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The Retreat

St Ives, Cornwall (Ref. 1073844)

4.9

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely accommodation we had a fantastic stay."

    Reviewed by BrynJul 2022

  • "Excellent holiday accommodation in a good location."

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

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2022

  • "It would help if there were 2 parking spaces for the apartments for 6 as we had 2 families and 2 cars."

    Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately because of the size of the car park their wouldn’t be the opportunity to add an additional space for each apartment. Thank you 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 GlendaJun 2022

  • "This is a wonderful apartment in a stunning location - quite high up so lots of exercise going up and down to the centre (but we needed the exercise, so that was a good thing!"

    ). Really good that there is a parking space, as I can imagine that's not the case with a lot of properties further down. We definitely hope to stay there again in the future.

    Dear Mrs Hill, thank you very much for taking the time to leave Feedback following your recent holiday at The Retreat and we are so pleased that you thought the apartment was wonderful and appreciated it’s stunning location. 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 JackieMay 2022

  • "Very pleased with the apartment, very clean and everything we needed was provided and more."

    Location was fabulous, a little out of the way of all the bustle so nice and relaxing on the evenings. Great for the children, plenty space and added extra’s to keep them occupied on the evenings. They loved the property. Spa/swimming was great and close by, perfect. Beautiful beaches, amazing place to holiday most definitely will be back to St Ives. Also thank you for your prompt response back to any queries we had. Booking and managing booking was easy and hassle free. Had a great time, thank you.

    Dear Ms Singh, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. We are so pleased to hear you had a great time and enjoyed your stay. Kindest Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NellApr 2022

  • "Had a really good stay."

    The Retreat had everything we could have asked for. Great accommodation. Thank you!

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We are so pleased you had a really good stay. Best Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristopherApr 2022

  • "Fantastic property & helpful staff"

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback! We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2022

  • "Wonderful apartment."

    Well equipped and very comfortable. Enjoyed using the spa passes.

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We are pleased that you loved the property just as much as we do! We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by DeborahMar 2022

  • "Amazing property, we loved it!"

    The spa passes made a massive difference to our holiday in February, great to be able to recharge and reconnect as a family.

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback! We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlexFeb 2022

  • "Another great week in a lovely apartment, but unfortunately the prices have increased massively for 2022 which probably means our regular stays at Gallinas Point have come to an end."

    Shame.

    Dear Mr Lovelock, Thank you for submitting your feedback again. Your previous feedback was responded to regarding the pricing, which you can see below. "The pricing has been set due to the demand for holidays and properties in St Ives and Carbis Bay for 2022, however they are constantly being monitored and reviewed. We have mentioned your comments regarding the pricing to the owners and they have taken your points on board and will have a discussion as to how to move forward and hit the right balance" Since we responded to you back in June, we can confirm that the owners have reviewed the pricing and adjusted it accordingly. Please don't hesitate to contact our reservations team on 01736 630015 to discuss the weeks you feel are higher and we can look at them in comparison to the prices you have paid in the past. We notice that some of your bookings have fallen into the 'last minute' period, understandably this will bring the price down. We sincerely hope that you can see the difference in the prices, and we look forward to inviting you back in the future. Kind Regards, Owner Relations, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2021

  • "What a wonderful holiday we have had!"

    Loved this accommodation, had everything we needed to make our stay memorable. GREAT LOCATION, LOVELY ST IVES <3 <3

    Guest BookOct 2021

  • "Absolutely fantastic apartment and would highly recommend."

    There is everything you need and more.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to submit your feedback. The owner and Carbis Bay Holidays are delighted to hear you enjoyed the apartment, and its wonderful to learn you would recommend The Retreat. We hope to invite you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Owner Relations, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by ShirleySep 2021

  • "Main bathroom cabinet light didn’t appear to work."

    Shower head leaking. Ceiling light in downstairs bathroom not working.

    Hi Kathleen, Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay at The Retreat and we would like to thank you for taking the time to leave a very complimentary review in the property guest book, the owners were delighted. We appreciate you raising the points, we have passed these on to our Property Management team for their attention. We hope to invite you back in the future, Kind regards, Owner Relations Team, Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by KathleenSep 2021

  • "Beautiful apartment, everything you could wish for, everything you would need."

    Exceptionally clean. Definitely return and recommend :-)

    Guest BookSep 2021

  • "Marvelous week, apartment lovely, will definitely return x"

    Guest BookSep 2021

  • "Beautiful apartment, very clean & has everything!"

    Had an amazing time and it was lovely & warm when the sun came out. Will definitely be back.

    Guest BookSep 2021

  • "The apartment was better than we had expected."

    It is in a perfect location and we would love to return.

    Dear Mrs Marlee, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback for your recent stay at The Retreat. The Retreat is a beautiful property in a wonderful location like you say, great for a mooch into St Ives or a relaxing day at the beach. We would love to invite you back in the near future, Kind Regards, Owner Relations Team, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by VictoriaAug 2021

  • "Our 3rd visit to St Ives, but our 1st to GP."

    We were not disappointed. A fabulous apartment and great location. Thank you :-)

    Guest BookAug 2021

  • "The shower in the upstairs bathroom leaked so we had to stop using it."

    The shower over the bath really isn't up to much and not what we would expect for accommodation of this price and standard so it really need replacing with a proper thermostatic bar and new rail and head. Other than that all was great.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so sorry that you experienced this issue during your stay. Carbis Bay Holidays have now investigated this and we hope that it is a problem that will not arise again. Tim & Ian (owners) Hi Mark, Thank you very much for your constructive feedback, we will check with our Property Management team to ensure the problem is sorted and recommend any improvements regaring the shower to the owner. We are glad you had a nice holiday! Kind regards, Katie Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2021

  • "3rd time staying here, never to disappoint!"

    Absolutely lovely location and spotless house, lovely architecture and furniture. Sure will be back again for this splendid place. Fire blanket makes fro great health and safety! 10/10

    Guest BookJul 2021

  • "Our 4th visit to GP, our 2nd to #7 - good to be back."

    A lovely time had by all 6 of us. Hope to be back soon!

    Guest BookJul 2021

  • "We have been coming to Gallinas Point regularly for the past 11 years but the prices for 2022 have now increased extortionately - is there a reason for this?"

    Hi David, Thank you ever so much for your response, it is much appreciated. The pricing has been set due to the demand for holidays and properties in St Ives and Carbis Bay for 2022, however they are constantly being monitored and reviewed. We have mentioned your comments regarding the pricing to the owners and they have taken your points on board and will have a discussion as to how to move forward and hit the right balance. Kind regards, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "Fab apartment and such a wonderful stay in St Ives as always."

    So nice to be back after being in lock down, such a lovely vibe! Thanks to Jo too!

    Guest BookApr 2021

  • "What an amazing apartment!"

    We've had a wonderful stay in St Ives. A beautifully spacious base to come back to after a day on the beach and in town :-) Will definitely stay here again.

    Guest BookOct 2020

  • ""'The Retreat' and it certainly is a treat."

    This was our first time staying at the Retreat and certainly will not be the last. This apartment is modern and very well equipped. The kitchen has all the necessary equipment needed if you are wishing to cook on a regular basis. The lounge area is large with SKY TV and a PS4 which the kids or big kids) love. The dining area can easily fit 6 people and still not be cramped. The bedroom and main bathroom are comfortable and beautifully decorated. Also has a utility cupboard with washer/dryer, beach footballs, beach tent etc and other extras for the beach. Upstairs the bathroom is spacious and the Main bedroom is once again beautifully decorated and spacious. The second bedroom upstairs with two single beds is well equipped with board games and other games for the children. All bedrooms have TV's and lots of wardrobe/draw space. Can't recommend enough. We will certainly be returning."
    Sharon Knight

    ReviewNov 2019

  • "“Fabulous apartment well equipped, beautifully done."

    We will return! ?” The Knight Family

    TestimonialOct 2019

  • "“A really lovely apartment and another great stay in St Ives."

    I’m sure it won’t be long before we return. “ Andrew, Christine, Blanche and Jon

    TestimonialSep 2019

  • "Absolutely beautiful home to stay in for our holiday."

    Lovely views, well worth the money. Our 4-year-old had a brilliant birthday here. Thank you.

    TestimonialOct 2018

  • "Great location."

    Quality accommodation and the sun was shining.

    TestimonialApr 2018

  • ""We stayed at The Retreat over Easter and our family had a lovely week."

    The accommodation was superb, the apartment was very clean and very well equipped, and was done out to a very high standard. The place was very light and airy and south facing so received a lot of light from the floor to ceiling windows. My 3 boys loved the fact there was Sky, a PS4 and DVD player. The location was great we were a couple of minutes from the beach and 5min walk from the centre of St Ives. We would love to visit again. Thanks again for a lovely week." Nicki Cadwallader

    TestimonialApr 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.

Summary

  • Duplex apartment, over two floors, Three bedrooms: 1 x king, 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor king, 1 x Family bathroom with bath and shower-over, wash basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x shower room with enclosed shower, wash basin, heated towel rail, and WC, Open-plan living space with kitchen/diner and sitting area, enclosed south facing balcony with sea views
  • Heating throughout
  • Oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer dishwasher, TV with Sky, TVs with Freeview to bedrooms, Bluetooth Panasonic soundbase speaker, PS4 with Blu-Ray DVD and a selection of games and DVDs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 x 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. NOTE: Complimentary spa passes are provided for 2 guests at HarSPA at The Harbour Hotel, the passes include 20% discount off spa treatments Monday - Friday, and 20% off food in the hotel (excluding offers) Access is valid until the 4th September 2022; Membership is reviewed annually by the owner for the following year and is subject to renewal
  • Please call the spa prior to arrival at the property to arrange your entry and they will give you availability information and details on their packages that you require
  • You can access the Spa's treatment via their website.

The property

Ideally situated for St Ives town centre, at Gallinas Point, this three-bedroom, duplex apartment, enjoys breath-taking views of St Ives Bay from its balcony and most bedrooms.

Just a short walk from the pretty harbour, beaches, shops, and St Ives scenic railway.

Sleeping six and an infant, it’s the perfect seaside escape for a family or group of friends looking to holiday in the heart of St Ives. Apex, floor to ceiling windows bathe a spacious open plan living space, which includes a kitchen, dining and sitting area, in natural light making it bright and airy, open the doors to the balcony and breathe in the fresh sea air, cosy up in one of the two three seat sofas or stylish Mora Dillo armchair, comfortably seating six and unwind to Cornwall’s slower pace of life or enjoy the entertainment on the 49 inch Panasonic television with Sky, or gaming on the PS4. The open plan kitchen/dinner with breakfast bar are within the living space, ideal for the designated chef to socialise with guests, the dining area is ideal for entertaining or for all the family to gather for meals where a dining table is located with six chairs so all the family can dine together, the contemporary kitchen is well-appointed with contrasting cream units and stunning Corian work surfaces, offering a perfect space to create your delicious meals, a utility cupboard in the hallway houses a washer/dryer.

There is a choice of three comfortable bedrooms, a master king sized and twin room on the top floor and an additional ground floor king sized room, the upstairs rooms are bathed in natural light from Velux windows, the master benefiting from bay views, the ground floor room has a large window with views of the island sea and beyond, all are well presented with beautifully dressed beds and offer plenty of storage space.

There are two family bathrooms, one next to the top floor rooms, with an enclosed shower and one adjacent to the ground floor bedroom with a bath and shower-over, so everyone will have a space to refresh and rejuvenate ready for a busy day exploring.

A decked balcony is accessed via the living area, enjoying sun for most of the day, as its south facing, it’s furnished to enjoy dining alfresco or drinks in the sun with sea views.

Surrounded by sandy beaches St Ives has many to choose from and all are within a short walk, the nearest is the stunning Porthminster Beach, this glorious stretch of golden sand has crystal clear, blue flag awarded waters, take a seat at the Michelin Plate rated Porthminster Beach café, and enjoy a delicious meal with the ocean as a backdrop, its set right on the beach, or try one of the many other restaurants and cafes throughout this traditional Cornish fishing village, with its pretty harbour, cobbled streets and a plethora of boutiques, unique shops and art galleries, inspiring artist the world over as showcased in its largest gallery, the Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

St Ives has so much to offer you could be forgiven not to explore the surrounding area but you will be rewarded if you decide to, the best way is on foot via the cliff side South West Coast Path, full of flora and fauna and great for spotting dolphins or seals, if you’re lucky, it heads to Zennor or Carbis Bay and Hayle in the other direction, Carbis Bay Beach has azure coloured waters and golden sand, it’s an idyllic place to spend a day, return back to St Ives via the scenic railway, the journey is exhilarating running beside the Cornish coast.

For a little excitement, try walking above a rain forest at the Eden Project, or discovering the lost garden of Heligan near St Austell, or tread the boards of Cornwall’s cliff side open air theatre, The Minack, with the Atlantic Ocean as its backdrop, you’ll find it near Land’s End, maybe it’s a romantic shot of the sun setting behind St Michael’s Mount, you’ll remember forever, this majestic castle is set on its own island, near Penzance, the kids will love the exciting rides at Flambards theme park, near Helston or feeding the animals at Paradise Park, near Hayle. The aptly named Retreat will offer you and your family enough space to spread out and enjoy Cornwall’s laid-back living style with so much excitement to explore on your doorstep.

Complimentary spa passes are provided for 2 guests at HarSPA at The Harbour Hotel, the passes include 20% discount off spa treatments Monday - Friday, and 20% off food in the hotel (excluding offers)
Access is valid until the 4th September 2022; Membership is reviewed annually by the owner for the following year and is subject to renewal. Please call the spa prior to arrival at the property to arrange your entry and they will give you availability information and details on their packages that you require. You can access the Spa's treatment via their website.

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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 £250.

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About the location

ST IVES

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 £250 for this property.

8 external steps to apartment.

The allocated parking space for this property is restricted at 2.500m wide x 4.510m length

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas