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Halcyon Cove

Carbis Bay, Cornwall (Ref. 1073947)

4.4

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely lovely apartment."

    Very clean and very well equipped. Superb views and stunning location. We had a fantastic time staying in this apartment. The only thing and its probably more of a local council issue was the lack of recycling bins/points at or near the apartment. Even the Tesco Superstore nearby had no facility to recycle which was a shame as we had quite alot of recycling that we had to put in the single bin at the property. We seen other properties nearby seemed to have recycling put outside with bins but there seemed no facilities to do this at the apartment. If there was a possibility to have two bins per property, one being for recycling this wouid be great. This aside we would have no hesitation in staying at this beautiful apartment again. It really was a truely lovely stay. Thanks for a great holiday ! Nick and Siobhan

    Dear Nick & Siobhan Thank you for your great feedback. We are delighted to hear you had a truely lovely stay! Halcyon Cove is a fantastic apartment. The property does not have recycling facilities, however, there are nearby recycling points in St Ives and St Erth. We do hope to welcome you back soon! Best Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by SiobhanJul 2022

  • "We had a lovely weeks stay."

    The accommodation is beautiful and perfectly located. Was very clean, no complaints whatsoever. Would definitely return and recommend. Thanks for an amazing break.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are delighted to hear you had a lovely weeks stay. We hope to welcome you back to Halcyon Cove soon! Kindest Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by LiamJun 2022

  • "I'm not going to lie there were some issues when we first arrived, the main one was the missing sofa."

    So we called the agents and they sent the 'A Team' round and within 1 hour everything was resolved. In my opinion its not how you make mistakes it's how you resolve them and the team were amazing. Minor things: The balcony views are stunning but it can be a bit cold/windy out there as it is shaded. Wifi/phone signal was not great luckily I took a WiFi extender and as there are only doors in the bedrooms on the ground floor we couldnt open them to cool down due to security on a night. All that said book this apartment it's luxurious and has a good degree of privacy even on the balcony. We really enjoyed our holiday and with Carbis and the train to St ives on our door step it was very convenient. The coastal path to St ives was also a great scenic walk. We will definitely book again in the future.

    Dear Mr Johnson, thank you for your Feedback following your recent stay at Halcyon cove. Firstly, may I apologies for the issues you experienced when you arrived at the property but I’m very pleased that the “A Team” was able to sort these for you. Thank you also for your additional comments we will look into resolving these. We are so pleased to hear you found the apartment to be luxurious and appreciated it’s location within Carbis Bay. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards, the Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChrisJun 2022

  • "Don’t enjoy the early check out !"

    Dear Mr Fouracre, We appreciate you taking the time to submit your feedback. The arrival and departure time is up for review but we felt that it gave our housekeepers the best opportunity in making sure the properties were 'covid safe' during the pandemic, but please be assured, we are listening to our guest feedback and constantly reviewing the times. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Owner Relations, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2021

  • "We were very disappointed with the cleanliness of the bathrooms, bedroom surfaces and kitchen utensils."

    The sofa is grubby and the arms upholstery is very tired. On departure when we stripped the beds one of the single beds mattress protector was very unpleasant. Although we tried to call both carbis and Sykes offices to report these issues the phones continually cut us off. We had to go to the office on the first morning of our holiday to report these issues but do not think they were resolved satisfactorily. The Welcome cream tea no longer exists and a voucher for £4 to spend in St Ives as it’s alternative is not in our opinion an equivalent option for 4 people. As we had previously stayed in this apartment we were aware of the day guest passes for the Spa at the Carbis Bay Hotel that were offered to guests in this apartment. We found the voucher readily available again in the Information folder so were very surprised to find that it is no longer applicable. There was no assistance nor compromise over this issue which we find to be gross misrepresentation. We were only told that it was the housekeeper’s fault for not removing it. As you can imagine we do not think that the level of service is up to our expectations based on the previous visit nor is relative to the cost charged. We feel further consideration of these issues is required.

    Thank you very much for your feedback, we are very sorry for the issues you encountered during your stay. The cleaning items you have mentioned have been forwarded to the housekeeper to ensure they are rectified and special attention are paid to. In reference to the cream tea, I am afraid that due to Covid-19 we cannot have the normal 165 cream teas delivered to the office for collection as it creates too much cross contact and therefore we had to find another way to work round the issue. With Ferrells bakery sadly closing, we will now be providing biscuits for arrivals instead going forward. The Spa Passes are renewed annually with Carbis Bay Hotel, however I am afraid that Carbis Bay Hotel wish to be more exculsive and have therefore said owners cannot renew their memberships for properties which is why we have not been able to extend them. We hope you had a wonderful time with your family and a well earnt rest, Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by HeidiOct 2021

  • "Great location and ideal apartment for us."

    The laundry come drying room was ideal as we had a wet start to the week. I would certainly recommend to anyone heading for St Ives and carbis bay.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2021

  • "Great apartment, especially with a laundry/drying room as we had a wet start to our week."

    Ideal location for both driving and the train to St Ives. We had a good restful break and would love to come/visit here again. Cheers!

    D & VOct 2021

  • "The apartment was not very clean and we did not have any tumbler glasses, we had ..."

    The apartment was not very clean and we did not have any tumbler glasses, we had 3 mis matched wine glasses and had to ask for some Champagne glasses, I was worried about the extractor fan in the en suite bathroom, it was full of fluff and dust, the cooker extractor was filthy, I have taken some photos and will send them to you

    Dear Mrs Young, Firstly, we would like to thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you found mismatched glasses in the property; as soon as your brought this to our attention, we followed up on the delivery of the new ones, in which were delivered to you as soon as we had them. In regard to the extractors; due to your early check in request due to your train times, the housekeeper was unable to check the property following the cleaners departure. The priority on this occasion was to allow you early entry as they didn't want to cause any inconvenience. Had the housekeeper had more time, we hope they would have been able to rectify these issues before your arrival. We sincerely hope you enjoyed your stay and hope to invite you back in the future. Kind Regards, Owner Relations Team, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2021

  • "Amazing apartment but no recycling facilities"

    Dear Ms Farmer, Firstly, we would like to thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. Unfortunately, we are very limited on recycling facilities and the nearest public recycling is located in St Erth. We hope to invite you back in the future. Kind Regards, Owner Relations Team, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by TracieSep 2021

  • "A beautiful holiday apartment, spacious, comfortable, clean, really well appointed and wonderful views."

    We really enjoyed our stay and although it was more expensive than an equivalent holiday in France or Spain, we though it a really lovely place. So much so that we looked at booking the same week for next summer, only to discover that it would cost an extra £800, which even in the present climate does not feel justifiable.

    Dear Ms Whittaker, Firstly, we would like to thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. Sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and we hope to invite you back in the future. There has been a huge demand for staycations this year and for 2022, which has increased prices in line with other letting agencies throughout the country. Prices also vary in line with the way school holiday weeks fall, and are also subject to annual price reviews. We would like to reassure you that the prices for 2022 are all monitored very closely and priced with seasonal variance and demand to establish the right balance. Kind Regards, Owner Relations Team, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by DebbieAug 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week here, very lucky with the weather."

    The apartment was beautifully appointed – wonderful views and a very comfortable place to stay. An oasis of calm after a difficult year. Thank you.

    P, N & AAug 2021

  • "The location and apartment were absolutely fantastic!"

    This apartment was just a couple of mins walk to the train station to St Ives and 5mins from the beach (downhill....a bit longer uphill!). I honestly don't think it could have been more perfectly located. The bedrooms were great if you had young children as you can leave the doors open to hear them. The balcony opened to a fantastic view of the ocean and lighthouse, that I wasn't expecting and was far bigger than I thought. I loved that this apartment had everything that we needed in terms of things for the kitchen; lots of glasses, cups, plates and cooking utensils, pots and pans. The child cot was very good quality, sturdy and better than our one at home. Some minor suggestions (feel free not to publish) - perhaps move the sofa a bit closer to the TV to give more room in the kitchen area, which could get a bit tight - let people know you have plastic cups and plates for kids - a big plus to not have to bring them All in all we loved this stay. Feel free to edit and use the above feedback.

    Dear Ms King, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback on your recent stay at Halcyon Cove. Sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and we hope to invite you back in the future. Kind Regards, Owner Relations Team, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by KatrinaJul 2021

  • "Had a fantastic week 2 - 9th October 2020."

    What a year to remember, but in all the chaos of Covid-19 we had a wonderful week here. It made you forget it all, well, within reason! Carbis Bay and the whole area is beautiful. Loved waking up to the view. We had good weather, at times windy but didn't have the rain the rest of the country had. Lovely apartment, well furnished and comfortable. Would definitely book again. Worth a visit is Godrevy Lighthouse and seeing the seals and St Ives. Hopefully be back next year!

    A, J, T, MOct 2020

  • "Had a lovely stay in this beautiful apartment, will miss the amazing view when we go home."

    Always love staying in Carbis Bay and walking into St Ives, never been in the Carbis Bay hotel spa before though which was very enjoyable and a nice lunch in the conservatory after.

    P & SSep 2019

  • "We had a wonderful stay - so lucky with the weather - beautiful all week."

    The apartment had everything we could possibly need and to wake up to sunshine and that view every morning was brilliant.

    T & HSep 2019

  • "What fabulous views!"

    We saw dolphins! Wonderful apartment and very practical with a large utility and outdoor space. Talay Thai in St Ives was our favourite place to eat and Becks fish and chips is always good for a delicious quick supper. Will be back again next year.

    Aug 2019

  • "We've had a really lovely stay."

    Impressed bgy the standard of decor and amenities in the property and also the cleanliness on arrival. And we enjoyed the cream tea! This is a lovely location especially in such close proximity to Carbis Bay itself. Our daughter (who turned 4 whilst we were here) loved walking down there every day! Also ideal for getting the train into st ives. We hope to return soon!

    TestimonialMay 2018

  • "We have been coming to Carbus Bay for many years so are sold the area but having stayed in numerous apartments rate this as one of the best if not the best!"

    Fantastic furnishing and decor, really comfortable in fact it will be hard to leave. With its amazing outside space and views we look forward to returning in hopefully better weather. Thank you! Rick and Julie Kent

    TestimonialApr 2018

  • "We were here 2 years ago in t6his apartment and loved coming back to our 'Holiday home' as our daughter called it."

    Favorite part was sitting having a drink on the beach whilst it got dark, watching our little girl playing in the sand! Thank you! See you next year!!!

    TestimonialApr 2018

  • "Yet another fabulous stay at this beautiful, peaceful place - Thank you!"

    Nick and Sally - USA

    TestimonialMar 2018

  • "We've been coming to Carbis Bay for many years and stayed in fantastic accommodation through Carbis Bay Holidays, but this beats the rest."

    The apartment is very comfortable and well appointed and the views are stunning! We will certainly look to coming back to this apartment!

    TestimonialFeb 2018

  • "On behalf of all 4 of us we have had a fantastic stay and cannot wait to come back again!"

    TestimonialJun 2017

  • "We have enjoyed another lovely two weeks in Carbis Bay our 4th year this time and will be coming back to the area next year."

    The Doddles

    TestimonialMay 2017

  • "Our second time staying with carbis bay holidays."

    Beautiful apartment with everything we needed, a real home from home. A wonderful time again in Cornwall. Libby, Neil, Daniel and Joshua

    TestimonialApr 2017

  • ""The weekend away was second to none again as it was last year."

    The administration process of the break was really good from start to finish. The welcome on arrival was very friendly and helpful. The standard of the accommodation was really good and to a very high standard. The apartment was immaculate throughout. The little touches such as the welcome box of food and apple juice and toiletries is well thought of and a good touch. We will be coming back to stay again soon as we love the apartment and the area." Christian Aldridge

    TestimonialDec 2016

  • ""We really enjoyed Halcyon Cove."

    The apartment was just the right size for us (family of 3) and the location excellent for walking to Carbis Bay or the train station. The standard of furnishings and amenities in the property was very good, and the standard of cleanliness was excellent - the best we have experienced at any holiday property." Caroline Grigg

    TestimonialSep 2016

  • "“The booking process was FIRST CLASS - I booked on the day we were travelling, on line and also spoke to an extremely helpful young Lady on the telephone."

    The accommodation was also first class - a luxury apartment, well furnished and every home comfort. Stunning views too!! The apartment was spotlessly clean on arrival. The whole experience of using your company was excellent. You were recommended by my Son and Daughter-in-Law who booked through yourselves earlier in the year and we would not hesitate to recommend you to others.” B Leigh

    TestimonialJul 2015

  • "“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The apartment was exceptionally clean, the beds were very comfortable, and the washer and dryer made our stay with our three year old and eight month old daughters very easy. We found the kitchen well equipped, and the nearby supermarket was handy for making breakfast and dinners at the apartment. Our daughter enjoyed the kids books, DVDs and the large TV for catching a couple of episodes of Peppa Pig. All in all, it was an ideal holiday!” R.Brunette-Chen

    TestimonialJul 2015

  • "“The apartment itself was perfect, just what we wanted, the views especially were amazing."

    We even enjoyed some fireworks that were being let off on the beach one night. The facilities at the apartment we're spot on, there was everything there we needed. The location was perfect for the train to St Ives we even walked there once. We will definitely be coming back.” A.Pratty

    TestimonialJun 2015

  • ""We really enjoyed staying at Halcyon Cove, St Uny apartments."

    The service you provided was excellent, the apartment was beautifully appointed and very comfortable, also extremely well equipped with everything you could wish for. We would definitely recommend it. The pub at Zennor, The Tinners arms is worth a visit, very quaint and excellent food. Thursday night is folk night when lots of local musicians turn up about 9 and play some really good music." K. Jackson

    TestimonialJun 2015

  • ""The apartment was super."

    The Porthmeor Beach cafe was exceptional as far as restaurants go. We also enjoyed the Godrevy Point seal spotting and coastal walks." P. & A. Aspden

    TestimonialMay 2015

  • ""We thought Halcyon Cove was excellent and the facilities within it were of a very high standard."

    It did all meet our expectations. We thought the Casa Romana was a nice restaurant, we would certainly book again for our next holiday in the area." J. Stewart

    TestimonialMay 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.

Summary

  • Duplex apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request)
  • Ground-floor family bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV with Sky, DVD player, Blu-Ray player, Nintendo Wii, selection of games, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair provided
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Seaward facing balcony and patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.5 miles, beach 0.3 miles
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250
  • Note: Check-in at 4.00pm, check-out by 10.00am

The property

Idyllically set overlooking Carbis Bay, at St Uny apartments, this two bedroom, reverse level, duplex ground floor apartment, enjoys panoramic views, from most rooms and the upper balcony, of one of Cornwall’s most beautiful bays, Carbis Bay, close to the scenic railway, the stunning Carbis Bay Beach and the South West coastal path, it ticks all the boxes for a family holiday or romantic hideaway, offering two outside areas to chill out and relax, a ground floor patio and an upper balcony, inside stylish interiors, along with a clever open plan design, allow guests to enjoy sea views whether dining, cooking or relaxing, via the living area’s floor to ceiling bi-folding patio doors, relax on the comfortable corner sofa in the sitting area, with the binoculars provided, see if you can spot dolphins playing in the surf below, or enjoy the wonderful entertainment on the flatscreen television, with Sky Entertainment package, the dining area is perfectly situated between the living and kitchen area, a designer white frosted glass dining table with six matching chairs are provided, so the whole family can dine together, a contemporary open plan kitchen with black granite work tops, within the living area, is well-appointed, offering all you need for a week’s holiday, both bedrooms are located on the ground floor with access to a seaward facing patio, open the French doors and enjoy breakfast in the Cornish sunshine watching the ocean, or just breathe in the fresh Cornish air, a master king sized bedroom boasts a private en-suite shower room, a second room is fitted with twin beds, which can be joined to make a super king size bed on request, both bedrooms offer plenty of storage space, a family bathroom comprising of a bath with shower over, is conveniently located next to the bedrooms, an idea space to escape and relax amongst the bubbles.

The spacious seaward facing balcony is located on the upper floor and is accessed via the bi-folding living area doors, relax on the cube rattan furniture which comprises of a table, four chairs and four footstalls, perfect for enjoying alfresco meals with fabulous views across the bay to St Ives and out to Godrevy Lighthouse, The ground floor patio can be accessed via both bedrooms and offers privacy with two frosted glass screens.

It’s just a short walk from the apartment to Carbis Bay Beach, with its clear blue flag awarded turquoise waters, it’s a wonderful secluded sandy beach ideal for walks or enjoying water sports, from here a network of dramatic cliffside walks let you venture around St Ives and it’s surrounding area, St Ives is a beautiful traditional fishing village, it has a working harbour, glorious sandy beaches and a town lined with cobbled streets full of independent shops, It’s also home to the Tate Gallery and many others as it’s famous for inspiring artist from around the world, after walking you may enjoy the more relaxing scenic railway journey back to Carbis Bay, this also mirrors the coastal paths routes and connects the surrounding area, the views are breath-taking, Further afield, Cornwall’s Eden Project is world famous for its glorious enclosed rainforest, Pendennis Castle in Falmouth is one of many of Cornwall’s historic landmarks, along with St Michaels Mount near Penzance, the jewel in Cornwall’s crown this is a sight not to miss, if you travel from Penzance to Lands’ End treat yourself to a night’s entertainment at the Minack, set in the cliffs it has one of the most dramatic settings for an open air theatre, Halcyon Cove really does tick all the boxes required for a family beach break or a romantic retreat by the Cornish coast.

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St Uny Apartments

St Uny Apartments are a select development of seven purpose-built contemporary apartments on Boskerris Road, Carbis Bay. Certain apartments in the group enjoy the added bonus of being seaward facing and enjoy fantastic views from St Ives to Godrevy Lighthouse and beyond.

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

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About the location

CARBIS BAY

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

There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250 for this property.
Access from the car parking area is down 19 internal carpeted steps. 13 steps down to access the lower ground floor bedrooms.
Bedroom Two offers zip and link twin beds which can be joined to make a super king size bed, upon request.

Unfortunately, the gravel path, down the side of the apartments, to the communal gardens has been highlighted as not suitable for frequent use. The owners are looking at addressing this in the long term, but in the meantime they have installed 'no pedestrian access' sign to say that guests will be unable to use the path to access the communal gardens and therefore the communal gardens will be inaccessible via the path for the duration of your stay. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas