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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fabulous time at Shamal ."

    It exceeded all our expectations. The listing was accurate. The decor furnishings and equipment were of a high standard. Overall a comfortable accommodation that I would thoroughly recommend and I would love to visit again.

    Thank you for providing such positive feedback! We aim to exceed expectations and we are glad we did. We especially hope you enjoyed the new sofa - a great addition to the living space. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back in the future. Thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elisabeth5.0Mar 2023

  • "An excellent property in an excellent location."

    Perfectly set up for a family visit. We stayed for 2 weeks over Christmase and New Year and the house suited a family group. Handy for everything in the are 2 car spaces so people can visit. Warm, airy with a high standard of finish and furnishings. Already highly recommended Steve, Laverne and George

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

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2022

  • "Certainly not 5 star has stated Nowhere does it say you share a drive which makes it difficult especially when both parties are on the drive at the same time The property itself , not cleaned fully dust in plenty of areas ."

    TVs in bedrooms and top floor don’t work , bin in kitchen not working which has been reported several times , sliding doors in living room only one works and the other is only secure by one sag jammer , en-suite shower mouldy , should have privacy blinds in entrance, main bathroom shaving light doesn’t work . These things should be easy to fix yet you don’t expect to pay top dollar and see these faults especially if you advertise has 5 star

    Thank you very much for your feedback, we have feedback all your points to the housekeeper in terms of cleaning to dust in the properties. The owners have looked through your feedback points and arranged to have these issues addressed and resolved. Please do always feel that you can call us on 01736 630015 (option 2) and we will endeavour to get any issues resolved as quickly as possible. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel2.8Jul 2022

  • "Shamal was a perfect property very comfortable and well equipped."

    We are really pleased you enjoyed your holiday at Shamal and that you found the house comfortable and well equipped. We continue to add and update the house and contents, so hopefully your next stay will be even better! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee4.7Apr 2022

  • "Gorgeous accommodation."

    Generally very clean. Lots of attention to detail and extremely comfortable. Great views of Carbis Bay and lovely coastal walk to St Ives on doorstep. Really can't fault it apart from, as others have pointed out, the check out time; way too early and the email from Sykes cottages, reminding me of the checkout procedure, pinging on my phone at 5am on Saturday wasn't great either, it's a holiday!! Saying that I would recommend and would use both Carbis Bay Holidays and Sykes again.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We are currently reviewing check out times and hope in the future to welcome you again. Kind Regards, Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay and thought that the property was well equipped and comfortable."

    We loved the views from the main living area. We would recommend the property to others. We found the property a little cold at times with the temperature set to 20 C or 16 C depending on the time of day (our stay was in December), especially given that the main living room is very large. Luckily we did manage to turn up the temperature in the evening. Also, the 9 am kick out time is quite harsh. 10 am would have been a nicer time to leave. As far as we were aware, nobody was staying there after us. I think that ending your holiday with a very early departure is too harsh. I think that it would be nice if Carbis Bay Holidays allowed for more flexibility for arrival and departure times, especially in winter when less people are staying. Otherwise, everything else was spot on!

    Dear Mr Grindley, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback for your recent stay at Shamal. We regularly review the check in and check out times, and we always take on board all parties concerned - guests and housekeepers, so please be assured, your points will be taken on board. We look forward to inviting you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Owner Relations, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by Craig4.7Dec 2021

  • "We stayed as a family, we loved every minute of our stay, Shamal was clean, modern, had everything we needed in the kitchen, excellent, great position, walk down to Carbis beach, within walking distance of great places to eat."

    I am very much hoping to return next year to celebrate my birthday as a family, absolutely loved Shamal

    Thank you for the positive feedback and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We aim to continually improve so hopefully your birthday stay will be even better! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic property."

    Lacked information regarding recycling / bins/ etc. Front entrance porch had sand all in shoe rack upon arrival. Need to cut trees opposite ASAP as this majorly effects sea view. Would have been 5 * if these things were met.

    Many thanks for your feedback. Our apologies for the delay in responding. Your comments are noted regarding the recycling. We will ensure that details are updated. We are pleased to advise that the trees are now in the process of being trimmed. It has been difficult to schedule the work, but we will keep an eye on them going forward. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Jul 2021

  • "Absolutely fantastic property, fitted out to a high standard with stunning views."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely place."

    Would certainly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Jun 2021

  • ""We had such a lovely time at Shamal and the house met all our requirements We ..."

    "We had such a lovely time at Shamal and the house met all our requirements We loved the area too Many great conveniences We would love to visit again "
    Julie poole

    ReviewFeb 2020

  • ""First class accommodation which met our requirements fully."

    Plenty of space and all facilities were excellent which is not always the case with self-catering. Carbis Bay is a great location with plenty to do and see locally. Nice touch to be met by our housekeeper on arrival. "

    ReviewNov 2019

  • ""The view gets you as soon as you turn into the road and improves as you climb the stairs."

    The house is impressive looking, inside and out, and extremely well equipped. The furniture and beds are comfortable; the bathrooms extremely clean and high spec. The kitchen is spacious and well fitted out. The house is close enough to the beach and local amenities without feeling too urban. Helped by unexpectedly kind weather, this was a most enjoyable stay."
    Michael Kirk

    ReviewJun 2019

  • "Our second visit Shamal and the house is just a lovely as we remembered."

    Thank you

    TestimonialFeb 2019

  • "Having a lovely time with some good quality waves!"

    Went into town and had a cracking sausage roll and 9/10 for the pasty! Hoping to go back into the sea today, fingers crossed for me I don’t catch hypothermia!

    TestimonialJan 2019

  • "Stunning, yet relaxing would love to buy it but sadly out of our budget."

    Many thanks

    TestimonialNov 2018

  • "We have absolutely loved our time at Shamal what a beautiful house with everything needed."

    We will be back!

    TestimonialOct 2018

  • "Lovely holiday relaxing, beautiful accommodation, would recommend place."

    TestimonialOct 2018

  • "Fabulous! Home from Home!"

    TestimonialJun 2018

  • "Superb week, what a stunning and house and that view…WOW!"

    We will be back very soon to Carbis Bay and most likely Shamal! Thanks

    TestimonialMay 2018

  • "“We had a great holiday in Shamal."

    The house was fantastic, well equipped and was to a very high standard” L.Palmer

    TestimonialAug 2015

  • ""We were all delighted with every aspect of our stay at Shamal, we enjoyed the coastal path from Carbis Bay to Lelant - with its fantastic views of the sea, cliffs and beaches - including the steps - and found The Badger at Lelant to provide excellent food, no matter what we chose from the menu."

    " S. Ford

    TestimonialJul 2015

  • ""Fabulous time we had at Shamal it is a lovely property with great design – really loved it and we had a brilliant week" P."


    TestimonialJul 2015

  • ""Thank you for a wonderful, luxurious, extremely clean holiday home in ideal location."

    Particularly enjoyed the views from the balcony. A very comfortable five star standard property. Enjoyed meal at Ocean Grill, St.Ives and very good cafe, Sunset Beach, Gwithian. As usual a wonderful holiday in this wonderful part of Cornwall." R. Conway

    TestimonialJul 2015

  • ""We enjoyed our holiday in Shamal, Carbis Bay and were quite satisfied with the cleanliness of the property."

    We found two good places to eat - The Alba - St. Ives and the Sea Food Cafe - St. Ives ( where they were particularly helpful with the child buggy). The coastal walk from Carbis Bay to St. Ives was very pleasant though sections with steps were difficult with the buggy." V. Warren

    TestimonialJun 2015

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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, over three floors: Three ground floor bedrooms: 1 x four poster, king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Family bathroom with bath and enclosed shower, wash basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area, seaward facing first floor balcony, rear gravel garden with patio
  • Gas central heating
  • Combi oven, 5 burner gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview
  • BT Vision, with BT Sport 1 and 2 to living area and all bedrooms, Blu-ray DVD player to living room, DVD player to master bedroom with selection of DVD's, Sonos soundbar with Living Room TV, for wireless music streaming, A high end music system with over 200 CDs and Bluetooth connection for your enjoyment, TV with PS4 to study, Wifi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair provided; we request that guests provide their own cot bedding, Off-road parking for two cars, seaward facing first floor balcony, rear gravel garden/patio with outside tap
  • outside furniture including table, and chairs
  • Sorry no pets, no smoking
  • Shops, beaches, and pubs within a short walk.

The property

Set overlooking St Ives Bay, in Carbis Bay, this three-bedroom, reverse level, detached villa, enjoys sea views from most rooms, including the private balcony, it’s a short walk from Carbis Bay Beach, the St Ives scenic railway and the South West Coast Path. Sleeping six, its ideal for a family escape to the Cornish coast or a great space to celebrate with friends. A clever open plan design, allows the magnificent ocean views to flow through out the spacious living area, so whether you’re cooking, dining or relaxing you can enjoy the stunning views of the bay, floor to ceiling windows allowing the light to stream in, making the whole area light, the cathedral style ceiling, oak flooring and modern artwork gives the sitting area the real wow factor, relax in one of the two white leather sofas seating five, and take in the amazing Cornish vista, or enjoy the entertainment on the large television with BT Vision including sport, or music on the Sonos sound system.

the sitting area extends out onto a seaward facing, covered balcony, accessed through glazed double doors, pour a glass of wine and soak up the sun and picturesque coastal views, a table and chairs are provided for your comfort.

The dining area is ideally positioned between the kitchen and living space, idea for socialising with the chef and benefiting from sea views, An oak and glass dining table with modern moulded seating seats six comfortably.

The bespoke kitchen, within the living space, is beautifully appointed with Italian polished quartz work surfaces and soft close units, a wonderful space to enjoy preparing meals, a separate utility room houses a washer/dryer. A study area can be found on the second floor, reached via a staircase in the living area, it has a comfortable sofa, which doubles as a sofa bed, bedding is not provided, and unparalleled sea views, a great space to escape to with a large TV, PS4 and a bookcase filled with novels.

All three bedrooms are on the ground floor, the master has a luxurious four-poster bed and a private en-suite with wet room style rain fall shower, this seaward facing room has patio doors which lead out onto the driveway, with restricted sea views, a second double and third twin room overlook the rear garden, all beds are sumptuously dressed and each room is light and offers plenty of storage space.

The family bathroom is located next to the bedrooms and offers the ultimate choice, a large double end bath to sink into or a rain fall shower, a superb space to escape for some ‘me time,’ a further cloakroom with WC can be found on the first floor. The contemporary gravel style rear garden offers a great space to relax, for ease this can be accessed to the side of the driveway, a barbeque area for dining alfresco is provided. A short walk towards the sea leads you to Carbis Bay Beach, this beautiful bay is Blue Flag awarded, for its azure-coloured waters, boasts a golden sandy beach and is lifeguarded at peak times, perfect for enjoying the water sports on offer or splashing with little ones in the Cornish waves. The South West Coast Path can be picked up at the beach, locally it leads to Hayle Estuary in one direction and St Ives in the other, a dramatic cliffside walk, filled with wildlife, if you’re lucks in you may even be accompanied by dolphins playing in the bay. The pretty traditional Cornish fishing village of St Ives is filled with restaurants, cafes and boutiques, among its picturesque, cobbled streets, its colours have inspired artists worldwide and many are celebrated in The Tate and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, this is one of the many galleries around the town, after exploring take the scenic route home, hop on the St Ives railway, it hugs the Cornish coast, connecting the surrounding area and is a breath-taking trip. Cornwall’s is world famous for its glorious enclosed rainforest, the Eden Project, near St Austell, 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 stop off at the open air theatre set on the edge of a Cornish cliff, it’s so dramatic and the backdrop of the Atlantic ocean is magical, feeding the animals at Paradise Park, in Hayle, is great fun for little ones, while the thrilling rides at Flambards Theme Park near Helston will excite older children.

Just like the Maserati sports car with the same name, from the fairy-tale four poster bed to the stylish interiors Shamal shines, and a holiday here will leave you beaming.

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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.

There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 for this property.
Access to the house is on the ground floor with no steps. There is a wooden open flight of stairs to the living areas.

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
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas