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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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4 Customer Reviews

  • "Overall we had a lovely stay at this property and there were many wonderful features."

    The space, the storage, parking, hot tub, all contributed to our ability to relax and enjoy ourselves. We slept well, and the beds were as described, zip-link, so that wasn’t the shock to us as it seemed to be for others. Bathrooms and towels were lovely and there was plenty of hot water and good water pressure in the shower. The kitchen was well equipped and can’t be improved, the fridge freezer was excellent. However, there are some negatives and whilst we don’t want to overly criticise, some comments are necessary. Our first impression was spoiled as we walked into the garden to be met with overgrown “grass” which was just a collection of long weeds. It looked so scruffy and we were disappointed. No one came during our stay to cut this, so I’m not sure what the arrangements are. It shouldn’t be something that a guest should have to feed back - grass grows, so you need a regular gardener. Indoors the property looked great at first glance and on the surface but the place is starting to look scruffy and not well cared for. I doubt the king size bed downstairs has been moved in months to be cleaned under, as it was dreadful. We always check whether anything has rolled under the bed before we leave and were horrified by the debris and thick dust that had clearly built up over time. The bed is on a hard floor so is easily movable. We booked a couple of months before the date of travel and therefore the price we paid was lower than usual, so we still feel that we had fair value for money when we take into account the cost of running the hot tub etc. However, looking ahead at the normal weekly cost, it can’t be justified for us, as this property needs some attention if it is to compete with other similar sized properties with the same facilities that we have also stayed in.

    Reviewed by Belinda4.1May 2024

  • "Lovely house in a fab location!"

    We were a family of 5 (2 parents, 2 children and a grandparent). The house was suitable for all. Lots of space and the open plan worked better than I expected -we have family nearby and they were able to visit us. Lots of films and games which we took advantage of due to back to back storms meaning we didn't get out as much as we had planned. The sofas are soft for relaxing in the living area, but firmer in the conservatory if preferred, and the large dining table is great to seat everyone around. The kitchen has everything you'd need and more. The tea, coffee and milk provided on arrival were much appreciated! The bathrooms were clean and had mini soaps etc. Showers good and bath amazing! The beds are all zip up which is in the description, so you do feel the join in the doubles. We all slept OK though. Hot tub was a hit and used most days. The garden and parking are great features to the property as I'm informed there aren't many of either in the area. At most a 10 minute walk to Porthmear beach one way or the town centre the other direction (a bit longer coming back up the hills!) We are certainly considering returning. A couple of tips if you do come here - follow signs to Tate St Ives from the A30 (it avoids the town center); book evening meals in advance; go to the surf school; visit St Ives bakery; walk around all the seafront and Harbour. Enjoy this wonderful part of the country! Spernenwyn has everything you could need as a home from home. The only things we missed were oven gloves and a bottle brush to clean our reusable water bottles. One thing to note is if you have younger children all the external doors (5 around the property) can be opened from the inside.

    Reviewed by Justine5.0Apr 2024

  • "It was a lovely stay a nice break away but unfortunately the beds were really uncomfortable and there isn’t a decent double bed there all single beds joined together, the sofa was uncomfortable, the place is cold, the tap in middle of kitchen doesn’t work, cobwebs everywhere, no proper security on the gates as anyone just could go in garden, definitely won’t be staying there again as it was a massive disappointment."

    Definitely not worth the money.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback after your stay. We are disappointed to hear you found the beds and sofa uncomfortable, but would like to assure you this has been passed onto the owner for their consideration. Spernenwyn is located on a quiet residential road in St Ives, therefore garden security has never been a concerning factor. Thank you once again for leaving feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Megan1.9Mar 2024

  • "Super house in a great location."

    The garden must be delighful in the summer. Parking for 2 cars is pretty tight, but doable. Look forward to visiting again

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2024

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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.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin upon request) , 1 x ground-floor twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request)
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Sun room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric double oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • Smart TV, Blu-ray player, Bluetooth Speaker, Nintendo games console, selection of games and DVDs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars in tandem (one in front of the other)
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Hot tub
  • Close proximity to Porhmeor Beach, coastal path and town centre
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.5 miles, beach 0.3 miles
  • Note: The garage can be used for storing surfboards, canoes, paddle-boards, wetsuits and beach gear
  • Note: Sloping eaves in the first-floor bedroom, please take care
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out at 10am

The property

Superbly-positioned in the idyllic location of St Ives, Cornwall, discover this lovely three-bedroom abode, Spernenwyn.

Benefitting from off-road parking, an enclosed garden with hot tub, close proximity to local amenities and sea viewpoints, Spernenwyn welcomes six guests to bask in the ultimate seascape in Cornwall.

After unloading your personal belongings, take the weight off your feet in the spacious open-plan living area or sun room, sinking back into the plush sofa as your other half gets to grips with a fantastic array of appliances in the well-equipped kitchen.

Set the table in preparation for family mealtimes or step out into the beautifully-presented garden where you can delight in an alfresco affair.

Pass the time planning your itinerary for the days ahead, or simply chat and sip your favourite beverage as the sun sets in the distance; for a taste of much-needed R&R, take a dip in the bubbling hot tub, ideal for resting your tired legs after a long day.

When the evening draws to a close, retreat to the ground-floor shower room to wash away the day, or opt for a super-king-size master bedroom with its very own en-suite freestanding bath, perfect for winding down or getting ready for the day.

In the morning, kickstart your itinerary in the centre of St Ives, take a scenic stroll around the stunning St Ives Harbour, visit the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, explore an impressive collection at the Tate St Ives or Penwith Gallery, treat your loved ones to a St Ives Sea Trip or simply relax upon the golden sands of Porthgwidden Beach.

Further afield, spend the day in Hayle, where Hayle Beach, Hayle Heritage Centre and a splendid selection of shops, pubs and restaurants reside, or experience the National Trust owned site of Godrevy, a vast sandy beach with imposing cliffs and coves with much to explore.

Well-located to uncover the delights of Pendeen, Praa Sands and Porthleven, you’ll have plenty here to fill your days!

Whisk your loved ones away on a memorable trip to Cornwall, with Spernenwyn as your superb base.

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Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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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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The Good Housekeeping Bond for this property is £300

Please note that the outdoor space has areas that include drops, steps and walls. As such, children should be supervised at all times when using the outdoor space.

Please note that the drive is on an incline so please take care when driving on and off. There is also a canopy in line with the garage (not for guest use) which is approx. 210cm high from the ground.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas