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White Crest

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St Ives, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a beautiful apartment with high quality furnishings and very well equipped."

    There are 2 spacious balconies from bedroom and lounge which catch the sun in the morning. We chose this apartment as it has a personnel parking space within a gated car park in front of property. To our horror when we arrived 6 of the 12 spaces were being used by builders and our was already full. We contacted the agency who had no idea of the builders and could only offer a space in the road in a residential road. We did not want this as we had paid for this space and had no intention of moving the car all week as my husband drives for a living and he needed the rest. eventually someone left and we parked in their space. When the were anxious all weekend. From our balcony we could see 3 temporary huts, an office, a canteen and a toilet. On Monday morning we were able to move the car to our space so that was 1 worry gone but to our horror we then had no hot water. We phoned again and they said they would get back to us. We had cold showers and went out. When we returned at 4.30 we still hadn't had a call but the water was hot and someone had been in the apartment. They eventually phoned and said it had been a problem with the whole building even though we had spoken to the other residents and they had not had a problem. 8.15 Tuesday the builders started to erect scaffolding against the building. 8.45 Wednesday i opened our bedroom curtains to be faced with 3 men in high viz and hard hats only 3 feet away. I was so upset i asked my husband if we could go home. We were completely blocked in . We couldn't open our curtains or use either balcony. We telephoned again and after some explaining the manager said he would phone the owners and get straight back to us. At 12.15 he phoned and said he had visited the property and was shocked at what he saw. We were offered a part refund. Although this a small step to helping it does not get back our weeks holiday which was totally spoilt. We tried to enjoy the last day and a half but had to eat inside with the curtains pulled and doors shut because of the noise. We have 1 holiday a year and we have come home tired and disappointed. We feel it has been a breach of contract offering something which is not there. We are taking advice. Feel so let down.

    Reviewed by Carol3.4Sep 2023

  • "Plush, beautiful, spacious, property, just as listed and photographed."

    Reading previous reviews I am pleased to say we had no issues at all with the hot water and everything worked perfectly. The welcome treats left for us were a lovely surprise. If being picky we would have preferred thinner quilts as the apartment is warm (especially this time of year) and bath sheets rather than towels. We would certainly book this accommodation again if it was closer to the beach/town as the walk back is uphill, however taxis are only just over £5 or there is a bus service.

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Sep 2023

  • "The apartment is nice."

    However.....the hot water system is in dire need of urgent upgrades..unless you like cold showers. It was temporarily fixed for 2 days then went back to boiling hot or cold,l (particularly in the evening). it has a mind of its own. We found come the evening that there was limited hot water, which caused further challenges as a family - due to our daughter who has autism, really struggled with not being able to shower after having been in the sea. This resulted in us not going in the sea again in case there was no hot water later on. Our neighbours noticed our problem and offered their shower as they apparantly didnt have issues with their hot water, however, instead we ended up using the sports centre to shower in on one occasion instead as felt wrong using their shower. We were aware that although not all apartments were affected, some others were too and also complained. After a discussion with Carbis Bay holidays, they said this was not the only time this had happened and that work is needed on the system urgently as has been the case I believe for sometime. He also said that if the engineer couldnt fix the problem, we would need to be moved to another property. Due to our daughter's Autism it would have been very difficult to have had to move halfway through a holiday as change is hard for her. We knew that if the engineer couldn't fix it we may have needed to consider going home, so we ended up compromising somehow with having short showers in the day and not going in the sea. Our upset is due to the affects this had on us as a family with a daughter who has needs. It wasn't a cheap holiday so you would expect a basic requirement such as hot water to be available. If someone had informed us there was a risk of an unpredictable hot water system, we would have gone elsewhere. Our other comment to add is the issues we had due to sound from the people above apartment 6. It was incredible. You could hear their every movement unless they were asleep or out. It sounded like constant stomping about and really noticeably - the movement of furniture from around 7pm onwards until late at night and again from early morning. We never saw the family there but just couldn't understand why people need to constantly move furniture about? You could also hear them talking at night whilst we were trying to sleep. We have been on holidays within apartments many times before and I know you can't control what sound others are making, however, surely properties should be sound proofed enough to withstand the sound of movement above? This, together with the shower issues really affected our experience - and it was our only holiday of the year. A comment that might be helpful for the owners- it would have been great to have had sumer duvets available for all beds and not just the single beds. It's quite a warm property in itself. Overall the apartment is very convenient for town and the beach and in a quiet location. I really do hope the water system can be sorted to prevent others from being affected.

    Reviewed by Julian2.8Aug 2023

  • "Wonderful posh clean apartment in perfect location to walk to St Ives."

    Perfect as had private gated parking. Issue with hot water for the first couple of days however this was sorted swiftly and Sykes kept in constant contact during this time. Would love to come back again soon.

    Reviewed by Florence5.0Jul 2023

  • "Apartment was lovely, clean and had everything you need."

    Such a bonus having two balconies, one with table and chairs and one with two relaxing sun chairs. Would highly recommend staying at White Crest, has secure private parking which is a must when staying in St Ives. Great view of the sea, glistening in the sunshine. Will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Jun 2023

  • "It would have been useful to state how much was actually available at the property to save people packing lots of things they didn't need to bring."

    For example - our email said to bring tea towels, but they were at the property. As was a hairdryer, washing up liquid, kitchen roll etc. The property was really clean, and we were happy with our stay,

    Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us feedback and comments following your stay at White Crest. We are so pleased to hear you have found the property clean and had an enjoyable stay. Unfortunately we are unable to amend the emails you have referred to as they are automatically generated, companywide emails. As we accommodate various properties throughout our board they include information which might not be relevant for our luxury holiday homes but are relevant to other types of properties. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and want to let you know that we are always available to assist with any questions before your stay and would do our utmost best to answer them all when approached on 01736 630015 and Option 2. We hope to get the opportunity to welcome you back soon! With Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kirsty4.1May 2023

  • "Our stay was wonderful, all the little extras was very much appreciated !"

    From ironing board to milk, chocolates, and Prosecco , ect ! 3 minutes to the sea ! We would recommend this place to ALL our friends and family, and if we visit St Ives again ( which I’m sure we will) I would want THIS apartment again ! Well done guys you have this spot on ! Xx

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

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0May 2023

  • "If you are travelling to St Ives by car, then this place is well worth a look."

    Pros;- secure parking place, very well equipped, sea views, clean, comfortable. Cons:- the 15-minute hike up a steep hill from the beaches and town centre. Parking is a nightmare in St Ives so the trade-off is a parking spot that isn't central. But there is a shuttle bus service running every 10 minutes until 1700 that starts from the nearby leisure centre and cabs are around £6.

    We thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback and comments following your stay at White Crest. We appreciate it! We are pleased you have found the apartment very well equipped, clean and comfortable. With Kind Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Mar 2023

  • "We had the pleasure of staying at White Crest over the New Year."

    The apartment is located down a quiet road and although set back from the sea it still has a view of Hayle beach. As my wife and I are regular visitors to St Ives we’ve stayed in quite a few apartments and villas and I have to say this one is right up there with the best. It’s very clean and nicely presented. Both the en-suite and bathroom were excellent, they looked brand new. The lounge area is very inviting and the kitchen is of a high standard with excellent appliances. Both bedrooms had excellent mattresses which can’t be said for many of the places we’ve stayed. If it wasn’t for the fact that they don’t allow dogs we would be booking again this year. Should also point out that the location is great, it’s a short walk into town or the beach although you do have to walk up the hill on the way back, but hey that’s St Ives and it’s a small price to pay.

    Thank you very much for the lovely but informative comment you left following your stay at White Crest over New Year and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future, if you are travelling without the dog anytime. Kind regards, The Carbis By Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Dec 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.


  • First-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with Smart TV, balcony and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request) with Smart TV
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with Smart TV with Blu-Ray DVD player, Bluetooth micro hifi kitchen, dining and sitting area with balcony
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Tassimo coffee machine
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Note: The owner of this property has chosen to only provide linen and towels for the number of occupants stated on the booking.Please note that if you are a party of two guests please specify if you require both bedrooms prepared
  • Off-road secure gated parking for 1 car
  • Balconies with furniture, outdoor shower in car park available
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.4 miles, beach 0.6 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: Changeover day is Friday
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £150

The property

This stylish two-bedroom apartment, White Crest, is tucked away in the charming town of St Ives, Cornwall.

White Crest is a terrific option for couples or a family of four because of its fantastic location only paces away from the beach and enjoys fantastic sea views.

Welcome to the bright and spacious open-plan living area.

Here, you will find a well-equipped kitchen where you can whip up family favourites to enjoy at the dining table for four over a celebratory bottle of fizz, as well as an inviting sitting area with a contemporary corner sofa and a TV with a Blue-Ray DVD player, ideal for watching movies with loved ones.

Why not step outside to the balcony after dinner to take in the breath-taking views while sipping your preferred beverage?

You can wash the day away with a soak in the bath or freshen up under the overhead shower in the apartment's well-appointed bathroom, which is located further inside.

Two exquisitely decorated bedrooms await you when it's time to turn in: a king-size room with an en suite shower room, and access to a private balcony; and a twin room with a zip-link (Super-king configuration upon request), a TV and a Blue-Ray DVD player, ideal for lazy mornings watching your favourite shows.

Visit the town and spend a day at Porthminster Beach, learn to surf, kayak, or paddleboard at St. Ives Surf School, eat delicious Thai food at Talay Thai Kitchen or fresh seafood at Porthminster Beach Café, take leisurely strolls around the harbour, visit the Porthmister Gallery and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Studio, go on a fishing charter or sea safari, or make your own souvenir at Leach Pottery.

Keep going to Penzance, where you may take a ferry to the lovely Isles of Scilly, cool down in the Jubilee Pool, wander along the promenade, or savour the treats of the National Trust's Trengwainton Garden.

Marazion, where you may discover the renowned St. Michael's Mount, the RSPB Marazion Marsh, and The Fire Engine Inn, is located further away.

At White Crest your sure to have a memorable stay in Cornwall.

The Salt Apartments

The Salt Apartments consists of a fantastic selection of self-catering apartments resting in the sought-after setting of The Belyars in the pretty harbour town of St Ives, Cornwall. This collection offers an idyllic coastal retreat, with contemporary open-plan living areas showcasing breath-taking sea views, balconies for alfresco dining, sumptuous bedrooms, and sleek bathrooms, making them a lovely base for couples, families, and friends alike. The Salt Apartments development is just paces away from the Blue Flag Beach of Porthminster, which enjoys an award-winning restaurant and beach bar to refuel at, along with the St Ives Surf School where you can learn to kayak and paddleboard. Continue into St Ives, where you can find the popular attractions of the Tate, Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Studio, The Saint Ives Museum, fishing charters and sea safaris, as well as the popular Porthmeor Beach, well-known for its surfing. Further afield, you can access Penzance, with its ferry offering trips to the Isles of Scilly, Penlee House Gallery & Museum and the Jubilee Pool, and Marazion, home to the famous St Michael’s Mount. The Salt House Apartments provide the perfect setting from which to explore Cornwall.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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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Good Housekeeping Bond for this property is £150

Linen & Towels
Note: The owner of the property has chosen to only provide linen and towels for the number of occupants stated on the booking. Please note if you are a party of two guests please specify if you require both bedrooms prepared.

There is one allocated parking space with this property which is under cover, the dimensions of the parking bay are as follows 430cm long; 251cm wide (next to pillar) and then 235cm high at lowest point (under the gutter).

Internal Lift
Once inside the communal door on the ground level (accessed by 16 steps) there is a lift which can take you up the 1st floor. Lift access should not be solely relied upon as if not operational due to maintenance / fault you will need to use the stairs.

Salt Apartments-External Lift
Please note that the external lift at the development is out of use and there are plans to have this removed.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas