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Glenside House

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Carbis Bay, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved staying at this property."

    Had a warm feel and great layout. We have no negative feedback on the house location or facilitate the only thing, which I think has been mentioned before is that it would be welcoming to have sufficient logs and kindling to have a fire without having to buy it all. Also only one bathroom had soap. But as I say generally we loved it! Oh yeah the pool table isn't total flat!

    Reviewed by David3.8Feb 2024

  • "We absolutely loved Glenside."

    The location is perfect. The property is spacious, comfortable and well-equipped. Great for our large family group, without feeling on top of each other! This holiday home exceeded our expectations. We look forward to staying again. Thank you.

    Thank you very much for this feedback. We are delighted that enjoyed your time at Glenside - we feel the same way! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Jan 2024

  • "This beautiful house is elegantly decorated, with lovely furnishings in smashing spaces, and we were really comfortable and warm during our stay (in a wet week in November), with easily controllable heating and hot water."

    We arrived to a decorated Xmas tree and lots of strung lights, in living room and dining room, which was quite magical. Beds were very comfy with good quality linen and having a choice of two very nice bathrooms, in the main part of the house, was great. There is a problem with water draining, though, from the “Narnia shower”, and the shower tray filled alarmingly to the top very quickly. The pretty, smallish garden would be lovely during the summer, and the owners have made it a charming space. Maybe trim the foliage a bit, to expose more of the gorgeous view towards the sea. Being so close to the SW Coast path is great, though it’s steep and a bit intimidating with the graffiti on the substation being the first thing you see coming out of the gate. The kitchen is very high spec, with a huge range cooker, coffee machine, lots of cupboard space and worktops and very pleasant indeed to cook in. However, some basic items were missing, including a corkscrew, serving dishes, mixing bowl, wooden spoons, cafetière, newer sharp knives and decent sized cereal bowls. I tried to cook a roast dinner. The oven trays and some of the pans were in a very poor state and needed replacing. There was only one casserole dish and two small Pyrex ones, but luckily we were only two guests. For eight people more options of kitchenware is definitely needed. The oven also was due a good clean and there were a few too many spiders in cupboards and corners (The vacuum cleaner was hidden under ‘stuff’ in the understairs cupboard and weighed a ton because it clearly hadn't been emptied for ages, so we couldn’t use it to clean up spiders or on checkout at the end). We LOVED the log burner in the main living room and would really have appreciated a starter bag of logs (none were left) as we had no idea where to buy some from (there aren’t any garages around and we didn’t find Tesco straight away). The ‘welcome pack’ of two small bottles of apple juice and shortbreads probably wasn’t worth leaving, except for kids maybe? We figure it’s because we only stayed five nights that neither logs nor wine were provided (luckily we brought our own wine). Parking is not on the property itself, which we hadn’t picked up from the Sykes details. This was a bit stressful at first, and made unloading and loading (in the rain both times) more difficult. I realise there is nothing that can be done about it, except maybe make it clear you have to park outside on a lane, and walk quite far across the garden to the back door. We loved having a keysafe as we much prefer to manage our own check-in. All in all a smashing property which needs a few tweaks to make it perfect. We had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.1Nov 2023

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay at the Glenside."

    The house was very comfortable and well equipped. The location was fabulous, you should bear in mind the walk back from the fabulous beach is quite steep, so be prepared. Lovely walks across to St Ives and Hayle Estuary along the coast path that passes right by the house. We were blessed with Fabulous early October weather which made Carbis Bay and the surrounding area look absolutely stunning.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Oct 2023

  • "Fantastic location, the property itself needs a bit of tlc, pair work could do with a lick of paint."

    A good deep clean through especially the bathrooms. Could do with new carpets and the garden could do with a good trim back as the foliage is over the foot path to the house and having to walk on the grass. As there is no drive directly to the house the owners could do with supply what I would call a log trolly to carry belongings from and to the car on arrival. We had a good holiday from this location but would on give this 3 starts out of 5. Garth Tyler.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed the location, we will be sure to pass on your comments. We are delighted to hear you had a good holiday and we hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Garth3.4Sep 2023

  • "The 20th anniversary of our first visit to Glenside."

    Our grandchildren have been here every year of their lives and love it SO much. They have enjoyed many happy times on the beach regardless of the weather forecast. We even managed a BBQ. Thank you so much for the use of this cozy but roomy holiday home. A place full of memories for all of our three generation holidays.

    The Humphrey & Fisher FamiliesAug 2023

  • "Fabulous house in a beautiful location."

    We loved the Narnia (through the wardrobe) bathroom!! Loved the large amount of space which was perfect for an extended family. Very well equipped kitchen was a huge bonus. Thank you!

    The Snell & Heaton FamiliesMay 2023

  • "Had a fabulous time in this beautiful home, absolutely loved it!"

    Thank you so much! We hope to visit again soon!

    The Sweetman FamilyApr 2023

  • "Our first visit and we’ve had an amazing time!"

    Fantastic weather and perfect area to explore. We loved the quirky character of the house and nothing was lacking! Games room was a huge hit with the kids! Thank you!

    The Hicks FamilyApr 2023

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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.


  • Four bedrooms with Smart TVs: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin, and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin, and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory
  • Study
  • Gas central heating
  • Rangemaster gas cooker with five ring hob, 2 x oven, warming plate, American style fridge/freezer with water dispenser, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher and coffee machine
  • Curved 4K TV, with Netflix, 4 x Smart TVs, WiFi, pool table, table tennis
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for up to 3 cars
  • Seaward facing, enclosed garden with decking area and heated breeze house, upper rear garden terrace with furniture and barbecue
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub and beach 0.2 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm and check-out by 10am
  • Note: Guests are asked to provide their own cot bedding
  • Note: Please contact local office team if you wish to bring additional pets

The property

Set in a beautiful valley near the coastline in Carbis Bay, Cornwall is Glenside House, a fabulous, four-bedroom home enjoying sea views.

Home to a glorious garden, and a path leading to the South West Coast Path, Carbis Bay Beach and the St Ives scenic railway, Glenside House is well-positioned for a family or group getaway, inviting up to eight guests.

With spacious living areas and a seaward facing private garden, this family home has given the owners children hours of pleasure, which they now want to share with their family.

The living area is made up of an open-plan space which also extends out to a contemporary conservatory and a study, flooded with natural light and featuring exposed Cornish stone walls, oozing character; with a woodburning stove on offer, cosy up on either of the two large sofas and enjoy the entertainment on the curved 4K television, with Netflix or read a book in one of the comfy chairs in the conservatory with its fabulous rear garden views.

The study rests off the sitting area and enjoys stunning sea views, take a seat at the authentic writer’s desk, and let the wonderful Cornish vista inspire you as you write your postcards.

The kitchen and dining area offers a large space for the whole family to get together for meals, exposed stone walls, a classic old school writing desk and a traditional Olympia typewriter, give the space a charming character; a large oak dining table with matching chairs, comfortably seating eight, with the option to extend to seat 12, is ideal for entertaining and along with a wine rack and mini fridge, to chill your drinks to just the right temperature.

There is a choice of four well-appointed bedrooms, all located on the first floor, the seaward facing king-size room has a private en-suite with shower, this is hidden and found by walking through the wardrobe; the kids will think they’re in Narnia.

The second double room enjoys garden views, through its bay window, and a further two twin rooms both enjoy access to a shared rear sun terrace, so you can enjoy breakfast in the Cornish sun.

There are two family bathrooms, conveniently located next to the bedrooms, along with an additional cloakroom.

The glorious seaward facing enclosed garden is a fabulous space to enjoy and let the children play, laid to lawn with subtropical plants and a heated breeze house, all with breath-taking sea views, it’s an oasis by the sea, a raised decked area, with a set of garden furniture with parasol and a barbecue, provides the perfect setting to dine alfresco watching the ocean.

The footpath from your private garden leads onto the South West Coast Path, which heads towards Hayle Estuary and St Ives in the other direction, this cliffside walk has wonderful landscapes to enjoy, rare wildflowers, migratory birds or even dolphins playing in the surf, could be spotted.

During your stay, be sure to embark on a walk along the waymarked long-distance footpath of St Michaels Way, an iconic trail likely traversed by early Christian pilgrims that runs all the way from Lelant to St Michael's Mount, before you spend a day on the lush sands of Carbis Bay Beach, which has achieved Blue Flag status, for its crystal-clear waters which lap onto its golden sand, fabulous for walks along the shoreline and water sports.

St Ives is a hub for local artists and a hot spot for tourists, this traditional Cornish fishing village arcs around a working harbour, which supplies its many restaurants with fresh seafood, treat yourself to a delicious meal before exploring the towns cobbled streets, filled with boutiques, cafes and art galleries; the largest is The Tate and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, which celebrates one of the town’s former famous residents.

After browsing and enjoying the sandy beaches which surround St Ives, hop on the scenic railway for a relaxing but breath-taking journey back to Carbis Bay, it hugs the coastline with sea views all the way.

Glenside House has provided many groups with wonderful memories to cherish forever, its magical setting, private landscaped garden, and stunning sea views, are waiting to do the same for yours.

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Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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.

There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250 for this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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