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Gwel An Chapel

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful apartment with fantastic views."

    Location perfect for the beach & train station. Local superstore close by. Plenty of space for a family of 4 & fully equipped with kitchen appliances. Car spaces are quite small & hilly but managed to park & well aware how hilly Carbis bay is! Great to have Sky tv in evenings & on rainy days. Outside space is great, unfortunately we didn’t make use of it due to the weather but fantastic in the nice weather. Would recommend the apartment & hope to come back again.

    Reviewed by Layla5.0Feb 2024

  • "Thank you, we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Perfect place to stay and very well equipped with all we needed. Sorry to leave!

    G And FOct 2023

  • "Property is beautiful, stunning views in a stunning location overlooking Carbis Bay, the property is modern and has everything you can think of in terms of functionality, kitchen,bedroom equipment, parking, when we arrived, we were pleased to see some fresh milk, apple juice, tea, coffee, etc and this is very nice, I would make the point that it’s probably time for a bit of a refresh in terms of some small areas of paint work and the stairs carpet, also only one bedroom has a bathroom sink that I could really describe is functional for anything other than washing your hands, but it has three nice bathrooms with beautiful Aqualisa style showers ."

    The design has attention to detail and if you want a modern property in a stunning location, this is the place, definitely recommend and would stay again.

    Thank you for taking your time to leave feedback, it’s much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed the welcome pack and are very pleased to hear you would stay again. We will be sure to pass on your suggestions to the owner for their consideration. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Sep 2023

  • "Thank you for a wonderful stay."

    The view is amazing and the home is well equipped and beautiful. Thank you.

    The C'sSep 2023

  • "Superb location, amazing views, kitchen appliances was fantastic even managed to get all the holiday clothes washed and dried we was luck with the weather."

    The beach is literally a 5 min walk down the steep hill. It’s a lung burner walking back up but we all love walking so no problem! The only minor thing is the bed in the 2nd bedroom is very hard. I like it to be softer however some people prefer a harder bed. The bedrooms could benefit with a fan as they do get warm at night if you don’t like leaving the door open. That’s my only minor issue and it never spoiled my holiday it was a fantastic week! We will 100% be coming back

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you loved the property and your stay! Thank you so much again for your comments and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Kinds Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Aug 2023

  • "This place is absolutely fabulous, we've had an amazing holiday."

    Can highly recommend this house, thank you. Had a fantastic holiday with my mum, step-dad plus 2 kids (2+8). House was out of this world and the views are amazing. The views...phenomenal. Can highly recommend La Casita, a fantastic Spanish place to eat. Carbis Bay Hotel, we also experienced the fabulous "Ugly Butterfly". We will definitely be back again

    The C's And G'sAug 2023

  • "Proper cleaning is warranted."

    We arrived and brushed the floors. Full of hair and dust. Top of bed head full of dust. Rug in living room worn and dirty. Need replacing. In general value for money very poor.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to read your comments. Please be aware that we received a call from the housekeeper on your arrival day, reporting that she was unable to attend and check the cleaning of the property as you had let yourself in before check-in time. Please note as per your key collection details, check in is strictly from 4pm. If you have any issues during your stay please contact the local team and we will be able to assist straight away. With Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eldor3.1Jul 2023

  • "First class holiday home, only downside is the parking."

    If the other surrounding properties had been occupied, we wouldn't have been able to park our car. Fantastic views, comfortable and very well located to get around.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are thrilled to hear that you loved the property. We are saddened that you struggled with your parking space during your stay, if you have any questions one of the local team are always on hand to help. Thank you again and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Kinds Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.1Sep 2022

  • "Stunning views, quality furnishings and equipment Comfortable beds and pillows."

    Convenient for train station to St Ives. Two minor quibbles - kitchen knives would benefit from sharpening, lack of live TV, as I said these were the only things that we could moan about. Overall a 5* experience.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you liked the property and your stay so much! We appreciate your comments to improve two points and are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0May 2022

  • "The property is well placed for walks along to St Ives or to Hale in the opposite direction."

    It has stunning views across the bay to St Ives, especially good at sunset and sunrise in Summer. Everything was spotlessly clean and the kitchen was well equipped. It is a quiet location but is within easy reach of the beach.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear you found everything spotlessly clean and well equipped. The views are stunning! Best Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0May 2022

  • "Amazing property"

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2022

  • "This place was an amazing stay by the sea."

    Super clean and very good location. Parking was convenient too. The best stay in a long time. My partner from abroad couldn't believe we were in England in December, was a really pretty view. Cannot wait to check it out in the summer :D

    Reviewed by Dev5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fantastic place with great views and access to the train station within 5mins Property was furnished really well, just lacking in a full length mirror in the property or anywhere to sit and do your make up or hair."

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Sep 2021

  • "Parking spaces are small, so it would be good to warn people about this."

    We would have definitely stay in this house again, if it hadn’t of doubled in price for the same time next year.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • ""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! 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

    ReviewJan 2020

  • ""Having always stayed in a caravan in Cornwall or tent, we opted for luxury this time."

    I can honestly say it was exactly that, it was stunning from the minute you walk in the door, nothing was forgotten! From arrival snacks, lovely thought. Fully equipped kitchen with even a washing machine! The house/apartment was immaculately clean as well as having brand new / high end quality appliances! The best part of the house was by far the stunning view! One and only criticism, motion senses in the bedroom at night, bit bright when they go off with any slight movement. Would absolutely highly recommend this place and the Carbis Bay holiday team, from booking, arriving, and leaving. Perfect in every way. We will definitely be returning! Thank you, x "
    Sian Eaton

    ReviewAug 2019

  • ""Gwel An Chapel was absolutely fantastic, it had everything we needed and more!"

    The view was stunning and we spent most evenings enjoying it. The welcome pack was a lovely touch and enjoyed by all of us. We often caught the train into St Ives as it was cheaper and easier than driving and parking. The beach is 5 minutes away. It is a very steep hill but worth it for the blue flag beach. We would definitely stay again!"
    Fiona Thorn

    ReviewAug 2019

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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.


  • Reverse-level
  • Three ground-floor bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with TV with Sky Q and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with TV with Sky Q and en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x bunk room
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with balcony
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, four burner gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee machine
  • TV with Sky Q including Movies and Sports package, Smart TVs with Sky Q , 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
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Seaward facing balcony, rear landscaped garden, outside furniture
  • Sorry no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and beach 0.3 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Please bring your own bedding for use of the cot

The property

Overlooking St Ives Bay, in Carbis Bay, this reverse level, three-bedroom, mid terraced villa, Gwel An Chapel, 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 Cornwall.

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, it’s 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.

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

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.
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.

SKY TV: The owner is pleased to be able to provide this property with Sky TV, please check the description for the Sky package provided. Please note that the PIN to the Sky box cannot be provided. Therefore there may be viewing restrictions applied during the day as per Ofcom regulations e.g. Watershed limitations. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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