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Amethyst

Carbis Bay, Cornwall (Ref. 1073896)

3.8

Good

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "We have just spent an enjoyable week staying in Amethyst, Carbis Bay."

    The weather was excellent and as this apartment is within easy reach of the beach, what more could you ask for. The apartment was very comfortable, clean and well maintained. Only minor negative point, as a party of 4 adults, we could of benefitted from having 2 sets of keys. However, this did not spoil what was a great holiday. Thank you Carbis Bay Holidays

    Thank you for taking the time to leave Feedback following your recent stay at Amethyst and we are so pleased that you had an enjoyable week and that the weather was excellent too. Apologies that the second set of keys was missing. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DawnJul 2022

  • "Overall we enjoyed our week in Carbis Bay."

    The good points for us for the apartment were the comfy beds, the proximity to the beach, well equipped kitchen and the nice touches such as beach mats and body boards for use during our stay. The sea views are impressive and great that you get that in the front room and main bedroom as well. We were a bit unsure about booking this property because of the negative reviews mentioning the cleanliness. Unfortunately, the property wasn't clean enough for us either and definitely needs a more thorough clean going forward. The towels were stained, there were quite a few dusty areas and most of the kitchenware felt sticky so had to be washed before being able to use items. The main bathroom had an unpleasant smell. On the last day of the holiday, the apartment below experienced a leak coming from our apartment (Sykes called to let us know). We were told that an emergency plumber was on his way and would be there within an hour so we left the beach and we waited in for 5 hours for the emergency plumber to come but no word from anyone about what was happening. In the end we went out as a family in the evening after no communication from anyone and received a phone call while we were out from Carbis Bay Holidays to say the plumber was going to let himself in with a key in 10 minutes time. I know it couldn't be helped but I wasn't comfortable with this. We were told we couldn't use the main bathroom for the rest of our stay, we could only use the en suite which was inconvenient and ruined the last day of our holiday. As I say, there were some good points to Amethyst but we won't be staying here again in future.

    Many thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback as it is very important to us! We are happy to hear that you overall had an enjoyable time at Amethyst. We can assure you that all of the issues raised will be investigated to rectify them going forward and we send our apologies for any inconveniences which have been caused. We would hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by KirstyJun 2022

  • "Lovely apartment with everything you need."

    Spacious and light, lovely views. Good walks close by and the train to st Ives is great if you just can’t walk another step, ha ha.

    Thank you for your feedback. We agree it is a lovely apartment. We are pleased you found everything you needed and enjoyed the views too. Kind Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2022

  • "Amethyst is a lovely apartment with wonderful views."

    It’s conveniently located for all the facilities of Carbis Bay, and a beautiful coastal walk to St Ives or Lelant. However when we left and I removed the quilt cover I was horrified at the state of the quilt, which was very badly stained, also the pillows are old tired and very uncomfortable. (Certainly not luxury)

    Dear Mrs Englishby, Firstly we would like to thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. We are sorry to hear about your findings. Please be assured that we have passed this to the housekeeper to look into and action accordingly. We hope to invite you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Owner Relations, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2021

  • "Great location."

    Great apartment. There was only two of us, might be a bit more cramped if four people were staying there, but we were there for two weeks. Good standard and upkeep, very happy to recommend to others. One small point is, there was a Christmas tree stored in one of the wardrobes taking up quite a bit of space. Surely better to be stored elsewhere considering how often it will be used throughout the year. We had a lovely time there and Alex at CBH provided great service when we pointed out a light not working, very efficient in replacing the very unusual bulb. 5 stars :-)

    Dear Roy, Firstly, thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. Looks like you had a wonderful stay, and its lovely to here you received great service from Alex, this will be passed on to him. When issues are reported to us, we always endeavor to rectify them as soon as possible, it part of our high standard of service. We will pass on your comments about the Christmas Tree to the housekeeper and see if we can find a new home for it. We hope to invite you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Owner Relations Team, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by RoySep 2021

  • "There was blood stains on one pillow and a lot of dust under the bed."

    Disappointing quality seeing as we paid a premium price.

    Dear Louisa, Thank you very much for your feedback, I am so sorry for the issues you have experienced during your stay. We will contact the housekeeper to ensure these linen items are replaced and that the bed is dusted underneath. If you would like us to go through anything with you over the phone, please do not hesitate to get in touch on 01736 630015 and press option 2, and always feel free to contact the office if you wish to highlight a maintenance issue to be rectified during your stay as we wish every guest to have a relaxing stay whilst down in Carbis Bay. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by LouisaAug 2021

  • "We were quite disappointed on arrival, we have stayed in a similarly priced apartment previously and therefore expected a similar standard this time however the apartment felt quite grubby and a little tired."

    The cleanliness levels need to be looked at - The dishwasher had been left full and the dishes were not clean, presumably because the filter was dirty? - Extractor fans in both bathrooms were thick with dust. - Mould within the grout in both bathrooms. - kitchen worktops had not been wiped down sufficiently and there were crumbs on our arrival. - bottom of the doorstops (particularly the one in the master bedroom) absolutely thick with dust. - dusty sock and hat underneath one of the children’s beds. - TV in the master bedroom stopped working midway through the week and we couldn’t get it to work again. Overall we were a little disappointed and although we would use Carbis Bay Holiday's again dues to previous stays being lovely we would not go back to amethyst.

    Dear Helen, We would like to thank you for taking the opportunity to submit feedback. Firstly, we would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused on your arrival; we will be sure to pass these to the housekeeper for that property. We are pleased to hear that you would visit us again and I once again would like to apologise for the experience you had. If we had been made aware we would have endeavored to rectify these issues and in regard to the TV, equally we would have like to have sorted this for you during your stay to minimize the impact this caused. Kind Regards, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2021

  • "Lovely place and apartment will return next year"

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2021

  • "Overall it was a well located property, lovely sea views, good parking and nice modern decor."

    However, considering the 8 hour window allowed for extra cleaning (which is inconvenient especially when we can't park at the property and aren't notified when if it is ready early), there was no evidence that anything other than a quick clean had taken place. Looking under the beds to check for belongings before we left, we found the floor to be thick with dust and a previous guest's sock. The en suite shower didn't drain well, and we discovered that was due to the trap being clogged with hair/slime which we cleaned out. The jacuzzi bath ejected a ring of hair from one of the jets when we first used it which was rather grim. The lamp in the living room did not work, and the towel rails did not work electrically and only worked when the central heating was on. It was disappointing because on a hot day we would have still liked to have dry towels! We concluded these had perhaps been switched off for some economy reason. When operating the central heating we noticed the Hive controller was flashing as low battery, and it ran out after a couple of days. We bought new batteries for it. The beds were rather uncomfortable! Very very hard pillows which were also lumpy like sleeping on a brick, the duvets were very thin and also lumpy. I was looking forward to using the binoculars which were advertised, but they didn't seem to be there. I assume for some covid reason, but wish I'd known. The bin arrangements were not clear, we had to work out where the bin store was. Glad there was recycling though, that's good. Arrangements for returning the key were vague - nothing on your correspondence about where to return the key, we assumed back in the key safe as collected - however a document in the apartment stated to ideally leave it 'outside the property' - no key safes evident anywhere. Overall these problems didn't impact on our enjoyment of our holiday, but we feel attention to detail is lacking, and these issues are small fixes. Inconsistency between your info and info at the property is also something which could be improved. We would definitely return to this property, the view is amazing and it's a nice complex. Could something be done about the check in time? For example a system where you can let us know when the apartment is ready, or an estimated time? Even if that was later in the day at least we would know. It's gruelling to be hanging around for hours when in fact we could have been unpacking earlier than 5pm. I would appreciate your feedback, Thanks Jackie Gotham

    Dear Jacqueline, Firstly, I would like to thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you feel the check in time is not ideal, this is constantly reviewed, but at the moment with the COVID_19 pandemic still very present we feel our housekeepers need the time to ensure the property is cleaned and sanitized thoroughly for the arriving guests and this allows us to carry out any maintenance we may need to do also. We will pass on your comments regarding the cleanliness to the housekeepers and our property team. In regard to the HIVE controller, we are sorry that it was low on battery, we can't always predict this will be the case during a stay for a guest; thank you for replacing the batteries. We will take a look at the description of the bin storage location and the return of keys instructions, and reword this to help other future guests. We sincerely hope that you enjoyed your stay in Cornwall and its lovely to hear that you would return. Kind Regards, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by JACQUELINEJul 2021

  • ""We have just booked the Amethyst apartment for our 2020 visit and can’t wait to go back there again."

    We have stayed there on many occasions and we keep coming back here as you always get high quality accommodation, the standard of which has been maintained over the years we have been coming here. It’s in a great location, near the beach, near St Ives and all the many great restaurants plus a few near to the apartment too. There are lovely coastal walks and the train station is a couple of minutes away to take you to explore other towns. There are some excellent golf courses nearby too. When taking all this into account the Amethyst offers you great value for money! Why would you want to go anywhere else? Sandra"
    Sandra Gough

    ReviewJan 2020

  • ""The apartment is well appointed and offers great views combined with easy access to the beach, the coastal path and the train to St Ives."

    We would certainly consider using this venue again."
    Lesley Clarke

    ReviewSep 2019

  • ""A group of four of us stayed at Amethyst earlier in the year and had a lovely weekend break."

    The property is in a great location, just a very short walk to the beach and close to numerous cafes, restaurants and shops and also just a twenty minute walk along the coast path into St Ives._The apartment is bright, well furnished and there is also a very comprehensive set of instructions for use of all the equipment, plus suggestions for day’s out, and places to eat and drink. Would be very happy to recommend to friends and family and would most certainly stay there again in the future."
    Jeff Southern

    ReviewMay 2019

  • ""Amethyst is a very comfortable, convenient apartment and had most things you need for a lovely stay and is very good value for money."

    We were a little disappointed not to have our usual cream tea and jute bag though!!"
    Lin

    ReviewFeb 2019

  • ""Amethyst was every bit that it promised to be."

    It was very comfortable and well equipped and have no complaints at all. Booking the apartment was easy and trouble free and the checking in arrangements smooth. The cream tea and wine were a very welcome bonus. We would definitely consider booking this apartment again and have already recommended it to friends." Kev & Jan Scott

    TestimonialOct 2015

  • ""We did enjoy our holiday in Cornwall, we hadn't been for 30 years and had forgotten how lovely it is."

    Amethyst was beautiful. The high and low tide indicator on the wall was very useful for our beach walks. for something different we went to the Bean Inn for a meal and is was very good, we both enjoyed our meals very much." G. & P. McGraw

    TestimoanialAug 2015

  • ""Amethyst more than met our expectations in terms of location, quality, size and comfort."

    The welcome and hand over of keys was excellent and the cream tea and wine gratefully accepted and enjoyed. We were gifted with some wonderful weather for our stay which made the fantastic view from the apartment even more spectacular. Highlights for us were the walk to St Ives along the cliff tops, walking the other way to Lelant with dinner at the Badger Inn and our visits to St. Michaels Mount and Godrevy. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable week and we hope to return soon." R Gregory

    TestimoanialJul 2015

  • ""We had a very enjoyable stay at Amethyst, and were not disappointed by the consistently high standard we have come to expect from Carbis Bay Holidays."

    This was our first visit for a New Year break, and it was a real bonus to find the train providing a regular service on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. It meant we could leave the car behind during our stay. The atmosphere was great, everything was open and the Cornish people made us feel very welcome. We would definitely recommend it." A. Walter

    TestimoanialJun 2015

  • ""Amethyst was superb."

    My wife and I both said it is the best holiday home we have stayed in. It was immaculately clean, beautifully furnished and really well equipped. However it was the little touches that made the difference, in particular the welcome gifts." R. Tice

    TestimoanialMay 2015

  • ""We were very pleased with our accommodation - clean, comfortable, well equipped and superb views over the bay."

    " S. Gallant

    TestimoanialApr 2015

  • ""We had a great time and were really impressed by Amethyst, its location and the attention to detail."

    The administration, standard of accommodation and cleanliness of the property certainly did meet our expectations. In some ways it would have been better if the weather was worse - and then we would have been able to enjoy the apartment and its facilities a little bit more ! " J. Cogan

    TestimoanialMar 2015

  • ""Thank you for a lovely week away."

    Amethyst was lovely, everything needed in it, beautiful views, very clean and above my expectations. We had a lovely meal at the Watermill & the train into St Ives is very handy. " H. Valentine

    TestimoanialFeb 2015

  • ""Thank you for a lovely break away at Carbis Bay, the apartment Amethyst was lovely with everything we needed."

    " H. Valentine

    TestimoanialJan 2015

  • ""We had a superb stay in this lovely, clean,well equipped apartment."

    We will certainly holiday with Carbis Bay Holidays again. We would recommend visiting The Minack Theatre and its lovely café.The National Trust land at Godrevy around the lighthouse is breathtaking especially if you get to see the seals on the beach as we did!."

    TestimoanialDec 2014

  • ""Would also recommend Cafe Pasta in St Ives where we enjoyed some good food."

    " G. Fothergill

    TestimoanialNov 2014

  • "As usual, everything was fine."

    Amethyst was very clean and well equipped. As for walks and restaurants, we did our usual trip to St Ives on the train and ate in the Beach restaurant by the slip (great service, nice food, lovely views) We enjoyed watching three seals swimming by Smeaton's pier - just by the light. Never seen them so close before! S Miller

    TestimoanialOct 2014

  • ""We had a lovely holiday staying in Amethyst."

    The accommodation was superb - wonderful position, extremely well-appointed and spotlessly clean. The visitor information was very helpful and I think there is little we can add other then the choice of restaurants in St Ives was fantastic and that it would be difficult to have a bad meal there!" L. Overfield, Gloucestershire

    TestimoanialSep 2014

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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.

Summary

  • First-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Freeview, DVD player, Blu-Ray player, selection of DVDs, mini-Bluetooth HiFi system, PS3 with selection of games, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair provided; we request that guests provide their own cot bedding
  • Allocated parking for 1 car, additional parking for visitors is available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Communal garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.8 miles, beach 0.3 miles
  • Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100
  • Note: Access to the property is down 36 steps, not suitable for those with limited mobility

The property

Perched on the cliffs overlooking one of Cornwall’s most beautiful bays, Carbis Bay, Amethyst, like the view, is a treasure you will be glad you discovered.

Guests will fall in love with this luxury first floor apartment with stunning sea views from the sitting area and master bedroom.

Sleeping four in two comfortable bedrooms, it’s perfect for a young family or couple looking to escape to the Cornish coast.

The sitting area has wonderful sea views across the bay towards St. Ives.

Take a closer look through the binoculars provided you may even spot dolphins or seals playing in the surf.

Relax in one of the comfortable cream sofas enjoying the breath-taking Cornish vista or enjoy the entertainment on the smart TV with Freeview.

The dining room is accessible from the hallway and has an oak table with four chairs.

A fully fitted modern kitchen is well appointed ensuring you have every you need in your luxury home from home.

The master sea view en-suite bedroom has stunning views of the bay.

Relax watching the waves on a luxurious king size bed.

The second rear room has two single beds, its bright and airy, lit by natural light through the glass French doors.

For the ultimate pleasure sink into the luxurious bath in family bathroom.

There is a communal terrace for guests’ to enjoy the panoramic sea views.

Two folding chairs are provided within the apartment for your use along with beach mats and a cricket set, perfect for taking down to Carbis Bay beach which is just a short stroll away.

Access to the SW Coastal path and a scenic railway to St Ives and its surrounding area are nearby.

You’ll love the short, picturesque journey along the coast to the beautiful Cornish fishing village.

Create memories that will last a lifetime at Amethyst.

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Compass Point

Compass Point is a prestigious development of purpose-built luxury apartments, situated in a prime position on the seaward side of Carbis Bay, with the majority of properties offering stunning views of the sea and surrounding coastline.

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

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About the location

CARBIS BAY

St Ives 2 miles ; Hayle 3.5 miles ; Penzance 8.5 miles

Just a short drive from iconic St Ives, the seaside village of Carbis Bay is best-known for its beautiful stretch of pure white sand. With turquoise waters and sheltered conditions, the beach feels almost subtropical and is the perfect spot for a good old-fashioned day by the sea. The beach is also home to the Ocean Sports Centre, so if sunbathing is not really your thing, why not hire a kayak or SUP and get out on the water instead. Or why not treat yourself to a Spa day at the delightful hotel which overlooks the beach and has a fabulous terrace where cocktails can be enjoyed in the Cornish sunshine? Carbis Bay has a small range of local shops and restaurants as well as a fish & chip takeaway and railway branch line. The train journey from Carbis Bay into St Ives is perhaps one of the most beautiful in the country; St Ives additionally makes for a great day out, with plenty of galleries to explore. The quayside town of Hayle also isn't far and is home to activities for the all the family, including a golf and a wildlife sanctuary. The Godrevy Nature Reserve and Penwith Heritage Coast are also within easy reach from Carbis Bay, providing outdoors and watersports plans with even more activities to partake in, including coasteering and birdwatching. Carbis Bay is truly a wonderful holiday location for those wanting to experience Cornwall's breathtaking coastline.

Region Information

There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 for this property. Access to Amethyst from the rear car park is down 36 steps, then through the lobby door and up one level via 16 steps.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas