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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Great house but spoilt with unreliable heating system!"

    No hot water on two days!! Don’t ask for many home comforts but this is a must. Wouldn’t go there again!!!!

    Reviewed by Anthony2.8Apr 2024

  • "The property was as listed."

    There were a couple of lightbulbs that were out and the garden could do with some TLC. The trampoline had a rip in the netting and the sun loungers weren’t useable. All in all a very nice property, we would 100% stay again.

    Reviewed by William5.0Aug 2023

  • "Interior of property lovely ."

    Kitchen space amazing just a few more high stools for island.bed 10 oit of 10 for comfort . Cant fault the interior but outside needs some TLC. Trampaline net ripped ,one of sofas looked bust with a big dip, and the scaffolding boards on scaffolding not really an out side table plus no umbarella . Also greenery needs trimming back around back area as caught my leg on brambles. 2 louger covers up there were old and ripped. All in all great stay just minor faults mrs S Nason.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear you loved the interior however we are saddened to hear that you had a few issues during your stay. We would always like the opportunity to rectify any points so please contact one of the local team and we will be able to assist straight away. Thank you again. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon4.1Aug 2023

  • "No hot water and heating for 4 days."

    Sykes did nothing!

    Reviewed by Peter3.4Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    We booked this because my wife cannot get up stairs due to being on oxygen and we needed a last minute cottage with bedroom and all facilities downstairs so it suited us well.very comfortable. The only tiny issue was the downstairs bathroom shower screen did not catch all the spray we thought it had been broken and we had to wipe up the bathroom floor afterwards and I meant to ring up and report it. We couldn’t find the comments book either

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely house to stay in."

    Great location. Very clean. Would love to go back again.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you loved the property! Thank you again for your comments and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Kinds Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anjie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Wow what a beautiful house!"

    In such a peaceful setting of Carbis Bay. The balcony from the upstairs bedrooms were amazing for taking in the morning views and sunshine. The beds were super comfy and the upstairs bath was fantastic. The living area is on the small side for the size of house but the kitchen is perfect for sitting in. Unless you eat on the outdoor table there isn't space for all 8 people to dine together which is a shame- we ended up using the dining table with a few sat at the kitchen island slightly round the corner. There seems to be lots of furniture packed into the living / dining area, not sure it's all needed. The outdoor area is great - the trampoline a fantastic bonus but not safe for really little ones- lots of steps and hard surfaces. The kitchen is an absolute delight - had everything we needed to cook meals in, really well stocked. Really lovely welcome pack with plenty of information on the area and the house - no visitor book though ? Carbis Bay itself is stunning- beware it's a short trip to the beach (approx half a mile) but it's a steep steep hill back. We enjoyed a walk down after dinner on an evening. The train into St Ives is beautiful - but stay on it right to St Erth to get the amazing views and then come all the way back again. St Ives walking distance away- super busy in August- would love to return back out of season. The Spanish round the corner really good and one to try. All in all a fantastic holiday home , sad to see it's no longer pet friendly though which would put us off returning.

    Thank you for your feedback. Mincarlo is a favourite of ours, for exactly the reasons you have mentioned, beautiful house, peaceful setting. Kindest Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ella4.4Aug 2022

  • "Overall the property was comfortable, very clean and in a nice quiet spot where you could certainly feel very relaxed."

    However, although the property is presented as a high end holiday let and priced as such, we were disappointed with some of the details; * missing kitchen items; cork screw, salad servers, only one chopping board - health and hygiene would necessitate there to be separate chopping boards for different foods, serving spoons, hand towel * a meagre supply of dishwasher tablets, not enough to run it each night, also very small amount of washing up liquid * an OS map of the area would have been useful

    Dear Mrs Paxton Thank you for your feedback following your stay at Mincarlo. We are pleased to hear you found it comfortable and clean. It is a lovely quiet spot. I am sorry you were disappointed with some of the kitchen items, the owner has replaced the items missing. A starter pack of dishwashing items are supplied to all self catering properties. Kind Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola3.4Jul 2022

  • "Mincarlo is a fabulous house and an ideal property for 8 people."

    It’s very clean, nicely decorated and well equipped with everything you need. Ideal location with beach within walking distance albeit with a couple of steep hills to climb on the way back. Thoroughly recommend La Casita (Spanish) restaurant which is just around the corner. Re the stated construction work; this caused us no problem at all with minimal noise heard. On the downside we really didn’t think the outside areas were child friendly; both front & back had several levels with no safety railings guarding them - note that the web photo of back area needs updating to show this. The property info book could do with updating as some items weren’t available gas bar-b-q, key to access heating controls not present and there was no visitor comment book in the property. Overall we did thoroughly enjoy the stay and would consider staying here again.

    Thank you for your feedback. Thank you for your constructive comments, these have been taken on board and reported to the necessary departments to look into. As well as making sure all relevant information is up to date for future guests. We are so pleased that you loved the apartment and weren't affected by the building works. We hope to get the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela4.7May 2022

  • "This property was comfortable and dispite a number of broken items (which were replaced on the day) it was well furnished."

    However there was building works ctoss the road which happened all week while there (not mentioned when I booked the house).

    Dear Ms Jones, Thank you very much for your feedback as it is very important to us! We are happy to hear that you liked the property, despite a view maintenance issues you have come across unfortunately. We thank you for bringing these to our attention, so that we were able to fix these issues during your stay. We can assure that we will have a close look if all issues are now rectified going forward. Please note for your information that there was a notification on our homepage prior to the booking, which informs customers that there is some construction work located near to the property. We are sorry that you have not seen this. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cath4.4Apr 2022

  • "This is a very nice property, well appointed and comfortable."

    It is located around a 15-20 minute walk away from Carbis Bay beach which suited us. The walk to the beach is quite steep in places and there are a number of routes. We had an issue with the heating during our stay with the lounge zone not working, but found a portable heater that helped. When reported, Carbis Bay Holidays couldn't have been more helpful and they were prepared to come out over the weekend to resolve the issue. We would happily stay at this property again.

    Dear Mr Woods, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback for your recent stay at Mincarlo. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and the location suited you. Once again we were sorry to find the heating not performing how it should during your stay, but we are pleased to hear you found our property team helpful during the time you were with us. We always endeavor to ensure our guests have the most enjoyable stay possible, and we can only apologise with any inconvenience caused. We sincerely hope we are able to invite you back in the near future. Kindest Regards, Owner Relations, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark3.4Dec 2021

  • "The house was lovely and the layout was good for us as a family with bedrooms and a bathroom downstairs."

    The 2 steps at the front of the property were not good as narrow with no support structure. A lovely property and a brilliant family holiday

    Thank you very much for your feedback, it is much appreciated! We will let the owner’s know about your concern over the front steps in case there is anything we can do in the future to give it some support when walking up and down. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Sep 2021

  • "Mincarlo cottage was everything we needed for our holiday and more."

    It was clean, comfortable and very well equipped. The only thing that could have been better would have been a slightly earlier check in time and slightly later check out time.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2021

  • "There was a games room that we couldn’t get to as it was locked."

    There was no mention that this was not accessible. The house was nice and gave us good access to everything we needed. It was a shame about the building site opposite the property though.

    Hi Salvatore, Thank you for your feedback, we hope you had a lovely holiday. Yes, I am afraid the games room is just for the owner's use which is why it is not an advertised feature. However they do provide a trampoline for entertaining children. The building works are mentioned on the website description to ensure guests are kept as up to date as possible but I appreciate it must be frustrating. We hope you had a safe journey home, Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Salvatore4.1Aug 2021

  • "I have emailed you full feedback, awaiting an acknowledgement."

    It was sent 28/06/21

    Reviewed by Jonathon4.1Jun 2021

  • ""We had a wonderful holiday, the house was perfect for us."

    Very comfortable and clean with everything you needed. Would highly recommend it. "
    Toni Gulley

    ReviewJun 2021

  • ""Very nice and quite location , dog walks straight out of the front door."

    Would book again."
    k bailey

    ReviewSep 2019

  • ""As a family, we have been holidaying in the Carbis Bay and St."

    Ives area for many years. The Mincarlo property certainly met and exceeded our expectations. It is well located in terms of being central to the beach, restaurants, pubs, the supermarket, as well as St Ives. The finish and furnishings of Mincarlo are to a very high standard, and we are pretty sure that we will stay there again in the future."
    Mike Willock

    ReviewFeb 2019

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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.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with TV, private balcony and en-suite free-standing bath, handheld shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor super-king-size with TV, 1 x ground-floor double with TV, 1 x twin with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Under floor heating
  • Oven with separate grill, five-ring gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Netflix and Freeview, 2 x TVs with Netflix, 2 x TVs with Freeview in bedroom, Wifi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair provided
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • 2 x upper balconies, front garden with two raised decking areas and trampoline, rear terrace, outside tap and furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.6 miles, beach 1.1 miles
  • Note: Please bring your own bedding for use of the cot

The property

Set in a pretty Cornish country lane, in Carbis Bay, this four-bedroom, villa, enjoys a wonderful combination of country and far-reaching sea views from the living area and balconies, with an enclosed garden, so the whole family can enjoy a break, local bus routes to St Ives are a short walk away and a little further brings you to St Ives scenic railway, the South West Coast Path and Carbis Bay Beach.

Sleeping eight plus two infants, with fabulous outside space created to capture the beauty of its countryside setting and even a trampoline with safety netting for the kids, it’s a wonderful base for a family holiday to St Ives.

It’s contemporary open plan living area, consisting of a sitting, kitchen and dining area, which extends out to a ground floor raised decking space, ideal for dining alfresco and highlighting the country views, natural light floods through the bay window and French doors, making it bright and airy, a coastal theme flows throughout with beach lifestyle artwork, the charming space benefits from underfloor heating, keeping your toes toasty all year, relax in the white leather chair or on the large sofa and enjoy watching nature at play or the entertainment package on the large 50” television with Netflix.

The dining area, within the living area, is conveniently placed between the sitting area and kitchen, ideal for socialising with the designated chef, a beautiful wooden crafted dining table with six matching chairs forms the centre piece, large bi-folding doors open out on to the raised decked area so when the weather allows you can enjoy dining outside, the contemporary kitchen area is bathed by natural light through the sky light, a large breakfast island is perfectly positioned in front of the French doors, so you can enjoy breakfast with a country view, its well-appointed with white units and spacious charcoal work surfaces, providing all you need for your holiday, a separate utility room, located off the kitchen, houses a washing machine.

There is a choice of four welcoming bedrooms all enjoying countryside views, the two first floor rooms also benefit from a private glass fronted balcony’s with far reaching sea views, two chairs are provided for your comfort, the master super king room has a private en-suite with free-standing bath, the second twin room has an en-suite with enclosed shower, a double and a super king sized bedroom are located on the ground floor, the later enjoys direct access to the rear sun terrace, open the French doors and step out into the fresh Cornish air for an alfresco breakfast, all rooms are lit by natural light and offer ample storage, a family bathroom with bath and shower over is conveniently located between the ground floor bedrooms.

The wonderful outdoor space to the rear and front of the property offers plenty of opportunity to enjoy the fabulous Cornish countryside setting, to the front are two raised decked areas, the lower one has four chairs and a rustic wooden table and is a great space to enjoy drinks, the upper decking, can be accessed from the kitchen or dining area by the bi-folding doors, it has an outdoor dining set and barbeque to enjoy a meal outdoors in the sun, the rest of the front lawn is grass with a large trampoline with safety netting placed on it, perfect for the kids to enjoy hours of fun, Beach wood decking forms a walkway around the property to the rear courtyard and raised beds, accessed via bedroom three or the door in the utility room, this enclosed space is ideal for the kids to play, an outside tap is provided for washing wet suits or muddy wellies.

Carbis Bay Beach is within walking distance of the villa, its lifeguarded at peak times so ideal for swimming and trying water sports, awarded a Blue Flag for its quality of water, it does have pet restrictions, but a walk along its golden shores with azure waters rolling in is an experience you won’t forget, the South West Coast Path can be picked up from the beach, Porthkidney Beach and St Ives in the other direction.

Surrounded by sandy beaches and set in an arc around its working harbour St Ives is a beautiful Cornish fishing village, it’s pretty cobbled streets are dotted with cafes, boutiques, restaurants and art galleries, the largest gallery’s is The Tate and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, where you’ll find one of the town’s former famous residents work is celebrated, after all this excitement treat yourself to a relaxing return to Carbis Bay, hop on the scenic railway, the journey is spectacular running along the Cornish coast.

Houses In Carbis Bay

Carbis Bay cottages, self catering beach houses and villas that have been carefully designed, or renovated specifically to provide luxury holiday accommodation.

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

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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.

There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250 for this property.
Access is via a gradual ramp from the driveway and 5 steps up to the front door.

Notice of Building Works
Please note there is limited building work on a single property near Mincarlo which is fully constructed and near completion.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas