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Dolphin Watch

Carbis Bay, Cornwall (Ref. 1073930)


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • Pip

    “Beautiful apartment with incredible views.”

    We’ve stayed in Carbis many times and this has been our favourite place so far! Spacious, clean and very well equipped. It’s well positioned to get into St Ives on the train or just walking to Carbis Beach. We even saw lots of seals in the sea. Highly recommended

    We’ve stayed in Carbis many times and this has been our favourite place so far! Spacious, clean and very well equipped. It’s well positioned to get into St Ives on the train or just walking to Carbis Beach. We even saw lots of seals in the sea. Highly recommended

    - Pip, October 2023


  • First-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with LCD TV with Freeview, 1 x family room with single and bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Electric heating
  • Double oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, coffee machine
  • TV with Apple TV and Freeview, TV with Freeview, DVD player, Alexa Echo, Wifi, a selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair provided
  • Off-road undercover parking for 1 car
  • Seaward facing communal gardens
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 1.1 miles, beach 0.3 miles
  • Note: Please bring your own bedding for use of the cot
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am


The property

With stunning 180 degree views from the bay window, this first floor apartment is a joy. Lucky guests will spot the local pod of dolphins while relaxing here on the delightful window seat. Tastefully decorated and well equipped guests will have everything they need to cater for themselves. Ideally located, this beach retreat has private access through the communal gardens to the coastal path and the beach beyond. Highlights - Dolphin Watch is located in Gwel Marten apartments in Carbis Bay and is on the first floor. - Children welcome. - Regret no pets. No smoking. - Sea views from the lounge. Entertainment - Complimentary wireless internet. - Television with Apple TV and Freeview to the lounge. LCD television with Freeview to master bedroom. - DVD player with selection of DVDs. - Alexa Echo to living area - Selection of board games, library of books, O.S. Maps and information on the local area. For Families - Complimentary travel cot and booster seat available. - We request that guests' provide their own cot bedding. - Additional space available within the bedrooms for a second travel cot (cot not provided). Access - Access from the parking area is up one level via five steps with hand rails. - Detailed access statement available on request. Parking - An undercover allocated parking space is provide for guests' use. Living Area Lounge Area Dolphin Watch is blessed with a large lounge with probably one of the best views in Carbis Bay. You could not wish for better. Uncompromised in any way, you can see from St Ives to Godrevy all from the comfort of the two large sofas or window seat. Many dolphins have been spotted by the owners and their guests, evenings from May - June seems to be the most popular time to see them, so keep your eyes peeled and make a note in the visitors book. An LCD Freeview smart television with Apple TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs, complimentary superfast broadband Wi-Fi and a telephone for incoming calls can all be enjoyed. As well as an informative "Welcome Guide" packed with information about the locality, you will also find information on gardens, maps, walks, a selection of games, books and videos as well as a box of toys for very young children. Local prints and scenic photos decorate the walls throughout the apartment. Should you have a Netflix account, this can be accessed through the Smart TV. Dining Area If you prefer to eat in whilst staying at Dolphin Watch, the local produce is abundant, from fresh local vegetables to locally caught fish. Why not enjoy a nice meal in the comfort of this lovely dining area whilst still enjoying the views? A child's booster seat is provided and you will find everything you need to make an extra special meal in the kitchen. The dining area is furnished with wooden floors, a large dining table and six matching chairs. The dining area is separated from the kitchen by a large serving hatch, allowing the cook to still join in the fun from the kitchen. However you can also take advantage of the many good pubs and restaurants recommended by previous guests or have a picnic on the beach at sun-down. Kitchen Kitchen The spacious kitchen at Dolphin Watch offers ample storage within the fitted units and plentiful worktop space. The fabulous sea views can also be enjoyed from the kitchen, and the well-placed openings allow those in the kitchen to socialise with guests in the lounge and dining area. This kitchen is certainly well-appointed with a double oven, electric hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle, Nespresso machine, washer/dryer, fridge, freezer, food processor, wine rack and every utensil you could imagine! Sleeping Bedroom One The master bedroom of Dolphin Watch has plenty of storage space within the double fitted wardrobes. It is furnished in neutral colours and has a comfortable double bed, dressing table with mirror and chair, bedside drawers with matching reading lamps, tallboy chest of drawers and an LCD digital television. Both blinds and curtains are provided to cut out that early morning sunshine, perfect for if you wish to have a lie in. Bedroom Two The second bedroom of Dolphin Watch is fitted with a single bed and a bunk bed, it is also large enough for the travel cot which is provided in the apartment. As with the main bedroom, this room also boasts a large wardrobe, dressing table with mirror and chair, bedside drawer with reading light, curtains and blinds. Both bedrooms and the bathroom are separated from the rest of the living accommodation by glass sliding doors. This is a bonus if you or your children want an early night without being disturbed by others in the living room. All bed linen and towels (bath sheet, bath towel, hand towel & flannels) are provided per guest. You are requested to bring your own beach towels and cot bedding. As well as clothes airer, iron and a multitude of games. Bathrooms Bathroom The bathroom of Dolphin Watch is incredibly spacious with ceramic wall tiles and wood effect flooring. A white suite comprises of a bath, WC, wash hand basin with ample built-in storage underneath and a separate power shower. There is also a towel rail, laundry basket, electric shaver point and a large mirror. Just outside the bathroom is a large airing cupboard to keep the towels nice and toasty before use. Complimentary White Company toiletries are provided in the bathroom and a bath sheet, bath towel, hand towel and flannel are provided for each guest. Beach towels are unfortunately not provided. Outside Communal Gardens The beautiful communal gardens of Gwel Marten are available for guests' to use and benefit from stunning views and access to the South West Coastal Path and Carbis Bay beach.


Ground Floor

Gwel Marten

Gwel Marten Apartments occupy a superb position on Headland Road at Carbis Bay. With dramatic views along Carbis Bay beach across to St Ives and Godrevy Lighthouse in the other direction.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


St Ives 2 miles ; Hayle 3.5 miles ; Penzance 8.5 miles

Just a short drive from iconic St Ives, the seaside village of Carbis Bay is best-known for its beautiful stretch of pure white sand. With turquoise waters and sheltered conditions, the beach feels almost subtropical and is the perfect spot for a good old-fashioned day by the sea. The beach is also home to the Ocean Sports Centre, so if sunbathing is not really your thing, why not hire a kayak or SUP and get out on the water instead. Or why not treat yourself to a Spa day at the delightful hotel which overlooks the beach and has a fabulous terrace where cocktails can be enjoyed in the Cornish sunshine? Carbis Bay has a small range of local shops and restaurants as well as a fish & chip takeaway and railway branch line. The train journey from Carbis Bay into St Ives is perhaps one of the most beautiful in the country; St Ives additionally makes for a great day out, with plenty of galleries to explore. The quayside town of Hayle also isn't far and is home to activities for the all the family, including a golf and a wildlife sanctuary. The Godrevy Nature Reserve and Penwith Heritage Coast are also within easy reach from Carbis Bay, providing outdoors and watersports plans with even more activities to partake in, including coasteering and birdwatching. Carbis Bay is truly a wonderful holiday location for those wanting to experience Cornwall's breathtaking coastline.

There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 for this property. Access from the parking area is up one level via five steps with hand rails.

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