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Carbis Bay, Cornwall (Ref. 1073962)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful apartment, in a great location."

    Hardly used car, as bus and train so close. Tesco 10min walk or 2 in the car. Apartment has a well equipped kitchen and comfortable lounge, with fantastic view down to Carbis Bay. Bathroom clean with good pressure in shower and great mirrored cupboard. Bedroom has tonnes of storage with numerous hangers. Comfortable bed and great pillows. This is one of the nicest holiday homes we've stayed in and will definitely book again when coming to Cornwall.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We agree Kerensa is a beautiful apartment. We are pleased you found everything you needed and enjoyed the convenient location of the apartment being so close to the shops, bus and train stops. What a great idea to use public transport as alternative to the car! We hope to get the opportunity to welcome you back soon and thank you again for taking the time to leave us your feedback! Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GillianJun 2022

  • "Top class property,ideally situated, home from home comforts everything possibly ..."

    Top class property,ideally situated, home from home comforts everything possibly need for an enjoyable stay,lovely decor spotlessly clean and light and airy,love the 5 opening windows in the bedroom ,lovely views from the balcony,would definitely stay again

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are delighted to hear you had a great stay. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristopherJun 2022

  • "The apartment was very good, we enjoyed our stay."

    Fortunately the weather was very good so we were out a lot of the time but when we were in we found the tv signal very sporadic so couldn’t use it.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2022

  • "We were very pleased with our choice of property."

    It was just as described. Spotlessly clean, well equipped and very comfortable. Well located for walking, bus travel or train. A very enjoyable stay

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. Best Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlanMay 2022

  • "Lovely clean well equipped apartment with a great shower and comfy bed."

    Only tiny bugbear was the time spent opening and closing the 12 blinds twice each day! The apartment is handy for the train into St Ives, just £1 each way, but also not too far a walk down to the beach. Tesco is just up the road for essentials and the bus stops right outside. Overall a great, relaxing holiday in a lovely location and we would love to visit again!

    Reviewed by MelanieApr 2022

  • "Great 2nd stay at this Appartment and will be back."

    We did have an issue with a knocking on the roof/window that kept us awake for two nights. We did report it to the office and Carbis bay holiday staff dealt with it by sending someone to view the property but couldn’t see anything. It was still a knocking after and I think people staying in the future will have an issue.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that there was an issue during your stay. Your comments have been taken on board and reported to the necessary department to ensure it gets actioned. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2022

  • "We had an enjoyable stay so much so that we extended our stay for a further 4 nights."

    I was however disappointed with the shower and the lack of hot water and our late check out request

    Thank you for your feedback, I believe you did have an extended check out time which was arranged especially with the housekeeper to leave at 10am which was due to the property being booked to be cleaned following your departure. We will look to move the check out times to a later time following your feedback. In regards to the shower and lack of hot water, I understand you contacted the office one day after you arrived to extend your booking but it does not look like you reported a lack of hot water or any issues with the shower? Please do always feel you can call us to let us know of any issues on 01736 630015 (option 2) as we have a local team (opposite the property) who can pop down and rectify or address any issues you may experience as we would always want to provide our guests with the best experience and holiday we possibly can. Kind regads, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by RakhiDec 2021

  • "Stayed for a week over Christmas this our second time in this apartment ..."

    Stayed for a week over Christmas this our second time in this apartment Great apartment good location had some issues with noise in the loft which we reported but didn’t really get anything back from the office other than they would speak to someone to ivetigate did affect our sleep at night other than that it was a nice break

    Dear Mr Hutchinson, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback for your recent stay at Kerensa. We are delighted to hear you returned for a second stay and we hope that you will be returning for another. When you contacted us to let us know you could hear a noise above the apartment, we contacted the development management and they will investigate. Please be assured, we pass on all issues reported to relevant trade, and they are actioned accordingly. Kind regards, Owner Relations Team, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2021

  • "Lovely apartment, very clean, fabulous area, we have stayed here for the past three years and looking forward to returning next year."

    Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by LisaOct 2021

  • "Comfortable, warm, cosy, superbly equipped, great location, sea view."


    Dear Mr Broadley, Thank you for submitting your feedback. Lovely to hear you had an enjoyable stay at Kerensa. We hope to invite you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2021

  • "Excellent property to stay in."

    only issue was the main tv and its reception which kept losing signal. dishwasher only cleaned on 1 programme? heating visa the hive did not connect so couldnt get heating on one day when it was chilly?

    Dear Mark, Thank you for your Feedback following your recent holiday at Kerensa and I’m so pleased that you thought it was an excellent property. Thank also for the maintenance points you noted, I have passed these on to our Property Management team for their attention. 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 MarkSep 2021

  • "Our stay at Karensa was really nice."

    The apartment was lovely and well located .

    Dear Mr Carpenter, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback, its great to hear you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to inviting you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Owner Relations Team, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2021

  • "Our 2nd time with Carbis Bay holidays and would thoroughly recommended them to anyone."

    Apartment had everything you needed and was very comfortable. Kerensa was ideally situated just off the main road and so close to the bus routes, and as we don't drive this was ideal. The Kitchen was so well equipped with plenty of crockery/cutlery and cooking facilities you would need. But our cooking was limited to using just the kettle and toaster, as we ate out all the time,apart from bringing back fish and chips on a couple of occasions. One piece of advise though, is that if you arrive by train, make sure you pre order a taxi to get you up the hill from the station as it is a hard slog up the hill. We had to wait 45 minutes to get one. Even had trouble ordering a taxi to take us back down to the station on our homeward journey, as when we rang the evening before, we could not get one. But it is a lot easier going downhill than up.

    Dear Mr Luckey, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. We are pleased to hear you had a lovely stay, and sounds like you had some wonderful meals. We are unfortunate on the taxi front in Cornwall, but there are plenty to pre-book which may be beneficial for a future booking. Look forward to inviting you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Owner Relations Team, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by GeorgeAug 2021

  • "Everything was great with the apartment, we had a lovely."

    Dear Mr Goldsmith, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. Its lovely to hear you had a great stay, We look forward to inviting you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Owner Relations Team, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2021

  • "Great self catering apartment,everything you would need, all good quality and the bed was really comfortable ."

    The owner has thought of lots of little extras

    Dear Mr Hutchinson, Firstly, thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. Its great to hear you had a lovely stay and that you enjoyed the apartment. We look forward to inviting you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Owner Relations Team, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2021

  • ""We had an amazing holiday, apartment was beautiful, clean and everything you could possible need."

    Wonderful location. Will definitely be booking for next year! XxX"
    Lisa Beauchamp

    ReviewNov 2019

  • ""Booking the holiday was easy."

    We were kept informed about our holiday from the moment we booked it until we arrived. We had a warm welcome from Jo the housekeeper and the touches in the apartment were great for example the cream tea. The apartment was amazing and the views were stunning. Definitely will be returning. "
    Alison Harris

    ReviewAug 2019

  • ""Karensa was an excellent choice."

    We were particularly impressed with the quality of the furnishings and appliances, also being very well equipped. The location was ideal with very easy access to both buses and trains. We would thoroughly recommend this accommodation."
    Mr and Mrs T (Marlborough)

    ReviewJun 2019

  • ""Lovely apartment, very comfortable, spacious, bright, airy and well equipped."

    Location very convenient for getting into St Ives plus not too far from the beach. Very enjoyable stay and hope to repeat soon!"
    J B

    ReviewMay 2019

  • ""Apartment great, very clean had everything you would require."

    Easy access to st Ives via the train. Weather could have been better but didn't spoil the week. Always find Carbis Holidays places to stay first class. Thank you. Rob and Jane"
    Robert Quarmby

    ReviewMar 2019

  • ""An excellent week in Carbis Bay , the apartment was perfect with all appliances in a good position with all we needed."

    However we could not get the heating to respond to the thermostat nor work on timer . Not a huge problem as it was a very warm flat."
    Anthony Storr

    ReviewJan 2019

  • "Lovely stylish, comfortable and well equipped apartment, you really have thought of everything."

    Had a warm welcome from Jo and welcome goodies were a really lovely touch. We had a lovely stay, loved looking out at the view. Great location for exploring the area by car, bus or train. Only criticism would be that the grout needs cleaning in the shower and silicone needs replacing around the bath. Would love to return one day. Thank you

    Louisa BeardSep 2018

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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
  • One king-size bedroom with Freeview TV
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with seaward facing balcony
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven/grill, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, cafetière
  • Now TV with Sky Movies, Sports, Entertainment and Kids via Now TV box, TV with Freeview, TV with Blu-ray DVD player, 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 with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.5 miles, beach 0.4 miles
  • Note: Guests are asked to provide their own cot bedding
  • Note: Check-in at 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Ideally Set at Penreen apartments, in Carbis bay, this wonderful first floor one bedroom apartment sits overlooking one of Cornwall’s most beautiful bays, with far reaching sea views out to Godrevy Lighthouse, from the open plan living area, kitchen and balcony.

The perfect setting for a romantic escape or a family break with a little one.

This picturesque scene of the bay is experienced from the whole of the open plan living space, it has a neutral décor, light wood effect Amtico flooring and French doors, which lead out onto a private seaward facing balcony, the glass doors allow natural light to stream through giving the space a bright and airy feel.

Styled with a large L-shaped corner sofa, here you can relax watching the ocean or the entertainment provided on the television, with full Sky package including Cinema and Sport.

The dining area is perfectly positioned between the kitchen and living area to benefit from the fabulous sea views, a glass dining table and four chairs are provided, there is also a bistro set on the balcony for alfresco dining.

An open plan contemporary kitchen is well-appointed with sleek black granite work tops and all you could need for a week-long stay.

The master king-size bedroom benefits from many windows allowing natural light to flood in, this gives a light and airy feel along with sea glimpses from the bay window, a built-in wardrobe offers plenty of hanging space, which along with solid oak bedside cabinets, dresser and drawers provide ample storage for clothes.

The family bathroom is spacious and is tiled throughout, it offers the choice of a relaxing bath or a quick refreshing shower.

A seaward facing balcony with bistro set comprising a patio table and two chairs is reached from the living area through the French doors.

Perfect for alfresco dining or drinks watching the sun set with ocean views.

Carbis Bay Beach is a short walk away, it’s a fabulous sheltered bay, ideal for water sports and safe swimming, life guards are on duty at peak times of the year, from here you can connect to the South West coastal path, this dramatic cliff walk goes to St Ives in one direction and the golden sands of Gwithian in the other.

A nearby scenic railway offers the same journey along the Cornish coast.

Renowned for it’s world famous artists, St Ives is home to The Tate gallery and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, a traditional Cornish fishing village with fabulous restaurants and cafes serving locally caught seafood and world wide cuisine, a long with more fabulous beaches and breath-taking sea views.

Further afield, Cornwall’s Eden Project is world famous for it’s 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.

Kerensa is perfectly positioned for a fabulous holiday to Cornwall for a young family or a couple looking for a romantic retreat.


Ground Floor


Penreen Apartments are a select development of 4 apartments on Boskerris Road, set back from St Ives Road but conveniently positioned to take advantage of the bus routes to St Ives and other local destinations..

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

There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 for this property. Access to Penreen apartments is via a gradual ramp from the driveway. There is a carpeted flight of stairs up to the first floor apartment via 15 steps

This property offers the following short breaks:

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