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Carbis Bay, Cornwall (Ref. 1073945)


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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent as always - though bedroom TVs are NOT smart TVs."

    Also a few small things need looking regards repair - shower door in en suite not properly attached at top, floor tiles in kitchen cracked and need replacing, lounge door lock to balcony very stiff. Many thanks - see you next year :)

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The flat was lovely and in a convenient and attractive location. We would definitely recommend the property to others and would stay again.

    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 look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Kinds Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2022

  • "From the moment we arrived we were so impressed how clean and very well equipped the apartment was,hugely spacious and smelt fresh and clean."

    A nice touch with chilled apple juice and chocolates. The views were splendid and we heard No noise from the building site from over the way. We shall definitely be booking again and we've noticed how booked up this apartment is.. Thank you for accommodating us Skye cottages a 10/10 hoilday :)

    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 look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Kinds Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by SophieJun 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic."

    We have nothing bad at all to say. The apartment was amazing. The views were stunning.

    Reviewed by ZachMay 2022

  • "The property provided a good base to explore some of Cornwall."

    It would, however, have been good to know about the building works that were going on outside the property as it was noisy and disruptive on occasions. Had we known about the works, we may not have booked that particular property. There was also an outside light that stayed on all night and shone quite brightly into the property which was a little annoying when trying to get the children off to sleep.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are sorry that you weren’t aware of the building works, we can see that this notice has been in place for some time prior to your booking and we hope that people see this notice regarding the building work which can be found at the bottom of the web page for the property and also appears at the top on the page when booking. Gwinear has included a 20% reduction in rental cost due to the proximity of the building works. Apologies that the light outside seemed disruptive, we will pass this onto our property management team to see if there is anything we can do to rectify it. We hope to welcome you back in the future and thank you again for your comments. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by BenApr 2022

  • "What a brilliant property!"

    We had a great stay at Carbis Bay and would definitely stay in this property again in the future. It had wonderful facilities and it was in a fantastic location

    Dear Georgina, Thank you so much for your lovely Feedback following your recent stay at Gwinear. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by GeorginaSep 2021

  • "The apartment is in the perfect location with an easy walk down to the beautiful Carbis Bay Beach."

    Very well appointed with everything you could need for a comfortable stay. Stunning views from all the windows. We will definately return, and whole heartedly recommend.

    Dear Heidi, Thank you ever so much for your wonderful feedback, it is much appreciated and we are so happy you had such a good time. A well deserved change of scene and break I am sure! Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by HeidiAug 2021

  • "The facilities in the apartment were good quality."

    It was a shame that the cleaning upon arrival was fairly poor and we had to clean the kitchen, chairs and floors ourselves. Great location, right next the the station, coastal path to St Ives and a short walk to the beach. Ideal for anyone wanting to be in the centre of Carbis Bay, but need to be fairly mobile due to local hills and a few steps up to the apartment.

    Hi Alexandra, Thank you ever so much for your feedback. I am so sorry to hear your encountered cleaning issues during your stay, please do always feel that you can call us direct (01736 630015 option 2) as we would always like to ensure that you have a pleasant stay and rectify any issues you feel were not up to standard. We will pass your feedback across to the housekeeper to ensure these items are rectified going forward. We hope you had a lovely holiday and a well deserved rest with some sand between your toes. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlexandraAug 2021

  • "Another lovely stay in Gwinear."

    Great location and apartment has everything we needed, unfortunately the apartment wasn’t as clean as last year, the floors seemed dirty and the windows had handprints and marks on them. Also there was no mention of the building work that would be going on. We were woken up every morning before 8 by noisy diggers and builders. Such a shame!

    Reviewed by LisaJul 2021

  • "Second time booking with Carbis Bay holidays."

    We will be back. Thanks

    Reviewed by GillianJul 2021

  • "There was a large scale construction project happening directly in front of the apartment so we got to wake up to the sound of heavy machinery, beeping and hammering every morning."

    Also we both noticed after a few days how dirty our socks were going into the wash, the windows in the living room were covered in hand marks. The TV service kept getting interrupted every few minutes making it impossible to watch anything.

    Dear Mark, Firstly, apologies for the delay in responding to your feedback. Thank you for your feedback relating to Gwinear, we always welcome guest observations to help us improve things. The construction work is unfortunately out of our control, although we can understand the frustration. This is being monitored closely and we are updating our website in accordance to our findings. In regard to the cleanliness, we have passed this to our housekeeping team. We endeavor to keep our properties to a very high standard. Kindest Regards, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarkJun 2021

  • ""Apartment was spotless."

    Kitchen was lovely everything you needed. Bedroom comfortable and cosy._Great position just behind the station and public footpath down to the beach.__Building work going on next door, trucks coming and going, a little loud sometimes but didn't spoil holiday as mostly out all day.__Would return to this apartment."
    Diane Preece

    ReviewOct 2020

  • ""The apartment was spotlessly clean and well appointed."

    It is in a very convenient location being close to Carbis Bay beach and the coastal path to St Ives one way and Hayle the other way. The train offers transport both ways too at a very reasonable cost and provides excellent service with trains running every half hour. The apartment had everything we needed. It was light an airy with views of the coast. Riveria apartments are about 35 years old but the accommodation had recently been modernised and had parking which is a real bonus."
    Lizzie Cook

    ReviewOct 2019

  • ""We loved Gwinear apartment."

    It is in a good location with a great view. It was spotlessly clean and very well stocked. The beds and pillows are very comfortable and the white towels lovely and fluffy. Also, the welcome gifts were much appreciated. Carbis Bay and St Ives are beautiful and we loved Cornwall. It is only a short walk from the apartment to the train station to get a train into St Ives and only costs £1 each."

    ReviewSep 2019

  • ""We have had a brilliant holiday in Gwinear Carbis Bay with our two grandsons Jack and Oscar."

    The superb beach is a short walk away and the sea is an amazing turquoise colour. The accommodation was first class and could not be faulted, with sea views of St Ives to the west and Lelant to the east. Close to the railway station with regular trains to St Ives along the picturesque coastline."
    Cheryl Coles

    ReviewApr 2019

  • "“Very comfortable flat in a fabulous location."

    Beautiful scenery, an ideal place for recharging the batteries and escaping reality. Thanks” Danuta Szeliga

    TestimonialDec 2017

  • "“Great holiday & weather."

    Lovely apartment. Will certainly be returning. Views great! Thanks” Steve & Denise Hill

    TestimonialSep 2017

  • "Lovely apartment!"

    St Ives as beautiful as ever! Thank you.x Jean and Dave Hodgkiss

    TestimonialSep 2017

  • "“Lovely apartment, lovely village."

    Look forward to returning. Thanks.” Sampson family

    TestimonialAug 2017

  • "“Very well presented flat, comfortable seating and bedding & well equipped."

    Excellent location with good views. Helpful housekeeper and thanks for the goodies.” Devalls

    TestimonialAug 2017

  • "“Same as last year."

    Another lovely week in a great location. Still love the apartment and will be back again next year.” Ellis family

    TestimonialJul 2017

  • "“Lovely apartment."

    Well equipped, location fantastic, cheap train into St Ives and to travel to other locations around and about. Will definitely be back! Thank you.” Dawn Steve & family

    TestimonialJul 2017

  • ""The property was very well prepared, equipped and clean."

    The standard of accommodation was excellent. Home from home and we felt very comfortable. An excellent location. Views from the windows were delightful." Phyll Kieniewicz

    TestimonialDec 2016

  • ""The flat in Carbis Bay was perfect, spacious, airy with good furniture and wonderful addition of balcony."

    It was spotless upon arrival and we liked the little touches like cling film, foil, tea, coffee etc in the kitchen, we will definitely return to the flat and book it again in the near future. We really loved our stay at Gwinear." Mr & Mrs Allen

    TestimonialAug 2015

  • ""Gwinear is a new addition to our portfolio."

    Guest comments will be added as soon as we receive them."

    Carbis Bay HolidaysAug 2015

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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.


  • First floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with seaward facing balcony
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven/grill, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwashe, cafetière
  • 3 x Smart TV with Freeview, iPod docking station, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.5 miles, beach 0.3 miles
  • Note: We request that guests provide their own cot bedding
  • Note: Check-in is from 4pm and check-out is from 10am

The property

Perfectly positioned in a lovely valley on the seaward side of Carbis Bay, close to the beach, the St Ives scenic railway and a network of wonderful cliffside walks, this stunning first floor two bedroom apartment offers an ideal base for a young family or couple on a romantic escape to the Cornish coast.

Its clever open plan design makes the most of the sea views from most rooms and the private balcony, the living area consist of an open plan sitting and dining area, with triple aspect windows, oak flooring and a door leading on to the balcony, the panoramic views from here stretch right across Carbis Bay out to St Ives and beyond, relax on a large sofa with three seats and two tub armchairs and enjoy watching the wonderful changing-colours of the ocean or enjoy the entertainment package on the large smart Freeview television, the dining area is perfectly located within the spacious living area, to take in the lovely sea views whilst you enjoy your meal, an oak table with six matching chairs are provided for your comfort, just off the dining area the separate contemporary kitchen, located to the side of the property, has wonderful sea views through a large window and sliding patio doors, with access to your private balcony, ideal for dining alfresco with the beautiful ocean as a backdrop, it is well -appointed with everything you need for a week’s holiday.

An added bonuses with Gwinear is both bedrooms enjoy wonderful sea views, so you can relax watching the ocean, the master super king bedroom also boasts its own private en-suite shower room, the second room is fitted with twin beds, however the choice is yours as both bedrooms zip and link beds can be arranged as desired on request, there is plenty of storage space with both rooms offering a large fitted wardrobe and a chest of drawers, you’ll find a family bathroom conveniently located off the hallway next to both bedrooms.

A seaward facing balcony, accessible from living area and kitchen, is a wonderful space for enjoying an alfresco meal, a table and four chairs are provided, relax with a drink watching the sun set over the bay, At the end of the drive you can join the coastal path which goes to St Ives, via Carbis Bay Beach, this secluded bay is perfect for trying water sports, its turquoise waters have a blue flag award and lifeguards look after the beach at peak times, so the family can enjoy safely swimming and surfing in the Cornish waves, if you continue along the cliff path to St Ives you’ll find a beautiful traditional Cornish fishing village, it has a wonderful collection of unique shops, narrow cobbled streets, cafes and restaurants to discover, St Ives is also home to The Tate Gallery and is renowned for it’s art world wide.

Further afield, St Michaels Mount near Penzance is just stunning, set on it’s own magical island, a walk out to this stunning attraction at low tide is a memory that you’ll never forget, after a visit to Land’s End as you drive back to Penzance don’t miss out on seeing on of the country’s most beautiful outdoor theatres, The Minack is actually set dramatically on the edge of a Cornish cliff, near St Austell Cornwall’s Eden Project is world famous for it’s glorious enclosed rainforest, just one of Cornwall’s glorious gardens, if you love history a visit to Pendennis Castle in Falmouth with an ice cream watching the yachts and liners in the harbour is a sight to delight.

If you’re after a holiday relaxing watching the ocean from the moment you wake, to your last sip of wine as the sun sets, then Gwinear is ideal.


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Riviera Apartments is a select development of apartments on the seaward side of Carbis Bay. The Penthouse apartments offer outstanding views of Carbis Bay across St. Ives Bay.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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.

Region Information

Building Works Notice
The Ocean View Development building work is taking place nearby and is expected to be completed by the latter half of 2022. As a result the current pricing on the property has had a 20% discount due to the work on the site nearby.
There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 for this property.
Master bedroom super king zip and link bed can be arranged as twin single beds bed upon request.
Bedroom two has twin single beds which can be arranged as a zip and link super king bed on upon request.
Access via 19 steps up 3 flights to the front door on the first floor.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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