Carbis Bay Holidays :: Winter Breaks
St Ives is the perfect base to discover all that this beautiful county has to offer in the quieter winter months. Enjoy a peaceful luxury self catering winter break within one of our stunning properties, whether you require amazing sea views for storm watching, a secluded retreat to help beat the winter blues or a haven for walkers, located on the South West Coast Path with great drying facilities.
Between October and March we offer short breaks of a minimum 3 nights (excluding school holidays), great for if you just fancy escaping the throng of every day life for a few days.
Although Cornwall is quieter during the winter months there is still plenty to see and do, with many of the fabulous attractions open throughout the year. Winter in Cornwall is more often than not milder than the rest of the country making it a great location for walking. Enjoy strolls along deserted beaches, hikes across moorland and rambles along the dramatic South West Coast Path.
To view our spectacular portfolio of 4 and 5 star properties, use the Availability Search or click here.
Winter Long Lets
For guests looking to enjoy a long winter break, we offer a superb selection of properties with discounted rentals for long lets. Whether you are looking to work from home, then most properties have WiFi. If you are looking to be creative, then the clear skies and sea views will inspire you. Perhaps you need to time to have a look around the area before settling down or investing or maybe just want to relax, we have the ideal property for you.
We can offer a discounted fortnight, three weekly or monthly managed let with fresh laundry and towels every week. View available properties
Take a look at the links below for some great winter break inspiration:
West Cornwall offers some amazing walks during the winter, with temperatures on average a lot milder than the rest of the country, making St Ives the perfect base for a winter walking break.
West Cornwall offers a more relaxed pace during the winter months and is without a doubt one of the best walking locations in Britain. Its numerous footpaths, bridleways, byways and... (more)
If your children are of pre school age, or maybe you are an expectant mother needing some rest and relaxation, why not enjoy a quiet out of season, luxury winter break? Cornwall still has a lot to offer outside of the main holiday season and we have some great winter discounts to enjoy.
We have over one hundred luxury four and five star holiday homes located exclu... (more)
Cornwall is blessed with a mild climate and some of the most beautiful gardens in England which are well worth visiting. The majority are open throughout the winter months and are within easy reach of St Ives, ideal for enjoying an out of season garden break.
Even during the winter months when a lot of the beautiful plants have died back, there are still plenty of hardy speci... (more)
St Ives is always a magical place to take a break in December, whether it is to relax at Christmas, enjoy a coastal New Year celebration or to just have a quick getaway to do some Christmas shopping.
This year sees a whole host of exciting events taking place throughout the month brought to you by the St Ives Chamber of Trade & Commerce.
Please keep an eye on this page ... (more)
St Ives truly is a foodie’s haven, with a superb selection of great places to eat out and fabulous places to buy local produce. We have lots of information and advice to share with you; however we are sure you will find some great little gems along the way.
Here are just a few of our favourites and why:
Sunset Surf Café – Gwithian, Hayle &n... (more)
Dogs and their owners often find they have to put up with second best when they go away. This is not so with Carbis Bay Holidays, as you and your dog can enjoy 4 and 5 star luxury self catering. Cornwall offers a great variety of dog friendly attractions and pet friendly places to eat out. Did you know that there are over ten dog friendly pubs in St Ives alone?
Cornwall is a fabulous location for enjoying a winter golf break, with a wide variety of courses to choose from. Our four and five star luxury self catering properties in St Ives are perfectly situated for enjoying a few rounds of golf, especially as all Carbis Bay Holidays guest can enjoy discounted green fees to the West Cornwall Golf Club located in Lelant.
There are... (more)
Cornwall can be a bird watching paradise during the winter months, with many great places to spot birds close to Carbis Bay and St Ives.
The RSPB Hayle Estuary Nature Reserve is just a three minute drive from Carbis Bay and in cold winters, as many as 18,000 birds have been seen here, because this most south westerly estuary in the UK never freezes. During spring and au... (more)
Why not escape to beautiful St Ives this winter for a relaxing spa break? We have a number of properties located at The Peninsula and Gallinas Point apartments which offer complimentary access to the St Ives Harbour Hotel Spa, allowing you to be fully pampered whilst staying in luxurious self catering accommodation.
Guests can take full advantage of the swimming pool wi... (more)
We have negotiated some great guest benefits and special discounts especially for Carbis Bay Holidays guests, on local attractions, things to do and local shopping.
Eden Project – 10% discount off Eden Project attraction tickets. Eden tickets can be open dated, giving you the flexibility on when you would like to visit this World famous attraction. By purcha... (more)
Throughout the winter months there are still plenty of things to do and great attractions to visit in Cornwall, and most are indoors so no need to worry if some days are a little damp.
Here’s what we recommend to do on a rainy day:
St Ives Leisure Centre – Swimming Pool, infants pool, gym and fitness classes
Country Skittles, Townsend, Hayle – ... (more)
The Tate St Ives is a must see Cornwall attraction whatever the time of year. The gallery remains open throughout the quieter winter months, allowing you to peruse the fabulous exhibitions in a more peaceful, laidback manner.
Why not enjoy a relaxing winter art break whilst staying in one of our luxury self catering holiday homes? Explore all of the local g... (more)
The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is a long standing favourite attraction for those visiting St Ives, Cornwall. The Trewyn studios, located just behind Fore Street, is where Barbara Hepworth lived and worked until her death in 1975.
The Sculpture Gardens and Museum offer a remarkable insight into her work. Sculptures in bronze, stone and wood are on display alo... (more)