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Carbis Bay, Cornwall (Ref. 1073964)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely apartment."

    Amazing view

    Thank you for your feeedback, we hope you had a great holiday, we love the views from there! Best Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2022

  • "The size, location and aspect of the apartment with secure parking - were all very good."

    Good access to station and beach. Kitchen spacious and well equipped although a few of the glasses are faded and should be replaced. Could be cleaner - hair and spider found in twin bedroom drawer; not vacuumed under the sofas or along some of the skirting. Personal choice - do not like leather sofas! Also, a drawer in the chest of drawers in the twin bedroom was damaged (before our arrival). We do understand that it is self catering but some extra cleaning items should be provided e.g. spray surface cleaner, two J-cloths and an extra scourer.

    Dear Mr Leeson-Smith, thank you for taking the time to leave Feedback following your recent stay at Kittiwake and we are pleased that you appreciated the property’s great location. We are very sorry to hear the property did not meet our usual high standard of cleanliness, we have brought the points you raised to the attention of the Housekeeping team that looks after Kittiwake. Thank you again for your comments. Kind regards, The Carbis bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by NeilMay 2022

  • "Our fifth visit to Kittiwake and as usual we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday."

    Thanks for maintaining a very clean and welcoming apartment. We will be back!

    Thank you so much for your wonderful, positive feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2022

  • "We enjoyed our holiday at kittiwake."

    Beautiful views, really comfy beds, every thing was perfect even the weather! Will definitely stay again

    Dear Mrs Norman, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday at 'Kittiwake' and that everything was perfect. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Kindest Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AvrilApr 2022

  • "Our second stay ay Kittiwake and we have already booked again, so that says it all."

    Beautifully appointed apartment and amazing views. My only issue is the same one I made after our previous visit...There are kitchen items kept on the higher shelf in the kitchen, too high for someone less than 5'4" to be able to reach, as is the microwave. A folding kick-stool or something similar to stand on would be so useful.

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful stay and loved the property just as much as we do! Your comments have been passed on regarding perhaps purchasing a stool, thank you. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahMar 2022

  • "Amazing apartment with the most stunning views!"

    On arrival the apartment was spotless, it had everything we needed for our stay. The location is amazing, waking up to the views of the sea every morning was beautiful and we even see seals and dolphins! Will definitely be back.

    Dear Mrs Chapman, thank you for your kind words following your recent stay at Kittiwake and we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the wonderful views from the apartment and that the seals and dolphins made an appearance too! We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by KatyFeb 2022

  • "Wow this apartment is stunning!"

    The views alone make it so special, we watched dolphins and seals whilst lying in bed ! The quality of the fixture and fittings are amazing with the most wonderful art work. Great location and was spotless clean.

    Dear Mrs Collett, thank you for taking the time to leave Feedback following your recent stay at Kittiwake, this is very much appreciated. How lovely to hear you got to see the seals and dolphins too! Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolynFeb 2022

  • "Kittiwake is a beautiful apartment with stunning views."

    It had everything we needed and I loved the large thick white fluffy towels. My husband liked the fact there were smaller bath towels too. The apartment was a wonderful place to relax and watch the sunrise and sunset and we could look at the stars from the balcony. We were blessed to see dolphins almost every day and also seals in the bay. ( take your binoculars for an even better view). We really didn’t want to leave.

    Dear Mrs Bundy, thank you for your kind words following your recent holiday at Kittiwake. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your holiday and the amazing views from the apartment over the Bay, how wonderful to see the seals and dolphins too. Thank you again for taking the time to leave your review. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DebraJan 2022

  • "This property was perfect."

    Location and view were priceless. The kitchen was very well equipped. The apartment was spotless by far the cleanest we have ever stayed in. I didn’t want to leave just need to work out when I can return

    Dear Mrs Santis, thank you for taking the time to leave Feedback following your recent stay at Kittiwake, this is very much appreciated and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by VirginiaDec 2021

  • "My one niggle about Kittiwake is the fact that, as someone that is shorter than average, the kitchen cupboards and microwave are too high."

    I accept the fact that my height (5' 2") is my problem but maybe a step stool/kickstool could be provided? There would be space and to have one would have made a big difference to me and other shorter people. Also, the dishwasher had run out of rinse aid and salt when we arrived, there were only 4 dishwasher tablets for the week and our washing up liquid and kitchen soap were both empty. Apart from that, beautiful apartment, amazing views....loved our stay. Thank you

    Dear Sarah, thank you for your Feedback and I’m so pleased to hear you loved your stay at Kittiwake, I agree it is a beautiful apartment and the views really are amazing. I am very sorry to hear you found the kitchen cupboards too high, I have checked with the owner of the property and they have advised they are actually fitted at a standard height. Can I also apologise that the dishwasher had run out of rinse aid and salt. With regards to the dish-washer tablets, 4 tablets are provided as part of the Welcome Pack and guests normally replenish these themselves if they require extra during their stay. We do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahNov 2021

  • "What a beautiful apartment, immaculate and perfectly situated, with stunning views of the bay."

    The apartment was deserving of its 5 star rating and was equipped with everything we required. We will definitely be booking again. We particularly enjoyed the fact that it’s a few minutes walk to the train station, which for £1 and a 3 minute ride, takes you to St Ives. Perfect.

    Dear Ms Smith, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. Lovely to hear you had an enjoyable stay. We are very lucky to have amazing properties is an beautiful location. The train journey from St Erth to St Ives has to be one of the most STUNNING in the country. We hope to invite you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by LauraOct 2021

  • "The apartment was very good and exactly as described."

    Our experience of trying to contact Sykes was very poor as the phone went unanswered on the several occasions we rang. It was disappointing there was no welcome pack of provisions, ie cream tea, bottle of wine, that we have been used to finding in other 5* rentals in Carbis Bay. The two vouchers for pasties and scones were a poor substitute. There were also very few, or mostly empty/missing cleaning materials - toilet gel, kitchen surface cleaner, and only 5 dishwasher tablets and the milk had only 2 days left on the best before date. If this is 'normal' then this fact should be made clearer on your website which did state we may need to supply extra bin liners, hand wash/sanitizer, washing powder. I would add that these items plus others have always been provided in previous 5* rentals including general sundries such as kitchen foil and cling film. There were just a couple of areas of cleaning that could have been better - there was grime where the kitchen stainless steel sink met the granite work-surface as well as grime around the dishwasher door seal and the oven needed a more thorough clean. Overall, however we were pleased with the apartment and would book again if the cost is competitive with other apartments in the area that go the extra mile in their offerings. The items we have highlighted are small and given your attention would ensure that visiting Kittiwake is a truly 5* experience.

    Thank you very much for taking the time to submit your feedback, we are so pleased to hear that Kittiwake was a 5* experience for you. Sadly, due to Covid-19, we are still unable to provide the physical cream teas on the arrival day as this requires all the housekeepers to visit the office at the same time to collect their allocation for a day. As we are trying to minimise the spread of Covid-19 to our staff and trades, we felt that vouchers collected during the week for guests to redeem at their leisure in Ferrell’s bakery, prior to its closure, was a safer option.You may have heard via social media, but Ferrell’s & Son, who we used to supply our cream teas have now closed and therefore we have had to look into other welcome back items for our guests in the free welcome pack provided by Carbis Bay Holidays. As we are self catering accommodation, only a starter pack of cleaning materials are usually provided for your use. Regarding your effort to contact our office, we have checked your record and we cannot see a call made to the local office, which is on the same number (01736 630015 option 2 or you get straight through if you are calling from a number on your booking form). We would very much like to have had the opportunity to discuss the concerns you had and then would have rectified any issues you were unhappy with to the best of our ability. Always feel free to pop into the office if you are passing, or give us a call or an email at enquiries@carbisbayholidays.co.uk or accounts@carbisbayholidays.co.uk. Kind regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 2021

  • ""Excellent apartment, we have really enjoyed our time here!"

    The views are stunning. We particularly enjoyed the fact that we could easily catch the train into St Ives - something we did during the day and evening. We will definitely be booking again!"

    L, J + LOct 2021

  • "Lovely apartment with fantastic sea views."

    Loved the walks along the coastal paths. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by MarieJul 2021

  • ""Lovely apartment with everything we needed, Enjoyed the sea views in all weathers."

    The meal at La Casita was a highlight, but you need to book."

    M, A, C + CJul 2021

  • "Beautiful apartment deserving of its 5* award."

    Can only repeat everyone else's comments.

    Paul, Diane, Laura & MichaelJun 2021

  • "What can we say that is different (to the above)."

    Comfortable apartment with virtually everything we needed, and an unsurpassed view. LOVELY

    Christine & GeoffMay 2021

  • "Lovey apartment with amazing views."

    We attended a wedding at the Carbis Bay Hotel during our stay which was lovely but we thought the views from Kittiwake were far more impressive. Enjoyed some fabulous meals at Source Kitchen, Porthminster Beach Cafe, La Casita and used the train daily to get to and from St.Ives - so easy!

    Mark & CatherineMay 2021

  • "“First time back in Kittiwake in 4 years."

    Cant believe we stayed away for so long. Fantastic week. Thank you to Hayley and the team.” Rob & Sue Mc G, from Upton Grey, Hampshire

    TestimonialAug 2019

  • ""We love Carbis Bay here in Kittiwake."

    Thank Hayley and CBH. Can’t wait to be back!!!" Paul, Lynne, Adam + Jen Stockport.

    TestimonialJun 2019

  • ""We were blessed with the beautiful weather and enjoyed a lovely break in a superbly appointed apartment with stunning sea views across Carbis Bay to St Ives."

    Hopefully we will be back in the not too distant future." Steve, Jean, Eamon & Helen

    TestimonialMay 2019

  • ""‘Good for the soul’ is how a previous guest described Kittiwake."

    Sums it up perfectly. Spent many hours just sitting on the balcony (yes, in February) taking in the view. Slept soundly to the waves breaking on the beach. Discovered Tehidy words this time – great for walks of all lengths. Favourite beach Porthcurno- love the way the waves come in at all angles at high tide, creating a weird madness of sea!! Perfection for a week to unwind and clear my head. ?" Sue, Harrogate.

    TestimonialFeb 2019

  • ""Back again and as lovely as ever."

    This place never disappoints lots of walking and relaxing. Out perfect Winter get away. We will be back." Hazel & Izzy

    TestimonialFeb 2019

  • ""Thank you for a lovely stay."

    The apartment is well equipped with fantastic views and we enjoyed exploring Lelant and St Ives. Perfect long weekend." Sam + Josh, Southhampton.

    TestimonialNov 2018

  • ""This is the fifth time in Carbis Bay with Carbis Bay Holidays but the first time at Kittiwake."

    It’s a fabulous apartment with a view to die for. The changing colours of the sea and sky is what it is all about for us it just fills the soul. Had some lovely walks around the coast and there’s a great many places to choose to eat from."

    Val & DawnOct 2018

  • ""An absolutely wonderful apartment - we fell in love as soon as we walked into the lounge."

    What views - truly stunning. We will be back" Mark and Karen

    TestimonialOct 2018

  • ""We've had a wonderful time here at Kittiwake!"

    A memorable family holiday, our 1 year old daughters first! We've had perfect, sunny & warm weather all week, what beautiful views we've had here from the apartment! Stunning! Thanks for a great time. The apartment has everything you need and more. We will be back"

    TestimonialJun 2018

  • ""Thank you to Hayley for another warm welcome, this was our third stay at 'Kittiwake' and we have been lucky to have hot sunny weather all week!"

    The week has gone all to quickly, we will miss the view and trips to St Ives everyday. We will be back again next year!"

    TestimonialMay 2018

  • ""Thank you for a great holiday, we have had a lovely, enjoyable fortnight."

    This is an outstanding apartment, extremely comfortable with breath taking views. Already planning return."

    TestimonialMar 2018

  • ""Another great holiday in this great apartment."

    Had every season during our two weeks including snow, this was a real experience in the part of the country even the trains stopped" Back again in November

    TestimonialMar 2018

  • ""We holiday in Carbis Bay twice a year during the winter months."

    Previously we had stayed at Carbis Beach Apartments for many years. This year we decided to try Barepta Cove and what a great decision it turned out to be. We could not have been happier with the everything about the apartment. Spacious, clean, well equipped, good parking and what must be the best view in the bay. We were so pleased with Kittiwake that we have already booked two fortnights during 2018. As usual the booking experience with Carbis Bay Holidays was first class. The greeting from Hayley and the treats on arrival were much appreciated. We arranged a linen change for the middle Friday and this was done seamlessly while we were out. We can recommend the Sunday lunch at The Pedn Olva, The Firehouse Grill and Caffe Pasta. We also enjoy a walk to Lelant for lunch at The Badger or The Watermill."

    Dave And Helen AylottNov 2017

  • ""Our second stay at 'Kittiwake'."

    We had a fantastic weeks holiday in this beautiful apartment. The views from the balcony have been absolutely stunning most of the week. Clear enough to see as far as Trevose Head. Thanks to all at Carbis Bay Holidays for making it such an enjoyable and comfortable stay." Stephan, Carole and Garry.

    TestimonialSep 2017

  • ""Our second stay at Kittiwake."

    Such a stunning place with a view which changes every minute. G.A.S at Gwithian have been our go to for lessons and surf stuff for years. Logans Rock is a lovely walk with stunning views and St Michaels Mount never disappoints. Have been coming to this area for 15 years and will be back again. Thank you!" Howman Family

    TestimonialAug 2017

  • ""Our second stay at Kittiwake."

    Fabulous as ever! Love the stunning views. Highlights this year include The Minack Theatre, Porthcurnow Beach and the Telegraph Museum, Godrevy Beach, fantastic too! Lovely coffee, cake and lunch at The Hub also. Thank you!" The Sutton Family.

    TestimonialAug 2017

  • ""Can't remember how many times we've stayed here now, but faboulus as always!"

    Hayley is great, so, so helpful. Thank you for all you have done to make our stay here amazing. See you next time Kittiwake! Sarah and Peter

    TestimonialJul 2017

  • ""We have had a lovely first stay at Kittiwake and Carbis Bay."

    The apartment is fabulous with views to match. We visited the Seal Sanctuary and enjoyed the train into St Ives. Our favourite places to eat were Carbis Bay Holidays, Halsetown Inn and La Casita. We are sad to be going home but hope to visit again." The Rivett Family

    TestimonialJun 2017

  • ""Thanks to Hayley for our warm welcome."

    This is our second stay at Kittiwake. The Views are stunning and we love sitting out on the balcony. The weather this week has been great, sunny and hot everyday. We have had a very enjoyable stay and will be back next year!" Jane and Tony.

    TestimonialMay 2017

  • ""Our fourth time!"

    Amazing as ever especially the views." Lance and Lorraine.

    TestimonialFeb 2017

  • ""Such wonderful accommodation with stunning views, great New Year spent in St Ives."

    Thank you for a lovely stay. We will be recommending Kittiwake." Jo, Phil, Alex and Matt.

    TestimonialDec 2016

  • ""Firstly can I thank you very much for a wonderful stay in 'Kittiwake'."

    The apartment was out of this world and we cannot wait to return. Please can you pass on our thanks to Hayley the housekeeper whom made us feel extremely welcome when we arrived and provided us with a greeting which many 5* hotels should adopt - a lovely way to start the holiday. Many thanks again for a wonderful holiday." Andy Keeley

    TestimonialNov 2016

  • ""I have been coming to Cornwall regularly for 50 years but this is the most peaceful and beautiful place I have visited so far."

    The view and the colours of the sea and sky are memorable and Kittiwake provides a perfect base." J. Fletcher

    TestimonialFeb 2016

  • ""Wow what a superb apartment."

    Beautifully appointed with a fantastic balance of style and comfort. Even in the depths of winter we’ve been warm and cosy watching the storms go by. The views are stunning and we’ve had the most wonderful stay here." A. Crowell

    TestimonialJan 2016

  • "“A fantastic apartment with breathtaking views across to St Ives and Godrevy."

    A perfect home from home. We will definitely be back to Kittiwake again.” G.Martyn

    TestimonialJul 2015

  • ""Stunning apartment, hard to tear yourself away from the view."

    Lots of nice little touches that make it feel like home from home. Hayley & the team really helpful as ever." B & S McGowan

    TestimonialJul 2015

  • "“We had a great week."

    Kittiwake offers high class accommodation and a view that is hard to beat. Sitting in the lounge you feel like you are on an ocean liner (we do lots of cruises) with nothing but the sea and an uninterrupted horizon. Booking, cleanliness and customer service met the standards we expect from Carbis Bay Holidays – this was our 4th stay in one of your properties.” R.Stevenson

    TestimonialMay 2015

  • "“Great location close to the coastal path, the station and the beach and very comfortable."

    We have enjoyed a fantastic week” J.Hirst

    TestimonialFeb 2015

  • ""We had an absolutely fantastic week at Kittiwake and have booked for next May, which is probably all the testament you need as to how much we loved the property."

    The view was second to none and the accommodation itself was beautiful, light, spacious, clean and very comfortable. We settled in very quickly and certainly didn't want to leave. Restaurant recommendations-same every year; Porthminster Beach café on the terrace! Perfect. We also tried the Lifeboat Inn on the harbour at St Ives and found it to be a really decent place for good, reasonably priced 'pub' food. St Andrews Bistro is also recommended. The walk from Carbis Bay to St Ives is a firm favourite and has stunning views. The addition of the decking on Carbis bay beach where you can enjoy a glass of wine and snacks is a real positive and means you can enjoy the beach in a little more comfort. Thanks again for a lovely holiday and compliments to the property owner(s) for creating a beautiful space with lovely interior design." K. & M. Powell

    TestimonialApr 2014

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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.


  • First floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with Smart TV and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin with Smart TV
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with seaward facing balcony
  • Underfloor heating throughout
  • Electric oven and grill, gas hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, full-size dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Sky package including kids and movies, 2 x Freeview Smart TVs, 2 x DVD players, DAB radio, CD player and docking station, Wii console, selection of Wii games, books and board games, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Gated parking for 1 car
  • Seaward facing balcony with furniture and communal lawned garden with direct access to the South West Coast Path
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.5 miles, beach 0.4 miles
  • Note: Apartment is accessed from the car park via a lift or small set of stairs
  • Note: Check-in is from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

If you’re looking for a stunning first floor seafront apartment on the Cornish coast with easy access to an award-winning blue flag beach then Kittiwake is for you.

Located in Barepta Cove apartments, just above Carbis Bay Beach, which is just a short walk through the beautiful communal garden, this luxury apartment is ideal for a couple or family of four.

The view from the floor to ceiling windows in...


Ground Floor

Barepta Cove

Barepta Cove Apartments are situated on Headland Road on the old site of the Tregorran Hotel. This stunning development is perfectly positioned to maximise the views across Carbis Bay beach (formerly known as Barepta Cove) and towards St Ives.

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 from the car parking area is via the lift, or up 10 internal steps. Lift access is available. Lift access should not be solely relied upon as if not operational due to maintenance / fault you will need to use the stairs.

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
  • Christmas