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Cedar Lodge

(Ref. 971526)

Carbis Bay, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "Although the house itself is lovely, modern and spacious, it’s apparent that the owners take little care or time in maintaining the upkeep of it, as well as keeping the information for their guests up to date."

    Upon arrival at the property we were unable to access the key from the key safe as we had been given the wrong code. Therefore I had to waste precious holiday time trying to get hold of someone from Sykes to obtain the correct code. I eventually spoke to the owner who gave me the correct code and blamed Sykes for giving me the incorrect number one. On entering the property we were pleased with the layout, space, cleanliness, view etc but soon realised several issues with the property. Firstly we realised none of the remotes for the tvs were working (batteries eroded inside some of them). We were able to fix one for the lounge tv but had no luck with the ‘snug’ tv. Thankfully the weather was glorious so there wasn’t much tv watching. We then realised that none of the control panels for the velux windows were working, therefore we were unable to open the windows in the kitchen/dining/lounge area and close the blind in the master bedroom. Therefore we were woken up at sunrise every morning!! On the Saturday evening, after a day at the beach, we realised we had no hot water!!!! Therefore we all had to have ice cold showers and give our boys (age 3 & 6) a ‘bath’ in the kitchen sink using hot water from the kettle! I contacted Sykes and the owner directly on the Saturday evening but nothing was done to rectify the issue. I then called Sykes again on Sunday morning and eventually heard back from the owner via email, asking me to send photos of the boiler/heating system control panel!! Again, wasting precious holiday time. Luckily, my husband managed to do something to the control panel and the system began to work again, but with no thanks/help from the owner. Also to note, when I was trying to find someone to contact about the windows, blind and hot water, the emergency contact information in the guest information folder was years out of date (confirmed by the disgruntled ex house keeper who wasn’t happy her details were still there!!). The owner finally sent an electrician to the house on Tuesday (4 days after our arrival) who was able to temporarily fix the blind in the bedroom but not open the velux windows. He also mentioned it wasn’t the first time the house had issues with its hot water. And today I received ‘feedback’ from the owner via email about not taking the recycling bins out to the road on the day we left, but he assured me he would not deduct any money from the £300 security deposit I gave him for the ‘inconvenience’ this caused!!! My feedback to the owner (Philip) is that if you want to charge an extortionate amount of money for people to stay in your house then perhaps you should keep on top of its maintenance, and when your customers are as inconvenienced during their stay as we were, due to the numerous issues we encountered, perhaps you could be a bit more helpful and apologetic rather than criticise about a bit of recycling. So would I recommend this property to someone else, absolutely not!!!!

    Emma, thanks for your feedback although I have to say I am surprised given our discussions while you were at the house. If I may firstly address the incorrect code for the keysafe, the code supplied by Sykes was the incorrect one and I advised you at the time, I can only apologise on behalf of Sykes Cottages but I phoned you back within 5 minutes of receiving a message from Sykes and you confirmed that all was well and you had access to the house. On the TV remotes, our housekeeper checks each one on changeover so I can only apologise if one was not working. The velux remote and control panel had to be reset, as you alluded to at the time (your email contents below confirm) the bank holiday Monday made it very difficult but we got an electrician to the house on Wednesday morning, he was prepared to go on Tuesday evening but this did not suit you. Hi Philip, Have you had any luck finding an electrician to look at the blind? I appreciate it’s been a bank holiday weekend which may have caused difficulties. Many thanks, Emma The heating and hot water are all powered by an ASHP with underfloor heating throughout. The reason I asked you to send a photo (at 10.55 am Sunday morning) of the display was to be able to quickly workout a solution and if you recall, I advised what to do, you and your husband followed these instructions and you had adequate hot water thereafter. Your email timed 11.04 am Sunday morning below confirms same… less than 10 mins after my email to you. Sunday, May 28, 2023 11:04 AM Subject: Hot water I think it might be working now Sent from my iPhone Finally, it is a condition of the booking that all bins and recycling are wheeled out onto the lane for collection on Friday morning. You neglected to do this and as a result the next guests were greeted with 2 overflowing bins. My email to you was merely stating this fact and that we were not deducting the cost to remove the bins from your security deposit. I am genuinely sorry that your stay was not as you were expecting, yes there were some areas that we have to improve on and I am sorry that this impacted on your stay but I feel your review is frankly antagonistic and does not fairly represent the events at the time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma2.5May 2023

  • "Cedar Lodge is ideally located."

    A quiet spot but a 15 minute walk to the beach (or the pub). The house was spotlessly clean, well appointed throughout. The living areas are airy with plenty of space.The view from the lounge is amazing. Very comfortable furnishings, big comy beds too. We enjoyed a wonderful stay at Cedar Lodge.

    Allan, thanks very much for your review. We are delighted to hear you and your Family had an enjoyable stay, please do come back again soon, we would be honoured to host you again at Cedar Lodge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Jul 2022

  • "The house was excellent for us."

    Four couples. A little disappointed that we couldn’t get the bbq working. Although there were two gas bottles they both appeared to be empty. Didn’t want to go to the trouble (and expense) of buying a refill without knowing if bbq worked. Although cornishcottageholidays said we would be reimbursed it just wasn’t worth the hassle. In the end we bought a few disposables which did the job. Also, we has great difficult getting the key box unlocked and we’re unable to use it for the rest of our stay. I suggest it needs replaced. Please don’t regard this as a major complaint. It’s just genuine feedback for the owner. Otherwise the house was excellent with every possible facility we required. Loads of space. Plenty of kitchen facilities etc. good bedrooms, beds, showers etc.

    Fred, i am delighted to hear that you had an excellent stay. i am so sorry to hear about the gas - there was a spare in the outdoor storage bin. and yes we would have gladly reimbursed you for any gas purchase, thanks for your feedback re the key safe and this has been replaced. Delighted that you enjoyed the kitchen, bedrooms beds and we do hope you will consider us for your next stay in Carbis Bay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fred4.7Apr 2022

  • "Overall pretty good, as expected, but a couple of points."

    Front door didn’t open properly. Had a few occasions we had to use side door to get in. Sofa is poor. Needs replacing. Dustbins where full when we arrived to the point of overflowing and litter was blowing across the garden. Took 3 days before someone came to emptied them. Windows looked as if they hadn’t been cleaned in a long long time but this may be due to the large building works that’s happening 100 metres away.

    Thank you for staying at Ceder Lodge, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your holiday. The door lock can be a bit stiff at times, however the side door is 12 feet away. The sofa along with the entire contents of the house, curtains blinds is just 2 years old, we're surprised by this comment as we have not had these comments about the sofa by previous guests. We do request that customers leave the bins out to be collected by the council, unfortunately if this is not done then it will be there for the next guests. We regularly have the windows cleaned on the inside and out on each changeover before the next guests arrive. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tony4.1Apr 2021

  • "The house was a fantastic place to spend a week over the new year period."

    Great location and a very well presented house.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Dec 2019

  • "This particular property exceeded all expectations by a long shot , we have been ..."

    This particular property exceeded all expectations by a long shot , we have been coming to St Ives for several years stopping in various houses/cottages and this property was by far the best yet , admittedly slightly more expensive than our usual properties but certainly worth every penny

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2019

  • "Cedar Lodge is a beautifully presented house of very high quality."

    Comfortable, clean and in an ideal location. Unfortunately the weather was not good enough for us to enjoy the lovely outside seating and BBQ.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jun 2019

  • "Property was immaculate everything you could need was there."

    View was superb.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2019

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  • Over two floors
  • Four bedrooms: First floor; 1 x super-king double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, Ground floor; 1 x ground floor super king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x ground floor super-king double (zip/link can be twins on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, low level shower over, basin and WC
  • First floor open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Snug with sofa bed.
  • Eco underfloor central heating
  • Electric range-master oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, additional fridge, washing machine, tumble drier, dishwasher, 2 x 4K ultra HD TV's with Freeview, Soundbar, Super fast WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Welcome hamper
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate provided
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Raised lawn at front with paved patio, garden seating and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pubs 0.3 mile, shop 0.3 miles
  • Note: Snug can accommodate 2 guests, property sleeps a maximum of 8 guests including infants
  • Note: There is a steep stepped feature terraced wall at the rear of the property
  • Please supervise children
  • Note: Please request whether zip and link beds are to be made as twin beds

The property

Cedar Lodge is a stunningly stylish coastal homestay with sea views.

In a superb elevated spot in Carbis Bay, two miles from the buzzing resort of St Ives, this detached bolt hole offers beautiful and comfortable accommodation.

The interior is contemporary, with large windows and bi-fold doors, with 7 Velux windows and a sun deck displaying glorious St Ives Bay views, all windows dressed with remote controlled blackout blinds and curtains, with ocean vistas framing Gwithian and Godrevy lighthouse in the distance.

The spacious reverse-level living space boasts four bedrooms all with Harrison Spinks mattresses, Cotton Percale linen, two with en-suite shower rooms, and a generous open-plan sitting area, smart kitchen and dining space for get-togethers.

The kitchen has all of the high end appliance you would come to expect in this property, the Aga Rangemaster professional with a double oven and 6 ring induction hob is perfect for cooking family meals with ease, a large integrated Bosch Fridge freezer and separate undercounter integrated Fridge and Siemens integrated dishwasher.

The additional family bathroom and utility room offer all the facilities and appliances you need.

The snug has a Jaybe sofa bed, so this playroom can also accommodate two extra guests.

Extend the space into the large front garden with raised lawn, paved patio, a LG 10 seater casual dining set with table and a 8 seater picnic bench with a Outback Jupiter 4 burner gas BBQ is perfect for alfresco dining.

All set against the super sea view backdrop across the rooftops.

The driveway can accommodate four cars with ease.

At the rear there is a feature terraced wall and areas for surf boards and cycles to be stored.

Carbis Bay Just half a mile away is a popular resort and features a Blue Flag beach, an ocean sports centre and shops for provisions, bars and cafés.

The Carbis Bay Hotel is a great venue for a pre-dinner tipple.

Paddle around the bay to Hayle and fabulous Gwithian.

St Ives resort is a mile and a half along the coast, famed for its dinky picturesque harbour, charismatic winding lanes dotted with excellent art galleries, boutiques, eateries and traditional inns.

There are five beaches, Porthmeor beach, Porthgwidden beach, Bamaluz beach, Harbour beach and Porthminster beach, perfect for sandcastle fun, swimming, boating and surf gear lessons and board hire.

Explore the coast path and enjoy the seascape or simply watch the artists at work in their galleries.

Porthkidney Sands is the most spectacular of all of them and is about 5 mins by car or 30 mins walk along coast path.

For family and friends looking for a heavenly coastal holiday pad for memory-making adventures and relaxation after a day at the coast, Cedar Lodge is the perfect venue.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


  • 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.

The amount is £300 to be paid by bank transfer and this will be returned within one week of departure.
Please note: This property sleeps a maximum of 8 people.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas