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Gwel an Mor

St Ives, Cornwall (Ref. 1073944)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • 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

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "What a gem of an apartment, home from home in Cornwall, had everything you need."

    Views are stunning from the balcony. Lovely, clean, comfortable and bright, little welcome pack was nice of milk, chocolate and local apple juice. Only 10 minutes walk into St Ives centre and Porthminster Beach. Downhill fine but anyone with mobility issues might struggle coming back as all uphill, but fine for us. Will definitely be returning next year to this beautiful apartment.

    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 J AJul 2022

  • "We had an enjoyable stay at Gwel an Mor."

    The view of the house was stunning and it was very clean. It’s about 10 minutes walk to the city centre of St Ives and to the beautiful beaches and so was very convenient.

    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 KittyJul 2022

  • "The apartment was stunning ."

    Beautifully furnished. We are looking to return next year .

    Thank you very much and we look forward to welcoming you back again next year. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2022

  • "The apartment itself is lovely, the fittings in the kitchen and bathrooms good quality."

    The bedding is lovely and soft too however I found the bed to be too hard for me, however appreciate some people would be ok with it. The under floor heating is just lovely. Cleanliness isn’t as it should be, the apartment needs a deep clean. A previous customer has written ‘clean me’ on a lamp shade. The window sills and areas to the edges of the floor all need cleaning, as do the windows, inside and out: they were covered in gull poo which I cleaned as it was ruining the amazing view (appreciate this is something that happens a lot due to the nature of the source). The kitchen tap was dripping quite badly and Sykes were very good at getting this fixed. Sykes were very responsive with any issues when contacted. Checkout time is ridiculously early. I noted that another customer had commented on this in their review and was advised it was being reviewed however when I questioned it before going I was told it wasn’t going to change. With a check in of 4 and check out of 9 it does reduce the amount of time you get to enjoy the place. Also begs the question what is done between 9 and 4. Overall I loved the apartment, the windows and views and the location, it’s a nice walk to town and back.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We are so sorry to hear that some areas were not up to our usual standard for you, all of your feedback has been taken on board and reported to the necessary departments to ensure these things do not occur again. In regards to the windows, the management company of the building arrange for a window cleaner to attend very regularly but unfortunately, as you said yourself, it happens an awful lot, especially with the location it is in. We are so glad that our local team at Carbis Bay Holidays were able to assist when contacted! We are sorry that you had been told that our arrival and departure times weren’t going to change, we are not sure where this would have come from. We are changing our check out time, which is due to come into play at the end of April. Again, thank you and we hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by HeidiApr 2022

  • "Attractive modern apartment with a beautiful outlook."

    A 15 minute walk into the centre. We had a problem with electricity sockets which was dealt with very quickly by Carbis Bay. Would certainly stay there again.

    Reviewed by NigelFeb 2022

  • "This was our second stay here and once again we really enjoyed it."

    The TV's in the bedrooms didn't appear to work but as we didn't need them it didn't matter to us. We replaced the batteries in one of the living room remotes as it stopped working and we couldn't turn TV on without it, so some other batteries may need replacing. As the weather wasn't always great it would have been nice to be able to watch films during the day but we couldn't as you needed a code, so could only watch after 9pm, unless you wanted to watch children's films but we do understand why this was. But none of this was really important and we would definitely like to return. The apartment is in an ideal location and has amazing views. The furnishings are very comfortable and you have everything you need. Thanks for letting us stay.

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback, we are thrilled to hear that you had such a lovely stay. We are sorry to hear that you had trouble with the batteries in the remotes, our housekeeper is going to replace these when next there. Unfortunately due to the TV having Sky this does mean that you cannot watch any 12+ films/programmes before a certain time of night. The reason that we do not give the code out to allow people to watch everything is because this would mean all guests would have access to the owners private account where things can be purchased. We hope you understand this, thank you again for your feedback and look forward to seeing you in the near future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by TinaNov 2021

  • "The only fault I would say is check out time!"

    9am for checkout is very early and it would be a benefit to extend it to 10/11am!

    Dear Olivia, Thank you for taking the time to submit feedback. The check in time is due for review, this was put in place to allow our housekeepers an extended time to complete a COVID_19 safe clean. We hope to invite you back in the near future, Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by OliviaAug 2021

  • "Could not fault the apartment however felt it could have been cleaner."

    For example we moved the toaster and the amount of crumbs that were then all over the surface revealed that this had not been cleaned for a long time! A deep clean is needed generally. Overall very happy with the apartment. Fantastic location and view. Facilities were perfect everything there that we needed! Definitely would recommend.

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2021

  • ""We had a fantastic stay in this lovely apartment amazing views!"

    Everything you would need was provided and the apartment was spotlessly clean. A special thanks to Kim our housekeeper."
    S Hayden

    ReviewNov 2019

  • ""We had a fantastic stay in this flat."

    Parking next to the building, lovely modern interior, quiet location within the town."
    R. Davies

    ReviewOct 2019

  • ""We were lucky enough to get to stay here for 7 nights."

    From booking to arrival at the apartment everything ran smoothly. Communication was good, emails and texts were sent to let us know full address of where we were staying and name and phone number of our housekeeper. Kim our housekeeper also made contact to let us know about getting into the apartment and where to park. When we walked into the apartment it was amazing. It was spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished. Everything you needed was available in this apartment. The view over St Ives was amazing. It was absolute luxury throughout. I just wish we could have stayed longer. We hope to return. We would definitely recommend Carbis Bay Holidays."
    Tina Salter

    ReviewOct 2019

  • ""Had the pleasure of a long weekend in this lovely modern apartment."

    Beautifully furnished and has everything you could possibly need. First class in every way. Stunning views over St. Ives . Fairly steep walk to and from the harbour - but great exercise! Would love to go back."

    Patricia HollettMay 2018

  • ""May I say on behalf of myself and my family what an amazing service you provide."

    From booking to door it's been excellent. Upon arrival our host Jess was very welcoming, showed us around the apartment and the beautiful treats that were left for us (champagne chocolates and a cream tea). WOW !!! What an amazing apartment with stunning views, I've been a st Ives regular for the past 32 years. This was by far the most prestigious of accommodation to date. It was clean very warm and felt like home for our 7 days. I would go back, the only thing missing was a can opener. Luxurious to say the least. . . . . St Ives is an amazing place and it should be on everyone's bucket list, especially with carbis bay holidays . . ." Steve Bates and the family

    TestimonialFeb 2016

  • ""We had a really lovely, relaxing holiday thank you - and really enjoyed the cream tea on our arrival."

    That was the perfect way to start the holiday! The flat we stayed in was well located, and looking out on the view each morning was a treat." Louise Murgatroyd.

    TestimonialAug 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.


  • Penthouse Apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with Smart TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC ,1 x twin with Smart TV
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with seaward facing balcony
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven, 4 ring ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • 1 x TV with full Sky package including Movies and Sport to lounge, 2 x Smart TVs, Wifi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles, beach 0.4 miles
  • Note: Check-in at 4.00pm, check-out by 10.00am

The property

Overlooking St Ives Bay, at Belyars Croft Apartments, in St Ives, this two-bedroom, luxurious penthouse, enjoys panoramic sea views from its living area and balcony, a short walk from the harbour, town centre, beaches and St Ives scenic railway.

Sleeping four and welcoming children over eight, its perfect for a romantic retreat or family holiday to the Cornish coast.

The clever open plan design of its spacious living area allows stunning sea views to flow throughout via the floor to ceiling glass doors, which lead out onto a private seaward facing balcony, so whether you’re cooking, dining or relaxing you can benefit from the mesmerising ocean backdrop, natural light bathes the whole space through the wall of windows lighting up its vaulted cathedral style ceilings, making the sitting area a great space to relax, cosy up on the five seater sofa, enjoying the views or the entertainment package on the 40″ Smart television with full Sky package, including cinema and sport.

The dining area is within the open plan living space and conveniently next to the kitchen, ideal for socialising with the designated chef and benefiting from its sea views, a glass table and six stylish white chairs, allow you to dine in style, or if its warm why not dine alfresco on the seaward facing balcony, the contemporary kitchen is well-appointed with white high gloss units, spacious granite worktops and integrated washer/dryer, providing all you desire for a week’s stay.

There is a choice of two bedrooms, both are located at the rear, the master king sized room has a private en-suite with enclosed shower, the second twin room, is conveniently located next to the family bathroom, both enjoy beds sumptuously dressed in Egyptian cotton, are lit with natural light through windows and offer plenty of storage space.

The family bathroom with bath and shower-over, is conveniently located by the second bedroom.

A wonderful space to relax and chill out amongst the bubbles. The glorious seaward facing balcony is accessed from the living area French doors, the decked balcony is a lovely sun-trap benefitting from stunning views across St Ives Bay and out to Godrevey Lighthouse, a table with four chairs are provided for alfresco dining.

St Ives town centre, its beaches, shops and wonderful selection of restaurants, served by its working harbour with fresh sea food, is all just a short walk away, St Ives is a stunning Cornish traditional fishing village, surrounded by golden sandy beaches, around an arc shaped harbour with pretty cobbled streets filled with boutiques, cafes and art galleries, one of the largest is the Tate and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, where you’ll find a lot of its former residents work celebrated. Carbis Bay can be reached either by the South West Coast Path, which heads towards Zenor in one direction and the Hayle Estuary in the other, this cliffside walk is a wonderful way to see the local wildlife, maybe even dolphins if you’re lucky, or via the scenic railway which runs along the coastline with breath-taking sea views all the way. Carbis Bay Beach is a beautiful, secluded bay, it has achieved Blue Flag status for its azure-coloured waters which lap against its golden shores, its lifeguarded at peak times so ideal to try the water sports on offer. Cornwall is full of fascinating and picturesque harbours, historic houses and hidden coves, some of which feature in the BBC TV series, Poldark, its also home to the world famous Eden Project near St Austell with its tropical indoor rainforest, if you’re looking for some classic sites for a selfie then the iconic sign post at Land’s End or the nearby open air theatre, The Minack, dramatically cut of a Cornish cliff should provide magical backdrops, one which will be hard to match is the majestic sight of the sun setting over St Michaels Mount, near Penzance, the kids will enjoy the thrills of the Flambards, near Helston or the animals at Newquay Zoo or Paradise Park, in Hayle. If you’re after some penthouse perfection with a stunning Gwel an Mor, Cornish for view of the sea, then this aptly named Cornish escape is ideal.


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Belyars Croft

Belyars Croft Apartments are perfectly located within the award winning seaside town of St Ives, Cornwall. Ideally positioned within a 7 minute walk of the town's picturesque harbour.

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 to Gwel an Mor is via two flights of internal stairs, there is no lift. Permit parking is available in an unallocated parking space located to the rear of the building.
Children over the age of 8 welcome.

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.

Building Work Notice
There is currently building work underway at Carrick Lodge which is located adjacent to the Belyars Croft development to renovate the existing building and add an extension. Carrick Lodge is accessed by vehicle via the shared driveway accessed via Belyars Croft’s parking area . The main building work is expected to continue throughout 2022 with the fitting out and decorating in the New Year. During this time associated activity and noises may be experienced.

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