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The Penthouse

St Ives, Cornwall (Ref. 1073841)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Disappointed that the balcony and furniture was covered in seagull droppings."

    This is to be expected at the seaside but could have been cleaned up prior to our arrival. I spent 20 minutes washing and brushing the balcony so it could be used. Everything in the flat was good quality and looked to be relatively new however the beds were very uncomfortable. My biggest criticism is that in the listing there is no mention how steep and long the walk back from St Ives is. As a pensioner with arthritic knees I would not have taken this apartment. This alone had a huge negative bearing on our enjoyment of the week.

    Dear Mr Harvey, thank you for your valued Feedback following your recent stay at The Penthouse and we are sorry to hear you were not happy with all aspects of your stay, we have passed these on to the relevant persons for their attention. Thank you again for your comments. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BillJun 2022

  • "The location was good."

    The penthouse itself was ok. A couple of thing could be improved e.g. plug in main bath did not fit and we had to use a tea towel to plug the bath (we have a toddler that bathes rather than showers), the sky package was bit misleading and we couldn't access lots of programmes. Shame we couldn't access our own Netflix account. We also had to replace the batteries in some of the remote controls ourselves. It felt a bit mean that we had to provide our own tea towels (although I already knew that from the description) and my pet-hate is when insufficient dishwasher tabs and washing up liquid are provided for the week. 2 dishwasher tabs are not enough for the week and I don't wish to buy a pack of 30! No problems with the lift for us and the parking was fine for our big car.

    Dear Mrs Doyle, Thank you very much for your feedback as it is very important to us! We are sorry to hear that some things were not quite as you expected them to be. We can assure that we will have a close look into the points you have raised and make amendments if necessary so problems can be rectified going forward. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by LouiseApr 2022

  • "Second visit to The Penthouse."

    Lovely views to the coast from most windows. The apartment is clean and comfortable with a well equipped kitchen, good beds and pillows and a big light lounge. Some bulbs in the en suite need replacing. Very convenient for the bus and train station and a short walk to Porthminster beach and town. The allocated parking is big enough for a large car.The Harbour hotel just opposite is very convenient for a decent meal on a rainy evening. We really enjoyed the week and look forward to returning.

    Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday. Looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Kindest Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GillianMar 2022

  • "Kitchen could do with more crockery and bowls- and there was limited storage for groceries- but otherwise excellent in every way!"

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback. Your comments have been passed on to the relevant team to action. We are so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful stay! We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by GregorFeb 2022

  • "We loved this property from the moment we arrived."

    After a difficult couple of years shielding during the pandemic it felt like the perfect place to escape and unwind. The views, facilities and location are excellent. We won't hesitate to come back. Thank-you for the opportunity to sample a little taste of Cornish heaven!

    Reviewed by NathanFeb 2022

  • "The apartment was very convenient for walking to the town, beaches and station."

    It was spacious, clean and comfortable with a well stocked kitchen, and lovely sea views from several rooms. The balcony furniture should be upgraded, the chairs are very uncomfortable.The parking space is ample but please trim the bushes.These are very minor points, overall we really enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you ever so much for your feedback, we will forward the comments regarding the balcony furniture across to the owner in case they wish to replace these. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by GillianOct 2021

  • "We have been to st ives many times previously stayed at carbis bay compass point, the penthouse was lovely but just a couple of issues, the bathroom light in the top bedroom needs replacing, the sink does not drain away I think it may be blocked, The lift is not working and has not been for a while according to the visitors book which was difficult for me as I am 6 weeks knee replacement."

    Dear Vanda, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback for your recent stay at The Penthouse. The points you have raised have been passed to our property management team and the housekeeper and they will look at the points, we really appreciate your time to let us know. We sincerely hope to invite you back in the future. Kind Regards, Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by VandaSep 2021

  • "Constructive feedback (major): 1."

    The fridge & some of the crockery was not clean and we complained at the time. It seems odd that you allow 8 hours between guests for changeover but then fail to clean the kitchen area properly. Very disappointing. 2. Lack of a working lift, which luckily was not a problem this time however if we have brought my mum-in-law on this holiday that would have been a major problem as the stairs present an issue for disability access. The fact that the lift broke down in May and we were not advised was also disappointing as I would have thought that this sort of issue would need to be highlighted to customers. Note the property is on a the 2nd (top) level. 3. The sink in the bathroom adjacent the washing machine cupboard does not drain properly due to sticky plug and needs attention. 4. The TV in the main large bedroom (top floor) got a weak signal message & would not work so we ended up borrowing the TV from the other bedroom so that my parents had a working TV. Minor feedback; Sofa was a bit low/sunken so was not very comfortable. Disappointing that Kingsize beds not used a there is sufficient space to do so in both larger bedrooms. The time between handovers seems excessive - we are going to another booking later in August and we are allowed to leave at 1000 hrs and gain entry by 1500 hrs so not sure why CBH need an extra 3 hours!!!

    Dear Jon, Thank you very much for your constructive feedback. I have highlighted the cleaning issues to the housekeeper to ensure these are addressed in the future and also highlighted the sink not draining, the weak TV signal to Property Management to attend to. We will feedback the issues with the sofa being a bit sunken to the owners for their information. The time between check out and check in is being revised to check in at 4pm and check out at 9am moving forward. Unfortunately, the housekeeping and maintenance team require the extra hours between guests in case any issues are encountered during a previous guests’ stay which need a couple of hours of repair time before the cleaning team can attend and then new guests can check in after the cleaning has been finished. We will speak to the management company of the building to ensure they are on top of keeping the lift fully functioning for all visitors. Kind regards, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by JonAug 2021

  • "We found the penthouse perfect for our stay, a great position and everything we needed in the apartment."

    We would revisit to enjoy this beautiful place.

    Reviewed by NatalieJun 2021

  • "The 5pm check in and 9am check out should return to more client friendly times at the earliest opportunity."

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2021

  • ""This is the second time we have stayed in this apartment."

    It is comfortable with everything we needed. The view is lovely from the kitchen window over to the island. We would definitely stay here again."
    Christine Kerr

    ReviewMar 2020

  • ""We were staying for 7 nights at the apartment with 6 adults (couple and 4 adult children)."

    Very spacious and clean. Nice open kitchen with all you need for cooking, dining-place and annex terrace. All bedrooms have their own (small) bathroom, toilet, television, ... The bedroom at the top floor is very spacious, has nice views, but there is not enough light in the associated bathroom for woman's makeup (that's the only small point of criticism we had). Nice and very spacious living room at top floor (television, wii, ...). The Wi-Fi works fine in the apartment. Shops and bakeries at 15' walking distance. Very nice beach, safe for children and with beach lifeguards (also 15' walking distance). Keep in mind that there are steep solves when you explore the area by foot (it is not recommended to use your car to drive in St-Ives downtown area). Keep in mind to make reservations in time if you want to go dining at restaurants or (famous) pubs in the Cornish region and even in St-Ives centre. We were lucky with the weather conditions and had a very good time."

    ReviewAug 2019

  • "Lovely first holiday to St Ives in a very comfortable and cosy apartment."

    Great views and lucky with the weather. Hope to visit again soon.

    TestimonialOct 2018

  • "It was a great stay here, loved it."

    Lovely views of St Ives it was so lovely of you to give use some scones. Thank you

    TestimonialAug 2018

  • "Great apartment, beautifully presented and well equipped with everything you need."

    Lovely touch to find a cream tea on arrival.

    TestimonialJun 2018

  • "Fabulous week as always don’t want to leave."

    We have booked with CBH for a few breaks now and will continue to do so. The champagne in the fridge for valentines was a lovely treat and the kids loved the chocolates. Thank you for another fabulous week!

    TestimonialFeb 2018

  • ""We had a fantastic time and loved The Penthouse - it more than met our expectations and the quality of the fittings and the views were fantastic."

    " K Boettcher

    TestimonialJul 2015

  • ""We did have a great break in St Ives and despite the weather managed to really enjoy our week at the Penthouse."

    " N. Thomas

    TestimonialJul 2015

  • ""Great apartment and location, have no hesitation in recommending it and would happily stay there again."

    " M. Wilkinson

    TestimonialJun 2015

  • ""I genuinely cannot recommend The Penthouse highly enough, it was without a doubt the best we've stayed in."

    We've been holidaying in St Ives every year since 2005 and Gallinas Point was a definite highlight. Your colleagues were very helpful with the booking and administrative arrangements. We extended our stay by an extra night and this was sorted with the minimum of fuss." G. Cooper

    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.


  • Penthouse, duplex apartment, over two floors, Three bedrooms: 1 x king with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor twin, with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x Family bathroom with bath and shower-over, wash basin, heated towel rail, and WC, Open-plan living space with kitchen/diner, top floor sitting area, enclosed south facing balcony with sea views.
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee machine, washer/dryer dishwasher, Plasma TV with Sky including Sports & Movies to lounge, TV with HD Freeview to Bedroom one, TVs to Bedroom two and three, DVD player with selection of DVDs to lounge, ipod docking station, Nintendo Wii with games to lounge, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair provided; we request that guests provide their own cot bedding, Off-road barrier parking for one car, enclosed south facing balcony with sea views, outside furniture including table and chairs
  • Sorry no pets, no smoking
  • Shops, beaches, and pubs within a short walk.

The property

Perfectly positioned to enjoy all that St Ives has to offer, at Gallinas Point, this three-bedroom, duplex, penthouse, enjoys breath-taking views of St Ives Bay from most rooms and private balcony, the pretty harbour, beaches, shops, and St Ives scenic railway are all just a short walk away.

Sleeping six, it’s an idyllic setting for a large family or group wishing to benefit from everything St Ives has to offer. Apex, floor to ceiling and roof windows allow sea views to flow seamlessly through the spacious top floor sitting area, this also allows natural light to flood into this relaxing space, themed in a neutral calming palette, with spotlights so you can set the mood, cosy up on either of the large sofas or comfy chair, which comfortably seat six, and enjoy the entertainment on the large 42" Plasma television with full Sky package, including cinema and sports. The open plan kitchen/dinner with breakfast bar are within the ground floor living space, ideal for socialising with guests when preparing meals, an oak table with seating for six has been perfectly positioned in front of the south facing balcony patio doors, slide them open breathe in the fresh sea air, or step outside on to the decked area and dine alfresco with the ocean as a stunning backdrop, the designer SieMatic kitchen, with cream soft close units and spacious Corian work surfaces, is well-appointed with everything you need for your holiday, including stunning sea views through the kitchen window, to inspire you when your creating your culinary classics, a utility cupboard in the hallway houses a washer/dryer.

There is a choice of three comfortable bedrooms, the master king size bedroom is on the top floor to maximise the views over St Ives town, through its floor to ceiling windows, it also benefits from a private en-suite with double walk in shower, the second double and third twin room are located on the ground floor, the first enjoying sea views and the latter a private en-suite with enclosed shower, all are well presented with beautifully dressed beds and offer plenty of storage space.

The family bathroom is conveniently located across the corridor from bedroom two, featuring a bath with shower -over, this wonderful space gives you a chance to escape for a long relaxing soak amongst the bubbles.

A south facing full-width decked balcony, with chrome balustrades and blue tinted uplighter, enjoys sun for most of the day, is accessed from the dining area and furnished to enjoy dining alfresco, pour yourself a drink and soak up the stunning sea views. St Ives is surrounded by sandy beaches and one of its finest is your closest Porthminster, its has blue flag status for its clear crystal waters which lap its golden shores, it is lifeguarded at peak times so ideal for swimming and enjoys a Michelin Plate rated restaurant right on the beach, Porthminster Beach café, a fabulous place to dine with uninterrupted views of the ocean, St Ives has a variety of cafes and restaurants, take a tasty tour around its harbour and pretty cobbled streets, enjoy browsing its independent shops, or looking for local art from its many galleries, the largest is the Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, where you can see how the town has inspired many famous artist throughout the years.

Cornwall’s historic houses, traditional harbours and hidden coves have inspired many authors and television scripts including Poldark and Doc Martin, have fun trying to spot the filming locations around the county, a selfie by the iconic sign at Land’s End, a show at the dramatic open air theatre, the Minack nearby, or a walk out on a man-made causeway of granite setts at low tide to the majestic St Michaels Mount, a castle set on its own island near Penzance, will provide memories which last a life time, the kids will enjoy the thrills and spills of Flambards, near Helston or Camel Creek Adventure Park, near Wadebridge, for an exciting day out.

The Penthouse enjoys some of the best views across St Ives Bay with two spacious living areas making it ideal for friends and family to gather for an unforgettable Cornish coastal escape.


Ground Floor

Gallinas Point

Gallinas Point Apartments are perched above St Ives town with lovely views across Porthminster Beach and beyond to Godrevy Lighthouse and offer luxury self catering with secure parking.

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.
Stairs or Lift access is available. Lift access should not be solely relied upon as if not operational due to maintenance / fault you will need to use the stairs.

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