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Carharrack near St Day, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "We had amazing holiday at Kensa."

    Property was warm on arrival. Owner had given us Easter eggs, coffee and milk, lovely wine and even treats for our dog. Property was immaculately clean, Modern and had everything that you may wish for. Personal touches were really lovely. We loved all the picture canvases of the local places with post codes on the wall. Welcome folder was very informative. Jacuzzi was amazing and clean. It is emptied and cleaned between every bookings. If cleanliness is important for you, then this is the place! Property was spotless! Reading the previous reviews, everything that had been mentioned by previous quest had been rectified. I.e. there now is a laundry aerial. You really don't need to take any household items with you. These is toilet and kitchen paper, dishwasher /laundry tablets, cleaning liquids, and even towels for the muddy paws. We will defenately return.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback , very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Kensa. We really love it there too Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katja5.0Mar 2024

  • "Fantastic property in a central location to visit all corners of Cornwall."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2024

  • "The property was lovely and also clean throughout."

    Jacuzzi was perfect and nice to have. Good location for venturing out and about. Only one gripe and that was the ground source heating facilities. We went in January during the extremely wet period so always returned home soaked, there was no means of drying clothes or shoes/trainers or swimwear after using the Jacuzzi etc.

    Hi Mick Thank you for your review. We totally agree and it had never occurred to us until we read the last few reviews. We only began letting this property at Easter and hadn’t experienced a winter there yet. An electric heated clothes drier has been ordered for Kensa for our future guests to dry their clothes etc. Our apologies to you all. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mick4.4Dec 2023

  • "Kensa is a lovely property and the owners' little touches are wonderful."

    The welcome pack of wine, mince pies and chocolates went down a treat, as did the fact that they had decorated Kensa for Christmas including a tree Its ideal for dogs and towels and treats are provided for them as well. Everything is provided re towels and linen but would suggest that bring own towels for hot tub be added in description as a note ask that the white towels not be used for hot tub. Underfloor heating took a while to get use to and at times it felt cold The cooker is also a little temperamental especially if you put the wrong pan on, it doesn't recognise the weight and turns itself off. Cornwalls weather was at its wettest so due to the lack of a clothes horse it was hard to get items dry. The hot tub though was fabulous and was used daily in all weathers We would recommend Kensa to others because over all it was one of the best we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.1Dec 2023

  • "This is a lovely property very clean and well maintained, loved how homely it felt."

    The bed was so comfy slept really well, there was everything there that you could possibly need. My only criticism would be the electric hob, it was a nightmare took ages to come on so not sure if it is faulty, only other was the TV we couldn't get the normal TV with BBC ITV etc so not sure if it was us or if it wasnt available. These are the two things that would deter me from staying again, other than that it was lovely

    Thank you for your lovely feed back. For all future guests, we highly recommend that you read the guest information book, as this has all the information you require for where all keys are kept and the operators manuals for all of the appliances in the bungalow, we’ve tried to make it as easy as possible. The book also explains the wifi and tv operation. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Sep 2023

  • "Property was very clean and decorated beautifully."

    The bed was too soft and pillows too hard (for our liking) so didn’t get much sleep during our stay. Great location to visit places in area. Property did have a bit of a doggy smell about it, especially once returning from day out and was warm inside. Hot tub was wonderful

    Reviewed by Antonia4.7Sep 2023

  • "Kensa was ideally located for exploring the sights of Cornwall."

    Quiet location and very private. Had everything you could possibly need or want. Beautifully decorated and maintained. Very well thought out. Bed extremely comfy. A special welcome basket of scones and jam and cream, wine and milk, which were delicious. The hot tub was just perfect after a long day exploring to relax in. Seating areas front and back were lovely to sit out with a cuppa in the sunshine. It was well equiped with all kitchen utensils,like a home from home. Thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay

    Thank you for your wonderful review, we’re so pleased that you enjoyed you stay at Kensa. Hope to see you back again sometime . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Sep 2023

  • "When arrived we could not find the patio door keys once found everything was easier."

    My husband and I are a couple of dinosaurs when it comes to technology so when on description it said smart tv we thought we would get freeview (there’s no aerial) the only thing you can get is on app’s Netflix etc. if you bring you own logins etc (whatever they are). Also it would be handy if instructions booklets on how to work kitchen appliances ie microwave and induction hob. The Kensa was beautiful clean and is very central to all areas the bungalow Is on a corner plot and you have to be very careful when driving in and out. The paintings around the bungalow where very informative. If you are thinking of going to St Ives I would leave very early as parking there is terrible it’s also very hilly if you have any mobility problems. All In all we had a good stay in Cornwall but won’t be returning as it’s long drive from Wales.

    Thank you for your feed back. For all future guests, we highly recommend that you read the guest information book, as this has all the information you require for where all keys are kept and the operators manuals for all of the appliances in the bungalow, we’ve tried to make it as easy as possible. The book also explains the wifi and tv operation. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeff3.4Sep 2023

  • "Outstanding Holiday Cottage which is very clean and beautifully decorated with informative pictures around the property to various must see locations and has everything you would need to make your stay perfect."

    The Cottages location in Carharrack is ideal as it's only short drives to all Cornwalls tourist and hidden gems on the north and south coast also there are major supermarkets and retail outlets very close just incase you've forgotten to bring something or need to stock up.

    Thank you guys, we’re so happy you enjoyed your stay at Kensa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week spent in Kensa!"

    It really is a gem! The property has everything you could want and more! From super comfy beds to everything you need in the kitchen to cook with, the owners have thought of everything. The hot tub was a win too! Fantastic base to explore Cornwall from!

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback it’s really appreciated. At least the weather improved for the end of the week for you. Glad you had a great time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Nice place you need good weather to enjoy"

    Reviewed by Tim4.1Jul 2023

  • "Property is lovely and fantastic location!"

    Never been to a property before which had so many extras you’ve pretty much thought of everything! I’d recommend the accommodation to anyone - your pretty much 30 minutes at the most from all the must sees of cornwall.

    Hi Charlotte Thank you for the amazing review, we love Kensa too, a real home from home with hopefully everything you need and more. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Jun 2023

  • "Kensa is such a lovely place , with easy reach of facilities and amenities."

    The property is well equipped . We had such a lovely stay and we definitely will be returning . For now Kensa has our heart ❤️

    Thank you for your lovely review, so glad you enjoyed your stay and Kensa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a really lovely time at Kensa."

    The amenities are second to none and has a really homely feel about it. The location is amazing and easy to get to various places and beaches in Cornwall. 5 stars and will definitely be recommending it to other people too! Cannot fault it at all.

    Thank you for your amazing feedback, we love it at Kensa too, and just wanted it to be a home from home, with as many amenities as possible with a chilled feeling. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful property, well situated within access to lots of areas of interest."

    Very comfortable and clean, extremely dof friendly. Will 1000% be returning

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback, we’re glad you and the doggies enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jade5.0May 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • Two double bedrooms
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Air pump heat source with underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, hot tub towels are not provided
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Private Driveway & Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Front lawn with patio and furniture, enclosed side patio with hot tub
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: The front lawn is not enclosed
  • Note: Phone signal can be intermittent at times
  • Note: Smart TV but no Freeview (sign into own apps including Netflix)
  • Note: Please take care when driving in and out

The property

St Day 1 mile.

Resting on the outskirts of Carharrack, near the amenities of St Day in Cornwall is Kensa, a contemporary, single-storey dwelling.

Set near a host of shops, pubs and eateries, and a short car journey from the shoreline, Kensa offers an idyllic base for a family break, complete with an enclosed patio with hot tub, countryside views, and an open-plan living space; four guests and three furry companions are welcomed.

Park up off-road and head indoors, firstly reaching the living space, where you can prepare meals in the sleek kitchen, dine as a four, and unwind on the plush sofas with a Smart TV for light entertainment.

Spend sunny days in the suntrap patio, where you'll also locate the indulgent hot tub, perfect for soaking the evenings away after a day of adventure.

Prepare for bed in the spacious bathroom, complete with both a bath and a shower over, before selecting between two double bedrooms; one of which enjoys views of the front lawn.

Awaken to explore the area, stocking the fridge by visiting a nearby convenience store, or fulfilling your self-catering needs by dining out at The Star Inn, Vogue, or the St Day Inn.

Enveloping the area, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to rural landscapes, with both the Bissoe Valley Nature Reserve and the Kennall Vale Nature Reserve ready to explore.

Travel to the shoreline and the St. Agnes Heritage Coast, offering the chance to stroll along Porthtowan Beach, or continue further afield to Portreath Beach, with the breath-taking Carvannel Downs walking trail, and Tehidy Park Golf Club nearby for further leisure activities.

Round off your trip with a tour of the Royal Cornwall Museum, set near Truro River, or head to the peak of the county, the bustling town of St Ives, to discover the Tate St Ives, the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, and further golden terrain at Porthgwidden Beach.

Experience all of this at Kensa.

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

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About the location


Porthtowan 5 miles; Portreath 6 miles; Truro 7 miles; St Ives 20 miles; Falmouth 10 miles.

St Day was originally named after the little known Saint Day or Dye (better known in Brittany). The village now has a pub and convenience store, as well as a granite, gothic-style church dating back to 1828. Six miles away is the popular village of Portreath which attracts visitors from around the world with its wild and rugged coastline. High cliffs, secluded coves and sandy, surf-washed beaches typify the area while all around are reminders of the area's rich industrial heritage. Portreath offers a small fishing harbour, shops, a number of pubs, three cafés and a Chinese takeaway, while its safe, sheltered sandy beach is a popular attraction. For a great day out, visit the cathedral city of Truro with its cobbled streets, shopping centre, theatre, museum and great restaurants, just 7 miles away, or travel a few miles along the coast to Gwithian and follow the vast expanse of sandy beach, which leads down to Hayle and on to St Ives. A delightful holiday location.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas