

    Could do with a little more info on parking we were not aware it was shared parking, another small point.

    Hi Wendy. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. The bed is as big as we could put in there to be honest. If it’s any bigger it would swamp the room. The parking isn’t shared. There is a dedicated space for people staying at the Sandbox thats only for them to use. There is a sign on the wall and a big dividing line between the 2 spaces as to which space is for The Sandbox parking. We haven’t had anyone else having an issue so not sure how we can make that any clearer? We are happy you enjoyed your stay, which is the main thing. Come back at anytime. Regards Ryan and Emma. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Jan 2024

  • "Absolutely loved our stay at the Sandbox."

    Such a nice comfortable place to stay. The only downside was the parking space, the space itself is fine but there is a high curb on the left side which makes driving out of the space awkward so it is best to drive into it rather than reverse into it. However, this aside we would definitely love to come back again.

    Hi Lydia. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in The Sandbox. Regarding the hump next to the parking bay, it was installed to stop anyone reversing or driving directly into the steel pillar that its next to as that’s a main structural part of the building. Come back and visit again at anytime ! Regards Ryan & Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lydia5.0Nov 2023

  • "Very clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    A huge bonus having a car parking space in such a busy area.

    Hi Elizabeth. We are so happy you had a great stay in The Sandbox. We would love you to come back and stay again. Regards Ryan & Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Oct 2023

  • "We hade a wonderful stay in this spotlessly clean well equipped modern apartment."

    Ideal location , just a minute to the beautiful beach and right next to the pub that overlooks the beach, great for a couple of drinks watching the sunset after a day on the beach.short car ride to ST Erth park and ride to get the scenic train to St Ives. Would recommend and will definitely book again

    Hi Micheal Thankyou for such wonderful feedback. It’s really appreciated and makes us feel so happy that people have enjoyed their time in The Sandbox and in our area in general. Also much appreciated was the fact you left the place so clean. It was spotless ! Hope to see you again in the future. Regards Ryan and Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely property, well equiped, comfortable, very clean, has parking space with EV charger, ideally situated for the beach and pub."

    If I have to find a negative it would only be that the bed could be slightly bigger (personal preference) but honestly this is a really lovely place to stay and I can't recommend it enough.

    Hi Julie. Thankyou so much for the lovely feedback. It’s much appreciated. We are so glad you liked the property. We hope you come back at some point in the future. Regards Ryan & Emma (Property Owners) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2023

  • "A Great Place to stay."

    It Was everything I had hoped for.Would definitely recommend to anyone

    Dear Paul, we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and would happily would recommend the property! We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon! Kindest regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2023

  • "Everything you need for a stay for a week."

    The bedroom is a bit of a tight squeeze - between the bed and the small wardrobe. Very clean and plenty of light. Path to the beach next to the Bluff Pub. Enjoyed our stay.

    Hi Susan Thank you for the nice feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We may look to replace the bed frame at some point, so that it doesnt have a footboard. This would increase the gap between the wardrobe & the bed. Hope to see you again in the future. Regards Ryan & Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.1Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely loved this little apartment, very homely warm and clean, would definitely stay again,"

    Thank you for such lovely feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay & are so happy you would like to return. Regards Ryan & Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2023

  • "Very nice accommodation however overlooking a noisy pub car park was not to our taste."

    Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased to hear that you liked the property. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Kinds Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful location and the Sandbox had everything we needed, a very short walk to a lovely beach."

    We were a bit skeptical about being next to a pub as it looked a little rough but it was very family friendly and the food was good. Only thing the Sandbox could've done with is a hoover as we cleaned as best we could but wasn't easy with the extended dustpan and brush provided. Would 100% come back here again!

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you liked the property so much that you want to return. Its great to see that you rated The Sandbox so high in regards to cleanliness, facilities, accuracy of listing and comfort. We appreciate your comment with regards to having a hoover accessible in the property and will leave this with the owner for their consideration. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. With Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samuel5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very well equipped, clean and tidy throughout."

    Exceptional soft and fluffy towels! As OAPs we had a little difficulty managing the steps, they have quite high risers, but we managed! The t.v.s are a little ideosynchratic. Took a bit of juggling to be able to watch different channels in living room and bedroom! The main problem we had was operating the hob. Directions in the folder are too brief, and misleading. Not obvious which is the on/off button for example. It wasn't until I found the manufacturer's handbook that I was able to operate it. Otherwise we had a wonderful relaxing holiday. Thank you. We'll be back if we don't get any worse at managing stairs!

    Thank you for your feedback. We are saddened to hear that you had a few issues during your stay. Thank you for your constructive comments, these have been taken on board. If you have any issues like this during your stay please contact the local office on 01736 630015 option 2, and one of the local team will be able to assist you straight away. We hope to get the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "The property was great, but i will never use carbis bay holidays or sykes again"

    Reviewed by Ryan3.8Sep 2022

  • "The location of this property is spot on for the beach."

    The interior was fresh, modern depicting ‘beach life’. Being on the first floor and having French doors it was lovely to open the doors then to sit and look at the view with a glass of something cool. The real bonus for us was having a parking space underneath the property with an EV charger (our car is electric). Would recommend changing the larder fridge to one with a freezer compartment. Looking forward upon our next visit to find a storage facility for wetsuit/body boards and an outside tap to rinse. Fingers crossed that the TV aerial will have been installed too.

    Hi Suzanne Thanks for the nice feedback received. The building has only just been finished & the next project is an external small enclosed seating/storage area at the bottom of the steps to the entrance. We have already prepped the plumbing for an external shower to be installed in the small seating area created. This will be good for rinsing off yourselves & wetsuits etc after a day at the beach. Hopefully it will be big enough to store Bodyboards etc. We didn't have time to complete this last bit due to being the start of the summer season, but its in motion & will hopefully be finished and ready for use by the start of next summer. The TV aerial was already to be installed before the seagulls decided our roof was going to be their nursery for the next 2 months!! Once they have nested its illegal to move them, so that was that! We will prevent them from nesting now & going forward. They have now just finally left the roof & the aerial is being installed in the next couple of weeks. As mentioned the design of the kitchen was supposed to have the small freezer compartment, but was a mistake by the kitchen company who supplied it. By the time we realised, everything had been installed. We didn't think this would be too much of an issue though as people are mainly either eating out or not staying long enough to keep things frozen. But we have taken this on board. All feedback received ids appreciated. We are happy you enjoyed your stay & look forward to seeing you both again. You hit the weather perfectly we must say !! Regards Ryan & Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7Aug 2022

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This property is part of the Carbis Bay Holidays collection.
Escape to a luxury holiday cottage nudging the Cornish coast. Carbis Bay Holidays collection of stylish self-catering accommodation ranges from penthouse apartments overlooking the white-sand beaches of St Ives, to designer country homes a pebble’s throw from the coast.


  • Set over the first-floor
  • One double bedroom with TV
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Juliet balcony
  • Underfloor heating throughout
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave fridge, counter top freezer, washing machine
  • 2 x TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Electric charger - this is paid for via the Tap Electric app which you can download prior to arrival
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 0.1 miles

The property

Located on Hayle Towans, just a stone’s throw from the beach is this contemporary, detached home, The Sandbox.

Set over the first-floor, with an off-road parking space underneath, this inviting retreat welcomes couples looking for a coastal base in West Cornwall.

After a day on the beach, wash away the sand in the shower room before getting comfortable in the bright and airy open-plan living space, home to a generous corner sofa with TV opposite, ideal for catching up on your favourite shows.

As your appetite builds, move over to the well-equipped kitchen and turn on the electric oven and induction hob, with a fridge, a counter top freezer and washing machine also on hand.

Take a seat at the breakfast bar and toast to a long-awaited break with your better half.

When the weather is nice, throw open the patio doors and access the Juliet balcony, providing a glimpse of St Ives and the estuary mouth.

The bedroom hosts a double bed and a TV so you can continue your favourite series in bed.

Pack your bucket and spade and wander over to the golden sands of Hayle beach, perfect for an afternoon of sunbathing or dip in the sea.

Get better acquainted with your surroundings and take a short stroll into the centre of Hayle where you can expect to find a selection of shops, perfect for picking up a keepsake to remind you of your marvellous staycation, along with a delicious choice of eateries; just a moment away lies the Bluff Inn, a relaxed seaside café serving breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Spend time touring around fascinating West Cornwall and discover windswept landscapes, ancient villages, and rugged coves around the Penwith Peninsula by driving the coast road from St Ives to Lands End.

Penzance is a vibrant town in Cornwall with plenty to see and do; the Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens are a must-see, with their beautiful displays and stunning views and the National Trust's Trengwainton Garden is also well worth a visit, with its picturesque setting and abundance of plant life.

Box off the attractions of Cornwall with a stay at The Sandbox.

Riviere Towans

An area of beauty overlooking St Ives Bay. Riviere Towans is home to an array of quality accommodation, from large houses and classic chalets, to modern apartments and timber lodges.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


St Ives 6.3 miles; Penzance 7.4 miles.

Hayle is in the far-flung south western corner of Cornwall and sits on an important RSPB wildlife estuary flowing out to the beautiful St Ives Bay, where visitors can enjoy three miles of golden sandy beaches, walks, history and wildlife. Hayle has plenty of activities out of the water too; Paradise Park is a wildlife park, home to some spectacular parrots, otters and red pandas. Hayle has a range of shops, restaurants and bars scattered around the estuary and harbour area. There are skittles and karting for the family, and for golfers, one of the best links golf courses in Cornwall is at Lelant, a mile out of Hayle. But the jewel of Hayle is the three miles of golden sandy beach, with fantastic surfing at Gwithian where there is a surf shop, lessons and hire of equipment. For the less energetic there are beach cafes where you can take in the views and watch the children play. As Hayle is centrally located you can easily access many other places by either public transport (there is a train station at Hayle) or driving. St. Ives is a short drive away where you can wander through the narrow streets, visit the art galleries or admire the colourful sub tropical gardens. St Ives harbour has its own small fishing fleet and there are plentiful boat trips skippered by locals keen to showcase the best that Cornwall has to offer, whether it be seal watching at Seal Island, a couple of hours' mackerel fishing or a relaxing trip to Godrevy Lighthouse. Within easy reach of Hayle is the Minack Theatre (35 mins), Falmouth Maritime Museum (40 mins), Eden Project (40 mins), St. Michael’s Mount (15 mins) and many other fantastic tourist attractions for dry or wet days.

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The Good Housekeeping Bond for this property is £100

Please note that there is one allocated parking space located underneath the property. The dimensions of the parking space are as follows: 224cm wide at narrowest point, 529cm length, lowest point is 179cm where the EV charger is mounted, 214cm high at the entrance of the car parking port.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Off-season
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  • Christmas