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Lighthouse View

Carbis Bay, Cornwall (Ref. 1073966)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely spacious apartment over 2 floors so feels more like a house."

    The apartment was clean (looks like last years house keeping issues are sorted) and comfortable. Great views across the sea and coast. The apartment is well equipped and beautifully furnished with comfy sofas, lots of pictures and ornaments making it feel homely. Well positioned for the beach and to join the south west coastal path to st ives and beyond ( approx 30 min walk). Highly recommend Una kitchen and la Casita for close by restaurants

    Dear Mrs Wild, Thank you for your wonderful feedback following your stay at Lighthouse View. We are pleased to hear you found the property beautifully furnished and well equipped and rated us highly. We do hope to welcome you back again soon! Best Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichelleJul 2022

  • "Superb holiday accommodation situated in an ideal position for access to public transport (Bus/Train), especially if you want to take a week of two off from driving, to enjoy the wonderful scenery as you take in the delightful Cornish coast from an open top bus or the coastal railway."

    View the sea from lounge and bedroom or the tenants private terrace. Just 10 mins walk down to the idyllic beach of Carbis Bay, allow yourself a few extra minutes to get back to the accommodation from the beach as the incline will slow you down but thoroughly worth the effort, we are in our late 60's and with a couple of stops managed the walk back perfectly well - just have to pace yourself. The owner has furnished the accommodation to a high standard making it a pleasure to stay inside even if the weather outside is not so inviting. I can thoroughly recommend this accommodation as an ideal place to explore Carbis Bay and it's surroundings.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay and the apartment is really lovely and comfortable, however we have had to downgrade our score slightly as we had a problem banging our legs on the end of the wooden bed frame in the main bedroom, my husband gashed his leg badly on it and we both came away with bruises."

    Thank you very much for providing such lovely feedback, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the property. Thank you for taking the time to let us know about the wooden bed frame in the main bedroom. We will pop down to the property on the next change over and take a look to see whether any caps can be put on the beds to ensure this does not happen for other guests. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by JeanJun 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lighthouse View."

    We had everything we needed, it was well suited to our family with a little one. The property was spacious, clean/tidy and well decorated. A home from home. It is in an ideal location with beautiful sea views from the bedroom and living room. With St.Ives only a couple of minutes away on the train, which is a 30second walk from the property. There is also a fantastic coastal path walk into St.Ives and other neighbouring beaches. Local amenities to include a supermarket and pharmacy. Would definitely book again. Highly recommend.

    JessicaApr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay, lovely appartment!"

    Reviewed by HefinOct 2021

  • "When we arrived on the Friday afternoon we were disappointed with the cleanliness of the apartment."

    We emailed you about our cleaning issues on the Saturday morning, later that morning we had a phone call from a Chester number apologising and informing us that the Housekeeper would be returning Saturday afternoon to address the issues. We also had an email from 'Property Management' at Carbis Bay, again apologising and stating that the Housekeeper would be with us that afternoon. Nobody came, so the three of us spent Saturday evening cleaning. Nobody contacted me from Carbis Bay Holidays for the remainder of our holiday. As the week progressed we noticed more and more things that led us to believe that the apartment had not been cleaned at all. We have been customers of Carbis Bay Holidays for nearly ten years and have always been impressed with the quality of the accommodation and the standard in which they are presented, so much so that we have never considered another letting agent when booking our Cornwall holiday. We are now not confident about booking for next year.

    Dear Mike, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback for your recent stay at Lighthouse View. We are really sorry to hear that you didn't have the experience we would hope for. Here at Carbis Bay Holidays we have a high standard of cleanliness and we hope we get the opportunity in the future to show this to you. The points you have raised have been passed to our property management team and the housekeeper, we will be looking into it accordingly. We sincerely hope to invite you back. Kind Regards, Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by MikeAug 2021

  • "Hi there We have just returned from a wonderful stay at Carbis Bay but unfortunately there were a few points with the property “Lighthouse View” that we were unsatisfied with and wanted to raise with you."

    1. On arrival we found the property was not fully cleaned. There were bits all over the stairs, sand between the cushions on the sofa and a big sticky footprint on the hallway floor. We have taken photos where possible but I had to Hoover the stairs and sofa on arrival. We hoovered all the bits up on arrival before we took photographic evidence. 2. The bedside cabinets in the main bedroom had not been emptied from the previous guests as we found birthday cards and a jewellery box present. 3. The maintenance at the property was disappointing, the shower was particularly off putting with black mould present and cracked tiles. The door bar between the lounge and hallway was cracked and damaged and the outside patio area was not maintained and was full of weeds. 4. There was a very unpleasant smell in the master bedroom, which did not disappear all week even after airing the room. We felt that the standard of the property did not meet the four star rating nor the standards shown in the pictures online advertising the property as maintenance was clearly needed, the property was also not cleaned to the standard we were expecting especially in the middle of the COVID pandemic and we were upset and disappointed on our arrival. We would appreciate if you could look into these concerns for us, we have used Carbis Holidays before and have always been happy with the stand provided but really felt that the property did not match the photos provided on your website when booked.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2021

  • "Missed the coffee table!"

    Reviewed by RonJul 2021

  • "This apartment was a delight to stay in."

    It is well equipped and comfortable and perfectly located for the station and beach

    Reviewed by PaulineJul 2021

  • "Had an amazing stay at Lighthouse View - made even more ‘interesting’ by being in the inner ring of steel for the G7 summit!"

    Reviewed by GaryJun 2021

  • "Great apartment, well equipped and located."

    Take the train mins into St Ives. Thank you.

    TestimonialSep 2018

  • "A lovely apartment, clean and very well equipped with wonderful view out to the lighthouse."

    Ideal location for local beaches, walks and train.

    TestimonialAug 2018

  • "A great apartment with an ideal location, we had a fabulous week."

    TestimonialAug 2018

  • "Beautiful apartment, very quiet and peaceful."

    As above a bit bright in the morning in the upstairs bedroom. We’ve had a fabulous time here and in St Ives. Train is the perfect way too travel.

    TestimonialJul 2018

  • "A wonderful apartment which has everything one needs."

    Some black out blinds in the bedroom would be useful though. A fabulous week made more special be attending our nieces wedding in Carbis Bay.

    TestimonialJul 2018

  • "Thank you for a wonderful stay!"

    We had a great time.

    TestimonialMay 2018

  • "Have truly loved staying in Lighthouse View."

    The views to the sunrises have been great. Very central location for our exploring Cornwall. Thank you so much!

    TestimonialApr 2018

  • "Having enjoyed our stay here so much."

    Especially coming home from a long (damp) day of walking the footpaths to sit and enjoy the fire! Thank you.

    TestimonialMar 2018

  • "What a perfect home away from home."

    The fireplace was a treat after our long and sometimes wet hikes. Thank you.

    TestimonialMar 2018

  • "St Ives at New Year is a must!"

    Perfect for a relaxing time to see in the New Year – we loved it.

    TestimonialJan 2018

  • ""We had a lovely holiday and thought our apartment was great - spacious, bright, good location and comfortable."

    The apartment was very well equipped and spotlessly clean on arrival. There were extra touches that made it special - little library of books, few DVDs (not that we had time to watch anything as the weather was so good). Places to Recommend - the Porthminster Cafe in St Ives was fab for both food or going for a drink (we did both). The coastal walk between Carbis Bay and St Ives was lovely and not too difficult (we managed it with a pram, though there are a few steps in a couple of places which might make it difficult for the elderly). The train between Carbis Bay and St Ives was great too and very quick with nice views. Having Coffee/Lunch in the conservatory at the Carbis Bay hotel had a fab view over the bay and the food was good. We enjoyed going to Lizard Point, the most southerly point, rather than Lands End as less commercial." J. Sendall

    TestimonialAug 2015

  • "“The booking process was very straight forward and easy to understand."

    On arrival we were made very welcome by the housekeeper. Lighthouse View was immaculately clean, it was also very well equipped. The bed was EXTREMELY comfy! Overall a lovely holiday, apartment and location and we will return.” G.Sumner

    TestimonialJul 2015

  • ""We thoroughly enjoyed our last minute short break at Lighthouse View."

    The accommodation was of an excellent standard, very clean and we would be pleased to stay there again. Carbis Bay is ideally placed for visiting St Ives, either by the lovely coastal walk or two minute journey on the train, no need to use the car. The Seafood Café is very popular and booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. We took time to travel 30 minutes to beautiful Sennen Cove before returning home on the last day. Although we are relatively local we really felt like we had been away on holiday." J. Wright

    TestimonialJun 2015

  • ""We thought that overall Lighthouse View was excellent, everything was provided that we could possibly need."

    The TV in the living room was excellent, the kitchen was fully equipped & the power shower in the bathroom was fabulous. Lighthouse View was light & spacious & had a relaxed feel about it. All the rooms were clean & fresh & looked like they had been newly decorated. We enjoyed the lovely views across the sea to the lighthouse from the living room & main bedroom. With regards to eating out we had excellent fish & chips to take away from the Porthminster Beach Cafe. In fact we thought that they were some of the best fish & chips that we have ever eaten (better than Rick Stein). We ate them on the tables provided on Porthminster beach, which was a fabulous location. We also had good food at the Badger pub, Lelant. The carvery was very good value & the crab salad was filled with loads of fresh crab & was excellent. Reen Manor riding stables at Perranporth did amazing beach rides, which I can thoroughly recommend & were well worth the £50 for two hours, so don't be put off by the price. Also we thought Perranporth beach was fabulous & can also recommend the pub the Watering Hole which was right on the beach. In fact we thought Perranporth was a really lovely seaside town & was one of our favourite places that we visited. We can also recommend the boat trip to see the seals from St Ives. The cost was £9 per person & lasted just over an hour. The seals were lovely, very friendly & kept swimming up to the boat, it was an amazing experience. We can also recommend the boat trip from Truro to Falmouth & back again. It was a pity we didn't have good weather the day we went, but it didn't spoil our enjoyment of the amazing views from the boat or the trip. The price was £12 per person return. Overall we had a lovely holiday, the weather was excellent, we thought that Cornwall was beautiful & every day there was a different surprise. The Cornish people were very friendly & helpful. We thought that Carbis Bay was a beautiful location & an ideal place to stay as it was a central location to get to most places in Cornwall." E & C Mole

    TestimonialJun 2015

  • ""We went to the Alba, Porthwidden Beach Cafe, fish & chips from Becks & The Old Quay House plus pasties."

    Walks was the usual walk into St Ives & around the island, plus doing a circuit around Carbis Bay. A walk around Godrevy is a must as well. We have stayed in various of your properties in Carbis Bay but we found LV to be the most enjoyable from the moment you kick off your shoes it feels like home. We really enjoyed the Festival at the Lifeboat Inn & the Guildhall." C. & S. Garratt

    TestimonialMay 2015

  • ""Our stay at Lighthouse View was wonderful - extremely clean, spacious, very well equipped and most of all brilliant location."

    Had some great meals in St Ives especially Blas which we visited about 3 times" G. Blythe

    TestimonialApr 2015

  • ""We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in Lighthouse View."

    The weather was largely kind to us unlike many other parts of the country. We really appreciated being in the quiet of Carbis bay with our own parking space and enjoyed many walks along the road into St Ives and return by train, avoiding the longer hills on the way back. We enjoyed the town, the biz, the views, the shops, galleries and restaurants. We enjoyed all the beach cafe / bars, the Beach and Ocean View Restaurants on Shore Road and particularly liked the Seafood Cafe on Fore Street. We also enjoyed visits to Pendeen Beam Engine, Minnack Theatre, St Michaels Mount, Mousehole, Port Isaac and Padstow. We loved our first visit to St Ives and prefer modern accommodation. Lighthouse View was ideal for a couple such as us" J & D Johnstone

    TestimonialMar 2015

  • ""Lighthouse View was an excellent apartment, very clean, excellent facilities and after a very long journey, warm and welcoming."

    the instructions were easy to find your way around the appliances and there was plenty of crockery, etc which was in really good condition.Plenty of games/books etc in the apartment too." W. Kelvin

    TestimonialFeb 2015

  • ""We had a fantastic time at 'The Lighthouse'."

    The accommodation was excellent." D. Jackson

    TestimonialJan 2015

  • ""We enjoyed our holiday and regarded the accommodation at Lighthouse View as being the best we have experienced."

    The location was ideal, Parking and driving has always been a problem in St.Ives, so Carbis Bay was more than ideal, with the 'one-stop' train journey into the town. The Carbis Bay Beach is beautiful, we used it several times, enjoying a late drink in the hotel on one occasion. The Tesco supermarket was handy, to stock up with basics, but we also ate out, and we visited 'Blas' in St Ives three times, the perfect antidote to chain burger eateries! Fish and Chips were also excellent at the Porthminster Cafe. We drove out to St Michaels Mount on the one rainy day during the holiday, Kynance Cove/The Lizard just a 40 minute drive away. Our son is keen on BMX biking, so we took him to Mount Hawke, whilst we had a coffee in St Agnes. We also visited the Lost Gardens of Heligan, and found some great art galleries in Penzance." K. Harley

    TestimonialDec 2014

  • ""We had a fantastic time, Lighthouse View is the most luxurious holiday accommodation we have stayed in."

    It was very well equipped and it is nice to find a travel cot and highchair as standard instead of a chargeable extra. We made full use of the train into St.Ives daily and didn't touch the car for most of the week." C. Mulholland

    TestimonialNov 2014

  • ""All aspects of the holiday were 1st class."

    The Lighthouse View apartment was beautifully appointed & spotlessly clean. We couldn't fault it & would definitely stay there again. It's position was also perfect for catching the train into St. Ives. There are so many lovely places to visit in the area it's impossible to pick out any one. Just try & see as much as possible, nothing will disappoint! For that special meal try the Porthminster Beach Cafe." M. Brewer

    TestimonialOct 2014

  • ""We had a great time at Lighthouse View thank you - the accommodation exceeded our expectations in terms of the facilities, finish and attention to detail were concerned."

    We booked the holiday only a few days before arriving, but all the admin had completed with no problems. As to the places that we visited, we really enjoyed Botallack's tin mining heritage (and a seriously hot chicken curry in the Queen's Arms there), Mousehole, St Michaels Mount, Church Cove and Healeys Cider Farm. The walk to St Ives was very rewarding and hitting Padstow's May Day celebrations on the way to Carbis Bay was a real bonus." G. & S. Moss

    TestimonialSep 2014

  • ""We LOVED Lighthouse View and everything about it."

    First class. Thanks so much. I actually have roots in St. Ives, we enjoyed the usual things, the Island, the Harbor and everything else there. We took a one day trip and toured the castle at St. Michael's Mount. Well worth the trip." P. Pascoe

    TestimonialJul 2014

  • ""This was the second time that we have stayed at Lighthouse View and we were again very impressed with the apartment."

    We were very lucky with the weather and were able to enjoy time on Carbis Bay beach ( the water is so lovely and clear) and browsing in St Ives around the harbour and in the wide variety of shops. We went out for several excellent meals: Porthminster Beach Cafe, Alba and Alfresco and can highly recommend all three restaurants for lunch or dinner. Also, Beck’s fish and chips is not to be missed!" P. Pert

    TestimonialMay 2014

  • ""We had an amazing time in Lighthouse view."

    My son described the week as “the best holiday ever”. The place itself was spotless, and had everything you could ever need, even down to the buckets and spades in the outside shed. The welcome “manual” was great too. As for restaurants, we spend most of the time with picnics on the beach/eating in. We did try Blas Burgerworks- the burgers and ethos of the place are fantastic." J.Tyson

    TestimonialApr 2014

  • ""Just to say that this was our third stay at Lighthouse View and we had a lovely stay as usual."

    Our daughter loves the apartment and never wants to leave! Thanks for a great stay and customer service as usual!" C Ditchfield

    TestimonialMar 2014

  • ""The location was excellent, the flat was immaculate, the weather was surprisingly good."

    It's refreshing when all expectations for our holiday are exceeded. We are really keen to go again next year - the only question is whether we will need a bigger property as I am trying to persuade my sister and her family to come with us." K. Clark

    TestimonialFeb 2014

  • ""Lighthouse View was a lovely holiday home - we will definitely return."

    We found everything from booking to arriving all excellent. The property was very tidy and clean and as advertised. A lot of care had obviously gone into it and we found the instruction manuals very helpful too." C. Ditchfield

    TestimonialJan 2014

  • ""Myself and my two daughters had a wonderful time at Lighthouse View."

    The apartment was bright cosy clean and warm. We did not have the use of the car so the fact that the railway station was on our doorstep was excellent as we love St Ives but do not wish to stay in the Town." P. Clarke

    TestimonialDec 2013

  • ""Lighthouse View is a delightful apartment - beautifully and appropriately decorated for the seaside with lots of thoughtful extras available for our use."

    It rained quite a bit when we were there but it didn't seem to matter as we could stay in what felt like a home and relax. We have stayed in many self-catering accommodations over the years and we would like to say congratulations to the owners as this was the best yet!" C. Skowronski

    TestimonialNov 2013

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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.


  • Duplex apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with LCD TV with Freeview, DVD player and CD clock radio, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with gas fire
  • Snug with built in sofa
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Oven/grill, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee machine, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • TV with Sky package, Freeview TV with integral DVD, DVD player with selection of DVDs, CD clock radio, iPod docking CD/radio Hi-fi, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair provided
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • South- facing terrace with furniture and a seaward facing communal terrace
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Note: Please bring your own bedding for use of the cot
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Lighthouse View is a duplex, family-friendly apartment in a great position set above one of Cornwall’s most beautiful bays, Carbis Bay.

Close to the award-winning blue flag beach, Carbis Bay and the scenic railway into St Ives, you’ll be delighted with its location.

The sunny rear terrace is a great bonus for relaxing with that novel you promised yourself you would read!

Sleeping three in two well-presented bedrooms, with a warming gas fire and charming décor, it's ideal for a young family or couple seeking a romantic coastal escape whatever the time of year.

A large bay window lets both the open-plan sitting and dining area enjoy sea views across the bay to Godrevy Lighthouse.

Relax on one of the two cushioned sofas and enjoy the entertainment with Sky TV, or why not take refuge in the snug?

This quiet rear room is secluded and hosts a built in sofa to curl up with your holiday read.

The spacious dining area comfortably accommodates four people around a contemporary glass dining table; enjoy a meal with the patio and Juliette balcony doors open!

Alternatively, on warmer days, dine alfresco on the sunny south facing terrace.

The spacious master bedroom is on the first floor, where you can open the double French doors to a Juliette balcony with fabulous sea views, making this a bright and airy room.

The well-appointed king-size bed is beautifully dressed with a throw and scatter cushions for a relaxing setting.

The second bedroom is nearby with a single bed and thoughtfully appointed with a seaside theme, throws and cushions.

The family bathroom is located on the first floor adjacent to the master bedroom, along with a cloakroom on the ground floor.

A beautiful private terrace, accessible from the sitting area, is idyllic for alfresco dining; a table, parasol and four reclining chairs are provided, or take a glass of wine to watch the sun set over St Ives on the communal front terrace!

Ideal for family-friendly holidays in Cornwall, there's plenty to do right on your doorstep; embark on the South West Costal Path for dramatic scenery or simply relax along the sheltered, Carbis Bay Beach.

Carbis Bay also hosts a variety of eateries and convenience stores for your self-catering holiday, as well as West Cornwall Golf Club.

Visit the picturesque village of St Ives by car or hop on the train for unforgettable views; spend a day exploring Tate St Ives, surfing the famed waves, or wandering the quirky alleys lined with curious shops.

Further afield lies Penzance, a bustling seaside town with plenty for the whole family, and Marazion overlooking the historic St Michael's Mount.

If you love the beach, cliffside walks or watching the ocean waves, book Lighthouse View for your next family-friendly holiday in Cornwall.

Compass Point

Compass Point is a prestigious development of purpose-built luxury apartments, situated in a prime position on the seaward side of Carbis Bay, with the majority of properties offering stunning views of the sea and surrounding coastline.

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 the apartment is via two short flights of steps.
There is an internal staircase with 12 steps up to bedrooms 1 and 2.

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