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Toilet and shower room
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Carbis Bay Beach is a Blue Flag Beach, certified to be clean
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Carbis Bay, St Ives, Cornwall, England

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Harribags
Redditch
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Superb room with a view 😆”
Reviewed 7 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

My family and I stayed in this apartment for a week at the end of December. The main thing I have to say is WOW, such an amazing view!! You can sit for hours just staring out of the window. It does get cold in there but once you get both heaters on, its great. The beds are sooo comfortable, even my children who are usually up at the crack of dawn were sleeping in.
Unfortunately we didn't get to meet David but we did meet Keno and he is lovely. So friendly and extremely helpful. It was a pleasure to have met him.
We came for New Years Eve in St Ives after I kept hearing rave reviews about it and yep, it does live up to its reputation and staying here, we were able to walk there. I would recommend it to most people. There are a few narrow steps to climb to get up to the apartment so probably not the best for disabled or the elderly.
Loved it xx

Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
8 Jan 2016
"We are delighted you have a great time Tracy, and enjoyed the birthday of both young boys. Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes!"
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ahkm65
Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great Views”
Reviewed 11 October 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We had a great time in Carbis Bay, the accommodation is basic but has all the facilities you need, the kids were happy as it had Wifi, it's a perfect location for the amazing beach, and a short walk to St Ives. Seals patrol the rocks and the fishing is good at the Carbis beach. David and Keno are very helpful and always nearby should you have any problems. No it's not the Ritz but it's a great location with fabulous views and we would not hesitate to book again.

Helen and Family

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Liked best: Views and location
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Management Response
16 Oct 2015
We are delighted you have a great time and hope you'll come back soon to this amazing part of Cornwall.

Best wishes!
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: The amount of steps you have to walk down and then climb up to get to the flat
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Management Response
16 Oct 2015
We are delighted your visit to Carbis Bay Self Catering and hope you'll come back again soon! St. Ives September Festival is always a unique time of the year to enjoy live music and local beers. We look forward to seeing you again!
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HectorFro...
Berne
Level 6 Contributor
195 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Fine views, helpful friendly owner, difficult access, poor first impression but...”
Reviewed 27 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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We arrived in the rain and were shocked by the number of steps (down and up!), but got used to them - but this is still a place for the agile rather than the senile, with steep and narrow steps up to the front door. The views were absolutely splendid, and more than made up for the shortcomings of the property, This clearly used to be even more beautiful, but has "run to seed" over the years - and shows signs of the 1970's.

Keno and David were very welcoming, and David visited every evening to check everything was OK: we appreciated this. As other reviewers have said, the double bed was too short for us, but the single beds in the living room were very comfortable, and enjoyed majestic views across the bay - the living area is the star attraction of this accommodation, with its spectacular views. The rest of the accommodation is basic, but certainly adequate.

Given the layout of the property, some additional parking space would have been beneficial - parking was adequate, but turning space was not! The property is convenient for walking to St Ives, or to Carbis Bay beach or to the local station.

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Liked best: Views
Liked least: Access
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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NicolaRey
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The most stunning and beautiful view ever!”
Reviewed 5 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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We had a very enjoyable week at this holiday rental.
The service was very helpful and friendly.
We felt very welcomed from the start and we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The view was amazing, every day we enjoyed looking out onto beautiful Carbis Bay.
The bed was super comfortable with a brand new memory foam mattress and we slept very well.. The rooms were well heated and we were warm.
We were able to park in the road outside the property which was very convenient.
The location was perfect.. Only a 20 minute stroll along the beautiful coastal path into St. Ives which we loved... There are so many things to do in St.Ives and interesting shops, cafes and restaurants.
Close to the property we had a major supermarket for supplies and there were pubs within walking distance around Carbis Bay..
The week passed by too quickly and we were sad to leave..
We hope to return again, maybe in the summer..

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Liked best: The view and location
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Your age range 35-49
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sno23
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Stunnning view”
Reviewed 15 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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person found this review helpful

We had a very relaxing stay in Carbis bay. The apartment is well located for the beach, coast path and train station. The apartment is a little dated and the double room bed, located under the eaves, was too short for my 6' 2" partner so we had to sleep in the singles in the living area. However, the view over St Ives Bay from the apartment is absolutely stunning and made the trip worthwhile. The owner, David, was also very friendly and helpful. All in all, we enjoyed a very relaxing holiday.

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: Small double bed
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Susanne E
Stockholm, Sweden
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great location with stunning sea views”
Reviewed 29 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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people found this review helpful

I spent a week at the”Chywartha house” in May together with a friend. The self catering flat is situated on the top floor of a villa in Carbis Bay some 2 km from the town of St Ives. The flat is small with a separate double bedroom, a lounge room with dining table for four, two sitting chairs and two small beds for children. There is a kitchenette and a bathroom with a shower. You have everything you need in the flat including Wi-Fi for a small fee.
The villa itself and the side of the garden facing the street looks a bit neglected and the narrow outdoor stair up to the flat has seen better days. You have to put up with some odd things like buying old five shilling coins from the host to use in an ancient electricity meter. Carbis Bay Hotel just below arrange weddings with sometimes loud music and fireworks, be prepared for a noisy evening if you are unlucky.
But apart from that I loved this place! It has large windows that literally go from floor to ceiling and the views are breathtaking! The sea, the beach, the Cornish palm trees, Godrevy Island with its lighthouse, the hills, the village with the little train passing now and then below. You could spend a lifetime just looking out the windows. When the night falls the lighthouse and beacons start to flash and the moon rises… The only sound you hear is the endless crashing of the waves and at daytime the birds are singing. The host David is the most kind and considerate man you can imagine. He knocked on the door every evening just to see that everything was all right and to have a little chat. There is a lovely walk to St Ives along the sea, but the hills are steep so you have to be quite fit. St Ives has everything for a nice holiday, interesting history, museums, galleries, nice restaurants and beautiful beaches. It is great for walking with many public foot paths to choose from.
I was not very lucky with the weather, and unfortunately a few days were as cold as Cornwall winter. But never mind, I got a glimpse of the paradise this place is in bright weather. I can strongly recommend Chywartha for an excellent stay in the most beautiful of places and it is also very good value for money. I definitely want to return when possible.

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Liked best: location and sea views
Liked least: a bit neglected garden with piles of trash, noise from nearby hotel
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
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