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Sandsifters III

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "This was simply the most amazing place we have stayed at."

    The quality of the accommodation, the bedding and all of the fixtures and fittings was excellent. Finally, the view was priceless. We will be booking again for next year.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay at Sandsifters III and we will look forward to welcoming you back again in the future! Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NicholasNov 2023

  • "Lovely modern apartment for six people."

    Fantastic views over Carbis Bay. The apartment is clean and well equiped. Garden table and chairs. Would have benefited from having some sunbeds or reclining chairs. Easy access to the train to St Ives. Loved the setting hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2023

  • "This was our fifth time at Sandsifters III, so we obviously appreciate it."

    On this occasion we felt let down by two things: The outside table no longer functions. The fabric on the top is loose\beveled and it is dangerous to put a glass on it. Poor internet, particularly downstairs. We paid a lot for our week and would appreciate if the owner would consider some compensation such as something off of our week in August 2024. Regards Robert Ross

    I’m so sorry you were disappointed by your latest stay at Sandsifters. As soon as we were aware of the broken table, we ordered a new one. However, there is a small coffee table in the garden that could have been used. Sky sent a BT engineer to rectify a problem they had detected but were not allowed access to take a look. Previous guests had not complained and Carbis Bay Holidays/the owners have no way of knowing about unreported issues as it is not possible to check remotely. You did tell us later, after your stay, that you had a problem all week with the internet. Reporting issues, as advised in the house manual, is always the best policy to get things fixed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2023

  • "The fridge is too small, it really needs a second one in the utility room."

    We do hope you enjoyed your recent stay at Sandsifters III and thank you for your comments regarding the fridge. For clarification, it is a standard sized fridge with freezer underneath. Best wishes, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2023

  • "Thank you so much."

    We've just had the most wonderful holiday in Sandsifters 3. The photos online were very impressive, but the reality surpassed expectations. The view of Carbis Bay is utterly beautiful, and even one week of gazing at it wasn't enough. The house was very clean on arrival, and easy to live in for a week. We really appreciated the comfortable beds, the lovely bathrooms, the laundry room and drying facilities!, the gorgeous lounge area (and the leather chair for those with weak backs was a Godsend!), and all the cooking equipment and crockery. Everything we needed for meals and even baking. As a family we loved the Cornwall puzzle, which taught us a lot about Cornish culture and traditions. I think the only thing we could have done with was a fan for the upstairs area - we were lucky it was so warm, but sometimes it got quite humid even with the balcony doors open. In saying that, when we did get too hot we retreated downstairs which was nice and cool. We had a lovely time taking the train to St Ives several times, going to the beach every day (and improving our leg strength on the walk back up the hill!), and driving several times to Godrevy for seal spotting. We ended up buying some binoculars during our stay and were able to spot seals many times. It was a fantastic holiday that really felt like a dream. Thank you again, we will be back!

    Dear Emma, we are so very pleased to hear you had such a wonderful time at Sandsifters III and thoroughly enjoyed the property. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to Carbis Bay in the near future so you can make some more wonderful memories. Kindest Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EmmaJun 2023

  • "Amazing property and location, already re booked."

    Ivon& Angie

    Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Best wishes, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by IvonMay 2023

  • "Outstanding accommodation, fantastic views and location ."

    Everything you need for a perfect holiday in the apartment.Can’t wait to return for a third time.

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

    Reviewed by CDec 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week."

    The location is exceptional. We cannot fault the facilities on offer. The quality of the everything from pots, pans and cutlery to the games and dvds on offer. It was nice to stay somewhere that also had decent size and quality towels. Definitely 5 star. Thank you

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments and we are so pleased to hear you had a fantastic holiday. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future. Best wishes, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PhilippaOct 2022

  • "Beautiful property with stunning views and an excellent spec."

    Very warm & comfortable and we would definitely return. Our only small issue is the settee is very uncomfortable and too deep to get comfortable! Sadly it’s fully booked for the week we wanted next year!!

    Thank you very much for your feedback! We are thrilled to hear you liked the property so much that you would like to return. We hope you will find another week which works for you and is available to secure yourself another great holiday at Sandsifters III. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2022

  • "We have visited this lovely house twice in 2022, and are going again in 2023."

    These days, with accessibility fixtures no longer needing to look utilitarian, the property would benefit from discreet designer handles in the showers, especially in the smallest bedroom on the same level as the living area, which is ideal for visitors like my mother, who is 99, and who will be 100 when we visit in January. It is a shame that the rather slippery and steep staircase does not have handrails on both sides, rather than just the one, which precludes someone like my mother, who is otherwise fit and mobile, from enjoying the luxurious lower bedrooms and their sea views. Also, enough tablets to run the dishwasher each day would be appreciated.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you like the property so much that you keep returning. Its great to see that you rated Sandsifters III so high in regards to cleanliness, facilities, accuracy of listing and comfort. We appreciate your comments and will leave these with the owner for their consideration. Please be aware that two dishwasher tablets per week are standard in our self-catered properties. We thank you for another stay and are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. With Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by RobinSep 2022

  • "Wonderful property."

    Very clean, it had everything we needed and more. Brilliant location and wonderful views.

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback! We are thrilled to hear you have found the property very clean and with everything you needed for a wonderful time at Sandsifters III. We hope to get the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by ToniAug 2022

  • "Beautiful house with just amazing views."

    Spotless when we arrived. Only negative - The sofa!! It’s much to low and wide, difficult to get out of.

    Thank you for leaving feedback following your stay at Sandsifters. We do hope you enjoyed your stay, it is a beautiful house with stunning views. We are sorry the sofa was not to your liking. Kind Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TonyJun 2022

  • "Stunning property,Glorious views."

    Housekeeping keep this property immaculate can’t wait to return

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you loved the property and your stay! Thank you so much 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 CJun 2022

  • "Lovely location, spotlessly clean and amazing facilities - 3 en suite rooms is perfect for 3 a family of 6 adults!"

    Sad to be back home without the gorgeous views this morning - hoping to be back next year!

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you loved the property and your stay! Thank you so much 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 ClareJun 2022

  • "We love this property and this was our second visit , our only downside was ..."

    We love this property and this was our second visit , our only downside was the comfort of the beds both of which were “ lumpy “ and gave us backache , however , we do appreciate that everyone likes something different when it comes to mattresses so difficult to please everyone

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you love the property! Your comments have been taken on board and reported to the necessary departments. We hope to get the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by StevenMay 2022

  • "Property was on the whole immaculate (other than detailed below) with incredible views."

    Very well equipped too with fantastic appliances and everything you could need in the kitchen. Only a couple of issues, the drawers in the super king room were broken. The sofa is in need of a very deep clean (smells very musty and lots of stains). The pillows in the bedrooms are in desperate need of replacing, completely flat and again smell musty through the fresh bedding (which was lovely bed linen!) this does detract from the overall luxury feel of the house as you expect luxurious bedding but the pillows were really awful. Other than those few things, the house was wonderful and we will certainly be back!

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that the property had everything you needed and that you loved the views as much as we do! We are, however, saddened to hear that you didn’t find some areas of the property up to standard, we apologise. All of your feedback has been taken on board, and reported to the necessary departments to ensure these things do not occur again. Due to the high demand of staycations last year the property has had very heavy usage and also been very popular. We will arrange for the sofa to be regularly cleaned throughout the year and ask that the housekeeper keep a close eye on any stains in between, in case these need attending to on the change over day as a spot clean. In addition, we also have the bedding, pillows and mattress protectors regularly cleaned by the housekeeper. The team are always available to help deal with any issues during your stay on 01736 630015 option 2 and would do what we can to resolve them as soon as possible. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Kinds Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by BethanyApr 2022

  • "Just a lovely property, fantastic views, wonderful location."

    Somewhere we love coming back to and where we feel totally at home.

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a lovely stay. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2022

  • "We had another fabulous holiday at sandsifters, the only issue we had was with the settee that had very low backs and long leg room."

    Will be back again soon hopefully, as long as prices don't get out of hand. Thanks once again.

    Thank you so much for your feedback as it is very important to us! We are very pleased to hear you had a lovely holiday and are looking forward to welcome you again. We are sorry about the issue you had with the sofa and will pass it on. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holiday Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by BrianMar 2022

  • "This place was absolutely perfect."

    The view is amazing whether in the day looking across to Godrevy or in the evening seeing the lights of St Ives. The accomodation worked brilliantly for us. It was so good having the downstairs lounge for the kids and great to have Sky Q so they could watch movies down there. This is a fabulous property and worked incredibly well for a winter break.

    Reviewed by JonDec 2021

  • "As someone with mobility difficulties, Sandsifters 3 is ideal with a flat entrance from the car park and able to live on the one floor."

    For the same reason it would be good to have one higher, comfortable armchair in the lounge. The property is immaculate and excellently maintained, with wonderful views and in a great location.

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2021

  • "The cost for the same time next year is over £5kpw."

    So our 2 weeks in this lovely property is over £10k. Not sure if this is dynamic pricing but this is excessive so we would not recommend at that price.

    Dear Richard, Thank you again for taking the time to provide feedback following your recent stay at Sandsifters III. The pricing has been set due to the demand for holidays and properties in St Ives and Carbis Bay for 2022, however they are constantly being monitored and reviewed by our owners and here in the local Carbis Bay Holiday's office as a team. Kind regards, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2021

  • ""Wow! You really must stay here - what an amazing property with the most stunning views of Carbis Bay and the sea/coastline ever!"

    Just a skip and a hop to the beach, also the train station for a trip into St Ives for dinner etc. Very tasteful and contemporary interior with sofas you can stretch out on and admire the view. Owners have thought of everything including the Nespresso capsules! We walked to La Casita for dinner which is highly recommended. We also cycled from Bodmin to Padstow for lunch. A really great place to stay - highly recommended. "
    Mike Hodges

    ReviewOct 2020

  • ""Stunning house in a stunning location."

    Perfect for our family of 5. Can't imagine staying anywhere else in Carbis Bay. We can't wait to go back."

    ReviewJul 2019

  • ""Thank you for a wonderful stay at Sandsifters 3."

    The apartment was spotlessly clean on arrival. Everything we could possibly need was available in the apartment. The beds were very comfortable. It was a real pleasure to get up every morning to the amazing view we had overlooking Carbis Bay we will be back."
    Wendy Milnes

    ReviewMay 2019

  • ""We spent a wonderful week at Sandsifters III."

    We were able to access the Villa earlier on the Saturday which meant our children were able to get to the beach quicker and their smiles grew bigger and bigger the rest of the week. The Villa was immaculate and so comfortable, the local train from Carbis Bay to St Ives was a real joy. We certainly recommend coming back again."
    Warren Knowles

    ReviewApr 2019

  • "Second time at Sandsifter but first time in number 3."

    Stunning house where we never tired of the view, hope to be back next year.

    TestimonialSep 2018

  • "What’s not to love."

    From stunning views to the amazing apartment. Furnished and equipped to a very high standard. The WOW factor when we arrived, stayed with us all week.

    TestimonialAug 2018

  • ""This house is the best we have enjoyed in our 9 years of coming to Carbis Bay and we have sampled the smallest to the largest of properties!"

    Its comfortable and yet luxurious. Its effortless in its style and the facilities are first class. Expensive? Maybe BUT worth it for the views alone. Words can not describe the happiness you feel sitting on the balcony with a glass of something cold, listening to the waves and watching the sun go down. Loved every minute so much so we have re-booked!"

    ReviewJun 2018

  • "Simply stunning!"

    Could have happily sat on the balcony all week to look at that view. Great location, 3-minute walk to train for St Ives away from the hustle and bustle.

    TestimonialApr 2018

  • ""Fabulous Short break."

    Stunning views, beautiful house! Has everything we needed, we will definitely return!"

    ReviewApr 2018

  • ""Could have happily sat on the balcony all week to look at that view."

    Great location - 3 min walk to train for St Ives away from the hustle and bustle"

    ReviewApr 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.


  • Reverse level
  • Three ground-floor bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/ link, can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 2 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with balcony
  • Underfloor heating
  • Oven/grill, 4 ring induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, coffee machine
  • 4K Ultra HD TV with full Sky package including Movies and Sports, Blu Ray DVD player with selection of DVDs, Bose Soundtouch® 20 Speaker, Pure DAB radios with Bluetooth connectivity, Xbox One and PS4 games consoles with a selection of games, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 x cot and highchair provided; we request that guests provide their own cot bedding
  • Designated parking for 2 cars
  • Electric charger
  • Seaward facing balcony, ground floor seaward facing landscaped garden and terrace, outside furniture including barbecue, table and chairs
  • Sorry no pets, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.8 miles, beach 0.2 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Perfectly positioned overlooking St Ives Bay, at Sandsifters, a contemporary three villa development, in Carbis Bay, near the scenic railway, close to the beach and access to the South West coast path, this stylish, reverse-level, three bedroom villa, is ideal for a large family, the two stunning outside spaces, a frameless first floor balcony and a private ground floor garden terrace, boasting panoramic views of the bay, stretching across Carbis Bay Beach out to St Ives, its clever open plan design capturing this picture postcard view, through the floor to ceiling living area glass doors onto the balcony, throughout the whole space, including the open plan kitchen and dining area, roof lighting cleverly channels the natural daylight to shine through, illuminating the oak floors, underfloor heating runs through the property, keeping your toes toasty what ever the time of year, if you can tear yourself away from the natural beauty outside, snuggle up on the large sofa, seating six, indulge in the ultimate entertainment package with a 55” Samsung UHD television with full Sky package, including Cinema and Sports, a dining area and open plan kitchen are ideally placed within the living area perfect for socialising with the chef, a large Calligaris Ceramic dining table, comfortably seating eight people, provides the centre piece, it is perfectly positioned to maximise the views, a contemporary German kitchen, comprising of white handleless units teamed with grey Silestone work tops, is well-appointed with everything a chef needs and more, a separate utility room is located off the main entrance hallway on the first floor, the kids will love their own space to escape and if you want to hide away too, the ground floor TV Lounge offers the perfect space, a sofa and a large screen television, with the same Sky package as the living area, is ideal for gaming or watching sport, the master and second bedroom are located on the ground floor, with a third rear bedroom on the first floor, the ground floor bedrooms enjoy access to a seaward facing private garden terrace, open the door onto the terrace and enjoy an alfresco breakfast in the sun, the views are breath-taking, all three bedrooms offer a private en-suite, the master and third room with a shower and the second room with a bath and shower-over, for your comfort the master and third bedroom offer king sized beds, the second room is fitted with a super king zip and link bed, this can be arranged as twin beds on request, all bedrooms offer plenty of storage space, a W.C.

is conveniently located on the first floor off the hallway, two fabulous outside spaces, both with stunning views of the bay offer great places to relax, a frameless first floor balcony, is accessible from the living area through sliding doors, comfortable outdoor furniture is provided, on the ground floor, a large sun terrace leads to a private landscaped garden with a Weber charcoal barbeque, spend time enjoying the sun set over St Ives, Carbis Bay Beach is just a short walk away, this glorious secluded bay is a lifeguarded beach at peak times, ideal for enjoying water sports or swimming in the surf, from the beach you can access a network of coastal paths which circle Cornwall’s cliffs, head towards Hayle in one direction or the beautiful traditional fishing village of St Ives in the other, St Ives is world renowned for it’s art and is home to The Tate and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, one of its former famous residents, its cobbled streets are lined with restaurants, cafes and independent shops to browse and its surrounded by glorious sandy beaches, for a relaxing but exciting return to Carbis Bay, ride the scenic railway hugging the Cornish coast, this connects St Ives and its surrounding area and is a magical trip, If you have kids they will love feeding the animals at Paradise Park in Hayle and the older ones will enjoy the exciting Flambards Theme Park in Helston.

No visit to Cornwall is complete without a trip to Land’s End and the nearby Minack Theatre, set dramatically on a Cornish cliffside is the ultimate setting for a night out, when the tide is out walking out to St Michael’s Mount near Penzance or exploring Eden Projects tropical rain forest, near St Austell, offer fabulous days out and memories which will last a life time, Sandsifters three offers a fabulous base by the coast with the extra room for the whole family to escape when required, to relax and rejuvenate.

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Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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 £200 for this property.

Electric Vehicles: This property has a charge point for electric vehicles. Car owners will need to use their own cable.

There is level access to the villa from the parking area. There are a total of 15 of internal steps leading down to bedrooms one and two their en-suites and the TV Lounge.
The second bedroom has a zip and link super king bed, which can be arranged as twin beds on request

Building Works Notice
There is currently building work for the new Azure Development (8 dwellings) being carried out behind the Sandsifters car park (not obstructing the sea views). The building work is due to be completed by mid 2023

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