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Driftwood Haven

Carbis Bay, Cornwall (Ref. 1015479)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

9 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely gorgeous property and very clean."

    6 adults staying and we didn’t feel overcrowded at all. Sea views from 2 bedrooms. Everything you needed was supplied in the property. Very quiet area. st Ives is walking distance or there’s a bus every 1/2 hour. We got all 3 cars on the drive with ease. Will definitely be staying here again.

    Reviewed by AndreaMay 2022

  • "Hi, fantastic house, lovely decor and views."

    We very much enjoyed staying in this house. If I had to make any constructive feedback I would suggest that the main en suite should have a sliding door as the current set up is very awkward to access the toilet, especially in the night when you don't want to put lights in etc. Access to the front door is via steps or slope, but there is a half step in the decking which each one of us tripped on at least a few times. Would suggest, although I appreciate not pretty, it really needs some kind of hazard or yellow tape to show the change in level. Otherwise would return no problem

    Reviewed by SamanthaApr 2022

  • "Great holiday fab accommodation"

    Reviewed by JustinOct 2021

  • "Lovely house in a great location We found the house to be exactly as described and pictured."

    Perfectly located to wander down to the beach at Carbis Bay or into St Ives (our preference over driving the narrow streets). Ideally located just next to a supermarket for those quick essentials. Furnishings and decor were like a home from home, very comfy and well equipped. Utility room was a huge bonus as we got caught in a few autumnal rain showers so really valued the washer/dryer and drying rack. We didn't have any issues with access, yes the road is narrow and unmade, but the listing was clear on that. We have two large SUVs that we travelled in and were perfectly able to get down the lane and comfortably parked on the drive. We'd have no hesitation to stay again.

    Reviewed by GemmaSep 2021

  • "Driftwood Haven is a really lovely place to stay in a good location."

    It's away from the hustle and bustle of St Ives, but close enough to make it accessible on foot (30 minute walk). Tesco's is a stone's throw away. Gwithian beach is good for surfing and is about a 15-20 minute drive from the house. The property itself is great, the only thing missing is a large frying pan! In high season it's wise to pre-book restaurants and taxis. Beck's fish and chips in Carbis Bay is definitely worth a visit. We would have no hesitation staying at Driftwood Haven again.

    Reviewed by BarbaraJul 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday in Driftwood Haven."

    The house is very well equipped but with one down side the sofas are very uncomfortable. Everything else was first class.

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2020

  • "Driftwood Haven is a beautiful house in a great location with excellent facilities right on the doorstep."

    We were 3 couples and the house offered everything we could ask for. The furniture and decor were high quality and it felt like a real home from home. We contacted the owner to ask a couple of questions and he couldn’t have been more accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed our break and will certainly go back if we tour the area again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by RomaOct 2020

  • "Access to the property is very poor and this wasn’t made clear in the listing."

    The lane is very narrow and uneven. I have an SUV and struggled to fit down the lane, if I had anything larger I wouldn’t have been able to drive to the property. It’s also difficult to get on and off the driveway.

    Reviewed by GeraintSep 2020

  • "Great first holiday following lockdown, we really enjoyed the property, carbis bay and St ives."

    Great location for walking to the beaches of Carbis bay or St ives. The lane leading to the property is tight, although I have a Discovery and managed it fine. Well laid out and well equipped property, we will use again if we return to Carbis Bay.

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility room
  • Ground-floor underfloor heating with first-floor gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/dryer, Smart TV with sound bar and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed front garden with patio furniture
  • Enclosed back garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.3 miles

The property

Driftwood Haven is a well-appointed luxury cottage, sitting in the seaside village of Carbis Bay, Cornwall.

With its chic decor and sociable open-plan living space, this luxurious abode is the perfect location for groups of six that seek an unforgettable escape to the Cornish coast.

Admire the stunning exterior of this property as you pull onto the gravelled driveway and make your way up onto the patio.

Step into the bright white hallway and head for the open-plan living space, filled with bright natural light from the contemporary patio doors.

Gather snacks from the fully-fitted kitchen boasting stylish dark grey units and marble-style worktops, before re-grouping on the sofas and feeling like your part of the movie as you watch the latest blockbuster on the 65" TV with surround sound from high-tech sound bar.

Take a seat at the breakfast bar and watch the chef of the group show off their talents as they prepare an exquisite three course meal, to be devoured at the dining table; no need to fight over who's turn it is to do the dishes, leave it to the dishwasher.

At the end of the hallway, a handy utility space provides the perfect area to wash and dry your clothes after an action-packed day on the beach.

Head up the airy staircase to the shower room and indulge in a refreshing waterfall shower, whilst your towel keeps warm on the heated rail.

Wander into your bedroom for the week and take your time to pick out an outfit for the evening ahead; an immaculate king-size bedroom has been beautifully decorated in neutral tones with blue accents and sweet little nods to the coastal location, making this a tranquil spot to lay your head to rest.

Further down the hall you will find an attractive double bedroom with built-in storage for all of your belongings and en-suite with waterfall shower; this bedroom also features gorgeous patio doors out to a balcony with breath-taking views of the sea.

A charming twin bedroom with crisp white bedding and lovely decor is a great spot to rest for those wanting to stay with a friend.

Back on the ground-floor, you will also find access to the rear garden of the property, make the most of this space during the summer months with lunch on the lawn, or instead, why not tuck into breakfast around the outdoor table on the front patio.

When you can manage to tear yourself away from this sumptuous dwelling, wander down to Carbis Bay and take a stroll along the white sands as you admire the clear waters.

Develop new and exciting skills with an exhilarating surf lesson with Roam Cornwall, or head into St Ives where you can catch a boat ride or hire out a kayak or wine and dine at one of the many local bars and restaurants.

Spend an afternoon on a scenic walk through Steeple Woodland Nature Reserve before visiting the historical sites of Knill's Monument and Trencrom Hill.

For a chilled-out retreat to the vibrant village of Carbis Bay, stay at Driftwood Haven.

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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 town 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 boutique 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 branchline. The train journey from Carbis Bay into St Ives is perhaps one of the most beautiful in the country.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas