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Carbis Bay, Cornwall (Ref. 1077348)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

13 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent bungalow would recommend it"

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

    Reviewed by ValerieJul 2022

  • "An excellent property in a lovely location only issue was the shower in the main bathroom it had a mind of its own in relation to the temperature!"


    Dear Mrs Walton, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your positive feedback and comments following your stay at Penlan. We are very pleased to see that you have rated the property so high in regards to cleanliness, facilities, accuracy of listing and comfort. With regards to the shower, we thank you for bringing this to our attention and want to assure you that we will look into this so it can be rectified going forward. We would also like to apologize for any inconvenience caused by this. We are very pleased to see that you would recommend us to other people and look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TraceyJun 2022

  • "Very impressed with the bungalow, very clean and welcoming, perfect description of the property, everything you could need was there and more, great outdoor space."

    One small issue with locking / unlocking front door, not a problem as able to use the back door instead just as easily.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased you found everything you needed and more. Kind Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndreaMay 2022

  • "Penlan is a lovely bungalow in an ideal location for accessing Carbis bay beach and the south west coast walk into St Ives."

    The house itself is beautiful with all the facilities you could need and was spotlessly clean. We had a brilliant stay and would love to return Thank you Carbis Bay holidays!

    Reviewed by JoanneMay 2022

  • "Great property!"

    Great location! We loved that there was a train station so close to the house to get into st ives (3min train journey) for £1 each way. My only criticism (if you can call it that!) is I couldn’t find a pizza cutter, there may be one so apologies if there is but if not may be worth getting one! Thanks for a great stay!

    Thank you for the lovely review Kirsty; we're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Penlan. There should've been a pizza cutter, we'll ask our Housekeeper to have a look at the next changeover. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KirstyApr 2022

  • "This was totally a home from home experience."

    Had an absolutely fabulous holiday and will definitely be using Sykes again and very likely we’ll make a return visit to Penlan. I cannot rate it highly enough; on every level.

    Reviewed by SamNov 2021

  • "Absolutely fabulous bungalow."

    We loved the interior decor, which was very stylish whilst also being homely and comfortable. The beds were super comfy with lovely linen. Loved the pictures throughout the house, really gave the property great character. Perfect off road parking & plenty of safe / secure outdoor garden space for children & dogs. Very convenient location for beaches, the train station and St Ives. Carbis Bay is one of the most beautiful beaches we have ever been to in the UK. We would highly recommend this property. Every little detail has been thought of, we had the best time - thank you Penlan for having us!!!

    Reviewed by Julie-annOct 2021

  • "Loved our stay in Penlan."

    We took a risk when booking, as the bungalow was being renovated at the time so there were very little photos to see but we are so glad we took that risk- it was beautiful! So many lovely touches which made our stay feel very homely. Amazing that it was dog friendly - we had the best week exploring all the breathtaking beaches around the area - the bungalow is in a fabulous location. The only negative is that our week went way too quickly!

    Dear Miss Hemmings, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback to us. Its lovely to here that you feel the 'risk' was worth it. Penlan is a lovely house and we would most definitely agree, it really does have that modern homely feel. The location is wonderful for those dog walks, exploring the coast and is ideal for accessing the rest of Cornwall. We sincerely hope you had a lovely week and we can only recommend you come back and continue the enjoyment you had; look forward to inviting you back in the future. Kind Regards, Owner Relations, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by RachelOct 2021

  • "Well we feel really blessed to have been able to stay in Penlan."

    It was our 40th wedding anniversary. We had to arrive at midnight due to a work commitment and the pint of milk in the fridge was most welcome. The local team were fantastic as we had to take receipt of a covid day two test at the carbis bay offices. They co ordinated brilliantly. We have booked again already for next year with Caribs bay holidays which we have used many times before. Thanks again for a great holiday

    Dear Mrs Ainsworth, Firstly, we would like to thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback for your recent stay at Penlan. Its lovely to hear you had an enjoyable stay, and we hope to be able to invite you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Owner Relations Team, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2021

  • "The cleanliness of the property was no where near satisfactory and very dusty indeed handfuls of dust infact in every room ( I have photos of this when we arrived and had to clean lots of the property before we could unpack) medication ie tablet was found in children’s room which is unacceptable and proves that cleaning just wasn’t good enough even though you have added 2 further hours since Covid ( delaying our check in time) to allow for a more thorough clean?"

    The fault with the hot water was sorted 4 days after arrival but for a property of that standard it wasn’t really good enough at least twice both myself and my son nearly scolded ourselves with the hot tap in the bathroom. The issue with the wooden floor was also terrible and several times it was a tripping hazard especially for my young children again not good enough especially for such a new property. Overall good location but disappointed with the standard of property especially when we have stayed with Carbis Bay holidays on many occasions

    Dear Mr Lunn, Firstly, we would like to thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately, Carbis Bay Holidays weren’t made aware of the cleaning issues during your stay, had you reported these issues to us during your stay we would have done our utmost to resolve them for you as quickly as possible. Once again we would like to apologies that you didn't feel that you could have approached us during your stay to have given us the opportunity to resolve said cleaning issues, we would have been happy to enter the property while you were out and about for the day, alternatively when you were in situ for you to discuss the findings if you had felt necessary. In regard to the hot water, we are of the understanding that this was resolved at the earliest convenience and we can only apologise that you encountered this issue. I would also like to assure you that the flooring in the hallway was repaired shortly after your stay. If you have any concerns in the future, you are very welcome to give us a call in the office on 01736 630015 and press option 2. We offer a fully managed service for the owner and are also here to support the housekeeping team who do a fantastic job under difficult circumstances, equally here at Carbis Bay Holidays, we want every guest to experience our high standards and we find it terribly difficult to put things right for your stay after departure. Sincerely hope to invite you back in the future. Kind Regards, Owner Relations, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2021

  • "We had a lovely week’s holiday in beautiful accommodation and Carbis Bay was breathtaking."

    The train into St Ives was very welcome as it meant we didn’t need the car.

    Dear Mrs Connor, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. Its lovely yo hear you had a lovely stay. The train from Carbis Bay has to be one of the most beautiful ways to see the coastline. Sincerely hope to invite you back in the future. Kind Regards, Owner Relations, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by PatriciaAug 2021

  • "Accommodation was beautifully decorated & in a great location."

    We love st ives & carbis bay. I was slightly disappointed by the lack of response to email enquiries from carbis bay holidays prior to our visit. We had a couple of issues with the accommodation- flooring was damaged meaning we had to be vigilant in watching the children when walking in that area, we personally think small things like providing toilet rolls & refuse bags would help.

    Dear Leanne, Thank you for taking the time to submit feedback. Firstly, its lovely to hear that you love St Ives and Carbis Bay, we are very lucky. I echo my email from earlier; please accept our apologies regarding the communication with us here at Carbis Bay Holidays. We hope to invite you back in the future. Kindest Regards, Carbis Bay Holidays. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LeanneJul 2021

  • "My family and I had a fabulous stay at Penlan during a very hot week in July."

    The house has been beautifully renovated recently and feels very relaxed and calming when you arrive. I loved the layout and seating areas which are really good for families and lots of space too! The welcome pack and photo album helps you to settle in and learn about the area. Our main feedback is about the garden, we would have loved there to be a BBQ as the disposable ones are not very effective or safe. But we've got our fingers crossed that one may appear by the time we go back next year, as we've already booked again for August 2022! Carbis Bay is a beautiful area with links to surrounding towns on the train being really quick and avoiding having to keep driving everywhere. I've reccomended this home to lots of family and friends already.

    Dear Carly, Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We are so happy you had such a lovely time and hope you made lots of family memories. Regarding the BBQ, unfortunately the owners are not looking at providing a BBQ but there is a Quick Start Guide in the property to say that guests are welcome to use disposable BBQ's but only in certain areas of the property. We look forward to welcoming you back to the area soon! Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarlyJul 2021

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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.


  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: twin single beds (zip/link can be super-king on request), 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • heating
  • Electric double oven, 5-ring gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with SkyQ and Netlfix, DAB radio, WiFi, selection of board games, books and OS maps
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and booster seat available
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Rear garden with two decked areas, outdoor seating, an AstroTurf area, a bistro bar, and an outdoor tap
  • Shed for storing boards and beach accessories
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: Arrival 4pm, departure 10am

The property

Settled on the seaward side of Carbis Bay, Penlan is a contemporary, detached bungalow offering three bedrooms and a private garden.

Perfect for a family seeking a seaside escape to Cornwall with their dog, Penlan is just a stone's throw from the picturesque town of St Ives.

Enter into the crisp white walls of the porch on arrival, admiring the coastal hues and neutral décor and making use of the space to store shoes and coats.

Discover a wonderful sitting area which is flooded with natural light from the large picture window, providing a serene space to unwind on the leather sofas while you watch the Smart TV which comes with a Sky Q package and Netflix.

Head through to the kitchen/diner to rustle up a delicious family feast, kitted out with all the essentials and more including an electric double oven and a 5-ring gas hob, with a dining area to gather around when dinner is served.

French doors open up to the lovely enclosed decking where you can indulge in alfresco dining, with another decked area and south-facing AstroTurf spot, perfect for soaking up the sun.

Feel refreshed with a shower or bath in the family bathroom, complete with a heated towel rail, shaver point and light-up vanity mirror.

Enjoy the choice of three attractive bedrooms, all boasting contemporary artwork, quality linens and storage, choosing from twin single beds which can be a super-king on request, a king-size or the master bedroom boasting a king-size with an en-suite shower room.

Stroll down to the beach from your doorstep for days spent on the stunning beach at Carbis Bay, with the Ocean Sports Centre providing plenty of opportunities to have fun on the water, whether stand-up paddle-boarding, kayaking or surfing!

Enjoy the lovely selection of restaurants and pubs in Carbis Bay, or head up to St Ives just a stone's throw away, a host of other fantastic eateries and bars.

St Ives is also the cultural hub of Cornwall, being home to Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, both offering a fascinating and interesting outing for art lovers.

Enjoy a fishing trip or sea safari from St Ives harbour, providing the perfect way to soak up the stunning coastal views and far-reaching seascapes.

The South West Coast Path is a great way to explore, with a north-westerly direction taking you up around the cliffs near St Ives, Hellesveo Cliff and Carn Naun Point, before continuing along the Penwith Heritage Coast.

The likes of Marazion with St Michael's Mount and Penzance with it's busy harbour are just an easy drive away, whilst a trip down to Land's End is just a 35-minute drive away.

Enjoy a wonderful stay in the lovely dwelling of Penlan in the scenic Carbis Bay.

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 £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.

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