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Birdsong; 5 bed family home onto Coastal Path with stunning sea views, Aug 9/16

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Holiday rental Birdsong Carbis Bay bedroom 3 and 4: doubles with ensuite

Overview
5 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Holiday Rental House
Birdsong is a detached contemporary family house above Porthreptor Cove with outstanding panoramic views and a large unique balcony extending across the full width of the house. The house is surrounded by large landscaped gardens, ample parking. The coastal path runs across the bottom of the garden and this leads to the beaches at Carbis Bay, Porthreptor Cove, Hawkes Point, Porthkidney Sands and to the 5 beaches in St Ives town. The two master bedrooms have en-suites, there is a large family bathroom and a cloakroom. The beauty of this house is not only its stunning sea views from nearly every room, but the setting makes it feel very relaxing and to enjoy this sense of peace there are 2 lounges and 2 patios. The house suits anyone, as it can be used for family gatherings, and couple...Birdsong is a detached contemporary family house above Porthreptor Cove with outstanding panoramic views and a large unique balcony extending across the full width of the house. The house is surrounded by large landscaped gardens, ample parking. The coastal path runs across the bottom of the garden and this leads to the beaches at Carbis Bay, Porthreptor Cove, Hawkes Point, Porthkidney Sands and to the 5 beaches in St Ives town. The two master bedrooms have en-suites, there is a large family bathroom and a cloakroom. The beauty of this house is not only its stunning sea views from nearly every room, but the setting makes it feel very relaxing and to enjoy this sense of peace there are 2 lounges and 2 patios. The house suits anyone, as it can be used for family gatherings, and couples. The upstairs lounge has surround sound TV and the downstairs lounge has a slate bed snooker table, a football table and table tennis. We provide a separate utility room for laundry and general cleaning, and we share our store of toys and sports equipment so that you can practice your badminton and croquet. The house comes with WiFi and linen is provided. There is a large supermarket 5 minutes away. For further information please contact us.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Birdsong TR262AQ is a large detached 60's home surrounded by garden which opens onto the South West Coastal Path. The garden is tiered and open with steps and requires supervision for pets and children at all times, as does the main house. The owner accepts no liability, please read our booking conditions. Maximum of 1 pet
Bedrooms
2 Doubles4 Singles1 Cot
Bathrooms
1 Half bath1 Full bath2 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Melanie M
Hosting since October 2011
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWhen you arrive the house will have a welcome drink and the key is to be found in the safe. There are lots of ideas in a folder about places to visit and things to do.

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Jo S
Jo S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Birdsong : Special house & view, wonderful location, comfortable with tons to do at any time of year.
A special house with loads to do, even a piano which pleased my partner no end! Birdsong is in a wonderful location, breath taking views, near a supermarket so it was hard to leave the house and explore the area. Though we did! Giant thank you to Melanie for her website suggestions where to go and what to see. Loved it all even though the weather was a bit hit and miss. Beds comfy, showers/ bath was great, enormous utility room so place for surf boards, can't think of anything it lacked, even the dog loved the garden.
Visited May 2024
Written 8 June 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Cathy P
Cathy P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just Perfect!
A fab week at this stunning house close to St Ives and Carbis Bay, Cornwall. So much positive to say. First off the stylish house (pix don’t do justice to the interior which is very open and streaming with light) with tremendous views and direct access to the south-west coast path. We could have spent the whole week on the sun-filled terrace but it’s walking distance to both Carbis Bay and St Ives so we spent days going both directions to the beaches, walking the coast path and inland, and then exploring the art of St Ives. We also went further afield and lots to see and do within easy reach. Could have stayed a month! So relaxing, thank you for a lovely stay. (Photos show view from the house and then various beaches within walking distance).
Visited June 2022
Written 7 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Toonycheltenham
Toonycheltenham
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fab holiday home
The accommodation was perfect, well equipped and clean. Bedrooms downstairs made the most of the view from the lounge and huge terrace. Little extras like wine and flowers made us feel very welcome. The drive takes two cars but is quite steep. We parked one car on the road round the corner where there was plenty of parking. Would recommend Birdsong for a large family group especially if you love the sea and walking.
Visited September 2021
Written 26 September 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Wander66693025143
Wander66693025143
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A fantastic home for our family holiday.
It was our first stay at Birdsong and we were more than pleased to find such a lovely large residence located in a most beautiful location nestled in the hill tops. The views from the balcony were truly amazing overlooking Carbis Bay. The house suited all three generations of our family as there was so much to enjoy for our teenage granddaughters both inside and outside. The short walk to the beach was just perfect as they both love swimming and surfing. We were able to visit other coves and coastal walks in western Cornwall but we were all drawn back to Carbis Bay and St Ives for the spectacular scenery to be enjoyed. We would highly recommend Birdsong and hope to return again in the near future.
Visited July 2021
Written 10 August 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rachel J
Rachel J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great stay!
I’ve had another amazing holiday at Birdsong, we love the location of the house as there is lots to do around St Ives and Carbis Bay. Easy to get to and has parking. The house is very clean and spacious. Plenty of room to cook full meals in the kitchen and enough beds for everyone. The view is incredible and I love sitting out on the balcony or in the garden to enjoy the fresh air. Will stay again!
Visited June 2021
Written 30 July 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Adventure20253545371
Adventure20253545371
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Out standing setting, a spacious and roomy home, bringing balm to the soul.
A homely soulful place with Mediterranean like views from the wide and spacious balcony.....reminds me of the Amalfi coast especially Ravello...its the pines that do it! Would gladly live and die there, but then that's selfish and others need to experience this beautiful place.
Visited July 2020
Written 1 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Debi F
Debi F
Reading, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Birdsong
Lovely property - large enough for 2 families with children aged between 5 & 12. Super position in Carbis Bay with amazing views of the bay (and a short walk downhill to the beach). All amenities you could want in a holiday home....and some extras such as pool table, table tennis, laundry room, board games, buckets & spades etc! Would definitely recommend this lovely, comfortable & relaxing home for your family break in Carbis Bay/St Ives.
Visited December 2019
Written 6 January 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mrs. Yvonne H
Mrs. Yvonne H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Birdsong. St Ives
A beautiful home. Fantastic location. Great for families. Ideal for those who like the beach and walking. Placed on the coastal path with amazing views from the veranda and French windows. Fully equipped kitchen. A games area for children of all ages.
Visited November 2019
Written 28 November 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

melissacI282SU
melissacI282SU
Stowmarket, United Kingdom21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful view from a comfortable, roomy and fun house
We were so grateful we booked Birdsong for our most recent visit to Cornwall. Not only is it in a great location, being peaceful but a short walk into St Ives, but it also has plenty to keep a family occupied when the weather doesn't play ball. Which it didn't for us. We had a week of rain and high winds so when we weren't braving the conditions we were very happy to play pool, table tennis and table football inside Birdsong. The house itself is very well laid out, warm and comfortable with plenty of space to accommodate a family of up to eight people. We would highly recommend it.
Visited October 2019
Written 8 November 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

RPSR1952
RPSR1952
Rugby, United Kingdom182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic family holiday
My family holiday, all 8 of us had a lovely time here. It's a big house so we never felt we were on top of each other. It's in a great position with views that you'd love to have every day of the week. The whole house was geared to make you feel comfortable, tastefully decorated and the upside down just makes it. The games room is great. We spent many hours enjoying ourselves playing snooker or pool. Although we ate out a few nights we all used the well equipped kitchen to cook meals. A bbq is there to use too which we used on the last day. The position is ideal as at the bottom of the garden is a coastal walk to either Carbis Bay or St Ives or even further if you are able. My daughter had two dogs too which helped with our enjoyment. Even had a utility room that they felt really comfortable in at night time. The house has a lovely garden too so you can either relax on the large balcony or patio below. Overall an excellent holiday and would fully recommend.
Visited May 2019
Written 2 June 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong table
  • Pool table
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Parking
  • Parking available

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Map
Getting there
St Mawgan Airport
26.8 mi

Lands End Airport
15.6 mi
Restaurants
The Bean Inn Vegetarian Restaurant
5 min

Ugly Butterfly by Adam Handling
5 min

La Casita
14 min

The Gannet Inn Hotel & Restaurant
9 min
Attractions
Carbis Bay Beach
6 minBeaches

St Ives Bay
9 minScenic Walking Areas

Carbis Bay to St Ives - Walk - South West Coast Path
9 minScenic Walking Areas

The Parish Church of Saint Anta and All Saints Carbis Bay
12 minChurches & Cathedrals
About the neighbourhood
St Ives is described as a little slice of the Mediterranean, in the far west of Britain. There are dozens of art galleries in the town as well as the Tate, Barbara Hepworth Gallery, Bernard Leach Pottery, and restaurants and cafes serving fish straight off the boats. St Ives has a film set quality, the jumble of whitewashed, slate hung cottages climbing away from the fishing harbour; the white sands, palms and beach cabins of Porthminster Beach so reminiscent of the French Riviera and in complete contrast but just minutes away, the heavy surf and salt laden winds of Porthmeor Beach. There are boats to hire, galleries to visit,hidden coves to discover or just stop, stand still ad take in the roar and might of the Atlantic ocean.
Getting around
A gate at the bottom of the garden leads to The Coastal Path and it is a short walk to St Ives in one direction and Porthreptor Cove/ Carbis Bay in the other direction. Take the the train from St Ives or Carbis Bay to Lelant and Penzance and enjoy one of the most picturesque train journeys in Britain. In the summer take the open top bus from the Malakoff to Zennor and visit the church and the mermaid and then walk back along the coastal path to St Ives. Use the car to visit some of the amazing National Trust gardens.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Birdsong has a drive that accommodates up to 2 cars.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Golf course (within 15 min walk)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Birdsong Venton Road, TR262AQ. If possible please discuss your needs with me, (birdsongandadmiral) we offer discounts for repeat bookings, small parties. and early bird .We allow pets with prior notice and can accommodate most types of special needs.We will do all that we can to help you in any way we can.

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