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Glenside House

Carbis Bay, Cornwall (Ref. 1137167)


Carbis Bay Holidays rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • Michael

    “We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Glenside and were blessed with good weather.”

    The kitchen in particular was very well appointed with all the items you could need, however, it did take a little time to workout how the microwave worked. Instructions for the appliances would have been beneficial and some details of the local area although these could be found on the Internet. The lounge areas were comfortable but a little ‘tired’ which I suppose is understandable with pets being permitted to stay. A bonus was the television in the main lounge having Netflix and a TV ...

    The kitchen in particular was very well appointed with all the items you could need, however, it did take a little time to workout how the microwave worked. Instructions for the appliances would have been beneficial and some details of the local area although these could be found on the Internet. The lounge areas were comfortable but a little ‘tired’ which I suppose is understandable with pets being permitted to stay. A bonus was the television in the main lounge having Netflix and a TV in each of the bedrooms. The beds we used were comfortable and clean and, like the lounge, there were areas of the bedrooms which were ‘tired’. There was a fantastic view of the sea and Godrevy lighthouse from the main bedroom. Each bathroom was of good quality and clean. We only used the main shower which was refreshing after a day and evening out visiting the local area. Outside the grassed area and surrounding shrubs were very well maintained, however, the decking area was in need of a good clean and some maintenance. Speaking with the gardener he commented that the decking area had been identified as an area to have some work carried out on. With the bad weather during spring and Glenside being fully booked until early next year it is difficult to see when the work could be done. Glenside is very well situated and it is a short walk to the train station with 2 trains a hour for the short, inexpensive, ride into St Ives along a picturesque journey. We used the train many times. The beach is a short walk as well, however, it is quite a steep hill and tiring coming back up. We did find a far easier way to get to the house from the main Carbis Bay to St Ives road which negated the narrow sharp bend. This was to turn down Pannier Lane, next right turn after Valley Road and before Tesco, follow the road down and around and turn left down Parc Owles, Glenside house is the clearly signposted on the right. Whilst at Glenside house we did see if we could book another week in September but found that it is booked until early 2025.

    - Michael, May 2024


  • Four bedrooms with Smart TVs: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin, and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin, and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory
  • Study
  • Gas central heating
  • Rangemaster gas cooker with five ring hob, 2 x oven, warming plate, American style fridge/freezer with water dispenser, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher and coffee machine
  • Curved 4K TV, with Netflix, 4 x Smart TVs, WiFi, pool table, table tennis
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for up to 4 cars
  • Seaward facing, enclosed garden with decking area and heated breeze house, upper rear garden terrace with furniture and barbecue
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub and beach 0.2 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm and check-out by 10am
  • Note: Guests are asked to provide their own cot bedding
  • Note: Please contact local office team if you wish to bring additional pets

The property

Set in a beautiful valley near the coastline in Carbis Bay, Cornwall is Glenside House, a fabulous, four-bedroom home enjoying sea views. Home to a glorious garden, and a path leading to the South West Coast Path, Carbis Bay Beach and the St Ives scenic railway, Glenside House is well-positioned for a family or group getaway, inviting up to eight guests. With spacious living areas and a seaward facing private garden, this family home has given the owners children hours of pleasure, which they now want to share with their family. The living area is made up of an open-plan space which also extends out to a contemporary conservatory and a study, flooded with natural light and featuring exposed Cornish stone walls, oozing character; with a woodburning stove on offer, cosy up on either of the two large sofas and enjoy the entertainment on the curved 4K television, with Netflix or read a book in one of the comfy chairs in the conservatory with its fabulous rear garden views. The study rests off the sitting area and enjoys stunning sea views, take a seat at the authentic writer’s desk, and let the wonderful Cornish vista inspire you as you write your postcards. The kitchen and dining area offers a large space for the whole family to get together for meals, exposed stone walls, a classic old school writing desk and a traditional Olympia typewriter, give the space a charming character; a large oak dining table with matching chairs, comfortably seating eight, with the option to extend to seat 12, is ideal for entertaining and along with a wine rack and mini fridge, to chill your drinks to just the right temperature. There is a choice of four well-appointed bedrooms, all located on the first floor, the seaward facing king-size room has a private en-suite with shower, this is hidden and found by walking through the wardrobe; the kids will think they’re in Narnia. The second double room enjoys garden views, through its bay window, and a further two twin rooms both enjoy access to a shared rear sun terrace, so you can enjoy breakfast in the Cornish sun. There are two family bathrooms, conveniently located next to the bedrooms, along with an additional cloakroom. The glorious seaward facing enclosed garden is a fabulous space to enjoy and let the children play, laid to lawn with subtropical plants and a heated breeze house, all with breath-taking sea views, it’s an oasis by the sea, a raised decked area, with a set of garden furniture with parasol and a barbecue, provides the perfect setting to dine alfresco watching the ocean. The footpath from your private garden leads onto the South West Coast Path, which heads towards Hayle Estuary and St Ives in the other direction, this cliffside walk has wonderful landscapes to enjoy, rare wildflowers, migratory birds or even dolphins playing in the surf, could be spotted. During your stay, be sure to embark on a walk along the waymarked long-distance footpath of St Michaels Way, an iconic trail likely traversed by early Christian pilgrims that runs all the way from Lelant to St Michael's Mount, before you spend a day on the lush sands of Carbis Bay Beach, which has achieved Blue Flag status, for its crystal-clear waters which lap onto its golden sand, fabulous for walks along the shoreline and water sports. St Ives is a hub for local artists and a hot spot for tourists, this traditional Cornish fishing village arcs around a working harbour, which supplies its many restaurants with fresh seafood, treat yourself to a delicious meal before exploring the towns cobbled streets, filled with boutiques, cafes and art galleries; the largest is The Tate and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, which celebrates one of the town’s former famous residents. After browsing and enjoying the sandy beaches which surround St Ives, hop on the scenic railway for a relaxing but breath-taking journey back to Carbis Bay, it hugs the coastline with sea views all the way. Glenside House has provided many groups with wonderful memories to cherish forever, its magical setting, private landscaped garden, and stunning sea views, are waiting to do the same for yours.

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Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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 £250 for this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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