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Gwel An Chapel

Carbis Bay, Cornwall (Ref. 1073871)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
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  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
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3 Customer Review(s)

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    “"The location is fantastic, two minutes’ walk to the beach, two minutes to the train station to take a train to St Ives which is MUCH easier than parking and cheaper!”

    You can walk to St Ives to (or run) even with the children, a nice steady walk rewarded by a tea and scone at the end ...

    You can walk to St Ives to (or run) even with the children, a nice steady walk rewarded by a tea and scone at the end! The accommodation has outstanding views of the beach/St Ives (fireworks at New Year), showers were out of this world (hard to get out of once in!), all the utensils/white goods were high end, had everything you could ask for. My husband and children found the TV’s with sky Q a huge bonus for films and sports on lazy afternoons! I made use of the washing machine! The beds we found extremely comfortable and cosy, the older girls LOVED their bunk beds! The welcome pack (sparkly wine, apple juice etc) was a lovely welcome and needed after 6 hours in the car! Checking in was simple and straight forward and was wonderful to be able to get into the property a few hours early. We had the best 4 nights away and can’t wait to return! "
    Antony Grace

    - Review, Jan 2020

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.

Houses In Carbis Bay

Carbis Bay cottages, self catering beach houses and villas that have been carefully designed, or renovated specifically to provide luxury holiday accommodation.

About the property

Overlooking St Ives Bay, in Carbis Bay, this reverse level, three-bedroom, mid terraced villa, enjoys picture postcard sea views from its living areas and master bedroom, the St Ives scenic railway, the South West Coast Path, and the stunning Carbis Bay Beach are all just a short walk away.

Sleeping six, with a seaward facing and rear terrace to enjoy Cornwall’s outdoor lifestyle, it’s the ideal base for a family holiday to St Ives.

A chic open plan design, means whether you’re dining, cooking or relaxing you’ll be able to do it with the magnificent bay views as your backdrop, natural light floods the space through roof windows and large bi-folding doors, which fold right back extending the sitting area onto a large seaward facing glass fronted balcony, with the most breath-taking views stretching along the Cornish coastline to Godrevy Lighthouse and beyond, breathe in the fresh sea air, styled with oak flooring throughout, neutral tones of beach grey, retro seaside artwork and accessories, this space is a joy to chill out in, cosy up on the sofa and take in the views or the entertainment on the large 60” television, with full Sky package, including cinema and sport. The dining area is perfectly positioned within the open plan living area, a domed pendant light hangs over a grand glass dining table with white chairs, comfortably seating six, offering the perfect setting for entertaining or meals with family and friends, and a view many restaurants would envy, the contemporary kitchen is ideally part of this living space, ideal for socialising when you need to cook and benefiting from the its sea views, it’s well appointed with artic high gloss white units with extensive black composite counter tops offering plenty of space to prepare, for your laundry requirements a washing machine is provided. There is a choice of two ground floor rooms, both offering a private en-suite, choose from a master king sized bedroom with a bath and shower-over or a second room with an enclosed shower and fitted with a super king zip and link bed as standard, which can be made up to two singles on request, a third room is conveniently placed next to the family shower room with enclosed shower, on the first floor, it has fun bunk beds to appeal to the children, all beds are sumptuously dressed, can be set to a comfortable temperature with individual thermostats and offer plenty of storage space.

The seaward facing balcony is accessed via the doors in the living area, take a seat in the outdoor furniture provided and dine alfresco watching the sun set over St Ives, the uninterrupted panoramic views of the bay are breath-taking, a small private rear garden is wonderful for soaking up the Cornish sunshine, wall hooks are provided for hanging wet suits up to dry along with spaces to store your surfboard while on holiday. Talking of surfing, Carbis Bay Beach is a wonderful place to enjoy water sports as its lifeguarded at peak times, its just a short walk to this secluded bay, with its golden sands and turquoise waters, which have been awarded Blue Flag, status.

If you love walking the South West Coast Path circles Cornwall’s coastline, locally it heads to Hayle Estuary in one direction and St Ives in the other, this cliffside path is a great way to explore the area and enjoy its wildlife. St Ives has more stunning beaches surrounding it but don’t worry if you’re all beached out, this traditional Cornish fishing village has so much to enjoy, with pretty cobbled streets dotted with restaurants, cafes, boutiques and art galleries, the largest of which is The Tate and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, and definitely worth visiting, after exploring, enjoy a relaxing but exhilarating journey back to Carbis Bay along the Cornish coast via the St Ives scenic railway, the trip runs beside the sea and is spectacular.

From tin mines, to hidden coves and historic houses Cornwall is filled with so many treasures, as showcased on the BBC TV series Poldark, most visitors love to see Land’s End and taking a picture next to its iconic sign post, two romantic spots include the Minack near Land’s End and St Michaels Mount, near Penzance, one is an open air theatre cut into a Cornish cliff and the other a castle set on its own island, trips here will leave you with memories which last a lifetime, for the kids Flambards Theme Park, near Helston or feeding the animals at Paradise Park, in Hayle, will ensure smiles all round. Gwel an Chapel really does have one of the most magical locations on the Cornish coast, and its clever design allows them to flow inside, ensuring you’re always beside the sea.


Ground Floor


  • Reverse level, semi -detached, villa, over two floors, Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor super-king (zip/ link , can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x bunk beds, 1 x shower room with enclosed shower, wash basin, heated towel rail, and WC, Open-plan living space with dining and sitting area, kitchen, seaward facing balcony, rear landscaped garden.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, four burner gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Sky Q including Movies and Sports package, to lounge, smart TVs with Sky Q to master and second bedrooms, Bang and Olufsen portable Bluetooth sound system, Wifi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair provided; we request that guests provide their own cot bedding, Off-road parking for one car, seaward facing balcony, rear landscaped garden, outside furniture including table, and chairs
  • Sorry no pets, no smoking
  • Shops, beaches, and pubs within a short walk.

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 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

There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250 for this property. Access to the villa is from a slight slope from the parking space and one step up to the front door. The second bedroom is fitted with a super-king-sized zip and link bed as standard, which can be made up to two singles, on request.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas