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The Retreat

St Ives, Cornwall (Ref. 1073844)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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7 Customer Review(s)

  • Lovelock

    “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?”

    - Lovelock, June 2021

    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 - Sykes owner relations

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.

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.

About the property

Ideally situated for St Ives town centre, at Gallinas Point, this three-bedroom, duplex, penthouse, 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 plus two infants, 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 of the seaward facing 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 full Sky package, including cinema and sports 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, furnished with a high gloss white table with six designer chairs, the dining area is ideal for entertaining or for all the family to gather for meals, 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 seaward facing 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 panoramic 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 cliffside South West Coast Path, full of flora and fauna and great for spotting dolphins or seals, if you’re lucky, it heads to Zenor 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 rainforest at the Eden Project, or discovering the lost garden of Heligan near St Austell, or tread the boards of Cornwall’s cliffside 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.


Ground Floor


  • Penthouse, 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
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer dishwasher, TV with Full Sky Package including Movies and Sports, 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: 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!

Region Information

There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 for this property. 8 external steps to apartment.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas