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English Harbour

St Ives, Cornwall (Ref. 1073934)


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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "The best property in carrack widden but also expensive."

    Would love to go back but not at this price.

    Dear Christine, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us your feedback as it is very important to us! We are pleased to see that you have had a great stay at English Harbour as you have rated your stay with 5 out of 5 points! It makes us happy to hear that you would like to stay again at English Harbour in the future. Please be assured that we are constantly reviewing the pricing of our properties. As a result we are continuously adjusting prices throughout the year. We thank you again for your feedback and hope to get the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2022

  • "Great location- really appreciated the close proximity to St Ives."

    The apartment was modern, light and airy and the parking facility was invaluable. Not a pretty building and it would be noisy from road traffic if you needed all the windows open, but there’s always a compromise for location.

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

    Reviewed by TrudiJun 2022

  • "Very well appointed and styled apartment with brilliant views over Porthminster beach."

    Great central location. I stayed for two weeks and loved every moment. Would definitely choose this apartment again.

    Thank you for your positive feedback, we are so glad you loved your stay. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by GloriaMay 2022

  • "Well appointed apartment, beautiful views across the beach to Carbis Bay, quiet and convenient"

    Reviewed by RichardApr 2022

  • "Amazing apartment."

    In a wonderful position, easy to walk into the harbour. Parking space easy to access. The owners have thought of everything and not skimped on comfort and decoration. The view over Porthminster beach and across the bay was stunning. Would stay again and have no hesitation recommending it. Thank you

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful stay and loved the property views just as much as we do! We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephanieMar 2022

  • "Great property, fully equipped."

    Fantastic sea view

    Reviewed by AngelaJan 2022

  • "A perfect stay!"

    You have thought of everything and more. Thank you so much - a rare find. All appreciated.

    D & RNov 2021

  • "We have had the best week in English Harbour and St Ives."

    Great weather and fabulous coastal walks! Stunning views. Thank you!

    D & VNov 2021

  • "Beautiful apartment with everything needed to ensure a perfect break."

    Excellent location for us too.

    Reviewed by TraceyOct 2021

  • "We will be returning."

    Lovely, ideal spot for a young couple. Apartment very well equipped and will definitely be recommending!!

    J And DOct 2021

  • "We will be returning."

    Lovely ideal spot for a young couple. Apartment very well equipped and will definitely be recommending!!

    J & DOct 2021

  • "The view from the window was as amazing as shown on the website, I'm not sure how long the pictures were taken but the bathroom needs properly updating there was a crack in the shower tray and alot of mould."

    There was a strong smell of damp when you walk into the property and we have noticed the clean clothes we bought back smell the same. There is electrical condit behind the dressing table that is loose off the wall. There could do with being more glasses only 2 wine ones,one of which was cracked and subsequently broke. We normally stay at Gallinas point and would probably book there again due to the standard of the properties.

    As owners we would like to point out that the bathroom was put in a couple of years ago and does not require updating. We have been informed there is a small scratch on the shower tray. We apologise for the lack of cleaning of any mould in the shower and have re-layed this to the cleaners. Thank you for bringing to our attention that the conduit requires repair as due to Covid we have not been able to attend our apartment as often as we did to carry out maintenance checks. This would also apply to crockery, glassware etc but are disappointed that a previous guest would put a broken glass back in the cupboard. We are not aware of any damp issues. Our standards are very high in regard to our apartment and would hope you would visit again. Kind regards, Property Owners, English Harbour Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichelleOct 2021

  • "Lack of cleanliness."

    A very mouldy shower , pictures can be provided. Greasy cooker hood Stained bed linen and quilt plus cover Non matching glassed Towel rail not working

    Dear David, Thank you for taking the time to leave Feedback following your recent stay at English Harbour and I am very sorry to hear you felt it had not reached our usual high standard of cleanliness. We have advised the Housekeeping Team of this for their attention and our Maintenance department will check out the towel rail. I am also pleased to advise new glassware has been purchased for the property. For a future holiday, if you have any cleaning or maintenance issues, please advise us of these during your stay so we have the opportunity to put these right for you. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "Perfect location."

    Attention to detail. Nice touches such as complementary toiletries, and provisions.

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2021

  • ""Had a lovely stay at beautiful apartment has all you need and is very comfortably."

    The views are fantastic.You wont be disappointed._The only negative when it rains the apartment has a very damp smell . Would like to say a big thank you to Haley the House keeper she answered our calls straight away and was so nice._I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate all staff at Carbis bay Holidays we have holidayed with you for many years and have always been a great company to stay with. But this year with all you have had to deal with covid you have answered emails and have phoned me back straight away 5 Star service. "
    caroline Hemsley

    ReviewOct 2020

  • ""Very well equipped, clean and comfortable."

    Stunning views and a spa pass for when the weather is not so good."
    D White

    ReviewMar 2020

  • "Perfect apartment with wonderful views."

    Well equipped and presented. Pirates of Penzance at the Minack wonderful highlights of our week. St Ives open studios, brilliant as ever. Back next year.

    TestimonialNov 2019

  • ""3rd visit to English Harbour and its pleasing to see it continues to stay the same with high standards of luxury and comfort."

    Fantastic views and spa membership too. We will be booking for a 4th visit. Thank you for a fabulous apartment."
    Anita Bate

    ReviewApr 2019

  • ""Beautiful Views Excellent location Lovely and clean Perfectly furnished for comfort and needs Added bonus of parking facilities Loved the complimentary spa experience Appreciated the gifts which were a very nice touch from Carbis Bay Holidays who were a pleasure to book our holiday with."

    A special mention for our housekeeper who was welcoming and friendly."
    Gillian Hagerty

    ReviewApr 2019

  • "Perfect 3-night break."

    Love St Ives at Christmas! So relaxing! Apartment was everything you could ask for 5/5! Lovely views, lovely bed, lovely cosy set up. Hopefully we can make it a yearly tradition.

    TestimonialDec 2018

  • "A fantastic stay, the apartment is wonderful, very well equipped and lots of lovely little touches and the view is just unbelievable."

    Will recommend to our family and friends.

    TestimonialOct 2018

  • "Great apartment with everything we needed and more!"

    Fantastic sea views loved the location, very accessible to all we needed. Thank you again for a great holiday.

    TestimonialOct 2018

  • "What a great high spec flat that has everything you need to enjoy your holiday with gorgeous sea views."

    The complimentary gifts were a really nice touch, will definitely return. Thank you.

    TestimonialAug 2018

  • "We stayed here in early July."

    We found it was in the perfect location - close enough to wander down into St Ives but far enough out for some peace and quiet. Lovely to be within spitting distance of Porthminster beach, particularly as the weather was hot. Always good to have secure parking but I can easily see how you could leave the car there for a week and explore on foot. It's one of the few properties we would go back to as a week didn't feel enough. We particularly liked the spa passes and used them most days, even in the hot weather. It was bliss to be able to go for a swim after a long day out. Highly recommend!

    Kirsty CarterJul 2018

  • "Stayed in November and returned 6 weeks later we loved it so much!"

    English harbour is a real home from home, so cosy, fantastic view and has all the amenities you could wish for, especially the complimentary spa and gym passes. (Thank you!) It is perfectly placed for easy walking into St Ives, with the bonus of a secure parking space if you decide to venture further out you don't have to worry when you arrive back. Would thoroughly recommend and can't wait to return once again.

    Jenni LawrenceJan 2018

  • "What can i say."

    ... had an amazing time in st ives, lots of lovely places to eat and had some amazing days out. Then relaxed back 'home' ..... all you could want within the apartment! Will definitely recommend and return. We have stayed at oceania and the 1 and only and are all beautiful! Thank you!

    Kelly HowardAug 2017

  • "English Harbour is a beautiful apartment with stunning views."

    Very well equipped. Everything we could have asked for and more. Easy 5 minute walk to the harbour. Parked the car and hardly used it. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend and hope to stay again Neil & Vickey

    Neil & Vickey HowardJul 2017

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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.


  • Second-floor apartment
  • One king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven/grill, 4 ring ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV with full Sky HD package including Movies & Sport, Netflix, Sky ‘Magic Eye’ feed, Smart TV, Blu-Ray DVD player with selection of DVDs, Bose Colour Soundlink Bluetooth speaker, DAB clock radio, PS4 with two controllers and a selection of games, Wifi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road gated covered parking for one car
  • Sorry no pets, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 0.2 miles
  • Note: Complimentary spa passes are provided for 2 guests at HarSPA at the Harbour Hotel, the passes include 20% discount off spa treatments, food and beverages (excluding offers) Access is valid until the 1st May 2023, Membership is reviewed annually by the owner for the following year and is subject to renewal
  • Please call the spa on arrival to the property to arrange your entry
  • Note: Please bring your own bedding for the cot
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Overlooking Porthminster Beach, at Carrack Widden, on the terrace in St Ives, this one bedroom, second floor apartment, English Harbour, enjoys stunning sea views from its living area, a short walk to the beaches, harbour, town centre and St Ives scenic railway.

Sleeping two, with an infant, its perfect for a couple’s romantic break or a young family’s holiday to St Ives.

The open plan design allows the picture postcard view of Porthminster Beach to flow throughout the living area, via a large window, so whether you’re preparing a meal, dining, or relaxing you’ll benefit from the inspiring seaside setting, a bistro table has been placed by the window so you can enjoy your morning coffee watching the ocean, a plush sofa is placed in front of a 55” full UHD smart television, sit back and relax to Cornwall’s slower pace with the entertainment package including Netflix and PS4.

The kitchen/diner is within the open plan living space, ideal for socialising with the chef, a glass round table with four white chairs, are ideally placed to enjoy a meal watching the ocean, the contemporary kitchen is well-appointed with white units, spacious granite worktops and integrated washer/dryer, providing all you need for a week’s stay.

The king-sized master bedroom enjoys a luxurious Hypnos mattress dressed in White Company Egyptian cotton, to help with a peaceful night’s sleep.

Lie back and watch a movie in bed via the Sky Magic Eye feed from the sitting area television, there’s also plenty of storage space for your holiday outfits.

The bathroom with walk-in rainfall shower, is conveniently positioned next to the bedroom.

The stunning Porthminster Beach, with its fine dining restaurant and café and glorious golden sands, the harbour and town centre are all a short walk away, St Ives itself is surrounded by sandy beaches and this picturesque traditional fishing village is set around an arc shaped working harbour, with cobbled streets filled with shops, cafes and art galleries, the Tate and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is one of the most visited, here you’ll discover the towns connection with famous artist worldwide.

If you want to venture on foot to truly discover the local areas wildlife and amazing coastal setting, then the South West Coast Path heads towards Zenor in one direction and the Hayle Estuary and Carbis Bay Beach in the other, it also like the scenic railway, which follows a similar stunning coastline journey, stops at Carbis Bay.

The Blue Flag award-winning Carbis Bay Beach is a spectacular sandy stretch of gold, with azure coloured water lapping its shores, this slice of paradise is lifeguarded at peak times, so perfect for trying the water sports on offer.

Away from the beaches a romantic night out at the open air theatre near Land’s End, The Minack will last in your memory for a lifetime, its dramatically set on the edge of a Cornish cliff, or wondering through Cornwall’s glorious gardens, including the rainforest walkway at the Eden Project, near St Austell, should delight, for the ultimate romantic selfie, a shot of the sun setting over St Ives or St Michael’s Mount, set on its own island near Penzance, will be mesmerising, the little ones might like seeing and feeding the animals at Paradise Park in Hayle.

They say three things really matter, location, location, location, if you love the beach and Cornwall’s coastline then English Harbour really delivers.


Ground Floor

Carrack Widden

Carrack Widden Apartments are ideally positioned overlooking Porthminster Beach on The Terrace in St Ives enjoying stunning coastal views across St Ives Bay to Godrevy Lighthouse and beyond. They are ideally located for the town and beaches.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Penzance 6 miles.

One of Cornwall's prettiest harbour towns, St Ives offers narrow streets, tight-packed cottages nestling around the quayside, the Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth museum, fabulous beaches, superb shops, a thriving community of artists, great pubs and restaurants and much more. With its semi Bohemian lifestyle and romantic air, it's easy to see why this is the county's premier holiday resort. The surrounding area has much for the visitor to see and do with abundant wildlife, fabulous coastal walks, top quality surfing and the Celtic mysteries of the Land's End Peninsula are all within easy reach. A superb destination!

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Region Information

There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 for this property.
Access from the secure car park to the apartment is via an internal staircase with 34 steps. Covered parking with a maximum width of 2.4m. There is a height restriction at the entrance of 2.02m.

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