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Halfway Tree

Carbis Bay, Cornwall (Ref. 1073948)

4.8

Excellent

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

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

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "Everything was absolutely perfect!"

    Wonderful location, so convenient for the beach and for using public transport, we hardly had to use out car. Very peaceful, all we could hear at night was the sound of the waves. Views from the apartment were stunning. Will definitely be back! Thank you.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a lovely stay and love the property just as much as we do! 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 PaulineApr 2022

  • "We absolutely loved this property."

    We booked it mainly for the views and they didn't disappoint. Loved watching the waves crashing and we were lucky to see some playful seals in the water. The apartment was lovely and bigger than we were expecting.

    Dear Mrs Pratt, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the property and the views are amazing. Kindest Regards the Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by VictoriaApr 2022

  • "The flat is nice and very clean."

    We enjoyed staying in this apartment. Please keep it up this way. Thank you.

    Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us such a nice feedback as it is very important to us! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back soon! Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by TunApr 2022

  • "Lovely apartment that was fully equipped with everything one could possibly need."

    Top quality on all. Views spectacular. Felt very safe there. 100% would stay again.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are so pleased you had a great stay with us. Please visit again soon. Kindest Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LorraineMar 2022

  • "Loved, loved loved our break at halfway tree."

    the apartment was fantastic as was the view! we were very lucky to have sunshine so painting on the balcony in the mornings was perfect. the kitchen was well stocked and thank you so much for the milk and fantastic apple juice which were a delightful surprise :)

    Dear Mrs Beaser, Thank you for taking the time to submit your lovely feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kindest Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SallyMar 2022

  • "We have stayed at Half Way Tree before and it’s a lovely apartment with ocean views from the master bedroom and lounge ."

    Ideal to explore south Cornwall .

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2021

  • "This is our second stay."

    We felt the property is becoming shabby in some respects; quality control is deficient. The main reason for this comment was the number of dead light globes: Main bathroom ceiling - 1 of 2 Main bathroom light over mirror Ensuite bathroom - 2 of 3 Lounge room ceiling - 1 of 3. When replaced it was with a mismatched globe (bright white instead of soft white) Lounge room wall light - 1 of 4 Lower oven light Also, Kitchen clock battery dead - I replaced that with my own. Torch batteries in kitchen drawer almost dead. Bed linen in main bedroom starting to look tired, and the duvet cover had a couple of ties that were broken. We made two notifications to your office, and had two resultant visits from the maintenance people. It was apparent that they were unable to obtain some types of globe, and by the time we vacated no further action had been taken to finalise the job, leaving two globes still dead in the main bathroom. We are disappointed that the tariff has increased by around 30% for our September 2022 booking - five star prices for less than 5 star attention to detail.

    Dear Ruth, Thank you very much for taking the time to provide Feedback following your recent stay at Halfway Tree and I am very sorry to hear you felt the apartment did not reach our usual high standards I am pleased to advise all lights in the property are now working, including the two in the bathroom. With regards to the pricing, 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. Thank you again for your Feedback and 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 RuthSep 2021

  • "Fantastic block but the apartment is great but would benefit from a few simple updates."

    We stayed in this one two years ago and since then it feels a bit tired. The placemats, glasses and mugs are all damaged, marked or fading and there is a broken tap in the bathroom. The cleaning needs a bit more attention as well, particularly given heightened sensitivities in covid times. When we arrived we found some old, opened ice cream in the freezer and later when looking under the bed we found a dirty old sock. On the positive side the addition of a nespresso machine is a great addition and I don’t think was listed!

    Dear Nathaniel, Thank you very much for your feedback, it is much appreciated. We will pass this across to the owner of the property and also highlight the cleaning issues to the housekeeping team. We hope you had a fantastic holiday and a safe journey home. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by NathanielAug 2021

  • "Location was key here, it was fantastic, we only used the train once, witch was ..."

    Location was key here, it was fantastic, we only used the train once, witch was very good, to get to St livs, we walked most days, on the coastal path, stunning,, 10 minutes walk to cabis beach, the boys were very happy about that, all in all, beautiful and brilliant,

    Reviewed by MathewJul 2021

  • ""Excellent flat, clean and well-equipped."

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    Jocelyn

    ReviewNov 2019

  • ""The location of this property is ideal if you are travelling by rail as the local station is an easy stroll around the corner."

    We chose to stay in these apartments because they appeared to be so close to the bay. Halfway Tree was wonderfully well equipped, clean and with the most perfect view of the sea. Fabulous to be able to hear it too. We spent quite a time in the apartment as it was so relaxing only making short trips down the private path (surprisingly easy even though we experience some mobility problems) and getting a snack at the Carbis Bay Hotels' restaurant on the beach. Also, a trip or two to St Ives on the train, so convenient. Special thanks to the staff in the Carbis Bay holidays agency who handled our booking and sent helpful extra info prior to our holiday, were always prompt and polite and friendly and to our housekeeper Kerry who met us in the biggest rainfall we'd had this year and settled us in. Also, thanks to the rest of the housekeeping team who called to prepare the apartment for the next visitors just as we were leaving, how patient and friendly they were. We would definitely recommend using Carbis Bay Holidays and staying in the Halfway Tree Beach apartment. "
    Lynda McKean

    ReviewOct 2019

  • ""Lovely apartment, everything you needed."

    Spectacular views. Fabulous place to visit. 4th time with Carbis Bay Holidays. Each time was great, we will be back again hopefully"

    TestimonialOct 2018

  • ""Fantastic apartment!"

    Lovely and clean and well welcoming and everything you could possibly need. Views are amazing could have spent all day just looking out to of the window. Lucky enough to spot dolphins one day! Great walks and lots to do. Thank you, well be back!"

    TestimonialOct 2018

  • ""Fantastic cosy apartment overlooking such a beautiful bay."

    We love coming to Carbis Bay and will be back soon"

    TestimonialOct 2018

  • ""Amazing. We were welcomed immediately and she was lovely."

    Apartment was fantastic. Everything you need is here, we love it. So spacious and perfect. Will come back for sure"

    TestimonialSep 2018

  • "Well, what an incredible place - that view too!"

    The best holiday we've ever had, a truly beautiful experience. The beach is on our doorstep! We're are leaving now but we will revisit again and make wonderful memories"

    TestimonialSep 2018

  • ""Lovely apartment, everything we needed."

    Our 5th visit to Carbis Bay - we shall be back for more! Many thanks for eats and treats"

    TestimonialJun 2018

  • ""A perfect place for a retreat of resting."

    The apartment is beautiful - I love all the paintings and the super comfy bed. Carbis Bay and surrounding Cornwall touches warm my heart. Thank you so much"

    TestimonialJun 2018

  • ""What a beautiful apartment, certainly has the WOW factor, had an excellent relaxing week with an unbelievable views."

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    TestimonialMay 2018

  • "Beautifully tasteful lovely apartment."

    Views are to die for. Unfortunately due to illness had to leave early. We've had a wonderful time and we will be back"

    TestimonialMay 2018

  • ""Second visit."

    Lovely apartment, you can not beat the views"

    TestimonialMar 2018

  • ""Really nice apartment."

    Views amazing, would definitely recommend."

    TestimonialMar 2018

  • ""Our second stay in this beautiful apartment."

    Everything as lovely as last time. Will hopefully be back again one day."

    TestimonialMar 2018

  • ""Lovely apartment" Our 3rd New Years in Carbis Bay and we couldn't have asked for more."

    Even the rain didn't stop us! See you soon"

    TestimonialDec 2017

  • ""A lovely apartment in a perfect location."

    No dolphons but almost daily seals. Another great week in Carbis Bay"

    TestimonialNov 2017

  • ""We loved the apartment, it more than met our expectations – clean, well furnished, very good quality bedding and towels; kitchen had everything that we needed."

    Plus a view to die for. We genuinely cannot think of anything that could be improved." Tony Frankland

    TestimonialOct 2016

  • ""Our stay at Halfway Tree was very enjoyable, the apartment was lovely, well decorated, spotless, very well equipped, comfortable and in a wonderful location overlooking Carbis Bay beach; the views were truly amazing."

    We visited Godrevy Lighthouse which was a wonderful day out as the views and scenery were breathtaking; with the added bonus of seeing seals in their natural surroundings truly a wonderful sight. St Ives (this was our fourth visit) is a joy to visit as it has such interesting shops and galleries on this visit we found a great restaurant called Beach Restaurant which is overlooking the harbour the food is truly delicious and the service is second to none." A. Miller

    TestimonialOct 2015

  • ""We all had an absolutely wonderful time, Halfway Tree was as stunning as the views out of the bedroom and living room."

    It was in pristine condition too – felt like a five star hotel. We had a great time walking into St Ives each evening, then walking back by moonlight. Had a lovely posh meal in Al Fresco and a more relaxed one in Pels, both fantastic." N. Padmore

    TestimonialSep 2015

  • ""We had a wonderful time at half way tree and found the apartment absolutely stunning and in perfect order we will be definitely recommending to friends and family thanks very much."

    " Chirag Hirani

    TestimonialAug 2015

  • "“The apartment was one of the best we have stayed in & had everything you could want."

    We loved waking up to the sound of the sea. Beautiful views & ideally located for the station & the short ride to St Ives. The services of Carbis Bay Holidays was also excellent throughout. Thanks to everyone & we are looking forward to our next visit! “ P.Hill

    TestimonialJul 2015

  • "“We had a great holiday."

    The apartment was great and already missing the sea views and sounds of the waves crashing. We also found the apartment very clean with everything in working order as well as being handy for the train into St. Ives.” P.Maltby

    TestimonialJul 2015

  • ""Halfway Tree is one of the best apartments we have stayed in, we very much enjoyed our week there thank you."

    We particularly loved the massive sofa - with reclining seats! And the master bed was really comfortable. And of course the location and the view simply can't be beaten." l. & J. Chick

    TestimonialJul 2015

  • ""We had a great time and my entire family loved it!"

    Halfway Tree was excellent with fantastic view of the sea! We will definitely recommend it and hopefully will come back in near future" A Naderi

    TestimonialJun 2015

  • ""We had a superb break, Halfway Tree was very clean, freshly decorated, comfortable with every convenience you could want."

    Fantastic views, golden beaches, crystal clear water. Thank you for a wonderful time." L. Llewhellyn

    TestimonialJun 2015

  • ""We had a super time in Carbis Bay, enjoying a winning combination of fine weather, terrific location and good quality accommodation."

    Restaurants -- Porthmeor Cafe, - The Shack on the beach at Carbis Bay, Blas Burgerworks, La Casita, Porthminster Beach Cafe. Walks - The coastal walks in both directions from Carbis Bay are well worth doing. Enjoyed trips to Fowey, Polzeath and along the coast to St Agnes and Perranporth. Golf at Tregenna Castle" M. Jackson

    TestimonialJun 2015

  • ""We had a great time and the apartment was A1, we had a few walks to St Ives and got the train back, we found the Mermaid on Fish Street, the best lunch we have had in a long while."

    Walking on the beach at low tide was bliss, no hills or steps, clean fresh air and you could walk for miles." B. & J. Clark

    TestimonialMay 2015

  • ""We had a super time."

    Halfway Tree was everything we thought it would be & more. It was quiet - except the fireworks on the beach from the wedding at the hotel on Friday night but that ended off our perfect holiday. Highly recommend the Lifeboat restaurant in St Ives - great for kids too. Walk to Lelant Saltings & train back to Carbis Bay was superb. Porthkidney Sands beach was deserted! Minack theatre is a must" P. Davies

    TestimonialMay 2015

  • ""We had a wonderful holiday in Cornwall and Halfway Tree was an exceptional base for our good times."

    The food box from foods4yourholidays was terrific. A great suggestion on your part. We dined on the vegetables all week. It was a particular treat for the first night of arrival when a glass of wine, a light dinner and a relaxing evening trumped going grocery shopping! Lovely dinner at Alba Restaurant in St. Ives." J. Walker

    TestimonialApr 2015

  • ""The views from Halfway Treee were as hoped for and the comfort of the apartment excellent."

    The welcome pack with cream tea, a great touch. Our favourite bits were - the walk to St Ives, Porthminster Beach cafe, Kynance Cove, St Michaels Mount, Cadgwith, Trebah, Seal Sanctuary and spectacular Minack theatre on a perfect day." C. Boadle

    TestimonialApr 2015

  • ""A great holiday in Halfway Tree, it fully met all of our expectations in terms of furniture, fittings and outlook."

    The location and views over the bay were superb and the proximity to the railway made visiting St Ives a much more pleasant and convenient experience than driving and parking. The Coastal Walkway to St Ives was also very pleasant and not too challenging. The path to Lelant is a bit narrower, with more ups and downs and more restricted views - but providing access to the fabulous deserted beach. One of the best experiences we had was at Goonhilly Downs, at the Offroad Segway centre - approx 45 minutes from Carbis Bay. Eating out was all very good, the Badger being excellent value for money and the small Italian restaurant, Caffe Pasta, facing the harbour on the west side, providing a high quality and not too expensive lunch." R. Carr

    TestimonialMar 2015

  • ""It's fair to say that we did have a really good time in Carbis Bay."

    We were lucky to have some sunshine and also experienced the wrath of a Cornish storm which made for a dramatic afternoon watching the waves from the comfort of the front room. There is little praise to heap on the accommodation that you won't have heard before, it is a very well furnished flat with lots of space and light, and a brilliant kitchen. We decided, that in the many holidays we have had over the years - to the Caribbean, to many cities, New Zealand, Dubai etc - this is the most spectacular and inspirational view we have ever had. It really is a privilege to have woken up every day to such a beautiful scene - and in England! Regarding the restaurants, the pick of the bunch was the Porthminster Cafe with its signature monkfish curry dish, but you need to book and it's expensive. Mermaids was also excellent, as was Alba. For those going a bit further, Rick Stein's Seafood bar in Falmouth was superb with a tapas menu based on his travels around Spain and all delicious. We also went to see the Kidz R Us production of the Seussical while we were there - would recommend any visitors going to see their work if it is on at the time. Incredible energy from a talented group of kids. My husband had a great time building sandcastles and exploring the rocks with our son. Carbis Bay and the surrounding area is stunning offering an incredible ambiance and the perfect setting for a relaxed family holiday." T. Vokes

    TestimonialMar 2015

  • ""Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Halfway Tree as usual."

    Love the location and accommodation. Looking forward to our next visit." M. Evans

    TestimonialFeb 2015

  • ""Spotlessly clean, Halfway Tree was comfortable relaxing place to stay, to sleep hearing the waves lapping the beach below was worth the drive from Yorkshire."

    Would recommend the Badger inn, La casita, Becks fish and chips, the best fish and chips we have ever had by far. Our favorite walks were Carbis Beach to Godrevy Lighthouse and to park at Sennen Cove and walk to Lands End" N. Purslow

    TestimonialFeb 2015

  • ""The most wonderful holiday my wife has ever had, thankyou."

    " R. Cross

    TestimonialJan 2015

  • ""Halfway Tree has an excellent location so close to the beach, railway line, St Ives, etc, it is modern and spacious."

    Good lunches were served at the Beach cafe, lovely coastal walk to St Ives" W. Hepworth

    TestimonialDec 2014

  • ""Halfway Tree was beautfiul and had lots of character, a real home from home with a wonderful view !"

    !" L. Chell

    TestimonialNov 2014

  • ""We have had a wonderful holiday."

    Halfway Tree was very well furnished, with everything we could possibly need. St Ives and the surrounding area is lovely, having not visited for many years myself and this being the first time I have taken my own children, I am glad to see it hasn't been spoilt and commercialised like many areas. The service given by yourselves has been excellent with very comprehensive information supplied. We hopefully look forward to another holiday with yourselves next year." P. Flint

    TestimonialAug 2014

  • ""Thank you for a wonderful stay at Halfway Tree."

    The apartment itself was clean and spacious and allowed plenty of space for our young children to enjoy themselves whilst we were there. Having the free wifi and sky tv were also bonuses as we felt that we were at home and not out of touch. One of the best parts of the holiday was coming back to the apartments with a beautiful view and the sound of the tide lapping on the shore." J. Kanwar

    TestimonialAug 2014

  • ""We had a lovely time at the apartment and the view was spectacular."

    The apartment was clean and met all of our expectations. The walks suggested were great and provided breathtaking views." A. Attra

    TestimonialJul 2014

  • ""We had a really fantastic time staying at Halfway Tree."

    The apartment is really great - very spacious, clean and such an amazing view! It felt like being on an island somewhere and we didn't want to leave! The coastal walk to St. Ives was very nice and we went to the Eden Project, which was a really good day out. Thankyou very much for a great holiday and we hope to come back in the near future." Anon

    TestimonialJul 2014

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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

  • First-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with Freeview TV and en-suite bath, shower over, double basin and WC, 1 x twin with Freeview TV
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with balcony
  • Gas central heating
  • Double oven/grill, gas hob with extractor above, microwave, built in fridge/freeze, washer/dryer, dishwasher, coffee machine
  • TV with Sky+ including Sports & Variety package, 2 x TV with Freeview, DVD player with selection of DVDs, CD/MP3 player with built in iPod dock and DAB radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair provided
  • Allocated parking space for 1 car within security gates
  • Seaward facing balcony with furniture
  • Communal, landscaped garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.8 miles, beach 0.2 miles
  • Note: Guests are asked to bring their own cot bedding
  • Note: Check-in at 4.00pm, check-out by 10.00am

The property

Set overlooking the stunning azure waters of Carbis Bay Beach you understand why the owners of this gorgeous apartment named it after their memories of Halfway Tree in Jamaica.

St Ives is in Cornwall but step onto the balcony and wow at the colours of St Ives Bay and you could be forgiven for thinking you’re in the Caribbean.

Sleeping four with Sea views from the kitchen, master bedroom and living area, Halfway Tree is ideal for a small family or couple.

Open out the French doors onto your seaward facing balcony and allow the fresh sea air to flow in to the bright and airy living space.

Relax on one of the two comfortable tan leather sofas, which are perfectly positioned for enjoying the sea views or entertainment including Sky Sports & Variety package.

The dining area is located within the spacious living area with an open archway into the rear kitchen, so all areas still enjoy the wonderful sea views.

An oak table with six matching chairs are placed next to the archway so you can socialise with the chef.

The contemporary hi spec rear kitchen still benefits from the magnificent Cornish vista through the feature archway.

The spacious sea view, master en-suite bedroom boasts amazing panoramic sea views via the double French doors which open to a Juliette balcony.

You will also find a separate patio door which opens out onto the main balcony.

A comfortable king size bed is beautifully dressed to lie back and listen to the sound of the waves.

The second twin bedroom is located to the rear, this quiet room ensures a peaceful night’s sleep.

The seaward facing balcony is accessed from both the living area and master bedroom with views across St Ives Bay, from St Ives to Godrevy Lighthouse.

A table and four chairs are provided for guests to dine al fresco or enjoy drinks watching the sun set over St Ives.

Stroll to the beach or head towards the coastal path to St Ives through the pretty communal gardens or jump on the nearby train.

The scenic railway stops at the beautiful harbour of St Ives and connects you to the rest of stunning Cornwall.

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Carbis Beach Apartments

Carbis Beach Apartments are located in a commanding position directly above Carbis Bay beach with stunning view across The Bay to St Ives and Godrevy Lighthouse.

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

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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 £100 for this property.
Access from the parking area is down one level via fifteen steps.

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