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1 and Only

Carbis Bay, Cornwall (Ref. 1073892)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a Great week at the 1 and Only Apartment."

    Clean, comfortable and well equipped, with Amazing views of Carbis bay. Would definitely recommend this Apartment. I think in the height of summer it would be Great to have a couple of sun beds on the terrace, other than that, I don’t think you could ask for more

    Reviewed by MichelleJun 2022

  • "One and Only is an ideal holiday apartment set within a perfect location."

    This well furnished apartment has great sea views to both St Ives and Godrevy Lighthouse, with easy access to Carbis Bay, itself. The well equipped kitchen contains an excellent cooker, microwave, fridge and freezer. The lounge and bedrooms are beautifully furnished and the bathrooms well appointed. Our Housekeeper, Hayley McGiff, had prepared the apartment to the highest standards and provided great linen changes. Her advice and information regarding local restaurants, shopping and places to visit proved to be invaluable. We look forward to returning this September for another memorable holiday. Thank you very much.

    Reviewed by BryanJun 2022

  • "This is a lovely property and ideally situated to enjoy the best of Cornwall."

    The view of Carbis Bay is unrivalled and the short walk or even shorter train journey in to St Ives is brilliant. If I could improve anything it would be to be able to bbq on the patio. The weather was amazing during our stay and it would have been great to enjoy cooking outdoors.

    Thank you so much for your positive and constructive feedback as it is very important to us! Please note that due to development restrictions bbq's are unfortunately not permitted at the property. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by DebraMay 2022

  • "A lovely apartment in a beautiful location with stunning views over the bay and a lovely terraced area to enjoy them."

    Very convenient for lovely walks along the coast path and the train to pop into St Ives. Everything you could possibly need in the apartment (except a pair of scissors!) High quality fixtures and fittings - the only one small issue we had was the security light directly outside the second bedroom window was very bright and would go off during the night lighting up the room, it just needs a blackout blind. Other than that perfect - would highly recommend. This was our second stay with Carbis Bay Holidays and we’ll be booking again for next year. Thank you!

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback and thank you for your constructive comments, these have been taken on board and reported to the necessary departments to look into. We are so pleased that you loved the apartment and location, just as much as we do! We look forward to being able to welcome you back in the future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2022

  • "Spacious and well thought out apartment."

    Location had great sea views. Local train into St Ives. Everything you need in the apartment and a welcome bag of goodies. Had a lovely time here. Highly recommended for both area and apartment.

    Reviewed by MelanieApr 2022

  • "Brilliant apartment, well kitted out, perfect location."

    Stripping own beds and having to be out by 9am is poor. 10am and stripping beds would be fine.

    Dear Mrs Holohan, Thank you for your feedback. We are currently reviewing our check out times and hope to be able to offer a 10am check out to all our guests. Kindest Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AngelaApr 2022

  • "Good points."

    This apartment is very well appointed, practically furnished and is an excellent location for a memorable holiday. We have stayed in the apartment for several years and it is always prepared to the highest standards by the Housekeeper, Hayley McGiff. At the end of each week Hayley completed a perfect bed linen change, and she is always more than willing to provide good information about local restaurants, supermarkets and places to visit. We will return in both June and September 2022. Points of Concern. Once again the fridge was always wet inside and required to be mopped out, twice every day. The temperature in the fridge is not as cold as it could be. The sink in the shower room only slowly drains and it needs some attention. The kettle clicks off sometimes before it boils and there are quite a few bulb outages. I suggest that since the rental costs are high that either the Owners, or Sykes Holidays Maintenance Team, look at these issues immediately to provide better value.

    Many thanks for your kind feedback. As owners we take great pride in our apartment but have to rely on others inbetween our own frequent maintenance checks. We have noted all your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BryanFeb 2022

  • "Great break in a Great apartment in a beautiful part of the world"

    Reviewed by LuisaDec 2021

  • "A beautiful place will book again ."

    Reviewed by RonNov 2021

  • "Excellent property and well equipped."

    Got to be the best view of Carbis Bay and St Ives. The welcome touches were very nice.

    Dear Mrs. Maclean, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback, its always appreciated by us at Carbis Bay Holidays and the owner. We hope to invite you back in the near future, Kind Regards, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by GailOct 2021

  • "Our Housekeeper, Hayley McGiff, prepared the apartment to the highest standard."

    Hayley organised our weekly linen changes superbly and she also provided excellent information about places to visit, local restaurants and supermarkets in the area. We have stayed at this excellent apartment on numerous occasions and we have already booked to return at least twice in 2022. The only issue we encountered is the persistent, on going problem with access to the internet. I think this needs to be resolved in order for the comfort of all visitors.

    Dear Mr Coates, Firstly we would like to thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. The points you raised about the internet has been passed to our property team to investigate, we thank you for bringing this to our attention. We hope you had an enjoyable stay at the beautiful 1 and Only, we look forward to inviting you back next year. Kind Regards, Owner Relations, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by BryanSep 2021

  • "It was wonderful to stay in a holiday property in which everything was in full working order as this has not always been the case during many other stays with different companies in Carbis Bay."

    We appreciated the little extras such as the champagne and bakery vouchers.The position of the apartment was perfect giving us fantastic sea views and easy access to the coast path and beach. It felt almost like staying in a high class hotel!

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2021

  • "This was the perfect accommodation for our holiday."

    We have stayed in Carbis Bay many times before but this was the first time in 1 and Only. Everything was as it should be and we would love to come back! The sea view is wonderful and the short walk to the station and beach very convenient. Thank you.

    C, E, & R, North DevonAug 2021

  • "This was the perfect accommodation for our holiday."

    We have stayed in Carbis Bay many times before but this was the first time in 1 and Only. Everything was as it should be and we would love to come back! The sea view is wonderful and the short walk to the station and beach very convenient. Thank you.

    C, E And R, North DevonAug 2021

  • "I am concerned about the refund of my security refund and when it will be made."

    As regards the holiday our housekeeper, Hayley McGiff, was absolutely great. She provided valuable advice and organised our linen changes so well.

    Reviewed by BryanJun 2021

  • ""My sister and I have stayed here a number of times and love it!"

    Great for visiting the area especially St Ives on the train. We stayed from 29/11/2019 to 9/12/19 and we even had a lovely Christmas tree in the lounge on arrival. Hope to be back soon."
    Dianne Clark

    ReviewDec 2019

  • ""Great apartment, amazing views including a pod of dolphins!"


    TestimonialDec 2019

  • ""We’ve had such an amazing week in this stunning apartment."

    Total relaxation. Can’t wait to come back next year!"

    TestimonialNov 2019

  • ""We enjoyed our stay in this wonderful apartment."

    The weather was good. The views are amazing. The kitchen is very beautiful everything is just wonderful here. Thank you"

    TestimonialOct 2019

  • ""We had the most wonderful time in this gorgeous apartment with stunning views."

    We are celebrating our 36th wedding anniversary and we couldn’t be happier to have spent it here in this little slice of paradise. Thank you, Hayley, Liz and the team. We hope to be back in the summer with the rest of our family."

    TestimonialSep 2019

  • ""The apartment was both comfy and stylish with stunning views over the bay."

    Beds were comfy and all the entertainment facilities were really useful when the rain came. The coastal path down to the beach proved really useful for us too. We felt very relaxed at the end of the stay and I'm sure well be coming back."
    Owen Craft

    ReviewAug 2019

  • ""Fantastic luxury apartment equipped with everything you could possibly need."

    Very clean and modern. Welcoming touch of champagne, scones, jam and cream was a lovely thought. Secure parking and dedicated parking space. A short walk to the beach, beautiful bay and train to St Ives."
    Ian Ingham

    ReviewJul 2019

  • ""We have just returned from a fabulous week in Carbis Bay, our apartment was beautiful and had everything we needed and more."

    My children exclaimed ‘wow!’’ when we arrived! The location was absolutely perfect, train rides into St Ives and afternoons on the beach, we can’t wait to return."
    Alexandra Eden

    ReviewJun 2019

  • ""High end finished apartment with fabulous sea views and private terrace."

    Complimentary chilled champagne and clotted cream tea on arrival was a lovely touch. All the little extras in the fridge and around the apartment made the stay extra relaxing. Easy sceneic coastal walk into St Ives affords stunning views- a must. Would definitely stay again."
    Jacqueline Seager

    ReviewApr 2019

  • ""My sister and I have stayed in this apartment a number of times and it now feels like home."

    Fabulous location, and so close to St Ives, so best of both worlds. Apartment always well appointed and clean, we love it!"
    Dianne Clark

    ReviewMar 2019

  • ""We enjoyed our stay in this wonderful house."

    The weather was good. The view is amazing, The kitchen is very beautiful, everything is wonderful in this house, Thank you" Family Bosch, Germany.

    TestimonialAug 2018

  • ""The perfect view of a perfect summer."

    If you look our the back garden door around 9-10an you'd think the view was a portrait rather than real life. There's something for everyone in this apartment - even games like scrabble. There's also access to the coast path" The Leburns, Hampshire.

    TestimonialJul 2018

  • ""The perfect view of a perfect summer."

    If you look out of the back-garden door at 9 to 10am you’d think the view was a portrait rather than real life. There’s everything you need in this apartment even games like scrabble. Great Holiday. "

    TestimonialJul 2018

  • ""We had the most wonderful time in this gorgeous apartment with stunning sea views!"

    We are celebrating our 30th anniversary and we couldn't be more happy to have spent it here in our little slice of paradise. Thank you Hayley, Liz and team, we hope to be back in the summer with the rest of our family. Andrew & Pamela Wilson.

    TestimonialNov 2017

  • ""We've had such an amazing week in this stunning apartment."

    Total relaxation. Can't wait to come back. Joy & John Richards,

    TestimonialNov 2017

  • ""Great apartment, amazing views including pod of dolphins" Lisa & Steve."

    TestimonialFeb 2017

  • ""1 and only was so beautiful and it had everything we needed, and more."

    The views of Carbis Bay beach from the patio were absolutely stunning. Photos don't do it justice. Exceeded our expectations. We will definitely be coming back again soon." Jasmine and Hannah

    TestimonialJun 2016

  • ""We had a great stay at 1 and Only."

    We have stayed at Carbis bay several times before and this was the best accommodation so far. The property was very clean and extremely well fitted with all mod cons and equipment. The housekeeper(Hayley) was very friendly and efficient and the little extras (cream scones, choc buttons and prosecco) were very welcome. Thanks again." Malcolm

    TestimonialMay 2016

  • ""We had a lovely few days, weather was great, apartment was luxurious!"

    You didn't want for anything and the views in the morning are amazing with a cup of coffee! The train from Carbis Bay to St Ives was lovely and our little boy loved it. Will hopefully back again soon for a mini break! Thank you once again!" Gregg, Kelly and Mason

    TestimonialMar 2016

  • ""Can’t fault the property at all."

    Spotlessly clean, cosy and warm. Top quality fittings. Would definitely recommend to everyone. We ate out several times and would certainly recommend Cafe Pasta in St Ives Harbour for a fantastic steak meal. We have booked with you before and will certainly use you again Lovely mid winter break thank you." Margaret Bradbury

    TestimonialFeb 2016

  • ""We travelled from London to 1 & Only for a long weekend, it was absolutely fantastic from start to finish."

    On arrival after a long journey we were met by the lovely Hayley who took us through everything and made us feel right at home straight away. The apartment was beautiful; so cosy, the view stunning, it had everything that we could have asked for and more. Location was perfect, only a short train ride took us into the delightful St. Ives, where there are extensive choice of locally owned restaurants and cafes, where we had lovely meals (recommend Madeleines for a crab sandwich and a pot of tea!) We didn’t want to leave and can’t wait to come back soon." Jenni & Zac

    TestimonialOct 2015

  • ""We stayed at "1 & only" recently for a lovely birthday treat."

    The apartment was absolutely great, it had everything we needed and was very comfortable. Views lovely. Would definitely visit again. P.S. loved the glass fish!" Alison

    TestimonialJul 2015

  • ""Coffee always tastes better with a fabulous view!"

    " "We had a wonderful long weekend at 1 & Only. The mornings were so relaxing with a beautiful view from bed and from the sofas. 1 & Only is the perfect location for quiet enjoyment, and yet only 5 minutes walk to the train station meant we were in the lively St. Ives quickly and easily. 1 & Only had two different beaches that were both beautiful and accessible and maybe a 10 min walk to get to them. It was wonderful apartment – it had everything we needed and so much more! We will definitely come back to stay again." S & R Moss

    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.


  • Ground-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Underfloor heating throughout
  • Electric oven/grill and gas hob, fridge/freezer, full size dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • 55’ 3D LED TV, wireless Samsung M5 speaker which can connect to your own mobile device, Sky package including Movies & Sports available in all rooms, 2 x Freeview LED Smart TVs, 3D Blu Ray/DVD player, 2 x DVD players, 2 x clock radios, PS4 console, selection of PS4 games, books, board games, DVDS and 4 pairs of 3D glasses, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and booster seat available
  • Gated parking for 1 car
  • Sea-facing terrace with furniture, communal garden with access to South West Coast Path
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.5 miles, beach 0.1 miles
  • Note: The apartment is accessed from the car park via a small set of stairs
  • Note: Check-in is from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Set overlooking Carbis Bay with direct access to the award-winning Carbis Bay Beach and the South West coastal path to St Ives, 1 and Only at Barepta Cove is in an enviable position.

Just a short stroll through the garden and you'll feel the sand between your toes.

Featuring beautiful panoramic sea views from the living area and master bedroom this luxury coastal escape is ideal for a couple or family of four.

Stylish wood flooring is laid throughout the living areas and floor to ceiling windows let natural light flood in making it both light and airy while making the most of the amazing sea views.

Decorated to a high standard throughout with a contemporary theme to sit and relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the Cornish coast it’s the perfect setting to unwind.

Two leather sofas and a leather chair with footstool are perfectly positioned to enjoy views of the bay or to cosy up on in the evening and to experience the fantastic entertainment packages on offer, including Netflix and Sky sports and movies.

The dining area is perfectly positioned next to the kitchen within the main open plan living area allowing you to dine daily with a fabulous sea view.

The contemporary kitchen is located to the rear of the property with a large open window into the sitting and dining area.

The bright and spacious king-size room offers an en-suite bathroom and French doors which allows access to the wonderful sea view from the terrace, perfect for a relaxing cup of tea in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening watching and listening to the ocean.

Located to the rear of the property, the second bedroom can be found, a well-presented twin with zip/link.

Both bedrooms include luxury White Company Egyptian cotton bed linen to relax in is provided in both bedrooms to help with a perfect night’s sleep leaving you to wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Accessed from both the lounge and master bedroom French doors lead out onto a stunning seaside terrace with breath-taking views across St Ives Bay taking in Godrevy Lighthouse in the east to St Ives in the west.

1 and Only is ideal for a Cornish coastal escape for beach lovers whilst ensuring you have all the comforts you need to make a truly memorable holiday.


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 to the apartment is from the car parking area through the main door and down a small set of stairs. Lift access should not be solely relied upon as if not operational due to maintenance / fault you will need to use the stairs.
A designated space is provided within the secure gated car park. Additional pay and display parking is available in the train station car park nearby. A travel cot, high chair are available along with a booster seat for older children. We request that guests provide their own bedding for the travel cot.

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