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Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "On the day of check in I received a call about 2pm saying they were expecting a plumber to the property as there was a number if issues that needed to be dealt with."

    I said we were 3 hours away so that would not be a problem.He said there was a problem with the radiator. The sink and the shower. When we arrived at the property there were 2 dirty bags of linen at the front door making it very difficult to drop off our luggage with it all in the way. On Thursday the housekeep called to ask if the linen was left and could she call to collect it.so this was in our way for whole time we were there. This really was not a good 1st impression. The radiator in the top floor bathroom was absolutely pouring with water when we went upstairs, we had to hand tighten it to stop the flow and leave a bowl under it for the rest of the week.The shower in the same bathroom switched off half way through and would not come back on again. The issues with the water in the top bathroom caused water to to come through the ceiling in the twin bedroom. The shower in in the middle front bedroom leaks from the corner. The radiator at the front door does not work and it is very cold in living room. And the sink in the kitchen sprays out causing you to get soaked every time you use it. I reported these problems and the fact plumber had not been to sykes in Saturday morning. Louis assured me he would get this sorted and someone would be out.. He rang me later that day to ask if anyone had been out which they hadn't. I then insultingly received a email on Wednesday asking me if my case had been sorted and to rate my experience. Noting had been done and the issues are still very much a problem. which is a shame because the property is lovely but it really does need these issues sorting before you start to charge 3 times as much in the summer months..I had read a few reviews previously stating some of the issues which means they have not been addressed which is not very good to say how much we spent to come for a weeks holiday. I await your reply

    Thank you for your Feedback and we are very pleased that you describe Marchbourne as a lovely property. We are however extremely sorry to hear of the issues you experienced with the plumbing during your stay, we are pleased to advise that these have been attended to and that all radiators, towel rails and the shower at the property are in full working order and a replacement nozzle has been fitted to the kitchen tap. May we also apologise that the linen bags were left by the Housekeeping Team, for future reference, if you had contacted our local office on 01736 630015 one of our team would have popped out to remove these. We do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to St Ives in the future. Best wishes, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel3.1Mar 2024

  • "Rooms much smaller than anticipated."

    Nicely decorated with goof appliances and on the whole clean. Great position overlooking the beach and walk in to St Ives. Issues with heating- it was extremely cold - the heating was set to come on x2 a day between 16-18 degrees. If it is to be a winter let (rented in Feb x1 week) we suggest this is looked at as the place felt very cold all the time, radiator in lounge wasn't working and the log burner was very small did not throw off a lot of heat. The place felt unwelcoming and even the sheets damp and cold on the bed. The beds were nicely dressed with good quality linen but let down by old hard mattresses. Overall a nice stay but I feel the place has a few issues that need attention.

    Reviewed by Victoria3.4Feb 2024

  • "A lovely house which was beautifully decorated and kitted out with high end quality items."

    The layout of the house was great and superb views. It easily accommodated 8 with plenty of room. Would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Ellie5.0Feb 2024

  • "What a fantastic house in a beautiful position - I hope we will be able to return at some point."

    Everything was thought of, and decor, linens were all of such high quality. The cleanliness was really good. The car space really suited our mini, and having the car park opposite was great for the second car we brought. (A very minor thing which I hesitate to mention as we didn't raise it while we were there - one of the radiators (near the front door) wasn't working so it made the ground floor quite chilly (our visit co-incided with a very cold spell), but we just bought some logs and made use of the log burner which really helped.). Many thanks for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7Jan 2024

  • "Lovely house - lovely stay - we hope to be back soon!"

    G FamilyJan 2024

  • "Had a fab time."

    Lovely house and views and great location. Thanks for a brill hols xxx

    M&WDec 2023

  • "Excellent location and Accommodation."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2023

  • "The house was lovely and we had the best time bodyboarding, paddle boarding and playing in the sea."

    We even saw a seal! It was very fun and we had lots of adventures. We hope to come back next year!

    Ivy, Milly, Caz, Mark, Henry, Rosslyn, Ottie And Bella The DogOct 2023

  • "Our second visit this year!"

    We came in June with our (grown up) children and enjoyed it here so much that we booked to stay again with friends. We've been fortunate to have great weather both times. Highly recommend Ayr supply for provisions. We have visited Porthminster Kitchen, The Fire House, Porthminster Beach Cafe Restaurant and West Beach Bar for pizza and had great meals at all. Also treated ourselves to 2 visits to Carbis Bay Hotel and had delicious afternoon tea. Hope to be back next year! PS, if you are luck enough to get a parking space, don't risk moving your car!

    Neil, Louise, Richard And NickSep 2023

  • "5 Star recommendation."

    Terrific accommodation. No problem parking moved the car daily - home by 6 always space for our 3 cars. See you again.

    Luisa, Jack And FamilySep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Marchbourne overall, sadly encountered some issues on our first night however after a couple of days Skyes got this sorted for us & remained in contact with progress reports the entire time."

    The home is beautiful, & in an ideal location however the kitchen was poorly equipped, comparing it to other stays with Classic Cottages this was more like a 4* rather than 5. We struggled with the lack of kitchen appliances such as large enough pans & not enough utensils to serve food (7 of us stayed so large volumes of food to be cooked), & the crockery was very chipped, the cutlery we found was dirty & our bed linen was still wet when we arrived. There was still sand throughout the floors of the property & lots of marks on the walls of what could only be described as splatters of insects being killed, there are marks on a lot of the upholstery which we understand is bound to happen due to the volume of stays this beautiful property has. The owners were very reasonable & offered us a refund for the inconvenience which is greatly appreciated & despite some hiccups Skyes Cottages were fantastic, namely Cameron who went above & beyond out of his working hours to ensure that we were ok & issues were resolved as quick as possible. There was also no welcome book or information about how to work appliances, or information about what there is to do locally etc, this was requested from Skyes Cottages & although a very basic guide was sent the information appeared to be old & didn’t include anything about the local area. I think if the cleanliness was to a much higher standard & things such as perhaps an information guide was shared it would’ve been nicer.

    Thank you for taking your time to leave your feedback, it is much appreciated. We are sorry to hear of the issues you experienced during your stay and we are pleased to hear they got resolved as quick as possible. We will be sure to pass your feedback on to the owners for their consideration and we will address the cleanliness issues raised with the housekeeper. Despite the issues you encountered during your stay we are pleased to hear you had a lovely stay overall at Marchbourne and we hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria3.1Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful house in a lovely location."

    Reviewed by Kristel5.0Jun 2023

  • "Marchbourne is a fabulous home from home."

    Beautifully kept, and impeccably decorated. Every detail had been thought of. The views of the sea and Porthmeor beach from the rooms at the front of the house are lovely. This house was a perfect base to explore St Ives and further afield. The parking space at the front of the house is very very small but the option of the car park literally across the road was helpful. We stayed in early June and the car park was consistently full so not sure if you would be lucky enough to get a space if travelling in high season. There are plenty of other car parks around St Ives but all are a fairly significant walk (up hill) away. To be fair, I don’t think most properties in St Ives have much more to offer in terms of parking but that is part of its charm. Would highly recommend and I’m sure we will be back again!

    Reviewed by Bethan4.7Jun 2023

  • "Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful house."

    Ideal location with amazing views and close to the beach and town. We had a wonderful time and have already booked for a return stay next year. Could not fault it in any way.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! We are thrilled to hear you had a great time at Marchbourne and would like to return. We are looking forward to welcome you back soon! With Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fanatic break away, house and location was perfect (the only negative was that there was only 6 folks and there was 8 of us)."

    I would Highly recommend and we will definitely book again in the future :)

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you loved the property and your stay! We are sorry to hear about the forks, if you need anything during your stay please contact us on 01736630015 and one of the local team will be able to assist you. Thank you again for your comments and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Kinds Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely property with great views, really enjoyed our stay."

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

    Reviewed by Kenny5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful house, views are amazing, we very much enjoyed our stay, house had ..."

    Beautiful house, views are amazing, we very much enjoyed our stay, house had everything we needed and was lovely and clean, thankyou, we will be back

    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 welcoming you back in the future. Kinds Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Dec 2022

  • "A great house in a prime location."

    The Seaview from main bedrooms are panoramic and stunning. Access to shops, galleries and beaches is minutes away. The parking space was great for a Polo, but anything bigger needs the car park opposite about 50 quid for a week. Might be a good idea to have a reserved space for guests and add to coat of rental. A very comfortable house with a good stock of books and games.

    Thank you very much for taking the time to leave Feedback following your recent holiday at Marchbourne and we are pleased that you appreciated the property’s great location and wonderful views over Porthmeor Beach. With regards to the parking space at the front of the house, we are aware that this is not suitable for all vehicles so have provided the dimensions for it on Marchbourne’s webpage to enable potential guests to determine if it is big enough for their car before making a Booking. 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 Derek4.7Nov 2022

  • "Absolutely loved our stay at Marchbourne."

    Everything was perfect and the views were amazing. Would definetely recommend staying here

    Thank you for your great comments, glad you enjoyed the wonderful views over Porthmeor Beach and we hope to be able to welcome you back again soon. Best wishes, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Nov 2022

  • "It was as I would expect, its not a cheap property so what I got is what I expected, it was good to have lots of glasses and plates etc."

    I know the size of the parking space was included but it is really no more than a drop off point as any real size car would either block the access or be over the double yellow lines, but we were warned so we parked elsewhere. Overall a decent standard of property with a great location. Thanks

    Thank you for your Feedback following your recent holiday at Marchbourne and we agree that the property is in a great location overlooking Porthmeor Beach. The dimensions of the parking space are noted on Marchbourne’s webpage so anyone booking can check beforehand if it will be suitable for their vehicle. Best Wishes, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely house, lovely views and a lovely time had by us all."

    The house was clean, well equipped and we felt at home. St Ives did not disappoint and we were so lucky we had amazing weather. We've made great memories here, we'll be back.

    Hughes/Taylor FamilyMay 2022

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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.


  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x second-floor king-size with Smart TV and en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size with Smart TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with Smart TV, 1 x 5'5" (2'6" width) bunk with TV
  • Bathroom with bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove (logs not provided)
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee maker, hairdryer
  • 4 x Smart TVs, LED TV, Bluetooth speaker, Playstation 4, DVD, WiFi, selection of games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 1 small car
  • Rear enclosed patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles, beach 0.2 miles
  • Note: Check-in is from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: Guests are to provide their own cot bedding
  • Note: This property sleeps up to 6 adults and 2 children

The property

Marchbourne is a gorgeous, three-story, terraced townhouse in St Ives, Cornwall, near to the seashore.

This large, dog-friendly holiday home is located in the Barnoon district of St Ives on Clodgy View, within easy distance of St Ives' services and attractions, and offers spectacular ocean views across Porthmeor Beach, the Island and town, perfect for a family of eight's trip to Cornwall!

To get settled in quickly, park at the sought-after off-road parking area or the public car park just across the street.

Get to know the shaker-style kitchen, which features white units, beech block work surfaces, and plenty of prep space, as well as everything you'll need to make your favourite recipes, such as a Smeg ceramic range cooker, Panasonic microwave, and Nespresso citiz coffee machine.

With a cup of coffee in hand, plan the day's adventures at the breakfast bar for two, or go out the stable door and into the enclosed, suntrap patio to enjoy your coffee; your dog will love sleeping in the sun here!

Back inside, a wide bay window with a window seat lets in plenty of natural light, while the cushioned corner sofa welcomes you to rest and choose from a choice of entertainment options, including a Smart TV, Bluetooth speaker, PlayStation 4, DVD player, and a selection of DVDs and games.

In the open-plan space with sea views across the bay, find a pleasant dining area for hosting family dinners while toasting to your getaway!

When it's time to retire, Marchbourne's four bedrooms have been thoughtfully designed; two king-size bedrooms, one with extra privacy on the second floor, have Smart TVs, sea-facing windows, and en-suite bathrooms, a twin room has a Smart TV and plenty of hanging space, and a bunk bed with 5'5" beds (2'6" width) suitable for children, has an LED TV with integrated DVD player.

The family bathroom is nearby, a spotless, contemporary facility to wash away the sand before bed.

You'll find lots to do and see right on your doorstep, including a variety of eateries such as Porthminster Kitchen, The Cornish Deli, and The Union Inn, which serve seafood, local cuisine, and classic meals.

You'll love walking up to St Nicholas Chapel at sunset, getting inspired by exhibitions at Tate St Ives, and strolling along St Ives Harbour with an ice cream in hand.

Porthmeor Beach, alongside Porthminster Beach, is a lovely sandy beach where surfers and swimmers may spend the day building sandcastles or go on a coastal stroll for idyllic views.

Along a broad stretch of golden sand, Hayle, Gwithian, and the National Trust's Godrevy are all nearby, but if you want to travel further afield, head south to Marazion and see the famed St Michael's Mount overlooking the town.

Penzance, a bustling seaside town with a gorgeous Promenade, Penlee House Gallery & Museum, and the art deco Jubilee Pool Penzance Pool for a unique, outdoor swim, is also a short drive away.

Book a wonderful break in Cornwall at Marchbourne, whether you're looking for surfing and coastal walks or simply resting by the sea.

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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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There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 for this property.
Parking for one small car is provided to the front of the house (parking space dimensions: 190cm wide x 400cm long and is positioned along the front wall of the house)

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas